Joseph "Dale" Jung

Joseph Dale Jung, 78, of Fargo, ND passed away after a three-month battle of cancer on July 17, 2020. The fifth of six children, Dale was born on July 5, 1942 in MacIntosh County, ND to Joseph and Louisa (Pfeifer) Jung of Zeeland, ND. After graduating from Zeeland Highschool, he worked for Larson & Teigen Construction then served in the U.S. Army from 1962-64 in Germany and France. Following his military service, he worked for Larson and Teigen Construction. He completed plumbing training through the ND State College of Science in Wahpeton and worked in the plumbing trades for over 36 years including Miller Sheet Metal & Plumbing in Moorhead, MN and Gibbs Plumbing of Fargo as well as plumbing contractors out of state. He was a member of Local 300 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. He married Elizabeth (Betty) Tomac in 1967. Two daughters were born of that union, Allison Jung and Leanne Jung. He is survived by his daughters and former spouse/friend, a brother, Oliver Jung of Jamestown, ND, two sisters, Alciena Rutschke of Zeeland, ND and Cynthia Lippert of Bismarck, ND, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Grace Klein and Eileen Maier. A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday July 23, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo. Inurnment with full military honors will be at the Fargo National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

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  1. I live in the condo assoc. that Dale lived in. He was a good person and always said hello. I will miss him and his toothpick. Rest In Peace Dale.–Linda

  2. I have so many fun memories of growing up with Leanne and Allison at Dale and Betty’s house. He always had a joke to tell and a smile. He was helpful as we grew up and moved off on our own. He even came to my house to help with some plumbing. I have only fond memories of him being a good dad. He will be deeply missed. My heart breaks for your loss. Love and prayers for you all. 💕

  3. Leanne, Glen and I are so sorry for your loss, please let us know if there is anything you would like us to do. Condolences to your family as well.
    Gen & Deb

  4. Dale was my across the street neighbor at the condo association. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My sympathies to the family. Dale always had a smile and words of wisdom to share, whenever. I miss those visits. When I remodeled my condo a few years back, Dale’s advice and knowledge was invaluable, and I greatly appreciated coming home to find Dale, cup of coffee in hand, toothpick In his mouth, and a smile on his face, keeping the contractors in line, making sure things were done “right”. I am sorry for your loss, I miss him too.

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