Justin Montagne

Justin Montagne

Justin Timothy Montagne, 27, of Vermillion, died as the result of injuries from an auto accident Sept. 20, 2020.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 6-7 p.m. with a service at 7 p.m. at St Peter’s Catholic Church in Jefferson. The funeral will be Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the church with Father Joe Vogel officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Justin was born May 5, 1993, in Sioux City, to Tim and Julie (Halverson) Montagne. He grew up on his families’ farms in Union County, where he developed his passion for farming and raising livestock. He was active in 4-H, Boy Scouts, the South Dakota Jr. Limousin Association and the North American Junior Limousin Association. He especially loved poultry and his favorite project was the Ak-Sar-Ben broiler chicken project. Justin had an affinity for all animals. He raised cattle, chickens, broilers, goats, donkeys and had recently added hogs and sheep to his herd. He had plans to offer the hogs for sale locally for meat. He graduated from Elk Point-Jefferson High School in 2011 where he was active in football and track. Justin attended Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Justin worked at Heine Farms Feedyard, Fordyce, NE, for several years. He used his CDL driving truck for construction and cement companies in the Denver, CO, area and was a ranch hand at the Bill King Ranch, Moriarty, NM. At the time of his death, he was a truck driver for Midwest Ready Mix & Equipment, Vermillion. Justin loved nature and the outdoors, including hiking, kayaking and hunting. He constantly studied pickups, tractors and conservation practices. He planted over 100 trees this summer on his mother’s property. He was full of surprises and known for his sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his parents, Julie (Halverson) Montagne of Elk Point and Tim (Michele) Montagne of Jefferson; his grandparents, Oliver and Mary Montagne of Jefferson; a sister, Alexa Montagne of Lubbock, TX; four aunts, Carol (Ken) Olsen of Huron, Jackie Montagne of LeMars, Therese (Tom) Spehar of Duluth, MN and Molly (Dean) Ramlo of Brookings; two uncles, Britt Montagne of Jefferson and Breck Montagne of St. Paul, MN; and 15 first cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Darrell and Grace Halverson, and an aunt, Joyce Halverson.

Kober Funeral Home of Vermillion has been entrusted with the services. Condolences may be posted online to www.koberfuneralhome.com.