BEATE LUDWINA MONTAGNA (nee Klüber) age 95, beloved wife for 71 years of Joseph; loving mother of Linda DiPietro (Ralph Lederer), Gaetano “Tom” and Mario (wife Erana); devoted grandmother of Anthony DiPietro III, Michelle Sumpter (husband Jackson), Michael Montagna, Lana Pastor (husband Evan), Kim and Mario Jr. and great-grandmother of Alexa and Cayla Sumpter, Bryson and Owen Pastor, and Nathan, Landen and Austin; cherished daughter of the late Emil and Leopoldina (nee Storch) Klüber; dearest sister of the late Anna Niedeling (husband Eduard), Oscar Klüber (wife Frieda), Karl Klüber, Alois Klüber, Rosa Suing (husband Bernard) and Sr. Theresa Klüber; survived by nephew Raymond Suing and in-laws Anthony and Donna Montagna.
Beate (means blessed) immigrated from Kohlgrund, Germany after World War II, and was a resident of Chardon for almost 60 years and was the Co-owner and Founder of Deep Springs Trout Club in Chardon with her beloved husband Joe Montagna. Together they belonged to Quail Hollow Country Club and Heisley Racquetball & Fitness. She loved swimming, walking the beaches, especially in Aruba, and passed that love onto her children. She enjoyed gardening and traveling. Her greatest enjoyment was times spent with family and relaxing in the winter season. She and Joe especially enjoyed their cruising and many trips to Aruba. Cooking for her family at the holidays was a great joy. Beate was very loving and a role model to many. She was humble, caring, practical, feisty, dependable, thoughtful, and always had high values and expectations. She was “the greatest home-maker and business partner” who cherished family and the devoted staff and members at Deep Springs Trout Club.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve www.hospicewr.org (Giving Back) or sent to PO BOX 72101 Cleveland, OH 44192.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, private family services to be held and a Celebration of Life and reception to be announced when it is safe for all relatives and friends to gather. Burial in All Souls Cemetery.Print This Obituary & Condolences