2018-02-15 / Obituaries

Madeline “Lynn” Amanda Reuther

Funeral services for Madeline “Lynn” Reuther, 85, of Houston, Texas, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Houston with Rev. Russell “Red” Etzel officiating. Burial will be held at the Reuther Family Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Friday in Lincoln, Texas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The family will be present for visitation Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Madeline “Lynn” Amanda (Friedrich) Reuther was born on October 22, 1932 in Lincoln, Texas, the daughter of Otto and Amanda (Noack) Friedrich. She was baptized on November 13, 1932 and confirmed in faith on April 14, 1946, both at St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Texas. Madeline was united in marriage to E.C. Reuther on May 10, 1951. This union was blessed with three sons, Stanley, Rory, and Todd. She and her husband owned and operated the Southern States Drywall Company in Houston before moving to Austin, Texas in 1980. Madeline then worked as a tax preparer and office manager for H&R Block in Austin for several years. Madeline enjoyed nature, accounting, finding and collecting fossils and rocks, spending time with family, visiting the casino, laughing and playing all types of card games, domino and board games.

Madeline passed away the evening of Friday, February 9, 2018 at her home in Houston.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Amanda Friedrich; her husband, E. C. Reuther; two sons, Stanley and Rory Reuther, and her brother, Egmont Friedrich.

Madeline is survived by her son, Todd Reuther of Brenham; grandson, J.R. Reuther of Houston; granddaughter, Danielle Chiarulli and husband Anthony of Lafayette, Louisiana; two great grandchildren, Louis and Stella Chiarulli of Lafayette, Louisiana; three brothers, Dwight Friedrich and wife Kathy of Giddings, Nelson Friedrich and wife Carolyn of Giddings, and Floyd Friedrich and wife Glenda of Giddings, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Serving as pallbearers are Gilbert Reuther, Keith Simmang, Kevin “Buddy” Friedrich, Wayne Koslan, Russell Friedrich and Matt Richards.

Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, 4115 Blalock Rd., Houston, TX 77080, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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