Obituaries


Cammie Lanae Ganske

Cammie Lanae Ganske, 49, passed away August 14, 2019 in Brenham. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Salem Lutheran Church, with Pastor Charles Parnell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her husband, Michael James Ganske; daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Chase Wilson; brother and sister-in-law, Cabin and Missie Warmke; mother, Carolyn Warmke; grandson: Collin Wilson; sister-in-law, Pam Zibilski; mother-in-law Shirley Ganske; nieces: Hanna Warmke and Justin Schroeder;   Laura Zibilski; nephews: Payton Warmke and fiancé Brooke Young;  Caden Warmke and Daylon Drews. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Warmke and father-in-law, James Ganske. Funeral arrangements for Cammie Lanae Ganske are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Burney William Boecker

Burney William Boecker, 86, husband of Earline Boecker, died August 14, 2019 in Brenham. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Welcome Lutheran Church of Welcome, with Pastor John Sutton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 pm. Friday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Earline Boecker of Brenham; daughters, Evon Goebel of Deer Park; Brenda Cruz of Cedar Park; sons-in-law Don Goebel and James Cantu; grandchildren Ashley Goebel and Calvin Goebel; sister, Ruth Flentge; sister-in-law Floradell Boecker, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.   He was preceded in death by a brother, Leon Boecker; sister, Bernita Hueske; brothers-in-law Milton Flentge and Walter “Pete” Hueske. Funeral arrangements for Burney William Boecker are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Arthur Will Grimm

Arthur Will Grimm, 79, of Brenham, died Aug. 13, 2019, in a Brenham hospital. The funeral service for Arthur Grimm will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville, with Pastor Katrina Walther officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Grimm; son Bradley Scot Grimm; brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Cookie Grimm; sisters and brother-in-law, Gracy Lange and Lois and Jones Moehlmann; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Laverna and Henry Ganske, Linda and Gary Lehde, Lydia and Milton Green, and Delfred Gaskamp; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Joy Dell Grimm; brothers-in-law, Monroe Lange and Elroy Oevermann, and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Delmus and Lydia Gaskamp. Funeral arrangements for Arthur Grimm are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX 77833, 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit: www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Gilmore Eugene Huebner

Gilmore Eugene Huebner, 95, of Bellville, Texas, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at his home.  Gilmore was born on August 24, 1923, in Bellville, Texas, the son of Delmus Hugo and Ella (Brau) Huebner. Gilmore grew up in Bellville and graduated from Bellville High School in 1940. He attended Texas A&M University until he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a B-24 Aircraft Mechanic in the 453rd Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force. He was one of the “Greatest Generation” – honoring God, Country, and Family. After the War, he came home and enrolled at Sam Houston State University. He was united in marriage to Katie Mewis on December 31, 1949, at the Bellville United Methodist Church. A true entrepreneur, Gilmore bought a dump truck and front-end loader and began moving and hauling dirt and gravel around Bellville. In 1956, he decided to expand into the Ready-Mix Concrete business and started G.E. Huebner Concrete, Inc. He was still seen driving mixer trucks and dump trucks around town up into his late 80’s. He is survived by his loving wife of over 69 years: Katie Mewis Huebner of Bellville; daughter: Susie Eckermann and her husband, Alfred, Jr. “Buck”, of Bellville; sons: Dr. Gene Huebner and his wife, Kathy, of Sugar Land, and Glenn Huebner and his wife, Donna, of Bellville; grandchildren: Garrod, William Justin, Jillian, Elizabeth, Marcy, Tony, Katie, Garrett, Gene Austin; ten great-grandchildren, and numerous dear relatives and friends. Gilmore was preceded in death by his parents, Delmus and Ella Huebner, and by his beloved sister, Maxine Volkman. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Bellville United Methodist Church. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Bellville United Methodist Church with Reverend John Reasons and Pastor Bryan Jody officiating. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the: Bellville United Methodist Church. P.O. Box 188, Bellville, Texas 77418, Bellville Medical Center, P.O. Box 977, Bellville, Texas 77418 or to the charity of their choice. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 610, 12029 Hwy. 36 South, Bellville, Texas 77418. (979)865-2424 www.schmidtfunerals.com

Herman Borchardt, Jr.

Beloved husband, dad, PoPo, and friend Herman Borchardt, Jr., 88, was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on August 4, 2019. Herman is survived by his beloved wife Elverna (Thielemann) Borchardt, son Craig Borchardt and wife Linda, daughter Gail O’Malley and husband Richard, son Jason Borchardt and wife Kristi, and daughter Shiela Spivey and husband Marty.  Proud PoPo to Morgan Wood and husband Travis, Joshua Borchardt and Mary Borchardt; Jackson and wife Lauren, Adam and wife Jenna, and Erin O’Malley; Makenzie and husband Casey Funk, Chandler, Landon, and Isabella Borchardt; Seth Spivey and Alli Spivey.  Great PoPo to Reese and Sawyer O’Malley, James, Emma and Jake O’Malley, Jacob Wood, Thoryn Schaefer and Wyatt Funk.  He is also survived by sisters-in-law Florence Borchardt, Evelyn Thielemann and Elaine Thielemann Grinde, brothers-in-law Walter “Butch” Rodenbeck, Wilbert Thielemann and wife Dinora, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. A visitation with the Borchardt family will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Brenham Memorial Chapel. A celebration of Herman Borchardt, Jr.’s life will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10:00 am, at Zion Lutheran Church, Brenham. Memorial contributions in Herman’s honor may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Hospice Brazos Valley, or charity of your choice. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX  77833.  Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Doris Louise “Sweet”  Stern Schomburg

Doris Louise “Sweet”  Stern Schomburg, 93, died July 31, 2019 in Brenham. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, August 5, 2019 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Pastor Phil Fenton officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; brother Lonnie H. Stern and husband Dennis. She is survived by her sons Michael and David; brother-in-law Carl Schomburg and his wife Anne; sister-in-law Florine Stern and nephews Lon Stern and wife Kay, Ernie Stern and wife Natasha, as well as her “3rd” son, James “Fella” Gillespie. Funeral arrangements for Doris Louise Schomburg are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Arthur Albert Kahn

Arthur Albert Kahn passed away July 25th, 2019 after a courageous and incredibly hard fought battle with cancer. He would want it to be known that since the cancer died with him, it didn’t win. Technically- it was a tie. He is preceded in death by his father, Alfred Kahn, mother, Emma Elizabeth Overstreet, and step-father Jack Stone Overstreet. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn, son Joshua Kahn and wife Tina, son Benjamin Kahn and wife Jessica, daughter Emilie Klingsporn and husband Andrew, sister Susan Zimmerman, brother and sister-in-law Mike and Marcia Kahn, brother and sister-in-law Roy and Barbara Kokemoor, and grandchildren Jordan Kahn, Jake and Stella Kahn, and Luella and Milly Klingsporn. A reception, celebration of life, and telling of Artie stories will be held at Memorial Oaks Chapel on Sunday, July 28 from 5-7 pm. A private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers and in honor of his love of the Houston Astros and animals, the family asks for donations to the Lance McCullers Foundation at lancemccullersfoundation.org or to Hospice Brazos Valley. Funeral arrangements for Arthur Albert Kahn are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Mildred Karcher

Mildred Karcher, 91, died July 24, 2019 in Brenham. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church, with Pastors Matthew Jacobs and William Holzer officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Karcher; parents, Otto and Minnie Feusse; her in-laws Rev. Ludwig and Gertrude Karcher, and sister-in-law Gevonne Karcher Knippa. Surviving and mourning her loss are daughters and sons-in-law Linda and David Nagy, Connie ande Ben Newcomb; grandchildren: Michael and Amy Nagy, Heidi and Jonathon Parker, Kelly and Scott Newsome, and Lindsey and Brian Hunnicutt; great-grandchildren Cameron Nagy, Reese and Quinn Parker, Lauren Anne and Samuel Newsome, Dylan and Gavyn Hunnicutt, and sister-in-law, Virginia Karcher Becker. Funeral arrangements for Mildred Karcher are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com..

Rhead Yocum Robbins

Rhead Yocum Robbins, 18, of Brenham passed away suddenly on Monday, July 22, 2019.  Rhead was born July 25, 2000 and recently graduated from Brenham High School with honors in May – Class of 2019. Rhead spent most of his time with his Family, who will carry on his fun-loving spirit!  He is survived by his parents, James and Tammie Robbins, Brother Shea Yocum Robbins and fiancé Catey Hays.  Grandparents
Mike and Sandra Krueger; Uncle Jim Boy and Aunt Michele Ahrens, cousins Tom, Miranda and Scarlett Majusiak, Will and Megan Kelley; Aunt Leslie and Beto Hernandez, cousins Tiffany, Christian, Kaylin and Cuatro; Aunt Andie and Richard Hord, cousins Austin, Aidan, Dylan & Jaxon; Aunt Missy Krueger and cousin Isaiah; Uncle Justin Krueger, Uncle Ryan and Angel Krueger, cousins Starr, Isaiah, Juan, Xylee, Raelynn; Grandma Barbara Yocum, Uncle Brit, Aunt Latisha and cousin Saylor of Missouri, and his loving girlfriend Brianna Jasinski.  He is preceded in death by Popo Bill Robbins, Nana Bert Robbins, Grandpa John Yocum and his Uncle Ricky Lee Robbins. A celebration of life service will be held this Thursday, July 25, 2019, 6:00pm at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 305 West Third Street, in Brenham.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Christian Day School in Rhead’s honor.

Aaron David Markizer

Aaron David Markizer, 49 of Brenham, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019. Aaron’s loving family includes wife Loydy Markizer, daughter Katelyn Markizer, son Zachary Markizer, father Moises Markizer and wife Basilia, mother Zoraida Economopoulos, sisters Yospa Abin and husband Juan Carlos, and Dianne Markizer. Visitation with the Markizer family will be Tuesday, July 23rd from 6-9 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services for Aaron David Markizer will be held Wednesday, July 24th at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Chappell Hill with Dr. Mel McKinney officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to MD Anderson Cancer Center are suggested in memory of Aaron. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833.  Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Donald Lee Meier

Donald Lee Meier, 67, passed away July 19, 2019 in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, July 25, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Phillipsburg, with Pastor Evan Cameron officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Miranda Meier; daughter, Carra Emmalee Meier; son Christopher Louis Meier; brother and sister-in-law Darrell and Cheryl Meier, all of Brenham; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Walter and Aliisa Schlabach of Brenham; aunt, Ruth Kelling; nieces Adrienne Meier and Katie Schlabach; nephews Nicholas Vierus and Jonathan Schlabach; great-nieces Keeli and Kambree Schlabach; great-nephew Daveon Schlabach. Donald Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roy and Nora Meier. Funeral arrangements for Donald Lee Meier are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Elvera Janner

Elvera (Schulze) Janner, widow of Milton “Mickey” Janner, passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 89 on July 15, 2019.  Survivors include daughters Connie Rohde and husband Danney, Donna DeLeon and husband David, son Doyle Janner and wife Daphne all of Brenham, daughter-in-law Meg Janner; 10 grandchildren, Kristin Limke, Lisa Haney, Kalen Perez, David DeLeon Jr., Lori Palmer, Chad Rohde, Derek Janner, Kiffen Glass, Matthew Janner, Dustin Deleon; and 27 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister Ruth Duvall and husband, Clyde; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Onis Finke, Gloria Janner, LaVerne Weiss, Charles Janner and wife Kay, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their gratitude to Brazos Valley Hospice and AMA Healthcare, especially Rena Burns, for their loving care during her illness.Visitation with the Janner family will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Services for Elvera Janner will be held at 10:00 am, on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill, with Pastor Jill Vivroux officiating.  Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill or the charity of your choice.Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77844 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at wwww.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com