BRADY Freddie Allen Bonetti, SFC (U.S. Army, retired), age 44, of Brady, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, in Houston, Texas. He was born Aug. 3, 1968, in Brady, Texas, to Freddie Allen Bonetti and Helga Luise (Zipf) Bonetti. He was a graduate of Brady High School and had an associate's degree. Freddie joined the U.S. Army just after graduating from High School and served 20 years retiring in 2006 at the rank of sergeant first class. He served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Southwest Asia, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Macedonia and also served on NATO detachments. He was named "Sergeant of the Year" by the U.S. Army in 2000. After retiring Freddie worked for Dell Computers in Round Rock, was a substitute teacher and worked in private security. He was a Baptist and enjoyed participating in the Marble Falls Community Theater and helping with Special Olympics. Funeral service for Freddie Allen Bonetti, SFC (retired), will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Brady with Father John Fritts officiating. Interment will follow with military honors in Rest Haven Cemetery in Brady. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Leatherwood Memorial Chapels in Brady. Friends may view Freddie's online memorial video tribute or sign the online memorial guestbook at leatherwoodmemorialchapels.com. Pallbearers will be soldiers from the 1st Calvary at Fort Hood. Freddie is survived by his mother, Helga Bonetti, and her companion, Bill Nesbitt of Brady, Texas; daughter Gina Samantha Bonetti of Bremen, Germany; sisters Angelina Helga Deans and husband Barry of Voca, Texas, Frieda Bonetti of Azle, Texas; and nephew Jude Maas of Azle, Texas. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; and his father, Freddie Allen Bonetti, who was killed in Vietnam; and nephew Jason Maas. Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036; and/or Hope From The Heart, P.O. Box 1207, Brady, TX 76825.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from May 1 to May 2, 2013