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2009-04-16 / Obituaries

Marcus Durrenberger

June 30, 1966 - April 9, 2009

Funeral services for Marcus Durrenberger, 42 of Giddings were held on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery.

Marcus passed away Thursday morning at his home in Giddings.

Marcus Neal Durrenberger was born on June 30, 1966 in Austin, Texas to Van & Dora (Albrecht) Durrenberger. He was baptised on July 24, 1966 and confirmed on April 9, 1979 both at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. Fred Mgebroff.

He graduated from Giddings High School in 1984 and attended 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. Marcus was united in marriage to Claudia Hicks on October 21, 1995 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. Wilbern Michalk. Their marriage was blessed with one son, Logan.

He enjoyed hunting and gardening and had an amazing talent of making stain glass windows. More than anything, Marcus was an awesome and loving father to his son.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father-in-law, Donald J. Hicks; aunts & uncles, Evelyn & Bill Miertschin, Josephine & Emil Teinert, Ruth & Chris Draeger and Margaret & Albert Biebas, Clarence & Irene Durrenberger and Edwin Durrenberger Jr.

Marcus is survived by his wife, Claudia Durrenberger of Giddings; his son, Logan Durrenberger of Giddings; his parents, Van & Dora Durrenberger of Giddings; his brother, Jeff Durrenberger of Spring; his mother-in-law, Catherine Hicks of Spring; three aunts, Dorine Teinert of Pasadena, Clara Falzone of New Mexico and Theresa Durrenberger of Pasadena; uncle, Leon & Marie Albrecht of Paige; four sisters-inlaw, Erin & Mark Matthijetz of Giddings, Marty & Ricky Schueler of Giddings, Lorie & Terry Strahan of Spring and Katie & Kenneth Parker of Magnolia; brother-inlaw, Shawn & Kathy Hicks of Spring as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Serving as pallbearers were Ernest Cherico, Mark Miertschin, Gary Teinert, Jeff Franz, Raymond Padget, Mark Matthijetz, Herschel Tomanetz.

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