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Article Published July 10, 2019
Paul K. Junkmann, Sr.

Paul K. Junkmann, Sr., of 128 Saybrook Rd., Essex, died peacefully on May 11 under Hospice care at Essex Meadows in Essex. He was born to Gerhard W. and Freda (Konkoe) Junkmann of Pioneer, Iowa, Feb. 4, 1940.

He had a happy childhood raised on the family farm with sister Marguerite Cassen (Fort Dodge, Iowa) and his predeceased brother Mervin (Stub) Junkmann. His education began by riding his pony to a one-room school house, Pioneer Elementary (1 to 8). Then he went to Gilmore City High school, where he graduated with a four-year football scholarship to Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. He completed his education with a bachelor of science degree and a business major. Before retirement, Paul worked for 40 years in the engineering department with a variety of companies: Collins Radio Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United Technology in Hartford, and Belcan in East Hartford.

He leaves his wife of 58 years, Mary E. (Goodrich) Junkmann and their children Joan Marie (Essex), Paul K. Jr. and wife Lynn (Clarksville, Tennessee), and Michael W. (Essex). A Memorial Mass will be held July 20 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 14 Prospect St., Essex, CT at 5:30 p.m. Preceding Mass will be a Holy hour from 4 to 5 p.m. A Rosary will be led by the Third Order of Mary at 4:30 p.m. Following Mass there will be a dinner served in Murtha Hall. For a full obituary, please go to