2016-07-28 / Obituaries

Allen “Al” Roy Kilian

Funeral services for Allen “Al” Kilian, 67, of La Grange, Texas, were held on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester, Texas with Rev. Nate Hill officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Allen was born on July 12, 1949 in Smithville, Texas to Walter and Mildred (Zoch) Kilian. He was baptized on August 14, 1949 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester by Rev. G.W. Heinemcier and was confirmed on March 22, 1964, also at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester, by Rev. Ewald Recks. His confirmation verse was Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”. Al faithfully served his country in the Army National Guard for 13 years. Al was united in marriage on August 30, 1997 to Beatrice Santos at the Gospel Lighthouse in La Grange by Rev. Walter Williams. He was an active member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester where he had served as an usher. Al was also a founding board member of the Beacon of Hope Recovery House. He was a retired carpenter who was a master craftsman when working with wood. When he wasn’t working, Al enjoyed fishing and gardening.

He passed away the evening of Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin.

Al was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Mildred Kilian; an infant brother and a step-son, John Manor Santos.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Kilian of La Grange; two brothers, Albert Kilian of San Antonio and Daniel Kilian and his wife, Karen, of Warda; two brothers-in-law, Manor Santos of Waynesville, MO and John Santos and his wife, Barbara, of Houston; one sister-in-law, Beauty Mae Santos of La Grange; three aunts, Rose Marie Kilian of La Grange, Lorine Zoch of Houston, and Alma Kilian of Smithville, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Knight, Bill Riebe, Richard Gerlach, Cody Beisert, Ken Tonn and Kevin Rinn.

Memorials may be made to the St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund or the charity of one’s choice.

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