Gregory "Greg" Wayne Herwald

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September 17, 1956 ~ October 26, 2023

Born in: Bryan, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Gregory Wayne Herwald went peacefully home to Heaven on the night of October 26, 2023. Concluding his long courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, Greg traded his broken earthly body for a perfect eternal one at home with the Lord. 

Greg was born on September 17, 1956 to Arthur and Dorothy Herwald in Bryan, TX, where he lived his entire life. He earned his BBA in Management from Texas A&M University in 1979 and the following year married the love of his life, Kathy Ann Lindemann, on June 14, 1980. Together they had three sons: Brian, Aaron and Jeffrey. 

As a man of God committed to family, Greg put his degree to work by managing family businesses on both the Herwald and Lindemann sides of the family.  He had also been manager of business operations at First Presbyterian Church in Bryan. However, it was his faith and family, not his profession, that defined who he was. 

Greg was baptized into the Christian faith as an infant and remained a faithful servant of God in every part of his life. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Navasota, and a former member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Bryan. He loved to hear, learn and teach the message of Christ.  Using his God given talents, he joyfully served on most of the various boards of the church. 

Greg’s musical passion which began as a young child blossomed through participation in school bands and came to full beauty when he would sing and play trumpet in worship services. Singing, playing trumpet and piano each brought him much joy, particularly when they were channeled through Christian hymns. Those lucky enough to see him on a dance floor with Kathy knew how much he loved to dance with her to just about any tune as well. 

Greg loved being in the outdoors. From a young age he enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. As the family grew, he shared his love for these activities with his sons. The family savored spending family time together camping at Texas State Parks, hunting on leases in the Texas Hill Country, and fishing in family ponds locally or at Lakeview in Palestine, TX. His land – and particularly his cattle – were always a place for him to escape and relax when he wasn’t busy elsewhere. 

Greg lived with confident content and was a devoted son, husband, father, brother and friend. His consistently calm and kind nature touched the lives of all he knew.

Greg is loved, missed and survived by his wife, Kathy; sons: Brian and wife Gabi, Aaron and wife Christina, and Jeffrey.   Parents, Arthur and Dorothy Herwald; mother-in-law, Martha Evelyn Lindemann; Grandchildren:  Charlotte, Arthur (Archie), and Emily.  Sisters: Lisa (Kenneth) Loke and Susan (Tim) Gade; Sisters-in-law: Linda (Wayne) Wheatly and Jan Walker; nieces and nephews along with numerous cousins and friends.  

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 31st from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Callaway-Jones Funeral & Cremation Center in Bryan.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, November 1st at 10 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Navasota.

A private family burial will take place at Kurten Cemetery.

 

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to:

 

Trinity Lutheran Church

1530 E. Washington Ave

Navasota, TX 77868 

or

Lakeview Methodist Conference Center 

400 Private Rd 6036

Palestine, TX 75801

Online donations accepted at: https://lakeviewmcc.org/support/

 

Be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you.”  Hebrews 13:5b

Services

Visitation: October 31, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Funeral Service: November 1, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church
1530 E Washington Ave
Navasota, Texas 77868

(936) 825-6851
https://tlcnavasota.com/

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  1. We were saddened to learn of Greg’s passing; he was one of the “good guys.” We take comfort in the knowledge that he is no longer suffering and that he is enjoying the company of his Maker.

    • Yes, he was one of a kind. Thank you, Dan. We rejoice in knowing he is no longer suffering and with the Lord. Thank you for coming to the visitation. It was good to see you and Donna.

  2. Greg will be missed, but his new home in Heaven will be a comfort to his family. He is healed and sits at our Lords feet. Try and imagine what he is now seeing with his own eyes. One day we will all be reunited into God’s Kingdom!

    • Thank you, Carolyn. It’s been a long journey and yes, I can only Imagine what joy he has now. Great to see you at the service. Thank you for coming. And by the way, the orchid is still alive.

      Kathy

  3. Hi Kathy!
    Like the hymn says, “The battle’s done, the victry’s won!” Greg is at peace and rest with Jesus. May you know the peace and comfort of Jesus’ loving arms as you move forward. He loves and cares for you!
    Peace,
    Charles Byer

    • Amen to that Charles. His battle was a long one and he fought the good fight. We know he is with the Lord and that is the best comfort and peace we could have. To God be the glory.

      Thank you so much for coming to his service. It truly touched my heart deeply.

  4. I am sorry for your loss. I am so thankful to have known him. My mother and Greg were at The Parc together. He was a Christian gentleman. He was kind. He carried his Bible with him and was a shining light for Jesus. I pray that the Lord would comfort you, that He would remind you that Greg is with Him, and that He would give you sweet memories of Greg.

    • Aww, thank you. He was indeed a light for the Lord. I love hearing that affirmation that in the midst of the disease he still impacted others. We live in comfort and peace knowing he is with our Lord – rejoicing with no more suffering.

  5. This breaks my heart to hear of Mr. Herwald’s passing. May God grant you all peace, comfort, love, and grace as you walk through this together.

  6. I got to know Greg in the last 6 months as my mom moved to the Parc. I loved reading about his life and seeing pictures of him in this tribute. I could tell he was a kind soul. Prayers to your family.


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