THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gerald T. Munro
Issue Date: October 17, 2019
Gerald T. "Jerry" Munro, 84, of Marinette, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, surrounded by family at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.
Born May 7, 1935 in Marinette to Frank and Irene Munro, he attended Marinette Public Schools, leaving in 1951 for four years of service in the United States Navy. He met Sharon Sequin and they married in 1959, recently celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
After service, he returned to high school and graduated with Sharon in 1958. He lived in Marinette, other than the four years spent in the Navy. He worked at the Goodyear Store as service manager and worked his way up to store manager. He also worked at Scott Paper and Menominee Paper and later was hired as store manager for Thyberg's Jewelers. When the store was planning to close, they bought the business and operated as Munro's Jewelers until retiring in 2002. They spent many happy retirement years between residences in Marinette and Madeira Beach, Fla.
A member of the Marinette Elks Lodge, Knights of Columbus and Holy Spirit Catholic Church of Menominee, he served as a Cub Scout leader and was a life member of American Legion Post 39 in Marinette. He also volunteered as a driver for the VA for the Iron Mountain Medical Center and in Florida.
He kept in touch with the U.S.S. Midway in San Diego where he visited the museum five years ago. He loved traveling to Europe, enjoyed many cruises and just returned from a river cruise shortly before becoming ill.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; four children, Tammy (Steve) Farley of Green Bay, Tim (Angela) Munro of Germany and Kim (Terry) Barcewski of Menominee; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and another on the way.
Friends may call at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Legion Service at 6:45 p.m. A Vigil Service followed at 7 p.m. with Deacon Steve Gretzinger presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 at Holy Spirit Church in Menominee with Fr. Abraham Mupparathara presiding. Entombment will be in Forest Home Mausoleum in Marinette.