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Donald F. “Shorty” Kildow
© Published in Enid, OK. News
Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007
Submitted by: Sylva Rhodes

© Glenn

Donald F. KILDOW

Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

Cherokee — Funeral service for Donald F. “Shorty” Kildow, 82, will be Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at the Friends Church in Cherokee at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Ken Keeling and Rev. Tom Cooksey officiating. Burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home Inc. of Cherokee. The casket will be open at the funeral home for viewing today from 2 until 6 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Condolences may be made to the family by going to www.lanmanfuneralhomes.com.
Shorty was born on July 9, 1924, on the home place near Burlington, the son of Jake Kildow and Ruby M. Corr Kildow and departed this life at his home in Cherokee on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007.
He was raised near Burlington, graduated from Burlington High School and lived in Alfalfa County all of his life. In the U.S. Marine Corp, he served in World War II from 1944 to 1946, in the Asian Pacific Campaign. For his honorable service to his country, Shorty received a Presidential Citation. He was proud of the red, white and blue, was proud to serve during World War II and felt his service was vital to our country’s survival. On Aug. 7, 1948, Shorty and Marion Roberta Jack were married at Amorita. Shorty was a farmer and also worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk. He was an outdoor guy who liked to fish and hunt quail with his bird dog. His greatest love was spending time with his family.
Those surviving are his wife Roberta, of Cherokee; two sons, Roger Kildow and wife Judith, Bobby Kildow and wife Carla, all of Cherokee; five grandchildren, Channon Ray Greenwood and wife Ashley, Lorraine Harmon, Ray Dean Dubbs and wife Jennifer, Calli Kildow Spidell and husband Eric, Sammi Dawn Kildow and fiance, Kyle Pfleider; five great-grandchildren, Christian and Phoenix Greenwood, Cortney and Taylor Harmon and Kaiden Spidell; and one sister, Dorothy Ptacek of Kiowa, Kan.
Those preceding in death are his parents and two brothers, Robert Raymond Kildow and Marvin Dale Kildow.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Round-up Club or Cherokee EMT Emergency Services through Lanman Funeral Home Inc.

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