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Orville L. Zeeh, 94, a retired soil conservation agent for Montana, died Jan. 26, 2013, in Billings.
He was born May 28, 1918, in Wauzeka, Wis., to Albert and Nellie (nee Mary Blahna) Zeeh. He graduated as valedictorian of his high school class in Wauzeka. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, graduating summa cum laude in 1940. He served in the Army for four years during and after World War II, serving in Europe and Japan.
He married Minnie Kiosse in 1943. They raised four children and lived in various communities in Wisconsin and later Montana.
Mr. Zeeh worked for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service after returning from the war. He retired as a soil conservation agent in Montana in 1973.
Survivors include four children, Eileen Landwehr and June Zeeh, both of Middleton, Wis., and William Zeeh and Nancy Bell, both of Billings; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Services were Jan. 30 at Big Sky Bible Church. Graveside services followed. Arrangements were in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel.