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Alfred Gene Rangnow

Alfred Gene Rangnow, 82, of Cuero passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021.   

  He was born in Meyersville to Louis and Roseline Logeman Rangnow on Mar. 19, 1939.

  He graduated from Cuero High School, class of 1957. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He married Myrtice Hancock on Jun. 5, 1960 in Gonzales and together they had a daughter and 2 sons. They were married for forty-four years prior to her death in 2004. He later married Marlene Lillian Oelhke Dreier on Mar. 18, 2006 and they were married for eleven years. He was employed by Entex Gas Company for approximately twelve years, when he retired and moved back home to Cuero in 1981.

  He then worked for the County of DeWitt as DeWitt County Commissioner, precinct 4 for approximately twenty seven years. He was a member of the American Legion, Cuero Lions Club, Cuero Senior Citizens and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Meyersville.

  His marriage to Myrtice blessed him with his daughter, Rhonda Ideus (Jonathan); and son, Timothy A Rangnow; grandson, Christopher Ideus (Loni); granddaughter, Danielle Egg (Adam); four great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson.

  His second marriage blessed him with four step-sons, Keith Dreier (Cheryl), Brent Dreier (Shelley), Craig Dreier (Donna) and Todd Dreier (Sylvia); a step-daughter, Dawn Howard  (Wyatt); fifteen step-grandchildren and eleven step-great-grandchildren; sister, Eileen Barth; brother, Donald Hardt (Shelia); sister-in-laws, Nelda Meitzen (Samuel Sr.) and Sharon Wooley (Rick); brother-in-laws, James Hancock (Linda) and Wilburn Oehlke (Marilyn).

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis A Rangnow and Roseline Logeman Rangnow Hardt; step-father, Raymond Hardt; wives, Myrtice Hancock Rangnow and Marlene Oehlke Dreier-Rangnow; son, Steven L. Rangnow; brother-in-laws, Finley Barth and Ray Hancock; sister-in-laws, Evelyn Hancock, Mary Marks Hancock and Edna Oehlke Howland and nephew, Samuel W. Meitzen, Jr.

   Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held graveside at 2:00 p.m. at Hillside Cemetery with Pastor Terry Brown and Rev. John Boor officiating.

   Pallbearers include Jamie Hancock, Ricky Burge, Ethan Krause, Evan Krause, Eran Krause and Christopher Myers.

   Honorary Pallbearers include his grandchildren and the American Legion Group.

   Memorial Contributions may be made to Angel Adalida.

   You may sign the guestbook or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com. Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.

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