Tresa Mae Monaghan – Manchester

Tresa Mae Monaghan, 82, of Manchester, Iowa, died at her residence near Manchester on Monday, December 8, 2014. She was born on February 11, 1932, at Earlville, the daughter of George and Frances (Nefzger) Hildebrand. Tresa was raised and educated in the area, attending rural school and St. Joseph’s Catholic School.

Tresa was united in marriage to Joseph Monaghan in 1956 at Earlville. Two children were born to this union. Together they farmed southwest of Manchester.

Tresa was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading, working puzzles and embroidery work.

Survivors include one son, Steve Monaghan of Manchester; five siblings, Katie (Eldon) Heims of Delhi, Agnes Steffensmeier of Dyersville, Leon (Laura) Hildebrand and LeRoy (Marian) Hildebrand, all of Earlville, Ronald Hildebrand of Independence; and a sister-in-law, Betty Hildebrand of Manchester.

Tresa was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph on February 28, 1973; a daughter, Diane Monaghan on August 6, 1996; a brother, Edward Hildebrand; and a brother-in-law, Art Steffensmeier.

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Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester. Celebrant: Rev. Joseph Schneider.
Visitation: 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester with a 2:00 p.m. Scripture Service and a 7:30 p.m. Rosary. Also after 10:00 a.m. at the church on Thursday.
Interment: Calvary Cemetery – Ryan, Iowa
Casket Bearers: Deb Burkle Lori Jo Block Julie Steffensmeier Mary Lou Broghammer Kathleen Thole Dawn Hildebrand