Funeral services for Tony Absnaider, 70 of Giddings, Texas, are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. John Waak and Ryan Grube officiating. Burial will follow in the Ledbetter Cemetery in Ledbetter, Texas. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The family will be present for visitation Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Anton Frank Absnaider Jr. was born on May 28, 1952 in Bryan, Texas, the son of Anton Absnaider Sr. and Agnes (Knesek) Absnaider. He was baptized on June 1, 1952 and confirmed on March 3, 1963 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caldwell, Texas.
Tony graduated from Caldwell High School in 1971. On October 11, 1975, he was united in marriage to Nancy Lehmann at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings.
Tony worked at Alcoa in Rockdale as a mason for over 33 years. After retiring from Alcoa, he was employed by Lee County for 11 years. He was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Tony was a longtime supporter of the Manheim and Lincoln Ag Youth Supporters. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, tending to his cattle, and mowing his yard. Time spent with his family and friends was always important whether it was the grandchildren’s ball games, movies with Trevor, or riding around or a trip to Canton with Nancy. He was happiest being with those he loved.
Tony passed away the evening of Sunday, June 12, 2022, surrounded by his family at his home in Giddings.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anton & Agnes Absnaider; his in-laws, Nolan & Elsie Lehmann; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Patsy & Harvey Wagner; his brother-in-law, Nixon Lehmann, and his sister-in-law, Kathy Lehmann.
Tony is survived by his wife, Nancy Absnaider of Giddings; his three children, Lindsey & Gerald McKee of Giddings, Cameron & Carin Absnaider of Giddings, and Trevor Absnaider of Giddings; his six grandchildren, Gustin, Hayden, Landon, and Harper McKee of Giddings and Cohen & Coburn Absnaider of Giddings; two sisters, Frances & Jerry Kacer of Caldwell and Martha & Marvin Kacer of Caldwell; brother-in-law, Pat & Lois Lehmann of Ledbetter; sister-in-law, Nina & Pat Smith of Giddings, as well as several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be Cameron Absnaider, Trevor Absnaider, Gerald McKee, Randy Smith, Andy Smith, Russell Ford, Dylan Dussetschleger, Jack Fischer, Gustin McKee, Buddy Kacer, Paul Kacer, Mark Kacer, Hayden McKee, and James Lenart. Honorary pallbearers will be Landon McKee, Harper McKee, Cohen Absnaider, Coburn Absnaider, Gene Wagner, Luckie Ford, Pat Lehmann, Pat Smith, Hunter Smith, Duke Dismukes, Jerry Kacer, Marvin Kacer, Robert Paulas, Luke Siegmund, Shay Siegmund, Zane Nilson, Adam Nilson, Mason Hernandez, and Paul Fischer.
Memorials may be made to the Martin Luther Lutheran Church Youth Group, 573 North Main Street, Giddings, Texas 78942 or to the charity of one’s choice.