Obituaries


Leslie Edward Dockal

Leslie Edward Dockal, 71, of Cade Lake, passed away at his home on August 16, 2014. A Memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday August 23, 2014 at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell. Leslie is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Bruce A. Dockal, of Tustin, California; daughter, Cherie Lyn Dockal of Caldwell; brother-in-law, Johnny W. Phillips and wife Beverly Ann, of Frelsburg, Texas; grandchildren, Johnny Lee Sanders, Austyne Lane Sanders, Alannah Ranee Sanders; and also Ed Kirkland, Jr. of White Oak, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Strickland Funeral Home of Caldwell. Please visit www.stricklandfuneralhomes.com for additional information and to sign the online register.

Jerry Blum

Jerry Blum, 72, of Houston, passed away on Monday, August 18th at Cy Fair Medical Center. Survivors include his niece, Sheila Bain and her husband Glenn, and nephew, Kevin Reuter and his wife Lana: great nieces Jamie Goehring and husband Clay, Amy Dooley and husband Todd, Abbey Reuter: great nephews Brian Bain and Logan Reuter.  He is also survived by several cousins and great aunts and will be missed by many friends and customers. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Shirley Reuter, brother-in-law, Loyd Reuter and good friend Edrol Wagner. Visitation will be on Friday, August 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Foehner Funeral Home in Burton.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Burton with Pastor Glen Schoeneberg officiating. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Foehner Funeral Home, Burton, Texas

Edward Nobra

Edward Nobra, 85, of Fayetteville, TX passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014. He is survived by wife, Bernice, of 44 years, son, Jay Nobra (Jennifer) of College Station; daughter Patricia Rabb (Thomas)) of Shelby, son, Dale Rudloff of Conroe; sister, Bernice Pierson of Ft. Worth; brother, Daniel Nobra (Phyllis) of Cypress. Nine grandchildren - Bailey Nobra, Jackson Nobra; Stephane Engstrom (Rudy); Rebecca Wooten (Shawn), Michelle Etzel (Clint); Stephen Rabb, Natalie Rudloff, Brandon Rudloff (Karen); Brian Rudloff (Meredyth); Great-grandchildren – Dylan Haveriah (Mindy), Kaitlin Haverlah, Weston Haverlah, Lillit Wooten and Olivia Etzel. Great great granddaughter – Brailee Haverlah; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 11:00am-8:30pm at Koenig & Strickland Zaskoda Chapel, 2280 Main Street., Industry, TX. Family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30pm. A rosary will be recited at 7:30pm. Funeral services will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Industry, TX, 2:00pm, on Thursday, August 21. Burial will follow at Shelby Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Industry Volunteer Fire Department, P O Box 146, Industry, TX 78944; Shelby VFD, 399 W. FM 389, Fayetteville, TX 78940; Bellville VFD, 511 W. Main Street, Bellville, TX 77418. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home, 208 W. Pearl St., La Grange, TX. Family and friends can view and sigh the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com

Frank Thomas Bielski, Jr.

Frank Thomas Bielski, Jr., 79, of Waller, passed away at his residence on August 15, 2014. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10 am at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Chappell Hill, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Father Jozef Musiol will officiate. Visitation will begin Monday, August 18 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. A Rosary is scheduled at  7 p.m., with Msgr. Benedict Zientek, Celebrant. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; sons Matthew Bielski and wife Dianne, Vincent and wife Kelly, Troy and wife Dawn; daughters: Diane and husband Mark Cone, Janet and husband Darren Marek; 15 grandchildren: Macey, Matthew Jr., and Mark Bielski; Blake and wife Amanda Bielski, Tyler and wife Courtney Bielski; Lauren, Shelby, Braxton and Audrey Bielski; Timothy and Catherine Cone; Jake, Clint, Luke and Ryan Marek; 4 great-grandchildren: Ethan Henderson, Lila, Sophie, and Brady Bielski; siblings: Frances Marshall, Rose Marie and husband Robert Grabarkwitz, Julian Joe Bilski and wife Faye, and Edward James Bilski and wife Penny. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.Funeral arrangements for Frank Thomas Bielski, Jr. are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Carolyn S. Kujawa

Carolyn S. Kujawa, age 81 of Washington, Texas, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. Carolyn Kujawa’s surviving family includes: sister, Dorothy Laskoskie of Hempstead; nieces and nephews and their spouses, Thomas and Mary Laskoskie of Bryan, Dorothea and Glenn Meinecke of Brenham, Eugene and Diane Laskoskie of Chappell Hill, Linda and Jerry Rogers of Chappell Hill, Helen and Alvin Gurka of Chappell Hill, Peggy and Robert Laake of Huntsville; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and close friends. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, August 13th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial for Carolyn S. Kujawa will be Thursday, August 14th at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with Rev. Jozef Musiol as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are requested to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church

David Alan Wesneski

David Alan Wesneski age 25 passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in College Station, Texas. David is survived by mom and dad Donnie and Debbie Wesneski; sister Kristi Wesneski Harris (husband Gregory) their children Lane, Presley, Paige; sister Angela Wesneski; paternal grandparents Mary and Steve Wesneski; material grandparents Theresa and Charles Goedrich; aunt and uncles Shirley Atwood (husband Danny),   Steven Ray Wesneski, Darren Goedrich (wife Michelle), Donna Jadloski (husband Mark); great aunts Anne Wesneski and Dorothy Wesneski. The visitation for David Wesneski is from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 8 at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 9 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. Jay Polisetty, Celebrant.  Graveside service will follow in Calvary Cemetery. A scholarship fund for Brenham High School students in wildlife studies has been set up at Bank of Brenham, 501 South Austin St., Brenham, TX 77833. Services for David Wesneski are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham.  979.836.3611 Condolences may be offered at www.brenhammemorialchapel.com

Arnold Peters Jr.

A celebration of life for Arnold Peters Jr. of Brenham are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, August 9, 2014 at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Burton, with Rev. D. Allen Cearley officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Burton. Visitation will be from 5 pm until 7 pm Friday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel.  Surrounded by his family Arnold, the husband of Janette Mueller Peters, entered the Gates of Heaven on August 5, 2014 at College Station Medical Center at the age of 71. Survivors include his wife, Janette Peters; father, Arnold Peters, Sr., both of Brenham; son,  Kevin Peters of Lockhart; daughters and sons-in-law Kimberly and Jeff Shows of Dime Box, and Kayla and Jason Romine of College Station; grandchildren: Cameron Peters and Carly Shed, Caleb Peters, Kacey and Derrick Smith, Kelly Shows, Ashleigh Romine, and Amanda Romine; great-grandchildren: Kyleigh Peters and Jaxson Smith; sister and brother-in-law Charlotte and Dennis Allen of Kosse; sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-laws Dorothy and Ben Allen Poncik, Linda and Mike Wilke, and Nancy and Dale Guelker, all of Burton; father-in-law and mother-in-law Fritz A. and Adonie Mueller as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lydia Peters, brother-in-law Ronnie Roemer, and a great-niece, Peyton Guelker. Funeral arrangements for Arnold Peters, Jr. are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Joyce Draehn

Joyce Draehn, 73, widow of Roger Draehn, passed away Aug. 5, 2014 at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, August 8, 2014 at Salem Lutheran Church with Pastors Charles Parnell and Toby Burk officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive visitors Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Royce and Hilee Shea Draehn of Brenham, and Troy and Tracy Draehn, of Burton; daughter and son-in-law Karen and Bobby Mikulin, Sr. of Caldwell; grandchildren: Brittney, Kaylynn, and McKenna Draehn, Madison Draehn and Ryan Ruiz, Amy Frey and Ryan Pond, Billy and Amanda Frey, Ricky and Staci Frey, Bobby Jr. and Danielle Mikulin, and Laura and Ethan Hollingsworth; great-grandchildren: Dusty and Sarah Frey, Thomas and Alexander Frey, Dakota Cherico,  and Elijah Hollingsworth; brother and sister-in-law Erwin Jr. and Kay Sander of Brenham; sisters and brothers-in-law Ruth and Lenard Lehmann, Dorothy and Nelson Wellmann, and Mildred and Otis Haynes.  Other surviving relatives are brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Willie and Margie Draehn, Deloris Draehn, Leo and Hanna Draehn, Luther and Evelyn Draehn, Gene and Joann Draehn, Dianne and Ted Sager, Geraldine Rybarski, Allan Draehn, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Roger Draehn. Funeral arrangements for Joyce Draehn are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Deborah A. “Debbi” Kirkland

Deborah A. “Debbi” Kirkland, 63, wife of Paul Kirkland, died Aug. 3, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Bryan, Texas.  After suffering the last several years of kidney failure, Debbi is now at peace. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Brenham Church of Christ, with Dr. Doug Hall officiating. Survivors include her daughters Victoria Gurka and husband Jerry of Chappell Hill, Texas; Sylvia Goode and special friend Michael of Punta Gorda, FL, and Heather Pond of Chappell Hill; grandchildren: Christine Bennett, Jeremy Gurka, Shanon Pond, Nicholas Pond, Courtney Turrin, and Cori Gurka; great-grandchild L. J. Baker; brothers and sisters-in-law Ray and Dee Smith of Pt. Charlotte, Florida, and Mark and Terry Smith of New Boston, MI. Other surviving relatives are sisters-in-law Debbie Kirkland, Wynona Tullos, and Shirley Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers-in-law Roma Kirkland, Wendell Kirkland, Charles Kirkland, and mother-in-law Thedolia Kirkland. at Liberty Dialysis.  Memorials may be directed to the Brenham Church of Christ. Funeral arrangements for Deborah A. Kirkland are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, Texas.  To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Melvin Otto Kelm

Melvin Otto Kelm, age 100, was called home to his Lord and Savior, on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Melvin is survived by his wife of 77 years, Ruby and one sister, Gladys Wilhelmsen; daughter Mary Lee Crump and husband, Troy; son, Thomas Wayne Kelm and wife, Peggy; son, Charles Andrew Kelm and wife, Patricia; daughter Jo Lynn Davis and husband, Steve. He is also survived by grandchildren:  Julie Campos and husband, Steve; Matthew Kelm and wife, Robin; Lauren Haevischer and husband, Darren; Marian Eckert and husband, Michael; Mitchell Davis and wife, Aubrey; Elliott Davis and significant other Larissa Green; Payton Kelm, Great-grandchildren: Cara Campos, Colin Campos, Eva Kelm, Simone Kelm, Laityn Davis, Chet Eckert and Hudson Eckert and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Caroline Kammerer Kelm, grandson, Joshua Ian Kelm, brother and sister-in-law, Alex and Florence Kelm; sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Karl Duerr; sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Bob Legan; brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Edna Kelm; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Rosalie Kelm, brother-in-law, Henry Wilhelmsen, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lespa and Adeline Landua, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, R. Lee and Bernadine Landua. Family visitation will be on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham, Texas.  Funeral services celebrating Melvin’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 11 am at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brenham, 305 West Third Street, Brenham, Texas, with Pastor Phil Fenton and Pastor Kindlee Lund officiating. Burial to follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenham. Funeral arrangements for Melvin Otto Kelm are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Evelyn Mae Rodiek

Evelyn Mae Rodiek, 90 of Brenham, died August 1, 2014.    The funeral service will be  10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church of Brenham, with Pastor Matthew Jacobs officiating.  Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Betty Ann and Martin Wiesepape Jr. of Brenham, son and daughter-in-law: Arthur K. and Melinda Rodiek of Bellville, grandchildren:  Debbie Genz, Mark Wiesepape and wife, Kristin, Grant Rodiek and fiancée Bethany Wan of San Francisco, Ca, Dylan Rodiek and wife Morgane of Yoakum, TX,  and great-grandchildren:  Stacy Genz, McKenna Wiesepape, Samantha Wiesepape, Garrett Wiesepape, Ella Wiesepape, Ayden Wiesepape, and Riese Wiesepape, Zoe and Claire Rodiek and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorials may be given to Grace Lutheran Church, and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 17147 FM 109, Brenham TX 77833. Funeral arrangements for Evelyn Rodiek are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham.  To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

James C. “J.C.” Mondrofsky

James C. “J.C.” Mondrofsky age 79 passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Scott & White Hospital-Brenham. J.C. is survived by his loving family—wife of 53 years Gladys, three daughters Lisa Wellmann and fiancé Ron Kuecker, Lori Winkelmann and husband Darrell, LaDonna Knode and husband Rodney; seven grandchildren—Jessica Wellmann and fiancé Brandon Bozon, Jon-Erik Coonse, Kristen Winkelmann and special friend Henry Porter, Jillian Scanlin and husband Garrett, Jay Winkelmann and special friend Ashley Nichols, Jacob Knode, and Wyatt Wellmann and his special Yorkie, Gretchen.  Also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Deloris Mikeska, Edna Petzolt, Doris Siptak, Annie Mae Buerger, Floreen Schulze, Carolyn and Antone Kubeczka, Elois and Johnnie Eickenhorst; brothers-in-law Leroy Klump and William Peters as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation with the Mondrofsky family will be from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, August 3 in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial for J.C. Mondrofsky will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 4 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Brenham with Father Ernesto Elizondo as Celebrant.  Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. The family request memorials may be given to American Heart Association, P.O.Box 841125, Dallas, TX  75284-1125, Donald G. Austin Animal Shelter, P.O.Box 1059, Brenham, TX 77834-1059 or a charity of choice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham 979.836.3611.  Condolences may be offered at www.brenhammemorialchapel.com

Sarah Zimmermann

Sarah Zimmermann, 54, of Burton, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. Sarah Zimmermann is survived by sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and James Schulenberg of Burton, brother and sister-in-law Mark and Marsha Zimmermann of Bellaire, nieces and nephews Stephanie, Steven and James Jarvis of Austin, Susan and Jim Kiel of Burton, Samantha Schulenberg of Austin, Jason and Kyle Zimmermann of Bellaire, goddaughter Amy Jo Mutchler of Tomball, and beloved uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Visitation with the Zimmermann family will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Brenham Memorial Chapel. A celebration of life service for Sarah Zimmermann will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg.  Pastor Denise Seymour will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul of Rehburg, Adam’s Angels, the American Diabetes Association or Hospice Brazos Valley. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, Texas  979.836.3611. Condolences may be offered at www.brenhammemorialchapel.com

Troy Jene Glasco

Troy Jene Glasco, 52, joined his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, July 31, at the family home, Tara Farms. The family requests casual dress (Troy hated suits), and invites you to join them for a meal and fellowship afterward. Troy was born to the late Albert Jene, ‘AJ’, and Teresa Glasco on September 26, 1961, in Houston, Texas. After graduating Waller High School, he went on to attend Blinn Junior College. Troy was baptized at Waller Baptist Church in 1980. Troy started Glasco & Co. Landscaping in 1980, with just a single push mower and a whole lot of hard work. Since then, he and Tami have grown the company to employ over 70 men and women. Troy always conducted his business as if his work were worship to the Lord, and set a high standard for excellence, integrity, and strong work ethic. He truly cared for and highly respected each and every one of his employees. Troy was also a founding elder of Champion Fellowship. He considered it a high honor to serve and lead in the church, and was passionate about making disciples and equipping others to serve. It was impossible to be around Troy without him sharing about his love for the Lord. He was always looking for ways to bring unity within the churches in Brenham and how we could all serve our community better together. Troy loved the Lord and was truly a man after God’s own heart. His relationship with God, his family, and commitment to serving our community were the most important things in his life. Survivors include his high school sweetheart and bride of almost 33 years, Tami Lynn Glasco; daughter and son-in-law, Tori and Colin Bryan; daughter and son-in-law, Haley and Kyle Ogle; daughter and son-in-law, Paige and Nathan Meyer; grandchildren, Luke Gardner, Emmerson Grace, Olivia Kate, Piper Lou, Micah Manning, baby Meyer; mother, Teresa Glasco; brother and sister-in-law, Timothy and Julie Glasco; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Traci and Bill Moran; brother-in-law, Daniel Stefka; nephews, Dustin Morgan, Noah Glasco, Daniel Stefka, Jr.; nieces, Kaci Morgan, Carlee Stefka, Julienne Stefka, Abbie Mikolajewski, Chandler Stefka; special friend, JB Wright. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tara Nicole Glasco; father, Albert Jene Glasco; sister, Toni Annette Glasco. Again, Funeral services for Troy Glasco will be held at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, July 31, at the family home, Tara Farms. And the family requests casual dress, and invites you to join them for a meal and fellowship afterward. To follow in Troy’s example of generosity and love for others, the family requests that memorials be directed to Mission Brenham and the Pregnancy Care Center in lieu of flowers. Funeral services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979-836-3611 Condolences may be sent to www.brenhammemorialchapel.com

Walter Richter

Walter Richter age 91 of Brenham and a resident of Brenham Rest Home went to his heavenly home on Friday, July 25, 2014. Walter served his country in the United States Army during World War II. After his honorable discharge from the Army, Walter came home to work on the family farm.  He was employed by Johnny Emshoff doing carpenter work and also worked for Brenham Wholesale for 21 years. Survivors include: sister, Mildred Hendrix of Bryan; sister-in-law, Dorothy Richter of Richmond; nieces, Gail Terry, Ann Reed, and Cheri Blankenship and husband Dean; nephews, Paul Richter, David Hendrix and Glen Hendrix; great nieces and great nephews, Joe Terry and wife Kathy, Amber Terry, Larry Ray Reed, Bennie Ray Reed, Craig Richter and wife Jennifer, Cody Richter, Chloe Blankenship, Alec Blankenship, and Breck Blankenship; and a host of friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 29th from 5 PM to 7 PM at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Walter Richter will be held Wednesday, July 30th at 10 AM in Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Salem with Pastor Charles Parnell and Pastor Toby Burk officiating.  Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church Youth of Salem or a favorite charity. Funeral services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979-836-3611 Condolences may be sent to www.brenhammemorialchapel.com

Ginger Kettler

Ginger Kettler of Brenham passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Friends and Family are welcome to gather for a celebration of her life on Saturday, July 26, 12:00-4:00pm at the home of Ivy & Wesley Kettler, 2418 Airline Drive, Brenham TX

Dustin Derrick Gross

Dustin Derrick Gross, 33, of Industry, TX passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 20,2014. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 26, 10:00am-7:00pm at Koenig & Strickland Zaskoda Chapel, in Industry. Family will receive friends from 3:00-6:00pm. Funeral services will be held at Industry United Methodist Church, 1914 Main Street, Industry, TX., at 2:00pm on Sunday, July 27. Burial will follow at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Industry United Methodist Church, P O Box 86, Industry, TX 78944; Sharecropper’s Antique Farm Equipment Club, 3100 FM 3456, Brenham, TX 77833; or Industry VFD, P O Box 146, Industry, TX. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home, 208 W. Pearl, LaGrange, TX. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com

Deborah Kay (Flentge) Dorman

Deborah Kay (Flentge) Dorman, 59,  died July 24, 2014 at Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with Pastor Charles Parnell officiating. The family will receive friends and family Sunday from 12 noon until service time at 2 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her parents, Milton and LaRuth Flentge of Brenham; sister, Marsha Ray; nephews Michael Ray and wife Rachel, Mitchell Ray and wife Tracy, Tyler Ray and wife Renee; great-nephews and great-nieces Jack Mitchell Ray, and Kaci, Tyler, Karris, and Jay Gilmore; father-in-law Lyle Dorman of Pennsylvania, as well as numerous other relatives. Preceding her in death were her grandparents Otto and Minnie Boecker, and Otto and Ella Flentge, husband John Dorman, mother-in-law, Bonnie Dorman, and several aunts and uncles. Funeral arrangements for Deborah Kay Dorman are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Vernell Lois Fuchs

Vernell Lois Fuchs of Brenham, died May 3, 2014 in La Grange, at the age of 77. Survivors are her sister, Doris Heinecke and nephew Glenn Heinecke, both of La Grange; nephew Allen Heinecke and wife Kay of Ft. Worth; niece, Karen Greer and husband Ted of Clearwater, Florida, three grand nephews, one grand niece, two great grand nephews, and three great grand nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Martha Fuchs; brother and sister-in-law, Elvis and Elbertha Fuchs, a brother-in-law, Marvin Heinecke, and grand nephew, Nathan Greer. A Memorial Service for Ms. Fuchs will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements for Vernell Lois Fuchs are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. For more information,  visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Walter Seilheimer

Walter Seilheimer, 87, of Burton, died July 13, 2014, at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham. The funeral service for Walter Seilheimer will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 14 at Memorial Oaks Chapel with Rev. Glen Schoeneberg officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, July 13 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his sister-in-law, Juanita Seilheimer of Brenham; nephews, Craig Gaskamp, Allen Wayne Gaskamp, Jeffery Gaskamp; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his son, Rory Seilheimer; brothers, Allen, Lonnie and Warren Seilheimer; sister, LaVerna Gaskamp; and nephews, Bobby and Howard Seilheimer. Funeral arrangements for Walter Seilheimer are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit: www.memorialoakschapel.com

Wilburn W. Neutzler

Funeral services for Wilburn W. Neutzler of Brenham, are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Greenvine, with Pastor Rich Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the La Bahia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Mr. Neutzler passed away in Brenham on July 12, 2014, at the age of 83. Survivors include his brother Elmer Neutzler,  and a sister-in-law, Erna Mae Neutzler, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, four sisters,  two nephews, and two nieces. Funeral arrangements for Wilburn W. Neutzler are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Russell Wayne Reuter

Russell Wayne Reuter, 52, of Brenham, died July 10, 2014 in a Brenham nursing home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, July 14, 2014 at St. Paul’s EvangelicalLutheranChurch, with Pastor Phil Fenton officiating. Burial will follow at PrairieLeaCemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his mother, LaVern Reuter; a son, Justin Reuter, and a daughter, Tara Reuter, all of Brenham; sister and brother-in-law Susie and John Bilski of Brenham; nephew Nick Bilski and wife Stephanie; niece, Jenny Bilski and special friend Brent Folsom; great-niece Blair Bilski; special aunts and uncles Harvey and Floyann Merten of Brenham and Delvin and Lucille Reuter of Orchard, and an aunt, Connie Schulz of Fredericksburg. He was predeceased by his father, Clarence Reuter. Funeral arrangements for Russell Wayne Reuter are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Charles Ray “CJ” Richardson, Jr.

Charles Ray “CJ” Richardson, Jr., age 13 and the son of Charles Ray and Pam (Hutchinson) Richardson, ended his courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. CJ is survived by his loving family, Mom and Dad, Pam and Charles; brother Cameron; aunts and uncles Mary Burks, Stephanie Burks, Lisa Burks, Shelia Rogers, Ricky Harris, Niece Harris, Jennifer Hutchinson, Tina Vasquez, Charles Love, Samantha Fleeks, Joseph Love; maternal grandparents Brenda Hutchinson and Charles Love; paternal grandmother Doris Burks along with CJ’s best friends Dalton Mcary, Kegan Eason, Domontric Winters. He is also survived by all of Team CJ with special gratitude to Texas Children’s Hospital’s Dr. Julienne Brackett and Dr. Stephanie Gruner and the entire team that worked with him over the past 10 months; Memorial Hermann’s Life Flight and Hospital; Washington County EMS; Brenham Bucks Baseball, and Hospice Brazos Valley for the use of their facility for CJ’s benefit.  The family also wishes to extend special thanks and recognition to CJ’s school and especially his class, the incoming 8th grade. Visitation with the Richardson family will be Friday, July 11 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at New Beginnings Missionary Baptist Church in Brenham. Funeral services for CJ Richardson will be held Saturday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m. at Brenham Junior High School  with Pastor Artis Edwards, Sr. officiating.  CJ will be laid to rest in Prairie Lea Cemetery.Memorials may be given to Adam’s Angels Ministry, P.O Box 2573, Brenham, Texas, 77834.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer Street, Brenham, Texas 77833. 979.836.3611. Condolences may be offered at www.brenhammemorialchapel.com

Gladys Pearl (Schmitt) Hueske

Gladys Pearl (Schmitt) Hueske, age 90, of Brenham and the widow of Louis Robert Hueske, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Gazebo Terrace. Gladys Hueske is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Helen and Delbert Ladewig, Betty and Charles Witte all of Brenham; grandchildren Jason and Tasha Ladewig, Bradley Ladewig, Charlie Witte, Clayton Witte, Caroline and Kris Wood; great-grandsons Jayden Allen Ladewig, Jacob Austin Ladewig; sister Esther Quebe; aunts JoAnn Gaskamp, Tomelane Gaskamp; numerous other relatives and friends who knew her as “Aunt Gladys”. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 11 in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 12 in Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Salem with Pastors Charles Parnell and Greg Gaskamp officiating.  Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Those wishing to give memorial gifts may be directed to Salem Lutheran Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX  979.836.3611.  Condolences may be offered at www.brenhammemorialchapel.com

Henry “Bubba” Hughes

Henry “Bubba” Hughes, 51, of Washington, died on July 4, 2014 at his residence, the husband of Kerry Hughes. Surviors include his wife, Kerry Hughes of Washington; daughter and son-in-law Whitney and Zach Wagner,  son Henry “Wade” Hughes, granddaughter Sydney Claire Wagner, father Henry Walter Hughes, Sisters and brothers- in-law; Judy and Randy Kapchinski, Susannah and Edd Compton, mother-in-law JoAnn Kominczak, sisters-in-law and brothers- in-law, Kay and Ronnie Phillips, Lynda and Matthew Kubeczka, Russell Porter, uncles and aunts Herbert and Patricia Hughes, Jody and Alan Richards, numerous cousins, nieces,  nephews, and more friend than you can count. .  He was preceded in death by his daughter Rachel Rene Hughes, mother Nancy Freeman Hughes, father-in-law; Bennie Kominczak, grand parents, N. W. “Dick” and Norma Freeman, and Henry Water and Maude Bess Hughes.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at St. Peters Episcopal Church with Father Robert Gribble officiating, burial will follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation with the family and friends will be Monday July 7, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham,TX. Funeral arrangements for Henry “Bubba” Hughes are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com