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Eugene V. Kisellus

Published: Monday, April 29, 2013 10:35 a.m. CDT

UTICA, Ill. — Mr. Eugene “Jim” V. Kisellus, 73, of Utica, Ill., passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at Mighty Word Church in La Salle, Ill., with Pastor Thomas Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery in Braceville, Ill.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Mueller Funeral Home, 909 Pike St., Peru. Additional visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Mr. Kisellus was born March 10, 1940, in Braceville, Ill., to Victor and Phyllis (Weber) Kisellus. He married Gail Neitzer on June 5, 1985, in Dwight, Ill.

Jim was a corporate pilot for 12 years; owner and operator of an oil and trucking company in Gardner, Ill.; and retired as owner of Future Communications. He was a member of Mighty Word Church in La Salle, and the U.S. Oil and Gas Association.

He is survived by his wife, Gail, of Utica; two daughters, Kalli Kisellus of Bradenton, Fla., and Angela (John) Brannen of Morris, Ill.; five sons, Mark (Kim) Kisellus of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Eric (Julie) Kisellus of Utica, Kevin Kisellus of New Smyrna Beach Fla., Tony (Bonnie) Neitzer of Zimmerman, Minn., and Patrick (Martha) Neitzer of Crivitz, Wis.; 12 grandchildren; and one sister, Joy (Chester) Render of South English, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Eric Kisellus, Kevin Kisellus, Adam Kisellus, John Brannen, Tony Neitzer, and Patrick Neitzer. Honorary pallbearers will be Skyler Kisellus, Ian Neitzer, Aaron Brannen, and Alex Brannen.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Mighty Word Church in La Salle.

The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at

Mueller Funeral Home, Peru, is in charge of arrangements. For additional information, call the funeral home at (815) 223-0184.

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