Allan “Monte” Montague Geddes, 92, of Mediapolis, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Service in Mediapolis. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at McConnell-Geddes Cemetery northwest of Fountain Green, Illinois. A memorial has been established in Monte’s name. Online condolences can by left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com.
Allan Montague Geddes was born on Jan. 15, 1931 imn LaHarpe, IL, the son of Allen G. and Edna Montague Geddes. He married Erma M. Melvin on June 19, 1955 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. He was a member of the Fountain Green Presbyterian Church. He attended grade school and the first three years of high school in Fountain Green and graduated from La Harpe high school in 1949. He was Ammo Cpl 4th Gun Section with C Battery, 780th Field Artillery Battalion in the Korean War in 1952 & 1953. He remained in the Illinois National Guard where he received his commission in 1957. He was active in the American Legion and served the First District of Iowa as Commander in 1980-81 and fourteen years as Finance Officer. He also was a life member in the American Legion, VFW, KWVA and Masonic Lodge #195 in La Harpe, IL.
He grew up on the family farm and loved that life, but later was employed by Iowa Industries in Burlington, Iowa. He was a production supervisor with Champion Spark Plug manufacturing operation and retired in 1990. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed golf, fishing and hunting. He was a master gardener and beekeeper. He also enjoyed people and never met a stranger. He had a wonderful sense of humor and usually had a story or a joke to share.
He is survived by his wife; two sons Thomas K. and Brett A. (Margaret) of Plano, TX; one sister Joy Geddes of Arlington Heights, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Jean Lynn of Peoria, Illinois.