Monte Lyn Nieuwendorp

June 18, 1960 - November 19, 2020

Monte Lyn Nieuwendorp

June 18, 1960 - November 19, 2020


Monte L. Nieuwendorp, age 60, passed away on Thurs. Nov. 19, 2020. Monte was born June 18th, 1960 in Bellingham Washington and grew up in Whatcom County. He graduated from Meridian High School in 1980. He was a beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother, Nephew, Uncle, Son and Friend.

Monte worked for Sanitary Service Company for over 20 years. He was a lover of car shows, motorcycles, hot rods, and old school Rock n’ Roll. He was a member of the Mount Baker Motorcycle Club for years and had endless stories of Thursday nights spent at the racetrack with his kids. You could often find Monte in his shop toying with cars and listening to the radio. 

Monte was a friend to all. He had a contagious heart and the warmest of smiles. His door was always open for anyone in need. Monte never let you leave without letting you know how important you are and what you meant to him. Monte loved his kids more than anything.

He was proceeded in death by his Son Axl Markusen-Nieuwendorp, Mother Connie Nieuwendorp, Brother Troy Nieuwendorp, Grandma Elaine Crabtree AKA ‘Unclemama’, and Aunt Billie Crabtree.

He is survived and missed by his children: Brock Nieuwendorp, Amber Horn, and Jesse Nieuwendorp, along with three children he raised as his own, Jordan (Penina) Craig, Amanda (Garrett) Craig and David Craig. By his Grandchildren Michael, Cooper, Melanie and Macie, his Sister Mona Wilson, Niece Amy (Ryan) Wilson and Nephew Ryan (Bailey) Wilson, Great Nieces Olive Wilson and Winnie Wilson, Uncle John (Pam) Crabtree, Brother-in-law Tim Wilson, Father Rich (Carol) Nieuwendorp, and many other relatives.

A Celebration of Life will be held later when we can all gather together again. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting for donations to be made to The Monte Nieuwendorp Memorial Donation Fund to help with final expenses. Donations can be made at any local WECU location in the name of his sister, Mona Wilson.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Greenacres Memorial Park – 5700 Northwest Dr. Ferndale, WA. A reception will follow. You are all invited to come as you are; Carhartts and boots are most welcome.

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20 responses to Monte Lyn Nieuwendorp

  1. Loa Lankhaar says:

    He was everyone’s friend, he always made you feel loved and cared about, he was genuine and a wonderful man. The world lost one of the best when we lost monte, he is off on his next adventure, I hope it’s better than this last one he had. I miss him every day. Good travels my friend.

  2. Monte left a big impression on the staff at our little medical office when he came for pick ups. He always cheered us up with his friendliness and ability to be a generally upbeat, sociable and kind person. He carried a light inside that spread to anyone in his orbit. I always looked forward to our interactions. He was a great guy who’s love for life reached even to the smallest ripples in his circle. Love and condolences to his family and friends.

  3. Ricky Muder says:

    Monte was one of my closest friends, It is hard knowing that i will never be able to ta;k to him again. He was always there when you needed someone tp talk with or just hang out and b.s. about cars. I will miss him . He was one of the best guys you could ever meet.

  4. Steve Pratt says:

    I’ve known Monte since 1st Grade at Meridian Elementary School. We were great friends as 5 year old happy kids until his passing. We shared the bus together, went to birthday parties together, had sleep-overs, and played football together at Meridian. As grown adults with families we lived on the other side of the cemetery from each other, and would catch up on family and life when we would both be filling up our cars at the corner store at NW and Axton. I would stop by his home from time to time just to say hi and see what cool hot rod he was currently working on. We invited him over for dinner and always loved reminiscing about our childhoods and about our kids, who also knew each other at Meridian schools. He often shared with me his heartache through the years over losing his brother and then his son to tragic accidents. He looked forward to being able to see them again some day in heaven, and I’m sure there was a wonderful reunion with all his past family members when they welcomed him into the eternal arms of a loving Heavenly Father. Monte will always be one of my great friends, and I look forward to seeing him again myself when I pass through this mortality into the eternal realm of Heaven. I love you Monte, and I look forward to another hug when we meet again on the other side. Your friend, Steve Pratt

  5. Trina says:

    I sent my condolences during this time but dont see it listed anymore My heart goes out to the family and to my daughter Amber Horn who loved her father dearly . We have shared alot of good memories through the years and we have a new edition to the family you have another grandson Christopher he is a bundle of joy just like your grandson Michael Wilson … I only wish you were here to meet him ! Miss you dearly Monte
    Trina Horn , Amber Horn, Cody Pierce , Michael and Christopher

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