Fletcher German, Jr.

Fletcher German passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2010 in College Station. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, February 4, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m., Friday, February 5, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 220 Rock Prairie Rd., College Station, with Pastor David Elton officiating. A private interment for the family will follow at College Station Cemetery.

Fletcher was born August 5, 1928, to Fletcher German Sr. and Mattie Warren German in Wellborn, Texas. Fletcher grew up in the Wellborn community and graduated from A&M Consolidated High School. He began working for the Texas A&M Physical Plant as a painter in 1951 and served as Paint Foreman for several years before retiring in 1983. Fletcher also was a volunteer fireman for Texas A&M University serving the City of College Station and south Brazos County for 20 years. He was a member of the Adam Rayder Mason Lodge of Wellborn and Sons of Hermann Lodge 99 of Bryan.

Fletcher was a lifelong member of A&M Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and Elder and helped organize the church is food pantry. He also served on the planning and building committee for the Covenant Presbyterian Church in College Station. Fletcher’s passions included hunting, fishing, playing music, and family gatherings.

Preceding Fletcher in death were his parents, Fletcher German Sr. and Mattie Kaechle, and his first wife, Gloria Burke German.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Whitsel German; son, Dan German and wife LaNell; daughter, Babs Hogan and husband Dan; step-daughters, Susie Brushaber and husband Merrill, Wanda Zwernemann and husband Dennis, Jeanie Gold and husband Alvin, Mildred Anderson and husband Andy; brother, Sam German and wife Louise; sisters Gladys Koerth, Gaynell Boyd and husband Charles, Cathy Holligan and husband Byron, Mary Lois Huckaby; step-sisters, Juanita Jones, Ruby Joy, Mary Martin; step-brothers, Clyde Carrie and Lonnie Carrie; 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fletcher’s life truly reflected his faith in God through tireless efforts to serve his church, community, friends, and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the South Brazos County, Precinct 1, Fire Department, 3030 Wingfall, Millican, Texas 77866 or the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 220 Rock Prairie Rd., College Station, Teas 77845.


  1. I am so sorry to hear of Fletcher Junior’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I won’t be able to attend the services but my thoughts will be with you during that time.

  2. May the Lord be with the family and give you Peace & Happiness. Fletcher was a freind of my father Cowboy. You all will be in our Prayers.

  3. On behalf of the Hospice Brazos Valley staff and volunteers, I want to express condolences to each family member. It has been our pleasure to serve you. As a volunteer, I looked forward to visiting each week with Mr. German – so kind – never complaining, as is his wife. I will miss those visits. So good to see the love you expressed to your parents. May Our Father fill you with His peace.

  4. Dearest Babs and brother, Dan,

    Katy, Daniel, Terry and I are deeply saddened by your loss. Fletcher always had a smile on his face and a warm heart! He’s resting peacefully now and in God’s hands. Be comforted knowing he’s no longer in pain and he’s reunited with all your loved ones. We extend our deepest condolences to you and your extended family.

    May God watch over you and help you through this grieving process.

    All our love,

    Mary Ellen, Terry, Katy and Daniel

  5. May God help you through your grief. Mike and I met Lena and Fletcher through church (back when it was in Northgate). Fletcher always gave of himself and his time selflessly and was a wonderful person. Mike and I feel honored to have know him. Before I moved to Pennsylvania last June, I would visit Fletcher and Lena on Rock Prairie and would always look forward to those visits. He will be missed. May he rest in peace. God Bless, Suzy and Mike Messina

  6. I wanted to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. Even though I did not know Fletcher personally, I know how it feels to lose someone you love. It can be hard to find comfort at a time of great loss, but knowing our Heavenly Father is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit can give us the strength to go on. (Psalms 34:18) He promises to soon swallow up death forever and wipe away all the tears from our faces. (Isaiah 25:8) You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. My prayers are with the family during this time of loss. I know you will always miss them. Clara German Burkhalter was my grandmother and Ruth Burkhalter Slama Grumbles was my mother and I miss them so much.

  8. J.C. and Fletcher had many stories to tell about all the things that the Wellborn kids did and got into growing up here in Wellborn. J.C. and Fletcher both worked at the power plant at A&M. J.C. passed away on Jan 4th 2010. They are men that will be missed greatly by their families and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time.

  9. It’s been years since I last visited with Uncle Fletcher but I have many wonderful memories which I will cherish forever. I miss you all very much! Love, Matt Holligan – Fayetteville, North Carolina

  10. I have not seen Fletcher Jr in a fews years and am sorry to hear of your loss. I know that I can remember the good times he had with my grandparents Albert and Edna Warren. He was a kind and funny man and will be missed by those who love him.My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lisa Stallings

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