Bert Edward Monts, 82, of Horseshoe Bend died April 9, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem.
Born March 31, 1921, in West Terre Haute, Ind., he was the son of Daniel E. Monts and Jesse May Summers Monts. He married Ruth C. Joy Dec. 27, 1945, in Terre Haute, Ind. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He entered active duty in 1945 and was discharged from active duty in 1960, serving during World War II and during the Korean Conflict.
He earned a master's degree in education and worked many years as an elementary school teacher. He was a member of the Eagles Club and the Fleet Reserve. He also was a member of the golf association.
Survivors include a son, David Edward Monts of Horseshoe Bend; a daughter, Susan Kay Monts-Bologna of Terre Haute; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth; a son, Daniel; and two brothers -- Paul and Charles.
No service is planned at this time. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel in Horseshoe Bend.