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Marjorie Juntunen, 86 - January 31, 2017

Marjorie “Marge” May Juntunen, 86, formerly of Gothenburg, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Omaha after suffering two strokes.
Services took place at the Evangelical Free Church of Gothenburg on Monday, Feb. 6. Interment was at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Juntunen was born March 4, 1930, to Alva and Ethel (Thayer) Clement at King City, CA. At age 14, she put her trust in Christ as her personal Savior during Bible camp, stated the family.
She attended The Bible Institute of Los Angeles for three years, where she met John Juntunen from Longview, WA. The couple were married June 2, 1951. To this union, five children were born.
Juntunen and her husband were preparing for overseas mission work until God re-directed them into pastoral ministry, according to family members. Over 38 years, together, they served pastorates in California, Washington State and four Evangelical Free churches in Nebraska including New Hope church north of Gothenburg, Ponca, Lexington and Newman Grove.
?She taught children’s classes and used her musical gifts in the ministry including directing the choir at Lexington EFC.
?Juntunen and her husband retired at Gothenburg in 1989.
?She was preceded in death by: a son, Douglas in 1955; her husband, John in 2000; brother, Harold Clement; a granddaughter, Emmeline Schumacher.
Survivors include: her four children—Donna (Ron) Schumacher and Becky (Scott) Burton, all of the Philippines, Gayle (Steve) Hillmer of Omaha and Mark (Nancy) Juntunen of Pensacola, FL; a brother, Ernest Clement of California; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to be designated for the publication of the New Testament in the Tagakaulo language of the Philippines in the near future.