Jund loved hunting, gardening, spending time with grandkids


Funeral services for John Jund, 67, of Pierre, were held Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Pierre.

Burial was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Isburg Funeral Chapel of Pierre.

John died Friday, July 5, 2013, at Avera McKennen Hospital in Sioux Falls.

John was born Oct. 10, 1945 to John and Rose (Salwei) Jund in Zeeland, N.D. He moved with his family to Mobridge in 1960 and graduated from Mobridge High School in 1963.

In April of 1964 he started working for the State of South Dakota, where he worked until his retirement in January of 2003.

He married Carla Schlomer on Jan. 29, 1966. They had two children, John Wayne and Lori.

He was a member of the South Dakota National Guard, retiring in 1985.

Since his retirement he spent most of his time doing the things he loved the most: hunting, gardening and spending time with his grandkids. He always planted a garden large enough to feed a small community. John spent many hours weeding and watering. He took great pride in hand delivering his goods to anyone who would enjoy them.

Hunting was always a very important part of his life and something he spent a great deal of his time doing. He also greatly enjoyed his years of guiding at the Snake Den Lodge. It allowed him to make lasting friendships while spending time doing what he loved most.

He loved time with his grandkids whether it was mowing, playing dominoes or just watching them in the backyard.

John is survived by his wife, Carla of Pierre; children, John Wayne and special friend Shelly Wanner of Pierre and Lori (Brad) Klemann of Pierre; five grandchildren, Dalton Grassel, Brevin Klemann, Braya Klemann, Kindra Jund and Carter John Klemann; siblings, Francis (Carol) Jund of Mobridge, Joe (Eleanor) Jund of Aberdeen, Mike (Sharon) Jund of Davenport, Iowa, Mary (James) Holzer of Stevens Point, Wis., Eva (Darrold) Fischer of Rapid City, Caroline (Mike) Jackson of Broomfield, Colo., and Sally (Daryl) Isburg of Ft. Pierre; sister-in-law, Maureen Jund of Rapid City; uncle, Joe Salwei of Bismarck, N.D.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose Jund, and one brother, Gerald Jund.

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