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. Deja Fink says:

    Monte you have embedded your kindness and friendship into so many walks of life. Your heart is so big you never let anyone walk away not knowing how special they are! I like so many others will cherish each moment we shared. You showed us that no matter what your going through happiness is found through loving others. Your ability to see good in all people is what we strive for and you accomplished it with a grace. Your forever in our hearts Monte. Thank you for being apart of our lives and families.

  2. Monte has been insured through our office what seems like forever. Always friendly and laughing about something even when life wasnt easy. Always called me cousin and said we were related in some way. He will always be remembered with a smile and chuckle. My thoughts are with all that called him family and friend.

  3. Monte you were a good friend, and always had a way of making people feel special and welcome. I wish we had more time together, but I find peace knowing you are with your son and family now at last forever. Rest easy. Godspeed to you!

  4. Erin Willis says:

    Monte I was so fortunate to have been able to meet you. All of our memories are of laughing and having a good time . I will cherish those until it’s my time. Until then . Sweet dreams and I’ll see u again. Love and respect to the man with a big heart and beautiful smile …. monte .

  5. Monte Monte Monte…..
    How it was sure a Great Blessing to have been able to have met you and been able to have some pretty Good laughs, and long talks with you…just know that your smile will be my most favorite thought about you when thinking of you and remembering our good times. Hope you know, you were always awesome and The Best for knowing exactly what to say to switch up someone who was in a bad mood. Thank you for always being there. I will miss you lots Monte….you were a good man.

    Lots of us here, will have you on our minds & will forever keep you within our hearts, always-n-forever.

    Until we meet again.

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