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Steven Lillard

May 12, 1958 July 4, 2019
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Steven V. Lillard, 61, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Steve was born May 12, 1958, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Chester and Lucille (Henderson) Lillard. He attended Collins High School, Iowa, receiving his Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice at Truman State University, Missouri. Steve accomplished a 30 year career in law enforcement including police officer, FAA Air Marshal, US Customs Air, DEA Special Agent (retired), private contractor with tours in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and recently, Special Investigator, Texas DFPS. Career highlights include support of the war on terror following September 11, Islamabad, Pakistan, and subsequently DEA Acting Country Attaché Panama.

Steve never met a stranger and enjoyed riding his electric bike in the Texas Hill Country, but his most cherished time was spent with family.

Steven was preceded in death by his father, Chester Lillard; brother, Dennis Lillard. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Karen Lillard; children, Jesse and Stefanee Lillard; mother, Lucille Lillard, and many family and friends.

One of Steve's goals in retirement was to volunteer his international investigative skills to combat rhino and elephant poaching. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CITOC, https://www.cintoc.org/donate, a non-profit dedicated to combatting illegal trade of wildlife.

Visitation will be held at Lux Funeral Home Chapel, New Braunfels, from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Friday, July 12.


For services at Fredregill Funerals in Iowa:
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the Collins United Methodist Church in Collins, Iowa. Immediately following visitation his memorial service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Collins United Methodist Church with Reverend Douglas Harding officiating. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Collins, Iowa.


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Friday

12

Jul

5:00 PM 7/12/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:30 PM 7/12/2019 8:30:00 PM
Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1254 N Business IH 35
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1254 N Business IH 35 New Braunfels 78130 TX
United States

Service

Friday

12

Jul

6:00 PM 7/12/2019 6:00:00 PM
Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1254 N Business IH 35
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1254 N Business IH 35 New Braunfels 78130 TX
United States
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