Hans Junge

Obituary of Hans G. Junge

Hans G. Junge, 83, of Gibson, PA, was called home on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was reunited with his wife, Marlene, who preceded him in 1996, parents: Georg and Frida Junge, and sister: Kathe.

He is survived by his children: Christina (Keith) Mansfield of New Milford, PA, and Hans-Peter Junge of Gibson, PA; his grandsons whom he adored: Zachary (Marissa) Mansfield and Ethan Mansfield and girlfriend, Lauren; brothers: Gerhard (Lieselotte) and Alfred Junge both of Germany; sister-in-law: Patricia Heiartz Martin (Douglas) Lucerne, CA; several special nieces and nephews.

Leaving behind his family at the age of 22, Hans boarded a ship with just a bag of clothes and a wooden suitcase full of tools to come to America to live "The Dream". Once in America, he worked as a waiter and soon started a job in his trade as a fine carpenter. For Opa, hard work was never out of the question. He had a green thumb and an eye for flowers. His gardens were always immaculate and blooming profusely. In the "off season" he would craft using pine cones and often labored over a project to make it just so. He was a very quiet and giving person. You never left his house without some food, snack or Haribo. He never went anywhere empty- handed and you knew he was around by his unmistakable accent.

Hans will be deeply missed by his family and his many good German friends who always took care to check on him. Many of them are lifelong, and when he would talk about Willi, you would have to ask, "which one?"

Hans' family would like to thank the nurses, aides and therapy staff at the Forest City Nursing and Rehab for the excellent care of him following his stroke.

A private graveside service for family was held at the Gibson Cemetery under the direction of the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Clifford, PA.

Memorial contributions were made to the activities fund at the Forest City Nursing Home, 915 Delaware Street, Forest City, PA 18421

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Final Resting Place

Gibson Cemetery
46 Church Road
Gibson, Pennsylvania, United States
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