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Thomas "Tom" Jerome Jungers

May 28, 1945 — January 21, 2022

Tom Jungers
Sheldon, Iowa
Thomas J. “Tom” Jungers, age 76, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
The Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made to the Family at


May 28, 1945 ~ Sheldon, Iowa

January 21, 2022 ~ Sioux City, Iowa

St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery; Sheldon, Iowa
Fr. Siby Punnoose ~ Officiating

St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery
Sheldon, Iowa

Arrangements are under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Homes of
Sheldon, Iowa.


Thomas “Tom” Jerome Jungers, the son of Jerome “Ome” Dominick and Margaret Agatha (Niichel) Jungers was born May 28, 1945 in Sheldon, IA. He graduated from Sheldon High School in 1963. Tom was united in marriage to Karin Betsworth on August 7, 1965 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, IA. Tom and Karin spent most of their married life in Granville, IA. Tom was employed with Dubuque Packing and Wells Blue Bunny, both in Le Mars, IA, before retiring in July 2007.

Tom passed away on January 21, 2022, surrounded by his loving family, at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, IA. He battled a brief illness and reached the age of 76 years 7 months and 24 days.

Tom was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville and the Sheldon Eagles Club. He enjoyed playing cards (Pinnacle and Euchre), Sudoku and played Solitaire DAILY. He enjoyed spending time with his family, his children and grandchildren.

Tom is survived by his wife Karin of Sheldon, IA and their children: Thomas (special friend Cindy Wintheiser) Jungers Jr. of Kasson, MN, Matthew (JoAnne) Jungers of Sheldon, IA, Cindy (Mark) Malenke of Lakeville, MN and Luke (special friend Heather Hall) Jungers of Sioux City, IA, 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and siblings: Paul Jungers of Lyon, NE, Johanna Koob of Sioux City, IA, Fred (Elaine) Jungers of Sheldon, IA, Terry (Carol) Jungers of Hospers, IA, Mark (Sheila) Jungers of Sioux City, IA, as well as many other friends and relatives.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter-in-law, Shawn Jungers (Tom Jr's loving wife of 32 years) and a sister, Betty Jungers.
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