Walter Junod 1951-2019

Walter Amos “Bubba” Junod, 67, of Soldier, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Stormont-Vail Hospital.

He was born July 13, 1951, in Onaga, the son of Christian T. Junod and Elizabeth H. (Baker) Nolte.

Bubba graduated from Jackson Heights High School in 1970; his class was the first class to graduate. He worked for Jackson County Road and Bridge for 36 years, retiring in 2006. He umpired for Soldier and Corning softball and baseball for more than 41 years. After retirement, Bubba owned and operated the Soldier Grill with his wife Rosemary.

He was a member of Soldier Volunteer Fire Department, Soldier Lions Club and Soldier Jaycees.

Bubba married Rosemary G. Farley on Sept. 6, 1975 in Soldier. They celebrated more than 43 years of marriage.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary, of the home; three children, Christian T. Junod of Mayetta, Rhonda S. Senn of Denison and Dana R. Patterson of Horton; a sister, Patricia James of Topeka; and 10 grandchildren, Gabe, Draven, Noah, Shilah, Shelby, Chandler, Trenton, Makena, Mariah and Ellie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marilyn Junod.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 7 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Soldier Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Walter Junod Memorial Fund (to be designated to the Corning Ballfield), sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit


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109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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