Thursday, February 23, 2012

This is where the cowboy rides away...

Leslie Mondin, age 80 of Seguin, passed away on February 21, 2012. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Rosary will be recited on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek officiating. Entombment will follow in the St. James Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. Leslie was born on January 13, 1932 in Guadalupe County to John Louis and Erna Templin Mondin. Leslie will be remembered as a Professional Rodeo Rider. He farmed and ranched and managed the John Bachmann Horse Farm for over 35 years. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Edward Lee Mondin. Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Lillian S. (Lilo) Mondin; daughter, Linda Leibovitz and husband Steve; son, John W. Mondin and wife Connie; grandchildren, Phillip Kneupper and wife Kristin, Todd Leibovitz and wife Amanda, Kristie Mondin and Jason Mondin; great-grandchildren, Kayson De La Garza, Kouper Kneupper, Kylar Kneupper; siblings, Johnnie Mondin, Kenneth (Tiny) Mondin , Jo Carolyn Harborth and husband Leslie, Hilmar Louis Mondin and wife Margaret, and Helen Agnes Wall and husband Bob; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Our community has lost a “Cow Catcher Extraordinaire and a True Cowboy” and he will be sorely missed. Serving as pallbearers will be Phillip Kneupper, Todd Leibovitz, Jason Mondin, Chad Mondin, Shane Mondin and Sidney Mondin. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommy Mckinny, Skippy Matthies, Roger Bierstedt, Donnie Brady, Tuddy Dietz, Johnny Harborth, Paul Wilke and John Allen Bauchmann. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155.

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