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Orise Ann Monk

May 13, 1959 ~ February 25, 2020 (age 60)

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Orise Ann Monk, 60, of Sioux City, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Unity Point Health St. Luke’s in Sioux City, Iowa surrounded by her family following a brief illness from complications of MS.

A private memorial will be held by her family at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Orise Ann Monk was born May 13, 1959 the daughter of James and Gloria (Walburn) Desmond. She grew up in Sioux City, Iowa. Orise graduated from West High School, Sioux City, Iowa in 1978. She went on to school and graduated from Stewarts School of Hair in 1981.

Orise Ann and Doug Monk were united in marriage on March 16, 1981 and to this union 3 children were born; Rosa, Will, and Joe.

Orise spent most of her life as a mother/homemaker. She enjoyed crafting, animals, bird watching, and fishing. She loved everything nature had to offer. Orise enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Orise is survived by her children; Rosa (Kevin) Lynch of Onawa, Iowa, Will (Jill) Monk of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Joe Monk of Alpharetta, Georgia; her sisters, Lori Schoer, Lisa Miller, and Lynn Kollbaum; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Gloria (Walburn) Desmond; grandparents, Martin and Orise Desmond and Charles and Isabel Walburn, and her sister Julie Smith.

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