Obituaries


William Dierking, Jr.

William Dierking, Jr., 88 of the New Wehdem Community and the widower of Pearlie Henske Dierking, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Junior Dierking is survived by his loving children, Larry Dierking and his wife Sally, Cheryl and her husband Bruce Buenger, Donna and her husband Glenn Huebner; as well as grandchildren, Marc (Brooke) Dierking, Jess (Amanda) Buenger, Justin Buenger, Laurel (fiancé Marcus) Dierking, Garrett (Paige) Huebner and Gene Huebner; by his great-grandchildren Paisley, Palmer, Harper, Addison, Ariella, Hudson and Hollis.  Junior is also survived by his brother Clarence, sister-in-law Ellen Henske, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation with the Dierking family will be Thursday, February 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for William Dierking, Jr.  will be held Friday, February 28 at 11 a.m., in St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem with Pastor Evan Cameron officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given in Junior’s memory to St. James Lutheran Church or Hospice  Brazos Valley. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer Street, Brenham.  979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared  at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Donald Ray Wellmann

Donald Ray Wellmann, 70, of Brenham, died on February 17, 2020 in Brenham. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 21, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville with Pastor Ken Weiss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his son, Timothy Wellmann and his fiancé Rayna Roeske; daughters, Samantha Wellmann and Jonathan Pelkemeyer, Misty and Lloyd Dominey; brothers, Glenn Dean Wellmann and Harvey Lee Wellmann; sister, Barbara Kohring; grandchildren, Jacob, Otis, Nolan, Olivia and Shane Dominey, Payton and Presley Wellmann, Fredrick and Amelia Pelkemeyer; and numerous nieces. Funeral arrangements for Donald Ray Wellmann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com. 

Robert “Bob” Armour, Sr.

Robert “Bob” Armour, Sr., age 88 of Brenham and the husband of Emily Armour, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Surviving loving family includes: wife Emily Armour; sons Tom Armour and wife Amanda Ninh, Robert Armour, Jr.; and daughter Jean  Armour. Visitation with the Armour family will be Sunday, February 16 from 4-6 p.m. with rosary being recited at 6 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial for Robert “Bob” Armour will be held Monday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. Ernesto Elizondo as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Citizen’s on Patrol or Hospice Brazos Valley. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., 979-836-3611 To post a tribute to the family visit www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Henry Charles Zettel

Henry Charles Zettel, 75, of New Ulm, Texas, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020, in Bellville, Texas. Survivors are wife: Susan Zettel; granddaughter: Amanda Rich, great granddaughter: Allie Grace Roberts; sister: Thersea Stark and brother: Charles (Darlene) Zettel. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, February 13, 2020, at the Nelsonville Brethren Church in nelson with Pastor Michael Groseclose officiating. Interment will follow in the Zettel Family Cemetery in Nelsonville. For more details visit the Schmidt Funeral Home website at www.schmidtfunerals.com  Schmidt Funeral Home, 12029 Hwy 36 South/ P.O. Box 610,  Bellville, Texas 77418 -  (979)865-2424

ElGene Henry Schulle

ElGene Henry Schulle, 81, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2020 surrounded by his loving family and wonderful caretakers. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Monday February 10th at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Phil Geleske officiating. Burial will take place later that afternoon at the Carmine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel on Sunday February 9th. Mr. Schulle is survived by his loving wife Jean Arlys, his daughters and sons-in-law Lori and Lorne Eben and Julie and Rick Guiberteau, his grandchildren Laura Eben and her special friend Mike Rangel, Lance Eben and Sara Guiberteau, sister Willa Mae Marek, brother in law Cordell Levine, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for ElGene Henry Schulle are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Joyce Arlean Poehlmann Weiss

Joyce Arlean Poehlmann Weiss passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Salem Lutheran Church of Salem with Rev. Lawrence Bade officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. She is survived by her children, Arthur Robert Weiss Jr., Robert Frederick Weiss II (Sue Johnston); Anne Elizabeth Weiss Merkel (Gary); William John Weiss (Rose); Delbert and Terry Boeker; her grandchildren: Kevin Weiss, Sara (Weiss) and Scott Gresham, Kelly Weiss and friend Ralph Stokley, Sheri (Merkel) and Jason Diehl, Valerie (Merkel) and Daniel Garner, Paula (Weiss) and Bradley Jacobs, John and Chantal Weiss, Drew Boeker, Taylor (Boeker) and Tito Torres; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Diehl, Nathan Garner, Emily and Allie Jacobs; her sister-in-law Jeanette Poehlmann; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Joyce Arlean Poehlmann Weiss are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Brenham, TX 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Kathryn Antinnette Voskamp

Kathryn Antinnette Voskamp, age 77, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Visitation for Kathryn Voskamp will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, January 31 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1 at Industry United Methodist Church in Industry with Preacher John Reasons officiating. Burial will be in New Ulm Cemetery in New UlmKathryn is survived by sisters and brother-in-law, Pauline and Raymond Kettler of William Penn, Lynnette Voskamp of Industry; brother and sisters-in-law, L.P. Voskamp Jr. and wife Cynthia of Thompson and Dixie Voskamp of Brenham and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Kathryn Voskamp 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.

Michael Ralph Hahn

Michael Ralph Hahn, 58, died January 25, 2020 in Brenham. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Abiding Word Lutheran Church, with Rev. Martin Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5 until 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his brothers and sisters-in-law, Casey Hahn and wife Lisa of Caldwell, TX, and Neal Hahn and wife Holly of Chappell Hill, TX; nieces and nephews, Casey Hahn Jr. and Sherry of Brenham, TX, Jason Hahn of Tyler, TX, Angela Hatch and Jimmie Gladney of Grand Prairie, TX, Kortney and Colby Moore of Temple, TX, Lane Hahn of College Station, TX, and Sydney Hahn of Chappell Hill, TX;  great-nieces and nephews, Haylee Hahn, Hunter Hahn, Harley Hahn, Lexi Hatch, Tanner Hatch, Landen Gladney, Jaden Evans, Kyleigh Jo Moore; aunts and uncles, Carolyn and Ben Kessel, Myrtle Jean Randermann, Mary Ann Schulte, and Charles Ray and Cynthia Hahn; numerous cousins and other relatives. Funeral arrangements for Michael Ralph Hahn are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Frances Ann Flencher Maler

Frances Ann Flencher Maler went home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, January 25, 2020 in route to the hospital in College Station, Texas. Frances is survived by her husband of 47 years, Gary Wayne Maler and daughter, Brandi Nicole Maler, both of Somerville, her brother Ervin Benny Flencher, Jr (Ben) and his wife, Betsy Neinast Flencher, Ben’s sons: Aaron, Cory, Ryan. Joshua Flencher and their wives: Amanda, Cristi, Stephanie and Missy and four grandnieces: Abigail, Aubrey, Mia and Sloane. Two grandnephews Levi and Brady, Gary’s sister and brother, several cousins, and their spouses and children complete her beloved family. Visitation will be Tuesday January 28th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Strickland Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held at First Lutheran Church in Somerville, Wednesday afternoon at 2:00pm. Funeral arrangements for Frances Maler are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home, Somerville, TX. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.stricklandfuneralhomes.com.