|Birth: ||Oct. 25, 1913|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1989|
Parents: William Hamilton Agnew & Jane Frances Witter.
Married Frances Louise Hingst December 28, 1940, St. Pauls Lutheran Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Removed from Roselawn Memorial Park (San Fernando # 3) June 12, 1996 and interred at Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Texas. His mother-in-law and father-in-law = Hugo Frederick Hingst & Minnie Hulda Matz were also moved at the same time and interred at Sunset Memorial Park. William A. Agnew was buried next to his wife Frances Louise Hingst.
Obituary, San Antonio Light Newspaper, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
William Albert AGNEW, age 75, of New Braunfels, Texas, died Monday, October 2, 1989. He was a member of Cross Lutheran Church in New Braunfels. Survivors: Wife, Frances HINGST Agnew; daughters and sons-in-law, Sally and Charles KOCH, Victoria, TX., Nancy and William Peché, San Antonio, TX.; grandchildren, Jennifer and Karl KOCH and Billy and Vanessa Peché; brother, George AGNEW, Venice, FL; sister-in-law, Kathryn Hingst, San Antonio, TX.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Service: Thursday - 10:30 A.M. Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 308 Mt. Calvary, San Antonio, TX, the Rev. De Vries officiating. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Cross Lutheran Church, 169 S. Hickory, New Braunfels, TX., 78130. Interment in San Fernando Cemetery # 3, [Formerly Roselawn]. Arrangements by Porter Loring, 1101 McCullough, 227-8221.
San Antonio Light Newspaper, October 4, 1989.
AGNEW IN HAWAII throughout WWII
William Albert AGNEW was in the civil service stationed at Hickam Field in Hawaii when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
He had been transferred there in January 1941, and his wife joined him there two months later. They remained in Hawaii throughout the war, returning to San Antonio on Oct. 31, 1946.
He died at the age of 75 Monday of a massive heart attack.
AGNEW was born in Tyrone, Pa., where he graduated from high school. For two years he attended Penn State University before leaving to find work in San Antonio in 1933.
In 1937, he went to work at old Duncan Field [now Kelly AFT]. He and Frances HINGST were married in San Antonio in December 1940.
"We were living in field housing at the mouth of Pearl Harbor," his wife remembers. "When we walked in our back yard, the Japanese flying over dived at us and strafed us. The roof of our house was hit by shrapnel and bullets."
"We were there all during the war. I got a government job so I could stay. The dependent wives and children were sent home, but we didn't have any children yet. I found a job as I wasn't going off and leave my husband."
When the couple returned to San Antonio after the war, AGNEW worked with his father-in-law in the grocery business for a year.
In 1947, he returned to civil service at Kelly AFB and remained until taking early retirement for heart problems in 1974. He worked 38 years in civil service.
"He was kind, caring and considerate of others," his son-in-law, Charles Koch of Victoria, said. "He was a precise man -- everything had to be in order. He liked modern technology like VCRs and put a computerized thermostat in his home, which he programmed. My father-in-law monitored his own blood pressure and his sugar content at home. These things interested him."
AGNEW was a member of Cross Lutheran Church in New Braunfels.
Survivors are his wife: two daughters, Sally Koch of Victoria and Nancy Peché of San Antonio; a brother George Agnew of Venice, Fla; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Mount Calvary Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Loeffler and the Rev. Reich officiating. Burial in San Fernando Cemetery No. 3 will be arranged by Porter Loring Mortuary.
William Hamilton Agnew (1869 - 1951)
Jane Frances Witter Agnew (1875 - 1947)
Frances Louise Hingst Agnew (1922 - 1996)
Nancy Louise Agnew Peché (1945 - 2015)*
George Alton Agnew (1893 - 1899)**
Richard Louis Agnew (1898 - 1941)**
William Albert Agnew (1913 - 1989)
George Hamilton Agnew (1916 - 2004)*
Sunset Memorial Park
Created by: Nancy Agnew Peché
Record added: Mar 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106012803
David L. McMonigle
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