Robert "Bob" Anthony Killoran


July 3, 1959 ~ September 12, 2023

Born in: Valley City, North Dakota
Resided in: Buffalo, North Dakota

It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Robert Anthony Killoran, lovingly known as Bob, at the age of 64. Bob peacefully departed from this world on September 12, 2023, at his home in Buffalo, North Dakota.

Born on July 3, 1959, in Valley City, North Dakota to George and Theresa (Matt) Killoran. Bob spent his formative years in Buffalo, North Dakota and graduated from Maple Valley High School in 1978. After completing high school, he joined the family agriculture business, Killoran Partnership, where he worked alongside three generations of Killorans; including his father George, brother, Ron, and nephew, Justin.

Bob was an active member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, where his faith played an integral role in his life. He was actively involved in the Buffalo Wildlife Club and was a member of the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department.

The simplest small town pleasures in life brought great joy to Bob. He always made time to enjoy supporting his beloved nieces and nephews at their various sporting events. He cheered proudly and will forever be fondly remembered by the referees. If Bob was not cheering on the Maple River Raiders, you could catch him watching his beloved, NDSU Bison football team. He was a big fan and could always be found among friends watching them at the Old 10 Saloon in Buffalo, ND.

His unconditional love extended to his great nieces and nephews, whom he cherished dearly. There was never a Christmas that passed when Uncle Bob didn’t have special gifts to deliver to all the children. Bob’s big heart touched the lives of his family, neighbors, and dear friends. He will never be forgotten and has left a holy beacon of light for all in the community.

Bob is survived by his loving sisters and brothers: Catherine (Wayne) Miller of Westhope, ND, Joseph (Lora) Killoran of Buffalo, ND, Dennis (Cristie) Killoran of Mesa, AZ, Mary (Brad) Kliniske of Buffalo, ND, Pat Killoran of Mesa, AZ, Ron Killoran of Gilbert, AZ, JoEllen Killoran of Buffalo, ND, and Patti Killoran of Detroit Lakes, MN. He also leaves behind 19 nieces and nephews, and 50 great nieces and nephews, all of whom were dear to his heart.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, George and Theresa, his brother Ray Killoran, and nephews Jason Miller and Jon Miller.

Prayer Service: 6:00 P.M. Sunday, September 17, 2023 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 A.M. Monday, September 18, 2023 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Buffalo, ND.
Interment: Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo, ND.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department, St. Thomas Catholic Church, Buffalo or the charity of your choice in memory of Bob.


Prayer Service - Sunday: September 17, 2023 6:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street S.
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Visitation - Sunday: September 17, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street S.
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Mass of Christian Burial: September 18, 2023 10:30 am

St. Thomas Catholic Church, Buffalo, North Dakota
401 3rd St N
Buffalo, North Dakota 58011

(701) 633-5150

Burial - Monday:

Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo, North Dakota
North Dakota,

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  1. Every visit I made to my home for mass at St Thomas always included a sincere and cheerful greeting from Bobby. May his life in eternity be one of peace and joy.

  2. Our deepest sympathy to our dearest friends Cathy and Wayne. You are in our prayers and always just a phone call away. We hope you can be comforted knowing Bob is with the Angels in Heaven looking down on you and he will always be with you in spirit.

  3. Bob was always there with a smile and “How are you?” Everytime we met. He was always interested in how Dan and I were doing at our place. He would talk to me and tell me all about all of his family , nieces and nephews and all their activities, he loved his family very much, as he expressed. He will be greatly missed in this Buffalo community, and I feel great to have known Bob and call him my friend! Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  4. Our sincere condolences to the KIlloran family ! The death of a sibling or a special uncle is hard.
    May the memories you hold be a comfort in the days to come. Memories to hold in your hearts.

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