David Alan Munn, 76, of Wooster died on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at Sycamore Run. His last 16 years were spent battling Parkinson’s Disease. He never gave up the fight.
He was born March 27, 1947 in Elyria to Alan and Lois Landfried Munn. After serving two years in the US Army during Vietnam, he returned to school and earned three degrees in Agriculture and Agronomy at The Ohio State University. He graduated in the tumultuous time of Kent State (1970).
Dave worked at the Ohio State ATI for 34 years as an Associate Professor of Soils, Agronomy and Environmental Sciences. He had many students come up to him long after retirement and thank him for being a great teacher. Dave cherished these encounters. He loved teaching and counselling his students. He shared this premise with them: “It is your education, and some assembly will be required.”
He is survived by the two beautiful women in his life: Marilyn, who gave him two beautiful children, Laurie M. (Daniel) Walker and Jeff (Karen) Munn and by his wife Patricia who gave him joy and wonderful care in his last years. He is also survived by his brother Larry (Mary Lynne) Munn; mother-in-law Dolores Moats; step-children Julie (Russell) Brinker, Jean Harbert, Robert (Jennifer) Harbert and Jennifer Slack; grandchildren Brian, Tyler and Madeline Walker, Katherine and Aaron Munn; step-grandchildren Anna (Mike) Smith, Tyler (Bethany) Eley, Joseph Ely, Christina (Carl) Dantone, Caleb Edgar, Cadie Brinker, Kyle Harbert, Jillian Harbert and Carter Slack; two step-great-grandchildren Taylin Marie Smith and Carl James Dantone, IV; special cousins Kathy (Mike) Flummer and Tom (Sean) Landfried and two special friends Shah (Carolyn) Rahnema and Michael (Mary) Fulton.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Apple Creek United Methodist Church, 269 W. Main St., Apple Creek. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.
Friends will be received on Friday, November 24, 2023 from 4:00-6:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.
Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com