Visitation for Walter Edwin Moerbe Jr., 82, of La Grange were held Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Fayette Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 in the Fayette Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Father Gary Janak officiating. Interment will follow in the Shaw’s Bend Cemetery.

Walter was born June 11, 1936 in La Grange to Walter Edwin and Ester Schneider Moerbe. Walter served his country in the Texas Army National Guard. He was employed by Entex Gas Company as a town representative and serviceman. Walter was a professional middle-weight boxer from 1957 to 1961. He served as a volunteer fireman in Palacios for 20 years and was twice named Fireman of the Year.

Walter passed from this life on Feb. 8, 2019 in La Grange.

Walter is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elaine Schobel Moerbe of La Grange, one son and daughter-in-law, James and Patti Moerbe of Blessing; one daughter and son-in-law, Kim Elaine and Rick Welnack of Cedar Park; one brother and sister-in-law, Harvey and Janet Moerbe; one sister, La Verne Rainosek; two grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth Torres and her husband Eddie, and Kyle Christopher Moerbe, and his girlfriend, Jordan Rickaway; two step-grandchildren, Mathew Welnack and his wife Kathleen, and Megan Welnack; two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Zatopek, and Dorothy Franta; one brother-in-law, Keith Schobel, and his wife, Karen, and four step-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Alfred and Mary Schobel; one brother, Elwood Moerbe; three brothers-in-law, Billy Franta, Eddie Zatopek, and Daniel Rainosek; and one niece, Tammi Franta.

The family suggests memorials to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 800 N. Franklin, La Grange, Texas 78945 or The Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington D.C. 20090-6011

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fayette Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in La Grange.

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