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Arthur L. Munson Jr., 74

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Arthur L. Munson Jr., age 74 of Charles City and formerly of New Hampton, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City. 

A Celebration of Life will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at the Charles City VFW Hall. 

Funeral services are entrusted to Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences for the Munson family may be left at

Arthur Lowell Munson was born May 13, 1947, in New Hampton, the son of Arthur Lowell Munson Sr. and Betty (Buttz) Munson, and he grew up on a farm near the “Munson Five Corners.” 

As a kid, he helped his parents on the farm, doing a variety of chores, while attending country school before transferring to New Hampton High School, where he was a member of the Class of 1965. 

Art was drafted into the U.S. Army, and he served in Korea — taking detonators out of land mines — during the Vietnam War Era. After receiving his honorable discharge, he returned home and worked as a truck driver for Allied Construction in Charles City, and he later was a welder at Featherlite in Cresco. 

He married his wife, Nancy, and they had three children – Terry, Tim, and Shellie. The couple later divorced but remained good friends. 

Art lived the life he wanted to live. He loved to play cards and was always up for a good euchre game. He also enjoyed golfing, deer hunting, and “BSing” with his buddies. He was an expert grief giver and just as easily took the grief they dished right back to him, and yes, Art liked his beer. 

He was proud to be a grandpa to 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, and he was a life member of the VFW post in Charles City, where he lived most of his adult life. 

Survivors include two sons, Terry (Dana) Munson of Port Orchard, Washington, and Tim (Kathi) Munson of Charles City; one daughter, Shellie Hawke of Charles City; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Diane Stolfus of Lawler, Sharon VanderKolk of Lawler, and Carol (Irving) Reese of Charles City; one brother, Lonnie (Marilyn) Munson of Yukon, Oklahoma; and his former wife, Nancy Munson of Charles City. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Al Munson; a sister, Beverly Munson; and a great-grandchild, Jaxen Rosendahl.

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