“Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Psalm 116:15
Earl Benjamin Froehner was welcomed by his Redeemer into Glory Saturday, February 16, 2019. He is face to face with Jesus, fully healed by the power of the Holy Spirit, illumined to the mysteries of Christ and greeted by a cloud of witnesses, including loved ones and friends. Our hearts are full of joy for Papa even as we grieve his loss. We are thankful for his love, guidance, provision and testimony of service. To our God and Heavenly Father be all glory.
Earl was born November 9, 1926 in Cost, Texas to Edwin and Gertrude Froehner. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of almost 60 years, Annell McLain Froehner, his son, Erick Froehner, grandson Jason W. Froehner, brother Henry Froehner and sister Mariette Gramling. He is survived by: his son Gary D. Froehner and wife Shirley, their children: Jerald W. Froehner , M.D. and wife Ingrid, Julie Silhan and husband Chris, Johanna Burleson and husband Nic, Jackie Albright and husband Clay. Also, by his daughter Melinda S. Daricek and her husband Bradley, their children: Tracey Lea Brackin and husband David, Rebecca Lynn Griswold and husband Spencer and Brian Christopher and his wife Leslie. Earl’s quiver was also filled with 18 great grandchildren: Lilliana and Diego Froehner; Halie Jane, Luke and Jaycie Silhan; Hayden and Hadley Burleson; Luralie, Daniel, Kaylie and Jason Albright; Hunter and Katie Beth Brackin; Ella Grace and Emma Rose Griswold; and Erick, Evan and Isaac Daricek. Earl will also be missed by his brother-in-law Allen Duke and wife Barbara, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Earl had his own construction business for many years, Froehner Construction. There are many beautiful homes in the Houston area that he built. Due to the influx of construction corporations designing and building subdivisions, he became a job site superintendent for Brown & Root in 1969. During this time he oversaw the building and remodeling of corporate complexes, the Astrodome Bridge to Astroworld, the Coco Cola bottling plant in Corsicana and much more. He loved his work, but most enjoyed using his skills for the glory of the Lord. He oversaw the construction of the sanctuary and 4 other buildings on the Spring Branch Community Church complex, where he sang in the choir for many years and served as a deacon for over 30 years; He also helped build Point Blank Bible Church and many buildings and projects at his beloved Camp Peniel where he served several different terms on Camp’s Board. It was at Camp Peniel, at the age of 17, that he trusted Jesus as his Savior.
Earl was affectionately known as Papa by his grandchildren and great grandchildren and Earl B. by his family and friends. Because of his saving knowledge of Christ Jesus as his Savior, he now has a new name in Heaven (Rev. 2:17).
The family would like to extend their love and deepest appreciation to Dr. Sandra Lemming, and the staff of Village Family Practice, for her diligent and loving care of Earl and Annell for over 30 years. We are very thankful for her wisdom and guidance as we cared for them.
Services for Earl are Friday, March 1 as follows:
Interment 10:00 AM Woodlawn Cemetery 1101 Antoine Dr , Houston, TX 77055 Memorial Service 1:00 PM BridgePoint Bible Church 13277 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Earl’s honor to Camp Peniel, 397 Peniel Path, Marble Falls, Texas 78654 [maxbutton id="2" url="https://securepayment.link/camppeniel/make-a-donation/" text="Click to Donate" linktitle="Donate to Camp Peniel" ]