2011-09-29 / Obituaries

Walter S. Montney

Walter S. Montney, 78, St. Helen, died Sept. 26, 2011, at his home.  

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the West Branch Church of God, 601 Progress St., West Branch. Bishop Eric Rogers will officiate. Arrangements were handled by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, St. Helen.

Mr. Montney had lived in St. Helen for the past 11 years and was formerly of Grand Blanc. He was known as a jack of all trades. He worked in farming, plumbing, heating and pipe fitting and was a factory operator. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and helping and watching the grandchildren have fun, including fishing or riding the go-cart.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Joseph and Cordelia; two brothers, Joseph “Bud” Montney and Carson Montney; three sisters, Dora Dotson, Hazel Betts and Lillian Balcer; grandsons, Jesse Bennett and Stephen J. Montney II; a son-in- law Richard McArthur; and a daughter-in-law, Ginnice Montney.

Surviving Mr. Montney are his wife, Anna of St.Helen; children, Linda McArthur of West Branch, Mike Montney of Kalkaska, Richard Montney of St. Helen, Anna (David) Farmar of Flint, George Montney (Kay Maars) of Alger, Jay Montney of Flint, Stephen Montney of St. Helen and Sam Montney of Flint, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister, Peggy (Beulah) Barber of Hale; brother, John Montney of New Mexico; and many nieces and nephews. 



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