Robert E. “Bob” Jungst, 89, of Creston died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at his home in Creston.
A Celebration of Life service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at Powers Funeral Home, 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Masks and social distancing will be required. The service will be livestreamed on Powers Funeral Home Facebook Page.
Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery south of Creston. Open visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, with family receiving friends 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston.
Military Graveside Rites will be by Theodore J. Martens V. F. W. Post No. 1797. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Theodore J. Martens V. F. W. Post No. 1797 of Creston. Online condolences may be given on the tribute wall at www.powersfh.com
Robert Earle Jungst, son of Arthur Jungst and Letha (Gunn) Jungst was born August 16, 1931, in Afton. Bob was educated in Afton High School and graduated with the class of 1950. In 1952, Bob enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps and served his country during the Korean War. In 1954, he was honorably discharged and returned to Afton.
On Oct. 17, 1954, Bob married Betty JoAnn Albrecht in Afton. They settled in Creston where they lived all their married life. In 1954, he worked at the Creston Farmers Co-op until 1962.
For the following 26 years, Bob worked as a milk carrier for Anderson Erickson Dairy in Des Moines. In 2006, he retired from Iowa Grain as a grain inspector.
Bob was a member of Graceland Cemetery Board for 24 years — from 1988 to 2009 — and the park board in the 1970s and 1980s. Bob was the Union County V. A. Commander from 1991 to 2015, orchestrating military honors for deceased veterans. Bob served as a Boy Scout Master from 1968 into the 1990s.
Bob is survived by his wife, Betty Jungst of Creston; two daughters, Lori Beck of Creston and Phyllis (Tom) Allen of Iron Mountain, Michigan; a son, Kevin (Pam) Jungst of Iron River, Wisconsin; 10 grandchildren: Jason and Jamie Jungst, Travis (Amber) Jungst, Erin (Andy) Sudbrock, Cody Beck, Megan and MacKenzie Provost, Kali Girven, Adam and Brent Hanner; 10 great-grandchildren; twin brother Richard Jungst of Littleton, Colorado and numerous other extended family members.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters: Grace (Earl) Bills, Ellen (Lloyd) Kendol and Lucille (Henry) Vogel; brother, Edward (Frances) Jungst, a granddaughter, Valkrie Ann Provost and a sister-in-law, Bettie Jungst.