Dr. Marlen Frederick Junck, age 75, died on February 1, 2018.
Marlen was born in Madison on August 21, 1942, to Margaret (Shebel) and Leonard Junck. Marlen graduated from Edgewood High School (1960), attended Holy Cross Seminary in LaCrosse, then graduated with bachelor and medical degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1969). While at UW he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi scholastic honor societies. He completed medical internship at St. Mary's Hospital San Francisco, CA (1970). Marlen enlisted in the Navy and spent two years as a medical officer. He earned the Navy Commendation Medal (With Combat "V") for his service in Vietnam.
Marlen wed Arlene Jones on August 14, 1971 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Williamsburg, Iowa.
He completed his radiology residency (1975) and fellowship in nuclear medicine (1976) at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Marlen worked as a radiologist for 41 years in Madison, Holland, MI and Beloit; 29 of those years at Beloit Memorial Hospital and Clinic.
Throughout his life, Marlen was intellectually curious and developed many varied interests. Marlen enjoyed operating his dairy farm in Oregon. He also had a love for nature and wildlife, including wildlife photography.
Marlen was a devout Catholic. He was a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Pope John Paul II named him a Knight Commander of St. Gregory the Great. He served on the board of directors of The National Catholic Bioethics Center.
Marlen is survived by wife of 46 years, Arlene, his five children, Anthony (Laurie) Junck of Pensacola, FL; Lisa (Jon) MacDonald of Carlsbad, CA; Susan (Blaine) Longsworth of Brighton, MI; David (Jennifer) Junck of St. Charles, IL; and Marianne (John Pokorney) Junck of Milwaukee, his fifteen grandchildren, Luke, Levi, Sydney, Miller, Emily, Peter, Kainoa, August, Finley, Benjamin, Emma, Lucy, Chloe, Phoebe, Oliver, and his brothers, Tom (Linda) Junck and Lyle Jenner.
Visitation to be held on Friday, February 9 from 6:00 to 9:00PM at Cress Funeral Home, 206 W. Prospect St, Stoughton. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church, 323 N Van Buren St, Stoughton on Saturday, February 10 at 11:00AM. There will also be visitation prior to the mass from 10:00 to 11:00AM. Interment at St. Ann Cemetery.
Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Marlen to The National Catholic Bioethics Center 6399 Drexel Rd Philadelphia, PA 19151 (www.ncbcenter.org) or St. Ann Catholic Church.
Please share a memory at www.CressFuneralService.com.
Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589