Mildred Lydia Kilian
Funeral services for Mildred Kilian, 88 of Giddings, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester, Texas with Rev. Nate Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Kilian passed away the evening of Sunday, January 13, 2013 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange.
Mildred Lydia Zoch Kilian was born on December 30, 1924 in Winchester, Texas to Emil & Lydia (Kasper) Zoch. She was baptized on January 5, 1925 in the home of August & Anna Reinhardt by Rev. Alfred Bohot and confirmed on April 2, 1939 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester by Rev. Paul Eifert. Her confirmation verse was John 14:23, “ If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him”.
Mildred was united in marriage to Walter B.O. Kilian on April 28, 1946 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester. She was a loving and devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother. Mildred was an active member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church where she was a member of the LWML and the Ladies Aid. She was a member of the Texas Wendish Heritage Society and volunteered countless hours at the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum in Serbin. She grew up with a love of horses and enjoyed making noodles and attending the sales at the livestock auction barn.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Emil & Lydia Zoch; her husband, Walter Kilian; an infant son; two sisters, Lillian Kocurek and Edna Lehmann and four brothers, Eldor Zoch, Erwin Zoch, Fred Zoch and Helmuth Zoch.
She is survived by her three sons, Albert Kilian of San Antonio, Allen & Beatrice Kilian of La Grange and Daniel & Karen Kilian of Warda; two grandchildren, John Daniel “J.D.” & Ashley Kilian of La Grange and Lisa Kilian of Denton; two great-grandchildren, Christa Kilian & Jacob Kilian both of La Grange; brother and sisterin law, Herbert & Lorine Zoch of Houston; sister-in-law, Edith Zoch of Gonzales, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the St. Michael’s Lutheran Cemetery Fund or the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum.