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Appraiser , broker , officer , real estate , specialist , writer

Ira Wesley Rimel, writer, United States Navy supply officer, real estate specialist, real estate appraiser, real estate broker. Named representative to Republican Korea, Yokosuka, Japan, Celebration of Commissioning Frigates to Korea, United States Navy, 1950; named to North Dakota Directory Writers, since 2004; recipient correspondent, Montana Sports Outdoors, Missoula, 1959, Author "Lady Gets Her Buck", 1959.


Rimel, Ira Wesley was born on January 10, 1921 in Wibaux, Montana, United States. Son of Ira Dice and Hazel Barbara (Webber) Rimel.


Basic science/engring, Montana School Mines, 1943—1944. Bachelor in management/accounting, University Washington, 1943—1947. Navy supply, accounting graduate, Harvard Graduate School Business, 1945—1946.

National security, economic, Indust. College Armed Forces, 1965.


Technical writer Military Manuals Company, Renton, Washington, 1952—1955. Industrial agent Northern Pacific Railway, Seattle, 1955—1958. Right of way agent/supervisor Montana Highway Department, Helena, 1958—1965.

Right of way agent Lane County, Eugene, Oregon, 1965—1986. Columnist Fishing & Hunting News, Seattle, 1992—1995. Freelance writer, since 1956.

Ensign, reserve, supply, disbursing, accounting officer United States Navy Naval Prison, Norfolk, Virginia, 1946. LTJG supply officer liaison United States Navy, Republic of Korea, 1950—1951. Lieutenant junior grade United States Navy, 1942-1946, World War II, Korea, lieutenant junior grade United States Navy, 1950-1951, World War II, Japan, selected for V-12 College Progressive United States Navy.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (short stories) Dynamic Tension, 1990 (First Prize, 1990), Lucky Man, 2002 (Best of Show/Class, 2002), Winter Travel, 2002 (First Prize, 2002).


Adjunct, publicity officer/commander Disabled American Veterinary, Renton, Washington, 1952—1958, Washington publicity officer Seattle, 1953—1958. Lifetime member Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marcola, Oregon, 1960—2003. Member of American Legion, DAV.


  • Other Interests

    Hunting, fishing, boating, horseback riding, gardening.


Married Mary Mackinlay Weir, December 13, 1943 (divorced). Children: Patricia, Valerie, Linda, David, Glenn.

Ira Dice Rimel

Hazel Barbara (Webber) Rimel

Mary Mackinlay Weir

Patricia Rimel

Valerie Rimel

Linda Rimel

David Rimel

Glenn Rimel