F. Earl Montel, 91, North Manchester, has gone home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ.
He was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Kosciusko County to Artie R. and Bertha (Beigh) Montel. He graduated from Leesburg High School in 1944. On Jan. 11, 1948, he married Phyllis E. Bolinger. She passed away Aug. 6, 2013. He was owner-operator of Montel Livestock Equipment for 30 years retiring in 1992. He was a member of Gideon’s International since 1962.
He is survived by daughters: Karen Sue (Walter) Burns, North Manchester; and Kathy Ann (Charles) Douglass, North Manchester; sisters: Bernice Fisher, Syracuse; Betty Yoder, Goshen; and Barbara (Gene) Rarick, New Paris; grandchildren, Shelly Leifer (David) Cunningham, North Manchester; Greg (Jill) Caudill, Fort Wayne; Chad Allen, North Manchester; Amy Jo Allen, Goshen; Shane (Kim) Burns, Wabash; Doug (Andrea) Douglass, Huntington; and Brian (Sara) Douglass, Huntington; and nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. One brother is deceased.
Family and friends may call from 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester. Services will be at 2:30 p.m., Monday, April 16, at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester. Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Earl Montel, memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214