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Nelita L. (Kolar) Schlosser



Funeral services for Nelita L. Schlosser will be held Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in St Leo’s Catholic Church.  Cremation will follow.  Cloyd Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Kolar on November 24, 1952. She attended St. Leo’s High School in Lewistown MT, earned an Associate’s Degree in Office Technology from Billings Vo Tech Center, a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration at Montana State University Billings, and a Master of Arts (Social Work) from Madison University. Nelita was serving as the Adult Protection Services Officer for the areas of Fergus, Judith Basin, Petroleum, & Wheatland Counties. Nelita cared greatly for her clients and one of her proudest recent accomplishments was the secret santa gift giving program she established for the elderly.  She was an active and dedicated member of the Youth Justice Council and was instrumental in working with a local service organization in establishing a college scholarship for the Youth Chairman. She was often seen in the summertime with large buckets of fresh produce to share with friends, family and clients.

She is survived by her loving children, John (Michele) of Lewistown, MT, Liebe Schlosser of MD, Elisa (Keith) Toler of Bozeman, MT, Benette Schlosser of Lewistown, MT and Charine Schlosser of Billings, MT; four grandchildren; her mother and stepfather, Josephine and David Shipman of Lewistown, MT; and siblings, Phillip (Darla) Kolar of Lewistown, MT, Laurence Kolar of Loon Lake, WA, Francine (Chet) Cummings of Saco, MT, Eleanor (Pat) Doucette of Malta, MT, Mary Kolar of Lewistown, MT, Sheila (Michael) Gioioso of Billings, MT, Andy Shipman of Kalispell, MT and Zelda (Han) Boogman of Billings, MT. Nelita is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Frank Kolar and an infant daughter.

Nelita enjoyed sharing nature walks with her dog, Daisy. She had a true passion and talent for photography, a great appreciation for local ornithology, wildflowers and history, and was an avid reader. Her favorite pastime was being with those she loved and was known for her gift of loving others unconditionally. 

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Secret Santa Gift Giving Program c/o Adult Protective Services and may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.



Condolences (20)
written by Vicki MacDonald DeBoo, February 20, 2010

Andy,

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May god be with you all at this time. Always your friend, Vicki

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written by Vicki MacDonald DeBoo, February 20, 2010

Andy, so very sorry to hear about your step sister. My heart goes out to you and your family! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

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written by Vicki MacDonald DeBoo, February 20, 2010

Andy, so very sorry to hear about your step sister. My heart goes out to you and your family! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

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written by J D Moore MD, February 16, 2010

David, Jo,and Zelda
I've known Nelita for a long while. That bit of my history with your family is well known to you. More recently,I had the pleasure of working with Nelita on many occasions in the ER at CMMC. She was always so competent, and cared very much about her clients. With her help, we did some good things in the Adult Protective Services realm. I'm shocked and saddened by her untimely death. I'll miss her help, her style, and her smile. JD

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written by Renee and Jim Sanofsky, February 16, 2010

We were so sorry to hear of Nelita's passing. What a wonderful person she was. So caring and kind to others. She will be missed very much by many people who knew her and loved her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers that God will comfort you and help you through this difficult time. God Bless.

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written by Dan and Sherill Frickle, February 16, 2010

We were so shocked to hear of Nelita's passing. We have such fond memories of when she lived in our neighborhood at Gorham Park. She watched our girls while they were in grade school. We were so sad when she said she couldn't watch our youngest any more because she was going back to school. But we knew that was better for her. We kept in contact because our girls were of the same age. We enjoyed the many summer evening visits while rounding up the kids. Our heartfelt saddness to all the family.

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written by Kitty Reed, February 16, 2010

I have known Nelita since we were young. It was quite a shock to hear of her death as she was still so young. My prayers and sympathy go out to her family. I have not had the pleasure of being around her for years but after reading about her I know that her hearty laugh and ready smile will long be remembered and missed.

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written by Mindi Driscoll, February 15, 2010

I'm so sorry to hear about Nelita's passing. Best wishes to her family and friends. God bless.

Mindi Driscoll

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written by anna lankutis, February 14, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I had some great times with Nelita during our years at St.Leo's and after as well. She had a wonderful heart and spirit.
Many blessings to you. Anna Lankutis

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written by Darrin Murdoch, February 14, 2010

Charine and Family - Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this very sad and difficult time. I can't think of any thing to say to make you feel better or less grief stricken - just know your friends are here for you - and we'll do whatever you need. God bless you and Keep you - Darrin Murdoch

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written by Mary Descheemaeker, February 14, 2010

To Shelia and Mary Kolar and all the Kolar family members,
My deepest sympathy goes out to you for your recent loss of your sister. May your faith help you through this time.


Mary Descheemaeker (Hickey)- Billings, Montana
Carroll College 1986

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written by The Singley Family, February 13, 2010

No words can expressed the heartfelt sympathies that we feel for Nelita's family as well as the profound loss that our family feels. Nelita was "adopted" by the youth in our home years ago. She was regarded to be a dear friend, an Aunt, a second Mom, a life coach, a colleague, and much much more. May each of you find comfort in the memories you hold near of dear sweet Nelita.

Nelita, I will always love and miss you! Keep a place for me!! L

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written by Tom and Renie Griggs, February 13, 2010

John and family,
We are sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know the memories of her will bring comfort to you. May God bless you all.

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written by Ludell Heaton, February 13, 2010

My prayers are with you all at this time. I worked with Nelita for a time and always enjoyed you smile and exuberance. When she left Billings to return to Lewistown she gave me Blue Iris's that still bloom each spring. She was a very special person and I am grateful that I knew her.

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written by vickie(jacklin) Iszler, February 12, 2010

For over fourty years i called Nell my freind. It was only Nelita if we were mad at each other. What a shock to open my paper, today and see that someone i new and cared about was gone. My praters go out to all of her children ,and family. She was always there for me from the day we met in 10th grade,Iwill always rember her steadfast friendship and love over all the years my friend i will miss you may god watch over her on her journey home. always Vickie Jacklin Iszler

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written by Lisa Schlosser, February 12, 2010

John, Michele, Liebe, Elisa, Keith, Bennette and Charine. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. It is such a shock and she was so young that I am at a loss of words. My heart goes out to each of you during this difficult time. Please know all our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Love - Lisa, Doug, Kendall and Avery Schlosser

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written by Keri, February 12, 2010

Nelita was such a wonderful woman, very proud of her children and grandchildren, and very humble about all of her many accomplishments. She was more than a friend to many, for me she was a life coach and a great cheerleader. She pushed me to succeed, to never give up and always had the right answer:) My heart is heavy knowing I won't have her to lean on. My sincrest condolences to the Kolar Schlosser family~ God Speed my friend!

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written by Barb Berg, February 12, 2010

My deepest sympathy to all of you. What a shock to learn of her untimely death. Nelita worked tirelessly for all of her clients and had a "large heart" for each and every one of them. She had a quiet manor but could move mountains if need be to get whatever was needed done for each person. I worked with her through my job and her dedication was evident to me. My deepest sympathy as you begin your grieving process.

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written by Sandy Harris, February 12, 2010

Nelita was a wonderful person, mother, friend and a valuable member of a large extended family. Her death was a shock and tragedy. She will be mourned and missed by many. Her life was joyful and well lived. May those who love Nelita be comforted.

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written by Kris Frank, February 12, 2010

I don't know where to begin. Nelita was a wonderful person and her passing has affected numerous people. I met Nelita 7 or 8 years ago when I applied to be on the Youth Justice Council. She has been a part of my life since. My mom lives 2 blocks from where she was living and she would walk by with her dog and always stop to visit. Her heart was always in what ever she was doing. I walk by her door now and wait to hear her laugh or poke her head out and say "what are you doing?" and no one is there. Know that she touched many peoples lives and her love and compassion will live on for ever.

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