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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Neale David Silveland

Neale David Sikveland, age 65, of Fallon passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017  in Billings. 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Evangelical Church of North America in Circle with Pastor Bruce Inion officiating. Interment with military honors will be held in Riverview Cemetery in Circle. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Neale was born on August 1, 1951 in Everett, Wash. to Neale and Jessie (Garrison) Sikveland. He was the oldest son of their five children. He was raised and educated in Circle, and graduated with the class of 1969. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. In the Army he went through aviation training, and after completion he served in Vietnam from 1970-1972. He accumulated over 1,310 hours of combat assault time in helicopters.  He flew in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. He was awarded numerous medals for his service. He was honorably discharged in 1972, then joined the National Guard for several years. After returning home Neale went to work for Shennum Construction. He then started working for Western Area Power. Neale was highly respected at work as a lineman and electrician. He retired in 1998 and resided in Fallon until the time of his passing.

Neale was preceded in death by his father; his brother Doug; and his son William.

Neale is survived by his children Thea Sikveland  and Michael Sikveland of Billings; his mother Jessie; his brothers Nils (Barb) Sikveland of Richey, Ned (Debbie) Sikveland of Circle and Randy Sikveland of Glendive; his grandchildren Randall Sikveland, Josh Stevens, Tharin Sikveland and Creed Sikveland; and his very good friend and children’s mother Clara Jo.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhomes.com.

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