Obituaries


Wilbert Louis Gross

Wilbert Louis Gross, 82, of La Grange, passed away, December 6, 2016 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange. Wilbert was born in New Ulm, TX on December 12, 1933 the son of Davy and Norma (Krause) Gross. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church New Ulm.  He graduated from Columbus High School in 1951. He married Ruby Schuette on December 4, 1955 in La Grange, TX.  He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1956.  They moved to Houston in early 1957 and Wilbert worked for Atlas Bradford Company until May, 1963 when they moved to La Grange where he worked for Kirchhofer & Koopmann Sand and Gravel and Ready Mix Concrete Co. Wilbert bought his father-in-law’s interest in the company after Mr. Kirchhofer retired and the company was renamed K&D Ready Mix Sand & Gravel.  The company was sold in 1975 and Wilbert then delved into politics.  He ran for Commissioner of Pct. #3 and was elected in Nov. 1980. He served as Commissioner for 24 years and retired from Fayette County the end of 2004. He returned in 2016 and served as the Interim Commissioner until the position was filled. Wilbert was active in his church where he served four terms in the church council and on the church building and grounds committee.  He was a member of the Flatonia Lion’s Club for 24 years and served as President of the Sons of Hermann Plum Lodge #238.  He loved sports which included golf, baseball, football, hunting and fishing. He is survived by son, Byron Gross and wife, Katie; daughter, Carmen Gross; grandchildren:  Vivian Gest, Hannah Hunter, Henry and Halle Gross, all of La Grange; two brothers:  Milford Gross and wife, Lucille, of Bellville; Lew Ellyn and wife, Alice, of New Ulm; sister-in-law, Anna Gross of Fayetteville, and numerous relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby; son-in-law, Daniel Gest; brother, Kirby Gross; two infant sons and one infant daughter; infant bothers; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Isabella Kirchhofer. Visitation will be held of Friday, December 9, from 10:00am – 7:00pm at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home.  Family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00pm.  Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 110 W. Walnut, La Grange, TX at 10:00am on Saturday, December 10.  Burial will follow at La Grange City Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, P O Box 567, La Grange, TX  78945; Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter, 240 Svoboda Lane, La Grange, TX; La Grange High Athletics, La Grange ISD, Attn:  Clay Goehring, P O Box 200, La Grange, TX; or VFW Post #5254, P O Box 727, La Grange, TX. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home, 208 W. Pearl, La Grange, TX.  Family and friends can vie and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com

Robert Searle, Jr.

Robert Searle, Jr., 65, husband of Sandra Kohring Searle, died December 3, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of William Penn, with Pastor Mark Moldenhauer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Searle of Washington; mother, Mary Alice Keller (Bill); son and daughter-in-law, Lance and Tracy Searle of Brenham; grandchildren, Emily and Lucas Searle; brothers Ronald Searle, Edward Searle, and Allen Searle; sister, Rebecca Searle, sisters-in-law Barbara Kohring, Pat Kohring, and Marilyn Klussmann;  brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Jerry and Doris Kohring, Valgene and Diana Kohring, Danny Kohring, Kathryn and Joe Martinez, Diane and Chuck Boggan, and Rebecca and Ray Wellmann. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister. Funeral arrangements for Robert Searle, Jr. are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Paul Francis LaRoche, Jr.

Paul Francis LaRoche, Jr. passed away on December 2, 2016.  He was born on August 23, 1923 in Dallas. He is survived by his daughter Linda LaRoche Blum and husband Darrell, son Dr. Paul F. LaRoche III and wife Charlotte, 6 grandchildren Catherine Blum Kenjura and husband Matt, Emily Blum Lee and husband Warren, Ben Wagner and wife Misti, Cole Wagner and wife Annette, Dr. Lauren LaRoche Neumann and husband Travis, and Paul F. (Rocky) LaRoche IV and wife Kelcie, 12 great grandchildren, brother William E. LaRoche, sister-in-law Dorothy Utesch and husband Rowland Ball and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be given to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Renovation Fund, St. Paul’s Christian Day School, or Hospice Brazos Valley. Visitation with the family will be at Memorial Oaks Chapel on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 5:00 -7:00 pm.  A celebration of his life will take place on Monday, December 5, 2016 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Brenham at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Phil Fenton officiating. Funeral arrangements for Paul LaRoche 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

Charles Dahse

Charles Dahse of Kenney, Texas passed away at the age of 64 on November 30, 2016 in Bryan, Texas. Charles loved his country home and his love for animals was overwhelming. He would go out and pick pecans with his pet Goose following him by his side. After a day of chores and catching golphers to feed his cats he would bed down at night with his pet Goose . Charles enjoyed walking from his home to Kenney Store (when it was a country store) on Sunday afternoons to buy him a 6 pack to finish his weekend. Charles was known at Kenney Ag Hall for his love of dancing at the Battle dances on the Fourth of July Celebrations. He worked at Four County Auction Barn from 1985 when they opened the doors until 2014. Charles is survived by his sisters: Katherine Johnson-Pantel, Shirley Hatcher, Brothers: Bennie, Verdis, and Larry Dahse, nieces, nephews, great niece and great nephew. Funeral service for Charles Dahse will be held Saturday, December 3rd, 10:00am at Knesek Funeral Chapel in Bellville, with visitation from 9:00am until service time. Proceeded in death by parents Ben and Martha Dahse, sister and brother-in-law Hannah and Rudy Sturm, Nephew Christopher Johnson, great nephew Rusty Higgins, brother-in-law Jim Turlington. Memorials may be made in Charles’ name to St. John Lutheran Church of Bellville, Texas and Bellville Food Bank. Arrangements under the directions of Knesek Funeral Chapel Bellville,Texas

Franklin Daniel Eckert

Franklin Daniel Eckert, 80, passed away November 30, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Salem Lutheran Church, with Pastor Charles Parnell officiating. Burial will follow in Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Greenvine. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Johnnie and Debbie Eckert, and Roger and Jackie Eckert; daughters and sons-in-law Janet and Joe Green, Karen and Allen Schulz, and Julie and Tadd Maass; grandchildren: LeaAnn Schulz (Anthony Hill), Lynette and Aaron Nelson, Scott and Janie Schulz, Michael and Marian Eckert, Aaron Green (Hanna Molesky), Larissa Green (Elliot Davis), Trevor and Jill Eckert, Kristopher and Brittany Eckert, Jordan and Brittany Pieratt, and Peyton Maass; great-grandchildren: Jadyn and Malyiah Ausby, Lillie, Savannah and Wesley Nelson, Jahnni, Trevor, Sorin, and Falcon Schulz, Chet and Hudson Eckert, Easton Green, Laityn Davis, and Gunnar Eckert. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Lydia Heins, a sister and brother-in-law Pearlie and Richard Hanath, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Franklin was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Jean Eckert; parents, John and Lillie Eckert; parents-in-law Leslie and Olga Mayer; sister, Lillie Mae Eckert; brothers-in-law Charles Nienstedt, and Clenwood Heins, and nephew, Eric Paul Hanath. Funeral arrangements for Franklin Daniel Eckert are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Meta Gaskamp Mutscher

God in his infinite wisdom and mercy called Meta Gaskamp Mutscher to her eternal home on the evening of November 23rd, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Mutscher; her parents, brothers and sisters and their spouses: Henry and Alma Gaskamp, Louise Gaskamp, Jim and Thekla Lueckemeyer, Herbert and Hattie Gaskamp, Walter Gaskamp, Alfred and Nelda Gaskamp, Melvin Gaskamp, Otto Gaskamp, Jr. and Monroe and Lillian Gaskamp; brothers –in-law and sisters-in-law Gus and Gertie Mutscher, Gertrude and Willie Klussmann, Henry Klussmann, Rosie and Robert Lenz, Lydia and Herman Mertins, and Louise Klussmann and son-in-law, Norman Prenzler. She is survived by daughter, Rose Marie Prenzler; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Sarita Mutscher; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Wayne Kuenstler, and three grandsons and spouses: Don and Marie Prenzler, Kevin and Renee Mutscher, and Brian Kuenstler and Michael Huggins; three great-grandsons: Matthew Prenzler and fiancé Courtney Thonsgaard, Nicholas Prenzler and Kaden Mutscher. She is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Annie Gaskamp, Pearl Gaskamp, Raymond and Ann Gaskamp, Clarence and Bernice Gaskamp, Florence Gaskamp, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation with the family will be from 5 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral service will be held Monday, November 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, with Rev. Matthew Jacobs and Rev. William Holzer officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Funeral arrangements for Meta Gaskamp Mutscher are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.  

Clyde Weldon Thomas

The funeral for Clyde Weldon Thomas, 90, of Brenham, will be held at St. Paul”s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brenham,  Wednesday, 10:00am,  November 23, 2016.  Interment will follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery, with Pastor Phil Fenton officiating.  Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.,  November 22, 2016 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Clyde died November 20, 2016.  He was born April 30, 1926, in Burleson County, the son of Sam D. and Minnie Schoenemann Thomas.  He was baptized April 27, 1938 at First Baptist Church of Somerville, Texas, by Rev. Roy Durnel. Clyde is survived by his wife, Ruth; son and daughter-in-law David and DebbieThomas , granddaughter, Linda Dale Tosta and husband Ryan;  great-grandchildren, Haylie Lynn,  Braden Scot and Logun Richard Tosta;  brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Joyce Thomas of Brenham.   Also surviving are nieces,  nephews, aunts, uncles,  cousins and friends, and special friend,  Dale Reisner. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bobby Thomas, and sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth and Herb May of Somerville. Funeral arrangements for Clyde Thomas are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel., 1306 W. Main, Brenham, Tx. 77833. 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family visit www.memorial oakschapel.com

Nina (Gajeske) Little

Nina (Gajeske) Little, age 75 of Brenham, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016. Surviving loving family includes: Robert Urbanvosky; daughter, Cheryl Spivey and husband Keith; son, Jimmy Wolfenberger and wife Pam; grandchildren, Misty Scott, Leah King, Ashley Domain, Shelby Wolfenberger; six great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Gajeske, Jr. and wife Doris. Visitation with family will be Tuesday, November 22nd from 6-8 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Nina (Gajeske) Little will be held Wednesday, November 23rd at 11 a.m. in St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill with Pastor Kyle Merkle officiating. Memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Edna Sophie Schomburg Boeker

Edna Sophie Schomburg Boeker, 101 of Brenham, passed away peacefully with family by her side, Saturday, November 19, 2016. Survivors include: grandchildren, Tammy Pearce of Weatherford, Joel Cowart of Brenham, Tony Carr and significant other Rynn of Dallas, Kevin Boeker and wife Kelly of Brenham, Kaci Dudenhoeffer and husband T. J. of Yorktown, Pamela Rodgers and husband Terry of Houston, Nita Carol Arriola and husband Zack of Houston, Charles Turner of Houston; daughter-in-law, Carol Boeker of Brenham, mother of Kevin and Kaci; 16 great grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Edna Schomburg Boeker will be Tuesday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m. at St James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem with Pastor Lawrence Bade officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to St James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem or the charity of your choice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Kenneth (Ken) Thomas Goedeke

Kenneth (Ken) Thomas Goedeke was prayed into Heaven with his family by his side on November 18, 2016 at Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility in Bryan, TX, after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 21 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel, Brenham, TX. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Brenham on Tuesday, November 22 at 11 am, with pastors Jon Stouffer and Kay Reed officiating.  Interment will be at a future date.  Ken is survived by his loving wife, Joy (DeVaughan) Goedeke; his daughter, Cathy Pittenger and her husband, David, his son, Greg Goedeke and his wife, Lacy; three grandchildren, Kate and Jack Pittenger and Finley Goedeke; sister, Dar Marches, brother, Alan Goedeke, brother, Jon Goedeke and wife, Toni; sister-in-law, Mary Phillips, sister-in-law, Jeanne Donald and husband, Bob, brother-in-law, Charles DeVaughan; and many nephews and nieces.  Also, grieving his passing are his dear friends Glen and Judy Pendergrass who accompanied him and Joy on many adventures and were like a brother and sister to him. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that memorials be made to Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility, 1600 Joseph Dr., Bryan, TX. 77803. Funeral arrangements for Kenneth Goedeke are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel 1306 W. Main, Brenham, TX. 77833. 979-836-4564.  To post a tribute to the family visit, www.memorialoakschapel.com

Elroy Schwartz

Elroy Schwartz, 70, of Brenham, passed away November 14, 2016 in Bellville. Survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law Jerry and Patricia Schwartz, David and Tammy Schwartz, and Randy and Mischelle Schwartz, all of Brenham, and a sister-in-law,  Gladys Schwartz, also of Brenham. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Welma Schwartz, and a brother , Harold Schwartz, Jr. The funeral  service for Elroy Schwartz will be at 10 a.m.,  Friday, November 18, 2016 at Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin, with Pastor Ken Weiss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Memorials may be directed to Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin. Funeral arrangements for Elroy Schwartz are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Henry W. Kuecker, Jr.

Henry W. Kuecker, Jr., 85, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at Brenham Nursing and Rehab Center. Henry is survived by his wife, Blondean Kuecker; daughters Jo Lynn Kuecker Briggs of Brenham; Tracy McNicoll and husband Tony of Caldwell; grandchildren: Heather and Ricky Brewer of Caldwell, Daniel and Candice McNicoll of Caldwell, Jacob McNicoll and fiancé Shelby Savant of College Station; great-grandchildren: Elijah, McKenzie, Matthew, Aubree  Grace, and baby boy Brewer, due in March; brothers and sisters-in-law Wilfred and Barbara Kuecker, Howard and Mildred Kuecker, Gerald and Teresa Kuecker,  Charles Kuecker; sister, Doris Sebesta; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Vivian and Buddy Janes. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Henry was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law Kenneth Briggs; brothers  and sister-in-law, Ervin and Laverna  Kuecker, Clarence and Dorothy Kuecker, Elroy and Betty Kuecker; sister and brother-in-law Evelyn and Erwin Schulze; brother-in-law Herbert Sebesta; in-laws August and Lillie Quinn, Joyce and Steve Mantey, Lillian and Monroe Gaskamp, and nephews Michael Kuecker, Craig Kuecker, and Gregory Sebesta. The funeral service will be at  at 11 a.m., Thursday, November 17, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, with Pastors John Stouffer and Kay Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements for Henry W. Kuecker, Jr. are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Harry Lee Stark

Funeral services for Harry Lee Stark, 76, a resident of Spring, TX will be held on November 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg, 4450 F.M. 1948, Burton, TX. Burial will occur at Mt. Zion Cemetery at the cross roads of FM 1948 and FM 390. The family will greet friends and family from 6-8 on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Memorial Oaks Chapel located at 1306 West Main in Brenham, TX. Harry Lee passed away November 12, 2016 with his family by his side. He is survived by: His children and spouses, son’s Bret Stark and daughter-in-law Susan (Pacifico) Stark, Magnolia, TX and Cody Stark and daughter-in-law Kelly (Mulligan) Stark, Hermosa Beach, CA; Daughter Halee (Stark) Kalkhake and son-in-law Nathan Kalkhake, Burton, TX; Grandchildren; Sidney, Haden, and Tommie Anne Stark of The Woodlands, TX and Mason Lee Kalkhake of Burton, TX; and Chase Fox, Magnolia, TX.  Mother-in-law Lora Quebe, Brenham, Tx; Sister-in-law Elvera Tisdel and brother-in-law Morris Tisdel of Brenham, TX Nieces, Erin Tisdel of Houston, TX and Melanie Harp of Knoxville, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry G. Stark (1967) and Nora Lee Stark (1999), and his wife, Deanna Quebe Stark in 2014. Funeral arrangements for Harry Lee Stark are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Wilma Jeanette Kraus Eckermann

Wilma Jeanette Kraus Eckermann, 96, passed away November 14, 2016 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Industry United Methodist Church, with Pastor Leighanne Brechin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Larry and Mary Ann Eckermann of Burton, and Scott and Denise Eckermann of Brenham; grandchildren: Stacy Kunetka; Kori Kelm and husband Keith; Wade Eckermann and wife, Donna; Ashley Lay and husband Kyle; Brooke Eckermann and fiancé Bradley Mueller, Courtney Friedel and husband Greg, and Candi Weige; great-grandchildren: Garrett Kunetka, Jordan Kelm, Sienna Kelm, Cash, Jocey and Peyton Eckermann; Kayden and Paisley Lay, Emma and Aiden Friedel and Avery Weige; sister-in-law, Idell Kraus of Giddings. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Miles, her parents, three brothers and one sister. Funeral arrangements for Wilma Jeanette Eckermann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Almot Fritz Sommerfeld

Almot Fritz Sommerfeld, 99, husband of Sydonia Zander Sommerfeld, passed away November 10, 2016 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm, Monday, November 14, 2016 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Pastors Phil Fenton and Brianna Merkle officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00pm, Sunday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include  his wife, Sydonia Sommerfeld of Brenham; daughters and sons-in-law Peggy and Milton Bosse of Brenham; Judy and Michael Griffin of Lake Jackson; Ellen Shields of Clifton; sons Howard and Betty Sommerfeld of Waco, and Jimmy Sommerfeld of Clifton; grandchildren: Sondra and Gerardo Hernandez, Amy Griffin, Justin and Hannah Bosse, and five step-grandchildren: great-grandchildren: Henry Hernandez, Annie Hernandez, Taylor Bosse; 13 step-great-grandchildren, and one step great-great grandchild; brother-in-law Paul Zuehlke of Bryan. Also surviving are numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Mr. Sommerfeld was preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in-law; Edward Johann and Frieda  Knuppel Sommerfield, Wilhelm Friedrich and Lillie Dipple Sommerfeld, Albert Friedrich and Emma Schroeder  Sommerfield, Melvin Heinrich and Martha Rosner Sommerfeld, and Leslie Louis and Marie  Schwartz Sommerfield; sisters Lydia Sommerfeld,  Lillie Bertha and Herman M. Weiss, Lena and Herbert Rodenbeck, and Celeste Louise and Henry H. Rosner; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Lillian Zuehlke, Herman and Malinda Weighat Zuehlke, W. F. and Deloris Bothe Zuehlke, Herbert and Dorothy Wiesepape Zuehlke, Mavis Wehring Zuehlke,  and Nelda and Raymond Kankle. Funeral arrangements for Almot Fritz Sommerfeld are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Elroy Paul Ganske

Elroy Paul Ganske passed away peacefully at his home early Sunday morning, November 6, 2016 at the age of 77. He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife of fifty years, Catherine Ganske; son, Michael Ganske and wife Linda of Granite Shoals; daughter, Gayle Deaver of Kingwood; daughter, Zena Hubby and husband Doug of Highland Village; stepsons, Curtis Covey and wife Lana of Dacono, Colorado; Craig Covey of the Philippine Islands; Clark Covey and wife Ana of Flower Mound. He is also survived by grandchildren Jessica, Chris, Noah and Chloe Ganske, Craig Covey, Jr., Jessica McAllister, Jonathan Covey, Megan Jackson and husband Nick, Mollie Poehlmann, Christian Deaver, Caleb Hubby, Noah Hubby, Hannah Hubby and several great-grandchildren. Visitation with the Ganske family will be this evening from 6 until 8 p.m.at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held Thursday November 10th at 2 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Memorials may be directed to Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Greenvine or the charity of your choice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel 2300 Stringer, Brenham, TX 77833.  Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Marilyn Naumann

Marilyn Naumann, age 68 of Brenham, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016. Surviving loving family includes: sister, Pat Byrd Wright and husband Hoot; brother-in-law, Jim Brown; nephews and their spouses, Heath and Carrie Byrd, Doug Brown, Matthew and Renee Brown; great niece and nephews, Isabel, Wyatt and Tyler Byrd and Andrew and Aiden Brown; aunts Mae Dufilho and Margaret Peters; and also numerous cousins. Visitation with the Naumann family will be held Wednesday, November 9th from 5 until 7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Marilyn Naumann will be held Thursday, November 10th at 10 a.m. in Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Matthew Jacobs officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Memorials are requested to Grace Lutheran Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833.  Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Jeff Janner

Jeff Janner, age 56, of Brenham, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 at his home in Brenham after a courageous battle with cancer. Jeff’s loving family includes: wife; Meg Thomason Janner, son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Janessa Janner. Grandsons; Hudson Neal Janner, son of Matthew and Janessa Janner. David Kash Janner, son of the late Joel Neal Janner and Kelsey Alexandra  Richardson. Jeff’s mother, Elvera Schulze Janner;  mother-in-law, Marilyn Thomason; brother & sister-in-law, Doyle Janner (Daphne); sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna Deleon (David) and Connie Rohde (Danney). Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marilyn Routt Thomason, Rosanna Routt (Rudy) Sena, Elizabeth Bevan King (Edward Vestal). Uncles and Aunts, Clyde “Hank” and Ruth Duvall, Onis Finke, Herbert and Gloria Janner, Laverne Weiss and Charles and Kay Janner. Jeff was blessed with many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.  And he never met a stranger. Visitation with the family will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Brenham Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will be at 2:00pm at Grace Lutheran Church on Wednesday, November 9th, with interment following at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Those wishing to send memorial gifts are asked to consider Grace Lutheran Church or a charity of their choice.

Emma "Deedle" D'Albini Knapp Garnett

Emma “Deedle” D’Albini Knapp Garnett died peacefully in her sleep in Fort Worth on October 28, 2016.  She was the widow of John Garnett. She is survived by: her children, Joe and Ann Garnett of Houston; Libby and James Reue of Coppell; Katie and Dan Kolkhorst of Houston; and Matt and Rachael Garnett of Fort Worth; grandchildren Dickson, Pearson, Sully and Taylor Garnett; Chris and Adrianne Reue, Errinne and Clay Horton; Carolyn and Eric Draper; John Kolkhorst and Zoe Kolkhorst; Haleigh and Josh Bramer; Emily and Colton Maxwell; Jake, Micah and Gabriel Garnett; great-grandchildren Brenna and Coleson Horton; Emerson, Camden and Dillon Reue; Madelin, Juliette, Eloise and Isaac Bramer; sister-in-law Patti Wray of New Braunfels; sister-in-law Debbie Knapp of Angleton; and sister-in-law Penny Garnett of Austin. Visitation with the Garnett family will be at Brenham Memorial Chapel at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016, followed by a rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Activity Center on South Park St., due to construction in the church sanctuary.  Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family requests that donations be made to Texas A&M University – Liberal Arts Development Council or to the 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.

The Honorable H.L. (Bill) Young

The Honorable H.L. (Bill) Young, 78, of (Burton, TX), passed away, November 1,  2016 in Brenham, TX. Visitation in Brenham will be 6-8PM, Thursday, November 3, at Memorial Oaks Chapel, a second visitation will be on Saturday, November 5, at Zapata Funeral Home, 6-8pm Spur, TX Funeral services will be held 2:00PM, Friday, November 4 at Memorial Oaks Chapel with Rev Jack Faulkner of Greenvine Baptist Church, officiating.   Burial will be on Sunday, November 6, at Afton Cemetery, 2Pm in Afton, TX. Bill is preceded in death by his mother Shirley & father Newman Young of Dickens Co., brother Manuel of Lubbock, sisters Barbra Winkler of Brenham & Linda Walton of Snyder. Bill is survived by his wife Mary, son Jeff of Midland, son Jamey and wife Connie of Austin, sister Chloe and husband Earl of Lubbock; adopted daughter Jill Bond of Berkeley, CA;  Grandchildren, Shelbi, Jeffrey, Dustun, Dallas, Ava, and Zara. Funeral arrangements for H. L. (Bill) Young are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, Texas. For more information visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Roland Fred Kokemor

Roland Fred Kokemor, 86, husband of Dolores Kokemor, passed away October 24, 2016 in Brenham. A private family service will be held Friday morning at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:30 Thursday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Dolores Kokemor of Brenham; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Sally Kokemor of Leander, Texas; grandchildren: Joel and Shawn Kokemor, and Nathan and Megan Kokemor; great-grandchildren: Kole, Karsyn, Knox, Emery, Amelia and Willa Kokemor. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Delores. Funeral arrangements for Roland Fred Kokemor 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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