Three generations of the Kilburg Family have called DeWitt home. The Kilburg Family Scholarship honors the memory of family members who were lost too soon and the Family’s continued commitment to the DeWitt community.
Darwin and Judy moved to DeWitt in 1971 where they built a business (D&D Chevrolet) while raising three daughters. Kris (Lindsly), Kathy and Tammy were all graduates of Central DeWitt High School.
An automobile accident shortly after high school graduation took the life of Tammy, a 1988 alumna. The Scholarship was originally created in her honor. Her mother, Judy, unexpectedly passed away from a brain aneurysm in 1996 and the Scholarship also recognizes her.
All along the Kilburg Family were supporters of the local community, St. Joseph’s School and Church, and the Central Community Schools. A new generation of Kilburg’s began to call DeWitt home when Kris Kilburg Lindsly returned to raise her family. Each generation has valued the education they have received from DeWitt’s schools as well as the support and friendships found in the local community.
Judy and Tammy’s legacies, and the Family’s affection for the DeWitt community, live on through this scholarship. The Kilburg Family Scholarship assists any student of Central DeWitt High School to defray the expense of continuing their education past high school.