Joe Otto Rehfeld

December 13, 1934February 28, 2019

Joe Otto Rehfeld passed away at the age of 84 on February 28, 2019. Joe was born and raised in Austin, Texas.

Joe graduated from Austin High School in 1953. He then started his career at U.T. in Austin. He retired from there at the age of 55. While still working at U.T. Joe also started his own business in 1963. After retirement he devoted his full attention to growing House of Ribbons, which still exists today as the family business.

Joe is survived by his wife of 30 years, Frankie; Sister Hazel Eskew; Daughters Pam Hawkins and husband Jim; Sherry McColpin and husband Pat; and DeAnn Davis. Joe is also survived by six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will be having Memorial Services at 1pm on March 8, 2019 at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills funeral home located at 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, Texas 78750.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to Meredith's Mission for Melanoma at

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  • Frankie Rehfeld, Wife
  • Hazel Eskew, Sister
  • Pam & Jim Hawkins, Daughter
  • Sherry & Pat McColpin, Daughter
  • DeAnn Davis, Daughter
  • Joe is also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews who will lovingly cherish his memories.


  • Memorial Service Friday, March 8, 2019

Joe Otto Rehfeld

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David & Karen (Niece) Bearden

March 7, 2019

My Dear Sweet Cousins
"Pam & Sherry" & wife & daughter
"Frankie & DeeAnn".
I cannot begin to express the loss of "Uncle Joe". He was Always My Hero. Our cousins loved how he always played sports with us at family get togethers, took us on boat rides and was always so much fun! He will always be one of my Favorite Memories.
Love You "Uncle Joe"🙏

Jeannie Duke

March 6, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Frankie and her family. Joe was an amazing person that everyone loved the first time you met him. I loved my time and visits with him, talking about his love of his life, Frankie and the rest of this family and his dogs, Lucky and Lucy. Going to miss our chats where we seemed to solve all the worlds problems. RIP Joe. Love you, Jenny Girl

Rocco Pelosi

March 6, 2019

My deepest condolences to Frankie and all of Joe's family and friends. Joe, what great memories I'll always have of your 4th of July parties...thank you for sharing your beautiful home with so many friends and so many children enjoying the celebration...but what I'll always remember was seeing you Joe, with a kitchen towel draped over your shoulder overseeing the production of those famous "Hot Chihuahuas" and that you always insisted in calling me "Roscoe" even though you really knew my name was Rocco.