Ewald Fuhrmann, 89, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017.
A funeral mass is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the St. Stephen Catholic Church in Weatherford with the Rev. Mike O'Sullivan officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens of the Valley Memorial Park under the direction of White's Funeral Home.
A visitation and rosary will be held at White's Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017 with Rosary starting at 7 p.m.
Ewald was born on Dec. 29, 1927, in Muenster to Mathias and Rosa Orth Fuhrmann. He passed away on April 6, 2017, in Weatherford.
Ewald grew up in the Muenster and Lindsay areas. He married Irma Hofbauer on Oct. 7,1953, at Sacred Heart Parish in Muenster shortly after returning from the army where he was stationed in Germany at the end of WWII. In 1961 the couple welcomed long awaited daughter, Michelle. In 1963 son Melvin joined the family and Carmen soon followed in 1965. Most of his career was spent in the limestone quarry business in Idabel, Oklahoma where he particularly enjoyed driving a large bulldozer. After retiring at age 78 he was
an avid woodworker and enjoyed making church furniture for both St. Francis De Sales and St. Stephen parishes as well as numerous family members and friends. Ewald and Irma moved to Weatherford in 2006. The last few years of his life he enjoyed attending daily mass, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 54 years, Irma Fuhrmann; and brothers, Raymond and Berthold Fuhrmann; and sisters, Margaret Devers, Stella Zimmerer, Gertrude Loerwald, and Katie Buck.
He is survived by daughter, Michelle Bell and her husband, Jack and their children, Rachel, and Matthew; son, Melvin Fuhrmann; daughter, Carmen Richters and husband, Douglas, and their children, Meredith and Annie Richters; sisters, Beatrice Koelzer, Louise Ann Haverkamp and husband, Ray, Henrietta Dankesreiter; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Published on April 7, 2017