Monte Kershner

Monte Ray Kershner

Saturday, February 16th, 1935 - Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Monte Kershner passed away on January 17, 2019 after years battling several chronic respiratory conditions. He was 83.

Monte was born February 16, 1935 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, to Ray and Willa Kershner. In September 1962 he married Madelyn M. Weinel in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Monte is survived by Madelyn, his wife of 56 years; his son, Todd; and his daughter, Kendall, as well as his son-in-law, Joe Rice, and three grandchildren, Harrison, Alexandria, and Dalton.

Monte grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri in Columbia after proudly serving four years in the U.S. Navy. In recent years he traveled often to Quincy, Massachusetts to join his USS Salem shipmates to form a work party and relive cherished memories.

Over the years Monte lived with his family in Salt Lake City and Denver, where his family still resides.

At Monte's request there was a private family gathering at Aspen Mortuary followed by a traditional military burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery, thanks to the All Veterans Honor Guard. In memory of Monte, any contributions can be made in his name to "All Veterans Honor Guard," as they are all volunteer veterans making sure every veteran is honored for his / her military service. They can be contacted via telephone or through their website: Morey (303) 927-7615 or All Veterans Honor Guard
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Service Details

  • Visitation and Viewing

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, January 28th, 2019 11:00am
    Aspen Lakewood Chapel
    1350 Simms St
    Lakewood, Colorado 80401
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Visitation and Viewing will be in the state room and then to Ft. Logan National For Interment
  • Interment

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 | 1:15pm
    Monday, January 28th, 2019 1:15pm
    Fort Logan National Cemetery
    3698 S. Sheridan Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80212
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Frank L. Adkins

Posted at 06:09pm
Monte and I first met in Mess-hall #3, aboard the Heavy Cruiser the USS Salem CA-139, about February 1955. I helped him get transferred from a deck group to our Signalman's group. We have been close friends ever since. We had many good times together on and off-board the ship. We both bought our wives special China Dish Sets while in France and shipped them back to the states. Neither of us had one dish broken. After Navy days we kept in touch with our special group of "[Eight] "Band-of-Brothers," while all of us were living in separate states; such as: NC,,OH,,FL.CO., MI., NH., and PA. Following Retirement years the B-o-B group held mini-reunions together mostly here in Ocala, FL. Most of us often (week/yearly) would meet in Quincy, MA to serve on board the USS Salem as a volunteer work crew. We all had wonderful stories to tell. Two other (Band-of-Brothers) [Subs] although not so close as the others, they would also meet with the [Eight] whenever possible.

As of 2-3-19, the {Eight are listed with any (nick-name) and with a [D - deceased or (L- Living]..
George Jones (Jonesey) - [D]; Mervin Hines (Hines) - [D]; John Thomas (Tom) - [D]; Ron Spring (Tank) - [D]; Monte Kershner (Mother) - [D];
Frank Keaser (Keaser) - [L]; Gilbert Girard - (Frenchie) - [L]; Frank Adkins - (Addy) - [L];
The two Subs (B-o-B) are: Bruce Hodsoll - (Bergerbee) - [L]; and Michael Van De Keere - (Van) - [L]:
Anyone would be hard pressed to find a better truer friends group than these. God Bless them all.
Signed: Addy - Ocala, FL ; 1-(352)-369-3160.

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