Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 17, 2014

Kimberly S. Monthei

INDIAN RIVER — Kimberly S. Monthei, 42, of Indian River, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. Kim was born April 6, 1972, in Ann Arbor. She was the daughter of Robert and Martha (Hoey) Schneider.

She grew up in Elk Rapids, graduating from Elk Rapids High School in 1990. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, where she was a member of the basketball team. In 1999 she earned a master’s degree from MSU.

On Aug. 12, 2000, Kim married Scott Monthei in Petoskey. The couple made their home in Indian River.

She had been employed as a fifth grade teacher at Inland Lakes Elementary School since 1995.

Kim loved all out-of-door activities and sports, especially boating and walking with her sister. She loved to bake and spend time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Cross in the Woods Parish.

She is survived by her husband, Scott; children, Olivia, Katelyn and Molly; stepdaughter, Amanda Monthei; parents, Bob and Marty Schneider, of Indian River; mother-in-law, Crystal Monthei, of Indian River; siblings, Tricia Schneider, of Elk Rapids, Terri (Jason) Vizina, of Indian River, and Bobby (Maria) Schneider, of Elk Rapids; sister-in-law, Kristi (Tim) Ninke, of Indian River; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Cross in the Woods Catholic Church in Indian River. Fr. Mike Haney, O.F.M., will celebrate the Mass. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the church at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Inland Lakes Educational Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at

Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River served the Monthei family.



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