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Condra Funeral Home

503 Talbot Street, Taylor, TX

OBITUARY

Leroy O. Olbrich

July 27, 1934June 24, 2020

Leroy O. Olbrich passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 in Round Rock, Texas and he is now in the arms of God. He was born in Thorndale, Texas on July 27, 1934 to Oswald and Henrietta (Simank) Olbrich. Leroy was confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale, Texas in 1947 and later became a member of First United Methodist Church in Taylor, Texas. He graduated from Thorndale High School in 1951 and loved his Bulldogs and all his animals. He stole the heart of Charlene Tunstall and they were married in 1954. Leroy served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He worked at Ideal Motor Co. for 5 years and then Alcoa for 38 years. He was a member of United Steel Workers of America and was awarded the Thorndale Bulldogs Top Dog in 2003.

Leroy was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Ewald, Freddie, Howard, Marvin, and 1 sister, Eleanor Olbrich Lehman. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 + years, Charlene Tunstall Olbrich, one son, Jeffrey Lee Olbrich and his fiancée Paula Eifert, a sister, Laura Belle Olbrich Patschke, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great- great nieces and nephews, plus many wonderful neighbors and friends. Visitation will be Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor, Texas. A private funeral service for family will be Monday June 29, 2020 at 10 am at Condra Funeral Home Chapel in Taylor, Texas with burial to follow at Thorndale City Cemetery in Thorndale, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make donations to the Thorndale Ex-Students Association or the First United Methodist Church in Taylor.

Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

Memories

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Ruth Pigg

June 30, 2020

Leroy was the kindest person. I enjoyed seeing him and Charlene on Sundays at church. He made it a point to come by and say hello to my mom and I and shake our hands. May God comfort Charlene and family.

Kevin and Wendy Klotz

June 28, 2020

Prayers to Charlene and family we are sad uncle Leroy passed away but we know he is in heaven with the good lord and can rest in peace and will miss him dearly god bless

Todd Olbrich

June 28, 2020

I was only around my Great Uncle Leroy a handful of times in my life but for some reason always felt a great connection with him. So glad I was able to visit with Uncle Leroy and Aunt Charlene at last years Family Reunion. I know he was a great man and I will miss him.
Praying for my Aunt Charlene and family.
I love my Olbrich Family!
Son of Raymond Olbrich

Helen Urbis

June 28, 2020

To Charlene and family,
Please accept my prayers and Condolences. Leroy was a very kind and generous man. I know y’all will miss him as well as everyone will!
May He Rest In Peace!

In Christ,
Helen Urbis
Leander, Tx.

Brenda Johnson

June 28, 2020

I will remember him as a generous, kind man. My sincere sympathy to all of the family. Peace be with you.

Denise & Tommy McCoy

June 26, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of LeRoy's passing. Heaven has gained a wonderful angel.

Hugs and prayers.

Tommy and Denise McCoy

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Leroy O. Olbrich passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 in Round Rock, Texas and he is now in the arms of God. He was born in Thorndale, Texas on July 27, 1934 to Oswald and Henrietta (Simank) Olbrich. Leroy was confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale, Texas in 1947 and later became a member of First United Methodist Church in Taylor, Texas. He graduated from Thorndale High School in 1951 and loved his Bulldogs and all his animals. He stole the heart of Charlene Tunstall and they were married in 1954. Leroy served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He worked at Ideal Motor Co. for 5 years and then Alcoa for 38 years. He was a member of United Steel Workers of America and was awarded the Thorndale Bulldogs Top Dog in 2003.

Leroy was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Ewald, Freddie, Howard, Marvin, and 1 sister, Eleanor Olbrich Lehman. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 + years, Charlene Tunstall Olbrich, one son, Jeffrey Lee Olbrich and his fiancée Paula Eifert, a sister, Laura Belle Olbrich Patschke, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great- great nieces and nephews, plus many wonderful neighbors and friends. Visitation will be Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor, Texas. A private funeral service for family will be Monday June 29, 2020 at 10 am at Condra Funeral Home Chapel in Taylor, Texas with burial to follow at Thorndale City Cemetery in Thorndale, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make donations to the Thorndale Ex-Students Association or the First United Methodist Church in Taylor.


Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.