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Monty Wallgren, 71
February 23, 1948 - February 5, 2020

Monty Dale Wallgren, 71 year old Maud, Oklahoma resident, passed from this life Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  He was born February 23, 1948 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to parents Jessie Lou (Ryan) Wallgren and Floyd Arley Wallgren.

Following high school, Monty Joined the United States Army serving in Vietnam.  While in the service he earned the rank of SP4.  He also earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Unit Citation.

Following his Honorable Discharge, Monty worked at Tinker Air Force Base as a welder until his retirement.

Monty married DeCarla Gay “Carla” Watson on July 23, 1982 in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Monty being a 100% disabled Veteran was active in the Ada, Oklahoma VFW “Veterans Of Foreign Wars” post number 11194.

Monty was a 32nd degree mason.  He was also involved in the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints in Seminole, Oklahoma where he served as a young men’s advisor and he also served as an Elder of the Church.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of almost 38 years, DeCarla “Carla” Wallgren of the home; one son, Bryan Bull and his wife Shawona of Seminole, Oklahoma; five daughters, Teresa Wilkerson and her husband Jarrod of Maud, Oklahoma, Melanie Shult and her husband Mark of Tucson, Arizona, Faith Burdette and her husband Patrick of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Kate Springer and her husband Norman Springer, Jr. of Maud, Oklahoma and Holly Finch and her husband Richard of Maud, Oklahoma; 22 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Monty was preceded in death by his parents, by one daughter Shelbree Wilson and by one sister Martena Ward.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints located at 2500 John Street in Seminole, Oklahoma.  Bishop Steven Choate and James Choate will officiate the service.  Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Oklahoma with Military Honors.

Casket Bearers will be: Bryan Bull, Richard Finch, Patrick Burdette, Jarrod Wilkerson, Norman Springer Jr. and Phillip Plumlee.

Honorary Bearers will be: Orion Springer, Logan Finch, Korbyn Finch, Caleb Springer, Dakota Kirkpatrick, Brandon Holliday, Justin Shult, Hunter Johnson and Tyler Shult.

Family Greeters will be: Alexandriana Shult, Harley Bull, Abbigayle Bull and Riley Finch.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Funeral Information: February 10, 2020, 2:00 PM
Christ Of Latter Day Saints located at 2500 John Street, Seminole, OK 74868

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