Bernard Micheal Kilhoffer

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Bernard Micheal Kilhoffer was born August 24, 1928, on a farm close to Canute, Oklahoma, to Louise Catherine and Leo Peter Kilhoffer. He passed away August 20, 2014, at his home in Dill City, Oklahoma, at the age of 85 
years, 11 months and 26 days. Bernard grew up in Canute and attended Holy Family Catholic school. After graduation, he helped his father on the family farm. Bernard was married to Donna Jean (Johnson) Kilhoffer in Canute on March 2, 1954. After their marriage, they settled on a farm South of Canute and continued to farm and raise cattle. They later moved to Dill City where they  raised their children. Bernard farmed his entire life, working the land and raising livestock and limousine bulls. He faced many struggles throughout his life including his diagnosis of cancer that he battled for over 19 years, but always looked to the Lord and tried to walk in His ways. Bernard and Donna celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently, and he enjoyed their children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed hearing his children and grandchildren sing and share their musical talents, being active in the Knights of Columbus, gardening, planting flowers and watching his cotton come up. Bernard was preceded in death by his parents, son,  Danny Kilhoffer and a brother, Leo John Kilhoffer. He is survived by  his wife, Donna; six children, Valerie Fite and husband, Ned of Burns  Flat, Mark Kilhoffer and wife, Kristyn, Leann Black and husband, Terry and Tim Kilhoffer of Dill City, Mike Kilhoffer and wife, Monica, Linda Mell and husband, Brad of Edmond, Oklahoma; daughterin- law, Christine Knowles and husband, Dennis, Dill City; 17 grandchildren, Wesley Fite, Hilarie Houghton, Jessica Giles, Lamar Fite, John Mark Kilhoffer, David Black, Felisha Tate, Court Kilhoffer, Miles Kilhoffer, Carly Kilhoffer, Marshall Kilhoffer, Danielle Soltani, Ashley Kilhoffer, Darla Kilhoffer, Keaton Kilhoffer, Kylee Kilhoffer, Lindsey Mell, 11 greatgrandchildren, one brother, Vernon "Bill" Kilhoffer, one sister, Janice Jones, and a host of other relatives and friends. Prayer Vigil services were held Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Whinery-Savage Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial services were held Friday, August 22, 2014, at Saint Matthew Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Family cemetery under the direction of Whinery-Savage Funeral  Service. Condolences can be made online at www.whineryfs. com.