Killoran, Vernon "Pat"
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Vernon L. "Pat" Killoran, 85, Green Bay, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014. A true Irishman, he was born March 17, 1929, in Fayette, Michigan to Lee and Ruth (McCauley) Killoran. Pat served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1949, stationed in Germany. On April 4, 1951, he married Shirley A. Dufek. The couple was blessed with 63 years of marriage and four children.
Pat retired from Procter and Gamble as a Safety Inspector in 1989 after a 38 year career. In his younger days, he was a commercial fisherman with his father, and he passed down the love of fishing to his grandson, Troy. Pat could fix anything and even built his own pontoon boat. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and camping.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Killoran; a daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Ken Heim, Green Bay; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Judy Killoran, Seymour; Jim Killoran and Mary Morris, Onalaska; Gary and Michelle Killoran, Henderson, Nevada; eight grandchildren, Chad, Cody, Troy, Sacia, Moira, Emma, Collin, and Brennan; three great-grandchildren, Isaac, Noah, and Audrey; and one on the way in September; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Dottie West, Fran and Tom Beimborn; two brothers-in-law, Darrel Kolb and Irvin (Mamie) Dufek; one sister-in-law, Mary (Harold) Neville; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Ruth Killoran; his step-father, George Jess; two brothers, Jim and Grant "Skip" Killoran; two sisters, Colleen Kolb and Maxine Vandenplas.
Private Services were held at Proko-Wall Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. To send on-line condolences visit www.prokowall.com. Due to family sensitivities, please no flowers. A memorial fund has been established for The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
Pat's family extends a special thank you to his sister, Dottie, for being a constant source of comfort to him and to the nursing staff at Bornemann Nursing Home for their compassionate care.
Proko Wall Funeral Home
1630 East Mason Street
Green Bay, WI 54302
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on May 4, 2014