Exner GIDDINGS—Funeral services for Timothy Lee Exner, 52, of Manheim were held Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Manheim with Rev. Herb Keistman officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Exner died Wednesday, May 2, at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin from injuries he received in a farm accident.
He was born on Nov. 20, 1959, in Giddings to Walter “W.O.” Oscar and Norma Marie (Toepper) Exner.
Mr. E x ner was baptized on Dec. 6, 1959, at St. James Luthera n Church in Lexington and was confirmed on April 7, 1974, also at St. James.
He attended school in Lexington and was a 1978 Lexington High School graduate.
He married Lisa Herklotz on June 21, 1986, at St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington.
Mr. Exner had been employed w ith A lcoa in Rockdale as a mechanic and certified welder for nearly 30 years.
He was currently employed with Lee County as a road hand with Precinct 2.
Mr. E xner was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder, a member of the Manheim Youth Supporters and was the unofficial mayor of Manheim.
He enjoyed ranching, working cattle, hunting, roping, fishing, gardening and helping out and visiting with his friends and neighbors. He was his sons’ greatest supporter in their athletic and school activities.
Mr. Exner was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Exner and his parents-in-law, Jim and Dolores Herklotz.
Survivors are his wife, Lisa Exner of Manheim; two sons, Kyle Exner of Huntsville, Sloan Exner of Manheim; his father, W.O. Exner of Lexington; two brothers, Rodney and Becky Exner of Lexington, Mickey and Robin Exner of Forest Grove; two brothers-in-law, Lane Herklotz of Huntsville, Shannon and Michelle Herklotz of Lexington; nieces and nephews Brandon Exner of Lexington, Dustin Exner of Manor, Matthew Exner of Lexington, Ashley and Ryan Priem of McKinney, Rex Herklotz of Huntsville, Brooke Herklotz and Kennedee Herklotz of Lexington; and great-nephew and greatnieces Braden Exner and Bailey Exner, both of Lexington, Addison Priem of McKinney; also, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Pallbearers were Brandon Exner, Dustin Exner, Matthew Exner, Jimmy Stewart, Russell Schimank, Kyle Kieschnick, Steve Arldt and Bill Woodward.
Honorary pallbearers were former co-workers from Alcoa and his fellow workers with Lee County Precinct 2.
Memorials may be made to a benefit account that has been set up for Mr. Exner’s sons at Round Top State Bank, P.O. Box 180, Giddings, TX 78942 or to Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 4146 W. Hwy. 21, Paige, TX 78659 or the charity of one’s choice.