In memory of

   Frederick Nilson



Frederick K. Nilson, age 58, of San Antonio, TX (formerly of Jenison), passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2009. He was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Martha "Rose" (Gummere) and Frederick G. Nilson. Surviving are his beloved wife and best friend, Violy, who loves him very much. Fred met Violy while stationed in the Philippines as a member of the United States Air Force following his service in Vietnam. They were married on April 16, 1973 and raised three daughters, Teresa (Ken) Monroe, Lisa (Jeff) Willner, and Sarah (Chaz) Martin. Fred is a loving grandpa to his four grandchildren who know him as "Papa", Nick Monroe (age 12) and Madison Monroe (age 10) and Chloe Willner (age 22 months) and Cannon Willner (age 9 months). He enjoyed talking about baseball with Nick and rarely missed Madison's soccer games while in Michigan. Papa was the first to meet Chloe and Cannon when they were born and enjoyed playing with them. Fred is also survived by his sisters Kathy (Rick) Holler, Renee (Gary) Scholten, Deb (Rick) Thornton, and Jane (Tom) Proulx; brothers, John Nilson and Don Nilson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rex and Virgie Evans; Uncle Bob Dustimer; aunts, Aretha Orndorff, Ruth Bosworth, Bonnie Gummere and Marcella Boswell; and many nieces and nephews. Fred graduated from Wyoming Park High School in 1969. Fred earned his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Grand Valley State University in 1985. Fred worked at Meijer in Walker, MI for 36 years. After he left Meijer, he relocated to San Antonio, TX, where he worked in information systems at Wachovia Bank for 6 months. After a short return to Michigan, in November of 2008, he accepted a position in information systems at ESC20 in San Antonio and has enjoyed working there for the past several months. In his spare time, Fred enjoys spending time with his wife. They love to travel and just be together. Fred likes watching Nascar, visiting casinos and playing online poker. He also enjoys cooking for and spending time with his family. Fred will be greatly missed by many. Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28 at the Cook Memorial Chapel, 4235 Prairie (east building). Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Lot Location  -  Veterans  356-A-3

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