Monte L. Nance - 64

4/27/1951 - 3/26/2016

Byron, IL

Monte Lee Nance, 64, of Green Bay, WI, formerly of Byron, passed away, after a long illness, on March 26, 2016, with his loving wife, Gail, by his side. Monte was born on April 27, 1951 in Dixon, IL the son of Martha (Engelkes) Schneider and Melvin Nance. He graduated from Byron High School in 1969. In 1972, Monte was accepted into the Rockford Police Academy but due to an unfortunate hit & run motorcycle accident his dream was never realized. The last 35 years he lived in Wisconsin generally in the Sturgeon Bay/Green Bay area. Monte was an accomplished taxidermist and avid fisherman holding several Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame records. Monte could fish with the best of the locals and while they were jealous of his skills, they were all still friends. He would be best described as a fun loving guy and a real jokester. Monte approached all his hobbies with artistic flair, particularly with his taxidermy business. Monte will be missed by all of his loved ones.

He is survived by wife, Gail; parents, Martha and Warren Schneider of Byron; daughters, Mona (Chris) Brown Beloit, WI, Mary (Danny) Davenport, South Beloit, IL, Stacey Derrico, Sandwich, IL, Tammy (Brian) Shanley, Downer's Grove, IL, and Danielle (Jeff) Murphy, Louisville, KY; Grandchildren Chantel (Jon) Pagano, Nicholas Condon, Dominique (Charles) Jentz, Dani Davenport all of South Beloit, IL; Aubrie and Victoria Buchla, Sandwich, IL, Ana and Zac Shanley, Downer's Grove, Benjamin Murphy, Louisville, KY; great grandchildren MyLee, Ariel, and JJ Pagano, Grayson Jentz, South Beloit, IL, Dylon, Hunter, Ethan Brown, Durand, IL; siblings, Dennis Schneider, Byron, IL and DeAnna (Tim) Fidder, Belvidere, IL; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by grandparents and father.
Graveside services at Ebenezer Cemetery, German Church Road, rural Oregon, IL on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Graveside Service:

Wed. March 30th 2:30 PM at Ebenezer Cemetery, rural Oregon.

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