OBITUARY

Lawrence Frank Hubertus

April 30, 1936January 9, 2019

Lawrence Frank Hubertus, age 82, of New Braunfels, TX passed away on Wednesday, January 9 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital. Lawrence was born in New Braunfels on April 30, 1936 to Joachim and Leonora (Fey) Hubertus. He was a graduate of New Braunfels High School and Southwest Texas State College. While attending college, he met his future wife, Lynn (Arhelger) Hubertus of Austin, TX. Upon completion of ROTC training in 1960, he received his military officer’s commission . Lawrence went on to become a pilot and achieve the rank of Major in the United States Air Force. Highlights of his career include a remote tour in Vietnam training the South Vietnamese to fly helicopters; a tour at Misawa AFB in Japan with his family and another remote tour in South Korea. Throughout his career, Lawrence flew training jets, helicopters and transport planes. He was proud of his service and considered himself to be quite fortunate to have had such a career. Upon retirement, Lawrence and family returned to Texas. He was busier in his post-retirement life than he ever was in the military. Lawrence obtained his teaching certificate and taught high school mathematics in the Del Valle school district. Then he went on to drive a school bus in Austin and later in New Braunfels for many years. He was an active member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and was a Eucharistic Minister administering the sacraments to residents of local nursing homes. He was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4183 where he held the post of treasurer. Lawrence also sang bass in the New Braunfels Chorale. One of his most beloved past times though was gardening. He could yield more produce from a 10x20 plot than anyone could ever imagine. Lawrence had a truly indefatigable spirit. He was a man who rarely, if ever, complained. Even in recent years when an illness caused him to slow down a little, he always pushed on and remained cheerful. “We’ll just have to wait and see,” became his catch phrase when faced with the uncertainty of medical issues but “waiting” for him was always done on the go. He was busier than most people half his age right up until the end and that is exactly what he wanted. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Leonora (Fey) and Joachim Hubertus; brother Arthur Hubertus and brother The Reverend Monsignor Gerald Hubertus. He is survived by Lynn (Arhelger) Hubertus; daughter Julie (Hubertus) Hall and partner Christine Cochrane; son Robert Hubertus and wife Sandra Eames; daughter Susan (Hubertus) Ferguson; grandchildren Jessica Hall and husband Adam Martinez, Carl Ferguson and Lucy Ferguson; great granddaughters Cecily and Everly Martinez; brother The Reverend Monsignor Albert Hubertus; sister Dorothy (Hubertus) Moose and sister Sylvia (Hubertus) Erben. A Public Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place the next day at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Reception at the church will follow the Mass. Burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of Wisdom University Parish at 100 Concho St, San Marcos, TX 78666 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Services

30 January

Public Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Zoeller Funeral Home

615 Landa St
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

30 January

Rosary

7:00 pm

Zoeller Funeral Home

615 Landa St
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

31 January

Funeral Mass

10:00 am

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

386 N Castell Ave
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

31 January

Graveside Service

1:30 pm

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78209

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Biography

Lawrence Frank Hubertus, age 82, of New Braunfels, TX passed away on Wednesday, January 9 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital.
Lawrence was born in New Braunfels on April 30, 1936 to Joachim and Leonora (Fey) Hubertus. He was a graduate of New Braunfels High School and Southwest Texas State College. While attending college, he met his future wife, Lynn (Arhelger) Hubertus of Austin, TX. Upon completion of ROTC training in 1960, he received his military officer’s commission . Lawrence went on to become a pilot and achieve the rank of Major in the United States Air Force. Highlights of his career include a remote tour in Vietnam training the South Vietnamese to fly helicopters; a tour at Misawa AFB in Japan with his family and another remote tour in South Korea. Throughout his career, Lawrence flew training jets, helicopters and transport planes. He was proud of his service and considered himself to be quite fortunate to have had such a career.
Upon retirement, Lawrence and family returned to Texas. He was busier in his post-retirement life than he ever was in the military. Lawrence obtained his teaching certificate and taught high school mathematics in the Del Valle school district. Then he went on to drive a school bus in Austin and later in New Braunfels for many years. He was an active member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and was a Eucharistic Minister administering the sacraments to residents of local nursing homes. He was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4183 where he held the post of treasurer. Lawrence also sang bass in the New Braunfels Chorale. One of his most beloved past times though was gardening. He could yield more produce from a 10x20 plot than anyone could ever imagine.
Lawrence had a truly indefatigable spirit. He was a man who rarely, if ever, complained. Even in recent years when an illness caused him to slow down a little, he always pushed on and remained cheerful. “We’ll just have to wait and see,” became his catch phrase when faced with the uncertainty of medical issues but “waiting” for him was always done on the go. He was busier than most people half his age right up until the end and that is exactly what he wanted.
Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Leonora (Fey) and Joachim Hubertus; brother Arthur Hubertus and brother The Reverend Monsignor Gerald Hubertus. He is survived by Lynn (Arhelger) Hubertus; daughter Julie (Hubertus) Hall and partner Christine Cochrane; son Robert Hubertus and wife Sandra Eames; daughter Susan (Hubertus) Ferguson; grandchildren Jessica Hall and husband Adam Martinez, Carl Ferguson and Lucy Ferguson; great granddaughters Cecily and Everly Martinez; brother The Reverend Monsignor Albert Hubertus; sister Dorothy (Hubertus) Moose and sister Sylvia (Hubertus) Erben. A Public Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place the next day at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Reception at the church will follow the Mass. Burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of Wisdom University Parish at 100 Concho St, San Marcos, TX 78666 or to a charity of one’s choice.