Carlos Wayne Froebel, 82, of Bernardo, passed away June 11.
Carlos was born Jan. 25, 1940, to Arthur and Clara (Leenen) Froebel in Bellville.
Carlos was raised in Cat Spring where he attended school in Sealy. He enlisted in the Army and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. After serving in the Army, he returned home and worked at GE in Houston. Soon after he met and married the love of his life, Virginia Ripper. Carlos and Virginia had one son, Brian in 1978. They moved back to Bernardo where they later built their forever home in 1984. Here they raised Brian, and Carlos worked and retired from Smith Industries / Exterran.
Carlos and Virginia were members of St. Roch Catholic Church in Mentz. Carlos spent his retirement years traveling the areas watching all sporting events. He never met a stranger and became friends and followers of the athletes and many of the families he watched. He even had a baseball cap for all of his favorite teams, you never saw him without a cap. Carlos became a proud grandpa in 2011 and had three grandsons: Bowen, Asher and Quinn, who called Carlos “Pops”. He couldn’t wait until their time on the field and loved to watch them play little league. Carlos loved hunting, fishing and everything farm and ranch. He was the man that could fix anything, a handyman that could weld, carpenter and mechanic. There wasn’t a tool he didn’t have.
His parents, Arthur and Clara Froebel; two brothers Clyde and Robert Froebel and his loving wife, Virginia, preceded Carlos in death.
His son Brian and wife Deidra and grandsons Bowen, Asher and Quinn; brothers Cecil, Arthur Jr. and sister Betty Priesmeyer survive him.
Funeral service was Wednesday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Roch Catholic Church in Mentz, 1600 Frelsburg Rd, in Alleyton. Visitation was that morning with a parish rosary, and. Fr. Bob Knippenberg officiated.
Burial is in St Roch Catholic Cemetery in Mentz.
Pallbearers were Bryce Froebel, Keith Froebel, Todd Froebel, Michael Zweschper, Gary Zweschper and Jason Diaz. Honorary Pallbearers are Cecil Froebel, Arthur Froebel, Jr, RH Priesmeyer and Tony Rohan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Nesbitt Memorial Library, 529 Washington St., Columbus, TX 78934 or Bernardo Volunteer Fire Dept., 2845 FM 949, Cat Spring, TX 78933.
Online condolences may be given at www.hennekefuneralhome.com.