Charles R. Jungwirth, 87, of Manning Drive passed away Tuesday January 3, 2017 at the Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Veretta G. (Mielke) Jungwirth to whom he was married for 61 years. Born in Zell, South Dakota he was a son of the late Edward and Marie (Puetz) Jungwirth. Mr. Jungwirth was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 25, in Pawtucket, RI and Saint Martha’s Parish since 1968. He was a graduate of Northern State College in Aberdeen, South Dakota and Brown University in Providence, RI. He was a Principle for Highmore High School in 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 colleges ombudsman. Besides his wife he 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. He was the brother of the late Ione Brown, Thomas, Kenneth and Barry Jungwirth. His calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2-4 in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Funeral services will be held in South Dakota.