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Munter, Robert

d. April 14, 2011

Robert Gene Munter, age 70, of Salem, Missouri, formerly of Pekin, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He is survived by wife Joyce; daughters, Cindy (Michael) Harrington of Naperville/Morris and Sheila (Raul) Esparza of Farmers Branch, Texas; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Jim, Gale, Don, and Jack Munter; sisters, Peg Putney and Sue Barton.

Robert was born April 18, 1940 in Rosemond, Illinois, the son of Godfrey and Velma Shallenberger Munter.

He is preceded in death by three sisters, one brother, and his parents.

Robert worked as a cabinet maker for 25 years and he served for the U.S. Air Force for 4 years.

He loved working in the yard on his tractor and bird watching. He was an excellent craftsman in cabinetry.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 18, 2011 from 10:00 until time of funeral service at 11:00 AM at the Athens Christian Church. Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens is assisting the family with services.

Rev. Ken Gennicks officiating.

Burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.


  1. Joyce, I am so sorry about your husband. We are keeping you in our prayers.

  2. Aunt Joyce and Family. I’m am so sorry Uncle Bob had to leave us so soon. I will always remember him and his handsome smile. The way he loved spending time with all of us kids and always giving us lots of hugs and kisses. Lots of Love, Anna

  3. Dear Joyce, With deepest sorrow and personal loss, I extend to you my condolence as I share in your loss. Bob was a terrific person and friend and he will be sorely missed. He leaves a big void in one of his friends life. God keep him in His care, and God Bless you and your family in this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ursula Valerio

  4. I new Bob from high school and remember riding on the back of his motocycle! It was so good to see him and Joyce on our 50th High School reunion. I know that he will be missed very much. Too soon, too soon.

    My condolences to Bob’s family.

    Pat Franks

  5. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of my classmate of many years and dear friend, Bob. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Carol Runyon~~~~Plano, Texas

  6. i graduated with bob from Green Valley High School in 1959. i so enjoyed seeing and talking with bob and joyce at the 50th class reunion. although i had not seen bob since shortly after our graduation he had the same fun loving humorous personality i remember. i remember well bob,don, ralph&ron singing “that good old mountain dew” during the presentation of one of our ‘hillbilly’ class plays. as we attempted to recreate the song at the alumni banquet on our 50th it didn’t seem to have the great sound those four boys produced originally but stirred many fond memories. my deepest sympathies to you,joyce, and your daughters, and grandchildren as well as bob’s brothers and sisters. the world has lost a fine,fun loving individual.

  7. Dear Sheila and Cindy, I am so sorry to have read about your dad in the Pekin paper. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom, big time!!!! I know that when my mom passed last Octomber, nothing that was said made much difference then, nor do I remember what was said, but it made what was a really bad time a little nicer. I think of you alot and what you ever ended up doing, and I just wanted to say hi, and how hard it is right now to get through a day, and I hope you are doing okay. Love you Carla. In case you don’t remember me, I lived across the alley from you when you lived on Howard Ct and I lived on 7th. You took me church with you for a long time when we where kids, and I would like to thank you for doing that also.

  8. Sheila,I’am so sorry to have read about you dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. When we where kids I lived across the alley from you on Howard Ct.

  9. Sheila, So sorry to have read about your dad. My prayers are with you.

  10. Sheila, my prayer are with you.

  11. My sympathy to Mrs. Munter and the family. To the brothers and sisters you are like family to me when I think back 55 years ago when we lived side by side in GreenValley. I can see Robert in Moms kitchen talking about whatever. May peace be with you in your sorrow.

    Evelyn (lay) Daugherty

  12. Bob was a good family friend of ours when he lived in Florida. We were talking about him today. I was googling to see if we could find him to say hello and I was so sad and sorry to hear of his passing. My husband and I drive past his Florida home on our way home. He was always so kind and easy going and I remember how much he loved to sail. He was a wonderful man and our thoughts are with you.

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