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Marvin LeRoy Junker

August 12, 1928 ~ March 17, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Marvin Junker Obituary

Marvin LeRoy Junker was born on August 12, 1928 on a farm near Fairbury, Nebraska to Henry Ira Junker and Maudie Fern (Showalter) Junker. He spent his childhood growing up on the farm and graduated from Fairbury High School in 1946.  Marvin was united in marriage to Delores Ileen (Garber) Junker on June 5, 1949 in Fairbury, Nebraska. They made their first home in Reynolds, Nebraska and soon after moved to Wyoming where he was employed by Conoco. While there, they were blessed with four children; Jane, Robin, Tom, and Monte.

 In 1964, Conoco transferred Marvin to Oklahoma City. In 1973 Marvin took the opportunity to transfer to Dubai, UAE to work in offshore production operations. He later transferred to Singapore and soon after to Jakarta, Indonesia. During their time overseas, Marvin and Delores took many opportunities to visit different countries and learn in-depth about other cultures. In 1985 Marvin retired and they moved back to Oklahoma. Marvin and Delores spent many years RVing full time and then settled in Texas to enjoy retirement. In 2014, they moved to Woodward, Oklahoma to be closer to family. Even at the age of 91, Marvin traveled to Malaysia and took many other shorter stateside trips. 

Marvin spent most of his life taking care of his family and being a great provider. He loved to travel, water ski, play tennis, campout, and square dance. Marvin was always a loving husband, compassionate father, wonderful grandfather, and caring great-grandfather. He was an awesome brother, true friend, dedicated co-worker, strong Christian, and a fantastic storyteller.  Everyone he met heard a story about one of his adventures. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Woodward.

Marvin is survived by one daughter Robin and (Eddie) Dunn of Gate, Oklahoma, two sons, Tom and (Angie) Junker of Malaysia, Monte Junker and (Acasia) of Mosier, Oregon , son-in-law Mike Johnson and wife Kenna of Moore, Oklahoma, ten grandchildren; Michael Johnson of Japan, Michelle and (Aaron) Metcalf of Longton, Kansas, Kellie and (Jason) Badley of Gate, Oklahoma, Konya and (Kent) Martin of Alva, Oklahoma, Kandace and (Daryl) Metcalf of Grenola, Kansas, Andrea Junker of Barcelona, Spain, Bryan and (Frances) Junker of Rosenberg, Texas, Natalie Junker of Malaysia, Danielle and (Alex) Campbell of Mankato, Minnesota, and Chelsea Junker of Columbia Heights, Minnesota, eight great-grandchildren; Zephi Metcalf, Arlis Badley, Kresta Badley, Katelee Martin, Kase Martin, Edward Metcalf, Carl Metcalf, and Tabitha Metcalf; Two sisters Janis Kenning of Fairbury, Nebraska and LaRue Adams of Medicine Bow, Wyoming; a brother-in-law, Lloyd and (Geri) Garber of Fairbury, Nebraska, a sister-in-law, Darlene and (Jim) Gentry of Windermere, Florida and other dear friends and relatives.

 Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Maudie Junker; his wife, Delores Junker; his daughter, Jane Juleen (Junker) Johnson; and a sister LeIla Niederklein.

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Celebration of Life Memorial Service
April 2, 2023

2:00 PM
Friends Church
Hwy 64
Gate, OK 73844

Inurnment Following Memorial Service

Gate Cemetery
.5 East 2 North .5 East of Gate OK
Gate, OK 73844


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PO Box 1, May OK 73851


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