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Kevin L. Kilburg

Kevin L. Kilburg, age 55, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas, due to a fatal motorcycle accident. He was born on Feb. 17, 1966, to Lynda (Wohlers) and Cletus Kilburg at the DeWitt Hospital. Kevin married Christi Roffman, October 1989, and they had two daughters during their marriage. He later married Brandy Clay, September 2004, and quickly became a father to her daughter as well.

Kevin began learning his trade when he worked for Carl Schatz in DeWitt. He joined the local union and worked hard at being one of the best “tapers” around. He and Brandy eventually moved to Winterset where he continued his union work and then migrated to Oklahoma to work more with the horses and then finally Texas where he loved being able to ride his motorcycle all year long.

Throughout his life, Kevin had a love for automobiles, hunting/fishing, working with his hands, and helping others. He has continued to help others even after his death by donating his liver and two kidneys. He was known throughout the community for being a skilled dry-waller/construction worker and roofer. He never shied away from a job that required diligent work to make sure it met his standards; he wasn’t afraid to spend long hours on anything. When he wasn’t working or helping someone, he could be found outside socializing or riding bikes. He never got too worked up about anything and was known for being “drama-free” and “laid back.” He always had a soft side for animals, taking care of horses, picking up stray dogs and taking them in — giving them a loving ‘fur’ever home.  He spent several years caring for racehorses throughout the Midwest and loved being at the racetrack.

Kevin was preceded in death by both of his parents, Lynda Soenksen and Cletus Kilburg.

Kevin is survived by his stepdad, Milo Soenksen; three daughters, Colby (Travis) Kilburg, Ravin (Jonny) Nguyen, and Breeann (Jeff) Clay; two sisters, Karen (Brent) Clay and Kathy (Scott) Prier; four nieces, Brooke (Donelle), Bridget (Stormy), Shelby-Jo (Cody) and Kassandra (Tommy) as well as several great-nieces/nephews with two more on the way.

The family is planning a Celebration of Life Memorial Day weekend. Memorials may be made directly to the family for his end-of-life care/expenses. Please join us at Roy’s Hideaway in Preston on Saturday, May 29, 1-4 p.m. to share your love and memories of Kevin.