Eugene James Fiedler
October 14, 1926 – April 19, 2019
Eugene James Fiedler, 92, of Shiner and Hallettsville, Texas passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Hallettsville Nursing and Rehab.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Shiner, Texas and will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Saint Peters Lutheran Church in Hallettsville, Texas with Reverend Jared Stillions officiating. Interment will follow at Shiner City Cemetery in Shiner, Texas. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Buffington Funeral Home.
Eugene was born on October 14, 1926 in Shiner, Texas. He was the son of George and Emma (Draeger) Fiedler. After high school, Eugene joined the US Army during WWII, and served overseas during two campaigns. He was Honorably Discharged with the rank of Sargent. He married Maurine Laas on November 23, 1950 in Shiner, Texas. He worked for Shell Oil Company for 40 years as a pipe fitter. Eugene liked working on cars, and woodworking, or just about anything he could do with his hands. He enjoyed going hunting and fishing.
He is survived by two sons; Larry Fiedler and his wife, Lisa of Hallettsville, Texas, Jim Fiedler and his wife, Ann of New Braunfels, Texas, four grandchildren; Michelle Dawn Cousin of New Braunfels, Texas, Jimmy Fiedler and his wife, Jessica of Crosby, Texas, Steven Fiedler and his wife, Jennifer of Missouri City, Texas, Amanda Thompson and her husband, Parker of Porter, Texas, eight great-grandchildren; Meaghan, Brooke, Emily, Kaylie, Audrie, Irelynn, Travis, and Kyle. He was preceded in death by his parents; George and Emma Fiedler, his loving wife of 60 years, Maurine, one brother; Clifton Fiedler, and one sister; Georgia Mae McWilliams.
Pallbearers for Mr. Fiedler will be; Jimmy Fiedler, Steven Fiedler, Travis Fiedler, Kyle Fiedler, Parker Thompson, and David Fiedler.
The family request Memorials to: Saints Peter Lutheran Church / 100 North Promenade / Hallettsville, Texas 77964, or Lutherhill Ministries / P.O. Box 99 / LaGrange, Texas 78945-4132
To join the family in celebrating Eugene’s life and to offer words of comfort, please go to: www.buffingtonfuneralhomeshiner.com
- George F. Fiedler, Father
- Emma Fiedler, Mother
- Maurine Fiedler, Wife
- Larry Fiedler, Son
- Lisa Fiedler, Daughter-in-law
- Jim Fiedler, Son
- Ann Fiedler, Daughter-in-law
- Clifton Fiedler, Brother
- Georgia Mae McWilliams, Sister
Eugene also leaves four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren to cherish
- Jimmy Fiedler
- Steven Fiedler
- Parker Thompson
- David Fiedler
- Jay Ferrell
- Mike McRaith
- Kyle Fiedler, Honourary
- Travis Fiedler, Honorary
St. Peters Lutheran Church
100 North Promenade, Hallettsville, Texas 77964
P.O. Box 99, LaGrange, Texas 78945-4132
- Visitation Wednesday, April 24, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, April 25, 2019
Eugene James Fiedler
May 8, 2019
As Gene’s daughter-in-law, he never treated me like a daughter in-law he always treated me like his daughter,
In his younger years he wouldn’t miss a grandson baseball game , or a granddaughter dance recital. As he got older and he went to a few great grandsons baseball games, he loved building things for the kiddos toy boxes
Tables & chairs. He loved life. And we so miss him. Love you Grandpa.
May 1, 2019
As a child I remember Uncle Gene at Christmas time always asking with a smile, “Is Santa going to come to your house? He only goes to houses with children that have been good, so I guess he will be coming to your house for sure!”
As an adult I remember always being greeted with a nod and a smile, and he ALWAYS had his shirt neatly tucked in!
Fond memories of a wonderful uncle.