Donna Lee Monat

unknown - November 16, 2011

Donna Lee Monat, 52, of St. Thomas, died Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at her home. She was born December 14, 1958, in Waterloo, Iowa, a daughter of Donald and Evelyn Heinen Wagner, both deceased. She was a graduate of Don Bosco Catholic High School in Gilbertville, Iowa, and earned an Associate Degree in Accounting from Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. On February 14, 1982, Donna was united in marriage at the Immaculate Conception Church in Gilbertville, Iowa, to Thomas Monat, who preceded her in death on October 9, 2009. Donna worked for the United States Postal Service in Columbia as a mail sorter. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in St. Thomas. Donna enjoyed reading, crocheting, fishing, canning, gardening and working puzzles. She is survived by three children: Chris Monat of Ashland, Forrest Monat of St. Thomas, and Janice Monat of Jefferson City; six sisters: Pat Stirm and husband Ken of Port Charlotte, Florida, Jean Hayden and husband Mark of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Carol Lutgen of Gilbertville, Iowa, Lynette Frost and husband Gary of LaPorte City, Iowa, Tina Morales and husband Dave of Waterloo, Iowa, and Kim Cantrell and husband Rev. L. Brent Cantrell of Waterloo, Iowa; and three brothers: Bill Schmit and wife Bert of Aurora, Colorado, Dick Schmit and wife Anita of Elk Run Heights, Iowa, and Jerry Wagner and wife Cindy of Evansdale, Iowa. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 26, 2011, at the Central Christian Church, 3475 Kimball Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family of Donna Lee Monat and dropped off at B & K Quick Shoppe in St. Thomas, or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 145, St. Thomas, MO, 65076. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St., Jefferson City, MO, 65109, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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