He was born in Soerabaja, Indonesia and was the son of the late Huibert Uli and Elizabeth Bouwina van der Muelen Jongenburger.
Following a 30-year career as a chemical engineer in Houston, Texas, he chose to retire in Tryon for its beauty and history of horse culture. He enjoyed membership in The Green Creek Hounds as well as The Tryon Riding and Hunt Club and was an active participant in the Foothills Duplicate Bridge Club.
He is survived by Carol Kitson-Jongenburger; one son, Huibert Frank Jongenburger; two daughters, Wendeline Ann Jongenburger Barnes and Yolanda Francisca Patino; stepchildren Trish Turesk and Tom Hill; and five grandchildren: Anthony Michael, Julia Leigh, Sarah Elizabeth, and Christina Collette Patino; three step-granchildren, Corey Brackin Haggerty, and Dustin and Alex Hill.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2008 in McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, with Dr. Joseph Emery officiating.
Family will receive friends immediately following the service in the funeral chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Stroke Association at stroke.org by clicking on the red box &dquo;Support National Stroke Association.&dquo; Choose the &dquo;Honorarium/Memorial&dquo; link from the right navigation bar and scroll down to &dquo;Tribute/Memory.&dquo; Or call 1-800-STROKES (1-800-787-6537 ext. 0917).
An online guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel of Tryon is in charge of arrangements.
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