Obituaries June 26, 2017 Mundwiler Funeral Home 4
Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of Larry Earl Montag, age 63, of Big Stone City who died on June 25, 2017, at the Milbank Area Hospital – Avera Health.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Gary DeRouchey on Friday, June 30, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank. Burial will be at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery with a luncheon to follow in the church. Visitation will be on Thursday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.
Larry Earl Montag was born on January 19, 1954, in Ortonville, MN. He was the son of George Earl Montag and Wilma Zebell. He attend country school at Lockwood Township and later graduated from Milbank High School in 1972. He continued his education for two more years at the Building Trade program in Watertown.
Larry was united in marriage with Anne Pillatzki on September 17, 1977, in Rosen, MN. In their almost 40 years together, they were blessed with nine children: Beth, Laura, Kristen, Lindsay, Jacob, Matthew, Carey, Kyle and Kelsey.
Larry was known for his skilled carpentry, hard work and quality craftsmanship. He worked in construction at age 16, and that is where he earned his nickname, “Kid”. He worked in construction for many years. In 1979, Larry and Anne moved to Rapid City, SD, where he worked for two years in construction, and then as Maintenance Foreman at the Air Force Base for 13 years. Larry and Anne moved their family to Milbank in 1994, and began construction on their home on Big Stone Lake. Larry partnered with Tom Pillatzki in their construction company, Pillatzki Montag Construction.
When Larry was not working, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing cards (especially Pinochle). He was a man of faith and an active member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. He liked spending time at home, enjoying his view of the lake, gardening, and was always welcoming to anyone who came to visit. He loved living by the lake. Larry was a very patient and steady man who loved his family. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, and enjoyed watching them play sports. His great sense of humor, kindness and love will be remembered.
Larry is survived by his wife, Anne, of Big Stone City; children: Beth (Darin) Snaza of Milbank; Laura (Jeremy) Dean of Milbank; Kristen (Jeris) Timmermans of Aberdeen; Lindsay (Luke) Henrich of Milbank; Jacob (Megan) Montag of Milbank; Carey (Michael) Schneck of Milbank; Kyle Montag of Big Stone City; and Kelsey Montag of Big Stone City; sisters: Anita (Jerry) Paulson of Canby, MN, and Gwen (Darwin) Schroeder of Hot Springs, SD; and 21 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Matthew Montag.