Wayne Junker is a published author

Wayne Junker has added author to his already impressive resume. In collaboration with his daughter, Whitney Jansen, the two published a children’s book titled, “Oh, Paul Bunyan.” Written by Junker and illustrated by Jansen, the Redwood Falls Public Library celebrated their accomplishment by putting together an open house event in October of 2021.

Jansen is an early childhood special ed teacher at St. Francis Area Schools. Her two-year-old son, Wally, was the guest reader at the book signing event. “It was so fun to share in the excitement at our book signing in October, and I loved that my son, Wally, got to be the guest speaker too,” she said.

In the late 1970s, Junker wrote a play for his fourth-grade class called “Minnesota Hail to Thee!” Over a year ago, Jansen produced a hard copy of the play for her father’s upcoming 70th birthday. “I’m grateful that my wife and I raised a daughter that would do something like this,” said Junker.

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