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Stanley N. Monson June 21, 1926 - Dec. 7, 2008

WILLMAR -- Stanley N. Monson, 82, of New London died Sunday at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. Arrangements are by Johnson Funeral Home in New London.

He was born June 21, 1926, in Spicer to G. Edgar and Alfreda (Johnson) Monson. His family moved to New London when he was 3 years old. He graduated from New London High School in 1944. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

He married Maxine Metcalf on Aug. 21, 1948, in New London. They lived in New London where he was the manager of Trinity Inc., owned Monson Hardware and also worked maintenance at GlenOaks Care Center.

He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church where he served on the church's board and building committee. He was a member of New London American Legion Post 537, the New London Fire Department and New London Commercial Club.

He is survived by his wife; children: Kathryn (and Peter) deCathelineau of Maple Grove, Lori Williams of Willmar and Douglas (and Kim) Monson of New London; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.