Celebrating the life of Warren H. Munson
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He was born on June 8, 1927 in LaSalle to Walter and Vernie (Hess) Munson.
He joined the National Guard Reserve through the Army in 1948. He was in the Korean War from 1952 to 1953. He was in the 5th RCT Combat Team.
He married Janet Sabo on February 24, 1951 in Utica at the Utica Baptist Church.
For 45 years he was employed by Union Carbide / Bake Lite in Ottawa. He was a technical service engineer, in which he also traveled through out the country to their other plants. He was a member of the Utica Baptist Church in Utica where he was a Trustee and Deacon. He publicly served the City of Utica as a Village Trustee, a member of the planning commission, served on the School Board, and was instrumental in the planning of the new school in 1967. He was an active member of the Bake Lite retirees’ group. He was an avid wood worker and craftsman working from his home shop. He was an avid golfer. He used social media to stay in contact with the members of the 5th RCT Combat Team from Korea.
He is survived by:
2 Sons: Warren J. (Wendy) Munson of Utica, and Steve (Patty) Munson of Morton IL.
5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 1 due later this year.
2 Sisters: Shirley Duttlinger of LaSalle and Ruth Ann Strong of Elburn of IL.
He is preceded in death by: his wife (2013), 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
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