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Lowell Kilgus

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

ARCADIA, Ind. – Lowell Kilgus, 68, of Arcadia, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. 

Lowell was born April 26, 1945, in Sterling, to Christian and Ruth (Schlough) Kilgus. He began his career as a high school physics and math teacher. He moved on, taking a position as an engineer, and worked his way up to become the highly respected president of Mallory Controls in Indianapolis.

He was an active participant and faithful member of Christ Lutheran Church in Zionsville, Ind. He loved to play golf, especially the day he got a hole in one. He was an amazing builder, helped with Habitat for Humanity homes, and loved doing building projects with and for his grandchildren. Lowell had a great appreciation for the beauty of nature, and a true love of animals, especially dogs.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Margie Kilgus; daughter, Kirsten (Mark) Sidelnyk; son, Jeremy (Denise) Kilgus; sister, Ruth (Fred) Overdier; brother, Walter (Joann) Kilgus; grandchildren, Jaymin, Nathan, Samantha, and Shane; and six nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Church –The Lutheran Church of Zionsville, 600 N. Ford Road, Zionsville, Ind. Flanner and Buchanan- Zionsville is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions in Lowell’s honor may be made to Christ Church – the Lutheran Church of Zionsville or the American Heart Association.  

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