Michael Dean Munch (1963 - 2014)

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Funeral services for Michael D. Munch, 51, were conducted by Pastor Doug Opp on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. Interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. The honorary casket bearers were Steve Andersen, Brian Bruch, Terry (TAT) Thygesen, Rick Paske, Lony Haubrich, Eric Benton, Tom Young, and Dave Nelson. The casket bearers were Nick Irlmeier, Tyler Irlmeier, Jacob Irlmeier, Eric Lewis, Adam Lewis, and Todd Hansen. The Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of the arrangements.
Michael Dean Munch, the son of Dallas and Gloria (Petersen) Munch, was born Aug.12, 1963, in Audubon, and died Nov. 29, 2014 at his home near Manning, at the age of 51 years, 3 months, and 17 days.
Michael was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. He attended elementary school in Gray, and then graduated from Audubon High School with the class of 1981. During school and after graduation he was employed as a hired man for Dale Henriksen.
On Oct. 11, 1980, he was united in marriage to Lori Flug at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Two children Tonya and Jeremy were born to this union. They lived in Audubon and Michael worked for Dale Henriksen for a short time and then was employed at Multi-Pig. Later he became the manager; working his 30th year of employment in December of 2013. Mike also helped with the harvest for the Bruch family and Lony Haubrich.
Michael has been a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. He enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, and especially enjoyed his dogs, Keisha and Teddy. He also enjoyed sitting in his recliner and watching TV, his favorites being NASCAR and the Kansas City Chiefs. But most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Michael was preceded in death by his mother Gloria Munch, his brother Steven Munch and infant brother Timothy Munch; and his mother-in-law Cheryl Nickel.
Survivors include his children: Tonya and husband Keith Freeman of Ardmore, Okla.; Jeremy Munch and fiancée Heather Scott of Guthrie Center; his partner Jenny Fox of Manning, Ashley Fox of Audubon; Kaleb Fox of Audubon, his grandchildren: Whitney Munch, Cannon Freeman and Ava Freeman all of Ardmore, Okla.; Brennon Munch of Harlan; Bryson Anderson and Brailyn Anderson both of Audubon; his father: Dallas and wife Nancy Munch of Exira; his father-in-law: Danny Nickel of Guthrie Center; his sisters: Sheri and husband Mike Irlmeier of Brayton; Lori and husband Ned Lewis of Urbandale; his sisters-in-law: Kristy Munch of Greeley, Colo.; Clarissa and husband Clair Calmer of Manson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Kessler Funeral Home
515 S Division St
Audubon, IA 50025
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Dec. 5 to Dec. 12, 2014