Mona Lee Staudt
December 26, 1943 – April 4, 2022
CHARLES CITY — Mona Lee Staudt, 78, of Charles City, died Monday, April 4, 2022, at her home after a brief battle with cancer.
A funeral Mass for Mona will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Reverend Tom Heathershaw celebrating Mass and Reverend Carl Ries concelebrating. The service will be streamed live on Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Charles City.
Visitation will be held at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2022 and will continue one hour before the church service on Friday.
Mona was the daughter of Floyd and Margaret (Wedeking) Riden and was born on December 26, 1943. She grew up on the family farm south of Charles City, with an extended family living nearby. This closeness to family and a life of anchored faith shaped Mona from an early age. She graduated in 1962 from Charles City High School and attended the State College of Iowa (UNI).
Mona was married to Ronald Earl Staudt on September 4, 1965 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Roseville. This union was blessed with four children.
Mona and Ronnie farmed south of Charles City where they built a proud family farm together. Over the years, Mona has worked at First Security Bank, Hydro-Tile, Comprehensive Systems, Sisson & Associates, and worked independently as a Premiere Designs representative selling jewelry. Mona and Ron enjoyed bowling, golfing and spending time together on the dock.
Mona was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where she served people through the Parish Life Committee and Parish Council. She was also a member of the Elks Lodge and a lifelong resident of Charles City. Mona has served the community by volunteering as a 4-H leader and helping the Community Improvement Association.
Mona enjoyed supporting her grandchildren by attending concerts, games, programs, and anything related to the Floyd County Fair, most often with her cousin Ileen accompanying her. She always looked forward to some of her happiest moments when the whole family got together for family events.
Mona is survived by her four children: son, Doug Staudt (Christopher Lee) of Urbandale, Steve (Nikki) Staudt of Forest City, Chuck (Angie) Staudt of Charles City and daughter, Renee Boss of Charles City; grandchildren: Alex Staudt (Angela Conover), Will (Kennedy) Staudt, Isabelle Staudt and Zoe and Zachary Lee, Jake (Molly) Staudt, Abbey (Logan) Fong and Gabe Staudt, Drew, Lydia and Lauren Staudt, Margaret, Madeline and Thomas Boss; two great-grandchildren: Charlotte Staudt and Colson Staudt. Other surviving family members include sisters-in-law: Catherine (John) Rossi, Marlys Staudt and Karen Trettin; as well as countless nieces, nephews and cousins from the Riden and Staudt families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; his beloved Ronnie; his brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Sheila Riden; in-laws, Earl and Dorothy Staudt; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Bonnie Staudt; and brother-in-law, Mike Trettin.
Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences can be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at www.hauserfh.com.
Published by Globe Gazette on April 6, 2022.