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James M. Killian

May 11, 1948 — December 10, 2021

James Killian, age 73, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021, at his home. Jim retired as a machinist at The Aro Corporation after more than 40 years of service. He was an active bowler, who always enjoyed traveling to Reno, Nevada, for the national bowling tournaments. Jim also was an avid fisherman and racing enthusiast. He worked as a flagger for many years at the Bryan Motor Speedway. He especially loved time with his grandchildren. Jim was born on May 11, 1948, in Bryan, the son of Marshall and Arvada (Ruff) Killian. He married Debra A. Goshorn on August 21, 1980, in Bryan and she preceded him in death on April 27, 2018. Jim is survived by his children, Amanda (Robert) Grymonprez and James P. Killian, both of Bryan, Amy (Craig) Sampson, of Marion, Ohio, and Edward Killian, also of Bryan; eight grandchildren, Amber (Keith) Lindeman, Jonathon Weiland, Haylee Collins, Kenzie Smith, Payton Taylor and Ashley, Allyson and Abbey Grymonprez; three great-grandchildren, Keith Jr., Edward and Jacob Lindeman; sister, Bev Keck, of Bryan; and brother, Roger (Mary Ann) Killian, of Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother-in-law, J. C. Keck. The family will receive visitors from 1:00-2:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 16, 2021, in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan. A memorial service celebrating the life Jim Killian will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Doug Miller officiating. Private interment will take place in Edon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jim are requested to Bryan USBC for bowling scholarships.
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Thursday, December 16, 2021

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Krill Funeral Service - Bryan

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

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Krill Funeral Service - Bryan

860 W Mulberry St, Bryan, OH 43506

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