John was not a true "Junior" but his family called him that anyway, probably because he was the youngest. He did not even like his first name and preferred being called "Van" according to his children.
Children remembered him as being a cold, distant person, not someone to be close to.
Has unlinked child #4859.
Residences & events:
Decatur, Macon Co, IL.
1938 CA. Following the death of his mother he left, ending up in the furthermost point in the US. He never returned and had little, if any, communication with the family after that. Uncle Elmer Van Gundy sent some money as a wedding gift and sister, Helen, visited once in 1961.
John's death was caused by a malignant brain tumor, an affliction that seems to be hereditary in his family, taking a brother and sister as well.
The Social Security death records list his last residence as Hayward, Alameda Co, CA.