THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
John Montevideo, Jr.
Issue Date: April 19, 2017
John Montevideo, Jr., 84, of Green Bay, passed away Sunday, April 9 at home with his wife by his side.
Born Feb. 19, 1933, in Green Bay, to John and Catherine Montevideo, he
graduated from Central Catholic High School in Green Bay. He served in the United States Air Force in 1952 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, flying the F-89 Scorpion aircraft at LADD AFB in Alaska. He achieved rank of 1st Lieutenant and was honorably discharged in 1957.
Upon discharge, he had a career with the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller at O'Hare Field in Chicago. He returned to Green Bay to be one of the first air traffic controllers at Austin Straubel, where he retired from.
On Nov. 30, 1963, he married the love of his life, Geraldeen (Geri) Vande Hei at St. Joseph Catholic Church and they were together for 53 years.
They devoted their lives to each other and their family, attending their children's and grandchildren's events. They enjoyed camping, traveling and biking on trails throughout the state.
He was active in golfing, tennis racquetball and taught his wife downhill skiing and ice skating. He loved his puppies, all animals, poppies in the garden, sudoku, crossword puzzles, car rides, campfires, watching golf, birds and biking for ice cream, but mostly his family brought him the most joy.
A strong, kind, devoted father and husband, he lived his faith every day by example in actions and words.
He is survived by his wife, Geri; three children, Todd Montevideo (Dawn), Oconto, Teri Ehlinger (John), Green Bay and Troy Montevideo (Kalin), Sturgeon Bay; five grandchildren; a special nephew, Don Schmitz; a sister-in-law, Bernadeen (Ron) Luedke; great-nieces, Dina Doucet, Donette Phillips and Jaime Schule; many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley and Harry Montevideo; three sisters, Ann Sheriff, Viola Rosseau and Ruth Stengel.
Friends called at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Green Bay on Monday, April 17 from 9 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Blaney Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.