Ed Monnahan

Friday, August 8, 2008

Funeral services for Mr. Ed Monnahan, 83, formerly of Everly, will be held at 10 a.m., today, Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Spencer. Rev. Brent Lingle will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 4-6 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly.

Interment will take place at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly.

Graveside military services will be conducted by the American Legion, Everett Boyles Jr. Post No. 414 in Everly.

Ed passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at Chenal Heights Nursing and Rehab in Little Rock, Ark.

Memorials may be designated to the Alzheimer's Association or the Everly American Legion.

Edwin James Monnahan, the son of John (Jay) and Neva (Manning) Monnahan, was born on March 1, 1925, in Austin, Minn. He grew up on a farm south of Austin and graduated from Austin Central High School in 1942.

After graduating, Ed began his career with Geo. A. Hormel Co. in Austin. He took a leave of absence from Hormel in 1943 to enlist in the U.S. Army and served in the field artillery in the South Pacific. He was discharged in 1946 having attained the rank of Master Sergeant.

Ed returned to Austin after the war and on May 31, 1947, married Vivian Lastine. Their first home was in Storm Lake, where Ed was a route buyer for Hormel. In 1949 he was given the task of opening and managing a Hormel livestock buying station in Everly. He remained there until his retirement in 1985.

While in Everly, Ed was very active in community affairs. He was a member of the City Council and Mayor for a number of years. He served as president of Everly Lions Club and Commercial Club and was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader. He was active in the American Legion and VFW and a member of St Mary's Parish and the Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vivian; a son, Mitchell; three brothers: Ray, Cliff and Fred (his twin at birth); and one sister, Peggy.

Ed is survived by three sons: Michael Jay Monnahan and wife, Patricia of Cedar Rapids, John Edwin Monnahan of Hardinsburg, Ky., and Scott Joseph Monnahan and wife, Trish of Little Rock, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter

Warner Funeral Home of Everly is in charge of arrangements.