Edwin Munsen

Edwin Munsen


November 6, 1937 - July 5, 2024


Edwin Munsen, 86, of White Lake, SD, died Friday, July 5, 2024, at his home under hospice care. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 12, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in White Lake. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7:00 PM at the Church with a 6:30 PM prayer service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Edwin Eugene Munsen was born on November 6, 1937, the oldest of three boys to Charles and Hazel (Krell) Munsen on their family farm in rural White Lake.

Eddie graduated from White Lake High School in 1955. After graduation, he began his lifelong career of farming and ranching.

On November 21, 1957, he was united in marriage to Mary Peters. They were blessed with seven children and were able to purchase the Peters’ family farm homestead. In 2014 they moved their farmhouse into White Lake and retired due to Mary’s declining health. After moving to town, Ed spent his time taking care of Mary and driving out to the farm to help with whatever work there was that needed to be done.

Ed served on numerous boards for many years, including Aurora County ASCS board, St. Peter’s Church council, White Lake schoolboard, and Crystal Lake Township board. 

Ed is survived by his four daughters and three sons: Cindy (Jon) Groen, Sioux Falls, SD; Donna (Dale) Beckmann, White Lake, SD; Babs (Bryan) Bowne, Mitchell, SD; Jim (Diane) Munsen; Mark (Tammie) Munsen; Paul (Renee) Munsen; and Tiffany (Jeff) Thiry, all of White Lake, SD. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 3 step grandsons, 32 great-grandchildren, 9 step great-grandchildren, along with sisters-in-law, Vivian Munsen, Jeanne Kirsch, Carol Bergquist and brother-in-law, Eldon (Jane) Peters. 

Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his parents; mother and father-in-law, Blandina and Math Peters; great-grandson, Sean; brothers, Ronnie and Gary; brothers-in-law, Duane Peters, Gordon Bergquist, and Rich Kirsch; sisters-in-law, Cherie Munsen, Pat Peters, and Joyce Bradwisch; along with his son-in-law, Al Bollinger. 


Thursday, July 11, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

St. Peter's Catholic Church
101 S Ellis St
White Lake, SD 57383


Friday, July 12, 2024
10:30 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
101 S Ellis St
White Lake, SD 57383


St. Peter's Catholic Church
White Lake, SD

Posted by Jim Martin on July 12, 2024
Eddie Ronnie and Gary always played basketball in our barn!!! Great memories!!! Eddie was true gentleman with a great laugh!!! God bless to your family!!!
Posted by Lyla Jerke on July 11, 2024
My sympathy to the family, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Shirley Keizer on July 10, 2024
My sympathy to all his family. Such a time is sad, but keep the good memories alive for your tomorrows.
Posted by Wylleen May on July 9, 2024
So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person. Always easy to talk with and so welcoming. May his memory be a blessing.
Posted by Don and Leanne Bradwisch on July 8, 2024
Heartfelt sympathy for your family on the loss of Eddie. Remember the many memories with him and Mary. 💕🙏
Posted by Laura Miller Beeman on July 8, 2024
Barney and Maxine dearly loved Eddie and Mary ❤️
Posted by Mary peters on July 8, 2024
Lilburn and I had lots of good times together
Posted by Tige & Michelle Everson on July 8, 2024
Sincere condolences 💐 to the family and friends of Eddie & Mary Munsen. 🙏🥲
Posted by Jim Kim Andrew Chris Hoffmann on July 8, 2024
“Celebrating the life of a good man and mourning his passing with you.” Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with our Munsen family
Posted by Tammy Wescott on July 8, 2024
To Angela and Your Family. I'm So Sorry of your loss of a Father, Grandfather and Brother. He is resting peacefully and with his wife. My Sympathy to your family.
Posted by Wade & Christina Christensen Family on July 7, 2024
So sorry for your loss....our condolences to you and your family.
Posted by Kellie Spenst & Family on July 7, 2024
So sorry for your loss
Posted by Kerry on July 7, 2024
I will forever miss my favorite Godfather ❤️
Posted by Sandy & Rick Erickson on July 6, 2024
I’m sorry sorry for your loss. Everybody that knew Eddie loved Eddie. He had the ability to put a smile on your face even in a short conversation. RIP Cousin Eddie.
Posted by KEITH CARLSON on July 6, 2024
Posted by Dan Cudmore, Jr (Danny) on July 6, 2024
I will never forget combining and putting up hay for Eddie. He and his brothers will forever hold a place in my heart. Rest in peace old friend.
Posted by Orv (Junior) Hengen on July 6, 2024
Eddie was a wonderful person. He was a gifted athlete, and an inspiration for many of us in White Lake. He was thoughtful, kind, and a wonderful family man. They don’t come much better than him. He will be missed by many of us.
Posted by John and Kris Kieffer on July 6, 2024
Wonderful memories of our little Danish buddy. He always had that smile and you never KNEW what he was gonna say next. Hugs to all!!
Posted by Dennis & Pam Martin on July 5, 2024
Eddie was a great neighbor and great memories cutting silage with my Dad. His sense of humor was second to none! So sorry to Munsen family for your loss. God's peace during this difficult time.
Posted by Rebecca Studelska on July 5, 2024
Rest in peace Eddie . He and Mary lead wonderful life and marriage and raised a remarkable family.
Posted by Richard & Jaye Shonley on July 5, 2024
Prayers for the Munsen family. I have numerous cousins but I only had one cousin Eddie.
Posted by Lori Crago on July 5, 2024
So sorry to hear of Eddies passing alway liked our visit when he brought his car in for service prayers to his family
Posted by Duane and Connie DeBoer on July 5, 2024
Our deepest condolences.
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