Monte Reeves

March 5, 1971 – Oct. 20, 2020


Monte Reeves was born March 5, 1971, to Jerry and Joan (Aspden) Reeves in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

He attended school at Cheyenne Aero Tech in Wyoming. On Aug. 7, 1993, Monte was united in marriage to Nicci Neafus at St. John’s Lutheran Church. He worked at Duncan Aviation for 29 years, starting as an airframe mechanic then becoming a Structure’s Team Leader and finally moving to the role of Project Manager. Monte served the Lincoln and Seward communities as a youth coach for baseball and football. He also led the Saline County Pheasants Forever Youth Mentor Hunt Program. In his free time, Monte enjoyed spending time with his family. Monte was a Sooner football enthusiast, baseball fan and avid hunter. He loved spending time cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners and hunting with his sons and father. He enjoyed plowing through the snow banks of Wyoming on his snowmobile and jumping mud puddles and trails in his RZR. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Monte passed away Oct. 20, 2020, at the age of 49 years, 7 months and 15 days at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Nicci Reeves, Seward; sons, Jakob Reeves, Lincoln, and Trevor Reeves, Seward; parents, Jerry and Joan Reeves, Seward; sisters, Brande (Jerry) Calway, Seward, Wendy (Matthew) Rhoads, Lincoln; nephews, Tyler and Riley Calway and Cale Rhoads; mother-in-law, Cheryl Neafus, Lincoln; father and mother-in-law, Don and Gloria Neafus, Springtown, Texas; and his faithful hunting dogs, “The Girls,” Ruby, Lyndy and Molly. Monte was preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts and uncles.

A funeral service was Oct. 24 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church near Staplehurst. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Staplehurst Ballfield Association, Seward Youth Football Program, Saline County Pheasants Forever Youth Mentor Hunt or the donor's choice. Condolences may be left for the family at


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