WIMBERLEY, Texas -- Ben Limpach, 79, of Wimberley, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, November 29, 2012.
Ben was born in New Bavaria, Ohio, on January 17, 1933, to Bernard and Clara (Berkhart) Limpach. Ben served his country honorably in the USMC during the Korean War and was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant. Ben was a graduate of Tri-State University in Angola, Ind., with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 8847 in New Bavaria, and a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus. Mr. Limpach worked for Durametallic Corp. in Houston, Texas, as a mechanical engineer, retiring in 1993.
Ben is survived by his loving wife of over 31 years, Sharon; stepsons, John Sample and his wife, Pam, of LaPorte, Texas, and James Sample of Houston, Texas; stepdaughter, Desiree Dunning, and her husband, Michael of Pflugerville, Texas; grandchildren, Josh and Ashland Sample of LaPorte, Texas; sister, Ginny Andre of Wilmington, Del.; nieces, Barbara Ann and Mary Jo; brother-in-law, Bob Miller of Fort Meyers, Fla.; nephews, Doug Miller and his wife, Jeannie, and Rex Miller and his wife, Nan. all of Fort Meyers, Fla.; sister-in-law, Patricia Schultz of Hockley, Texas; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends may call on the family from 5-8 p.m. today, December 2, at the Thomason Funeral Home in Wimberley, Texas. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Wimberley, Texas. Rev. Father Hilario Guajardo will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Wimberley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors or your favorite charity. Please sign the online guest registry at www.thomasonfuneralhome.com.