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Raymond Wegner

February 19, 1937 — November 15, 2021


Raymond Wegner, age 84 of Brenham, Texas passed away Monday, November 15, 2021. Memorial Services will be held December 11, 2021 at Abiding Word Lutheran Church, 464 Oak Tree Crossing Drive, Brenham, Texas. Raymond was born February 19, 1937 in Zionsville (Brenham) Texas, to Fred and Alma Rust Wegner. He was baptized April 11, 1937 AT Zionsville Lutheran Church, and confirmed April 7, 1952 at St John’s Lutheran, Prairie Hill, TX by Pastor Paul Gogolin.

He met the love of his life, Patsy Ruth Jackson-Coffer, at St John’s Lutheran one Sunday in June, 1959. They only had 2 real dates but faithfully wrote letters to each other daily until they were married on March 27, 1960 at Zion Lutheran Church in Houston, by the Reverend George Reck.

He and Patsy moved with all they owned in a small Mercury car to Lawton, OK the day after they were married and found a place to live the following day at sundown. Raymond faithfully served in the Army at Ft Sill, OK from 1959 to 1961. He then moved back to Brenham and was in the Army Reserves until he received an Honorable discharge in 1965 as an E5 Staff Sgt.

Raymond was a carpenter for his remaining career, specializing in single-family homes. He worked for Walter Thielemann for many years until he and Patsy started Raymond Wegner Construction in 1974. Operating out of their business on Hwy 105, they built many homes in Brenham and the surrounding area until they moved to Colorado in the summer of 1985. They opened Wegner Properties, Inc. in Pagosa Springs and again built homes, some commercial facilities, and performed property management and real estate sales. After 19 years in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, they moved back to Brenham in 2004.

Raymond was a faithful man to his Lord and served in a variety of Lutheran church positions including; Treasurer in 1965 at St John’s of Prairie Hill, Treasurer of the Men’s Brotherhood and Chairman of the Congregation, also at Prairie Hill, from 1980-1982, and President of the Congregation at Our Savior in Pagosa Springs from 1995-1996. He was also a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and attended Bible Class every Sunday. In 2011, he and Patsy and around 50 people formed a new Lutheran Church in Brenham called Abiding Word Lutheran (LCMC and NALC) where he served on the 1st Council and the Call Committee who called the First Pastor of that church, Pastor Martin Moore.

Raymond was fun-loving and enjoyed making people laugh by his jokes. When he lived at Prairie Hill, he and his wife raised cattle, always had gardens, sometimes a horse, dogs, and cats. He had a German Shepherd who inspected each newborn family member when they came home from the Hospital, forever after forming a bond and protecting the child. Raymond enjoyed watching his children riding their motorcycles up and down in the gullies in the back of the home in Prairie Hill. He always took the family hunting deer in the Hill Country of Texas and in East Texas. He loved to fish and taught his children how to fish as well. He even helped coach a boys Little League team one year. He and Patsy played volleyball on the Prairie Hill

Church team and belonged to the Prairie Hill Shooting Club. Raymond was a member of the Brenham Elks Lodge and the Brenham Country Club for a number of years.

Raymond was preceded in death by: Parents Fred and Alma Rust Wegner, sister Edna McKelvey, brother Harold Wegner, brother-in-laws Richard McKelvey, Gus Draeger, and Carroll Webb, sister-in-law JoElla Wegner, father- in-law, Ralph W. Jackson, Jr. and mother-in-laws, Thelma L. Jackson, and Annie B. Coffer. Also many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends.

Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Patsy, Sisters, Helen Draeger,of Burton, Texas, Esther Webb, of Dale, Texas, Weda Campbell, and Jean Wegner both of Brenham, brother, Alfred (Alice) Wegner of College Station, Texas, daughter Sheila Demery of Brenham, sons and their wives Damon (Frances) Wegner of Brenham, Larry Wegner of Fredericksburg, and Christopher (Karla) Wegner of Pleasant View, Utah. He is also survived by granddaughters and their husbands, Lori (Dusty) Kasprowicz, Megan (Collin) Newsome, Stacy Rosenbaum, Christina (Joel Antonio) Gomez, all of Brenham, Heidi Wegner and Hope Wegner, of Nashville, TN, Samantha Wegner, of Fredericksburg, and Reagan Wegner of Pleasant View, Utah. His surviving grandsons are Augustus Wegner of Fredericksburg and Ryan Wegner of Pleasant View, Utah. Great grandchildren include Raelyn Rosenbaum, Paisley Kasprowicz, Antonio Joel Gomez, and Brantley Newsome, all of Brenham; brothers-in-law, James R. Jackson of Port Angeles, WA and Dr. Phillip Campbell of Dallas, TX.  He is also survived by his “Visiting Angel” of nearly 4 years,Veronica Nickerson, of Brenham, his wonderful nurses at Brenham Nursing and Rehab, Brandy Koehne, Samantha Gregory, and Valerie. Also, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial services for Raymond will be held at Abiding Word Lutheran Church, 464 Oak Creek Drive, Brenham on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Lunch and fellowship following at Church.

The family of Raymond would like to thank all those who have prayed for him and their outpouring of love.

In Lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Raymond's memory/honor to the Washington County EMS.

Services are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main St., Brenham, Texas,77833.

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