Charlotte W. Montgomery, 96, Culver, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Catherine Kasper Life Center in Donaldson with her daughter, Charann, by her side.
Charlotte was born Oct. 8, 1920, one of four children born to Charles and Anna Schmid. She was married to George Montgomery in 1940 and together they raised two children. The couple operated South Side Motor Express in Chicago. When George served in the military during WWII, Charlotte continued to run the business, raise their son Jack, and worked in a plant until George was discharged from the military and returned home. George preceded her in death in 1997.
Charlotte liked to play Bingo, and was a wonderful cook and was a member of the Culver Sewing Club, and longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Culver. She enjoyed being involved in many family activities and going out
to eat pasta at Olive Garden. She and George loved to pontoon together on Lake Maxinkuckee. She truly enjoyed her many long days spent around the lake.
Charlotte is survived by her daughter Charann (Kenneth) Thornburg of Culver; son Jack’s beloved friend
Kathleen Vesh of Chesterton; grandchildren: Denise (David) Daugharty of Culver and Lyn (Steve) Thiebe of
Faunsdale, Ala.; great grandchildren A.J. and Ryan Morin, Heather Scarberry, and Tori and Teresa
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband George, and son John “Jack” Montgomery, two
brothers, and one sister.
A time to gather with family and friends will be held at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver, on Sunday, May 7, 2017
from 3 to 7 p.m. Rev. Tim Anderson will officiate services at the Trinity Lutheran Church, in Culver,
on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Memorials may be given to The Lutheran Hour Ministries or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.