Arthur R. Monnett

February 15, 1929 - December 12, 2012

Arthur R. Monnett, age 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 12, 2012 at his residence in Groveland, CA.  He was born February 15, 1929 in Oak Park, IL, son of Joseph “Curly” and Lydia (Hahn) Monnett.  Arthur had been in the Tool & Die business since 1947, in the year 1977 he started his own company, Monnett Precision Grinding, which he operated until retirement. Arthur spent most of his retirement in Honolulu, HI until recently moving to California to be near family.  Arthur was an avid sportsman all of his life.  He enjoyed fishing, golf and especially enjoyed hunting over the years with his sons, family and friends.  In addition to his parents, Arthur is preceded in death by his sister Dorothy (Monnett) Scheck, his grandson Bradley Monnett and his beloved wife of 56 years, Jerry (Donarski) Monnett.  Arthur is survived by his brother, John T. Monnett, Sr. of Oshkosh,WI ,his three children, Linde (Breault) Monnett of Groveland, CA. Mitchell (Elsbeth) Monnett of Anchorage, Alaska, & Terrence (Elizabeth) Monnett of St. Charles, IL.; five grandchildren, Michelle (Matthew) Becker, Breda (Matthew) Elmore, Kristine (Joseph) Farkas, Marshall Monnett, and Ryan Monnett; five great-grandchildren, Lydia Grace Elmore, Joseph Matthew Elmore, Maxwell Ryan Becker, Nash David Farkas and Noelle Elizabeth Farkas. And many nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31) in Batavia.  A funeral service will follow the visitation at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. 

Guest Book

  • Pamela Lewis-Melton Thank you for being a loving Dad especially when I lost my own. Your capacity for love and compassion was unsurpassed. I feel blessed that I was family for a short while. My heart goes out to all of you in this time of sorrow.
  • George Winiarski You'll always be remembered with love, Art. See you on the other side.
  • Jim & Mary Ellen Collins Dear family, We were so saddened to hear of Art's passing. As one of the first couples that we met when we moved to Kirkwood in Geneva IL over 30 years ago, Art and Jerry were simply the best people that we were privileged to know. We were brokenhearted when we lost Jerry but we know that she has been waiting for her beloved Arthur. God bless Art and his family during this most difficult time.
  • Michelle Becker (Monnett) Grandpa, we already miss you so much! Thank you for your support, love, and encouragement all these years. Your granddaughter, Michelle, Matthew, and Maxwell
  • Rolly Turner Greetings, Godfather. Whenever I got word that you and Jerry were stopping by, or that we were going to get together, I considered it an "offer I couldn't refuse". This was because time spent with you and Jerry was always a very enriching experience. Your Godson, Rolly
  • Laurie Scheck Dear Uncle Art, I love you and I will miss you dearly. Thank you for all you have done for me. I am glad you moved to California to be closer to your family. I am glad we were able to celebrate Thanksgiving together. May you travel on your next journey hunting for that elusive buck that has escaped your cunning prowse. May you hunt to your hearts content knowing your guided by the good Lord. I will miss you dearly. Thank you for being a loving energetic vivacious man. I love you and will miss hearing of your exploits and your travels through life. Love, Laurie Scheck (niece)
  • Jan Burrell My family spent many enjoyable holiday dinners with Art and Jerry. Art was a great person and fun to be with. He has many friends who will miss him dearly.
  • Peggy Turner Nichols A very dear cousin. "Forget about it" was a phrase he liked to use, but you had to have the nonverbal to go with it to get the full impact. He was very loving and generous. He and his sister, Dorothy, were closest to my mom and we always loved the times we got to spend with their families. I will always remember the kindness he and Jerry showed my sister, Kathy, while she was still living. I missed him in the past years when he moved from Illinois because I had more time with him when I lived near to him. I am glad that we had that time to share.
  • Wayne & Linda Terry Laughing, playing, loving, sharing, working, hugging, kissing, (and, sometimes, growling)... This is the Art we've always known; this is the Art we'll always remember. We are ALL blessed to have Art in our lives in one way or another. We Love You, Art!!!!!