The Billings Outpost

Normond Vance Kolpin

Normond V. Kolpin, 81, who worked 30 years for railroads and served on the Billings City Council, died in his sleep early Monday morning, Oct. 29, 2012.

He was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Alta, Iowa. He grew up on a small farm with his parents, Walter and Lillie, and older brother, Raymond, and graduated from Huxley High School.

After graduating from Iowa State University in forestry and engineering, he married Beverly Ann Christensen on May 29, 1954.

He had worked for the Northern Pacific and Burlington Northern railroads. After living in Tacoma, Wash., Chicago and St. Paul, Minn., he moved his family to Billings in 1975 and retired as superintendent of transportation for the Burlington Northern in 1986.

He then served on the Billings City Council and the Billings Logan Airport Planning Board. He also served in Optimist International.

Survivors include his wife; a brother, Raymond of Ames, Iowa; sons, Normond Jr. of Salinas, Calif., and Gregg of Billings; a daughter, Penni of Bozeman; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Cremation & Funeral Gallery, 29 Eighth St. W.

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