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Garret Collen Moenk
September 11, 1930 – October 12, 2015
Garret Moenk, age 85, of Anamosa died Monday, October 12, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital Cedar Rapids following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 Saturday morning, October 17, 2015 at S.S. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church, rural Monticello with interment in the Prairie Hill Cemetery with Military Honors. Friends called from 4 until 8 Friday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Rev. Paul Finger officiated at the services.
Surviving are his wife, Willene; four children, Judy (Virgil) McNamara, Anamosa, Garret (Donna) Moenk, Monticello, Jan (Mike) Miller, Anamosa, Linda (Jeff) VonBehren, Wyoming; eleven grandchildren, Christine, Matthew, Kathleen McNamara, Garret Dean (Carrie) Moenk, Abby (Michael) Messerich, Amanda and Anna Moenk, Kimberly (Luke) Baker, Christopher Miller, Joel and Lauren VonBehren; three great-grandchildren, Connor, Courtney McNamara and Owen Baker; two sisters, Grace Zimmerman, Anamosa and Lillian Osthus, Marshalltown. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Andrew.
Garret Colin Moenk was born September 11, 1930 near Monticello, Iowa. He was the son of Menno and Anna (Caspers) Moenk. Garret attended the rural schools near his home. He worked as a farm hand before serving in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Garret Moenk and Willene Walderback were married on October 31, 1953 at St. James Lutheran Church, Quincy, Illinois. Garret farmed in Jones and Linn Counties. He started selling real estate for the Monticello State Bank before starting his own firm, Moenk Real Estate in 1976. He was also an auctioneer for several years. Garret was still operating the combine in the fall of 2014.
Garret was a life-long member of S. S. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church. He had served in every church office several times. He was also a member of the V.F.W and the Beef Prognosticators.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, October 16, 2015

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