Charles “Steve” Kill of Lincolnville passed away Friday at the age of 71 at Newton Medical Center.
Steve’s life began Oct. 5, 1948, in Winfield. He was the son of William “Bill” E. and Verna Ann (Beaty) Kill. Steve was a 1966 graduate of Moline High School and studied two years at the American Business School in Wichita.
He was united in marriage to the former Judy Bernhardt on Oct. 10, 1993, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lincolnville.
Steve retired after 41 years as a Farm Bureau Insurance agent in Marion. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Herington County Club, where he played golf nearly daily, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing as a young man.
Steve is survived by his loving family, which includes wife Judy of Lincolnville; children Angie (Kevin) Payne and David Kill, all of Lyndon, Kimbra (Martin) Kroupa of Lincolnville, and Kent (Cheryl) Remmers of Sun City; grandchildren Justin (Jessica) Payne, Kristen (Cale) Buchman, Josh Payne, Clint (Abby) Kroupa, Kayla Kroupa, and McKenzee Remmers; great-grandchildren Hensley Buchman; brothers Hank Kill and Tim (Renea) Kill; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and five brothers.
Friends may call Wednesday at Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.
Steve’s family will gather with friends at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. John’s Lutheran Church for his funeral service led by Reverend Alan Stahlecker. He will be laid to rest in Lincolnville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Steve’s name can be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church.