Monte J. Foltz
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Monte J. Foltz, 45, of Humboldt passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at his home in Humboldt after a courageous fight with malignant brain tumors. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am on Monday, February 4, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Humboldt. Visitation will be held from 2 - 3 pm on Sunday with a 3 pm prayer service also at St. Ann's.
Monte J. Foltz was born January 25, 1968, to John and Roberta (Hetterle) Foltz in Long Beach, CA. He grew up primarily in California and moved to South Dakota as a teenager. He graduated from Lennox High School in 1986 and joined the Army, stationed at Ft. Drum in Watertown, NY. He remained an active member for 3 years, then came back to SD and joined the National Guard. He was a student at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion where he met his best friend and the love of his life, Deb (Hanisch). They married August 19, 1995, and lived in Sioux Falls for the next 8 years until building a home north of Humboldt and settling there in 2003.
Monte was employed as a Systems Engineer at Citi for the past 17 years where he built many cherished friendships. He was a member of the Central Valley Golf Club and was a diehard San Diego Chargers fan. He loved kayaking with the boys, cooking new dishes with Deb, and in his last days, resting with his German shepherd, Saxon by his side.
Monte is survived by his wife, Deb and two sons, Noah and Aodhan, of Humboldt; his parents John and Roberta of Sioux Falls; one sister Janet (Stan) Denman of Omaha; two brothers Dustin (Julia), and Tracy "Pip" (Betsy) both of Sioux Falls; father-in-law, Lewis Hanisch of Humboldt; five sisters-in-law, Candie Hanisch of Sioux Falls; Patricia (Kyle) Raasch of Lemmon; Nancy (Seth) Loofbourrow of Worthing; Ang (Chris) Bruggeman, and Linda, both of Sioux Falls; 2 brothers-in-law, Jared (Nicole) Hanisch, and Neil (Casey) Hanisch, both of Humboldt; and 24 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Deanna. www.kinzleyfh.com
Published in The Argus Leader on Feb. 1, 2013