Arthur R. Tiemann

January 17, 1925July 16, 2013

Art Tiemann was born January 17, 1925, to William F. Tiemann, Sr., and Emma Honekamp Tiemann in Brenham, Texas. After a good and eventful life, he passed away peacefully on July 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Art attended grammar school in Brenham and moved with his family to Taylor, Texas, in 1937. He played on several Championship Taylor Duck football teams before graduating in 1942. After graduation, he enrolled as a freshman at Southwest Texas State University at San Marcos and finished his freshman year before Uncle Sam called with his greetings. Art joined the United States Army Air Corp for cadets training and graduated in the Class of 44G as a pilot. He then advanced to B-17 training and became a first pilot with the 457th Bombardment Group in Glatton, England. Art celebrated his 19th birthday on his third combat mission over Germany. After the war ended, he returned to the University of Texas to complete his studies in Engineering. He graduated in 1949 with a Bachelors degree in Ceramic Engineering. After graduation, he worked for Spinks Clay Company in Paris, Tennessee until he returned to Austin, Texas to be associated in the trucking business with Miller Rhoades in 1950. In 1950, he purchased Rhoades Transfer and Storage Company, which he sold to Burnham Service Corp in 1985. After selling his business, he worked in real estate and other investments in Austin until his death. During his life, Art was active in many organizations. He was a life member of Masonic Lodge #12 and T. Neil Porter Lodge, Scottish Rite, Ben Hur Temple (of which he was on the board of trustees for 15 years), Ben Hur Travel Club and Quatocoti Court of Austin. Art was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Austin and served on the board for several terms. During Art’s years as the owner of Rhoades Transfer and Storage Company, he was a member of the Southwest Warehouse and Transfer Association, the Texas Motor Transportation Association and many professional organizations, including Board of Realtors, Austin Apartment Association and Past President of Sales and Marketing Association. Art also supported Friends of Alec Engineering Foundation at the University of Texas and Alumni of the University of Texas. Art is survived by his loving wife and companion of 37 years, Glenda, his sister Gladys Lumbly of Brenham, Texas, his two children, Robert Miller Tiemann and wife Carrie of Pflugerville, Texas, and Roslyn Ann Kavanaugh and husband Cliff of Richmond, Texas, his two stepchildren, Curtis Minzenmayer and wife Cassi of Burleson, Texas, and Malinda Minzenmayer of Houston, Texas, his six grandchildren, Lauren Kavanaugh Brady, Logan Kavanaugh and fiancée Anna, Laine Kavanaugh Jurgens and husband Matt, Seth Tiemann and wife Melanie, Matt Tiemann and wife Christie, and Luke Tiemann, his five great-grandchildren, Sophia Brady, Erica Brady, Tessa Brady, Brooklynn Tiemann, and Claire Tiemann, and many loving friends and extended family members. He is predeceased by his parents, his brother William F. Tiemann, Jr. and his son Richard Arthur Tiemann. The family wishes to thank the staff at Seton Northwest Hospital, the staff at Windsor Rehabilitation Center, and Dr. Jason Martin, MD, for their concern, care and tireless efforts that helped Art through his final days. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 PM on Friday, the 19th of July 2013, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 200 West Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM at Gethsemane Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, 200 West Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78757 or your favorite charity. Condolences may be sent to


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Col George o Lewis, USAF (Ret)

September 1, 2013

Thank you, Art, for your service to our country.

Sandy Fortenberry

July 21, 2013

Glenda and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Art was a dear friend & golf partner with Clyde for many years at Ben Hur Shriners. May you have comfort in knowing Art was a good man. “God will give to each person according to what he has done. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give Eternal Life.” (Romans 2:6-7).

Paul Rolfe

July 21, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this hard time. Art will be missed by all. Glad to have shared many conversations with him over the past ten years. A great man!
Paul Rolfe

Sharon Hill

July 19, 2013

Roz and Family,
Gary and I send to you our thoughts and prayers to continue knowing that your father is with you in your memories. Cherish all.

Bob Cotton

July 19, 2013

Art was a great man. I first meet Art back in the mid 1960's when his company Rhoades Transfer & Storage Company sponsored our little league baseball team at Delwood Optimist. He was a big supporter of youth sports. As a young adult I had the opportunity to do business with him and we would hunt together. He had the best stories. He touched many peopleand will be missed.

July 19, 2013

Rob and Family:

My father, Walter Orr, often spoke fondly of your father as a fine man. As we lose the role models of "The Greatest Generation," our goals must include the integrity and strength that they exhibited. Our sympathy to you during this time.

Sharon Orr Duncan

Michael Montgomery

July 19, 2013

My condolences to his family..

Michael Zane Lumbley

July 19, 2013

As Art's nephew, I want to address this brief message to those of you who, unlike Art's immediate family, might have missed his soft, generous side because he was such a tenacious businessman. I was the beneficiary of that gentler part of Art many times as a youngster and will always appreciate his generosity. I believe it was the same side of Art that enabled him to convince a gem like Glenda to spend her life with him. Kudos to you, Uncle Art!

John Butler

July 18, 2013

A good American. A Veteran. Lots of great conversations. He went ahead to light the way for me and you. John Sibley Butler

Brent Freitag

July 18, 2013

We are so sorry that you and your family have to mourn the loss of such a fine man. He was always such a pleasure to visit with at Shrine and Golf Unit functions. He'll be missed by his many friends.
May god's love help you through this difficult time.
Love, Brent & Darlene