Kristy A. Monahan

Kristy Ann Monahan, age 51, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on July 6, 2021, at Dubuque Specialty Care, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Kristy’s life, a memorial service will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021, from 10:30 until 11:00 a.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1111 Davis Street in Dubuque.  A private family burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Her family and friends will also be invited to a Celebration of Life for Kristy on July 28, 2021.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kristy’s family.


Kristy was born on July 28, 1969, in Dubuque, IA, a daughter to Eugene “Mike” and Joyce (Jochum) Monahan.  She attended sacred heart and was a proud graduate of Hempstead High School, Class of ’87.   She completed her education at Clarke College with a degree is social work.  Kristy eventually moved to Carrolton, Missouri, and became a traveling supervisor for the Summit Corporation.  We will miss Kristy with all of our hearts and treasure every memory she leaves behind.


Kristy is survived by her children,  Kiera Monahan, Korey Monahan, Kelsey Monahan, Keenen Monahan, and Kalyn Gilbreath; her grandchildren, Kamarion Rucker, Khalia Rucker, Khiyah Myles, and Karianna Myles; her sister, Kelly Simpson, Appleton, WI; her Godmother, Geri (Paul) O’Connor, Urbandale, IA; her bestfriend, Shawn (Pat) McClain, Hazel Green, WI;  along with numerous extended family and friends.


Kristy was preceded in death by her significant other, Terry Harker; her parents, Mike and Joyce Monahan; her grandparents, Alfred and Lolita (Schmitt) Jochum and Mary Monahan; her aunt, Freda Jochum; her uncle, Tom Jochum; her cousins, Sara Jochum, Jessica Bennett, Elizabeth Klinkhammer, and Molly Schmidt; and her dear friend, Uncle Buddy.


Kristy’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Dubuque Speciality Care and Hospice of Dubuque for all of their compassionate and professional care.  They would also like to extend a special thank you to Shawn McClain and Jill Bennet for all of their generous love and support.


Online condolences for Kristy’s family and friends may be left at

Memorial Service

Mount Calvary Cemetery
1111 Davis Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001
July 12th, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

3 comments on “Kristy A. Monahan
  1. Shellie Trierweiler says:

    Kristy was my dear friend from high school. She was an amazing person and a wonderful friend. We had many fun adventures together. Rest in peace my friend. My sincerest condolences to her sister Kelly and all of her children and grandchildren.

  2. Renee Davis says:

    I was lucky to have Kristy as friend way back in high school. We had so many good times! Kristy was not only fun to be around but genuinely a good person. Sincere condolences to Kelly and to Kristy’s children and grandchildren.

  3. Megan Patton says:

    Kristy ,
    You were such a kind and caring person and you will be dearly missed. I know that Terry and DeVante are waiting for you with baby chickens in the living room. Love you and miss you already.
    Megan (Schumacher) Patton

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