Gene Edmond "Sonny" Eisenhauer, 72, passed away March 3, 2013, in Corpus Christi, Texas, after a lengthy illness. He was born September 30, 1940 in Corpus Christi. He was a descendant of Paul and Anna Eisenhauer, Germans who immigrated to the Quihi settlement near Castroville and later to Bexar County in the 1840's.
Gene graduated from Ray High School and attended Del Mar College in Corpus Christi where he was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honorary society. He graduated from The University of Texas
at Austin with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering. He was a rancher and proud supporter of Calallen High School FFA. He was in business with his father and brother, Eisenhauer Construction Company, known for building schools in the Corpus Christi area. He concluded his career as a Residential Home Inspector. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmond Emil "Dutch" Eisenhauer and Wilma "Billie" Shafer Eisenhauer, and by his aunt, Aline Eisenhauer Carnes. Gene is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anita Holt Eisenhauer; his two sons, William Edmond Eisenhauer (wife, Karen) of Yakima, Washington and George Edward Eisenhauer (wife, Ana) of Houston, Texas; and his grandchildren, David, Rachel, Isabella and Louise Eisenhauer. He is also survived by his brother, Dwight Emil Eisenhauer (wife, Diann) of Corpus Christi, Texas; his sister-in-law, Patricia Eisenhauer of Corpus Christi, Texas; his uncle, Joe Carnes, Jr. (wife, Jean) of Cypress, Texas; his niece, Catherine Eisenhauer Montgomery (husband, Michael) of Houston, Texas and his nephew, Thomas Emil Eisenhauer (wife, Kori Bernards) of Los Angeles, California.
Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until 7 P.M. with the family present from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. Friday, March 8, 2013 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas. Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 13026 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas with The Rev. Patrick Soule officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 P.M. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Park, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church or to
Funeral services are entrusted to Sawyer-George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410. (361) 242-3205.