Monte Lynn Nicholls, 73, of Harlan, Indiana, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at Parkview Hospital, Randallia, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Monte was born November 25, 1947, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of the late Wayne D. Nicholls and Garcile (Smith) McDowell. Monte was a 1965 graduate of Hicksville High School, and then enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam Era. He married Kalene F. Baker on October 11, 1975, at Pleasant Lake, Indiana, and she survives. Monte worked as a Maintenance Mechanic at BF Goodrich for over 31 years, retiring in 2009. He was a member of the Hicksville Eagles Aerie #2556. In his free time, Monte enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, bowling, and spending time with his family.
Monte is survived by his wife, Kalene, of Harlan, Indiana; three children, Kristina Nuechterlein of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Monte L. (Shari) Nicholls, II of Noblesville, Indiana, and Adam W. (Charlotte) Nicholls of Fort Wayne, Indiana; five grandchildren, Ashley Fuelling, Xavier Nicholls, Evan Nicholls, Laney Nicholls and Winston Nicholls; and one great-granddaughter, Trinity Fuelling. Monte was preceded in death by his parents; and two grandsons, Dakota Nuechterlein and Elliott Nicholls.
Graveside services will be held in Riverview Cemetery, Newville, Indiana at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, with Celebrant Patricia Peter officiating. Arrangements were under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 706 North Main Street, Hicksville, Ohio 43526.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Parkview Home Health & Hospice, or to www.CDHI.org.
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