Robert Montes, 77

Robert Charles Montes, age 77 of Goshen and formerly of Three Rivers, died Friday July 16, 2010 at the Courtyard of Goshen following a long illness. He was born in Holland, MI on April 20, 1933 and was a graduate of St. Charles High School in Fort Wayne, IN. While living in Three Rivers, Robert was a salesman in the home improvement business. He was an avid outdoorsman and greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a professional dog trainer and a member of the National Rifle Association.

Robert is survived by 3 children, LeeAnn Waldron (Donald) of Goshen, Brad Montes (Kay) of Attica, IN, and Lynn Aalsma of South Whitley, IN; 24 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, John Robert Montes; and a daughter, Laura Sue McHaney.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has been conducted, and no services will be held. Memorials in Robert’s memory may be directed to Backcountry Kennels, 57523 Patterson Hill Rd., Marcellus, MI 49067. Assistance was provided by the Eickhoff Farrand Halverson Chapel of Three Rivers. An online register is available and condolences may be left for the family at

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