Obituaries


Lenora ("Mrs. Z") Zieschang

Lenora ("Mrs. Z") Zieschang, 85, died Tuesday, December 3, 2019, in her residence at Hudson Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Bryan, Texas. Memorial services for Mrs. Z will be on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 10:00 am at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Phil Galeski officiating. Mrs. Zieschang is survived by two daughters, Gail Chester and husband Timothy of Athens, Georgia and Jill Martin and husband Brad of The Woodlands, Texas; four grandchildren, Duane Whittaker and his wife Danielle of Hutto, Texas; Amy Zidek and her husband Jason of Spring, Texas; Luke Martin of Houston, Texas; and Lindsey Rulua and her husband Roman of Houston, Texas; and six great-grandchildren, Rhett, Ricky, and Zeke Zidek and Blake, Landon, and Lance Rulua. She will be missed by family, friends and the students, faculty, and staff of Brenham High School. Memorials for Mrs. Z may be given to Allumine Hospice, College Station, Texas, or St. Paul's Christian Day School. Services for Mrs. Z 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.

Sybil Kumaga

Sybil Kumaga, widow of John Kumaga, 89, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 in Brenham. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Lawrence Bade officiating.  Burial will be at the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2019 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Ann and Gene Draehn, and Susan and Larry Henske; grandchildren and their spouses, Tricia and Jody Kalmbach, and Terri and Clayton Geisendor ; great-grandchildren, Shelby Geisendorff, Tanna Furry, Corbin Geisendorff, Bodie Furry, Kristen and Chad Siegmund, and Asthon Kalmbach; great- great-grandchildren, Conrad and Sawyer Siegmun, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Sybil Kumaga are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Marvin Lee “Monk” Roehling

Services for Marvin Lee “Monk” Roehling, 82, of Houston are set for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville, with Pastor Skip Stutts officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Somerville. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2019 also at the funeral home.  Monk passed away peacefully, Sunday, November 24, 2019 at his residence. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Strickland Funeral Home of Somerville. Please visit the website at www.stricklandfuneralhomes.com  to sign the online register.

Irene Kokemoor Bockhorn

Irene Kokemoor Bockhorn, 94, the widow of Dr. Oscar Bockhorn, passed away November 23, 2019, in her home in Brenham, Texas, surrounded by her loving family. Survivors include: her sons and daughters-in-law: Dr. Kenneth Bockhorn, Don and Karen Bockhorn, and David and Amye Bockhorn; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Rick Berry; grandchildren and spouse: Leigh and Jonny McIntyre, Brook and Curtis Marvin, Megan and Don Henderson, Nick Bockhorn, Brent and Caroline Bockhorn, Will Bockhorn, Dr. Rachel and Jared Cook, Travis and Sandy Berry, Dr. Lauren Bockhorn, Kate Bockhorn, and Miles Bockhorn; great-grandchildren: Layla McIntyre, Jenna McIntyre, Aubrey Irene Henderson, Jack Berry, Brenleigh, Henry, and William Marvin, and Frances Bockhorn; and nephew, Dr. Richard Kokemoor. The family would also like to include her special caregiver, Barbara Bockhorn. Funeral services for Irene Bockhorn will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham with Pastor Phil Geleske and Pastor Pat Dietrich officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham. Celebration of life to follow immediately after graveside services at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham. Funeral arrangements for Irene Bockhorn are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Colonel (Retired) Robert Michael Luckey

Colonel (Retired) Robert Michael Luckey, age 86 of Brenham and the husband of Marcia Luckey, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019. “Mike” was gregarious and a friend to all he met. He is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Marcia Luckey; four children, Robert Edward and Lynne Luckey of Seattle, Washington, Rev. Dr. Michael Scott and Sarah Jane Luckey of Jacksonville, Florida, Susan and Lt. Col. (retired) James Sackreiter of Brenham, and Robin Luckey, also of Brenham; six grandchildren, Amie and Robert Dockter of Mukilteo, Washington, Kate Sackreiter of Vancouver, British Columbia, Andrea Sackreiter of Austin, Texas, Megan Luckey of Seattle, Washington, Matthew Luckey and Grace Luckey of Jacksonville, Florida; two great granddaughters, Leyla Viktoria and Anika Signa Dockter of Mukilteo, Washington. Memorial services for Robert Luckey will be held Tuesday, November 26 at 11 a.m.at Brenham Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall with Rev. Dr. Brent Hampton officiating. Military honors by Brenham Honor Guard will follow. Memorials are requested to Brenham Presbyterian Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Thomas “Tom” Hunter Giddings, Jr.

Thomas “Tom” Hunter Giddings, Jr., age 59 of Brenham, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019. Tom Giddings is survived by loving family: sisters and brothers-in-law Julie and James Pieper, Mary and Don Wenske; nieces,  nephews,  and their spouses Kelly and John Wall, Sarah and Todd Johnson, Benjamin and Margaret Landgraf, Will and Kim Pieper; numerous great nieces and nephews. Private family graveside services for Tom Giddings will be held Monday November 25th  at Prairie Lea Cemetery with Albert Wright officiating.The family requests memorials to the City of Brenham- Pet Adoption Center.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.

Kevin Hill

Kevin Hill, 78, passed away November 21, 2019 at his residence in Washington County, Texas surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 25th, 2019 at Saint John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill with Pastor Jill Vivroux officiating. There will be a graveside service at 4:30 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Somerville, Texas. Visitation will be on Sunday, November 24th, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham. Kevin is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Neinast Hill; his son Jon and wife Gayle Hill; his daughter Shannon and husband Will Hodges; grandchildren Kathryn Hodges, William Hodges, Christopher Hodges, Emily Hodges and Ian Hill. Survivors also include his brother Jennings Hill, Jr; sister Karen and husband Craig Floyd; brothers-in-law Henry (Bubba) Neinast and Harry (Bobby) and wife Linda Neinast; sister-in-law Betsy and husband Ben Flencher and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Kevin Hill are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com

Richard Harvey Forst

Richard Harvey Forst, 79, of Bryan, formerly of Brenham, died November  21, 2019, in Bryan. Visitation for Rich Forst will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  on Monday, November 25 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 26 at Memorial Oaks Chapel with Pastor Art Free officiating. Burial will be at Lake Bethel Cemetery in La Grange, IN. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lynne Forst of Bryan; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Misty Forst of Austin; daughters and sons-in-law, Annette and Oran Mikeal and Lisa and Les Williams, all of College Station; and grandchildren, Allison and Lindsey Burenheide, John, Jamie and Jason Forst, Abigayle and Olivia Williams and Matt Mikeal. Funeral arrangements for Rich Forst 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.

Kervin Finke

Kervin Finke, 83, of Brenham, died November 20, 2019, in Brenham. Visitation for Kervin Finke will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, November 22 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23 at St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill with Pastor Jill Vivroux officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Finke; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle (Finke) and Darrell Himly; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Anna (Acker) Finke; daughter, Lisa Finke and special friend Scott Kmiec; grandchildren, Kallie Finke and special friend Kullen Krause, Connor Himly, Camryn Finke and Owen Finke; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Judith (Jaster) Finke; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Deanna (Rau) and Charles Giese and Carol (Rau) and Weyman Leiber. Funeral arrangements for Kervin Finke 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.

Jerry Elaine McGinnis Budell

Heaven has another angel, Jerry Elaine McGinnis Budell, age 86 of Brenham, joined her beloved husband Milton Budell on Friday, November 15, 2019. Jerry is survived by daughters Jody Schulz and Patti Harl, son and daughter-in-law Darrell and Jodie Budell. Her grandchildren are Matthew Polk, Courtney Schmitt (Milton), Nichole Carr (Desmond), Savannah Gutierrez (Matthew), Hastings and Harrison Harl (Casey), Skylar Schulz (Kayla) and Machelle Harl. Her great-grandchildren Loren Bohi, Addyson Polk, Alexis Thomas, Garrett Polk, Caydence Carr, Gentri and Gage Gutierrez, Ty and Treage Harl and Evelyn Rieck. Her nieces and nephews Timmie Sue Budell, Stacie Jones (Russell), Janie Budell, Rachel and Kyle Nanning, Lloyd Cherry and dear friend Krystal Malek. There will be a visitation to celebrate Jerry’s life from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, November 23 at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Donations in her honor and memory may be made to the Baylor Scott and White Foundation, The Brenham Animal Shelter or a charity of your choice. Services for Jerry Budell are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Lee O’dell Warmke

Lee O’dell Warmke age 80 of Bleiblerville,Texas, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019. Lee Warmke is survived by:  his wife Ona Faye; son Wade Warmke and wife Aggie; daughter Cheryl Macat and husband Spottie; grandchildren Cecily and husband Mark Chmeil, Jordan Warmke, Crystal Cummings and husband Robbie, Alan Lehker, step-grandsons Colton Macat and Sheldon Warmke, great-grandchildren Colbie and Seren Cummings, Ryleigh Chmeil and his dog Sally; brother Billie Warmke and wife Joyce along with several nieces, nephews and numerous friends. A memorial service for Lee O’dell Warmke will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23 in Nelsonville Brethren Church with Brother Mike Groseclose officiating. Memorials may be given to Nelsonville Brethren Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 979.836.3611  Access on-line registration at www.Brenham-Memorial-Chapel.com

Wilfred Kuecker

Wilfred Kuecker, 85, of Brenham, died Nov. 17, 2019 in College Station. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral service for Wilfred Kuecker will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham. Burial will be at Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Kuecker; son, Troy Kuecker; daughter, Adrianne Boynton; grandchildren, Cody Kuecker and wife Jordan, John Boynton and Caroline Boynton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Theresa Kuecker, Charles Kuecker, Blondean Kuecker and Mildred Kuecker; sister, Doris Sebesta; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Owen and Joan Zeiss. Funeral arrangements for Wilfred Kuecker are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

William (Bill) Norman II

William (Bill) Norman II, 71, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Brenham. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with Evan Cameron officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Memorial Oaks Chapel before the funeral service. Survivors include his wife Cathy Norman; son and daughter-in-law, William III and Sheila Norman; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jackie and Charles Hawley; and grandchild, Gemma Rain Norman. Funeral arrangements for William (Bill) Norman II are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Bessie Broz

Bessie Broz, 97, of Bleiblerville, the widow of Jim Broz, died Nov. 13, 2019, in Brenham. The funeral Mass for Bessie Broz will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Industry, with Father Tim Bucek officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Broz will lie in state at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Industry from 3:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 until service time on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at the church with a Rosary following at 7:00 p.m. Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy Flisowski Morgan and husband Emmett; grandson, Kevin Flisowski and wife Kelly; granddaughter, Christy Flisowski Goode; great-grandchildren, Karleigh and Kaden Flisowski and Madison Goode; brother, Eddie Pilcik; sister, Tillie Balke; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Bessie Broz 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.

Doris Bruedigan

Doris Bruedigan, 82, of Brenham, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019. Doris Bruedigan’s  loving family includes: sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Virginia Boeker, Mark and Lynn Boeker, Brian and Holly Boeker; grandchildren  and their spouses, Mandy and Jason Landry, Justin Wenckens, Shane and Margaret Ann Boeker, Rachel Boeker, Cody and Kara Boeker, Trenton and Taylor Boeker; great-grandchildren, Kayla Kubeczka, Rhett Kubeczka, Stella Landry, Jackson Boeker; sister and brother-in-law, Verlin and Howard Kruse; sisters-in-law, Hildagard Lange, Wilma Boeker, Emma Gene Hopmann; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, November 13 from 5-7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Doris Bruedigan will be held Thursday, November 14 at 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Matthew Jacobs officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Memorials are requested to Margaret E. Blizzard Senior Activity Center or Grace Lutheran Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833.  Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Delores Clara (Boeker) Franke

Delores Clara (Boeker) Franke, 85, of Caldwell, the widow of William Franke, died on Nov. 5, 2019. The funeral service for Delores Franke will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 8 at Grace Lutheran Church in Brenham with Pastor Matthew Jacobs officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, prior to the funeral, at Grace Lutheran Church. She leaves to mourn her beloved children: son, Tom Franke and wife Diana, and daughter, Sherry Coats and Tim Aaser; grandchildren, Jason and Joshua Franke, Erica Chmelar and husband T.J.; great-grandchildren, Cameron Banks and Gavin and Everly Chmelar; and many nephews, nieces and friends. Funeral arrangements for Delores Franke 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.

Johnnie Deel

Johnnie Deel, age 89 of Grand Prairie, TX passed away on October 14, 2019.  Memorial services will be Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home with John Isom officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484 (936) 372-3683  www.canonfuneralhome.com

Charlene Boettcher

Charlene Boettcher, age 84, of Waller, passed away on October 31, 2019.  Visitation will be Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00pm at Canon Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be Thursday, November 7, at 10:00am at Canon Funeral Home.  Arrangements entrusted to Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX  77484 (936) 372-3683  www.canonfuneralhome.com

Edna Schramme

Edna Schramme, 96, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Brenham. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor Andrew Bell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 until 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church before the funeral service. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Charles and Bettie Schramme; grandchildren Cassi and her husband Bubba Herrin, Chad and his wife Lori Schramme; great-grandchildren Brooke Herrin and special friend Alex Lara, Codi Herrin, Addison Schramme, and Wyatt Schramme; great-great grandchild Cayson Herrin; also, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Edna Schramme are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.