Posted: Fri 6:47 AM, Jul 12, 2013
Funeral Home: Strickland Funeral Home
February 22, 1920 - July 9, 2013
Funeral services for Ralph E. Plagens, Sr., 93, of Somerville, are set for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Lyons, with Rev. Darrin Holub officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday July 12, 2013 at Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville. Mr. Plagens died Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Crestview Nursing Facility in Bryan.
Ralph was born February 22, 1920 in Kurten, Texas, the son of Adolph and Lillie (Hood) Plagens. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and served his country in the Untied States and in Europe until 1945. He worked as a tugboat captain for 35 years and he enjoyed fishing and playing dominos. He was a faithful member of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Lyons.
He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his children, Sandra and her husband, Kenneth Reese of Houston, Peggy and her husband, David Melton of Spring, Cynthia and Bruce Bergthold of Illinois, Leah Plagens of Bryan, Jennifer Davis and Gary Bachert of Somerville, Richard Dennington, and Ralph Plagens, Jr., both of Somerville; brothers and sisters in-law, Adolph and Doris Plagens of Lexington and Raymond Plagens of Kurten; his sisters, Irene Gausney of Trinity and Evelyn Williams of New Ulm; along with a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives.
Family members have requested that memorials be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ, P. O. Box 440, Lyons, TX 77863 or Hospice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville.
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