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“A year ago today we lost a truly amazing human being. We will treasure our memories of you forever. Drew continues every day to make you proud Monte ”
1 of 78 | Posted by: Jillflodin

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2 of 78 | Posted by: Mark Sullivan - San Diego, CA

“My condolences goes out to the family! So sorry for your loss! ”
3 of 78 | Posted by: Rosalind Taylor Taylor-McKnight - IN

“I am so sorry to learn of Monte's passing. We were Adams High School classmates and always had fun in Spanish class. When he or I entered the class ...Read More »
4 of 78 | Posted by: Beverly Dixon - Acquaintance

“My brother in law Monte will be greatly missed. He was more like a brother than a brother in law. So many laughs and good times. He had an amazing...Read More »
5 of 78 | Posted by: Jim Flodin - Yorba Linda, CA

“Monte, you were the brother I never had. You have a zest for life and are the life of the party. I always laugh around you. You are kind, genuine,...Read More »
6 of 78 | Posted by: Jill Flodin - Yorba Linda, CA

“Our prayers and love go out to Nancy and Monte's family. Skip and I are so grateful for a short but wonderful friendship with Monte. We will miss...Read More »
7 of 78 | Posted by: Emmy Marquardt - Seabrook Island, SC

“Dear NancyWarren and I will miss Monte's laugh and his jokes. My parents loved him and so do we! He made Warren laughed when he came into Rocco's...Read More »
8 of 78 | Posted by: Linda and Warren Verteramo - IN

“I've been thinking about writing this post for the past week but nothing really sounded right because I truly can't imagine a world without monte...Read More »
9 of 78 | Posted by: Hannah Olson - Nashville, TN

“Nancy, We were so shocked to hear about Monte's passing. I remember your wedding day! Upon hearing this sad news Duf said I hope he passed on a golf...Read More »
10 of 78 | Posted by: Debbie & Duffey Ainsworth - IL

“My most sincere prayers to the entire Beaudway family. I met Monte 18? Years ago in my first buyer job at Caterpillar. He taught me quite a bit about...Read More »
11 of 78 | Posted by: Diane Burroughs - Washington, IL

“Nancy our family is sending love to you! It still doesn't seem real, maybe because Montes spirit left such an indelible mark on us that we still feel...Read More »
12 of 78 | Posted by: Emily Murray - Granger, IN

“Nancy I am still heartbroken at this news. Even tho Monte and I haven't spoken in 20 years I want you to know I never stopped loving him and you. God...Read More »
13 of 78 | Posted by: Dan Chomyn - Louisville, CO

“Monte was my best friend and hero. Words truly can’t describe how much of an impact Monte had on my life and much he meant to me. I love you so...Read More »
14 of 78 | Posted by: Drew - Family

“Monte was my best friend and hero. Words truly can’t describe how much of an impact Monte had on my life and much he meant to me. I love you so...Read More »
15 of 78 | Posted by: Drew Flodin

“Monte was my best friend and hero. Words truly can’t describe how much of an impact Monte had on my life and much he meant to me. I love you so...Read More »
16 of 78 | Posted by: Drew Flodin - Family

“What a beautiful tribune to an amazing man. Nancy please know you are in our hearts and Tom and I are holding you close in our thoughts. ”
17 of 78 | Posted by: Cheryl Ashbaugh - South Bend, IN

“I'm so sorry for your loss! My memories of Monte during my years at SBCC will forever be cherished. ”
18 of 78 | Posted by: Mike & Lucy Conway - South Bend, IN

“My dear friend, Nancy,I will always remember you introducing me to the colorful, wild, fun loving character, Monte, that was to become the love of...Read More »
19 of 78 | Posted by: Susan Magley - Friend

“Nancy our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Beaudway family. Mike worked with Monte for over 30 years and they had a good relationship. When...Read More »
20 of 78 | Posted by: Mike & Kathy Lekarczyk - IN

“We are saddened to hear that Monte has passed away. His laughter and kindness will be terribly missed. Richard & Jo Allen ”
21 of 78 | Posted by: Jo Allen - Friend

“Dear Nancy,May this difficult time be softened with the wonderful memories of the life you and Monte shared. There were a few times that Monte and my...Read More »
22 of 78 | Posted by: Rocky Geans - SOUTH BEND, IN

“Dear NancyWe are sorry for you loss. Monte was a bright light everywhere he went. He left us too soon. We will miss his golf companionship on Mondays...Read More »
23 of 78 | Posted by: Bernie Bolka - Cassopolis, MI

“Nancy: It is with great sadness that I extend my sincere sympathies to you and your family upon Monte's passing. I always admired his genuiness,...Read More »
24 of 78 | Posted by: john peddycord - fort myers, FL

“Sorry for your loss! Sharon and Mike Buck ”
25 of 78 | Posted by: Sharon

“Jenny and I are so sorry to hear of Monte's passing. We will miss his infectious laugh, love of life and kindness. ”
26 of 78 | Posted by: Steve Deane - Mishawaka, IN

“The world will be a little dimmer without the flamboyant sparkle of Monte Beaudway. Nancy, your loss is unimaginable. Linda (Joers) Hipshear3nwpw ”
27 of 78 | Posted by: Linda Hipshear - Elkhart, IN

“I was interduced to Monte at Vincennes University in 1970. His sense of humor always was present and his ability alway look on the bright side....Read More »
28 of 78 | Posted by: Hal Willis - Bloomington, IN

“Nancy and the extended Beaudway family, The news of Monte's passing stunned me beyond belief. I'm quite speechless over hearing Monte's no longer...Read More »
29 of 78 | Posted by: Bill Nelsen - Midlothian, VA

“It’s been 40 years but seems like yesterday. He met the perfect woman and partner in crime. Nancy, my heart goes out to you and I offer my...Read More »
30 of 78 | Posted by: Peggy Griffith (Poettgen) - TX

“Nancy I deeply share your loss. Although we haven't talked in 20 years means nothing. Peoples lives change, I get that. I was so grateful to be in...Read More »
31 of 78 | Posted by: Dan Chomyn - Louisville, CO

“Nancy, we were so shocked to hear of Monte's sudden and unexpected passing. I have been thinking about you and can't imagine what you must be going...Read More »
32 of 78 | Posted by: Jill Zalas - South bend, IN

“Monte and I have been friendly competitors in the metal fabrication business for 26 years. When he would call me on the phone, he would say "How's...Read More »
33 of 78 | Posted by: craig joraanstad - Roanoke, IL

“Nancy, just wanted you to know how sorry Jen, Zack and I are about Monte. He was a force! ”
34 of 78 | Posted by: Rick Aldrich - Wadmalaw Island, SC

“I did some work for Monte in the summer of 1992 at his Diamond Lake home. I installed an approach to his house entrance with pavers and also did...Read More »
35 of 78 | Posted by: Joseph Badger - Friend

“Nancy, it was a shock to hear the passing of Monte! A lot of great memories all the way back to Little League. My thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
36 of 78 | Posted by: Terry Wiseman - Friend

“Nancy, Jennifer & I were so shocked and saddened to read of Monte's passing. What a larger than life personality he was. Having fun with Monte was a...Read More »
37 of 78 | Posted by: Fred & Jennifer Helmen - Niles, MI

“Nancy and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Too young. Our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Bob and Tonda Canfield ”
38 of 78 | Posted by: Bob and Tonda Canfield - IN

“Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. I was absolutely stunned when I heard about Monte today. He was definitely one of a kind - larger than life! ...Read More »
39 of 78 | Posted by: Patti Kuboske - Cassopolis, NE

“In the game of life,my brother never got cheated! He lived life with a passion, zest and complexity that was to be admired. I marveled at his unique...Read More »
40 of 78 | Posted by: Mark Beaudway - Granger, IN

“My parents & my brothers we're companions of their family (The M Squad) when we were youngsters. Monte was constantly upbeat. He'll be missed by...Read More »
41 of 78 | Posted by: Barry R. Hefkick - Osceola

“Prayers to you and your family. Monte was responsible for me meeting Jack and I will be forever grateful. I will miss hearing from him. I love you...Read More »
42 of 78 | Posted by: Jackie Swats - Granger, IN

“Nancy...So very sorry to hear of Monte's passing. I am sure it was quite a shock.There are never enough words to describe Monte. Never knew anyone...Read More »
43 of 78 | Posted by: Jeff Spicer - South Bend, IN

“We were saddened to learn of the passing of Monte. He was always a kind and good man to us and we truly enjoyed our business friendship.We will keep...Read More »
44 of 78 | Posted by: Dan Blacketor - South Bend, IN

“I went to school with Monte and Mark. Monte was a character for sure. My condolences to the Beaudway family. ”
45 of 78 | Posted by: Gary Gibboney - Indianapolis, IN

“My sincere condolences to family and friends of Monte Beaudway. Children friends (sons of the 3 YaYa mothers: Ann, Meg, Mary) South Bend, IN ”
46 of 78 | Posted by: La Monte Heflick - Osceola, IN

“I graduated with Monte and always remember him constantly smiling and always willing to tease and joke with those around him. When he married Nancy,...Read More »
47 of 78 | Posted by: Jan Hazelton Fye - Niles, MI

“Our deepest sympathy to Nancy and Monty's family. What a tragedy to have Monty taken too soon. Don is especially grief stricken having enjoyed Monty...Read More »
48 of 78 | Posted by: Patricia Cressy - Naples, FL

“Mark and familySo sorry for your loss. I remember my time at IMF and what a great place it was to work because of the way that you and Monte treated...Read More »
49 of 78 | Posted by: David Klimek - South Bend, IN

“Oh Nancy - we're so very sorry about the loss of Monte. He had many gifts, especially making others feel important and special. Our thoughts and...Read More »
50 of 78 | Posted by: Lori Lupresto - South Bend, IN

“Monte was bigger than life! In the late 60's/70's we often hung out with this great person Condolences Nancy, I can't imagine your grief. I pray for...Read More »
51 of 78 | Posted by: Linda Jones Hardman - Roopville, GA

“Nancy- very sorry to hear of Monte. May your memories bring you some comfort. He was a classic. Will remember golf games and cocktails and lots of...Read More »
52 of 78 | Posted by: John Laird - Mishawaka, IN

“I first met Monte because my sister Cyndee Molenda was dating Mark, Monte's brother. Not long after, Monte and I went steady when I was in junior...Read More »
53 of 78 | Posted by: Katherine Molenda HALE HALE - WA

“Nancy,I am so sorry for your loss. It has really been a rough year for our work family. Know that my prayers are with you and your extended family....Read More »
54 of 78 | Posted by: Michael Newberg - Greenfield, IN

“Nancy,I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. ”
55 of 78 | Posted by: Connie Winters - Plainfield, IN

“Nancy I find it almost impossible to put into words the loss of Monte. My sincere condolences to you . For 66 years I had Monte in my life . I...Read More »
56 of 78 | Posted by: Jeff Joers - Mishawaka, IN

“Nancy, I am so saddened to learn of Monte's passing. My love and prayers are with you, my friend. I know I speak for our whole G3 family when I...Read More »
57 of 78 | Posted by: Angie Rondinelli - Granger, IN

“Nancy,We are so sorry... We want you to know you will be in our thoughts and prayers...I think all that knew Monte would say he always brought a...Read More »
58 of 78 | Posted by: Victoria &Fred Maione - GA

“Nancy,Keri and I are so profoundly sorry for your loss. Monte was such a lifeforce and someone who could instantly fill a room with his energy.I...Read More »
59 of 78 | Posted by: Mark and Keri Norato - Atlanta, GA

“Nancy,Keri and I are so profoundly sorry for your loss. Monte was such a lifeforce and someone who could fill a room with energy for sure.I still...Read More »
60 of 78 | Posted by: Mark and Keri Norato - Atlanta, GA

“Monty was a true friend of everyone he met and will be missed by everyone. ”
61 of 78 | Posted by: Duke Downey - South Bend, IN

“Nancy and Mark - The Bush and Beaudway families have been linked for over 80 years and Monte's passing was another devastating loss. He was an...Read More »
62 of 78 | Posted by: John Bush - Sarasota, FL

“Nancy, we are so shocked and saddened and sorry to hear about Monte. We loved Monte and his wonderful outgoing personality. You were both one of...Read More »
63 of 78 | Posted by: Pattie Kanwischer - Dowagiac, MI

“Dear Nancy:So sorry for your loss. Monte was one of a kind with his smile, quick wit and big heart. He will be sorely missed...Our thoughts and...Read More »
64 of 78 | Posted by: Linda Rasmussen - Vandalia, MI

“So sorry for you loss Nancy. You couldn't help but love Monte. He was such a big personality and always got a room laughing when he walked in. We...Read More »
65 of 78 | Posted by: Mike and Beth Tierney - IN

“Monte was definitely someone you never forget. Can't believe he is gone. Nancy, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. ”
66 of 78 | Posted by: Barbara Hinds-Nelson - Venice, FL

“So many great times from grade school thru college. The special times when we laughed so hard we cried and there were many. It was fun sharing some...Read More »
67 of 78 | Posted by: Bob Berryman - Westerville, OH

“Dear Nancy,Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have our deepest sympathy. One of my best friends of Edison Elementary and Adams High School...Read More »
68 of 78 | Posted by: Al and Marcy Mangus - South Bend, IN

“So many great memories of Diamond Lake with you and Monte. Boating, sitting at the end of our docks, dancing, dinners and even a little drinking now...Read More »
69 of 78 | Posted by: Stephen & Sue Studer - Mishawaka, IN

“Monte was my favorite phone call. We talked almost every day. I represented aTC Industries and Monte referred to it as Totally Confused Industries....Read More »
70 of 78 | Posted by: Bob Cunningham

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy.... we are mourning the loss of a great friend and great memories❤❤❤❤❤...Read More »
71 of 78 | Posted by: Judith Cohen - Granger, IN

“Nancy, we are so very sorry to hear about your Monte. Prayers said for you. ”
72 of 78 | Posted by: Stacy & Jim Downing

“Dear Nancy, we are so, so sorry to hear about Monte's passing. He was a real treasure and loved beyond measure. Please know that our thoughts and...Read More »
73 of 78 | Posted by: Robin and Jim Aranowski - IN

“So sorry to hear this about my childhood friend ”
74 of 78 | Posted by: Nancy Coleman

“Prayers and fond memories, I do remember so words after a bad shot.. ”
75 of 78 | Posted by: Hal Willis - BLOOMINGTON, IN

Monte & Jay “Rest In Peace my friend, you were indeed one of a kindBeav ”
76 of 78 | Posted by: Bruce Cohen - Granger, IN

“Too many memories, that can't be posted. ”
77 of 78 | Posted by: Kris Weger - Plymouth, MI

“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
78 of 78 | Posted by: Dianne and Mike Kelbel - IN

Monte Christopher Beaudway, 68, of Seabrook Island, SC, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 14, 2020. His Celebration of Life service may be viewed by following at 3:00 pm on Monday, November 30, 2020. Arrangements by J Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414.

Monte led a full and charmed life. He spent his childhood summers on Diamond Lake in Michigan riding in boats and chasing girls.

He graduated from John Adams High School in South Bend, Indiana in 1970. Following high school, he went to work at his father's hardware store. After a short stint at the hardware store, he graduated to his father's business, Industrial Metal Fab. With his brother Mark, Monte grew the business into a successful steel fabricating operation. In 2019, Monte retired and was so proud that his nephew, Kyle, would be the third generation of Beaudways to manage Industrial Metal Fab.

Monte loved golf. He was a longtime member of South Bend Country Club where he formed lifetime friendships. Monte relished nothing more than an early morning golf game, a good cigar and sharing his colorful language with other members after an errant shot.

Monte and Nancy reveled in their 15 years on Seabrook Island, SC, where he could indulge his trademarks of golf and forming lasting friendships. Monte was a dog lover especially his PBGV Augie. Monte, Nancy and Augie took long walks on the beach where he also made wonderful friends, both with other dogs and their owners.

Monte is survived by his wife of 38 years, Nancy; a brother Mark (Cindy) of Granger, IN; his nephews Miles, Kyle, Matt and a niece, Ally. In addition are a brother-in-law Jim (Jill) Flodin and nephews Ryan and Drew. Monte was preceded in death by his brother, Mike Beaudway, and his nephew Jack Beaudway.

Monte is also survived by the daughters he never had but loved -- Christine, Amy, Kelly, Caycee, Cidney, Kaley, Jenner and Hannah.

Memorial contributions can be made to Canine Companions for Independence at