Elger Henry "Al" Hemminghaus

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In His omnipotent wisdom our Lord has taken Elger Henry Hemminghaus PE to His home on August 7, 2012. Elger was born to Ida Maria Cristina Krone Hemminghaus and Henry Christian Hemminghaus July 12, 1920 in St. Louis, MO, the youngest of seven children. Elger or "AL" as he was affectionately called is survived by his wife, Patricia, of 67 years, his daughters Jan Kemp and husband Fred, Jeanne Walther and husband Michael and Jill Fournier and husband Raymond. He is also survived by 6 wonderful grandchildren, Meg Kemp and husband Dan, Ted D. Kemp, Amelia Fontaine and husband Tem, James A. Walther, Nicole Jefferis and husband Phillip and Scott H. Fournier. He is also survived by precious great grandchildren Parker Fournier and Caroline Fontaine, brother-in-law Bill Radentz and wife Sam and sister-in-law Jackie Duncan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Henry Hemminghaus and wife Anna, Otto Hemminghaus and wife Mollie, Roy Hemminghaus and wife Henrietta and sisters Ida Kuhn and husband Richard, Flora Wodicker and husband Elmer, Ruth Homeyer and husband August and brother-in-law Leslie Duncan.

Elger received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis, MO after serving in the Army Air Force Medical Corps from 1942 to 1946. Memberships include Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, AIChE, Alpha Chi Sigma and American Legion. He traveled extensively for Fluor Corporation in the United States, Europe and the Middle East and loved his work.

Fishing Galveston's West Bay was one of his very favorite pastimes but strolling the walks in Nassau Bay's Park was almost a daily joy and watching Astros games an on-going amusement.

All praise and thanks to our Lord and Savior for giving him so many happy days to enjoy his family and friends. Donations may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Music Department. Singing in the choir brought much happiness into his life.


Published on yourbayareanews.com from Aug. 9 to Aug. 22, 2012
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