May 2, 1940-March 29, 2019
Our beloved Nino left this world on March 29th 2019. Neil was born May 2nd 1940 to Evelyn (Surber) and Howard Glenn Dimmitt in Ottumwa, Iowa. He was one of 9 children. The family moved to Butte and Neil went to Grant school and Butte High before joining the Navy. In 1964 he married Karen Stewart, their first daughter Karanel was born in 1965 and Theresa was born in 1967. In 1985 he married Alys Henningson and their daughter Arielle joined the family in 1986.
He worked at the Berkeley Pit, ran a bar in Ketchikan Alaska, and was an over-the-road truck driver until his health forced an early retirement. He had a wandering spirit traveling all over the country; a great love for dogs, was quick with a smile, and always had a cup of coffee in his hand. His phone calls always started with “Well hello darlin’ this is your old dad.” His stories, jokes and great sense of humor will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Michael Dimmitt Stewart, Charles Dimmitt, and sister, Louise Pelly.
He is survived by his wife Alys of Muldrow OK, Daughters Karanel Dimmitt of Helena MT, Theresa Harting (Rocky) of Lander WY, Arielle Elkins (Chris) of Eufaula OK. Siblings Sharon Brosious (Mike) of Stevensville, MT; Phyllis Stewart (John) of Anaconda, MT; David Graves (Jan) of Arizona; Tony Sisneros (Jody) of Butte, MT; Gail Coffey (Kevin) of Butte, MT; Grandsons, Neil Jordan Harting of Lander, WY and Jacob Fleury of Helena, MT; He is also survived by numerous other family members, nieces, nephews, and best friend since childhood Fred Hunt (Teresa).
Cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time.