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 Father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Veteran, Civil Servant. Born Jan. 8,
1918, in Bellville. Boxly William Waak, 90, died of pneumonia on Friday,
Jan. 17, 2008, in Austin at 9:30 p.m.
Boxly was born on Jan. 8, 1918 in Bellville, to Henry Christian Waak and
Hulda Friedericka Timme. He was the third of four children. Raised in
Bellville, Texas, Boxly spent his early days farming with his mother and
three sisters, after the early demise of his father.
In 1935, Boxly entered the U.S. Army serving through World War II. He
attended Officeršs Candidate School and was commissioned as a Second
Lieutenant in October of 1942. He continued to serve in the Army Reserves
after the war achieving a rank of Captain.
Boxly met Anne Nell Smith, first in 1935, and again in 1941. They married on
April 5, 1942 and welcomed their first child, Patricia Ann, the following
year. They added to their family as they traveled. Linda Sue was born in
1944. Roger William was their third child in 1948; and they completed their
family with the birth of Donald Ray in 1950.
That year the young Waak family settled in Conroe. In 1951, Boxly scored 99
on the Civil Service exam and joined the U.S. Post Office, where he served
until retirement. He still found time to work as a Boy Scout leader, a
Sunday School teacher, and a Little League coach.
Upon retirement, Boxly and Nell moved to Wimberley, Texas, where they were
active in the church and community activities.
Boxly is survived by his sister, Gladys Waak Arnold of Katy; two daughters:
Patricia Waak and her husband Ken Strom of Erie, Colorado and Linda Waak
Beasley and her husband Jon Beasley of Conroe; two sons: Roger Waak and his
wife, Becky of Austin and Donald Waak of Austin.
He leaves behind 11 grandchildren: Cinira Baldi of Denver, Colo. and Rachel
Carter of Burke, Virginia; Melissa Beasley of Boulder, Colo. and Jon David
Beasley of Conroe; Erika Marcoux and her husband David Marcoux of Walnut
Creek, Calif. and Graham Waak of Austin; Betsy Waak of Bakersfield, Calif.
and William Waak III of San Antonio; Lori Thompson and her husband Tim of
Pelham, Ala.; Arlene Waak of Amarillo and Christine Monaghan of Houston. And
his beloved great grandchildren include Anise Baldi, Brandon Waak, Jordan
Waak, Andrew Thompson, Heather Thompson, and Cora Sage Waak.
Boxly is preceded in death by his wife, Nell; a great grandson, Isaiah
Barrington Carter; his sisters Hazel Waak Smith and Grace Waak Witte and his
parents, Henry and Hulda Waak.
Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thomason Funeral Home
in Wimberley, Texas, on Friday, Jan. 25. Services will be at 10 a.m. at
Thomasonšs on Saturday, Jan. 26, including graveside at Wimberley Cemetery.
Funeral Arrangements by Thomason Funeral Home, 14700 Ranch Road 12 North,
Wimberley, Texas, 78676. (512) 847-2226.

Posted by Joy Neely


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