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Clement Jungen

Clement “Clemmy” Jungen, 81 of Chester, SD, passed away on Saturday March 6, 2021 in Chester. 

A private family service will be held. Arrangements entrusted with Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel. Online registry book at www.rustandweilandfuneral.com 

Clement George Jungen was born on November 23, 1939 in Codington County, SD to Otto & Alice (Schintgen) Jungen. He grew up in Watertown area throughout his childhood and school years. Clemmy worked in construction for Henry Carlson Construction and Runge Concrete. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, trapper, junker, and antiques.  He loved the great outdoors, and it didn’t matter if it was hot or freezing out you could always find him doing some kind of activity outdoors. He was a man that was a jack-of-all trades (shingle, paint, build, tying rebar, refurnish antiques) whatever he set his mind to, he worked on it until completed. His hands were his best tool and it showed in everything he made or built.

For anyone who knew Clemmy, they knew he was a great storyteller and let me tell you he could tell some doozies. Clemmy loved his children, grandchildren, family, and friends. He loved to go visit people. But once he hurt his back and had his back surgery, it was hard for him to sit in a car for long periods of time. So he wasn’t able to go visit the kids and family like he would have wanted to.

Anyone who knew him knew he could be a firecracker at times and that was just Clemmy. He also had a great love for animals, his pets (all animals) were his babies. No matter if it were a sheep, goat, dog, or cat, he would home them all and he would even name some of the animals after his children. They didn’t always like that he did that, but now that they look back at it, it is humorous, and they even laughed about it! Squirt, his dachshund, was his little buddy and she misses him already. 

Clemmy will be truly missed by all those who had the privilege to know and love him. Grateful for sharing his life are five daughters, Melissa Jungen of Larchwood, IA, Amy Jungen of Sioux Falls, Patty Dykeshorn of Sioux Falls, Alison Jungen of Chester, SD, Teresa (Nick) Cardenas of Mesa, AZ; two sons, Paul (Hope) Dykeshorn of Renville, MN, and John Jungen of Darfur, MN; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Clem was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Kimberley and Deborah Jungen; six sisters, Catherine Fisher, Pauline , Mary Hudelson, Rosie Hanks, Joesphine Brockhoft, Margaret Halverson, and three brothers, Nicholas Jungen, Roger Jungen, and John Jungen.

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