Obit: Munger, Raymond P. (1891 - 1972)

Transcriber: Ken Wood


----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 12/30/1972, P. 2

Munger, Raymond P. (16 JAN 1891 - 29 DEC 1972)

Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. - Masonic funeral services will be held at the Georgas Funeral Home here Tuesday evening, Jan. 2, for R. P. Munger, 81, of 105 Clay St., who died about 1 a.m., Friday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be made Wednesday at Ellsworth.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday.

Officials said Mr. Munger's death was the result of complication after he had suffered first, second and third degree burns in a fine in his hospital room Dec. 26. According to a physician he had suffered burns over about 18 percent of his body when his clothing caught fire. The gown he was wearing was not hospital attire.

Hospital officials were not able to determine exactly what caused the flash fire. It was speculated that he may have obtained a book of matches, although matches and smoking material were being kept from his reach and he was allowed to smoke only under supervision.

Raymond (Raimond?) P. Munger was born Jan. 16, 1891, at Maiden Rock. He was graduated from Ellsworth High School, and worked as an insurance salesman in Minnesota. In 1927 he purchased the Clark County Agency in Neillsville, which he operated for many years.

He was a member and past master of Neillsville Masonic Lodge No. 162, was a charger member of the Neillsville County Club, and had also held memberships in the Chamber of Commerce and the local Kiwanis Club.

He was married on Sept. 23, 1916, at Lake City, Minn., to the former Beth Holliday, who died at Memorial Hospital here on Dec. 18.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Velda) Hunt, Huntington, N.Y., and Mrs. Charles (Vera) Sequest, San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.



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