Eunice Fay Munch, 84, Minot, and formerly of Kenmare, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, in a Minot hospital.
Eunice was born Aug. 7, 1928, in Wheaton, Minn., to Elmer and Hazel (Loop) Teske. She was reared and educated in Wheaton, graduated from Tintah High School in 1946 and graduated from New York Hairdressing Academy in Fargo in 1947. As a young adult, she moved to Kenmare in 1947 and was employed at the Ann Shop for two years.
Eunice married John “Jack” Munch on Aug. 6, 1949, in Kenmare. They made their home in Kenmare until 1975, where she was a full-time wife, mother and homemaker. She and Jack moved to rural Kenmare in 1975 and received a soil conservation award in 1982. They moved to Minot in 2007 and resided at The View.
Eunice was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and its St. Joseph circle as well as the VFW Auxiliary and Senior Citizens, all in Kenmare. She was the Baden Township clerk for many years and also served as a Farmers Union youth leader in her younger years. Eunice had been attending Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Minot. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, sewing, quilting, cooking, baking and crafts. She especially enjoyed fishing, RVing, and playing games. She was a Master Fisherwoman and three-time member of the Whopper Club.
Eunice’s loving family includes: her husband of 63 years, John “Jack” Munch; children, Lea Ann (Greg) Ankenbauer, Kenmare, Lyndon (Gloria) Munch, Bowie, Texas, Clayton Munch, Minot, Cary (Sandy Angel) Munch, Minot, and Denise (Lorne) Clark, of Columbia City, Ore.; grandchildren, Kati (Jon) Zainhofsky, Kasey (Chad) Haugen, Kelly (Brian) Spear, Karyn (John) Halcrow, Travis (Lauren) Munch, Chris (Lisa) Munch, Charity Munch and Nicolas Munch, Matt Munch, Logan Clark and Lauren Clark; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Jayli and Lukas Haugen and Landan, Lincoln and Lleyton Spear, Annie, Ella and Hazel Munch; daughter-in-law, Valerie Munch, Owasso, Okla.; sister, Shirley Jensen, Watertown, Minn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Eunice was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Warren Peterson and Clayton Teske; and sisters, Cheryl Barry and Phyllis Anderson; and an infant great-grandson, Liam Haugen.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.
Vigil prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Graveside service: 3 p.m. Friday, June 7, at St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Kenmare, with fellowship time to follow at the Kenmare Senior Citizens Center. This schedule is subject to change due to cemetery conditions.
Visitation: Thursday, June 6, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).