LEXINGTON— Services for Robert Neil Ahrendt, 54, of Lexington were held Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at Lexington United Methodist Church with Rev. Lance Richards officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery.

Mr. Ahrendt died Thursday, Sept. 1, at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.

He was born Dec. 2, 1956, in Giddings to Robert and Janie (Tucker) Ahrendt.

Mr. Ahrendt was a lifelong resident of Lexington, where he graduated high school.

He worked for Alcoa for 32 years, retiring as a maintenence supervisor.

After his retirement he went to work for Halliburton as a parts supervisor.

Mr. Ahrendt was a member of Lexington United Methodist Church.

He ser ved on the Lexington Park Board, Lexington Fire Department, Lexington School Board for 18 years, Lay Leader for the West District and served on a number of church commitees.

He married Patricia Marek on June 7, 1975, in Dime Box at Brethern Church.

Mr. Ahrendt was preceded in death by an infant son and his father-in-law, Joe Marek.

Survivors are his wife, Pat Ahrendt of Lexington; a daughter, Crystalyn Keating and husband Steven of College Station; a granddaughter, Sophia Elyse Keating of College Station; his parents, Robert and Janie Ahrendt of Lexington; a brother, Kevin Ahrendt of Lexington; two sisters, Belinda Robertson and husband Jimmie Dale of Lexington, Jan Lynn and husband Barry of Tanglewood; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Dorothy Moerbe of Lexington, Mike and Judy Westbrook of Dime Box, Gordon and Sherry Lehmann of Dime Box; and his mother and stepfather-inlaw, Ann and Clarence Chernosky of Dime Box.

Pallbearers were his nephews, Cory Robertson, Chad Robertson, Chase Ahrendt, Russell Moerbe, Jeremy Schnyder, Joshua Schnyder, Nick Westbrook and Bradley Lehmann.

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