Ralph Edward Randow

Ralph Edward Randow of San Marcos, TX passed away on Aug. 7, 2017, at the age of 77. He was born Nov. 20, 1939 in Maxwell, TX to Martin and Bertha (Posey) Randow. He graduated from San Marcos High School in 1958 and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the “USS Finch,” from 1959 to 1961. Before he retired, Ralph was an Assistant Postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service for over 30 years. He married his wife, Patricia “Trisha” on June 29, 1991 in the First Lutheran Church in San Marcos A member of Sertoma, Ralph’s involvement in the community was widespread and included serving on the Hays County Historical Commission, Meals on Wheels, and volunteering wherever help was needed. He especially enjoyed playing Santa Claus and a train conductor for the children. His parents, son-in-law, Jonathan Dowdy, brother, Elton Joe Randow and sister, Ella Herzog preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Trisha (Biggs) Randow; son, Paul Randow (Sherri) of San Marcos; two daughters, Tammy Gramling (Keith) of Denton and Lisa Dowdy of San Marcos; brothers, Leonard Randow of Aransas Pass and George Randow (Francis) of San Antonio; brother-in-law, Franklin Herzog of Kyle; and sister-in-law, Sue Randow of Manchaca. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michelle Gramling, Bailey Talbot (Tom), Garrett Gramling, Ross Randow (Alix), and Kendall Randow; and great-grandchildren, Allison Talbot and Grace Tallbot. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Ralph’s Life will be celebrated at the First Lutheran Church in San Marcos, 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, followed by a graveside service at 1 p.m. at the Kyle Cemetery. Rev. Tim Bauerkemper will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church, 130 W. Holland St., San Marcos, TX 78666 or the American Heart Association at www.heart.org. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 North Comanche, San Marcos, TX 78666, 512- 353-4311, www.penningtonfuneralhome.com.

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