Harold John Junkman

July 16, 1929 ~ November 9, 2020 (age 91)


Harold John Junkman, 91, passed away at UnityPoint Health on Monday, November 9, 2020, from complications of Covid-19.  Harold was born July 16, 1929 to M. John Junkman and Leora (Knierim) Junkman.  He was baptized, confirmed and was a life-long member of St John’s Lutheran Church in Lizard Township.  His education began in a country school and he graduated from Manson High School in 1945.  Upon graduation, he was hired at Foley’s Clothing Company.  He married Delores Donnelly in May 1949 and they had 2 children. Harold and Delores were lifelong residents of Manson.  Early in their marriage, Harold played baseball with county teams around Iowa. Harold purchased Foley’s Clothing Company from the Foley family and spent the next 70+ years as a clothier serving patrons from all over Iowa and the United States.  “Be Foley clothed” was his motto.  His son, John, now owns and serves the community.  Besides being a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Harold was also an avid golfer.  Some of his golf buddies even called him Arnie.  Because of his interest in developing Manson and his passion for golf, he was one of the founding members of the Manson Golf Course and served on its Board for many years.  He was a man of faith and loved his family and community, often referring to Iowa as “heaven”.  Harold leaves behind his daughter, Jane (Barry) Reed, his son, John (Jane) Junkman; his grandchildren, Jodi (Troy) Paup (Churdan), Jill (Trent) Junkman Powers (Manson) and Joshua Junkman (Ft. Dodge), step-granddaughters, Melissa Lesch & Jenna Barb (St Paul, MN); his great grandchildren Cody (Hayley) Paup (Churdan), Chance Paup (Churdan), Carleigh Paup (Churdan), Carmyn Paup (Churdan), Kadence Junkman Powers (Manson), Jada & Johnnalee Junkman (Ft Dodge), Eleanor & Eilah Lesch (St Paul, MN) and Grant & Avery Barb (St Paul, MN).  He also leaves behind his sister, Marlene Smothers (Altoona) and his brother, Jim (Pam) Junkmann (Palmyra, WI).  Preceding him in death are his wife Delores, his parents, John & Leora Junkman, and his brothers, Leroy, Darwin, Norman, & Ken.


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