Fred Oberndorfer, Jr.

Fred Oberndorfer Jr., 85, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Houston Methodist St. John Hospital in Nassau Bay, Texas. He was a resident of Santa Fe, Texas for 43 years. He was born on February 15, 1930 in Galveston, Texas to Fred H. Oberndorfer Sr. and Emma Doreck Oberndorfer.
He attended Galveston schools, served in the Army during the Korean Conflict, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He owned and operated TPA Bulkheads for over 25 years. He is preceded in death by both parents, sisters, Betty Watkins and Adele McCoy, and two brother-in-laws, Harold McDonald and Lew McCoy. He is survived by two sons, Rick and Derek Oberndorfer of Santa Fe, Texas, three granddaughters, Courtney Oberndorfer, Taylor Weed, and Ashley McLawchlin, one sister, Emily McDonald, one brother-in-law, Raymond Watkins, numerous nieces and nephews, and his dog and beloved companion, Tweety.

Visitation will be on October 16th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. Funeral Services will be Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 a.m.
Burial will follow at Alta Loma Cemetery.

The pallbearers will be Pat Edmundson, Ronnie Wulf, Bryan DeWitt, Kevin Stephens, Michael Ynfante, and Stephen McGaffey. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Galveston Island Humane Society.


  1. So sorry to hear of fred oberndorfer jr. passing he is my third cousin, his dad was my moms first cousin, He will be greatly missed by family and friends james and Margie Bennett hill may the lord be with everyone during this time.

    margie bennett hill
  2. Freddie was a handsome man with a great laugh and a spirit that was all his own. He had the most adventurous stories to tell, and I could sit and listen to him for hours as he told the details and humor of each experience. I would pull into the driveway after coming home from work, and he would be sitting on a bench while his dog ran around the yard. We’d say our hellos, and of course Freddie always had something to talk about. I’d say “Freddie, hold that thought, I’m going to go get me a beer, do you need one?” Then there we were, once again, and before we knew it the sun was going down and he gathered up his dog and headed on home.
    The sun has set once again, and it is time for Freddie to head home, you will be missed.
    My Blessings to his Family
    Brenda Dohman

    Brenda Dohman
  3. Freddie was a long time friend and patient at Higgs Family Dental. He will be truly missed. May he rest in peace.
    Thoughts & Prayers to his family,
    Dr. Stanley Higgs, Barbara, Dr.Lisa Higgs, Valerie, Kaylee, Yulia, Juana, Monica, Tammy and Thao.

    Higgs Family Dental

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