Fredric “Fred” Tillotson, of Loveland Colorado, stepped into eternity with his Lord January 22, 2020.
Fred was born December 12, 1945 at Milford Nebraska and on November 2, 1946 adopted into his forever family, Verdie & Opal (Hardesty) Tillotson. He graduated from Holdrege Nebraska high school and attended Nebraska Technical College in Omaha Nebraska. He married Sharon Florom in 1965. This union was blessed with two sons: Michael Dale Tillotson and Mark Darren Tillotson. They divorced in 1978. In 1984 he married Vivian (Hoehne) Koenig, and became the father of two more sons: Michael John Koenig and Ryan Lordell Koenig.
Fred worked at his father’s gas station for several years that would eventually lead him into the recreational vehicle industry which would become his career in Kansas, Colorado and Texas as a manager/business manager. He retired in 2007 due to health problems.
As a youth, Fred attended First Baptist Church in Holdrege Nebraska where he received Christ as his Savior and was baptized. He was actively involved in churches wherever he lived serving as an elder/board member at New Life Four Square Church in Loveland Colorado and at Christian Life Church and The Point Christian Fellowship in Temple Texas.
Growing up he was in Boy Scouts achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and later as an adult was a Scout Leader. He was actively involved with the Jaycee’s in Holdrege Nebraska for several years. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, camping and playing games (and he would usually win). But most of all he looked forward to family gatherings.
Fred is remembered with love by his wife of 35 years, Vivian Tillotson; four sons: Michael & Char Tillotson (Greeley CO), Mark & Jackie Tillotson (Goddard KS), Mike & Jamie Koenig (Loveland CO). Ryan & Cherrie Koenig (Eufaula OK); five grandchildren: Adam Sewell and Jordan Sewell (Loveland), Tyler & Heidi Dodge (Park City KS), Annie Tillotson (Goddard KS), Corrina Koenig (Fort Collins CO); and a great-granddaughter, Brynn Dodge.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Verdie & Opal Tillotson; and his brother, Gary Tillotson.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday January 25, 2020 at Viegut Funeral Home at 1616 N Lincoln Ave in Loveland with Pastor Rick Scadden of Citipointe Church officiating with eulogy by Pastor Rick Donaldson of The Point Christian Fellowship, Temple TX. Burial will follow at a later date.
“ We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Cor 5:8 NKJV