Robert Dean Munson, 96, died Feb. 28, 2024.

Bob was born in Stockport, Iowa, on March 14, 1927, to Glenn and Frances (Webber) Munson. His family moved to Baudette in 1930. He attended the U of M and lived in St. Anthony Park, near the University’s Ag Campus, most of his life.

He loved learning and applying his knowledge in soil fertility and crop science. He was a valued mentor and Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Bob loved the cultural life of the city, attending music, theater and arts events with Mary Jane, and then Linda.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mary Jane, and is survived by his dear friend, Linda Causey. He is also survived by his children Anthony, Susan Zdon (Gary), and John (Penny); eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ on April 3, with a gathering at 10 a.m. and service at 11:00, followed by lunch at the church.

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