Ernest “Ernie” Henri Montie, age 68 passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Saline. Ernie was born on May 23, 1950 in DelRay, MI, the son of George Slyvester and Dorothy Mae (Poisson) Montie.
He was raised in Dearborn and graduated from Edsel Ford High School Class of 1969. In August of 1969 he joined the United States Navy and was stationed in Norfolk, VA for his whole tour. On July 12, 1971 he married Linda Jane Gregory who was also raised in Dearborn. Together they lived in Norfolk until Ernie was out of the Navy. In 1974 they returned to Michigan and settled in Saline.
Ernie then became a journeyman carpenter. In 1983 their son Gregory was born and in 1990 their daughter Kimberly was born. In 1985 Ernie gave his heart to Jesus and grew in his faith and devotion to serving and following the Lord for the rest of his life. He continued working as a carpenter until 1988 when he started working at Rainbow Rehabilitation (center for closed head injuries), as a woodworking instructor. He stayed there until his retirement in May of 2014.
Ernie is survived by his wife Linda, their son Gregory (Kellie) Montie of Chesapeake, VA and their daughter Kimberly (Joshua) Pohlmann. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Kaylin Rose, Kaci Grace, Gregory Nicholas Montie, Rick James, and Raegan Joy Pohlmann. Ernie’s surviving siblings include Karen Cook of Anderson, CA, Thomas (Patricia) Montie of Belleville, MI, and Susan “Susie” (Michael) Matczak or Erie, PA. Ernie was preceded in death by his parents.
A Farewell Service will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Fellowship Baptist Church 1045 Bemis Road, Saline, MI, with Pastor Tom Tengler officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Saline with military honors to be held under the auspices of the Veterans Honor Guard of Washtenaw County. Friends may join the family for a time of visitation on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home in Saline from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Veterans Honor Guard of Washtenaw County or to Fellowship Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and the church. To leave a memory you have of Ernie, to sign his guestbook, or for more information including directions please visit www.rbfhsaline.com.