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In Memory of

Raymond H. Salge

October 14, 1923 - October 10, 2016

Obituary


Raymond Henry Salge was born on October 14, 1923 in New Braunfels, Texas. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 10, 2016, four days shy of his 93rd birthday.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Berthold and Irma Koehler Salge and his wife of 58 years, Lulu Mae Wittenborn Salge.
He is survived by his son, Timothy Bert Salge and wife, Celeste Albrecht Salge; his daughter, Tina Marie Salge O'Bryant and husband, Darryl Gordon O'Bryant; Grandsons: Joshua Ray and wife, Katie Heefner Salge; Chad Timothy and wife, Meredith Johnston...

Raymond Henry Salge was born on October 14, 1923 in New Braunfels, Texas. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 10, 2016, four days shy of his 93rd birthday.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Berthold and Irma Koehler Salge and his wife of 58 years, Lulu Mae Wittenborn Salge.
He is survived by his son, Timothy Bert Salge and wife, Celeste Albrecht Salge; his daughter, Tina Marie Salge O'Bryant and husband, Darryl Gordon O'Bryant; Grandsons: Joshua Ray and wife, Katie Heefner Salge; Chad Timothy and wife, Meredith Johnston Salge; Dylan Geoffrey O'Bryant and partner, Morgan McCann; Ross Nicholas Salge and Kelvin Ben O'Bryant; great grand twins, Hayden Timothy and Harper Grace Salge; Sister-in-law, Doris Mang Salge; special friend, Irene Bartels and many extended family members and friends.
Raymond grew up near Clear Spring, Texas on the family farm He served a short stint in the U S Army but was released early to return home to work the family farm. He father was ill and unable to do so. He was very proud to be an American.
In 1951, Raymond and his new bride, Lulu, made their home in New Braunfels. They had just returned from a honeymoon trip to New Orleans. They made that trip in his 1946 Chevrolet Coupe. The car was restored several years ago and Raymond was always very excited to show it off.
Raymond worked for the New Braunfels Utilities for 42 years. He was a lifetime member of First Protestant Church, where he was baptized, confirmed and married. Proud of his German heritage, Raymond felt it was important to keep the traditions and pass on the 'Texanische Deutsch' culture to his family. He was a longtime member of Clear Spring Frohsinn Singing Club and the Albert Kypfer Hermann Sons Lodge. He enjoyed playing Skat; and always looked forward to the annual Memorial Day fishing party with his longtime friends - a tradition for 50 years.
Raymond loved his community and gave back in many ways: coaching Little League teams - his 1963 team was the Minor League City Champions; helping with the Heritage Exhibit held in the Civic Center during Wurstfest; delivering Meals on Wheels with Lulu; and leading many grand marches for the weddings of friends and relatives.
Raymond was proud of his home town of New Braunfels and at all of his doctor visits and frequent hospital stays, he would entertain the nurses and staff with stories of Old New Braunfels.
Raymond also loved to bowl and was a life member of Freiheit Bowling Club and was inducted into the 9-pin Bowling Hall of Fame.
The ultimate family man, Raymond saw innumerable baseball, football, basketball and soccer games; band and choir conterts; and every play or production in which his children and grandchildren starred. Gatherings with extended family were cherished activities.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for all the prayers said, for the great treatment he received from Dr Madison Lowry and staff and Dr Basel Dabas and staff, to the Senior Citizen Center's Meals on Wheels, to Anna Garth Clark, his helper for a few hours each week, and to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital and Annex and all of their staff.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given to First Protestant Church or New Braunfels Senior Citizen's Meals on Wheels program.