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Marjorie J. "Marj" Junker

June 23, 1946 — May 1, 2023


Marjorie J. "Marj" Junker

Hastings resident Marjorie J. “Marj” Junker, 76, passed away Monday, May 1, 2023, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.    


Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Josh Davis and Pastor Rudy Flores officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 8, at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. with family present 4-7 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to Marj’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.


Marj was born June 23, 1946, in Atwood, KS to Erich W. and Mildred S. (Dankert) Niermeier. She graduated from Atwood High School in 1964 and received her Associate's Degree from McCook Jr. College in 1966. Marj married Harold E. Junker on July 27, 1969, at Christ Lutheran Church in rural Juniata; he preceded her in death on October 3, 2020.


Marj was a homemaker and a past member of Christ Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. She was a current member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora, NE. Marj made quilts with the church ladies and those were distributed to those in need. She loved sewing and making quilts and blankets for her family.


Harvest would find her in the field driving the auger wagon. In 1989, Marj went to work at Earl Mays putting in landscapes and working in the store. In 1999, she retired to take care of her grandchildren. She taught them things she learned as a child. Marj was a caregiver with Home Instead and created many special bonds with the people she cared for.


Marj was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Junker; sister, Ann Castens; brother, Clarence Niermeier; two grandsons, Derek and Cole Craig; and brothers-in-law, Dennis Einspahr and Bob Frossard.  



Daughter & Spouse:                          
    Tammy & Tim Craig – Hastings, NE

    Michael Junker – Lincoln, NE

Grandchildren & Spouse:                  
    Blake & Tyra Jo Craig

    Ashley Craig

    Austin Craig

    Gracie Craig

Denmark Grandchildren:                  
    Louise Pavilionis

    Niels Dalgaard

Sisters & Spouses:                             
    Sharon Frossard – Tulsa, OK

    Lucy & Chuck Stoelting – Cedar Rapids, IA

    Joann & Bob Nemechek – McCook, NE

    Margaret Niermeier – Ludell, KS

    Helen Ann Einspahr – Fremont, NE

Brother-in-law & Spouse:                 
    Howard & Belva Junker – Juniata, NE

Many Nieces, Nephews, and friends

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Past Services


Sunday, May 7, 2023

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

Family present 4-7 p.m.

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Memorial Service

Monday, May 8, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)


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Monday, May 8, 2023

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