Funeral services for Richard Allen “Ricky” Haenel, 58, of Blanco, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 1200 Fourth St., Blanco, with the Rev. Rusty Hicks officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Crofts Funeral Home, 911 Mesquite St., in Blanco.
Ricky Haenel was born in Giddings, Texas, to the late A.W. Haenel Jr. and Edith McMahan Haenel on July 23, 1953. The family moved to San Marcos, Texas, in early 1957.
He grew up in San Marcos and was a graduate of San Marcos High School. He attended Southwest Texas State University, and then for several years, he owned and operated the Hill Country Water Hole in San Marcos. He also managed a ranch for several years in the Blanco area, where he moved 23 years ago.
Known to his friends and family as Fogie, Haenel worked for Thermon in San Marcos for more than 30 years.
Fogie was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to fish and hunt and he spent a great deal of time searching for arrowheads throughout the Hill Country. He especially enjoyed socializing with friends and family and having a beer with them from time to time. Some of Fogies guiltiest pleasures were old western movies and Jelly Belly jelly beans.
Survivors include his daughter, Ashley, of Blanco; two sisters, Paula Williams and husband, Charlie, of Baton Rouge, La., and Nancy Watson and husband, Terry, of Richardson, Texas; three brothers, Billy Haenel of Enid, Okla.; Bobby Haenel and wife, Denise, of Fairchilds, Texas, and Jimmy Haenel and wife, Barbara, of San Marcos; uncles and aunts, Herman and Olga Haenel of Round Rock, Texas, and Joe and Mary McMahan of Commerce, Texas; nieces, Lisa Oliverez and husband, Mike of Houston, Elizabeth Watson of The Colony, Texas, Kristi Williams of Baton Rouge, La., and Donata Torres and husband, Jason and their children, Makella and Adalyn, of Wappinger Falls, N.Y.; nephews, Todd Haenel and wife, Marla, of Seguin, Texas, Matthew Williams and friend, Ali, of Baton Rouge, La., Bryan Williams and wife, Jamie, and their children, Kylie and Addyson, of Slaughter, La. ; John Entralgo of Houston, Evan Haenel of Fairchilds; and Chris Boerm of San Marcos; ex-wife Laura McClinton and her husband, Randy, of Blanco and their son, Travis, and daughters, Leslie and Jamie; and numerous cousins and many friends.
Services are under the direction of Crofts Funeral Home, 911 Mesquite, Blanco, TX 78606; website www.croftsfuneralhome.com. 830-833-4523.