Robert L. Habel

Robert Lewis Habel, 76, of Hewitt, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013. Services will be 10 a.m., Thursday at OakCrest Funeral Home, with graveside services to follow at Cottonwood Cemetery in Levi. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Boulevard, Waco.

Robert Lewis Habel was born July 23, 1937 to Charlie Fred and Lillie Emile (Koerth) Habel in Chilton, Texas. He went to school and graduated from Lorena High School. He joined the U.S. Army and served 24 months in Calif. and Hawaii. He attended TSTC for several years to achieve certification in his field. Robert was employed by Owens Illinois for 31 years, M & M Mars for five years, and CTMM for seven years before retiring to help with his grandchildren.

After a short marriage he was rewarded with four lovely daughters. It was quite a challenge over the years raising four girls, but he was rewarded with a legacy that included eight grandchildren and one great grandson. Most of his retirement was spent enjoying time with his family. As he got older with significant health struggles it created a challenge for him. He fought a hard battle until being called to his heavenly home on August 10, but he never lost his love for his family.

He was proceeded in death by father, Charlie Habel; mother, Lillie Habel; and brother, Charles Habel.

He is survived by four daughters, Sherri Davidson and husband, Jon of China Spring, Michelle Hammack and husband, James of Robinson, Suzanne McElhaney of Fort Worth, and Andrea Fulp and husband, Matt of China Spring; grandchildren, Brittany and Michael Ramagos of Houston, Hillary Davidson; and future grandson Michael Ortiz, Caleb Davidson, Dylan Hammack, Christian and Nicholas McElhaney, Amanda and Kody Fulp, and a great grandson, Bryson Ramagos; sister, Helen Komorowski of Suamico, Wisconsin; and sister-in-law, Helen Habel of Marlin.

Pallbearers will be Jon Davidson, James Hammack, Matt Fulp, Robert Golson, and Stephen Habel, and all the grandsons will be honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ in Robinson.

The family expresses sincere gratitude to the staff of Regent Care Nursing Home for the loving care of our dad as their own family.

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