September 24, 2009

(12/19/1940 - 9/19/2009)

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 Reardon, organist.

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 Grandchildrenís Education Fund or Donorís Choice. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537.

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