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August R. Wallery, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in Billings.

He was born Sept. 16, 1926, in Glen Ullin, N.D., to John Wallery and Christina Opp Wallery. He attended school in Glen Ullin and played all sports. He served during World War II in the South Pacific. After returning home from the service, he married his dream girl Betty Petri Dec. 26, 1949.

They moved to Billings and worked for the NPRR for 35 years, retiring in 1985. Augie loved to fish, trap, hunt, garden and dance with his polka friends.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jerry and Diana of Park City and Steve and Nalei of Billings; and a daughter, Pamela of Billings; eight grandchildren, Josh (Katya), Michael (Becky), Tim, Joey, Tammy (Robert) Brandon, Steven and Aubree; and six great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are his mother and father, three sisters and three brothers.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Vincent Rehabilitation or RiverStone Hospice Services. No services are planned.

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