Monte Krauchi, 58, Clay City, passed away at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, On Oct. 21, 2008, following a long term illness.
He was born April 15, 1950, to Richard and Margaret (Stunkard) Krauchi.
He graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1968 and was very active in sports.
Following high school, he worked at their family's grocery store. He served in the Terre Haute 181st Camron Air National Guard of Indiana and as a Reserve for the Air Force from 1968-74.
He also worked in construction for the Indiana Department of Transportation and retired after 21 years from the Wabash River Station of Cinergy PSI.
He was baptized Oct. 28, 2007, by the former Rev. Harold Thomas of the Friendly Grove Baptist Church, Lewis, and regularly attended the Clay City First United Methodist Church.
He was a lifetime member of the Terre Haute American Legion Post No. 340 and served as the Chaplain of the Men's Auxiliary of the Clay City V.F.W. Post No. 6606.
He played and coached in many area adult softball leagues. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, sports and being outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his brother Wade Krauchi, Bamberg, Germany, and a loving and devoted friend, Catherine Hansens, Jasonville.
Services took place Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City.
Burial took place at Maple Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local chapter of Alcohol Anonymous.