Ira Guy FRISINGER
1930 - 2015
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FRISINGER, Ira Guy
Ira Guy Frisinger, age 85, passed away on June 4, 2015 in Austin Texas.

Ira grew up in Montana during the tough years of the depression and World War II. Ira got to Texas via the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a Staff Sergeant teletype operator from 1948-1952. He received the Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and UN Service Medal.

While training in Texas, Ira met Florene Housewright, whom he married on June 2, 1951 and they made their home in South Austin. Early in their marriage, Ira became an Austin Police Officer and eventually retired after 31 years, ending his Austin Police Department career as a Lieutenant. Ira and Florene just recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

Ira developed many lifelong friends through his police work and while serving others in the city of Austin. He served the City of Austin Police Department in many different assignments: from a walking beat on Congress to Motorcycle Traffic Officer, Forgery Division, Detective, Juvenile Officer and Lieutenant of the Identification Division, and as a supervisor in the Warrant Office.

One of the first members of the Ford Village Church of Christ, now known as the Southwest Church of Christ, Ira served God as a teacher, deacon and servant to others through his many acts of kindness and good works. He served as a deacon in the church for 50 years. Ira has many friends and left many memories of good work and humor.

Ira had a passion for writing poetry with many thought provoking poems, and those receiving his poems of holiday greetings and good wishes laughed at the humor of his rhymes. Ira was a man that always wanted to be busy doing something that others would enjoy and benefit from, such as working with wood, making knifes and creating things that all might enjoy.

Ira is preceded in death by his father Ira Frisinger, mother Hattie Helen Nagode, step-father Frank Gonshorowski and brother, Abraham Luis Frisinger. Ira is survived by his wife Florene Frisinger of Austin, Texas, son Ira Frisinger III and wife Bobbye of Manchaca, Texas, son Randie Frank Frisinger and wife Jan of Fort Worth, Texas, and son Tracy Lyn Frisinger and wife Renee of Austin, Texas, seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at a Visitation from 6-8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2015 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home, 6300 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX. A Funeral Service will be held at Southwest Church of Christ at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The church is located at 8900 Manchaca Road in Austin. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, Ira requested that donations be made to the Southwest School of Bible Studies in his memory. (For additional information, please contact the Southwest Church of Christ at 512-282-2486.)

Condolences may be made at www.cookwaldenforestoaks.com.


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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Jun. 7 to Jun. 8, 2015.
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February 10, 2020
Happy Birthday dad, 90. Miss you.
Smokey Frisinger
February 10, 2019
Happy Birthday Dad. Love you.
Smokey Frisinger
February 10, 2018
Happy Birthday Dad. Miss you.
Smokey
February 10, 2016
Happy Birthday Dad. Miss you. Smokey and Bobbye
Smokey and Bobbye Frisinger
June 13, 2015
Condolences from the Harry Nagode family. Clint's, Larry's ,Lois's
Lois Nagode Lotis
June 10, 2015
Thanks for all the good memories. May God bless you and your family.
Rusty Mills
June 9, 2015
What an honor it's been to be Ira and Florene's neighbors. We miss Ira's constant smile and kind wit and how generous--like a grandfather-- he'd been with our son (not to mention how freely he'd share his tools!). We send thoughts of comfort to Florene and his family.
Elana, Chris, & Isaac Orf
June 8, 2015
Mister Ira had such a twinkle in his eye, a smile that lit up the room, and a hug that left you feeling warm all over! He will be sorely and greatly missed, but rejoicing that he is up in Paradise! Condolences to the Frisinger Family, and love to you all!
Mary Lynn Cauley
June 8, 2015
Blessings of peace to Uncle Ira's family. We Montana Frisinger's will miss his Christmas poems and his cheery attitude. He loved working for the Lord and it showed in everything he did. Love you Auntie Flo and all the cousins.
Karen Frisinger-Pickart
June 8, 2015
Ira loading his truck after helping to mow the church yard.
Renee Frisinger
June 8, 2015
A hug, a handshake, a smile, a story. He was loved and cherished by so many. We will miss you good friend. We share your tears and that of your family Smokey.
Joe & Carol Lake
June 8, 2015
Flo, Smokey, Randy, Tracy and your families you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ira was a good man and will be missed by so many.

In Christian Love
The Vogel's
Robin Vogel
June 8, 2015
The Frisinger's and the Wright's have shared a multi-generational friendship that spanned some 50+ years. I will always think of Ira in two ways: his always present smile and laugh, usually following his own funny joke or story; and his tireless service in the Kingdom. I've long admired his dedication to the Lord and I know he has received his heavenly reward.
Tracy wright
June 7, 2015
I have so much love in my heart for this man. He was practically a grandparent to me. I remember sitting in his lap as a child in church. He called me peanut. He always had a jolly laugh and a funny story to tell. The world has lost a great man and he will be forever missed and loved. To the entire Frisinger family, we could not think any more highly of anyone, than we do of Ira. My love, heart, prayers and hugs go out to the entire family. I know he lived a loving and faithful life. He was a servant to others like Christ. He is an inspiration to so many. We love you all! Linda Corbell Siebert and family
Linda Corbell Siebert
June 7, 2015
Condolences to the loving family of a man that will be truly missed, where would one be with out those yearly letters what a wonderful way to keep in touch.Know that he will be looking down smiling knowing that there are so many friends and family that will sustain you till reunite.
Shirley Haney (Nielsen)
June 7, 2015
Our prayers are with each one of Ira's family. Although we are grieving with Florene and family, we are rejoicing with Ira as he entered his heavenly home. Charles and Betty Cluck
June 7, 2015
The Powell family greatly appreciated this great man and his family. He was an inspiration to everyone who knew him, and a true servant of Christ! He will be missed! Our love to Florence, Smokey & Tracy.
Steve & Sherry Powell
June 7, 2015
I guess I never thought about what it would be like to lose this man who has always been there for those who were in need. He tirelessly yet happily worked to help maintain our church building and it's grounds. I loved his sweet smile and his funny antics. He never let me take myself too seriously for which I am grateful. I treasure the faithful christian example Ira set for me throughout my association with him which has been for most of my lifetime. Til we meet again Ira Guy!
carol Taylor Tisdale
June 7, 2015
We always enjoyed the visits and I know that Ira will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Johnny & Marcia tolly
Johnny Tolly
June 6, 2015
Dear Texas Frisingers,

We morn your loss but know that Uncle Ira is sitting at the feet of his Savior! He was such a blessing to me and my family. I'll miss his humor, his gentle spirit and his love for family.

Love,

The Jesse Frisinger Family
Jesse Frisinger
June 6, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember our families spending time together so many years ago. Ira always had a smile on his face and a hug to give. Someday I know that I will see that sweet smile again in heaven. Remember all of the good times and that smile and know that Ira is celebrating with the Lord Jesus in heaven today. May you feel the peace of the Lord as you go through these trying days.
Beth Jacobson Kolinek
June 6, 2015
We Nagode kids will all miss our double cousin. Condolences to iras wonderful family from Clint, Larry and lois
June 6, 2015
Matt Frisinger
June 6, 2015
Matt Frisinger
June 6, 2015
Matt Frisinger
June 6, 2015
Matt Frisinger
June 6, 2015
Pat & I always admired this sweet, hard working Brother in Christ. We pray for blessings of comfort for all the family at this time.
Bill & Pat Reed
San Angelo, TX
Bill Reed
June 6, 2015
What an enormous loss. I am saddened to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with the Frisinger family during this difficult time.
Max Westbrook
June 6, 2015
Mom and Dad (Ira & Florene) in the early days of their marriage
Renee Frisinger
June 6, 2015
Ira will be sorely missed. He was like a 2nd father to me and Melynda and a grandfather to my three girls. He will continue to be one of the Godly men that I use as benchmarks for my own life. He was a worker that could always be counted on and his legacy will continue.
David, Melynda, Laura, Hannah, Mattie Locke
June 6, 2015
So sorry, a very fine man and police officer . God bless friends and family !
Ret Sgt. Michael Huckabay
June 6, 2015
We are so sorry to hear about Ira's death. He was a very special man to all of us that had the privilege to know him. He was not only my cousin but my big brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with Flo, Smokey, Randy, Tracy and their families.
Louis & Claudelle Pulver
June 6, 2015
I am very sorry about Ira's death. I had been thinking about him for a while, so very happy I went with instinct and got in touch a while back. It is a privilege to have known him, a man who lived his beliefs. My thoughts and prayers to Flo and the rest of the family.
Wanda Mitchell
June 5, 2015
Blue Spruce Colorado
June 5, 2015
Attending grandson Paul's Promotion ceremony
June 5, 2015
4 generations
June 5, 2015
Great Grandpa and Ray
June 5, 2015
June 5, 2015
What an honor to have known brother Ira. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Frisinger family. May God comfort and bless you.
Greg and Denise Surles
June 5, 2015
June 5, 2015
Dear Frisinger family,
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our Prayers, loving thoughts and Gods Blessings comfort you.
Jeff Rhonda Walton
June 5, 2015
RIP. Uncle say HI to mom and dad for me.
Mark Frisinger
June 5, 2015
I'm still in awe he's gone. It makes me sad. Prayers to you guys and may God give you comfort.
Kevin Marr
June 5, 2015
A mentor and friend. You will be missed. God Bless you.
David Crowder Sr. (Lt. Ret .)
June 5, 2015
The Lord has called a great man home. Our thoughts and prayers for his family and know you will find comfort in our Heavanly Father's word.
Ret.Sgt. Kent and Laurie Emerick
June 5, 2015
God Bless Ira and all of his family and friends.
Charles Moyers
June 5, 2015
God bless the Frisinger Family. Ira's legacy will remain as one who truly walked with God everyday of his life. What an embodiment of love and compassion for his fellow man. He will be missed and always fondly remembered.
Keith and Phyllis Siebert
June 5, 2015
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