July 24, 1921 ~ October 25, 2010
Jungles, Fred, a 29 year resident of San Pedro, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in Canyon Lake, CA. Born in Ravenna, NE, Fred was 89 when he died. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite Jungles, stepdaughter and son-in-law, Susan and Rudy Tucker and grand children Alexis and Jeffrey Tucker, all of San Pedro, CA, daughter-in-law Margaret Jungles of Phelan, CA, and sisters Janet Schmale and Joyce Jungles, of Richland, WA, and Marianne Sanderson of Lampasas, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Dorothy Jungles, his son, Lon Jungles, and his sister Dorothy Knerl.
Fred moved to California in 1941. During WWII he served in the 14th Armored Division, known as the Liberators, 136th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion, Company C. As part of Operation North Wind, he fought in the Battle of Hatten-Rittershoffen. The 14th Armored was known as the Liberators because in the last days of the war they liberated some 200, 000 allied POWs at Moosburg and other camps.
After the war Fred worked in construction, and in 1963 he became a building inspector for the City of Los Angeles until his retirement in 1984. Fred enjoyed square dancing, which is where he met Marguerite. He was an avid collector of antique cars and was a member of the California Graham Club. He also enjoyed water skiing and boating, and was a volunteer member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary for 10 years, doing training, boat inspection, and search and rescue patrol. Fred loved his dogs, and he and Marguerite enjoyed traveling with them across the U.S. in their motorhome. They also enjoyed riding motorcycles in the desert and camping with their friends.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Pacific Crest Cemetery , 2701 182nd St in Redondo Beach.
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