Obituaries

 

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Allen Pitre

Services for Allen Pitre of Hempstead, TX. Visitation is Friday, November 28, 10:00am – 1:00pm at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church.  The funeral following visitation at 1:00pm, Friday, November 28 at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, interment in the St. Francis de Sale – Houma LA – All services are under the direction of the Canon Funeral Home, P O Box 526 – 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484   (936) 372-3683   www.canonfuneralhome.com

Edwin “Bud” Flukinger

Services for Edwin “Bud” Flukinger of Hempstead, TX will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 10:00am, at the Canon Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 25, 5:00 – 8:00pm at the Canon Funeral Home. Interment in the Shiloh Cemetery. All services under the direction of the Canon Funeral Home, P O Box 526 – 140 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484   (936) 372-3683 www.canonfuneralhome.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

Grace (Braun) Hinze

Grace (Braun) Hinze, 92, of Round Top, the widow of Clarence Hinze, died Sept. 30, 2014, at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Hinze will lie in state at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham from 4:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 until 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. She will lie in state at Foehner Funeral Home in Burton beginning at noon Saturday, Oct. 4. Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at Foehner Funeral Home in Burton. The funeral service for Grace Hinze will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Round Top with Pastor David Tinker officiating. Burial will be in Isaac Hill Cemetery at Round Top. Survivors include her son, Billie T. Hinze and wife Darlene of Round Top; daughter, Judy M. Matula and husband Jerry of Brenham; daughter-in-law, Maxine (Mueller) Hinze of College Station; brother, Floyd Braun and wife Jocie of Carmine; sisters, Sylvia Hughey Truitt of Round Rock; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ira Mae Hinze of Carmine, Ruby and Raymond Lehmann of Ledbetter and Raymond Kuretsch of Ganado; grandchildren, Bradley Muesse, Sharlyne Friedrich, Danny Muesse, Patricia Gerthe, Terry Matula, Garrett Hinze, Jeffry Hinze, Alyson Hinze, Jacob Hinze and Justin Hinze; and great-grandchildren, Brandon, Jordan and Paden Muesse, Dalton, Lucas and Grace Friedrich, Blake and Megan Muesse, Samantha and Matthew Gerthe, Evan Matula and Ethan Deichler. Funeral arrangements for Grace Hinze are entrusted to Foehner Funeral Home, 13560 W. Washington St. in Burton. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Helen May (Mueller) Locke

Helen May (Mueller) Locke, 88, passed away Sept. 28, 2014 in Brenham. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2014 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton, with burial following in the Ledbetter Cemetery. Pastors Glen Schoeneberg and Judy Sherman will officiate. Helen Locke was born April 15, 1926 in Los Angeles, California to Wm. F. and Rosa Lehmann Mueller. She was baptized into the Christian faith on Dec. 11, 1927, and confirmed July 14, 1943. On August 10, 1971, she was married to Henry M. Locke.  Helen was employed as a secretary for Houston Natural Gas until her retirement in 1985. A member of St. John’s United Church of Christ of Burton, she was also an active in the Burton Heritage society until her health began to decline. Gardening and playing 88 with her friends were favorite pastimes. Survivors include her husband, Henry M. Locke of Burton; brother, Earl Mueller; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Don E. and Marilyn Locke; sisters and brothers-in-law Violet and Chance Janac, June and Roy Marshall, and Jean Mueller; nephews: Michael Mueller and wife Lora; Greg Mueller and wife Tara; Robert Burns, Joel Burns, James Burns and wife Natalie, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edwin T. Menk; parents Wm. F. and Rose Mueller; niece, Natalie Mueller Chabot, and sister-in-law Elizabeth (Buffy) Mueller. Serving as pallbearers are Michael Mueller, Greg Mueller, Joel Burns, James Burns, Kevin Locke, and Steve Locke. Nelson Felder, Lee Gilby, and Fred Agdern will be honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s United Church of Christ of Burton. Funeral arrangements for Helen May Locke are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

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