Obituaries


Louis Willie Heidemann

Louis Willie Heidemann, 79, died May 21, 2018 in Crockett, Texas. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 25, 2018 at St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery of New Wehdem. Visitation will be held at the graveside, prior to the service, from 10:00 a.m. until 11 a.m. Louis Heidemann was born August 26, 1938 in Washington County to Otto Sr. and Esther Kaase Heidemann. He was employed as a carpenter until his retirement. Survivors include sons Mark Heidemann (Beth) and Todd Heidemann (Tracey); daughter, Jana Sutherland; sisters Ruby Kubeczka, Glendean Roemer, and Janet Mills. Also surviving are six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Jean Fox Martin

Jean Fox Martin (75) went to be with our Lord on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  Jean was born October 10, 1943 to Conrad (Buck) and Ruby Fox of South Carolina.  Jean and Bobby were united in marriage October 2, 1965, Jean as a graduate of Dreher High School Columbia South Carolina, class of 1961.  She was a loving grandmother to her 11 grandchildren.  She loved working with children with Sherry Murphy at Brenham Middle School and taking care of her grandbabies.  She was a member of Wesley Brethren Church for years but recently had started attending Industry Brethren Church.  Jean is survived by her loving family…Husband of 53 years Bobby Martin.  Son:  Curtis Martin and wife Crystal, Son:  David Martin and special friend Denise Evans, Son:  Ronnie Martin and wife April, Daughter:  Tammy (Martin) Fuller and Husband Michael, Brother Drew Fox and wife Nelli of South Carolina.  Grandchildren; Chase and Colton Martin, Kaitlyn, Patrick and Makayla Martin, Carrie, Annie, Isaac, Emily, and Abigail Fuller.  Jean is preceded in death by her parents Conrad (Buck) and Ruby fox, in-laws Harvey and Annie Martin, brother; Johnny Fox and Sister Tina Tyson, granddaughter Brigit Marie Fuller.  Cremation has taken place, in lieu of flowers; donations can be made in Jeans memory to the Cancer Center of Bryan, 2215 East Villa Maria Rd., Suite 130. (979)314-5665.  Memorial service will be held Sunday, May 27, from 1:00 – 4:00pm for close friends and family at Curtis and Crystal’s home, 8160 Horak Rd., Brenham, TX  77833 (979) 551-0773.

Valeria (Duszynski) Nowak

Valeria (Duszynski) Nowak, age  94 of Brenham and the widow of Joseph Nowak, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Nowak’s surviving family includes: nieces and nephews, Jean and Randy Hackstedt, Sylvia and Jimmy Hines, Pearl and David Campbell, Delores Schulze, Deacon Dan Nowak, David Swonke and numerous great nieces and nephews; special friends Charles Sulak, Vicky Kenjura, Sheryl Pratt and Dottie Hensen; dog Rosco. Visitation with the Nowak family will be Wednesday, May 23rd from 5 p.m. until rosary is recited at 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial for Valeria Nowak will be Thursday, May 24th at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Jay Polisetty as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are requested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 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.  

Cleon Conner, Jr.

Cleon Conner, Jr., age 65 of Hendersonville, Tennessee passed away Thursday May 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Judy Conner;  children, Kris Beckendorf and husband Allen, Stacy Conner and wife Patsy, Jennifer Slayden, Brett Slayden and wife Drew, Ashley Beidler and husband Corey, Christian Conner; and  brother-in-law, Kenneth Hetzel; grandchildren, Shaderick Conner, Kaylie Conner, Riley Janes, Corbin Beidler, Adalyn Slayden, Lochlan  Slayden and his beloved dog Cinnamon. Visitation for Cleon Conner, Jr., will be from noon to 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2018 in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Benham Memorial Chapel with Pastor Troy Sikes officiating. Burial will follow in the Prairie Lea Cemetery.Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979-836-3611. Share tributes at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Thomas Lee Kmiec

Thomas Lee Kmiec, 46, of Austin, entered into eternal rest on May 13, 2018.  Tom was born on November 9, 1971.  He was baptized at Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church in Brenham.  He received his first holy communion from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham where he was later confirmed.  Tom as preceded in death by his grandparents:  Karlie & Ann Beettner and Willie & Stella Kmiec; uncles David Beettner, Jerry Beettner, Michael Kmiec, Mark Jacob; and aunt:  Barbara Thane.   He is survived by his parents:  Nettilu (Beettner) Kmiec and William Richard Kmiec of Brenham; brothers and sisters:  Kathy (Jim) Russell of Premont; James Lynn Kmiec of Brenham; William A. Kmiec of Brenham; and Karen (Kyle) Roemer of Carmine; nephews and nieces:  Wacey (Lauren) Lanier, Colton Kmiec, Jacob Russell, Chance Russell, Jayda Kmiec, Matthew Roemer, Lillian Kmiec and Waylen Kmiec; great-nephew:  Kinsr Lanier and great-nieces:  Adelyn & Emery Lanier and special friend:  Silvia Regalado and her daughter JoAnne Luisa Brant.  A memorial service will be held at 10:00am Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine with Pastor David Tinker officiating.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Martin Luther Lutheran Church.
P O Box 362, Carmine, TX  78932-0362

Dorothy Miller

Dorothy Miller, age 89 of Brenham, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018. Dorothy Miller is survived by:  sisters Angela Perkins of Houston and Florence Miller of Brenham along with numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy Miller will be Wednesday, May 16 at 10 am in St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Brenham.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 979.836.3611 On-line guest registration at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Esther Lorene Cheshier Kober Horn

Esther Lorene Cheshier Kober Horn, age 98 of Katy, entered into eternal rest on May 11, 2018. Mrs. Horn is survived by: her children, Elaine Koehn (Mike), David Horn (Patti), Keith Horn Sr. (Diana), Mickey Horn (Debbie), and Sharon Coursey (Donald); grandchildren, Wade Koehn, Brent Koehn (Kristen), Rebecca Davidson (William), Lavera Albeck (Bill), Jeff Haney (Janet), Lorissa Dominguez, Keith Horn, Jr. (Krystal), William Horn (Tamara) , and Jennifer Martin; great-grandchildren, Kenzie and Kylie Koehn, Joshua and Aaron Fisher, Willie and Reanne Haney, Brent, Laurel, and Kendell Dominguez, Courtney, Branden, Colten, Camille, Payton, Aiden, Bailey, and Noah Horn; one brother, Bobby Cheshier (Carol); and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Lorene Horn will be Monday, May 14th at 11 a.m. in Wesley Brethren Church with Pastor Michael Groseclose officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery in Houston. Memorials may be made to the Wesley Brethren Church, 8000 FM 332 Brenham, Texas 77833. 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.

James Vitek

James Vitek, 74 of Chappell Hill and the husband of Angeline (Krolczyk) Vitek, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 surrounded by his family. James is survived by his loving family:  wife Angeline Vitek; son Dwayne and Carrie Vitek; daughters Nancy and Doug Herms, Betsy and Brent Barina; grandchildren Kaley and Kullen Herms, Braden and Brycen Gaertner; step-grandchildren Justin and Lydia Cienega, Travis and Valerie Cienega, Jamie and Brooke Ebert, Scott Ebert, Clay, Cole and Cassie Barina; numerous step-great-grandchildren; siblings Gloria and Ray Mican, Shirley and Edwin Hanzelka, Alvin and Doris Vitek, Carol and Wayne Lee, Vivian and Jerry Jackson, Denise Hugo and fiance Ron Smesny; brothers-in-law Willie and Jeanette Krolczyk, Clem and Doris Krolczyk, Albin Krolczyk, Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews and furry friend Duke. Visitation with the Vitek family will be this evening from 5-7 p.m. with rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral Mass for James Vitek will be held Tuesday, May 15th at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church CCD Building Fund. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 23000 Stringer St., Brenham 77833.  979.836.3611. Visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com for on-line guest registration.

Elsie Fay Wegner

Elsie Fay Wegner, 74, passed away May 10, 2018 at her home in Brenham. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 12, 2018 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton. Pastor Charles Stark will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jo Wegner; granddaughters Julie Gayton and husband Brandon, and Willow Wegner; sister, Peggy Kunkel; brother and sister-in-law , Glen and Debra Schneider; brother-in-law Elwood Oevermann; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Robert and Linda Wegner, and Richard and Olga Wegner; sister-in-law, Mary Lee Schneider.  Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Edward Wegner; father and mother, Willlie Sr. and Elsie Schneider; brother, Willie Schneider, Jr; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Verlie Wegner; sister, Adolphine Oevermann. Funeral arrangements for Elsie Fay Wegner are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Dorothy Marie (Pawlak) Whiddon

Dorothy Marie (Pawlak) Whiddon age 87 and the widow of W. E. “Bill” Whiddon, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at residence in Chappell Hill with family by her side. Dorothy Whiddon is survived by:  son William Whiddon Jr., son and daughter-in-law Johnnie and Carol Whiddon, daughter and son-in-law Terri and Eric Ellison and son Robert Whiddon; grandchildren Garrett, Nolan, and Mitchell Ellison, Ryan (wife Aimee) Ladewig, Angela (husband Jim) Baker, Luke Ladewig, Janna Haevischer (husband Ryan) and numerous great-grandchildren, relatives, and friends. Visitation with the Whiddon family will be Friday, May 11th from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary recited at 7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 12th at 10 a.m., in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with Father Jozef Musiol, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church or M.D. Anderson Hospital. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611  Visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Burney Schramme

Burney Schramme, 95, passed away May 8, 2018, in Brenham. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Katrina Walther officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Edna Schramme; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Bettie Schramme of Somerville; grandchildren: Cassi and Bubba Herrin, and Chad and Lori Schramme; great-grandchildren: Brooke Herrin and special friend Alex, Codi Herrin and special friend Bailey, Addison Schramme, Wyatt Schramme, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Schramme was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carrie and brother-in-law Edward Scheffer; brother-in-law Reinhard Winkelmann and sister-in-law Lorena Winkelmann; brother-in-law Harry Winkelmann and Violet Winkelmann; brother-in-law Walter Winkelmann and sister-in-law Elsie Winkelmann; sister-in-law Lydia Jones and brother-in-law Gordon Jones; sister-in-law Selma Quebe and Wilfred Quebe. Funeral arrangements for Burney Schramme are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Mary Lois Young

Mary Lois Young, 81, passed away May 7, 2018 in Bryan. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with Pastor Jack Faulkner officiating. Burial will be Thursday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. in Afton Cemetery in Afton, Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her son, Jeff Young of Odessa; son and daughter-in-law, Jamey and Connie Young of Austin; adopted daughter Jill Bond of Berkeley, CA; grandchildren, Shelbi, Jeffrey, Dustun, Dallas, Ava, and Zara; brother, Smokey Woolley of Springtown; sister, Francis Donahue of Magnolia, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Young, and brothers Billy Jo and  Dickie Woolley. Funeral arrangements for Mary Woolley Young are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Donald Hugh Derrick

Donald Hugh Derrick, 81, of Burton, Texas, formerly of Houston, Texas, died on Friday, May 4, 2018, at his home in Burton. Donnie was preceded in death by his parents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Survivors include his first cousins: Bill (Rosemary) Derrick, Bill (Betty) Schwartz, Pauline (Erich) Jaster, Ray (Peggy) Felder, Thomas (Sandra) Paterson, Marlene (Billy) Haas and Nelson (Jane) Felder. He is also survived by dear friends Violet Janac, Joe Al Picone and Kenneth Schwenke, and his godchildren Julyne Derrick and Karl Felder. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 8 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton. Gravesite services will immediately follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Burton. Pallbearers are Jason Derrick, Todd Felder, Tyson Felder, Karl Felder, Evan Peterson, Aubrey Jaster and Craig Schwartz. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX 77833.

Theresa Derkowski

Theresa Derkowski, age 88 of Chappell Hill and the widow of Henry Derkowski, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at Kruse Village in Brenham. Theresa Derkowski is survived by sons Henry Derkowski Jr. and wife Pat, Larry Derkowski and wife Becky, Robert Derkowski and wife Carol; daughters Linda Bilski and husband Mark, Sandra Cegielski and husband Larry, 11 grandchildren:  Shawn Derkowski and wife Carrie, Shelly Derkowski, Brian Derkowski, Larry Derkowski Jr. and wife Tammy, Darren Derkowski and wife Ashlie, Robby Derkowski, Jessica Bronikowski and husband Brian, Brooke Copelin and husband Kass, Bridget Marburger and husband Cody, Ashlie Bachmann and husband Michael, Chelsea Quinteros and husband Joel; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Irene Konieczny along with nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. A visitation with the Derkowski family will be held Tuesday, May 8 from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 9 at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Chappell Hill with Rev. Jozef Musiol, Celebrant.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and Brazos Valley Hospice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611  For those who wish may access on-line guest registration at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Gladys Knebel

Gladys Knebel, age 94, of Waller, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018.  Visitation will be Sunday, May 6, from 3:00 - 6:00pm at Canon Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be Monday, May 7, at 11:00am.  Interment will follow at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.  Video tribute and guest book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484, 936 372-3683

Carol Sommerfeld

Carol Sommerfeld, 63 of Carmine, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Carol Sommerfeld is survived by her loving family:  husband Roger Sommerfeld; son Justin and wife Elizabeth Sommerfeld, daughter Melissa and husband Jason Smith; grandchildren Olivia and Austin Sommerfeld, Makayla and Jake Smith; twin brothers Lary and wife Dixie Rosenbaum, Gary and wife Diana Rosenbaum; sisters-in-law Carolyn and husband Gilbert Goeke, Kathy and husband Daryl Gummelt; nieces and nephews Sean and Jill Rosenbaum, Jeffory and Rachael Goeke, Tracy and Ken Meier, Leigh Ann and Adam Seilheimer along with numerous great nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors. Visitation with Carol Sommerfeld’s family present will be from 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 4 at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Funeral services for Carol Sommerfeld will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 5 in Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine with Pastor John David Nedbalek officiating.  Interment will follow in Hills Cemetery near Round Top. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts requested to Martin Luther Lutheran Church or charity of choice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611  www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Loraine Louise (Pasemann) Roeske

Loraine Louise (Leschber) Roeske, 90, of Brenham, TX, widow of Leonard Roeske, went to her eternal home Monday evening, April 23, 2018  at Kruse Village. Funeral services for Loraine Roeske are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, April 27, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church, with Pastors Mark Groves and Walter Schindehette officiating, along with Msg. Benedict Zientek.  Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her sons  - Rodney Roeske and special friend, Dorothy Cendalski; Sidney Roeske and wife Karen, all from Brenham; and daughter, Deborah Bryant and husband Troy from Arlington. Grandchildren - Ryan Roeske and wife Genna of Brenham;  Shawn Roeske and wife Patricia of League City; Dustin Gibson and wife Karley of Rosenburg; and Jennifer Gibson Karter of Arlington; Lacey Roeske Minks and husband Ryan of Wallis TX; Step Grandchildren - Jan Braziel and husband Mike of Houston; and Carole Cearley and husband Jon of Kyle. Great Grandchildren – Taylor Roeske of Waco, Rayna Roeske of Brenham, Haiden Roeske of Brenham; Kendall and Kenzie Karter of Arlington; Amanda Roeske of League City, Mila Gibson due in May; Step Great Grandchildren Jared and John Michael Brazil of Houston;  Liam Cearly of Kyle, and Hayden and Trace Minks of Wallis. Other surviving relatives are nieces and nephews Curtis Kerlin, Joy (Wernecke) Moehnke, Judy (Wernecke) Phillips as well as several great nieces and great nephews, as well as step great-great grandchildren Julia and Matthew Braziel of Houston, TX. Funeral arrangements for Loraine Roeske are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Frances Derkowski Benkowski

Frances Derkowski Benkowski of Bellville, age 96, born: January 26, 1922 in Chappell Hill, died: April 21, 2018 in Bryan. Visitation with the family will be held at Knesek Family Funeral Chapel, 842 E. Main St., Bellville, Wednesday, April 25, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Rosary at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 936 S. Front St., Bellville, Thursday, April 26, at 10:00am…Father Tim Bucek, officiating.  Interment will follow at 1pm at St. Stanislaus Cemetery Chappell Hill, Texas, 842 E. Main St.-Bellville. 979 865-3121.  Visit our web site to sign the guest book at www.knesekfuneralhome.com.

Randy Sklar

Randy Sklar of Brenham passed away on April 18, 2018 in the Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility. Visitation with family and friends will be Friday, April 27, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 28, at Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin, with Pastor Ken Weiss officiating. Randy is survived by his true love, Mary Steinfeld Sklar, Alexis Sklar, and John Florer, and Leann, Matt, Noah, Brianna, Ayden and Paisley Huston. Other survivors include aunts Ann Smith, Hazel Zak, and Olivia Lane; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Pat and Jerry Schwartz, Clarence Steinfeld and Sherry Parker, Ray Steinfeld, Judy Steinfeld and Larry Autrey, and Janice Steinfeld; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Randy is also survived by so many friends who were a great part of his life. Randy is enjoying a wonderful and joyous reunion in Heaven with many loving family members and great friends including his parents, brother Ricky, his grandparents, parents-in-law Buck and Ella Mae Steinfeld, brother-in-law Raymond Steinfeld Jr., and our fur babies Heidi, Lucy, Pierre, and Daisy. Service arrangement for Randy Sklar are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. (979) 836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Judy Lynn (Kieke) Krebs

Judy Lynn (Kieke) Krebs, 56, of Willow Springs, TX passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Mrs. Krebs was born March 29, 1962 to M.C. and Dora Kieke of Burton, TX.   She was baptized May 20, 1962 by Reverend J.R. Johnson and confirmed June 26, 1976 by William E. Schulze at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton. She graduated from Burton High School in 1980 and attended Blinn College. On August 23, 1986 she married Jerry Lee Krebs of Willow Springs at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton. Judy began her career as a bank teller at Washington County State Bank and later ran the family business at E.C. Minssen Store in Willow Springs for many years.Learning from her mom in the flower shop, Judy had a green thumb and enjoyed all plants and flowers.  While in school she was involved in National Honor Society, PolkaDot Band and many sports.  She enjoyed playing board games at family gatherings and practicing volleyball and softball with her daughter. She enjoyed watching television shows like Wheel of Fortune, Dancing with the Stars, Amazing Race, and Big Brother.  She made sure she was at every sporting event for her children, and every livestock show where they showed their swine projects. She was a proud Aggie mom to two Texas A&M University graduates and loved watching them walk across the stage at Reed Arena.  Judy was a faithful Christian. She enjoyed playing hand bells at Trinity Lutheran Church of Frelsburg and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She volunteered with the Krebs Cemetery, Fayetteville Show Fund, auditing committee and call committee at church.Family was very important to her. She was very proud of her children and supported all of their activities. She always put others ahead of herself and never sought recognition.  Survivors include her husband, Jerry Krebs of Willow Springs; son, Jared Krebs and wife Hannah; daughter, Jenna Krebs and fiancé Bradley Folsom; brother, Darrell Kieke; niece, Katie Kieke; mother-in-law, Nelcine Krebs; brother in-law, Stanley Krebs and wife Lisa; brother in-law, Glendale Krebs and wife Lisa; niece, Kayla Kaspar and husband Kory; nephew, Dustin Krebs and wife Jacki; niece, Kimberly Sodek and husband Marcus; nephew, Blake Krebs and wife Holly; nephew, Michael Krebs and wife Katy; niece, Sydney Krebs; numerous great-nephews and great-nieces. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, M.C. and Dora Kieke, her grandparents, her uncle, William Tappe, and father in-law Larry Arno Krebs. Funeral services for Judy Lynn (Kieke) Krebs will be at 10:00am on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Frelsburg with Pastors Glenn E. Hohlt and Glen Schoeneberg officiating. Burial will follow at the Krebs Cemetery in Willow Springs. Visitation will be held at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham on Monday, April 23, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.  Serving as pallbearers are Stanley Krebs, Glendale Krebs, Ed Wilde, Ronnie Kramar, Robert Mantey, Dustin Krebs, Blake Krebs, and Michael Krebs. Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church of Frelsburg, St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton, Krebs Cemetery Fund, or any favorite charity. Funeral arrangements for Judy Lynn Krebs are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Ida Mae Henske-Wubbenhorst

Ida Mae Henske-Wubbenhorst passed quietly to be with the Lord on the morning of April 19, 2018.  Ida Mae Henske-Wubbenhorst is survived by loving family:  daughter Paulette Singleton; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Susan Henske; daughter and son-in-law Janie and Dick DeGuerin; grandchildren Dorraine (husband Moyez) Lallani, Kayla Mitchell, Lori Mitchell; great-grandchildren Annika Lallani, Adam Lallani; step-grandchildren Michelle DeGuerin Luke, Carlin DeGuerin Miller; along with numerous other relatives, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, April 20 in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 21 in Salem Lutheran Church with Pastor Charles Parnell officiating.  Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Those wishing to send memorial gifts are asked to consider Salem Lutheran Church, 1500 Salem Road, Brenham, TX  77833, Brazos Valley Hospice (Brenham, TX) or your favorite charity. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 979.836.3611  For those who wish may access on-line guest registration at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Gladys Leona Alma Koether

Gladys Leona Alma Koether, 85, died April 18, 2018 in Giddings. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine, with Pastor John David Nedbalek officiating. Burial will follow in Carmine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her sister, Pauline Poehls Fischer; nieces Paula Barrick, and Kalisa Pomykal and husband, Brice; great-nieces and nephews: Jon Jankowiak and wife Shauna, Bobbie Hughes, Tammi Hughes, Kody Fox and Hunter Pomykal; great-great niece and great-great nephew, Kandyce Hughes and Ryler Boyer, as well as special cousins Joe and Beverly Cucuzza. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother. Funeral arrangements for Gladys Leona Koether are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

James Dale Zorn

James Dale Zorn, 64, of Burton and the husband of Mary Jane (M.J.) Zorn, died Monday, April 16, 2018.  A visitation will be held on Friday, April 27 from 5:00 - 7:00pm and a Memorial Service on Saturday, April 28 at 2:00pm, both at Calvary Baptist Church, 1100 Niebuhr St., Brenham, TX.  Arrangements are under the direction of Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Florane “Floyd” Kubeczka

Florane “Floyd” Kubeczka, age 77 of Chappell Hill and the widower of Lucille Stegint Kubeczka, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018. Floyd Kubeczka is survived by his loving family: children, Delores and Shelby Brady of Chappell Hill; Susan and John Heflin of New Braunfels; grandchildren, Wesley Brady, Matthew Brady, Candice Martin and husband Wade Martin, Corey Heflin; great grandchildren, Riley Jo and Charleigh June; brothers and sister-in-law, Clem and Mary Kubeczka and Raymond Kubeczka all of Brenham; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Melvin and Shirley Acock of Hempstead, Cathy Stegint of Chappell Hill, Joe and Elizabeth Stegint of Rosenberg, David Stegint of Houston along with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with the Kubeczka family will be from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 19 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Chappell Hill.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to Mass Offerings at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611  Share messages at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com 

Nancy Lee Curtis Thiel

Nancy Lee Curtis Thiel, 85, passed away April 15, 2018 at her residence in Brenham. The funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Pastors Phil Fenton and Brianna Merkle officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her husband, Leon Thiel, of Brenham; brother Joe Clark Curtis (Fleeta) of Kerrville; sister, Zula Marie (Gene) Arnold of Brenham. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, and her loving son, Troy D. Thiel. Funeral arrangements for Nancy Lee Thiel are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Walter Henry Loesch

Walter Henry Loesch, 74, died April 1, 2018 in Brenham. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Cornerstone Christian Center, with Charles Riley officiating.  Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Diane, of Brenham; mother, Edna Loesch of Rosenberg; son, Walter Loesch, Jr., and daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Charles Riley, Jr., all of Brenham; brother, Larry Loesch of Beasley; sisters Geraldine Janacek of Richmond, and Shirley Russell of Brenham. Also surviving are seven grandchildren. Walter was preceded in death by his father, and a brother, Donnie Loesch. Funeral arrangements for Walter Henry Loesch are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Edward G. Strangmeyer

Edward G. Strangmeyer, 83, died April 1, 2018 in Brenham. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill, with Pastor Kyle Merkle officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Strangmeyer; daughters and sons-in-law Stacy and Rocky Ullrich, and Shanan and Mark Marburger, all of Brenham; grandchildren: Reanna Ullrich and friend, David Arvidson; Paden Ullrich; Mason and Katlyn Marburger, Grayson Marburger and fiancé Katie Wellbrock; great-grandchild: Elodie Marburger. Mr. Strangmeyer was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eddie and Minnie Albers, and sister-in-law, Marilyn Albers. Serving as pallbearers are Rocky Ullrich, Mark Marburger, Mason Marburger, Grayson Marburger, Paden Ullrich, and David Arvidson. Funeral services for Edward Strangmeyer are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com