George Edward Munn, 79 of Lincoln, died Jan. 14, 2013, after he lost his battle to lung cancer. George was born April 15, 1933, in Mason City, to George Emerson Munn and Flora Cecil Spencer.
During January 1953, George enlisted in the U.S Air Force during the Korean War. He served 10 1/2 years as an Air Force aircraft mechanic. During one of his overseas tours at the Panama Canal Zone, he met his beautiful Panama born wife, Louise Gloria Grote. Together they had four children: George Jr, Mary, Fritz and David.
In 1964, George accepted a position in federal law enforcement as a Canal Zone Police Officer. He remained in that position until the implementation of the Panama Canal Treaties in 1981. In 1982, he returned to Omaha.
In 2004, George and Louise relocated to Lincoln. In 2010, Louise lost her battle with pancreatic cancer.
He is survived by his four children, George Munn (Jr.) of Yankton S.D., Mary and Mike Layton of Vero Beach, Fla., Fritz and Sheri Munn of Gainesville, Fla., and David and Cheryl Munn of Lincoln; six grandchildren, Seth, Sarah, Mike, Cassidy, Samantha, Cierra and Connor; one great-granddaughter, Ariya, and his sister Bonnie Wilson of Litchfield.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; three brothers, John, Marvin and Gerald; six sisters, Iola, Georgina, Rowena, Naomi, Betty and Donna.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.Visitation will be from noon to 8 pm Friday. Interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at www.lincolnfh.com.
Published in Custer County Chief, Jan. 17, 2013