Mike Tony Monteleone, the son of Nicola “Nick” and Mary (Mediate) Monteleone, was born Jan. 10, 1932, in Pershing. He attended Attica High School.
On Feb. 28, 1951, Mike was united in marriage with Delores Lucille Marshall in Newton. Newton would be his home for over 60 years. Mike worked for the Maytag Company in Automatic Assembly. He retired after 42.5 years. Mike loved his children and grandchildren. He always enjoyed visiting and being with his friends and family. Mike had a lifetime of hobbies including fishing, photography, motorcycles and traveling.
Mike passed away quietly on May 3, 2013, at the age of 81 after a two-month hospitalization. Mike was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Delores, on May 8, 2003.
Those left to honor Mike’s memory include his children; Michele (Rick) Movius of Southern Pines, N.C., Jeffrey (Ronda) Monteleone of Newton, Tanya Cunningham of Newton, Brett (Lorretta) Monteleone of Melcher-Dallas, Nicole (Roy) Noble of Des Moines; his sister, Nathaleen (Don) Ginkens of Knoxville; his grandchildren, Tawny (Danny) VanTomme, Megan (Bradley) Jones, Kylie Monteleone, Makenzie Monteleone, Kori Cunningham, Mandi Cunningham, Tiffany Noble; his great granddaughter, Emma VanTomme, and a soon to be born great granddaughter, Cora Lee Johnson; as well as his many friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton. The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be designated to the Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Humane Society and may be left at the funeral home.