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Joan Munson, 83

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Joan Marie (Schmidt) Munson, 83, died at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 8, 2013.

Joan was born July 23, 1930 in St. Peter to August Peter and Loretta "Betty" (Krause) Schmidt. Joan graduated from St. Peter High School in 1948.

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Joan was a loving and loyal wife to Jerry Munson and moved along with him to many different communities. She was an outstanding mother and grandmother, who always put her family first. Joan was active in golf, bridge, knitting and enjoyed hosting and entertaining family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jerry; children, Mike OMeara of Minneapolis; Maureen (John) Berry of Oak Grove, Tom (Tammy) Munson of Bismarck, Dave (Marcia) Munson of Mankato; grandchildren, Chad and Joshua Lukens, Jackie, Chelsea, Micah and Josey Munson, and Andrea, Kaylee (Brady) Lundblad, and Julia Munson; sister, Karen Bornholdt.; sisters-in-law, Johnna Schmidt and Margaret Bertelsen; and many nieces and nephews.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, August and Loretta; first husband, John OMeara; son, Daniel Munson; three brothers, Jerome, Donald and Dale Schmidt.

A Memorial Mass was held Wednesday, November 13 at The Church of St. Peter in St. Peter. Inurnment was held at Calvary Cemetery in St. Peter. Honorary urn bearers were her grandchildren.

Memorials are preferred to Hospice of Douglas County or St. Marys Catholic Church of Alexandria Building Fund.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.

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