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1919 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Friederike Kilian Obituary
FRIEDERIKE KILIAN 1919 - 2016 Friederike Kilian passed away peacefully in her home on August 7, 2016, in Sun City, CA. Friederike (Frieda) was born in Munich, Germany, on December 26, 1919. She was raised by her parents Hans and Therese Wittmair, in Duesseldorf, Germany. Frieda studied chemistry at the Technical lnstitute in Duesseldorf, Germany, and worked for Schmincke in the laboratory from 1937 until 1941. In 1942 she met her future husband, Hans Voigt, in Mumau, Germany, where she lived with her grandparents Joseph and Maria Wolfseher. Her son Hans W. Voigt was born on July 21, 1944. Her husband Hans was killed on the Russian front on Jan. 4, 1944. She emigrated to the United States on November 17, 1951 and lived in Los Angeles, Ca. where she married Konstantin Korve on November 28, 1954. In 1971 she retired from the National Cigar Company and moved to Hemet, CA. In 1974 she moved to Sun City, CA, where she married Willy Kilian in 1985. She was an avid swimmer her entire life. She won several national competitions in breast stroke in her native Germany. Until the last few years of her life she was a daily fixture in the club swimming pool in Sun City. She is survived by her son Hans W. Korve; her grandchildren Hans A. and Matthew Korve and her great-grandchlldren Terra Lynn Korve and Hans C. Korve. The family wishes to thank the staff of Right at Home-Hemet for providing wonderful loving and compassionate care In her home during the last 6 months of her life. A special thanks goes to the Hospice Care staff from the Visiting Nurse Association-Riverside, CA, who were amazing in helping her and our family through the last week of her long and challenging life. In compliance with her wishes, no services will be held. Donations may be made to Hospice of Riverside County.


Published in Press-Enterprise from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, 2016
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