Peggy Lynn (Henze) Rybarski

Peggy Lynn (Henze) Rybarski, 51 of Brenham, and the widow of Matt Rybarski, passed away Thursday, July 30 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston. Peggy Rybarski is survived by her loving family:  daughters, Nancy and  husband Talal Khan of Dallas, Taylor Herrmann of Brenham; grandchildren, Landon and Aayan Khan; sister, Carol Whiddon and husband Johnnie; brother, Cliff Henze; mother-in-law, Annie Rybarski, along with numerous aunts, uncle and cousins. Peggy was employed for 20 years in the home health care as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.  The family extends a special “Thank You” to Jeanette Palmer for the unwavering care that she gave Peggy. Visitation is from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, July 31 with Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, all in Brenham Memorial Chapel with Rev. Nello Strickland officiating.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers are Johnnie Whiddon, Luke Ladewig, Mike Leonard, Kenny Krueger, Mike Hohlt, Duane Ahrens.  Honorary pallbearers are Ryan Ladewig and Brenham Quick Mart. Memorials may be given to Hospice Brazos Valley. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833  979.836.3611  Share condolences at

Willie F. Derkowski, Sr.

Willie F. Derkowski, Sr., 82, of Chappell Hill passed away July 26, 2015. Willie Derkowsk’s family includes: wife, Edwina Derkowski; son, Willie Derkowski, Jr. and wife Raynell; daughter, Cynthia Ann Derkowski; grandchildren, Matthew Chovanec, Jennifer Nowicki and husband Dathan, Cody Derkowski, Jessica Cooper; great grandchildren, Chasidy Nowicki, Halley Cooper, Bradley Nowicki;  brothers and sisters, Chester Derkowski, Frances Benkowski, David Derkowski, Anna Derkowski; and  numerous other family members. The family would like to thank all his doctors for the special care given Willie, also Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation, AMA Home Health Care, Washington County E.M.S. and numerous family and friends for their special care. Visitation with the Derkowski Family will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 30 in Brenham Memorial Chapel with rosary at 7:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial for Willie Derkowski will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 31 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with Monsignor Benedict Zientek as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Memorials are requested to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer, Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Share condolences at

Edward William Sehlke

Edward William Sehlke, 80, of Brenham, the husband of Ruby Sehlke, died July 19, 2015 at Hospice Brazos Valley of Bryan.   Funeral services will be held  at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg, with Pastor Denise Seymour officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include: his wife Ruby Sehlke of Brenham, sisters and brother-in-law:  Clarice and Bobby Bredthauer of Burton and Betty Ann Hohlt of Burton, a sister in law; Alice Ahlhardt,  nieces: Kathy Ransleben and Linda Wade nephews: Alan, Glenn, Kevin, Craig Hohlt and Byron Bredthauer, and first cousins Garland Sehlke and Faye Pomphankin. Edward was preceded in death by his son, Robert William Sehlke, parents, nephew Albert Ahlhardt, brothers-in-law: Elmer Hohlt, and Elwood Ahlhardt. Funeral arrangements for Edward William Sehlke are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham To post a tribute to the family, visit

Betty Jarvis

Betty Jarvis, age 81 of Navasota passed away on July 8, 2015. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 14, from 2:00 - 4:00pm with funeral services following at 7:00pm at Canon Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Dobbs officiating.  Interment will be private. Guest book at  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484 (936) 372-3683

Max Harry Faterkowski

Max Harry Faterkowski,  87, the husband of Maggie Zientek Faterkowski, died July 9, 2015 in Houston. The Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, July 13, 2015 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill, with Msgr. Benedict Zientek, Celebrant, and Deacon John Pelletier.   Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with a Rosary scheduled for 7 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Faterkowski of Chappell Hill; sons and daughters-in-law Harry and Doris Faterkowski of Chappell Hill and Robert and Rose Marie Faterkowski of Houston; daughters and sons-in-law Jeanne and David Bunch of Cypress, and Jeannette and Richard Bartels of Tomball; grandchildren: Ryan and Kim Faterkowski, Rachel Faterkowski, Morgan and Scott Cooke, Meagan Faterkowski, Christopher Faterkowski, Matthew and Allison Bunch, Ashley Bartels; step-grandchildren: Ryan Bartels and Eric Bartels; great-grandchildren: Steven and Rylee Faterkowski; sister, Helen Pawlowski of Willis. Also surviving are numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Preceding him in death were his parents, nine brothers and two sisters. Funeral arrangements for Max Harry Faterkowski are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit

Martha Lee (Weiss) Patrick

Martha Lee (Weiss) Patrick, 92, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2015 in Brenham, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Gilbert, Delmus and Delphine; sister Laura Belle Zuehlke and husband James Patrick Jr. She is survived by her two sons, Cecil Lee Patrick, John Clark Patrick along with four grandchildren, Laura Leigh Patrick Rogers, Robert Lee Patrick-Gregory, John Clark Patrick Jr. and James Christopher Patrick. Funeral services for Martha Lee Patrick are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, July 13, 2015 at Wesley Brethren Church, with Pastor Michael Groseclose officiating. Burial will take place in Resthaven Cemetery in Houston at 2:45 p.m. Monday. Visitation is scheduled for 5:30 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements for Martha Lee Patrick are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit

Rose Olivarez

Rose Olivarez, 80, of Columbus, Texas passed away on July 7, 2015 in Columbus. She was born on September 4, 1934 to Rafael and Marta (Morales) Gonzales in Westhoff, TX. On June 5, 1960 she married Francisco Olivarez. Rose was a L.V.N. and a Home Health Care worker for many years. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus, and Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Mary Queen of the Snows #1588. Rose is survived by her daughters, Sarah Hernandez and husband Henry of Columbus, TX, and Lori Ligues of Columbus, TX; son, David Olivarez and wife Tracy of Columbus, TX; sisters, Martha Gonzales of Cuero, TX, Belen Sims of Clifton, TX, Margaret Longoria and husband Manuel of Houston, TX, Mary Carlow of Victoria, TX, Annie Morrison and husband Jim of Scottsdale, AZ, and Frances Cuellar and husband John of Seguin, TX; brothers, Tim Gonzales of Indianapolis, IN, Alfred Gonzales of Kansas City, MO, Tom Gonzales of Houston, TX, Val Gonzales of Manor, TX, Manuel Gonzales and wife Sherry of Dale, TX, Ralph Gonzales of San Antonio, TX, and Louis Gonzales of Odessa, TX; 7 grandchildren, Madison, Marcus, and Molly Olivarez of Columbus, TX, Jett Ligues of Columbus, TX, Jessica DeSantis and husband Mike of Ft. Worth, TX, Jacqueline Hernandez of Conroe, TX, and Janelle Hernandez of Columbus, TX; and 3 great grandchildren, Cruz, Lucas, and Kali DeSantis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francisco Olivarez, parents, Rafael and Marta Gonzales, sister, Candice Mitten, and son-in-law, Richard Ligues. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with a Parish Prayer Service and Catholic Daughters Rosary at 7:00 pm; and visitation on Friday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015, 10:00 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Fr. Robert Guerra officiating. Burial will take place in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 N. Jefferson, La Grange, TX 78945; Catholic Daughters of the Americas, P.O. Box 669, Columbus, TX 78934; St. Anthony Catholic Church or School, P.O. Box 669, Columbus, TX 78934.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Henneke Funeral Home, LTD. Columbus, TX.

Jack Edward "Tebo" Ray, Jr.

Jack Edward “Tebo” Ray, Jr., 52, of Somerville, died July 3, 2015, in Somerville, TXVisitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. A memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 9 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton with Pastor Glen Schoeneberg officiating. Survivors include his wife, Merry Jo Ray of Somerville; mother, Jerlene Ray of Brenham; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Rachel Ray, Mitchell and Tracy Ray and Tyler and Renee Ray, all of Brenham; grandchildren, Jack Mitchell Ray, Jay Gilmore, Karris Gilmore, Tyler Gilmore and Kaci Gilmore; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Keith Schoenemann of Burton, Jackie Ray of Brenham and Rene Ray and Justin Wostarek of Brenham; aunts, Shirley Hoff and Florence Hoff; cousin, Larry Hoff and Erich Hoff; nieces and nephews, Misty and Kevin Lucherk, Kacey and Chad Weiss, Nick and Ashley Goldberg, Kyle and Karen Roemer, Kurt and April Roemer, Hannah Roemer, Megan and Chris Brewster; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Ray Sr.; uncle, Lawrence Hoff Jr.; brother-in-law, Lemroy Goldberg; grandparents, Lawrence and Linda Hoff, Walter Jackson and Willie Ray. Funeral arrangements for Jack “Tebo” Ray Jr. 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.

EddieLow Lohmeyer Kiel

EddieLow Lohmeyer Kiel, 86, of Washington and the widow of Emil Kiel, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 at her home with family by her side. She is survived by: her daughters, Barbara Humphreys and husband Terry of Washington, LaBeth Snyder and husband Robert of Katy, and Sue Schwartz and husband Dale of Burton; grandsons, Kielan Snyder of Denver, Colorado, and Allen Schwartz of Burton; sister-in-law, Shirley Stefka of Caldwell; brother-in-law, Glenn Kiel and wife Pat of College Station; and sister-in-law, Margie Keil of Waco; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with the Kiel family will be this evening from 5-7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral service for EddieLow Kiel will be held Tuesday, July 7 at 2 pm at Friedens Church of Washington with Pastor Greg Felder officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, Texas.  Condolences may be sent to

Charles William Schulte

Charles William Schulte, 70, husband of Mary Ann Hahn Schulte, passed away July 2, 2015 at MD Anderson in Houston, after fighting a courageous ten year battle with Multiple Myeloma Cancer.  Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2015 at First Baptist Church, with Pastor Martin Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Memorial Oaks Chapel.  Charles was a true patriot, and, in his honor, the family requests that all who wish to pay their respects to begin calling at Memorial Oaks Chapel on Sunday, July 5, 2015, so everyone can celebrate the Fourth of July and its significance with their own friends and family. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Schulte; son and daughter-in-law John and Kristi Schulte of Jourdanton, Tx.; daughters Stacey Walters of Brenham, and Stephanie Kaiser of College Station; grandchildren: Mary Kate Walters, Winston Walters, Kristin Kaiser, Connor Kaiser, Dillon Schulte, and Caden Schulte; sister-in-law Barbara Schulte of Houston; sisters and brothers-in-law Johnnie and Harold Kolkhorst of Houston, and Mary “Puddin” and Charles Barnes of Brenham; brother-in-law Jimmie Hahn, Jr.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Charles and Cynthia Hahn, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Elsie and Johnie Schulte; sister, Marian “Sugar” Kolkhorst; brother, Johnie “Bubba”  Schulte, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jimmie Sr. and Alma Hahn. Funeral arrangements for Charles William Schulte are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit

Lenora Wellmann

Funeral services for Lenora Wellmann, 91, widow of Harry Wellmann, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville, with Pastor Kenneth Weiss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Wellmann passed away June 30, 2015 at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include sons Donald Ray Wellmann, Glenn Dean Wellmann, Harvey Lee Wellmann, and Anthony Wellmann, all of Brenham; daughter, Barbara Kohring of Brenham; grandchildren: Cheryl Jozwiak, Lori Reichwein and husband Robert, Teresa Voskamp and husband Casey, Randall Korhing and wife Michelle, Bradley Kohring and wife Daphne, Misty Dominey and husband Lloyd, Timothy Wellmann and wife Amy, Samantha and Jonathan Pelkemeyer, Krystal Wellmann, Burt Wellmann and wife Lisa, and Amanda Sebastian and husband Josh; brother and sister-in-law Harold and Elizabeth Remmert, Arthur Lee and Laverne Remmert, and a sister-in-law, Alice Remmert, all of Bellville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Robert and Selma Wellmann, and Ernest and Erline Wellmann. Also surviving are numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Mrs. Wellmann was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Wellmann; her parents; a son-in-law, Robert Kohring; daughter-in-law, Diana Wellmann; brothers Melvin and Wilbert Remmert; sister, Willie Mae Ramsey, and a grandson-in-law, William Joswiak. Funeral arrangements for Lenora Wellmann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit

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