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Robert C. Munter, 82

Robert Charles Munter, age 82, formerly of Dassel, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

He was born Sept. 22, 1932, to Carl and Anna Munter. Robert grew up in Minneapolis and Dassel with his sisters, Arlene, June, and Janet.

He graduated from Dassel High School in 1951, before being drafted into the army and serving in Korea for two years.

After the war, Robert graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in soil science. This led him to work with the USDA in St. Peter, before he was hired by the U of M to set up a research service lab in soil/plant/water chemistry.

He went on to receive his master’s in soil chemistry, become an associate professor, and run the Soil and Research Science Laboratory at the U of M until he retired, in 1994.

Robert’s interest in archeology led him to work with and contribute to the Dassel Historical Society in Native American archeology.

As a devoted husband, Robert spent almost 54 years with the love of his life, Doris. They had two children, Beth and Bob.

Four of his favorite people were his grandchildren, Briana, Clay, Jake, and Jordan. He loved spending time with them, and making sure they enjoyed his favorite sweet treats like banana splits and mini donuts.

Robert’s love of family went back generations through the extensive genealogical research that he enjoyed in his free time. His legacy will live on for generations to come.

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