Willene Moenk June 29, 1930 – Jan. 10, 2020

Willene Moenk

Willene Moenk

Willene Moenk of Anamosa passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at S.S. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in rural Monticello. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m Thursday, Jan. 16 at Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Interment will be in Prairie Hill Cemetery, rural Monticello. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to S.S. Peter & Paul Lutheran Church rural Monticello, Anamosa or Monticello Ambulance Service, Monticello Nursing and Rehab Activity Department, or the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. 

Willene was born June 29, 1930 in Anamosa. She was the daughter of William and Teresa (Fluckiger) Walderbach. She received her education in the Anamosa School District, graduating with the class of 1949. Willene was united in marriage to Garret Moenk on Oct. 31, 1953 upon Garret’s return from the service. Willene was a devoted wife and mother, supporting Garret in his many endeavors. Willene enjoyed traveling with Garret, who preceded her in death in 2015. She especially enjoyed playing cards and bingo as well as participating in the many activities at Monticello Nursing & Rehab the past 4 ½ years. 

Survivors include her children Judy (Virgil) McNamara, Garret A. (Donna) Moenk, Jan (Mike) Miller, and Linda ( Jeff) Von Behren; 11 grandchildren: Christine (Chad Gray) McNamara, Matthew (Becca) McNamara, Kathleen (Kip) Wilson, Garret D. (Carrie) Moenk, Abby (Mike) Messerich, Amanda and Anna Moenk, Kim (Luke) Baker, Chris Miller, Joel and Lauren Von Behren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers James (Donna) Walderbach, John (Roberta) Walderbach; sisters-in-law Grace Zimmerman and Lillian O’Brien. 

Willene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years Garret; one brother Andy Walderbach; two sisters Joyce Walderbach and Janis Vacek. 

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff and volunteers at Monticello Nursing and Rehab for their care and companionship shown to Mom during her stay. 


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