Husker fan remembered in a humorous obituary

Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 10:40 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2021 at 7:24 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - UPDATE: The fundraiser in Milton Munson’s honor has raised over $11,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Central Nebraska.

Husker fan Milton Munson passed away on November 16th at the age of 73. When his sons, Todd and Troy, went to go right an obituary they decided to be real and honest about their family, but they also wanted to remember the fun times they had around Cornhusker football.

The obituary starts out by jokingly claiming their fathers death was due to the Huskers less than satisfactory performance over the last few years.

But when Todd and Troy wrote the obituary, they had one goal in mind.

“When we were asked to do it we were like okay, maybe we can put something together,” Todd Munson said. “We talked for an hour had a lot of laughs and then sorta also remembered some of the realer moments, and we decided a fitting tribute to our dad would be just to be open and honest about his life. Try and focus on some of the good times and the laughs we did have.”

But beyond jokes, Troy said Huskers football will always have a special place in his heart, because of how it helped him and his father connect.

“I went just me and my dad we drove, in his red Mustang convertible from Kearney to Lincoln. It was a 1988 Arizona State game and honestly that’s what hooked me as a Husker fan,” Troy Munson said.

In the obituary, Milton’s sons called on Husker fans to make “irresponsibly large bets on Friday’s Iowa game”. So two radio hosts took it upon themselves to raise money for one of those irresponsibly large wagers.

Josh Peterson and Jack Mitchell set up a GoFundMe for that wager. Most of the proceeds will go towards the Boys and Girls Club of Central Nebraska, but some will go towards a wager and any potential winnings will go back to the Boys and Girls Club.

“I think the other part of it is, I think everyone wants to try and find something mystical to help Husker football right now given everything that’s happened. And maybe this is it maybe we finally stumbled on this thing that goes from close to victory as the end of the season,” Mitchell said.

Milton also served his country during the Vietnam War in the Air Force.

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