Jean passed away peacefully at Rose Vista Care Facility in Woodbine, Iowa on July 18th 2022, with son Matt at her bedside. She was born July 28th 1932 in Clinton, Iowa to Virtus Jacob Johannes Hass and Ellnora Wilhelmina (Meyer) Hass. Jean was united in marriage to Maurice “Mo” Jungck on March 22nd 1952 in Bliedorn, Iowa. They were blessed with 6 children: Kurt (Christine) Jungck of Grimes, Iowa Matthew Jungck of Pisgah, Iowa; Sherri (Wayne) Laws of Aurora, Colorado; Kristi (Ralph) Chance of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; Jeffery (Sue) Jungck of Mesa, Arizona; and Staci (Scott) Ellett of Lillington, North Carolina.
Throughout her life, she was an avid reader. She was always working on a sewing, crocheting, knitting, or quilting project. Jean worked as a secretary for the West Harrison School district for many years, both in Pisgah and Mondamin. She loved the interactions she encountered with both students and staff at the schools. Until failing health prevented her from doing so, she volunteered at the Loess Hills Hospitality Center in Moorhead, the DNR in Pisgah, and was a board member of PROG, Pisgah Reach Out Group. She enjoyed sharing her knowledge of the Loess Hills and surrounding area. She also enjoyed a weekly trip to the casino.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Virtus and Ellnora, her beloved husband Mo, and grandson Jason Chance. Jean is survived by her siblings Elaine Shelton, Verna (Lee) Lenth, and Fred Hass; her children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her large extended family, and many friends throughout the community. The family offer our heartfelt thanks to all those who loved and cared for her throughout her life. Special thanks to the staff of Rose Vista Care Facility, who cared for Jean during the final 6 months of her life. Your love and compassionate care is unparalleled.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on August 21st at 11:00 am at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. An inurnment service will be held immediately afterward at Soldier Valley Cemetery outside Pisgah. Light refreshments will be served at the Pisgah park after the inurnment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Friends of the Loess Hills State Forest 1699 165th Trail, Mondamin, Iowa 51557