In Loving Memory

George L. Rhodes

George L. Rhodes
January 6, 1935
August 14, 2020
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George L. Rhodes, 85, of Brenham passed from his earthly life on August 14, 2020

Visitation will be from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 16 in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for George L. Rhodes of Brenham will be held private at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville with Rev. Karen Buck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

George L. Rhodes was born January 6, 1935, to Claude and Minnie Rummel Rhodes of
Somerville. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville by Pastor R.J. Weber. George was married to Esther Fischer on November 25, 1964, at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville by Pastor R.J. Weber. Esther preceded him in death on September 5, 1974.

On March 14, 1975, he married Hortense Buerger Randermann at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville by Rev. Dale Cerney. Hortense preceded him in death on November 13, 2009. George was educated in the Somerville school district. George was employed at Huntsville State Prison System as a prison guard, Maddox Furniture Manufacturing as an upholsterer, CocaCola Bottling Company as a truck driver, and retired after 26 years as a truck driver for Brenham Wholesale Grocery and was also the owner of Hillcrest Beauty Shop and George’s Woodworks where he enjoyed many years of making patio furniture for people. He was known as the swing man to all his friends and customers.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law Marla & Jeff Maitland and Dawn & Curtis Konieczny all of Brenham; granddaughters and the loves of his life are Brianna Maitland of Dallas, Arabella Maitland of Brenham, and Brooke Konieczny of San Antonio; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Marvin & Esther Mae Fischer, Walline & George Lorenz of Brenham, Evelyn & Luther Draehn of Copeland, Gerdine & Wilford Blome, Calvin Wehmeyer, and Marjorie Heckmann all of Brenham and numerous nieces and nephews.

George was preceded in death by his wives, parents, grandparents, sister Rose Nemec and her husband Tony Nemec, brothers-in-law Ken Aderhold and Fred Heckman, sister-in-law Dorothy Wehmeyer, and nephew K.J. Aderhold.

Pallbearers will be his nephews Bob Aderhold, Kevin Draehn, Bradley Fischer, Mark Lehmann, Brian Lorenz, Kim Mueller, Robert Ziese, and Scotty Luetge.

In lieu of remembrances, memorials can be made to Zion Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank Argent Court of Brenham, Dr. Simons, and his special girls at Texas Home Health for their care over the years.