John Tunge, 71, of Hazen, ND, passed away on February 12, 2022. John was good man and his life was well lived. A celebration of life will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah.
John was born in Sioux Falls, SD, in 1950, where he lived until attending South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. He graduated with a degree in Park Management in 1975 and went on to utilize that degree for 39 years in place that he loved, as Park Manager of Lake Sakakawea State Park, Pick City, ND. After he retired in 2014, he worked for the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff until the time of his death.
John was an avid hunter and fisherman and spent many days in the fall deciding whether to carry a shotgun or a fishing rod. Over the years he had five yellow Labrador Retrievers and called them all Rose because it was easy to remember their names.
John is survived by his wife, Patrice; daughter, Sarah (Shawn Yeager); son, Ryan (Erica); brothers, David (Diane) and Brian (Jill); mother, Faith; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry.
Arrangements are conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.
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