November 2, 1941
February 25, 2019
Rufus Lange, 77, of Brenham, passed away on February 25, 2019.
Visitation with the family will be Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019, at 10:00am, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Gay Hill. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pastor Skip Stutts will officiate.
Rufus was born on November 2, 1941, to Rufus Sr. and Annie (Koehne) Lange, both of Brenham. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He was confirmed by Pastor Paul Fischer on April 14, 1957; his confirmation verse was Psalm 1:1.
Rufus was united in marriage to Gladys Mertins on February 1, 1969, at Grace Lutheran Church. Rufus and Gladys were blessed with a daughter, Teresa. They made their home in Brenham. Rufus was employed at the Somerville Tie Plant. He spent over 30 years there, working mainly as a forklift operator.
In their retirement they moved to the country and returned to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where they became active members. Rufus served on the church council and generously volunteered his time whenever possible. Rufus was also a member of the Sons of Hermann and the Gay Hill Fire Department.
Rufus loved the outdoors, especially fishing and tending his vegetable garden. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Rufus is survived by: loving wife of 50 years, Gladys; daughter Teresa and husband Mike Moudry; grandchildren Mikey, Chandler, and Tara Moudry; great-granddaughter Avery Moudry; nieces and nephews Lisa Rosner, Jennifer DeChant, Gregory Rosner, Jermey Wright; sister Pearlie Rosner; and brother-in-law Cecil Wright and wife Lea.
Rufus is preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Sr. and Annie Lange; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jimmie and Bea Mertins, Barbara Wright, and Joe Rosner.
Pallbearers will be Mikey Moudry, Chandler Moudry, Mark Mantey, Gary Stelter, Greg Rosner, Jermey Wright, Curtis Rodenbeck, and Bradley Fischer. Honorary Pallbearer will be Tara Moudry.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Rufus to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Gay Hill, 8201 Old Gay Hill Road, Brenham, TX 77833.
Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.