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 HUMP Association.

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 the family.