Richard F. Stengel, 71, of Holt, passed away at his ranch on Monday, November 5, 2007. He was born March 20, 1936 the son of Edward and Christine Stengel in Rhineland, Texas. On July 27, 2004, Richard and Donna Selman were married in Medina County, Tx. Richard was a distinguished member of the US Army pistol team until his honorable discharge in November of 1960. Richard was a 21-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department, where after 10 years of distinguished service as a patrolman, he was assigned to the police crime lab where he began his duties as a firearm and tool mark examiner. After retiring from the city, he went to work for the Bexar County Forensic Science Center as a Firearm and Tool Mark Examiner. Richard was a distinguished member of AFTE (Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners). Richard was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richland Springs, Tx.
He is survived by his wife Donna K. Stengel of Holt, Texas; two sons, Richard E. Stengel of Austin, TX and Robert P. Stengel of San Antonio; two daughters, Annette Cross and her husband Finis of Pflugerville, TX and Christine Inman of San Antonio; and three grandchildren. Richard was also survived by four sisters: Aileen Koch and her husband E.J. of Scranton, AR; Mary Gattis and Jeanette Redford of Ratcliff, AR; and Jeaniene Stengel of Russellville, AR; four brothers: Father Mark Stengel, O.S.B., of Subiaco Abbey, AR; Charles and James Stengel of Paris AR; and Kenneth Stengel of Ratcliff, AR.; and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Services were held Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 10:00, at the First Baptist Church in Richland Springs with Brother Barry Fikes officiating and Father Mark Stengel assisting. Interment followed at the Varga Chapel Cemetery.
The family request that memorials be made to The First Baptist Church in Richland Springs, TX.