April 14, 1923 - February 27, 2011
West Bend...Minerva M. Montag, 87 of West Bend died Sunday February 27 at the West Bend Care Center. Services will be held Thursday, March 3, 10:30 AM at Sts. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, West Bend with burial to follow in the West Bend Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-7 PM Wednesday at the church where a CDA Rosary will be recited at 4:00 PM and a parish vigil service held at 6:45 PM. Harris Funeral Home of West Bend is in charge of arrangements. Minerva was born to John Peter "Pete" and Florence (Noethe) Bachman on April 14, 1923 in Breda, Iowa. She attended school in Arcadia until 1940. The family then moved to West Bend where Minerva graduated in 1941. She was united in marriage with George R. Montag on November 11, 1943 at Sts. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in West Bend. The couple farmed in the Emmetsburg, Graettinger and West Bend area during their married lives, retiring in 1982 when they moved to town in West Bend. Family and friends were very important to her. Minerva loved playing cards, making quilts, crocheting and sharing cups of coffee with friends, especially at the Village Pharmacy. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Pauls Catholic Church and the Ladies Aid, a charter member of the Catholic Daughters and past Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxillary. Survivors include her children Janet (Mike) Brumm, North Mankato, Minnesota, Gary (Pat) Montag, West Bend, IA, Theresa (Dan) Walden, Iverness, IL, Michael Montag, Loveland, CO, Joleen (Jack) Shaffer, West Des Moines, IA, Neal (Julie) Montag, West Bend, IA, Anita (Don)Weiskerger, Fork, SC, twenty grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, brothers Marvin (Della) Bachman, Portland OR, Don (Jane) Bachman, Portland, OR, Wilmer "Speed" (Mary) Bachman, West Bend, IA, Ray Bachman, Beloit, WI, and sister Rita Hansen, Whittemore,IA. Minerva was preceded in death by her parents, husband George in 2001, brother Virgil "Petey" Bachman, sisters Verene Maidment and Norma Schuller and granddughters Anna and Abbey Montag.
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