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Louis Kenneth Killinger, 94, of Midland passed away peacefully at home on December 8, 2020. He was born on July 26, 1926 to the late Joseph and Dena (Zeestraten) Killinger. On June 7, 1949 he married Janet Mae Dimick and they shared 70 beautiful years together before she predeceased him on November 23, 2019.


Louis retried from Dow Chemical and then taught at Delta College for 10 years. He was a member of St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church and was dedicated to the Stations of the Cross. Louis loved the outdoors and gardening and landscaping.


Louis is survived by his children; Kris (Shannon) Killinger, Cheryl (Larry) Lewicki, Deborah (Pete) Chaddock, Tamara (Joe) Gonzales, Shawn Killinger, Kevin (Teresa) Killinger, 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Tony (Marilyn) Killinger and sister, Mary Weeks. Louis was predeceased by his brothers, Ted, Bernie and Jim Killinger.


A private funeral Mass was held at 10:00 am on Monday, December 14, 2020 at St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church with Fr. Andy Booms officiating. Burial took place at Old Calvary Cemetery.


Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Brigid Catholic Church.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Killinger family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Paul Roth

    15 December 2020 7 months ago

    Ken came back to Dow as a retiree and guided me in teaching several subjects that needed to be taught to the incoming employees at Dow’s Technical Training Center. He really knew his stuff and how to communicate to all of us. He shared with me many first hand experiences from his time in the military during WWII. His descriptions remain vivid in my mind and helped me understand the events and conditions of that terrible war. I am thankful to have known Ken for that brief period of my life.

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