ALTON – Delbert “Red” Thomas Killinger, 90, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at his home in Alton. Mr. Killinger was born in Mission after his family moved to the Rio Grande Valley in 1912 from Audubon, Iowa. They were a pioneer family working in the water well drilling business throughout the Valley. He was the owner of Killinger Water Well Drilling Company.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Killinger of Alton; children, Martin Killinger and Delbert Killinger Jr. of Alton, Angie Gutierrez of Pharr, Sylvia Pacheco of Fredericksburg and Lucy Gonzalez of Alton; and eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on Aug. 5 at Del Angel Funeral Home in Mission. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission.