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Robert Prentis MUNGER

Male 1909 - 2001  (91 years)


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  • Name Robert Prentis MUNGER 
    Born 2 Nov 1909  Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Oct 2001  Tucson, Pima, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried East Lawn Palms Cemetery & Mortuary, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From the “Kossuth County Advance”, Tuesday, September 22, 1953:
      “Resigns from Board:
      Robert P. Munger of Sioux city, former Woodbury country state legislator, has resigned from the state board of education because of health reasons. Munger, named to the board by Governor Beardsley immediately after the 1951 legislative session, submitted his resignation to the governor effective immediately.”

      Obituary, Sioux City Journal, November 1, 2001:
      "Robert Prentis Munger, 91, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Sioux City, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, in Tucson.

      Family memorial services will be held for Mr. Munger in Eastlawn Palms Cemetery in Tucson. Arrangements are under the direction of Eastlawn Palms Mortuary in Tucson.

      Mr. Munger was born Nov. 2, 1909, in Sioux City, to Judge and Mrs. Robert H. Munger (Kathryn Belle Prentis). He received a bachelor of art degree from Morningside College and received his law degree from the University of South Dakota Law School, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He practiced law and was active in Republican politics from 1933 until 1941.

      His first wife, Kathryn Grantt, died in 1940 following the birth of their son, Robert G. Munger. On April 19, 1941, he married Charlotte Louise Watkin, with whom he shared life for 58 years.

      At the outbreak of World War II, Mr. Munger closed his law practice, resigned his seat in the Iowa Senate. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he was a pilot, wrote the Air Corps manual on meteorology and was head of Air Corps Contract Terminations working directly under General Hap Arnold. In 1945, Mr. Munger resigned his commission as a major and resumed his law practice and several business enterprises. He was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives and was subsequently appointed to the Iowa Board of Regents.

      Mr. Munger was an active business man and entrepreneur throughout his life as well as a lifelong participant in Republican politics. In addition to his continuing interest in the stock market, his various enterprises included serving as a member of the board of directors at Toy National Bank in Sioux City, owner and president of Central Finance Co., uranium exploration, secondary oil recovery, and subsequently, in Tucson, a real estate investor and apartment owner.

      He was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite in Sioux City. An avid reader and student of economics and history, he was particularly interested in the cyclical course of human events. The Munger family spent many summers sailing and fishing the Okoboji Lakes.

      In 1965, Me Munger and his beloved wife, Charlotte Watkin Munger, moved to Tucson. Two of Mr. Munger's three sons subsequently moved to Tucson. Their youngest son, John F. Munger (Roseann), served as a member of the Arizona Board of Regents and currently practices law in Tucson with Munger Chadwick, P.L.C. Clark W. Munger is a Superior Court Judge for Pima County. Their oldest son, captain Robert G. Munger (Alice), lives in New Orleans and is a merchant marine captain. For a number of years, Mr. and Mrs. Munger spent their summers in the Bellingham, Wash. area sailing their sail boat in the Washington and British Columbian coastal waters. He was also an accomplished water colorist and enjoyed many happy hours painting.

      Mr. Munger was a gentleman and firm advocate of reason, principle and personal responsibility. He was a devoted husband and father and trusted advisor to his sons.

      Mr. Munger is survived by his three sons, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren as well as his younger brother, Stanley Prentis Munger of Vermillion, S.D. and his cousin, Mrs. E.H. Sibley of Sioux City. He will be missed by his entire family."

      SSDI:
      Robert P. Munger
      485-32-1684
      LR: 85712--Tucson, Pima, AZ
      B: 2 Nov 1909
      D: 23 Oct 2001
    Person ID I3937  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2015 

    Father Judge Robert Howe MUNGER,   b. 22 Oct 1873, Earlville, Delaware, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1940, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Kathryn Belle PRENTIS,   b. 25 Aug 1877, Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1930, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Family ID F1612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Kathryn Bryce GRANTT,   d. 1940 
    Married 27 Jun 1934  Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Grantt MUNGER
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F14729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charlotte Louise WATKIN,   b. 1 Dec 1916, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1999, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1941 
    Children 
     1. Clark Watkin MUNGER
     2. John Francis MUNGER
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F1615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Nov 1909 - Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jun 1934 - Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Oct 2001 - Tucson, Pima, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Lawn Palms Cemetery & Mortuary, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
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