Margaret Winifred JunkertMargaret Winifred Junkert, 88, of Duluth, and formerly of Minot, North Dakota, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 in hospice care at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living in Hermantown, Minn.
Margaret Winifred Junkert, 88, of Duluth, and formerly of Minot, North Dakota, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 in hospice care at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living in Hermantown, Minn.
She was born May 8, 1925 at Willow City, North Dakota, the daughter of Adolph and Winifred (Guthrie) Erdman.
She was raised and educated at Riga, North Dakota and graduated from Minot Model High School in 1942. Margaret attended Minot State Teachers College and graduated with a music education degree in 1945.
Margaret taught music at Minot and Napoleon, North Dakota, Tucson, Arizona and Maxbass, North Dakota prior to her marriage to Robert Junkert from 1950 – 1973. They lived in Valley City, Minot, Eau Claire, Wis., and Duluth prior to her moving back to Minot in 1981. She founded the Duluth Boys Chorus in 1963 and served as its coordinator from 1963 – 1980. She returned to Minot in 1981 and had lived there until moving to the Duluth area in 2011 to be nearer to her family.
Margaret was a member of the Minot Model Alumni Association and enjoyed spending time in her garden.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lehre, Alfred, Vernard and Donald; and sisters, Elinor, Irene and Jean.
She is survived by her sons, Mark Junkert (Cathy Ingle) of Boise, Idaho, Scott Junkert (Becky Urbanski) of Hermantown, Minn. and Kent Junkert (Donna Rouse) of Richardson, Texas; grandchildren, Nathan and Matthew; great grandchildren, Hannah Rose and Joseph Matthew; and several nieces and nephews.
At Margaret’s request, her body will be donated to the University of North Dakota Anatomical Gifts Program. No formal services have been planned.
Arrangements entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet and Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot, North Dakota.