Paul Ilgen

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Paul Ilgen of Castle
Rock, CO died peacefully
on March 23, 2018. He
is survived by his three
children; Ron Ilgen, Cindy
Ilgen and Dale Ilgen, his
two grandchildren; Vania
Ilgen and Daria Ilgen (Mellissa), and
great grandson Caiden Paul Ilgen. He
is also survived by his sister Phyllis
Smith and brother Marion Ilgen. He is
preceeded in death by his wife Shirley
his sister Rena Mae, and brothers
Clark Jr., Jack, Earl and Harry.
Paul was born on April 1928 Paul
Raymond Ilgen to Clark Ilgen Sr. and
Gretchen Wallace Ilgen in Leader,
CO. His mother died when he was
very young, with his father remarrying
to Iola Ewers. The family moved
to Basalt, CO in the mid 1930's. Paul
graduated from Basalt High School
and joined the Army in 1945, serving
two years in Tokyo. In 1950, he married
Shirley Ann Mikelson
in the Castle Rock Methodist
Church and graduated
from the University
of Colorado in 1952 with a
B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering.
Spending the majority of his life
in Castle Rock he worked at Martin
Marietta on various space programs
including Apollo, Skylab, the Space
Station and the Viking Lander.
Paul was an avid bowler on many
leagues and loved to play softball on
local teams, doing both into his late
70's. He loved dogs and always had
one or two at his side.
A service will be held April 5th, 1:00
p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Castle Rock. Donations can
be made in Paul's name to the Buddy
Center, Dumb Friends League in
Castle Rock or to the United Methodist
Church of Castle Rock.
Funeral Home
Castle Rock Funeral and Cremation Services
211 4th Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
(720) 379-4604
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Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Apr. 4 to May 3, 2018
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