RICHLAND SPRINGS Funeral services for Richard F. Stengel, 71, of Holt, will be at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Richland Springs with Brother Barry Fikes officiating and Father Mark Stengel assisting. Burial will follow at the Varga Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 9 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Richland Springs.

He died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at his ranch.

He was born March 20, 1936, the son of Edward and Christine Stengel in Rhineland. He was married to Donna Selman on July 27, 2004, in Medina County. He served in the U.S. Army and was a 21-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department, working as a patrolman, and later in the police crime lab where he began his duties as a firearm and tool mark examiner. After retiring, he went to work for the Bexar County Forensic Science Center as a Firearm and Tool Mark Examiner. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richland Springs.

Survivors include his wife Donna K. Stengel of Holt; two sons, Richard E. Stengel of Austin and Robert P. Stengel of San Antonio; two daughters, Annette Cross and her husband Finis of Pflugerville, and Christine Inman of San Antonio; three grandchildren; four brothers, Father Mark Stengel, O.S.B. of Subiaco Abbey, Ark., Charles and James Stengel of Paris, Ark., and Kenneth Stengel of Ratcliff, Ark.; and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church in Richland Springs.