May 26, 1920-May 31, 2014
DELPHOS — Vernon Robert Kill, 94, of Delphos passed away at 1:35 p.m. Saturday at Vancrest in Delphos.
He was born May 26, 1920, in Landeck to Richard J. and Mildred E. (Savidge) Kill, who preceded him in death.
On Sept. 25, 1948, he married Vena Mae Mousa, who preceded him in death on May 17, 2003.
Survivors include two sons, Virgil (Linda) Kill of Emerald Isle, North Carolina, and Vincent Kill of Altamonte Springs, Florida; a daughter, Vera (Terry) Edmonds of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina; a surrogate daughter, Carolyn Brenneman of Elida; a sister, Jeanetta “Peg” Osting of Delphos; grandchildren, Stacie Lynn Jones, Troy (Michelle) Arnold, Sandra (Douglas) Knauf, Levi Z. Kill and Alexis (Aaron) Shaw; stepgrandchildren, James (Elizabeth) Brenneman, Jason (Linda) Brenneman, Travis (Nikki) Edmonds, Adam (Emily) Edmonds, Ashley Edmonds Hayes and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Bynum; great-grandchildren, Riley Vivian, Gabrielle Grace, Charlotte Faith, Justin Dakota, Caitlyn Shelby, Cade Owen and Killian Gerald; step-great-grandchildren, Madison Jewell, Emily Camille, Lindsay Elyse, Eli Jayden and Macon Manly; and many nieces and nephews and their families.
He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Vivian Marie Brenneman; granddaughter, Hillary Renee Kill; and sister, Alice Nagel.
He was the founder and owner of Kill’s Home Improvements, worked for 19 years in real estate and also was a salesman for 17 years at Lino-Trim Moldings. He was a World War II Army veteran with service in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. One of his greatest blessings was his visit to Rome and seeing and receiving a blessing from the Holy Father.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree; VFW post in Delphos and Spencerville; Lima Elks; past president of the Delphos Recreation Board; Optimist Club; and Van Wert Board of Realtors.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Mom and his thoughtfulness brought our family together for 11 years of wonderful, unforgettable gatherings in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, for our Christmas in July.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s the Evangelist Church. Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery with military grave rites held by Delphos Veterans Council.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with a Parish Wake at 7:30 p.m. and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus service at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions to St. John’s Parish Foundation or the school.
To leave condolences for the family visit, www.harterandschier.com.
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