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Harry Charles Tondre


Harry Charles "Happy" Tondre Sr., 73, of Bandera, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, at his residence surrounded by family. He was born in San Antonio on Feb. 25, 1941 to Nicholas and Hertha Tondre.
Harry married Joyce Tondre on Oct. 12, 1963, in San Antonio.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joyce Tondre; children, Laura Cardenaz and her husband, Larry, of Cache, Oklahoma; and Michelle Cummings and her husband, Brad; Chuck Tondre and Leela; and Chad Tondre, all of Bandera; sisters, Gladys Clark and her husband, Charles, of Castroville; Darlene Glover and her husband, Kelly, of San Antonio; Marjorie Wagner and her husband, Bill, of Mico; and Patricia Richards and her husband, Rich, of San Antonio; brothers, John Tondre and his wife, Marge; Frank Tondre and Terry; and James Tondre and his wife, Nanette, all of San Antonio; and Gary and his wife, Dixie, of Walters, Oklahoma. Harry also has 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren that he absolutely adored.
Harry was predeceased by his parents.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 20, at Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera with Pastor Russ Lambert officiating. Burial followed at Bandera Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jesse Cardenaz, Charles Tondre, Allan Cardenaz, Larry Cardenaz, James Carnes Jr, Brad Cummings Sr., Brad Cummings Jr. and James Perez.
The Tondre family wishes to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Jaafar, the staff at Bandera Family Practice and River Side Hospice.
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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.