Edmund Reinhard, 84

Edmund Reinhard was born January 7, 1919, at home in Marion, Texas to Herman and Agusta Hoese Reinhard. Edmund was the second youngest of 6 children. He was baptized May 9, 1920 and confirmed September 3, 1933, at Redeemer Evangelical Church in Zuehle. On August 30, 1941, he married Ruby Dietert. She preceded him in death on March 5, 1987. Edmund and Ruby farmed in Guadalupe County all of their married life. This instilled a great love of stewardship of the land for their only son, Stan. Edmund also worked for Baenzinger’s Grocery Store in the meat market. In January 1995 he suffered a stroke, which followed with rehab in Warm Springs at Bastrop. Then in November 1995 he moved to Brady and lived there until the time of his death. He died Tuesday afternoon, April 10, 2001, at Brady, TX. Edmund was a quiet, gentle man who loved to fish, bowl and drink a beer. He also enjoyed playing dominos and Skat. He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ, Herrman Son’s Lodge #143 and the Zorn Bowling Club. We may never know exactly what kept Edmund going for over two years, but a small glimpse came when he told one of the nurses that God told him He wasn’t ready to take him because he still had work to do there. This quiet, gentle man with beautiful blue eyes and a wonderful smile showed great love for his fellow man. That smile is what kept us going as we watched his body wither away. God taught us what a special man Edmund is. The word “is” is used because he lives today with our heavenly Father. Family members include: his son, Stan Reinhard and wife, Elaine, of Brady, TX; grandsons, Steven Reinhard and wife, Shan Bryant, of Winter Park, FL and Daniel Reinhard of Dallas; a brother, Theo Reinhard and wife, Margie, of Marion, TX; two sisters, Margaret Braune and husband, William, of San Marcos; and Hilda Weller of Fort Worth; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. The service was held at Goetz Funeral Home, 11:00 AM, Good Friday, April 13, 2001 at 713 N. Austin Street, Seguin, TX. The service was conducted by Pastor Troy Rife of Christ the King Church in Mason.

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