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Neil Wolff, 95, who was parts manager at Ryan Oldsmobile for 25 years, died Feb. 18, 2012.
He was born July 21, 1916, to Edwin and Anna Wolff, one of five brothers raised on the homestead near Lindsay. As a young man he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and helped build Fort Peck Dam, then completed a business course at Poly Tech Institute in Billings.
He enlisted in the Army at Fort Missoula on Sept. 19, 1940, and was honorably discharged as a second lieutenant of the 81st Division on Oct. 13, 1944.
After returning to Montana, he married Mary Morris of Carrollton, Ga., on June 3, 1946. The couple resided in Great Falls and Denver before making a permanent residence in Billings.
Mr. Wolff belonged to the Elks Club, St. Thomas Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He lived alone for eight years following the death of his wife in 2003.
He had received care from Rocky Mountain Hospice and Laurel Health and Rehabilitation.
Survivors include daughters, Alice Colton of Denton, Janice Kessler of Billings and Marcia Mussard of Dillon; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation began Feb. 22, and vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Rite of Committal and military honors will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Rocky Mountain Hospice or St. Thomas Church.