Darlene Moncrief

Obituary of Darlene Moncrief



Darlene L. Moncrief, 87, of Amber, Iowa passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Monticello Nursing and Rehab.


A private and immediate family only funeral service will be held for Darlene at Kramer Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Rodney Bluml will officiate. 


Darlene was born on August 27, 1933 in Castle Grove the daughter of George and Alvina (Kray) Dirks.   She married Herman Volkenant on November 14, 1952 and Dean Moncreif on December 20, 1975 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Anamosa. Darlene worked at Rockwell Collins for 35 years.  Her pride and joy were her son and his family.  Darlene loved playing games with her grandchildren.  She would babysit them at a moment’s notice.  Darlene had a good friend Sandy the cat whom she dearly loved.       


She is survived by her son Eldon (Micki) Volkenant of Anamosa, grandchildren; Tracy Volkenant-McNamara of Anamosa, Benjamin (Hollie) Volkenant of Cedar Rapids, and Andrew Volkenant of Anamosa, great-grandchildren; Kiana Secrist, Austin Volkenant, Sydney Volkenant, Madison Volkenant, Keegan Eilers, Connor McNamara, Phoenix Volkenant, great-great-granddaughter Harper Volkenant, and a sister-in-law, Jenny Dirks,


Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, husband Dean Moncreif in 2000, special friend Robert Iben, a brother Marion Dirks, and sister Delores (Emil) Feldman.


Cards, letters and memorials may be mailed to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 791 Monticello, Iowa 52040. Please include first and last name Darlene Moncrief on the outside of the envelope.


The family would like to thank Jones Regional Hospital, Unity Point transitional care in CR and Monticello Nursing and Rehab for the excellent care of Darlene.