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Roger D Killman
November 3, 1950 ~ June 14, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Roger D. Killman, 72 of Marion, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at the VA Medical Center, Community Living Center, surrounded by the love of his family.
Roger was born on November 3, 1950, the son of Perry and Wanda Killman. He was a lifetime resident of Marion and was very proud of where he was from. Roger married the love of his life, Mary Castellano, on October 30, 1970. Together they shared almost 53 years of marriage. Mr. Killman joined the United States Marine Corps in 1970. He served our grateful Nation during the Vietnam War and was later honorably discharged in 1977.
Roger built many beautiful homes in our area while owning RK Construction for over 30 years. He was known for his kindness and generosity. He would give anyone the shirt off his own back or his last dollar, if he thought they truly needed it. His family recalls that he always took care of his family well. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, outdoor camping, and most importantly, dancing, especially to Rocky Top. He was baptized at Whiteash Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Marion VFW Post 1301 and the Marion American Legion Post 147.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Killman; his daughters, Jeri (Duke) Rothe, Jennifer Killman, and Nikki (Michael) Dietz; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren, his sister, Sue Valentine, and his two four legged buddies, Fancy and Kiki.
He is predeceased by his parents, his sisters, Delores Mitchem, Margaret Hohimer; his brother, Bob Killman; his brother-in-law, Tommy Valentine; and his grandson, Tyler Rath.
Binkley-Ross Funeral Home has been entrusted to assist the family with arrangements. There will be a time of visitation on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, from 12:00- 1:00 PM at the funeral home located at 1702 West Boulevard Street, Marion, Illinois. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00PM. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the Marion VFW Post 1301 as well as the United States Marine Corps Funeral Detail.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial donations be directed to Marion VFW Post 1301 Honor Guard Team or Marion VA Hospice Care. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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