Antique Vintage 14

Monica Hierseman

September 11, 1928 ~ August 23, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old


Monica Hierseman, 94 years old, living in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Miramar Beach, Florida.

Monica was born in Santiago, Chile, on September 11, 1928, the daughter of Belisario Enriquez and Bertina Prado. Monica was the widow of Wayne Hierseman, to whom she was married for fifty-two years.

Monica and Wayne met in Santiago, Chile, married, and moved to the United States in 1978, when Wayne retired from Exxon Corporation after working in Central and South America for twenty-five years. They moved back to Wayne’s hometown of Davenport, Iowa, where Monica began her career as an antique dealer.

Monica was a loving mother who deeply cared for her children and never stopped working to take care of her family. She enjoyed sewing some of her own clothes, getting suntanned when she was younger, cooking and feeding her family, drinking her favorite TANG drink and Coca Cola, going to the beauty parlor, going to estate sales, eating out at restaurants, watching her news channel, and collecting custom jewelry and antiques.

She very much enjoyed her very close group of friends in Davenport, Iowa, who were part of her family which includes Melba, Maricarmen, Mirtha, Marinieves, Maria C., Ana Maria, Mayra, Monica, Dinorah, Rosa, Iris, Carmin, Karen, as well as the company, friendship, and care of her dear colleague, Randy Hyde.

Other special friends away from Davenport include Rosario and Sharon, and friends who preceded her including Shirley, Ruth, Toya, and Violeta.

Monica loved her dachshund, Brownie, who came from Central America where the family lived for four years. She loved peonies and used to say she would dream she could fly. She deeply enjoyed life and, if given another chance, she said she would not change a thing.

Monica was a devout catholic and attended Lady of Victory Catholic Church, while living in Davenport, Iowa.

Monica is survived by her daughter, Carolina Echeverria and Raul; son, George Reyher and Patricia; like-a-son, Patricio Hurtado; stepsons, Alan Hierseman, and David Hierseman and Marcia; granddaughters, Monica Echeverria and Wolfgang, and Arianna Outland and Garrett; grandsons, Rafael Echeverria and Ximena, Fabian Reyher, and Fausto Reyher; great-granddaughter, Elena Echeverria; great-grandson, Martin Echeverria; step-grandsons, Matthew Hierseman, Christopher Hierseman, Jeremiah Hierseman, Nathaniel Hierseman, Brian Hierseman, and Bradley Hierseman; step-granddaughters, Stephanie Hierseman, Kala Hierseman, and Hannah Hierseman; nephews, Robert Swain, Phillip Swain, Steven Swain and Paula, John Swain and Ronni, and Claudio Enriquez;  nieces, Vivian Swain, Kathy Sutter and Alouis, Gabriela Enriquez and Victor, and Gloria Leon y Pedro; and sister-in-law, Maria Angelica Enriquez. She was preceded in death by her father, Belisario Enriquez: mother, Bertina Prado; husband, Wayne Hierseman; stepson, Mark Hierseman; sister, Juanita Swain; brother, Belisario Enriquez; brother-in-law, Robert Swain; and nephew, Fernan Enriquez.

Visitation will take place at Saint Rita Catholic Church, 22 Saint Rita Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459, on Monday, September 4, 2023 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass at 11:00 a.m.

The mass will be streamed live at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 4, 2023.

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Funeral Mass
September 4, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Rita Catholic Church
137 Moll Drive
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459


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