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Friday, November 17, 2023
9:00 - 9:30am (Mountain time)
It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of a remarkable man, husband, and father, Fred Caudillo, who left us on November 4, 2023, at the age of 49, after a brave battle with the rare Multicentric Castleman Disease. Fred's indomitable spirit and unwavering courage inspired all who knew him.
Fred was born to Frederick John Caudillo Sr (deceased) and Mary Udell in North Platte, Nebraska. He leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and resilience. Fred is survived by his loving wife, Starlight, his cherished son, Clayton, his beloved daughter Laurel, sister Angelina Keith and sister Patricia Daniels. Fred's memory will forever be etched in the hearts of his family, friends, and the countless lives he touched.
Fred's dedication to his country was evident through his service in the Navy, where he enlisted in June 1992 and served for two years. He held the title of Airman E3 aboard the USS Carl Vinson CVN 70, where he operated and maintained all aircraft launch and recovery equipment. Fred's commitment led him to various parts of the world, including Japan and other Asian countries, and he bravely served during the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. His bravery and sacrifice will always be remembered and honored.
In addition to his military service, Fred was an avid lover of the outdoors. He was a passionate snowboarder, skilled fisherman, and enthusiastic hiker. Fred found solace and joy in the beauty of nature, and his adventurous spirit inspired those around him. He was a devoted fan of the Nebraska Huskers, showcasing his loyalty and passion for his favorite team.
Fred's zest for life was contagious, and his adventurous nature knew no bounds. He was a doer and a go-getter, always encouraging others to step out of their comfort zones and try new things. Fred had an extraordinary ability to bring people together, and he was always willing to drop everything to make meaningful moments happen. Fred's life will be celebrated in a funeral service on November 17, 2023, at 9 am, Staging Area "C" at Fort Logan National Cemetery, where family and friends will gather to honor his memory. As we mourn the loss of this wonderful man, let us also remember the joy, laughter, and love he brought into our lives. Fred's legacy of bravery, kindness, and adventurous spirit will continue to inspire us all.
May he rest in eternal peace.