Obituaries

 


 

Melanie Grote Landers

Melanie Grote Landers, 35 of the Latium Community passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Christus Dubuis Hospital in Bryan. Surviving loving family includes: husband, Michael Jason Landers; parents, Lee Roy, Jr. and Karen Grote; brother, Lee Roy Grote, III; aunts and uncles, Angie and Raymond Kwiatkowski, Judy Grote, Larry and Patricia Bean; cousins, Nicole Kwiatkowski and special friend Chris Harris, William and Molly Grote, Chad and Amanda Dismukes, Amanda Janovsky, Christopher Janovsky; father-in-law, Michael Landers; mother-in-law, Debra Wiswell; sister-in-law, Crystal Landers; brother-in-law, Nathan Christopher; maternal grandparents-in-law, Orlies P. and Shirley Brown; special grandmother, Ethel Gurrech; niece-in-law, Lauran Dodd. Visitation will be Thursday, December 18th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with rosary recited at 7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial for Melanie Grote Landers will be Friday, December 19th at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. Jay Polisetty as celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to defray medical expenses at Bank of Brenham or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer, Brenham. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

 

Gertrude Helen Pawlawski

Gertrude Helen Pawlawski passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Brenham, Texas surrounded by family and friends. A visitation is scheduled from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 15 in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 16 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Chappell Hill with Rev. Jozef Musiol, SDS, JCD, as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Cemetery. She was born was born August 5, 1938 in Chappell Hill, Texas to Joe and Rosie (Gurka) Pawlawski. She was baptized and confirmed in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill. Surviving family includes: sisters and brothers-in-law, Verna Prebliske of Port O’Conner, TX, Wanda DeLuke of Brenham, Florence and Harry Kubeczka of Brenham, Ann and Donald Black of Latium, Rosemary and J.C. Adler of Brenham. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Her parents along with four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611 www.brenhammemorialchapel.com

Joseph A. Edwards

Joseph A. Edwards, loving husband, father and friend, passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 at the age of 85. Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife Danna Edwards and first wife Beth Edwards; daughters, Marla and Mark Deibert, Tanya Edwards; stepsons, Buzzy and Michelle Campbell, Chuck and Debbie Campbell; grandchildren, Robert and Mary Hoover, Justin and Alyssa Deibert, Lance Deibert and Laura, Lauren Deibert, Kristen and Mark Herzik, Kimberly Murray and fiancé Chase, Kayla Murray and Rob, Blaine Campbell, Joshua and Christie Campbell, Will Campbell, Kyle Campbell, Kate Campbell; 3 great-grandchildren. Memorial services for Joseph A. Edwards will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Brenham, TX and on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home in Bellaire, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Brenham or to the 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 Lee (Rosenbaum) Cole

Mary Lee (Rosenbaum) Cole, 78, of Brenham, widow of Montie Cole, Jr., passed away December 7, 2014 at Scott and White Hospital in College Station. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church, with Pastors Matthew Jacobs and William Holzer officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her sisters and brothers-in-law Wallene and Willie Ludwig, and Bonnie and Pete Demuth, all of Brenham; Martha and Larry Lischka of Bellville; sister-in-law Barbara Darilek; nieces and nephews: Cindy and Jeff Stueber, Melissa and Jim McCune, Kristie and Jeremy Chasteen, Michael Demuth and Crystal Raley, Jessica and Eric Kiihne, Troy and Kerry Lischka, Jason and Erin Lischka, Mark and Katie Lischka, Grant and Lanthia Lischka, Sherry Jordan, and Raymond Darilek, Jr.; great-nieces and great-nephews: Shelby Stueber, Caitlin and Ashlyn Gajewski, James McCune IV, Sidney, Sam, Spencer and Sutton Chasteen, Tanner, Corbin and Braden Demuth, Isaac Kiihne, Mason, Alex, Ross, Madeline, Ella, Emma, Sarah, Grace and Harper Lischka, Chris and Samantha Moss, Jesse Jordan; great-great nieces and nephews: Josh and Emily Moss. Also surviving are special friends, Florence and Leeland Rinn, Florence Klehm, Debby White, Linda and Alan Reid, Sally and Dale Meyer, and Raymond Darilek. She was preceded in death by her husband, Montie Cole, Jr; parents, Ervin and Bernice Rosenbaum, and father-in-law and mother-in-law Montie Sr. and Katie Cole. Funeral arrangements for Mary Lee Cole are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

 

Sigmund August Fieseler

Sigmund August Fieseler,  80,  died December 4, 2014 in Oakland Manor Nursing Home in Giddings. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville, with Pastor Pat Lehrer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends and family Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include sisters Alice Macik, Mildred Bartos, Jo Ann Reimer, Esther Lampe and husband Alfred; sister-in-law Laura Fieseler; brother-in-law Edward Wiehe, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; parents, Ernest  Sr. and Minnie Fieseler; parents-in-law Arthur and Adeline Meinecke; brothers Ernest Jr. and Leroy Fieseler; sister Ruth Wiehe; brothers-in-law Frank Macik,  James Reimer, and Joe Bartos; sister-in-law Margaret Fieseler. Funeral arrangements for Sigmund August Fieseler are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the famly, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

William Glen Wendling

William Glen Wendling age 82 of Brenham, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Regional Health Center in Bryan, Texas. William “Billy” Wendling is survived by sister Dotty Jo Hensen; special sister Jean Downs; nieces and  nephews Franklin Hensen (wife Phyllis), Vincent Hensen (fiancé Cindy Beckendorf), Shawn Hensen along with Danny Ruley, Joan Morgan, Karen Bivens; great nieces and nephews Chad and Casey Hensen, Jason Hensen, Amanda and Kelsey Hensen, Christian, Victoria, Zaquiri and Ashlynn Hensen, Cody Beckendorf (wife Katie), Trevor Beckendorf; great great niece and nephew Brynlee Beckendorf and Tristan Hensen. Visitation for William “Billy” Wendling will be from 5 until 7 pm, tonight, Friday, December 5 in Brenham Memorial Chapel.   Funeral Service is at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 6 in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Burial will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham 979.836.3611.  Tributes may be sent to www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Alton Otto Haar

Alton Otto Haar, 83, of Brenham, died Nov. 28, 2014 at Scott and White Hospital in College Station. The funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton with Pastor Glen Schoeneberg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Haar of Brenham; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bobby Remmert of Houston and Debbie and Gary Noerenberg of Brenham; grandchildren, Ashley and Lanny McPherson, Dustin Remmert and Robert Garcia, Lucas Noerenberg and special friend Christina Marinis and Brianna and Justin Bell; great-grandchildren, Cole Landon McPherson and Cate Ashlan McPherson; sisters-in-law, Margie Haar, Josephine Nance, Frances Mendoza and Pat Rinn; brothers-in-law, Stanley Jozwiak and special friend Evelyn Moltha and Charles Jozwiak and wife Mary; and numerous nieces and nephews. 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.memorialoakschapel.com.

Ora Dell "Tuttle" (Buenger) Ludwig

Ora Dell "Tuttle" (Buenger) Ludwig, 99 of Industry, passed away on November 26, 2014 after many years of living at Kruse Village in Brenham. Ora Dell was born on June 28, 1915, the daughter of Jesse C. and Elsa (Rinn) Bunger. She married Edwin J. Ludwig on February 27, 1937 in Industry. She graduated from Industry High School in 1933 as valedictorian of her class. "Tuttle" then continued her education in cosmetology.  Upon her graduation in 1934, she became a hairdresser in Industry for 23 years. In 1957, Ora Dell and her brother, Jay C. Buenger, took over their father’s business, Buenger Chevrolet Company. The business was sold in 1980 and Ora Dell retired. Ora Dell was a member of the Industry United Methodist Church. She taught the youth Sunday School, worked with the Methodist Youth Fellowship, and was a member of Happy Hardt Sunday School Class and a charter member of Dora Circle of the United Methodist Women. She is survived by her grandson, Kyle Pomykal and wife, Laura; seven grandchildren:  Morgan, Katherine, Edwin, Jacob, Marjory, Stella and Kyle Levi; brother, Jay C. Buenger; two nephews: Greg Buenger and wife, Anneta, and Bruce Buenger and wife, Cheryl; great nephews, great nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin and daughter, Betty Ann. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Koenig & Strickland Zaskoda Chapel in Industry. Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Industry United Methodist Church, Industry, Texas at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2014. Burial will follow in the Industry United Methodist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Industry United Methodist Cemetery, c/o Industry UMC Attn: Alicia Ekerman, P.O. Box 86, Industry, TX 78944. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home 208 W. Pearl, La Grange, Texas. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com

Herbert William Nienstedt

Herbert William Nienstedt, 86, of Brenham, died Nov. 26, 2014, in Brenham. The funeral service for Herbert Nienstedt will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Salem Lutheran Church of Salem with Pastor Toby Burk officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham. Visitation will be from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Helen Nienstedt of Brenham; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Chuck Peterson of Cypress; grandchildren, Haylie Marie Peterson of Los Angeles, CA and Ryan Charles Peterson of Cypress; sister-in-law, Lydia Heins; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Herbert Nienstedt are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Marjorie Ann Grace (Matthies) Thaler

Marjorie Ann Grace (Matthies) Thaler, 79, widow of Eugene (Gene) Thaler, passed away November 20, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton, with Rev. Glen Schoeneberg officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Mike and Marion Thaler of Katy; Rick and Pam Thaler of Huntsville; daughters and sons-in-law Bonnie and Ken Cox of Houston; Kathie and Mark Griffis of Spring; and Debbie and Rick Kloss of Houston; grandchildren: Crystal Cox, Kyle Cox and wife Ashley, Kimberly Weiser and husband Collin, Tricia Cole and husband Scott, Brittany Thaler-Villa and husband Tony, Michael Thaler, Stephanie Griffis, Shelbie and Kelsie Thaler, Richard and Michelle Kloss; great-grandchildren Kathryn Thaler, Ryan, Grayson, and Chandler Cole, and Camden Cox. Also surviving is her sister, Evelyn Maass of Giddings; and brothers-in-law, Mervin Maass of Burton and Raymond Thaler of Brenham, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Thaler was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Thaler; her parents, Almuth and Lesta Matthies; sister, Carrie May Maass, sisters-in-law; Lunette Roehling, Eloise Whitener, Annie Laurie Thaler , and brothers-in-law, Dennis Maass, Bill Thaler, Melvin Roehling, and Oliver Whitener. Funeral arrangements for Marjorie Thaler are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Jacquelin Ketcham

Jacquelin Ketcham, 94, of Brenham and a former resident of Houston went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 21, 2014. She is survived by a brother Pat G. Ketcham and wife Montie, her sister Jody Tyson and husband Frank, and a sister-in-law Joyce Ketcham and twelve nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be at First United Methodist Church, Brenham on Tuesday, November 25, at 4:00 p.m.  A grave side service and interment will be at Restlawn Cemetery LaFeria , Texas, Saturday, November 29, at 2:00 p.m.  Visitation is Monday November 24, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham, Texas. 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Mildred Louise Kalkhake

Mildred Louise Kalkhake, 90, of Shelby, passed away November 21, 2014 at Oak Haven Assisted Living in Industry. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, November 24, 2014 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Shelby, with Pastor Art Weiss officiating. Burial will follow in the Shelby Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Kalkhake of Shelby, and special friend Dennie Marek of Industry;  daughter and son-in-law Doris and Emory Shead of Navasota; son and daughter-in-law Wilbert Jr. (PeeWee) and Patsy Kalkhake of Brenham; grandchildren: Nathan Kalkhake and wife Halee,  Heath Kalkhake and wife Mandy,  Kevin Kalkhake and wife Tiffany,  and Jarrod Kalkhake and friend Ashley Manley,  all of Brenham; Chad Shead and wife Rachel, and Elizabeth Weaks and husband Slade, all of Magnolia;  great-grandchildren: Jackson and Kaiden Kalkhake,  Mason Kalkhake, Briar and Blakely Kalkhake, Leyton and Collin and Tyler Weaks, and Wyatt Shead; sisters Gladys Allcorn of Huntsville, and Gertrude Huebel of Columbus.  She is also survived by a special niece, Shirley Schultz, and special friends Ann Aschenbeck and Carolyn Bruening of Shelby.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert Kalkhake, Sr.;  sisters, Ora Nell Kalkhake and Lillian Barron;  brothers-in-law Herman Kalkhake, Edward Allcorn, Wayne Barron, and Virga Huebel, and nephews Glenn Huebel, Raymond Schultz, and Elroy Wiecker. Funeral arrangements for Mildred Louise Kalkhake are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Juanita Seilheimer

Juanita Seilheimer, 91, the widow of Allen Seilheimer, died Nov. 18, 2014, in Bryan. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg with Pastor Denise Seymour officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Jannet Rosenbaum; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Joe Franklin; sisters-in-law Virgine Rosenbaum and Ella Mae Love, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, all of Brenham. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Allen on Sept. 25, 1999; son, Howard, who was killed in Viet Nam, and most recently, her son, Bobby, who lovingly took care of his mother until his death. She is also predeceased by four brothers and two sisters. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit: www.memorialoakschapel.com

Sharon Ullrich “Bitsy” Lett

Sharon Ullrich “Bitsy” Lett, 60, widow of Tony Lett, died November 4, 2014 in Bryan. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, with Pastor David Tinker officiating. Burial will follow in the Carmine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Bitsy Lett was born March 29, 1954 in Brenham to Otto A. Jr. and Gladys Werchan Ullrich. She was baptized and confirmed at Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine, where  she was married to Tony Lett on Sept. 9, 1972.  After completing her education, Bitsy was employed as a direct care provider, serving the needs of patients in this area. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Tiffany and Keith Brooks, Tasha and Jason Ladewig, all of Brenham, and Charity and Bradley Shiflett of Tomball; grandchildren: Avery and Addison Brooks, Jayden and Jacob Ladewig, Wyatt,  Blair Shiflett, and soon to arrive Weston Shifflet,  and Alexa Lett  Mulder; brother and sister-in-law Douglas and Sedalia Ullrich; sister and brother-in-law Fritzi and Anson Jones, all of Carmine; brother-in-law Charlie Adamcik; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sherry and Terry Maxwell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Wallace and Vicki Johnson, and father-in-law, Billy Starnes. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tony Lett; daughter, Heather Lett, sister Carole Adamcik, mother-in-law Jody Starnes, and sister-in-law Lafonda Sanchez. Memorials may be directed to Hospice Brazos Valley, Martin Luther Lutheran Church or to the Alexa Jade Lett Education Fund. Funeral arrangements for Sharon “Bitsy” Ullrich are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Albert Rybarski

Albert Rybarski, age 80, of Brenham, husband of Annie Rybarski, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Funeral Mass for Albert will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham with main celebrant Msgr. Benedict Zientek assisted by other priests, with interment to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Brenham. Survivors include his devoted wife of 55 years, Annie; Children, Greg and Luanne Rybarski, Don Rybarski and friend Shawnda Saunders, Cathy and Brian Fritz, Christie and Frank Schroeder, and Daughter-in-law Peggy Rybarski; Grandchildren, Jonathan and Jenna Fritz, Jeremy Fritz, Emily Rybarski, Madalyn Rybarski, Seth Rybarski, Caroline Schroeder, and Sophie Schroeder, and Step-granddaughter, Taylor Herrmann; Great-granddaughter, Cheyanne Raine Fritz; Siblings, Bruno and Margaret Rybarski, Frank and Lucille Rybarski, Steve and Joy Rybarski, Stanley Rybarski Jr., Edwina Hampton, Rose and Larry Benker, Pat McIntyre, and Sister-in-law, Geraldine Rybarski. If desired, memorials may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Brenham, 701 Church Rd, Brenham, TX 77833, or Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 E Blue Bell Rd, Brenham, TX 77833. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer Street, Brenham, Texas 77833. 979-836-3611. Condolences for the family may be left at www.brenhammemorialchapel.com

Eunell Lucille (Spies) Weyand

Eunell Lucille (Spies) Weyand of Round Top passed away on November 1, 2014 at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Eunell was born on March 19, 1929 in Winedale, Texas to Benno and Alma Cordes Spies. She was baptized in St. John’s Lutheran  Church in Warrenton on August 25, 1929 by Rev. H. Brussotte and confirmed September 6, 1942 in the same church by Rev. Jul. Bosshard.   She married Kearney Weyand on April 13, 1947 in Warrenton at St. John’s. She was a rancher, homemaker, and was employed by Round Top-Carmine ISD for 32 years. Eunell was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Round Top and helped serve and provide food for various occasions.  She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, N.R.A., T.R.T.A., Texas Farm Bureau, the 42 domino club at “On Deck”, and the Shelby birthday group. Eunell is survived by two sons, Roger Weyand of Burton and Kerry Weyand of Burton: daughter; Kay Landua and husband, James, of Brenham; sister, Rosalie Moehring of Latium; and sister-in-laws  Joyce Spies of Waller and Dorothy Spies of Bryan.  She is also survived by three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Grandchildren are:  Axel Weyand of Fort Hood, Shannon Bullin and her husband, Keith, of Bryan; their children, Bailey Kay and Brad Allen. Surviving also are Matt Lampe and wife, Michelle, of Brenham; their children, Megan Marie and Mason Derek.  Three step-grandchildren; Robin Landua, Jennifer ( Matt) Marek, and James Landua, Jr. (Meredith) and four step-great-grandchildren also survive her as well as numerous friends and relatives.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers; Glenver Spies and Ledell Spies and two infant children. Eunell loved her day lilies and flowers and watching them grow and bloom. As a rancher, she kept track of the cattle and loved the land.  She was generous by nature and enjoyed the many activities of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was looking forward to the birth of another great-grandchild in December.  Eunell enjoyed family get-togethers and lovingly made Christmas ornaments and keepsake boxes for her great-grandchildren.  She never complained about her health, although the ravages of vasculitis were apparent at the end. Visitation is scheduled for Monday, November 3, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top. Interment will follow at Florida Chapel Cemetery in Round Top. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, P.O.Box 38, Round Top, Texas 78954.

Alexis Faith Warmke

Alexis Faith Warmke, 1, of Somerville, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, November 2, 2014. She was born on August 7, 2013 in Temple, TX.  Services are set for Friday, November 7, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Somerville, Texas at 2 p.m. Visitation will be Thursday, November 6, 2014 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville. Alexis was Dada’s “Little Catfish” and Mama’s “Little Hero.”  She had an infectious smile and everyone who was in her presence was graced by this sweet little girl.  Although her journey on earth is over, her memory will live on in the hearts of many and will never be forgotten.  She will continue to wear big bows and tutus in heaven while working on her fishing skills. She is preceded in death by her Great-grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and numerous Cousins. Survivors include her father, Jeffery Dale Warmke, SR., mother, Teresa Gill, brothers, Jeffery Dale Warmke, JR., Justin McCoy Warmke, sisters, Angel Destiny Warmke, Payton Renee Jones, Paige ReAnn Jones, grandparents, Jenny and Warren Warmke, Lisa and Martin Mcgehee, Debbie and Wayne Gill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville.  We invite you to visit our website at www.stricklandfuneralhomes.com and sign the online register book for Alexis Faith Warmke.

Almarie Beatrice (Tincy) Picone

Almarie Beatrice (Tincy) Picone, 97, of Brenham and the widow of Joe Picone, died October 26, 2014 at Kruse Village. Left to cherish her love and dedication are: son Joe Al Picone and wife Merle; daughter Jo Lynn Smith and husband Pat; grandchildren Kyle Picone, Kevin Picone and wife Stacy, Tanya Thomas and husband Jarred, and Brittni Dimitt; great-grandchildren Landry Picone, Taylor Thomas, Jace Thomas, Victoria Thomas, Wyatt Dimitt, and Parker Dimitt; sisters-in-law Nell Picone and Bette Picone; special nieces Charlesette Polk and Wanda Buntzel who did so much for her, and numerous other nieces and nephews. Visitation with the Picone family will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, October 31 at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Almarie Beatrice (Tincy) Picone are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 1, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Brenham with Rev. David Ottsen officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Lions Clubs International Foundation, Hospice Brazos Valley, or the charity of your choice. Funeral services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham.   Condolences may be shared at www.brenhammemorialchapel.com

Martha Agnes Lanford

Martha Agnes Lanford, 83, of Brenham, died October 24, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct.26 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with a rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. Sunday. The funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Benedict Zientek, celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Harold Lanford of Brenham; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Albert Kitowski, Rebecca and Jon Cherry and Carol Lanford, all of Brenham; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and John Chovanec of Brenham; brother and sisters-in-law, Edward and Lillian Kwiatkowski, Gale Kwiatkowski and Shirley Kwiatkowski, all of Brenham; sister-in-law, Delores Dyson of Brenham; brother-in-law, Charles L. Lanford of Arlington; grandchildren, Jon Paul and wife Meghan Cherry, Albert Kitowski IV, Jessica Kitowski and Steven Cherry; great-grandchildren, Damian Cherry, Michael Cherry and soon-to-be great-granddaughter,  Lily Marie Cherry. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; special friends, Kenneth and Betty Little; and beloved pets, Jake and Scooter. Special thanks goes to caregiver, Sherry McGregor McDonald, Hospice Brazos Valley and Dr. William Loesch. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Edmond “Sonny” Bilski; brothers Pete Kwiatkowski, Jr. and Tado Kwiatkowski;   sisters, Marie Kwiatkowski and Regina Kwiatkowski. Funeral arrangements for Martha Lanford 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

Bernice Mullins

Bernice Mullins, 96, of Brenham, widow of Melburn Mullins, died on October 25, 2014 at her home. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Hempstead Cemetery with Reverend Sam Duree officiating.   Visitation with the family and friends will be on Monday, October 27 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law;   Doug and Cindy Mullins of Huntsville, daughter and son-in-law; Linda and Paul Pipes of Brenham; sister Faye Mewis of Bellville; grandchildren; Dana Lynn Pipes Sweeney and Tricia Dee Pipes Bingham, great-grandchildren; Paul Edward Sweeney, Grace Catherine Sweeney, Isabella Rose Bingham and Clara Morgan Bingham. Funeral arrangements for Bernice Mullins are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham TX.,  979-836-4564.  To post a tribute to the family, visit; www.memorialoakschapel.com

Corinne Rudloff

Corinne Rudloff passed away October 21, 2014 in Brenham. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Bonnie Rudloff of Shelby; grandchildren Rachel and Brian Kubala, Beldon and Jennifer Rudloff, and Cliff and Marissa Rudloff.  Great-grandchildren Reid, Bradon, and Jake Kubala; Rylee and Colton Rudloff; and Dawson and Hailey Rudloff; sister-in-law Pearl Torrence; and numerous nieces and nephews, and her numerous good friends. She was preceeded in death by her husband, parents, sister, sister-in-laws, and brother-in-laws. The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Friday Oct. 24 in St Paul Lutheran Church in Shelby, with Pastor Art Weiss officiating. Interment will follow in the Shelby Cemetery. Visitation will be at Memorial Oaks Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00pm Thursday, October 23. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham

Cervera Klingsporn

Cervera Klingsporn, 93, widow of Harold Klingsporn, died October 17, 2014 in College Station. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Pat Lehrer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Monday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her son, William James Klingsporn and fiancé Karen Siegel of Long Point; grandchildren: Meredith Kay Klingsporn of Houston and her fiancé Grant Alan Stuart, and William August Klingsporn, M.D., of Houston; nephew Terrance (Terry) Korthauer and his children April and Kurt Roemer, and their child, Reagan; Brittany Caldwell and her child Brynn; niece Grace Korthauer of Katy; nephew and niece Fred and Janice Rau, and their children: Stacy and Trey Hardy and children, Jenna, Leah, and Luke and Dane and Melonie Rau and children Kade, Brady and Nate. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold Klingsporn, and brother, Milton Korthauer. Funeral arrangements for Cervera Klingsporn are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

James Harold Yarber

James Harold Yarber, 81, husband of Barbara (Bains) Yarber, died October 9, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday, October 12, 2014 at First Baptist Church, 504 E. Strauss St., Bellville, Tx., with burial to take place in the National Cemetery in Nelsonville. Rev. Mike Criner and Rev. Ronnie Yarber will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife of 60 years Barbara of Bellville; daughters Belinda Ozuna of Taylor; Theresa Schulz and husband Randy of College Station, and Debra Makowsky and husband Kennneth of Brenham; grandchildren Chris Ozuna and wife Lisa, and Sarah Ozuna; great-grandchilden: Atreyu Daniel Ozuna, and Madison Gonzalez; sister Ruth Ann Saladiner of Houston, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Ross Yarber, and a sister, Mary Zell Skinner. Funeral arrangements for James Harold Yarber are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Lorene Jeanette Hegar

Lorene Jeanette Hegar, 89, of Hockley, mothers of Peggy Jones and Patsy Barrett, passed away October 5, 2014 in Brenham. Lorene is survived by her daughters Peggy Jones (Isaac) Barrett of Bellville, and Jamie Jones of Dallas; great grandson Derrick Jones of Lubbock; sister-in-law, Gloria Pfeffer of Bellville and brother-in-law Alfred "Boots" Hegar of Hockley, and numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Tuesday, October 7, 5:00-8:00pm at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday, October 8, at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville with Pastor Andrew Bell officiating. Interment will follow in the Roberts Cemetery in Hockley, TX., Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the St. John Lutheran Retreat Center, 520 North Holland, Bellville, TX 77418 or to the Bellville VFD, 106 South Holland, Bellville, TX 77418. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville.

Lillian Marie Rose (Worchesik) Konieczny

Lillian Marie Rose (Worchesik) Konieczny, 65, of Brenham, widow of Clement Konieczny, died Oct. 3, 2014, at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, the rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. with a vigil to follow. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham with Msgr. Benedict Zientek, celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Brenham. Survivors include her sons, Donald Konieczny and wife Shelly of Houston and Daniel Konieczny and special friend Allison Farrington and her son Curt of Brenham; daughter, Doris Konieczny of Brenham; grandchildren, Evan Konieczny and Anna Konieczny; brothers, Felix and Thelma Worchesik of Houston, Sylvester and Lillian Worchesik of Houston and Dominic Worchesik of Hempstead; sisters, Theresa Bilski and special friend Billy Dean Koerth of Burton, Hedwig Konieczny and husband Raymond of Hempstead, Frances Majewski and husband David of Brenham, Dorothy Meleski and husband Benard of Cypress and Florence Browne and husband Malcolm of Houston; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leonard and Clarice Konieczny; and sister-in-law, Adelene Konieczny. Funeral arrangements for Lillian Konieczny 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

Alfred “Freddie” Herrmann

Alfred “Freddie” Herrmann, 73, of Cypress, TX, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Houston, TX. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Nina Herrmann; sons, Tim, Gary and Tracy; daughters-in-law, Lisa, Jackie and Jill; grandchildren, Ryan, Garrett, Luke, Landon and Logan; his sisters and brothers-in-law: Allyne Weiss, Lillie Watkins, Evelyn Maurer, and Alton Sommerfield, and Karl and Sue Hoff; sisters-in-law, Kathy Carroll, Margie Mertz, and Virginia Herrmann; and countless nieces and nephews and their families, and many wonderful friends. Visitation for Alfred Herrmann will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, October 3 at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham, TX, and the funeral service will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, October 4 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Cypress, TX with Rev. Brad Otto officiating. Funeral arrangements for Alfred Herrmann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham. 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel

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