CHINOOK Lance Cpl. Jeremy Scott Sandvick Monroe, 20, of the United States Marine Corps, Echo Company 2 Battalion 3rd Marines Division, was mortally wounded in action at Al Anbar Province in Haditha, northwestern Iraq.
His funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Chinook High School Gymnasium. Burial will follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Dodson with full military honors. Jeremy is the son of Mellissa Sandvick Pike of Chinook and Monte Monroe of Darby. He is a 2004 graduate of Chinook High School. Jeremy was known for his witty personality. He could make a person smile with the greatest of ease. He loved people, but the most important things were his friends and family. Jeremy enjoyed playing his guitar, and jamming with his friends. He respected the young and the old. Jeremy was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers, John Monroe and Martin Sandvick; great-grandmothers, Hazel Sandvick and Blanche Monroe; great-grandfathers Ed Peterson and Jim Wasson; aunt, Shantel Sandvick; and cousin, Martin Sandvick Kuszmul. Survivors include his mother, Mellissa (Ken) Pike of Chinook; father, Monte (Dana) Monroe of Darby; siblings, Zacharie and Danielle Gard, both of Chinook, Logan Monroe of Darby, Jordanne and Darryl Southwick, both of Chinook; great-grandmother, Betty Wasson of Columbia Falls; grandparents, Harold and Elizabeth Sandvick of Malta, Marilyn Jensen of Saco and Monte Monroe of Arizona; aunts and uncles, Robin Labrie Peterson of Havre, Yvette Sandvick Hurley of Tucson, Ariz., Michelle Monroe of Wolf Point, Jess Jensen of Absarokee, Beth Sandvick Walsh of Columbia Falls, Chris Sandvick of Malta, Bart Jensen of Gillette, Wyo., Nathan Sandvick of Malta, Yasmine Sandvick Baker of Kalispell, Marty Jensen of Harlem, Levi Sandvick and Karessa Sandvick, all of Malta; and various other relatives too numerous to mention. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.