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Phillip Monson

August 12, 1924 — December 6, 2010

Phillip was born August 12, 1924, at Brush Creek, MN, the son of Edward and Marie (Amundson) Monson. He attended rural Monson School and graduated from Frost High School in 1942. Following high school he briefly farmed before entering the U.S. Army during WW II. He served with the 508th Military Police Battalion and was proud to have helped liberate those detained at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany in 1945. Phillip returned to Minnesota following the war and farmed. He was married to Sonia Vatvik on September 5, 1953 at Dell Lutheran Church in Frost. The couple farmed for many years near Frost, where Phillip was a member of North Blue Earth and later Dell Lutheran Church. He was active with the Faribault Co. Historical Society, St. Lukes Lutheran Care Center Board, Midland Coop Board of Directors, Bricelyn American Legion Post 165, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4580 of Blue Earth, and various other organizations. For the last several years he attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, where he has helped with their fair booth. Phillip is survived by his wife, Sonia Monson of Blue Earth, his son, Martin (Angela) Monson of Melbourne, Florida, his son, Andy Monson of Frost, his daughter, Anita (Troy) Beckman of Plymouth, 5 grandchildren: Christine, Catherine, Candace, Mitchell & Nathan and nieces & nephews: Rose (Doug) Roberts, Erik (Susie) Monson, Janine (Steve) Pilcher, Donna (Ron) Bartness and Karla (Duke) Tukua. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Elwood Monson, twin sister, Phyllis Burns, brother-in-law, Bob Burns and a sister-in-law, May Monson.
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