|Delvin Ernst Beutnagel, age 81 of New Berlin, passed away on February 20, 2018.|
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 3 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Cross Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jim Price officiating. Interment will follow in the Boecker Cemetery. A reception will follow in the New Berlin Community Center. Delvin was born on October 10, 1936 in Guadalupe County to Ernst Fritz and Olga (Vader) Beutnagel. Delvin was a lifetime member of Cross Evangelical and Reformed Church in Seguin, Texas. He attended the Marion Schools. On September 20, 1959 he married Verna Lee Gerth at the St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed Church in Cibolo Texas. Since 1973, Delvin has been a lifetime member of the New Berlin Volunteer Fire Department. He served as Assistant Fire Chief from 1974 to 1991 and was Fire Chief from 1991 to 1998. He later served as a director from 2000 - 2007. In 1992 he served as a member of the State Fireman's and Fire Marshal's Association of Texas. Delvin loved the New Berlin Community and as a resident he served on many committees. He was an active member of the Seguin Hermann Sons Lodge # 37 since 1950. He served on the finance committee and inner guard. He was proud to receive his 60 year pin in 2010 and enjoyed working Bingo at the lodge. He received the Seguin Hermann Sons humanitarian deed and outstanding service award in 1987. He was also a charter member of the Hochheim Prairie Marion Branch No. 37 since 1960. He was a director for the Guadalupe County Farm Bureau in 1992. Delvin was a regular member including Chairman and Vice-chairman of the ASCS from 1985 to 1995. He served on the GVEC Member Information Committee from 1982-1983 and was voted in as a Director of the Guadalupe County Farm Bureau in 1992. For 20 years Delvin played in the Stardusters Band where he played the bass. He and Verna Lee helped start the Couples Country Folks Bunco Club in 1995. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of nearly 57 years, Verna Lee Gerth Beutnagel, his parents, his sister Erline Voigt, and his sister-in-law, Nelda Timmermann and husband Rubie. Survivors include his daughter, Valerie Lea Beutnagel Hartmann and husband Darvin; son, Brian Delvin Beutnagel and wife Tammy; grandchildren, Shayne Douglas Salge, Lindsey Danae Beutnagel, Chelsey Lea Hartmann, Tommy Devin Beutnagel, and Stacey Mae Hartmann; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and many friends. Serving as pallbearers will be James Radtke, Eleazar Herevia, Jr., Clarence Voigt, Randy Schneider, Melvin Strey, and Keith Kunde. Honorary pallbearers will be Shayne Salge, Lindsey Beutnagel, Chelsey Hartmann, Tommy Beutnagel and Stacey Hartmann. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Berlin Fire Department, 8730 FM775, Seguin Texas, 78155 or to Cross Church, 814 N. Bauer, Seguin, Texas, 78155. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.