Obituaries


Larry Wayne Schulz

Larry Wayne Schulz age 62 of Brenham joined God, family and friends who have gone before him on September 13, 2017. Visitation with Schulz family will be on Friday, September 22nd from 6-8 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel with his service following on Saturday, September 23rd at 3 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church. After the service, all are invited to join the procession, leaving the church, back to Larry’s home for his “Legendary 4th of July Party” one last time. Please come on your bike, in your show car, race car, antique car or any vehicle of your choice. Larry Schulz is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jody; sons, Matthew Polk and Skylar Schulz (Kayla); daughters, Nichole Carr (Desmond) and Savannah Gutierrez (Matt); sisters, Kathy Miller (Clifford) and Shirley Moehlmann; sister-in-law, Patti Harl; brother, Buddy Schulz (Kim); brother-in-law, Darrell Budell (Jodie); mother-in-law, Jerry Budell; two sons by heart, Lacio Pina (Beatrice) and Brandon Coghlan (Linda); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please donate to NAMI Brazos Valley (namibv.org) or a charity of your choice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com. 

Joe Eddie Konieczny

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

James Lee Meyer

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

Leroy Steinfeld

Leroy Steinfeld age 92 and the widower of Emma Bell (Loesch) Steinfeld, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 in College Station, Texas. Leroy Steinfeld is survived include sons and daughter-in-law; Roy Lee Steinfeld, Randy and wife Cathie Steinfeld; grandchildren Wade Steinfeld and Barbara Keith, Jason and Ashley Steinfeld, James and Heather Steinfeld, Kristy Lange, Candice and Bryan Shirley, Michael Steinfeld; sister Leatrice Kapchinski. Visitation with the Steinfeld family will be from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, September 2 in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, September 3 in St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill with Pastor Kyle Merkel officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611  or visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Robert Wellmann

Robert Wellmann age 90 of Brenham and the widower of Selma (Loesch) Wellmann passed away Tuesday, August 29 in Brenham. Robert Wellmann is survived by his loving family:  son and daughter-in-law David and Kim Wellmann; daughter and son-in-law Dorothy and Ronnie Holle; son-in-law Alan Siemsglusz and wife Myrna; grandchildren Stacy Aschenbeck, Kyle Holle, Steven and Adrienne Siemsglusz, Alison and Kevin Dreyer, Lindsey and Travis Eckert, Matthew and Julia Wellmann, Blake Wellmann; great-grandchildren Reid, Mia and Zane Aschenbeck, Brayden Holle, Addison, Bryce and Collin Siemsglusz, Lane and Will Dreyer, Wayne Eckert; brother and sister-in-law Ernest and Erline Wellmann; sisters-in-law Hilda Lorenz, Alma Kenjura, Rose Lee Lohmeyer, Ella Flynt, Edna Schroeder; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends, and caregivers Gabby Lechuga and Donald Lewis. Visitation with the Wellmann family will be from 5-7 p.m., today, Thursday, August 31 in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held in Grace Lutheran Church at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 1, 2017 with Pastors Matthew Jacobs and William H. Holzer officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church or Hospice Brazos Valley.Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, Texas.  979.836.3611.  Share tributes at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com 

John H. Howard

John H. Howard, beloved father, cherished husband, and best friend passed away Monday, August 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sheila Howard; daughter Marrit, and grandson William Ingman. Visitation with the Howard family will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, August 31st in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Graveside services for John H. Howard will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, September 1st at Prairie Lea Cemetery with Pastor Harry Brisco presiding. A memorial service will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to your favorite charity or Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley-John H. Howard Memorial Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 2622, Bryan, TX 77805. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. To share tributes visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Elaine Brauner

Elaine Brauner, age 86 of Brenham, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017 in Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Rich Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Elaine was born in Brenham on November 11, 1930 to Herman and Selma (Sommerfeld) Simank.  On December 9, 1950, Elaine was united in marriage to Wenzel Brauner and enjoyed sixty years of marriage. Her parents and husband Wenzel preceded her in death. Surviving family includes: sons, Alfred Brauner (wife Jo Ann), Walter Brauner, Luther Brauner; grandchildren, Shelia Dyer (husband John), Melissa Franke (husband Ethan); great grandchildren, Katelyn Dyer, Chance Dyer, Chase Dyer, and Tessa Franke. Memorials may be given to Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 979.836.3611  Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Glenn H. Dallmeyer

Glenn H. Dallmeyer, 70, husband of Judy Dallmeyer, passed away August 19, 2017 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Burial will follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 21, 2017 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Judy Dallmeyer; son and daughter-in-law Mark and Amber Dallmeyer, grandchildren, Dustin, Avery, and Brieley Dallmeyer, sisters, Johnnie Lou Becker and Gladys Smith, brother-in-laws, Roger Meschwitz and his wife Belinda, Jerry Meschwitz and his wife Bev, and his pet,  Sam. Glenn was preceded in death by his son, Troy H. Dallmeyer, mother and father, mother-in-law, and brother, John Dallmeyer. Funeral arrangements for Glenn H. Dallmeyer are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Milton H. Flentge

Milton H. Flentge, 90, husband of LaRuth Boecker Flentge, passed away August 17, 2017 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Salem Lutheran Church, with Pastor Charles Parnell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00  p.m. Saturday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, LaRuth Flentge, of Brenham;  daughter, Marsha Ray of Bryan; grandchildren: Michael (Rachel) Ray, Mitchell (Tracy) Ray, Tyler (Renee) Ray; great-grandchildren: Jack Mitchell Ray, Natalie Ray, Olivia Ray, Jay Gilmore, Karris Gilmore, Tyler Gilmore, and Kaci Gilmore; sister, Mary Tockhorn; sister-in-law Floradell Boecker, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Burney and Earline Boecker, all of Brenham. Milton is also survived by numerous nieces and  nephews. Last but not least, he is survived by his faithful pet and couch companion,  Elvis. Milton was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Otto and Minnie Boecker; daughter, Deborah Flentge Dorman, and son-in-law, John Dorman; son-in-law Jack (Tebo) Ray, Jr; brothers and sister-in-law,  Albert Flentge,  Ernst Flentge, and Otto Flentge (Irene); sisters and brothers-in-law: Alma Wensel (Ruben), Helen Dannhaus (Raymond), and Dorothy Felscher (William “Bill”).  Also preceding him in death are sister-in-law and brother-in-law Bernita and Walter Hueske, and brother-in-law Leon Boecker. Funeral arrangements for Milton H. Flentge are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Mervin Lee Maass

Mervin Lee Maass, 80, passed away August 17, 2017 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with Pastor Greg Felder officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Mervin Lee Maass was born October 7, 1936 in Burton to Willie and  Laura Stark Maass. He was baptized November 7, 1936, and confirmed April 2, 1950. On June 2, 1956, he married Carrie May Matthies in Burton. Mr. Maass  worked as a home builder, and was retired. Survivors include his daughter  and son-in-law, Cheryl and Jimmy Tiemann of Brenham; brother and sister-in-law, Elroy and Carolyn Sue Maass of Brenham; sister-in-law, Evelyn Maass of Giddings; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Nathan Zibilski of Magnola; grandchildren: Valerie Harrison and Jared Tiemann. His  great-grandchildren,  Keagan Harrison, Hunter Duffy,  and Aydn Tiemann, fondly referred to him as “Goo Goo. Mr. Maass was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie; parents, Willie and Laura Maass; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Jay Oldham; granddaughter, Madeliene Lynette Tiemann; brother and sister-in-law, Elwood and Virginia Maass;  sister –in-law and brother-in-law, Marjorie Ann and Eugene Thaler, and brother-in-law, Dennis Maass. Serving as pallbearers are  Jerry Merten, Russell Engeling, Ken Cox, Michael Thaler, Rickie Thaler, Mark Griffis, and Rick Kloss. Memorials may be directed to Luther Hill Ministries, or to a favorite charity.

Kenneth Wayne Schiller

Kenneth Wayne Schiller, 55, of Brenham, died August 14, 2017 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in College Station, as a result of heart attack complications. Survivors include his mother, Laverna Schiller, and sister, Shirley Schiller, both of Brenham. He was preceded in death by his father, Erwin Schiller, and an uncle, Charles Spreen. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with Pastor Jill Vivroux officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements for Kenneth Wayne Schiller are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Kenneth Lee Spivey

Kenneth Lee Spivey, 79, of Chappell Hill, TX.  died on August 12, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, TX. the husband of Dolores Gasper Spivey.   Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 16, at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel with Pastor Troy Sikes officiating.  Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery of Chappell Hill.  Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, August 15, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Survivors include; his wife Dolores Spivey, sons and daughter-in-law; Marty and Sheila Spivey of Brenham,  Jeffery Spivey of Brenham, daughter and son-in-law Lori Spivey Mc Cracken and Howdy of Brenham, brother  and sister-in-law; Jimmy and Ruth Spivey of Gamaliel KY. Brother-in-law Ronnie Gasper of Chappell, Hill, grandchildren; Megan McCracken Joswiak and John, Molly McCracken and special friend Sean Schulz, Emily Spivey Bolenbarr and Shawn, Seth Spivey, Alli Spivey, Ty Spivey and special friend Katie Edenfield, great-grandchildren Kase Bolenbarr, Iylee Joswiak, and Ryleigh Spivey. Funeral arrangements for Kenneth Spivey 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 

Martha (Zientek) Murski

Martha (Zientek) Murski, age 99 of Brenham, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. Martha (Zientek) Murski is survived by her loving family of:  children and spouses, Louise and Benjamin Hajovsky, Eugene and Carol Murski, Dolores Haynes; grandchildren, Benjamin Wayne (Eileen) Hajovsky, Deborah Lynn (David) Vesling, Laura Hajovsky, Sally (Steve) Ludwig, John (Michelle) Hajovsky, Marc (Mary Kay) Murski, Chad Haynes; great-grandchildren, Joel (Paula) Hajovsky, Sarah (Gabriel) McCoy, Leigh (Cody) Goings, Anne Hajovsky, Ethan Vesling, Ava Vesling, Kyra Hajovsky, Ben Ludwig, Cade Hajovsky, Cole Murski; great-great-grandchildren, Jude Hajovsky , Elle Marie Hajovsky; brother Harry Zientek; numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. Visitation with the Murski family will be Friday, August 11th from 5 p.m. until rosary is recited at 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 12th at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Activity Center with Rev. Vincent Romuald as Celebrant.  Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Mary’s Catholic 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.

J. F. "Johnnie" Naumann

J. F. “Johnnie” Naumann, 86, husband of Cora Lee (Korth) Naumann, died August 9, 2017 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church, with Pastors Matthew Jacobs and William Holzer officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Cora Lee Naumann; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Hubert and Ruth Lois Adams of Smiley; Walter Korth, Jr. and Judy Rudloff, all of Brenham. He was preceded in death by his son, Ray Alan Naumann, on November 27, 1982; four sisters and their husbands, including Mrs. C. F. Dietzmann, Mrs. Paul Witt, Mrs. Theo Kemper, and Mrs. Harry Kershaw; brother-in-law Howard Korth; sister-in-law Carolyn Korth. Funeral arrangements for J. F. “Johnnie” Naumann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.