M: 1919, Helen Sajkevich b. 1894, Senkiew, Ukraine. Helen married Nicholas Lozowy in 1913. Before their 2nd child was born, they moved West to Pembina, ND in 1917. Nicholas d. in 1918 in the flu epidemic.
Children of Anton Kiriluk and Helen Sajkevich:
M: Unknown Danforth
Lawrence Ben Kiriluk, M.D.
B: 17 Oct 1919, Hallock, MN
D: 17 Jan 1997
M: LaVerne Unknown
Children of Lawrence Kiriluk and LaVerne Unknown:
Helen L. Kiriluk
Lawrence B. Kiriluk
Stephanie L. Kiriluk
Anthony W. Kiriluk
M: Dr. Theodore H. Sweetser, Jr, they had 9 children
Kittson County Enterprise Obituary, February 5, 1997
Patients and colleagues could count on Lawrence Ben Kiriluk, a longtime physician and surgeon with Swedish Medical Center.
They counted on him not only for his caring and expertise, but for his commitment to his own wisdom.
"He was an excellent surgeon, very compassionate," said his early mentor, physician K. A. Merendino. "He never changed from the day he got here. He was conservative and said what he thought. He could sometimes be unpopular for that."
His son, Anthony Kiriluk of Tacoma, also a doctor, agreed: "You always knew where you stood. He told the truth."
Lawrence B. Kirilui, M.D., 77, died of cancer Friday, Jan. 17, 1997.
Lawrence was born Oct. 17, 1919, in Hallock to Anton and Helen (Sajkevich) Kiriluk.
Larry was raised and educated in Hallock until 20, at which time he left to attend the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and subsequently graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in 1945. He served as a flight surgeon in the Air Force from 1946 to 1948.
While in Minneapolis, he met and wed his wife of 42 years, LaVerne, who preceded him in death in August 1987. After moving to Seattle in 1949, Larry conducted clinical research while continuing his mediacl training at the University of Washington Medical School, department of surgery.
His skills as physician and surgeon served the greater Seattle community and he maintained a large and devoted private medical practice until his retirement in 1989.
In addition to his private practice, he also served as the president and vice president of the American Cancer Society, King County Unit; president of the Seattle Surgical Society; and president of the University of Washington Harkins Surgical Society.
He loved the work, the art, the science, and the challenges of surgery. He was an extremely intuitive surgeon with an amazing combination of common sense and judgement.
He was a loving father to Helen L. Rezendes, Boston: Lawrence B. Kiriluk, Edmonds; Stephanie L. Gurnett, Shoreline; and Anthony W. Kirluk, MD, Tacoma; father-in-law to John Rezendes, Carol Ciriluk and Michael Gurnett; loving and devoted gradfather to Laryssa and Devany Rezendes, Benjamin and Mitchell Kiriluk, Kendra and Wade Gurnett. He is survived by sisters, Sella Danforth, hallock and Amy Sweetser, Minneapolis; brothers, Walter Kiriluk, Edina, and Eugene Kiriluk, Bothell; and close friend and companion of the past year, Mrs. Marie McElroy, Seattle.
Remembrances may be sent to the church; to the K.A. Merendino Chair, or the Henry Harkins Chair, Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195; or to the American Cancer Society, 2120 First Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109