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Robert Edward Mundy died May 6, 2013, after living with metastasized melanoma for over 4 ½ years. Ed was born in Muncie, Indiana, on Oct. 2, 1937, to Marie (Guthrie) and Robert Mundy. Shortly thereafter the family moved to a dairy farm near Mitchell, Indiana, where he received his early education. In 1958 he received a B.S. Degree from Indiana State University, where he majored in math, chemistry and physics, and in 1961 a Master’s Degree in Education Administration and Guidance Counseling. In 1971 he earned a Doctorate of Education Administration from Indiana University.
During his career in education in Indiana he was a math and science teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, and assistant superintendent. In 1975 he and his family moved to North Dakota where he served as superintendent of schools for the Finley-Sharon School District and for seventeen years as superintendent of the Minot Public Schools.
During his tenure in Minot he was active in numerous community activities, including the Kiwanis Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce Board, President of the Y’s Men’s Association, Salvation Army Board, and the Minot Area Development Corporation Board. Statewide he served on the North Dakota Council of School Administrators Board, was President of the North Dakota High School Activities Board, and was on the North Dakota North Central Association Board, the North Dakota Teacher Retirement Fund Board, and the North Dakota State Investment Board.
In 1999, after visiting various parts of the country, he decided he had found the ideal retirement spot and moved with his wife to Red Lodge, where he could more fully participate in the outdoor activities he loved most: hunting, fishing and skiing. His favorite indoor activities were extensive reading in a variety of literatures and a good game of poker. He also served on the board of the Red Lodge Country Club Estates Homeowners’ Association.
Above all, Ed was fully dedicated to providing for the well-being of his family, who loved him dearly and will miss him most grievously. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jacqueline; two sons, Steve of Red Lodge and Kirk of Centerville, Ohio; and three grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters, Nina Windell of Indianapolis, and Sarah (Dale) Paynter of Atlanta, Texas. Ed wanted a private graveside service, which was held Friday, May 10, at the Red Lodge Cemetery. Smith-Olcott Funeral Chapel handled the arrangements, and Jim Johnson officiated.