- Roland Fred Kokemor
- Henry A. "Buddy" Dorow, Jr.
- Bonnie Benkoski
- James Lee Hickey
- Larry Wayne Klehm
- Ralph W. Hartmann
- Virginia Stork
- Richard Kasprowicz
- Eric Paul Hanath
- Milton Raymond Pieper
- Monica Bernadette Lucherk
- Kaaren Cummins
- William "Willie" Fred Rosenbaum
- Ruby Maass Kettler
- Henry Mazurkiewicz
- Erline Lillie (Graeter) Coufal
- Dennis Wayne Rosenbaum
- Lois Hahn
- Joseph "Joe" Mazurkiewicz
- Mary Etter Rosenbaum Randermann Franklin
- Willie Prigge, Jr.
- Nora Naumann Meier
- Peter Demuth, Jr.
- Teckla Ruby Rust
- John "Phil" Lesser
- Judy Katherine (Morris) Schimank
- Elnora Mary (Goldberg) Stanley
- Lionel Salgado
Roland Fred Kokemor
Roland Fred Kokemor, 86, husband of Dolores Kokemor, passed away October 24, 2016 in Brenham. A private family service will be held Friday morning at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:30 Thursday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Dolores Kokemor of Brenham; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Sally Kokemor of Leander, Texas; grandchildren: Joel and Shawn Kokemor, and Nathan and Megan Kokemor; great-grandchildren: Kole, Karsyn, Knox, Emery, Amelia and Willa Kokemor. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Delores. Funeral arrangements for Roland Fred Kokemor are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.
Henry A. "Buddy" Dorow, Jr.
Henry A. “Buddy” Dorow, Jr., passed away October 13, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, October 17, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Brenham. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Burial will be in Staples Cemetery in Staples, Texas. Buddy will be missed by his children, daughter Lynda Elaine Sherman of San Angelo, Daughter and son-in-law Debra Ann and Richard (Rick) Eckert of Greenvine, son and daughter-in-law John Henry and Susan Veselka Dorow of Lubbock, and son Bob Allen Dorow of Houston, sister Clara Mae Dorow Deavers of Portland, Texas, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Richard Allen and Chris Boyce McKean of Austin. His grandchildren: Ashley and Ashton Anderson of Abilene, Andrew and Tatum Dorow of Houston, Lacy Eckert of Greenvine, Luke Eckert of Greenvine, Lillie “Ann” Cook, Debra Gatlin, Henry Gatlin, Michael Gatlin, and Reed Yandell all of San Angelo. Great-grandchildren: Jackson, Easton and Brecken Anderson, Gunner Dorow, Stephen and Cameron McCraw, Brandon Cook, Robert Bivins, Michelle and Memphis Gatlin, and Ryan Gatlin. Great-great-grandchildren Jordan and Jaden McCraw, numerous nieces and nephews, and dear friends Dorothy and Lonnie Addicks, Doyce and Cindy Wells, David and Felicia Rehr, Mary and Don Wilhelm, Dennis and Corina Winchell, and Don and Janet Allphin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Annie Dorow, brothers: Ted, Carl, Frederick Dorow and sister Ethel Hoffman, in-laws John and Lille McKean, sisters and brothers-in-law, Julia Mae and James Hamby, Ruth and Freddie Bauerlein, brother-in-law Lloyd Deavers, sister and brother-in-law Regina and Mike Dolan. Funeral arrangements for Henry A. “Buddy” Dorow are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.
Bonnie Benkoski, age 73 of Brenham, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The rosary will be recited at 1 p.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 14th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. James "Jim" Deaconson as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. For those who wish to pay their respects, Bonnie will lie in state at Brenham Memorial Chapel beginning the morning of Thursday, October 13th. Bonnie and Tex were owners of Tex’s Bar-B-Que and Catering. Her loving family includes: daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Rodney Hanath, Bernadette and J.P. Hancock, Beth and Mike Minavi; grandchildren Krystal and Cherise Wellmann, Nicholaus and Mallory Hanath, Aurbrey and Blake Eickenhorst, Chelsea Minavi, Casey Minavi; great-grandsonTheodore and a great-granddaughter due in November; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and James Young, Patsy and Gary Parkey and nephews. Many loving employees and friends of Tex’s Bar-B-Que also survive her. Memorials are requested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Hospice Brazos Valley. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.
James Lee Hickey
James Lee Hickey went to his eternal home finding peace and rest on September 27, 2016 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple, TX. He was born in Washington D.C. on March 14, 1960 to his parents Robert and Juanita Hickey. He was confirmed into the Methodist Church and became a full member as a teenager. He graduated from Texas A&M University with two engineering degrees. He worked for Erickson Telecommunication Company in Dallas, TX. His father, Robert Edward Hickey, preceded him in death. His survivors include his mother Juanita Hickey; sister Kathy and husband Robert Revenaugh of Richmond, TX; sister Nancy Cook and husband Matthew Cook of Bernardstown, MA; niece Shanna Bryson and husband Chris and children Ashlyn and Hunter; nephew Bobby Revenaugh and wife Kim; nephew David Revenaugh and nephew Tyler Cook. Memorial service will be Saturday, October 1, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, Brenham, TX to celebrate the life of Jim Hickey
Larry Wayne Klehm
LARRY WAYNE KLEHM ALSO KNOWN AS SPIDER MAN WENT TO REST ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2016. HE WAS BORN ON JULY 26, 1946 TO ORA NELL LUDWIG KLEHM AND WILLIE FREDRICK KLEHM OF BRENHAM, TEXAS. LARRY WAS BAPTIZED AND CONFIRMED AT THE ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH OF NEW WEHDEM. LARRY HELPED HIS FATHER ON THE FARM, THEN WENT TO WORK AT THE CENTRAL PRISON UNIT IN SUGARLAND, TEXAS. HE WAS DRAFTED BY THE U.S ARMY, WHILE IN THE ARMY HE MET KAREN GRACE KELLER OF LOUSIVILLE, KENTUCKY. THEY WERE MARRIED AT FORT HUACHUCA IN SARA VISTA, ARIZONA ON OCTOBER 21, 1972. ON FEBRUARY 13, 1974, THEY WELCOMED THEIR FIRST SON, JESSE ALLAN KLEHM, INTO THE WORLD IN STUTTGART, GERMANY. LARRY AND KAREN WERE HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY IN AUGUST 1976 AFTER 10 YEARS OF SERVICE. THEY RETURNED TO BRENHAM, WHERE LARRY WAS HIRED ON BY THE BRENHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT, DECEMBER 6TH, 1976. ON AUGUST 3, 1982, THEY WELCOMED THEIR SECOND SON, SETH FRED KLEHM, INTO THE WORLD IN BRENHAM, TEXAS. LARRY SERVED WITH THE BRENHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT FOR 24 YEARS. LARRY RETIRED FROM THE BRENHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT ON JULY 31, 2000. IN LARRY'S PROFESSIONAL CAREER AS A PEACE OFFICER, HE HAD A PASSION FOR PROTECTING AND SERVING HIS COMMUNITY ESPECIALLY WORKING NARCOTIC CASES. HE WORKED UNDERCOVER ALL OVER THE STATE OF TEXAS. HE WAS BETTER KNOWN AS THE LEADER OF THE 6 DRUG OPERATIONS, KNOWS AS BAD (BRENHAM AGAINST DRUGS). LARRY WAS THE TASK FORCE COMMANDER OF THE INDEPENDENCE NARCOTIC TASK FORCE, WHICH WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN FILING SEVERAL THOUSAND DRUG CASES. LARRY IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, KAREN, HIS TWO SONS, JESSE KLEHM, AND SETH KLEHM AND WIFE, AMANDA, ALL OF BRENHAM. TWO GRANDCHILDREN, AIDEN AND TINLEY KLEHM. MOTHER-IN-LAW, SUE ANN KELLER, OF PEEWEE VALLEY, KENTUCKY, BROTHER-IN-LAWS, GLENN LAMPE OF BRENHAM, BRIAN KELLER AND WIFE VAL, DANE KELLER, MARK KELLER, KEVIN KELLER AND WIFE, AND GREG SMITH, SISTER-IN-LAWS, TINA POULSON AND HER HUSBAND DON, ALL OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. VARIOUS NIECES, NEPHEWS AND COUSINS. LARRY WAS PROCEDED BY DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, BROTHER JIMMY KLEHM, SISTER LINDA KAY KLEHM LAMPE, SISTER-IN-LAW BRIDGET SMITH AND HIS ADOPTED DAUGHTER, STEPHANIE LYNN KLEHM HAGA. PALLBEARERS: DAVID MOHR, RONNIE ROSS, AL GOMEZ, ALBERT GARCIA, BILLY RICH, AND DOMINIC DEMASI. HONORARY PALLBEARERS: RONNIE KLEHM, GLEN KLEHM, RAY DAVIS, REY TORREZ, GLENN LAMPE, CURTIS MARTIN, JUSTIN KLEHM, JOHNNIE JEZIERSKI, LONNIE TEGELER, EDMUND GRAHMANN, MEMBERS OF WEHMEYER FARMS, AND THE PAST AND PRESENT MEMBERS OF THE BRENHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT. SERVICES FOR LARRY WAYNE KLEHM WILL BE HELD AT ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH OF PHILLIPSBURG. MEMORIALS CAN BE MADE TO HOSPICE BRAZOS VALLEY.
Ralph W. Hartmann
Ralph W. Hartmann, age 68, crossed over to life in the Spirit on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at his home in Katy. Surviving loving family includes: his mother, Ora Mae ( Ebner) Hartmann; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Chester Hintz, Jr.; niece, Amy Rains and husband Daniel Rains and their children Franklin Cline, Dustin Cline, Hailey Rains, Isabella Rains, Daniel Rains Jr.; nephew, Dwayne Hintz; niece, Nancy Coffman-Phillips and husband Aaron Phillips and their children Brianna Coffman, Christian Coffman, Landon Phillips, Madeline Phillips; aunt, Dorothy Henry; great aunt, Edna Ebner; along with numerous cousins and friends. Visitation with the Hartmann family will be this evening from 6 until 8 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Ralph Hartmann will be Saturday, October 1st at 2 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jeffrey Willey officiating. Burial will follow in the Carmine Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be directed to Christ United Church of Cypress. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com
Virginia Stork, 88, of Brenham, passed away at her home Sunday, September 25, 2016. Mrs Stork’s surviving loving family includes: daughters, Betty Jane Horelica and husband Hank and Cindy Jones and Michael W. Janecek; grandchildren and their spouses, Steven Paul and Rita Horelica, Jean and Lance Fowler, Tracy and Zachary Hodge, Travis and Christina Jones; great-grandsons, Jacob Fowler, Austin Fowler, Tanner Horelica, Franklin Hodge, William Hodge, Jude Lane; great-granddaughters, Madeleine Horelica, Emily Horelica and Olivia Jones. A visitation with the Stork family will be held in Brenham Memorial Chapel Wednesday, September 28th, from 5 p.m. until rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial for Virginia Stork will be held in St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Thursday, September 29th, at 10 a.m., with Father Jay Polisetty as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. 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.
Richard Kasprowicz age 68 of Chappell Hill, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016. Richard had been an Electrical Department Superintendent for the City of Brenham with 30 years of service. Richard Kasprowicz is survives by: his life partner, Anne Keady; sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Cathy Kasprowicz, Jason and Arona Kasprowicz , Dusty and Kaci Kasprowicz; grandsons, Justin, Kristian and wife Genesis, Kody, Braylen, and Jaylen Kasprowicz; “bonus daughter”, Mandy Bernhardt and husband Cody; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Tom Clark, Frances and Ben Bernshausen; brother, Paul Kasprowicz; brother-in-law, Andy Leadbetter along with his nieces and nephews and the mother of their sons, Clara Kasprowicz. Visitation with the Kasprowicz family will be in Brenham Memorial Chapel on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 5 until 7 p.m. Rosary will be cited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday, September 23, 2016, at 2 p.m. with Father Jim Deaconson as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions are requested to Operating Comfort Warriors American Legion. 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.
Eric Paul Hanath
Eric Paul Hanath, 46, passed away September 17, 2016, after a short battle with lymphoma at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston. Funeral services will be at 11:00am, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Greenvine, with Pastor Mark Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his daughter, Cassity Hanath of Baytown; parents, Richard and Pearlie Hanath of Brenham; brother, Mark Hanath of Brenham, and girlfriend, Suzan Anderson of Houston. Other surviving relatives include numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Eric was preceded in death by his grandparents. Funeral arrangements for Eric Paul Hanath are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.
Milton Raymond Pieper
Milton Raymond Pieper, 68, passed away September 14, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 18, 2016 at St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem, with Pastor Jill Vivroux officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his mother, Elsie Pieper of Brenham; daughter, Jaena Marie Edwards of San Angelo; brother and sister-in-law Bobby and Bonnie Pieper of Brenham; nieces: Lee Megan Freitag and husband Kyle, and their daughter, Vivienne, of Bellville; Audrey Meredith Zaffini and husband Carlos of Austin. Milton was preceded in death by his father, Elton William Pieper. Funeral arrangements for Milton Raymond Pieper are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.
Monica Bernadette Lucherk
Monica Bernadette Lucherk, 79, of Burton, died September 9, 2016, in a Houston hospital. The funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham with Father Ernesto Elizondo, celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Cemetery in Chappell Hill. Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at Memorial Oaks Chapel with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. Survivors include her husband, Chester Lucherk of Burton; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Lucherk of Hempstead, Timothy and Karen Lucherk of McCoy, Kenneth and Patsy Lucherk of Brenham and Kevin and Misty Lucherk of Burton; daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Steve Brittain of Florence and Kimberly and Glenn Wilson of Hempstead; grandchildren, Springer Brittain, Sophie Brittain, Kody Lucherk and wife Loni, Kara Lucherk, Blake Lucherk, Taylor Lucherk, Tyler Lucherk, Presley Wilson, Parker Wilson, Riley Lucherk and Cooper Lucherk; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Roy Matthews and Stephanie and Ken Middleton, all of Houston; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Morgan Brittain; and sisters, Gertrude Bilski, Mary Cone, Teresa Kimich and Clara Cone. Funeral arrangements 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
Kaaren Cummins, 67, of Bryan passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility in Bryan. Visitation with family and friends will be held from 5:00 – 8:00pm, Monday, September 12th at Nobles Funeral Chapel. A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00am, Tuesday, September 13th, also at the funeral home with Rev. Matthew P. Jacobs officiating. Interment will follow in Old Oakland Cemetery in Roans Prairie. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel. Kaaren was born September 24, 1948 in Austin, Texas to Ben and Dorothy (Urban) Elms. She attended Sam Houston State University and Stephen F. Austin University, and obtained her Bachelor Degree in Education. She married Leon Cummins on June 21, 1969 in Houston, Texas and was his heart, his soul and his forever love. Together they raised two sons. Kaaren spent 37 years broadening the minds of young children, as a math and special education teacher at both the elementary and middle school levels in Brenham, Texas. She enjoyed spending quality time at home with her family, particularly moments with her grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Leon Cummins of Bryan; mother Dorothy Elms of Bryan; sons and daughters-in-law Gavin Leon and Carole Cummins of Manhattan, Kansas and Ryan William and Elissa Cummins of Katy; sisters Marsha Elms of College Station and Rhonda Elms of Spring; brothers and sisters-in-law Clinton and Patty Elms of Houston and Steven and Carla Elms of Burton; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
William "Willie" Fred Rosenbaum
William “Willie” Fred Rosenbaum age 67 of Brenham passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016. Willie Rosenbaum’s loving family includes: wife, Karen Rosenbaum; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Kim Rosenbaum, Brian Rosenbaum, Kyle and Stephanie Rosenbaum; grandchildren, Allie, Mason, Alex, Michael, Kayla, Brayden and Cameron Rosenbaum; mother-in-law, Ruby Schlottman; brother and sister-in-law, Wilbert and Bonnie Rosenbaum; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Franklin Schroeder; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; Sandra and David Lange, Debra and Glen Kovar, Linda and Morris Mcculloch along with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with the Rosenbaum family will be held Thursday, September 8th from 5-7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be Friday, September 9th at 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill with Rev. Kyle Merkle officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials are requested to St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill. 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.
Ruby Maass Kettler
Ruby Maass Kettler of Brenham, Texas, widow of James Kettler, passed away September 4, 2016 at her home in Sandy Hill. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, September 8, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill, with Pastor Kyle Merkle officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 Wednesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Ruby is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Sue and David Dreyer; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce Wayne and Cindy Kettler; grandchildren: Kevin and Alison Dreyer, Justin Dreyer and friend, Sara; Stephanie and Richard Ingram, Ryan and Kaylee Kettler, Chelsea and J. T. Gaskamp; great-grandchildren: Emery, Everett, Easton and Shelby Ingram, Lane Dreyer, Gage Gaskamp; sister, Ora Lee Gregor; sister-in-law, Nancy Maass; brother-in-law, Harold Eikenhorst, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; brother, Henry Maass, Jr.; sisters-in-law Viola Brauner and Clara Joyce Eikenhorst, and brother-in-law, Lonnie Brauner. Funeral arrangements for Ruby Maass Kettler are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.
Henry Mazurkiewicz, 86, of Chappell Hill, passed away on August 28, 2016. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 1st, from 5 – 7 p.m. with Rosary recited at 7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 2, at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with Monsignor Benedict Zientek and Reverend Jozef Musiol, SDS,JCD as con celebrants. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Henry is survived by daughters, Mary Lowe and husband Dennis of Houston and Natalie DiPrimeo of Cypress; grandchildren, Amber Hibdon and husband Collin, Nora Lowe and fiancé Jacob Bigley, and Hannah DiPrimeo; great grandson Lyle Hibdon; brothers, Pete Mazurkiewicz and wife Pauline, Alois Mazurkiewicz and wife Liz along with numerous nieces and nephews. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.
Erline Lillie (Graeter) Coufal
Erline Lillie (Graeter) Coufal, 90, of New Ulm, passed away on August 28, 2016. Erline was born in Shelby, TX on March 19, 1926 the daughter of Gottlib and Bertha (Pfeiffer) Graeter. She married Lester Coufal on February 19, 1946 in Shelby, TX Erline worked as a meat processor for Eckermann’s Meat Market and retired after 20 years of service. She was a member of the WECCO of Austin, St. Paul Lutheran ELCW and the Industry Volunteer Fire Department. She is survived by daughter, Beatrice Dudensing and husband, Edgar Dudensing, Jr., of Fayetteville; brother-in-law, Alvin Coufal and wife Verna, of Fayetteville; grandchildren: Duane Dudensing and wife, Judith; great grandchildren: Chasidy, Katheline, Courtney and Kacie Dudensing; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Lori Raburn, of Bastrop. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester; grandson, Darren Dudensing, two brothers; four sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 31, from 11:00am – 7:00pm at Koenig & Strickland Zaskoda Chapel in Industry. Family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Shelby, TX. At 10:00am on Thursday, September 1st. Burial will follow at Shelby Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6814 Skull Creek, Fayetteville, TX 78940. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home, 208 W. Pearl, LaGrange, TX. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com
Dennis Wayne Rosenbaum
Dennis Wayne Rosenbaum, 67, passed into the arms of his Lord, Jesus Christ, on Friday, August 26, 2016. Surviving is his wife, Beverly, and their children: Amanda Rosenbaum, Dennis J. Rosenbaum, Denise Valdez and a step-son, Cody Woodrome. They have 10 grandchildren: Michael, Elizabeth, Isaac, Adrian, Louis, Brittani, Wesley, Maddie, Brady, and Tripp. A Celebration of Life will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Sandy Hill, with Pastor Kris Brower officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will be receiving friends and relatives from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Funeral arrangements for Dennis Wayne Rosenbaum are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.
Funeral service for Lois Hahn, age 88, of New Ulm, Texas will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 4:00pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 211 Hickory Street, New Ulm, TX. Visitation at Henneke Funeral Home, 1515 Montezuma St., Columbus, TX. will be held Friday, 5:00 – 7:00pm and at the church on Saturday from 3:00 – 4:00pm. Burial will be in New Ulm Cemetery, New Ulm, TX. Memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church, P O Box 1270, New Ulm, TX 78950 or Charity of your choice. Lois Hahn is survived by her daughter; Peggy Hahn Lampe of Brenham, TX. And a son; Robert Hahn, Jr. and wife Glenda of Brenham, TX. sister-in-law; Jo Hahn of Deridder, Louisiana, 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Online condolences may be given online at www.hennekefuneralhome.com
Joseph "Joe" Mazurkiewicz
Joseph “Joe” Mazurkiewicz, 87, of Brenham, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016. Surviving family includes: his wife, Irene Mazurkiewicz; Children, Barbara Jaloway of Sealy, Texas, Mary Holtkamp and husband Charles of Brenham, Texas, Clara Grundy and husband Paul of Tucson, Arizona, Leonard Uhyrek and wife Delores of Missouri City, Texas, Mike Uhyrek and wife Robbie of Pearland, Texas, Janice Hoover of Carrollton, Texas, Janet Cherrington and husband Rick of Sugarland, Texas, Diana Lee and husband Rick of Lewisville, Texas; Grandchildren, Patricia Jaloway, Alison Malinowski, Tony and Frank Flannery, Lenny and Jacob Uhyrek, Lauren Cooper, Justin Uhyrek, Jessica Rivers, Josh and Ryan Hoover, Ashley and Kelsey Lee; as well as seven great-grandchildren. Joe is also survived by his siblings Sister Mary Florentine of San Antonio, Texas and Esther Kubezka and husband Joe of Conroe, Texas. Visitation with the Mazurkiewicz family will be Wednesday, August 24th from 5-7 p.m. and Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral Mass for Joe Mazurkiewicz will be held Thursday, August 25th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Monsignor Benedict Zientek will officiate. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are requested to: St. Mary’s Catholic Church or a charity of your choice. 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.
Mary Etter Rosenbaum Randermann Franklin
Mary Etter Rosenbaum Randermann Franklin, 85, of Brenham, passed away August 18, 2016 in College Station. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00am, Saturday, August 20, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Pastor Phil Fenton and Harry Briscoe officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 6:30 until 8:30 Friday evening, August 19, at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Mary and Charlie had two sons: Charles Bruce and Christine and Michael Henry and Cindy, all from Brenham, Texas. Mary loved Christine and Cindy as the daughters she never had, and they also loved her very much. Also surviving are grandchildren: Megan Randermann Wells, Andrew Randermann, Orry Randermann, Rinn Randermann, and Amanda Randermann, as well as seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Earl Rosenbaum and wife, Jeanette, and sisters-in-law Ella Mae Love and Virgina Rosenbaum. She was preceded in death by Ruby Boyd and husband, Horace; Juanita Seilheimer and husband Allen, Geneva Hermann and husband Alvin, Lonnie Rosenbaum and wife Alvina; Irvin Rosenbaum and Willie Rosenbaum. Serving as pallbearers are Andy Randermann, Orry Randermann, Rinn Randermann, Jerry Herrmann, Darryl Herrmannn, and Tom Boyd. Honorary pallbearers are the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Ladies Aid Members. Funeral arrangements for Mary Franklin are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.
Willie Prigge, Jr.
Willie Prigge, Jr., 79, of Brenham, the widower of Jackie Prigge, died August 11, 2016, at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham. The funeral service for Willie Prigge, Jr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 15, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton with Rev. Risa Garza officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 14 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Kenton and Sharon Prigge of Burton; son-in-law, Don Hooks of Brenham; grandchildren: Michael Hooks, Jordan Prigge, Brock Prigge, Kyle Hooks and Morgan Prigge; great-grandchildren, Carter Prigge, Parker Prigge, Aiden Prigge-Mathis and Paisley Hooks; sisters and brother-in-law, Evelyn and David Buck and Edna Roehling; and sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Erma Luetge, Joyce Grote and Bill and Arminda Grote. Funeral arrangements for Willie Prigge, Jr. are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX, 979 4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com
Nora Naumann Meier
Nora Naumann Meier, 89, passed away August 9, 2016 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, August 13, 2016 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Phillipsburg, with Pastor Robert Sorenson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law: Donald and Miranda Meier, and Darrell and Cheryl Meier; grandchildren: Christopher and Carra Meier, Adrienne Meier, Nicholas Vierus and wife Erin; great-grandchildren: Carter and Cooper Vierus; sister, Ruth Kelling, and sister-in-law Ruby Naumann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy; parents, Clara and Louis Naumann; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Caroline and Otto Meier; brothers Herbert Naumann, and Arnold Naumann, and wife Evelyn; sisters and brothers-in-law: Elsie and Otto Kemper, Erna and Erwin Grawunder, Lillie Mae and Johnnie Kramer; brothers-in-law: Daniel Kelling; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Leslie and Ernestene Meier, Melvin and Lucille Kiemsteadt, and Esther and Henry Haar. Funeral arrangements for Nora Naumann Meier are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.
Peter Demuth, Jr.
Peter Demuth, Jr.,72, husband of Bonnie Demuth, passed away August 8, 2016 at his residence in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church, with Pastors Mark Groves and Walt Schindehette officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Demuth of Brenham; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Crystal Demuth of Brenham; daughters and sons-in-law Kristie and Jeremy Chasteen of Elgin, and Jessica and Eric Kiihne of Hockley; grandchildren: Sidney, Sam, Spencer and Sutton Chasteen; Tanner, Corbin and Braden Demuth, and Isaac Kiihne; brothers and sisters-in-law Harvey and Sue Luedemann of Brenham; Larry and Mary Demuth of Ledbetter; sisters Gertrude Ramer of Arkansas, Gloria Rippenhagen and husband Robert of Brenham, and a sister-in-law, Becky Demuth of Brenham. Also surviving are brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Willie and Wallene Ludwig of Brenham, and Larry and Martha Lischka of Bellville. Other surviving relatives are nieces and nephews: Jeff and Cindy Stueber, Jim and Melissa McCune, Troy and Kerry Lischka, Jason and Erin Lischka, Mark and Katie Lischka, Grant and Lanthia Lischka, Ronnie and Sandy Rippenhagen, Jimmy and Sarah Mobley, Annetta Mobley Phillips, Lydia Becker, Harvey Luedemann, Jr. Denay Mason, Stephanie Demuth, Lisa Demuth, Paula Demuth Sherrouse, Becky Ramer, Mark and Emma Ramer, and Deborah and Kenneth Post., and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Also surviving are special friends Charles and Janell Dierking, and his caretakers: Linda, Lonnie, Dietrich and Felicia. Peter was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law Bernice and Ervin Rosenbaum; brother David Demuth; brother-in-law Sam Ramer; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Montie and Mary Cole, and nephew, Kevin Demuth. Funeral arrangements for Peter Demuth, Jr. are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com
Teckla Ruby Rust
Teckla Ruby Rust, 87, of Brenham, Texas, died August 7, 2016, in Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. (BNRC). Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 10 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral for Teckla Rust will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 11 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham with Pastor Phil Fenton officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham. She is survived by her daughter, Arlene Rust of Houston, Texas, and sister-in-law Nita Stroech, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gus A. Rust, and daughter, Glenda F. Rust. Also, preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Emma Stroech, sisters and brothers-in-law, Hulda and Herbert Kluck, Esther and Walter Lueck, Erna and Ben Hahn, and brothers and sister-in law, Willie Stroech, Herman and Louise Stroech. Funeral arrangements for Teckla Ruby Rust are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.
John "Phil" Lesser
John “Phil” Lesser, age 85 of Chappell Hill, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 in Bryan. Surviving loving family includes: his wife, Paula Lesser; son, Craig Lesser; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Brady Gregor, Mary Kay and Jim Beard; grandchildren, Jenna Gregor, Karra Gregor, Russell Beard, Bill Beard, James Beard; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Betty Jo and Cecil Farrington, Connie Ullrich, Kay and Albert Ullrich; nieces and nephews, Harry Kay, Jr. and Joann Lesser, Francene and Twain Tharp; cousins, Shirley Manditch, Dorothy Lesser, Reba Kay Cooper and many other family members and friends. Visitation with the Lesser family will be Wednesday, August 10th from 5-7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Phil Lesser will be held Thursday, August 11th at 10 a.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Pastor Mike Smith will officiate. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Memorials are requested to: Country Bible Church, Hospice Brazos Valley or a charity of your choice. 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.
Judy Katherine (Morris) Schimank
Funeral services for Judy Schimank, 62, of Giddings, TX., are scheduled for 10:00am on August, 9, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln, TX. with Rev. Dale Bohm officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 8th, from 11:00am until 9:00pm and on Tuesday, August 9, from 7:00 until 8:30am at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The family will be present for visitation Monday evening from 5:00 until 8:00pm. Judy is survived by her husband, James Schimank of Giddings; three children, Paula Schimank of Giddings, Annie Beasley & her husband, Tim of Giddings and John Schimank & his wife, Emily of Giddings; four grandchildren, Sierra and Ayden Beasley and Paxton and Dawson Schimank all of Giddings; two sisters, Linda Proske & her husband Gerhard, Jr., of Giddings and Peggy Schimank & her husband, Eugene of Giddings; one brother, Tommy Morris & his wife, Debbie of Lexington; one sister-in-law, Bea Behrens of Giddings, four brothers-in-law, Eugene Schimank & his wife, Peggy of Giddings, Clyde “Shorty” Schimank & his wife, Sandra of Serbin, Stanley Schimank & his wife, Cindy of Giddings and Stephen Schimank & his wife, Sherri of Giddings as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends. Memorials may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church Tuition Fund, 1012 PR, 8012, Giddings, TX 78942 or to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 West 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803. Arrangements by Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings
Elnora Mary (Goldberg) Stanley
Elnora Mary (Goldberg) Stanley, widow of J. P. Stanley, Jr., died August 5, 2016 at the age of 93 years at the Giddings Residence and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be Sunday, August 7, 2016 at St. Johns UCC, Burton, TX 516 N. Colorado St, Burton, TX with the Reverend John Gantt officiating. Interment will be in the Bethany Christian Cemetery in Burton, TX. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-laws Janelle and Jerry Gold of Ledbetter; Susan and Marcus Broesche of Burton; Betsy and Jeff Zeiss of Burton; sons and daughters-in-laws David and Linda Stanley of Minerva; Ronnie and Gail Stanley of Burton. Grandchildren: Ginger and Keith Kubena, Beth Gold, Rachael Gold, Marsha and Blake Kocurek, Heidi and Jason Jaster, Wyatt and Tracy Matthies, Megan and Jody Campbell, Lance Matthies, Jon and Laura Stanley, Michelle Collins, Jessica Stanley, Elizabeth and Brett Jurica, Jared and Leah Stanley. Great-grandchildren: Kasey and Audrey Kubena, Klay Kubena and fiancée, Marissa Jenke, Kourtney Kubena, Jessica Gold, Paige Gold, Delaney Hirsch, Grant Gold, Judson Gold, Brooklyn Gold, Bailen Kocurek, Marley Kocurek, Saeger Jaster, Isaac Matthies, Everleigh Matthies, Joseph Delton Campbell, Ethan Stanley, Jack Stanley, Evan Stanley, Emily Collins, and Eleanor Jurica. Sister: Ruth McClellen. Sister-in-law: Madeline Goldberg. Sisters and brothers-in-law: JoAnn and James Williams; Bonnie and Ronnie Langham; and was Nana to their children Laura Williams; Tim and Rachel Langham; and Lisa and Mark Proske. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on November 14, 1983; in-laws Jerome and Mae Stanley; brothers and sisters-in-law; Lawrence and first wife, Allyne Goldberg; Leroy and Lorine Goldberg; and brother Harry Goldberg. Brothers-in-law: Frank McClellen; and Billy Aiken. Son-in-law: David Matthies. Grandsons: Greg Gold, Jeremy Gold, and infant grandsons Jimmy and Johnny Gold. Nephew: Lemroy Goldberg. There will be a time of fellowship following the service at St. John’s UCC Fellowship Hall. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. For more information visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.
Lionel Salgado, 36, died August 2, 2016 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, August 8, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father James Deaconson, Officiant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include parents Marcelina Uriostegul and Eliseo Salgado of Brenham; his wife, Yasmin Garcia; sons Lionel Salgado, Jr., and America Salgado; brothers and sisters-in-law Luiz and Melda Salgado; Francisco and Monica Salgado; Rafael and Marlen Salgado; Lorenzo Salgado and Eliseo and Maria Salgado; sisters Maria Salgado and husband, Alex Aguilar; Maria Del Carmen and husband Aregorio Rodriguez, Isabel Salgado and husband Victor Carrillo, and Norma Salgado. Also surviving are nieces and nephews Bonnie Cortez, Rene Rodriguez, Arturo Rodriguez, Michael Salgado, Jessica Salgado, Maria Rodriguez, Norma Salgado, Jonathan Salgado, Cristian Salgado, Javier Rodriguez, Alexander and Wilmer Aguilar. Funeral arrangements for Lionel Salgado are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. For more information visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.