Obituaries


Lenora Wellmann

Funeral services for Lenora Wellmann, 91, widow of Harry Wellmann, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville, with Pastor Kenneth Weiss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Wellmann passed away June 30, 2015 at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include sons Donald Ray Wellmann, Glenn Dean Wellmann, Harvey Lee Wellmann, and Anthony Wellmann, all of Brenham; daughter, Barbara Kohring of Brenham; grandchildren: Cheryl Jozwiak, Lori Reichwein and husband Robert, Teresa Voskamp and husband Casey, Randall Korhing and wife Michelle, Bradley Kohring and wife Daphne, Misty Dominey and husband Lloyd, Timothy Wellmann and wife Amy, Samantha and Jonathan Pelkemeyer, Krystal Wellmann, Burt Wellmann and wife Lisa, and Amanda Sebastian and husband Josh; brother and sister-in-law Harold and Elizabeth Remmert, Arthur Lee and Laverne Remmert, and a sister-in-law, Alice Remmert, all of Bellville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Robert and Selma Wellmann, and Ernest and Erline Wellmann. Also surviving are numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Mrs. Wellmann was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Wellmann; her parents; a son-in-law, Robert Kohring; daughter-in-law, Diana Wellmann; brothers Melvin and Wilbert Remmert; sister, Willie Mae Ramsey, and a grandson-in-law, William Joswiak. Funeral arrangements for Lenora Wellmann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Lisa Marie Lott

Lisa Marie Lott passed away peaceful, June 29, 2015. Visitation will be held July 2, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00pm  at Champion Fellowship Church, 1801 South Market Street Brenham, Texas.  Funeral services will be held Friday, July 3, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Champion Fellowship Hall Church, 1801 South Market Street Brenham, Texas. Pastor James Lott, Eulogist. On May 11, 1964, Ms. Lisa Marie Lott was born to the late Dorothy Ann Lott and the late Harvey Dee Contee. Lisa is preceded in death by her mother, father, one sister, grandparents, and three aunts. She will forever be remembered by her sister and brother-in-law Wanda and Darron Smith; and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements made by Miller-Josey Mortuary, Bellville, Texas. Family and friends may sign the online register book at www.millerjosey.com.

Lew Kieke

On the morning of June 29, 2015, Lew Kieke was suddenly called home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015 at St. John United Church of Christ in Burton, with Pastor Glen Schoeneberg officiating. Burial will follow in La Bahia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Kieke of Brenham; daughters and son-in-law Cindy and Mike Randermann, Gaylynn Lawrence, all of Brenham; son and daughter-in-law Dodd and Mary Lange of Burton; daughter, Misti Lange and fiancé, Dr. Michael Roner of Bedford;  grandchildren: Chase Lawrence, Orry Randermann, Courtney Randermann,  Rinn Randermann, Logan Lange, and Adyson Lange; great-grandchildren: Charlie Randermann and Madelyn Randermann; brother and sister-in-law, Murray and Peggy Kieke of Monroe, N.J.  Lew is also survived by his special pet companion, Lexi. He was preceded in death by his parents, Larey and Ida May Kieke, and grandparents,  Henry and Alma Kieke, Jr., and Ewald and Ida Fuchs. Funeral arrangements for Llewellyn  (Lew) Travis Kieke are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Bertha "Mutzy" Fischer

Bertha “Mutzy” Fischer passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Scott & White Hospital Brenham. Bertha “Mutzy” Fischer is survived by: nephews and wives, Charles and Kay Ann Schwartz, B. J. and Diane Fischer, Eugene and Emily Fuchs, Gary and Linda Knipstein; nieces and husbands, Ann and Brian Bishop, Kay Lyn and Scott Murphy; great nephews, nieces and their spouses, Ben Fuelberg, Annie Schwartz, Todd Murphy, Cole Murphy, Holly and Lee Hasse, Stephen and Melissa Fuchs, Chad and Ginger Meadows, Tiffany and Bryan Galligans; numerous great-great nephews, nieces and cousins.  There are many more Guelker, Prenzler, and Schwartz cousins who were special to her. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, June 27th from 5- 7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Bertha “Mutzy” Fischer will be Sunday, June 28th at 2 p.m., in St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg with Pastor Denise Seymour officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611  To share condolences visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Henry L. Derkowski

Henry L. Derkowski, 87 of Chappell Hill and the husband of Theresa (Gurka) Derkowski, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015. He was a farmer and rancher and a life-long member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Henry Derkowski is survived by loving family:  wife, Theresa Derkowski, children, Henry Jr. and Pat Derkowski, Larry and Becky Derkowski, Robert and Carol Derkowski, Linda and Mark Bilski, Sandra and Larry Cegelski, 11 grandchildren as follows Shawn and Carrie Derkowski, Shelly Derkowski, Brian Derkowski, Larry Jr. and Tammy Derkowski, Darren and Ashlie Derkowski Robbie Derkowski, Jessica and Brian Bronikowski, Brooke and Kass Copelin, Bridget and Cody Marburger, Ashlie and Michael Bachmann, Chelsea Cegelski and fiancée Joel Quinteros; 9 great-grandchildren and one due in November; sisters Rosie Wisnoski and Helen Meleski, sister-in-law Judy Derkowski, along with numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation for Henry Derkowski will be held Thursday, June 25 from 5 to 7 pm with a Rosary at 7 pm. in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 26 at 10 am in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Chappell Hill with Rev. Jozef Musiol and Monsignor John Malinowski, as Celebrants.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Henry Wilganowski and grandsons Shawn Derkowski, Brian Derkowski, Larry J. Derkowski, Jr., Darren Derkowski and Robbie Derkowski. Honorary pallbearers will be Kass Copelin, Cody Marburger, Michael Bachmann, Brian Bronikowski and Joel Quinteros. Memorials may be given to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St. in Brenham. 979.836.3611. Share condolences at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Martha Clara Kubeczka

Martha Clara Kubeczka, 90, of Chappell Hill, died on June 19, 2015. She was the widow of Albin P. Kubeczka. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Chappell Hill with  Rev. Josef Musial officiating.  Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Cemetery.   Visitation with the family and friends will be on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Survivors include;  sons and daughters-in-law:  Johnny and Diana Kubeczka of Chappell Hill and Matthew and Lynda Kubeczka of  Chappell Hill;  daughters and sons-in-law:  Annette and Billy Kopech of Houston and Elizabeth and Charles Bilski of Houston; sister:  Mary Matthews Twardowski of San Antonio; grandchildren:  Phillip and Sarah Kubeczka , Paul and Joyce Kubeczka, Michael and Carie Kubeczka,  Mitchell Kubeczka, Leslie and Allen Wittu, Christine and Matt Mistric, Kathleen and Larry Watson, Charlene Bilski, Blake and Courtney Kopech, and Ashlyn Kopech; sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Martha was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Albin Kubeczka, four brothers and two sisters. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham.  To view or place a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Wilfred Winkelmann

 Wilfred Winkelmann, 90 of Brenham, passed away peacefully the morning of June 18, 2015 at Kruse Village. Wilfred Winkelmann is survived by: his sons, William Winkelmann and wife Jeanette, Nathan Winkelmann and wife Darla, Kenneth Winkelmann and wife Jackie, Darrell Winkelmann and wife Lori; grandchildren, Keith Winkelmann and wife Jackie, Ryan Winkelmann, Courtney Wilson and husband Blake, Carlee Winkelmann and fiancée Jeff Wright, Kristen Winkelmann and fiancée Henry Porter, Jay Winkelmann and special friend Ashley Nicholls, Adam Sefcik, Chelsey Winkelmann, Danny Gober, Dustin Gober, David Gober; great-grandchildren, Ezra Winkelmann, Ella Rae Wilson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Will and Flora Henske; sister-in-law, Dorothy Tesch. Visitation with the Winkelmann family will be Sunday, June 21st from 6-8 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Wilfred Winkelmann will be Monday, June 22nd at 10 a.m. at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Salem with Pastor Charles Parnell officiating. Burial will follow in St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery of New Wehdem. Memorials can be made to Brazos Valley Hospice, Salem Lutheran Church of Salem or a charity of your choice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Share condolences at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.  

 

 

Peggy Ruth (Berry) Justiss

Peggy Ruth (Berry) Justiss, 85, of Bellville, TX., widow of the late Dr. Jesse E. Justiss, Jr., passed away on June 17, 2015 at her home. Peggy is survived by her sons; Jesse Edward Justiss, III of Bellville, and David Berry Justiss and his wife, Jennifer Chumas Justiss, of Houston. Grandchildren; Emmett David and Emily-Rose Grace Justiss, both of Houston. Brother; Raymond Emmett Berry and his wife Sally, of Murfreesboro, TN. Nieces and nephews; Susan, Ashley and Mark and several great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00pm, Sunday, June 21, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville. Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, Monday, June 22, at the Bellville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Malcolm Monroe officiating. Graveside service will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, July 2nd, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Paris, TX. Friends may make memorial gifts to the Austin County Civic Chorale, c/o Janet Allphine, 139 Machemehl Drive, Bellville, TX  77418.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schmidt Funeral Home, 12029 Hwy. 36 S., Bellville, TX  77418 979 865-2424 www.schmidtfunerals.com  

Dorothy Rose Bilski

Dorothy Rose Bilski, 75, passed away June 14, 2015 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Father Jay Polisetty will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Survivors include sons Steve Bilski, Jr., Thomas Bilski, Donald Bilski, and Kenneth Bilski, all of Brenham; grandchildren Jennifer Stewart, Justin Bilski, Quinton Bilski, Hayley Tappan, Garrett Bilski, Brittany Bilski, Shelby and Chris Glona, Chad Bilski, Dillon Bilski and Tina Bilski; great-grandchildren: Cole Stewart, Lane Bilski, Price Tappan, and Graham Tappan; brothers George Konieczny, and Leon Konieczny and wife Frances, all of Brenham; sisters Emily Bolcerek and husband Edwin of Plantersville, Natalie Uilkie of Navasota, and Jo Ann Macat and husband Doug of Brenham; brother-in-law Alois Bilski, and sister-in-law Regina Bilski of Brenham. She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Bilski; husband Steve C. Bilski, Sr.; her parents; a sister, Regina Kubeczka and 3 infant children. Funeral arrangements for Dorothy Rose Bilski are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

 

"Bill" William Joseph Steinkamp

"Bill" William Joseph Steinkamp, age 68 of Hempstead passed away on June 10, 2015. Funeral Services will be held Saturday June 13, at 10:00am at Canon Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Dobbs officiating. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Adelynn Steinkamp College Fund at Prosperity Bank in Hempstead. Video tribute and guest book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com   Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484 (936) 372-3683

Fred Bergmann

A graveside funeral service will be held for Fred Bergmann on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the LaBahia Cemetery.  Reverend Glen Schoeneberg will officiate. Left to cherish beautiful memories of Fred are his wife of 50 years, Verna, his son Matthew and wife Melinda, and daughter, Lisle and husband Dustin Meador, and three grandchildren, Hannah, Andrew, and Abigail.  He is also survived by his sister Carol Hall, nieces and nephews Sheila Muske,  husband Bruce, Damon Hall and, wife Marisol, and Dana Beck, husband Randy. Funeral  arrangements for Fred Bergmann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Linda Sue Partida

Linda Sue Partida, age 67 of Houston, passed away on June 7, 2015. Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00pm. Graveside Services will be Thursday, June 11, 9:30am at Fieldstore Cemetery. Guest book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com   Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484 (936) 372-3683

Alton William Sommerfield, Sr.

Alton William Sommerfield, Sr.  Loving husband, father, papaw and friend, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his children. Alton is survived by his Son Alton W. Sommerfield, Jr and wife Monica of Brenham; Daughter Diana Sommerfield Armstrong and husband Leroy Armstrong of Brenham; Five grandsons Jeff Stewart (Shannon) of Katy Texas, Brad Sommerfield (Meredith) of Brenham, Christopher and Jonathan Armstrong both from California, Eric Sommerfield (Catherine) of Brenham; Five great-grand daughters, Amber and Taylor Stewart from Katy, Izabelle and Gabrielle Sommerfield and Holly Sommerfield all of Brenham; Two sisters, Dorothy Schwettmann and husband Bill and Shirley Jalowy and husband Ewald, Uncle Almot (Fritz) Sommerfeld; Sisters-in law Allyne Weiss, Evelyn Maurer, Lillie Watkins and Nina Herrmann, former son-in-law Clayton Stewart and many nieces, nephews and close friends. Visitation will be at Brenham Memorial Chapel on Wednesday June 10, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral service for Alton Sommerfield will be at 11:00 a.m.,Thursday June 11, 2015 in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville with Pastor Erby Gonzales officiating.  Burial follow in the church cemetery. Grandsons and Douglas Maurer will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Elmer Neutzler and Almot Sommerfeld. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran of Wiedeville, Hospice Brazos Valley or a charity of your choice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX  979.836.3611.  Condolences may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Helen Elizabeth Clay

Helen Elizabeth Clay, 72, of Brenham died on June 6, 2015 at Brenham Nursing and Rehab in Brenham.  A Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Visitation with the family will be 9:00 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Those who will miss her most: daughter Dana and son-in-law Dennis Barron of Brenham, granddaughter Dakota and grandson Dalton, both of Brenham, brothers: Bob Hartnett and Eileen White of Bellville; Bryan and Sherry Hartnett of Hondo. She will also be missed by nieces and nephews: Richard and Cary Sims of Bellville; Sherry Hartnett of Brenham; Robbie and Clyde Fuchs of Missouri; Jerry and Kim Hartnett of Brenham; Tricia and Matt Buerger of Brenham; David Sims of Brenham; Angela Sims and Neil Derryberry of Marble Falls; Will and Regina Hartnett of San Angelo; Lindsey and Tim Leal of Yancey and Lacey Hartnett of San Antonio. Many great-nieces and great-nephews will also truly miss her. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, dear sister Martha Sims, precious sister-in-law Charlene Hartnett, and husbands. Funeral arrangements for Helen Clay are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Pearlie Jaster

Former Brenham resident Pearlie Jaster died June 5, 2015 at her retirement home in Dallas. At her request, a private graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 13 at 2:00 PM.  There will be a visitation at Memorial Oaks Chapel on Friday, June 12, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Mrs. Jaster was born September 14,1921. She is survived by her daughter Judy Krizan and daughter and son-in-law Jane and Charles Coppage. Her grandchildren are Paul and Megan Krizan and Emily and Danny Lopez. Also Catherine and Kyle Davis, Melissa and Brett Brooks, and Jillian Coppage. Her great-grandchildren are Ariana and Avery Krizan, Matthew and Madeline Lopez, and Ashton Brooks. Her sisters are Idell Kraus of Giddings, TX and Willie Mae Lueckemeyer of Brenham. Mrs. Jaster's interests included playing Bridge, sewing and coloring with her grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvis Jaster and her sisters Mabel and Janette Schmidt. Funeral arrangements for Pearlie Jaster are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Ella Maud Kramer

Ella Maud Kramer, passed away June 4, 2015 after a long and brave battle with cancer. Ella is survived by sisters Ivy Kettler (and husband Wesley) and Martha Monroe; step daughters Maedell Dillon and Betty Vasek; nephews Darrel Monroe (and wife Clara) and Keith Monroe; niece Sharon Homes; one half-sister and six half-brothers; step-grandchildren Dorothy and Larry Hinsley, Sandra and Ben Howell, Marie and Doug Ivey, and David and Sue Vasek. She was preceded in death by her only son, Rory Neil Seilheimer, who died in 1982; husband Reinhardt; mother and father; brothers Allen and James “Jimmy”, and twin brother Elick; brother-in-law Bobby Monroe; nephew Randy Kettler. Funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m. Sunday June 7, 2015 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rehburg, with pastor Denise Seymour officiating.  Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Saturday,  June 6, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice Brazos Valley or to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Funeral services are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel 1306 W. Main, Brenham 979-836-4564.  To view are post a tribute go to www.memorialoakschapel.com

LeViola (Lorenz) Maass

LeViola (Lorenz) Maass, 92, of Brenham, the widow of Walter Maass, died June 4, 2015, at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterVisitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 7 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral for LeViola Maass will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 8 at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville with Pastor Pat Lehrer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors include her sisters, Elsie Brennan and Ella Mae Niemann, both of Houston; her daughter-in-law, Ruth Maass of Brenham; grandsons, Jason Maass and wife Emily Ruth and Jeffrey Maass and wife Larissa; great-granddaughters, Avery Lynn Maass and Madison Grace Maass. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter Maass on Jan. 31, 1971; her son, Jerry Lynn Maass in 2008; brothers and sister-in-law, Melvin Lorenz and Alvin and Evelyn Lorenz; sister and brother-in-law, Erna and Walter Winkelmann; and brothers-in-law, Edward Brennan and Ted Niemann. Funeral arrangements for LeViola Maass 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. 

Bonnie Dee Whitehead

Bonnie Dee Whitehead, 87, of Brenham, the widow of Tom S. Whitehead, Jr., died Thursday, June 4, 2015 at her residence in Brenham.  A memorial service for Bonnie Dee Whitehead is scheduled for this morning at 10:00 o’clock (Monday, June 8th) at the First Christian Church of Brenham, 306 Cottonwood Street, with Reverend Richard Stadelmann officiating.  Burial will follow in the Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.

Mrs. Whitehead was born in Somerville, Texas on October 29, 1927 to Hope and Olga Kettrick Thomas.  She graduated from Somerville High School and Blinn College before attending the University of Texas.  A staunch Fightin’ Texas Aggie fan, it must have pained her greatly that A&M did not allow female students in those days.  During her time at Blinn College, she was forced to ride to an Aggie game with a Tea-sip named Tommy Whitehead, whom she later married on May 23, 1953.  They survived and enjoyed 51 years of Turkey Day games together until his death in 2004.

Mrs. Whitehead’s early career was spent teaching in a one room schoolhouse in Wesley.  Later she joined the staff at the family’s radio station, KWHI.  As the station’s Music Director, she was known for using a pair of scissors to scratch out the “B” side of 45 records of which she did not approve.  Along with her family, she helped own and operate the Brenham Banner Press, KWHI-AM, KWHI-FM (now KTEX 106.1), and TV Cable of Brenham (now Suddenlink Cable).

An avid outdoorsman, Mrs. Whitehead enjoyed family vacations in a station wagon pulling a popup camper to Big Bend, Yellowstone, Estes Park and countless other places.  She loved to hike mountains, and could out fish and out hunt every member of the family.  Once she caught two trout from a stream with her bare hands, highly impressing her sons.

Mrs. Whitehead’s true passion was golf, where she also could beat every family member.  She loved playing golf with her girlfriends, and enjoying a cold beer or scotch after the round.  Birthday lunches with girlfriends also brought her much joy.

Education was very important to Mrs. Whitehead and her late husband.  Together, they helped send not only family members, but many others to college educations.  Through her support, her ten grandchildren also have that opportunity.  She always encouraged them to study hard, or face the “Somerville Treatment” should they make a bad grade.

Mrs. Whitehead is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Tom Dee and Melissa Montgomery Whitehead of Brenham, Mark Kerley and Heidi Hofmann Whitehead of Brenham, and Robert Clyde and Kym Ambelang Whitehead of Austin; grandchildren Frank, Ellen, Hunter, Kaitlin and Seoul Whitehead, James, Stephanie, Jesse and Jack Baker, and Jordyn Baker Foust; and great grandchildren Levi and L.J. Baker.  She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Lynn and Elo Junek Sr.  Mrs. Whitehead was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Simmons Whitehead Jr., and her sister, Ruby Kathryn Thomas Swenson.

Serving as pallbearers for today’s (Monday, June 8th) funeral will be Frank and Hunter Whitehead, James, Jesse and Jack Baker, and Michael Watts.  Honorary pallbearers are Teddy Boehm, Twila Tate, Judy Smith, Tammy Metzger, Marcena O’Malley, Demaris Koziol and Gloria Smith.  The Whitehead family would also like to thank her special caregivers over the past nine months, Gloria Smith, Mary McCullough, Lela Schwartz and Rosie Carmack.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hospice Brazos Valley and the First Christian Church of Brenham.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., in Brenham.  To post a tribute to the family, visit memorialoakschapel.com.

 

Ella Maud Kramer

Ella Maud Kramer, 80, widow of Reinhardt Kramer, died June 4, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m., Sunday June 7, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 Saturday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham.  www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Jacqueline Lucille Young Schindler Wallace

Jacqueline Lucille Young Schindler Wallace, 83, passed away June 3, 2015 at Burleson St. Joseph Health Center in Caldwell. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with Pastor Virgil Pecht officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her husband, Robert Wallace of Brenham; daughter and son-in-law Debra Lynn and David Sager of Bastrop; grandson, Matthew Sager and wife Jenna of Oak Hill; great-granddaughters Kloey, Katie and Kamryn Sager; brother and sisters-in-law L. J. and Mary Young of Conroe and Josephine Helm of Brenham; sisters Lavelle Zander and Gayle Maresh of Houston, and Judy Kettrick and husband Fred of Independence. Other surviving relatives are stepsons Doug Wallace and wife Karen, Larry Wallace and wife Linda, James Wallace and Cliff Wallace, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband E. L. “Bubba” Schindler; son, James Dale Schindler, and a brother, Wayne Young. Memorials may be directed to the National Epilepsy Foundation. Funeral arrangements for Jacqueline Lucille Young Schindler Wallace are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Alex Albert Meschewitz

Alex Albert Meschewitz, 90, of Brenham, died  May 31, 2015 at High Hope Care Center. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Deacon Al Prescott will officiate.  A visitation is scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Survivors include his sister, Mary Meschwitz of Brenham; nephews Glen Meschewitz and wife Gayle of Brenham; Jim Meschwitz and wife Cindy of Austin; Gene Meschwitz of Brenham, and niece Sylvia Jurica and husband George of Brenham. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; parents Mike and Emma Meschewitz; brother and sister-in-law Edward and Annie Meschewitz; brother Andrew (Gabby) Meschewitz, and brother-in-law George Meschwitz. Funeral arrangements for Alex Albert Meschewitz are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Carolyn Williams Korth

Carolyn Williams Korth, wife of Walter Korth, Jr., passed away May 31, 2015 at Kruse Village in Brenham, surrounded by her family. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church, with Pastor Ken Weiss officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery.  The family will receive friends and relatives Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her husband, Walter Korth, Jr.; sons and daughters-in-law David and Callie Korth, and James and Sherry Korth, all of Brenham; grandchildren: Jessica and Charles Grimes, R.J. Rychlik, and Phillip Rychlik; great-grandchildren: Emilee Korth and Avery Grimes; sister, Martha Eeds of Livingston, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Vernon Williams, Jr., and Hollis Earl Williams; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Cora and Walter Korth, Sr. may be directed to Hospice Brazos Valley, or Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin. Funeral arrangements for Carolyn Williams Korth are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Lillian Schroeder Wellmann

Lillian Schroeder Wellmann, age 86 of Washington, Texas, died on May 24, 2015 at her home. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 at Friedens Church of Washington, UCC, with Rev. Greg Felder officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Lillian is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Jane Wellmann of Washington and Charles Neal and Sharon Wellmann of Conroe; daughter, Debbie Wellmann of Washington; her grandsons, Cody Wellmann of Conroe, Jon Wellmann of Washington, and Todd Wellmann of Conroe; brother-in-law, Bennie Wellmann of Washington; sisters-in-law, Leona Lunsford of Navasota and Mildred Schroeder of Anderson; sister and brother-in-law, Minnette and John Grice of Navasota; along with nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband on November 8, 2002, brother and sister-in-law Charlie and Ardie Mae Schroeder, sister and brother-in-law Hilda and Edwin Molitor, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Melvin and Dorothy Wellmann, and brothers-in-law Albert Schroeder and Billy Lunsford. Funeral arrangements for Lillian Wellmann 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.

Dorothy M. Hohlt

Dorothy M. Hohlt, 78, widow of Wilfred Hohlt, passed away May 12, 2015 at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham.  Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00am, Friday,  May 15, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor Pat Lehrer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Sheri Hohlt of Burton; daughters and sons-in-law Carol and Rickey Gaskamp of Brenham, and Debbie and Tony Lynn of Springfield, MO.; grandchildren: Josh and Brook Gaskamp, J. T. and Chelsea Gaskamp, Mallorie Hohlt, Maci Hohlt, Katie Lynn, and Torie Lynn; brother and sister-in-law Milton and Elvera Drews; sister and brother-in-law Marjorie and Weldon Krinke, all of Brenham, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilfred, who died April 30; mother-in-law and father-in-law Fred W. C. Hohlt and Selma Schroeder Hohlt; brothers and sisters-in-law Lee Roy and Joyce Drews, and Willie Jr. and Alvira Drews; an infant sister, and a niece, Linda Scott. Funeral arrangements for Dorothy M. Hohlt are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Ora Nell Parker

Ora Nell Parker, the widow of Ervin L. Parker, died May 8, 2015. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ervin Jr. and Dona Lynn Parker; step-son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Patti Parker; grand children Megan Parker, Morgan Parker, Michael Parker; step-grand son, Sean Dryden and step-grand daughter, Elizabeth and Travis Robertson; step-great grandchildren Logan and Kayleigh Robertson. Her sister and Brother-in-law, Dorothy and Lonnie Addicks; Brother, Clarence (Kinch) Wehmeyer;  Brother and sister-in-law Lenert Earl (Shorty) and Beckey Wehmeyer; Sister, Judy Stephens; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel.  Funeral service for Ora Nell Parker will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. from Salem Lutheran Church with Pastor Charles Parnell and Pastor Toby Burk officiating.  Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements for Ora Nell Parker are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham.   979-836-4564.  To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Elsie Kohring Mertins

Elsie Kohring Mertins, age 97, of Brenham, the widow of Walter “Ducky” Mertins, passed away on May 9, 2015 at Brenham Rest Home. She is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral service for Elsie Mertins will be held at Grace Lutheran Church on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastors Matthew Jacobs and William Holzer officiating.  Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11 at Memorial Oak Chapel.  Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Funeral arrangements for Elsie Mertins are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham.  979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Victor P. Kubeczka

Victor P. Kubeczka, 84, of the Wesley Community, died May 5, 2015 at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham. Monsignor Benedict Zientek will be the Officiant. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m.   Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Darby and Kelly Kubeczka, and Darrell and Cynthia Kubeczka, all of Wesley; grandchildren: Courtney and David Dudenhoeffer, Kristen Kubeczka and Justin Chastain, Paul Kubeczka, Kevin Kubeczka, and Chris Kubeczka; great-grandchildren: Steven, Adalea, Harlea, Kinslea, Lillea Dudenhoeffer, and Raelee, Kyra, Hazel Chastain; sister-in-law Pauline Kubeczka of Richmond; sisters Valeria Cegelski, Caroline Holub, and Blanche Twardowski.  Victor was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Alexander Kubeczka, granddaughter Renee Kubeczka, his parents, and several brothers and sisters. Funeral arrangements for Victor P. Kubeczka are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.om.

Herbert Carl Bockhorn

Herbert Carl Bockhorn, of Brenham and the husband of Lucile Bockhorn, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Scott & White Hospital in Brenham.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, May 8, 2015.  Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 9 in St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem with Rev. Lawrence Bade officiating.   Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Herbert is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lucile; his children Shirley and Mark Alford, Robert and Lynn Bockhorn and Ronnie and Suzanne Bockhorn all of Brenham; grandchildren Kim Kaliszewski, Karen and Greg Cooper, Jennifer Bockhorn, Jill and Cody Coble, Stacey Bockhorn and special friend Joe Hinton, Lauren and Jeremy Buckley and Taylor Bockhorn and special friend Cody Jankowski; great grandchildren Kaden Birkelbach, Emma Hinton, Colt Coble, Jackson Buckley and Zachary Cooper.  Herbert is also survived by his sisters Agnes Griesenbeck of Smithville and Ellen Henske of New Wehdem and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorials may be given to St. James Lutheran Church or a Charity of Choice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham.  979.836.3611 Share condolences to bmc@BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Betty Melker

Betty Melker, age 62 of Cypress, passed away on May 4, 2015. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 6, from 5:00 - 8:00pm.  Funeral Services will be Thursday, May 7, at 11:00am at Canon Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Daniel officiating.  Interment will follow at Canon Mathis Cemetery. Video tribute and guest book at www.canonfuneralhome.com  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484, 936 372-3683 www.canonfuneralhome.com

Barbara Rabun Williams

Barbara Rabun Williams, 81, was called to her Lord Saturday, May 2, 2015 at her daughter, Deborah Finke’s residence in Brenham surrounded by her loving family.   Visitation will be Tuesday, May 5th   from 5-7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 6th at 10 a.m. at Faith Outreach Christian Center in Navasota. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Navasota. She is survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Alan Finke of Brenham; daughter, Barbara Ann Poret of Brenham;  son-in-law, Coy Poret of Cypress; son and daughter-in-law, David and Wanda Williams of Florence, SC; son and daughter-in-law, Rabun and Rebecca Williams of South Lake; grandchildren, Amanda and Travis Scott of College Station, Katy Foley and Jason Foley of College Station, Rachel Finke of Brenham, Coy Poret of Wimberley, Clint Poret of Cypress, Heather and Chris Jones of Ladson, SC, Tracie D. Williams of Florence, SC, Rabun Williams of South Lake, Ryan Williams of South Lake, Randy Williams of College Station, Rebecca Williams of South Lake; great-grandchildren, Haley Jones of Ladson, SC, Chase Jones of Ladson, SC, Harper Scott of College Station, Lincoln Foley of College Station. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Faith Outreach Christian Center, 11596 State Highway 6, Navasota, TX, 77868. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Condolences may be shared at www.Brenham MemorialChapel.com.

Wilfred Charles Hohlt

Funeral services for Wilfred Charles Hohlt, the husband of Dorothy Drews Hohlt, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville, with Pastor Pat Lehrer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Mr. Hohlt passed away April 30, 2015 in Brenham, at the age of 81. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hohlt of Brenham; son and daughter-in-law Ronnie and Sheri Hohlt of Burton; daughters and sons-in-law Debbie and Tony Lynn of Springfield, MO., and Carol and Rickey Gaskamp of Brenham; grandchildren: Josh and Brook Gaskamp, J. T. and Chelsea Gaskamp, Mallorie Hohlt, Maci Hohlt, Katie Lynn, and Torie Lynn; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Milton and Elvera Drews; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Weldon and Marjorie Krinke, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law Willie and Mollie Drews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Lee Roy and Joyce Drews, and Willie  Jr. and Alvira Drews. Funeral arrangements for Wilfred Charles Hohlt are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. For more information visit the website www.memorialoakschapel.com.

 

 

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