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Selmer A. Monson

Selmer A. Monson Aug. 8, 1924 - July 13, 2006 KANDIYOHI -- Selmer A. Monson, 81, of Kandiyohi died Thursday at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Evangelical Covenant Church in New London. Burial will be...

Selmer A. Monson

Aug. 8, 1924 - July 13, 2006

KANDIYOHI -- Selmer A. Monson, 81, of Kandiyohi died Thursday at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Evangelical Covenant Church in New London. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in New London.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home in New London. Memorials are preferred to the Willmar Senior Center.

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He was born Aug. 8, 1924, on the family farm in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, to Soren and Annie (Williamson) Monson. He attended District 24 Elementary School in Kandiyohi County. He served in World War II as part of the Airborne Infantry in the Army.

He was married on Jan. 31, 1948, and they later divorced. He worked as a fusion welder at Oxwell Inc. in Wellington, Kan., for over 30 years. He retired and moved to Willmar.

He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar, a lifetime member of the Willmar VFW, volunteered at the Willmar Senior Dining site, and was a member of the Willmar Senior Center.

He is survived by his children: Ronald Monson, Beverly Edwards, both of Kansas; five grandchildren; special friend: Anna Green; and his siblings: Peter (and Maxine) Monson of Willmar, Philip (and Martha) Monson of Henriette, and Alice Mathiason of Brooklyn Park.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

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