INDEPENDENCE — Justin Charles Junk, 34, of Independence, died Tuesday, Oct. 10.
He was born Dec. 10, 1982, in Waterloo, son of Joseph M. and Jill E. Immerzeel Junk. On July 26, 2008, he married Sarah J. Landis in Stuart.
He graduated from Independence High School in 2001. He continued his education at Kirkwood Community College, receiving a degree in fire science then transferring to Iowa State University in Ames and received a degree in ag studies. While at Iowa State he was a member of the Iowa State Livestock judging team. Justin and his wife moved to the Independence area and farmed with his family, and became employed with the Waterloo Fire Department. While working as a firefighter, Justin attended Hawkeye Community College and received his paramedic certification.
Survived by: his wife; four children, Lane, Wyatt, Ty and Maybry, all at home; his father of Independence; a brother, Jason (Lisa) of Independence; a sister, Jessica (Craig) Moffitt of Colfax; his grandparents, Bob and Pat Junk of Independence and Chuck and Cheryl Immerzeel of Janesville; and his aunts, uncles and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his mother.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Independence, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the church where there will be a 7 p.m. parish vigil service. Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.
Justin enjoyed raising and showing cattle and sheep. He never missed an Iowa State Fair. He loved to spend time with his four children and wife Sarah.