December 10, 1923 ~ February 14, 2011
LINDEN, TX Graveside services for Fred Joe Laurentz, 87, of Rowlett, formerly of Linden, will be at 1:00 pm, Friday, February 18, 2011 at Lanier Cemetery in Linden under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden. Visitation is will be from noon until 3:00 pm, Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Laurentz was born December 10, 1923 in Galveston to Fred Kizer Laurentz and Cornelia Lee Jones Laurentz. He passed away February 14, 2011 in Rowlett, TX. He was a 1949 graduate of the University of Houston and was an engineer with NASA. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII, having received a Purple Heart, was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, and Linden United Methodist Church. He married Jewel Williams on January 11, 1944 in Linden. He is survived by a son, Alan Lee Laurentz of Columbus, Texas; two daughters, Laurel Mortenson of Dallas and Anita Laurentz of Lago Vista, Texas; one brother, Ray Donald Laurentz of Houston; four grandchildren, Leah, Levi, Ryder and Michelle; and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel, and a brother Glenn Robert Laurentz.