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 James Rudolph “Rudy” Koonsman

James Rudolph “Rudy” Koonsman

Birth
Erath County, Texas, USA
Death 13 Apr 2006 (aged 82)
Temple, Bell County, Texas, USA
Burial Hico, Hamilton County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 13964760 · View Source
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James Rudolph "Rudy" Koonsman, 82, of Waco, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2006 at the V.A. Hospital in Temple. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 17, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Bosque Chapel with Bobby Davis officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Hico Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Bosque Chapel

Rudy was born in Erath County, Texas, to the late Charlie and Emmitt Koonsman. He was raised near Hico, Texas, and resided there until 1951. He then moved to Waco and opened his own western and tack store. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Rudy married Gale Callaway on March 30, 1972. He was a hard worker who dedicated his life to his family and friends. His love and passion for horses and rodeo lead him to develop the Central Texas Youth Rodeo Association. He was also a member of the West Fair & Rodeo Assoc. and a member and former president of the West Longhorn Club. Rudy was also a member of the Masons and Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Richard and Tommy Koonsman; daughter, Traci; and brothers, Billy Ed Koonsman and W.H. Koonsman.

Rudy is survived by his wife, Gale Koonsman, of Waco; sons, Jamie Koonsman and wife, Robyn, of Blum and Michael Koonsman, of Waco; grandchildren, Hope and Jordyn Koonsman, of Blum, Cody Koonsman and Brooke Parrish, both of Waco; sister, Jimmie Pair, of Stephenville; several nieces and nephew; and many other family members and friends.

Waco Tribune-Herald: 4/15/2006...L


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  • Created by: Ruth M. Brown
  • Added: 15 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13964760
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Rudolph “Rudy” Koonsman (14 Jan 1924–13 Apr 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13964760, citing Hico Cemetery, Hico, Hamilton County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Ruth M. Brown (contributor 46796546) .