F. Earl Montel

F. Earl Montel, 91, of North Manchester, IN and having family in Huntington, IN, died April 12, 2018.

Mr. Montel graduated from Leesburg High School in 1944. 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 was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Kosciusko County to Artie R. and Bertha Beigh Montel.  He married Phyllis E. Bolinger on Jan. 11, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 6, 2013.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Sue (Walter) Burns, and Kathy Ann (Charles) Douglass, both of North Manchester; three sisters, Bernice Fisher, of Syracuse; Betty Yoder, of Goshen; and Barbara (Gene) Rarick, of New Paris; seven grandchildren, Shelly (David) Cunningham and Chad Allen, both of North Manchester; Greg (Jill) Caudill, of Fort Wayne; Amy Jo Allen, of Goshen; Shane (Kim) Burns, of Wabash; and Doug (Andrea) Douglass and Brian (Sara) Douglass, both of Huntington; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  

Calling is Monday, April 16, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester. A funeral service will be Monday, April 16, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at the church, with Rev. J. P. Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.

McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial gifts may be made to Gideon's International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.