Obituaries


Thomas Machac, Sr.

Thomas Machac, Sr., age 68, of Hempstead, passed away on April 17, 2019.  Visitation will be Monday, April 22, 2019 from 5:00 - 8:00pm at Canon Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 23, at 10:00am at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church with Father Ed Kucera officiating.  Funeral arrangements fro Thomas Machac, Sr. are entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484.   www.canonfuneralhome.com

Lawrence W. (L.W.) Miller, Jr.

Lawrence W. (L.W.) Miller, Jr., 90, died April 15, 2019 in Brenham. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Katrina Walther 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 son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Cynthia Miller of Cypress; granddaughter, Emma May Miller; sister-in-law, Alice Miller of Smithville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. L W. was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Miller; his parents; granddaughter, Evelyn Elizabeth Miller;  3 sisters, Esther, Adelia, and Alleen and brother, Robert Henry. Funeral arrangements for Lawrence W. (L.W.) Miller, Jr. are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to his family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Dorothy (Zwahr) Vogler

Dorothy (Zwahr) Vogler, age 83 and the widow of Rudolph “Sonny” Vogler, of Brenham, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Dorothy Vogler is survived by: children, Doris Eckert and close friend Donald Knebel, Jimmy Vogler, Sandy Kaminski and husband Paul, Tammy Goldberg and husband Larry; grandchildren, Ryan and Mickelle Eckert, Rachel and Mark Nordt, Chad and Gretchen Vogler, Ashlea and James Mathis, Josh and Brooke Kaminski, Garrett Ginn, Taylor Ginn; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Samantha, Kristin, Addison, Grace, Emma and Zeke Eckert, Noelle Nordt, Cash Vogler, Jada, Jett, and Jerett Mathis, Gracyn and Camdyn Kaminski, Kaydence Ginn; brothers, Wallie Zwahr and Billy Zwahr, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with the Vogler family will be held today, Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin with Pastor Ken Weiss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. If desired, a memorial contribution in Dorothy Vogler’s memory may be made to Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin or Hospice Brazos Valley. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611.  Share tributes at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Richard Royall

Richard Royall, V, 77, of Round Top, Texas passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Richard was born on May 22, 1941 in Richmond, Virginia.A national merit scholar, he graduated from St. John's School in Houston. He then attended and graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Biology. After completing his degree, he was a Rotary International Fellow at Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany. Once he returned from Germany, he enrolled in and received a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.He was the Founding Managing Director and Treasurer of the Round Top Festival Institute. Mr. Royall served on the Board of Directors of The James Dick Foundation since the Institute's founding in 1971 and during that time he held the positions of Treasurer and Secretary.His influence can be seen everywhere at Festival Hill, especially in his gifts of architectural objects to the Concert Hall, Herzstein Plaza, Menke House, Clayton House, Bybee Library and his favorite Kaffee Kaffeine on the Plaza. He was an ardent supporter of the arts in Fayette County and how the arts and culture would be a unifier of society.  He always made you laugh and made the world a better place.He is survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. He will be deeply missed by his "Festival Hill" family of the past fifty years.He was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche Allbritton Royall Gore; his father, Richard Royster Royall, Jr.; and step-father, William Frank Gore.Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations. Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.Graveside services will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Park Lawndale in Houston. Interment will follow.A  Memorial Service at Festival Hill is being planned for a later date.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be directed to The James Dick Foundation, Round Top Festival Institute, Post Office Box 89, Round Top, Texas 78954.These funds will go towards scholarships in his honor.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

Darlene Kay Gaskamp

Darlene Kay Gaskamp, 65, died April 8, 2019 in Brenham.The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor Katrina Walther officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel.She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Debbie Gaskamp, and nieces and nephews Leticia Gaskamp, Brent and Carissa Gaskamp, all of Brenham. Darlene’s parents and grandparents preceded her in death.Funeral arrangements for Darlene Kay Gaskamp are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Doris Klingsporn

Doris Janet Kelm Klingsporn passed away from this life, surrounded by family, only a few hours shy of her 80th birthday.She was preceded in death by her parents Ben and Erna Kelm, sister Nancy Butler and grandson Timothy Klingsporn. She is survived by her husband, Robert, brothers Harold and Floyd Kelm.  Her children and spouses, Dale and Garnette Klingsporn, Keith and Melanie Klingsporn and Kim and Tony Lee.  Her beloved grandchildren, Walker Klingsporn and fiancé, Carrie Stence, Courtney Lee, Emily Klingsporn, Cameron Lee, Olivia Klingsporn  and Benjamin Klingsporn, of whom she was very proud.  She was especially proud of the Aggie Rings that she helped inspire.Visitation will be Saturday, April 13, 5:30-7:30 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, Brenham, Texas. A memorial service will be April 14, at 2:30 at St. Paul’s Lutheran, Shelby.  Pastor Nedbalek will be officiating.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6814 Skull Creek Rd, Fayetteville, TX 78940.Funeral arrangements for Doris Klingsporn are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Cornell Wallace Giese

Cornell Wallace Giese, 81, of New Ulm, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 6, 2019.Cornell was born in Warda on June 19, 1937, the son of William “Willie” Charles Giese and Hattie (Moerbe) Giese. He was baptized July 4, 1937 at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda, and later confirmed April 6, 1952 at Zion Lutheran Church in La Grange.After graduating high school, Cornell enlisted in the United States Army, and served his country proudly. Cornell married the love of his life, May Nola (Luedeker) Giese on February 18, 1961 at St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Cornell and May Nola were later blessed with two children: Terry and Connie.Cornell spent thirty years of his working career with the Highway Department specifically working in the maintenance department. He greatly enjoyed being a part of, and serving his community. Cornell enjoyed volunteering with BBQ’s at the fire department.His hobbies included reading and spending quality time with his friends and family.He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-eight years, May Nola; one daughter, Connie Kersh and husband, Ray, of Waller; one son, Terry Giese and wife, Martha Carol of New Waverly; one sister, Barbara Gest of Nechanitz; four grandchildren: Wil Hardy and Kathryn Ann Giese; Dillon Ray and Kassie Lynn Kersh; along with numerous nieces and nephews.Cornell was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margean Naumann; brother, Allen Louis; two nieces: Darla Jean Sevcik and Gidgett Dawn Naumann; and two brothers-in-law: Louis Gest, Jr. and Wesley Naumann.Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm.    Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Burial will take place at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Industry concluding the service.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1270, New Ulm, TX 78950; and Hospice Brazos Valley; 1048 N. Jefferson St., La Grange, TX 78945.

Annie Mae (Krivacka) Leibham

Annie Mae (Krivacka) Leibham, age 87 and a registered nurse for almost 50 years, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at Focused Care of Brenham. Annie Leibham is  survived by her loving family:  daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Nelson Seilheimer of Brenham; son, Very Rev. David M. Leibham, pastor of Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and David Short of Sugarland; grandchildren, Adam and Leigh Seilheimer, Alison Seilheimer, Paul Whitley, Michael Whitley, Ashley Short, Austin Short; great granddaughters, Adalynn and Emileigh Seilheimer; great-grandson Jacob Seilheimer, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Visitation with the Leibham family will be held Sunday, April 7th from 3:00 p.m. until Rosary is recited at 4:00 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Very Rev. David M. Leibham and con-celebrating priests officiating.  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery in Latium. Memorials are requested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Bread Partners of Washington County. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham.  979.836.3611. Access on-line guest registration at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Bonnie McAdams

Bonnie McAdams went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on April 1, 2019. While we mourn our loss, we are grateful knowing Mother is without pain for the first time in many, many years and rejoicing with her loved ones in Heaven. Survivors include her husband William V. McAdams, Jr., a son, Michael Steven McAdams and wife Tammie Kimbrell McAdams, a daughter Sharon McAdams Michalak and husband, Allan Ray Michalak. Her grandchildren include Rachel Joy and husband Trevor, Ryan McAdams and fiancé Bethany Dalby, Brent Michalak and wife Chelsea, and Chase Michalak. She also is survived by seven great-grandchildren, Addison Joy, Benjamin Joy, Everett Joy, Annie Joy, Reese Michalak, Lane Michalak and Ivan Michalak. Services for Mrs. McAdams will be held at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brenham on April 5, 2019 at 11 A.M.  Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Memorial Oaks Chapel on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brenham or Hospice Brazos Valley. Funeral arrangements for Bonnie McAdams are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Orville “Bubba” Werdie Kunkel

Orville “Bubba” Werdie Kunkel of Carmine, age 90, passed away March 30, 2019 at his residence. Orville is survived by his wife, La Verne Kunkel; daughters Brenda Callahan, Deborah Albert and husband, Randy, and Tawana Mueller and husband, Donald; grandchildren Cory, Casey, Chad, Chanda, Marisa, and Megan; fifteen great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and one nephew. Visitation is scheduled for Monday, April 1 2019, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 2 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine with Pastor David Tinker officiating. Burial will follow at Loewe Family Cemetery in Sandtown. Funeral arrangements for Orville Werdie Kunkel are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

LaVonne Thornton Luedemann

Our beloved mother, LaVonne Thornton Luedemann, left us to rejoice in Heaven with her loved ones as she passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in North Zulch, Texas on Saturday March 23, 2019.  While we mourn our loss, we’re happy knowing Mother is without pain for the first time in 58 years.  She was a wonderful mother and woman.  She was 86 years old. LaVonne is survived by her precious husband Orvie Lee Luedemann, her daughters and sons-in-law, D’Juana & Ray Broussard of Cypress, Texas, Karla Renee’ & Fred Stevens of North Zulch, Texas, her step daughter Cindy & Lupe Ybarra of Navasota, Texas & one stepson Wayne Luedemann of Arkansas. LaVonne has always been so proud of her grandchildren, Michael, Alicia, Jared, Christopher, Lindsey, Jessyka, Brooke, Billy, Matthew, Nathan, Allen, Joshua, Travis & Casey and her 20 great grandchildren!  She is also survived by a host of other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, both sisters Marie Brown and Evelyn George and her precious daughter Nita Lawrence. The family will receive friends at noon on Friday March 29th with the funeral service to follow at 2:00pm at the Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham, Tx.   Reverend Dean Ferguson will be officiating. Funeral arrangements for Lavonne Luedemann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Frank B. Burpo Jr.

Frank B. Burpo Jr., age 93, passed away on Sunday, March 24th in Brenham, Texas. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, his three sisters, LaVerne Posey Power, Marjorie Murphy, and Virginia Burpo and his brother, Robert Burpo. Survivors include his wife, Jo Burpo Yount, his daughter, Andrea Holle, son in law Ken Ray Holle , grandchildren, Samantha and Christopher Holle, his step son, Britton Wilson, wife Beth, grandchildren, Cameron, Meredith and Benjamin Wilson, and his nephews, Mike Posey, Randy Posey, Pat Murphy and their children.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel. A graveside service will be held at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas at a later date.

Matthew Paul Rotter

“When I look back at my life, I know it is God who brought me this far.”
Matthew Paul Rotter, 50, of La Grange, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Matthew was born in Fredericksburg, Texas on August 02, 1968, the son of Willie and Lillian (Croft) Rotter. Matt was baptized by Gotlied Wolf of Bethany Lutheran Church. He was confirmed in St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville. He took to life as if it was a party prepared for him. Matt met his life challenges with courage and strength. He never said I cannot; he always said I can and I will. Matt attended Bellville School and graduated in 1986. He then entered Blinn College from which he graduated. Matt became a Sunday school teacher, assisted in Bible School in Rutersville, was president of the Bellville bow hunters club, Cub Scouts and a Luther League sponsor in Bellville. Matt came to have a passion for deer hunting, killing many deer on a deer lease near Fredericksburg. He also enjoyed going to the farm on Joiner road. In 2000, he began to stay there as his parent’s home was being built so he could keep an eye on it. He then lived with his aunt, Carolyn. After his father finished work in Bellville, he became the Pastor of Waldeck Lutheran Church. He is survived by parents, Rev. Willie and Lillian Rotter of La Grange; brother, Mark Rotter and wife, Sabina, of Eagle Lake; nephew, Bruno Rotter of La Grange; aunt, Carolyn Rotter of La Grange. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: William and Erna Rotter, V.R. and Maria Croft. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church- (Rutersville), 5743 State HWY 159, La Grange. Burial will follow in the La Grange City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Amen Food Pantry, 805 Mode Lane, La Grange, TX 78945; Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter, 240 Svoboda Lane, La Grange, TX 78945, or to a charity of one’s choice. 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.

Marvin W. Blum

Marvin W. Blum, age 93 of Brenham and the husband of Doris Kneschke Blum, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019. His surviving loving family includes: wife of 70 years Doris Blum; sons and spouses Kenneth and Carol “Sally” Blum of Brenham, Bobby and Carol Blum of Houston; grandchildren Warren Blum,  Wendy and Terry Hancock of Brenham, Stacey and Thomas Polson of Houston, Kimberly and Refik Ataman of Florida; great-grandchildren Hailey Wheeler and Hayden Hancock of Brenham, Evan Polson of Houston, Adelina Ataman of Florida; brothers and sister-in-law, Barry Blum of Bryan, Earl and LaVerne  Blum of Burton; sister Carolyn Heidemann of Brenham; nieces and nephews. Viewing will begin today at noon at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Marvin Blum will be Tuesday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville with Pastor Katrina Walther officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice Brazos Valley. 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.

Eugene Paul “Ponch” Meschewitz

Eugene Paul “Ponch” Meschewitz, age 68, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Visitation from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Rosary at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 17 will be held at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 18, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Ernesto Elizondo, Celebrant. Born September 16, 1950 in Brenham, Ponch was baptized May 1, 1964 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Brenham and where he continued to be a life-long member.  He attended Washington County Schools.  Always wanting to become a priest, he was a mass server from ages 17-59.  His hobbies were cooking, gardening and fishing.  Employment took him into the home construction business doing sheet rock/drywall and in janitorial work at Blinn College. Relative survivors include:  Aunt Josephine Ligues; Uncle Lawrence Meschewitz;  along with many cousins and pet dog “Sweetie Pie”. His mother Janie Meschewitz, grandparents John and Ella Meschewitz, six aunts, one uncle and one godson preceded him in death. Memorials so desired may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611 Visit to share tributes at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com

Vernell (Pohlmeyer) Gaddy

Vernell (Pohlmeyer) Gaddy, 84 of Brenham, went home to her Lord and Savior on March 14, 2019, surrounded by her family. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at William Penn Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Moldenhauer officiating. Interment will follow at the Wm. Penn Bethlehem Lutheran Church cemetery. Visitation is set for Monday, March 18 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. She is preceded in death by her parents Willie C. and Bertha Pohlmeyer, one brother Glen Earl Pohlmeyer, and one brother-in-law Phillip (Pat) Schied. Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law; Randy and Sharon Gaddy, Rodney Gaddy and Karol Gaddy; daughter Colleen Latham, all of Brenham, and grandchildren Leslie and Arturo Maya, Kaci and special friend Jessie Torrez, Jennifer Luera, Amanda and Kevin Watson and Brandy Gaddy. She also leaves behind nine great grandchildren: Alexis, Kayla and Marc Maya, Reece Maynor, Landon and Harlee Duckett, Kennedy Gaddy, Benson Rodriguez and Amara Torrez, along with sisters-in-law Geraldine Pohlmeyer of Brenham, and Venita Schied of Georgetown.  Funeral arrangements for Vernell Gaddy are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com. 

Bubba Dreyer

Bubba Dreyer, 81, of Brenham passed away on March 8th, 2019, in Brenham. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Sunday March 10th at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral for Bubba Dreyer will be at 2 PM Monday, March 11th, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church Weideville with Pastor Ken Weiss officiating. Burial will be at the Church cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley Randermann Dreyer. Children; Ann (Dreyer) and Joe Garnett, Alan Dreyer, Amy (Dreyer) and Michael Flynn, Amber (Dreyer) and Jon Westerfeld. Grandchildren (some by birth and some by association); Amanda Dreyer, Andrea (Dreyer) and Nick Dykes, Dickson Garnett, Pearson Garnett, Sullivan Garnett, Taylor Garnett, Tatum Westerfeld & Justin Lackey, Gracie Westerfeld & Chance Winkelmann, Teddy Hoffman, Spencer Flynn & Chloe Hamilton, Oliver Flynn & Chloe Kent, Lucas Flynn, Jase Lackey, Jordan Lackey, and Andrew Malloch. Great grandchild; Hayes Dykes. Brother in-law and sister in-law; Diana and Nelson Randermann. Sister in-law; Marilyn Dreyer. He is proceeded in death by his Parents, Lydia (Winkelmann) and Arnold Dreyer Sr. Siblings; Brother Glynn Dreyer and an infant sister. Father in law; Alex Randermann, Mother in law; Mabel Hostmann Randermann Bosse and Step Father in law; Herbert Bosse. Brothers in law; Sleepy Randermann and Roger Randermann. Funeral arrangements for Bubba Dreyer are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St. Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit Memorialoaks Chapel.com.

Mae Dell (Scheffer) Thielemann

Mae Dell (Scheffer) Thielemann, 85, of Brenham, passed away on March 4, 2019, in Brenham. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral for Mae Dell Thielemann will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Gay Hill, with Pastor Skip Stutts officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Connie (Bauer) Thielemann of Giddings and Duane and Jeannie (Reeves) Thielemann of Santa Fe; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Mike Akins of Pace, FL; grandchildren, Nicole Paul and husband Chris, Natalie Thielemann, Jenna Akins, Riley Akins, Faith Thielemann, Jessica Thielemann and Samantha Thielemann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Thielemann; her parents; Charles and Henrietta Scheffer; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ed and Ida Thielemann; brothers and sisters, Arthur and Gladys Scheffer, Alvin and Minnie Scurlock, Edward and Carrie Scheffer and Raymond and Eleanor Tielke; brother-in-law, Leroy Thielemann; niece Connie Tielke and nephews, James Scheffer, Floyd Scheffer and Gary Scheffer. Funeral arrangements for Mae Thielemann 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

Rufus Lange

Rufus Lange, 77, of Brenham, husband of Gladys (Mertins) Lange, passed away on February 25, 2019. Visitation with the Lange family will be Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019, at 10:00am, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Gay Hill. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pastor Skip Stutts will officiate.
Rufus is survived by: loving wife of 50 years, Gladys; daughter Teresa and husband Mike Moudry, grandchildren Mikey, Chandler, and Tara Moudry; great-granddaughter Avery Moudry; nieces and nephews Lisa Rosner, Jennifer DeChant, Gregory Rosner, Jermey Wright; sister Pearlie Rosner; and brother-in-law Cecil Wright and wife Lea. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Rufus Lange to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Gay Hill, 8201 Old Gay Hill Road, Brenham, TX 77833. 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.