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William George Gertner

August 27, 1930December 24, 2014
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William George Gertner entered into his eternal rest on December 24, 2014 at the age of 84 due to his illness of pulmonary fibrosis. He was born on August 27, 1930 on the family farm in Baursville, Texas to William and Mary Gaertner. William worked on the family farm and went to school in Baursville until he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces at the age of 19 where he served as a Corporal. After his service in the Armed Forces he attended Blinn College and received his certificate in Business Administration. He worked in many fields but his true passion was working with the Fire Department. He worked for the West University Fire Department which led to his decision to join the Houston Fire Department where he served as Senior Fire Captain until his retirement in 1982. While working at the fire department, he was always beloved by his crew. When it came to dinner, he was always called upon to make the gravy. He married the love of his life, Helen Mary Provazek on April 7, 1956 in Moravia, Texas at the Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church. They were blessed with three children, Karen Marie, Andrew William and Stephanie Dawn. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing, drinking a beer or two and playing dominoes. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially with his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Helen Marie of Moulton, Texas and their three children, Karen (Gertner) Pavlock and husband David of Orchard, Texas; Andrew Gertner and wife Mindy of Katy, Texas; Stephanie (Gertner) Foeh and husband Mike of Hallettsville, Texas; sisters Lillie Kruse and Louise Moore of Friendwood, Texas; Alice Zezula of LaGrange, Texas; and two loving grandchildren, Hillary Dawn Foeh of Hallettsville and Even William Gertner of Katy. He also leaves behind his beloved nephews Darrell and Aaron Gaertner and many other special nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his Mother and Father. His sister Edna Gracey and brother Edwin Gaertner. Bill was a loving and caring father who offered many words of encouragement and wisdom to all. He will be deeply missed but he has left his laughter and unconditional love upon us all so that we may cherish it in our hearts. He will be playing dominoes and dancing with the angels. Pallbearers are: Darrell Gaertner, Aaron Gaertner, Michael Zezula, Timothy Zezula, Matthew Zezula and Wayne Kruse. Honorary Pallbearers are: Dale Kruse, Carl Kruse and David Moore. Visitation will be held Monday December 29th at the Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in Moravia, Texas from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with rosary following. Funeral service will be held Tuesday December 30th also at the Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church at 10:00 am. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. www.smithfuneralhomemoulton.com

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Janet Rendon

December 29, 2014

To the Gertner Family,
So sorry for the loss of William Gertner but I know he is upthere playing dominoes with my husband, Roland and my parents and probably beating them too!! Our loss but heaven's gain!! GOD BLESS HIM AND ALL OF YOU TOO!! LOVE AND PRAYERS!!

December 29, 2014

My deepest sympathy to Andrew, Mindee and Evan as well as the entire family. Prayers are being lifed for all.

In His precious name,
Lisa Lakner

Nita Sulak

December 29, 2014

Karen,

It's never easy to let our daddies go on without us, but rest assured that he will be waiting for you with open arms when you get to your heavenly home! ?? You and your family are in our closest thoughts and deepest prayers.

Love you! ??
Nita & Al Sulak

December 29, 2014

Darrell and Aaron, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless.

Patricia Bostick
V'Anne and Michael Huser

Denise Frazier

December 29, 2014

I was so saddened to hear of "Uncle" Bill's passing, and will never forget that kind smile and laugh, and so many fun times growing up and playing with my cousin (Stephanie). No doubt he's giving everyone in heaven a hard time! And if they don't know how to play dominoes up there, they will now. May the angels greet him at his coming, and may he be granted eternal rest. Love to all, Denise

December 29, 2014

Karen, We are very sorry to hear about the death of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mel & Ann Pavlicek
Katy, Texas

Janet Ealem

December 29, 2014

Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with all of you during this time. I suspect Bill is dancing the polka with Mama right now (Lillie Kocian Jochec) and drinking a beer with Daddy (Alfonse Jochec). Our world will be definitely less bright without Bill's smile in it. Love to all. Janet (Jochec), Pat, Amber, Robert, Sean, & Alexandra Ealem

Russell & Tina Harris

December 28, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers for all of you. Captain Gertner is resting with the Lord and will watch over his family to guide and protect you. Rest In Peace.

Dorothy & David Young

December 28, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you this holiday season and always.

Mark & Judy Friedl

December 28, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to Karen and her family. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

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