OBITUARY

Herbert Fuessel

April 8, 1927October 12, 2011

SAN ANGELO Herbert Alvin Fuessel, child of God, husband, father, grandpa, gg'pa, finished his journey here, sitting in his recliner he entered into the glories of heaven, his final destination. Herbert, 84 years old, was born April 8, 1927, in Sandoval, Texas, to Ludwig and Lena Meier Fuessel, the fourth of five children. He attended schools in Mereta and Eola, Texas. Herbert went into the armed services from August 1945 until March 1947, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, communications division, during the occupation of Europe, spending most of his time in Italy. Upon his return from the military, Herbert continued his life as a farmer, first as a share-cropper and then, two farmers wanting to retire asked him to purchase their farms. He farmed in the Wall area for many years, raising livestock, cotton and maize, later subdividing his farms for housing. Herbert's lifelong passion was his love of his Lord and Savior and loved sharing the Word. He desired that everyone would know his Jesus. He served as a Sunday school superintendent, treasurer, elder and president of the congregation at Mount Calvary Lutheran in Eola. He was a founder and elder of the first charismatic church in San Angelo, Way of the Cross, later merging and becoming the Tree of Life Church. He also served as an elder at Jesus Christ Church in Ballinger and Victory Christian Center in San Angelo. Herbert loved singing and was invited to sing in the Twin Mountain Tonemen group and did this for several years. He also took voice lessons from a good friend, Mary Mitchell. In 1952, he married Lorine Spieker and they shared 59 years and six months of marriage. They were blessed with two sons. They lived in the Mereta and Wall communities. Herbert was active in the Wall school district as a trustee and president of the PTA. He was always supportive in furthering others' education. Hebert's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his joy and delight and he wanted then to know his Lord Jesus Christ. He loved singing to them playing his harmonica and telling them his "made-up" stories. They loved his imitation of Donald Duck. Survivors include his wife, Lorine Spieker Fuessel; sons and their wives, Rick and Jan Fuessel of Eldorado, Terry and Christina Fuessel of Mertzon; grandchildren, Whitney Fuessel of Houston, Lindsay and Neal Franks of Corsicanan, Mandi and Jason Evans, Tiffani and Lane Newsom of Mertzon and Terry Christopher Fuessel of San Angelo; and great-grandchildren Rheily Garcia and Addison Garcia of Houston, Lily Franks of Corsicana, Logan, Alora and Hope Evans of San Angelo, Aubrey Newsom of Mertzon. He is also survived by one sister, Gertrude Eschberger of Taylor, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Victory Christian Church with burial in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. II Tim 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Jer. 17:7, 8, 9 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its root by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; biut its leaves will be green and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit. Family and friends may sign online register book at johnsons-funeralhome.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 15, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, October 15, 2011
REMEMBERING

Herbert Fuessel

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October 16, 2011

Lorine and family,
Heaven is rejoicing at Herb's entrance!
We are so sorry that he had to leave early. He was truly a man of God, so kind and loving.
God Bless Your Family.
Ben and Mary Lu Boyce

Katy McRae

October 15, 2011

Dear Aunt Lorine & family,
I know you will all miss Uncle Herbert greatly. He was a fine man--someone I will always be proud to claim as an uncle. Kind & gentle, yet very strong. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family...

October 15, 2011

Lorene, Heaven is rejoicing over Herb's entrance. We remember him with such a kind and gentle spirit and a great love for God. Love & Prayers, Jan and Jim Hall

October 15, 2011

Lorine: God's blessings to you and your family. Treasure your memories and
ponder them in your heart. His love will always be there with you, just as yours is also with him. Peace and comfort to you,
Joyce & Larry Coufal (Temple,TX)

October 14, 2011

Many years ago my then husband Kyle and I attended the Way of the Cross church. I remember Herbert always with a smile on his face and nothing but kindness. I pray his family and loved ones will find comfort in joy of having known him. Nancy

October 14, 2011

You are in our thoughts and prayers, now and in the days to come.
Tillie Hanusch and family

Dawn Sanders

October 14, 2011

Dearest Lorine, I feel your pain in the loss of your wonderful husband. I remember Herbert as a very humble, kind man. I'm praying for the peace that passes all understanding for you & the entire family. May your faith in God continue to be a light for the lost; and may God keep you strong until the day you rejoice with Herbert again. Blessings to you all. (former co-worker of Lorine's)

October 14, 2011

Our hearts go out to you Lorine and all the Fuessels. We love you guys. Herbert was always a wonderful witness of Christ to me. Blessings and Peace

David & Jacque Phillips (Austin, TX)

October 14, 2011

Praying for peace and comfort to all the Fuessel family. Randall & Susan Newsom

Lee and Cassie Francis

October 14, 2011

Lee and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of Herbert. He was such a gentle and wonderfu man! Our loss is truly his gain. Blessings to all of you and much love!