Obituaries


Fritz Adolph (Sonnie) Mueller

Fritz Adolph (Sonnie) Mueller died February 19, 2019 at Brenham Nursing and Rehab. Fritz is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Janette Peters, Dorothy and Ben Allen Poncik, Linda and Mike Wilke, and Nancy and Dale Guelker. Grandchildren: Kevin (Kara) Peters, Kimberly (Jeff) Shows, Kayla (Jason) Romine, Dayna (Neal) Lampe, Amy (Frank) Petrzelka, Brent (Sandra) Wilke,Jeremy (Jillian) Wilke, Lauren (Colt) Gillum, Lyssa Wilke, Amber (Ryan) Lampe, Joshua (Leianne) Guelker, Colton (Jessica) Guelker, Kelsey (Taylor) Rybarski. Great-grandchildren: Cameron (Alyssa Arrington) Peters, Caleb (Laura Rivera) Peters, Kacey (Derrick) Smith, Kelly Shows, Ashleigh and Amanda Romine and Zack Lueckemeyer, Rinn Makowsky, Laen, Ryder, and Remmy Lampe, Mackenzie and Michaela Wilke, Graham and Aubrey Wilke, Troy, Trista, and Triton Gillum, Dylan Phillips, Holden Knuppel, Trenton Lampe, Declan and Dovie Guelker, and Adonie Rybarski; great-great grandchildren: Kyleigh and Audrey Peters, Myra and Kinsley Peters, and Jaxson and Lillie Smith; sister-in-law Deloris Kieke, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Fritz was preceded in death by his wife of almost 75 years, Adonie Mueller; parents, son-in-law Arnold Peters, Jr. and great-granddaughter, Peyton Guelker; sister and brother-in-law Bernice and Lee Dell Wickel; two sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton with Pastors Charles Stark and Glen Schoeneberg officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Burton. Visitation will be Friday, February 22, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements for Fritz Adolph Mueller are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Dr. H.A. “Bud” Smith

Dr. H.A. “Bud” Smith, 83, died Feb. 18, 2019, in Brenham, Texas. The funeral service for Dr. H.A. “Bud” Smith will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at First United Methodist Church in Brenham with Rev. T.J. Gableman officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.  Masonic Graveside Services will be held under the auspices of Graham Lodge #20 AF & AM.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Judy Smith of Brenham; sons and daughters-in-law, Marc and Trudie (Rukowski)  Smith of Englewood, FL and Dr. Scott A. and Shelly (Pilchiek) Smith of Georgetown; grandchildren, Austin Smith, Blake Smith, Makenzie Smith Cunningham ( Michael), Connor Smith, Natalie Smith and Trevor Smith; brother, Jerry Smith of Killeen; and sister, Bennie Hansson of Gatesville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Lucille Smith; and son, Ross Smith. Funeral arrangements for Dr. H.A. “Bud” Smith 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.

Dorothy (Buddenberg) Lorenz

Dorothy (Buddenberg) Lorenz, 94, of Brenham, widow of Herman E. Lorenz, died Feb. 18, 2019, in Bellville. Visitation with the family will be held Friday, Feb. 22 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral services for Dorothy Lorenz are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 at 3:00 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem, with Pastor Evan Cameron officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Larry Hillman of Brenham and Kathryn and Curtis Cannon of Caldwell; son and daughter-in-law, Herman David “Butch” and Cynthia Lorenz of Leander; grandchildren, Kim Wellmann, Teri and her husband Michael Condit, all of Dallas, Lori and her husband Chris Knop of Houston, Kristen and her husband Bradley Suehs of Caldwell, Cheryl and her husband John Moore of Smithville, David Lorenz and his wife Brandy Lorenz of Leander; great-grandchildren, Cody Wellmann, Jack Condit, Christian and Claire Knop, Cameron and Brycen Suehs, Jacob and Madaline Moore, Katelynn and Bradley Lorenz, along with Lorenz nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements for Dorothy Lorenz are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX, 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Sydonia Hoermann Levy

Sydonia Hoermann Levy, age 99 and the widow of Wallace Levy, peacefully passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Brookdale Nursing Home in Fort Worth, Texas. Visitation for Sydonia Levy will be from noon till 2:00 PM Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Brenham Memorial Chapel with funeral service at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in the Ledbetter Cemetery. Sydonia Levy is survived by her daughter Helen (James) Bassett, sons Larry (Charlene) and Phillip Levy, sisters Delores Milczewski and Iva Lee Landgraf, grandchildren Jeanna Bassett, Paula Luna, and Sam (Tiffany) Bassett, Kathy Levy, Patricia Hammond, and Carrie Lorey, great grandchildren Lance and Eric Luna, Braeden and Madeline Bassett, Sophia and Helena Hammond, nieces Mae Fleming, Brenda Gilmore, Bron Milczewski, Debbie Hollywood, Gina Landgraf, and nephews Bob Wright, Rob and Pat Patteson, and Gary Hoermann. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Share tributes at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Ruth Lee Boyd Follis

Ruth Lee Boyd Follis, 93, of Mill Creek Community, Washington County, went to be with her Lord on February 17, 2019.  She is survived by her daughters, Bobbie Schulte, Becky Demuth and Nancy Schubert and son-in-law; Joseph Schubert; and her remaining sister, Betty Carraway.  She is also survived by her four granddaughters, Sally and Terry Clifton, Lisa and Juan Medellin, Susan and Michael Stanislaw, and Paula Sherrouse; eight great-grandchildren; Nicholas, Mindy and Alex Demuth, Taylor Sherrouse, Kayla and Makenna Wessinger and Olivia and Travis Clifton.  Her one great-great grandchild; Alana Demuth.  Along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services for Ruth Follis will be held at Greenvine Baptist Church, 5010 FM 2502, Burton, TX; on Thursday, February 21st, at 2 pm with graveside services to follow at the church cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 4-7 pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel.  Funeral arrangements for Ruth Follis are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX, 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Travis Rosenbaum

Travis Lonnie Rosenbaum, 76 went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 9, 2019 after fighting a courageous battle. He is survived by his wife Marjorie of 55 years, son Stephen Dean and wife Christine, sister Doris Ann (Sista) Seilheimer and husband Wayne, grandchild Blake Rosenbaum and wife Kimberly, step-grandchildren Wesley and Heath Kern , and Jessica Dunn, niece Robin Wellmann and husband Jeffrey, nephew Bart Seilheimer and wife Melissa, nephew Kurt Seilheimer, sister-in-laws Loyce Murray and Doris Koehne, brother-in-law David Koehne and wife Carol, and brother-in-law Barry Blum, Uncle Earl Rosenbaum and wife Janet, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and other relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents Lonnie and Alvine Rosenbaum, daughter Rhonda Jean Rosenbaum, father and mother-in-law Fritz and Clara Koehne, brother-in-law Fred Koehne, sister-in-law Florence Blum, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  The visitation will be held at Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W Main St, Tuesday Feb. 12th, from 5:00-7:00.  The funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Dennis Shaw at St Paul's Lutheran Church of Rehburg on Wednesday, February 13th at 10:00am.  The burial is to follow at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements for Travis Lonnie Rosenbaum are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham, Texas.

Joyce Ann Dittert

Joyce Ann Dittert, 79, wife of Curtis Dittert, passed away January 31, 2019 in Bryan. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin, with Pastor Ken Weiss officiating. A private burial will be held later. The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, February 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her husband, Curtis Dittert of Brenham; daughters and sons-in-law Sharon and John Dean of Bellaire, and Kathy and Bill Palmer of Austin; grandchildren: Harrison Palmer, John Dean, Jr., Zachary Palmer and wife Jordan, James Dean, and Madison Palmer; sister-in-law, Jeanie Peters; sister Geraliene Boehme of New Ulm; sister and brother-in-law Alice and Lew Ellyn Gross of New Ulm; brother-in-law, Bobby Strauss of Sealy; brother-in-law Kermit Dittert and wife Vernell of Sealy. Also surviving are nieces and nephews: Patsy Anders, Peggy Strauss, Ernie Gross, Nancy Wunderlich, Jan Pecht, Perry Strauss, Karen Schomburg, Bruce Dittert, as well as numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Ella Peters; sister, Betty Strauss; brother, Frankie Peters, and brother-in-law, Calvin Boehme. Funeral arrangements for Joyce Ann Dittert are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Clarene Lee Crowhurst

Clarene Lee Crowhurst, age 77, of Waller, passed away on January 27, 2019.  Visitation will be Thursday, January 31, from 4:00 - 6:30pm at Canon Funeral Home.  Funeral services for Clarene Lee Crowhurst will be Friday, February 1, at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home, with Pastor Roy Owens, Jr. officiating.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484, 936.372.3683 - www.canonfuneralhome.com

Beverly June Caloudas

Beverly June Caloudas, 78, matriarch of Nueces Canyon Ranch in Brenham, Texas passed on to be with the Lord on Monday, January 28, 2019. Beverly is preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Leroy Gragert; her children: Steve Caloudas, Constantine and Angele Caloudas, Tracey and Troy Cox, Cindy and Jeremy Phillips; her grandchildren: Shelby, Dylan, Brandt, Jason, and Faith, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham, Tx., with Don Stevens officiating. Burial will follow at Masonic Cemetery of Chappell Hill. The family will greet friends at 9:30 a.m., prior to the service, at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements for Beverly June Caloudas are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Johnnie Gurka

Johnnie Gurka, age 95 of Brenham and the husband of Bernice Gurka, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019. Surviving family includes: cherished wife, Bernice Gurka; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Ronnie Mueller of Carmine, Mary Jane “Sissy” McMeans of Brenham, Mary Francis and Daniel Gorbet of Florida; grandchildren and spouses, Michelle and Randall Kohring, Amy and Tim Huebner, Melissa and Nick Kral, Mitchel and Norma Gorbet, Karl and Susan Gorbet; great-grandchildren, Dane Gross, Aaron Kohring, Cady Gorbet, Corie Gorbet; sister-in-law, Mary Arrington. Special friends are Ward and Mary McDonald. Loving caregivers include: Sarah Thomas, Pam Richardson, Glenda Huschinson, Leisa Day, Sue Ellen Bernal, McKala and Twee Cortez. Visitation with the Gurka family will be this evening from 6-8 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Johnnie Gurka will be held, Tuesday, January 29th at 2 p.m. at Brenham Church of Christ with Dr. Doug Hall officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Memorials are requested to Hospice Brazos Valley and Brenham Church of Christ. Services for Johnnie Gurka are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.  

Doris Ann Konieczny

Doris Ann Konieczny, 45, died January 24, 2019 in Bryan. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, January 28, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Msgr. Benedict Zientek officiating, and Deacon Al Prescott assisting.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with a Rosary scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Survivors include brothers Donald Konieczny and wife Shelly of Houston; Daniel Konieczny and special friend Alli, and her son, Curt. Other surviving relatives are nephews Evan Joseph Konieczny, Anna Claire Konieczny, and Grant Charles Konieczny, all of Houston, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, and a niece, Amber Lyndell Konieczny. Funeral arrangements for Doris Ann Konieczny are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. For more information visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Raymond Emil Bentke

Raymond Emil Bentke, 89, died January 15, 2019 at his residence in Houston. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill, with Pastor Jill Vivroux officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Verna Mae Bentke of Houston; daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and Don Willians of Tomball; sisters-in-law Donna and Dorothy of Brenham, and Rosie of Houston;  sister, Mary Jo Schulz, all of Brenham;  grandchildren: Brent Williams and wife Maddie of San Antonio; great-grandchildren: Heidi Pinckert and  Hailey Ackley of Tomball; Trent, Tagan, and Tate Williams of San Antonio, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Emma Bentke; father-in-law and mother-in-law Ed & Hilda Reue Gaskamp; brothers: William, Alfred, Melvin, Herman, Glenn Bentke; sisters: Alma Place, Ida Kaechler, and Lois Ruemke; granddaughter, Cari Pinckert. Funeral arrangements for Raymond Emil Bentke are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Charles F. Schubert

Charles F. Schubert, age 91 of Brenham and the widower of Angela (Zientek) Schubert, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019. Charles’ loving family includes: children and their spouses, Charles Lane and Pam Schubert, Bob and Patsy Schubert, Mark Schubert and Dottie Stoddard, Kathy Schubert Randermann, Kimberly and Michael Williams; grandchildren and spouses, Jennifer and Scot Mertz, Brad and Mandy Schubert, Kevin and Heather Schubert, Leighton and Brittany Schubert, Leigha Schubert, Abigail and Matt Gore, Chad Schubert, Shannon Stoddard, Orry and Cortney Randermann, Rinn and Whitney Randermann, Jackson Williams, Harris Williams; great grandchildren, Caleb, Zachary and Hannah Mertz, Mila and Grey Schubert, Holden and Harper Schubert, Analeise Gautreaux, Declan Schubert, Tristan, Tanner and Tatum Gore, Chad, Jr., Ethan and Peyton Schubert, Kolin Stoddard, Charlie Randermann, Madelyn and Brinnlee Randermann; brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Evelyn Schubert. Visitation with the Schubert Family will be Thursday, January 17th at 5 p.m. until rosary is recited at 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial for Charles F. Schubert will be held Friday, January 18th at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Services for Charles F. Schubert 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.

Blanche L. Seidel

Blanche L. Seidel, 92, passed away January 2, 2019. Visitation will be at Memorial Oaks Chapel on Tuesday, January 8, from 5-7pm. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, January 9, at 10:00am at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Fred, her parents, and parents in law, her brothers, Harvin, Oliver, and A.J. and their wives, her youngest brother Kiel, and her adored sister Mabel and husband Ray, and so many cherished friends. She is survived by her daughter Kay and husband Steve Carnahan, and son Wade and wife Susie Seidel. Grandchildren Sarah and Arty Brieden, and Sam and Laniey Seidel. Great Grandchildren Elizabeth, Evelyn, and Ann Margaret Brieden, Greta, Barbara, and Susie Seidel. Funeral services are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute the family visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Lucille (Glaser) Meischen

Lucille (Glaser) Meischen, 96, a longtime resident of Industry, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at her home. Lucille was born in Kenney, Texas on July 20, 1922, the daughter of Walter and Hedwig “Hattie” (Engelholm) Glaser. On October 7, 1946, she married Adolph Meischen at the Phillipsburg Lutheran Church. Lucille was a devoted wife, sister, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed helping others, working in her garden especially with her flowers and tomato plants, loved dancing, was an excellent seamstress, and valued visiting with others in her community.  She was a member of the Welcome Lutheran Church, and the Industry Volunteer Fire Department. Lucille was a spiritual woman and was known for being warm and kind hearted. Her family and the community of Industry will miss her dearly. She is survived by her numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends: Jo Ann Reichle of Industry; and Wava Jackson of Bleiblerville. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Adolph; sister, Irene Kemper; brother, Arthur Glaser; two brothers-in-law: Walter Meischen and Edgar Meischen; sister-n-law, Regina Thielemann; and special friend, Bill Hajek.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Welcome Lutheran Church, 13636 FM 109, Brenham, TX. Funeral services will follow beginning at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor John R. Sutton, Jr. officiating.  Burial will take place at the Phillipsburg Cemetery in Kenney, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Welcome Lutheran Church or to the American Cancer Society.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations, 208 W. Pearl, La Grange, Texas. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com.

Sharilyn Diane Stegent

Sharilyn Diane Stegent, 58, of Brenham, died Jan. 3, 2019, in Navasota. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at Cowboy Church of Brenham with Marty Mosher officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham. Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Dwayne Jr. and Heather Stegent, and Daniel Stegent, all of Brenham; mother, Genevieve Rybarski of Brenham; brothers and sister-in-law, Marion Rybarski Jr. and Robert and Jill Rybarski, all of Brenham; sisters and brothers-in-law, Loretta and Jody Kapchinski and Peggy and Loyd Bland, all of Brenham; grandchildren, Wyatt  and Brody Stegent, and Dwayne Stegent III. She was preceded in death by her father, Marion Rybarski. Funeral arrangements for Sharilyn Stegent 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.

Nancy Lee Knight Hinze

Nancy Lee Knight Hinze, 80, passed away December 29, 2018 in Houston, Texas. A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Prairie Lea Cemetery beginning at 2 p.m. Nancy is survived by niece Beverly Peterson of Houston; nephews Larry Schroeder of San Marcos; Bill Schroeder (Cindy) of Pottsboro; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Betty and Glenwood Vierus; Bernice and Jerry Vaughn; Dotsy and Ronnie Luhn; Carolyn and Roney Nazaria; sister-in-law Margie Spinn, Trudie Hinze, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Nancy is preceded in death by her husband James Lee Hinze; parents Eugene and Lillian Knight; sister, Jean Ann Schroeder, and brother-in-law Dover Schroeder. Funeral arrangements for Nancy Lee Knight Hinze are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Clarice Jolane (Werchan) Kramer

Clarice Jolane (Werchan) Kramer passed away peacefully at home on December 30, 2018, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. Clarice is survived by her husband, Edgar; four daughters and their husbands, Deborah and George Korte, Karen and Arthur Chal, Connie and TJ Allard, and Pamela and Terry Cole; three grandchildren, Ross Maynard, Christopher Roehl, and Brynna Cole; three step-grandchildren, Mary Ellen Korte Coppage, Kathleen Korte Wang, and Chris Korte; six step-great-grandchildren; and her sister June Thurber Cox and sister-in-law Mildred Richter.  She is also survived by numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ella Werchan, and brother, Walter Werchan, Jr.  Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, January 1, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham.  The funeral will be held at 10 a.m.  on January 2, conducted by Pastor Phil Fenton at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with a reception following, and burial will be at Prairie Lea Cemetery.   Memorial Oaks Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  Pallbearers will be grandsons Christopher Roehl and Ross Maynard and nephews James Richter, David and Nolan Lehman, Ronnie Gilbert.  Honorary pallbearers are Douglas Rogge, Larry Werchan and Alfred Werchan, Jr., and Gloria Roehling. Funeral arrangements for Clarice Jolane Kramer are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Mickey Venoy Walker, Sr.

Mickey Venoy Walker, Sr., went to his heavenly home on December 20, 2018 @ 11:45am.  Mickey is survived by his lifelong sweetheart of 65 years, Geneva; his son, Mick, and wife Terri and their children, Andrew 23, and Georgia 19 all of San Antonio, Texas and his daughter, Kim and her son, Calum, 21 of Normal, Illinois.  Sisters, Wanda Webber and Linda Ivey and husband, Jerry and two half-sisters Joann Lee and Pat Gorman.  A sister-in-law, Tince Riley and husband, Kenneth, a brother-in-law, Mike Robinson and wife Darlene, several nieces and nephews and a group of special young people that are like family, Sandra Parker Thielemann, Phyllis Glasscock, Janie Branham, Amy Gardner, Chris Whittaker and Duane Houston. Mickey was preceded in death by his daughter, Daphne, his parents Vela and Hugh Walker, his mother and father-in-law, JD and Georgia Robinson, his Aunt Ina and Uncle Jim and other aunts and uncles along with nieces, Rhonda Weber and nephew David Ivey. So with heavy hearts we say so long, to a beloved husband, father and friend. Know that your memory will stay with us all until we see you again. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Brenham. Rev. Dr. Ross Shelton and Troy Sikes will officiate. Visitation will be held at Memorial Oaks Chapel from 5 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2018. In lieu of flowers, send donations to First Baptist Church Building Fund or Texas Home Health Hospice. Funeral arrangements for Mickey Venoy Walker are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com. 

Charles Albert Menke

Charles Albert Menke, age 77, of Hempstead, passed away on December 18, 2018.  Visitation will be Saturday, Decemeber 22, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:30pm at Canon Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be Sunday, December 23, at 1:00pm, at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Hempstead with The Reverend Robert Merrill officiating.  Funeral services are entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484 - 936 372-3683   www.canonfuneralhome.com

Dennis B. Rudloff

Dennis B. Rudloff, 94, of Shelby, went to his eternal rest on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Dennis is survived by his children and their spouses, Ronnie and Betty Rudloff, Frank and Gloria Zapalac, Danny and Gail Rudloff; his grandchildren, Rhonda Warren and husband Daniel, Rebecca Mills and husband John, Robyn Clifford and husband Chris, Brian Zapalac and wife Kathy, Lindsey Price and husband Dustin, Kristin Erwin and husband Hunter, Ryan Rudloff and wife Lauren and Tyler Rudloff; his brother Percy Rudloff and wife Norma, his dear friend Viola Weiss and his eighteen great-grandchildren (plus one on the way). Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rudolph and Paula Goebel; his brother, Rubin Rudloff and wife Lois; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bennie and Hertha Goebel and Delvin and Wilma Wunderlich; his nephew, Troy Rudloff. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham.  Funeral services for Dennis Rudloff will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shelby on Saturday, December 22 at 10:00 AM officiated by Pastor John David Nedbalek.  Burial will follow at the Shelby Cemetery. Funeral arrangements for Dennis B. Rudloff are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Harley Dwight Ponder

Harley Dwight Ponder was born in Caldwell, TX on January 4, 1934 to James Marvin and Josephine Griffith Ponder and passed away peacefully on December 16, 2018. Harley Ponder leaves his wife Jayme Makar Ponder and three sons Richard Dwayne and wife Rebecca, James Marshall and wife Jill, Michael Wayne and wife Angel. Also surviving are five grandchildren Lianna Knight of Jacksonville, FL, Lisha Ponder of Aurora, CO, Janelle Ponder of Deer Park, TX, Tiffany Ponder of Virginia Beach, VA and James Michael Ponder of Baytown, TX; five great grandchildren Jordyn Ponder, Bella Ponder, Ellie Ponder and Harley Marie Ponder all of Baytown, TX and Addison Knight of Jacksonville, FL. Visitation with the Ponder family will be Thursday, December 20th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. A committal service will be Friday, December 21st at 11:30 a.m. at Oak Rest Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Brenham Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. W. Brent Hampton officiating. A reception follows at the church. In lieu of floral gifts, donations are requested to Brenham Presbyterian Church, Unity Theater, International Festival Institute and Texas Cotton Gin Museum. 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.