Loren H. Kilstofte, 77, passed away Nov. 13, 2010. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol J. Kilstofte; daughters, Anne C. (Thomas A. Ohnesorge) Kilstofte of Surprise, Ariz., Karen M. (Jeff) Scott of Olathe, Kan.; son, Mark F. (Leslie) Kilstofte of Greenville, S.C.; and grandchildren, Luke and Lauren Scott and Christopher Ohnesorge; sister, Carol Dougherty and brother, Irwin Kilstofte. Preceded in death by his parents, Helge and Agnes Kilstofte; sisters, Lois Westling and Miriam Dresser. Loren was born Jan. 2, 1933, in Winona, Minn. He was a structural engineer and owner of Kilstofte Engineering (founded in 1961), whose work includes the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, the Pueblo Ice Arena, the District 60 Administration Building, as well as numerous area schools and public buildings. A talented athlete and sports enthusiast, he was a standout football and baseball player in high school and later at the University of Minnesota. He cofounded the Greater Pueblo Sports Association and enjoyed tennis, volleyball and softball throughout life. He was also an amateur musician and music- lover who loved everything from big band to classical music. Member of Pueblo Charter Lions Club, Professional Engineers of Colorado (Southern Chapter), YMCA, GPSA, Glamerous Glads Auxiliary Volleyball Group, Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. A lifelong Lutheran and longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church and later, Crown of Life Lutheran Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 145 S. Abarr Dr., in Pueblo West, with Pastor Mark Hayes officiating. Reception to follow at the church. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be to either the Crown of Life Memorial Garden or Professional Engineers of Colorado Southern Chapter Scholarship Fund through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to the loving staff and caregivers of the Chateau at Sharmar, Sharmar Village, and Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care, his doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Carol, The reunion committee met this afternoon and when we opened the mail I found out that Loren had passed away. My sympathy, love and prayers to you and your family. He is not gone, his soul lives on but in a better place, surrounded by the love of God in all His glory and grace. See you in the fall, God willing.

  2. Carol, I haven’t seen you in so long! I remember the time you worked at the gift shop downtown. It is always hard to lose a spouse, father, and special loved one. I didn’t know Loren,but what a wonderful man he must have been.
    At this special time of the year, I know that you are so thankful for this life lived well. May his new journey be GLORIOUS!
    Sincerely, Leah Samuelson

  3. Dear Carol and cousins Anne Mark and Karen
    I am so sorry to hear of Loren’s death. It is a comfort that we will all be together in heaven. However, I am sorry for your loss.
    Susan

  4. Carol,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my prayers. Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
    Jackie Smith Olson

  5. Dear Carol, I offer my condolence on the death of Loren. We say he is not suffering anymore but it is so hard to give up our spouse, may the Lord bless you and yours. Philip Reynolds

  6. Dear Carol, I offer my condolence on the death of Loren. We say he is not suffering anymore but it is so hard to give up our spouse, may the Lord bless you and yours. Philip Reynolds

  7. Carol and Family,
    We are very sorry to read about Loren. He was very dedicated to all of you and to Pueblo. Please know we are keeping you all in our prayers at this sad time.
    Most sincerely,
    Helen and Gordon Murley

  8. Dear Carol,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your husband, but I know it is so hard to lose a soul mate. I am glad you have your church, family and many friends. I will call and check in on you. shirley

  9. Dearest Karen,
    Holding you and your family in our hearts. We are filled with wonderful memories of your dad. The jokes he would tell us in the kitchen, the worn Bible by his bedside, filling your house with all of us, the laughs and smiles he always had for our family. Pueblo certainly lost a great person. We are so lucky to have had him as long as we did.
    With love and prayers,
    Beth, Susan, John, Carrie, and Jeff Bonforte

  10. Carol and Family: Loren was the most kind and considerate man I have had the pleasure of knowing. He loved and was so proud of his children and grandchildren. We always kept each other up to date on what was going on in our children’s lives. His eyes would light up talking about their accomplishments. It was a pleasure working with him and knowing him. God bless you all. LINDA SANDOVAL

  11. Loren was always a pleasure to work with. Loren was always willing to work through tough job site problems without causing costly changes and time delays. Loren was very easy to work with. Loren will be greatly missed in the local construction industry.

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