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Carol Ann Mertz Leitzel
Carol Ann Mertz Leitzel, age 63, was born in the early morning of September 18, 1956, to Willie E. and Vernell Schilling Mertz of Burton, Texas. She earned her wings to enter Heaven after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer for six years on August 10, 2020. The visitation will be from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The family will be present 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. during the visitation. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 14, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel with Deacon Cindy Robles officiating. Burial will be at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery at Greenvine. Carol is survived by her mother, Vernell Schilling Mertz; her sister Darlene “Dottie” Herrmann (Gene); her brother Dale Mertz (Penny); nieces, Christi Herrmann Nelson (Billy) and Ashlea Herrmann; nephew, Nicholas Banker (Jackie); great-nieces, Leah, Raney and Brooklyn Nelson, and Layla and Madeline Banker; her two uncles, Leroy Schilling and Melvin Schilling (Dorothy); as well as numerous cousins and friends. Funeral arrangements 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.
Cossette “Cozy” (Schwettmann) Hugo
Cossette “Cozy” Schwettmann Hugo, 89, widow of Burney Hugo, passed away on August 11, 2020. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm Noon until 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 9:00 am on Friday, August 14, 2020, at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Cozy Hugo is survived by many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Cozy is preceded in death by her husband, Burney Hugo; parents Edward and Tonie Schwettmann; and brother Edwin Schwettmann. If you’d like to make a donation in memory of Cozy, please consider St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Brenham. Services for COZY HUGO are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 979.836.3611 Share memories at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.
Robert Theodore Murski, 80, of Brenham passed to eternal life on August 7th, 2020. Born April 25, 1940 to Stephan and Angela (Kenjura) Murski, Robert spent his early years in a one bedroom farmhouse on the Murski Homestead. There began his love for the great outdoors. This love continued his entire life and led him to develop countless friendships, fishing every body of water he could find, hunting squirrels, and calling up coveys of quail or dove with his beloved bird dogs. A founding member of the Brenham Big Bass Club, he frequently fished tournaments at lakes across the state for many, many years. A devout Catholic, he attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church his entire life and received the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation there. He was a proud member of Knights of Columbus Council #3287 for 59 years and 4th Degree of KofC Assembly #1106. Robert was privileged to serve as honor guard alongside his fellow brothers at St. Pope John Paul II’s papal visit to San Antonio in 1987. Robert’s love of Country followed behind his love of God. He served ten years in the Texas Army National Guard and was mobilized to Fort Polk, LA during the Berlin crisis. Robert attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Brenham High School. While at BHS, he lettered in track and football. His team was later honored in the Brenham Cub Hall of Honor. He went on to graduate from Blinn College where he also ran track for the Buccanneers. A loyal Cub and Buc fan, you could often hear him shouting “Let’s go Big Green!” or “Come on Cubbies!” in the stands alongside his children and grandchildren. In early 1964, he met Ora Nell Kokemor at a local dance. He knew she was “the one,” and they were united in marriage November 29, 1964. They shared 42 years together until her passing in 2006. He worked tirelessly at every job he had. For 18 years he was the parts manager for City Auto Supply. Then in 1981, he became manager of K&H Portable Toilets which he owned with his lifelong friends, John Kenjura and Ted Zientek, and his son, Darrell. He was proud of his success in managing and growing the business for 26 years. He is survived by his children Darrell & Lynda Murski and Jonathan & Michelle Zschech; grandchildren Steven & Ashley Murski, Andrew, Madeline & Tyler Zschech; uncle & aunt, Paul & Marylou Kenjura, all of Brenham; brothers-in-law, Terry Willis of Cypress and Ben Trombatore of Temple; sisters-in-law, Caroline Kokemor of CA and Ginny Kokemor of PA; and numerous other relatives.He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sisters Rita Willis and Mary Trombatore. Steven Murski, Andrew Zschech, Valentino Piementel, Joaquin Sanchez, Ted Zientek, and Mike Kluck will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, members of the Washington County and Brenham Big Bass Clubs, current and former employees of K&H Portable Toilets, Perry Lee Thomas, and Allan “Hoggie Hide” Gaskamp, Visitation will be held from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Monday, August 10th at Memorial Oaks Chapel with a prayer service and rosary being at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, August 11th at 2:30 p.m. Committal will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Face masks and social distancing will be observed. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Gloria Ann Schmidt
Gloria Ann Schmidt, 74, of Welcome, TX, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2020 in Welcome, TX. Gloria was born on February 12, 1946 in Brenham, TX to Walter and Lenora (Glaesmann) Hahn. She was baptized on March 31, 1946, then confirmed on March 26, 1961 at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville. At LaBahia Dance Hall, she met Henry William Schmidt III and they were married on April 19, 1969 at Zion Lutheran Church. She was a 1964 graduate of Brenham High School and a member of Welcome Lutheran Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. They were very special to her and she loved them dearly. In her free time, she loved taking care of her lawn. Keeping it beautiful was important to her. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Floyd Hahn, an infant brother; father-in-law, Henry Schmidt Jr; mother-in-law, Nelda Schmidt; and infant Brother-in-Law; and niece Sherry Bright. Gloria is survived by her husband, Henry William Schmidt III of Welcome; son and daughter-in-law, Bradley and Jana Schmidt of Katy, TX; daughter and son-in-law Kimberley and Brian Moore of Austin, TX; Sisters-in-Law Dorothy Hahn and Virginia Brandt both of Brenham, TX; Grandchildren, Trevor Schmidt, Tanner Schmidt, Brandon Moore and Whitney Moore; great nieces and great-great nieces and nephew. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday August 11, 2020 at Welcome Lutheran Cemetery in Welcome, TX with Pastor John Sutton officiating. Due to COVID-19, for those attending and wish to remain in their vehicle, please tune your radio to FM-87.9 to listen. A visitation will be from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 10, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Faist, Clemons Faist, Kirby Klump, James Balke, Edward Lee Wensel and Calvin Boeker. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Bob Parish, Marilyn Wensel and other friends of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Welcome Lutheran Church of Welcome, TX and Hospice Brazos Valley. 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.
Michiko Peters, 93, of Round Top, TX, the widow of Edgar “E.P.” Peters, died on August 6, 2020, in College Station, TX. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00–7:00 p.m., Saturday, August 8, at Memorial Oaks Chapel. A graveside service for Michiko Peters will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, August 9, 2020, at Florida Chapel Cemetery at Round Top with Pastor John David Nedbalek officiating. Those attending are required to wear masks. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Connie Peters of Carmine; daughter, Brenda Mueller of Carmine; grandchildren, Kaci and Cliff Mueller and Kayla and Jordan Peters; and sister-in-law, Ruby Partain of Waller. Funeral arrangements for Michio Peters 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 M. Kitowski
Dorothy M. Kitowski, entered into eternal rest on August 5, 2020, at the age of 96, at Focused Care from natural causes. Due to Covid-19, face masks and social distancing will be observed. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 10, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., with Father Jovan Saaverda officiating and Msgr. John Malinowski as con-celebrant. Burial will follow immediately in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Chappell Hill. She was born April 10, 1924 in Chappell Hill, Texas to the late Nellie (Lewandowsky) and Albert Kitowski, Sr. She was baptized at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill. Dorothy worked briefly in Houston and then returned home to Brenham where she assisted with the operation of the family farms as a bookkeeper. As her parents aged, she became their primary caregiver until they passed away and then took care of her brother, Vincent for several years. She was a resident of Argent Court prior to moving to Focused Care of Brenham (formerly Gazebo Terrace) where she has resided the past several years. Dorothy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham and was a member of the Sons of Hermann Life and this year received her 50-year membership pin. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Albert Kitowski, Jr. and Vincent P. Kitowski; sister, Florence (Kitowski) Kenjura, sisters-in-law, Angela (Murski) Kitowski, Doris (Pickens) Kitowski and brother-in-law, Alfred L. Kenjura, Sr. She is survived by nieces: Virginia Malinowski, Kathryn Kitowski, Deborah Hargett, Cynthia Bigelow and Sharon Kuzniarek, nephews: Albert Kitowski, III and Alfred Kenjura, Jr. and several grand nieces, nephews and cousins and special first cousin, Barry Blue. The following will be honored to serve as casket bearers: Alfred Kenjura, Jr., Albert “Bert” Kitowski, IV, Tyler Kuzniarek, Barry Blue, Hunter Bigelow and Chad Kuzniarek. Honorary casket bearers will be Albert Kitowski, III and Alvin Malinowski. The family wishes to thank the staff at Argent Court and Focused Care of Brenham for their loving and compassionate care of our Aunt Dorothy the past several years as well as Hospice Brazos Valley for their care in her final days. May she rest in peace and have eternal rest. Memorials may be given to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Cemetery Fund, 9571 FM 1371, Chappell Hill, TX 77426 or Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 E. Blue Bell Rd., Brenham, TX 77833. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 979.836.3611 Share memories at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com
Gregory Zuniga, Jr.
Gregory Zuniga, Jr., 77 of Brenham and husband of Rosie Esparza Zuniga, passed away July 29, 2020 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in College Station. Due to Covid-19, face masks and social distancing are encouraged. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, August 8 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Private committal will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. He is survived by: wife, Rosie Esparza Zuniga; brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Beatrice Zuniga; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Manuel and Simona Esparza, Joe V. Esparza, Johnny and Mariana Esparza; special godson, John David Maldonado; special goddaughter, Olivia Therese Zuniga; numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Scott & White Hospitals in Brenham and College Station for their special care given to our loved one. Gregory would like the memory of him to be a happy one, of happy times and laughing times and bright sunny days. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Brenham. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer Street, Brenham. 979.836.3611 Share memories at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.
Frank Michael Rybarski
Frank Michael Rybarski died surrounded by his family at home on August 3, 2020 at the age of 81. He was born on April 13,1939 in Brenham, TX to Stanley and Nancy Rybarski. In his younger years, he attended school at St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he enjoyed playing baseball with his friends who gave him the nickname Pierre. At a young age, he began working at the auction barn and later became a tile setter where he mentored many in order to keep the trade alive. He traveled often for work, including a stop in Hawaii. Through the years, his hobbies included, camping and fishing at Pecan Lake, hunting, barbequing, and sitting on the front porch. He also helped establish the Long Neck Riders who he rode with for many years and was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge. Many knew him as a man of few words who was often strict but had a soft spot when it came to his grandkids. On June 23,1962 he married Lucille Wrobleski. They were blessed with 3 children. Frank is survived by the love of his life Lucy of 58 years, his children Debbie and Johnnie Eckert, Dean Rybarski, and Shannon and Mark Schwartz. He was affectionately known to his grandchildren as Peeps. These include Michael and Marian Eckert, Trevor and Jill Eckert, Addie Schwartz and fiancé Colton Luetge, and Taylor and Kelsey Rybarski. Great grandchildren are Chet and Hudson Eckert, Gunnar Eckert, and Adonie Rybarski. Siblings are Steve and Joy Rybarski, Rose and Larry Benker, Stanley Rybarski Jr., Pat McIntyre and Edwina Hampton. Sister in laws are Geraldine Rybarski, Annie Rybarski, and Rita Knipstein. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, in laws Leon and Louise Wroblesk, brothers Albert, Bruno and Edward Rybarski and grandson Tanner Schwartz. Pallbearers are Johnnie, Michael and Trevor Eckert, Taylor Rybarski, and Mark, Tanner and Addie Schwartz. Honorary pallbearers are Ted Zientek, Fred Kessel, Chris and Kevin Rybarski, Larry Budnik and Reuben Mikeska. The visitation will be held at Memorial Oaks Chapel on Thursday, August 6 from 7 am-7pm. The funeral service will be officiated by Rev. Joven Saavedra at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday, August 7 at 10am. The burial is to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Hospice Brazos Valley. 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.
Florence Drews, 77 of Brenham, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020. Florence was born August 17, 1942 in Brenham to parents Reinhard and Irma Wiesepape Warmke. She was baptized November 8, 1942 at Salem Lutheran Church and confirmed March 25, 1956 at Welcome Lutheran Church. Florence attended Wesley School and graduated from Brenham High School. At a Shelby Hall dance, she met Willis Drews. They were married October 14, 1962 at Welcome Lutheran Church. Florence was hard working and employed at numerous places including The Truck Stop, BISD cafeteria, Blinn College, Brenham Banner Press and Brenham State School. Florence was also attentive to her family’s needs and a protective mother. She was preceded in death by parents, infant son Doyle Drews, granddaughter Kaitlyn Drews, infant brother and sister, brother Jerry Warmke, niece Cammie Ganske. Surviving family includes, husband of 57 years Willis Drews, son Darrell Drews and Kim Kopecky, sister-in-law Carolyn Warmke. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 5 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 6 at 10 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery with Pastor Jill Vivroux officiating.Pallbearers will be Cabin Warmke, Mike Ganske, Todd Poehlmann, Scott Drews, Rick Davenport, Ron Bartay. Honorary pallbearers will be Billie Schmidt, Gene VanZandt, Nelson Zibilski, Ray Drews and all previous employers. Memorials are requested to Salem Lutheran Church and Salem Lutheran Cemetery. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Share memories at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.
Ellen Henske, 89, of the New Wehdem community passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020. Ellen Bockhorn Henske was born March 11, 1931, in Washington County, Texas to parents Louis Bernhard and Ottilie Anna Klaerner Bockhorn. She was baptized May 31, 1931 and confirmed into the Christian faith January 28, 1945 at St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem. She grew up in Washington County where she attended Pleasant Hill School and graduated from Brenham High School. After graduation, she lived in Austin and worked at Scarborough’s department store. On April 23, 1949 Ellen married Lee Charles Henske. They made their home in the New Wehdem community as dairy farmers for nearly forty years. Ellen was an active member of the St. James Women’s Choir, a Sunday school teacher, and a member of the Ruth and Martha Bible study circles. She was employed at the Brenham State School where she was loved by her clients, often inviting a client to her home when they had no place to go for the holidays. Ellen was a devoted wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She loved baking and decorating cakes, gardening, sewing, family celebrations, and particularly picnics with her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lee; brothers Bernhard, Roy and Herbert Bockhorn; sisters, Louise Bowden Winkelmann, Agnes Griesenbeck, and Elaine Kokemor. She is survived by her son, Donald Ray Henske and wife, Jenny; daughter, Bonnie Lee Henske Pieper and husband, Bobby; daughter, Phyllis Ann Henske Weiss and husband, Gary. Grandchildren Brandi Fishbeck and husband, Chad; Jodie McReynolds and husband, A.J.; Megan Freitag and husband, Kyle; Audrey Zaffirini and husband, Carlos; Lauren Sinclair and husband, Steven; Erich Weiss and wife, Tiffany. Great grandchildren Kerby, Callie, Tyler, Eli, Vivienne, Georgia, Jacie, Karlie, Lillie, Asher, and George. Pallbearers are Erich Weiss, Kyle Freitag, Carlos Zaffirini, Steven Sinclair, A.J. McReynolds, and Chad Fishbeck. Honorary pallbearers are Megan Freitag, Audrey Zaffirini, Brandi Fishbeck, Jodie McReynolds, Lauren Sinclair, Robert Bockhorn, Gary Griesenbeck, Terry Griesenbeck, Ross Perry, Brett Perry, Betty Bowden and Jackie Bowden. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from Noon to 7:00 pm at Brenham Memorial Chapel. The funeral service will be held on August 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm outside of the St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem with the interment following in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem or Allumine Hospice 4030 Hwy 65 Suite 101, College Station, TX 77846. 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.
Jessie Fay Goodwin
Jessie Fay Goodwin, loving wife, mother, aunt and friend went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, the 26th of July, 2020, she was 92 years old. Fay Goodwin is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Don Goodwin. She is survived by her proud son and daughter-in-law Glen and Theresa Goodwin. Aunt Fay and Uncle Don were a very important part of Theresa’s extended family. Fay and Don were also lovingly welcomed into the family of Bubba and Shirley Dreyer when the moved to the Brenham area. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, from 12:00 pm until 7:00 pm, with the family present starting at 4:00 pm. Due to public health concerns associated with COVID-19, the graveside service will be private. Services for FAY GOODWIN are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer, Brenham, TX, 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com
Dennis H. Mahlmann
Dennis H. Mahlmann, age 91 of Brenham and the widower of Verdall Maass Mahlmann, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020. Visitation for Dennis H. Mahlmann will be Monday, July 27 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Graveside services for Dennis H. Mahlmann will be held on Tuesday, July 28, at 9 a.m. at the Welcome Lutheran Cemetery with Pastor John Sutton, Jr. officiating. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, masks will be required along with social distancing. He is survived by his son Gregory Mahlmann; sons and daughters-in-law Dr. Keith and Sherry Mahlmann, Reece and Nancy Mahlmann; grandchildren Everett and Samantha Mahlmann, Dallas and Grant Mahlmann, Chase and wife Stephanie and Reece Hanna Mahlmann; great-grandsons Chance and Cash Mahlmann; sisters-in-law Dorothy Mahlmann and Evelyn Maass; brother-in-law Lawrence Eben, and numerous nieces and nephews. Dennis greatly appreciated the help he received from his caregivers Gloria, Mable, and Monisha. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be directed to Welcome Lutheran Church or Encompass Hospice, 3600 State Hwy 6 South, Suite 100, College Station, Texas 77845. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer Street, Brenham, Texas 77833. 979.836.3611 Share condolences at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com
Waldine Luetge Brinkmeyer
Waldine Luetge Brinkmeyer, age 86 and the widow of Raymond Brinkmeyer, Sr., died on July 19, 2020 at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation. Waldine Brinkmeyer is survived by: daughter and son-in-law, LaTrell and Charles Jankowiak; grandsons Brandon Schovajsa and wife Fallon and Brent Jankowiak; great granddaughter Laney Gail Schovajsa; brother and sister-in-law, Harris and Doris Luetge; sister-in-law, Nora Dell Luetge; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Patsy Brinkmeyer; sisters-in-law, LaVerne Blasingame and Hildegard Brinkmeyer; goddaughter Serena Krueger along with numerous nieces and nephews. In respect for Waldine’s family, please wear masks and social distance for visitation and graveside service. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 22 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Family will be present throughout the day to greet family and friends. Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 23 at 9 a.m. at Welcome Lutheran Cemetery. Dress comfortably and bring a chair and umbrella if so desired. Private burial will follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Welcome Lutheran Church or Amedisys Hospice Foundation, 226 S. Live Oak St., Bellville, TX 77418. Funeral services for Waldine Brinkmeyer 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.
Karen (Lands) Grote
Karen (Lands) Grote, 65, wife of Lee Grote Jr., passed away on July 15, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. Viewing will be at Brenham Memorial Chapel on Monday, July 20, 2020, from 8:00 am until rosary begins at 7:00 pm. The family appreciates your love and support, but due to COVID-19 concerns, the family requests that if you have been feeling unwell, please refrain from attending the services. The family requests that a mask or face covering be worn if you will be attending. Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church will be private, restricted to family. You are invited to tune in to the livestream that will be made available on the Facebook page for St. Mary’s Catholic Church, beginning at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Karen is survived by husband Lee Grote Jr.; son Lee Grote III of San Antonio; sister Patricia Bean and Larry Bean of Bryan; sister-in-law Judy Grote; sister-in-law Angie Kwiatkowski and husband Raymond, all of Brenham; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, and beloved fur baby Lacey Jane. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Calvary Catholic Cemetery fund at St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Acts Hope Ministry (Attention: The Grote Memorial, Acts of Hope Center, 8011 Misty Park, San Antonio, TX 78250) Services for KAREN GROTE are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer, Brenham, TX, 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com