Michael Elmer Mundt

LEBANON – Michael “Mike, Mac, The Hat” Elmer Mundt of Lebanon, Maine, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family in the early hours of Friday May 7, 2021. He was born Sept. 6, 1953, in Moscow, Idaho, to Evelyn “Jodi” Mundt and Elmer “Bud” Mundt. He is survived by his wife Janet, two children; Dover and husband Chris, Aavery and beloved Charleen, granddaughter Emerald, mother Jodi, and three siblings; Larry (wife Sherry), Teri (husband Steve), Lori (husband Wally).

He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1976 with scholastic emphasis in Architecture, Electronics, Engineering, and Broadcast Communications. His early broadcast career was as a Broadcast Engineer for KUID-TV and as an instructor of Broadcast Communications for U of I. He was an avid artist who had a long running comic strip for the University’s student paper, The Argonaut. The comic “Macklin” ran from 1973 through 1985. In 1986 he moved his family from Idaho to Maine taking a position with WENH-TV in Durham, N.H. The very next year he was hired by New Century Productions of Allentown, Pa., where he began his stellar career in running, designing, and building some of the most innovative remote broadcast television trucks in the industry for their time.

He continued on his path of innovation, cutting edge technology and designs for live broadcast until he retired in 2017. His passion for teaching continued throughout his career, he loved to take people under his wing and teach them everything he knew so they could aspire to creative greatness of their own. Broadcast Engineering and art were not his only passions though. He had a love for nearly all things historical and was a member of the Lebanon Historical Society. Steam trains, antique tractors, bulldozers, any type of farm or logging equipment brought a smile to his face. He loved being outdoors in the woods, in a garden, at a ranch, hiking, canoeing, or just flying a kite at the beach. On the opposite side of the spectrum, Mundt was an avid Science fiction buff. He tore through books like there was no tomorrow and loved everything to do with the NASA program. Star Wars and Star Trek were a couple of his favorite sci-fi shows. To round it all out, he had an incredibly eclectic taste in music, from Symphony Orchestras, to Emerson Lake and Palmer, to Baja Marimba; of which he could indeed play the Marimba and often did in his music room at home. He was truly a Vitruvian man.

A Graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Berwick, Maine on Saturday, May 15, at 2 p.m., for close friends and family.

A memorial service will be held at Nute Ridge Bible Chapel in Milton, N.H., on Saturday, May 22, at 1 p.m. Due to Covid seating is limited. There will be a Zoom link for people to attend virtually that will be posted online and sent out via email. If you wish to attend in person please RSVP to: [email protected] or [email protected].

Donations in his memory may be made to the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter. http://www.biausa.org/supportmaine

Guest Book