THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Eugene F. Rebman
US Army Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4, Eugene F. Rebman, 73, of Copperas Cove, Tex. passed away on Wednesday, July 17 at Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Tex., after several medical issues from 2011 thru 2013, and succumbed to respiratory failure
Born Jan. 2, 1940 in Two Rivers, he was the son of John and Ella Rebman and attended grade and high school in Coleman. He married his wife, Ursula and the couple had three children.
He enlisted in the United States Army in 1960 and retired in 1990, serving 30 years and retired in 1990 at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4 with 20 of his 30 years spent in Germany, a one year term in Korea and a short stint in Panama. After leaving the service he deployed to Saudi Arabia with the Vinnell Company as an advisor to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, serving three years during the first Gulf War, Desert Storm).
Upon his return to the U. S., he and his wife moved to WIsconsin for eight years, returning to Texas in 2001 to be closer to their children. He was a successful real estate agent both in Wisconsin and Central Texas, retiring in 2012.
Along with his wife, Ursula, he is survived by three children, Thomas of Round Rock, Tex., John (Suzanne) of Clovis, N.M. and Regina (Bill) of Copperas Cove, Tex.; four grandchildren; a sister, Judie (Florian) Kotecki of Oconto and two brothers Richard (Janet) of Green Bay and Rene of Oconto.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Jack, Charles and Bob.
He was laid to rest with military honors at Fort Hood Cemetery, Fort Hood, Tex. Memorial service and social hour for family and friends will be held at Coleman Ball Park Pavilion on Sunday, Aug. 18.