May 17, 1938 ~ March 1, 2023
St. Louis, Missouri
Resided in: Brenham, Texas
August John Meitzen, 84 of Brenham, TX, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2023 at home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Calvary Baptist Church in Brenham.
August was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 17, 1938 to parents Edward and Lucy (Gehrels) Meitzen. At age 18 he went to work for his uncle at Great Western Finance and stayed in that line of business for the next 30 years. He also joined the Airforce Reserves when he was eighteen and served as a radio operator for the next 12 years. He received his ham radio operator’s license at the same time and it was a favorite past time for him the rest of his life. His call sign was W5GLN. In 1987 he received his 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
He met the love of his life, Linda (Lewin) in 1986 at a meeting of Parents Without Partners. They were married a month after their first date and lived in Dripping Springs until their move to Brenham in 1999 where August had grand plans to produce his own wine. He began planting his vineyard in 2000 and they opened Windy Winery in 2005 where he continued to hone his skills as a master vintner. He was also passionate about astronomy, flying drones, ham radios, Tae Kwon Do and sailing.
He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 2008 at the age of 70 and was baptized in the Little Rocky Creek where Sam Houston was baptized.
August chose to have his remains donated to Texas A&M Health Science Center for study providing first-hand experience benefit to future physicians.
August is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter April Cox; stepsons Jason (Zoe) and Gabriel Lewin; brothers Robert (Frances) and Henry David Meitzen; grandchildren Collin, Grace, Kai and Zane Lewin; nephew Dale Meitzen and other cousins, nieces and nephews; children and grandchildren of the heart Lee, Ester, Savannah and Kylie Chalmers.
He was preceded in death by parents Edward and Lucy Meitzen; daughter Jeanette Reeves; brother Carl Meitzen, nephew Steve Meitzen; niece Ruth (Meitzen) Ross.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Becoming Mature (www.becomingmature.org) and Calvary Baptist Church (www.calvarybrenham.org).
Celebration of Life Service at 11AM
Calvary Baptist Church
1100 Niebuhr Street
Brenham, TX 77833
I LOVE MY BRO, HE IS ALIVE IN MY HEART FOREVER. I HOPE MY LORD SEE FIT TO ALLOW ME TO BE TO JOIN HIM WITH JESUS OUR LORD. Love from Bobby
Rest in Peace Love Sharon and family
August was one of the best neighbors I have ever met. He was quiet but knew so much. He helped me keep an orchid alive for quite some time
Will miss you Auggie.
So glad I had the opportunity to meet and visit with him. Love hus wine and the winery he and Linda have built. Will miss him. May the Lord keep his soul and may his spirit live in all he touched.
A friend from the day we met. Always interesting and knew all topics. It was fun to help out on busy weekends. Augie, You are missed.
Augie was my favorite brother-in-law, one of the kindest, sweetest man. The love he and Linda had was one we all wish for. You will be missed loved you so very much.
Truly a kind soul. The first time we met, I felt like we had known him forever. I have never been more sure someone was dancing and drinking wine with the angels. He will be missed. Prayers for solace.
To Linda and family our condolences on august’ passing. He was a kind and gentle man and we always loved the time we could spend with him talking and sipping some of the wine. Heaven will be a much brighter place with him there. We will miss him.
I miss my bro. We had a lot of fun togeather. When I pass we will continue. I learned alot from my bro. He will always have a positive impact on my life. Rest in peace my big bro!
August will be missed. He was such a gentle soft-spoken man with a big welcoming smile. We loved spending time with Linda and August at the Winery. Sending our love,
Richard and Beth Howey
We are so sorry for the loss of our friend Augie. He will be surely missed at the winery.
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of August. We will always remember him visiting with us when we went to the winery. Praying for him and his family.
Those of us who trained with Augie in Tae Kwon Do morn the loss of our martial arts brother. Condolences to Linda and their family. Augie was a kind, compassionate and honorable practitioner of Tae Kwon Do and Korean Hapkido. May God Bless his soul and I thank the Lord for the privilege of training with him and knowing he and Linda.
Anyone who ever met “August” quickly found out that…He was tall, lean, handsome & a genteel man of universal knowledge. A man with his dreams of the stars in heaven.
When seeing the “total eclipse” he was ecstatic. As he glazed up, a smile abounded him, not to be able to be erased, as it encapsulated his heart & soul.
There is a comfort in knowing that he left this world & ascended into heaven at a time that the “Green Comet” was passing by earth. How appropriate that God give him that heavenly ride into a universe he so loved.
Luv ya…forever…DeLores Gallo
Rest in Peace August. You will be missed.
Linda, we offer our condolences. Keep trusting in Our Heavenly Father, for one day we will be reunited with our loved ones.
We loved you and we miss you. You taught me a lot and I am very grateful; I refer to you so much when I speak ‘wine’. We appreciate you and Linda for accepting us and being our friends. Take care and see you ……
We are so sad at August’s passing.
We will be forever grateful for all the times you and August “mentored” David & myself to begin our vineyard & winery. August knew so much and was able to teach/share his knowledge gladly. He will be greatly missed! Praying for you & your family.