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Denver Munson

March 31, 1911-July 5, 2008

Denver Munson, 97, of Osage, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2008.

Denver, the son of John and Nora (Johnson) Munson was born on March 31, 1911 in Grant County, Minn. The oldest of 10 children, he grew up and attended school at Grant County.

Denver married Margaret E. Johnson on Oct. 15, 1933 at Fergus Falls. For the last 50 years the couple lived on a hobby farm near Osage. They operated the Osage Country Market Grocery Store for 14 years. Denver worked as a commercial union painter in the Fargo area as well.

Denver enjoyed fishing, he was a hard worker and he possessed a great sense of humor. He was a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Snellman.

Surviving Denver are his wife, Margaret Munson of Osage; his daughter, Joann (Scott) Thayer of Annandale, Minn.; sons, Ronald (Georgia) Munson of California, Robert Munson of Osage, Keith (Lana) Munson of California and Allen Munson of Minnesota; 22 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 19 great-great grandchildren, and sisters, Virginia Robinson of Hawley, Eunice Heinomen of Hawley and Nora (Todd) Tweeton of Detroit Lakes.

Preceding Denver in death were his parents, John and Nora (Johnson) Munson; daughter Patricia; sons Roger and Ricky; great grandson Jaron; brothers Chet, Jerry, Hoover and Carrold; and sisters Roselle and Tootsie Worma.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Snellman. A luncheon will be held in the fellowship hall following the services. Arrangements are being handled by the Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids.