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"Kecko" Fred Cosmo Toller

Fred "Kecko" Toller, 92 of Tabernash, CO,

passed away peacefully on August 31, 2018. Fred was born April 1, 1926 in Aguilar, CO, and resided in Walsenburg, CO, for the next 91 years.  Interment will be at Fort Logan Cemetery, in Denver, CO. Monday, September 10, at 10:30 am. He was loved and will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Winter Park Christian School, PO Box 518, Tabernash, Co. 80478

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He watched me build a card tower for the first time.

Jordan toller Sep 8 2018 12:00 AM

Dave, Verna and family,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies and prayers on the loss of your loved one.

Dana Pettigrew Sep 7 2018 12:00 AM

My heart is broken today because one of my heroes has left this place.

He was a man who had an incredible love of God, family and country (the Broncos and Rockies as well). His sense of humor and attitude was infectious and was prominent right up until his last days.

A World War II veteran, he served in the Navy in the South Pacific and would remind everyone “it was the Navy that won the war”. From the steel mill to the Wonder Bar, the Lathrop Youth Camp and the Toller Apartments and a lifetime of carpentry, he touched the lives of so many.

He was married to his sweetheart for one month shy of 70 years and together they raised 4 amazing men who have become loving, hard-working and compassionate husbands, fathers and grandfathers. He was proud to say he also had four daughters, never daughter-in-laws.

He was one of the most generous and caring souls I have ever met. He was always grateful for all he had and humbled by the many blessings God had given him in his lifetime - especially his marriage, his children, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. He valued good friends, enjoyed good food, a glass of wine and loved to have fun.

Despite his failing vision, he continued to work in his workshop, always with a plan and a positive attitude. Even after breaking his hip in July and being diagnosed with cancer during his rehab, he stayed positive and had a smile for everyone. He was scheduled to travel Washington D.C. on an Honor Flight in early September, but God had a different plan for him. Not once did he feel sorry for himself - he just wanted to make sure we all looked after Mama for him.

Although his body failed him, his spirit and faith never did. Even in the last days, we all had more laughs than tears which is what he wanted. The legacy he leaves his four sons, four "daughters", 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren is so hard to put into words. He was a hard worker in everything he did and also knew how to enjoy life. He took a lot of pride in everything his family did.

Papa - I am so blessed to be your "daughter" and will love & miss you until we can be together again! Rest in peace, Papa!

Fred “Kecko” Toller
April 1, 1926 - August 31, 2018

Dave , Verna, Jordan, Jake and Jimmy Sep 6 2018 12:00 AM