Theodore M. Dolney


Theodore “Ted” M. Dolney, 92, of Billings, passed away in RiverStone Hospice Home and went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

He was born to Leo and Rose Dolney in Glenville, S.D., on Aug. 24, 1921. He was raised in Glenville and enlisted in the US Army April 9, 1941. He was captured Dec. 6, 1941, and remained a POW until June 1945. On Oct. 2, 1945, he was honorably discharged.

In 1954 he married Irene Schultz and they had three sons. She later passed away. On May 6, 1961 he married Darlene Thiel and they had a daughter.

He owned the Homestead Café while living in Opheim. He worked for Lower Yellowstone REA, retiring in 1983. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed gardening.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; two brothers; and five sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene; three sons, Gyle, Timothy and Lonnie Dolney; one daughter, Darla Miller; two sisters; two brothers; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A family gathering service was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Dahl Chapel in Billings. Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at New Hope Church of the Nazarene, 25 Hilltop Rd. in Billings Heights. Interment was in Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery in Laurel.

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