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Aubrey (Bud) E. Monson

November 15, 1931 — October 13, 2023


Aubrey (Bud) E. Monson



Aubrey (Bud) E. Monson


Passed away on October 13, 2023, at age 91.  A Celebration of Life service will be planned at a later date.  Bud was born in Hampton Illinois in 1931 to Edith and Carl Monson.


He started working at John Deere Spreader works part time during high school, and then full time after graduation. Bud then served in the Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Alaska.  After completing military service, he returned to work at John Deere, eventually going to University of Illinois and completing his engineering degree.


While at college, he met Kay at a church social. They married after Bud graduated and celebrated their sixty fifth anniversary in September.  Bud and Kay had two sons while living in the Quad Cities, and the family later moved to Dubuque to continue Bud’s career with John Deere.  He retired in the 1990's and enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He was especially excited to have his granddaughter stay with them while she interned at the Dubuque River Museum.


Bud liked mechanical things, particularly cars and anything made by John Deere. He also was a long-time member of Westminster Presbyterian church in Dubuque.


He is survived by his wife Kay; his sister Naomi Czachura; his sons Mark Monson and wife Heather; Craig Monson and his fiancé Lisa Rappaport; his granddaughter Laura Monson; his nephew and nieces.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Edith and his brother Melvyn.


The family has requested that remembrances be made as contributions to

Agrace Hospice ( or

Veterans of Foreign Wars (





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