Here is an obituary for Wilhelmina (Schmidt) and Paul Richard Junghans' granddaughter, Marian Olive (Fields) Junghans Becker Taggart Gust.
Published - Friday, July 25, 2008
Obituaries for Friday, July 25, 2008
By Tribune staff
Marian O. Gust
Marian O. Gust, 79, of La Crosse, died Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at North Presbyterian Church, La Crosse. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Minn. Friends may call at Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 1425 Jackson St., from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the church. A complete obituary will follow.
Published - Sunday, July 27, 2008
Obituaries for Sunday, July 27, 2008
By Tribune staff
Marian Olive Gust
Marian Olive Gust, 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. She was born Jan. 19, 1929, to Clarence and Olive (Fields) Phillips prematurely as a result of complications following a ruptured appendix, which resulted in her mother’s death. She was raised and later adopted by her paternal aunt and uncle, William and Della (Phillips) Junghans. Marian married Alton Becker in Winona, Minn., on Feb. 20, 1947, and they later divorced. She married A. Ray Taggart in 1978. Following his death, Marian married Darrell Gust on June 4, 1982, at “The Little Church of the West” in Las Vegas, Nev.
Marian was an executive secretary at Watkins Co. for many years and later worked as executive secretary and administrative assistant at Hauser Glass Co., both in Winona. During her retirement, she worked as a bailiff for the La Crosse County Court and as a receptionist at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital.
She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, past member of Sweet Adelines Chorus, Winona Community Hospital Pink Lady Volunteers, Women of the Moose Lodge and Partners of Gundersen Lutheran and a member of The Republican Women and North Presbyterian Church.
Marian enjoyed traveling, reading, playing dominoes and cards (especially bridge), entertaining friends and family, winters in Texas and was an avid Packers and Brewers fan.
She was a generous and caring person who will be dearly missed.
Marian is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Darrell; her children, Paul (Joanne) Becker, Hillsborough, N.J., Sheryl (Wayne) Henderson, Galesville, Wis,, Sharyn (John) Elstad, Lakeville, Minn., Victor (Julie) Becker, Apple Valley, Minn., and daughter-in-law, Shelley (Gary) Becker, Minot, N.D.; grandchildren, Kara and Sean Becker, Kelly (Andy) Jacobs, Blake (Dawn) Henderson, Johnny, Casey and Brian Elstad and Bryce Becker; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Shauna Jacobs; stepchildren, Bryan (Mary) Gust and Pamela Theall; step-grandchildren, Bradley (Jamie) Gust, Michelle (Chad) French, Kristin (Michael) Tremain and Heather (Phillip) Parker; step-great-grandchildren, Kaden Gust, Noah, Jacob and Anna Chapel and Alexander Brookes Tremain; a sister, Betty Howenstine of Superior, Wis.; long-time friend, Elaine Mahaffey; many nieces and nephews; and special dominoes and card-playing friends.
In addition to her husbands, Alton and Ray, Marian was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gary Becker, and his son, Jason Becker; brothers, Ken, Harlowe and Bill Junghans; and a sister, Elma Frank.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at North Presbyterian Church, 1327 N. Salem Road, La Crosse. The Rev. Scott Skogen will officiate. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 1425 Jackson St. An Order of the Eastern Star service will be at 6:30 p.m. Friends may also call at the church from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of services.
Memorials are preferred and may be directed to North Presbyterian Church.
Just think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched ... for nothing loved is ever lost and she loved everyone so much.