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Monson, Richard Herman (1941 - 2021)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 5/8/2021 at 18:50:04

Name of deceased: Richard Herman Monson

Aged: 79 yrs, 6 mo, 29 days

Residence: Harlan, IA

Born: Sep. 4, 1941; Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Died: April 2, 2021; Myrtue Medical Center, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Saturday, May 1, 2021; Pauley Jones Funeral Home, Harlan, IA; burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Irwin, IA

Survived by: Wife of 50 years, Sharon Monson of Harlan, IA; children, Sean (spouse, Danielle) Monson of Harlan, IA, Brandon Monson of Denison, IA, Chevonne (spouse, Jeff) Hoggan of Omaha, NE, and Derek Monson of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Chase Monson, Coy Poggensee, Jackson Monson, Bennett Monson, Hunter Hoggan, Cam Hoggan, Quinn Hoggan, and Beau Hoggan; sister, Nancy (spouse, Dan) Evans of Camdenton, MO; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Monrad Herman and Mildred Louise (nee Groat) Monson;

Education: Attended the Irwin-Kirkman (IA) Community School

Religious affiliation: Baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church, Irwin, IA

Military service: no information provided

Marriage: Sharon Erb; June 27, 1970; United Methodist Church, Irwin, IA

Employment: Used his artistic talent in all of his jobs with Martin Sign Painting and R.C. Booth Enterprises; his love of cars and his artistic talent inspired him to begin his own body and paint shop, “Kar Kolor” where he did custom paint jobs and lettering, and airbrushed many murals on vehicles; when Sharon decided to buy “The Victoria Station” restaurant (the old railroad depot) he was fully supportive and became her right hand man: cleaning, getting groceries, and doing prep work; they both retired in April 2020 when they sold the restaurant after running it for 30 years.

Hobbies/Interests: Was a proud father who attended all his kids and grandkids school and sporting events; was passionate about racing and building fast motors; also had a love for airplanes and flying and would tell many stories about flying his Taylorcraft in his early years. Later, he owned a Piper Cherokee and even talked Sharon into taking flight lessons but had to let the plane go when they began their family; also enjoyed reading, particularly old west novels and James Bond books.

Sources: harlanonline.com; kjan.com; knodfm.com; pauleyjones.com; findagrave.com


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