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Philip J. Monnig M.D.


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Philip J. Monnig M.D. Obituary
Philip J. Monnig MD

Sioux City

Dr. Philip Justin Monnig, formerly of Longboat Key, FL and Sioux City, IA, passed away on March 8, 2016 at Brookestone Village in Omaha, NE.

Philip is survived by his seven children: Anne Monnig of Sioux City, Christine (Mark) Woodruff of Omaha, James (Marian) Monnig of Leawood, KS, Dennis (Cara) Monnig of Springfield, MO, Erin (Mark) Rice of West Des Moines, IA, Martha Monnig of Omaha, and Susan (Joseph) Vicari of Rockford, IL; sister, Mary Modesta Nagle of Bettendorf, IA, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Virginia (Kirke) Monnig, and his brother John "Jack" Monnig.

Philip was born August 27, 1922 in Anita, IA to Justin and Mary (Green) Monnig. He grew up in Anita and Ottumwa, IA where he won several spelling bee championships. He received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Iowa, completed his internship at St. Mary's Hospital, Detroit, his General Surgery Residency at the VA Hospital, Des Moines, and his Thoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City. Academic honors include membership in Alpha Kappa Kappa, Medical Fraternity, and Alpha Omega Alpha, Honorary Medical Society.

He served in the US Navy from 1943-1945 as an Ensign and Apprentice Seaman in the USNR, and from 1947-1949 as Lt. JD-USNR Medical Officer, USNH Brooklyn, NY, USS Guadalupe (Pacific and Middle East), and USNH Great Lakes, IL.

He married Ginny in 1945 and they shared 62 wonderful years before she died in 2007. He was a general and thoracic surgeon in private practice in Sioux City from 1955 to 1987. He served as Chief of Surgery and President of Medical Staff at St. Joseph Hospital, President of Siouxland Surgical Associates, and Director of Medical Affairs for Marian Health Center. He was a past President of the Woodbury County Medical Society, the Iowa Academy of Surgery, and the Iowa Clinical Surgical Society. He was affiliated with numerous professional and civic organizations, and authored several surgical publications.

Philip retired in 1987 to Longboat Key, FL where he and Ginny enjoyed their heaven on earth, including friends, golf, church, reading, pottery and painting.

SERVICES will be Friday, March 18 at St. Augustin Catholic Church, 545 42nd St., Des Moines, IA. VISITATION will be at 9 AM and MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10 AM. Burial following at Glendale Cemetery, and lunch following at St. Augustin Parish Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL, 34228.

Philip's family is deeply grateful to the devoted care he received at Brookestone Village.
Published in Des Moines Register from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2016
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