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Alan Ray Mitsdarffer

Alan Ray Mitsdarffer, 64, of Katy, Texas passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 with his wife by his side.

Alan was born October 22, 1954 in Champaign, Illinois to Charles and Maxine Mitsdarffer. He graduated from The College of William and Mary in 1976 where he played collegiate baseball and majored in Geology. He also received a Master's in Geology from Texas A&M University. Alan worked as a Petroleum and Environmental Geologist for 43 years. While working and living in Tyler, Texas he met his future wife, Terrie Boman Mitsdarffer, and on August 21, 1982, they married in Quitman, Texas in the home of Travis and Geneva Boman.

Alan was an avid sports fan, especially baseball, where his favorite teams were the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros. His favorite pastimes included watching old westerns, reading the Sunday comics, quizzing family and friends on obscure trivia, playing card games, going on long road trips, and playing ball with the dogs. He never failed to impart advice and his love of geology on his daughters, who in turn both entered the oil industry. Alan was a true family man; his first thoughts were always of his wife and daughters.

Alan is survived by his wife of 36 years, Terrie; daughters, Kelsey (Joshua) Willoughby and McKensie Mitsdarffer; sister, Susan Underbrink, and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Maxine. Alan was a loving father, husband, brother, and friend to everyone.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 AM on Monday, April 29, 2019 at Lowe Funeral Home, 1102 E. Goode Street, Quitman, TX 75783, with funeral services beginning at 10:30 AM. Alan will be laid to rest at Myrtle Springs Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Willoughby, Rick Burks, Ben Burks,

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Ter, Kelsey, and Kensie, Alan loved you guys so much. Always remember that. As a brother he was the best you could have. There for you when he was needed but standing on the sidelines at other times. We didn't always agree but I knew he loved me. He was quiet, loyal, but with a great mind, and he loved him some Bing Crosby. He will be missed by many and we will never forget him. Love you guys I am here for you whatever you need. Hugs Aunt Susan

Susan Underbrink May 14 2019 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to have worked with Alan and I remember McKensie from her doing interns over a couple summers. I am usually not in the office so we don't get to speak much, but Alan and I had a long conversation about our kids and what activities mine were in and what his kids were in when they were young just weeks ago. I could tell he loved talking about his kids the way that I do. He will be missed greatly.

Steven Henry May 8 2019 12:00 AM

Terri I'm so sorry I didn't know about you losing your husband. I'm really sorry to to hear this

Donal Johnson May 1 2019 12:00 AM

Terri, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband passing away. My heart goes out to you and your family. Prayers for all of you.

Judy (Bradshaw) Painter Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

Terrie, his daughters and sister, I am so sorry to hear of Alan's passing. He was such a part of the Rubicon Environmental Family with his working ethic, endless trivia, sharing birthday cake, playing cards and stories (tin or ten - he knows). My sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Thesia Krajewski Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Allen. Peace and comfort to all of the family.

Deborah Poff Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts an prayers are with you during this difficult time. Let light perpetual shine upon him.🙏🏻🙏🏻

Sonya Shannon Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

Terrie Lynn, So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Kyle & Linda Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

I just want to express my sympathy and sorrow in the passing of Alan. He was so much part of our "Rubicon Environmental Family" - working, laughing, speaking endlessly of trivia, sharing birthday cakes and just being Alan (tin or ten - he knows about that argument). We will miss him dearly. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Thesia Krajewski Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

Terrie, you and the girls will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Alan was a joy to have as coworker for many years. I will miss and think of him often.

Blaine Vallot Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

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