Obituaries


Lorraine Falks

Lorraine Falks, age 86 of Waller, passed away on February 28, 2015. Visitation will be Thursday, March 5, from 12:00 - 2:00pm, followed by the Funeral Services at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Waller Cemetery. Video tribute and guest book at www.canonfuneralhome.com. Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX 77484 (936) 372-3683

Caroline Gurka

Caroline Gurka, 75 of Brenham, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Caroline Gurka is survived by: sons and daughter-in-law, Robert and Karen Tappe of Burton, Harold Tappe, Jr. and Guardian Angel of Brenham; daughters and sons-in-law, Josephine Tidwell and Ernie Jozwiak of Chappell Hill, Jeanna and Robbie Roese of Washington, Gloria and Mark Belinowski of Willis, Mary Tappe and Guardian Angel of Brenham; brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Mary Ann Gurka of Plantersville, Steve and Dorothy Gurka of Navasota, Marion Gurka and Guardian Angel of Trinity, sister and brother-in-law, Dee and Carl Lane of Houston; grandchildren, Kirby and Brittney Tappe, Kolbie Tappe and fiancé Jordan Clay, Megan and Vincent Krolczyk, Jake Tidwell, Jordan Tappe, Trey Hicks, Justin and Sara Nobles, Joey and Nikki Pohl, Jared and Ashley Pohl, Julie Garner, Katie Belinowski, Kurt Tappe and fiancé Tiffany Walls, Shelby Draehn; great-grandchildren, Ryley, Kenzie, Kegan, Mason, Ryan, Jaycie, Zoe, Kallie, Wyatt, Braylie, Emma; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great niece, great nephew, friends, neighbors, her Walmart margarita drinking ladies special mention Clara, Bernice, Johnny and Sissy. Visitation with the Gurka family will be this evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. with rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial for Caroline Gurka will be held Wednesday, March 4th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. Ernesto Elizondo as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are requested to Encompass Home Health & Hospice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, 77833, TX. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Melba Cook

Melba Cook, age 83 of Waller, passed away on February 24, 2015. Visitation will be Thursday, February 26, from 5:00 - 7:00pm, followed by the Funeral Service at 7:00pm at Canon Funeral Home, with Pastor Maurice McElroy officiating.  Interment will be Friday, February 27, at Houston National Cemetery at 9:00am. Video Tribute and guest book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com   Arrangements entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX 77484 (936) 372-3683

Joyce Ann Broesche

Joyce Ann Broesche, 69, of Burton, died February 23, 2015 in Bryan, losing a courageous eight-year battle with cancer. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday February 26, 2015 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with Mr. Foree Grove officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Donnie Broesche; sons and daughters-in-law Ron Broesche and Sonya Wright of Bryan,  Kenneth and Kim Broesche, and Pat and Liz Broesche, all of Burton; grandchildren: Nicole Broesche, Emma Broesche, Noah Broesche, Colton Broesche, Laci Broesche, Lexi Broesche, and Neva Wright. Other members of her close extended family are Shannon Stripling, Rachel Rodgers, John Gross, and Brad Gross. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Joyce Lambrecht,  Marilyn Rubach and husband, Bobby, and her Godchild, Brittany Korthauer Caldwell. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Ward and Elaine Butts, and sisters Barbara Rogers, and Sharon Gross. Funeral arrangements for Joyce Ann Broesche are entrusted to Memorial Oask Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Verline Jeanette Schulze Schlabach

Verline Jeanette Schulze Schlabach left this earthly kingdom on February 20, 2015, at the age of 85 years. Survivors include her son, Michael R. (Karla) Schlabach Sr. of Brenham; her daughter, Sheryl L. (Dennis) Durfey of Smithville; grandchildren, Michael R. (Kelly) Schlabach of Boston, Matthew R. (Meredith) Schlabach of Houston, and Sara E. Durfey of Smithville; stepgrandsons, Dwayne A. Durfey and children Shaylee and Dallin, and Steven C. Durfey and children Aiden, Rilee and Lilly; sister-in-law, Katherine Schulze of Shelby; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Schlabach; her parents, Herbert and Frida Reuter Schulze; brothers, Melvin Schulze and Burnie Schulze; and sister-in-law, Burdine Schulze. Funeral services for Verline Schlabach of Shelby will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Shelby with Pastor John David Nedbalek officiating. Burial will follow in the Shelby Cemetery. Visitation with family and friends will take place Tuesday, February 24 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, 979-836-4564. To view the obituary online or to post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

 

Gordon Edward Parker

Gordon Edward Parker, age 89, passed away February 17, 2015 at his home. In 1968, Mr. Parker became President and Chairman of the South Central Savings and Loan Association in Brenham. In 1983, he then became employed by Brenham National Bank as Executive Vice President. He retired from the bank in 1991. He served on the boards of: Bohne Memorial Hospital for 14 years, Brenham Industrial Foundation, Brenham Chamber of Commerce, and Brenham State School. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Knights of Templar, and Commander for more than fifty years. Gordon Parker is survived by his wife of 66 years Jo Marie Parker, daughter Sandra Parker Thielemann and son-in-law Michael Puryear of Seguin, Texas, and granddaughter Shea Lynn Thielemann of Dallas, Texas. There will be a private family internment at Prairie Lea Cemetery. A memorial service for Gordon Parker will be held Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. A reception with family and friends will be held at Brenham Memorial Chapel immediately following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Country Bible Church or to the charity of your choice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833.  Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Steven G. Pothul

Steven G. Pothul, 49, of Egremont Road in Sheffield passed away on February 16, 2015 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident this past July.  Born in Pittsfield, MA on August 7, 1965 he was the son of Hazel Hudson Pothul and the late Edward A. Pothul, Sr. Steven as proud to be a farmer. He first started working on his family’s dairy farm in Sheffield and then for the past 13 years he worked for the Larkin & Batacchi Farm also located in Sheffield. Besides his mother Hazel Pothul of Sheffield Steven is survived by his wife with whom he would have celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary on July 28th, Lori Soldati Pothul. He also leaves his children, Bethany and Shaun Pothul of Sheffield and Heather Sullivan of Pittsfield, MA, his two brothers, Edward Pothul, Jr. (Sports Doc) of Brenham, TX and John Pothul and his wife Sandra of Sheffield, his sister Jennifer Kergaravat and her longtime companion Charles Spirydowski of Housatonic, his two grandchildren, Cameron and Tyler, and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father Edward A. Pothul, Sr., who passed away on January 5, 2015. A service celebrating Steven’s life will be held on February 21, 2015 at 11:00am at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, conducted by Rev. Charles VanAusdall.  Burial will be in the spring. The family will receive friend on Friday, February 20, from 4:00 – 7:00pm at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Steven G. Pothul Memorial Fund through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Remembrances may be sent to his family at www.finnertyandstevens.com

Henry S. Hall

Henry S. Hall, 74, husband of Carol J. Hall, died Feb. 11, 2015 in Lake Charles, La. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00am, Monday, February 16, 2015 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine.  Pastor David Tinker will officiate. Burial will follow in La Bahia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 until 6:00pm. Sunday evening at Foehner Funeral Home in Burton. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carol Hall of Burton; son and daughter-in-law Damon and Marisol Hall of Cypress; daughters and sons-in-law Sheila and Bruce Muske of Brenham, and Dana and Randy Beck of Burton; grandchildren: Mandy Muske, Brandon Muske, Colby Beck, Isabella Hall, and Victoria Hall; sister-in-law  Virgie Hall of Round Top; sister and brother-in-law Josephine and Jerome Canik of Houston; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Fred and Verna Bergmann of Haughton, La. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Otto and Erna Bergmann; brother, Albert Hall, sister and brother-in-law Lorine and James Smith, and a sister, Nadine Hall. Funeral arrangements for Henry S. Hall are entrusted to Foehner Funeral Home in Burton. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Clarence "Tex" Benkoski

Clarence “Tex” Benkoski, age 78 of Brenham and the husband of Bonnie Benkoski, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at the family residence. Tex began the Tex’s Barbeque business in 1982 with his wife, Bonnie, until 2012, when they closed the restaurant.  Tex was known for his delicious open pit barbeque. Tex Benkoski is survived by his wife Bonnie; daughters Becky Hanath (husband Rodney), Bernadette Hancock (husband J.P.), Beth Minavi (husband Mike); grandchildren Krystal Wellman, Nicholaus Hanath and fiancée Mallory Warzon, Aurbrey Eikenhorst and husband Blake, Chelsea Minavi, Casey Minavi.  Also many cousins, friends from Sealy Mattress, Kenjura Tile and employees and friends from Tex’s Barbeque survive him. He is also survived by his constant companion, Kitty. Visitation with the Benkoski Family will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 12 in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 13 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham. Pallbearers will be Ted Zientek, Lloyd Beckermann, Jim Brown, David Stegent, Gene Pawlak and Bill Vasicek. Memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611. To leave tributes go to www.BrenhamMemorial.Chapel.com

Ottilie "Tillie" (Brinkmeyer) Williams

Ottilie “Tillie” (Brinkmeyer) Williams, age 94 of Brenham and the widow of John T. Williams, passed away February 9, 2015. Tillie Williams is survived by her children, Gladys and Arthur “Bill” Williams, Katie and Luther Hueske, James Elwood and Renee Williams; step-children, Tommie and Gay Nell Williams, Jimmie Williams; grandchildren, Bobby and Lanette Williams, Mark and Sharon Williams, Wade Hueske and special friend Georgette Konieczny, John Hueske, Mitchell Williams Mason Williams; great-grandchildren, Robyn and Shannon Payne, Jamie and Justin O’Brien and Carter Williams. Other family members include: brother, Melvin Brinkmeyer and wife, Pauline of South Dakota, sister, Annie Marie Fritz of Brenham and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Brinkmeyer of Houston and Nelda Wilke of Brenham; brother-in-law, Elwood Dannhaus of Brenham and Willie Williams of Spring.  Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Visitation with the Williams family will be this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Tillie Williams will be Thursday, February 12 at 2 p.m. at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Salem with Pastor Toby Burk officiating.  Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Salem Lutheran Church, Hospice of Brazos Valley or Washington County Healthy Living Association. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Johnny Lawrence Crowhurst

Johnny Lawrence Crowhurst, age 75 of Hockley, passed away on February 5, 2015. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 10, 4:00 - 7:00pm. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, February 11, at 10:00am at Canon Funeral Home with Pastor Bradley Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery. Video Tribute and Guest Book at www.canonfuneralhome.com  Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484 (936) 372-3683 www.canonfuneralhome.com

Phillip Allen Loesch

Phillip Allen Loesch, 34, husband of Betty Jean (Schaefer) Loesch, passed away February 9, 2015 in Bryan. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Thursday, February 12, 2015 at St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem, with Pastor Jill Vivroux officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00pm Wednesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Betty (Schaefer) Loesch; parents, Elroy Paul and Carolyn (Reddehase) Loesch, all of Brenham;  brother and sister-in-law Stephen Paul and Wendy Loesch of Kenney; sisters and brothers-in-law Connie Lynn and Troy Oevermann, and Debra Lynn and Ronnie Nienstedt, all of Brenham; sons Jason Allen Brending and Justin Dale Brending; granddaughter Bailey Rebecca Ann Brending; nieces and nephews: Andrew Wagner, Brianna Oevermann, and Kaitlyn and Tyler Nienstedt. He is also survived by parents-in-law Marilyn Jane and Adolph William Schaefer, also of Brenham. Phillip was preceded in death by his grandparents: Melvin and Wilma Reddehase, Paul and Adeline Loesch, and Cecilia and Henry Hendrickson. Funeral arrangements for Phillip Allen Loesch are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Clinton Otto Broecker

Clinton Otto Broecker, 76, of Brenham, husband of Ruth Lampe Broecker, died February 6, 2015 at Brenham Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, February 9, 2015 at Salem Lutheran Church of Salem, with Pastor Charles Parnell officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Broecker; daughter Rebecca Lynne Broecker and fiancé Bobby Zabala of Hutto; niece Ginger Dannhaus and husband Kyle; nephew John Kemper; great-niece Shelby Kemper; great-nephews Jason Dannhaus, Cody Kemper,  and Blake Dannhaus and wife Leanne. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral arranagements for Clinton Broecker are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Elwood Goldberg

Elwood Goldberg, 85, husband of Ora Lee Goldberg, died February 4, 2015 in Brenham. Funeral services for Elwood Goldberg are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, February 7, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg, with Pastor Denise Seymour officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Elwood was preceded in death by his parents, and by his daughter, Agnes. He is survived by wife, Ora Lee of Burton, Daughter Debbie of Burton, and Grandson Caleb of Burton.  He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law , Wilburn (Butch) and Anntlee Goldberg of Brenham and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ben and Barbara Bosse of Brenham. Also surviving are four nieces and their husbands:  Lois and Doug Wise of Magnolia, Sandra and Jeff Gritter of College Station, Christine and Keith Muehlbrad of Burton, and Amanda and Jonathan Prior of Brenham, as well as numerous cousins and great-nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Elwood Goldberg are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

David M. Hargrave

David M. Hargrave, age 86 of Hockley, passed away on February 2, 2015.  Visitation will be Friday, February 6, from 5:00 - 8:00pm.  Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 7, at 10:00am at Canon Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Wunderlich officiating.  Interment will follow at Fieldstore Cemetery. Video Tribute and Guest Book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com  Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484   (936) 372-3683   www.canonfuneralhome.com

Alois Zientek

Alois Zientek, 91 of Brenham, passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 at the family residence.  Viewing will be from 6-8 pm with Rosary by the Knights of Columbus at 7 pm, Thursday, February 5 in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 pm, Friday, February 6 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Monsignors Benedict and Boleslaus Zientek, as celebrants.  Burial will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Alois  is the oldest living member of the Knights of Columbus and was an electrical contractor for sixty years. Alois Zientek is survived by his loving family:  wife Regina; children: Cecilia Schramm, Julia Jones, Oscar Zientek, Maxine Parker, Patrick (wife Sandra) Zientek, Robert (wife Linda) Zientek; brothers Monsignor Benedict Zientek,  Julian Zientek , Monsignor “Boli” Zientek;  his 12 grandchildren  are Jamie Emick, Jackie Cunningham, Eric Jones, Neil Jones, Megan, Morgan and Michael Parker, Adrienne and Kelsey Zientek, Kasey, Grace and Matthew Zientek ; 5 great grandchildren along with nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Pallbearers are his 5 grandsons Eric Jones, Neil Jones, Michael Parker, Kasey Zientek and Matthew Zientek, Randy Schwartz, David Schwartz and Jerry Schwartz.  Honorary pallbearers are Jimbo Hafner, Ronnie Holle, Wally Schlabach, Ralph Kallie, Sam Murski, Paul Murski and various musician friends, Members of the Gay Hill Shooting Club, Knights of Columbus and Employees of HD & Dealers Electrical Supply. Memorials may be given 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 condolences may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Lee Roy Meier

Lee Roy Meier, age 86, of Brenham, husband of Nora Meier, passed away Monday evening at Gazebo Terrace Skilled Care and Rehabilitation. Lee Roy is survived by his wife Nora; children Donald and wife Miranda, Darrell and wife Cheryl; grandchildren: Christopher and Carra Meier, Adrienne Meier, and Nicholas Vierus and wife Erin and great grandchildren Carter and Cooper Vierus.  Also surviving are sisters-in-law Ruth Kelling and Ruby Naumann. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Caroline Meier; in-laws, Louis and Clara Naumann, brother, Leslie and wife Ernestine;  Sisters and brothers- in-law: Esther and Henry Haar and Melvin and Lucille Kiemsteadt, brothers and sisters in law Herbert Naumann, Otto and Elsie Kemper, Arnold and Evelyn Naumann, Erna nd Erwin Grawunder, Lillie Mae and Johnnie Kramer and Daniel Kelling. Services for Lee Roy Meier will be held on Friday, February 6th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Phillipsburg with Pastor Robert Sorensen officiating. Burial will be in the Phillipsburg church cemetery.  Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements for Lee Roy Meier are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W.Main. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Calvin Meyer

Calvin Meyer, 75, of Brenham, died Feb. 2, 2015, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville with Pastor Jim Abbott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Memorial Oaks Chapel from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Meyer; son, Darrell Wayne Meyer; daughter Cheryl  Lynn Davis; daughter-in-law Eva Meyer; and son-in-law Mike Davis; grandchildren: Melissa Meyer Farmer, Laura and Matthew Perkey, Cody Wayne Davis, and Cara Lynn Davis. Other surviving relatives are brother and sister-in-law Felix and Pat Meyer; nieces and nephews Tina and David Burkhead, and Tara and Keith Draehn; great-nephews: Dylan and Dawson Draehn; Preceding him in death were his parents, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Theodore and Welma Pelkemeyer, and his beloved dog and best buddy,  Buster. Funeral arrangements for Calvin Meyer are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Bernice Mae Loewe

Bernice Mae Loewe, 92, of Carmine, widow of J.R. Loewe, died on January 31, 2015.  Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine with Pastor David Tinker officiating. Burial will be in the Loewe Cemetery.    Visitation with the family will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at Foehner Funeral Home in Burton.   Bernice will lie instate at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home until 3:00 p.m. Monday. Survivors include; sons and daughter-in-law; Jimmy and Marie Loewe of Carmine, and Wilbert Loewe of Carmine.  Sister; LeVerne Hinze of Burton,  grandchildren; Glenda and J.D. Rhodes, Gina and David Fischer, Gentry and Jeff Albrecht, Gregg and Brooke Loewe, Jamie and Mark Odom, Joanie Loewe, Melonie and Dane Rau, and Laurie and Joe Gurka, great-grandchildren; Logan Rhodes, Alivia and Brian Moerge, Amanda and, Emily Fischer, Daylon and Reyce Drews, Trypp and Pyper Albercht, Madeleine Mark, Mia and Meredith Odom, Kade, Brady and Nate Rau, Coy and Tucker Gurka, Carter Loewe, Jacob Northrup and Weston Els.   Great-great-grandchildren Klein Rhodes and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral arrangements for Bernice Loewe are entrusted to Foehner Funeral Home of Burton.  To post a tribute to the family visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Maggie Kenjura

Maggie Kenjura, 87, of Brenham, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully Jan. 29, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Manor in Caldwell. Visitation will be held Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., rosary at 5:00, at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 2, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham. Survivors include her brother John Kenjura Jr. and his wife Julie. Maggie’s extended surviving family of nieces, nephews, spouses and their children include: Rick Kenjura, wife Linda, children Megan, Cole, Bailey, Paige and Maggie Jane; Sharon Kenjura Williams, her husband Mark, children Carter, Jamie Williams O’Brien and husband Justin; Connie Kenjura Maples, her husband Mike, children Taylor, Garrett and Carley; Loretta Kenjura Lyons, daughters Michaela, Casey Lyons Sides and husband Cory; Thomas Joe Bugaj Jr.; Patricia Ann Bugaj Evans, her husband J.C., son Michael Ray Evans, his wife Kerri, their children Cason and Karlie; Alvin Bobby Ray Bugai, wife June, daughter Desiree Ann. Maggie is preceded in death by: her parents, John Kenjura Sr. and Rosa Lee Benkowski Kenjura; and, her sister Clementine Frances Kenjura Bugaj and husband Thomas Joseph Bugaj. Viewing and rosary will be held at Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main St., Brenham. Funeral services will be at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 701 Church St., Brenham. Funeral arrangements for Miss Maggie Kenjura are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Yvonne (Monceaux) Fontenot

Yvonne (Monceaux) Fontenot of La Grange, age 71, passed away on January 28, 2015.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 31, at 3:00pm from the Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange. Burial will follow at Rutersville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 - 3:00pm on Saturday, January 31 at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 - 3:00pm.  Family requests donations be made to National MS Society, P O Box 4527, New York, NY 10163. Arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home, 208 W. Pearl St., La Grange, TX.  Friends may view the Obituary and Guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com

Wanda Ralston Schulz

Wanda Ralston Schulz of Waller, Texas passed away on January 29, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 4-6pm.  Funeral Services will be Monday, February 2, 2015 at 2pm at Canon Funeral Home with Pastor Kelly McIntosh officiating.  Interment will follow at the Waller Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to First United Methodist Church of Waller, Waller County Historical Society or the American Cancer Society. [Guest Book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com]

Marie Blum

Marie Blum, 94 widow of Herbert Blum, passed away January 28, 2015 at Brenham Rest Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville, with Pastor Pat Lehrer officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Her mother, Minna Rubesam Schuermann, one year old twin sister, Martha, and infant sister, Emma, preceded her in death in Germany. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; daughters Mary Schwettmann and Kathy Raffo. She was also preceded in death by her father, Henry, stepmother, Dora Schuermann, as well as one sister, Frieda Schuermann; brothers and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Henry and Emma Schuermann, Gus and Zelma Schuermann, Willie and Lena Blum, Fritz and Emma Blum, Ed and Mary Blum, Otto and Lydia Blum, and Lena and Herman Lange. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Dorine and Elmer Marburger of Brenham; five grandchildren: Lisa Conner and husband Craig, Lori Wittner and husband Rodney, Michael Marburger and wife JoAnn, all of Brenham; Alan Schwettmann and wife Brandy of Bastrop, and Vicki McGuire and husband Gary of Georgetown; nine great-grandchildren: Emily and Matthew Conner, Katelyn and Kathryn Wittner, Allison Marburger, Megan and Cole McGuire, and Danielle and Whitney Andress. She is also survived by sons-in-law David Raffo and wife Marilyn of Vineland, New Jersey and Bill Schwettmann  and wife Vicky of Georgetown, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Funeral arrangements for Marie Blum are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Mildred Harris Baskin (Dickie)

Mildred Harris Baskin (Dickie), age 85 of Houston, formerly of Waller passed away on January 27, 2015.  Visitation will be Friday, January 30, from 1:00 - 2:00pm.  Funeral Services will follow at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home with Pastor Roy Harris officiating.  Interment will follow at Waller Cemetery.  Guest book at www.canonfuneralhome.com  -  Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484, 936 372-3683

Dorothy (Rosner) Calaway

Dorothy (Rosner) Calaway, 84, of Brenham and the wife of Arthur Calaway, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at her residence.  Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. and Rosary at 7:00 p.m. tonight, Thursday, January 22 in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. Jayaraju “Jay” Polisetty and Monsignor Benedict Zientek as Celebrants.  Burial will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Dorothy Calaway is survived by: her husband of 66 years Arthur E. Calaway; sisters-in-law Gladys Roberts, Pearlie Rosner, Flora Ann Calaway; brother-in-law Steve Wesneski; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews and five godchildren Leon Konieczny, Gary Gaetz, Lisa Rosner, Tracy Mikolajchak and Shirley Atwood. Pallbearers are Greg Rosner, Gary Gaetz, Ronnie Gaetz, Eugene Gaetz, Donnie Wesneski, Steven Ray Wesneski.  Honorary pallbearers are Leon Konieczny and George Konieczny. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 E. Blue Bell Brenham, TX. Road or Mass Intention for Dorothy Calaway at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 701 Church St. Brenham, TX. 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

Harvey John Ebert, Sr.

Harvey John Ebert, Sr., age 85 of Brenham and the husband of Denise Ebert, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 after a long, brave battle with Parkinson’s Disease. In 1978, Harvey and his wife established Harvey’s Water Wells Company – drilling and repairing water wells in Washington and surrounding counties. He is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Denise Ebert; daughter, Lisa Stacey; son and daughter-in-law, Harvey John Jr. and Linda Ebert; grandson Jamie Ebert and his wife Brooke and great granddaughter Addie Grace; and grandson, Desmond Traudt. Viewing will be Tuesday, January 20th, at 12 noon until 7:00pm and also Wednesday, January 21 from 7:00am until 3:00pm at Brenham Memorial Chapel. A celebration of Harvey John Ebert, Sr.’s life will be held Wednesday, January 21 at 3:00pm in Brenham Memorial Chapel with Pastor Kenneth Weiss officiating. Interment will follow in Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin or Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Brenham. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833.  Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Raymond Earl "Peanut" Holder

Raymond Earl "Peanut" Holder, age 63, of Waller, passed away on January 17, 2015. Visitation will be on Monday, January 19, from 5:00 - 7:00pm.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 20, at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home with Pastor Chet Murrell officiating. Interment will follow at Canon Mathis Cemetery. Video tribute and guest book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com - Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX 77484, 936 372-3683  www.canonfuneralhome.com

Lee Roy Weiss

Funeral services for Lee Roy Weiss, 90, of Brenham, husband of Allyne Weiss, are scheduled for 2:00pm, Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville. Pastor Erbey Gonzalez will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled for Monday evening from 6:00 -  8pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel.  Mr. Weiss passed away January 17, 2015 at Brenham Rest Home, surrounded by his loving family. Survivors include his wife, Allyne  Weiss; son and daughter-in-law Don and Kay Weiss; daughter and son-in-law Pam and Don Bolenbarr, all of Brenham; grandchildren:  Cristina and Troy Ashorn, Tiffany and Kevin Kalkhake, Brian and Ashley Weiss, Misty Weiss, Shawn and Emily Bolenbarr; great-grandchildren: Allie Rosenbaum and special friend Jared Purser, Alex Rosenbaum,  Brayden and Trace Ashorn; Briar and Blakley Kalkhake, Cohen, Carly and Carah Weiss, Oliver and Jameson Weiss, along with  Baby Kase Donald Bolenbarr to be joining us in May; sisters Lillie Mae Dahmann, Doris Gajeske and husband Robert, and sister-in-law, Lavern Weiss.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Lillie Weiss; mother-in-law and father-in-law Henry and Emelia Herrmann;   brother, Herman (Bubba) Weiss, Jr., an infant brother; sisters-in-law Bernice Sommerfield, and Emelia (Baby) Hoff; brothers-in-law Bob Watkins, Reinhold Herrmann, Alfred Herrmann,  Henry Herrmann, Jr., and Melvin Maurer. Funeral arrangements for Lee Roy Weiss are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Mitch Wade

Mitch Wade, age 71, of Waller, passed away on January 16, 2015. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 21, from 4:00 - 7:00pm with Funeral Service following at 7:00pm at Canon Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Wilson officiating.  Video tribute and guest book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com   - Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484, (936) 372-3683

Norval Dean "Butch" Danielson

Norval Dean "Butch" Danielson, age 77, of Waller, passed away on January 15, 2015.  Visitation will be Sunday, January 18, from 5:00-7:00pm.  Funeral services will be Monday, January 19, at 10:00am at Waller Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at Canon Mathis Cemetery.  Video tribute and guest book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com   Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX 77484, (936) 372-3683

Mabel Minnie Martha Schmidt

Mabel Minnie Martha Schmidt, 95, of Brenham, died January 10, 2015 at Kruse Village in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine, with Pastor David Tinker officiating. Burial will follow in the Carmine Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her daughter, Marlene Waak and husband Conway Jr. of Carmine; daughter-in-law Kay Schmidt of Giddings; grandchildren Sheryl and Steve Campbell of Tomball, Chance and Naomi Waak of California, and Amelia (Mia) and James (Buck) Williams of Carmine; great-grandchildren: Carson Campbell and Katie Campbell of Tomball; Wyatt, Nolan and Drake Waak,  all of Atascadero, California; Reagan,   Morgan and Bowen Williams, all of  Carmine; sisters Pearlie Jaster of Dallas, Idell Kraus of Giddings, and sister and brother-in-law Willie Mae and Odell Lueckemeyer of Brenham, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Marvin and Mary Schmidt of Houston. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Nolan Schmidt, and her son, Jerry Schmidt.  Also preceding her in death were sister and brother-in-law Janette and Ruben Schmidt, and brothers-in-law E. W. “Pete” Kraus and Elvis Jaster. Funeral arrangements for Mabel Schmidt are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Dolly Ruth Mitchell Armatys

Funeral services for Dolly Ruth Mitchell Armatys are scheduled for 10 a.m.,  Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg. Pastor Denise Seymour will officiate.  Mrs. Armatys passed away January 11, 2015 at Christus Dubuis Hospital in Bryan. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:30 Tuesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Interment will take place Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Oakland Cemetery in Navasota. Survivors include son-in-law Bobby Kloecker and wife Vicky of Burton; grandchildren: Michele Ebner and husband Reagie of Ledbetter; Shane Kloecker of Burton; step-grandchild Charlsa and Mark Goodman of Caldwell; great-grandchildren: Louis Symons of Ledbetter, and step great-grandchildren Jack and Sophie Goodman of Caldwell; sisters-in-law Viola Mitchell of Cleveland, Texas, Betty Joe Armatys, Leona Pasket, Betty Sue Ketchum, and Angelina Petersen and husband Wallace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Armatys; daughter Stevelyn Kloecker; brother Edd Mitchell, Jr.; her parents, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Funeral arrangements for Dolly Armaty are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Ophelia Inez Mullinax

Ophelia Inez Mullinax, age 95 of Deer Park, passed away on January 9, 2015.  Visitation will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 11am - 1pm with  Funeral Services following at 1pm at Canon Funeral Home with Pastor Allen McClure officiating.  Interment will follow at Springer Macedonia Cemetery.    [Guest Book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com] Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX 77484, (936) 372-3683 www.canonfuneralhome.com

Michael David Parker, Jr.

Michael David Parker, Jr., age 46, of Waller, passed away on January 4, 2015.  Visitation will be Friday, January 9, from 9:00 - 11:00am; followed by Funeral Services at 11:00am at Canon Funeral Home.  Interment will be private. Funeral services are under the direction of the Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484, (936) 372-3683 www.canonfuneralhome.com  - Video Tribute and Book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com 

Janet Bashaw

Janet Bashaw, age 81, of Waller, passed away on January 6, 2015. A graveside service will be Friday, January 9, at 2pm at Antioch Cemetery in Lovelady, TX.  Funeral services are under the direction of the Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484, (936) 372-3683 www.canonfuneralhome.com - Guest Book at www.canonfuneralhome.com

Edward Anthony Pothul, Sr.

Edward Anthony Pothul, Sr., 74, the Father of KWHI Sports Director - Ed Pothul (Sports Doc), died unexpectedly on January 5, 2015. Ed is survived by his wife, Hazel, his sons Edward, Jr., John (Sandra) and Steven (Lori), his daughter Jennifer Pothul (Charles Spirydowski), his sister Maryann Fox (Harry), and 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held of Friday, January 9, at 11:00am at Finnerty and Stevens Funeral Home in Great Barrington, Mass., conducted by Rev. Charles VanAusdall.  Burial will be in the spring.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 8, from 4:00 - 7:00pm at the funeral home in Great Barrington.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Edward A. Pothul Memorial Fund or the New Chapter of the Future Farmers of America at Mount Everett through Finnerty and Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230.  To view the full obituary or leave remembrances for his family go to:  www.finnertyandstevens.com  

Lillie Lueck Stremmel Krupka

Lillie Lueck Stremmel Krupka, 102, of Brenham, died January 6, 2015 at Gazebo Terrace Skilled Care and Rehab. A graveside service will take place at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 9, 2015 at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Pastor Phil Fenton will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:00  Thursday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her sister, Ella Tegeler;  nephew, LeRoy Tegeler and wife Lottie; great-nephew Carl Tegeler and wife Sarah, and great-niece, Dana Tegeler. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Martha Lueck; her first husband, Alvin H. Stremmel, second husband, Vincent Krupka, and a brother-in-law, LeRoy Tegeler, Sr. Funeral arrangements for Lillie Krupka are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Don Stephen Franklin

Don Stephen Franklin, 87, of Hempstead, passed away January 5, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hempstead, with Pastor Lee Hartman officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hempstead from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Franklin of Hempstead; son and daughter-in-law Thomas Alan and Cindy Franklin of Houston; daughter Ann Marie Franklin of Houston; grandchildren: Reese Alan Franklin and wife Melany, Matthew Seth Franklin and Christopher Brooks Franklin, and great-grandson Conor Knox Franklin. Other surviving relatives are nieces Kaye Griswold, Judy Justus and husband David, as well as a great-nephew, Chad Justus. He was preceded in death by sisters Tina Griswold and Francis Cross. Funeral arrangements for Don Stephen Franklin are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Larry Eugene Huron

Larry Eugene Huron, 69, of Brenham died January 3, 2015 in Brenham.  Visitation will be Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Memorial Oaks Chapel with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Jay Polisetty, celebrant.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include: son, Doyle Huron and special friend Mindy Craig of Brenham, daughter and son-in-law: Tess Pieper and Wade of Brenham and Ann Huron and fiancée Ashley Dunn of Ft. Worth, grandchildren, Tyler Pieper, Tatum Pieper and Tanner Pieper. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret, parents and sister,  Barbara Hackemack. 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

 

 

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