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2010-07-22 / Obituaries

Robert Lewis Spitzenberger

November 7, 1926 - July 16, 2010

Mr. Spitzenberger passed away on Friday, July 16, 2010 at Oakland Manor Nursing Center in Giddings.

Robert Lewis Spitzenberger was born on November 7, 1926 in Dime Box, Texas to George & Elizabeth (Hahn) Spitzenberger. He was united in marriage to Julia Matejcek on July 9, 1955 in Thrall, Texas. Their marriage was blessed with three children Leslie, Peggy & Robert. Mr. Spitzenberger served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a retired sheetrocker.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Julia Spitzenberger of Lexington; three children, Leslie & Mary Spitzenberger of Lexington, Peggy & Ronnie Ott of Lexington and Robert & Janet Spitzenberger of Lexington; eight grandchildren, Robert K. Spitzenberger, Robert L. Spitzenberger, Tyler Spitzenberger, Brandi Spitzenberger, Stephanie Pelham, Heather Schulz, Jennifer Nail and Michelle Ott as well as eleven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert L. Spitzenberger, Robert K. Spitzenberger, Tyler Spitzenberger, Darrell Nail Jr., Darrell Nail III, Bryan Schulz and Robert Pelham.

Honorary pallbearers were Ronald Suehs, Robert Suehs, William Matejcek, Robert Matejcek, Joe Matejcek, David Pillack, Emil Pampell, Bill Lynch, Frederick Benson, Kenneth Pelham, Benjamin Pelham, Trevor Spitzenberger and Stevie Henderson.

Funeral services for Robert Spitzenberger, 83 of Lexington, were held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at St. John Lutheran Church in Dime Box, Texas with Rev. Ed Truelson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings.

Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church in Dime Box, Texas.

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