April 6, 1968 – October 28, 2019
Monte is survived by his wife and the love of his life Lori Hiltz, his two beautiful, young sons: James and Marco, His mother Susan Wilson and her husband Douglas, his father Wes Christensen and his wife Jill, his sister and brother-in-law, Lyn and Jay Thorson, his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Travis and Patty Hiltz, Marcus Hiltz and Andrea Bimonte and Mathew and Jaime Hiltz, and his nieces and nephews: James, Delaney, Mason, Corey, Abagail, Jake and Shayna.
Monte had a long and successful career in Software where he helped support and enrich the careers of many, many engineers. He was an avid snowboarder and he and his family have spent most winter weekends at their beloved Berghaus in the mountains with thatwonderful community. Monte was legendary at the blackjack and poker tables, and the horse track, where he used his intelligence, humor and cunning to both win and entertain his innumerable friends. He had an amazing number of wonderful friends in and outof the card room, who he kept well fed with his famed bbq skills. Most importantly, Monte was a devoted family man and nothing was more important to him than his children. He spent the majority of his time with his family: playing, traveling, skiing, laughingand loving.
In lieu of flowers, Monte requests that donations are made to the American Cancer Society
Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home Saturday, November 9 from 10:00-11:00, Funeral at Evergreen-Washelli 11:-15-12:15, Celebration of Monte's Life - The Cathedral, 5449 Ballard Ave NW starting at 12:45
- Funeral Ceremony Saturday, November 9, 2019
November 6, 2019
I worked with Monte at Microsoft. He was a genuine individual and someone that deeply cared about those he worked with. Monte had a wonderful balance of pragmatism to navigate the here and now combined with the rare ability to see the next step. But Monte never left anyone behind. Monte saw the best in all of us and taught us all something whether we worked for him or he reported to us. Thank you Monte you will be dearly missed!!