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Funeral services for Raymond A. Priesmeyer, 91, of Bellville were held on
Sunday, October 24, 2004 from St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville with the
Rev. Jennie Jones officiating. Interment was at Salem Lutheran Cemetery near
Brenham. Serving as pallbearers were Kevin Priesmeyer, David Butler, Don
Hanks, Steven Rejcek, Michael Clamon and Jeff Prokop.
Born in Wesley, Raymond was the son of Henry and Ella Struckmeyer
Priesmeyer. He was raised and attended school in Wesley. Raymond was
baptized on December 8, 1913 at home and was confirmed on March 24, 1929 in
On December 22, 1945, Raymond was joined in marriage to the former Miss
Viola Sommerfeld with a ceremony held at Salem Lutheran Church. Raymond was
one of the owners of Priesmeyer Bros. along with his brothers, H.F. and
Erwin. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Millheim Hall and Kenny
Agriculture Society.
Raymond A. Priesmeyer died October 21, 2004 in Bellville.
His survivors include his daughters, Geneva Butler of Livingston and Gale
Priesmeyer of Bellville; sons, Raymond H. Priesmeyer and wife Betty of Cat
Spring and Kenneth Priesmeyer of Bellville.
Also, grandchildren, Sheryl and Don Hanks, David Butler, Amy and Steve
Rejcek, Lisa and Michael Clamon, Kevin and Robin Priesmeyer, Beth and Jeff
Prokop; great-grandchildren, Jennifer, JoAnna, Tyler and Stephen Hanks,
Bryan Butler, Derek and Brett Rejcek, Forest Clamon and wife Destiny,
Kristin Clamon, Taylor and Morgan Priesmeyer and Dillon Prokop;
Additionally, sisters-in-law, Laverna Priesmeyer, Katherine Priesmeyer, Weda
Pruess, Erline Sommerfeld; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bertha and John
Kruse; brother-in-law, Ervin Sommerfeld, special friends and caregiver,
Braeg Steward, Claudale Phillips and Aileen Kukendall; and numerous nieces,
nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Ella Priesmeyer; wife,
Viola Preismeyer, son-in-law, Carroll Butler; brothers, H.F. and Erwin
Priesmeyer; sister, Iona Wilhelmsen Surovik; numerous sisters-in-law and
brothers-in-law; and first wife, Olga Thielemann Priesmeyer.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church and Retreat
Center, 520 N. Holland, Bellville, TX 77418 or Salem Evangelical Lutheran
Cemetery Fund, 15600 Salem Road, Brenham, TX 77833.
Funeral services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels,

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