June 25, 1940 - June 6, 2013
GOSHEN - Fred Litwiller, 72, passed away Thurday afternoon, June 6, 2013, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.
Fred lived life to the fullest even during his 11 years with multiple myeloma.
He was born June 25, 1940, in Hopedale, Ill., to Oliver and Vera (Slabaugh) Litwiller.
He married Faye Newcomer Aug. 19, 1962, in Wadsworth, Ohio.
He leaves behind his wife; children Vonda (Ref Fransen) Litwiller of Goshen, Laura (Mark Tenekjian) Litwiller of Northampton, Mass., and Matt (Lisa) Litwiller of New Paris; grandchildren Ethan, Zefram, Clayton, Jillian and Bridget; and brothers John (Joan) and Kenneth (Shirley) Litwiller, both of Minier, Ill.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Fred graduated from Minier High School in 1958, Goshen College in 1962 and later earned a master's degree in counseling from Illinois State. He started his professional life in Hesston, Kan., as a coach for all sports teams for three years. He also worked three years as a health and safety manager for King Construction, Hesston. He came to Goshen as a coach and eventually moved into career counseling at Goshen College, retiring in 2000.
Following retirement, Fred and Faye lived and worked at Little Eden Camp for two years.
Fred cherished his church, family and friends. His hobbies included camping, biking, fishing, tennis, golf and woodworking.
Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013, at College Mennonite Church, where an 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013, memorial service will be, officiated by Phil Waite and Rose Widmer.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jubilee Fund at College Mennonite Church, Little Eden Camp or Maple Leaf Athletic Club.
Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory. Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.