Monty R. Hern

Jan 31, 2020
Hern, Monty


Private family services will be held Saturday, September 26, at Garden of Memories Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Evansdale Amvets Post 31 assisted by the Iowa Army National Guard Honor Guard.



Garden of Memories Cemetery



     Monty R. Hern, 73, died January 31, 2020 at his home in Tonganoxie, KS.

     He was born on February 5, 1946 in Des Moines, son of Jack and Vivian (Miller) Hern. Monty graduated from La Porte City High School in 1964. He married Connie Henze; they later divorced.

     Monty proudly served his country in the Army for 28 years, retiring as a Sergeant Major. For his service, he was given, by the President of The United States, The Legion of Merit award for exceptional service as Sergeant Major, Defense Ammunition Directorate, United States Army Armament, and Munitions and Chemical command from July 1991 to March 1994. He worked 20 years in PearLand and Conroe, TX for the Department of Public safety with the Highway Patrol as field supervisor.

     Monty is survived by two sisters, Diane (Ernest) Walters of Oskaloosa, Kansas, and Marvena "Marti" Ryan of Waterloo; daughter-in-law, Susan (Jeffery) Hern; two granddaughters, Sonya and Jillian Hern of Virgina; and many nephews and nieces.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jeffery Hern; two brothers, James and Jack Hern II.

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