Obituaries


Anita (Buerger) Oberhoff

Anita (Buerger) Oberhoff, 94, widow of Erich  Charlie  Oberhoff, died May 25, 2016 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2016 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Sandy Hill. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pastor Bill Schwertlich will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include a son, Ricky Carl Oberhoff of Brenham;  daughter, Pat Kohring of Brenham;  daughter-in-law, Linda Oberhoff of Washington; sister, Helen Jacob; sisters-in-law Eddie Ruth Oberhoff, Ruby Lee Oberhoff, Evelyn Oberhoff, Lenora Oberhoff, and Effie Oberhoff; grandchildren: Russell and Amanda Kohring, Amy Kohring and Michael Appling, Thresia and Keith Schlabach, Erich William Oberhoff,  and Brazos Oberhoff; great-grandchildren: Hannah Emshoff, Brette Kohring, Blake Kohring, Hunter Schlabach, Barrett Kohring, Bobbie Appling, Mitchell Schlabach, Laynee Appling, and Zoie Oberhoff. Anita was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Erich Oberhoff on May 22, 2008;  son, Bobbie Lyn Oberhoff; son-in-law Bobbie Ray Kohring; brothers and sisters-in-law Lonnie and Amber, Walter and Virginia, Charlie and Mildred, and Bill and Dottie; brothers-in-law Ernest, Edwin, Albin, Henry Lee, Nelson, Gilbert and Erwin; sisters-in-law: Ester, Laverne, and Ann Oberhoff. Funeral arrangements for Anita Buerger Oberhoff are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Gene Meschwitz

Gene Meschwitz, age 62, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 in M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Gene Meschwitz is survived by:  his mother Mary Meschwitz; special friend Kimberly Jenkins; sister-in-law Cynthia Meschwitz; niece Megan Voelkel; great-niece Emalee Archer; cousins Glen and Gayle Meschewitz; Sylvia and George Jurica. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by Rosary at 7:00 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel on Monday, May 23. Mass of Christian Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 24 followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611 To share condolences visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Dr. Ernest Henry Koepf

Dr. Ernest Henry Koepf passed away peacefully on May 14, 2016 at the age of 104.  Services will be held on ­Saturday May 21st at 11:00 AM at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Brenham, TX officiated by The Rev. David Ottsen.  A reception honoring his life will follow in the church Parish hall.  Memorial Oaks Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Ernest was preceded in death by his daughter Roxanne Koepf Schneider and his loving wife of 67 years, Josephine (Jo).  He is survived by his sister Marguerite Marsh and his daughter, Nina Hopkins; 6 grandchildren, Marc Schneider, Melissa Schneider Sabo, Wendy Schneider Halliday, Amy Schneider, Holly Hopkins Richardson, & Mike Hopkins Jr; & 10 great grandchildren, Casey Marie, Amanda, & Jaden Schneider, Joshua, & Christopher Sabo, Natalie, Rachel, & Eric Halliday, & Tyler and Travis Hopkins. For more information or to post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com or call 979-836-4564.

Ira Mae Hinze

Visitation for Ira Mae Hinze, age 89, will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 12:00 – 7:00pm at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange. Family will receive visitors from 5:00 – 7:00pm followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00pm.  Funeral services for Ira Mae Hinze will be held Wednesday May 18th, at 2:00pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top. Interment in the Hills Cemetery near Round Top. Memorial may be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top or Round Top-Warrenton Volunteer Fire Department. Services are under the direction of Fayette Memorial Funeral Home of La Grange.

 Wayde A. Hamrick

Wayde  A. Hamrick, 73, died Friday, May 13, 2016, as the result of a boating accident in Oldenburg in Fayette County. Wayde is survived by his loving family:  wife Cynthia, children Susan and Brian Eastland of Lake Jackson, and Anne Tarwater of Boerne, and grandchildren, Chase Elizabeth Eastland, Cullen Eastland, Reese Tarwater and Lillian Grace Tarwater. Also surviving him are nephew Richard Hawkins of Dayton, niece Karen Skelton and family of Bossier City, Louisiana, and brother-and sister-in-law Bill and Gloria Knight of Powder Springs, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brock and Frances Hamrick, and sister, Joyce Ann Hawkins. Visitation with the family will be at Memorial Oaks Chapel from 6 – 8 Tuesday evening, with the funeral at First United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Galveston County Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock. Funeral arrangements for Wayde A. Hamrick are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Johnnie "Mack" Dahmann, Jr.

Johnnie "Mack" Dahmann, Jr., 75, of Brenham, died May 9, 2016, at Brenham Nursing and Rehab Center in Brenham. The funeral service for Johnnie “Mack” Dahmann, Jr. will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Gay Hill with Pastor Skip Stutts officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his brothers and sisters-in-law, Will and June Dahmann of Johnson City and Charles and Mechelle Dahmann of Brenham; nieces and nephews, William Keith Dahmann and wife Tonya, LaVonda Sue Renfro and husband Craig, Gage Dahmann and wife Dana, Jessica Vela and husband Leo and Christopher Janecek; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Kristen and Erin Dahmann, Colby Renfro and wife Lisa, Brooke Renfro, Jake Renfro, J.P. Dahmann, and Kaden and Madelyn Vela. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral arrangements for Johnnie “Mack” Dahmann, 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.com.

Morris "Bubba" Brewton

Morris “Bubba” Brewton, age 83 of Brenham, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016. His surviving loving family includes: son, David Brewton and wife Dawn of Brenham; daughter, Jenny Hrbacek and husband Dean of Sugarland; grandchildren, Sarah and Dakota Brewton and Bradley, Byron, and Amanda Hrbacek; sister, Elizabeth Herzog of Clay, Mary Kay Janner and husband Charles of Clay; sister-in-law, Elisabeth Behrend Bennett; nephew, Rusty Janner; niece, Gayle Bednar and close friend, Judy Rudloff Visitation with the Brewton family will be Friday, May 13th from 5 - 7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Morris “Bubba” Brewton will be held Saturday, May 14th at 10 a.m. in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville with Reverend Erbey Gonzalez officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Memorial donations are requested to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville. Services for Morris “Bubba” Brewton are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer Street in Brenham.  Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Lloyd Klaus

Lloyd Klaus, 75, of Cat Spring, TX., passed away May, 9, 2016 in Weimar, TX He was born October 21, 1940, in Shelby, TX., the son of Roy and Elvira (Meischen) Klaus. Lloyd grew up in the Shelby area, graduating from Round Top-Carmine High School, in 1959. After high school he attended Blinn Junior College and Sam Houston State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree.  Lloyd was united in marriage to Nila Schluns in Bellville, on July 5, 1970. He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Cat Spring, held numerous offices for the Sons of Hermann for 60 years. He was also a member of the Austin County Fruit and Nut Committee and the unofficial Mayor of Cat Spring.  Lloyd enjoyed wood working and tending to his cattle. He had a gift to gab that allowed him to converse with anyone, anywhere. Mr. Klaus is survived by his wife of over 45 years: Nila Klaus of Cat Spring. Daughter: Beverly Miles and her husband, Chris, of New Waverly. Sons: Roy Klaus and his partner, David Zak, of Montgomery and Ryan Klaus and his wife, Kelly, of Houston. Grandchildren: Kimmie Freund and her husband, Matt, Mike Donnell and Laurel Klaus Great-grandchildren: Kinley Freund and McKenzie Donnell Sister: Joylene Mathis and her husband, Ken of Shelby Brother: Weldon Klaus and his wife, Pearlie, of Shelby Sisters and brothers-in-law: Fay and Shannon Johnson, Lola and Dennis Landua and Karen and Bob McGill. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Elvira Klaus. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00pm, Thursday, May 12th, at the Schmidt Funeral Home, in Bellville.  Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am, Friday, May 13th, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Cat Spring with Pastor Kevin Haug officiating. Interment will follow in the Milheim Cemetery in Milheim, TX. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to either: St. John Lutheran Church, 480 Ross Street., Cat Spring, TX 78933 or to the Milheim Cemetery, c/o Hurst Barbee, 4748 FM 949, Sealy, TX 77474. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P O Box 610, 12029 Hwy. 36 South, Bellville, TX 77418 --- 979 865-2424 --- www.schmidtfunerals.com

Evelyn Frieda Herrmann Maurer

Evelyn Frieda Herrmann Maurer, 84, of Brenham and the wife of Melvin Henry Maurer passed away May 1, 2016. Evelyn is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Jimmie and Barbara Maurer, Rodney and Jerri Maurer, Douglas and Dorothy Maurer, and Neil Maurer; grandchildren Jason Maurer, Wesley Maurer and wife Jamie, Kimberly Schramm and husband Jeremy, Stephen Maurer, Jamie Hafner and husband Kyle, Kelcie LaRoche and husband Rocky, and Meghan Maurer; great-grandchildren MacKenzie Maurer-McMillan, Austin Maurer, Avery Maurer, Caleb Maurer, Kennedy Schramm, Jaxon Schramm, Grant Schramm, Carter Schramm and Tristan Hafner; sisters Allyne Weiss and Lillie Watkins; sisters-in-law Nina Herrmann and Virginia Herrmann; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Wilma and Robert Lee Wittneben; brother-in-law and wife Karl and Sue Hoff; also by many nieces, nephews and close friends. Visitation with the Maurer family will be Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Funeral services for Evelyn Maurer will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund,  Hospice - Brazos Valley or the charity of your choice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer Street, Brenham, Tx., 979-836-3611. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com  

Sandy Mertins

Sandy Mertins age 68 of The Woodlands, Texas passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. A memorial service will be held Monday, May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in The Woodlands United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 3rd at 2:00 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Interment will be at Prairie Lea Cemetery. A reception will follow at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Sandy Mertins is survived by: her husband of 45 years, Les Mertins; daughter, Holly Hamby and husband Cary; son, Matt Mertins and wife Kristen; grandchildren, Kallista and Kade Mertins, Parker, Peyton, and Graeme Hamby; sisters, Kerry Arnoldi and husband Jeff, Glenda Scott and Cheryl Calfee; brothers, Jim Hardy and Mike Hardy; brother-in-law, Carl Bubba Mertins and sister-in- law, Grace Kankel and husband Willie. If desired, donations may be given to The Alzheimer’s Association. 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. 

Walter Frederick Thielemann

Walter Frederick Thielemann, 88, of Brenham, passed away peacefully at Brenham Nursing & Rehab Center on April 18, 2016 in the presence of family and friends. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham.  The celebration of life will be on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:00am at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill, with the Rev. Kyle Merkle officiating.  Burial will follow at Prairie Hill Church Cemetery. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Evelyn; daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and David Stegent; Tricia and Scott Schroeder; son and daughter-in-law, Arlen and Heather Thielemann, all of Brenham.  Grandchildren, Ryan Stegent and his wife Kristin; Corey Stegent and his wife Kristi; Brooke Huckert and her husband Darren; all of Brenham, Shea Thielemann of Dallas; Dillon and Addie Thielemann, Makenna, Hayden, and Evan Schroeder, all of Brenham.  Great grandchildren include Manning, Tapestry, Cherish, Liberty, Jubilee, Mercy, Treasure, Ethan and Olivia Stegent; Swayzee, Harper, and Reegan Huckert, all of Brenham.  Sister and brother-in-law, Elverna and Herman Borchardt of Brenham; brother and sister-in-law, Wilbert and Dinora Thielemann of Katy; sisters-in-law, Elaine Thielemann and husband, Ralph Grinde of Cat Spring; and Dorothy Luedke of Centerville.  Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charlie, Sr. and Olga Riechers; sister and brother-in-law, Vada and Roy Bockhorn; brother, Milton Thielemann; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ervin and Theckla “Babe” Riechers, Burney and Lorene “Sis” Riechers, Charlie Jr. and Mary Ann Riechers, and Gerald Luedke. Funeral arrangements for Walter F. Thielemann are being entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham.  For more information please call 979-836-4564 or visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Walline Lottie Seale

Funeral services for Walline Lottie Seale, 86, of Brenham, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Gay Hill, with Pastor Skip Stutts officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Seale, widow of Olan Seale,  passed away April 17, 2016 at Brenham Rest Home. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her son, Curtis Seale of Channelview; daughters Cathy Mallon and husband Stephen of Alba, Texas; grandchildren: Patrick McMillan, Bryan Seale, Christopher Seale, and Julie Seale; great-grandchildren: Macee McMillan, Emma McMillan, Harper McMillan, Max McMillan, Caden and Trevor Steward, Summer Seale, Riley Seale, Kendyll Williams, and Klipper Williams; brothers and sisters-in-law Edwin and Annie Mae Studhalter, Edward and Judy Studhalter, and sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Milton Haack, all of Brenham. Mrs. Seale was preceded in death by her husband, Olan Seale, and a brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Adeline Studhalter. Funeral arrangements for Walline Seale are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Ella Lueck Tegeler

Ella Lueck Tegeler, 95, widow of LeRoy Frank Tegeler, passed away April 15, 2016 in Brenham. A Graveside Service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Prairie Lea Cemetery, with Pastor Brianna Merkle officiating. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Ella Tegeler was born in Gay Hill on June 6, 1920 to Herman and Martha Hold Lueck. Baptized August 29, 1920 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Gay Hill, she was confirmed April 14, 1935 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brenham. On June 29, 1941, she married LeRoy Tegeler in HoustonMrs. Tegeler enjoyed bridge and dancing, and was a member of the Top Cats Dancing Club. She enjoyed eating out on Fridays, and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, LeRoy F. Jr. and Lottie Tegeler of Brenham; grandchildren: Carl Tegeler and wife Sarah, and Dana Tegeler. A great-grandchild will be born in July of 2016. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband, and a sister, Lillie Krupka. Memorials may be directed to the Building Fund of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

LeVerne Lucille (Jaeger) Hinze

LeVerne Lucille (Jaeger) Hinze, 89, of Burton, died April 14, 2016, at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation with the family will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Foehner Funeral Home in Burton. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 18, 2016 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, with Rev. David Tinker officiating. Burial will follow in Carmine Cemetery. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Joyce Hinze of Giddings; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Wade Eilers of Carmine; grandchildren: Clint and Stacy Eilers, Christy and Matt Kelley, Nicholas and Karla Hinze, John and Carrie Hinze, and Mary Hinze; great-grandchildren: Kate, Jill and Tess Eilers, Seth Kelley and expected baby boy Kelley, and Reagan and Cooper Hinze. Other surviving relatives are cousin Sarita Mutscher, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. LeVerne was preceded in death by her parents; husband on April 29, 2001; twin sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernice and J. R. Loewe, and Berdie and Max Siegmund; brother-in-law and sister-in-law,  Elfon and L Dee Hinze; cousin, Barbara Ann Wagner. Funeral arrangements for LeVerne Lucille Jaeger Hinze are entrusted to Foehner Funeral Home in Burton. For more information visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Vernon Carroll Blum

Vernon Carroll Blum, 84, passed away April 5, 2016 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, April 8, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor Pat Lehrer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Richard and Rosa Blum of Burton; daughters Anna Herrington and husband Rex of College Station, and Helen Schulte of Greenvine; grandchildren: Rachel (Drew) Robertson, Rebecca (Mark) Dupre, Dale Herrington, Ben (Margaret) Herrington, Joshua Herrington, Stephanie Schulte, Stacy Schulte, and Jeremy and Sasha Schulte; great-grandchildren: Rylee Robertson, Raegan Robertson, Xavier Schulte, Tyrone Schulte, D’Mitry Schulte, Aiden Schulte, Sydnee Schulte, Jaxon Schulte, Isis Schulte, Trent Schulte, and Omarion Schulte. Other surviving relatives are sister-in-law and brother-in-law Beverly and Carlos Cardenas, and sisters-in-law Edith Brummett and Violet Brummett, as well as a brother-in-law, Tommy Minchew. Mr. Blum was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Ann Blum; Ed and Marie Blum, Harvey and Mabel Blum, Judy and Linda Blum, Vernon C. Blum, Jr.,  and Randy Schulte. Funeral arrangements for Vernon Carroll Blum are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the families, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Edith Lena Pfeiffer

Edith Lena (Lehmann)Pfeiffer was born Feb 9, 1915, the daughter of John Henry Lehmann and Anna Jahnz Lehmann at home in the New Prospect community, Lee Co, Ledbetter, Texas.  Edith’s life ended on March 3l, 2016 at her residence near Carmine.  She lived an active life for more than 101 years. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, April 4, 2016 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Round Top, with Pastor John David Nedbalek officiating. Burial will follow in the Carmine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Foehner Funeral Home in Burton. Edith is survived by her daughter Jeanette and her husband Fritz Schoenst, grandchildren Sue Schoenst and Kim Sternadel,  Staci and husband Nick Brailas and one Brother-in-law Bennie Pfeiffer along with numerous  nieces, nephews and many greats.    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters and their husbands, namely, Annie Hees (Herbert), Marie Schramm(Frank), Hilda Hermann, Leona Spitzenberger (Paul)  and Alma Breddin (Edwin)plus her aunts and uncles and her in-laws, namely, Charlie and Elsie Pfeiffer, Alex and Mamie Pfeiffer, Bruno and Tekla Pfeiffer, Rena  and Alfred Mertz, Betty and Muff Pfeiffer. Funeral arrangements for Edith Lena Pfeiffer are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Evelyn S. Klausmeyer

Evelyn S. Klausmeyer, 81, wife of Elgin Klausmeyer, passed away March 31, 2016 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 3, 2016 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham, with Pastors Phil Fenton and Brianna Merkle officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her husband, Elgin Klausmeyer; sons and daughters-in-law Randy and Pat Klausmeyer, and Mark and Connie Klausmeyer, all of Brenham; grandchildren: Amy Lynn Klausmeyer and special friend, Joe Kulcak; Nikki Renee Klausmeyer and fiancé Calvin King; Kristen Nicole Schroeder and husband Adam, and Kayla Beth Klausmeyer and special friend, Lance Taylor; sisters-in-law Janet Sander and Flora Dell Marek; nieces and nephews Carol Ann Schuey, Regan Scott Sander, and Deborah Sander. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Rev. Arthur H. Sander, Jr.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Reinhardt and Thekla Klausmeyer,  and brothers-in-law Roger Kaase and Henry Marek. Funeral arrangements for Evelyn Klausmeyer are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Linda Ott Bartels

Linda Ott Bartels, age 89 and the widow of Idie Bartels, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at her home in Shelby, Texas. Linda Bartels is survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Royce and Barbara Bartels, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her special family friends Chase Franklin, Faye, Emmitt Jr., Emmitt III, Emmitt IV Schultz, Linda Parsons, and Debbie and Mike Byrd.  Visitation for Linda Bartels will be Wednesday, March 30 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016 in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Memorials can be given to Hospice Brazos Valley 302 East Blue Bell Rd, Brenham, TX 77833 or the Keith Bartels Memorial Scholarship fund. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 979.836.3611 Share condolences at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Raymond Lynn Zimmermann

Raymond Lynn Zimmermann, academic adviser and Lutheran minister, died Thursday, March 24, at the age of 84. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Monday, March 28, 2016 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg, with Pastor Denise Seymour officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel.  Survivors include his wife, Carra Zimmermann of Burton; children, Rebeca Zimmermann and husband Donn Friedman, Jennifer Zimmermann and Jeffrey Zimmermann and wife Yvonne Zimmermann; grandchildren, Zev Friedman, Justin Zimmermann, Lauren Zimmermann, Ali Roberts, Eli Friedman, Rachel Zimmermann, Jaycee Seago, Jeffrey Zimmermann and Jace Zimmermann. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Harold and Melrose Zimmermann and brother and sister-in-law Jimmy and Gerry Zimmermann; nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law Pastor Dan and Evelyn Zimmermann, his brother-in-law Elmer Hohlt and his brother- and sister-in-law Marvin and Charlene Hohlt.  Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg or Hospice Brazos Valley. Funeral arrangements for Raymond Lynn Zimmermann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Theodore Naumann, Jr.

Theodore Naumann, Jr. Passed away March 20, 2016, at St. Joseph in Bryan, TX with his family by his side. Theodore is preceded in death by parents Theodore & Henrietta Naumann, mother-in-law and father-in-law Florine Lilley and Ed & Faye Holub and brother-in-law Richard Lilley. Theodore leaves behind his loving wife of 47 years Beverly and 4 children, Trisha Greiffenstein and special friend Brian Powers, Theodore (Pete) and wife Meggan, John and wife Nicole, Hilary Koch and husband Dennis, and extended family KimGreiffenstein.  Grandchildren Kimberly & Chase Nelson, Taylor Krolczyk & special friend Derek Grimm, Jay Tanner Maxfield, Ethan and Braeden Greiffensein, Kameron Koch and Hali & Kinley Naumann. Great grandchildren are Aubrey Grimm, Emily Nelson and one to be born in May. Beloved pets Taco, Rico and Lucy are missing Theodore. He is further survived by sister Gloria & husband Charles Rauch, brother Fred Naumann and aunt Margaret Klaehn & husband Raymond. Funeral arrangements for Theodore are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel. Visitation will be March 23, 2016, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm with memorial service to follow at 3:00 pm. 

Quincy H. Linnstaedter, Jr.

Quincy H. Linnstaedter, Jr., 86, passed peacefully on March 16, 2016 at Brenham Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services for Quincy H. Linnstaedter are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, March 21, 2016 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with Rev. Jack Meeker officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Danna Anders and Jimmy Anders; sons and daughters-in-law Richard and Pat Linnstaedter, and Ronald and Charlotte Linnstaedter;  step-daughter Wanda Janes and husband Jimmie; grandchildren: Dalton Anders, Colten Anders, Crystal Linnstaedter, Christopher Linnstaedter; step-grandchildren: Rhonda Janes, Terrie McBride, and Jimmie Dale Janes; one great grandson and three step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Thelma; a brother and sister-in-law, A. G. and Doris Linnstaedter. Funeral arrangements for Quincy H. Linnstaedter, Jr. are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Agnes Elaine McKean Dorow

In the stillness and quietness of the night, Agnes Elaine McKean Dorow passed away in the comfort of her home on Saturday, March 12, 2016.  She departed this earth as we know it and raced toward the heavens to meet her Lord and Savior.  Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 10:00am at The First United Methodist Church in Brenham, with Pastor Jon Stouffer officiating. Burial will take place at 2:30pm the at family plot at Staples Cemetery in Staples, Texas.  The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her loving husband H.A. “Buddy” Dorow of Brenham. She will be greatly missed by her children, daughter Lynda Elaine Sherman of San Angelo, daughter and son-in-law Debra Ann and Richard (Rick) Eckert of Greenvine, son and daughter-in-law John Henry and Susan Veselka Dorow of  Lubbock, and son Bob Allen Dorow of Houston.  Brother and sister-in-law Richard Allen and Chris Boyce McKean of Austin, and sister-in-law Clara Dorow Deavers of Portland. Her grandchildren who meant the world to her: Ashley and Ashton Anderson of  Abilene, Andrew and Tatum Dorow of Houston, Lacy Eckert of Greenvine, Luke Eckert of Greenvine, Lillie “Ann” Cook, Debra Gatlin, Henry Gatlin, Michael Gatlin and Reed Yandell of  San Angelo.  Great-grandchildren Jackson, Easton and Brecken Anderson, Gunner Dorow, Stephen and Cameron McGraw and Brandon Cook, Robert Bivins, Michelle and Memphis Gatlin and Ryan Gatlin. Great-great-grandchildren Jordan and Jaden McCraw, numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends Ruth Bates, Violet Graeber, and Dana Edwards.  She is preceded in death by her parents, in-laws Henry and Annie Dorow, sisters and brother-in-law Julia Mae and James Hamby, Ruth Irene and Freddie Bauerlein, brother-in-law Lloyd Deavers, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Regina and Mike Dolan.  Servings as pallbearers are her grandsons Ashton Anderson, Andrew Dorow, Luke Eckert, Henry Gatlin, Reed Yandell and special friend Doyce Wells. Honorary Pallbearers are her grandson Michael Gatlin and special friend Charlie Droddy. Memorials may be directed to The First United Methodist Church of Brenham or to any favorite charity. Funeral arrangements for Elaine Dorow are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham.       

 

Richard E. Miller

Richard E. Miller, 75 of Brenham and the widower of Cathy Miller, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital, Bryan. Surviving loving family includes: his children and their spouses, Richard, Jr. and Karen Miller of College Station, Tracy and John Baber of King George, Virginia, Darlene and Jerry Vierus of Brenham, Michael and Donise Miller of Wichita, Kansas; grandchildren, Kevin Baber and special friend Crystal Crawford, Nicholas and Erin Vierus, Nichole and Chad Gandy, Natalie Vierus and fiancé Derrick Kramer, Mason Miller and special friend Rika Williams, Darian, Caitlyn and Leah Miller; great grandchildren, Braeden and Baylor Gandy, Kennedy Cruz, Carter and Cooper Vierus, soon to be Emberly Miller; special friend and caregiver Kim Krause; special friend Barbara Branch; brother and sister-in-law, Charles, Jr. and Maredith Miller; pet companion Elvis.  A memorial service for Richard E. Miller will be held Tuesday, March 15th at 3:00 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Memorials are requested to American Cancer Society or Brenham Honor Guard. 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 

Billy Joe Keeton

Billy Joe Keeton, 68, of Brenham, the husband of Linda Keeton, died on March 12, 2016. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel with Pastor Ray Payne officiating.  A graveside service will be held at Waller Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Visitation will be from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Monday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife Linda Keeton, daughters and sons-in-law:  Kimberly Ann Frazier of Plano, TX., Lisa Michelle Carter and husband Kevin of Royse City TX., and Angela Kay Poston and husband Marc of La Porte, TX., brothers and sisters-in-law: Doy and Linda Keeton of Brenham, Tommy and Susan Keeton of Dickinson, TX.,  and Gary Keeton and Sherri Hodges of Independence TX., sister:  Margaret Mallard of Burton, grandchildren: Zachary Carter, Sean Poston Jr., Colton Carter, Mackenzie Frazier, Morgan Poston and Hayden Frazier, other relatives: Jeffrey and Ruby Counts, Bonnie Rushing, Oscar and Carol Oliver, and numerous nephews and nieces. Memorial may be given to American Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements for Billy Joe Keeton are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W.  Main St., Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Evelyn Heine Kochwelp

Evelyn Heine Kochwelp, 91, a lifelong resident of Washington County, was called to her heavenly home on March 11, 2016.  Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, March 14, 2016 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg, with Pastor Denise Seymour officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:30 Sunday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Evelyn is survived by her daughters Jo Ann Brieden and Susie Seeber, both of Brenham; son, Doug Kochwelp of Tomball; grandchildren: Stephanie Seeber Day and husband Ted of Allen; Arty and Sarah Brieden of College Station; Jolene and Matt Hoffpauir of Spring; Kevin and Amy Seeber of Brenham, and Tyler and Kellen Kochwelp of Spring; great-grandchildren: Rex Day, Mason and Cass Seeber, T.J. McCubbin, Megan and Mason Hoffpauir, and Elizabeth, Evelyn, and Ann Margaret Brieden. She is also survived by one brother, Woodrow Heine, and a niece, Nina Kochwelp Pieper, as well as numerous cousins and other relativesIn addition to her beloved husband, Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Mattie Korthauer Heine; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gus and Alma Kochwelp; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Erwin and Irene Kochwelp, and a sister, Ora Nell HeineFuneral arrangements for Evelyn Marie Kochwelp are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

 

Kathyrine Reese Jones

Kathyrine Reese Jones, age 100, passed away March 5, 2016, in Grapevine, Texas. Kathyrine Reese Jones is survived by daughters Khaki Simank, LeGrand Spradley and husband Larry, daughter-in-law Sally Jones; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Visitation with the Jones family will be Wednesday, March 9 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 10, 2016 in First United Methodist Church, Brenham with Pastor Jon Stouffer officiating.  Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Julie Ann Jones Memorial Trust, P. O. Box 382, Brenham, TX  77834, First United Methodist Church of Brenham or the charity of your choice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611  To share condolences visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Lilly Anne (Jaster) Drews

Lilly Anne (Jaster) Drews, 98, widow of Willie “Bill” Drews, passed away March 7, 2016 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 11, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton, with Pastor Glen Schoeneberg and Risa Garza officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Diane Drews of Spring; daughters Bette Hurta of Houston, and Diana Jankowiak and husband Jim of Spring; grandchildren: Kirby Hurta, Summer and R.J. Hegedus, Ashley and Chris Buentello, John and Maria Drews, and Jason Drews; great-grandchildren: Cameron and Alyssa Hurta, Olivia and Michael Hegedus, Oscar Buentello, and Jacob Drews. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.  Lilly is preceded in death by her husband, Willie Drews;  parents, Gus and Annie Jaster; granddaughter, Valerie Hurta; son-in-law, Jerry Hurta; grandchild, Kelli Hurta; brother and sister-in-law Herbert and Erline Jaster; sisters and brothers-in-law, Laura and Raymond Heckmann,  Mettie and Leroy Ganske, and LaVerne and Calvin Lewis. She was also preceded in death by two infant sisters. Funeral arrangements for Lilly Anne Drews are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Cindy Kolkhorst

Cindy Kolkhorst, 62, of Bellville and formerly of Brenham, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Scott & White Hospital-College Station. Her loved and cherished family includes: husband, Bobby Kolkhorst; son, Brian Kolkhorst; mother-in-law, Bernice Kolkhorst; siblings and spouses, Gloria Joswiak, Herbert and Diane Faske, Morris and Kathy Faske, Carroll “Butch” and Betsy Faske, Carol “Sally” and Kenneth Blum; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda and Ron Goerdel; along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and a great-great niece. Visitation with the Kolkhorst family will be Friday, March 4th, from 5:00- 7:00 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Graveside services for Cindy Kolkhorst will be held Saturday, March 5th at 2:00 p.m. in Prairie Lea Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Pastor Charles Parnell will officiate.  A reception will follow at Brenham Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be given to the UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care, or Salem Lutheran Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

"Jo" Marie Parker

Jo” Marie Parker, of Brenham and the widow of Gordon Parker, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 25, 2016 at the age of 92. Mrs. Parker is survived by: her daughter, Sandra Thielemann and husband Michael Puryear; granddaughter, Shea Thielemann:  nephew, Jay Richards; great nieces Erin Silva, Jamie Forgy and Bonnie Richards. A memorial service for “Jo” Marie Parker will be held Saturday, March 5th at 11:00 a.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel with Mike Smith officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. To share condolences visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Lillian Lueckemeyer Henske

Lillian Lueckemeyer Henske, 94, peacefully passed away March 2, 2016, with her family by her side in Brenham, Texas.  Each person who knew Lillian on her earthly journey will forever cherish their time with her.  Comfort is taken in knowing that she is with the Lord, as well as others who predeceased her, including her husband, Melvin "Sonny" Henske; her four brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed J. and Irene Lueckemeyer, Franklin and Ilene Lueckemeyer, T. W. “Woodrow” Lueckemeyer, and Odell Lueckemeyer; her two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lula and Boots Broecker and Dorephy and Ed Blume; her brothers-in-law, Wilbert “Buddy” Henske and Otto Henske Jr.; and her sister-in-law, LaVerne “Sister” Spitzer. Lillian is survived by her two children, Kay (Tommy) Przyborski and Russell (Lu) Henske; five grandchildren, Jay Przyborski, Jillian (Dwayne) Riske, Laurie (Chris) von Gontard, Jessica (Andrew) Moody, and Jennifer (Scott) Renner; nine great-grandchildren, Jack and Ben Riske, Garrett, Cole, and Dawson von Gontard, Kate Lillian, Emily and Kyla Moody, and Elena Renner; her sisters-in-law, Mrs. T. W. (Evelyn) Lueckemeyer, Mrs Odell (Willie Mae) Lueckemeyer, Ida Mae Henske Wubbenhorst, and Mrs. Otto (Wanda) Henske; her special cousin and neighbor, Florence and Leeland Rinn; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, all of whom will forever carry the fondest memories. The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, March 4, 2016, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel.  Pastor Phillip Fenton will officiate funeral and burial services at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2015, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham, Texas. Funeral arrangements for Lillian Lueckemeyer Henske are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Arthur Gray "Bill" Williams

Arthur Gray “Bill “Williams passed away peacefully Saturday, February 27, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan. He was 87. Arthur “Bill” Williams’ survivors include: his wife of 56 years Gladys Williams; sons, Bobby Charles Williams and wife Lanette, Mark Alan Williams and wife Sharon; sister and brother Nelda Wilke of Brenham and Willie Williams of Spring; grandchildren Robyn and Shannon Payne of Hitchcock, Jamie and Justin O’Brien of Brenham, and Carter Williams of Brenham; one great grandbaby on the way; sister and brother-in-law Katie and Luther Hueske and James Williams all of Brenham; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation with the Williams family will be Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. The funeral service for Arthur “Bill” Williams will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Brenham Memorial Chapel with Pastor Larry Embry officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or to the St. Joseph’s Regional Health Center’s Critical Care Unit. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611. To share condolences visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com. 

Miriam Steinbach Gaskamp

Miriam Steinbach Gaskamp, 91, of Brenham, widow of Garrett H. Gaskamp, died February 26, 2016 at her home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Gay Hill, with Pastor Skip Stutts officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.   Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her son, Gary Wayne Gaskamp of Brenham, and her canine companion, Sam;  sister-in-law,  Rosalee Gaskamp of Hallettsville, TX; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Roland Lueckemeyer of Cypress TX.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law,  Louis and Loretta Gaskamp of Cypress TX.;  special nephews and their families: Dale and Nannette Steinfeld, and their children Heidi and David Steinfeld, Steven and Kendall Steinfeld, and their children Spencer and Dustin Steinfeld;  special niece and family,  Sandra Steinfeld Liere and husband Richard, and their daughter Stacy Liere,  David and Pat Steinbach of Austin, and their children  Craig and Karen and their families.  Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends, as well as Miriam’s  special helper and family friend, Lonnie Johnson and special friend Dorothy Kasper and caregivers Clara Gibson, Twilia Fielder, and Ann Fielder,  who provided her with loving care. She was preceded in death by her husband Garrett H. Gaskamp; parents, Louis C. Sr. and Lena Steinbach; father-in-law and mother-in-law,  Louis and Louise Gaskamp, sisters and brothers-in-law,  Gladys and Charlie Steinfeld Jr., Lillian and Howard Payne; brother and sister-in-law, Louis C. Jr. and Floy Steinbach, brothers-in-law: Perry, Leroy and Rueben Gaskamp; sister-in- law, Verda Gaskamp and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Pearl and Melvin Hugo, and nephews, James and David Hugo. Funeral arrangements 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    

Carrie Marsh

Carrie Marsh, age 97 and the widow of Abe Marsh, passed away Thursday, February 25th. Carrie and Abe owned and operated Marsh's Department store on Alamo Street for 52 years. Her loving family includes:  daughters and sons-in-law Pat and Guy Bobkoff , Barbara and Jerry Friedson and Frances and Alan Gerson; grandchildren Julie Friedson Frayman and husband Michael, Sheri Friedson Pullen and husband Eric, Lisa Bobkoff Carpenter and husband Eric; great grandchildren Hannah and Jamie Frayman, Abigail and Mitchell Pullen, Michael Davis and Lindsey Carpenter; nieces Joy Licht, Renee Simon Gormley and her husband Paul;  great nephew Gregg Licht and wife Rachel and great niece Samantha Licht Lowe and husband Jeffrey and their children Eli and Madi; and sister-in-law Rose Bender. Visitation with Marsh family will be Sunday, February 28th from 2:00- 4:00 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Graveside services for Carrie Marsh will be Monday, February 29th at 3:45 p.m. at the B'nai Abraham Cemetery in Brenham. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Nancy Carol Roberts Library, the American Cancer Society, Houston Hospice 1905 Holcombe Blvd. Houston 77030-4123 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

Velma Ann Muegge

Velma Ann Muegge, 95 of Brenham and the widow of Alfred Muegge, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham. Velma Muegge is survived by her loving son Clarence Muegge of Brenham and nephews Jerry Henneke, Robert Henneke and Larry Henneke. Visitation with the Muegge family will be Sunday, February 28th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial for Velma Muegge will be Monday, February 29th at 10:00 a.m., in St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Betty Jo Wehmeyer

Betty Jo Wehmeyer, 67, of Brenham died February 22, 2016, at Brenham Nursing and Rehab Center. The funeral service for Betty Jo Wehmeyer will be at 10:00am, Thursday, February 25th at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Salem with Pastor Charles Parnell officiating.  Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery in BrenhamSurvivors include her uncles and aunts, Otto and Doris Wehring of Brenham, Harry and Jeanette Wehring of Brenham and Paul Zuehlke of Bryan; numerous cousins and special friend Gertrude Addicks.  Funeral arrangements for Betty Jo Wehmeyer are entrusted to Memoria Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX  979 836-4564.  To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

 

Jimmie Lee Mertins

Jimmie Lee Mertins, 66, passed away at his home in Bellville February 11, 2016. Jimmie Mertins is survived by: his sister, Gladys Lange and husband Rufus; brother-in-law, Cecil Wright and wife Lee Ann; nieces and nephew, Teresa Moudry and husband Mike, Jennifer DeChant, Jeremy Wright; numerous great nieces and nephews; and one great great niece. A gathering for Jimmie’s family and friends will be Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Services for Jimmie Lee Mertins are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, Texas 77833. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.  

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