Mary Ellen Jongma, 57 of Brunsville, Iowa died on Friday, December 20, 2019, at Mercy One Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
A Memorial service will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel located at 1801 Morningside Ave. Sioux City, Iowa 51106.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel, 1801 Morningside Ave., Sioux City, Iowa.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
Mary was born Sunday, March 11, 1962 in Sioux City, Iowa, to Stephen and Sharon (Desmond) Monroe.
She was a graduate of Sioux City West High School in 1980. She married Dwayne Jongma on July 26, 1986 in South Sioux City, NE. Mary worked at Western Iowa Tech Community College for 30 years as a secretary.
Her hobbies included camping, fishing on the Red River along the Minnesota and North Dakota border and making snow bunnies. Mary’s family was very important to her and she treasured spending time with them especially her grandchildren; Joseph and Amelia.
Surviving are her husband; Dwayne Jongma of Brunsville, son; Zach (Shelby) Jongma of Sioux City, daughter; Molly (Dan) Carpenter of Le Mars, IA, two grandchildren; Joseph and Amelia Carpenter mother; Sharon Monroe of Sioux City, two brothers; Don (Denise) Monroe of Sioux City, IA, and David (Seann) Monroe of Sioux City, IA and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by her father Stephen and a sister, Michelle Monroe.
Family suggests memorials to Hospice of Siouxland.