Born on October 7, 1945, to Wesley and Mauverene Bogusch Loeffler, Carl was his sister’s (Helen) third birthday present, since he arrived exactly three years to the day that she had. He died at his home in London, Texas on January 12, 2011.
Carl grew up in Grit, Texas, and attended the Mason Schools. He graduated from Mason High School in 1964. He then began his college career at Tarleton State College. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education in 1968. It was at Tarleton that he noticed a beautiful student named Nan Davis. He said hello to her and, as they say, the rest is history. As soon as Nan graduated, they were married on June 14, 1969, in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Carl’s first job was as assistant county agent in Edna, Texas. After he and Nan married, they moved to Floresville, Texas, where they both taught school. Carl quickly decided teaching was not the job for him, so at the end of that school year they moved back to Mason County and purchased their property at London. Carl then began his career in custom farming and raising livestock, which he continued until his death.
Carl and Nan were blessed with two children, Lem and Legan. Carl loved his family deeply and they always came first with him. He never failed to tell them that he loved them whenever he saw them.
Carl was a man of incredible strength- both physically and in character. He endured many years of physical pain which would have incapacitated a lesser person. He also personified the way a true Christian person should live. He never hesitated to help those in need. Nan has stated that Carl inspired her to be a better person because he felt it was a Christian’s job to help others at any opportunity given- whether they were deserving or not.
Carl was a multi-talented individual. He was a true "Jack of all Trades". Welding was one of his many talents and was featured on Texas Country Reporter in 2004. If friends and family encountered a problem and expressed it to Carl, he would put thought to it and before long he would produce a viable solution. He’d usually volunteer to help implement it. It was just a known fact that you could always count on Carl.
Known as Daddy Carl to his two grandsons, he was adored by both and he reciprocated. They were his greatest joy and his time spent with them was his inspiration to keep going for the past thirteen years. He and his eldest grandson, Seth, were best friends. Whether making spears or jerky, camping, fishing, hunting, farming, or ranching, where you saw one you would usually see the other. They were true partners in crime!! His youngest grandson, Larkin, worshipped his Daddy Carl and could not wait to visit him or for Daddy Carl to drop by for visits with him. As for Daddy Carl, he never failed to brighten up when he’s see Larkin. He would greet him with a "Whatcha doing boy" or "Hi, Pootsky".
Above all, Carl was a man of no pretense. "What you saw with Carl was what you got" with Carl Loeffler. He never hesitated to express his opinions- usually quite colorfully much to Nan’s chagrin! His life was a life well spent, and we will miss him greatly. We were blessed to have known him.
Carl was predeceased by his parents, Wesley and Mauverene Loeffler and his aunt, Thelma Bogusch.
He is survived by his wife, Nan Loeffler, his son Lem Loeffler and wife Dee Ann, daughter Legan Loeffler; two grandsons, Seth Brewer and Larkin Loeffler; one loving sister, Helen Page of Buda and Mason, brother-in-law Lee Page of Buda and Mason; four nephews- Gary Page, Jefrey Page, Danny Page and wife April, and Michael Davis and wife Hillary; brother-in-law Mel Davis and wife Martha, and sister-in-law Denise Parsons and husband Clyde. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Oleta Davis, nieces Rhonda Parson, Jennifer La Porte and husband Rob, Becca Shipp and husband Jordan and Mindy Davis. He is also survived by three grand nephews and four grand nieces.
Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at masonfuneralhome.net.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.