Mrs. Lavern Junge, of Random Lake, formerly of Silver Creek, passed away Saturday evening, July 12, 2014, at Gables on the Pond, where she had resided for the past 10 years. She was 94 years old.

Lavern was born in the town of Fredonia on Jan. 29, 1920, daughter of Edward and Mayme Koehler Goedde. She attended local schools and graduated from Center School in the town of Fredonia then worked for the Wisconsin Bell Telephone Co. in Milwaukee for several years.

On Aug. 2, 1941, she was united in marriage with Wilmer Moths at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Silver Creek. The couple settled on the Moths’ Homestead farm until Wilmer passed away Oct. 5, 1977. Lavern later married Wallace Junge on Oct. 21, 1983. He preceded her in death Dec. 28, 1992.

Lavern was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Silver Creek, where she had been an active member of the Women’s Guild and served as treasurer for many years. She also taught Sunday school. In later years she became a member of St. John’s UCC in Random Lake.

In the late 1970s, she volunteered at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Port Washington and volunteered with the Random Lake United Fund as well.

Mrs. Junge enjoyed gardening, dancing, playing cards and loved watching sports (especially her beloved Brewers) on television. She also was well known for her baking and canning.

Survivors include her two daughters, Rosanne (Ronald) Peters of Lakefield, Minn. and Renee (Lloyd) Marquardt of Random Lake; four granddaughters: Amy (Jason) Juech, Kay (Shain) Benson, Kelly Hatfield and Jodi Peters and great-granddaughter, Brenna Hatfield. She is also survived by stepson, Richard (Ginny) Junge of Silver Creek; three step granddaughters: Vicki (James) Depies, Barb (Chuck) Mueller and Shelly (Mike) Kroeger; and nine step great-grandchildren: Jeremy, Jenna, Krista, Carli, Nicholas, Jessica, Austin, Samantha and Laura. She is further survived by brother-in-law, Jerome Junge of Silver Creek; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by husbands, Wilmer Moths and Wally Junge; son, Ronald Moths; brother, Lester (the late Verna) Goedde; sisters, Arline (the late Walter) Trebenbach and Viola (the late Edward) Frauenheim; and brothers- and sistersin law: Melvin (the late Dorothy) Moths, Myrtle (the late Oscar) Stanish and Joyce (the late Harold) Mueller.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 98 Random Lake Road, Random Lake. The Rev. Mike Matheny and the Rev. Jami Scott will concelebrate. She will be laid to rest beside her first husband in St. Paul’s UCC Cemetery, Silver Creek.

The family will receive visitors at CHURCH on Thursday from 1-3 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to Random Lake Ambulance or to St. John’s UCC.

The Eernisse Funeral Home of Belgium is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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