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Orville Neyrinck, 84, who worked 33 years for Midland Bank, now US Bank, died May 16, 2012, to health problems that followed pneumonia.
He was born June 3, 1927, in France to Belgian parents, Edmond and Maria Neyrinck. In 1929, when he was 2 years old, they moved to Judith Gap. He attended college in Bozeman and served in the Navy.
In high school, he made a trip to Billings with classmates to cut a record showcasing his talents on the guitar. He won awards for stunts he performed with the line-controlled gas powered model airplanes he built.
He married Jean McKeever. He earned a private pilot’s license and flew a plane he co-owned with friends.
In later years, he lived at Aspen View Retirement Community and then Grand Park Vintage Suites, where he was named Legend of the Month and Valentine King.
Survivors include Jean Neyrinck of Billings, Joan FitzGerald of Helena, Mary Lorch of Savage, Minn., and Paul of San Francisco; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Micheline Carr.
Services were May 19 at Holy Rosary Church. Arrangements were in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel.