Christian Max Munk grew up in a very loving and large family. He was born on February 22, 1961.
Love was their language along with laughter and stories. They built stories upon stories and enjoyed sharing them together continually. Along with his family he forged a lifetime of friendships wherever he went. In his mind there was no differentiation between family and friends – they were both the same. On December 5th, 2022 he contributed his final story. On that day he left this life, so the responsibility of continuing these stories now lies with all of us.
Christian’s favorite thing was spending time with his people. They brought him the biggest smiles both on his face and in his heart. When he was away from family or friends, remembering and retelling these stories made his eyes smile. His life was all about his people. They were his most valuable possession. He made friends at work, at the grocery store, and could meet a new (or old) friend just about any where
Finding beauty in all things was one of Christian’s super-talents. He received a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Brigham Young University. With his degree he traveled Europe to refine his artful eye.
Although this talent came naturally he also applied it to his own art as well as bringing beauty to other people. One of his favorite things was bringing his style into other peoples’ homes to see their eyes light up with his creations. He brought beauty to many people.
Christian served an LDS Mission – London South. His stories of people and culture were always stored closely in his heart. Some of the people who’s lives he touched even came back to the United States to visit him later. This was one of his most favorite memories. He used these friendships and experiences as a well to draw from for the rest of his life and never forgot them.
Christian chose Eric Hammon to be his special sweetheart. Their love for each other was clearly visible to others. They held each other’s love in a very special place in each of their hearts and celebrated their love every single day. They could often be seen holding hands, sharing special glances, private jokes, talking in their own special language, and being close to each other. Proximity was always present whether they were near or further away. Eric will miss him like nothing else and will hold Christian’s love in his heart forever.
As Christian says goodbye there are many hearts feeling sorrow. Although he understands sadness he would want us all to remember the fun stories as well. Adventures with friends, work stories, family stories, trips to Idaho, exploring Utah (and Hawaii), cooking adventures, camping at Wind Rivers, and an overabundance friendship stories. He became quite the master coffee roaster as well and loved sharing his coffee with others. One of his prides was taking coffee to Adalberto at Fillings & Emulsions. Christian’s life memories live with us so we can express them now with our hearts and memories and keep them alive in the future.
A Celebration of Life and Friendships will be held at Cottonwood Heights City Center on Saturday, December 10th, 2022 from 5:00 – 8:00pm. Address is: 2277 E. Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights. Be prepared to share stories, hugs, cries, and laughter.
Survived by: his loving husband, Eric Hammon, their sweet pups Ozzie, Kai (Kailua) and Zippy, sister Cheryl Frost (Ed), brother Matthew (Holly), mother-in-law Alice Hammon; sisters in-law Holly Malcom (Kevin), Meri Munk; nieces Crystal Frost, Alaina Shilling (Ross), Whitney Munk, Courtney Munk; nephews Robert Frost (Mindi), Daniel Hansen, Kendrick Malcom (McKae), Conner Malcom; great nieces, Abigail Frost and Tessa Lang; great nephews Colton Frost, Cameron Luquette, Quinton Byrd, Brayden Frost, Christian Frost, Elijah Frost; aunts Luella Jorgensen and Nola Munk; uncle Roger Nelson. Cousins by the dozens and countless dear friends who were family.
Preceded by: sweet pups Maddie, Bear, Zeus, Winston and Kona; parents, Max and Jean Munk; father-in-law Terry Hammon; grandparents; numerous aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.Service Information
Celebration of Life
December 10, 2022 at 5:00 PM
2277 East Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121