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David Junker

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David H Junker age 76 of Nashua, IA, passed away  Monday, April 30, 2018, at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA.  Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at the United Methodist Church in Nashua with Rev. John Tunnicliff and Rev. Richard Fredine officiating the service. Interment will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua with Adam Martin, Joshua Schilling, Simon Gingerich, Joshua Roggeman, Jeff Springer and Jerry Adelmund serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Ron Dann, Bill Kunzman, Denise "Dennis" Straw, Shawn Junker and Jonathan Schultz. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home - Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. David Henry Junker was born February 11, 1942, in rural Chickasaw County, IA, the son of Henry and Mattie (Schwennen) Junker. Dave received his education in Nashua graduating from the Nashua High School in 1960. He met Charlotte Springer while the two were in high school and the two began dating at a Sadie Hawkins dance. The couple were married October 16, 1960, at the United Methodist Church in Nashua. To this union three daughters, Teresa, Debra, and Julie were born. Dave began working for Hydrotile in Nashua two weeks before our high school graduation, and worked for the company for 28 years in the maintenance department until its closing. Dave was then employed by Featherlite and worked for the company in Nashua for 9 years. He owned and operated Dave’s Spray Painting and later the Powder Keg Sports Shop. He opened the shop in 1990, selling a variety of hunting gear, fishing equipment and firearms. Dave retired in 2016. Dave was a true outdoorsmen and enjoyed many hobbies including playing softball in the Wonder Bread traveling league. He owned a race car #409 and was the lead mechanic on the crew. He enjoyed horses and spent many hours trail riding and participating in competitions. He loved boating, fishing, camping and hunting and enjoyed hunting turkey, deer, pheasant, fox, and antelope. He also shot trap for many years. Dave taught hunters education safety courses for 54 years.  Dave was active in church and was a Deacon in the Bible Baptist and Trinity Baptist Church in Nashua, and most recently an active member of the United Methodist Church in Nashua. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Charlotte Junker of Nashua, IA; three daughters, Teresa (Rodney) Martin of Ashton, IA, Debra (David) Schilling of Cedar Falls, IA, and Julie (Ronald) Gliha of Ankeny, IA; grandchildren, Adam (Vicki) Martin of Ocheyden, IA, Andrew Martin of Cherokee, IA, Joshua (Melissa) Schilling of North Liberty, IA, Megan (Simon) Gingerich of Cedar Falls, IA, Jonathan (Shannon) Schultz of Forest, VA, Jamie (Joshua) Roggeman of Urbandale, IA; great-grandchildren, Keira , Brayden and Kinley Martin, Elias, Malachi and Isaiah Gingerich, Zachary Roggeman, and Jack Schultz. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Paul Junker.

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  1. You were an amazing man of God, a great role model to all. I admired you greatly and will feel this deep void in my heart. You were always there to encourage and support. I will miss you my Brother in Christ.. Thoughts and prayers to Charlotte and the girls..❣🙏🏽

  2. I graduated at Nashua in 1962 and remember Dave as upper class man. My x husband Gary Lee was a friend of Dave’s. My sympathy goes out to the family. Karen Lee, Frazier.

  3. Charlotte and family Our heartfelt sympathy I remember Dave well working on my old boat as well as buying hunting supplies from him. All the talking about are hunts and canning deer.

    Bob & Gerry Waddell

  4. Sympathy and prayers to Junker family in loss of David .. I well remember both him & wife Charlotte .. first husband was Dick Schmidt .. and there were trail ride days MANY years back. Mary Lou (Schmidt) Benson

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’d like to share some real hope with you. In Psalms 146:4 tells the condition of the dead. “His breath goes out, he returns to the earth and that very day his thoughts perish.” In Acts 24:15 the bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. He’s going to do that on a much larger scale in the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God’s original purpose, for Adam and Eve to live forever in the garden of eden. God’s purpose hasn’t changed. In Isaiah 45:18 says God created the earth to be inhabited. That’s why he gave his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life. In Revelation 21:4 says there’ll be no more pain or death. There is no pain or death in heaven. Those are future conditions on earth under God’s kingdom arrangement. JW.org

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