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Kelly D. Munson, Age 53

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Kelly D. Munson, Age 53

Kelly D. Munson

Kelly Dianne Munson (Garner), 53, of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away unexpectedly on August 16th, 2020.

She was born on January 14th, 1967 in Oxnard, CA, the second of four children. She moved to North Platte, NE in 1975 to live with her dad and adoptive mother, Lon and Ellen Garner (Rosenblad). After moving to Lexington, NE in 1983, she graduated from High School there in 1985. She met and married Donnie McGinnis and had three boys, Michael, Anthoney, and Nathanial. They lived in both Lexington and Cozad, NE, and she worked for the Monroe Plant in Cozad for many years. After she and Donnie divorced, she met and married her husband Steve Munson. They were married on June 30th, 1998 and moved to Sioux Falls, SD in June, 1999.

Kelly was a hard worker and while she worked at a mixture of jobs in Sioux Falls, her favorite was working for Sanford Hospital dispatching air med. She had a great skill for details and it was a perfect fit for her. She was an artist and crafter and loved creating crafts with her granddaughters. She loved to travel and spend time at the lake and ocean. She learned to snorkel and loved swimming with the Mantatees. She wanted to eventually move to Florida where she and Steve could be by the ocean full time.

She shared her life with her husband and sons and grandchildren. They were the center of her world. Her sons Michael (Janice, special friend) and Nathanial have 4 children of their own: MacKenzie (10), Jazlyn (7), Kira (4), and Braxtyn (4 months). She is also survived by her sisters: Susan (Bill) Buettner and Karen Al-Ahmin, and brother David (Pam) Pano; two sisters-in-law: Barb (Earl) Gascho and Peg Munson, her mother and father-in-law, Bob and Mae Munson, and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was proceeded in death by her son Anthoney (2001), father (2009) and mother (2019).

A celebration of life service was held at 1:00-3:00pm Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 at Heritage Funeral Home with the service at 2:00pm.

Inurnment will be Friday, September 25th, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington, Nebraska.