Loren Richard Yungk, 82, of Emily and formerly of Atwater, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at his home with his significant other Sharolyn Boxwell.
A celebration of Loren's life will be held at the Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home on Thursday November 18, visitation to begin at 12 p.m. with a 2 p.m. service. A private interment will be held at Union Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Post #545 of New London. www.petersonbrothers.com
Loren was born on August 24, 1939, to Ervin and Adeline (Behm) Yungk in Atwater, MN. After graduating from High School, Loren enlisted in the United States Navy where he served for 4 years. As Seaman 2 nd Class Mechanic, he fueled planes and jets on the aircraft carrier Bon Homme Richard. He was married to Lois Schultz Yungk for 17 years. After his honorable discharge, Loren farmed 50 years in Atwater, MN. As a traditional farmer, he truly enjoyed spring planting and fall harvest seasons. He especially reveled fall tillage with his 9270 Case/IH tractor. Loren retired and moved to Emily, MN to delight in golf, fishing, and traveling with his endeared friend Sharolyn. Loren was a quiet gentleman with a big heart, quick wit, and a loving father. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Loren is survived by his significant other, Sharolyn Boxwell of Emily; two children, Perry (Kathy) Yungk of Paynesville and Michelle (Corey) Hansen of Atwater; one brother, Dale Yungk of Litchfield and a brother-in-law, Dallas Ringler of Atwater. Also surviving are three grandchildren Jennifer (Kyle) Drexler, Phillip Yungk and Michelle E. Yungk; five great grandchildren, Caitlyn, Abby, Hayden, Deven and Dylan; numerous nieces and nephews, besides other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Adeline and a sister, Carol Ringler.