Monica Kay Amberger (final arrangements)

Monica Kay Amberger, 49, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2022, at her home in West Point.

She was born on June 14, 1972, in Long Beach, California, the daughter of Charles William Wellington and Judy Ann Hill. She attended Loara High School in Anaheim, California. On September 25, 2019, she married Kristopher Amberger in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Monica was a vibrant, funny, caring and giving person who enjoyed life. She loved music, movies, arrowhead and mushroom hunting, the beach, animals including her 140lb dog Oreo, coffee, flowers and the color pink. Most of all, Monica loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband: Kristopher Amberger of West Point, Iowa; daughter: Carissa (Dustin) Burke of New London, Iowa; sons: Tanner (Randi) Woodsmall of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Jack O’Keefe of Grand Rapids, Michigan; father: Charles Wellington of Las Vegas, Nevada; mother: Judy Hill of Burlington, Iowa; step-father: Tom Martin of New London, Iowa; three granddaughters: Laila, Leanne, and Liliana; two sisters: Michelle Wellington of Anaheim, California, Tammy Wellington of Burlington, Iowa and her brother: Charles (Shanon) Wellington of New London, Iowa. Also, surviving are uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her father-in-law and mother-in-law.

A memorial has been established in her memory to PAW Animal Shelter.

Her body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation. Monica was proud to be an organ donor.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2022, at Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2022, at Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point, Iowa with Father Dennis Hoffman officiating.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.