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Official Obituary of

David Connett Habluetzel

March 18, 1946 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

David Habluetzel Obituary

Aransas Pass – Captain David Connett Habluetzel passed away February 17, 2024. He was 77.

Dave was born March 18, 1946 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Barbara Jean (Connett) and Jack Edward Habluetzel. A life so strongly lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please join us to mourn the passing of “Love Muffin”, Papa Dave, Big Dave, Captain Dave, Doc Tiny “Lurch”. He passed away at Spohn Hospital due to a massive brain bleed.

David is preceded in death by his parents: Dr. Jack E. (DVM) and Barbara Habluetzel.

He is survived by a host of family and friends. His wife of 29 years: Martha Metcalf Habluetzel; siblings: Rita Hardy (Bob) and Dan Habluetzel (Cynthia) all from Ingleside, Texas, Jackie (Donnie) Heinrich from New Braunfels; step-children: Mike Deyo (Emel) from Aransas Pass, Texas, Matthew Deyo (Marina) from Dripping Springs, Alicia Halle (Kyle) from Devils Lake, North Dakota; grandchildren: Shelby Jo Deyo, Katlyn Marie Deyo, Madi Deyo, Jordan Deyo, Allison Halle, Meagan Halle, Aurora Deyo, Michael Deyo, Jr., Kaden Halle, Dylan Halle, Sue Ellen Deyo, Athena Deyo; nieces and nephews: Clayton Bownds, Camron Cox, Rebecca Heinrich, Dr. Dave Heinrich, Jacob Habluetzel, Ashton Habluetzel, Justin Hodge and Travis Hodge; former wife: Nancy (Bane) Habluetzel of 21 years of marriage; sister-in-law: Bonnie Hodge; many cousins and friends.

David Connett Habluetzel was a Corpsman in the Navy, assigned to the Marines. He was a double Purple Heart Vietnam Veteran.

Forget the flowers and bring a hand-held flag.

Please join us for an informal patriotic celebration of life.

Visitation will begin Sunday, February 25, 2024, 10:30 AM at the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, Aransas Pass. The Funeral Service will be held the same morning, 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Brother Joshua Surginer officiating. A reception for all will follow, 12:00 noon, at the Aransas Pass Moose Lodge, 2740 FM 2725, Aransas Pass, Texas.

Patriot Guard will provide flags at Resthaven Funeral Home and at the Moose Lodge, where a 21-gun salute will be held.

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Arrangements and care entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Aransas Pass.

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February 25, 2024

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Resthaven Funeral Home
1345 S. Commercial
Aransas Pass, TX 78336

Funeral Service
February 25, 2024

11:00 AM
Resthaven Funeral Home
1345 S. Commercial
Aransas Pass, TX 78336

February 25, 2024

12:00 PM
Moose Lodge 2063
2740 FM 2725 Rd. N
Aransas Pass, TX 78336


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