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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

SR Express - Passing of a Brother ~ Valley of Des Moines -- Orient of Iowa

 Announcing the passing of
          Brother Robert W. Kilfoil, 32° KCCH 

We are saddened to report the passing of Robert W. Kilfoil, 32° KCCH. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, Nov. 26 at the Wallace Family Funeral Home with burial to follow at the Newton Union Cemetery. A public Masonic Service will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 at the funeral home. The family will greet friends with a coffee time from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 at the funeral home.

Robert W. Kilfoil passed from this life to join his beloved Mary the evening of Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, just a few days shy of his 88th birthday.

Robert was born Nov. 23, 1928, to Ruth and Joseph Kilfoil in Knoxville. His family moved to Lovilia, where he attended school in a one-room schoolhouse. He graduated from the eighth grade and continued his education by helping his family during the depression.

Robert was a World War II veteran, enlisting in the Navy and serving on the U.S.S. Boxer. Following the war, he returned to Iowa, where he met the love of his life, Mary. They were wed on Christmas Day in 1951 in State Center. They moved to Newton in 1955, where Robert was a mechanic at Hawkeye Garage, and then in the maintenance department at Maytag for 31 years. Around the time they moved to Newton, Robert was accepted into the Masonic Lodge where he held many offices through the years, traveling extensively, and attaining his 50-year certificate of membership.

Robert joined the Des Moines Scottish Rite and received his 32° in April of 1965.  He received his Knight Commander Court of Honour in October of 1991. He was a 50 year member. 
Keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely and Fraternally,

Shane A. Harshbarger

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