Benjamin Louis Junion, 23, of West Jacksonport, was called Home to be with the Lord, Friday afternoon, July 20, 2018 while in the loving arms of his family at home.
He was born June 22, 1995 in Green Bay, the son of James Anthony Junion and Arlene Sara (Giesseman) Junion. Ben is a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport and attended Zion Lutheran School through 8th grade. He graduated from Sevastopol High School in 2014 and went on to study accounting at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College where he earned his associates degree. Ben was co-owner (with his brother, Jacob) and manager of Junion Sport Fishing.
Ben had a passion for hunting and fishing and had many successful hunting trips. He took pride in his monster buck, black bear, and many turkeys. Ben also enjoyed supporting his siblings, other relatives, and friends at their baseball, softball games and other athletic events. He enjoyed attending DCL baseball games every Sunday and supported the Egg Harbor Indians. He also liked participating in trivia games and made everyone watch and compete in Jeopardy nightly. His quick wit and humor will be missed by all. Ben loved his niece and nephews more than anything. Above all, he lived his faith – in a way we can all aspire to.
Ben will be deeply missed by his parents, James and Arlene Junion of West Jacksonport; brother and two sisters, Jacob Junion of Sturgeon Bay, Sara (John) Laughrin of Sherwood, and Allison (Shaun) Neuman of Brussels; his Godchildren (his niece and two nephews), Rae Laughrin and Louie and Teddy Neuman; his grandparents, Bill and Mary Junion of Sturgeon Bay and Marcella Giesseman of Egg Harbor; uncles and aunts; cousins; and many dear friends.
He was welcomed Home by his grandfather, Donald Giesseman; his great-grandparents, Ray and Loretta (Strahn) Junion, Lena (Vertz) and [John Giesseman then;] Arnie Schultz, August and Lydia (Herbst) Bley, and Louis and Laura (Haberli) Schartner.
Ben’s life will be honored with a funeral service held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport with Pastor Peter Lindemann officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Relatives and friends may visit with Ben’s family at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and also at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. A devotion will conclude the visitation at the funeral home on Monday at 8:00 p.m.
Memorials may be given in Ben’s honor for the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church remodeling fund or the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the Paramedics, First Responders, and Door County Sheriff’s Department. We also want to thank our friends and family for your continued love and support, especially Pastor and Kris Lindemann.