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Kenneth Munkres
Munkres, Kenneth MADISON - Dr. Kenneth Munkres, 89, of Madison, Wis., passed away on Jan. 19, 2021, at the UW Hospital in Madison. He was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Oberlin, Kan., the son of Shurl and Sada Munkres. He graduated in 1949 from Gem High School in Gem, Kan. He did various jobs, including pig farming, and assisted his father on their wheat farm for three years before attending Kansas State College in Manhattan, Kan., where he received his B.S. in agriculture with high honors, 1956, and an M.S. in 1958. He then attended Yale University where he majored in molecular biology and genetics. He received his Ph.D. from Yale in June 1964 and married Marilyn (Nuzzo) Munkres in August 1964. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford 1964-1966 before working at Los Alamos Research Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. In 1968 he was offered a position at the University of Wisconsin with a joint appointment with the College of Agriculture and Molecular Biology. His focus was research and mentoring graduate students. He was known as a pioneer in the research on free radicals in various organisms which lead to successful research in humans. He presented the results of his research at various conferences in the U.S. and was invited to be a speaker at several international conferences, including in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Australia. He had the results of his research published in several scientific journals. Following his retirement, as Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, he focused on his hobbies, including restoring AMC Spirits and acquiring an AMC Rambler. Ken was a talented accordionist who played over the radio station in Colby, Kan., and in a local polka band. When he moved to Wisconsin he played with numerous bands and even had a trio of his own. He was also a member of the Max Drexler Bavarian Brass Band in New Glarus, Wis., and played all over southern Wisconsin and as a soloist at various nursing homes. He loved old-time music and together with Ann attended many Oktoberfests and other music events. He enjoyed working outdoors tending his lawn and garden. Ken was a longtime member of Unity of Madison Church where he was a volunteer on the garden team and enjoyed the Hospitality Hour on Sundays. He loved being in nature, and his favorite place was the Arboretum, sitting quietly on a bench overlooking the whole area. Ken is survived by sons, Kevin Munkres of Austin, Texas, and Darryl Munkres of Madison, Wis.; brother, Ward Munkres of Colby, Kan.; and granddaughter, Courtney Munkres, who is completing her B.S. in the UK. He is further survived by his former wife, Marilyn Munkres of Colorado Springs; and former wife, Ann Zenner of Madison, who has continued to be his support for many years. He is also survived by stepchildren, Andrew Porter, Erin Ocelotl Montes (Felipe) and Laurie Kessler (Clifford); and step-grandchildren, Jennifer and Andrew Porter, Fernando and Isabel Ocelotl, and Megan Kessler. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shurl Munkres and Sada Munkres (Thompson). The families would like to thank the Rev. Evin Wilkins for his spiritual support and the staff of the Trauma Life Support Center at University Hospitals and the Palliative Care Unit for their skill and kindness. Ken will be greatly missed by his family and a celebration of his life will be held at Unity of Madison later in the year when the church can safely open. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the UW Arboretum. Memorial checks (payable to the UW-Madison Arboretum) can be mailed to UW-Madison Arboretum, Attn: Erica Lee, 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison, WI 53711. Please share your memories at www.cressfuneralservice.com . Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 3325 E. Washington Ave., Madison (608) 249-6666
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Kenneth Munkres
Munkres, Kenneth MADISON - Dr. Kenneth Munkres, 89, of Madison, Wis., passed away on Jan. 19, 2021, at the UW Hospital in Madison. He was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Oberlin, Kan., the son of Shurl and Sada Munkres. He graduated in 1949 from Gem High School in Gem, Kan. He did various jobs, including pig farming, and assisted his father on their wheat farm for three years before attending Kansas State College in Manhattan, Kan., where he received his B.S. in agriculture with high honors, 1956, and an M.S. in 1958. He then attended Yale University where he majored in molecular biology and genetics. He received his Ph.D. from Yale in June 1964 and married Marilyn (Nuzzo) Munkres in August 1964. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford 1964-1966 before working at Los Alamos Research Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. In 1968 he was offered a position at the University of Wisconsin with a joint appointment with the College of Agriculture and Molecular Biology. His focus was research and mentoring graduate students. He was known as a pioneer in the research on free radicals in various organisms which lead to successful research in humans. He presented the results of his research at various conferences in the U.S. and was invited to be a speaker at several international conferences, including in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Australia. He had the results of his research published in several scientific journals. Following his retirement, as Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, he focused on his hobbies, including restoring AMC Spirits and acquiring an AMC Rambler. Ken was a talented accordionist who played over the radio station in Colby, Kan., and in a local polka band. When he moved to Wisconsin he played with numerous bands and even had a trio of his own. He was also a member of the Max Drexler Bavarian Brass Band in New Glarus, Wis., and played all over southern Wisconsin and as a soloist at various nursing homes. He loved old-time music and together with Ann attended many Oktoberfests and other music events. He enjoyed working outdoors tending his lawn and garden. Ken was a longtime member of Unity of Madison Church where he was a volunteer on the garden team and enjoyed the Hospitality Hour on Sundays. He loved being in nature, and his favorite place was the Arboretum, sitting quietly on a bench overlooking the whole area. Ken is survived by sons, Kevin Munkres of Austin, Texas, and Darryl Munkres of Madison, Wis.; brother, Ward Munkres of Colby, Kan.; and granddaughter, Courtney Munkres, who is completing her B.S. in the UK. He is further survived by his former wife, Marilyn Munkres of Colorado Springs; and former wife, Ann Zenner of Madison, who has continued to be his support for many years. He is also survived by stepchildren, Andrew Porter, Erin Ocelotl Montes (Felipe) and Laurie Kessler (Clifford); and step-grandchildren, Jennifer and Andrew Porter, Fernando and Isabel Ocelotl, and Megan Kessler. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shurl Munkres and Sada Munkres (Thompson). The families would like to thank the Rev. Evin Wilkins for his spiritual support and the staff of the Trauma Life Support Center at University Hospitals and the Palliative Care Unit for their skill and kindness. Ken will be greatly missed by his family and a celebration of his life will be held at Unity of Madison later in the year when the church can safely open. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the UW Arboretum. Memorial checks (payable to the UW-Madison Arboretum) can be mailed to UW-Madison Arboretum, Attn: Erica Lee, 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison, WI 53711. Please share your memories at www.cressfuneralservice.com . Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 3325 E. Washington Ave., Madison (608) 249-6666
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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-10

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-50

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-100

 

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-x
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