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Stanley C. Witt, 86, of Billings, a World War II veteran who spent most of his working years in oil-related work, died Jan. 21, 2013.
He was born April 15, 1926, in Jordan to Samuel C. and Jennie (Gilchrist) Witt, and had five siblings. He graduated from high school in Bridger in 1944. On July 3, 1945, he married Lois Jewel Premo in Bridger.
Mr. Witt served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater, specifically the Philippines and Japan.
He had worked as a roustabout and roughneck for the pipeline, then worked for 30 years as terminal superintendent for Cenex Pipeline in Minot, N.D.
The first eight years of retirement were spent doing volunteer work at churches, church camps, boys’ ranches and rescue missions with the Mobile Missions Assistance Program.
In 1998, Mr. and Mrs. Witt settled in Billings.
Survivors include daughters, Penny Brock of Reno, Nev., Rena Morris of Dallas, Terry Vandenoever of Billings and Stacey Mendro of Williston, N.D.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pearl Langstaff of Billings.
Services were held Jan. 25 at Heights Baptist Church in Billings. Interment was Jan. 26 at Bridger Cemetery. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Memorials may be sent to Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch, 296 Boys Ranch Road, Lampo, MO 65681.