VINTON-Monica Huelman Zaruba, 40, died Sunday, December 10, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 2200 2nd Ave., Vinton. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 18, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Fr. Mark Ressler as Celebrant.  You are invited to lunch and fellowship after the funeral Mass.

Monica Amber was born October 14, 1977, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Ken and Regina Huelman. She grew up and attended Vinton-Shellsburg schools, graduating in 1996.  Monica attended Iowa State University in Ames and played on the women’s basketball team from 1996-2000.  She earned a degree in horticulture.  She was currently employed by Country Landscapes in Ames and North Liberty. She married Terry Zaruba on July 30, 2011.

She is survived by her husband Terry; her parents, Ken and Regina Huelman; her sister, Andrea Naillon;  her mother- and father-in-law, Linda and Tom Zaruba; brothers-in-law Mike Naillon, Troy and Tim Zaruba; sisters-in- law, Theresa and Amy Zaruba; and nieces, Taylor, Caspien and Alexis Zaruba and Josie Naillon.

The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Monica and her family.  Condolences may be left at