2009-04-16 / Front Page

Suicide Victim Found

Last Thursday morning, at 8:30, the Lee County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a motorist who saw a man lying in a driveway on CR 113 off FM 2440. The motorist reported that it appeared the man was a gunshot victim.

Marcus Neal Durrenberger, 42 of Giddings, had just returned to his home from taking his son to school shortly before his body was discovered. Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer went to the scene, along with Chief Deputy Charles Kothmann and Captain Adam Gonzales.

B & M Ambulance was called to the residence. Justice of the Peace Nick Hester held the inquest and ordered an autopsy. His body was taken by Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings to the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office, who ruled the victim had suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head.

Funeral services for Marcus Durrenberger were held on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings. He was born in Austin and graduated from Giddings High School before attending TSTI in Waco.

Marcus worked in the oilfield for a few years before becoming employed as a machinist at K & K Machine Shop which recently became Lopez Auto Clinic. He had been employed there for the last 20 years.

He is survived by his wife, Claudia, and his son, Logan. A full obituary can be found in today's paper.

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