Gerald "Gerry" L. Kilander

September 10, 1934April 2, 2019
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Gerald "Gerry" L. Kilander, 84, of Indianapolis passed away April 2, 2019. He was born September 10, 1934 to the late Ruth & Theron “Ki” Kilander. Gerry is also preceded in death by his sister, Pat Brothers.

Gerry graduated Holy Cross Grade School and Howe High School, served in the U.S. Army and enjoyed a 40 year career at Indiana Gear Works. A parishioner of St. Matthew Parish for over 55 years, Gerry was an Indianapolis sports enthusiast and passionate about family (especially his 9 grandchildren), little league, cub scouting, neighbors, bowling, and butter pecan ice-cream. He will no doubt always be remembered for his unique sense of humor.

One of his most generous acts of kindness was the selfless act of kidney donation. He served as a volunteer for The Indiana Organ Procurement Association (IOPA) for many years.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jamie, four children, Kim (Rick), Mike (Linda), Chris (Amanda) and Steve (Libbi), and 9 grandchildren, Kendall, Connor, Brooke, Ryen, Bailey, Feona, Caden, Theo & Nova. Your legacy will live on in all of us.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm Friday, April 5 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st Street. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, April 6 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 4100 E. 56th St., with burial following at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Guests are invited to attend a celebration of life at the Knights of Columbus, 2100 E. 71st Street.

Memorial contributions in Gerry’s name may be made to the Indiana Donor Network in support of organ transplantation.


  • Visitation Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 6, 2019

Gerald "Gerry" L. Kilander

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Carl King

April 6, 2019

Gerry and I went to school together and were members of a school club together. Our club had several reunions in Vail Co, Naples Fl, Duluth GA and Indianapolis In.
You may know that Gerry couldn't swim. Gerry and his inner tube were never far apart when we were on the water at Lake Schaffer,
Gerry stayed in touch with me over the years. He cared about his friends and family.
He was a great story teller and one of the funniest guys I've known.

I miss him.

Bob Bahna

April 6, 2019

We had a lot of fun with Gerry and the Hellman’s when we lived in Indianapolis! Our sympathy to your family and God bless!
Gerry will be missed!

Mike and Karen McClellan

April 5, 2019

Gerry and Jamie we're two of our best friends when we live in Indianapolis. The kids all played together as did the parents. We had such fun and Gerry was always a joy to be with. Our sympathy goes our to the whole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Martina Novotna/Cejdikova

April 5, 2019

My dearest US grandpa!
Time with the Kilander´s has been one of the best in my life so far... You became my "second grandpa but Nr.1 in my life". Thank you for everything but mostly for your time and smile and humor and ALSO for my "parkinkg place" in your garage :0)
You have PLACE in my heart forever!!!
Miss You....
Your CZECH CHICK "TUNA" with family

Jerry Bergstein

April 4, 2019

I was greatly saddened to read of Mr. Kilander's passing. I always felt a special connection of warmth and friendship. My deepest sympathies go out to Mrs. Kilander, Chris, and the rest of your lovely family - Dr. B.

Pat Wright

April 4, 2019

Your kindness and thoughtfulness made a lasting impression. You were a pillar of our neighborhood and your legacy is great. Thank you for your smile, your laughter, and your honesty. You will be missed by so many because of your kind soul.

May the blessings of light be upon you,
Light without and light within.
And in all your comings and goings,
May you ever have a kindly greeting
From them you meet on the road.

Haleh Krauter

April 3, 2019

Mr. Kilander was truly a sweet man. Always kind and welcoming - so sorry for your loss.

David Pasotti

April 3, 2019

Mr. Ki was one of the happiest friendliest people that I have ever met. He always made you feel like you were the most important person in the world. Any time that you were at a sporting event of any type, there was the possibility of running into him. I never ended a conversation with him without a genuine smile. We're going to miss seeing him, but will never forget him!

Mike Kaveney

April 3, 2019

First met him as a patient but continued as a friend. Always positive. Looked forward to his emails. My deepest sympathy.

Chris +Amanda+Feona+Theo+Nova Kilander

April 2, 2019

Thank you dad for all you have done for me and my family. We will always have you to thank for all our success. You supported me and where also hard on me. With all that said and as i told you on monday night I love you with all my heart and and so grateful for the man i am now and theo will be and its all because of you. DAD you where the best role model ever and i will try my hardest to do the same... We got MOM and hope to be together again..
Love and missing you already.