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Dean W. Munson, 82

Dean W. Munson, age 82, of Yuba City, CA, formerly of Cokato, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Yuba City, CA, surrounded by his family and friends.

Dean was a native of Cokato, and was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Hannah Munson; and brothers, Douglas and Glenn.

He is survived by his wife, Andra; two daughters, Kimberly Simon and Wendy Swartz; four grandchildren, Clair and Jack Swartz, Scotty and Ben Simon; a sister, Helen Hagen; sister-in-law Angie Munson; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Dean graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1951, was commissioned into the US Air Force in 1953, and received his master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University in 1966.

He served in the Strategic Air Command and the Pacific Command, with a tour in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Dean retired from the Air Force as a major in 1974.

Following his Air Force career, Dean taught business at Yuba City High School until his retirement in 1991.

He enjoyed sports and had a special passion for golf.

Interment was at Yuba City, CA Friday, Aug. 26.