Delbert Gene Jungling

Delbert Gene Jungling, 86 of Grundy Center, Iowa, gained his wings and departed earth on Friday, February 9, 2024, at Arlington Place Memory Care where he resided since November of 2023. Services will be held at a later date as Delbert selflessly donated his body to the University of Iowa Medical College so that others may learn. Memorials may be directed to Grundy Center Emergency Services, Grundy County Memorial Hospital or to the United Church of Christ in Reinbeck.

  Delbert was born on February 19, 1937, in Aplington, Iowa. He was the son of Albert and Mina (Karsjens) Jungling. Delbert attended Pleasant Valley #7, then continued his education at Dike High School followed by 2 years at Central College in Pella, Iowa.

  On December 27, 1957, he was united in marriage to Delores (Dee) Hoogestraat at Pleasant Valley Reformed Church in rural Holland. Together the couple raised 4 children Elaine, Bruce, Mark, and Steve.

  Del’s lifetime career included 41 years in Animal Breeding Services, technician, trainer, District Sales Manager, including achieving several sales awards across the country including #1 in the nation 1971.

  He was always active in community service including Cub Scouts, 30 years on the Grundy Center Fire Department and Ambulance. Del was co-owner of Grundy Ambulance Service for several years. Active member of the First Presbyterian Church then later the United Church of Christ in Reinbeck and the Interfaith Men’s Chorus. After retirement he often visited shut-ins and lonely people.

  Following Dee’s passing he was united in marriage to Nancy Conradi on December 23, 2005. They were able to enjoy gardening, maintaining their farmstead, and many trips together. As well as enjoy their merged families; 8 children, 15 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

  Del is survived by his wife Nancy; sons Mark (Nancy) of Grundy Center and Steve of Wheaton, Illinois; grandchildren Nathan (Jorden), Matt, Eric (Molly), Bryce (Hannah) and Josiah; 4 great grandchildren; brother Alvin (Charla) of Melbourne; sister Janice Cleary of Parkersburg; step children Jan Conradi, Martin (Teresa) Conradi, Susan (Tim) Walber, and Joanne Conradi; 9 step grandchildren; 6 step great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Dee; daughter Elaine; son Bruce; infant son Kevin; granddaughter Haley; great-granddaughter Rowen; sister Marjorie Kramer; brothers-in-law Donnie Kramer and Chuck Cleary.

“I’ll Fly Away”

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