Christian Woelfel

Christian George Woelfel, 82, of College Station, passed away Monday February 11, 2019. His life will be celebrated with a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Center in College Station. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers.

Christian was born May 18, 1936, in Duran, Wisconsin, to Oscar and Mary Woelfel. He’s lived in the College Station area since 1978 and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Center in College Station. Christian was retired Professor Emeritus of Dairy Science from the Texas A&M University Extension. He was also a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, American Dairy Science Association, and the Dairy Shrine.

Woodworking, reading, and training hunting dogs were some of his favorite hobbies. Christian was one of the most passionate Texas A&M Aggie fans you could meet. He loved everything Aggie and spent countless hours watching and rooting for all Texas A&M sports, men and women.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Theodore Woelfel, and his parents.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Woelfel; daughters and sons-in-law, Anne and Dan Monsivais, Sarah “Cathy” and Steven Davis, Deirdre and Gabriel Owens, Brenda and Randle Toepfer; sister, Katherine Wicker; grandchildren, Daniel Woelfel-Monsivais, Christian Woelfel-Monsivais and wife Jacqulin, Christine Woelfel-Monsivais, James Fields, Benjamen Fields, Katarina Toepfer; and great grandchildren, Benjamen Christian Fields Jr., Blake Lee Fields.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Brazos County Sheriff’s and EMT offices.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the St. Mary’s Catholic Center building fund, American Heart Association, or the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation the Woelfel Trust.


  1. I am sorry for your loss. I will always remember your dad taught me how to properly shoot a basketball. My family was so impressed with how pretty your dad made the landscape of your house. We could not make the yard look so nice when we lived there. With warmest regards, Keiko

  2. So sorry for your loss. He was such an inspiration to so many. Such an honor to have know him and spent time with him at Texas Holstein events. He will truly be missed. Sincerely Donna Hoff

  3. Wishing you guys strength during a tough time. Had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Woelfel over a weekend with Randle/Brenda in Wisconsin. He no doubt made a lasting impression. Got to play golf, watch an Aggie game, and take a tour in the boat. He was “in his element” for sure. Great memories and a great guy.


  4. Mary,
    I am so sorry to read of Chris’ passing. I know what you are feeling.

    I will not be able to attend on Saturday, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your “girls”.

    Peace and love
    Denise DeLuke

  5. I would not have been the person I am without the guidance of this man and my mom. I love you Daddy. Rest easy, you did a great job. To my Mom….I love you with all my heart and will be there for you whenever you need me. Love you with all my heart.

  6. Sending so much love to all the Woelfel women (especially you, Cathy!). Mr. Woelfel was an important guy for me — he always made me feel seen, appreciated, and special. I wanted to shine on the basketball court to earn his respect. I remember the warm family vibe on Gregg Hill in Vermont with such fondness!

  7. I’m so very sorry. Mr. Woelfel was so kind and protective of me and my sisters when we were living alone. We felt better just knowing he was across the road. Thinking about all his family right now and praying for you.

  8. Mary and family,
    You all have my deepest sympathies for your loss. Dr. Woelfel was an amazing person who helped me out many times with guidance, especially during my graduate years. You both helped me with your kindness and concern during those tough years. You are a blessing. My prayers are with you all.

  9. Sorry for your loss. May his soul, by the mercy of God, rest in peace.

    Ray Thomas
    Grand Knight
    KofC Council 3205
    College Station, Texas

  10. I’m so very sorry. When my sisters and I were living alone Mr. Woelfel made sure we were VERY GOOD kids even though we were all on our own and could have been anything but good.

    I still have a little certificate stating I was his adoptive weekend daughter. It is important to me and I’ve kept it over the years in the little folder I received my high school diploma in. I have no idea what happened to that diploma–it clearly was not as meaningful.

    When I was having a hard time in school I always had somewhere to go when things were rough. I have no doubt I wasn’t the only A&M student he watched over. There’s bound to be hundreds of us. He’ll be missed.

    Thoughts and prayers.

  11. My heartfelt condolences to Mary and the Woelfel family; sister Katherine, daughters, sons in law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Although separated by distance, you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam (May he rest in peace).

  12. My heartfelt condolences to Mary and the Woelfel family; Sister Katherine, Daughters, Sons in law, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. Although separated by distance you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam (May he rest in peace).

  13. Aunty Dee & Family- very sorry to hear of your Daddy’s passing. I am glad for you that you were over there with him. Love,prayers and thoughts xx

  14. Sorry to hear. First met Chris when he came to A&M. Even though I was a beef specialist during his working time I always enjoyed our conversations. It was obvious to me he took it upon himself to study Texas history. He knew more than 95% of Texas natives. A really good guy.

  15. To the Woelfel family- you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

  16. So many great memories of Dr. Woelfel when we were at TAMU and beyond. He was a straight shooter with a wicked sense of humor, and we are all the poorer for his passing. Love and a big hug to Mary, Dee, Brenda and the rest of the family.

  17. We met Dr. and Mrs. Woelfel at their daughter’s wedding (Cathy) in Leavenworth KS several year’s back. Both of Cathy’s parents were so happy to be a part of the celebration and obviously proud of the accomplishments of their children. Your father’s faith and the love he showed for his children was an inspiration for us all Cathy! With deepest sympathy we wish you, Steve, and all of your family comfort in knowing he is resting in God’s hands now. Your friends, KP and Tammy

  18. Mary,
    Chris & I overlapped at A&M for a little over 2 years but I have fond memories of my chats with him there and occasionally at the annual ADSA meetings. Very sorry to hear of his passing. A really fine gentleman.
    Glen Broderick

  19. I was sorry to hear of Chris’s death. I met him while at UConn as an undergrad and professionally at national ADSA meetings over the years. As a PGK of Council 6747 our prayers are with the family.

  20. Mary, Ann, Dee, Brenda, and all the family, I got to know you all, and Dr. Woelfel, during my time at TAMU many years ago, and have been fortunate to maintain a friendship for long since then. I have a deep and sincere admiration for Chris as a professional, but more importantly as a person. He was always a friend, always cared about what was going on in your life, and took time to ask and listen. And his family was his most precious possession. He will be missed. God’s peace for you all during this time. Joe and Joy

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