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Dean Arthur Venghaus was born June 15, 1934 in Zimmerscheidt. He passed away
May 29, 2004 in Houston after a brief illness.
Dean attended the Zimmerscheidt School until the eighth grade and then
graduated from Columbus High School in 1951. He married Peggy Lou Faist on
August 22, 1954 at St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm. He lived in the
Zimmerscheidt community his entire life.
Dean worked in the sand and gravel industry with Horton & Horton in
Columbus, Eagle Lake, Victoria, & Seadrift for many years. In 1984, he
started full-time farming and ranching operations.
Dean was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, having served on
the church council for numerous years including the immediate past
president. He was also a member of the Colorado County Farm Bureau Board of
Directors, having previously served as President and Secretary-Treasurer. He
was instrumental in starting Ag in the Classroom for third grade students.
Dean was a charter member of the Frelsburg Volunteer Fire Department. He
served as Election judge of the local precinct and was a member of the
Bernardo Sons of Herman. He also served in the National Guard from 1952
until 1962.
Dean enjoyed working with his cattle, hunting, playing dominoes, and
visiting friends. Most of all, he enjoyed watching his grandchildren¹s
various activities including ball games, concerts, recitals, and drama
He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Emma Brokmeyer Venghaus.
He is survived by his wife Peggy and by son and daughter-in-law Gregory and
Edna Venghaus of Columbus, daughters and son in laws Patti and Steven
Glaeser of Columbus and Donna and Frankie Krumrey of Bellville.
Dean is also survived by seven grandchildren: Jessica Burris, Jennifer
Venghaus, Evan Venghaus, Amanda Glaeser, and Hannah Glaeser, all of
Columbus, Ashley Krumrey and Morgan Krumrey of Bellville.
Also surviving include brother Emmit Venghaus of Columbus and mother-in-law
Frieda Faist of New Ulm.
Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, Tuesday
June 1, 2004 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Mosley officiating. Burial was in
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Frelsburg.
 Pallbearers were Lance Taylor, Ronald Venghaus Jr., Leslie Heinsohn, Leon
Hattermann, Marvin Becker, and Russell Lindquist. Honorary pallbearer was
close friend Eddie Glover.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund in

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