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Cecil Clarence Peschel was born July 21, 1925, in Industry the son of George F. and Alma Peschel. He grew up and attended school in the Austin County area, graduating from Bellville High School. After high school, Cecil was drafted and served his country in the United States Army.

After his honorable discharge, he returned home and was united in marriage to Ruth Pfeffer on Feb. 26, 1947. Cecil and Ruth made their home in Bellville, where they owned and operated a cleaning and laundry business.

In 1955, they moved to Rosenberg, where they established DeLuxe Cleaners and were in business for over 30 years.

Ruth passed away in 1982.

Cecil sold the business and moved to Bellville in1985 where he began cattle ranching in the New Bremen Community. Soon after, he met Gloria Pfeffer and they made their home together in Bellville for over 20 years. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing and enjoying his lake home in Somerville. He also loved gardening, spending time with his family, working at his ranch and cherished his many dogs over the years.

Cecil passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Houston, at the age of 86. He is survived by his children Vickie Lynn Ward and her husband, Ken, of LaGrange, and Cecil Wayne Peschel and his wife, Linda, of Rosenberg; grandchildren Cinnamon Fuentes and her husband, Adrian, of Richmond, Barkley Peschel and his wife, Jill, of Sugar Land, Anson Ward and his wife, Becky, of Huntsville, Weston Ward of Kerrville, Misty Woolley and her husband, Jeremy, of Missouri City, and Dustin Shelburne, of Dallas. Cecil is also survived by his great grandchildren Satine and Skylar Fuentes, Caden and Gracie Peschel, A.J. Ward, Jackson and Parker Woolley; and special companion Gloria Pfeffer and her family. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Alma Peschel and wife, Ruth Peschel.

Visitation 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Schmidt Funeral Home, Bellville.

Funeral service 10 a.m.  Thursday, March 29, 2012,, Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Amy Haralson, officiating

Interment, Davis Greenlawn Cemetery Rosenberg.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Austin County Unit of the, American Cancer Society, care of Vernice Luhn, 1710 Meissner Road, Bellville, Texas 77418.

Pallbearers: Woody Pfeffer,  Gary Pfeffer,  Duwayne Pfeffer, Barkley Peschel, Anson Ward and Weston Ward.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 610, 12029 hwy 36 South, Bellville, Texas 77418. (979) 865-2424



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