In Loving Memory

Renate Peter

Renate Peter
May 30, 1935
January 15, 2023
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Renate Peter, age 87 of Brenham, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2023 at Kruse Village.

She was born May 30, 1935, in Berlin, Germany. Her parents were Gunther and Ilse Sanft.

As a young girl, she and her family were refugees during World War II as were many German families.

She arrived in New York at the age of 27 and lived in the United States most of her adult life.

In May 1976, Renate graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Nursing in Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Renate was an active member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham where she was a member of the Tuesday Noon Circle, the Ladies Aid, Bible study groups, choir and various other committees over the years. She volunteered at the Brenham State Supported Living Center for many years.

Renate had a strong Christian faith and was very kind and caring and the very best friend to many. She was an artist with many beautiful oil paintings in her collection. She loved animals and called them her "putzis". She enjoyed classical music, art, completing puzzles and playing cards and dominoes with friends. Renate was very generous in donating to many charities.

Renate's close friends - the Langes, Lehrmanns and Metzgers became family.

A memorial service for Renate will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 305 W. Third St. Brenham, Texas.

Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Share memories at