Mrs. Montiel Dull, age 96, of Nashville passed away Friday, June 29th, 2018 at Woodlawn Meadows, in Hastings, MI.
Montiel was born in Battle Creek, MI on August 28, 1921, the daughter of the late Kimball and Ethel (Boddy) Kleckner.
She was the widow of Mr. John Dull. John and Montiel attended grade school together and here the closest of friends beginning in the 5th grade. In February 1940 while still in High School, the couple was secretly married. They completed their education, both graduating from W.K. Kellogg High School in 1940. They began their life together in a small home in Nashville, moving to Morgan in 1947 where they raised their family.
Montiel was always very active. Over the years she became an accomplished bowler, and along with several friends particiatped in the Senior Bowling Championships in Reno, Nevada, where she bowled and high score of over 150. She continued to bowl well into her 80's. When Mulberry Four Golf Course was built, Montiel tried her hand at the game of golf. She quickly developed a passion for the game, but always walked and carried her own clubs. When she could no longer golf, she found the began swimming with a group from Hastings at the Pennock Wellness Center. She participated in the daily workouts as recently at November 2017.
Along with her husband, the couple worked in the family meat market business in Nashville for several years together before selling the business in 1967. Spending time with her family was always her first priority. She and John enjoyed traveling to the Western United States, Florida and spending time at the cabin on Lake Huron, where they would fishing and spend time relaxing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Montiel is survived by
two daughters, Betty (Forest) Rogers, Barbara (William) Ross, grandchildren Melanie Dunham, Michelle Rogers, Elisabeth Ross, and great grandchild Courtney Dunham.
She was preceded by her beloved husband John in 1998, and her grand daughter Brenda Ross
Funeral Services will be held at The Nashville United Methodist Church, Nashville, MI, at 10 AM on Friday, July 6, 2018 with Pastor Karen Kinney officiating.
The family will receive visitors on Thursday July 5, 2018 from 5:30-8:00 PM in the Boston Room at The Nashville United Methodist Church.
Interment will take place immediately following the funeral service at Lakeview Cemetery Nashville, MI.
There will be a time of fellowship and luncheon following the graveside service at the Nashville United Methodist Church
Memorial contributions can be made to the Nashville United Methodist Church, Maple Valley Scholarship Fund, or Great Lake Caring Hospice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville. For further details please visit our website at www.danielsfuneralhome.net