Obituary Record

Leon J. (Dr.) Kilian
Died on 5/2/1946
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Pilot Tribune 2 May 1946


Burial Here for Dr. Leo Kilian, 56


Dr. Leo J. Kilian, 56, physician and surgeon and World War I veteran, died suddenly Saturday night at Wayne after a heart attack. He was a former Blairite.

Funeral services were held at Wayne Tuesday afternoon, after which the body was brought to Blair for interment in the local cemetery following brief Masonic rites. Stanley E. Hain post 156, American Legion also was present to pay honors.

Son of John L. and Myrtle Patrick Kilian, he was born at Columbus and began practicing medicine in Blair in 1917. He served in World War I as a member of the army medical corps. He moved to Wakefield in 1921 and practiced there until 1942, when he located at Wayne.

Dr. Kilian is survived by his wife; one son, Leo. 4: his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Kilian, former Blairite, now at Highland Park, Ill., a sister, Mrs. George Bruse, formerly of Blair but now at Highland Park and a brother, Col. Alphonse Killian, now in England.

Note: Since the actual death date was not given, the news article date was used. The spelling of the name is the newspaper was Killiam

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 5/2/1946