Obituary for Pauline “Peetsie” Fischer


Remembering Pauline “Peetsie” Fischer

Pauline “Peetsie” Poehls Fischer died on December 16 after various illnesses.  We give thanks for her life and ministry among us at MLLC.

There will be a visitation at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home in Brenham on Wednesday evening, December 21, 5-7 p.m.


The funeral will be held in the Sanctuary at MLLC on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 10:00  a.m.

Committal at Carmine Cemetery.  Return to the church for a luncheon afterwards.


Memorial Contributions

The family has requested memorial gifts for MLLC to use as needed.

You can send these by mail to the church, deliver in person, give at worship through an offering envelope, or give through the secure giving page of our web site.  Here is a link to that page:  click link.  On the page where you select where to give and how much, note there is a line for “Memorial Gifts.”  This is the 4th line down on the secure giving page.  Included is a memo box.  Note in that box, “Pauline Fischer,” and the gift will be passed along to the right account.

The church address for mailing memorial gifts is:

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

P O BOX 362

Carmine, TX 78932-0362

Telephone: 979-278-3388


The Obituary

Pauline “Peetsie” Poehls Fischer

April 26, 1935 – December 16, 2022


Pauline “Peetsie” Poehls Fischer, 87, of Brenham passed away on December 16, 2022, in College Station.

Pauline was born on April 26, 1935 in Beasley, TX to Henry F. Poehls and Pauline Weidemann Poehls. Pauline’s mother passed away when Pauline was very young so she was raised by her aunt, Leona Koether.  She was baptized on April 28, 1935 by Pastor Martin Ernest in Beazley, TX. She was confirmed on October 2, 1949, at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, TX, by Pastor A. T. Kluge, and her bible verse was Matthew 6:33: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”  On March 14, 1954, she was married to Milton “Chicken” Fischer, at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, TX, by Pastor A.T. Kluge.

Pauline worked as a Charge/Nurse Aid at the Giddings Hospital, Brenham State School, and Sweetbriar Nursing home.  She loved to go fishing, and she loved baking and canning (especially her famous tomato relish).  She enjoyed dancing to waltzes and old country music. She also loved to watch baseball.

Those left to cherish her memory are: her daughters, Kalisa Pomykal and husband, Brice of Brenham, TX, and Paula Barrick of Carmine, TX, grandchildren, Jon Jankowiak and wife, Shauna, Bobbie Hughes May and husband Dan, Tammi Hughes, Kody Fox and wife, Ashley, Hunter Pomykal and wife, Olivia, Katy Pomykal Espinosa and husband, Will, great-grandchildren, Kandyce Hughes, Ryler Boyer, Joee Espinosa and Isaac Espinosa, many nieces, nephews and cousins, and special friend and caretaker, Toni Camille Pritchett.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, aunt, Leona Koether; brothers and sisters, Milton Poehls, Jesse Poehls, Lawrence Poehls, Florence Leissner, Methilda Meyer and Selma Williams, cousin, Gladys Koether, son-in-law, Ralph Barrick and grandson, Joseph “Joey” Pomykal.

Pallbearers will be Rocky Ullrich, David Matthijetz, Gary Smith, Mark Poehls, Ricky Stiewart, Jon Jankowiak, Bobbie Hughes and Hunter Pomykal.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Albert Matthijetz, Kody Fox and Ryler Boyer.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given honoring Pauline to:


Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine

P O Box 362

Carmine TX 78932                           


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