Kenneth C. Goessler
November 3, 1937
November 8, 2017
Kenneth Carl Goessler, 80, passed away November 8, 2017 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in College Station.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Sunday, November 12, in Brenham Memorial Chapel.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, November 13, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Brenham with interment following in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Kenneth was born November 3, 1937 to Clarence and Lydia (Kramer) Goessler in Washington County. He was named a 4-H Gold Star, as were his 4 sisters. Kenneth graduated from Brenham High School in 1955, and was named “Best All Around Athlete” that year. He then attended Texas Lutheran College on a football scholarship.
He served our country in the United States Army.
Kenneth worked as a herdsman at Willow Springs Ranch in Burton, showing Brangus cattle. He was later employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Brenham as a supervisor. Many will remember that he was at the post office on April 15 every year to postmark tax returns before the deadline at midnight.
Kenneth loved the Aggies and sports in general. He played softball at Mound Hill, and coached Little League for many years. His 1969 All Star team won the Texas championship and traveled to Florida. Kenneth was also involved in Washington County Church Softball, was a high school baseball umpire, and bowled in the Tuesday Night All Star League for over 50 years.
He loved Brenham and Washington County, serving in many ways. He was chairman of the City of Brenham Parks Advisory Board for 16 years. Kenneth was also the first Addressing Coordinator for Washington County. As a volunteer, he drove many miles on county roads to name them and assign addresses to facilitate implementation of the 9-1-1 system. He was a past member of the Elks Lodge, and had also served his church as a Eucharistic minister, head usher, and money counter.
His loving family includes: wife Esther; daughter Kathleen “Kat” Weiss; grandchildren Erik Weiss (Ashlea) and Rachel Weiss; sisters Marilyn Hembrock (Richard), Lois Holle (Tommy), Joy Fuchs (Wayne); brother-in-law Wallace Dahmann (Darleen); uncle Edgar Kramer (Clarice); aunt Mildred Richter; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Gloria Dahmann, son-in-law Bill Weiss and numerous aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers will be: nephews, Doyle Dahmann, Michael Fuchs, Landry Fuchs and Jean Ragusa; and great nephews, Justice McCord and Rollin Ogrodowicz.
Memorials are requested to Brazos Valley Young Life, Attn: Consol, 1103 Anderson, #101, College Station, Texas 77840, and St. Mary’s Praise Choir.
Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611 To share tributes, visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com .