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Edwin Herman Bading, Jr
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1934
Death: Nov. 28, 2009

Edwin Herman Bading
Edwin Herman Bading, age 75, was born in New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas on Jan. 9, 1934 to Edwin and Edith (Braunholz) Bading and passed away on Nov. 28, 2009. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 3-5 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Friedens United Church of Christ with Rev. John Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.

During his school days Edwin was noted for taking group photos of Navarro Elementary students and later of high school graduates and weddings. For one year, Edwin opened a concession stand to benefit the sports equipment by cooking hamburgers and serving the people at basketball games in the old cotton gin that was converted into a gym. He also had a concession stand at the old high school serving the students and teachers with cold drinks and candy. During Edwin's high school days he worked for Koebig Store in Geronimo.

Edwin graduated twice from Navarro High School when the school increased their grade level. In 1952 he graduated from the eleventh grade and then in 1953 from the twelfth grade with the honor of being named Valedictorian.

Growing up in a rural area, Edwin only had to walk across the road to attend his high school.

On March 12, 1954, Edwin joined the Army where he trained at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. His assignment was to Fort Dix, New Jersey in the division of Army Anti-Aircraft Defense. Edwin was honorably discharged March 9, 1956.

After the service, he attended the Travis County Vocational School where he trained as a welder. From welding school, he came home to open his business Edwin's Radio and Television Service.

The Bading's converted a smokehouse into a washhouse and a repair shop. In his little shop, Edwin started out repairing watches then repairing radios and tube televisions. His business grew to repairing appliances to wiring homes. Edwin married Martha Carolyn Heinemeyer on Nov. 10, 1962. First years they rented a home. Then three years later, they purchased a home in Geronimo, Texas, where Edwin built a building and moved his repair shop, changing the name of his business to Edwin's Services.

In 1974, Edwin built and opened Placid Metalcraft, Inc. west of Seguin, a metal fabrication business, where he retired as manager in 2004.

Attending Friedens United Church of Christ, Edwin served as Sunday School Teacher, and represented the Youth Fellowship in 1958 in the Burning of the Church's Note.

He served on the Church Council, being president and sang in the church choir. Edwin and Carolyn served as sponsors of the Youth Fellowship.

Edwin was chairman of the organ committee and helped build the church sanctuary's eleven ranks organ with 738 German handmade pipes that are heard today.

He also served on two church building projects: the Narthex and Activity Center. Edwin served 12 years on the Navarro School Board.

Edwin is survived by his wife, Carolyn, and two children Nathan and Kay; brother, Melvin and wife Virginia; two nephews, Roger and wife Marlu and Russell and wife Charla; brother-in-law, Ben Heinemeyer; three great-nephews and one great-niece; a host of cousins and many friends.

Edwin is preceded in death by parents Edwin and Edith Bading, and daughter Cynthia Ann. Special thank you goes to his Doctors: Lee, Rider, Wood, Sokolyk, Dwyer, and Anderson, also the staffs of Guadalupe Regional Medical Center and Nesbit Living & Recovery Center, Hope Hospice and Caring Senior Services for their special care of Edwin.

Memorials may be given to Friedens United Church of Christ, P. O. Box 186, Geronimo, Texas, 78115-0186, Texas Agricultural Heritage and Education Center; 390 Cordova Road, Seguin, Texas, 78155, or Lone Oak Cemetery, 1606 Friedens Church Road, Seguin, Texas, 78155.

You are invited to sign the guest book at

Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155.

Published November 29, 2009
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  Edwin Herman Bading (1899 - 1997)
  Edith Braunholz Bading (1898 - 1985)
Lone Oak Cemetery
Guadalupe County
Texas, USA
Created by: Gerri (Voss) Ward
Record added: May 03, 2010
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Edwin Herman Bading, Jr
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Rest in peace!
- Gerri (Voss) Ward
 Added: May. 3, 2010

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