Herbert H. Beuershausen
Long-time Gillespie County rancher, Herbert H. (Herb) Beuershausen passed away at his beloved country home on July 8, 2008, after a battle with cancer. He was 84.
Herb was born in Caldwell County on March 28, 1924, to Amelia and Otto Beuershausen. The large Beuershausen clan emanated from Uhland, Texas, the tiny farming community located between Lockhart and Kyle.
Herb graduated from Lockhart High School in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He subsequently lived on ranches in Blanco and Hays counties, in Corpus Christi and in Austin before he and his second wife Alleen settled on the Triple X Ranch, near Fredericksburg, in the early 1970s.
Herb began working for Holt Caterpillar in 1954 and retired from that company decades later, after making numerous lasting friendships.
Herb had many wonderful friends and cherished them all. He loved spending time with friends, playing 42, dominos and Pinochle. He and his country neighbors were always ready to lend each other a hand, and like most country folk, he had a special communal bond with nature.
Herb was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, the former June Pfefferkorn of Lockhart; an infant son, Terrell Lee, who died in 1945; and scores of loving relatives, most prominently his brother-in-law and life-long best friend, Sam Schuelke.
He is survived by his wife Alleen Bauerschlag Beuershausen; sister, Joey Schuelke of Lockhart; son Mike Beuershausen and wife, Jenny, of Marble Falls; two daughters: Nancy Foster of Marble Falls and Peggy Oestreich of Austin; seven grandchildren, Lee Beuershausen and wife, Heather, Luke and Gus Beuershausen, all of Marble Falls; Kristin Foster Sagebiel and husband, Jay, of Fredericksburg; Chad Foster of Marble Falls; Bradley Steiner and wife, Cynthia, and Carrie Oestreich of Austin; and seven great-grandchildren: Emilee, Maggie and James Beuershausen, Lillian Sagebiel, Joshua Foster, and Jackson and Ethan Steiner.
Herb Beuershausen lived a full, hard-working, honest and happy life, and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He will live on in their hearts and minds.
Following cremation, a graveside memorial service is planned through Schaetter’s Funeral Home of Fredericksburg.