Walter H. “Dude” Kilgore

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/24/2014 18:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/25/2014 11:00:00

Walter H. “Dude” Kilgore, age 81, of Willard, OH, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Willows at Willard. He was born on March 28, 1933 in Willard to John and Dora (Miller) Kilgore. He was a retired welder from General Motors, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Messiah House of Prayer Church. Dude was an avid knife collector, loved working in the garden, woodworking, watching westerns and loved his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Lorene (Bailey) Kilgore whom he married July 7, 1956; 4 sons, Robert (Sandra) Kilgore, Rich (Karen) Kilgore, Duke (Laurie) Kilgore and Phillip Kilgore all of Willard; grandchildren, Chandra, Megan, Hollie, Christina, Danny and Harley; great grandchildren, Kaden, Karson, Preston and Addison and sister Catherine Deppen.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Dora (Miller) Kilgore, sister Ruth Feltner and brother Harry “Junior” Kilgore.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 P. M. until 8:00 P. M. where a funeral service will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00 A. M. with Pastor Bill Howell officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Stein Hospice in Sandusky. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Lisa Kilgore - May 1, 2014

We just received word about uncle Walter our thoughts and prayers are with you .uncle Walter always made us feel oved I know my dad Is squeezing him . lots of love from the Kilgore girls

Mary and Darwin Weatherbie - Apr 29, 2014

Rich and family…was saddened to hear of your father’s passing. May OUR DEAR LORD comfort you during this difficult time. It is so hard to lose a loved one. We will keep you and all of your family in our prayers.

Wendy Ayres Daniel - Apr 25, 2014

Rich, Karen, & family – Thinking and praying for you and your family’s loss.

Rebecca Kilgore Battles - Apr 24, 2014

Uncle Dude is in our hearts and God’s hands. I love you all and sorry that I am not able to attend the service.

Finnegan Family - Apr 23, 2014

Lorene and Family
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Walter, in the time we knew him we grew very fond of both of you. He was a great man with a huge personality, who will not be forgotten.
Many prayers and good thoughts coming your way..
Ron and Barb Finnegan Family

Cledith & Linda Franks - Apr 23, 2014

Lorene and Family, We are saddened to hear about your great loss. Stay strong as a family you will get through this rough time with the help of each other and The help of the Lord.