Junice (Rognes), 1920, & John Bang, 1921-1999, [FL]

Junice was born to Alfred and Jenette Rogness in 1920. She grew up near Jocie, Iowa on the family farm.

Junice married John Bang of Joice, Iowa on December 28, 1941. Their 58 years together were filled with many blessings including four children: Martha (Ferretti), born in Florida; Joyce Geger), born in California: Dorothy (LeBar), born in Japan; and John, born in Alaska. They have five grandchildren. They also have three great grandchildren. Johns military assignments allowed the family to travel widely but of all their homes Florida had a special attraction and upon retirement form the Army John and June opted for relaxed and warm Palm Bay, Florida. John joined Harris Corporation where he worked for nine years before retiring to volunteer work with SCORE for another eight years. They moved to Indian River Colony Club in 1989.

John Donovan Bang was born on June 27, 1920 to Oline J. (Larson) and John H. Bang in the small farming community of Joice, Iowa where he resided through high school. His early years revolved around school; his older brother, Hubert, and sister, Margorie; worked in the Bang and Gordon “dry goods” store, varsity baseball as an outstanding third baseman; and his high school sweetheart, June. John attended Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa where he received an Associate of Arts degree in Commerce in 1940. He returned to college some years later and in 1963 received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Alaska. Following graduation form Waldorf College John enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He was selected to attend Officers Candidate School (OCS) at Duke University, NC. Following OCS he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. This was the beginning of a distinguished 32-year military career in the US Army. His career spanned three wars: WWW II, the Korean Conflict, and the Viet Nam War for which John received commendations and awards including the Bronze Star Medal and the First Oak Leaf Cluster. His career included the challenge of changing finance and comptroller environments in both the Army and the unified commands. His outstanding work in managing these changing environments was acknowledged with him being awarded the Legion of Merit for Outstanding Performance for several kley US and foreign assignments. John retired from the Army in September, 1973. John passed away in late October 1999 and a funeral service was held at the Advent Lutheran Church in Melborn, FL on November 2, 1999. John was laid to rest at Florda Memorial Gardens, Highway 1, Cocoa, Florida. Junice still resides in Melbourne, FL.

Junice (Rognes), 1920, & John Bang, 1921-1999, [FL]

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