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Warner Henry Muns

October 12, 1930 ~ April 20, 2020 (age 89)



WARNER HENRY MUNS, age 89, of Sioux Falls, died Monday, April 20, 2020 at the Primrose Retirement Communities in Sioux Falls. He was born October 12, 1930, in Hurley, SD to Henry C. and Eunice (Ebbesen) Muns.

As a young boy Warner lived on a farm in Hooker, SD and attended country school. As a teenager his parents purchased a farm adjacent to the iron marker that denotes where the three states of Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa meet. He would frequently comment that every day he knew exactly where he was at, and where he caught the school bus in three states. He graduated from Hills High School in 1948.

After high school he worked for the railroad as a telegrapher and depot agent, which took him to exotic locations, such as Mocassia, MT and Matlock, IA. Warner also served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After these adventures, Warner attended Augustana College receiving his BA and Master degrees in History and English. He began his career as an educator with the Sioux Falls school system.

He was united in marriage on September 1, 1962 to Joan Harbak, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne, MN. To this marriage one daughter, Constance was born in August of 1963.

Warner taught in the Sioux Falls at Axtell Park Junior High and frequently during the summer at Lincoln High. All together he taught for 35 years, retiring in 1990. After his retirement Warner was diagnosed with congestive heart failure which he dealt with until his passing.

Grateful for having been part of his life are his wife, Joan and only child, Constance, both of Sioux Falls.

He was preceded in death by his parent, Henry and Eunice; his only brother, Robert; and his parents-in-law, Conrad and Martina Harbak.

We will miss Warner for his endless ability to tell stories for every occasion and for his great heart and spirit. Rest well gentle soul - until we meet again.

 A private family graveside service will b 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.

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