|Francis Montry, 73|
|Written by TRF Times|
Mahnomen - Francis Montry, 73, of Mahnomen, died Thursday, December 29, 2005 at his home.
The Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, January 3, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Mahnomen, with Fr. Rick Lambert officiating. Casket bearers included Keith Abdo, Damion Abdo, Danny Saice, Leroy Burnside, Dicky Muller and Moss Tibbetts Jr. Honorary casket bearers include the Shooting Star Golden Eagle Bingo staff, Isaacson-Bjorge Post 31 of the American Legion in Mahnomen and the Shooting Star Casino Security staff. Military honors were provided by the Isaacson-Bjorge Post 31 of the American Legion. Interment was held at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Mahnomen.
Francis James Montry was born December 16, 1932 to Peter and Margaret (Saice) Montry, in Mahnomen. He grew up in Greenbush and attended school there, graduating in 1950. After graduation he worked for Hopkins Honey Farms in Greenbush, until he was drafted in 1953. He served in the United Sates Army during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge, he lived in Spokane, Wash., and began working for Columbia Electric. He returned to Greenbush in 1956. Throughout the years, Francis worked construction and for the Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls. He later worked security for Litton Microwave Company in Plymouth. In 1991, he returned to Mahnomen to work as a security guard for the Shooting Star Casino. Francis retired in 2003 and continued to make his home in Mahnomen.
Francis had been active in the Isaacson-Bjorge Post #31 of the American Legion in Mahnomen, and in the past, the White Earth Indian Nation Post 625 of the American Legion in White Earth. He enjoyed going to the Shooting Star Casino, playing Bingo and spending time with his nieces and nephews.
Francis is survived by two brothers, Fredrick Montry of Mahnomen and Paul Montry of Minneapolis; two sisters, Doris Jean (David) Erickson of Fargo, N.D., and Rose Marie Budig of Spokane, Wash.; an aunt, Viola Saice; and several nieces and nephews; and grand nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his
parents; sisters, Betty Ann Montry and Carol Montry; brothers, Robert and Peter Jr.; a nephew, Paul Sidel and several aunts and uncles.