Lyle 'Doc' Munneke
Lyle 'Doc' Munneke Oct. 31, 1934 - Nov. 10, 2007 WILLMAR -- Dr. Lyle "Doc" Munneke, 73, of Willmar died Saturday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be i...
Lyle 'Doc' Munneke
Oct. 31, 1934 - Nov. 10, 2007
WILLMAR -- Dr. Lyle "Doc" Munneke, 73, of Willmar died Saturday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.
The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be in Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery in Corsica, S.D.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Memorials are preferred.
He was born Oct. 31, 1934, in Geddes, S.D., to Albert and Clara (Haugum) Munneke. He was raised on a farm in the Corsica area and graduated from Corsica High School in 1952.
On Jan. 28, 1955, he married Alvina Isakson in Corsica. He graduated from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion in 1957. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. After graduating from medical school in 1959, he served his residency in Duluth before moving to Clara City and starting his practice. In 1976, he established his practice, Family Practice Medical Center, in Willmar. He retired from general practice in 2002. He served as Kandiyohi County Coroner for many years and was still the coroner at the time of his death.
He was involved in numerous civic, volunteer and professional organizations including the Lions, Mason-Sharon Lodge 104, Shriners, Circles of Support, Rice Memorial Hospital Foundation and People on Watch. He was a member of the Rural Physicians Associates Program and the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, of which he served as president. He was founder and chairman of the Minnesota Rural Health Care Co-op. He was a member of his local Harley Hog Chapter. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, where he taught Christ Care and was involved in Men's Bible Study.
He is survived by his wife; sons: Douglas (and Joy) Munneke of St. Cloud and Dwight Munneke of Willmar; and daughter: Dawn (and Kenneth) Fisch of Willmar; brothers: the Rev. Keith (and Ruth) Munneke of Edwardsburg, Mich., and Lloyd (and Pearl) Munneke of Rock Valley, Iowa; and a sister: Charlotte (and Richard) Larsch of Mt. Vernon, S.D.