March 14, 1944
March 25, 2021
Arbie Wassermann, 77 of Brenham, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021.
Arbie Richard Wassermann was born March 14, 1944 in Brenham to Emil and Wanda (Konieczny) Wassermann. He was educated in the Brenham Schools and was a 1962 graduate of Brenham High School. On September 28, 1968, Arbie married Loretta Hegefeld at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He began working at Fischer Tile & Floor Company. Arbie was employed then with Brenham Produce Company, where he became part owner and retired in 2004.
Arbie rode in the Salt Grass Trail Ride and was a part of the Long Neck Riders, where he enjoyed being cook. He loved gardening, traveling to Las Vegas and visiting his son and family in Italy, San Diego, and Tennessee. Arbie relished time with his granddaughters, taking them for donuts in the mornings and following their softball games. Arbie proclaimed his proudest moment was attending his son Scott’s retirement of 30 years with the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by parents, wife Loretta, brother Kenneth Wassermann, and brother-in-law Tommy Chambers and nephew Brian Chambers.
Surviving family includes: son Scotty Wassermann and wife Stacy of Bartlett, Tennessee; daughter Kaci Eschete and husband Roan of Brenham; grandchildren “Grandpa” to Billy Dillon, Alyssa Ring, Thornne Wassermann, “Popo” to McGee Eschete, and Kramer Eschete; great-grandchildren, Anabel Ring, Madalena Ring, and Luke Ring (due in May), sister, Margie Chambers, Marcy Hendrickson and husband Henry; nephews Roger Chambers, Lance Chambers, Shawn Hendrickson; niece Metri Poston.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 30 from 7a.m.-7p.m., with family present from 4-6 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, March 31 at 10a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Jovan Saavedra as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The service may be seen on St. Mary Immaculate Conception-Brenham-Facebook.
Pallbearers will be: Roger Chambers, Shawn Hendrickson, Thornne Wassermann, Steven Koehne, Billy Dillon, and Greg Preissinger. Honorary pallbearers will be Reuben Mikeska and Henry Hendrickson.
Memorials are suggested to: All Clear Foundation….supporting first responders.