Harold Vernon Munson

Date of Death - October 19, 2008
Harold Vernon Munson passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2008, in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 70. Harold was born on February 2, 1938 in Humboldt, Nebraska to Harold P. and Opal Mae (Lionberger) Munson. Vern, or "Popeye" as he was sometimes called, graduated from high school in Humboldt, Nebraska. Vern served in the Korean Conflict from 1952 until 1958 and four tours in Vietnam from 1967 until 1969.  He earned seven Purple Hearts and the Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Overseas Bar, Drill Sgt. Badge, Silver Star and numerous other medals and honors.  Vern completed his twenty-seven years of service with the Missouri National Guard and retired at the rank of Command Sergeant Major.  Vern spent many years in the auto body profession.  He was an instructor of Auto Body at the Rolla Area Vocational Technical School and worked as a Service and Parts Manager in various auto dealerships. Vern was a kind, generous and loving man always willing to help others.  He enjoyed farming and he was proud of his cattle.  He spent many hours watching his newborn calves romping and playing (maybe napping in the warm sunshine although he would never admit to it).  He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He will be sadly missed by his surviving family which include: his mother, Opal Mae Munson of Humboldt, Nebraska; three sisters, Donna Gaddis of Mead, Nebraska, Faye Rhinehart and her husband, Dick, of Nebraska City, Nebraska and Wilma Stephens and her husband, Rasty, of Pawnee City, Nebraska; one brother, Lee Munson of Delphi, Indiana; special friends, Tom and Treasa Olsen; and many friends and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, his wife, Lucille, and a brother-in-law, Mark Gaddis. A funeral service for Harold "Vern" Munson will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri, with Reverend Leroy Nixon officiating.  A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the funeral service from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Ozark Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Online condolences may be shared on this website.

Visitation

Visitation Times Thursday, October 23, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Null and Son Funeral Home

cindynuclehed

VERN, I LOVE YOU, YOU OLD MAN AS LUCILLE WOULD OF SAID. YOU WERE A VERY GOOD FRIEND TO ME. OUR FRIENDSHIP WILL LIVE ON. AND NOBODY WELL EVER TAKE THAT AWAY. WE LAUGHED, TALKED AND CRIED TOGETHER. OUR TIMES SITTING AT YOU HOUSE WELL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TOGETHER. KYLIE WELL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU. YOU GIVING HER YOUR MEDAL WAS A GREAT THING FOR HER. WE OLD MAN YOUR HOME NOW. YOU AND LUCILLE ARE BACK TOGETHER. I WILL LOVE YOU AND REMEMBER YOU FOR EVER. ESPECIALLY YOUR SMILE. I'LL MISS YOU. LOCE YA. SEE YOU ONE DAY.

me

HOW YOU DOIN OLD FRIEND. DIDN'T GET TO SAY BYE. YOU WERE MY BEST FRIEND, AND I LOVE YOU. NO ONE CAN EVER SEPERATE US,NOT EVEN NOW. WE LAUHED,WE CRIED BUT WE ALSO CARED. YOU WELL BE DEEPLY MISSED. ESPECIALLY YOUR SMILE, AND HOW GOOD YOU WERE TO YOUR LITTLE FRIEND KK. SHE GREW TO LOVE YOU LIKE A GRANDPA. YOUR LAUGHTER WELL BE MISSED. BUT, YOU WELL BE IN MY HEART 4-EVER AND I WILL BE THERE TO VISIT YOU OFTEN. I LOVE YOU DEAR ONE. SEE YOU IN HEAVEN SOMEDAY. GOD SPEED....

KYLIE MARIE YOUR BFF 4-EVER

THANK YOU FOR THE MEDAL YOU GAVE. I LOVE YOU GRANDPA, YOU WERE SO NICE TO ME. I LOVED IT WHEN YOU CALLED ME NUCKLE HEAD. I WELL MISS YOU ALOT. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOU. SEE YOU IN HEAVEN SOME DAY. SAY HI TO LUCILLE FOR ME. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!XOXOXO

Dave and Cathy Salts

Vern will be greatly missed by all. He was a good man and Friend in the Army to Dave. His family and friends will be in our prayers God bless Dave and cathy salts

SECRET FRIEND

WELL, ITS BEEN 7 MONTHS SINCE YOU HAVE LEFT ME. I REALLY MISS YOU AND THE LAST 4 MONTHS WE HAD TOGETHER. TELL LUCILLE HI. I LOVE YOU BOTH AND THINK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME. YOU ARE REALLY MISSED. BOTH OF YOU. OUR FRIENDSHIP WELL GO ON 4EVER, EVEN WITH YOUS NOT HERE. I THINK OF YOU ALL THE TIME. GOD BLESS YOU I LOVE YOUS WITH ALL MY HEART, AND DEEPLY MISS YOUS. LOVE 4 EVER.

cindy

2-15-2012. Dear friend not a day goes by that i don't think of you. I love you and miss so much. Till we meet again. Tell Lucille Hi

cindy

9-6-12. well, Vern I love and miss u alot. 4 long yrs without you . you are truly missed. we had some good times together. Love You Cindy R.I.P. my friend


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