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Thomas Joseph Killinger

November 5, 1962 — July 13, 2015

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 am Monday, July 20, 2015 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Parchment where a visitation will be held prior from 9:30 am for Thomas J. Killinger, Where he practiced his faith for the past 15 years. He died peacefully at his home on the morning of July 13, 2015. He was 52 years old. His wife Jane preceded him in death in February of 2015. Formerly of Hastings, MI, Tom was the 3rd of 4 children, born November 5, 1962 to Bernard L. Killinger and Maxine M (Gurden) Killinger. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1981. In September of 1988, he married Jane DeHollander, of Portage. Jane’s parents were James Jacob DeHollander, Sr, and Sally DeHollander. Tom and Jane had one child. Their daughter, Sarah was born in September of 1991. Tom is survived by his daughter Sarah (Ron Vaicekauskas) and surviving siblings are Kathleen M. Shay of Hastings, Timothy J. Killinger of Glenn Allen, VA and Bernard L. Killinger, Jr. (Cindy) of Gloucester, VA. Tom was talented musician and proudly played TAPS at the funeral of his Father-in-law, Jake DeHollander. He was also a long time employee of Flow Serve Corporation in Kalamazoo. When he was a young lad, Tom showed a propensity for computers and data processing, and it was at first a hobby, then a profession as he studied at Western Michigan University and then went to Flow Serve Corporation to apply his skills. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ambrose parish Children’s School Fund. Arrangements by Parchment Redmond Funeral Home, 2300 East "G" Avenue Parchment, MI 49004 (269) 349-7735. www.redmondfuneralhomes.net
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