Barry Francis Jungwirth, age 64, Benson

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Barry Francis Jungwirth, age 64, died peacefully at his home, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.  
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 14, 2014, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Burial will be in the St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Cemetery in Woonsocket, South Dakota on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 13, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.

Barry Francis Jungwirth, age 64, died peacefully at his home, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 14, 2014, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Burial will be in the St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Cemetery in Woonsocket, South Dakota, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 13, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.    www.zniewskifuneralhome.com
 
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Barry Francis Jungwirth was born September 12, 1949 in Ipswich, South Dakota, to Edward Joseph and Marie Lauretta (Puetz) Jungwirth. Barry was baptized and confirmed in Faulkton, South Dakota, graduating from Faulkton High School in 1967. A lifelong Jackrabbbit fan, Barry graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in pharmacy in 1972 and earned his pharmacy doctorate in 2007. On November 18, 1972, Barry married his college sweetheart, Mary Kathleen Larson. Barry and Mary were blessed with over 41 years of marriage and four children. Barry served in the United States Army Medical Service Corp from 1973 to 1977 at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, and Fort Bragg in North Carolina. In 1977, Barry and his family moved to Brookings, South Dakota, where he was a hospital staff pharmacist. In 1978, Barry and Mary purchased Clark’s Rexall Drug, where he served the community for almost 36 years. He was also a staff pharmacist at both the Benson and Morris hospitals. Barry enjoyed golf, gardening, reading, bird watching, theater, and most of all, spending time with his family and friends. Barry passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He attained the age of 64 years, 9 months, and 27 days.
 
Barry is survived by his wife, Mary Jungwirth of Benson; children: Emily Jungwirth of San Jose, CA, Aaron Jungwirth of San Francisco, CA, and Matthew (Erika) Jungwirth of St. Paul, MN; siblings: Chuck (Veretta) Jungwirth of Providence, RI, Caroyle (Larry) O’Laughlin of Las Vegas, NV, Doris Halvorson of El Dorado Hills, CA, and Gordon (Betty) Jungwirth of Carson City, NV; 23 nieces and nephews, 41 great-nieces and great-nephews ; and his many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by daughter, Merrill Jungwirth; parents, Ed and Marie Jungwirth; sister, Ione Brown; brothers, Tom Jungwirth and Ken Jungwirth; nephews, Lance Jungwirth and Steven Peterson; and brothers-in-law, Greg Miller, Jarvis Brown, and Don Halvorson.

 

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