Ralph J. Streckfuss, the son of John Martin and Louise Kellner Streckfuss, was born March 26, 1920 in Dallas, Texas. He grew up and attended school in Dallas. From 1938-1941 he attended the University of Texas in Austin where he majored in Chemical Engineering. In 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country during World War II as a Pharmacist Mate until 1944. From 1944 - December 1945, he served as an Ensign. After Ralph's honorable discharge, he attended Poly Tech in Rustin, LA as a PreMed Major before transferring to SMU in Dallas. In 1947, he graduated from SMU with a Bachelor of science Degree in Pre-Med. On June 5, 1948 he was united in marriage with Evelyn Moore in Belton, Texas. They made their home in Tyler, Texas until 1956 when they moved to Brookshire. A member of Memorial Lutheran Church in Katy, Ralph was employed as a hospital medical supply sales man for a number of years. He was the grandson of J.G. Kellner, who plotted the first town of Kellner which is now known as Brookshire. For 47 years, Ralph kept very precise rainfall records in the area. He passed away Saturday, March 5 in Katy Hospital at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Evelyn Streckfuss of Brookshire; children: Fred Martin Streckfuss of Brookshire, John Robert Streckfuss and his wife, Linda, of Bellville, Betty McCormick and her husband, Ricky, of Sealy, and Anita Jeanette Bruck and her husband, Mike of McKinney; and 8 grandchildren; Audrey and Madison Streckfuss, Candice and Emma McCormick, and Annie, Ella, Adam and Hannah Bruck. He is also survived by his brother: Harold Streckfuss of Cypress; sister: Marie Richburg of Austin; and many other friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Louise Barnes. Funeral Service was held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Brookshire with Pastor Mel Newman officiating. Internment followed at 3:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston. In lieu of usual remembrances, friends may make memorial gifts to the charity of their choice. Funeral arrangements were by the Schmidt Funeral Home.
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