Homer B. "Jim" Chollar passed away Feb 13, 2010.
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Jim was born Dec 16, 1916, in Three Forks to Homer and Emma (Rheinhardt) Chollar. He attended school in Three Forks, then joined the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served on the USS Detroit until his discharge in 1938.
After working in various occupations, Jim went back to sea in the U.S. Merchant Marine and he retired 35 years later as a chief engineer with Standard Oil. One of his proudest accomplishments was transporting ammunition to U.S. Marines on the Pacific islands during World War II.
On Feb 24, 1944, Jim married Anne P. Pieschuk in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The couple had one son, Donald James.
After retirement Jim enjoyed traveling with his wife, Anne, horseback riding and hiking.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anne in 1991; and sister, Helen Jenkins of Washington.
Jim is survived by his son, Donald (Donna) Chollar of Snohomish, Wash.; sister, Bertha McPhail of Meridian, Idaho; sister, Idamae Jeglum of Bozeman; and many nieces and nephews.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Family and friends may make a memorial donation to the VFW, or to a charity of choice.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Feb. 23, 2010