Owen Henry Ruhmann

September 21, 1921February 28, 2013
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Owen Henry Ruhmann passed away Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Owen was born September 21st, 1921 in Frelsburg, Texas, to Henry and Alma Ruhmann. Owen was the younger sibling of his deceased brother Victor Ruhmann.

He joined the Air Force in July 1942 and retired February of 1946. During his time at the Air Force he traveled to many places including Fiji and Guadalcanal. In July of 1946, Owen started his career at Sinclair Oil. Sinclair was bought out by ARCO where Owen finished his 38 year career in April of 1984.

He met his wife Lillie at a dance in Fayetteville. They corresponded over the years with letters and telegrams. Owen finally proposed and they started their life long journey on October 19th 1947. They loved going out dancing every Saturday night. Owen enjoyed working on cars, visiting his country home in Frelsburg, and driving his tractor. He also loved playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Owen had a great sense of humor and would always share entertaining personal stories. He was a long time member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church of Houston.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lillie, daughter, Cynthia Ruhmann Kaminski, granddaughters; Stephanie Loredo and husband Arnold Loredo Jr; Pamela Kaminski and fiancé Brett McKean, Valerie Maher and husband Zachary Maher, great grandchildren, Veronica, Aidan and Gabriella Loredo and Jaxen Maher

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Owens name to St Ambrose Catholic Church.


  • Visitation Monday, March 4, 2013
  • Rosary Monday, March 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 5, 2013
  • Committal With Military Honors Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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Brooke, nick, and Maddie Hall

March 5, 2013

Owen,you we loved and you will be missed. Our prayers go out to the family.

Sharon & Rob Henderson

March 5, 2013

Lillie and Cindy, we are so sorry for you loss. Owen was such a wonderful, kind man. His smile was so sweet and genuine, that people were just drawn to him. He was truely a one of a kind person that we were so pleased to know and will remember always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Martha Anne Pierson

March 4, 2013

Cindy and Girls, so sorry about the loss of your Dad and Grandpa. He was so gracious and sweet to me. I always appreciated that. He will always be with you all though. A child's smile that reminds you of his own beautiful smile, the turn of a phrase which brings back memories, a song, so many little things that will occur over the ensuing years. Take comfort in knowing how great his love for his family and friends was. What a legacy! Martha Anne and Marvin Pierson

Patty Akin

March 4, 2013

Owen, I always thought you were the coolest guy ever. You had the greatest smile. You will be missed -
Patty Akin

Brenda McKean

March 3, 2013

We are all so truly sorry to hear of the loss of clearly a great patriarch of the family. Gordon and I wish that we could have had the chance to meet him. He is a part of "the greatest generation" and we honor him for his service to this country and for being such a solid foundation and example to his family. Our prayers are with all of his beautiful extended family. May God comfort, bring peace and the assurance that we shall meet again where there is no more pain or death. Much Love! -Brenda and Gordon McKean

Mary Michalsky

March 3, 2013

I have known Owen, Oink I called him, my whole life. He was a very special, sweet man and will be truly missed by all! Cherish all the memories you had with him. My Love to you all.

Beverley McClure

March 3, 2013

I will miss your sweet smile and the way you always made me feel special in your presence. Rest in peace, Uncle Owen.

Pamela Kaminski

March 3, 2013

So many great memories, but one I'll never forget is that when you left his house, he'd always wait until you backed out to give you one final wave good bye. This is his final wave...until we meet again. All my love to you and our family.

Sandra Maher

March 3, 2013

I only got to know him for a short time, but what a sweet man he was. I'm sure you will treasure your memories and always keep him close in your hearts. My prayers and love to you all.

Liz Afams

March 2, 2013

Such a great person. He loved his life and all who were apart of it. I will always remember his laugh and his great dancing. He had a great life and I will always remember my Uncle Owen!!!!