Randy L. Monk

December 01, 1951 — April 10, 2024

Service Details

Randy Lee Monk, age 72, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at his home in Ankeny.

Randy was born December 1, 1951, in Des Moines, Iowa to Ellis and Geraldine (Cocking) Monk. He worked for Artistic Manufacturing Corporation his entire career, a company started by his father, Ellis Monk, which Randy took over and owned prior to its closing. A second calling for Randy was in design. He enjoyed remodeling and residential construction, and had a great eye for detail. Randy was fond of reading and loved being outside. He could often be found tinkering, collecting cars, or working on a variety of projects which he was notorious for starting. Everything was at Randy’s own pace, and you could depend on him to always take the scenic route.

He is survived by his daughters, Abbey Monk and Maddy Monk (Nicholas Day); sister, Delia “Dee” (Alan) Westphal; lifetime friend, Dawn Thorpe; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. They will forever miss his wit, humor, and compassion.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Geraldine Monk; wife, Tracy Vannatta Monk; brother, Tom Monk; and sister, Terry Monk Barr.

A funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2024, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines, Iowa followed by burial at Altoona Cemetery in Altoona, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.