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Edward Longhofer, Sr. Obituary


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“The Longhofer family, Eddie and Mary and family, I want to extend my sympathy for the loss of Mr. Longhofer. I remember him so well when he was...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Bernice Ham Gaskamp - Austin, TX

“May the family take comfort in knowing an ANGEL is watching over you. You are in our prayers ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Doug and Joann Macat - TX

“Dear Longhofer family, Please accept my deepest condolences. May God comfort you and may Mr. Longhofer rest in Peace. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Blume Klassen - Brenham, TX

“May it ease your sorrow to know that we care and keep you in prayer. Mr. Longhofer was a fine man. I first met him in 1973 when he was a prominent...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Lou and Roger Winkelmann - TX

“Sympathy to all of you. May God hold you in His arms as you mourn the loss of your loved one. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Butch and La Nell Seeker - TX

“To Edward Longhofer Family: We were very sorry to hear about Ed. We regret that we really never got to know him. Our prayers are with you, Elsie. ...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Andrew Longhofer's Cousins - TX

“Eddie, Sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathy to you and your family. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Dina Neutzler Weiss - Brenham, TX

“Dear Longhofer Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Eugene and Evelyn Loesch - TX

“Dear Longhofer Family, Loss continues to appear a "tragity". Faith continues to give us hope. I feel priviliged to have known "Mr. Ed". He was a ...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Butch and Betsy Faske - Brenham, TX

“In times such as these, I find comfort in the following verses from the Good Book. God bless Mr. Longhofer and my heart goes out to the entire...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Bruce Faske - Tuscaloosa, AL

“Dear Eddie & Mary & all family, I was saddened to hear of your Dad's death. I knew from Mary's updates on him that it was an inevitable outcome. I...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Pat Schroeder - Brenham, TX

“To Aunt Elsie and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Asking God to comfort you all through this. Uncle Ed was such a nice, great guy...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Sandy Koch & Miles Bramblett - OK


Edward Longhofer, Sr., 88, husband of Elsie Longhofer, died February 25, 2013 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with Pastor Ken Weiss officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Edward Longhofer, Sr. was born October 5, 1924 in Shattuck, OK to Benjamin and Magdalena Appel Longhofer. After serving his country in the U. S. Navy during World War II aboard the transport ship USS American Legion and later continued his relationship to the services thru membership in the American Legion and the V.F.W. He was later employed as a lumberyard manager of several locations beginning in Elsa, Mc Allen, and Cameron. Upon moving to Brenham to manage Woodson Lumber Co. the Longhofers fell in love with the community where he completed his career in lumber and homebuilding. Survivors include his wife, Elsie Fredricksen Longhofer; sons and daughter-in-law Eddie Jr. and Mary Longhofer of Brenham; daughter and son-in-law Eledra June and Joseph Gerson of Mansfield, Tx, son-in-law John Sommerlatte of Conroe, Tx, son and daughter-in-law, John and Cyndi Longhofer of Brenham; grandchildren: Gina and Matthew Stack , Damian Rasmussen and wife Tiffany, Joseph Adam Gerson, Julee Nicole Gerson, and Matthew Sommerlatte, Garrett and Anna Longhofer; great-grandchildren: Addison Jane Stack, and Taylen Lea Rasmussen; brothers: Vernon Longhofer of Katy, Floyd Longhofer of San Antonio, Jesse and Kathleen Longhofer of Harlingen, Tx, and Harold and Carolyn Longhofer of Katy, Tx; sisters: Anna Kieschnick of San Antonio, Tx, Wilba Koch of Flatonia, Tx, Juliana Longhofer of San Antonio, Tx, Bob and Katherine Derryberry of Moulton, Tx, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, a daughter, Jane Sommerlatte, a daughter-in-law, Joyce Marie Langenegger Longhofer, granddaughter, Janice Elaine Longhofer; brother, Melvin Longhofer, sister Bonita Longhofer Thomas, and mother-in-law, Bertha Canterbury. His grandsons Matthew Stack, Matthew Sommerlatte, Damian Rasmussen, Garrett Longhofer and nephews Kyle Longhofer and Kevin Longhofer will be serving as pallbearers for his service. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

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