Obituaries


Mervin Lee Maass

Mervin Lee Maass, 80, passed away August 17, 2017 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with Pastor Greg Felder officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Mervin Lee Maass was born October 7, 1936 in Burton to Willie and  Laura Stark Maass. He was baptized November 7, 1936, and confirmed April 2, 1950. On June 2, 1956, he married Carrie May Matthies in Burton. Mr. Maass  worked as a home builder, and was retired. Survivors include his daughter  and son-in-law, Cheryl and Jimmy Tiemann of Brenham; brother and sister-in-law, Elroy and Carolyn Sue Maass of Brenham; sister-in-law, Evelyn Maass of Giddings; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Nathan Zibilski of Magnola; grandchildren: Valerie Harrison and Jared Tiemann. His  great-grandchildren,  Keagan Harrison, Hunter Duffy,  and Aydn Tiemann, fondly referred to him as “Goo Goo. Mr. Maass was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie; parents, Willie and Laura Maass; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Jay Oldham; granddaughter, Madeliene Lynette Tiemann; brother and sister-in-law, Elwood and Virginia Maass;  sister –in-law and brother-in-law, Marjorie Ann and Eugene Thaler, and brother-in-law, Dennis Maass. Serving as pallbearers are  Jerry Merten, Russell Engeling, Ken Cox, Michael Thaler, Rickie Thaler, Mark Griffis, and Rick Kloss. Memorials may be directed to Luther Hill Ministries, or to a favorite charity.

Kenneth Wayne Schiller

Kenneth Wayne Schiller, 55, of Brenham, died August 14, 2017 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in College Station, as a result of heart attack complications. Survivors include his mother, Laverna Schiller, and sister, Shirley Schiller, both of Brenham. He was preceded in death by his father, Erwin Schiller, and an uncle, Charles Spreen. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with Pastor Jill Vivroux officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements for Kenneth Wayne Schiller are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Kenneth Lee Spivey

Kenneth Lee Spivey, 79, of Chappell Hill, TX.  died on August 12, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, TX. the husband of Dolores Gasper Spivey.   Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 16, at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel with Pastor Troy Sikes officiating.  Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery of Chappell Hill.  Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, August 15, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Survivors include; his wife Dolores Spivey, sons and daughter-in-law; Marty and Sheila Spivey of Brenham,  Jeffery Spivey of Brenham, daughter and son-in-law Lori Spivey Mc Cracken and Howdy of Brenham, brother  and sister-in-law; Jimmy and Ruth Spivey of Gamaliel KY. Brother-in-law Ronnie Gasper of Chappell, Hill, grandchildren; Megan McCracken Joswiak and John, Molly McCracken and special friend Sean Schulz, Emily Spivey Bolenbarr and Shawn, Seth Spivey, Alli Spivey, Ty Spivey and special friend Katie Edenfield, great-grandchildren Kase Bolenbarr, Iylee Joswiak, and Ryleigh Spivey.

Funeral arrangements for Kenneth Spivey are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, St. Brenham. 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family visit www.memorialoakschapel.com 

Martha (Zientek) Murski

Martha (Zientek) Murski, age 99 of Brenham, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. Martha (Zientek) Murski is survived by her loving family of:  children and spouses, Louise and Benjamin Hajovsky, Eugene and Carol Murski, Dolores Haynes; grandchildren, Benjamin Wayne (Eileen) Hajovsky, Deborah Lynn (David) Vesling, Laura Hajovsky, Sally (Steve) Ludwig, John (Michelle) Hajovsky, Marc (Mary Kay) Murski, Chad Haynes; great-grandchildren, Joel (Paula) Hajovsky, Sarah (Gabriel) McCoy, Leigh (Cody) Goings, Anne Hajovsky, Ethan Vesling, Ava Vesling, Kyra Hajovsky, Ben Ludwig, Cade Hajovsky, Cole Murski; great-great-grandchildren, Jude Hajovsky , Elle Marie Hajovsky; brother Harry Zientek; numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. Visitation with the Murski family will be Friday, August 11th from 5 p.m. until rosary is recited at 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 12th at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Activity Center with Rev. Vincent Romuald as Celebrant.  Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Hospice Brazos Valley. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

J. F. "Johnnie" Naumann

J. F. “Johnnie” Naumann, 86, husband of Cora Lee (Korth) Naumann, died August 9, 2017 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church, with Pastors Matthew Jacobs and William Holzer officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Cora Lee Naumann; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Hubert and Ruth Lois Adams of Smiley; Walter Korth, Jr. and Judy Rudloff, all of Brenham. He was preceded in death by his son, Ray Alan Naumann, on November 27, 1982; four sisters and their husbands, including Mrs. C. F. Dietzmann, Mrs. Paul Witt, Mrs. Theo Kemper, and Mrs. Harry Kershaw; brother-in-law Howard Korth; sister-in-law Carolyn Korth. Funeral arrangements for J. F. “Johnnie” Naumann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Esther Neumann

Esther Neumann, widow of Fritz Neumann, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at College Station Medical Center at the age of 78. Funeral services for Esther Neumann will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 7, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church of Brenham.  Burial will follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include: son Wade S. Neumann and wife Diane, daughter Tiffany Vann and husband Dwayne; grandchildren Allyson Galle, Ashley Neumann, Samantha Lindsey, Grace Vann and Kaden Vann; brother-in-law Guss Neumann. Funeral arrangements for Esther Neumann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Bernard "Ben" Edward Dannhaus

Bernard “Ben” Edward Dannhaus, 87, the husband of Alice (Bethke) Dannhaus and long-time local barber at Otto’s Barber Shop, passed away August 3, 2017 at Brenham Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Salem Lutheran Church of Brenham with Pastor Charles Parnell officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, August 4 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Alice Dannhaus; son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Vickie Dannhaus; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kaci and Mason Patranella; great-grandson, Kyle Patranella all of Brenham; brothers Edward Dannhaus and wife Sylvia, Elroy Dannhaus and wife Kristen; sisters Laura Fieseler and Doris Eckermann, all of Brenham; Alice Heisch Neel of Bellville and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Memorials may be directed to Salem Lutheran Church or St. Paul’s Christian Day School. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main Street in Brenham.  To post a tribute to the family, please visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

 

Robert Lee Wittneben

Robert Lee Wittneben, 92, passed away July 31, 2017 in Bryan. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church of New Ulm, with Pastor Glen Hohlt officiating. Burial will be in the New Ulm Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main in Brenham. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Maurer Wittneben of New Ulm;  daughters  Linda Kiemsteadt and husband David of Brenham, and Carol Kruger of Brenham, all of Brenham;   son,  Robert L. Wittneben Jr. of New Ulm; grandchildren: Jason Kiemsteadt (Jennifer) of Brenham; Bethany Sherrard (Rob) of Industry, and  Amy Hale (Zach), of Pearland;   Heidi Brooks (Lance) of Midland;  Derek Wittneben of New Ulm;  Chad Kruger (Rhonda) of Eva, Alabama, and Kellan Kruger and special friend Elizabeth Hallman of Colorado Springs; great-grandchildren: Lukas and Ellie Sherrard,  Laurna and Alex Epple, Jay Kiemsteadt, Owen, Gage, and Kase Hale,  Angela Brooks, Anneliese and Brennam Kruger; step-greatgrandchildren Blake Hallman and Hunter Hallman; sister Teola Huff of Nelsonville. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  Last but not least, he is survived by his pet companions, Franzi and Schatzie. He was predeceased by his parents, Elsa and Henry Wittneben; brother-in-law, Connie Huff; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Alita and Willie Winkelmann; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Evelyn and Melvin Maurer, as well as by his beloved dachshund companion, Fraulein. Funeral arrangements for Robert Lee Wittneben are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Glenver H. Eilers

Glenver H. Eilers went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 31, 2017 in Brenham, Texas at the age of 83. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, August 2 in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 3 also in Brenham Memorial Chapel with Pastor Sue Beall officiating.  Burial will follow in Latium Cemetery. Glenver Eilers is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances Eilers; two sons and daughter-in-law, Roger Eilers of New Ulm, Michael and Wendy Eilers of Wesley; half-sister, Genell Rohde of Warrenton; sisters-in-law, Marian Muske of Shelby and Lida Mae Muske of Katy; brother-in-law, Emmett Muske of Burton; grandchildren, Erica (Eilers) and Jon Waldrop of Sealy, Dylan and Jade Eilers of New Ulm, David and Jessica Knesek of Sealy and Daniel Knesek of Sealy; great-grandchildren, Harlow and Slade Waldrop, Dean Eilers, Lynden, Natalie, Faith and Cole Knesek and Avah Knesek, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Memorials may be given to the Latium Cemetery, Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville or charity of choice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX  979.836.3611  Share tributes at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Lauren Blum Rupe

Lauren Blum Rupe, 30, of Houston, died Friday, July 28, 2017, at her residence after a courageous fight against brain cancer. The funeral service for Lauren Blum Rupe will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3 at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville with Pastor Jill Vivroux and Pastor Blair Lundborg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her husband, Zachary Rupe of Houston; parents, Craig and Kathy Blum of Brenham; sister, Audrey Blum and special friend Cole Masters of Houston; grandparents, Weldon and Marjorie Krinke and Fred and Bernadine Blum, all of Brenham; aunts and uncles, Gary and Sherry Krinke and Beverly and Dennis Roehling, all of Brenham; cousins, Donald Roehling of Industry, Beth and Brad Eckelhoff of Cypress, Cole Roehling and Isabel and Ethan Eckelhoff; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Peg Rupe of Spring; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sarah and Blake Pierce of Spring; and many special friends. Funeral arrangements for Lauren Blum Rupe are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX, 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Roger Hegemeyer

Roger Hegemeyer, 91, of Brenham, died on July 30, 2017 at Scott and White Hospital.  Funeral service will be held on Tuesday,  August 1, 2017 at  10:00 a.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel with Pastor Phil Fenton officiating, Burial will be in the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery in Industry. Visitation with the family will be on Monday, July 31 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law; Donald and Faye Hegemeyer of Brenham, grandchildren; Jacqueline Todd, Anita Daniels, Shantrise Maness, Freddie Daniels, and 10 great-grandchhildren. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Funeral arrangements for Roger Hegemeyer entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham TX.  979-836-4564.  To post a tribute to the family visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Mildred Blum Pelkemeyer

Mildred Blum Pelkemeyer, 92, of Brenham, died July 25, 2017, in Brenham Nursing and Rehab Center. The funeral service for Mildred Pelkemeyer will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 28 at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville with Pastor Jill Vivroux officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Fred Pelkemeyer; son and daughter-in-law, James and Joyce Pelkemeyer; son-in-law, James Raines and wife Andrea; grandchildren, Jennifer Pelkemeyer and friend Dwayne Zimmerman; Jill LaBuffe and husband Alex, Jonathan Pelkemeyer and Samantha Wellmann; Bradley Raines, Brock Raines, Brandi Bolin and husband Wes and Miranda Keathley; and great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Tyler and Brenna Raines, Liam , Grant and Oliver LaBuffe and Fredrick and Amelia Pelkemeyer; brothers, Raymond Blum and Fred Blum and wife Bernadine; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Mildred Pelkemeyer are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX, 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit: www.memmorialoakschapel.com.

Ivan Emil Wubbenhorst

Ivan Emil Wubbenhorst, 86, of Brenham, died July 25, 2017, in Brenham. The funeral service for Ivan Wubbenhorst will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 28 at First United Methodist Church in Brenham with the Rev. Bobbie Maltas officiating. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 28 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 27 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Faye Wubbenhorst of Brenham; daughter, Gayle Kovar and husband Richard of Fayetteville; stepdaughters, Gwen Arrington and husband Steve of Tulsa, OK and Donna Jacobson and husband Ken of Dripping Springs; stepson, James Lingenfelter and wife Alicia of Houston; brother, Lloyd Wubbenhorst and wife Ida Mae of Brenham; grandchildren, Joshua and Candace Kovar of Pettus, Amanda and Patrick Campbell of Brenham; stepgrandchildren: Melissa Arrington, Mitch Arrington, Scott Arrington, Chris Lingenfelter, Mandy and Matthew Baker, Jenna Lovette and Landon and Byron Canine; great-grandchildren: Brandon, Blake and Makayla Kovar, Nathan and Addison Campbell; stepgreat-grandchildren, Brynlee and Teagen Lovette and McKinley and Maisy Baker; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral arrangements for Ivan Wubbenhorst are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX, 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Loraine Glenewinkel

Loraine Glenewinkel, age 95 of Bleiblerville, TX and the widow of Eric C. Glenewinkel, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, TX. Loving surviving family members include, daughter Joyce Krause and husband Alfred, son Erich W. Glenewinkel and wife Doris, daughter Kathy Ropshaw and husband Paul; grandchildren Amy Krause and special friend Debra Richard,Tammy Rounsavall and special friend Mel Kalpe, Nick Krause, Chuck Glenewinkel and wife Lacey,  Melissa Glenewinkel, Chase Ropshaw and wife Emily, Max Ropshaw and special friend Gabriella Wise, Cade Ropshaw and special friend Brian Massie; great-grandchildren, Chole, Caleb, Bella, Zack Krause, Ryan Rounsavall, Nathan and Shana Neely, Erich and Charlie Glenewinkel and Sullivan Massie. Visitation with the family will be from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 26 at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 27 at Welcome Lutheran Church with Pastor John Sutton officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX.  979.836.3611  to Share condolences visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Evelyn Ann Kruse

Evelyn Ann Kruse, age 83 of Brenham, passed away at her home Monday, July 24, 2017 with family members by her side. Evelyn Ann Kruse’s loving surviving family includes: sister, Mildred Kruse Bridges; brother, Howard Kruse and wife Verlin; sister-in-law, Evelyn Kruse; nephews and nieces, Doyle (Pat) Spitzer, Jan (Dan) Wegand, Lu Beth (Russell) Henske, Gary (Kathy) Bridges, Greg (Donna) Bridges, Karen (Wes) Hall, Paul (Babs) Kruse, Diane (Clinton) Kettler, Kathryn Boyd, David Kruse and Jim (Hailey) Kruse; nephews-in-law, Les “Butch” Blume and Stacey Tamulinas; niece-in-law, Janie Skatell; and numerous great nephews and great nieces. Visitation with the Kruse family will be Thursday, July 27th from 6-8 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 28th at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Phil Fenton officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her nephews. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Clarence Walter Schoenvogel, Jr.

Clarence Walter Schoenvogel, Jr., 63, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Visitation with the Schoenvogel family will be on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 5pm-7pm at Brenham Memorial Chapel. A celebration of Walt’s life will take place on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brenham at 10:30 am with Pastor Phil Fenton officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Walt will be remembered for always living life to the fullest by his wife, Charlyn Rosenbaum Schoenvogel; daughter Sally Schoenvogel Bradley and her husband Michael; son Trey Schoenvogel and his wife Ashlee; as “Chief” to his grandchildren Elizabeth Bradley and Ava and Charli Schoenvogel; mother Annell Schoenvogel; father-in-law Charlie Rosenbaum, Jr. along with many special and dear friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Blinn Foundation, and Deerfield Academy. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham.  979.836.3611 To share condolences visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Catherine Craig

On July 9, 2017, Catherine Craig, formerly of 2403 Valley Drive, Brenham, has moved to occupy the place that Jesus has prepared for her.  She is no longer a citizen of this world.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 15, at, 11:00am at Calvary Baptist Church, 1100 Niebuhr.  Time to visit with the family is scheduled from 6:00-8:00 on Friday, July 14, at Calvary Baptist Church. Catherine is survived by:  Husband, Bob; daughters Cheryl and husband Brad Yaw; Christi and husband Bob Guenther; and son Kirby. Grandchildren:  Matthew and wife Valarie Watkins, Amy and husband Brandon Grier, Brandon and wife Jessica Yaw, James and wife Casey Yaw, Travis and wife Lauren Guenther, Kendall and husband Cameron Brooks. Great-grandchildren:  Makayla Hargrove, Kiana Hargrove, Matthew Watkins Jr., Kaylee, Lauren, and Evelynne Grier, Twins (2 sets), Ava and Micah, Harper and Macy Yaw, Ryan and Audrey Joyce Guenther.  Sisters: Linda Rae Simms, July Moore.  Brothers: Buddy Prince, Terry Prince.  Everyone who knew Catherine is richer because of the relationship.  After an extended illness, God called Catherine home July 9, 2017. Funeral arrangements for Catherine Craig are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, TX. 77833. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Carol Jean Kleiber Zwahr

Carol Jean Kleiber Zwahr, the widow of Larry Zwahr, died on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Carol is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Judy and Steve Avis, sister Sandy Els, sister-in-law Dorothy Vogler, brothers-in-law Billy Zwahr and Wally Zwahr, daughter and son-in-law Amy and Aaron Schramm, son and daughter-in-law Nathan and Alison Zwahr, son and daughter-in-law Brian and Katie Zwahr, grandchildren Brad Schramm and fiancée Rachael Kelley, Lana Schramm, Alexa Zwahr, and Alyssa Zwahr, and great-grandchildren Autumn and Aurora Osagie, along with many other relatives and friends. Visitation with the Zwahr family will be Friday, July 7 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., followed by Rosary at 8 p.m., at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral Mass for Carol Zwahr will be celebrated Saturday, July 8 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 701 Church St., Brenham, in the Parish Activity Center, followed by internment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery and reception at the Brenham Knights of Columbus Hall. In lieu of flowers, Carol requested memorial donations be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, St. Mary’s Family Choir, and Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com. .

Gladys Anna Herr

Gladys Anna Herr, 83, passed away July 5, 2017 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Welcome Lutheran Church  with Pastor John Sutton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her sons Gary Herr and wife Laura, and Larry Herr, all of Bleiblerville; grandchildren: Nicholas Herr, Dawn Marie Herr, Leigh Ann Herr, Nancy Lynn Herr, all of Bleiblerville; niece, Catherine Marie Byrd of Wahalla; sister-in-law, Emma Schley of Warrenton.  She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbert Herr in 2008, her parents; daughter-in-law, Brenda Herr; brother Clemons Schley; sister  and brother-in-law, Adela and John Skalitsky; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Edgar and Ora Nell Herr. Funeral arrangements for Gladys Anna Herr are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Jim Morgan "J.M." De'Olive

Jim Morgan “J.M.” De’Olive, 95, of Brenham, the widower of Mildred De’Olive, died June 29, 2017, at his residence. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 1 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral service for J.M. De’Olive will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 2 at Memorial Oaks Chapel with Pastor Martin Moore officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Joe E. and Lyn De’Olive of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia D. and Lloyd H. Quebe of Brenham; brothers and sister-in-law, Don and Lady Jane De'Olive of Mesquite and Wayne “Jack” De'Olive of Longview; grandchildren, Deborah A. Quebe Morris and husband Scott A., Holly A. Quebe West and husband Steve, Matthew De'Olive and wife Ann and Amy De’Olive Smith and husband Jason; and great-grandchildren, Jared Morris, Hayden Morris, Olivia Morris, Morgan West, Jason West, Spencer De'Olive, Brian Smith, Zach Smith, Draike Smith and Hailie Smith. He is also survived by Verda Bell Westerman, Mary Dalzell and Flora Lee Loescher.The family would like to express their thanks to Idell Franklin for her many years of loving care for Mr. De'Olive. Funeral arrangements for J.M. De’Olive are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX, 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Geraldine Canon Smart

Geraldine Canon Smart, known to many as Jerry, passed away in Fort Worth, on June 23, 2017, at the age of 85.  Funeral services will be Friday, June 30, at 11:00am in the Fleming Chapel at Broadway Baptist Church, 305 West Broadway, Fort Worth, TX. Interment will be at Canon Mathis Cemetery on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:00pm  (Video tribute and guest book at @ www.canonfuneralhome.com)  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484, 936 372-3686

Elizabeth Brewton Herzog

Elizabeth Brewton Herzog passed away on June 25, 2017 at High Hope Care Center in Brenham, TX. Elizabeth Herzog’s survivors include: sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Charles Janner of Clay, brother-in-law, Glenn Herzog of Austin, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harvey and Arin Herzog of Brenham, nieces and nephews, Rusty and Katy Janner of Snook, Gayle and Donald Bednar of Brenham, David and Dawn Brewton of Brenham, Jenny and Dean Hrbacek of Sugarland, great nieces and great nephews, Raymond Janner of Snook, Eric, Pamela, Cooper, and Tucker Plagens of Brenham, Brandon and Kaley Bednar of Brenham, Shea and Taylor Janner of Snook, Sarah and Chandler Wagner of Hockley, Dakota Brewton of Brenham, Bradley, Byron, and Amanda Hrbacek, special friend Ruth Ellis and many more nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Visitation with the Herzog family will be Tuesday, June 27th from 5:00 - 7:00 at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 28th at 10:00 a.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mark Groves officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice Brazos Valley, Independence Cemetery Association and First Lutheran Church of Somerville. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St. in Brenham, TX.  979.836.3611.  To share condolences, visit  www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Deana "Deanie" (Wilson) Romo

Deanie Romo, 57, was called home to her savior with her husband Daniel by her side on June 22, 2017. A memorial service for Deanie will be held at Brenham Memorial Chapel at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Pastor Darren Donaldson of Fellowship Baptist Church will officiate. Deanie is survived by her husband Daniel Romo, daughter Megan Lance and husband Gage Lance of Giddings; sisters, Brenda Roach and Angela Guthrie of Brenham; brothers and sisters-in-law, Terry Wilson and wife Laura of Rockdale, David Wilson and wife Laurie of Gause, Rick Wilson and wife Jennifer of Rockdale, and Mike Wilson and wife Shanna of Rockdale; and her nieces and nephews, Shanna Johnson, James Wilson, Justin Wilson, Hayden Wilson, Jordan Pierce, Kandice Wilson, Kayla Wilson, Kyle Wilson, Taylor Wilson, Hailey Wilson, and Alex Wilson. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611  To share condolences, visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Gregory Dale Joiner

Gregory Dale Joiner, 60, left this earth to be with his Lord on June 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Brenham with Pastor Matthew Jacobs and Pastor William Holzer officiating. A graveside service will be held Monday, June 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery at William Penn. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, June 25 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Greg is survived by his wife, Nancy Joiner; sons, Joshua Joiner of Needville, Matthew Joiner of Bryan and Jacob Joiner of Brenham; brothers and sister-in-law, Brad Joiner of Emory and Jeff and Jeanne Joiner of Salado and their families; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Vickie and Billy Ashorn, Jackie and Craig Kankel, Kellie and Kevin Goessler, all of Brenham, and Scott Hemann of Conroe and their families; and special cousins, Bid and Grace Smith and Pam Prall, all of Livingston. Funeral arrangements for Greg Joiner are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX, 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit, www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Laura Ann Winkelmann Jones

Laura Ann Winkelmann Jones, 34 of Uvalde, Texas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Laura is survived by her loving husband, Ryon Jones and two beautiful children Ely Garrett Jones and Sadie Ann Jones of Uvalde; father, Darrell Winkelmann; siblings and spouses, Sara and Beth Winkelmann, John and Geneva Winkelmann; uncle and aunt, Fred L. and Bonnie Winkelmann all of Brenham. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, June 25th from 5-7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Laura Winkelmann Jones will be held Monday, June 26th at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Groves officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to The Ely and Sadie Jones Educational Fund at Hondo National Bank in Uvalde, TX or to Knippa ISD. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at w.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com. 

Emma Lee Dodd Rape

Emma Lee Dodd Rape, age 100 of Hempstead passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.  Visitation will be at Canon Funeral Home in Waller on Thursday, June 22, from 5:00 - 7:00pm.  Funeral Services will be Friday, June 23, at 3:00pm at Canon Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Hempstead Cemetery.  Guest book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com  Services are entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484, 936 372-3683

Clayton D. Lichti, Jr.

Clayton D. Lichti, Jr. age 81 died on June 20, 2017 in his home surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving family:   daughters: Lynnette Lichti Hodde and husband James, Colleen Lichti Joswiak and husband Patrick; son: David P. Lichti and fiancé Rhonda Faist Maass; grandsons: Robert (Bobby) Lichti and fiancé Virginia Kapchinski, Scott Joswiak and wife Christina, and Colton Maass; granddaughters:  Renee Joswiak Narro and husband Luis, Stephanie Maass Schulz and husband Cody, Melissa Maass Bilski and husband Justin; great-grandchildren: Haley Lichti, Clayton E. Lichti, Hadley Schulz, Summer Narro, Layne Bilski, Lilah Joswiak, and Sophie Joswiak.  He is also survived by several special nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great nephews, sister-in-law Ruth Lichti, and very special family friend Janet Wolf Bodish. Visitation with the Lichti family will be from 5-7 pm with Rosary at 7 pm on Friday, June 23 in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral Service for Clayton Lichti will be at 10 am, Saturday, June 24 in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Darren Donaldson will officiate.  Burial will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611  To share condolences, visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Elwood Kelm

Elwood Kelm, 80, left this earth June 20, 2017. He was the husband of Eunice Kelm, proud father and father-in-law of Cindy and Mark Buck, as well as the proud grandfather of Shannon Buck. Elwood’s wishes of cremation and no service will be honored. Arrangements for Elwood Kelm are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Dorothy Ann Ruemke

Dorothy Ann Ruemke, 77, died June 20, 2017 in Bryan. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017 at Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin, with Pastor Ken Weiss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Catherine Ruemke; daughters Debora Talamantez, and Carolyn Brister and husband Michael, all of Brenham; sister and brother-in-law Lorene and Clarence Ruemke of Carmine; grandchildren: Joshua and Charlotte  (Charly) Ruemke of Spring; Carlee Ruemke of Brenham; Cody Steinfeld and fiancé Catherine Peacher of Kingwood, Cory Steinfeld, and Alyssa and Anthony Talamantez, all of Brenham; great-grandchildren: Lena and Cora Ruemke and baby boy Jensen, arriving in August. Also surviving is her special friend, Dorothy Hohlt. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Edward Ruemke. Funeral arrangements for Dorothy Ann Ruemke are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Nova Hall

Nova Hall, age 87 of Austin passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017.  She was a long time member and supporter of the First Christian Church in Brenham.  Visitation will be at Canon Funeral Home in Waller on Thursday, June 22, from 9:00 - 11:00am. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery.  Video tribute and guest book at www.canonfuneralhome.com.  Funeral arrangements for Nova Hall are entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484, 936 372-3683

Vernon Gaskamp

Vernon Gaskamp, 70, died June 13, 2017 in Bellville. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Wm. Penn. Pastor Mark Moldenhauer will officiate. The visitation will immediately follow the service at the church,  and will include a light lunch. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Janice Gaskamp; nieces  and nephews,  Amy and Jason Pieper, and Marcus and Miranda Gaskamp; aunts and uncle, Clarence and Bernice Gaskamp, Florence Gaskamp, and Pearl Gaskamp. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Hattie Gaskamp, and a brother, Forrest Gaskamp. Funeral arrangements for Vernon Gaskamp are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute  to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.