Remembering Clarence Jaster

Clarence Jaster obit photo

Clarence H. Jaster

We give thanks for the life and ministry of God’s faithful servant, and MLLC member, Clarence Jaster.

The funeral will take place at MLLC at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017.  A meal will follow in the MLLC Fellowship Hall.



Clarence Helmuth Jaster of Round Top, Texas went to be with his Heavenly Father on November 19, 2017.

Clarence was born on January 2, 1932 to Erich and Annie (Oevermann) Jaster of Klump, Texas and is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jenell of Round Top, Texas.  Clarence married Jenell Braun on April 5, 1952 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top. He is survived also by his three daughters, Cheryl Johanson and husband Mac of Three Rivers, Texas, Bonnie Sassman and husband Mark of Pflugerville, Texas, and Jane Greinert and husband Stephen of Austin, Texas, four grandchildren Joshua Johanson, Jamie Braune, Chris Greinert and Michael Greinert; two step-grandchildren Matthew Sassman and Maggie Sassman; and five great-grandchildren, Alyssa Johanson, Dale Johanson, Barrett Braune, Claire Braune and Hector Garcia Jr., brother Elwood and his wife Carol of Brenham; sisters-in-law Pauline Jaster and Ruth Jaster.  He was preceded in death by his parents Erich and Annie, brothers Erich and Melvin, sister Olivia and brother-in-law Erwin Gaskamp.

He was baptized on February 28, 1932 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Greenvine, Texas.  He was confirmed on November 25, 1945, also at Greenvine Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Clarence attended Washington County schools and, at the age of sixteen, was employed by Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham.  He advanced from an entry level position to the Assistant Division Manager in Austin.  Retiring in 1994 with over 40 years of service, he was honored to be a part of the Blue Bell family.

Clarence, known to many as “Big C”, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family, friends and beloved dog “Lady”.  He continuously looked for outdoor projects on which to work.  Whether it was landscaping the yard with his mowers and tractor, mending fences or repairing and painting his workshop and barns, Clarence worked tirelessly.  He will always be remembered for the family favorite barbeque chicken that he cooked for decades on the pit he built himself.

Serving as pallbearers are Joshua Johanson, Colby Braune, Chris Greinert, Michael Greinert, David Jaster, and Justin Jaster.

The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice, the staff at Bel Air at Teravista, and the doctors and nurses at St. David’s Round Rock Hospital

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Carmine, Texas.

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

P O BOX 362

Carmine, TX 78932-0362



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