Michael Louis Ungs
June 27, 1940 ~ January 9, 2016
Michael Louis Ungs, age 75, of Alta Vista, IA, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Michael Louis Ungs was born on June 27, 1940 to Clarence and Mary (Cotant) Ungs in New Hampton, Iowa. He was a 1958 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Elma. After high school Mike enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving for 3 years. On September 28, 1963 he was united in marriage to Nancy Recker at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Alta Vista, Iowa. Following his enlistment in the Navy, Mike began working at White Farm Equipment in Charles City, working there until the factory closed. He then worked for Fox River Mills in Osage until his retirement in 2006. Although Mike spent most of his time as a machinist for White Farm Equipment and a mechanic at Fox River Mills, his real love was raising livestock on his small farm and living life in the country with his family. Mike battled Parkinson’s for 17 years, with his last six years leaving him home bound. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Elma. Mike is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy of Alta Vista, his children; Michelle (Ted) VerSteeg of Atlanta, GA, Neal(Julie) Ungs of Las Vegas, NV, and Christopher (Judy) Ungs of Mantorville, MN, eight grandchildren; Travis, Brittany, Jessica, Samantha, Mikinzie, Lucas, Luke and Ella, brothers; Tom Ungs and Bill (Wendy) Ungs both of Charles City, sisters Beverly (Dick) White, Donna (Joe) Zweibohmer both of Alta Vista and Kathy Jacobs of New Hampton. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mary Ungs.