Modesto Montes, age 50, passed away on November 17, 2023. He was a beloved father, son, brother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Modesto was born on November 2, 1973 in Eden, WI where he spent his formative years. He graduated from Campbellsport High School in 1991. He continued his education in mechanics, maintenance, and hydraulics. His first job was working with our father at Montes and Son Small Engine Repair. Mo then worked at Pennzoil, the Est corporation/Pace Industries, and Eden Stone. Throughout his career, he was known for his hard work and dedication.
But more than anything, Modesto was a devoted father. He loved spending time with his daughter, Tori and their cat, Kitty. He enjoyed going out to eat, playing on his phone, and watching their favorite movies. Mo was a wonderful, caring person who was loved by many. He would help anyone in need and could fix anything. Mo had an extensive collection of DVDs, CDs, knives, and lots and lots of tools to name a few. He was big hearted and loved buying gifts for others. At the end of his life, he gave the ultimate gift of tissue donation.
In his free time, Modesto enjoyed music, especially heavy metal. He had the biggest heavy metal collection which he was always eager to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with others. Mo loved playing music trivia but quizzing us in his style.
Modesto is survived by his loving daughter, Victoria Montes, his mother Maria Montes, his sisters Maria (Todd) Rodenkirch, Paula (Miguel) Hernandez, Juana (Florencio Hernandez) Montes , Teresa (Jose) Villarreal, Raquel Jasso, Carmen Montes and numerous nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins and his long time friend Melissa Knueppel. His memory will be cherished by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his father, Jose T. Montes.
Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral visitation to be held at Zacherl Funeral Home at 875 E Division St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 on Wednesday 29, 2023 at 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The visitation will continue Thursday the 30th at 10:00 AM with Mass at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth St Way, Fond du Lac, WI 54937. The service will be officiated by Father Ryan Pruess.
The family thanks the Campbellsport First Responders, Fond du lac Fire Department and Paramedics, Fond du Lac Sheriff Department including Pastor Josh Ramirez.
A special thanks to the employees of Eden Stone who were at his side until the end.
In lieu of flowers, please bring any picture you may have of Modesto for his daughter.