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Gilbert Londenberg

July 16, 1938 — December 15, 2021

Gilbert William Londenberg, 83, of Riesel, Texas was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 15, 2021 after a courageous battle with a brain tumor. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Monday, December 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Riesel, Texas.

Gilbert was born on July 16, 1938 in Amarillo, Texas to Charles and Alwina (Steinfeld) Londenberg. He was baptized on August 14, 1938 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Amarillo. He was confirmed at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Waco on April 6, 1952. His confirmation hymn is “Let Me Be Thine Forever” and his confirmation verse is Romans 1:16: “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes.”

Gilbert married Ethel Mae Boeche on June 23rd, 1962 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Riesel and they lived their entire married life in Riesel.

Gilbert graduated from University High School in 1956. He served in the Navy as an Electronics Technician aboard USS St. Clair County (LST 1096) until he was honorably discharged in 1960. Gilbert worked at Rocketdyne in McGregor from 1960-1974 as an instrument technician where he was involved in the testing of rockets, some of which were used in the first moon landing. Afterwards he was employed by Texas Utilities as an instrument technician until his retirement in 1995.

Gilbert was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Riesel since 1962 where he served as Walther League counselor, Bible class leader, secretary, treasurer, elder, president, and in several other positions. He also served his community as a member of the Riesel Volunteer Fire Dept. and was Chief from 1976-1996.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ethel, and his three children and their families: Kelly Londenberg, wife Christy and daughters Alexandria and Emily; Cindy Olbrich, husband Grant and children Travis (wife Amanda), Andrew and Anneliese; and Dee Jeter and daughters Anna, Sara and Zoë. He is also survived by his brothers Edwin and David Londenberg and sisters Elizabeth Zoch and Juanita Londenberg as well as many nieces and nephews.
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Monday, December 20, 2021

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