Jane Reardon, Monona, formerly of Waterloo, January 2, 2018

Jane Reardon, 76, of Monona, formerly of Waterloo, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, after a brief illness.

Jane was born on March 26, 1941 in Iowa City, Iowa, to her parents Gordon & Polly (Young) Rubendall. She grew up in McGregor where she attended school, graduating from MarMac High School in 1959. Jane worked in food service for numerous businesses and was also blessed to be able to be a caregiver for her grandchildren. On December 7, 1974, Jane was united in marriage to Tom Reardon at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Monona. He passed away in June of 2016.

She enjoyed traveling with her husband Tom, mushroom hunting and spending time at the Mississippi River. Jane was a strong woman, who over the course of her life was diagnosed with three different types of cancer but prevailed, beating all three. What was most important to Jane was her family and spending time with them. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, the best her family would tell you. The love her family has for her is immeasurable and she will be dearly missed by her family and friends she leaves behind.

Jane is survived by her children Tracy (Mike) Kidd, Ann (Jim) Nation, both of Waterloo and John Reardon of Monona, IA; grandchildren Stephanie Kidd, Morgan Nation, both  of Waterloo and JJ Reardon of Monona. In death, she rejoins her parents; husband Tom; brother Robert Rubendall.


A gathering of friends and family and a celebration of Jane’s life will be held from 2-4 pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 with a 3:30 pm Prayer Service at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in McGregor, Iowa. Deacon Patrick Malanaphy will officiate.

Burial will follow at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Monona, Iowa.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center and Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, McGregor is caring for Jane and her family.

Memorials may be directed to the family and messages of condolence may be left at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com. Condolences may also be left with www.graufuneralhomes.com

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