Lewis E. Bregenzer


The funeral for Lewis E. Bregenzer, 94 will be at 10:00 AM Thursday December 29, 2022 at First Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Shane Bennett. Burial will follow at Hennessey Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home. 

Lewis was born in Hennessey on October 31, 1928 to Lewis O. and Fannie Crosson Bregenzer and died Thursday December 22, 2022 at his home in Hennessey.

He graduated from Hennessey High School in 1946 and worked as parts manager at Willard Watson Chevrolet in Hennessey prior to serving in the US Army during the Korean conflict from 1951-1953. Lewis married Alyce Ritz in Enid on February 27, 1955.

Lewis opened Hennessey Auto Supply in 1965 which is still in operation today. 

He was a member of First Baptist Church, the Gideons, Hennessey Powder and String Club, and the American Legion.

Lewis is survived by his wife Alyce of the home, three daughters Patti Jones and husband David, Janelle Riddle and husband Tim, all of Hennessey; Joyce Griffith and husband Scott of Glenpool; one son Mark Bregenzer and wife Valerie of Hennessey; ten grandchildren Trisha Jackson, Philip Jones, Kendal Choate, Whtiney Hauser, Callan Meek, Erin Thrash, Austin Edsel, Mallory Harms, Jacob Griffith, Haley Griffith and nine great-grandchildren.

Lewis was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to First Baptist Church with the funeral home serving as custodian of the funds.

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