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Charles Eugene Aeschbacher, 76, husband of Verena (Schilling) Aeschbchaer, passed away April 25, 2011 in Scott and White Hospital in Brenham.

Carl Aeschbacher was born May 11, 1934 in Zurich, Switzerland to Eugene Charles and Bertha (Mueller) Aeschbacher. He was awarded a degree in Architecture in Switzerland, and later continued his studies in Denmark.

On April 4, 1959, he was married to Verena Schilling in a 12th century chapel on the Rhine River. In 1962, he emigrated to the United States and joined Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Architects and Engineers, in New York City. He worked in the design department and took responsibility for assignments for several large, commercial construction projects in the U.S., including some in Texas, Great Southern Life Insurance, First City Bank Center, Tandy Center in Forth Worth. .  He also worked in Europe, and spent 3 years in South Africa. Later, he joined the local architects of S. I. Morris in Houston and was responsible for the Glassell Art School, Brown and Root Headquarter, Victoria Bank and Trust in Victoria.  He designed the Swiss Consulate in Houston and the Swiss consular residence.  He started to enjoy weekends in the Austin County area before retiring to his ranch in Nelsonville.

Memberships included the AIA (American Institute of Architects), Board member of Bellville General Hospital and the Live Oak Art Center in Columbus, past President of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce.  In addition, he served as past president of the Bellville Historical Society and was a member of the Cat Spring Agricultural Society.

Survivors include his wife, Verena Aeschbacher of Bellville, son, Peter John Aeschbacher of State College, PA., wife Gaby Winquist, granddaughter, Sofia Aeschbachaer, as well as his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews who reside in Switzerland.

A celebration of his life was held Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Bellville Methodist Church.

Contributions in his memory can be made to The James Dick Foundation, for the Gardens or for Music, P. O. Box 89, Round Top, TX. 78954, to Bellville Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 977, Bellville TX 77418, the Bellville Historical Society, P.O. Box 67, Bellville TX 77418, or to any favorite charity.

Arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit
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