Freddie R. Oertli

freddie oertli
Freddie Ray Oertli of New Braunfels passed away May, 6, 2015 from Post Polio Syndrome at Eden Hill Nursing Home. He was born May 26, 1933 in Austin, TX to Fritz and Lillie Ida (Siggel) Oertli. A 1952 graduate of Austin High School, he worked most of his life in oil and natural gas after serving in the Army in Korea and Okinawa. He married his beloved Frances Nowotny Ferguson on December 29, 1979 and enjoyed many memories of love and laughter. He was active in Eagles Fraternal Organization, serving as Worthy President of the local Lodge 2999 and The Elks local Lodge 2279, serving as Exalted Ruler. He also was Director of the Legends Golf Group at Landa Park Golf Course. In addition, he was an active member, until his illness, of St. Paul Lutheran, serving as an usher for 30 years and in other positions. He is preceded by his parents, a sister, Genevieve Tart and a daughter, Rev. Karrie Oertli. He is survived by his wife, Frances, a daughter Tami Oertli Sewell and her husband David of San Angelo, TX. Step daughters Kathy and her husband, Laz Hernandez of Austin, TX, Beth and her husband, Forrester Smith of San Antonio. Sisters, Frieda and her husband James Davidson of Georgetown, TX and Rosie and her husband Stanley Robinson of Buffalo, TX, and 6 grandchildren, Joshua and Zachary Scott, Jennifer Buckley, Shara and Leslie Ticku and Captain Brian Hernandez, 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1:30pm on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Lux Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. David Tart presiding. A reception will follow at the funeral home. Memorials donations may be given to the charity of one's choice.

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  1. I,ve known Freddie most of my life. Used tohang with him in Pflugerville. We are the same age. He was one of the best welders I,ve ever known. We went to Austin Hi. together. I,m not too good on comp. That obit in the paper was confusing.Freddie was one of the best people i,ever known dont have L.D. service so I cant call. If any one wants to call-My # is (512) 447-3749. My em is freddyjoe01@gmail I hate modern day Austin. Too many foriegners and Yankees, does that remind you of anyone? I I coached H.S. sports for 22 years. (IDCM) I dont correct mistakes. Please accept my condolences.The llast time I was in Pflugerville Freddie still lived there. I met with him once in N.B. Hope everyone is coping . Please call, I would love to talk to anyone. Bye.

  2. You all have my sincerest sympathy in your loss of Freddie. My Grandmother Steger was born an Oertli, so I knew him for a long time. God comfort you all.

  3. Our love and sympathy to Frances and the family. I remember Freddie being a big winner at the bingo games at Eden Hill when our church sponsored the birthday party.

  4. freddie was my oldest and best friend from 3rd grade at fiskville– we had many good times and some not so good. he was a true friend. I tried to contact him many times in 2013–no luck. I am so sorry–wish that I could attend–health does not permit Tell family that we lost a good one with much love–jim

  5. Mr. Oertli will be missed by many!!! He was such a loving and caring man. Frances you and Freddie have always been special to me! I am praying for peace for you always and for God to wrap his arms around you especially in this time!

  6. Sincere sympathy in your loss of Freddie. I knew him thru my cousin Jerry Oertli and his Mother, Meta and Father, Kaster Oertli. Pat Smith Johnson

  7. Dear Francis, Thinking of you at this sad time, and want to extend my deepest sympathy. Ann Tyrrell (MahJong friend)

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