William Killian

Obituary of William Michael Killian

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William Michael “Mike” Killian, 66, of North Fayetteville, PA (formerly of Winamac, IN) passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021.  Mike was born on March 3, 1955, in Lafayette, IN to the late Joseph William and Verna Mae Killian.  He was raised Catholic and grew up on a farm.  He graduated from Harrison High School in Lafayette and attended Purdue University.  Mike served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.  Mike enjoyed playing darts, listening to music, and cooking.  He was an avid sports and racing fan.  Mike will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.   


He is survived by:

Thomas L. Killian, Lafayette, IN Brother

Juanita F. Leming, Havana, IL Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews

Aaron M. Ewing, Belgium Step-Son

Amy M. Berkshire, DeMotte, IN Step-Daughter

Alyssa M. Owens, Indianapolis, IN Step-Daughter


Preceded in death by:

Joseph William Killian, Father

Verna Mae [McKinney] Olson Killian, Mother

Barbara L. Killian, Wife

Margaret A. Puhalla, Fiancée

Kenneth J. Olson, Brother

Ralph J. Killian, Brother


Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held at 11 AM EDT Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Rochester IOOF Cemetery in Rochester, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. 


Burial will take place at Rochester IOOF Cemetery in Rochester, IN.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.


Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.


Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 



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Graveside Services

11:00 am
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Rochester IOOF Cemetery
620 West 3rd Street
Rochester, Indiana, United States


Rochester IOOF Cemetery
620 West 3rd Street
Rochester, Indiana, United States
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