Lowell Eugene Kilmer

M, b. 30 March 1927, d. 20 December 2016
     Lowell Eugene Kilmer was born on 30 March 1927 at Calhoun Co., IA. He was the son of William Lee Kilmer and Florence Ruth (?) Lowell Eugene Kilmer died on 20 December 2016 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, at age 89

Lowell Eugene Kilmer passed away on December 20, 2016 following a long battle with cancer.

Lowell was born March 30, 1927 in Farnhamville, Iowa to William Lee and Florence Ruth Kilmer.

In March 1945, at the age of seventeen, Lowell enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served on Guam and in China, preparing for what everyone believed would be the inevitable occupation of Japan. Lowell received his Honorable Discharge on March 20, 1949 and left the Marine Corps as a sergeant. He was thrilled to be on one of the last Iowa Honor Flights to Washington D.C. in October 2009.

Lowell married Doris Munsinger in Stanhope, Iowa on December 9, 1951.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drake University on August 27, 1954, Lowell took a job with Swift Premium. While working for Swift Premium, he and Doris lived in Chicago and St. Louis.

In March 1958, they returned to Stanhope, where Doris was born, and lived there for 58 years.

Lowell worked in the construction industry and in 1963, built a home in Stanhope where he and Doris raised their family. Lowell worked for Iowa PreCast Concrete and retired in 1984.

Due to how he lived his life, Lowell leaves family and many friends who were touched by his kindness and sense of humor. His family recalls the industry, imagination, talent and enthusiasm for getting things done, learning new skills and applying them in such artistic ways. He was a member of the Masons for over 50 years. He was interested in genealogy, spending many hours searching the history of the Kilmer side of the family. His true passion was painting, especially rosemaling, a traditional Norwegian form of decorative folk art painting and woodworking. For many years, he was a member of the Ames Woodworkers Club. In 1999, he was honored to have one of his Christmas ornaments selected to hang on the Governor’s tree at the state capitol. He created furniture, wooden clocks, toys, Christmas decorations to display and sell, but his true joy was making pieces to give to family, friends and his church.

Lowell is survived by Doris, his wife of 65 years, son Jim (Dee) Kilmer of Ames, daughter Cheryl (Brett) Mendenhall of Des Moines, son Brian (Janet) Kilmer of Ames, daughter-in-law Lisa Kilmer, son-in-law Damon Ott, his beloved grandchildren Andy and Aly Ott, Jennifer and Steve Zweibel, Kevin Ott, Brooke Mogensen, Lisa Kilmer, Hannah and Joel Reeves, Addison Kilmer, Bailey Kilmer and two great-grandchildren, Winifred Zweibel and Kayser Kilmer.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Helen Jorgensen, Lois Kail and Etta Mae Peterson and two of his children, Bill Kilmer and Janice Ott.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 28 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Stanhope Parish, 495 Grace Street, Stanhope, Iowa.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lowell’s name to the Stanhope Parish Building Fund.

The Cremation Society of Iowa assisted the family with a simple cremation.

Children of Lowell Eugene Kilmer

William Lee Kilmer

M, b. 6 January 1956, d. 14 April 2009
     William Lee Kilmer was born on 6 January 1956 at St. Louis, MO. He was the son of Lowell Eugene Kilmer. William Lee Kilmer died on 14 April 2009 at age 53

The Fort Dodge Messenger
April 17, 2009:

DES MOINES - William Lee ("Bill") Kilmer was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 6, 1956. Bill was the oldest son of Lowell and Doris Kilmer of Stanhope, Iowa. He graduated from South Hamilton High School in Jewell, Iowa in 1974 and Iowa Central Community College in 1976. Bill married Lisa Larson on May 25, 1984.

Bill passed away on April 14, 2009 following a motorcycle accident near his home.

Bill worked as a pressman at Printer, Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and an accomplished league bowler, with six 300 game rings to his credit. He was a member of the British Car Club of Iowa and loved restoring his 1961 red Triumph convertible. Bill loved to travel, whether on fishing trips with his brother Jim or cruises with his wife Lisa and their friends and family. A music lover, Bill played harmonica and dobro lap steel guitar with a group of friends in a "garage band," often playing for neighborhood block parties.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents James and Lettie Munsinger; William Lee and Ruth Kilmer; his uncles Delbert Munsinger, Marvin Munsinger, Marion Munsinger, Rudi Kail, and his aunts Lois Kail, Ethel Munsinger, and Maxine Munsinger.

With his parents, those left to mourn his passing are his wife Lisa Kilmer; his brothers Jim (Dee) Kilmer and Brian (Janet) Kilmer; his sisters Janice (Damon) Ott and Cheryl (Brett) Mendenhall; his parents-in-law Dan and Janet Larson; sisters-in-law Amy (James) Reysack and Sara (Jeff) Olson; nephews Andrew Ott, Kevin Ott, Brennen Reysack, Zach Olson; nieces Jennifer Kilmer, Lisa Kilmer, Hannah Kilmer, Addison Kilmer, Bailey Kilmer, Erin Reysack, Autumn Olson; and many, many friends who will remember his zest for life, ever-present smile, and sense of humor.

A visitation with family present will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2009 at the Ankeny Funeral Home, 1510 W. 1st Street, Ankeny, Iowa. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 517 S.W. Des Moines Street, Ankeny, Iowa.

He was buried in April 2009 at Lawn Hill Cemetery, Stanhope, Hamilton Co., IA, Findagrave #35960858.

William Lee Kilmer

M, b. 1890, d. 1928
     William Lee Kilmer was born in 1890. He married Florence Ruth (?). William Lee Kilmer died in 1928. He was buried in 1928 at West Cemetery, Panora, Guthrie Co., IA, Findagrave #11144461.

Child of William Lee Kilmer and Florence Ruth (?)

Mary Helen Kilpatrick

F, b. circa 1904
     Mary Helen Kilpatrick was born circa 1904 at Indiana.1 She married Glenn J. Collard.

Child of Mary Helen Kilpatrick and Glenn J. Collard


  1. [S4137] 1940 Federal Census, Berrien County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1733.

Paul Augustus Kilwin

M, b. 13 August 1918
     Paul Augustus Kilwin was born on 13 August 1918. He was the son of (?) Kilwinksi and Birdie May Windle.

(?) Kilwinksi

     (?) Kilwinksi married Birdie May Windle, daughter of James Madison Windle and Mary Katherine Knapp.

Child of (?) Kilwinksi and Birdie May Windle

Amirah Kimball

     Amirah Kimball married Winfield Justin Phetteplace, son of James Orice Phetteplace and Ann Elizabeth Moore, circa 1907.

Clarence E. Kimball1

M, b. 27 February 1874
     Clarence E. Kimball was born on 27 February 1874 at Indiana.1 He married Sarah Anna Morris on 31 December 1902 at Gibson Co., IN.

Child of Clarence E. Kimball and Sarah Anna Morris


  1. [S2223] 1920 Federal Census, Gibson County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 433.

Janis Kimball

F, b. 15 October 1924, d. 7 April 2010
     Janis Kimball was also known as "Kim". She was born on 15 October 1924 at Boston, Middlesex Co., MA. She married Gerald Franklin Engler, son of Maurice Stoner Engler and Bessie Elizabeth Franklin. Janis Kimball died on 7 April 2010 at age 85


Janis ”Kim” Englar, age 85, a resident of Broadmead in Cockeysville, MD, died on April 7, 2010 after a prolonged illness. Born on October 15, 1924, in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Robert M. Kimball Sr. and Edith Humphrey Kimball. She later moved to New Jersey and graduated from Millburn High School in 1942.

Janis lived in the Baltimore area throughout her adult life. Her husband Gerald Franklin Englar predeceased her.

Janis was active in her community and served as President of the Woman’s Club of Roland Park from 1984-85 and President of the Wood & Garden Club from 1991- 1993. She was an Elder and Deacon of the Roland Park Presbyterian Church.

Janis had a great love of animals and was active in the Society for the Protection (sic) of the Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). She also had a great interest in genealogy. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of the Mayflower Descendents, and the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.

Janis worked for over twenty years as the secretary of the insurance commissioner for the state of Maryland. After retirement, she kept quite active with tennis, bridge, and visiting friends.

Janis is survived by her brother Robert M. Kimball Jr. She is also survived by her nephews Stuart K. Kimball, John D. Kimball, William H. Kimball, and her niece Joanne K. Kramm.

There will be a private burial at the Druid Ridge Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Friday April 16th, 2:30 p.m., at Broadmead, 13801 York Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030. In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to the SPCA of Maryland, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211.

Arrangements are by the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services - Monkton, 16924 York Road, Monkton, Maryland 21111.

She was buried in April 2010 at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, Baltimore Co., MD.

Marcile K. Kimball

F, b. 19 August 1910, d. 27 February 2004
     Marcile K. Kimball was born on 19 August 1910 at Owensville, Gibson Co., IN. She was the daughter of Clarence E. Kimball and Sarah Anna Morris.1 Marcile K. Kimball married Everett Windle, son of Charles Windle and Laura E. Koontz. Marcile K. Kimball died on 27 February 2004 at Clark Co., OH, at age 93.


  1. [S2223] 1920 Federal Census, Gibson County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 433.

Marvin Thomas Kimball

M, b. 20 May 1926, d. 20 March 1972
     Marvin Thomas Kimball was born on 20 May 1926 at Seiling, Dewey Co., OK. He married Patricia Ruth Armstrong, daughter of William Harmon Armstrong and Mattie Jane Haskins, on 28 August 1949 at Seiling, Dewey Co., OK. Marvin Thomas Kimball died on 20 March 1972 at Stratford, Sherman Co., TX, at age 45.

Wayne William Kimball

M, b. 26 November 1947, d. 18 August 1960
     Wayne William Kimball was born on 26 November 1947 at Douglas, Converse Co., WY. He was the son of Alice Marie Munsinger. Wayne William Kimball was buried in 1960 at Glenrock, Converse Co., WY. Cause of death: on 18 August 1960 Thrown from horse. He died on 18 August 1960 at Glenrock, Converse Co., WY, at age 12.

Laura Kimbel

     Laura Kimbel married Henry Dambman.

Child of Laura Kimbel and Henry Dambman

Dessie Rachel Kimbell

F, b. circa 1882, d. 6 October 1936
     Dessie Rachel Kimbell was born circa 1882 at West Virginia.1 She married William Jackson Kirby in 1901 at Marshall Co., WV. Dessie Rachel Kimbell lived on 10 May 1910 at Church District, Wetzel Co., WV, farming.1 She died on 6 October 1936 at Littleton, Wetzel Co., WV.

Child of Dessie Rachel Kimbell and William Jackson Kirby


  1. [S5303] 1910 Federal Census, Wetzel County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1699; FHL #1375712.

Malinda Kimberlin1

F, b. 6 November 1813, d. 20 February 1851
     Malinda Kimberlin was born on 6 November 1813 at Scott Co., IN.1 She married Charles William Summers on 24 September 1840 at Scott Co., IN. Malinda Kimberlin died on 20 February 1851 at Scott Co., IN, at age 37.

Child of Malinda Kimberlin and Charles William Summers


  1. [S2089] 1850 Federal Census, Scott County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 171.

Alice Kimberly

     Alice Kimberly married Alfred Mosher.

Child of Alice Kimberly and Alfred Mosher

Joseph A. Kimble

     Joseph A. Kimble married Elizabeth Jackson on 15 October 1848 at Harrison Co., IN.

Silas David Kimbrell

     Silas David Kimbrell married Abigail Miller.

Child of Silas David Kimbrell and Abigail Miller

Winifred Kimbrell

F, b. August 1886
     Winifred Kimbrell was born in August 1886 at Indiana. She was the daughter of Silas David Kimbrell and Abigail Miller. Winifred Kimbrell married Clarence L. Jackson, son of Zephania Jackson and Margaret Jane Jackson, on 18 December 1905. Winifred Kimbrell and Clarence L. Jackson were divorced after 4 September 1913; NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

A divorce was granted to Mrs. Winnie Jackson from Clarence Jackson on her cross-complaint to his suit for divorce, on grounds of cruel treatment, with custody of the child and ?5 a week for suppport. The couple were married December 18, 1905, and separated September 4, 1913.

Child of Winifred Kimbrell and Clarence L. Jackson


  1. [S2101] 1910 Federal Census, Clark County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 342; FHL #1374355.

Audrey Ethel Kime

F, b. 5 January 1924, d. 19 December 2007
     Audrey Ethel Kime was born on 5 January 1924 at Warren Co., IA. She was the daughter of Harry Jacob Kime and Myrtle Iva DeVault. Audrey Ethel Kime married Walter L. Riley. Audrey Ethel Kime died on 19 December 2007 at age 83.

Emma Myrtle Kime

F, b. 9 February 1919, d. 5 August 1980
     Emma Myrtle Kime was born on 9 February 1919 at Iowa. She was the daughter of Harry Jacob Kime and Myrtle Iva DeVault. Emma Myrtle Kime married Lester John Buchanan, son of Dr. Renery D. Buchanan and Alice Prudence DeVault, after October 1940, on his WW II draft registration, Lester named his mother his next of kin. Emma Myrtle Kime died on 5 August 1980 at Enid, Garfield Co., OK, at age 61. She was buried in August 1980 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, Garfield Co., OK, Findagrave #83347279.

Everett Monroe Kime

M, b. 18 August 1915, d. 5 June 1976
     Everett Monroe Kime was born on 18 August 1915 at Iowa. He was the son of Harry Jacob Kime and Myrtle Iva DeVault. Everett Monroe Kime married Johanna (?) before 1942. Everett Monroe Kime began military service on 16 June 1942 WW II service, Enlisted, U.S. Army, enlisted at Ft. Des Moines. He died on 5 June 1976 at age 60. He was buried in June 1976 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, Findagrave #97838960.

Gertrude Eva Kime

F, b. 21 October 1921, d. 8 December 2000
     Gertrude Eva Kime was born on 21 October 1921 at Iowa. She was the daughter of Harry Jacob Kime and Myrtle Iva DeVault. Gertrude Eva Kime married John Thomas Lenig, son of Thomas Clyde Lenig and Mary Estella Umbenhower, on 15 November 1950 at Cumming, Warren Co., IA. Gertrude Eva Kime died on 8 December 2000 at Knoxville, Marion Co., IA, at age 79. She was buried in December 2000 at Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville, Marion Co., IA, Findagrave #102279640.

Child of Gertrude Eva Kime and John Thomas Lenig

Harry Jacob Kime

M, b. 17 April 1887, d. 20 October 1973
     Harry Jacob Kime was born on 17 April 1887 at Norwalk, Warren Co., IA. He was the son of Mark John Kime and Eva Matilda Dietz.1 Harry Jacob Kime married Myrtle Iva DeVault, daughter of James Monroe DeVault and Gertrude Letta Salyers, on 22 November 1914 at Indianola, Warren Co., IA. Harry Jacob Kime died on 20 October 1973 at Knoxville, Marion Co., IA, at age 86. He was buried in October 1973 at Norwalk Cemetery, Norwalk, Warren Co., IA, Findagrave #24685032.

Children of Harry Jacob Kime and Myrtle Iva DeVault


  1. [S1586] 1900 Federal Census, Warren County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 463; FHL #1240463.

Laura Eva Kime

F, b. 3 February 1894, d. 14 January 1956
     Laura Eva Kime was born on 3 February 1894 at Iowa. She married Frederick F. Thomas. Laura Eva Kime died on 14 January 1956 at age 61.

Child of Laura Eva Kime and Frederick F. Thomas

Mark John Kime1

M, b. 24 November 1852, d. 11 September 1926
     Mark John Kime was born on 24 November 1852 at New York.1 He married Eva Matilda Dietz circa 1883.1 Mark John Kime died on 11 September 1926 at Indianola, Warren Co., IA, at age 73. He was buried in September 1926 at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Indianola, Warren Co., IA, Findagrave #27987659.

Child of Mark John Kime and Eva Matilda Dietz


  1. [S1586] 1900 Federal Census, Warren County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 463; FHL #1240463.

Marie Frances Kimes

F, b. 8 August 1877, d. 16 December 1940
     Marie Frances Kimes was born on 8 August 1877 at Pennsylania.1 She married Wesley H. Setzler. Marie Frances Kimes died on 16 December 1940 at Pennsylvania at age 63. She was buried in December 1940 at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Spring City, Chester Co., PA, Findagrave #133730102.

Child of Marie Frances Kimes and Wesley H. Setzler


  1. [S901] 1920 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, Series T625, Roll 1604.

Elsie Magdalena Kimler

F, b. 8 December 1911, d. 5 June 1989
     Elsie Magdalena Kimler was born on 8 December 1911. She was the daughter of John Henry Kimler and Minnie Magdalena Schlicher. Elsie Magdalena Kimler married Henry John Rosenboom, son of Toenjes Hayes Rosenboom and Anna K. Brinkman, on 29 March 1936 at Donnellson, Lee Co., IA. Elsie Magdalena Kimler died on 5 June 1989 at Davenport, Scott Co., IA, at age 77. She was buried in June 1989 at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Bentley, Hancock Co., IL, Findagrave #94415636.

Johann Kimler

M, b. 13 April 1854, d. 7 January 1949
     Johann Kimler was born on 13 April 1854. He married Carolina B. Bentzinger. Johann Kimler died on 7 January 1949 at age 94. He was buried in January 1949 at Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee Co., IA, Findagrave #112786374.

Child of Johann Kimler and Carolina B. Bentzinger

John Henry Kimler

M, b. 6 January 1882, d. 12 January 1968
     John Henry Kimler was born on 6 January 1882 at Primrose, Lee Co., IA. He was the son of Johann Kimler and Carolina B. Bentzinger. John Henry Kimler married Minnie Magdalena Schlicher, daughter of Jacob M. Schlicher and Bertha Müller. John Henry Kimler died on 12 January 1968 at Donnellson, Lee Co., IA, at age 86. He was buried in January 1968 at Evangelical Cemetery, Donnellson, Lee Co., IA, Findagrave #70210832.

Children of John Henry Kimler and Minnie Magdalena Schlicher