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Gerald W. Munson Jr.

Gerald Walter "Jerry" Munson, Jr.

Of Zionsville, IN died May 6, 2013 of complications from frontal lobe dementia. He was born January 20, 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Gerald Walter Munson and Sarah Golden Munson.

Mr. Munson grew up in Jamestown, NY, and Dayton, OH, where he was graduated from Oakwood High School. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, and then served in the United States Army.

Mr. Munson had a long, distinguished career with Simon Property Group where he held leadership positions in the company's leasing department as the company grew to become one of the nation's largest developers. He was a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a C.P.M.

He was a devoted member of St. Francis In-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Zionsville, where he was senior warden of the vestry, lay minister, and chairman of the capital fund campaign. He also was a member of Traders Point Hunt.

Mr. Munson is survived by his wife, Barbara Burns Munson of Zionsville; his children, Nels Edward Munson and Lillian Burns Munson, both of Zionsville; Gerald W. Munson III of Indianapolis; Julia Marie (Stephen) Griffin of Glendale, AZ; and Peter Jeffrey (Lisa) Munson of Carmel; and grandchildren, Shane Moore; Jake Hansen, Grace and Kristen Griffin; and Carly, Christian, Zach, and Mary Munson. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marianne Munson.

The funeral will be held Saturday, May 11, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis, with calling from 10 a.m. until time of service. A reception will follow the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis In-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 1525 Mulberry St., Zionsville, IN 46077. Arrangements are entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan - Zionsville . You are invited to share memories of Mr. Munson and offer your condolences at: http://www.flannerbuchanan.com


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 9, 2013
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