Dennis Henry Kilian, 78, Russell, died Friday, June 5, 2020, at his home.

He was born Nov. 29, 1941, in Russell, to Sam and Alma (Mai) Kilian. He was a 1959 graduate of Russell High School.

He worked for Praytor Construction and Pipeline for over 16 years laying pipe.

Survivors include a son, Tony Kilian, Russell; three daughters, Michelle Pitcock, Holly Hall and Darcy Baker, all of Russell; a brother, William “Bill” Kilian, Russell; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Kilian.

A celebration of life and gathering will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Chet’s Place in Russell. Family will be doing a private burial of ashes at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Dennis Kilian Memorial Fund in care of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.