Joan Juntunen

Joan Juntunen


February 9, 1937 - February 8, 2024


Joan Juntunen, 86, of Plankinton, SD, died Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Posted by Paul Williamson on February 21, 2024
Fifty one years ago (29 Dec 72) a young couple met Joan at the County Courthouse in Plankinton where she was serving as the Justice of the Peace. The couple were looking to have her marry them. Joan was somewhat taken aback as she had never performed a wedding ceremony and asked the couple to come back in an hour or so while she researched the details and rustled up a couple of witnesses. When all was said and done, Paul Williamson and Ardell Kenobbie were joined together as man and wife and we have so remained for 51 years. When we left the service that day we realized that we had failed to pay any service fee. Many years later we contacted Joan, by letter, and enclosed $50. Shortly thereafter we received a letter from her. She was returning money and wishing us continued good fortune. During our brief encounter she conveyed a degree of warmth and sincerity that we remember to this day. May she Rest In Peace and receive her well deserved Heavenly reward.
Posted by Charles and Donna Korus on February 14, 2024
So sorry for the loss of your mom.. Thought a lot of her. She was raised in Pleasant Lake where the Steele's lived. Thoughts and prayers are with her children.
Posted by Linda Heath on February 13, 2024
Always enjoyed talking to Joan at the Cafe. Shecwasxalways real supportive of my Little Red Hen Players, she even had picked up some kids costumes at a garage sale, that she gave me. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Ruth Reif on February 10, 2024
Sorry to hear about your Mom. Hang in there Jean!Prayers and sympathy with you.
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