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Munk, Lucille, 1902
    Died June 28, 1991

Lucille Munk was born January 10, 1902, in Michigan. She attended Western Michigan Teachers’ College, later finishing her degree at the University of Michigan. She taught in Battle Creek, where she met her husband, Albert Munk, a fellow teacher.

While living in Battle Creek, Lucille became interested in the Camp Fire Organization and served as a leader or camp counselor until 1969. She was president of the Albion Camp Fire Council, executive director of the Albion program and Day Camp Director at Camp Tanawida from 1955 to 1963. She received the Gulick Citation and a national award from Camp Fire for her sixty years of involvement. She also served twice as the president of the Albion AAUW.

Lucille loved nature and animals, especially cats, and was a qualified judge at cat shows. She dealt in guides for birdwatchers to encourage that activity, and had a bumper sticker which read “I brake for turtles.” She died June 28, 1991.

Source: Albion Public Library, Local History Room

From: Albion AAUW. Some Notable Women of the Albion Area. Albion, Michigan: American Association of University Women. 1998.

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