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Loyal "Doc" C. Monson

Loyal "Doc" C. Monson

Loyal “Doc” C. Monson age 81 of Plum City, passed away on Friday April 9, 2021 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.

Loyal was born October 9, 1939 on the home farm in Trempeleau County, rural Osseo.  He was the son of Orville and Geneva (Anderson) Monson and grew up in rural Augusta.  Loyal graduated from Augusta High School in 1957.  He attended U.W. River Falls for a year. He then “pissed around” for a couple years.  In 1959 Loyal returned to U.W. River Falls and entered the Pre-Veterinary Program.  In 1961 he enlisted in the U.S. Army.  While waiting to be deployed to Germany, his high school sweetheart, Mona Redmond, “chased him down” to Fort Leonard Wood, MO where they were married June 17, 1961.  They lived in Germany until 1964.  After the service they lived in South St. Paul, MN.  Loyal returned to U.W. River Falls and completed his Pre-Veterinary Program.  He attended the University of Minnesota-School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in June of 1969.

Doc and his family moved to Plum City in July of 1969 and began his career as a large animal Veterinarian.  Doc served mainly the small family farms in Plum City and surrounding communities.  This was his passion until he retired in 2010. 

He was proud to be part of the Plum City community and was active in the American Legion Post 365 and the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Doc is survived by his children, Scott (Julie) Monson of Phoenix, AZ, Pam (Troy) Bellrichard of River Falls; five grandchildren, Rachael (Chris) Caliendo, Daniel Monson, Carly (Brandon) Monson  Rhoades, Hannah and Sarah Bellrichard; one great grandson, Jackson Caliendo; a brother Gaylord (Linda) Monson; a sister, Elna (Charley) Hizer; several nieces, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Mona, in 2010.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday April 13, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plum City with Rev Daniel Pfaffe officiating.  Burial will be at the West Lawn Cemetery in Augusta at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plum City.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.



    My deepest sympathy to the family.
    Doc was our vet when I grew up on the dairy farm located between Elmwood and PC. I could never thank him enough as he potentially saved my life from a bull attach during a service call. I can only imagine my Dad (Don Baier) and him are reminiscing in heaven of all the great past times. RIP Loyal!

  2. Denny and Kay Longsrorf

    Pam & Scott, sorry to hear of your loss, we miss sitting next to your Dad at church. You have many wonderful memories.

  3. Bob L Miller

    I enjoyed being Loyal’s classmate in high school...we played sports together. Loyal always treated others with respect and demonstrated much patience when he helped me in math. He seemed to enjoy helping others in school and continued that practice afterwards.
    With my most sincere sympathy.

  4. Andrea Swift

    Loyal was the grandpa to my 3 kids. He was a such a kind, loving and patient grandpa, or “Poppy Loyal” as they called him to Rachael, Danny and Carly. I have fond memories of going on cow calls with him. He was so strong, yet so gentle. I’m certain all who knew him will miss him dearly. If there is a heaven, I hope he is reunited with Mona right now. He will surely live on in all the lives he touched . Rest of the n peace, Loyal. To Scott and Pam, I’m so sorry for your loss.

  5. Mary Lynn Blanchard

    Scott and Pam, I am so sorry to hear about Doc. I always remember Dad coming in to report something going on with a cow and saying "I gotta call Doc." I would watch for Doc's truck to come (his truck always fascinated me, what was in there!) and try to run out to say hi, even though he had typically serious vet business to get to in the barn. Once in a while I would sneak down to see what he was doing. His smile is the thing I think of always - because it was ever present. I am grateful I got to say hi to him at Dad's graveside funeral, still with his beaming grin and bright light eyes. Our farming community depended and counted on Doc - the community would not have been the same without his steady care of our animals. How lucky we all were to have you amongst us.

  6. Robert W Paddock

    To Layal's Family; May the Lord comfort you in this time of grief. Loyal was a classmate in high school, and 2 years at River Falls. of both of us (Joyce and Bob) We considered him our friend. And we will miss his visits to Augusta.

  7. Lois Schwartz

    Rest in peace, Loyal. You are one of the finest people I had the pleasure of knowing.

  8. Jeff baier

    Prayers go to Monson family. Rip loyal

  9. Margaret Monson

    Heartfelt sympathies to Scott & Pam and their families. As a kid, Clifford & Verna (my dad & mom) would always stop in Plum City on our way to or from Minneapolis to visit Loyal & Mona and feed the fish in the pond at the park. Keep your memories in your heart. Celebrate the love of family. Cousin Margaret.

  10. thomas biles

    prayers to the family. I remember Loyal coming to the farm when we were in dairy.

  11. Mary E. Robertson

    Loyal was in the service with my late husband and they shared many memories on his visits to Phoenix. He was truly a man of God. I shared the same birthday as Mona and he never failed to call me on 12/18. He will be greatly missed by a great many. Mary

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