‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees


Elmwood Cemetery

View Details


Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Wednesday May 31st, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm

View Details

Vigil Service

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Wednesday May 31st, 2017

View Details

Mass of Christian Burial

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Thursday June 1st, 2017

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Gerald's visitation.

Gerald L. Killinger

Colonel Gerald L. Killinger, 78, of St. Paul, died Friday, May 26, 2017, at Brookefield Park in St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Revs. Rayappa Konka and Ray Kosmicki will concelebrate the Mass. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. Gerald was born on May 31, 1938, at Palmer, the son of Earl J. and Norma B. (Zimmerle) Killinger. He was a 1955 graduate of Wolbach High School. He was united in marriage to Mary Colleen McIntyre on June 6, 1959, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wolbach. The couple were blessed with four children, Donald, Mary Kathleen, Joseph and Rosemary. Gerald and Colleen farmed in Greeley and Howard Counties for a number of years. Gerald graduated from the Missouri School of Auctioneering in 1971. Soon after he began working for John T. Ryan in Greeley and at the Spalding Livestock Barn in Spalding.. In 1977, Gerald and Colleen started Killinger Auction and Real Estate Inc. in St. Paul, which they operated for many years. He was a member of the former St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wolbach and Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. He was also a member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1918 of St. Paul and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly No. 1712 of Loup City. Gerald was a member and past President of the Nebraska Auctioneer Association. He is survived by his wife, Colleen Killinger of St. Paul; children, Mary Kathleen Quinn of Omaha, Joseph Killinger of Santa Monica, CA and Rosemary Wichmann of St. Paul; four grandchildren, Jerrid and Shantell Wichmann of Kenesaw, Daniel Quinn of Dallas, TX, Christopher Quinn of Omaha and Sarah Wichmann of St. Paul; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Sue Killinger of Wolbach, Eugene and Valerie Killinger of St. Paul and Dan Killinger of Omaha; his mother-in-law, Mary McIntyre of St. Paul; and Colleen's siblings and spouses, Mike and Sandra McIntyre of St. Paul, Dan and Barb McIntyre of St. Paul and Tim and Barb McIntyre of Greeley. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Donald Joseph Killinger; and two brothers, Wayne E. Killinger and John Dean Killinger; and his father-in-law, Oren McIntyre. Colleen and family request,that in lieu of flowers and plants, that family and friends please give memorials to Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Life Center or to the family's choice.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gerald Killinger, please visit our flower store.


Colleen, this is Virginia Bjerrum Kealiher and I want to convey to you and your family my sympathy in the passing of Gerald. That is such a good picture of him. I have many memories of Wolbach, his parents, you and your family. My blessings to you and your family.

Virginia Kealiher Jun 2 2017 8:23 PM

Colleen and Family, sorry for your loss, Jerry will be missed, loved the video Tom Cornwell

Tom Cornwell May 30 2017 11:48 AM

thank you for the video it was fantastic. So sorry to hear this news about Jerry. Very hard to take . The video did bring so many memories back! Our prayers are with you and your family Colleen, we will think of you hope you can get well yourself! Fred (BuB) and Ginger johnson We were first cousins. (Aunt Goldies daughter

ginger johnson May 29 2017 4:36 PM

What a beautiful video. I'm so sorry for your loss. The video brought back many nice memories. Prayers to all the family. Maxine (Mickey) Ballard Donofrio Willa Ballards daughter, first cousin to Jerry

maxine donofrio May 29 2017 12:32 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. May God Bless you and your family at this time. Doug and Marti Fousek

Doug & Marti Fousek May 28 2017 2:54 PM