Richard G. Killinger

Oct 24, 2013 Staff

Richard G. Killinger, of Lander, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at his home after a struggle with Alzheimer's. He was 84 years old.

No services are planned.

Richard George Killinger was born April 1, 1929, in Ohio.

He was a staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He met and married his wife while stationed in Minnesota and returned to Ohio after his discharge.

The family moved to Lander in 1971 when Mr. Killinger was transferred by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

His family said he loved the mountains, camping and hunting, and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. He also loved to play cards and pool and work crossword puzzles. He enjoyed building things and was quite a craftsman with woodworking. He loved watching his children and grandchildren's ball games and was always willing to lend a hand to friends and neighbors.

He is survived by two brothers; three sisters; children Linda and Jim Secrist of West Weber, Utah, Tom Killinger of Lander, Patricia Wilkinson of Lander, and Tim and Marcia Killinger of Lander; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters and his wife, Ruby Carol (Hewitt) Killinger.

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