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Ronnie Lee Pohlmeyer

February 2, 1943 ~ September 2, 2020 (age 77)

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Ronnie Lee Pohlmeyer, 77, of Brenham, TX entered into eternal rest on September 2, 2020 in Brenham, TX.

Ron was born on February 2, 1943 in Brenham, TX, the son of Reinhardt and Edna Lueckemeyer Pohlmeyer. He was baptized on March 21, 1943 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Sandy Hill. On June 30, 1957, Ron was confirmed by Rev. Ziehe at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. He graduated from Brenham High School in 1960 and Blinn College in 1962.Ron and Barbara Ann Tiemann started dating in high school and united in marriage on August 19, 1962 at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Wallace Marth. A year later in 1963, they became parents to a daughter, Shelley Lynn. In 1967, Ron and Barbara welcomed their son, Ronald Craig Pohlmeyer, and completed their family of four.

Ron had many accomplishments during his working years. In 1964, he graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College with a degree in Agriculture Education. He was an inspector of nursing homes for the State Health Department based in Houston for five years. He then joined Autumn Hills Corp. where he was employed for twenty years as Vice President and General Manager. He served as President of the Houston Chapter of the Texas Nursing Home Association. They made their home in Houston, TX until 1986 when they returned to Brenham to build Gazebo Terrace Convalescent Center where he served as President and Co-Owner until 2013 when he retired.

Ron found great purpose and joy through tending to his cattle, shredding a back pasture in his tractor, tinkering in the barn, and spending mornings enjoying breakfast among friends. He was an active member of his church, St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Sandy Hill, where he attended as a young boy and eventually returned in his adult years. Ron loved the Lord and served Him daily. His family will cherish the memories they had with him at the ranch while they rode along with Ron to check cattle, Saturdays smoking a brisket, and the annual Christmas duck hunt. He was a mentor to his grandchildren and family and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-eight years, Barbara Tiemann Pohlmeyer, one daughter, Shelley Pohlmeyer Estes and fiancé Randall Beaman of Spicewood, one son, Ronald Craig Pohlmeyer and wife Melissa of Cypress, grandchildren Tanner Lee Estes and wife Laura of Marble Falls, Makenzie Sierra Shockey and husband Austin Shockey of Leander, Kennedy Ann Pohlmeyer, Kamryn Renee Pohlmeyer, and Ross Craig Pohlmeyer of Cypress; great-grandchildren, Braylon Laike Shockey and Lacie Mae Shockey of Leander, and Everly Rose Estes of Marble Falls; sisters and brother-in-law, Joy and Bob Chappell and Carol and Larry Koch of Brenham; sister-in-law, Pat Meyer of Brenham; nieces and nephews, Warren and Jacy Niemeyer, Jon and Stefanie Chappell; Tina Burkhead, Keith and Draehn, Alexander Niemeyer, Gunther Niemeyer, Carmen Niemeyer, Dylan Draehn and Dawson Draehn.

Ron was preceded in death by parents Reinhardt and Edna Pohlmeyer, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Martin and Irene Tiemann; and brother-in-law, Felix Meyer.

Pallbearers will be Jon Chappell, Greg Allen, Keith Draehn, Kyle Krause, Eddie Newman, Tommy Ripley, Warren Niemeyer, and Kevin Barrow.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 5, 2020 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Sandy Hill with Rev. Kris Brower officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery. For those who so desire, memorials may be given to St. Matthew Lutheran Church at Sandy Hill.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing will be encouraged and face masks will be required at the service.

The family will receive guests at Memorial Oaks Chapel at 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 4, 2020.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX, 77833.


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St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Sandy Hill
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  • 8819 FM 2621
    Brenham, Texas 77833

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Prairie Lea Cemetery
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  • 1004 Prairie Lea St.
    Brenham, Texas 77833

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