Obituaries


 Adonie Kieke Mueller

Adonie Kieke Mueller, 93, wife of Fritz A. Mueller, died March 27, 2015 at College Station Medical CenterSurvivors include her husband of nearly 75 years, Fritz A. Muellerr; daughters Janette Peters; Dorothy Poncik and husband Ben, Linda Wilke and husband Mike, and Nancy Guelker and husband Dale; grandchildren: Kevin Peters, Kimberly (Jeff) Shows, Kayla (Jason) Romine, Dayna (Neal) Lampe, Amy (Frank) Petrzelka, Brent (Sandra) Wilke, Jeremy Wilke, Lauren (Colt) Gillum, Lyssa Wilke, Amber (Ryan) Lampe, Joshua (Leianne) Guelker, Colton Guelker and Jessica Fite, and Kelsey Guelker and Taylor Rybarski; great-grandchildren: Cameron and Caleb Peters, Kacey (Derrick) Smith, Kelly Shows, Ashleigh and Amanda Romine, Laen, Ryder and Remmy Lampe, Rinn Makowsky, Mackenzie and Michaela Wilke, Troy, Trista and Triton Gillum, Dylan Phillips, Holden Knuppel, Trenton Lampe, and Declan Guelker; great-great grandchildren: Kyleigh Peters and Jaxson Smith; sister, Celeste Dippel, sister-in-law Delores Kieke and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law Arnold Peters, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Peyton Guelker; a sister, brother, sister-in-law and three brothers-in-law. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2015 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with Pastor Glen Schoeneberg officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Burton. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements for Adonie Kieke Mueller are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Johnnie Rochen

Johnnie Rochen, age 91 of Waller, passed away on March 25, 2015. Visitation will be Sunday, March 29, from 5:00 - 7:00pm with a Rosary beginning at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be Monday, March 20, 10:30am at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church with Fr. Ed Kucera officiating. Interment will follow at St. Martin De Porres Cemetery.  Guest book at www.canonfuneralhome.com
Funeral arrangements for Johnnie Rochen are entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX 77484, 936 372-3683  www.canonfuneralhome.com

Odell C. Lueckemeyer

Odell C. Lueckemeyer, 87, of Brenham, TX, died peacefully on the morning of March 20, 2015. The Lueckemeyer family will receive friends and relatives from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral service for Odell Lueckemeyer will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 23, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brenham with Pastors Phillip Fenton and Karen Nelson officiating. A private graveside service will be held. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Willie Mae Lueckemeyer of Brenham; daughter, Susan Lueckemeyer of Houston; sister, Lillian Henske of  Brenham; and sister-in-law, Mrs. T.W. (Evelyn) Lueckemeyer of Brenham; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Odell Lueckemeyer 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.

Thelma Jean Wilson

On the 10th day of September, 1954, in the town of Needville, Fort Bend County, Texas a baby girl was born to the proud parents of Walter and Johnnie Mae Nunn. They named her Thelma Jean Nunn.  Thelma Jean begin her life journey in Needville, Texas. In 1956 she moved with her family to Bellville, Texas where she continued her life journey. She attended public school in Bellville, Texas.  Thelma Jean accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age. She became a member of the Allen Chapel AME Church in Bellville, Texas. She exercised her gift by singing in the church choir. After moving to Sealy, Thelma Jean became a member of the New Day Deliverance Church in San Felipe, Texas where she served under the leadership of Pastor Anthony Ray Dabney.  In 1975, Thelma married Alonzo Browning. To this union were blessed with four children; Darrell Browning, Kevin Browning, Cassandra Browning and Brandy Browning.
Thelma Jean worked many years at the Sweetbriar Nursing Home and Colonial Belle Nursing Home in Bellville and Sealy, Texas. While working at the nursing homes, she obtained a C N A Certification and became a Certified Nursing Assistant.  On December 13, 1997, Thelma Jean were United into Holy Matrimony to Lawrence Wilson of Sealy, Texas. To this union Thelma Jean gained two loving and caring step-children; Toni Davis and Lawrence Wilson, Jr.  Those who knew Thelma Jean knew that she was an active and energetic person and you couldn’t miss that continuous smile. Among many other things, she loved reading, gardening, fishing which took her to places such as Somerville, Texas City and Matagorda. One of her favorite past times besides baking casseroles or cooking ox tails and pig feet, she loved trail riding with her husband Lawrence (Trigger) Wilson. Thelma Jean who was called “baby girl” by her husband Trigger, and Trigger were the founder of the Sealy Soul Riders where he serves as Trail Boss and you could always catch her listening to or singing gospel songs. One the greatest joy of her life was her grandbabies. Granny as they would call her couldn’t help but to spoil them rotten.  Thelma is preceded in death by her father and mother; Walter and Johnnie Mae Nunn, Grandparents; John and Clara Carethers, one brother, Raymond Nunn, 2 niece; Dorothy Ann Palmer, Patricia Earthman, 1 great-great-niece, 2 great-great nephews, Dennis Campbell, Jr. and Sidney Johnson, Jr.  She leaves to cherish her loving memories, her husband, Lawrence Wilson, Sr., two sons, Darrell (Yolanda) Browning, Brenham, Texas, Kevin (Donna) Browning, Bellville, Texas, two daughters, Cassandra (Direse) Curry, College Station, Texas, Brandy Browning, Hempstead, Texas, one step-son, Lawrence (Debbie) Wilson, Jr. and one-step-daughter, Toni (George) Davis, Richmond, Texas; three brothers, James (Elizabeth) Nunn, Bellville, Texas, Lonnie (Annie) Nunn, Brookshire, Texas, John Nunn, Bellville, Texas, four sisters, Willie Mae (Lawrence) York, Bellville, Texas, Linda (Charlie) Patterson, Prairie View, Texas, Dorothy (James) Campbell, Sealy, Texas and Clara Nunn, Bellville, Texas, 22 grand-children, Christian, Brayden, KeAmbra, Keaundra, Danielle, Browing, Baylee Wilson, Feonia Miniters, Angelo Earthman, Darrell Browning, Jr., Driqua Wilder, Darius and Dymoria Curry, Gabe and Rachel Hamner, Kevin Browning, Jr., Nyhla Davis, Sadie, Lorenzo, Athony, Kaleb, Kayleen, Alicia Wilson, many aunts uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Service is conducted by Miller-Josey Mortuary, LLC, Bellville, Texas. Sign the online register at www.millerjosey.com  

Leroy Moehlmann

On the evening of March 17, 2015, Leroy Moehlmann passed away as a result of an accident at home. He was 68 years old.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 19 at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 20 at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Groves officiating.  Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Leroy was employed as a mechanic and shop foreman at Washington County Tractor Company for 45 years. He often diagnosed issues over the phone from the customer’s description alone. Leroy was a beloved husband of 45 years to Shirley Moehlmann; father of Robbie and wife Maura Moehlmann, Rachelle and husband Kris Baker; grandfather of Molly and Henry Moehlmann, Clara and Audrey Baker. Leroy is also survived by his brothers Clarence and his wife Shirley Moehlmann and Jones and his wife Lois Moehlmann, brothers-in-law Walter and his wife Kim Schulz, Larry and his wife Jody Schulz, sister-in-law Kathy and her husband Clifford Miller, as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Robbie Moehlmann, Kris Baker, Walter Schulz, Larry Schulz, Alan Hutson, Dennis Moehlmann, Marvin Koehne and Mark Jensen. Memorials are requested to: Christ Lutheran Church 1104 Carlee Drive, Brenham, Texas. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham.  979.836.3611 Condolences can be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Douglas William "Chubby" Roehling

Douglas William “Chubby” Roehling, 73, of Bellville, died March 16, 2015 in College Station.  Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Pastor Jill Vivroux will officiate. Burial will follow in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his brother, Larry Wayne Roehling of Brenham;  special friend Vernice Luedke of Bellville; nephew Michael and Susan Roehling of Burton; great-nieces and great-nephews Levi, Calley, and Braden Roehling; his extended family, including Gary and Roxanne Luedke, Charles and Bobby Hargrave, all of Bellville, and Donna and Roger Newman of Virginia, as well as numerous friends and other relatives. Funeral arrangements for Douglas William “Chubby” Roehling are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

William Daniel Flasowski

William Daniel Flasowski, 81, of Brenham, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2015. William is survived by his wife of 52 years, Paula Flasowski, sons Alan Flasowski of Brenham, Kenan Flasowski and wife Jeri of College Station, daughter Susan Segura and husband Johnnie of Schulenburg, and three grandchildren Dylan Flasowski, Logan Flasowki and Klare Segura. William is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.   Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel, located at 1306 West Main St., Brenham, TX.   Funeral services will be on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm at St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Church, located at 800 Church St., Brenham, TX,  and burial will follow at the Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements for William Daniel Flasowski are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Kathleen Betty Reneau

Kathleen Betty Reneau, 68, wife of Bud Reneau, died March  9, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her husband, Bud Reneau of Brenham; sons Robbie Meuth and Colby Reneau and wife Stephanie of Needville; daughters and sons-in-law Lana and Buster Powell, and Marrissa and Nathan Jan, all of Needville; grandchildren Leah Powell, Tyler Powell, Tegan Meuth, Lexi Jan,  Tayton Jan, and Savannah Reneau.  Other surviving relatives are her mother-in-law, Priscilla Conner, and aunts Annell Zwahr and Ella Flentge, as well as several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Leah Kay Meuth; and father-in-law, Riley Reneau. Funeral arrangements for Kathleen Betty Reneau are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Sherri Simpson Rumph

Sherri Simpson Rumph passed away peacefully on March 4, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Danny Rumph and son, Joey Rumph, as well as numerous other relatives and dear friends. A life celebration will be held on Saturday, March 14, 5:00pm at the Champion Cowboy Church on FM 1488 at Kickapoo Rd. in Hockley, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Champion Cowboy Church. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX 77484 (936) 372-3683  www.canonfuneralhome.com

Glenwood Schwartz

Glenwood Schwartz, age 83 of Burton, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at his home with family by his side. Glenwood is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Jeanette Schwartz of Burton; son, Dale Schwartz and wife Sue of Burton; daughters, Karen Anderson and husband Elton, “Andy” of Brenham, Linda Conley and husband Mark of Carmine; grandchildren, Matthew and Jenny Anderson, William and Jennifer Anderson, Brian Anderson and special friend Rachael Stephens, Lance Conley, Brook Conley and Allen Schwartz; great-grandchildren, Jay and Gavin Anderson; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Visitation with the Schwartz family will be Tuesday, March 10th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Glenwood Schwartz will be Wednesday, March 11th at 3:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Greenvine with Deaconess Jennifer Tinker officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Burton. Memorials are requested to: Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Greenvine, Burton American Legion Post # 242 or Burton Volunteer Fire Department. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St, Brenham. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Virginia Cummings

Virginia Cummings, age 87, of Katy, passed away on March 5, 2015. Funeral Services will be Monday, March 9, at 10:00am at Canon Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Canon Mathis Cemetery. Guest Book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com  Arrangements entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX 77484 (936) 372-3683 www.canonfuneralhome.com

Rita Oglethorpe

Heaven welcomed home the faithful servant of the Lord, Rita Oglethorpe, age 70, on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility in Bryan after a brief illness. Rita’s purpose in life was loving and caring for her family, especially her daughter and son-in-law Kelli and Brian Barnes. She was devoted to her grandchildren, who called her “Mimi”. She enjoyed singing and going to church with Bryce, collecting dolls with Kate, and reading to Savannah. Rita is also survived by many beloved cousins and extended family. Visitation will be Sunday, March 8th from 5-8 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Rita Oglethorpe will be Monday, March 9th at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with Rev. David Ottsen officiating. Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery, Chappell Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Unity Theater, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church or Hospice Brazos Valley. 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

L. Dee Homeyer Hinze

L Dee Homeyer Hinze, 97, widow of Elfon Hinze, died March 4, 2015 at Brenham Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg with Pastor Denise Seymour officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Foehner Funeral Home. She will lie in state at Memorial Oaks Chapel  in Brenham until 3 p.m. Thursday.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law Glenwood and Jane Hinze of Burton; grandchildren Brian and Kristi Hinze, and Julie and Wade Tiemann; great-grandchildren: Waylon Hinze, Weston Hinze, McKenzie Tiemann, and Ali Tiemann; sister-in-law LeVerne Hinze of Brenham; niece, Nancy Eilers and husband Wade; nephew Robert Hinze and wife Joyce, as well as numerous great nieces and great  nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elfon Hinze; her parents, mother-in-law and father-in-law, brother-in-law and her grandparents. Funeral arrangements for L Dee Hinze are entrusted to Foehner Funeral Home of Burton. For more information visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Diane Lynette Spencer Rhine

Diane Lynette Spencer Rhine, 67, passed away March 2, 2015 in the comfort of her home.  A memorial service has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Groves officiating.  Visitation is scheduled for Friday evening from 5:00 – 7:00 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her loving husband Jack G. Rhine; daughter and son-in-law Kimberly McPherson Kenjura and husband Gregory and grandson Parker Harrison of Brenham, Texas; brother and sister-in-law Robert Spencer and Carolyn of Seabrook, Texas; nephew Erik Spencer and friend Loan Tran, as well as many treasured cousins and special family friends.   She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral arrangements for Diane Spencer Rhine are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham.

Dora Finke Wehmeyer

Dora Finke Wehmeyer, age 98, and the widow of Ernest Wehmeyer passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Towers Nursing Home in Smithville. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Doris and David Roehling. Grandchildren; Debbie and Troy Schroeder, Dana and Gary Case, Doretts Batts and special friend Matt Fisher. Great grandchildren; Justin and Janice Schroeder, Adam and Kristen Schroeder, LeAnna Batts and special friend Martin Curiel, Brent Batts and Whitney Conrad. Step great grandson, Jaxon Schroeder. Funeral services for Dora Finke Wehmeyer will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 5:00 - 7:00pm at Mars Jones Funeral Home in Smithville, 104 Olive Street.

Lorraine Falks

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

Caroline Gurka

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

Melba Cook

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

Joyce Ann Broesche

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

Verline Jeanette Schulze Schlabach

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

 

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