Ivan H. Kilmer (1927 - 2017)

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Ivan H. Kilmer passed away April 2, 2017, at Christ the King Manor.
He was born Jan. 13, 1927, on the family farm in Sabula, to Charles and Blanche (Beer) Kilmer. He married his wife of 67 years, Edith (Woods) Kilmer, on Feb. 11, 1950, at the Boone Mountain Church in Sabula.
Ivan attended the DuBois Area Schools before entering the US Army. He was stationed in Okinawa before returning home to help on the family farm. Ivan drove truck for Shaw Trucking in Brockway until his retirement.
He was a life member of the NRA and the DuBois Rifle & Pistol Club "Green Mountain League." He loved hunting, driving truck, farming, gardening and his blueberry bushes. He especially loved his family.
Ivan is survived by his wife, Edith Kilmer; four sons: Dale (Kathy) of Sabula, David (Bonnie) of Biglerville, Bradley (Judy) of Sabula and Scott of Sabula; one sister, Alice Mae (Harold) Muth of Troutville; four grandchildren: Steven (Vickie) Kilmer of Dover, Pa., Amy Heuser and fiancé Mark Sprague of DuBois, Betsy (Jonathan) Crawford of Treasure Lake, and Katie Kilmer of Erie; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, George "Bill" and James; one sister, Betty Jane Pentz; one grandson, Robert Kilmer; one great-granddaughter, Adison Sprague; and two step-grandchildren, Amy Angel and Jason Smith.
Ivan loved life. He always had a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eye and a helping hand for anyone who needed it.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 5, from 4 – 7 p.m. and Thursday from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Leo Nedza Funeral Home in DuBois. Services will follow at 11a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Ken Sherwood officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the DuBois Area Honor Guard. Burial will take place in Morningside Cemetery in DuBois.
The family suggests donations to either the or Christ the King Manor.
Online condolences can be made at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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Leo Nedza Funeral Home
199 West DuBois Avenue
Du Bois, PA 15801
(814) 371-4567
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Published in The Courier Express on Apr. 4, 2017
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