Tommy Kuno Reeh, 82, of Doss, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 in the Knopp Healthcare and Rehab Center in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Funeral service was Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Harper with Rev. Mike Peinemann officiating.
Graveside services and interment followed in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
He was born in Fredericksburg on April 3, 1930 to Ernst Reeh and Elizabeth Staudt Reeh and was raised in the Pilot Knob community of Gillespie County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernst and Elizabeth Reeh; siblings James Reeh, Kermit Reeh, Elmer Reeh and Dora Reeh and sister-in-law Loretta Reeh.
Tommy is survived by his wife, LaVerne; one brother Robbie Reeh and his spouse Carol of Harper; one sister-in-law, Beverly Reeh of Orange; four children and spouses, Cindy and Art Hansen of Highland Village, Danny and Peggy Reeh of Doss, Joann and Richard Rangel of Harper and Neal and Penny Reeh of Fredericksburg; five grandchildren and spouses, Ben Rangel of Tallahassee, Florida, Kaitlin Rangel, Travis Reeh, Elizabeth and Colby Gardner of Fredericksburg, Kassi and D.J. Cagle of Mountain Home; a brother and spouse, Robbie and Carol Reeh of Harper; and sister-in-law Beverly, Mrs. James Reeh of Orange.
Tommy earned his GED through the United States Army while serving during the Korean War. Following his military service, he joined a road crew in East Texas constructing Interstate-10, before moving back to Fredericksburg and taking a job as a mechanic for Crenwelge Motors.
In 1958, he and LaVerne moved to Doss and started Tommy Reeh Garage and Grocery, which they operated for 48 years. They also farmed and ranched, raising Angora goats and beef cattle. In 1982, they began Reeh Brangus, producing quality registered Brangus breeding stock.
In addition to his work career, Tommy was actively involved in civic organizations including the Doss Community Club, Doss School Board and the Doss Volunteer Fire Department of which he was a founding member. He was also an adult leader with the Boy Scouts Troop #132, Trustee of Hill Country Memorial Hospital, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Parish Council, member of the St. Anthony’s Men’s Society and a Director of the Mohair Council of America.
Tommy was known equally for unwavering work ethic, his gentle, soft-spoken manner and humor as well as his consistency in ‘doing the right thing’.
For those who so desire you may make memorial contributions in his memory to the Doss V.F.D., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Harper, Hill Country Memorial Hospice, Harper School Library or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements were by Schaetter’s Funeral Home in Fredericksburg.