Clarence Eben of Brenham, Texas, age 78, passed away on January 25, 2021 at Baylor Scott and White hospital in College Station, Texas from Covid-19 complications. He was born on July 17, 1942 at home in the Welcome community, the son of Harry and Agnes (Kaase) Eben. He was baptized and confirmed at Welcome Lutheran Church and attended that church until he married. He was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church since 1972.
He attended the Welcome School and graduated from Belleville High School in May 1961. He was employed as a business representative at Southwestern Bell in Brenham, Texas until 1982. He then joined Aid Associations for Lutherans as a financial advisor (later renamed Thrivent) and worked there until his retirement in 2012. He enjoyed working with his clients who all felt like friends.
On June 14, 1969, he married Carol Wiesepape. They were married for over 51 years and were blessed with daughters Catherine and Cynthia. He loved his family and was proud of them. He enjoyed doing things with them and for them, from attending countless dance or piano recitals, band and choir concerts to helping with museum exhibits and all those “need your help dad” things that generate funny stories and great memories.
He liked to travel – AAL conferences, big trips, little trips, or golf weekends with friends. Spending time in the country, gardening, golfing, card group gatherings to play pitch and share a meal, listening to polka music, and enjoying meals out were some of his favorite activities with friends and family. He greatly enjoyed many afternoons hanging out with neighbors just sharing stories
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Leslie Eben, infant brother Daniel Eben, nephew Terry Eben, and parents-in-law Henry and Martha Wiesepape.
Clarence is survived by his wife Carol, daughter and son-in-law Catherine and Richard Rowell, daughter Cynthia Eben, sister-in-law Nellie Eben, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ralph and Claudia Wiesepape, aunts-in-law Hildegard Brinkmeyer and Dolores Meier, nieces and nephews Lorne and Lori Eben, Brian and Lisa Eben, Mary Eben, Robert and Stephanie Wardlaw, and Jason and Jamie Wiesepape, and several great nieces and nephews.
Viewing and Visitation will be Monday February 1 from 7 am to 7 pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham. A memorial service will be held on February 4 at Christ Lutheran Church at 2:00 p.m. It will be live-streamed on Christ Lutheran Church’s YouTube channel (ChristBrenham). Memorials may be directed to Christ Lutheran Church or charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833.
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