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Ronald D Monts

February 20, 1947 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old


    Ronald D. Monts, 77 of Danville, passed away on February 27, 2024. He was born on February 20, 1947 in Rockville, Indiana, to the late D. Maxine (Sadler) and John Monts. He married Mary Lynn Saddler on June 05, 1971 in Danville. Ron graduated from Rockville High School in 1965, served in the National Guard, and was a member of Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Danville. He worked at Hendricks Power Cooperative for 44 years as the Director of Marketing and Economic Development, retiring in 2013. Ron was a member of the Rotary Club of Danville and former member of Danville Jaycees, Optimist Club, Hendricks County Economic Development, and Danville Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the Danville Board of Zoning Appeals and on the 4-H Advisory Board. Ron was extremely civic-minded and loved pouring his energy into the community. He spent countless hours on the remodel of the Gill Pool in the 1980s with the Optimist Club and more recently he helped with the development of Jack Willard Community Park with the Rotary Club, among many other community projects over the years.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary Monts of Danville; children, Ryan Monts (Carrie) of West Chester, Ohio, Megan Sankey (Jeff), Dr. Rachael Walden (Kurt), both of Danville; grandchildren, Christian and Makaela Monts, Alivia, Camden, and Kinleigh Sankey, Callie and Colt Walden; sister, Darlene Reeder (Tony) of Rockville. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Jan Saddler of Indianapolis, Robin Saddler of Danville, Belinda Monts of Ladoga, Carol Monts of Terre Haute; and several nieces and nephews. His parents; brothers, John and Jerry Monts; and brothers-in-law, Paul and Joseph Saddler, preceded him in death.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Doctors Chawla, Bolla, and Givens along with all of their nurses and support staff for their incredible care over the last three years. We would also like to thank Life’s Journey Hospice for the care he received during his last days.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, March 07, 2024 at Baker Funeral Home in Danville. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, March 08, 2024 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Danville, with inurnment to follow at Mill Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church 1005 W Main St Danville, IN 46122 or Danville Rotary Foundation. Checks can be made out to Danville Rotary Foundation (please put “In Honor of Ron Monts” in the memo line) PO Box 186 Danville. 

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March 7, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Baker Funeral Home
387 East Broadway Street
Danville, IN 46122

Memorial Mass
March 8, 2024

10:00 AM
Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church
1005 W Main St
Danville, IN 46122

Interment following funeral service
March 8, 2024

Mill Creek Cemetery
Mill Creek Area
Danville, IN 46122


Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church
1005 West Main Street, Danville IN 46122

Danville Rotary Foundation
P. O. Box 186, Danville IN 46122


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