Frederick A. Kupfernagel
January 17, 1934 – January 15, 2020
Frederick Allin Kupfernagel, 85, went to be with the Lord on January 15, 2020 at his home in San Antonio, Texas. Fred was born in San Antonio, Texas to Herman and Paula Kupfernagel on January 17, 1934. He graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1951.
Fred enlisted into the United States Army in 1954. He was stationed at Ft Monmouth, New Jersey. Then served at Ft Benning, Georgia. After being Honorably Discharged in 1956, he returned to San Antonio with his wife Mary Nell De Groat (Memaw) and started a family. The Lord blessed them with two daughters, Nancy and Ronda. Fred worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 36 years. He followed in his father's and brother's footsteps who worked at the telephone company.
Upon retirement from the telephone company, at age 52, he enjoyed fishing with Memaw at South Padre Island. Fred enjoyed playing softball with his girls and his grandchildren. He enjoyed German Polka dancing with his daughters. Pepaw loved to build, craft and fish with his grandchildren. Many sweet memories arose from fishing and telling fish stories. Most everyone who met Fred, remembered his infectious passion for family and his great love of country. He was hard to beat at the game of 42. He valued the importance of being honest and loyal to family. He was a good husband, a great daddy, a wonderful Pepaw, and a provider to our family.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Herman and Paula; Sister and Brothers: Francis Nick (Ravis), Herman (Bobbie), and Paul (JoAnn).
Fred is survived by his loving wife, Mary Nell Kupfernagel, of 67 years, daughters Nancy Howell (Danny) and Ronda Dudley (Cliff). He will always be remembered as Pepaw to his two grandchildren; Daniel Hunter Howell, Hollie Rebecca Guilbeau (Jason).
The Graveside Service will be on Monday January 27 at 9:15 AM at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio Texas.
- Committal Service Monday, January 27, 2020
Frederick A. Kupfernagel
January 21, 2020
Mary Nell, Nancy and Rhonda - I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear of Freddy's passing. If it were ever possible to have a second father, for me it was Freddy. I will forever cherish our time together, trips to the drag races, hunting trips, fishing trips and his valued counsel. I got my first car from Freddy, his and my cherished "Vicky", which I still have. I will always see him and remember him whenever I work on the car. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief. God Bless You!
January 19, 2020
We are saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. Alan and I am so sorry, and send our deep condolences, from all of our family.
You and your family are loved by so many. We will be remembering and honoring Fred in our thoughts, and in our hearts. We’re already looking at past photos and telling those treasured family stories.
Alan and Suzanne Kupfernagel