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Wendy Ann Montague, 67, of Big Rapids

Wendy Ann Montague, 67, of Big Rapids, passed away Monday, February 13, 2023, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital.

She was born November 9, 1955, in Pontiac, the daughter of John and Emily (Neyrinck) Perko and graduated from Pontiac High School.  Wendy studied at Michigan State University for Master Gardening, and later earned her Bachelor’s degree in C.A.D. 

In 1983, she married David A. Montague, and they made their home near Bergess Lake.  For many years, Wendy worked In Computer Design at Federal Screw Works in Big Rapids.  She enjoyed spending summers boating and tanning on Torch Lake, and winters were spent snowmobiling.  Wendy was also a member of the Big Rapids Eagles Aerie #2535.

Wendy is survived by her husband David; her daughter Shilo Hawkins of Big Rapids; three grandchildren, Adam, Austin, and Emily; brother Ken (Jeanetta) Perko; sister Alida Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Wendy’s Life will be held this summer. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC) of Mecosta County.  Care and arrangements are entrusted to the Mohnke Funeral Home in Big Rapids. Share a memory or express condolences at


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