Life Story / Obituary
An expressive, optimistic and uninhibited individual William "Will" Hector Montano was a performer in the theater of life.
To everyone around him, he was always eternally happy and he willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life he touched.
Bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark, or the twinkle of an eye. Those simple gestures could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Will mastered the art of living life to the fullest and had great fun in doing so.
Will was born on December 17, 1983, in Holland, MI. He was raised to be warm, caring, and friendly. He captured everyone's attention and succeeded in entertaining his family and peers. Will was easy going, fun loving, and possessed an enthusiasm for life. He never encountered a stranger allowing him to widen his circle of friends. Will attended Holland High School, was an Entrepreneur in the entertainment / music business, and he was employed part-time at Admiral gas station in Holland.
Everyone who knew Will can tell you he lived for his family and his son, Kaiden always came first. He loved music and could captivate audiences, his energy was contagious. He will be remembered with a smile that could light up a room that has brought joy to countless hearts.
Will passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Holland, MI at the age of 34. He is survived by his son Kaiden Reef Montano of Holland; Mother Sandra Mangles (Keith Parris) of Holland; Siblings Joey (Tram) Montano of Las Vegas and Jonathan Mangles (Amber Green) of Kalamazoo; Grandfather Hector Ruiz of Holland; Grandmother Jackie (Frank) Harmon of Fountain; Aunts Cher Ruiz-Sloan & Maria Gonzales of Holland; Niece & Nephew Mackenzie & Greyson of Kalamazoo; Cousins, Nicole M. Gonzales of Stuart, FL; Jackson C. Gelders of Stuart, FL; Ervey Gonzales, III (Jennifer Cabrera) of Holland; Brianna & Madison Gonzales of Holland; Matthew Beltran of Holland; Aiden Beltran of Kissimmee, FL; Samantha & Brittany Wilbur of Holland; Mother of Son Cheryl Merrifield of Holland; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will take place 1-2:45 P.M., Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Trinity Reformed Church, 712 Apple Ave, Holland. A funeral ceremony will be held at Trinity Reformed Church following the visitation at 3 P.M. The Reverend Chris DeGraaf will officiate the service. A luncheon to follow the service in the church gymnasium.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made directly to: Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM) 233 Fulton East, Suite 124, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, DSAWM.org/donate
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Professional services were entrusted to Dykstra Funeral Home - Mulder Chapel.