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Arthur (Art) R. Tiemann Art Tiemann was born January 17, 1925, to William F. Tiemann, Sr., and Emma Honekamp Tiemann in Brenham, Texas. After a good and eventful life, he passed away peacefully on July 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Art attended grammar school in Brenham and moved with his family to Taylor, Texas, in 1937. He played on several Championship Taylor Duck football teams before graduating in 1942. After graduation, he enrolled as a freshman at Southwest Texas State University at San Marcos and finished his freshman year before Uncle Sam called with his greetings. Art joined the United States Army Air Corp for cadets training and graduated in the Class of 44G as a pilot. He then advanced to B-17 training and became a first pilot with the 457th Bombardment Group in Glatton, England. Art celebrated his 19th birthday on his third combat mission over Germany. After the war ended, he returned to the University of Texas to complete his studies in Engineering. He graduated in 1949 with a Bachelors degree in Ceramic Engineering. After graduation, he worked for Spinks Clay Company in Paris, Tennessee until he returned to Austin, Texas to be associated in the trucking business with Miller Rhoades in 1950. In 1950, he purchased Rhoades Transfer and Storage Company, which he sold to Burnham Service Corp in 1985. After selling his business, he worked in real estate and other investments in Austin until his death. During his life, Art was active in many organizations. He was a life member of Masonic Lodge #12 and T. Neil Porter Lodge, Scottish Rite, Ben Hur Temple (of which he was on the board of trustees for 15 years), Ben Hur Travel Club and Quatocoti Court of Austin. Art was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Austin and served on the board for several terms. During Art's years as the owner of Rhoades Transfer and Storage Company, he was a member of the Southwest Warehouse and Transfer Association, the Texas Motor Transportation Association and many professional organizations, including Board of Realtors, Austin Apartment Association and Past President of Sales and Marketing Association. Art also supported Friends of Alec Engineering Foundation at the University of Texas and Alumni of the University of Texas. Art is survived by his loving wife and companion of 37 years, Glenda, his sister Gladys Lumbly of Brenham, Texas, his two children, Robert Miller Tiemann and wife Carrie of Pflugerville, Texas, and Roslyn Ann Kavanaugh and husband Cliff of Richmond, Texas, his two stepchildren, Curtis Minzenmayer and wife Cassi of Burleson, Texas, and Malinda Minzenmayer of Houston, Texas, his six grandchildren, Lauren Kavanaugh Brady, Logan Kavanaugh and fiancée Anna, Laine Kavanaugh Jurgens and husband Matt, Seth Tiemann and wife Melanie, Matt Tiemann and wife Christie, and Luke Tiemann, his five great-grandchildren, Sophia Brady, Erica Brady, Tessa Brady, Brooklynn Tiemann, and Claire Tiemann, and many loving friends and extended family members. He is predeceased by his parents, his brother William F. Tiemann, Jr., and his son Richard Arthur Tiemann. The family wishes to thank the staff at Seton Northwest Hospital, the staff at Windsor Rehabilitation Center, and Dr. Jason Martin, MD, for their concern, care and tireless efforts that helped Art through his final days. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 PM on Friday, the 19th of July 2013, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 200 West Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM at Gethsemane Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, 200 West Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78757 or . Condolences may be sent to


Published in Austin American-Statesman from July 18 to July 19, 2013
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