Obituaries


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.

Brian Alan "YoYo" Faithauer

Brian Alan “YoYo” Faithauer, 28, of Chappell Hill, TX, died in a motorcycle accident April 25, 2015, in Brenham, TXA celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Nelsonville Brethren Church with Bro. Mike Groseclose officiating. Interment will be in the National Cemetery near Nelsonville, at a later date. Brian is survived by his daughter, Sadie Briann Faithauer of Brenham; mother, Rita Mikeska of Chappell Hill; father, Charles Faithauer and Lisa Leverett of Brenham; sister, Alysha Younse and fiancé Lester Penny of Brenham; brothers, Patrick Faithauer and girlfriend Caitlin Boyle of Cypress, James “Ben” Hough of Brenham and Justin Faithauer of College Station; grandfather, Pat Mikeska of Bleiblerville; nieces, Jessica Younse of San Antonio and MaKayla Penny of Brenham; his godparents, Angie Johnson of Austin and Granville and Ethel Leonard of England; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Brian was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Glenn Mikeska; grandmother, Jean Mikeska; grandparents, Herbert and Linda Mae Faithauer; and uncle, Kenneth “Kenny” Mikeska. Arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

 

Eddie Ray Dewees

Eddie Ray Dewees, age 81 of Magnolia, passed away on April 28, 2015. A graveside service will be Monday, May 4, at 10:00am at Shiloh Cemetery with Pastor Jim Daniels officiating. 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

Catherine (Cathy) Cook Stearns

Catherine (Cathy) Cook Stearns, passed away on April 25, 2015. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 2, at 2:00pm at New Hope United Methodist Church, 26104 Schnieder Road, Waller, TX 77484 (near the intersection of FM 362 and FM 1488). Graveside services will follow at Fields Store Cemetery, behind the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Waller Rescue Ranch, a non-profit dog and puppy rescue organization. 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 www.canonfuneralhome.com

Celesta Hewett Ramsey

Celesta Hewett Ramsey, 93, went to be with her Heavenly Father on April 29, 2015. Those preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Ruby Drews and Vel Lewis; son, John Dallmeyer, and grandson, Troy Dallmeyer. Survivors  are children Johnnie Lou Becker, Gladys Dallmeyer-Smith, Glenn and Judy Dallmeyer; grandchildren: Gordon Riggins, wife Margaret and family, Nelson Smith, wife Yolanda and family, Keith Dallmeyer, wife Christy and family; Robert Winfree and wife, Karen Bertling and husband Gary and family, Jackie Justice, husband Jimmy and family, and Mark Dallmeyer, wife Amber and family. Celesta also had numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She had a very special friend, Jean Piercy, who helped care for her. If we missed anyone, we apologize. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Burton, with Rev. Larry Ideker officiating.  Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Friday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements for Celesta Hewett Ramsey are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Norma Rodenbeck Winkelmann

Norma Rodenbeck Winkelmann, 98, widow of William Sprain Winkelmann, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Norma was preceded in death by her husband William in 1994; her parents Otto, Sr. and Anna Rodenbeck: sisters: Lillie and husband Charlie Tesch; Elsie and husband R.F. Poehlmann; Annie and husband Edwin Korth; her brother Otto Rodenbeck, Jr. and wife Hester; Her parents-in-laws F.C., Sr. and Lena Winkelmann; sisters-in-law: Margaret and husband Dr. Ben Rubenstein; Alyne Winkelmann; Dorothy and husband Jack Marchand; and brothers-in-law: Alfred and wife Mabel Winkelmann, F,C., Jr. and wife Floy Winkelmann, and Dr. Eugene and wife Ann Winkelmann. She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law: Norman and Alana Winkelmann, Fred and Betty Winkelmann, and her daughter Ann Lee Russell; granddaughters: Kim and David Sommerfeld; Michelle and Tommy Matthews; Renee and J.J. Jozwiak; Dena and Michael Hill; Jennifer and Ben Buchert; Rebecca Winkelmann: Grandsons: Phillip and Karen Winkelmann and Will Winkelmann; seventeen great-grandchildren: Catherine and Caroline Young; Rhonda Matthews, T. J. and wife Shannon Matthews, and Ashley Nicole(Matthews) and husband Justin Robinett; Kristopher Eckert, Kaci and Jacob Jozwiak; Marian, Jacob and Abigail Hill; Andrew and Kaitlyn Winkelmann; Chance, Hunter and Sadie Winkelmann and Zyah Walls; six great-great grandchildren; Hailee Matthews, Hannah Farrer and Jaice Jones; Trevin and Aiden Matthews and Alora Faith Robinett and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Salem, Texas, with Pastor Phil Fenton officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenham, Texas. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 30, at Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, in Brenham, Texas. Funeral arrangements for Norma Rodenbeck Winkelmann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, in Brenham, Texas. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Stanley "Speedy" Flisowski, Jr.

Stanley “Speedy” Flisowski, Jr., 72, husband of Mildred Flisowski, died April 25, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2015 at Salem Lutheran Church, with Pastors Charles Parnell and Toby Burk officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30th at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; sons and daughters-in-law Lang and Sharon Flisowski  of Brenham, and Lance and Leslie Flisowki of Fate; daughter and son-in-law Linda and Robert Hall of Huntsville; grandchildren Kaitlin and Landon Flisowski of Brenham; Harley, Stormy and Molly Hall of Huntsville, and Emma, Elise and Ewan Flisowski of Fate; brother and sister-in-law Albin “Beanie” and Brenda Flisowski of Brenham; brothers-in-law Bill Brayton of Katy, and John Koch of Brenham,  as well as numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Johnnie Flisowski, and a sister, Dorothy Brayton. Funeral arrangements for Stanley “Speedy” Flisowski are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

John Herndon

John Herndon, 63, of Brenham, died April 26, 2015 in College Station. Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. A memorial service for John Herndon will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brenham with Father David Ottsen officiating. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann (Alsobrook) Herndon of Brenham; sister-in-law, Mackie Meyer; brother-in-law, Weldon Alsobrook; sister-in-law, Lou Seideman and her husband David Seideman; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements for John Herndon are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

 Judy Joyce Bormann

Judy Joyce Bormann, 70, of Brenham died on April 25, 2015 at her home, wife of Robert Gene Bormann.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church of Brenham, officiating will be Pastor Phil Fenton and Pastor Karen Nelson.  Burial will be at Prairie Lea Cemetery.  Visitation with the family are on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include; husband Robert Gene Bormann, Sons and Daughters-in-law Michael Wayne Barnett and Sharon of Bryan and Scott Edward Bormann and Maria of Brenham; Daughters and Son-in-law; Kendra Ann Garland of Plano, TX. and Debra B. Kolkhorst and Kurt of Brenham.  Brother and sister-in-law Marvin and Verna Mae Struckmeyer of Navasota, TX.  sister and brother-in-law; Jacquelyn Beshan and Bob. Grandchildren; Chad Michael Barnett, Britney Watson, Jessica Leigh Ofczarzak, Tederrall Sims, Collin Edward Kolkhorst, Kyle Edward Kolkhorst, Kirbie Dawn Kolkhorst and Amber Leigh-Ann Garland.; great-grandchildren; Jesse Tyler Sims and Tyce Lee Sims.  Special care-giver Jackie Rideout and special pet Brownie. Memorials may be given too St. Paul’s Christian Day School, Hospice Brazos Valley or Charity of your Choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St. Brenham, 979-836-4564.  To post a tribute to the family visit www.memorialoaks.com

Thekla Martha Albrecht Swindell

Thekla Martha Albrecht Swindell, 94, died April 19, 2015 at Brenham Rest Home, with her family at her side. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church, with Rev. Matthew Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and J.R. Allen, and very special family, Al and Donna Gomez, Albert and Donna Garcia, all of Brenham; grandchildren Trey and Crystal Allen, and Tanya Allen White; She was a special grandmother to Olivia Gomez Davis and Sara Gomez Morgan; great-grandchildren: Hayley and Tristan, Tabitha, Taelor, and Austin. Other surviving relatives include her brother, Clarence Albrecht; niece, Beverly Naumann and husband Theodore; nephew Bobbie Lewis and wife Carol, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, and relatives. Funeral arrangements for Thekla Martha Swindell are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

 

Raymond Deutrich Saeger

Raymond Deutrich Saeger, 80, of Brenham, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Ray was born April 4, 1935 in Brenham, Texas.  He was baptized in the Lutheran faith. Ray is survived by his sister, Beverly (Saeger) Jaster of Brenham; his nephews and their spouses, Mark and Tami Jaster of Brenham, Michael Jaster of Seabrook, and Jason and Heidi Jaster of Burton;  great-nephew, Saeger Jaster of Burton; and numerous cousins other relatives, and the countless “buddies” he made over the course of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Edna (Rosenbaum) Saeger and his brother-in-law, Donald Jaster. Graveside services for Ray Deutrich Saeger will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Prairie Lea Cemetery.  Pastor Karen Nelson will officiate.  The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 this evening. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main,  Brenham.  To post a tribute to the family, please visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Elouise Wilke

Elouise Wilke passed away peacefully on April 12, 2015 at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham, Texas. She was born May 27, 1925 to Henry and Louise Reddehase. On July 19, 1925, she was baptized at Zionsville Lutheran Church and was confirmed in the same church in 1938. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor Pat Lehrer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her son Carson and daughter-in-law Marilyn, and son Michael and daughter-in-law Linda; many grandchildren, including Jason Wilke; Kristin (Jared) Krenek; Brent (Sandra) Wilke; Jeremy Wilke; Lauren (Colt) Gillum; Lyssa Wilke; great-granchildren: MacKenzie and Michaela Wilke, Morgan and Macey Wilke, Colt and Cooper Krenek, Troy, Trista and Triton Gillum. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Cleo and Aubert Jaeger. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Louise Reddehase; her husband Henry Wilke; her parents-in-law, Richard and Edna Wilke and her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Erwin and Lilly Winkelmann. Funeral arrangements for Elouise Wilke are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.  

 

Kenneth (Kenny) Lee Mikeska

Kenneth (Kenny)Lee Mikeska, 60 of Bleiblerville was carried home by the angels  on April 8, 2015. A Celebration of life will be held on Wednesday April 15th, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. from the Nelsonville Brethren Church with Bro. Mike Groseclose officiating. Interment will be in the National Cemetery near Nelsonville. Honorary pallbearers will be Darwin Macat, Luis Garcia, Cody Plagens, Kyle Wittner and Daniel Plagens Kenny is survived by his children Chrissy Heron and Chane Haynie;  granddaughter Lydia Heron-Gore of Tennessee, Father Pat Mikeska of Bleiblerville, brothers Glen Mikeska and wife Judy of Fayetteville and Frank Mikeska of Chappell Hill; sisters Rita Mikeska of Chappell Hill, Linda Peschel and husband Bill of Industry and Gwen Zapalac and husband Rodney of Bellville; his aunt May Mikeska of Bleiblerville and  Ethel Leonard and Beryl Bailey of England; Uncles Granville Leonard and Brian Bailey of England; His Godchild Chad Mikeska; Elizabeth Mikeska and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother,  Jean(Bailey) Mikeska, grand parents Fred and Ethel Bailey and step grandmother Hilda Bailey, Frank and Fannie Mikeska; uncles Lonnie Mikeska and Stewart Bailey and nephew Charles Glenn Mikeska. Funeral  arrangements for Kenny Lee Mikeska are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute  to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Ira Bell Bathe

Ira Bell Bathe beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2015 at the age of 84.  Her family was with her in the days prior to her passing.  Visitation will be held at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine with Paster David Tinker officiating with burial to follow at La Bahia Cemetery. Survivors include: daughter Susan Bathe of Carmine; daughter Patti and husband Brad Eilers of Brenham; daughter Laurie and husband Mark Pawlak of Bellville; son Matthew and wife Dayna Bathe of College Station; daughter Amy and husband Shane Scott of Lake Jackson; sister Nellie and husband Burnie Wolff of Round Top; sister Jenell and husband Clarence Jaster of Round Top; sister Fay Graeber of La Grange; sister-in-law Mary Ann Bathe of Houston; grandchildren Megan and Chris Jackson of Brenham; John and Janie Hart of Brenham; Clark and Kristin Krueger of Brenham; Aaron and Lindsey Pless of Katy; Chase and Brooke Pawlak of Cypress; Lauren Pawlak of Katy; Morgan Bathe and Jay Eddens of Austin; William Bathe of College Station; Kyle and Audrey Slaughter of Angleton; and Riley Scott and Lainey Scott of Lake Jackson; great grandchildren Claire and Emma Jackson; Corrine Estrada; Trinity Hart; Kyle, Beau and Remi Krueger; Peyton and Adam Pless; Ariella Slaughter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ira Bell was preceded in the death by her husband Max Bathe; daughter Debra Lynn Bathe; parents Alfred and Thusnelda Braun; father and mother-in-law Max and Annie Bathe; brother-in-law Charles Bathe; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Fred and Audrey Schultz; and nephew Rick Nelson of Giddings. Funeral arrangements for Ira Bell Bathe are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham.  To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Oscar Hinze

Funeral services for Oscar Hinze, of Brenham, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of William Penn, with Pastor Mark Moldenhauer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Mr. Hinze passed away April 6, 2015 at Brenham Nursing and Rehab in Brenham, at the age of 89. Survivors include sons Lester Hinze and Keith Hinze, and daughter-in-law Donna Hinze, all of Brenham; grandson Tyler Hinze and wife Lyndsay of Brenham; great-grandchildren Michael and Taylor Hinze, both of Brenham; sisters Adele Schroeder of Brenham, and Doris Becker of Navasota, sister-in-law Walline Hinze of Brenham, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Oscar and May Simank of Alamogordo, NM. Mr. Hinze was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Hinze; parents Ernst and Henriette Hinze; son, Gary Hinze; brothers Edwin, Ervin, and Ernst Hinze, and sisters Alma Gaskamp and Laura Holtkamp. Funeral arrangements for Oscar Hinze are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

 

Dorothy Knebel Andrew

Dorothy Knebel Andrew went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the age of 84. She was born September 26, 1930 in Waller, TX to Adolph and Hulda Knebel. Visitation will be Friday, April 3 from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 4, at 11:00am at Canon Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Wunderlich and Rev. Kevin Kissel officiating. Interment will follow at St. John's Lutheran Church.  Video tribute and guest book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com  Funeral services have been entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484 (936) 372-3683   www.canonfuneralhome.com

 Adonie Kieke Mueller

Adonie Kieke Mueller, 93, wife of Fritz A. Mueller, died March 27, 2015 at College Station Medical CenterSurvivors include her husband of nearly 75 years, Fritz A. Muellerr; daughters Janette Peters; Dorothy Poncik and husband Ben, Linda Wilke and husband Mike, and Nancy Guelker and husband Dale; grandchildren: Kevin Peters, Kimberly (Jeff) Shows, Kayla (Jason) Romine, Dayna (Neal) Lampe, Amy (Frank) Petrzelka, Brent (Sandra) Wilke, Jeremy Wilke, Lauren (Colt) Gillum, Lyssa Wilke, Amber (Ryan) Lampe, Joshua (Leianne) Guelker, Colton Guelker and Jessica Fite, and Kelsey Guelker and Taylor Rybarski; great-grandchildren: Cameron and Caleb Peters, Kacey (Derrick) Smith, Kelly Shows, Ashleigh and Amanda Romine, Laen, Ryder and Remmy Lampe, Rinn Makowsky, Mackenzie and Michaela Wilke, Troy, Trista and Triton Gillum, Dylan Phillips, Holden Knuppel, Trenton Lampe, and Declan Guelker; great-great grandchildren: Kyleigh Peters and Jaxson Smith; sister, Celeste Dippel, sister-in-law Delores Kieke and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law Arnold Peters, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Peyton Guelker; a sister, brother, sister-in-law and three brothers-in-law. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2015 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with Pastor Glen Schoeneberg officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Burton. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements for Adonie Kieke Mueller are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Johnnie Rochen

Johnnie Rochen, age 91 of Waller, passed away on March 25, 2015. Visitation will be Sunday, March 29, from 5:00 - 7:00pm with a Rosary beginning at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be Monday, March 20, 10:30am at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church with Fr. Ed Kucera officiating. Interment will follow at St. Martin De Porres Cemetery.  Guest book at www.canonfuneralhome.com
Funeral arrangements for Johnnie Rochen are entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX 77484, 936 372-3683  www.canonfuneralhome.com

Odell C. Lueckemeyer

Odell C. Lueckemeyer, 87, of Brenham, TX, died peacefully on the morning of March 20, 2015. The Lueckemeyer family will receive friends and relatives from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral service for Odell Lueckemeyer will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 23, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brenham with Pastors Phillip Fenton and Karen Nelson officiating. A private graveside service will be held. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Willie Mae Lueckemeyer of Brenham; daughter, Susan Lueckemeyer of Houston; sister, Lillian Henske of  Brenham; and sister-in-law, Mrs. T.W. (Evelyn) Lueckemeyer of Brenham; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Odell Lueckemeyer 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.

Thelma Jean Wilson

On the 10th day of September, 1954, in the town of Needville, Fort Bend County, Texas a baby girl was born to the proud parents of Walter and Johnnie Mae Nunn. They named her Thelma Jean Nunn.  Thelma Jean begin her life journey in Needville, Texas. In 1956 she moved with her family to Bellville, Texas where she continued her life journey. She attended public school in Bellville, Texas.  Thelma Jean accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age. She became a member of the Allen Chapel AME Church in Bellville, Texas. She exercised her gift by singing in the church choir. After moving to Sealy, Thelma Jean became a member of the New Day Deliverance Church in San Felipe, Texas where she served under the leadership of Pastor Anthony Ray Dabney.  In 1975, Thelma married Alonzo Browning. To this union were blessed with four children; Darrell Browning, Kevin Browning, Cassandra Browning and Brandy Browning.
Thelma Jean worked many years at the Sweetbriar Nursing Home and Colonial Belle Nursing Home in Bellville and Sealy, Texas. While working at the nursing homes, she obtained a C N A Certification and became a Certified Nursing Assistant.  On December 13, 1997, Thelma Jean were United into Holy Matrimony to Lawrence Wilson of Sealy, Texas. To this union Thelma Jean gained two loving and caring step-children; Toni Davis and Lawrence Wilson, Jr.  Those who knew Thelma Jean knew that she was an active and energetic person and you couldn’t miss that continuous smile. Among many other things, she loved reading, gardening, fishing which took her to places such as Somerville, Texas City and Matagorda. One of her favorite past times besides baking casseroles or cooking ox tails and pig feet, she loved trail riding with her husband Lawrence (Trigger) Wilson. Thelma Jean who was called “baby girl” by her husband Trigger, and Trigger were the founder of the Sealy Soul Riders where he serves as Trail Boss and you could always catch her listening to or singing gospel songs. One the greatest joy of her life was her grandbabies. Granny as they would call her couldn’t help but to spoil them rotten.  Thelma is preceded in death by her father and mother; Walter and Johnnie Mae Nunn, Grandparents; John and Clara Carethers, one brother, Raymond Nunn, 2 niece; Dorothy Ann Palmer, Patricia Earthman, 1 great-great-niece, 2 great-great nephews, Dennis Campbell, Jr. and Sidney Johnson, Jr.  She leaves to cherish her loving memories, her husband, Lawrence Wilson, Sr., two sons, Darrell (Yolanda) Browning, Brenham, Texas, Kevin (Donna) Browning, Bellville, Texas, two daughters, Cassandra (Direse) Curry, College Station, Texas, Brandy Browning, Hempstead, Texas, one step-son, Lawrence (Debbie) Wilson, Jr. and one-step-daughter, Toni (George) Davis, Richmond, Texas; three brothers, James (Elizabeth) Nunn, Bellville, Texas, Lonnie (Annie) Nunn, Brookshire, Texas, John Nunn, Bellville, Texas, four sisters, Willie Mae (Lawrence) York, Bellville, Texas, Linda (Charlie) Patterson, Prairie View, Texas, Dorothy (James) Campbell, Sealy, Texas and Clara Nunn, Bellville, Texas, 22 grand-children, Christian, Brayden, KeAmbra, Keaundra, Danielle, Browing, Baylee Wilson, Feonia Miniters, Angelo Earthman, Darrell Browning, Jr., Driqua Wilder, Darius and Dymoria Curry, Gabe and Rachel Hamner, Kevin Browning, Jr., Nyhla Davis, Sadie, Lorenzo, Athony, Kaleb, Kayleen, Alicia Wilson, many aunts uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Service is conducted by Miller-Josey Mortuary, LLC, Bellville, Texas. Sign the online register at www.millerjosey.com  

Leroy Moehlmann

On the evening of March 17, 2015, Leroy Moehlmann passed away as a result of an accident at home. He was 68 years old.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 19 at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 20 at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Groves officiating.  Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Leroy was employed as a mechanic and shop foreman at Washington County Tractor Company for 45 years. He often diagnosed issues over the phone from the customer’s description alone. Leroy was a beloved husband of 45 years to Shirley Moehlmann; father of Robbie and wife Maura Moehlmann, Rachelle and husband Kris Baker; grandfather of Molly and Henry Moehlmann, Clara and Audrey Baker. Leroy is also survived by his brothers Clarence and his wife Shirley Moehlmann and Jones and his wife Lois Moehlmann, brothers-in-law Walter and his wife Kim Schulz, Larry and his wife Jody Schulz, sister-in-law Kathy and her husband Clifford Miller, as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Robbie Moehlmann, Kris Baker, Walter Schulz, Larry Schulz, Alan Hutson, Dennis Moehlmann, Marvin Koehne and Mark Jensen. Memorials are requested to: Christ Lutheran Church 1104 Carlee Drive, Brenham, Texas. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham.  979.836.3611 Condolences can be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Douglas William "Chubby" Roehling

Douglas William “Chubby” Roehling, 73, of Bellville, died March 16, 2015 in College Station.  Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Pastor Jill Vivroux will officiate. Burial will follow in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his brother, Larry Wayne Roehling of Brenham;  special friend Vernice Luedke of Bellville; nephew Michael and Susan Roehling of Burton; great-nieces and great-nephews Levi, Calley, and Braden Roehling; his extended family, including Gary and Roxanne Luedke, Charles and Bobby Hargrave, all of Bellville, and Donna and Roger Newman of Virginia, as well as numerous friends and other relatives. Funeral arrangements for Douglas William “Chubby” Roehling are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

 

 

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