Jungcks celebrate 60th anniversary

By: 
KateLynn Slaamot

KateLynn Slaamot

High school sweethearts Carl and Wyoma Jungck celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 25. The two have been inseparable through the years as their love and friendship continues to grow.

 

KateLynn Slaamot

NLJ Correspondent

 

On June 25, high school sweethearts Carl and Wyoma Jungck celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. 

Both grew up in Nebraska, in neighboring towns. They met when their friends set them up on a blind date, and their interest in each other quickly developed as they began dating. The couple dated for a few years before tying the knot on June 25, 1961. 

“We were just good friends,” Carl said, noting that friendship is important in a marriage. 

Carl also said that one of the things that drew him to Wyoma was that she was a Lutheran and that it was important to him to find a godly girl.

“That’s been a big part of our life — being one in Christ,” Carl said. 

Carl and Wyoma moved to Newcastle in 1967, where they stayed for 22 years. In 1989, they relocated to Riverton before moving back to Newcastle in 2007. 

Carl worked for the post office in Newcastle for several years. He also worked for Weston County Road and Bridge, among other jobs he held during his time in Newcastle. Carl was a member of the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department before moving to Riverton, where he was a fire trainer at the Wyoming Fire Academy. Then, by the time the couple moved back to Newcastle, they were retired. 

“This is where our roots were. This was home,” Carl said. 

The twosome has enjoyed several pastimes over the years. Carl and Wyoma, along with their children — Brant, Rose and Eugene — enjoyed camping and rock hunting. Carl said that they were involved in a couple of rock clubs and were fascinated with how beautiful rocks could look in the surrounding landscape. The family also loved to travel to the Bighorn Mountains. 

Carl and Wyoma shared their thoughts on the key to a long marriage. Trust, patience and forgiveness were just a few of the key elements Carl named. 

“That’s really important — that we believe in each other,” Carl said. 

Carl also noted that he and Wyoma always talk about things and make decisions together. 

“We always talked about what we were going to do,” Carl said. 

Wyoma said that their personalities balance each other out well because Carl has more of a Type A personality, while Wyoma is more laid back. 

“He’s the boy on top of the water, and I’m the anchor holding him down,” Wyoma said. 

The Jungck’s daughter, Rose Baldwin, said that her parents were a profound example to her of love and marriage and what that should look like. Baldwin said that they know how to have fun, and they know how to work, but whatever they do, they do together. 

“Their faith is what holds them together,” Baldwin said. “They’re just a good example of unselfish love. I couldn’t admire two people more.” 

Baldwin added that Carl and Wyoma raised their children with an emphasis on loving one another as well, because family is very important to the Jungcks. 

Carl and Wyoma love to play cards together, and they also like to travel with their camper. With eight grandkids and 12 great-grandkids, they’re also excited to travel around to visit them. 

As they reflect on their lives together, Carl and Wyoma say that they cherish all the memories they have made and life stories they have experienced together.

“It’s been a good life,” Wyoma said.

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