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Sharon A. Jonas

Sharon A. Jonas, 58 years old, of Remsen, IA died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after a five month battle with cancer and respiratory complications. 
            Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 15, 2010, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Remsen.  Friends may call anytime after 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, 2010.  There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. all at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, IA.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen.
            Sharon was born on Dec. 13, 1951, at Lutheran Hospital in Sioux City, IA the daughter of Earl Fremont Riediger and Marvel Elise (Schulz) Riediger.  She was raised in the Hinton area and graduated from Hinton Community School in 1970.  She attended University of Iowa in the College of Nursing and graduated in May of 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Sharon worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals for three years.  She returned to Hinton and began working for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sioux City and caring for her ailing father. 
            On Aug. 18, 1978, she married Jeff Jonas at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, IA.  Sharon and Jeff lived and farmed north of Remsen and she continued to work at now Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.  She worked there for 32 years and raised 5 children.  Other contributions, St. Mary’s school nurse, St. Mary’s school board, Catholic Daughters, Oktoberfest committee, St. Mary’s football medical responder, amongst others.  Some of her hobbies included gardening, genealogy, mystery books and films, traveling, arts & crafts. 
            Casket Bearers will be Steven & Rusty Jonas, Patrick Mai, Blake Riediger, Corey Newberg, Riley Riediger. 
            Survivors include; Her husband Jeff Jonas of Remsen; son Steve Jonas & his wife Nicole of Boone, IA; daughter Audra Jonas of Merriam, KS; son Rusty Jonas & his wife Adrienne of St. Louis Park, MN; daughter Amber (Jonas) Waldschmitt & her husband Luke of Remsen; daughter Angela Jonas of Iowa City, IA.  Grandchildren; Claire & Gabriel Jonas of Boone, IA.  One sister Brenda Newberg of Sioux City, IA; brother Randy Riediger & his wife Cindy of Hinton; brother Terry Riediger & his wife Leslie of Lawton, IA.  Mother-in-law Dorothy Jonas of Remsen; 5) Sisters-in-law, Debbie Boccumini & her husband, Victor of Orlando, FL; Andrea Mai of Orange City, IA; Mary Stene & her husband Jim of Lenexa, KS; Becky Engel & her husband Matt of Coto de Caza, CA; Nikki Schnepf & her husband Brian of Shawnee Mission, KS; One brother-in-law, Matt Jonas of Remsen, and many nieces and nephews. 
            Preceded by: Her Parents; One Brother; and Father-in-law, Pete Jonas Jr.
            Thank you to the Orange City Area Health System and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; especially Dr. Raymond Hohl and the oncology nursing staff of 4JPE.   Also we would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.  Your posts to caring bridge, calls, letters, gifts and cards offered great support in this tough time.  Thank you from the Family of Sharon Jonas.

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Sharon was one of the kindest people I've ever met in my life. That kindness ran through the family that she and Jeff raised. It was truly a blessing to know her and her family.

Brian Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I am so saddened by the loss of Sharon, She trully loved the Lord and her family. She trully enjoyed being a wife and mother. It is so hard for the family to see what she had to endure but now that she is with the Lord, she has a perfect body and is no longer in any pain...

Donna Hagan Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the entire Jonas family. Sharon was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.

Lance, Kim & Ashley Evans Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

It was truly heartbreaking when I heard that Audra's Mother had left her life. Words are always hardest to come by when wanting to express hope and comfort to friends when they experience loses of their loved ones. Blessings to all of the family, particularly to Audra. G...

Lorraine N. Naster Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to all of Sharon's family. Although I didn't immediately work with her, (@ Mercy) I had the pleasure of coming into contact with her on a regular basis. She will always be remembered for her endearing smile and manner, the patients loved her. God Ble...

Sharon Church Harrington Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My prayers are with your family at this time of greifing. Take care.

Sunni Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Jeff and Family, No words, no actions can soften your loss of a wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and best friend. But when you look at each other you will see her in each and every one of you. You will feel her warmth, her love, her wisdom, her guidance for the...

Julie & Robert Schneider Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Jeff, my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Mary Jane (Konz) Burke Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

It was truly heartbreaking when I heard that Audra's Mother had left her life. Words are always hardest to come by when wanting to express hope and comfort to friends when they experience loses of their loved ones. Blessings to all of the family, particularly to Audra. G...

Lorraine N. Naster Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM