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James William Munson

August 13, 1943 ~ April 1, 2021 (age 77)


Jim Munson passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the age of 77. Jim was born in Swanton, Ohio to the late Stanley and Margaret Munson. He graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy and earned his PhD in Pharmaceutics from the University of Wisconsin. Jim joined Upjohn as a scientist, went into management and was the recipient of The Upjohn Award in 1995. He was also named Executive of the Year by the Kalamazoo Chapter of Professional Secretaries. Jim retired from Pharmacia in 2003 as the Group Vice President of Quality. Jim was a member of West Kalamazoo Christian Church. His passions included spending time with family, travel, photography and growing and hybridizing hostas. Jim loved the Grand Canyon and rafted through it 7 times.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by: his wife Beverly; his siblings: John, Jane, Richard and Susan; his children: Kevin (Robin) Munson, Kira (Bobby) Campbell and Nathan (April) Munson. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Erica, Jacob, Matthew, Jessica, Jonah, Leo, Mattie and Iris.

A private celebration of life will take place at a later time. Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Jim to the Grand Canyon Conservancy at Please visit Jim's tribute wall to leave a condolence, personal message or memory of him.


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