George Edward Munn
- April 15, 1933 - January 14, 2013
- Lincoln, Nebraska
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“it's been many years since I've seen all of the Munn's; of all the Munn's I hold the highest regard and warmest feelings and thoughts about George....Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Brigitte G. Townsend (formerly Munn) - TX
“My sincere condolences to the Munn family.
I am in tears watching this video. All the memories growing up with Fritz. Learning everything from...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Allan Pollack - Los Angeles, CA
“George was a very good friend and a model police officer.It was a pleasure to know him and work alongside him for many years.HE will be dearly missed...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Don Abbott - Miami, FL
“George was a good person and Police Officer. I was one of the Police Officers that worked with him at the Canal Zone Police Sub Station, Gamboa...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Leonard Wilson - Boca Raton, FL
“George was a good man, always a smile on his face and I never heard him say anything negative about anyone. It was my pleasure to know him and work...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Ed Dolan - DeLand, FL
“George was like a brother to me although he was my uncle. Louise and George were very special and kind to me throughout my life. I wouldn't be the...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Barbara Magnuson and Family - AZ
“So sorry for your loss. Even when expected, it's still never easy. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
7 of 22 | Posted by: Sara Marthaler - Lincoln, NE
“George was hard working dedicated good police officer that always did his job to the best of his abilities and could be counted on in any situation. ...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Fred Robinson - Ocala, FL
“I met George and Louise in the mid 1980's through their son George and they both were very kind and caring people.
Good memories from those visits....Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Michael Erickson - Yankton, SD
“George and I worked the same beat #69 in Ancon,CZ for years. He was a very good police officer and will be missed. Will keep everyone in my prayers.
10 of 22 | Posted by: Larry Solien - Gonvick, MN
“I worked with George Munn on C Platoon, Balboa Canal Zone Police for several years. Good man, good Police Officer, loved his work.
Mostly he worked...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Melvyn Oller
“It was an honor knowing George. We had nice visits when he came to stay and Fritz' and Sheri's home. He will be sadly missed. Love Yvonne
12 of 22 | Posted by: Yvonne Currie - Gainesville, FL
“So long to a fun loving man.
13 of 22 | Posted by: mary layton - vero beach, FL
“Very sorry to hear about the passing of a police officer.
14 of 22 | Posted by: Renee Perry - Mary Esther , FL
“I knew George for many years. He was a good man and a fine police officer. He will be missed. Betty and I will keep the family in our prayers....Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Jim N. Brown, Jr. - Florence, SC
“George was a very fine and dedicated offier. It was a pleaseure to have know and serve with him. our boys played baseball together and I have many...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Bill Kessler - Dothan, AL
“So sorry, warmest regards Frank
17 of 22 | Posted by: Frank DuPree - Taboga Island
“George was one good cop and friend. It was a pleasure woking with him in the Canal Zone.
18 of 22 | Posted by: Woody Foster - Dunnellon, FL
“And we shall meet again George! Hasta la vista.
19 of 22 | Posted by: Gerard R. Draughon "Gerry" (B Platoon CZP 1973) - FL
“George worked on another Platoon but I remember him as being a nice man with a pleasant smile. Rest in peace George.
20 of 22 | Posted by: Luther Quinn - Gainesville, FL
“I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle George and Aunt Louise. His life was a testimony to quiet kindness and good laughs. He will be missed.
21 of 22 | Posted by: Rhonda (Ummel) Betzold - Omaha, NE
“We will miss Uncle George and Aunt Louise greatly, but rejoice in their final reunion. They were generous in their affection for the entire extended...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Joan Munn Hopkins - Grand Island, NE
George Edward Munn, 79, of Lincoln, Nebraska passed away on January 14, 2013, after losing his battle to lung cancer. George was born on April 15, 1933 in Mason City Nebraska to George Emerson Munn and Flora Cecil Spencer. He was the 10th child born of 11 children. (7 sisters and 3 brothers). His father died from appendicitis when George was only 2 years old. The task of raising him was left to his widowed mother and older siblings. During his childhood he resided with his mother during the school year and spent the summer months with a few of his married brothers and sisters, working on their farms and ranches. He would often be found hunting a wide variety of wild game to supplement food for his family. In High School, George loved sports. He played baseball, basketball, and football. George enjoyed hunting and fishing. During his High School summers and continuing after he graduated, George worked for his brother, John on his 17,000 acre ranch near Mullen Nebraska. George graduated from Mason City High School in 1951.
In January of 1953, during the Korean War, George enlisted in the U.S Air Force. He served 10 ½ years as an Air Force aircraft mechanic, leaving the service as a staff sergeant only after his position grade was frozen at the start of the Vietnam war in 1963. He shared many stories of his service with the Air Force and the many aircraft, he worked on in detail. It was during one of his overseas tours at the Panama Canal Zone, he met his beautiful Panamanian wife, Louise Gloria Grote. She was an Air Force civil servant at Albrook Air Force base. On August 16, 1956 they married and remained in the Panama Canal Zone until early 1958. George and his new family moved to Omaha Nebraska where he finished his enlistment and was honorably discharged in July of 1963 at Offutt Air force Base. In late 1963, George and his family returned to the Canal Zone where George worked for the U.S Army as a diesel generator mechanic and Louise continued her career as a civil servant secretary.
In 1964, George accepted a position in federal law enforcement as a Canal Zone Police Officer. He remained in this position until the implementation of the Panama Canal Treaties in 1981. George enjoyed his time as a police officer, the public service, the law enforcement. George enjoyed the comradery with other officers some of whom became life- long friends. During 1982, George retired from the civil service at the age of 49. He and Louise moved back to Omaha Nebraska, in order for Louise to complete her civil service and retire at nearby Offutt Air Force Base. George worked for an apartment and home builder for a few years inspecting and getting them ready for rent or sale. Later he became a school bus driver for handicap children, he thoroughly enjoyed this job. George loved driving and helping the disabled and mentally challenged children to and from their classes throughout Omaha.
George and Louise remained in Omaha until 2004. Then they moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to be closer to their youngest grandchildren. In 2010, his wife Louise, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. George was suddenly without his love and companion of 53 years. It was hard on him at first but with the help of his 4 children, several grandchildren, and the passing of time, he slowly adjusted to single life. In June of this year, George was diagnosed with lung cancer. Doctors treated and removed a tumor and the operation seemed successful. However, by the end of November, George got weaker and lost more weight. At the end of December, a CT scan revealed that his cancer had returned with a vengeance. George died two weeks later. He is survived by his 4 children: , George Munn (Jr.) of Yankton S.D. , Mary and Mike Layton of Vero Beach Florida, Fritz and Sheri Munn of Gainesville Fl, and David and Cheryl Munn of Lincoln Nebraska. His has 7 grandchildren: Seth, Sarah, Mike, Cassidy, Samantha, Cierra and Connor; He has one great –grand daughter, Ariya and his sister Bonnie Wilson of Litchfield, Nebraska.
He was proceeded in death by his wife Louise, His 3 brothers, John, Marvin, Gerald, 6 sisters: Iola, Georgina, Rowena, Naomi, Betty, Donna.
Services 2:30 PM, Saturday, January 19, 2013
Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home 6800 So. 14th St.
Visitation noon to 8:00 pm on Friday.
Memorials to American Cancer Society.