Society

von Gonten

Services for RoyLee von Gonten, 92, of Rockdale are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Burial will follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale. Pastor Ed Truelson of Peace Lutheran Church will officiate.

Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Phillips & Luckey in Rockdale.

Mr. von Gonten died Monday, Oct. 7, in the Cameron Nursing Center.

He was born Sept. 23, 1921, in Bushdale to Fritz and Mary Johanna (Stork) von Gonten.

Mr. von Gonten served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

On Aug. 16, 1944, he married Anna Doris Reed in Arlington.

He was a self-employed rancher and worked 30 years at T.U. Electric in Rockdale, retiring as a foreman.

Mr. von Gonten was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Doris von Gonten on Oct. 25, 2010; his parents; two brothers, Alfred and Eddie von Gonten; and two sisters, Erna Meeck and Edna von Rosenberg.

Survivors are three sons, Stanley R. von Gonten and wife Pat, Robert N. von Gonten and wife Vicky, all of Rockdale, John S. von Gonten of Austin; a daughter, Cecilia Ann Taylor and husband Boyd of Rockdale; and a brother, Alex R. von Gonten of San Antonio; also, nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Memorials to Peace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 308, Rockdale, TX 76567.


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