Wayne M. Montel, 86, North Manchester, passed away at 12:02 a.m., Aug. 30, 2019, at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. He was born to Albert and Bertha M. (Miller) Montel Sr. on March 31, 1933, in Silver Lake.
He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955 and spent most of his time in postwar Germany. After his service, Wayne was a member of the American Legion Post #402 in Laketon. He was a lifelong self-employed farmer and owner of Montel Tractor and Truck, North Manchester. He had a deep love for his tractors and trucks.
Wayne Montel will be missed by his sons: Jeff (Libby) Montel, Columbia City; and Greg (Cathy) Montel, Wabash; one daughter Julie Sommers, Lafayette; one sister Lois Gearhart, Warsaw; six grandchildren: Noah Sommers, Caleb (Sara) Sommers, Matt Montel, Josh Montel, Brie Montel, and Lainey Montel, and one great-grandchild June Sommers.
Friends and family may call from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, at McKee Mortuary and Pastor Jody Tyner will officiate. Burial will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 997 West State Road 114, North Manchester, IN 46962.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.