Monty L. Bushong, 67, of Thorntown, passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon. He was born on Feb. 27, 1950, in Frankfort, to Dewey Earl and Opal Lorene (Dubree) Bushong.
Monty married Stella Huffer Deiterle on July 1, 1989, in Frankfort; she survives.
He was a 1970 graduate of Frankfort High School, and served in the United States Navy from 1975 to 1979.
Monty worked for Hachette Book Group in Lebanon for many years. He then worked for CNH in Lebanon for five years, before retiring in February 2015.
He was a member of New Hope Church and a member of Frankfort Eagles FOE 976.
Monty enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid IU basketball and Chicago Bears fan. He also enjoyed NASCAR, and was a Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan. He collected Elvis memorabilia and Budweiser Christmas beer steins.
Monty's greatest joy in life was his family, and his greatest happiness was seeing them happy; all he wanted to do was make those around him happy.
Surviving, along with his wife, Stella, are stepdaughter, Dianna Dieterle Ferguson of Thorntown; stepson, James Bobby Dieterle of Kokomo; grandsons, Dylan Moore of Carmel, Alex Ferguson of Thorntown and Eric Ferguson of Thorntown;
sister, Mary Amich of Frankfort; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Henry, JR, Boyd, Robert and Dennis Bushong; and three sisters, Maude Ray, Maxine Bushong and Emmogene Keltner.
Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center in Frankfort. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Archer-Weston. Pastor Shan Sheridan will officiate. Burial will follow in Bunnell Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Monty's honor to the Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center to assist with final expenses. Envelopes will be available.
Online condolences may be made at www.archerweston.com.
Published on August 7, 2017