Duane Kilbourn

Duane Wesley Kilbourn

Saturday, February 25th, 1939 - Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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In loving memory, my husband, Duane Kilbourn, 80, of Battle Creek, MI died November 21, 2019 peacefully at home.

Duane was born in Pontiac, MI to Wesley C. and Virginia Kilbourn. He graduated from Springfield High School. After high school, he served three years in the United States Air Force National Guard as a Communication Specialist. He then went on to become a Journeyman Electrician. Throughout his life, he worked for Post, Fisher Body, and the Kellogg Company where he retired from after 29 years of dedicated service. He was also a member of the Kellogg 25 Year Club.

Duane loved doing things for others in his retirement. He loved to travel, spending winters in Arizona and was always willing to tackle any fix-it problems for family and friends. He also enjoyed playing a round of golf and shortwave radio.

He is survived by the love of his life, Teri Kilbourn of 36 years; children, Cherly Button of Holland, MI, Connie Marie Napier and her husband John of Pleasant Lake, MI, Carolyn Collins and her husband Robert of Greenville, SC, Michael Kilbourn of Battle Creek, MI, Greg Bosch of Parchment, MI, and Jackie Reimer of Battle Creek, MI; 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

He was loved by many, and he will see you in Heaven.

In accordance with Duane's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions in Duane's name may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation.
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Christine Morse

Posted at 08:48pm
Duane was my best friend and my buddy I will miss him very much. He would always pick on me about getting rid of my cat and for me to get a dog. The day before he past he was picking on me and my cat as usual and I picked on him back and we laughed. I will miss this and him sooo very much.

Stephen Orey

Posted at 04:26pm
It’s a shame that I wasn’t able to see him after Stephen and Natalie’s wedding as planned. He was a great guy, great cousin and he will be sorely missed.

He taught me many things but most of all when he helped me upgrade our electric service, I learned so well I did it again with our current home.

He was always positive and enthusiastic and will be sorely missed. Our family has yours in our prayers.

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