Memorial service for CSM (ret.) Frank Venegas, Jr., 76, of Lawton, will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, in the Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel.
CSM Venegas passed away on Monday, February 27th, 2012, at his home.
Private interment will be at Fort Sill National Cemetery.
Frank Venegas, Jr. was born on October 25th, 1935, in San Antonio, Texas, to Frank, Sr. and Conception Vargas Venegas. He joined the US Army in November of 1955 in San Antonio, Texas. During his career which spanned more than 32 years, he received the following honors, medals and awards: Army Soldier Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Legion of Merit Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal Ribbon, Army Soldiers Medal Ribbon for Heroism, Army Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm Ribbon, Army Commendation Ribbon, National Defense Service Ribbon, Bronze Star Medal and three Overseas Service Bars. Frank retired on October 1, 1984 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
He married Maria Lauter on September 24, 1958, in Girssen, Germany.
He is survived by his wife, Maria of the home; two daugthers, Eva Maria Lamprecht of Herrington, Kansas, and Carolin Jones of Berkley, Michigan; his granddaughter, Karolin Charlene Adkins, of Lawton; several brothers and sisters, from San Antonio, Texas and a host of other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Judes Kids with Cancer, 3700 W Robinson St, Norman, OK 73072.
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