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William Gene Fuchs

December 23, 1932August 29, 2020
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William Gene Fuchs, 87, passed away on August 29, 2020 in Round Rock, TX. He lived in Spicewood for 30 years, and in San Antonio for nearly 30 years prior. Known as Gene, he was born on December 23, 1932 to William Gustav Fuchs and Berta Lee (Hill) Fuchs of Thrall.

Gene graduated from Thrall High School in 1951, then attended Texas Lutheran College (TLU) before joining the Army in 1953, serving two years in the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Doris Marie Lenz, on August 18, 1957 in Taylor. Gene and Doris returned to Seguin to complete his Education degree at TLU. They moved to San Antonio, both serving as educators until Gene retired in 1987. They were blessed with a son and two daughters. Gene’s Christian faith guided him in life, and now in eternity. He loved his family and was quite the entrepreneur, trying many things, like rockhounding and writing, when not fishing, or traveling with Doris and his family.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doris; son David Fuchs (wife Karla) of Round Rock; daughter Cheryl Fuchs (and Larry Brown) of Anchorage, AK; daughter Robin Muscarella (husband Joe and son Noah) of Orlando, FL; brother Walter Fuchs (wife Judy) of Azle; brother Kenneth Fuchs (wife Linda) of Austin; and other nieces, nephews, in-laws and extended family members.

Visitation will be at Condra Funeral Home Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m., and Thursday, Sept. 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Taylor City Cemetery, Thursday, 11 a.m. A memorial service will be Saturday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Taylor. Social distancing/face-mask guidelines will be followed. You can watch online live via www.stpaultaylor.com/events-news/ … just click on the link to the church’s Facebook page (facebook.com/stpaultaylor).

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the following:

• Daughter Robin Muscarella’s ministry with Cru (Gene’s favorite missionary): www.give.cru.org/0442794 or via www.muscarellas.org site.

• Texas Lutheran University Fuchs Scholarship Fund (set up for Gene’s mom Berta Lee Fuchs): www.tlu.edu/give-to-tlu (Make a Gift; add note in the Special Instructions to donate to the Fuchs Scholarship) or call 830-372-8030.

• St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund (where Gene and Doris were married, and the host of Gene’s memorial service): Send a check to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 401 West 7th St., Taylor, TX 76574 or call 512-352-2327.

If donating to any of the above, please be sure to add a note that your gift is in Memory of William Gene Fuchs.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

Memories

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Annette Lansford

September 10, 2020

Gene was such a wonderful man and like a father to me. I first met Doris and Gene when I became their caregiver back in 2015. Our bond and friendship grew quickly from there. From the many meals that I prepared for them from Doris’s cookbook to the many times I heard him say don’t deviate from the recipe as I am a pretty good cook myself it was always a fun time! Sometimes I would tell him I was changing the ingredients just to get him to fuss with me. He did love my recipe for chicken and dumplings though... I assisted Gene with writing his first book (What Does Our God Say) and we were almost done with his second book (Why Why Why) before he went to join Doris in the memory care unit. So many good memories of us cooking, writing, mailing out his books, feeding the birds, working in his worm beds, feeding the fish and pulling weeds in the garden. So many discussions about God, different kinds of rocks, fishing, hunting and growing things. Gene was a combination of my Dad and the German side of my mother all rolled up into one. We got along so well together regardless of what we were doing or discussing. We were both strong willed in our beliefs and opinions which led to some pretty good conversations. I loved him dearly and will
miss him so. I hope you are fishing in Heaven today my friend! Catch lots of big ones so you will have lots of tales to tell me when we get to meet again in Heaven. Rest In Peace!!

LaVerne and Dennis Richter

September 9, 2020

Our sympathy and prayers are with the Fuchs Family.
May you find comfort in coming days.
LaVerne and Dennis Richter

Cousin Bill & Kathy Hill

September 7, 2020

Our love and sympathy to all of you. We remember Gene loved to fish. Bill remembers going on a fishing trip with Gene and Harold. They caught something but Bill didn't. We remember him showing us his rock collection. We always looked forward to seeing Gene and Doris at the Thanksgiving reunions. We're sorry we can't attend Gene's service but need to isolate this week before Bill's surgery on Monday. May God hold you in His loving arms and give you comfort and peace.

Debbie Hendrix

September 5, 2020

David , Karla and family. So very sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord bless all of you, not only during these difficult times, but always.

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Biography

William Gene Fuchs, 87, passed away on August 29, 2020 in Round Rock, TX. He lived in Spicewood for 30 years, and in San Antonio for nearly 30 years prior. Known as Gene, he was born on December 23, 1932 to William Gustav Fuchs and Berta Lee (Hill) Fuchs of Thrall.


Gene graduated from Thrall High School in 1951, then attended Texas Lutheran College (TLU) before joining the Army in 1953, serving two years in the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Doris Marie Lenz, on August 18, 1957 in Taylor. Gene and Doris returned to Seguin to complete his Education degree at TLU. They moved to San Antonio, both serving as educators until Gene retired in 1987. They were blessed with a son and two daughters. Gene’s Christian faith guided him in life, and now in eternity. He loved his family and was quite the entrepreneur, trying many things, like rockhounding and writing, when not fishing, or traveling with Doris and his family.


He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doris; son David Fuchs (wife Karla) of Round Rock; daughter Cheryl Fuchs (and Larry Brown) of Anchorage, AK; daughter Robin Muscarella (husband Joe and son Noah) of Orlando, FL; brother Walter Fuchs (wife Judy) of Azle; brother Kenneth Fuchs (wife Linda) of Austin; and other nieces, nephews, in-laws and extended family members. Visitation will be at Condra Funeral Home Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m., and Thursday, Sept. 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Taylor City Cemetery, Thursday, 11 a.m. A memorial service will be Saturday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Taylor. Social distancing/face-mask guidelines will be followed. Visit stpaultaylor.com for a live stream. In lieu of flowers, please contact the family for options.

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