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Donald Raymond Erdelt

September 24, 1949 — February 15, 2022

Donald Raymond Erdelt
September 24, 1949 ~ February 15, 2022
 
 

Our beloved Donald Raymond Erdelt, age 72, joined our Lord Jesus Christ in his Heavenly Kingdom on February 15, 2022.

Don was born on September 24, 1949 in Wharton, Texas. He was a graduate of Wharton High School and attended Sam Houston State University for his undergraduate studies in chemistry and biology. He attended Texas A&M University for his graduate studies in education. Don served on the Wharton ISD school board for 15 years. He was a devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton, Texas. He faithfully served as a usher as well as an Eucharistic minister and assisted the Spirit and Song Choir for many years.  He began working for TexasGulf Sulphur Company in Newgulf, Texas as an analytical chemist and remained with the company through multiple mergers for 45 years ending his career as a senior adviser of land and environment for Nutrien. Don was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He had a passion for cooking, woodworking, and bird watching. He enjoyed sharing his love of science with his children and grandchildren. He was eager to learn and to share the knowledge he gained with others. Don had a great sense of humor and was known for making others laugh.

He is preceded in death by his parents Henry Pete and Mary Annie Erdelt and his brother, Norbert Erdelt.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 44 years, Mary Agnes Erdelt; his children Erik Clinton Erdelt and his wife Lauren, Lucas Gunnar Erdelt and his wife Erika; his grandchildren, Adelyn Marie Erdelt, Layna Elise Erdelt, Clara Ann Erdelt, and Ethan Henry Erdelt; his sister Joyce Gerard and her husband Louis, his brother Charles Erdelt and his wife Mary Ann and numerous beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Visitation will be from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2011 Briar Lane, Wharton, Texas. A Rosary will be recited that evening at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Holy Family Catholic Church.  Friends may call for visitation from 9-10:45 A.M. on Wednesday.  Internment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park.

Serving as pallbearers will be his sons, nephews, and close friends.


Condolences may be left for the family at www.whartonfuneralhome.com
 
Services under the direction of 
Wharton Funeral Home
515 E. Boling Hwy.
Wharton, TX 77488
(979) 532-3410
 

 


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Rosary

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

7:30 - 7:45 pm (Central time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

2011 Briar Lane, Wharton, TX 77488

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

9:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

2011 Briar Lane, Wharton, TX 77488

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

2011 Briar Lane, Wharton, TX 77488

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

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