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July 20, 1961 – Monday, March 24, 2014

Service Information
St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN
Friday, March 28, 2014
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Thursday, March 27, 2014
4-8 P.M.

Jeffrey “Speedy” Paul Kilian, age 52, of St. Michael, MN passed away peacefully on March 24, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.

Jeff was born on July 20, 1961 in Two Harbors MN, the son of Archie Kilian and Audrey (Martin) Kilian.

Jeff blessed this world with his kind heart. He valued spending time with his family. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, being outdoors with nature and teasing his grandkids, nieces and nephews. He was a master electrician who took great pride in his work. He was on the St Michael Fire Department for 12 years. Jeff was well known and will be forever remembered by his quick smile and hearty laugh.

He is survived by his wife, Paula; parents: Archie and Audrey Kilian; children: Jacob, Andy, Sondra and Kristine Kilian; step-children: Andy and Stephanie Bohn; grandchildren: Bennett Kilian, Carson and Hailey Bohn; sisters: Pamela Kilian, Sheila Kilian, Lisa (Bill) Valerius, Sylvia (Jeff Becker) Kilian, Paula Kilian and Karla (Tom Ripplinger) Kilian; brother: Jason Kilian; many other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11 A.M. at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN.

Interment will take place immediately following mass at the St Michael Catholic Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 4-8 P.M. at St. Michael Catholic Church. Further visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.

Casket bearers will be Jason Kilian, Andy Bohn, Tom Ripplinger, Jeff Becker, Bill Valerius and Aaron Valerius.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Steve & Marion Conwell

    Dear Andy and family; Our deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. I’m sure he was extremely proud of all of you and that you brought him great pride and joy.
    Steve, Marion and Logan Conwell

  2. Becky and Brad Orn

    God bless Jeff and your family, we are very sorry for your loss. When I think of him I always see his fun-loving smile, what a great way to be remembered!

  3. Jim Milless

    Rest in peace speedy. I`m proud to say you were my cousin.

  4. Dave and Joan (Kasper) Schuster Family

    To Jeff’s family.
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you for the loss of Jeff. In his younger years, Jeff was a very close friend to my brother Greg. The memories I have of those 2 make me grin from ear to ear. But, I especially want to say, Jeff was genuine. He was nice to EVERYONE, and had a personality that exuded kindness and compassion. He will be missed by many, yet those who sit with the Lord, have gained a new friend. Prayers to all.

  5. Bob Haus

    I really feel bad for your loss. Jeff was a kind soul.I wasn’t a close friend in school but he was always nice to talk with. My deepest condolences.

  6. Mike Mcclure

    Andy, so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that he will be missed by many.

  7. Denice Petrowski

    Dear family of Jeff,
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. While it is so hard right now I know you will all think of him, picture his smile and soon be smiling too! Wonderful memories will be with you forever. Take care and God Bless all of you.
    Rich and Denice Petrowski


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