Leslie Jungk

Obituary of Leslie Louise Jungk

Leslie Louise Jungk



     Leslie Louise Jungk, 94, St. Joseph, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother passed away October 30. 2019.

Louise was born May 06, 1925 in Topeka, KS.   She married Norman Knight Jungk on May 27, 1944. He passed away Feb. 09, 2014.

Leslie built radios for the World War II war effort while Norman served in the Navy. She studied music at the Chicago Conservatory, at Drake University and at the Frederick Bried studio in Denville, NJ. She moved to St. Joseph with her family in 1970 and taught piano performance and theory to hundreds of students until her retirement in May of 1995. She was a member of the St. Joseph Music Teachers Association and the National Guild of Piano Teachers. She served a term as District chairperson of the National Piano Guild of Northwest Missouri.  Following her retirement in 1995 she joined her husband in volunteer work, three days a week for eight years with Habitat for Humanity, Kansas City, Missouri constructing affordable homes for the working poor in the inner-city area of Kansas City. This also included working with the Habitat families to provide counseling, encouragement and support when needed. She, along with her husband, were given the unofficial title of “Advocate” for the Habitat homeowners. Following her second retirement in 2003 she was able to give her full attention to her growing family who had spread to several locations in the US and abroad.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, Leslie and Mattie Grubb, two sisters, Norma Lou White and Marjorie Ann Lindley, two brothers, Dean Allen Grubb and Max Grubb, and two sons, Dana Allen Jungk and Mark Leslie Jungk.

Surviving are three sons and their spouses, David Jungk. Ocala, FL, Don Jungk and wife, Patricia, Oaxaca, Mexico, Dale Jungk and Mary Babb, Oregon, MO, Allen Jungk's wife Lola, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and Mark Jungk's wife,  Mary Beth, Platte City, MO, Sister in law,  Roda Grubb, McAllen, Texas,  brother and sister in law, Warren and Barbara Jungk, Blufton, SC, nine grandchildren, Erica Jungk Martin, Liberty, MO, Misti Heide and husband Brian, Mountain Home AR, Ashley Looney, Mountain Home, AR, Adam Jung, Portland, OR, Amanda Jungk,  St. Joseph, Meghan Vandever, St. Joseph, Brian Jungk, Platte City, Eddie Sollars and wife Bev KC.  Stacy and Ron Evans, Stewartsville, MO.  Also surviving are ten great-grandchildren, Keifer Martin and wife Anna, of Faucett MO, Conner Martin of St. Joseph, and Mattie Martin of Liberty MO, Cadence Buckler of St. Joseph, Emily and Macie Heide of Mountain Home, AR, Cody Evans and wife Ashley, and Triniti Evans of St. Joseph. Landon and Mia Sollars KC MO. Two great-great grandchildren, Reznor Martin and Kayden Evans.


The family invites friends and students to a memorial gathering at Country Squire Clubhouse, 1314 N.43rd Street, St. Joseph, MO, from Noon - 2 PM, Saturday, November 16th. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Heartland Hands of Hope, 137 North Belt HWY, St. Joseph, MO, 64506. Services under the direction of Simplify Cremations & Funerals.

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