Charles R. Jungwirth

Charles R. Jungwirth
Date of Birth: December 15, 1929
Died on: January 03, 2017

Charles R. Jungwirth, 87, of Providence, RI, and formerly of Highmore, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

Charles Raymond Jungwirth was born December 15, 1929, in Zell, SD, to Edward and Marie (Puetz) Jungwirth.

He was a graduate of Northern State College in Aberdeen and Brown University in Providence, RI.  Charles served as Principal for Highmore High School in Highmore, South Dakota.  After receiving his Master’s Degree from Brown University, he became a Biology Teacher at Roger Williams University for over 25 years and was the college’s Ombudsman.

Charles was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and received his Honorable Discharge in 1952.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 25 in Pawtucket, RI and a member of Saint Martha’s Parish since 1968.

Charles was united in marriage to Veretta G. (Mielke) Jungwirth.  The couple shared 61 years together.

In addition to his wife Veretta, Charles leaves one daughter, Debra Miller of East Providence; two grandsons, Gregory E. Miller and Ethan A. Miller; two sisters, Doris Halvorson and Caroyle O’Loughlin; one brother, Gordon Jungwirth; and many nieces and nephews.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ione Brown; and three brothers:  Thomas, Kenneth, and Barry Jungwirth.


  1. Daddy I miss you every single day, I still, each day just for a split second, go to ask you something. Then I remember that you died and I can’t ever speak with you again. Makes me cry. You were such a good dad, thank you. That in and of itself makes your death so hard. I still need you.

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