Richard A. Neffendorf Jr.


Richard A. Neffendorf Jr., 83, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Beckmann Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Burdick officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was held Sunday evening, Oct. 6, at the funeral chapel.

Neffendorf was born July 23, 1930, in Fredericksburg, the son of Richard Neffendorf Sr. and Frieda Friedrich Neffendorf. He married Ruth Gerloff on Dec. 23, 1953, in Fredericksburg and she survives.

After 32 years in numerous positions in banking, the latest as vice president, he began a trucking business, delivering alfalfa hay.

Over the years, he was involved in leadership with the Boy Scouts, the 4-H Club, and he also served as trustee for the Doss and Fredericksburg schools. He was also involved with the Billie Boosters and the Band Boosters.

Neffendorf was a member of Victory Fellowship Church.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served from 1951-1953, during the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his wife, Neffendorf is survived by two sons and two daughters, and their spouses, including: Duane Neffendorf and his wife, Glory; Jan Hahne and her husband, Bradley; Richard Neffendorf III and his wife, Linda, and Kay Neffendorf-Petsch and her husband, Allen, all of Fredericksburg.

Survivors also include 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by three sisters and three brothers, including Laura Gerloff, Bernice Dryden, Frieda Louise Smith, Felix Neffendorf, James Neffendorf and Lee Neffendorf.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters, including Raymond Neffendorf, William Neffendorf, Vera Hertel, Edna Gerloff and Margaret Neffendorf.

Memorials may be made to Victory Fellowship Church, American Legion Louis Jordan Post 244 or to the charity of choice.

Pallbearers included Darren Hahne, Thane Neffendorf, Brandon Hahne, Blane Neffendorf, Shelton Neffendorf and Tyler Heimann.

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