Emery Donald Munson, 94, of Story City, died July 24, 2016 at Bethany Manor in Story City. Services were held Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City. Burial followed in the Story City Cemetery. The family received friends an hour before the service at the church.
Emery was born on February 2, 1922 in Roland, Iowa to Eli and Alice (Christian) Munson. He married Sandra Espe on June 19, 1943. Emery graduated from Luther College and taught and coached for 34 years in various high schools in Iowa, retiring from Stockton High School in Illinois. They moved to Story City in 1984. Emery was active in the Kiwanis Club, American Legion and Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was most proud of being inducted into the northern Illinois Coaches Hall of Fame. Emery had many friends, especially the wonderful people at Scandia West Condo, who looked out for him and Sandra over the years.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra, of Story City; sons, Michael (Conni) of Omaha, NE and Dave of Janesville, WI; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Steve Munson; six brothers, Ray, Olaf, McKinley, Vernon, Joe and Dean; and two sisters, Eva Twedt and Alice Michelson.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church.