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Pamela Munsch, 62

Pamela “Pam” Jane Munsch,  62, of New Auburn, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.

  A memorial service will take place Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Clergy officiating: Eric Nelson.  A gathering of family and friends will be take place from 1 to 3 p.m. before the service, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran.

  Pam was born Sept.  25, 1959, in Glencoe. She was the daughter of Byron and Alice (Tonn) Zellmann.

  Pam was baptized as an infant Oct. 18, 1959, and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth April 7, 1974, both at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

  Pam’s confirmation verse was Matthew 6:33. She received her education in Lester Prairie, and was a graduate of the Lester Prairie High School, class of 1978.

  Pam met Doug in April, 1989. Pam was united in marriage to Doug at the Sibley County Courthouse Dec. 16, 2008.    

  They made their home in New Auburn. Pam was blessed with two daughters, Jennifer and Jessica, and one infant son, Nickolas, who passed away at birth.

  Pam worked at Rockwell Automation for 30 years in various departments.

  She then became a certified nursing assistant, and worked at Oak Terrace Health Care Assisted Living Facility in Gaylord for the last 12 years.

  Pam enjoyed camping, hiking (even though she complained about it) and reading. She enjoyed doing scratch-offs. Pam also loved collecting bears.  

  Pam never missed a sporting event that her daughters and grandchildren were involved in. She liked watching reality TV shows and the Hallmark channel.

  Pam cherished the time she spent with her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren.

 Pamela passed away Dec. 27, 2021, at the age of 62, after a 13 month long courageous battle with lung cancer.

  Blessed be her memory.

Pamela is survived by her: husband, Douglaus “Doug” Munsch of New Auburn; daughters, Jennifer Hanson and her husband, Kyle, of Hutchinson, and

Jessica Trout and her husband, Alex, of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Trenten Hanson, Trevor Hanson, Tegan Hanson, Carter Trout, and Kennedy Trout; siblings: Sandra Anderson of Lester Prairie, and Mary Fillbrandt and her husband, Bruce of Mayer; brothers-in-law: Rodney Kuntz of Lester Prairie, Bruce Young of Lester Prairie, Brian Munsch and his wife, Kim of Bismarck, ND, Mike Munsch and his significant other, Jody of Baltimore, MD, William “Bill” Munsch and his wife, Yuko of Green Bay, WI; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Munsch and her significant other, Bruce of Bismark, ND, and Judi Unglaub and her husband, Ron of Lester Prairie; father and mother-in-law, Herman and Twila Munsch of Bismark, ND;

godmother, Charlotte Ehrke and her husband, Stan of Lester Prairie; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

  Pamela was preceded in death by her parents, Byron and Alice Zellmann; infant son, Nickolas; siblings: Sharon Kuntz, Kendall Zellmann, Daryl Zellmann, Kathryn Young, and baby Mary.

  Arrangements by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.

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