Dr. Wilfred Oscar Dietrich

Dr. Wilfred Oscar Dietrich, widower of Dr. Bobbie Morrow Dietrich, a lifelong educator, and ardent civic leader, died on June 22, 2019 at the age of 95. Visitation with family and friends of Dr. Dietrich will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27th at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Wilfred’s memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28th at the Dr. Bobbie Morrow Dietrich Memorial Amphitheatre at Hohlt Park with Rev. Charles Stark, Rev. Glen Schoeneberg, and Rev. Patricia Dietrich officiating.  A celebration of life reception at the Blinn College Student Center will follow the memorial service. Dr. Dietrich is survived by his sister, Nevi Lauter of Brenham; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Virginia Dietrich of Houston; a niece, Laurey Nickerson of Katy; a nephew, Larry Dietrich, and his wife, Patricia of Brenham; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. The family wishes gifts in Wilfred’s honor to be directed to: Sam Houston State University, Dr. Wilfred O. Dietrich Endowment Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2537, Huntsville, Texas, 77341-2537. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 969.836.3611 Access on line guest registration

Lyra Mildred Williamson

Lyra Mildred Williamson, 92, died June 21, 2019 in Georgetown, TX. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 28, 2019 at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham. The memorial service will be conducted by Mrs. Williamson’s nephew, James Paul Worley. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday June 27th at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Joan Williamson of Palmdale, California; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Tommy Erlanson of South Padre Island, Texas; grandchildren: Caroline Williamson, Jacqueline Erlanson, and Rebecca Erlanson. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Mrs. Williamson was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth Williamson, and 9 brothers and sisters. Funeral arrangements for Lyra Williamson are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, TX. To post a tribute, visit

John Hilman Stanley

John Hilman Stanley son of John Hilman and Georgia Pattison Stanley, John grew up in Port Arthur, Texas.  After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, he attended Texas Christian University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science in 1938.  He met Clemence Clark at TCU; they married November 10, 1939, lived in Houston where their four children, Jack, Gherlaine, Lee, and Dennis were born. In 1958 the family moved to New Jersey when John’s job with Texaco transferred him to New York City, where he was Manager of the Taxation Department at the Corporate Headquarters in the Chrysler Building. In 1973, Clemence insisted that they retire after he had served those 15 years  (the period of time he had promised her she would have to stay away from Texas!)   They returned to "The Farm" near Burton, which had been established in 1889 by his grandfather, John Hugh Stanley. Together John and Clemence created  "The Stanley Ranch", raising white-faced Hereford cattle, Tennessee Walking Horses, and assorted types of "tumbling" pigeons. John served as Tax Assessor Collector for the Burton ISD for several years after he moved to the ranch, and served as an Elder and Elder Emeritus at Bethany Church since 1973. John had a lifelong love for horses, and Tennessee Walking Horses in particular.  He rode over 3,000 miles on his beloved Brazos Bill, earning a gold belt buckle from North American Trail Riding Association.  John rode for the last time on his 99th birthday, but retained his interest and love for horses until the end.  John Stanley's passing represents the end of an era and his family, friends, and the Burton community will surely miss this wonderful man.  Family members remaining to celebrate his memory:  Sons Jack (Trish) Stanley; Lee Stanley, Dennis (Robyn) Stanley; Daughter Gherlaine (Robert) Hofmann; Grandsons: John Thomas Stanley; Robert Stanley (Stephanie) Hofmann, Dr. James (Tina) Stanley; USN Navy CMDR Ret.Tom Stanley (Tanya); Mathew (Donna) Stanley; Granddaughters  Heidi (Mark) Whitehead; Alicyn (Walt) Huddell; Lynn (Darwin) Tanksley; Georgia (Brandon)Trimble; Great grandchildren: James, Jordyn, Stephanie, Jesse (Brianna) and Jack Baker;  Amy and Amber Huddell;  Lillian and Austen Hofmann; Hope, William, Adele, Lucas Stanley; Christopher Stanley, Great great grandsons Levi and James (LJ) Baker and Beaux Charles Baker along with multitudes of nieces, nephews and beloved family friends. Framily and friends are invited to attend John Stanley's memorial service and burial at Bethany Church Cemetery on Christian Cemetery Road in Burton at 6:30 PM, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to "Piece Way" ministry of Bethany Church, PO Box 130, Burton, TX 77835, OR John Hugh Stanley Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 8, Burton State Bank, TX 77835. 


Robert Charles Cox

Robert Charles Cox, age 70, of Waller, Texas passed away on June 19, 2019.  Memorial Service will be held Monday, June 24th, at 10:30am at Canon Funeral Home with Buddy McCaig officiating.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484, 936 372-3683


Wesley Henry Kettler

Wesley Henry Kettler passed away peacefully on June 16, 2019. Growing up on a ranch, he continued the tradition and was a farmer and rancher until he retired in 1994.  After his retirement he enjoyed creating things out of wood and sold them in his shop in downtown Brenham, Kettler’s New and Used Treasures and Workshop.  He was well known as a great story teller and told many stories to all of his customers and friends.  Wesley is survived by his wife, Ivy, granddaughters, Michele and Brandy, great-grandchildren, Weston, Wyatt, Rowan and Molly.  Those who knew Wesley know he hated being fussed over and would rather give than receive.  In lieu of funeral services, and to honor Wesley’s character, we ask that all who wish to participate to make a donation to any organization on the 89th anniversary of his birth, July 17, 2019.  Please share your memories or kind words on Wesley’s memorial website at www.Never-Gone.comn/Memorials/wesleykettler

Dr. David Theodore Hohlt

Dr. David Theodore Hohlt, 81, of Brenham died on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at a hospital in Bryan. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel.  The graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 18, at 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Rehburg followed by the funeral service at 10:30 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Brenham with Pastor Ken Weiss officiating. Survivors include his wife Kay, sons Timothy and Stephen, daughter-in-law Laurie, granddaughters Allie and Kelsie, sister Florence Smith, brothers Charles, Donald, and Weldon. Funeral arrangements for Dr. David Hohlt are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit

Charles James Konieczny

Charles James Konieczny, age 77, of Brenham, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Brazos Valley Hospice Inpatient Facility in Bryan, Texas. Loving family who survives are:  wife Darlene; daughter Kaci; son by choice Chad Weiss and daughter-in-law Kacey; grandson Cade Weiss; sisters Annie Rybarski, Genevieve Rybarski, Louise Bolcerek (Albin); brother-in-law and sister-in-law Larry and Marion Vierus along with numerous nieces, nephews and fur babies Annie Belle and Yodi.  Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with Rosary at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 17 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Brenham with Fr. Jay Polisetty as Main Celebrant and Msgr. Benedict Zientek as Con-Celebrant.  Burial will follow at Welcome Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice Brazos Valley.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 979.836.3611  Access on-line registration at

Jo Ann (Galle) Schovajsa

Jo Ann (Galle) Schovajsa, 77, passed away June 12, 2019 at her residence in Bleiblerville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 17, 2019 at Nelsonville Brethren Church, with Pastor Michael Groseclose officiating. Burial will follow in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Industry. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Herbert Schovajsa. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jerrel and Malinda Schovajsa of Bleiblerville; brother and sister-in-law, Lowe and Sue Galle of Lockhart; nephew, Greg Galle and wife Anybe; niece, Karla Tate and husband Mike; great-nephew Mark Tate and wife Taylor; great-nieces Julie Tate, and Nichole Wasikowski and husband Drew. Funeral arrangements for Jo Ann Schovajsa are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit

Donna Kay Stoelke Kaltwasser

Donna Kay Stoelke Kaltwasser passed away on June 9, 2019. ​Funeral services Donna Kaltwasser are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 13 at Grace Lutheran Church, with Pastors Matthew Jacobs and William Holzer officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Alan Kaltwasser; son, Jason Dwayne Gaertner and wife Sara Beth of Brenham; daughter, Madison Alana Kaltwasser of Brenham; and son, Tyler McKay Kaltwasser and fiance Lucy Alayna Barbisch of Brenham; grandchildren, Braden Austin, Brycen Garrett, Blaine Parker, Brooklyn Rose and Beckham Floyd of Brenham. She is also survived by her mother, Dorine Stoelke; and brother, Jeff Stoelke; as well as numerous other family members and friends. Funeral arrangements for Donna Kaltwasser are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX, 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit:

William Flurry Robbins Jr.

William Flurry Robbins Jr. (Bill), 85, of Brenham, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Bill was born on Nov. 22, 1934. He lived in Hempstead where he graduated from high school. He met and was married to Albertha Neinest (Bert) for 47 years. He served in the U.S. Army and then accepted a position at Brenham Cotton Mill, later named Brentex Mills, where he retired. He has a great family who he was very proud of and will miss him dearly. Those who will carry on his legacy and memories are daughter Pamela Denise Kelley and husband Pat Kelley of Brenham; son James Christopher Robbins and wife Tammie, also of Brenham; five grandchildren, Miranda Leigh Majusiak and husband Tom, William Dean Kelley and wife Megan, Shea Yocum Robbins and fiance Catey Hays, Savannah Marie Byrd and husband Garrett, and Rhead Yocum Robbins; one great-grandchild, Scarlett Majusiak; and his dear friend Gertrude Addicks. He is preceded in death by his wife Bert Robbins, his son Ricky Lee Robbins, his parents and his sister. After retirement Bill volunteered much of his time to Bread Partners of Washington County. He enjoyed golf, Astros baseball and anything Texas Longhorns. He was a big supporter of the Washington County Little League as a board member and coach for many years. Bill loved cook-offs with his friends and family as well as cooking for the Washington County Peace Officer Association and numerous other organizations. He enjoyed his daily visits to Tootsie's /Felder's Bye and Bye to visit with friends, drink a glass bottle of Coke and keep up with what was going on in Brenham. A celebration of his life is scheduled for Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Little Mike's, 2107 S. Market Street in Brenham. All are welcome to attend, celebrate and remember together the many memories of Bill’s life. For all that knew him, he always believed whiskey at night is what gave him a long and healthy life. So come and share a drink or a memory in his honor! In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to St. Paul's Christian Day School, 305 West Third Street, Brenham or Bread Partners of Washington County.

Beth Frances Schulze

Beth Frances Schulze, age 83 of Brenham and the widow of Floyd E. “Jack” Schulze, died Saturday, June 1, 2019.  Mrs. Schulze is survived by: son Paul Michael Schulze, daughters Cheryl Ann McMillan and husband David Wayne and Penny Sue Clark, sister-in-law Virginia Tappe, brothers-in-law Charlie “Dutch” Schulze and Bobby Thompson, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Visitation with the Schulze family will be Tuesday, June 4th from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Funeral services for Beth Frances Schulze will be held Wednesday, June 5th at 10 a.m. in Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Matthew Jacobs officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery.  Memorials are requested to Grace Lutheran Church.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at    

Delores Ann Dippel Winkelmann

Delores Ann Dippel Winkelmann, 84, died May 27, 2019 in Brenham. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2019 at St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem, with Pastor Evan Cameron officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her husband Lee Roy Winkelmann; daughter, Patricia Winkelmann; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Becky Winkelmann; daughter and son-in-law Pam and James Herrmann; son-in-law, Max Baranowski; sisters Bernice Rodenbeck, Elaine Dippel, and Jan Kapner and husband Sid; sister-in-law Dorothea  Dippel;  brother-in-law and sister-in-law Erline and Ernest Wellmann;  grandchildren Amy Baranowski and fiancé Josh Tyser; Sara and JP Provence, Wesley and Erica Winkelmann, Tyler and Morgan Winkelmann, Nichole Herrmann, and Braeden Herrmann. Also surviving are great-grandchildren Greyson Winkelmann, Beckett Winkelmann, and Crawford Winkelmann. Delores was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Baranowski; parents; parents-in-law; brothers Eugene Dippel, Donald Dippel, Alvin Dippel;  sister,  Alice Schaefer and brother-in-law Charlie Rodenbeck. Funeral services for Delores Dippel Winkelmann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute the family, visit

Elaine Ann Duron

Elaine Ann Duron, beloved wife, daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother, was called home on May 26, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Her life will be celebrated with visitation on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham, from 5-7 pm.  Services will be Friday, May 31, 2019 at 10:00 am at Nelsonville Brethren Church. Elaine is survived by her husband of 39 years, Daniel Duron Sr; her children Daniel Duron Jr, Wife Ammie , and children Kelsey, Vinny, and MacKenzie of Bleiblerville; Christopher Duron, Wife Heather, and children Bradyn, Kylea, and Emma of Bellville; Michael Duron, Wife Joyce and children Delaney and Jacob of Bleiblerville; Sister Susie Thaler and husband Billy of Brenham; Brother John Susen Jr of Bleiblerville; Mother Clara Susen of Bleiblerville as well as numerous relatives and many friends. Elaine is preceded in death by her father John Susen Sr.; Grandparents, Willie and Mary Susen and Emil and Albina Kolenovsky; Brother in Law Joe Duron; Grandson Dakota Duron and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral arrangements for Elaine Ann Duron are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit

Glenwood Charles Hertel

Glenwood Charles Hertel, 77, passed away on May 24, 2019 in College Station hospital.  The visitation will Monday, May 27, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel.  Glenwood’s funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Christ Lutheran Church with Pastor Walter Schindehette officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Glenwood Hertel is survived by wife, Willie Mae Hertel; son, Todd and wife Darlene Hertel; grandchildren, Tyler Hertel and wife Laura, Trevor Hertel and special friend Elizabeth, and Tucker Hertel and special friend Eilish; great-grandchildren, Rhody and Reid Hertel; brother, Charles Hertel; and sister, Gayle and husband Daniel Engeling. Funeral arrangements for Glenwood Hertel are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, Texas. To post a tribute to the family, visit

Nola (Noak) Goehring

Nola (Noak) Goehring, 99, of La Grange, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 24, 2019. Nola was born in Round Top, Texas on August 6, 1919, the daughter of Alfred and Frieda (Schlabach) Noak.  She married Leroy Goehring on September 29, 1940 in Round Top. She worked at Jake’s Eggs and Franklin Nursery where she cared for and sold plants and flowers. In addition, Nola spent her time helping her husband, Leroy tend to the farm. Nola was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top. She is survived by her daughters: Delores Neutzler, and husband, Branch of Austin, TX; and Shirley Neumann, and husband, Earl of Round Top, TX; grandchildren: Kellie Ray and Jack Burch of Buda, TX; Brad Neutzler, and wife, Jennifer of Dripping Springs, TX; Stephanie Harris, and husband, Matt of Salado, TX; Scott Neumann and Matt McGann of Pinehurst, TX; and Shaun Neumann of Arlington, MA.;  seven great grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Vernell Noak of La Grange, TX. Nola was preceded in death by her parents, husband, of fifty-nine years, Leroy; sister, Neva Noak; and brothers: Nelson Noak, Sr. and Nolan Noak.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.   Funeral services will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Burial will be held following the funeral service at Richter Cemetery in Round Top.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 412 S. White St., Round Top, TX 78954, and to Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 N. Jefferson St., La Grange, TX 78945.  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

Kenneth Mutscher

It has pleased almighty God, to summon to himself the soul of Kenneth Mutscher, during the early morning hours of Monday, May 20, 2019, following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church at 2:00 p.m., with Pastors Matthew Jacobs and Wm. Holzer officiating; interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Ken is survived by his wife, Sarita Mutscher, son Kevin Mutscher and wife Renee and grandson Kaden Mutscher.  He is survived by his sisters Rose Marie Prenzler and Carolyn Kuenstler and husband Wayne; nephews Don Prenzler and wife Marie, Brian Kuenstler and Michael Huggins, great-nephews Matthew Prenzler and wife Courtney and Nicholas Prenzler. He is also survived by uncle and aunts Clarence Gaskamp and wife Bernice and Florence Gaskamp. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Meta Gaskamp Mutscher, brother-in-law Norman Prenzler, sister-in-law Barbara Wagner and husband Alois Wagner, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held at Memorial Oaks Chapel on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00.  Funeral arrangements for Kenneth Wayne Mutscher are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit

Woodville Felscher

Woodville Felscher, age 97, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 in Brenham.  Woodville Felscher is survived by his sisters-in-law, Joyleen Felscher and Alice Stepanek; nieces,Tamaria Kaluza and husband Paul, Linda Davis and husband Rusty; nephew, Donald Bathe and wife Theresa; and his dog companion, J.J.  Visitation with the Felscher family will be Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.  Funeral services for Woodville Felscher  will be held Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin with Pastor Ken Weiss officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery with Military Honors.  Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611 Share tributes at

Grover Lee Roy Hillbolt

Grover Lee Roy Hillbolt, 88, passed away, peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Austin.  Grover was born on March 24, 1931 in Sierra Blanca, TX, the son of Frank and Betty (Johns) Hillbolt.  He married the love of his life, Charlotte (Barthelemy) Hillbolt on August 2, 1953 in Imperial, Texas. Grover and Charlotte have happily been wed for 65 years.  Grover proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.  He worked as an Engineer Systems Analysis Manager at IBM in Houston for 33 years. After his retirement from IBM, Grover owned and operated Round Top Real Estate in Round Top, TX.  Some of his hobbies included being an avid reader, with a special interest in Texas Ranger novels and biographies. Grover loved keeping up to date, and being well informed on political issues. He was involved with computers from the beginning of their development, and throughout the rest of his life was well versed.  He was known for his love of pecans. In fact, Grover would always keep a bowlful of pecans on the fireplace. He indulged from time to time in chocolates. Often times, Grover could be found sitting on the front porch of the farm drinking coffee, and watching his cows. He loved barbequing sausage on his deck, using his secret BBQ sauce recipe. Grover loved people, and making them smile especially by telling someone a quick-witted joke. He was also an honest, even tempered, man. When Grover told someone something you could always count on his word being solid gold. His friends and family loved and trusted him dearly.  Grover is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte; one son, Frank Hillbolt of Round Top, TX.; and numerous other family members; along with a host friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Frank James Hillbolt.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, May19, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations in La Grange.  Family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00. Funeral Services will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 156 N. Monroe St. in La Grange at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019.   Burial will follow at the Florida Chapel Cemetery in Round Top, Texas 78954. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 507, La Grange, TX 78954; Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter, 240 Svoboda Ln., La Grange, TX 78945; and Round Top Festival Institute, 248 Jaster Rd., Round Top, TX 78954.  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

Phyllis Estelle Bellusci Sutterby

Phyllis Estelle Bellusci Sutterby, age 89, peacefully passed into eternity in the presence of her two daughters on May 13, 2019. She is survived by her two daughters, Dr. Linda Patterson and husband Randall of Round Top, TX, and Lisa Boughton and her husband Robert of Farmington Hills, Michigan. She leaves four grandchildren: The Rev. Stephanie Patterson Moncrieff and her husband Dr. Scott Moncrieff of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Audra Patterson Farley and her husband Colin Farley of Houston, Julia Patterson of Round Top, and Joel Hartom and his wife Diamond of Waxahachie, TX, and two great-grandchildren: Aria Rose Hartom and Eleanor Anne Moncrieff.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Staff Sergeant Anthony Bellusci in 1975, and her husband in 2005.  The family will receive visitors at Memorial Oaks Chapel on Wednesday, May 15th from 6 to 8 PM.  The funeral Eucharist will be held at 1:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 2310 Airline Drive, Brenham on Thursday, May 16th.  The  Rev. Stephen  F. Whaley and the Rev. Stephanie Patterson Moncrieff will officiate. Private Internment will be in Drawe Cemetery in Round Top.   The family wishes to thank the St. Peter’s Pastoral Care team, the Brenham Nursing and Rehab staff for their care and support.  Funeral arrangements for Phyllis Sutterby are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit

Angelie (Meyer) Goeke

Angelie (Meyer) Goeke, 91, widow of Waldo Goeke, passed away at her home Friday, May 10, 2019. Visitation with the Goeke family will be 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Angelie Goeke will be 10 a.m., Monday, May 13 at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church of New Wehdem with Rev.  Lawrence Bade officiating. Burial will follow at Germania Cemetery. Surviving loving family includes: son, Charles Goeke and wife Vickie; son-in-law, Curtis Buck and wife Sonja; grandchildren, Landon Buck and girlfriend Elizabeth Gunn, Brandon and Courtney Goeke, Brianne and Troy Addicks, Marissa and Cliff Rudloff, Brooke and Russell Schrader, Brandt and Cari Goeke; great-grandchildren, Ella, Ava, and Emma Goeke, Aiden and Ethan Addicks, Dawson and Hailey Rudloff, Mackenzie and Sawyer Schrader, Colin and Emmie Goeke; sister-in-law, Bernice Meyer. Contributions in memory of Angelie are suggested to Hospice Brazos Valley or St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church of New Wehdem. Services for Angelie Goeke are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611 Share tributes at

Helen Bednarek

Helen Bednarek, 83, passed away May 8, 2019 at her residence in Washington, Texas. The Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill.  Father Jozef Musiol, SDS, JCD, will serve as officiant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with a Rosary at 7 p.m.  Survivors include sons Michael Lawrence Rushing of Washington; Steve Bednarek and wife Heidi of Arlington; daughter and son-in-law Rhonda and Gary Gregory of Lake Jackson; brother, Tommie Gene Fitzgerald; sisters and brothers-in-law Florence and Royce Heil, Betty and Kerry Pate, and Sandy and Wayne Cook, and sister, Ernestine Norton; grandchildren, Michael Aaron Hightower, and Caden Luke Bednarek. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Bednarek; parents, Eugene and Hazel Fitzgerald; sister, Joyce Fitzgerald; brother-in-law Keith Norton; nephew Kevin Hodges and niece, Karen Heil Oats. Funeral arrangements for Helen Bednarek are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit

Virginia Susan McCoy

Virginia Susan McCoy, 95, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2019. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral service for Virginia McCoy will be held on Wednesday, May 8 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Brenham with Pastor Troy Sikes officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Barbara (William) Bednarek, Beverly McCoy, and Donna McCoy; son-in-law, Jeff Fricke; grandchildren, Craig Bednarek (Dana), Angela Bryan (Danny), Lisa Zela, Susan Bednarek, Jeff Thiel, and Matthew Thiel; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Stempuhowski, Julie Stempuhowski, Courtney Bednarek, Christa Bednarek, Colton Zela, Tanner Zela, Emerson Thiel, and Wesley Thiel; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Virginia McCoy are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., in Brenham.

Eddie A. Broz

Eddie A. Broz, 95, of Bleiblerville, passed away and went to his heavenly home on Friday, May 3, 2019 in Brenham, Texas. Eddie was born on June 9, 1923 in Bleiblerville, Texas.  Son of the late John and Francis Broz.  He attended the Victoria Public School.  He was baptized on June 30, 1923 and received first holy communion on July 5, 1931 at Industry Catholic Church.  Eddie met the love of his life Mada Marie Goeke and they were married on June 19, 1944 at Industry Catholic Church. After being married for only 2 months he was drafted to the U.S. Army where he served in the 410th Infantry Company G in France.  He was wounded and received an Honorable Discharge on July 16, 1945 and received a Bronze Service Star and the Purple Heart Award. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Bellville, Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Department, the American Legion Post 115, VFW Post 6552, Purple Heart Chapter 1919, and DAV Post 139. He retired from the Texas Highway Department on December 31, 1985 after 23 years of service. Eddie had a sense of humor that stayed with him until the end. He enjoyed working in his garden and his well-manicured lawn.  His hobbies included playing cards and dominos with family and friends, fishing, hunting, and watching baseball and football. Eddie is survived by his daughters, Peggy Draehn, Betty Draehn and Gene Cripps; his grandchildren, Tina and Brion Webb, David and Lisa Draehn, Jason and Lacye Draehn, Vicky and Brent Rust, Wendy and Chance Bolten; his great grandchildren, Claire and Jeff Breitschopf, Colin Reue, Dawson Draehn, Rylan Draehn, Remi Draehn, Haley Rust, Abby Rust, Brayden Bolten, Jaxon Bolten, and step granddaughter Mariah Webb Seeker and husband Colby, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Mada Marie of 72 years, parents John and Frances Broz, step brother Joe Plasek, brother and sister-in-law Johnnie and Georgia Broz, sister and brother-in-law Tillie and Erwin Schmidt. Pallbearers: Henry Abel, Jr., Eddie Schmidt, Gilbert Goeke, Jr., Chance Bolten, Brent Rust, David Draehn, Jason Draehn, Ronnie Robertson. Honorary Pallbearers: Gene Cripps, Brion Webb, Gary Kinniger, Jerrell Schovajsa, DeWayne Goeke, Adolph Wehmeyer. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Knesek Funeral Home, Bellville, Texas.  Visitation will be held at Knesek Funeral Home on May 6, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bellville, on May 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 520 N. Holland, Bellville, TX 77418. Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 151, Bleiblerville, TX 78931 or Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 E. Blue Bell Road, Brenham, TX 77833