Herbert Monroe / May 29, 1914 – Dec. 19, 2009Published 4:46pm Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Herbert Monroe, 95, of Cassopolis died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 in the Cass County Medical Care Facility, Cassopolis.
He was born May 29, 1914 in Calvin Township, Cass County, Michigan to the late Ward and Myrtle (Dungey) Monroe. Herbert spent most of his childhood in Jackson, Mich. and often recalled many very nostalgic memories that were spent there with his parents, sister and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. In 1970, he married Ina Grant in Chicago. In 1976 he retired from Pullman Standard Train Co. of Chicago, and returned to Cassopolis.
In his 33 wonderful years of retirement, Herbert enjoyed farming his beloved 5-acre farm, fishing, hunting and reading. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, telling many jokes and stories from long ago.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda (Monroe) Jenkins; a son, John Monroe; stepfather, Roscoe Dungey; and a grandson, Kevin Anderson.
He is survived by those who love and will miss him, including his wife, Ina Monroe; daughters, Nadine (Pat) Williams of Lansing, Suzanne (Woody) Farris of Racine, Wis., Sherry (Michael) Gordon of Valencia, Calif.; son, Michael (Susan) Monroe of Racine, Wis.; stepsons, Leroy (Mary) Gill of Canada, Milton (Kathy) Grant of Goshen, Ind., Robert (Tanji) Grant of Farmington Hills, Mich.; stepdaughter, Althea Anderson of Chicago; niece, Barbara-Jean (Donald) Paker of Jackson, Mich.; and 12 grandchildren, Christopher Monroe, Patrick Monroe, Kevin Williams, Antoine Swain, Antoinette Swain, Ian Grant II, Brandon Grant, Trevor Grant, Paige Nealy, Julian Gordon, Lauren Grant, Zavier Gordon; and three great-great-grandchildren, Daniel Williams, Ella Williams and Katherine Williams.
Thank you to those friends whom Herbert enjoyed in the last years and days of his life.
A funeral will be held Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Connelly Funeral Home, Cassopolis. Internment will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Cassopolis.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until service time.
Online condolences may be left at firstname.lastname@example.org.