John Erwin Gaubatz

24 mayo , 19305 enero , 2018

John Erwin Gaubatz, age 87, entered peacefully into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father at the home of his daughter Debby and son-in-law Clay on January 5, 2018. He held the title of Vice President at Alamo Iron Works and retired after more than 25 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years Carol, parents George and Linda, son David, daughter Sheree Hornot, grandson Christian Spraberry and his brother George and sister-in-law Freddie. He is survived by his daughter Lynann Reynolds, daughter Debby Dugger (Clay), grandson Johnny Spraberry (Heather) Brent Swanson (Holly), granddaughter Amber Slaten (James), son-in-law Gene Hornot, sister-in-law Patrice Ward (Steve Odom), dear friend Bob Swanson, and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his little bud Toofie. Visitation will be held on Tuesday January 9, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at Sunset Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at 3 pm at Sunset Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.


  • Visitation

    martes, 9 enero , 2018

  • Funeral Service

    miércoles, 10 enero , 2018

  • Committal Service

    miércoles, 10 enero , 2018


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Gary Arnold

enero 11, 2018

I have fond memories of Johnny when he was a steel estimator and worked in sales in Houston. I learned so much from him about steel estimation and we sold many projects for AIW. He will be greatly missed.

Harold Jambers

enero 10, 2018

John, Carol and I have been best friends for over 38 years. We met in San Antonio to discuss a hunting lease he was interested in, and he asked me to join him for a hunt in Mexico. From that time forward, we had many great times together and shared a lot of great times outdoors, hunting and fishing. We took he and Carol fishing on our ranch in McMullen County and had many memorable times. Our bond has lasted a lifetime and John and Carol will always be my favorite friends. In my prayers I know we'll always have two angels looking out for me and my family. There's no better people in the world than them. Via con Dios, we love you. Harold, Carole and Troy

Carrie Gaona

enero 9, 2018

Mr. Gaubatz led the Steel Fabrication Division of Alamo Iron Works for close to 30 years and I was one of those fortunate enough to work for him. Under the supervision of Mr. Gaubatz the Division succeeded in fabricating many jobs that are now landmarks in San Antonio. To those of us that worked for him, he was known simply as "Mr. G." Mr. G was a good Christian man, family man, excellent boss and successful salesman and steel estimator. I myself feel truly blessed to have known him and call him my friend. He will be missed but is now reunited with his beautiful wife Carol. Rest in peace Mr. G.

Terry Ludzenski

enero 8, 2018

I worked with John Gaubatz at AIW years ago when I was their Credit Manager. John was one of the kindest, most decent and down home gentlemen I have ever known. I remember traveling with him on business to call on customers in the Houston area and how much he loved to stop at Frank's Restaurant in Schulenburg for breakfast. Rest in Peace Mr. Gaubatz you will be missed but not forgotten.

Nancy Barnett

enero 8, 2018

I had the sincere pleasure of working with Mr Gaubatz at AIW for many years. He was the kindest man you'd ever meet. Always had a calm, even keel. To say he will greatly missed is an understatement. Rest in peace Mr G.