Mona Burk Brimmer

Jun 3, 2020
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Burial at a later date in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial fund to be established. Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


Mona Burk Brimmer, 82, of Waterloo, died on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics at Iowa City, following a short illness.


She was born on February 8, 1938 in Waterloo, daughter of Louis and Edith Harris Burk and graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1956.


Mona married Howard Brimmer on August 2, 1958, in Dubuque. She had worked at Walnut Dairy, Black Hawk County Farm Bureau, and then GMAC Mortgage, retiring in 2001.  Together with daughter Brenda, she operated Mona B's Creations selling at craft shows for 30 years.


Mona is survived by her husband, Howard; son, Kevin (Mary) Brimmer‚ Appleton‚ WI; daughter, Brenda (Aaron) Timmer‚ Cedar Falls; grandsons, Aaron (Sophia Carpiaux) Brimmer and Lucas Brimmer; and a sister, Emma Lou Andreessen‚ Libby‚ MT.


She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Arthur Burk; and 3 sisters, Mary Risse, Mathilda Bresson, and Betty Miller.

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  1. Kimerly Metcalf | Jun 15, 2020

    Mona was an amazing person and friend! She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. 

    Thoughts and prayers for her family.  Please let me know if you need anything.

  2. Kimerly Metcalf | Jun 15, 2020
    So sorry for your loss!  Mona was an amazing person and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who got to know her. Please let me know if you need anything! 
  3. Lauri Miller | Jun 08, 2020
    Miss you Aunt Monie! You were always a lot of fun!  
  4. janelle quinn | Jun 08, 2020
    We will miss you, Aunt Mona❤️😥
  5. Viki Holmquist | Jun 07, 2020
    Mona was an angel long before she left us. She was kind and caring, a heart as big as the US and more sewing knowledge than many of us put together.  She lived large even though she kept a small footprint.  Brenda has many of Mona's qualities and Mona will live on through her and guide her as she continues on with Mona B creations.  I am blessed to have known Mona, even for just a few years...she is and was an amazing woman and she will be dearly missed.
  6. Douglas Ganfield | Jun 07, 2020
    A true lady and a friend in the years I knew her.  Condolences to your family on the loss of a great person.
  7. Chrystal holmes | Jun 07, 2020
    my deepest sympathy at the loss of Mona she will be dearly missed

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