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Howard James Kilpatrick

Howard J Kilpatrick, 84, of Payne, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

Howard was born in Payne on December 14, 1931 a son of the late Helen (Ruger) & Glen Kilpatrick.

He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1952 to 1954.

Howard made many friends during his 47 years at Art Iron in Fort Wayne.  He also farmed for 25 years and had a bulldozer business in his younger years.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Shirley (Elston), whom he married July 28, 1956; 3 children, David & Steven, both of Payne & Lori (Kurt) Rehling of Lima; 3 grandchildren, Katrina Krista & Kory; 2 siblings, Lois Northey & John both of Fort Wayne and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Donna Kuhn, Ward & Herbert.

Service is Wednesday, 11 am, with viewing one hour prior at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne.

Viewing is also Tuesday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne. 

He will be laid to rest at Lehman Cemetery with military honors.

Memorials are to Shriners Hospital for Children or St. Joseph Hospital Burn Unit.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com 

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I am so sorry for your loss. May the words in Job 14:13-15 be of comfort to you.

Joyce Perkins Nov 1 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Howard Kilpatrick

Ken Gordon and Family Oct 25 2016 12:00 AM

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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on October 25, 2016

Steve, We are all very sorry for the loss of your Dad and are praying for you and your family. Your friends at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

Expression of Sympathy Oct 25 2016 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your loss, and sorry me and my family could not attend today or tomorrow. Prayers will you and your family.

Jacob Mattes Oct 25 2016 12:00 AM

Shirley , Dave, Steve and Lori,
Mark and I send our deepest sympathies to you. Howard was such a kind soul and I know that you will all miss him greatly. Our thoughts, prayers and hugs to you all.
Love you all,
Mark and Mona Gause

Mark and Ramona Gause Oct 24 2016 12:00 AM