Theodore “Ted” M. Dolney, 92, of Billings, who had been a prisoner of war in Germany for more than two years during World War II, died at RiverStone Hospice Home 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 Army on April 9, 1941. He was captured in 1943 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. After her death, he married Darlene Thiel on May 6, 1961, and they had a daughter.
Mr. Dolney owned the Homestead Café while living in Opheim. He worked for the Lower Yellowstone Rural Electrification Administration, retiring in 1983.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Gyle, Timothy and Lonnie Dolney; a daughter, Darla Miller; two sisters; two brothers; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A family gathering service was held Feb. 18 at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Services were Feb. 19 at New Hope Church of the Nazarene in the Billings Heights. Interment was in Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery in Laurel.