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OBITUARY

Michael Ray Effinger

February 22, 1953January 26, 2021
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Michael Ray Effinger, 67, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 1:49pm. Born in Houston, Texas February 22, 1953 to the late Paul Ray Effenger and Stella Castro; he now reunites with his parents. Michael was the oldest of Seven children: Linda Engling, William Effinger, Joaquin Effinger, Paula Pompa, Daniel Effenger, Paul Effinger.

Michael was a United States Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran, devoted father and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting, riding motorcycles, and collecting military memorabilia. Throughout his life he rode everything from Bulls, to Horses, to Harley Davidsons. He loved being outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren, which he loved and cherished deeply.

He leaves behind two children, Joseph Paul Effinger and wife Marisol Ramos De Effinger, and Pamela Rae Effenger; five grandchildren: Jalyssa Rae Curl, Jennifer Nichole Effinger, Michael Jonathan Effinger, Jackelyn Marisol Effinger, and Mason Maverick Effenger; his siblings; and numerous other relatives and friends.

The family will be receiving guests at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11:30am with a Celebration of his life at 12:30pm. Interment will take place on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:15 am in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery . Please visit the online guest book for shared memories and condolences.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021

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Joseph Effinger

February 22, 2021

Dads spent years collecting every version of the Marine Corps Eagle Globe and Ancho insignia.

Joseph Effinger

February 22, 2021

Dad holding Jenny.

Joseph Effinger

February 21, 2021

Dad wanted to get Jenny a nice cake for her 16th birthday January 15th 2021 he also helped buy her dress.

Joseph Effinger

February 21, 2021

Dad came down Feb 14th 2019 for a show. We got dressed and took him to Fogo de Chao.

Jacky Effinger

February 18, 2021

It’s was always funny when grandpa came over because he would say I did your mom make her beans I have been craving it and mom and him would always laugh and talk when mom went to his house mom would clean his room first he would always smile at her and say thank you when she did they living room he would say oh you don’t have to do that and mom would say oh no it’s fine. Made by Jackelyn Effinger

Jacky Effinger

February 7, 2021

Grandpa, Jacky and Jenny

Pamela Rae Effenger

February 1, 2021

My dad was the oldest brother of 7, single father of 2, grandfather of 5, and friend to all. An honorable marine, bull rider, motorcycle enthusiast, mechanic, and historian. He did it all, and this was before my brother and I. He was a man of selfless sacrifice, integrity, and chivalry. Whether it was camping, riding four-wheelers in Sam Houston, fishing, hiking, at the shooting range, or simply going to Austin to see grandma my dad was always ready to go. He never missed a beat, was always punctual, and his favorite naps were always after Thanksgiving. Having grandkids was a new chapter of 1sts. So many photos, but most are my dad behind the scenes of the lens to capture the moment. He never missed a track meet for Jalyssa, Mic’s ROTC promotions or football games, Maverick’s motocross races, football or baseball games. Dad loved birthdays, (and pineapple upside-down cake), but was too modest to acknowledge his own. Take a moment, think of your favorite memory and share with us that moment in time so we can celebrate his life as we lay his body to Rest In Peace. He is defending the gates of heaven and will always be remembered in my heart as my dad, my protector, my hero, and now my guardian angel.

Valerie Rodriguez

February 1, 2021

Pam, Jalyssa and family. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I never had the pleasure of meeting your Dad/Grandfather, but I know he was an Amazing Man and Adored you both so very much. My sincere condolences to you and your family . Praying for strength through this difficult time.

FERNANDO CORTEZ

February 1, 2021

Mike was a dear good friend who was extremely knowledgeable and passionate in regards to US Military History. As a self-made Historian and Curator would provide historical research support to military museums and collectors. In 1992 during the 50th Anniversary of WWII, the Witte Museum, in San Antonio was in need of support for exhibit material. Mike answered the call by volunteering his services and loaned a large number of historical artifacts from his collection that at the end made the exhibit an instant success. This was who Mike was, a loving and caring person, who was always giving for others. May god bless his soul.

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Dad in the back yard with Mic & Mav 2012

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Dad & Mav Christmas at uncle Boogie’s

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Dad on USS Battleship of TX in Houston

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Dad and Mav at White Knuckle for more practice

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Dad taking Jalyssa & Mic around work at H&E

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Joseph, dad, and Pam Camping 1988

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Pam and dad hiking in Sam Houston 1987

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Joseph, dad, & Pam over Grandma’s house on Beverley for a bday party

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Grandma, Jalyssa, & dad... 2007