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Carlos Wayne Froebel, 82, of Bernardo, died June 11.

Carlos was born on January 25, 1940 to Arthur and Clara (Leenen) Froebel in Bellville.

Carlos grew up 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 military, 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 a son, Brian in 1978. They moved back to Bernardo where they then built their forever home in 1984. Here they raised Brian, and Carlos worked and retired at Smith Industries/Exterran .

Carlos and Virginia were members of St. Roch Catholic Church in Mentz. Carlos spent his retirement years traveling around the regions watching all the sporting events. He never met a stranger and became friends and supporters of the athletes and many families he watched. He even had a baseball cap for all his favorite teams, you’ve never seen him without a cap. Carlos became a proud grandfather in 2011 and had three grandsons: Bowen, Asher and Quinn, who called Carlos “Pops”. He couldn’t wait for their time on the field and loved watching them play in the little league. Carlos enjoyed hunting, fishing, and all things farm and ranch. He was the man who could fix everything, a handyman who 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 beloved wife, Virginia, preceded Carlos in death.

his son Brian and his wife Deidra and his grandsons Bowen, Asher and Quinn; he is survived by brothers Cecil, Arthur Jr. and sister Betty Priesmeyer.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Roch de Mentz Catholic Church, 1600 Frelsburg Rd, Alleyton. The visit was this morning with a parish rosary, and. Prof. Bob Knippenberg officiated.

Burial is in St Roch Catholic Cemetery in Mentz.

The pallbearers were Bryce Froebel, Keith Froebel, Todd Froebel, Michael Zweschper, Gary Zweschper and Jason Diaz. The honorary bearers are Cecil Froebel, Arthur Froebel, Jr, RH Priesmeyer and Tony Rohan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Nesbitt Memorial Library, 529 Washington St., Columbus, TX 78934 or Bernardo Volunteer Fire Dept., 2845 FM 949, Cat Spring, TX 78933.

Online condolences can be given at www.hennekefuneralhome.com.