Alvin M. Wiederkehr – or Al or “The Gray Fox” - grew up in the small town of Freer, Texas and after graduating high school he attended Texas A&I where in 1947 he received his Bachelor’s degree in science and minors in chemistry, physics, and math. I should mention that he graduated in just 3 years. After graduation he joined the Navy and held the rank of Lieutenant J.G. serving in Europe and the Pacific. After his time in the Navy Al returned to Kingsville where he earned a degree in Natural Gas Engineering. After graduation, he joined Magnolia Petroleum which later became Mobil Oil then went on to work for Southern Union Company in 1952. In 1972 he founded Supron Energy from which he retired in 1982. Not content to be retired Al soon became president of Southern Union Exploration. He continued to work as a consultant until his passing in 1997. Mr. Wiederkehr was very active in many professional societies and known for his generosity to many charitable organization to which he gave anonymously. Al and his wife Ruth raised three daughters, Barbara, BB, and Susan, and two stepsons, Don and Michael. I ask that Al’s family join me in the presentation of a plaque commemorating his induction into the Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame.

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