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“David Wendy and Chloe, Although we've never met, I have heard so much about all of you from your very proud Dad. I am so very sorry for your loss. I...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Carol (McKechnie) Oberndorfer

“To the family of David Kil,Know that you are all in my prayers! Dave was the consummate professional and wonderful colleague at Notre Dame! Working...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Alisa Fisher - Granger, IN

“David, Wendy & Chloe, and Baby,Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. Our hearts were broken upon hearing the news of your dad's passing...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Tom, Pari, and Bryanna Fergus - IL

“David and Family,Deepest condolences to you and your family. Your Dad was my second cousin. I had not seen him in many years although he had spoken...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Gregory Kiemnec - Kaneohe, HI

“Dave was a special person who loved David, Wendy and Chloe so much. The pride he had in his job and the University of Notre Dame was second to none....Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Michael Bernacchi - South Bend, IN

“David and family,I was so sorry to hear of the death of your Father. Dave was the first of my classmates I met when I transferred to Notre Dame in...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Pat Falvey - Marietta, GA

“David, Wendy & Chloe, so sorry to hear of your Dad and my friends passing. Dave and I had many talks about you, work, life and dreams. He loved you...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Arlene Vogt - Granger, IN

“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I have many memories of spending time in the Registrar's Office, and your dad is a part of those...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Nicole Zimpleman - Niles, MI

“David, Wendy, and Chloe,When I came to work for Notre Dame and with your Dad in 1991, I soon learned how much he loved you, David, and wanted the...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Harold Pace - Winston Salem, NC

“Funny what comes to mind when one thinks back 60 years. Dave had a great sense of humor. We suffered side aches from laughing so hard just looking at...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Denis Anderson - Casper, WY

“Dear David, I met your Dad when he was 15. Your grandma and grandpa KIl and my parents the Jackowiaks were good friends. We lost touch, but...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Cindy VanOosterum - South Bend, IN

“God Bless you Dave. I am saying a special prayer for you. Mary ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Mary - South Bend, IN

“I went all thru grade school with David. He was a very nice young man then. I always wished I had I stayed in touch with my classmatesRest In Peace...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Kathleen Holycross-Bucks - IN


14 of 16 | Posted by: Karl Bartoszek - South Bend, IN

“I offer my sincere condolences to David Z and the Kil family at this difficult time.I met David in high school and we shared nearly all classes...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Richard Falvey - Notre Dame, IN

“It is with deepest sympathy to David Z., and wife on the loss of your dear father!He couldn't be more proud of you for all you have accomplished in...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Barbara Modos - Mishawaka, IN


David L Kil, a devoted friend, father, and an especially loving grandfather, left us on Tuesday, January 17th after a short stay with illness. As the son of Roman and Sylvia (Niedbalski) Kil, he lived nearly all of his 70 years in South Bend, Indiana, departing only for a short time to work in Chicago, Illinois. Upon his return, he served as the Assistant Registrar under the Golden Dome for 38 years before retiring in 2012. Surviving David are his son, David Zachary (Wendy) Kil, his 1-year-old granddaughter, Chloe Grace, and to-be-born grandchild.

David had simple passions, travel, photography, and the love of his family. Planes, trains and automobiles were no match for David's pursuit of vast experience. His early years were spent bouncing from country to country through South America, Europe, and the States, often without a plan or itinerary.

David graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1964. He then graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1968 with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Psychology. He was a teacher for 2 years at Logan School for special needs children. He then moved to Chicago and was the project director for special needs adults. He returned to South Bend in 1974 to begin employment with the University of Notre Dame, retiring in 2012 after having been Assistant Registrar for 38 years. David was also a former member of Knights of Columbus #553 and Kiwanis, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, South Bend.

The foundation for David was simple: He gave his all to his work at Notre Dame, his friends, and to his family. They were his priority, without compromise through all of his 70 years. Those who had the opportunity to know this about David would recognize it instantly: that is, he purposed his heart and his energies for others.

Visitation will be held at Kaniewski Funeral Home on Bendix Drive on Sunday, January 22nd from 3 - 7 PM, where a Rosary will be prayed at 3:00 PM by Reverend Paul Doyle, C.S.C. The Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, the following day at 9:30 AM. David will be buried St. Joseph Cemetery in South Bend. An additional prayer service will be held at the Notre Dame Grotto the morning of July 22, 2017, officiated by Reverend Paul Doyle, C.S.C.

Memorial Contributions may be made in David L. Kil's name to your choice of St. Joseph's Grade School in South Bend or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Online condolences may be left at www.kaniewski.com.