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Michael L Monk

Michael L. "ML" Monk, 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Tuesday May 15th, 2018. He was born December 31st, 1949 son of the late Edward Nolan and Marjorie Jean Herrold Monk. He worked at Anchor Hocking for 20 years as a machine operator, and UCBC for 14 years as Supervisor of the Aluminum line.
We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from the Greatest Storyteller we ever knew.  Most tasks are “a five-minute job”, “what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong”, “there is no I in team”, “No pain, no gain”, “Goodwill is where it’s at!” and “You can brighten someone’s day just by saying ‘Hello’!”  M.L. and Pam built a life together based on mutual support and a deep love for each other. His enthusiastic spirit was known by so many.  Everyone he met he liked and was liked by everyone.  He was an avid sports fan who loved the Indiana Hoosiers, the Cincinnati Bengals and watching any sport his kids or grandkids played.  He was everyone’s coach and his family’s biggest fan. He was the fun Dad. His favorite sport to play was golf, and boy was he good! One of his favorite places to be was out on the golf course. He also loved to bowl and was even better at that. He loved to spend time with his children as much as they loved to spend time with him. Some of the things he loved to do was teaching them every sport they wanted to learn, because he was good at everything, he taught all of his children how to be independent, but also that they could come to him for anything. I think all of us would agree our favorite thing he taught us was how to drive.
His friends were also very dear to him. He loved to go on golfing trips to Tennessee and any sporting event with them. He was the life of the party and loved to make people laugh. He loved to tell stories about all of their fun times, and if you tried to help the story along, he would say, “Now, who is telling this story?” His kind and generous nature will be missed by many.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Pamela Bothast Monk; children, Jeremy (Rhonda) Collings of Theodore, AL, Ericka (David) Kramer of Ansonia, OH, Amanda (Eugene) Angel of Yorktown, IN, Michael Brandon Monk of Winchester, IN, Misty (Keith) Mote of Yorktown, IN, Sarah Brooke Monk of Winchester, IN; grandchildren, Jacob Collings, Denise Kramer, Ashley (Anthony) Stonerock, Kristen (Kyle) Evans, Lindsay Kramer, Kari (Kent) Holmes, Abigail Kramer, Kela Monk, Jakob Wood, Joshua Wood, Alivia, Anna, Arinn and Sam Mote, Dane Michael Monk, Aubree Caldwell Monk, 10 great grandchildren, siblings, Linda Shaneyfelt of Winchester, IN, Kim Tulk of Barnsdall, OK, Jackie Monk of Skiatook, OK; special friends, Mike Curless, Craig McCoy, Danny (Wynn) Thomas; several nieces and nephews also.
He was preceded by his parents; 2 brothers, James and Edward Monk; 2 sisters, Dixie Fellers and Barbara Ralston.
Visitation is 4-7 P.M. Thursday May 24th, 2018 at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc., 400 W. Deerfield Rd., Union City, IN. Services will follow the visitation with George Hughes officiating. Burial will be held later at the convenience of the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.reichardfh.com

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The last time we saw ML was at our house in Winchester.   He was with Mike Curless and they stopped out one afternoon.   He had us laughing so hard with all of his stories,  and boy did he have some doosies.  It was the first time that Marsha had talked ML for any length of time.   She thought he was a wonderful person!  I thought the same!  

I knew him for over 40 years and he always made me smile.   He will be truly and deeply missed!   He was the kind of gem of a person that only comes along once in a lifetime!  Goodbye my friend & brother.  Until we met again.

Our sincere sympathies to all the family!  May God bless you and keep you!

Mike and Marsha

Michael & Marsha Fannin May 26 2018 12:00 AM

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, and through our memories, they live on. This wonderful man, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother may have left us but we know that God has assigned him to watch over his family and friends throughout our lives. I love you brother. May you RIP.
Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife, children and grandchildren.

Kim Monk Tulk May 22 2018 12:00 AM

With a very heavy heart, I must let my best friend go.
I will member the smiling, the laughing times, all of our talks and sharing, caring, all the love we have of each other.

Goodby my best friend, I will remember our times spent together.

Danny Thomss

Danny (Wynn) Thomas May 21 2018 12:00 AM

We're sorry for your loss our prayers are with you right now the rose family

Randi Rose May 21 2018 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to all.
Many fond(fun) memories of my time working at UCBC,with Mike.....

Cheryl Stump May 21 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Brooke and family. ML was such a great guy! You will all be in my thoughts and prayers!

Amy Cochran Kemper May 21 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Family,

Craig feels like he has lost an older brother and misses M.L. already.  Deb feels like the world just isn't right without M.L. in it.  We both wish to extend our deepest sympathies to everyone and want you to know that we will never forget him.  M.L. offered love and support to Craig when he was going through a difficult time and we will always appreciate and hold M.L.'s memory in the highest regard.

We love you all!

Craig & Deb McCoy May 21 2018 12:00 AM

ML's family, So very sorry to hear about ML. Always a smile on his face and making work pleasant. God Bless your family at this difficult time in your lives.

Pam & Roy Younger May 20 2018 12:00 AM