Monford C. ‘Monty’ Obrecht, 94
Monford C. "Monty" Obrecht, 94, passed
away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at Northfield Manor.
Monty was born on July 29, 1916, in Black Earth to
Christ and Elfrieda (nee Wille) Obrecht. He attended Black Earth High
School. On Sept. 5, 1940, he married Juanita J. Bennett. During World War
II, Monty was in the Army Air Force and flew "the hump" (Burma,
India and China). Later, he became a private pilot and was instrumental in
organizing Gran Aire Aviation at Curtiss Wright Airport in Milwaukee (now
Timmerman Field). Monty was also a flight instructor and examiner at
Crites Field in Waukesha and other airports. He retired his career with
FAA at Mitchell Field as a flight examiner and FAA inspector. Monty was a
mason with the Shriners and a member of AmVets, American Legion and the
Monty is survived by his daughters, Joan (Bud) Moertl of Hubertus and Jean (Richard) Abel of Columbus, Ohio. He is
further survived by his grandchildren, Chad (Suzanne) Moertl, Reid Moertl,
Trisha (Aaron) Gardner, Vanessa (Carl) Prentice and Rebecca (Gary)
Burchett; great-grandchildren, Zoe Melissa and Ella Makayla Moertl, Ava
Louise and Calvin Richard Gardner, Estelle Naomi Abel and Madeline Amelia
Burchett; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in
death by his wife, Juanita; parents, Christ and Elfrieda; son, James Wayne
Obrecht; grandson, Matthew James Obrecht; and brother, Rubin Obrecht.
A funeral service for Monty will be at 5 p.m. on
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at Stony Hills Presbyterian Church, N112 W17655
Mequon Road, Germantown with the Rev. Bruce Greenough officiating.
Visitation will be from 3:30 p.m. until the start of services. Burial will
take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Oak Hill Cemetery in
Black Earth. Memorials appreciated to Stony Hills Presbyterian Church.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting