Edwin Louis “Buster” Remmert, 100, passed away peacefully March 4, 2019.
Buster was born on April 30, 1918, in Sealy, Texas, to parents William and Clara (Billig) Remmert. He was baptized into the Christian faith on June 2, 1918 and was confirmed as a youth. Buster was a life-long Lutheran who walked with Christ on a daily basis. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was active with the mission plant of LifeBridge Community Church in Sealy. Buster served the church as an elder, council member, and member of the choir. Further, he shared his gift as a woodworker and constructed several projects for use in the church.
Buster was raised on the Remmert farm in Sealy, one of five children and many cousins. He attended Sealy High School and later graduated from Blinn Jr. College. He proudly served his country as an airplane mechanic in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
Edwin married Estelle Jeanette Abel on Feb. 1, 1946. They made their home in Sealy where they raised two daughters, Terrine and Debbie.
The family owned and operated “Community Hatchery” in Sealy for many years. Buster also worked for Cameron Iron Works in the Tools & Supplies Department retiring after over 25 years of service.
He enjoyed the challenge of constructing new items and repairing the old. There was never a project that he was afraid to tackle. Buster was also a committed gardener, raising fruits and vegetables for family and neighbors.
Besides working hard, Estelle and Buster also liked to have fun. They enjoyed camping, boating and fishing at Lake Somerville with family and friends. They made several trips across the United States in their RV. They also loved to play dominoes with family and friends including various domino groups.
Buster possessed a quiet and gentle spirit, loved people, and cherished his family. His faith in Christ was constant and unwavering.
Edwin was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Estelle Remmert. He was also preceded in death by his parents, William and Clara Remmert, brothers Otto, Alphonse, Gerhardt and sister Lou Vena. Buster is survived by daughter Terrie Wintz and her husband, Carl, of Sealy; daughter Debbie Fait and her husband, Robert, of Sealy; grandchildren Nicole Schorp and her husband, Will, of Houston, David Fait of Midland and Amanda Fait of Sealy; and great-grandchildren Marshall and Michael Schorp of Houston.
Visitation was held at the Knesek Brothers Chapel (Hwy. 36) on Wednesday, March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral service was at the Knesek Chapel on Thursday, March 7, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Dale Leland and Pastor Scott Heitshusen officiating. Pallbearers include: Alan Boehm, Johnny Busse, David Fait, Will Schorp, Carl Sebesta, and Terrell Stamnitz. Burial will follow at the Sealy Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to LifeBridge Community Church, Trinity Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements were under the directions of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapels located at 876 Fourth St., Sealy, Texas 77474, 979-885-3535, www.knesekfuneralhome.com.