Norbert Leo (Norb) Killday
Norbert Leo (Norb) Killday, age 68, of Wyaconda, Missouri,
passed away Saturday, September 19, 2009, at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy,
Illinois. He was born December 19, 1940, in Byron Township near Waseca,
Minnesota the son of Glen Joseph and Evelyn Marion Lehman Killday.
He was united in marriage to Elsie Katherine (Kathie) Prebe on
October 3, 1964, at Edina, Missouri and she preceded him in death on February
19, 2004. He was also preceded in death
by his parents, and one sister, Judy Bishop.
Surviving are three
children, Mary Beth St. Clair and husband Verne of Wyaconda, Missouri, Keith
Brian Killday and wife Shari of Ft. Pierce, Florida, and Stephen Michael
Killday and wife Ronni of Wyaconda, Missouri; five grandchildren, Heather Anne
St. Clair, Kristen Lea St.Clair, Veronica Renee Killday, Elise Danelle Killday,
and Matthew Glen Killday; one sister, Mary Romella Eagen of Kirksville,
Missouri, one brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Sherrie Killday of Montgomery
City, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Ruthie Brandt and husband Joe of Lake
Ozark, Missouri and Bebe Ann Rimer of Edina, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Ray
Prebe and wife Vi of Edina, Missouri and Dan Bishop and wife Judi of Baring,
Missouri, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Norb attended grade school in Byron Township in Waseca,
Minnesota until 1950 and Oak Grove Elementary in Adair, Missouri and graduated
from Baring High School.
He served his country in the United States Navy from July 1959
to July 1963 and from 1963 to 1965 served in the United States Navy
Reserves. He worked at Gragg Plumbing
& Heating in Edina, Missouri, and for the City of Kahoka for many years as
City Manager and Head Electrician until he retired in June of 2008.
Norb enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren,
friends, and extended family. He loved his cattle and the family farm was his
pride and joy. Dancing, playing shuffleboard, hunting, enjoying a PBR, watching
sports, and visiting with others were some of his favorite past times.
Norb had a major impact on many of the people he crossed paths
with in life. To some he was a teacher, to others a rock to stand on, and
everyone in his presence always enjoyed laughing with him at his jokes and clever
sayings. Helping others and working hard were traits that Norb possessed and
the strength and courage that he carried with him.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday,
September 24, 2009 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, Missouri. Father Joseph Hoi and Reverend Ken Berry
will officiate the services. Burial
with full Military Honors will be in the Veterans Garden of Honor in Park View
Memorial Gardens in Kirksville, Missouri.
Music will be provided by Brent Karhoff, soloist and Nancy
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2009,
with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Hudson-Rimer
Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.
A Prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September
23, 2009, in the chapel.
Memorials in memory of Norbert L. (Norb) Killday may be made to
the Norbert L. Killday Grandchildren’s Education Fund or Donor’s Choice. Memorials may be left at or mailed to
Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537. www.hudsonrimerfh.com