Obituaries


Kenneth Carl Goessler

Kenneth Carl Goessler, 80 of Brenham and husband of Esther Goessler, passed away November 8, 2017 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in College Station. His loving family includes: wife Esther Goessler; daughter Kathleen “Kat” Weiss; grandson Erik Weiss and wife Ashlea; granddaughter Rachel Weiss; sisters Marilyn Hembrock and husband Richard, Lois Holle and husband Tommy, Joy Fuchs and husband Wayne; brother-in-law Wallace Dahmann and wife Darleen; uncle Edgar Kramer and wife Clarice; aunt Mildred Richter; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation with the Goessler family will be Sunday, November 12th, from 5-7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Kenneth Goessler will be held Monday, November 13th at 10 a.m.  at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Brenham. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are requested to: Brazos Valley Young Life, Attn: Consol, 1103 Anderson, #101, College Station, Texas 77840, and St. Mary’s Praise Choir. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611 To share tributes, visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Raymond Klump

Raymond Klump, age 89 of Brenham and the husband of Esther (Schulz) Klump, passed away Monday, October 30th at Kruse Village. Loving family includes wife of 70 years Esther Klump, daughter Rosemary Knebel and husband Gary, granddaughters Adrianne Vincik and husband Brandon and Brittni Branton and husband Michael, great-granddaughter Claire Vincik, brother Leroy Klump, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Eugene and Evelyn Krenek, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation with the Klump family will be Wednesday, November 1st from 5-7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Raymond Klump will be held Thursday, November 2nd at 2 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church with Pastor Charles Parnell officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, Brenham. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer Street in Brenham. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Lillie Marie (Slovak) Shupak

Lillie Marie (Slovak) Shupak, 85, of Brenham, passes away October 26, 2017 in Brenham.  She was born March 31, 1932, in Frydek, TX the daughter of Eddie and Mary (Schiller) Slovak.  Lillie was baptized in Nelsonville at the Nelsonville Brethren Church by Antone Matischka, and confirmed at Wesley Brethren Church in Wesley by Rev. Beseda, Jr. She grew up in the Bleiblerville area, and attended Victoria School.  Lillie was united in marriage to Edwin Shupak, on April 15, 1950, in Caldwell, TX.  She was a member of the Nelsonville Brethren Church.  Lillie was a former treasurer for the church, treasurer for the Christian Sisters, and helped with the memorial fund.  She was also the secretary/treasurer for the SPJST Lodge #201.  Lillie is survived by her daughter:  Cookie and Jimmy Loesch, of Brenham; sons:  Ed and Dee Shupak and Ronnie and Kim Shupak, all of Brenham;  grandchildren:  Rachel and Pat Sandoval, Stacey and Jason Bolcerek, Melissa Shupak, Luke and Victoria Shupak, Shane and Alexis Shupak, Brandon Shupak, and Karianne and Kent Cook; great grandchildren: Dylan and Blake Huffman, Blane and Bailey Bolcerek, Abigail and Juliana Shupak, Thomas Cook, Kyndall Shupak, Wyatt Summers and infant boy Shupak on the way; sister:  Gladys Janczak of Rosenberg and Geraldine Braswell of Pasadena and numerous other family and dear friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Shupak, Sr., parents, Eddie and Mary Slovak, brother and sister-in-law, Edwin “Sonny” and Kathleen Slovak and brother-in-law, Lawrence Janczak.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00am, Monday, October 30, at the Nelsonville Brethren Church in Nelsonville, with Rev. Michael Groseclose, officiating.  Burial will follow in the National Cemetery in Nelsonville.  Memorials may be made to the Nelsonville Brethren Church Christian Sisters, 332 Nelsonville Church Road, Bellville, TX  77418.   Funeral arrangements handled by Schmidt Funeral Home, 12029 Hwy. 36 South, Bellville, TX  77418, 979 865-2424, www.schmidtfunerals.com

Mike Stegent

Mike Stegent, 86, of Brenham, died Oct. 20, 2017, at Brenham Nursing and Rehab Center.The visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 at Memorial Oaks Chapel.The funeral for Mike Stegent will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23 at Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin with Pastor Ken Weiss officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.Survivors include his wife, Joyce Stegent of Brenham; son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne B. Sr. and Sharon Stegent of Brenham; grandchildren, Dwayne B. Stegent Jr. and wife Heather and Daniel E. Stegent, both of Brenham; great-grandson, Wyatt L. Stegent of Pearland; brother-in-law, Donald Ganske of New Caney; niece and nephews; mother of his grandchildren, Sherri Stegent; and mother of his great-grandson, Yennhi Lee.Funeral arrangements for Mike Stegent 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

Dora Tappe Kieke

Dora Tappe Kieke, 87, passed away October 18, 2017 in Brenham.Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Judy and Jerry Krebs of Willow Springs; son, Darrell Kieke of Burton; grandchildren: Jared Krebs and wife Hannah, Jenna Krebs and special friend Bradley Folsom, and Katelyn Kieke. She is also survived by numerous cousins and other relatives.Dora was preceded in death by her husband, M. C. Kieke, her parents, and brother, William Tappe.Funeral services for Dora Kieke will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017 at St. John’s United Church of Christ of Burton, with Pastors Charles Stark and Risa Garza officiating.   Burial will follow in the La Bahia Cemetery.Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Oaks Chapel.Funeral arrangements for Dora Tappe Kieke are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Warren Walter Sallach, Jr

Warren Walter Sallach, Jr., 65, of Brenham, husband of Becky Hermann Sallach, passed away October 14, 2017 in San Antonio.Funeral services for Warren are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19, 2017 at First United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery.Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:00 Wednesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel.Survivors include his wife, Becky Sallach; son, Travis Warren Sallach, both of Brenham; step-daughter, Brittani Smith and special friend, Connor Lamb; stepson, Dustin Smith; granddaughter, Nadalli Smith; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Fred and Janice Hermann; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Melissa and Robert Cook, and nieces, Katy and Kelsey Beckermann. Also surviving are his beloved pet companions, Cooper and Toby.He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Lois Sallach; sister, Evelyn Loscuito, and a special Chocolate Lab, Ethel

Larry Dale Molitor

Larry Dale Molitor, 66, of Brenham, died Oct. 16, 2017, at his residence.Visitation will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at Memorial Oaks Chapel.The funeral service for Larry Molitor will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of William Penn with Pastor Mark Moldenhauer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.Survivors include his wife, Kathy Molitor of Brenham; mother, Norma Finke Molitor of Anderson; sons and daughters-in-law, Brad and Tricia Molitor of Washington, Phillip Molitor, Paul and Renea Molitor and Rick Molitor, all of Brenham; grandchildren, Amber Molitor and Maddison Molitor; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Donnie and Patsy Molitor of Washington, Micheal and Frances Molitor, Stephen Molitor and Randy Molitor, all of Anderson.He was preceded in death by his father, Roy A. Molitor; and an infant brother, James Lamar Molitor.Funeral arrangements for Larry Molitor 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.

Margaret Mae Janes Boeker Schwettmann

Margaret Mae Janes Boeker Schwettmann, 83, died October 15, 2017.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Salem Lutheran Church of Salem, with Pastors Charles Parnell and Kris Brower officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel.Survivors include her husband, Luther Schwettmann; children Delbert Boeker and wife Terry, Peggy Kramer and husband Paul, and Allan Schwettmann; grandchildren: Chad Kramer and wife Melissa; Rachel Phife and husband Daniel; Drew Boeker; Taylor Torres and husband Tito; great-grandchildren: Amiah and Ainsley Phife, Cole and Kasch Kramer; sister, Marie Hensel; brother Alvin (Buddy) Janes; sisters-in-law Gene Hopmann, Hildagard Lange, Doris Bruedigan, and Wilma Boeker; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Alfred and Dorothy Schwettmann; Margaret was preceded in death by her first husband, D. C. Boeker; granddaughter, Lindsey Boeker; her parents and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Funeral arrangements for Margaret Schwettmann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Lydia Niemeyer Lange

Lydia Niemeyer Lange, age 93 of Brenham and the widow of Edwin “Boots” Lange, entered into rest on Monday, October 9, 2017.  Lydia Lange is survived by: sons, Donald Lee Lange and wife Carolyn, David Lange and wife Marilyn; grandchildren, Darrell Zwahr, Dean Zwahr and wife Reba, Shelly Draehn, Shannon Jezierski   and husband Davin, Stacey Schaper and husband Steven, Robbie Lukeman and husband Jim, Troy Zwahr and wife Shannon, Scott Zwahr and wife Agnes , Dale Lange, Jennifer Brooks and husband Carl, Janet Gammon and husband Richard, Jeffry  Lange and wife Louise, Dewayne  Lange and wife Tennille, John  Lange and wife Renee, Jason Lange and special friend Kelly Hord; 25 great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren and two on the way; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Visitation with the Lange family will be Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Funeral services for Lydia Niemeyer Lange will be held Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill, with Pastor Kyle Merkle officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill or a charity of your choice.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com. 

Ambrosio Ligues

Ambrosio Ligues, 79, of Brenham, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Bryan, Texas. Ambrosio Ligues is survived by his  wife Josephine (Meschwitz) Ligues; sons Bobby Ligues and Anthony Ligues; three grandsons; three granddaughters; one great-grandson; two great-granddaughters;  brother Johnny Ligues and wife Darlene; sisters Frances Ligues, Vicky Meschwitz and Pas Kellogg. Visitation with the Ligues family will be Thursday, October 5 from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 6 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with burial following in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham.  979.836.3611  Offer condolences at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Frances Allyne Parker

Frances Allyne Parker, 90, of Brenham, died Sept. 29, 2017, in Austin. The funeral for Frances Parker will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at First United Methodist Church of Brenham with Rev. Bobbie Maltas officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Mindi Parker of Austin and John and Richelle Parker of Bulverde; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Richard Whitaker of San Marcos; sister, Mary Anne Trower of Plano; grandchildren, Jessica White, Shae Connell, Sterling Keith, Kate Whitaker, Richard Whitaker, Brandon Parker and Valerie Reyes; and great-grandchildren, Mason Connell, Emerson Connell, Eli Connell, Olivia White, Parker Keith, Preston Parker and Caleb Reyes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burney Parker Jr. Funeral arrangements for Frances Parker 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

Alfred Leroy Stoddard

Alfred Leroy Stoddard, 69, of Brenham, TX passed away on September 30, 2017.  Visitation with the family will be on Monday, October 2, from 5:30 – 7:00pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel.  Funeral services for Alfred Leroy Stoddard will be on Tuesday, October 3, 10:30am at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Jill Vivroux officiating.  Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Survivors include: his wife, Gloria G. Stoddard; son and daughter-in-law, Jason L. and Heidi Stoddard; sons and daughters-in-law, Ron L. and Rebecca Mertz, Scot D. and Jennifer Mertz, Peter and Jill Massa; daughter, Dana L. Edge; daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Darly Ganske; brother, Randy Stoddard; sister and brother-in-law, LaMarilus and Bob Peace; sister, Arlene Crepensik; grandchildren, Joshua A. Stoddard, Jacob H. Stoddard, Mason Mertz, Collin Mertz, Tyson Mertz, Hailee Lancon, Cody Lancon, Caleb Mertz, Zachary Mertz, Hannah Mertz, Connor Edge, and Kate Edge; Great-grandchildren, Linlee Lancon (due in November).  Funeral arrangements for Alfred Leroy Stoddard are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, TX.  To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Leonard "Lenny" Konieczny

Leonard “Lenny” Konieczny, 68, of the Latium Community, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 at Michael DeBakey Medical Center VA in Houston. His loving family includes: wife, Clarice Konieczny; siblings, Adelene Konieczny, Raymond and wife Hedwig Konieczny; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Valeria Mueller, Fred Imhoff, Loretta and Ron Haren, Ruby and Jerry Walters, Daniel and Cristina Vierus; special nephew, Daniel Konieczny and his special friend Alli Lee and her son Curt; numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation with the Konieczny family will be Sunday, October 1st from 4-6 p.m. with rosary recited at 6 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial for Lenny Konieczny will be Monday, October 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Latium with Msgr. Benedict Zientek as celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials are requested to Disabled American Veterans, Brenham; Fisher House, Houston; or Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery Fund. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer, Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

 Pastor Gregory Wayne Felder

Pastor Gregory Wayne Felder, 56, of Burton and Washington, TX went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 24, 2017 at his home in Washington. Greg Felder was preceded in death by: grandparents, Theo and Lena Felder and August and Lillie Muehlbrad; Uncle Edsel Muehlbrad; and Aunt Jane Felder. Survivors include: parents Ray & Peggy Felder of Burton; brother Karl Felder of Keller, TX; sister Ann (Quirt) Knittel of Burton; Uncle Nelson Felder; Aunt Doris Muehlbrad; nephews Shawn (Daphne) Ware, Bryan (Samantha) Ware; nieces Sydnie Knittel and Fawn Knittel; great nieces and nephews, Indigo, Nova and Fox Ware, Connor Knittel, and Colton Black. The family will receive visitors on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:00 am at Friedens UCC, Washington, TX  AND at 3:00 pm the same day at St. John’s UCC in Burton, TX. Officiating will be Rev. Glen Schoeneberg and Rev. Charles Stark.  Graveside services will follow immediately after the Burton service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Burton. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX  77833.

Rosa Lee Sommerfield

Rosa Lee Sommerfield, of Brenham and the widow of Lilburn A. Sommerfield, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Rosa Lee is survived by: daughter Bonnie Charping of Brenham and Wayne Herrington; son, Jimmie Sommerfield of Galveston; two brothers, Milton Green and wife Lydia of Brenham and Robert Clinton Green of Spring; and very special friend, Gus Neumann of Brenham.  Rosa Lee treasured the time she could spend with her 2 grandchildren, Roy Charping, Shiela Smith and Brad; 6 great grandchildren, Christopher Palmer, Johnathan Charping, Becky Umarov, Emily Bobalik, Courtney Ellis, and Ashley Tonubbee;  5 great-great grandchildren, Malaki Charping, Travis Tonubbee, Rayne Bobalik,  Marceleen Ellis, and Cohen Tonubbee; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation with the Sommerfield family will be Tuesday, September 26th from 5-7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Rosa Lee Sommerfield will be held Wednesday, September 27th at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Gay Hill with Pastor Skip Stutts officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Gay Hill. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Johnnie Henry Kubeczka

Johnnie Henry Kubeczka, 76 of Brenham and the husband of Ruby Heidemann Kubeczka passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 while sleeping peacefully at his home. Mass of Christian Burrial will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday Sept 26, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham with Msgr. Benedict Zintek officiating with burial to follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  The family will be receving friends and realitives on Mon. Sept. 25, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. His loving family includes: Ruby Heidemann Kubeczka, son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Veronica Kubeczka, daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Kip Crenshaw, daughter and son-in-law Audrau and Lane Winkelmann, grandsons, Kyler Crenshaw (and wife Kelsey), Colin Crenshaw, granddaughters, Emma and Ella Winkelmann, and great grandson, Riley John Crenshaw. Other surviving relatives include: Brother and sister-in-law, Antone and Carolyn Kubeczka, Sisters-in-law, Harriet Grebe, Janet Mills, and Glendeen Roemer, and Brother-in-law, Louis Heidemann as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Those who wish to memorialize Johnnie may give to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Special Building Fund. Funeral arrangements for Johnnie Kubeczka 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

Larry Wayne Schulz

Larry Wayne Schulz age 62 of Brenham joined God, family and friends who have gone before him on September 13, 2017. Visitation with Schulz family will be on Friday, September 22nd from 6-8 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel with his service following on Saturday, September 23rd at 3 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church. After the service, all are invited to join the procession, leaving the church, back to Larry’s home for his “Legendary 4th of July Party” one last time. Please come on your bike, in your show car, race car, antique car or any vehicle of your choice. Larry Schulz is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jody; sons, Matthew Polk and Skylar Schulz (Kayla); daughters, Nichole Carr (Desmond) and Savannah Gutierrez (Matt); sisters, Kathy Miller (Clifford) and Shirley Moehlmann; sister-in-law, Patti Harl; brother, Buddy Schulz (Kim); brother-in-law, Darrell Budell (Jodie); mother-in-law, Jerry Budell; two sons by heart, Lacio Pina (Beatrice) and Brandon Coghlan (Linda); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please donate to NAMI Brazos Valley (namibv.org) 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. 

Joe Eddie Konieczny

Joe Eddie Konieczny, 69, of Chappell Hill, TX was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on September 14, 2017. Joe is survived by his wife, Irene; daughters, Joyce Pelley and husband Lewis; Sharon Thomas; grandchildren, Travis Pelley and wife Becky; Casey Taylor and husband William; Dustin Pelley and wife Leann; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Bonnie and Samuel Pelley, Rory and Lincoln Taylor, Patrick and Elizabeth Pelley; sisters, Barbara Gurka, Rosemarie Konieczny and numerous extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by parents, Pete and Josephine, sisters, Irene Gurka, Emily Harbor, Natalie Konieczny, Evelyn Konieczny, son-in-law Ken Thomas. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Memorial Oaks Chapel.  A Rosary Service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be on Monday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill, Texas. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

James Lee Meyer

James Lee Meyer, 70, died September 11, 2017 at his residence in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2017 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and Johnny Ligues; brother and sister-in-law, Barney and Dorothy Meyer, all of Brenham; nephews Ryan Stegmann and wife Christal of Mansfield; Terry Stegmann and wife Patricia of Brenham; Kevin Meyer of Houston and niece, Janis Cordova and husband Jamie of Brenham. Funeral arrangements for James Lee Meyer are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.