Man's obit urges betting a bunch on the Huskers 'in lieu of flowers'

The man’s obit, urging readers to “place an irresponsibly large wager on Nebraska beating Iowa,” caught fire on social media.

LINCOLN, Neb — Milton Andrew Munson’s obituary recalled his life as an Air Force veteran, a pharmacist, husband and father, and as a Nebraska football fan. That was evident in one line in the obit: “In lieu of flowers, please place an irresponsibly large wager on Nebraska beating Iowa.”

Munson, 73, died Nov. 16. The obit, written by Munson’s sons, ran Thursday in the Hastings Tribune, the  reported. It caught fire on social media and captured the attention of two radio hosts, Josh Peterson, co-host of

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