Norman 'Gus' Junge


McCLURE -- Norman Robert "Gus" Junge, 80, of McClure, Ohio, died Sunday afternoon, July 27, 2014, at his residence.

He was born July 7, 1934, in Damascus Township, Henry County to the late Gustave and Veda (Casteel) Junge. On December 5, 1954, he married Ethel Goldsmith. Norm worked for over 26 years at Ford Motor Company, Maumee, Ohio, retiring in 2000. He previously worked for over 12 years at Automatic Feed, Napoleon. He was a member of Ford Retiree UAW Local 1892 and active at Hosanna Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids.

Norm was also a farmer and loved to take his dogs coon hunting with his son and grandsons. He enjoyed spending time with his mule, Elmer; and his draft horses, Mic and Mac. He always found pleasure in barbecues at his farm on the weekends.

He adored his devoted wife and loved his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and great-stepgrandchildren. They all treasured him as well.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ethel; children, Rox Ann (Douglas) Adams, Jackie (Robert) Allen, Norman (Beth) Junge and Karen (Raymond) Rutledge; nine grandchildren, Karla (Justin) Sexton, Teena (Donald) Picnkney, Anderia (Jimmy) Hartman, Shannon Allen, Desarae (Tony) Miller, Nathan (Chelsea) Junge, Amanda Gonzalez, Rayna Rutledge and Ryan Rutledge; two stepgrandchildren, Raechel (Mark) Feehan and Heather Marr; 11 great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jacob Sexton, Tori Allen, Trey (TJ) and Trent Hartman, Preston and Alexa Miller, Austin and Alyssa Junge and Anthony and Alexis Wallace; four great-stepgrandchildren, Clayton, Faith and Whitney Feehan and Lillie Marr; sisters, Neoma (David) Rhoads, Iona Burdue, Nora Ann Junge and Caroll (Walter) Bowles; and special friends, Thomas (Deb) Mowery and Paul (Betty) Mowery.

He was also preceded in death by sisters, Leona Babcock and Clara Junge.

Services are on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon, with Pastor Adrianne Meier officiating. Interment will follow at Hockman Cemetery, McClure. Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hosanna Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids or Hospice of Henry County. Online condolences can be made at

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