Obituaries


Gary William Roberts

Gary William Roberts passed peacefully in his sleep at his home on November 13, 2021, in Brenham, Texas, and will be remembered as a gifted and generous man, who loved his family and friends dearly.  Gary was born on December 14, 1950, to Sarah C. Holle and Pierre N. Roberts, Jr., in Fort Worth, Texas. His early years were spent in Brenham, Texas, before his family moved to Houston, Texas. Gary graduated from Memorial High School in 1969. He attended and graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1973 with a BFA in theater arts. Gary then performed in many productions at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California. Gary moved to New York City in the late seventies, and performed onstage in many productions both there and in Dallas with Dallas Shakespeare, New Arts Theater in Dallas (Dracula, Private Lives, and Lone Star/Laundry and Bourbon, among many others).  At the McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey, he was seen in Hamlet, The Day They Shot John Lennon, Thanksgiving, and Napoleon Nightdreams. He performed in Crimes of the Heart (Doc) and The Miss Firecracker Contest (Delmount). He also appeared on soap operas,  and in 1989 was Ray in “The Face” on Monsters, although his true love was live theater. He was in The Haircut and Grover Bob Loves You. Gary was on the national tour of I’m Not Rappaport, and appeared in several productions in Seattle, Washington. Gary was an Actor’s Equity and SAG member. He was fortunate to have had enduring friendships with  his SMU classmates and fellow thespians and loved reconnecting with so many of them and meeting new friends at a recent SMU reunion held in Los Angeles. He was “Gary Bob” to many and was known as well for his loyalty to the Astros, the Rockets, and the Texas A&M football team.  In 1985, he met his future wife, Sabrina Kim Soares, and they married on October 9, 1993, at the First Congregational Church in Old Lyme, Connecticut. That same year they moved to Brenham, Texas, and Gary has been involved in family business interests since then, as well as being a longtime MC for the Brenham Maifest and acting in productions at Unity Theater. You might have seen him as King Henry II in The Lion in Winter or as Sam Houston at Washington on the Brazos State Park.  Gary was predeceased by his beloved sister, Nancy Carol, his mother, Sarah Carolyn, and his father-in-law, Arthur F. Soares.  The memory of Gary’s life is cherished by his wife, Sabrina, his son, Will Tyler, his daughter, Olivia Leigh, his father, Pierre Nicholas, his aunt and uncle,  Lynn and Walter “Buddy” Holle, and his brother, Donald Glenn “Donny,” his sister-in-law, Melanie, his mother-in-law, Janet Mansfield Soares, his brother-in-law, Tristan F. Soares, his nieces, Sarah Beth, Kate, Justina, and Daniella, his nephew, Broc Bosse, as well as many cousins and lifetime friends.  A private family gravesite ceremony will be held. The family would like to express its gratitude to Hospice Brazos Valley.  Funeral arrangements are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Judy Kieke

Judy Kieke, 73 of Brenham, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.  Judy was born April 12, 1948 in Brenham to parents Wilbert and Bernice (Borchardt) Eickhoff. She was active in Girl Scouts. Judy attended Brenham schools and was a graduate of Brenham High School, Class of 1966.  On August 16, 1985, Judy married Larry Kieke at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville. She was a working mom, employed by Brenham Office Supply for several years with later years doing outside sales. Later, she worked at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation in medical records. Judy also worked at Faith Mission and at Washington County Senior Center. One of her main joys was her only grandchild, Brianna who she was extremely proud of.  Judy was a social butterfly, much loved by family and friends for her lively personality and sincere concern for others. She and Larry enjoyed playing Pitch, country western dancing and traveling with her parents to Las Vegas and Louisiana.  She was preceded in death by her parents, son Christopher Herzog (Jan. 2017), parents-in-law Edwin and Anita Kieke, and sister-in-law Janice Kieke.  Surviving family includes husband Larry Kieke, daughter Wendy Horak and husband Brian, granddaughter Brianna Horak, brother Jimmy Eickhoff and wife Betty, sister Janie Krebs and husband Derrell, brother-in-law Jerry Kieke, sister-in-law Mary Lueckemeyer and husband Daryl, along with numerous nephews and nieces.  Visitation will be on Saturday, November 20th from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., with family present from 5-7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Funeral Services will be held Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Phil Geleske officiating.  Pallbearers will be: Darrell Blum, Marvin Spreen, Joey Eickhoff, Chance Wilkerson, Josh Sulik, Kyle Lueckemeyer and Don Lee Studhalter. Honorary pallbearers will be: Ron and Rebecca Mertz, Allison Crowson, Nancy Krause, Gertrude Schroeder, Montey and Cindy Giebler.  Memorials are requested to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Memories may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Marvin Lee "Red" Weidemann, Sr.

Marvin Lee “Red” Weidemann, Sr., 81, passed away on November 12, 2021. Marvin was born July 21, 1940 in Burton, Texas to Meta (Glaesmann) and Leland Weidemann.  Marvin is survived by son Marvin Weidemann Jr., son and daughter-in-law Marcus and Kathy Weidemann (Brenham), son and daughter-in-law Mars and Janie Weidemann (Brenham), son and daughter-in-law Marty and Debbie Weidemann (Cypress), daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth and Patrick Broesche (Burton), brother Lawrence Weidemann (Houston), sister Myrtle Becker (Giddings), several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  A visitation for Red will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 8am to 8pm with family present from 5pm to 8pm and a rosary will be recited at 7pm at Brenham Memorial Chapel located at 2300 Stringer Street, Brenham Texas. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 10am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church located at 701 Church Street, Brenham, Texas with the burial to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.brenhammemorialchapel.com.

Alfred Lampe, Jr.

Alfred Lampe Jr., 79, of Clay, TX, died on November 6, 2021 in La Grange, TX.  A visitation will be held from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Memorial Oaks Chapel with the family present from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Phillipsburg with Pastor Evan Cameron officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.  Alfred is survived by his wife, Esther Minnie Lampe of Brenham, TX; daughter, Patricia Lynn Lampe of Brenham, TX; brother, James Lampe of Brenham, TX, and special friend Kathy; sisters-in-law, Alice Macik and JoAnn Reimer; sister, Shirley Nichols of Navasota, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Raymond Kettler

Raymond Kettler, 89, passed away in the comfort of his own home on Friday, November 5, 2021.  The visitation will be from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday, November 8, 2021 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, William Penn officiated by Pastor Mark Moldenhauer. The burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery.  Raymond is survived by his wife, Pauline Kettler; sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Theresa Kettler, and Clinton and Diane Kettler; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Mark Matson; sister, Lorine Kettler Schroeder; grandchildren, Matthew and Ashley Kettler, Heidi and Dustin Nowicki, Henry Kettler, Ruth Anne Kettler, Daniel Matson, and Thomas Matson; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Lyla, Amelia Rose, Elijah, Lily, and Theodore Kettler; Hannah, Taylor, and Dillon Nowicki; sisters-in-law, Lynnette Voskamp and Dixie Voskamp; brother-in-law and wife, L.P. and Cynthia Voskamp; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX 77833.

Dr. Robert Schaer Stark

Dr. Robert Schaer Stark, age 65, of Brenham and Chappell Hill, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Reformation Sunday, October 31st, 2021. Even as a life-long Lutheran who adamantly believed in Jesus and Martin Luther’s teachings of “sola fide,” salvation by faith alone, Doc lived by quiet, yet profound, deeds of service as an overflow of his faith in Christ.  Doc was a graduate of Brenham High School, class of 1974, Blinn College, the University of Texas, and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 1985, he returned to Brenham to begin to care for his family and his community, opening his own medical practice on North Park Street, which he ran with his wife, Beth, for over thirty years.  Doc had a wide range of interests, allowing him to cultivate a broad and dear circle of friends. He was a lifetime member of both Graham Masonic Lodge #20 and Hubert Lodge #67, committed to assisting the organization in “making great men better” and supporting the education of children in local public schools. Coupled with his passion for taking care of his patients, Doc loved to support the wellbeing of Brenham Athletics, providing additional healthcare when needed and cooking breakfast for the football team on Friday mornings. He also carried on his mother and father’s legacies of celebrating the community’s youth as well as its history by being an active member of the Brenham Maifest’s Board of Directors for thirty years. Doc served as a medical director for the Washington County EMS, also for over thirty years. He was recently honored in June of 2021 by the EMS’ state association, being given the TAA President’s Award for his lifetime of service.  As Jesus promises in Matthew 10:39, in giving away his life, to his family, his friends, his patients, and his community, Doc found it - true, abundant life.  He is preceded in death by his father, Dr. Delbert Stark, his brothers, Duke and James John Stark, his grandmothers, Sadie Stark and Blanche Schaer, as well as his grandfathers Herbert Stark and Robert Schaer. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 34 years, Beth, his children and their spouses, Julianna and Tyler Wanek, Elizabeth Stark, and Robert and Alli Stark, as well as his mother, Sudie Stark, his brother, Bubba Stark, and many other beloved, in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand nephews.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 at Brenham Memorial Chapel from 5-7 PM, and the service will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Sandy Hill, Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to some of Doc’s favorite heroes, the Washington County EMS. Checks may be made out to Washington County EMS and mailed to 1875 Highway 290 West Brenham, TX 77833.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Memories may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

RoseMary Adler

RoseMary Adler, 77 of Brenham, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021.  RoseMary was born August 4, 1944 in Brenham to Joe and Rosie (Gurka) Pawlawski. She grew up on the family farm in Chappell Hill. She married Jesse “J.C.” Adler. RoseMary was truly a homemaker. She sewed clothing, cooked delicious Polish meals, gardened and canned what she grew. She lived a structured, but kind life, always wanting the best for her children. Her grandchildren brought her much joy. She always remembered their birthdays and would call to sing them “Happy Birthday”. She also loved playing dominos and fishing.  Surviving family includes: children and their spouses, Rose Ann and James Carroll, Darlene and Jeff Boecker, Ricky and Theresa Adler, Annette Adler and fiancé Darryl Strader; grandchildren, Sarah Boecker, Emily Boecker, Haydon Boecker, Dustin Adler and wife Kailey, Kurt Adler, Trace Adler, Jessica Eldridge and Cody Rosenbaum, Ashley Eldridge; great grandchildren, Kynlee and Kohen Adler, Ethan Schubert, Westin Rosenbaum, Mercy Church; sisters and brother-in-law, Florence and Harry Kubeczka and Ann Black.  She was preceded in death by: parents; husband, J.C. Adler; siblings, Frank Pawlawski, Henry Pawlawski, Edmund Pawlawski, Frances Pawlawski, Cecelia Vollmer, Gertrude Pawlawski, Verna Prebliske, Wanda DeLuke, an infant brother; and Wilbert Adler, the father of her children.  Visitation with the Adler family will be Thursday, November 4th at 5:30 p.m. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, November 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: David Winslow, Calvin Dodd, Darryl Ray, David Ray, Larry Kubeczka and Raymond Warmke, Jr.  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 Memories may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Clarence Henry Witt

Clarence Henry Witt passed away in the comfort of his home in Brenham, TX surrounded by his family on October, 27 2021 at the age of 91. Clarence was born on June 10, 1930 to Erich and Lillie Witt in the Prairie Hill community of Brenham, TX.  Clarence is preceded in death by his parents Erich and Lillie Witt, along with most of his band mates.  Clarence is survived by his son and daughter in law, Steven and Margie Witt; grandchildren, Brittany Villatoro and spouse Alex Villatoro, Jonathan Drevecky and spouse Mollie Drevecky, Sara Gregory and spouse Blake Gregory, Justin Witt, Michael Drevecky, and great grandchildren; Vivica Villatoro, Oliva Villatoro, and Drayton Drevecky.  Visitation will be Thursday November 4, 2021 with the family present from 5-7pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St. Brenham, TX 77833.  The church service will be Friday November 5, 2021 at 10am at St. John's Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill, 6605 Old Independence Rd, Brenham, TX 77833. Graveside service and reception to follow.  

Marie Dolores "Matka" Snow

Marie Dolores “Matka” Snow was born August 20, 1934 in Brenham, Texas to John and Victoria (Januchowski) Jozwiak. She was baptized and educated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church/School. She remained a parishioner her entire life. She departed this world on October 23, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan.  In 1954 she married Billy Balcerek, moved to Houston and worked for Maryland Club Coffee Company. Marie had four children over the years. In 1972 they returned to Brenham to raise their children.  Later, she married Thomas Snow in 1977 and stayed devoted to their love til the end. She and Thomas spent many joyful years with annual Mother’s Day camp outs at Pecan Lake in Somerville and many trips to San Leon Pass. She loved crappie fishing with brothers Ben and PJ and sister-in-law Fay. It was always a competition with them...first fish...biggest fish...most fish...finishing each outing with a cold beer or two while the crappie were frying. Marie competed in numerous fishing tournaments around Texas. Eventually, the Snows purchased a cabin at Somerville Place and had their own little piece of heaven there.....fishing in the morning and dancing at night. Oh how she loved to dance and was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan.  Marie had so many passions in her life. She loved softball and pitched for her teams well into her mid 50’s. Horseshoes was another sport she excelled at winning. Numerous times she won the Washington County Fair tournament and represented it at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (one time bringing home second place). Bowling, yet another talent she possessed. Her shelves of trophies from the aforementioned sports filled a room in her home.  Her love of playing pitch was passed down to her children where they all had turns winning tourneys with her. The card table was always occupied at family gatherings. She enjoyed bingo and the occasional trip “East” with her sisters and children and sometimes saw her favorite singer George Jones in concert.  She made numerous friends tending to customers at Robert’s Service Station, K&M Grocery, Short Branch and Welcome Store before retiring.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Joe, Bernard (Ben), Charles (Kite), Patrick (PJ), baby John; and sister Dorothy.  She is survived by daughters: Linda Bernick (husband James), Sandra Balcerek, Vicky Balcerek (Scott Flannigan); son: Michael Balcerek; grandchildren: Marie Bernick (Erich Robinson), Jessica Wehring (John Gajeske) and Michael Bernick (wife Kim); great-grandchildren: Jaden Mertz, Korbin Mertz and James Bernick III; sisters: Florence Kasowski and Janet Wier; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Visitation with family will be Tuesday, November 2nd at Brenham Memorial Chapel from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, followed by rosary at 7:00pm.  Mass will be Wednesday, November 3rd at 10:30am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Ed Kucera, Jr. officiating and interment at Calvary Cemetery.  Pallbearers are: John Gajeske, Jimmy Joswiak, Kevin Mertz, Ronnie Neutzler, Michael Warmke, Gerald Wehring, Brett Wisniskie and Larry Zientek.  Honorary Pallbearers are: Monday Night Card Players, Julius Toman, and Jerry Vaughn.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Memories may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Edward Anthony Pothul

Edward Anthony Pothul, 60, passed away on October 25, 2021. Ed was born on February 13, 1961 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to Edward and Hazel Pothul.  Ed grew up in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. His love of sports and broadcasting began in high school when he began broadcasting at the tender age of 15 for WSBS in Great Barrington. He also played high school football and graduated in 1979 from Mt. Everett Regional in Sheffield, Massachusetts. After graduating from high school he went to Eastern New Mexico University for broadcasting.  Ed left New Mexico and decided to make his home in Brenham, Texas when he began working for KWHI on September 9, 1989. Ed became known as “The Sports Doc” as he broadcasted many sporting events here in the Washington County area. In 2015, Ed received the Brenham Cub Football Hall of Honor.  Ed has many joys in his life including his family, friends and sports but none more loved than his Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. Ed had much love for Brenham and the people in it. He loved and enjoyed getting to know the players, their stats and interviewing them was always a real joy for him. He did what he loved and loved what he did.  Ed is preceded in death by his parents, his brother; Steven Pothul and his aunt; Yvonne MacMillan. He is survived by his brother; John Pothul and sister; Jennifer Kergaravat both of Sheffield, MA and his aunt Maryann Fox of Agawam, MA along with 5 nieces, 7 nephews and 14 great nieces and nephews.  A Memorial service for Ed will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Fireman’s Park Baseball Stadium from 10 am to 2 pm and then food and fellowship at the pavilion from 2pm to 4pm and anyone is welcome to bring food, drop by and share a memory. Ed will be laid to rest privately in Chappell Hill, Texas.  In lieu of flowers Ed’s niece is setting up a scholarship in Doc’s honor for a Brenham student that wants to go into broadcasting. Donations for funeral cost will also be set up.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel and online condolences may be shared with the family at www. brenhammemorialchapel.com.

Robert Hayne Black

Robert Hayne Black of Brenham, Texas, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021.  Rob was a beloved husband of 43 years to Diane Black of Brenham, Texas and a cherished father to Andrew Hayne Black of Memphis, Tennessee, Christopher Jay Black of Seattle, Washington, and Robert James Black of Little Rock, Arkansas. He treasured his daughters-in-law Rachel Criss Black of Memphis and Keltie Laseur Black of Little Rock. Rob fully embraced his much-loved role as the adored “Papa” to Pearson Hayne Black and Emerson McClure Black of Memphis. He was also a much-loved brother to Charlotte Black Foley of St. Louis, Missouri and Theodore Bruce Black of Memphis. Rob also held dear eight nieces and nephews, two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law and countless other family and friends.  The son of Theodore Hayne Black and Mary Pipsaire Black, Rob was born in Charlotte, NC. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, his knack for tinkering led to neighborhood adults commandeering his homemade go-cart for Fourth of July shenanigans one year that led early into the morning of July 5th. After graduating from Overton High School, where he served as Co-Captain of the varsity football team and Student Body Vice President, his tinkering skills led to a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Georgia. Not done yet, Rob next achieved a Master’s of Business Administration from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. In spite of all his academic achievements, Rob treasured most the friendships he made along the way. In the 40-plus years after his education, Rob was always the classmate and friend to sustain the relationship over jobs, moves, marriages, children, divorces, and all that life brings. It is something his friends treasured about him and will miss dearly.  Rob’s career began at the corporate level and included stints in San Jose, California and Chicago, Illinois before relocating to Houston, Texas and eventually moving into family businesses. Rob worked in agricultural equipment sales in Houston, Texas and in the architectural metal roof and wall industry in Memphis, Tennessee before settling in Brenham, Texas as a manufacturing sales rep. Self-identified as a “road-warrior”, some of his work required travel which left Rob affectionately known by his children for his love of road-trip treats, most notably the oft divisive candies Good & Plenty and Necco Wafers. Following his maxim of “always taking the scenic route”, Rob relished many road trips to visit family and friends. Favorite spots were Heber Springs, Arkansas, Copper Mountain in Colorado (where he and friends referred to themselves as the “101st Airborne Screamin’ Eagles” because of their love of catching air on the ski slopes), the beaches of Destin, Georgia Tech Homecomings, Stanford Reunions, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and, of course, wherever the boys lived.  Throughout his life Rob was active in community organizations, most recently in the local and greater Central Texas region. He was involved with his church, Redeemer Church Brenham, as well as the Thursday Morning Men’s Bible Study, Gideon’s International, Rotary Club of Brenham, Jobs Partnership of Washington County, Central Texas Tres Dias, and Habitat for Humanity. He also recently picked up a hobby for reading, which he thoroughly enjoyed, particularly the subject of history.  Rob was 71 years old when he died. His legacy of loyalty, commitment and integrity among his family and friends will sustain those he leaves behind.  Visitation will be held at Brenham Memorial Chapel in Brenham on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 8:00am to 7:00pm. A private graveside service will be held at Zion Cemetery in Iola, Texas.  In remembrance of Rob’s life, his family asks that any charitable donations be made to Redeemer Church Brenham (redeemerbrenham.org) or the charity of your choice.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Memories may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Edwina Kaminski

                                                                                                                    Edwina Bednarek Kaminski, age 86 of Chappell Hill and the widow of Edmond Kaminski, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  Edwina Bednarek Kaminski surviving family includes: her children and their spouses, Barbara and Donald Walton, Paul and Sandy Kaminski, Chris and Tammy Kaminski, and Kimberly and Joseph Randall; grandchildren, Kevin and Heidi Walton, Melissa and Chris Memmer, Ashlea and James Mathis, Josh and Brooke Kaminski, Cody and Jordan Kaminski, Cori Kaminski and special friend Wyatt Rath, and Adalyn Randall. Great-grandchildren include: Thom and Davy Walton; Jade, Jett and Jerett Mathis; Gracyn and Camdyn Kaminski; Jones Kaminski. Also surviving are: sisters-in-law, Gertrude Paradowski, Pearlie Nelson, Natalie Kaminski; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Visitation for Edwina Bednarek Kaminski will be at Brenham Memorial Chapel on Sunday, October 24 from 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. with family being present at 5 p.m. with rosary being recited at 7 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial for Edwina Bednarek Kaminski will be held at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill on Monday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will follow at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church 9175 FM Road 1371 Chappell Hill, Texas 77426.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Memories may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

 

Jerrell Weir

Jerrell Weir, age 85 of Brenham and the husband of Ann (Epps) Weir, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  Jerrell Weir is survived by: his wife, Ann Weir; sons, David Weir and wife Judy of College Station, Don Weir and wife Lisa of College Station; two granddaughters, Heather Weir of Dallas, Ashley Myers and husband Andrew of Dallas; sister, Mary Morgan; nephew, Steve Morgan; niece, Kim Merryfield and husband Dan; along with other nieces and nephews. Jerrell deeply loved his wife Ann, family and church, but most of all he loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Visitation with the Weir family will be Friday, October 22 from 5-7 PM at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Celebration of life services for Jerrell Weir will be held Saturday, October 23 at 10AM at Cowboy Church of Brenham. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to Cowboy Church of Brenham, P.O. Box 2516, Brenham, TX 77834-2516.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Memories may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Ramona Jean Riley

Ramona Jean Riley, age 73, entered into her eternal rest on October 19, 2021.  She was born on September 8, 1948 to Ivan Albert Hawkins and Vada Geraldine “Link” Hawkins, and married the love of her life Charles Wesley Riley, Sr. on April 8, 1972.  Ramona was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Brenham, TX. She enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens, sewing, canning, cooking and baking. The activities of her kids and grandchildren she attended always brought her so much joy, as well as playing and singing with her husband Charlie. She loved her family very much and cherished all their time they spent together, she also enjoyed all of her friends.  Ramona is survived by her husband, Charles Wesley Riley; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Cyndi Riley, Jr., Sheldon and Sarah Riley, and Travis and Nancy Riley; grandchildren, Jordan, Kirsten, Jenna, Emily, Jayce, Shawn, Serenity, Shonda, Chelsea and Dakota; great-grandchildren, Trinity, Ema, Jaylin, Addilyn, Erin and Avery; mother-in-law, Pat Riley of Taloga, OK,  her sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-laws, Kathy and Tim Weber of Hobart, OK, Sara Beth and Jason Cagle of Howe, OK, Dawn and Jim Bilyeu of Forsythe, MO, Greg and Terri Haffner of Elk City, OK, Steve and Stephanie Haffner of Foss, OK, Doug Haffner of Taloga, OK, Meshell and Kenny Hunter of Putnam, OK,  and Jerry Whitney of Oklahoma City, OK; and many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Ivan and Vada Hawkins; in-laws, Logan and Helen Riley; sister, Edna Mae Whitney; brother-in-law, John Riley; great-granddaughter, Kaydance, and many aunts and uncles.  The funeral services for Ramona Jean Riley will be held Friday, October 22nd at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, of Brenham. Memorial contributions are entrusted to Calvary Baptist Church, 1100 Niebuhr St, Brenham, TX 77833.

Allyne Buro

Allyne Rodenbeck Buro, age 92 of Brenham and the widow of Lenord Buro,passed away Friday, October 16, 2021. Allyne Rodenback Buro is survived: by son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Tammy Buro; grandchildren, Kelci and Mike Adams, Natalie and Jason Meekins, Michael and Gracie Buro; great grandchildren, Hudson, Nolan and Emry Adams, Grady and Elliott Meekins, and a sixth great grandchild due in April; brother, Butch Rodenbeck; along with numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.     Visitation for Allyne Rodenbeck Buro will be Tuesday, October 19th from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Allyne Rodenbeck Buro will be held Wednesday, October 20th at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Gay Hill with Pastor Skip Stutts officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Gay Hill or Gay Hill Volunteer Fire Department. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Memories may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

 

Edwin ‌Weiss‌ ‌Jr.

Edwin ‌Weiss‌ ‌Jr., 87,‌ ‌of‌ ‌Brenham‌ ‌passed‌ ‌away‌ ‌peacefully‌ ‌on‌ ‌Thursday,‌ ‌October‌ ‌7,‌ ‌2021.‌ ‌ ‌‌‌He‌ ‌is‌ ‌survived‌ ‌by‌ ‌his‌ ‌wife,‌ ‌Edna‌ ‌Weiss,‌ his brother, Jimmie Weiss ‌his‌ ‌children,‌‌ ‌Bonnie‌ ‌Brinkmeyer‌ ‌(Michael),‌ ‌Debbie‌ ‌Von‌ ‌Gonten‌ ‌(Ken),‌ ‌Rick‌ ‌Weiss‌ ‌(Leslie), Lois Wilhelm (Wayne), ‌‌ ‌and‌ ‌Lori‌ ‌Ross‌ ‌(Jason), and daughter- in-law, Kathleen Weiss. He is preceded in death by his parents, son Bill Weiss, and grandson Clinton Wilhelm. They‌ ‌have‌ ‌also‌ ‌been‌ ‌blessed‌ ‌with‌ ‌twelve‌ ‌grandchildren‌ ‌and‌ ‌twelve‌ ‌great-grandchildren.‌ ‌ Visitation‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌from‌ ‌4-6‌ ‌pm‌ ‌on‌ ‌Sunday,‌ ‌October‌ ‌10‌ ‌at‌ ‌Memorial‌ ‌Oaks‌ ‌Funeral‌ ‌Home.‌ ‌The‌ funeral‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌held‌ ‌at‌ ‌Immanuel‌ ‌Lutheran‌ ‌Church‌ ‌of‌ ‌Wiedeville‌ ‌on‌ ‌Monday,‌ ‌October‌ ‌11‌ ‌at‌ ‌10:00 am‌ ‌with‌ ‌Pastor‌ ‌Ken‌ ‌Weiss‌ ‌officiating.‌ ‌Burial‌ ‌will‌ ‌follow‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌St.‌ ‌Matthew‌ ‌Lutheran‌ ‌church‌ ‌cemetery‌ ‌at‌ ‌Sandy‌ ‌Hill.‌  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St. Brenham, TX 77833. ‌ ‌

Andrew Philip Kowalski, Jr.

Andrew Philip Kowalski, Jr. – fondly known as Bobby, passed away on October 6, 2021. Bobby was born on May 22, 1932 to Andrew and Victoria (Wrobleski) Kowalski. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Bobby proudly served his country from 1953-1955 with the United States Army.  Bobby is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by special cousins – Lucille Rybarski and family and Dorothy Michalek and family.  Visitation for Bobby will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 8am to 7pm at Brenham Memorial Chapel located at 2300 Stringer St. Brenham, Texas. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Brenham, Texas with the burial to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  The family would like to thank special friend Lynette Hammock and Hospice Brazos Valley and “his girls” at Chase Bank – Brenham for all their love and support.  Memorials may be given to Hospice Brazos Valley.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.brenhammemorialchapel.com.

Betty Jo Martin

Betty Jo Martin, age 77, died Wednesday October 6, 2021 surrounded by her loving family in the comfort of her own home.  Visitation will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday October 8, 2021 at Memorial Oaks Chapel with family present 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The service is 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 9, 2021 at Memorial Oaks Chapel officiated by Tim Webb, the burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery.  Betty is survived by her son, Sheppard Blaine Martin; daughter, Melanie Dae Vega (Martin); grandchildren, Lorenzo Angel Vega, Sebastian Alexander Vega, Alexia Anne Martin and Lyanna Michelle Martin.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St. Brenham, TX 77833.

Joycine Adela Eckermann Hanath

Joycine Adela Eckermann Hanath of Chappell Hill, aged 83, passed away peacefully and joined the Lord in her home on October 3rd, 2021 surrounded by loved ones.  She is survived by her sons Rodney Hanath and wife Becky, Ardie Hanath and special friend Joycelynn Green, and Derrek Hanath, brother & sister-in-law, Elgene & Doris Eckermann, Wendell Eckermann, sister, Sheryl & Thomas Schultz, sister in laws, Amelia Wolff and Gloria Hanath, brother-in-laws, Richard & Pearlie Hanath, Alvin & Bernice Hanath, Elwood & Mae Dell Hanath, grandchildren, Nicholaus Hanath and wife Mallory, and Aurbrey Eikenhorst and husband Blake, great-grandchildren, Theodore “Teddy” Eikenhorst, Friedrich “Fritz” Eikenhorst, Tori Hanath, as well as another great grandchild due to arrive in January 2022 and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Visitation will be Wednesday October 6th from 7am to 7pm with family present from 5pm to 7pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral services will be on Thursday October 7th at 10am at Memorial Oaks Chapel with a private burial to follow. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St. Brenham, TX 77833.

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