Fred August Thilking, 85 of Napoleon passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs, MO. Funeral services for Fred will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 10:00 am at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Levasy, MO. Visitation for Fred will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Levasy, MO from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Burial will be in Ebenezer United Church of Christ Cemetery with military rites. Memorials may be made to the Church.
Fred August Thilking was born on April 16, 1933 in Independence, MO to Stanley Fred and Minnie Alvena Seevert Thilking. Fred married Grace Heman on February 15, 1953 in Levasy, MO. Fred was an Army Veteran, serving in the Korean War. Fred had worked at the Levasy Fertilizer Plant for 40+ years serving as manager for many years, he did this in addition to farming with his son. He was a member of the Ebenezer UCC and had served on the Chruch Council as well as being a member of the Family Fellowship, Choir and Men's Brotherhood
Fred is survived by his sons, Harold Thilking and wife Debbie, Napoleon, Dale Thilking and his wife, Kathy, Napoleon. His grandchildren, Shelly, Daniel, Clint, Cody and Caleb; great grandson, Hudson, and several nieces and nephews. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Grace and his brother, Dr. George Thilking.