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
Published by Austin American-Statesman from Jun. 7 to Jun. 8, 2015.