Obituaries


Mabel Fay Wiecker

Mabel Fay Wiecker, 82, of Bleiblerville, Texas, died January 20, 2018 at Scott and White Hospital in College Station, Texas. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 25, 2018 10AM Welcome Lutheran Church in Welcome, Texas, 13636 FM 109, Brenham, Texas. Visitation, Wednesday January 24, 2018 at Knesek Funeral Chapel, 842 East Main Street Bellville, Texas From 5-7PM. Interment at Welcome Lutheran Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Randy Wendt, Carrell Wendt, David Wendt, Robert Hromadka, Stanley Krebs, and Billy Hagan.  Honorary pallbearers: Andrea Coody, Shirley Maeckel, and all dancing friends. Mabel Fay Wiecker was born on April 30, 1935 to Paul and Alvina (Schavrda) Hoff in Bellville, Texas. She was raised on a dairy farm in Burleigh, Texas and went to school at Piney School and Bellville High School. She worked at Rinicker’s Store in Bellville, Texas til she married. Mabel Fay was Baptized in the Lutheran faith at St. John’s Church in Bellville, Texas on October 6, 1935 by Rev. H. Schliesser and confirmed on April 10, 1942 by Rev. A. J. Mohr. On June 30, 1954 she married Elroy Henry Wiecker at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellville, Texas by Rev. A.J. Mohr. They made their home in Bleiblerville, Texas. Mabel Fay helped her husband with their farm and ranch. Then later worked with her husband at Herbert’s Meat Market and Catering.She loved working in her flower garden, baking, and sewing. She loved all kinds of animals; dogs, cats, birds, especially cardinals and hummingbirds, peacocks, cows and baby calves. Once she had grandchildren and a great-grandchild they gave her great joy. She also, loved to go dancing with her husband every chance she got. Mabel is kept in loving memory by her loving daughter and son-in-law Sheree Dale Lange and Tommy of Brenham, son Dwayne Wiecker of Bleiblerville, grandchildren, Amber Nicole Dooley and husband Blake of Round Top, Chelsey Dawn Lange of Brenham and one greatgrandchild, Summer Quinn Dooley.  Her sister-in-law Bernice Hromadka of Bleiblerville, nieces, nephews, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, loving husband of 60 years, Elroy Wiecker her father-in-law and mother–in-law Henry and Dora Wiecker, brother and sister-in-law Leroy and Lola Hoff, sister and brother-in-law Florence and Earl Wendt, baby sister, and brother-in-law Eddie Hromadka. In lieu of flowers memorials can be given to the Building Fund of the Welcome Lutheran Church or any of your choice. Funeral under the direction of Knesek Funeral Home Bellville, Texas   www.knesekfuneralhome.com knesekfuneral@aol.com

Betty Sue Monk Shiflett

Betty Sue Monk Shiflett, 89, widow of Cooney Shiflett, of Brenham, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 17, 2018. For those who wish to pay their respects, Betty will lie in state at Brenham Memorial Chapel from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018. Visitation with the Shiflett family will be at Brenham Memorial Chapel from 9:00 am until the funeral service begins at 10:00 am, on January 20, 2018. Interment will follow immediately at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Pastors Billy Sutherland and Larry Embry of Calvary Baptist Church of Brenham will officiate. Betty is survived by children, Harlow L. Monk III “Chip” (Janine) of Spring TX, Glenda Hahn (Robert) of Brenham TX, Tommy Shiflett (Marilyn) of Sachse TX, Rose Shiflett of Safety Harbor FL, Elizabeth Moeller (Ron) of Tarpon Springs FL. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, who gave such loving care to Betty in her final days.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

Michael Przyborski, Sr.

Michael Przyborski, Sr., age 71 of Brenham and the husband of Cathleen Przyborski, unexpectedly passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018. Mike is survived by his loving family including: his wife of 51 years, Cathleen Przyborski; son, Michael Przyborski, Jr, and wife Amy; daughter, Michelle Gaskamp and husband Matthew; grandchildren, Marissa Kate Przyborski, Jon Harrison Colburn, Austin Kyle and Camden Michael Gaskamp; brother and sister-in-law, Wilfred and Genevieve Przyborski; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Darrell and Caroline Weed, Kenneth and Ann Muchow; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with the Przyborski family will be Thursday, January 11th from 5-7 p.m. with rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Services with mass will be held Friday, January 12th at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Reception will immediately follow at St. Mary’s Recreation Center.  Graveside service will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery of Latium following the reception. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 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                                               

Merri Sue Kluck

Merri Sue Kluck, age 66 of Brenham and the wife of Michael Kluck, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018.  Merri Sue is survived by her loving family including: husband, Michael Kluck; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Scott Follis; son Brandon Kluck; granddaughter, Jennifer Theriot; great grandson, Michael Theriot; step-grandchildren, Justin Follis, Lauren and Brandon Benoit, Clinton Follis and Kahla Wakefield; step-great-grandchildren, Carsen and Alexis Follis, Jaylynn Benoit, Ross and Rylee Follis; sister, Shirlynn Buck; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Rita Gaskamp, Fred Otto and Rosemary Gaskamp; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with the Kluck family will be Thursday, January 11th from 6-8 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral service for Merri Sue Kluck will be Friday, January 12th at 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill with Pastor Kyle Merkle officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials are requested to St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611  Visit www.Brenham MemorialChapel.com.

Eleanor Pearl (Schwartz) Gaskamp

Eleanor Pearl (Schwartz) Gaskamp, 87, widow of Melvin Gaskamp, went to her eternal home on January 7, 2018. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of William Penn with Pastor Mark Moldenhauarer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday (Jan.10th) at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Fred Jr. and Jo Ann Schwartz, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Clarence and Bernice Gaskamp of Brenham, and sister-in-law, Florence Gaskamp of Richmond. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces,  great-nephews, great-great nieces and great great nephews. Serving as honorary pallbearers are her nieces and nephews:  Peggy McDonald, Greg Gaskamp, Jeff Schwartz, Tracy Bartlett, Amy Jeter, Ryan Gaskamp, Hanna Schwartz, Logan Schwartz, Blaine Bartlett, and Allie Jeter. Funeral arrangements for Eleanor Pearl Gaskamp are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Earl James Nitsch

Earl James Nitsch, 90, husband of Evelyn Ruth Loesch Nitsch, passed away January 6, 2018 in Giddings. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, at Grace Lutheran Church, with Pastors Matthew Jacobs and William Holzer officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday (Jan. 8) at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Nitsch of Brenham; son and daughter-in-law Brian and Vickie Nitsch of Spring; daughter, Pamela Panettiere of Houston; sisters-in-law Carrie Viningre of Tomball and Evelyn Loesch of Georgetown; grandchildren: Anthony and Jennifer Panettiere; great grandson, Luke Panettiere, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Nitsch was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Clara Nitsch; brother, Alfred Nitsch; brother-in-law Harvey Loesch, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ella and Oscar Loesch. Funeral arrangements for Earl James Nitsch are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Germania Janie Krolczyk

Germania Janie Krolczyk, age 81 of Chappell Hill and the widow of Clement “Clem” Krolczyk, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 surrounded by family. Janie’s surviving loving family includes: children and their spouses, Ernie Krolczyk of Chappell Hill, Betty Krolczyk and Ronnie Lewandowski of Chappell Hill, Johnnie Ray, Sr. and wife Linda Krolczyk, of Brenham, Lillian Krolczyk Jankowiak and husband Ronnie of Chappell Hill, Sally Grohmann and husband Kenneth of Cypress, and Lucy Lorenz and husband Billy of Washington; grandchildren, Crystal (Luis) Duran, Christopher Faterkowski, Johnnie Ray “Bubba” (Ashley) Krolczyk, Jr., Bridgette (Kevin) Schulze, Ronald Paul Jankowiak, Amber Jankowiak, Hunter Krolczyk, Madalyn Krueger, Kayla (Greg) Trucker, Rena Frank and Corey Lorenz; five special great-grandchildren Levi and Emma Duran, Quinn, Rylie and Ryder Schulze; six step-great grandchildren; sisters Florence Flisowski of Houston, Dorothy Stegmann of Chappell Hill, Cecilia Schroeder of Shelby, JoAnn Killian of Hempstead and Pauline Killian of Hempstead; brothers Johnny Flisowski, Sr. of Texas City and Vincent Flisowski of Santa Fe, Texas along with nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation with the Krolczyk family will be Wednesday, January 10th from 5-7 p.m. with rosary recited at 7 p.m., in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial for Janie Krolczyk will be held Thursday, January 11th at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with Rev. Jozef Musiol, SDS, JCD, as celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials are requested to The American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St.  Brenham, TX 77833. 969.836.3611 Share tributes at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Arthur  Fuelberg

Arthur  Fuelberg, 100, of Brenham, Texas died January 4, 2018 in Brenham. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 7, 2018 at St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Brenham, Texas with Pastor Phil Fenton officiating.  Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Survivors include his son and wife, Gene Arthur and Nancy Fuelberg of Burton, Grandson-in-law Burt Morris.  Also surviving is Arthur’s special friend, Gertrude Hohlt of Brenham, one brother Oscar Jr. of Brenham, sisters Bertha Emshoff of Austin and Annie Marie Lovell of Bryan, and many nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia December 19, 1997, his parents, Granddaughter, Kristine Morris October 3, 2014, and brothers and sisters-in-law Reinhard and Mabel (Haarmeyer) Fuelberg, Edward and Carol (Moore) Fuelberg, Robert and Mary (Foster) Fuelberg, brother Otto and also by sisters and brothers-in-law Hilda and Herbert Wellmann, and Dora and Charles Steele and brothers-in-law Elmo Emshoff and Joel Lovell.  Visitation will be Saturday  from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, to post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Nancy Chadwick Munroe

Nancy Chadwick Munroe, wife of Stewart Monroe, passed away at noon on December 29, 2017.  Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 5, 2018 at Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham. Nancy is survived by her husband of 56 years, Stewart Munroe and her daughter, Molly Munroe and Jake Jelineo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials given to Austin Food Bank, Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund or Austin Wildlife Rescue. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham.979.836.3611 or visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com 

Dorothy Dell Macat Goodlett

Dorothy Dell Macat Goodlett, 65, of Brenham, passed away at her home December 29, 2017. Her loving family includes: husband, Richard Goodlett; sons and daughters-in-law, Nathan and Bridget Goodlett, Brandon and Janna Goodlett all of College Station; grandchildren, Hayden Goodlett, Cole Goodlett and Layla Goodlett; brothers and sisters-in-law, Delphine and Frances Merkel, Darwin Macat, Douglas and Joann Macat; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with the Goodlett family will be Tuesday, January 2nd, from 6-8 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Dorothy Goodlett will be held Wednesday, January 3rd at 10 a.m. at Champion Fellowship with Pastor Tim Webb officiating and Pastor Allen McClure assisting. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Memorials are requested to Champion Fellowship. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. Share tributes at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Jean Winters

Jean Winters, 84, passed away December 30, 2017. She is survived by her loving sons, Maurice  Winters and partner, Ronnie Roese of Dallas; Randy Winters and wife, Gail, of  Burton, and special friends, Charles Reno, Sherry Kruger and husband, Darrel and family and many treasured family and friends. Her grandchildren are Kristy Veith and husband, Brett of Magnolia; Bradley Winters and wife, Kimberly of Danville, Alabama; Leah Calder and husband, Todd of Boerne; and Leslie Kurtz and husband, Jeff of College Station.  She had 11 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 at Brenham Memorial Chapel at 2300 Stringer Street.  The funeral and burial will be Wednesday, January 3 at Zionsville Lutheran Church at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 E. Bluebell Road, Brenham, Tx 77833. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611    To share tributes visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Gloria Joswiak

Gloria (Faske) Joswiak, 78 of Brenham and the widow of Earl Joswiak, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017.  Surviving loving family includes: sons and daughter-in-law, Michael Joswiak, Timothy and Cindy Joswiak, Mark Joswiak; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Richard Harbin; grandchildren, John and Megan Joswiak, Jacob and Brittany Joswiak, Madison Harbin, Katelyn Harbin; great granddaughter, Iylee Joswiak; siblings, Herbert and Diane Faske, Morris and Kathy Faske, Carroll “Butch” and Betsy Faske, Carol “Sally” and Kenneth Blum; brother-in-law, Bobby and Mary Kay Kolkhorst; sister-in-law, Shirley Joswiak; numerous nieces and nephews.  Visitation with the Joswiak family will be Wednesday, December 27th from 5-7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial for Gloria (Faske) Joswiak will be held Thursday, December 28th at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Nancy Carol Roberts Library and Bread Partners.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, 77833.  Share tributes at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

 

Willie Mae Meyer

Funeral services for Willie Mae Meyer, 92, of Giddings, are scheduled for        10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings with Ryan Grube officiating. Burial will follow in the Giddings City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The family will be present for visitation Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Willie Mae is survived by her son, Rodney Meyer and his wife, Melanie of Giddings; her daughter, Patty Cagle and her husband, Randy of Henderson, Nevada; her six grandchildren, Charlie Meyer of Austin, Randy Meyer and his wife, Lace of Fredericksburg, Tiffany Chew of Henderson, Nevada, Anna Render and her husband, Chris of Henderson, Nevada, Richard Cagle and his wife, Alexa of Henderson, Nevada and Rebecca Youngblood and her husband, Adrian of        Las Vegas, Nevada; fourteen great grandchildren; one brother, Quin Dell Kroll & his wife, Jean of Houston; three sisters-in-law, Bobbie Faye Kroll of Brenham, Irene Redkey of Silsbee and Marilyn Meyer of Giddings as well as several nieces and nephews.  Memorials may be made to the Martin Luther Lutheran Church Building Fund in Giddings or to the charity of one's choice.  Arrangements by Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings

Billy Wayne Barnes

Billy Wayne Barnes, 83, passed away December 20, 2017 in College Station. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Phillipsburg, with Pastor Lawrence Bade officiating. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Doris Giese Barnes, whom he married Sept. 17, 1955 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Phillipsburg. Also surviving is a son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Sharon Barnes of Montgomery; daughter, Lori Moehlmann of Brenham; brothers and sisters-in-law Charles and Puddin Barnes of Brenham, Hank and Louise Barnes of San Antonio, and Allen Barnes of College Station; sister-in-law Dorothy Tesch of Brenham; grandchildren: Brice and Natalie Barnes, Brett Barnes, Brayden and Lesley Barnes, Jarred and Katie Moehlmann, and Jordan Moehlmann, as well as one great-grandchild, Liam Barnes and numerous nieces and nephews. Billy was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Peggy Ann Barnes and brother-in-law, Leslie Tesch. Funeral arrangements for Billy Wayne Barnes are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Jerry Wayne Emshoff, Sr.

Jerry Wayne Emshoff, Sr., age 68, died December 18, 2017 in Katy, TX.  Jerry is survived by his wife, Mae of 46 years, son, Jerry Emshoff, Jr. and wife Angie, daughter, Tammy Luera and husband Ernie, son, Mark Emshoff and wife Tiffany, grandchildren, McKenna and Sierra Schulz, Hannah Emshoff, Stockton Emshoff, Aaron Luera, Dylan Luera, Draven Ashorn-Hejl, and Lane Emshoff, mother, Ruby Emshoff, brother, Robert Emshoff and wife Donna, sister, Cindy Sodolak, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Elton Emshoff, father and mother-in-law, Otto and Nervie Marek, grandparents, Emil and Erma Emshoff, grandparents, Edward and Melinda Winklemann, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Perry and Georgia Marek, brother-in-law, CJ Marek, and nephew, Chad Marek. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 22nd, 2:00pm at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville, with Pastor Andrew Bell officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 21st from 5:00 – 7:00pm at Knesek Funeral Chapel Bellville, TX.  Interment will follow at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.  Friends, who wish, may make memorial contributions in Jerry’s name to:  St. John Lutheran Church Bellville or American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, 842 E. Main St., Bellville TX 979 865.3121 Visit their website to sign the Guest Book or to send a Sympathy card.  www.knesekfuneralhome.com

Ruth Christine Duch

Ruth Christine Duch, 87, passed away December 17, 2017 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Sandy Hill, with Pastor Kris Brower officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Sandra Duch of Brenham; daughters and sons-in-law Susan and Mike Busby, Peggy and Hank Ward, and Barbara and Robbie Casey, all of Brenham; sisters-in-law, Lorine Hold and Dorothy Hupe, both of Brenham; grandchildren: Clint and Cendy Duch, Kelli and Clayton Collier, Mary Busby, Joshua Busby,  Jennifer and Dwayne Smith, Kody Kliebert, Katy and Casey Marino, Billy Ward and friend Melissa, Jonathan Ward, Shelbi Casey and friend, Matt; great-grandchildren: Kade Smith, Sadie and Mary J. Schaub, Jack Duch, Nolan, Lilly, and Emmy Collier, Lorenzo Marino, and Halli Casey

Mabel Winkelmann

Mabel Winkelmann age 99, of Brenham passed away Friday, December 15, 2017. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral Service will be 3 p.m., Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Welcome Lutheran Church with Pastor John R. Sutton, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Survivors include her son; Ronnie Hurtig and wife Barbara; daughter  Vernell “ Nellie “ Eben and numerous other family and friends.    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.

Chance Ellis Janic

Funeral  Services for Chance Ellis Janic  will be December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Burton, TX.  Chance Ellis Janac of Burton Texas passed away Tuesday December 12, 2017 at Baylor Scott and White in College Station, TX.  Visitation will be at Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St. Brenham,  TX. on Saturday December 16, from 5pm to 7pm. Chance was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Clinton, Harry, and Edgar Janac, and by sisters- in-law Louise Janac  and Helen Locke. He is survived by his wife Violet, his sisters Janet and her husband Ellis Ward from Caddo Mills, Patsy and her husband Jerry Hodgers from Spring, Texas;  sisters- in-law  Barbara from Kirbyville, Texas and Mary Jo Janac from Houston, Texas; June and her husband Roy Marshall from Charlotte, Texas; Jean Mueller of Giddings, Texas; brothers- in -law Earl Mueller from Ledbetter, Texas; Henry Locke from Burton, Texas,  and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Chance Ellis Janac are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Alvina Frank

Alvina Frank, age 88 of Brenham, passed away Friday, December 8th. Loving family includes: sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Ervin Lee Schulz of Brenham; special niece, Genienne Koehn and husband Ronny of Abilene and their son Carson and wife Robin of Denton; along with numerous other relatives. Visitation with the Frank family will be Monday, December 11th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Graveside services for Alvina Frank will be held Tuesday, December 12th at 11 a.m. at Frieden’s Cemetery of Gay Hill with Pastor Mark Groves officiating. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611Share tributes at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Amanda Hugo

Amanda Hugo, age 84 of Brenham and the widow of Berry Hugo, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017. Amanda Hugo is survived by loving family that includes: daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Fred Schultz, Jr. and Karen and Mark Mantey; grandchildren, Cameron, Brittany and Emily Schultz, Justin Mantey and fiancée Hannah Hahn, Cortney and Orry Randermann, great-grandson, Charlie Randermann; sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and Alfred Boriack; sisters-in-law, Janiece Becker, Mary Ann Becker along with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with Amanda Hugo’s family will be Tuesday, December 12th from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Amanda Hugo will be held Wednesday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Matthew Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. The family requests that memorials may be given to Grace Lutheran Church or Hospice Brazos Valley. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Share tributes at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Isaac David Bufkin

Isaac David Bufkin, 95, of Brenham, TX peacefully transitioned to heaven and the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ on December 5, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Lee Renfrow Bufkin of Brenham; son, David Michael Bufkin of San Antonio; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Louise and Robert E. Gerst of Houston.  His grandchildren are Robert Derrick Gerst and wife Karen, of Durango, CO; Richard Brian Gerst of Durango, CO, and Kathleen Emily Gerst Ham and husband Kevin Ham of Houston, TX.  His four great-grandchildren include Caleb Michael Gerst of Durango, CO, Pacey Lee Ham, Avery Kathleen Ham, and Reese Anne Ham all of Houston, TX.  He was a wonderful husband, Daddy, Granddaddy, and Pawpaw to his immediate and extended family.  He loved well and he loved extravagantly.  He is preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 8, from 5-7 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham, TX.  His service will be Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10:00 at First Baptist Church Brenham.  Pastors Troy Sikes and Charlie Matejowsky will officiate.  Burial will be in Prairie Lee Cemetery in Brenham, TX. Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church Brenham, First Baptist Church School or the charity of your choice.  Funeral arrangements for Isaac David Bufkin are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX.  To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com