In Memory of Thomas Killian

Gathering of Family and Friends

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday February 6, 2019
St. Joseph Catholic Parish
269 S. Dakota Street
Prescott WI, 54021

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Wednesday February 6, 2019
St. Joseph Catholic Parish
269 S. Dakota Street
Prescott WI, 54021

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Our superhero, Thomas Norman Killian, age 69 of Prescott, Wisconsin, passed away
on January 31, 2019, after a five year, courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born
on December 2, 1949 to parents Gen (Deiss) and Norm Killian in River Falls,
Wisconsin. Tom married his best friend, Carol Helen Murphy, on April 3, 1971, and
their union in marriage would be blessed with 2 children, David and Jennifer, four
grandchildren, Dylan, Taylor, Nicolas and Eliana, and nearly 48 years of love and

Throughout Tom’s life, among being a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son and
brother, he was a member of the Army Reserves, a long time, loyal employee of
North Star Steel for 28 years, and retired from Firebrick Engineering after 15 years,
in 2013.

In his spare time, Tom enjoyed hunting, golfing, softball among other sports, social
activities with his many friends, and the Green Bay Packers, more so when they
were winning. Tom and his best friend, Kuf, could often be spotted on the Killian
corner at the local watering hole, recapping their eventful day and solving the
world’s problems.

Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Gen (Deiss) Killian. Tom is survived by
his wife, Carol; children, Dave Killian and Jenny Johnson; four grandchildren; his father, Norm (Donna) Killian; siblings, Jerry (Kate) Killian, Kathy (Butch) Luedke, Karen (Lonnie) Larson, Patti Killian and Chris Killian; the extended Murphy family; numerous nieces,
nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends, and Buster the dog.

Mass of Christian Burial Celebrating Tom’s Life will take place 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Parish, 269 Dakota St. S., Prescott, WI. A Gathering of Family and Friends will take place starting at 9:00 AM until the time of Mass.  

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  • Tom was such a good man. So funny, he always made me smile, I just loved running into him and Carol out and about. Plus, he was smoking hot. God bless the Killian Family.

  • Carol and family. So very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Carol, I am so, so sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. I’m glad I got to see him in December at the North Pole breakfast. I will miss my old friend greatly. We spent so much time solving the world’s problems when we both worked at North Star. I miss those times, too. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • I will always remember Tom as an inspiring person. In the years I got to know him , he always had a good attitude. When I would head out to the Watering Hole, I would always hope to see Tom and Carol and get a great big hug , some words of positivity and some good laughs . It was an honor to have known Tom and he will be greatly missed. Carol and Family , my deepest condolences and prayers for you all.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Carol. Tom was a great guy. Will remember him with a smile.

  • My sincere condolences to the entire family. He has touched all your lives and he will live on in your hearts forever. He will be shining down upon you. Look for his shining star in the sky!!

  • I’m so sorry Carol and family. Tom was one of the wonderful people who made growing up in Prescott such a great foundation for my life. You both shined smiles every time I saw you. I’m so, so sorry. Maria

  • I did not know Mr. Killian, but being the brother of Karen, I know he was a fine human being. I’m sure he will be sorely missed.

  • Sorry for your loss Carol and kids. Tom was a great guy. Know that our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Carol, you and your family are in my prayers. Your love for your hubby is such a beautiful thing that has been so apparent since I’ve known you! May you find blessings, peace and comfort through it all.

  • Carol and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Hang on to all those wonderful memories you had with Tom to get you through the rough days ahead! He will be missed by so many!

  • I’m so sad for your loss. It’s a blessing Tom doesn’t have to suffer any longer. Love & Hugs to you all.

  • Our thought and prayers go out to you Carol and your family
    through this difficult time in your life, take care.

  • Tom was a friend, a mentor, and a man I’ve always admired. Rest In Peace, Gas. You’re done suffering and in that happy hunting ground above!

  • Carol, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. The Lord will keep you safe and give you strength through these difficult times.

  • Carol and family, my deepest condolences on your loss. He is at peace. May that help you at this time of sadness.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of derp sadness,
    May You find comfort in knowing Tom is no longer in pain. May God be with you find your family ????????????

  • Carol, Dave and Jenny and family, our family sends our condolences. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time.