Elvin Raymond Remmers, of Moore, Texas, age 85, entered eternal rest at his home with his wife and family by his side on July 24, 2019 in Moore, Texas.
Elvin affectionately known as Buddy by his family was born on June 1, 1934 in Nordeim, Texas to Iva Mae and Walter Remmers, Sr.
Elvin enlisted in the Army in 1951 and served tours of duty in Korea, Viet Nam, Ethiopia, Austria, and Germany.
In 1956 Elvin met the love of his life, Theresa Mentner in Dallas and after a short courtship they married. Three children were born to this union, Rhonda Sue Remmers, Rodney Remmers and Regina Talbott.
In 1959 after his stint in the Army was completed, he joined the National Guard and was once again called to duty during the Cuban Crisis. It was at this time Elvin decided he would make a career in the Army.
Elvin retired in 1977 after a long and successful 22 years career and made his home in Moore, Texas, where he lived until his death. He farmed and ranched had a BullDozer Business with his Son. He raised Appaloosas and Dabbled a bit in horse racing with his Daughter. Also, helped in his Son’s Paint and Body Shop.
Elvin was active in the community. He served with the EMS and Moore’s VFD. He had a heliport built on his land to aid in better and faster transportation to hospitals for critical care patients. He was always doing something for someone. I don’t think he ever said no.
Preceding Elvin in death were his parents: Walter, Sr. and Iva Mae Remmers, daughter: Rhonda Sue Remmers of Moore, Texas, brother: Kenneth Lee Remmers of Kenedy who was killed in Viet Nam, Walter Remmers, Jr. and Bobby Remmers both of Kenedy and Frank Remmers of Wills Point, Texas.
Elvin is survived by his wife: Theresa Remmers, son: Rodney Remmers and wife Ethel, daughter: Regina Talbott, seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren all of Moore, Texas, except three of the great grandchildren being from Baltimore, Ohio. Sisters: Alma Pullin of Jourdanton, Texas and Norma Atkinson of Kenedy, Texas; brother: Tommy Remmers and wife Barbara of Gillett, TX, sister-in-law: Nettie Remmers of New Braunfels, Texas, Ruth Remmers of Leander, Texas, Wanda Remmers of Wills Point, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Hondo Funeral Home. A committal service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Following the services a Wake will be held at the Moore’s Baptist Church at around 4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to any Cancer Foundation or Charity of your choice.
Services are under the direction of Hondo Funeral Home, Inc.