John D. Kilmer, 69, of the Town of Longwood, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. His funeral service will be 9:30 am Monday, August 5, 2013 at the Pine Grove Mennonite Church in Granton. Officiating will be Paul Wesley Oberholtzer, Abner Oberholtzer, Clair Horst and Randall Martin. A visitation will be held Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Moses Zimmerman residence, W8912 Pine Road, Thorp, WI. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Mennonite Cemetery in the Town of Grant, WI.
John was born February 23, 1944 to Christian and Elizabeth (Brubacher) Kilmer in Narvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He farmed for 10 years and was a truck driver for 40 years. John married Ruby Mae Miller on July 1, 1967 in Barnett, MO. She preceded him in death on December 15, 1973. His second marriage to Leora Graber took place on November 30, 1974 in Daviess County, IN.
John is survived by his wife; Leora of Withee, children; Leonard (Sharon) Kilmer of Thorp, Loretta (Mervin) Sauder of Loyal, Freida Smith of Elk Mound, Adlai (Mary Louise) Kilmer of Greenwood, Mary Ann (Derrick) Martin of Sauk Center, MN, Susan Kilmer of Latham, MO and Maynard Kilmer at home, 20 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by brothers and sisters; Aaron (Annie) Kilmer of Neillsville, Katherine (Menno) Ramer of High Point, MO, Florence (Raymond) Nolt of New Holland, PA, Mary Ann (Lloyd) Hoover of Rutledge, MO, Ada (Phares) Zimmerman of Millmont, PA, Barbara (Walter) Zimmerman of Barnett, MO, Bertha (Sam) Shirk of Liberty, KY, Betty (Eli) Shirk of Withee, Annetta (Roy) Martin of Latham, MO and Esther (Aaron) Shirk of Granton, a brother-in-law; Lester (Emma) Martin of Goshen, IN and a sister-in-law; Cora Kilmer of Barnett, MO.
John is preceded in death by his parents, son; David Kilmer, a sister; Naomi Martin and brother; Maynard Kilmer.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Owen is assisting the family with arrangements. Friends may send online condolences to www.maurinaschilling.com