Eric J. MunsonEric J. Munson, 32, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at his home after a courageous eight month battle with cancer.
Eric J. Munson, 32, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at his home after a courageous eight month battle with cancer.
Eric was born in Rice Lake, Wis., on Dec. 27, 1979 to John and Linda (Petersen) Munson. The family moved to Superior when Eric was four where he resided until his death, attending Maranatha Academy, East Junior High, and Superior High School. He married the love of his life Hilary Learn, on May 26th 2011. Eric was active in many sports as a youth, but hockey and football were his two favorites. He played football from Pony League through High School. As a hockey player, Eric was a member of a number of WAHA State Championship teams for Superior, including twice as a Bantam as well as a State High School C Championship in 1998 with the Superior Mariners. He also coached youth hockey for several years for the Superior Amateur Hockey Association. Eric graduated from Superior High School in 1998 and attended Lake Superior College and the University of Wisconsin - Superior, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Communicating Arts with a minor in Business Administration.
Eric was an active hunter and enjoyed golf, bowling, and softball, playing in a number of leagues around Superior. He was an enthusiastic supporter of both the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers and made many trips to Lambeau Field and Miller Park to see the games.
Eric was preceded in death by his paternal Grandfather, Benhart L. Munson, Hayward and maternal Grandfather, David F. Petersen , Frederic.
Eric is survived by his wife, Hilary (Learn) Munson, Superior; parents, John and Linda Munson, Superior; sister, Kristin (Munson) Trianoski, Superior; paternal Grandmother, Juanita (Summers) Munson, Hayward; maternal Grandmother, Muriel (Thompson) Petersen, Frederic; his Uncle and Aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Petersen, Frederic; Mother and Father in law Pat and Dan Learn, South Range; Sister and Brother in law, Haley and Mark Warren, Burnsville; Brother in law, Michael Trianoski ,Superior; and nieces, Addison and Elliana Warren of Burnsville.
Honorary Pallbearers are Brian Whitney, Steve Baker, Cullen Dorfman, Mark Warren, Dan Learn, and Michael Trianoski.
Visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in the Great Hall of the Superior Middle School, and from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Superior Middle School Cafatorium where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4th at 1 p.m., Gary Banker officiating; lunch to follow.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Eric Munson Benefit fund at the Superior Choice Credit Union.
Funeral arrangements by the Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N. 19th Street, Superior.
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