Tim M. Monroe
MUNISING, MI — Tim M. Monroe, age 55, of Munising, died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at his home under the loving care of his family and North Woods Home Hospice, following a lengthy illness.
He was born on August 3, 1961 in Munising to Joe and Ruth (McClary) Monroe. Tim graduated from William G. Mather High School in 1979. After graduation, Tim worked for Timber Products for a short time before entering into the United States Marine Corps. He worked in a warehouse distribution center, and was stationed in Okinawa. Tim was honorably discharged in July of 1983 and was awarded the Rifle Marksman Badge and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He went back to Timber Products working in both the veneer mill and saw mill. He married Kathy Strand on June 12, 1993. Tim then earned his Criminal Justice Certificate from Northern Michigan University and began working as a Corrections Officer at Alger Maximum Correction Facility until his retirement in 2014. Tim was always on the go, and loved the outdoors. He looked forward to deer season every year. If he wasn’t in the woods hunting or camping, he was riding the back roads on his side-by-side, pontooning on Lake Superior, or traveling across the country with Kathy on their Harley. Tim was a huge Detroit Red Wing Fan and loved watching NASCAR cheering for Dale Earnhardt. Tim was a handyman around the house, and enjoyed wood working. He was a member of the American Legion Post 131. Tim was very much a people person, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends and finding a reason to throw a party.
Tim is survived by his wife – Kathy Monroe of Munising; children – Danielle (Nathan Moon) Monroe, Martin (Bobbi) Bills of Rockwood, MI, Ryan (Heather) Bills of Green Bay, and Brandon (Tricia Howard) Bills of Oxford, MI; grandchildren – Drew, Destiny, Camryn and Lucy Bills, and Ella and Lilly Moon; mother – Ruth Monroe of Munising; nephews – Kyle (Sarah) and Tyler (Lauren Ramsey) Monroe; mother-in-law – Babe Strand; and brothers and sisters-in-law – Lori Monroe, Bruce (Micki), Robert (Beverly), and David Strand.
He was preceded in death by his father – Joe Monroe; twin brother – Kim Monroe; and father-in-law – Carl “Corky” Strand.
Visitation will be on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Bowerman Funeral Home. Pastor Ann Gonyea will conduct Tim’s memorial service at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery at a later date where the American Legion and Vietnam Veteran Honor Guards will conduct Military Honors.
His obituary and online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.bower manfuneralhome.net.