LeRoy C. ‘Custer’ Kilmer — Cannon Falls

CANNON FALLS — The funeral for LeRoy C. "Custer" Kilmer will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls, with the Rev. Nick Fisher-Broin officiating. Interment with military honors will be at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Mr. Kilmer, 58, of Hampton, Minn., died at home Friday (May 18, 2007). A longtime resident of Harris, Minn., where he resided with Kathleen Brockway, he had returned to the Cannon Falls area in April to be with his family during his illness.

LeRoy Carl Kilmer was born April 15, 1949, in Aitkin, Minn., and attended Aitkin High School. He served in the Army during Vietnam from June 6, 1967, until his honorable discharge on May 19, 1969. He married Carol Miller on Jan. 6, 1972, in Los Angeles. He worked for different carnivals, including Ranier Shows; was a "jack of all trades"; and enjoyed woodworking and welding. He was also chaplain and president of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club-Chapter C, and had a service dog named Tweak.

Survivors include four children, LeRoy Carl "J.R." Kilmer Jr. of Rochester, Casey Kilmer of Sioux Falls, S.D., Cassandra Kilmer of Boxelder, S.D., and Jamina Allen of Pierre, S.D.; seven grandchildren; three stepchildren, Robert, James and Colleen; his mother, Lois Kilmer of Cannon Falls; seven sisters, Jan (Jerry) Berg of McGregor, Minn., Judy (Glen) Seibert of Cohasset, Minn., Linda (Ron) Vivant and Cheryl (Rick) Peine, both of Hampton, Mary (Carl) Cadle of Cannon Falls, Karen (Todd) Satter of Pine City, Minn., and Becky (Kelly) Ruddle of Hastings, Minn.; and two brothers, Bill (Sue) of Cannon Falls and Ken (Cathy) of Ellsworth, Wis. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur; a brother; and a granddaughter.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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