Milton J. Munk, 91, of Dell Rapids died Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Dells Nursing & Rehab Center. Memorial services will begin at 10:00 AM Saturday September 10, 2016 at the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM at the church. Burial of the ashes of Milton and Audrey Munk will follow the funeral service at the Dell Rapids Cemetery. On-line condolences may be left at the Minnehaha Funeral Home website.
Milton James Munk, son of Edna (Artz) and Jesse Munk, was born August 10, 1925 at Dell Rapids. He grew up in the Dell Rapids area and attended country school at the Nelson School. He graduated from Dell Rapids High School in 1944. Milton entered the United States Army in 1945 and was stationed in Germany, being discharged in 1947.
Milton married Audrey Van Briesen on November 17, 1945 at Camp Robinson, Little Rock, Arkansas. The couple made their home in Dell Rapids until 1948 when they moved to a farm northeast of Dell Rapids. In 1969 they moved to Dell Rapids when he went into the livestock and grain trucking and order buying business. He was the recipient of many Livestock Safety Hauling awards. He was on the Board of Directors for the South Dakota Livestock Trucker Association. He retired (the first time) in 1989. He helped his brother, Harold on the farm for a year and later drove truck for Buskerud Construction, Dells Materials, and later for Dells Coop Grain Company. He also helped Bill Klein’s sons with harvest. Since then he retired at least six times.
Over the years Milton was a member of the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids, the Dell Rapids American Legion and the South Dakota Livestock and Truckers Association.
Milton was an avid sports fan, especially football and the Green Bay Packers, baseball and NASCAR. Milton and Audrey enjoyed some winters in San Benito, Texas. When he wasn’t driving truck, he enjoyed coffee and fellowship with good friends at T & C.
Milton was preceded in death by his loving wife, Audrey who died October 18, 2012, their son, Rick; his brother, Eldon and his wife, Vera and his brother, Harold.
Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Randy (Karen) Munk, Bobby Munk, Candy Munk, Sherry Munk and Peggy Munk; grandchildren, Nathan, Audrey Anna, Andrew, April, Gabriella, Abdul, Wade, Darin, Jennifer, Erin and Holly; nineteen great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and his sister-in-law, Gail Bares.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Dell Rapids American Legion or Compassionate Care Hospice.