Obituary: Gerald Steindorff

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Gerald Steindorff peacefully made the transition to eternal rest on June 17, 2014, while at home and in the loving company of his family. Born in Woodsboro, Refugio County, TX on August 25, 1945, Gerald grew up working on the family farm on Steindorf Road until he left home to attend Texas A&M University. While at Texas A&M, Gerald studied civil engineering, earned his boots in the Aggie Corps of Cadets, and played on the Texas A&M basketball team. He received his BS in civil engineering in 1967 and thereafter began his career working for Exxon. While with Exxon, Gerald served as a project manager on the Arco/Exxon Prudhoe Bay facilities, and also was involved in the design and installation of oil and gas production facilities for Exxon, worldwide. Gerald joined Gulf Interstate Engineering Co. in 1976 as vice president of Venezuelan Operations based in Caracas, Venezuela, taking responsibility for all engineering and technical activities in the areas of pipeline and production facilities design and project management for Ingeneria Petroleo Gas S.A. In 1987 Gerald started his own full service engineering firm, Pro Plus Inc. Pro Plus Inc. and Gerald’s work as an engineer were his pride. Whether it was providing design and construction services on a pipeline or a natural gas gathering and compression system, Gerald made utmost efforts to always deliver not just professional services, but also to add the “plus” to every project, as he and Pro Plus Inc. serviced the energy industry from the wellhead to the end user for the next 27 years. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Gerhard and Dora Steindorf. He is survived by his wife, Amy Thompson Steindorff, and two children, Clint Steindorff (Sharen); and Emily Steindorff Allen (Ross); his three grandchildren, Shelby Steindorff, Averi Allen and Easton Allen; his brother, Eldon Steindorf (Anna); nephews, Stephen Steindorf (Kim), and Chris Caldwell; niece, Joanna Mason (Perry); grandnieces, Kennedy Steindorf, Perri Mason and Brandi Shaddock; and grandnephew, Jackson Steindorf. In addition, Gerald leaves behind many devoted extended family members, friends and colleagues who cherish the memories of his incredible accomplishments and the good times they shared with him.