MuncieMontelle A. “Monte” Needler, 65, former Hartford City businessman and well-known Muncie realtor, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Westminster Village, Muncie.
He was born in Hartford City on February 2, 1951 to Arthur A. and Imogene (Clements) Needler. Monte graduated from Hartford City High School in 1969 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from Ball State University.Monte was Secretary/Treasurer of Hoover-Needler Furniture Company from 1977-1994. He obtained his real estate license and was affiliated with F. C. Tucker/O.C. Clark. From 2001-2003 he was Vice President of Sales for Century 21 Realty Group, Muncie. In 2003 he became Vice President of Coldwell Banker Lunsford, serving as General Manager.
His memberships in Hartford City included: Common Council, Board of Works, Chamber of Commerce, United Way, and Kiwanis Club, serving as President of all. In Muncie he held several offices in Mid-Eastern Indiana Association of Realtors and was chosen Realtor of the Year in 2008. He belonged to Indiana Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, was a member of Muncie-Delaware Chamber of Commerce, Ball State Cardinal Varsity Club and volunteered for Muncie Habitat for Humanity.Monte was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Muncie and had served as an Elder.
Survivors include one son, Kenton (Susan) Needler, his mother, Imogene Needler, Hartford City, two brothers, Michael Scott (Kathy) Needler and Arthur D. “Art” (Joyce) Needler, one grandson, Jack Needler and his former wife, Dawna, who cared for him to the end.Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14 at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie with the Rev. Dr. Ronald Naylor officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 13 from 4-8 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to services on Thursday.Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.watersfuneralhomes.com.