Obituaries


Joyce Malkey Wunderlich

Joyce Malkey Wunderlich, 85, of Burton, TX, died on March 23, 2020 in Needville, TX. A private family graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 26, 2020 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Rehburg with Pastor Dennis Shaw officiating. For those who would like to watch the service, it will be live on St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Rehburg’s Facebook page. Visitation will be from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Wanda Mercer; son, Jasper Mercer and his special friend, Linda Collings; daughter, Pamela Jean Gomez; step sons, Rodney Wunderlich and Kent Wunderlich; sister, Corinne Baranowski; grandchildren, Jennifer Mercer, Tiffany Routt, Julie Jackson, Tannie Smith, Jeffrey Jackson, Katherine Fangue, Carlet Strain, Kamela Gunn, Josh Gomez, Ashley Wunderlich Sinclair, Lindsey Harrison, Kent, Kylee, Karlee, Kalin and Kenna Wunderlich; numerous great-grandchildren; other relatives, Patricia Anderson, Johnnie Baranowski Jr., Michael Baranowski, and Kim Holmes. Funeral arrangements for Joyce Malkey Wunderlich are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, TX. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Hildagard Boeker Lange

Hildagard Boeker Lange, age 95 of Burton and the widow of Herman Lange, Sr., passed away Monday, March 16, 2020. Her loving family includes: son, Herman Lange, Jr. and partner in life Jolene Broach of Bryan; grandchildren, Dodd Lange and wife Mary of Round Top and Misti Makel and husband Mark of Bedford, Texas; great-grandchildren, Logan and Adyson Lange; sister, Emma Gene Hopmann of Karnes, Texas; sister-in-law, Wilma Boeker and brother-in-law, Luther Schwettmann both of Brenham; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Hildagard Boeker Lange viewing will be Friday, March 20 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 21 from 8 a.m. until noon at Brenham Memorial Chapel. The Lange family regrets, but due to public health concerns, there will be a private family graveside service at Prairie Lea Cemetery with Pastor Darrin Holub officiating. Memorials are requested to St. John’s United Church of Christ building fund or your charity of choice. Services for Hildagard Boeker Lange are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham.  979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.brenhammemorialchapel.com.

Jean Claire Young

Jean Claire Young, 83, of Brenham, died March 17, 2020, in College Station, TX. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Friday, March 27 at Grace Lutheran Church in Brenham. A memorial service will follow visitation at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 27 at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Matthew Jacobs officiating. Following the service, Mrs. Young’s remains will be buried at Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham. Survivors include her husband, Robert Young of Brenham; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Dianne Young of Bellville and Charles and Nancy Young of Round Rock; grandchildren, Alissa and Stephen Turek, Kristi and Josh Addison, Pierce and Ellen Young, Zachary and Rachel Young and Kelsy Young; six great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Tom Holdorf of Manitowoc, WI. Funeral arrangements for Jean Young 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.

Elwood Eugene Oevermann

Elwood Eugene Oevermann, 84, of Brenham, died on March 15, 2020 in Brenham.  A private funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m ., Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel with Pastor Shea Berbaum officiating.  Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel.Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Connie Oevermann of Brenham; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Ronnie Stanley of Burton; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Brett Jurica, Jared and Leah Stanley, Andrew Wagner and fiancé Alyssa Rudloff, Brianna and John Hohlt; great-grandchildren, Eleanor and Bridgette Jurica, Hunter Wagner, and Jake Stanley.  Funeral arrangements for Elwood Eugene Oevermann are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, TX.   To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Harold Lanford

Harold Lanford, 86, of Brenham, died March 12, 2020 in Brenham, TX. surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Joven Saavedra officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. during the visitation. Survivors include his daughters, Carol Lanford, Becky Cherry (Jon), and Janet Kitowski (Albert); brother, Charles Lanford; and sister, Delores Dyson. Grandchildren, J.P. (Meghan) Cherry, Steven Cherry, Albert Kitowski IV & fiancé Amber Novosad, Jessica (Eddie) Bedinghaus, (with one Great Grandchild on the way). Great Grandchildren, Damian, Michael, Lily, Evangeline (Evie) and Matthew Cherry. And special friend Tammy Crawford Lechner who was like a daughter to him. Funeral arrangements for Harold Lanford are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, TX. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Annie Ray Schulz

Annie Ray Schulz, 77, of Brenham passed away early Saturday morning on, March 7, 2020, in her home surrounded by family. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Christopher and Kerry Alley of College Station, daughter and son-in-law Glenda and Gary Weyand of Brenham, three grandchildren and their spouses Justin and Brittany Weyand, Nicole and Anthony Cook, and Chryston and Brandon Boyd and great-grandson, Cade Boyd. Special friends include Mary Rouse, Alice Jones, Floyd “Jack” Schulz, and Robert Schmidt. She touched so many lives and will be missed by all. Visitation with the family, will be Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 6-8pm, at Memorial Oaks Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at St. John’s United Church of Christ located at 516 N. Colorado St., Burton, Texas 77835. The service will be officiated by Rev. Darrin Holub. Funeral arrangements for Annie Schulz 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.

Edward T. Skweres

Edward T. Skweres, 88, of Brenham, died on March 5, 2020 in La Grange, TX. Funeral services will be held at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Ernesto Elizondo officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. A rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include his sister, Valeria Schoppe, sister-in-law, Ola Mae Skweres; niece, Annie Skweres, and other nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements for Edward T. Skweres are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, TX. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Evelyn Faye Reimer

Evelyn Faye Reimer, 89, died on March 4, 2020 in Brenham. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Gay Hill with Pastor Skip Stutts officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m., Friday, March 6, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Linda Reimer, Dennis and Rayna Reimer, and Glenn and Cindy Reimer; grandchildren, Lisa (Jonathan) Auckland, Dathan (Frances) Reimer, Jason Reimer and his fiancé Alyssa Volk, Jeremy (Taylor) Reimer, Kevin Reimer, Erin (Logan) Holekamp and Trevor (Destiny) Surrett; great-grandchildren, Logan Auckland, Devin Auckland, Jacob Auckland, Livvy Reimer, Lyndsey Reimer, McKenna Reimer, Carter Reimer, Holly Reimer, Elena Surrett and Kailani Surrett. Funeral arrangements for Evelyn Faye Reimer are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham, TX, 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Bonnie Schulze Sonnier

Bonnie Schulze Sonnier, 92, lifelong Brenham resident, passed away on February 26, 2020. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Funeral services for Bonnie Schulze Sonnier will be Monday, March 2, 2020, at 10:00 am. Both will be held at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Bonnie was the wife of the late Stanley Sonnier. For many years, Bonnie was a vendor with the Country Co-Op Antique group here in Brenham. Bonnie was the daughter of Benton Sr. and Alice (Look) Schulze. Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents; husband Stanley in 1991; daughter Carol Ann Sonnier in 2007; brother Benton Schulze Jr.; nephew Benton Schulze III; and many cherished friends and beloved pets. Surviving loving family includes Gennie Schulze; niece Karen Klingsporn; and great-nephews. Although her    family was small, Bonnie enjoyed the love and companionship of many special friends; she was especially close with Mary Ellen West, Margaret Carmichael, and Michael Breddin. If you’d like to make a donation in memory of Bonnie, please consider St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Services for    BONNIE SCHULZE SONNIER    are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel

William Dierking, Jr.

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

Donald Ray Wellmann

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

Robert “Bob” Armour, Sr.

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

Henry Charles Zettel

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

ElGene Henry Schulle

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