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Wilmer Samuel (Bill) Lose was born April 10,1928, in Fort Worth, the son of
Esther (Hollars) and Fred Lose.
He attended Fort Worth and Handley schools.
He died peacefully Oct. 28. 2007, with his family at his side.
Bill married Mary Buckmaster Aug. 25,1950.
He is survived by wife of 57 years; son John Lose of Dallas; daughter and
son-in-law Beth and Ronny Huckabee of Katy; two granddaughters Brittanii and
Caylii Huckabee; one grandson, Conrad Huckabee; brother- and sister-in-law
James and Thea Buckmaster of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.
Bill began learning the cabinet making trade when he was 12 and working with
his father. Later Bill and his father opened Lose Cabinet Shop in Port
Worth. In 1960, Bill and Mary went to Papua, New Guinea as Lutheran lay
missionaries. There, Bill taught the young men aspects of home and furniture
construction, and they built Madang Memorial Church in honor of World War II
In 1977, the Loses moved from Houston to Bellville, where Bill again
established Lose Cabinet Shop.
He was active in church work in Fort Worth, Houston and Bellville.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother and father, sisters Peggy Cozzens
and Frances Hudgens, and brother James Lose.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the ELCA World
Hunger Program through St. John Lutheran Church of Bellville, or to the St.
John Lutheran Church memorial fund or a charity of your choice.
Pallbearers were Bill Lyth, Doug Kloss, Ernie Vincik, Dennis Landua, LeRoy
Grebe Jr., and Ernest Platte.
Posted by Joy Neely


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