In Loving Memory…

Edward E. Monson

Edward Eugene Monson, 77, of Sedalia, passed away Friday, September 11, 2020, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center.

Born August 23, 1943, in Northwood, IA, he was one of six children of Richard Alwish and Donna Lucille (Larson) Monson.

On August 19, 1967, in Morristown, MN, Ed had the distinct privilege and honor of marrying his best friend and soulmate, Barbara Jane (Michel). This union was blessed with three children. Ed and Barb enjoyed 21 years together before her passing on February 2, 1987.

Ed made a career out of his love for accounting. He worked hard, loved big and always meant well. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967. He was called up twice to go to Vietnam but was spared due to his playing baseball for the Army. One of Ed’s greatest pleasures was having coached his wife in softball. He took great pride in coaching his children, too, especially in baseball. Ed was the proverbial coach using every opportunity to teach someone something.

A bibliography of Ed’s life could be long and detailed. The one thing he would want to share is his everlasting and eternal faith in God and our Savior, Jesus Christ. His favorite scripture was the 23rd Psalm and took great solace in its message.

Ed loved God, his family and his country, unconditionally, in that order. He believed that kindness and compassion were the greatest gifts that could be shared.

Surviving are three children, Keith (Merisue) Monson, of Jefferson City, MO, Tina (Don) Luper, of Sedalia, MO, and Julie (Mike) Riebesell, of Raytown, MO; seven grandchildren, Blake (Erica) Monson, of Ashland, MO, Beau (Margaret) Monson, of Jefferson City, MO, Dalton (Elizabeth) Luper, of Columbia, MO, Jordan (Seth) Reynolds, of Hughesville, MO, Elizabeth Riebesell, of Raytown, MO, Trace Riebesell, of Raytown, MO, and Joseph Riebesell, of Raytown, MO; a great-grandson, Edward Cooper Dean Reynolds, of Hughesville, MO; five siblings, Dave (Elaine) Monson, of Rochester, MN, Marge (Jack) Barber, of Glenville, MN, Nancy (Gerald) Prantner, of Glenville, MN, Darrell (Julie) Monson, of Winona, MN, and Herb (Lori) Monson, of Savage, MN; and many beloved nieces, nephews and godchildren.

A private family graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Crown Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Jim Downing officiating.

The service will be livestreamed on Heckart Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

Full military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Army and VFW Post 2591.

Casket bearers will be Dalton Luper, Seth Reynolds, Blake Monson, Beau Monson, Joseph Riebesell and Mike Luebbering.

Honorary bearers will be Trace Riebesell and Ed Luper.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First United Methodist Church for the radio and online ministries.



4 Responses

  1. Tina,
    My deep sympathy/condolences in the loss of your father. As long as I’ve known you, your father has been your priority. You were there for him as a loving, caring and wonderful daughter. May he rest in God’s kingdom of peace and serenity.
    Much love, hugs and prayers
    Charli Ackerman

  2. Keith, Tina & Julie,

    The memories that both Jack and I cherish with Ed, starting way back seven decades ago as children, then going forward with Barb and you three are almost endless. The comfort that your parents are together again with so many other loved ones in the hands of our Lord is priceless.

  3. Keith, Tina, & Julie

    My heart is saddened, hearing of your Fathers passing, and yet it rejoices knowing that your Dad is at peace, resting in the arms of the Lord, and once again reunited with your Mom.
    Ed was a true friend and mentor to me, he was always there to listen and help in any way he could. I will miss his very cheerful and enthusiastic “Hello Mike!!!” when ever I would call. The many games of pool we played are also cherished as I recall the many memories we shared.
    May the Lord comfort and strengthen you in your hour of grief. We love you all.

  4. To the family ~

    My heart swelled with goodness as I read the short snippets of Mr. Monson above. A life lived well live and one that longed to bear fruit and to have a growing knowledge of God. (Colossians 1:10) I gave God thanks for such a sacricing and genuine man of great heart and service to one and all, even through health challenges. How beautiful a gift given! And now, he is living out the last verse of his favorite chapter in the Bible, ” … IS dwelling in the House of the LORD forever!” Yeppa, he is now part of the great cloud of witnesses to cheer and encourage each of you on. (Hebrews 12:1) I just love both of those Precious Pillow Promises! So, even through your sorrowings, know he is there with you. God’s perfect peace to you as you reflect on such Goodness given. We love you and care for you deeply. Hearted (((HUGS))))))) that linger longer, Mark and Dianne

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