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925 S 27th Street
BILLINGS, MT 59101
Phone: 406-245-6427
Fax: 406-259-3558
Vern Kilfoy

Vern Kilfoy

Tuesday, April 7th, 1936 - Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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LaVerne F. Kilfoy was born April 7, 1936 to LaVerne and Alma (Ellis) Kilfoy and peacefully passed away surrounded by his family May 2, 2019.

Born and raised in Billings, he was doted on by his sisters, LaVina, Luella, and Jean. Vernie was a proud U.S. Veteran of both the Navy and the Army. Undoubtedly the smartest decision he ever made was to marry Judy Trumbo July 21, 1962, and to them, Debbie, Kris, and Dale were born.

Although he received training as a mechanic, he spent most of his years as a truck driver, retiring from Northwest Transport in 1996.

Vernie was a man with a tremendous work ethic, who never knew a stranger, and was quite the jokester. He was a loyal teamster and devout democrat who would argue politics for hours!

Vernie loved Pepsi, milk, hunting and fishing, keno, classic country music, golf, coffee with his friends, onion and potato sandwiches, the Packers, the Dodgers, and CNN. The only real thing he hated was Fox News!

However, more than anything, he loved his family. After retiring he became the family’s “mother hen,” checking in with everyone numerous times each day to find out what they were doing, and making sure they were ok and where they needed to be. He was never happier than when he was with his family - especially his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, LaVina (Joe) Zahn, Luella Hoppe, brother in law, Dale Trumbo, and infant granddaughter, Tess Paquin. He is survived by his sister, Jean (Gene) Cunningham, wife, Judy, of almost 57 years; his children, Debbie (Larry) Hart, Kris (Pepe) Paquin, Dale (Deana) Kilfoy; nine grandkids: Lindsey, Leslie, Jennifer, Scott, Brynn, Kennedy, Bailey, Riley and James; special adopted granddaughter from Germany, Lydia Höfelmayr; 11 great grandkids, and one great-great grandson on the way.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 10 at Smith’s Funeral Chapel at their downtown location, 925 S 27th St. Condolences may be shared by visiting smithfuneralchapels.com. Memorials are suggested to St. Vincent’s NICU in honor of Tess Paquin or Compasses (Hospice Service) 2110 Overland Avenue, Suite 114, Billings 59102
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  • Service

    Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, May 10th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Smith Funeral Chapels Downtown
    Address
    925 S. 27th Street
    BILLINGS, MT 59101
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    Officiant
    Chaplain Richard Vettel-Becker
  • Interment

    Location
    Sunset Memorial Gardens
    Address
    1721 Central Ave
    BILLINGS, MT 59102
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  • Reception

    Location
    Smith Funeral Chapels Downtown
    Address
    925 S. 27th Street
    BILLINGS, MT 59101
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Greg Reinhardt

Posted at 07:29pm
I always will remember Vern as the friendly and funny man he was . And all the years of good times we boys of the neighborhood had boxing out in the ring in his garage . My condolences to the family. He will be remembered.
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Greg Reinhardt

Posted at 07:29pm
I always will remember Vern as the friendly and funny man he was . And all the years of good times we boys of the neighborhood had boxing out in the ring in his garage . My condolences to the family. He will be remembered.
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Greg Reinhardt

Posted at 07:29pm
I always will remember Vern as the friendly and funny man he was . And all the years of good times we boys of the neighborhood had boxing out in the ring in his garage . My condolences to the family. He will be remembered.
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Family of Dale Trumbo

Posted at 12:13pm
Whatever soothes your spirit, comforts your soul, and brings you peace, that is what you're wished at this sad time.
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