November 20, 1963 – August 27, 2015
Monte Ebel, age 51, passed away quietly in his home, surrounded by family and friends. After a
courageous 9 year battle with cancer, Monte’s fighting spirit finally found peace.
Monte was born on November 20, 1963 in Billings, MT. He was the eldest of three children. He
graduated from Billings West High School in 1982 and went on to become a reputable business
owner/manager in the Billings community. Monte owned a partnership in Poly Food Basket for several
years before selling and going to work for Job Service. There he found himself a new job as manager of
Borders Books. After the bookstore closed, Monte went to work for United Blood Services as a Teller
Recruitment Supervisor, where he remained until just two weeks before his passing.
Former employees and co-workers described Monte as an encouraging, caring and kind boss.
Although he was hard-working and dedicated to the job, Monte was also very fun-loving and quick
with a joke. He had a reputation as a master punster and made the work environment a joyous place to
Monte was preceded in death by his father, Marvin, grandparents, Sophia and John Simon and
Clara and William Ebel. He is survived by his mother, Wanda Ebel, brother, Jason, sister, Jodi, many
other relatives, friends and co-workers, as well as dear friend Chad and his faithful companion and best
friend, Dakota. Monte’s family would also like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Christianson and all the
staff at Frontier Cancer Center and to Dr. Neil Sorenson.
Beloved son; loving and protective big brother; supportive boss; fun-loving cousin and nephew;
devoted and loyal friend; Monte Ebel’s sense of humor, tenacity, endurance, kindness and compassion
will live on in the hearts and minds of all those who knew and loved him.
“When you part from your friend, you grieve not; for that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence.” ~ Khalil Gibran
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Pius X or donate blood platelets to United Blood