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Charles Laverne Jungman

07/16/1934 - 10/21/2022

Charles Laverne Jungman, born July 16, 1934, was called home to heaven Friday, October 21, 2022 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born to Ferdinand and Ethel Jungman in Des Moines, Iowa. Charles, ‘Chuck’ met his future wife Marilyn in 1953 at the University of Iowa. They soon married, and settled in Van Meter, Iowa. They worked together at Jungman Oil until retirement, raising three children. Marilyn preceded Chuck in death on December 16th, 2020. They were married for 66 wonderful years.

Chuck led a very happy, active life filled with family and an abundance of friends. He was well known for his sense of humor and his infectious chuckle!  He loved to travel, bicycle, golf and ride motorcycles; always with his beloved wife Marilyn at his side.  They shared many great stories of their countless RV journeys across the country.  Chuck caught the bicycling bug in 1974 when he got wind of a bicycle ride across Iowa.  This later became known as the infamous RAGBRAI, in which he participated on many times and always enjoyed following.  Chuck never knew a stranger, always there to lend a hand if needed. He was active in the Shrine for many years participating in many worthy causes.

Chuck and Marilyn lived in the Phoenix area for the past 37 years. The southwest climate seemed conducive to their health, so that’s where they chose to spend their golden years. However Van Meter has always and will always be their home.

Chuck is survived by children Dr. Douglas Jungman (Donna) of Bradenton FL, Dennis Jungman (Ann) of Fairfield PA, Debra Decker of Mesa AZ, grandchildren Adam Jungman (Erin), Bridget Harry (Matthew), Elise Pfeifer (Drew), Megan Buhrman (Zach), Courtney Morrison (Richard), Catie Van Cura (Robb) and great-grandchildren Ellie, Tellulah, Bronson, Evie and Oliver with more on the way. Chuck is also survived by many friends and family whom he adored. We find comfort in knowing he has been reunited with his beloved wife, parents, and brother in heaven.

A celebration of his life will occur at a later date. Both Chuck and Marilyn will be interred at the Van Meter cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers we ask that you please cherish every day and hold the ones you love a little tighter for a little longer.


Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Donna Burger Beeler

    Your parents were very special to so many people. A beautiful tribute .

  • Rob Dias and Deborah Moore

    We were neighbors of Chuck and Marilyn for a winter when we rented a beautiful home on Featherbush Court in Gold Canyon in 2016. When being introduced, we could not believe they had a little white dog named Wally as just the year before that, we had lost our own little white dog named Wally. They were fantastic neighbors and we did our best to keep in touch when back in the area from Canada. They will forever remain included in our best Arizona memories.

  • Molly & Steve Bowling

    We met both Chuck & Marilyn when on a Cruise starting at Sydney Harbour. Some years ago. We hit it off right away and hold the fondest memories of them. They radiated warmth love and family values as well as them both being beautiful people inside and out. Our friendship, we will cherish forever. Salt of the Earth as they say here in the UK. Go party with your lovely wife and other family members up there in heaven. Love you

  • Ted and Marion jobe

    Marilyn and chuck were very special to us and we have many wonderful memories of our Arizona years.

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