Allan Delmore Pagel went to his heavenly home on September 8, 2012 in La Grange, Texas at the age of 83. He was the only child of Frank Christian and Daisy (Hattermann) Pagel.
Allen was born on November 20, 1928. His entire young life was spent in Fayetteville, Texas, where his father ran the Pagel Tire Shop and mother baked cakes and sewed wedding dresses as well as played the organ at the St. Paul Lutheran Church for many years. Allan was baptized there as well.
Allan was a member of the Future Farmers of America. He later worked and traveled to Nebraska and other western states as a dynamite setter in drilling oil wells and later worked in the Ellinger gravel pits as an equipment operator.
He was a member of the US Army in 1951. He met and married Joyce Mamie Keng of Dime Box, Texas. She was one of twelve children born to Samuel and Mamie Keng of Giddings, Texas.
The Pagel family was blessed with two children, Randy Lee and Lisa Gail.
He worked for Armour Meats in Houston for 17 years until his retirement in 1976. He was a cattle rancher and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on cars and motorcycles.
The Pagel’s enjoyed traveling and had the opportunity to travel to European countries such as Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Finland, as well as to Costa Rica and Mexico. He and Randy took a fishing trip to Belize.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years Joyce Mamie Pagel; his son, Randy Lee Pagel and daughter-in-law, Kay Becker of La Grange Texas; daughter, Lisa Gail (Pagel) Daniel and son-in-law Terry Daniel of College Station, Texas; granddaughter, Amber Michelle (Kulhanek) Bartek and great-grandson, Bryce Wade Bartek of Fayetteville, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and great-uncle Jesse Hattermann, of Fayetteville, Texas.
Visitation is scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2012, from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday September 11, 2012, at Pagel Family Cemetery in Willow Springs, Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of one's choice.