Patsy (Blackburn) Simpson Obituary

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We remember Patsy (Blackburn) Simpson

Patsy Simpson was raised in the Carmine area and was confirmed at MLLC in 1946.  When she was confirmed at MLLC, her Confirmation Bible Verse was Luke 10:42, which reads:  “But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”  This verse from Luke’s Gospel is in the context of the visit of Jesus to the home of Mary and Martha.  During that visit, Mary sat at the feet of Jesus as he taught those present.

For most of her adult life she lived out of the Carmine area.  For her funeral and burial she is returning to Carmine.  Graveside services will be held at 2p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Carmine Cemetery in Carmine, Texas. All are welcome.  Pastor David Tinker will be officiating.  Patsy’s niece and MLLC member, Cherrie Wines, made the arrangements for the service in Carmine.

 

Obituary

Life Dates:  December 16, 1929 – October 18, 2019

Patsy Ruth Simpson, 89, of Antlers, Oklahoma passed from this life October 18, 2019.  Patsy was born in Carmine, Texas on December 16, 1929 to Wayne Bishop Blackburn & Dorothy Sydell (Weyand) Blackburn Pate.  Patsy was a very compassionate and caring person, so it was only fitting that she attended nursing school and worked all of her life as an RN.  She enjoyed life every day and found pleasure in the little things like rose bushes, old trucks and antiques.  She loved gardening and animals of all kinds, she even raised show chickens and show pigeons and took them to the show every year.  Patsy worked at the Pushmataha County Health Department from 1972-1992 an she would always do her best to put a smile on the face of everyone that she came in contact with.

Patsy is preceded in death by her Parents, and a sister Nancy Lee Kartous.

She leaves behind a loving family that includes her sister, Nina Dean Robison of Georgetown, Texas, and half-siblings Ella Fay Carlile of Canton, Texas, Waynell Anderson of Canton, Texas, Wayne Blackburn, Jr. of Clayton, Oklahoma, and Jerry Blackburn of Clayton, Oklahoma, as well as numerous relatives and friends.

Family Night visitation will be held from 6-8p.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Burkhart Funeral Service of Antlers, Oklahoma.  Graveside services will be held at 2p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Carmine Cemetery in Carmine, Texas.

Orville Bubba Kunkel Obituary

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We remember Orville Bubba Kunkel

The funeral for Bubba will be on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at MLLC.

See information at end of the obituary regarding memorial gifts.

 

Here is the obituary for Bubba:

December 21, 1928 – March 30, 2019

Orville Werdie Kunkel was born December 21, 1928 in Carmine, Texas to Walter Rudolph and Clara Emily (Stebner) Kunkel.  He was baptized April 21, 1929 and confirmed April 18, 1943, both by Pastor Henry Brunotte, at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine.  His confirmation verse was I Thessalonians 5:10, “Our Lord Jesus Christ died for us so that whether we wake or sleep we might live with him.”

 

He graduated from Round Top-Carmine High School.  On the day of graduation, he left Carmine for the U.S. Army.  He completed 2 tours of duty, rose to the rank of sergeant, and received an honorable discharge.  Later, he finished his education from the University of Houston.  Orville worked at Petro-Tex Chemical for 27 years as supervisor before retiring.  After retirement, he moved back to his home place in Carmine where he enjoyed his retirement for 36 years.

 

Orville married La Verne Eloise Sommer on October 1, 1950 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church and enjoyed 68 years of marriage.  They were blessed with three wonderful daughters, two sons-in-law, seven grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren.

 

Orville loved ranching, dancing, telling jokes, hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.  He was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Lions Club, SPJST, and Quade Werchan American Legion Post 338.   He had a special place in his heart for his cousin and best friend, J.C. Pohl, and his numerous relatives and friends.

 

Orville passed away March 30, 2019 at the age of 90 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.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Clara Kunkel, brother W.C. Kunkel, son-in-law Bobby Sandras, and granddaughter Callie Sandras.

 

 

Serving as pallbearers are grandsons Cory Callahan, Casey Callahan, Mason Callahan, Chad Albert, Ryan Youngblood, Aaron Wylie, and Bryan Tucker.

 

Memorial may be directed to Loewe Cemetery Association, Barbara Vahrenkamp, 14500 Lentz-Meier LN, Carmine TX 78932 or Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 E. Blue Bell RD, Brenham, TX 77833.

 

Some folks may also want to give a memorial donation to MLLC.

You can send these by mail to the church, deliver in person, 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”. Included is a memo box.  Note in that box “Orville Bubba Kunkel”, and the gift will be passed along to the right account.

The church address:  Martin Luther Lutheran Church; P O BOX 362; Carmine, TX 78932-0362.   Telephone: 979-278-3388

Dorothy Rothermel Obituary

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We Remember Dorothy Rothermel

Dorothy kept a strong connection with the church of her youth, and later of her retirement years.  Below is the obituary which she prepared herself.  Dorothy’s family and the church office staff filled in the gaps which were needed after her death.

She has designated the Congregational Unit of the Women of the ELCA of MLLC as the recipient of memorial gifts.  She was an active participant in this ministry area.

You can send these by mail to the church, deliver in person, 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”. Included is a memo box.  Note in that box “Dorothy Rothermel”, and the gift will be passed along to the right account.

The church address:  Martin Luther Lutheran Church; P O BOX 362; Carmine, TX 78932-0362.   Telephone: 979-278-3388

 

Obituary for Dorothy Rothermel

Dorothy Geraldine Noak Rothermel

 December 20, 1929  – March 1, 2019

Dorothy Geraldine Noak Rothermel was born December 20, 1929 in Carmine, Texas to Herbert and Clara Keng Noak.  She was baptized May 18, 1930 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine by Rev. H. Brunotte.  She was confirmed February 27, 1944 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church.  Her confirmation verse was Isaiah 54:10:  For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord, that  hath mercy on thee.  She was united in marriage with Thomas Hugh Rothermel, of Burton, Texas, on December 28, 1947 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church by Rev. Leo Simon.

 

Dorothy attended Carmine Elementary School and graduated from Round Top-Carmine High School in 1947.  She attended Blinn College in Brenham, Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos, and graduated from the University of Houston in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Vocational Home Economics.  She also did Graduate work at the University of Houston and at the Sacred Heart Dominican College in Houston.

 

Dorothy worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone, in Houston and New Braunfels, as a Switchboard Operator.  After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree, she began her teaching career with Pearland Independent School District in 1961.  In 1963, Dorothy started teaching at Pasadena High School in the Pasadena Independent School District.  Her career at Pasadena High School lasted 24 years where she served as Department Chairman and Classroom Teacher in the Vocational Homemaking Department.  After retirement, she substituted at Round Top-Carmine High School for several years.

 

Dorothy held memberships in the Texas State Teachers Association, Vocational Homemaking Teachers of Texas, Texas Retired Teachers Association as a Life Member, Washington County Genealogical Society, the German-Texas Heritage Society, Brenham Area Retired School Personnel Association and the Texas Wendish Heritage Society.

 

Dorothy loved to research and write articles on the family history of the Noak, Keng, Hinze, Rothermel and Vogelsang families.  She served on various committees helping to further her interest in genealogy, including the Fayette County History Book and the 100th Anniversary History Book of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine.

 

While living in Pasadena, Texas, Tom and Dorothy were members of Sharon Lutheran Church, but after retiring and moving to Carmine, Texas, they became members at Martin Luther Lutheran Church.  While as a member of Martin Luther, Dorothy served as President of the Ladies Aid, Secretary for the Church Council, and Secretary of the General Board for the Women of ELCA.

 

Dorothy died March 1, 2019 at the age 89 at HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast in Pasadena, Texas.

 

Dorothy is survived by her Daughters: Connie Sue Rothermel Bird and husband, Marshall, of Splendora, and Pamela Rothermel Guthrie and husband, James, of Pasadena; Granddaughters: Rachel Diana Bird Poffinbarger and husband, James, of Splendora, Johanna Ruth Bird, of Houston, and Moriah Ashlee Guthrie, of Pasadena; Great-Granddaughters: Camille Poffinbarger, Corinne Poffinbarger, Cristin Poffinbarger, all of Splendora; Sisters-in-Law: Dorothy Ann Rothermel, of Brenham, and Joan Rothermel, of Brenham; Nieces and Nephews: James D. Rothermel, Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Alvin, Donald H. Rothermel and wife, Debbie, of Katy, Ray Thaler and wife, Linda, of Brenham, Annette Thaler Turner, of Brenham, Michael Rothermel and wife, Cheryl, of Eugene, Oregon, Laurie Rothermel Satterfield and husband, Bill, of Elgin, Charles Landua, of Burton, Laurell Landua Smith, of Burton, Lavonne Landua Spacek and husband, Larry, of Austin; and numerous Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her Husband, Thomas Hugh Rothermel; her Parents, Herbert and Clara Keng Noak; her Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law, Bailleux and Nathalie Rothermel; Brothers-in-Law: James D. Rothermel, and William A. Rothermel; and Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-Law: Charles (Dick) and Nathalie Rothermel Landua, and Raymond and Annie Laurie Rothermel Thaler.

 

Serving as Pallbearers are James D. Rothermel, Jr., Ray Thaler, Larry Spacek, and James Poffinbarger.

 

Honorary Pallbearers are Donald H. Rothermel, Charles Landua, Michael Rothermel, Bill Satterfield, Milton and Evelyn Haack, Arnold and Magdalene Knuppel, and Pat and Diana Armentrout.

 

Memorials may be directed to WELCA Martin Luther Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 362, Carmine, TX 78932.

 

She asked that this poem be printed in the bulletin as well:

The Weaver

My life is but a weaving
Between my Lord and me,
I cannot choose the colors
He worketh steadily.

Oftimes He weaveth sorrow,
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I, the underside.

Not till the loom in silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
In the Weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.
– Author Unknown

 

Karen Dooley Obituary

 

 

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We remember Karen Dooley

A lifelong member of MLLC died this week.  Karen Dooley gave of herself in service to God, church, and neighbor during her 68 years among us.

Her family has designated two organizations for memorial contributions:  MLLC, and the Round Top – Carmine Education Foundation

For memorial gifts to MLLC:

You can send bring these to the church or send these by mail:

Martin Luther Lutheran Church; P O Box 362; Carmine, TX 78932-0362

Or through our web site:  click this link.

Remember to make note of this gift being in memory of Karen Dooley.  For the online form, note that memorial gifts are listed third.  This includes a box where you can enter the name: Karen Dooley.

For gifts to the Round Top – Carmine Education Foundation, you may mail these to their official address:  P O Box 85; Round Top, TX 78954

Web site: https://rtceducationfoundation.org/

 

Karen Sue “Susie” Behnke Dooley

February 28, 1950 – December 3, 2018

Karen Sue Behnke Dooley, beloved wife, mother, and MeMe of Round Top, was welcomed into the Lord’s arms on Monday, December 3, 2018, at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Brenham at the age of 68.  The daughter of Milton and Wella Mae Behnke, Karen was born in Brenham on February 28, 1950.

She was baptized into the Christian faith on June 4, 1950 and confirmed on May 17, 1964 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine. Karen graduated from Round Top – Carmine High School in 1968 before receiving a bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State and a master’s degree from Prairie View A&M.  Karen was married to Tony Gabe Dooley on June 8, 1974 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine.

After college, Karen pursued a career in education serving as a teacher and coach in Fort Bend ISD and Round Top – Carmine ISD for 8 years.  Following her time as a teacher and coach, she served as the guidance counselor for La Grange High School for 34 years.

Karen had many loves in her life; she cared deeply for her husband of 44 years, Tony, her sons and daughters-in-law Todd and Amy Dooley and Blake and Amber Dooley and her three grandchildren Brody, Bree, and Summer Dooley.  Along with her love of family, Karen was a devoted member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine, the Round Top – Carmine Education Foundation, and the Carmine Hall. She enjoyed playing games with her family, vacations to Rockport where she loved family boat rides, and watching sports, especially her beloved Astros.  She also enjoyed her time on the pig farm with her family and helping with the numerous show projects over the years including pigs and chickens.

Karen had a way of putting everyone before herself.  Many friends lovingly remember Karen serving her community by organizing fundraisers, meals, functions and social gatherings.  Karen will especially be remembered for her big glowing smile and her jovial demeanor that lit up any room. She celebrated life every single day and lived each day to its fullest.  Whenever there was a happy moment, whether big or small, she would be the first one to say that we should get together and celebrate. Karen carried herself in such a positive light; she always had a way of lifting up others when things seemed hard.  She treasured her family and friends and enjoyed anytime spent with others.

Karen was preceded in death by her father, Milton Fritz Behnke, mother, Wella Mae Hinze Behnke, and father-in-law Gabe Hamilton Dooley Jr.

She is survived by beloved husband, Tony Gabe Dooley, sons and daughter-in-laws Todd Anthony and wife Amy, Blake Hamilton and wife Amber, grandchildren Brody James, Bree Addison, and Summer Quinn, mother-in-law Dolores Davis Dooley, sister and brother-in-law Lana Behnke Aschenbeck and husband Willie, brother and sister-in-law Fredrick Behnke and wife Sharon, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jim Bob Dooley and wife Karen, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Susan Dooley Logue and husband Chuck, along with many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, LaGrange, Texas.  Family will receive visitors from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm.

Funeral Services will be held at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Carmine, Texas on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10:00 am, interment following funeral service, Carmine City Cemetery, Carmine, Texas.

 

Joyce Eilers Obituary

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Remembering Joyce Eilers

We give thanks for the life and ministry of Joyce Eilers.  She died on Saturday, October 27.  Her funeral will be on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations.  Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

The family has invited memorial gifts to MLLC.

You can send bring these to the church or send these by mail:

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

P O Box 362

Carmine, TX 78932-0362

Or through our web site:  click this link.

Remember to make note of this gift being in memory of Joyce Eilers.  For the online form, note that memorial gifts are listed third.  This includes a box where you can enter the name: Joyce Eilers.

OBITUARY

Joyce Elzabob Neumann Eilers was born December 25, 1924 at the Wagner home in Carmine, Texas, the daughter of William O. (Bill) and Esther Wagner Neumann.  Being their special Christmas gift, they named her Joyce.  She was baptized August 15, 1926 by Pastor A. H. Falkenberg and confirmed April 2, 1939 by Pastor Henry Brunotte, both at Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine.  Her confirmation verse was 2 Corinthians 12:9, “ ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’  I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

As an only child, she was never lonely.  Her mother always had a relative living with the family; therefore, someone was always around to entertain her with stories and introduce her to the joy of games.  She spent much time with her neighborhood, school, and church friends, as well as her many cousins.  If no one was available, she would invent activities to occupy her time.

Joyce attended grammar school and high school in Carmine until 10th grade, and then transferred to La Grange High School to finish her last year (1942) where she was a cheerleader.  During her freshman year at Blinn College, Joyce met the Eilers twins from Oldenburg.  On July 3, 1943, she was married to Barney Eilers at her home in Carmine by Pastor Henry Brunotte. They moved to Houston and then back to Carmine after Barney’s retirement.  They were blessed with 66 years of a wonderful life together.  During their marriage, they enjoyed traveling with friends and family, were members of a dance club, played cards, and dominoes, were active in the Carmine Lions Club and Carmine Chamber of Commerce.  They were members at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid.

Joyce was a Girl Scout leader.  She particularly loved playing volleyball, bowling, any kind of card game especially bridge and canasta, anything with dominoes, bingo, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and word searches.  She loved a challenge and instilled in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren a love of healthy competition.  She played dominoes with the Carmine 42 Club and at the Senior Citizen Center in Carmine.

Besides games, Joyce loved needle work and quilting.  Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren all have quilts made by her.  Until arthritis sidelined her, she made many Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy dolls, sock monkeys, and Christmas stockings.  Best of all, she made wonderful cookies and loved baking with the “grands.”  At Brenham Nursing and Rehab, she completed several coloring books.

Joyce enjoyed life, but more so, she enjoyed seeing others having fun.  She was kind and could keep a secret.  She was always willing to help others and was very generous of her time and talents.  Joyce will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Eilers passed away peacefully on October 27, 2018 at the age of 93 years, 10 months, and 2 days at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She is survived by daughter Susan and husband Daryl Ray of Carmine; son Wade and wife Nancy Eilers of Carmine; grandchildren Wm. Daryl (Rip) & wife Kristen Ray; Ashley & husband Mike Bishop; Clint & wife Stacy Eilers; and Christy & husband Matt Kelley; great-grandchildren Mason & Brody Ray; Brenner & Kellen Bishop; Kate, Jill, & Tess Eilers; and Seth, Luke, & Ava Ann Kelley; sister-in-law Glennie Oppermann; nieces & nephews Sharon Rhome, Stan & Jill Eilers, and Terry May; great nieces and nephews, Nicole & Chris Thompson, Brett Rhome, Taylor & Scott Simon, Taryn Eilers, Stacy & Terry Landry, Cody May, Michelle & Scott Martin, and David Dockery; and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Bill & Esther Neumann, her lifelong love Barney in 2009, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Arthur Oppermann and Barney’s twin brother Gilbert & Nettie Eilers; nieces and nephews Fred & Delores Oppermann, Barbara Oppermann Fulton & Jack Pittman, and Wayne May; great-niece Melissa Oppermann Dockery; and numerous cousins.

Pallbearers are Rip Ray, Clint Eilers, Mike Bishop, Matt Kelley, Stan Eilers, and Cody May.  Honorary pallbearers are David Eilers, Bobby Wagner, and Brett Rhome.

Memorial donations may be given to Martin Luther Lutheran Church, PO Box 362, Carmine, TX 78932 or the charity of one’s choice.

 

Elvira Dallmeyer Obituary

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Remembering Elvira Dallmeyer – known to many as “Tante Vira”.  She died on Saturday, October 27.  Her funeral will be at the church on Friday, November 2, at 2:00 p.m.

The visitation will be on Thursday, November 01, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Brenham Memorial Chapel
2300 Stringer Street
Brenham, TX 77833
(979) 836-3611

The family has invited memorial gifts to MLLC.

You can send bring these to the church or send these by mail:

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

P O Box 362

Carmine, TX 78932-0362

Or through our web site:  click this link.

Remember to make note of this gift being in memory of Elvira Dallmeyer.  For the online form, note that memorial gifts are listed third.  This includes a box where you can enter the name: Elvira Dallmeyer.

Obituary

Elvira Lilly (Korth) Dallmeyer

Elvira Dallmeyer, 95, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday, November 1st from 5-7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 2nd at 2 p.m. at Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine with Rev. David Tinker officiating. Interment will follow in LaBahia Cemetery.

Elvira Lilly (Korth) Dallmeyer was born near Carmine on July 20, 1923 to Ewald and Clara (Schroeder) Korth. She was baptized December 30, 1923 and confirmed March 21, 1937, both at Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine. She attended Carmine School.

On December 16, 1945, Elvira was united in marriage to Fred Dallmeyer at Martin Luther Lutheran Church. The couple made their home on the Dallmeyer family homestead. She and her husband farmed and ranched. In later years, they enjoyed traveling on bus tours. After Fred’s death in 1987, Elvira continued ranching and raising the cattle that she loved.

Elvira was a gifted seamstress and also sewed rice bags and door stops. She gardened and canned the produce. Her coffee cakes and peach cobblers were savored by many. She enjoyed her pet bird Jessie.

Elvira was a very giving person. She volunteered time at Fishes and Loaves and quilted with Martin Luther Lutheran and St. John UCC church quilting groups.

She was a lifelong and the oldest member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine. She was also a member of Burton Hermann Sons Life, Burton Fire Dept. Auxiliary, and Martin Luther Ladies Aide.

Elvira enjoyed playing dominoes with the 42 Club in Carmine.

Elvira was preceded in death by parents, husband, brother Delton Korth, brother and sister-in-law Clinton and Bettie Korth, sister-in-law Ora Nell Dallmeyer, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Irene and Weldon Matthies, nephews David Matthies and Dale Matthies.

Elvira had no children of her own, but was blessed to be a special “Tanta Vera” to nephew Darrell Matthies and wife Kay, numerous great and great-great nephews and nieces and friends.

Pallbearers will be Wyatt Matthies, Lance Matthies, Carl Matthies, Tim Cloud, Russell Shay, Darren Derkowski, Jason Jaster, and Jody Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be her 42 Club Friends.

Memorials are requested to

Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine

P O Box 362

Carmine, TX 79832-0362

 

or

 

Hospice Brazos Valley – Brenham Office
302 E. Blue Bell Rd

Brenham, TX 77833

979-277-9525

 

Angelene Zwernemann Obituary

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Remebering Angelene Zwernemann

Longtime MLLC member Angelene Zwernemann died on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.  Her funeral will be on Thursday, October 25, at the Carmine Cemetery.

 

The family has invited memorial gifts to MLLC.

You can send bring these to the church or send these by mail:

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

P O Box 362

Carmine, TX 78932-0362

Or through our web site:  click this link.

Remember to make note of this gift being in memory of Angelene Zwernemann.  For the online form, note that memorial gifts are listed third.  This includes a box where you can enter the name: Angelene Zwernemann.

 

 

Angelene Faye (Kasparek) Zwernemann

March 5, 1930 ~ October 23, 2018 (age 88)

Angelene Zwernemann, age 88 passed away on October 23, 2018.

Graveside services will be held on October 25, 2018 at 10:00AM at Carmine City Cemetery.

Angelene was born to Gustave Kasparek and Irene Kasparek on March 5, 1930 in Shelby, TX. She was a Cook at the University of Texas in Winedale,

Angelene was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine.  She was baptized on April 13, 1930, and confirmed on September 10, 1944, and married on March 1, 1949, all at St. Paul Lutheran in Shelby.

Angelene was survived by Darlene Lozano (Daughter), Ronnie Zwernemann (Son), Rene Zwernemann (Daughter-in-law), Randall Zwernemann (Grandson) and wife Kate, Raylon Zwernemann (Grandson) and special friend Kelly Maxwell, Dustin Lozano (Grandson) and special friend Torie Shimek, Derrick Lozano (Grandson) and wife Jill and great grandchildren Lyla Zwernemann and others.

She was preceded in death by Lloyd Zwernemann (Husband), Gustave Kasparek (Father), Irene Kasparek (Mother), Elaura Neumann (Sister), Milton Neumann (Brother-in-law), Percy Kasparek (Brother) and Lillie Kasparek (Sister-in-law).

Family suggests memorial donations be made to Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, TX or the charity of one’s choice.

Herman Schoenemann, Jr. Obituary

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We remember Herman Schoenemann, Jr. who died on Thursday, September 20, 2018.  His funeral will be at MLLC on Sunday, September 23, at 3:00 p.m.

 

Herman M. Schoenemann, Jr.

August 12, 1930 – September 20, 2018

Herman M. Schoenemann, Jr. passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at his home in the Sandtown community near Burton and Carmine Texas.  He was born the first son of Herman M. Schoenemann, Sr. and Olivia (FeFe) Loewe Schoenemann in their Sandtown home on August 12, 1930. Herman attended the Sandtown community school and graduated from Burton High School (1948) while working on the family farm. He was called into military service by the US Marine Corps in 1952. After completing his service, he continued his education by completing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Sam Houston State University.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, with Pastor David Tinker officiating. Burial will follow in the Loewe Family Cemetery in Sandtown.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Oaks Chapel.

Herman is remembered as an educator who shared his love of mathematics with many students over his career that began at East Bernard High School, East Bernard, Texas. In 1966, he took an opportunity to return home and accepted a position at Blinn College in Brenham. He retired from Blinn in 1992 as the Mathematics Division Chairman.

His avocations included dancing many a night away, having an occasional beer with family and friends, and making hay and tending to the cattle on his farm.

He married Beatrice Mayer (Krimm) in 1955 and together they had four children.

In 1986, he married Ruth Kennedy, who remained his loving wife and faithful dance partner until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his only sibling O B Schoenemann and sister-in-law Ruth Leonhardt Schoenemann, and his stepson Bryant Spence.

Herman is survived by his wife Ruth, children Herman M (Marty) Schoenemann III (spouse Janine L Brown), Clifford W Schoenemann (Julie), Pamela K Rosas, and Trent J Schoenemann; step-daughter Beverly Mathis (Mike); 13 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

Mr. Schoenemann’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Obituary for Carol Sommerfeld

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Carol was a longtime member of MLLC.  Carol died on May 1, 2018 after a very brief illness.  Her funeral was held at MLLC on May 5 at MLLC.  The obituary, as printed in the service bulletin that day, is available below.

Her family requested that memorial gifts be given to MLLC.  Here are ways to make to make those gifts:

Memorial Gifts to Martin Luther Lutheran Church

By mail:  P O BOX 362; Carmine, TX 78932-0362

Make note of this being a memorial for Carol Sommerfeld

By web site: go to the MLLC secure online giving site:  click this link.

When using the giving site, remember to note your gift amount in the box next to “Memorial Gifts”, and to use the memo box to the right of the amount to note “Carol Sommerfeld”

Questions for MLLC about this gift:  call the office at 979-278-3388

 

OBITUARY

Carol Ann Rosenbaum Sommerfeld was born October 28, 1954 in Brenham to parents Irvin & Virgine (Baron) Rosenbaum.  She was baptized November 28, 1954 and confirmed April 7, 1968 by Pastor Richard J. Weber, both at Zion Lutheran Church, Zionsville, near Brenham.  Her confirmation verse was Psalm 111:10, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever.”  Carol and Roger Dale Sommerfeld were united in marriage on June 4, 1977 in Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville by Pastor James Witschorke.

Carol was a graduate of Burton High School.  She loved working as a hairdresser at Carol Ann’s Hair Fashions shop in Carmine along with working at Round Top Farm & Ranch.  She was a loving grandmother to her four grandchildren.

Carol loved being outdoors, watching her grandkids’ events, trips to Edna, cooking, and keeping everyone on their toes.  She and Roger were members of Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine.

Carol passed away unexpectedly in Austin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the age of 63.

She is survived by her loving family:  husband Roger Sommerfeld; son Justin and wife Elizabeth, daughter Melissa and husband Jason Smith; grandchildren Olivia and Austin Sommerfeld, Makayla and Jake Smith; twin brothers Lary and wife Dixie Rosenbaum, Gary and wife Diana Rosenbaum; sisters-in-law Carolyn and husband Gilbert Goeke, Kathy and husband Daryl Gummelt; nieces and nephews Sean and Jill Rosenbaum, Jeffory and Rachael Goeke, Tracy and Ken Meier, Leigh Ann and Adam Seilheimer along with numerous great nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents Irvin and Virgine Rosenbaum, parents-in-law Emmanuel and Mildred Sommerfeld, brother-in-law Charles Otto Sommerfeld, and niece Brittany Ridley.

Pallbearers will be Sean Rosenbaum, Jeffory Goeke, Glenn Rosenbaum, Randy Hodde, Cole Dismukes and Preston Davis.  Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren Olivia, Makayla, Austin and Jake.

 

Memorials may be directed to Martin Luther Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 362, Carmine, TX 78932 or a charity of choice.

Obituary for Gladys Koether

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We remember Gladys Koether

Gladys was a lifelong member of MLLC, and a lifelong resident of Carmine.  Gladys died on April 18, 2018 after a long illness.  Her funeral was held at MLLC on April 21 at MLLC.  The obituary, as printed in the service bulletin that day, is available below.

Her family requested that memorial gifts be given to either MLLC or Lutherhill camp.  Here are ways to make to make those gifts:

Memorial Gifts to Martin Luther Lutheran Church

By mail:  P O BOX 362; Carmine, TX 78932-0362

Make note of this being a memorial for Gladys Koether.

By web site: go to the MLLC secure online giving site:  click this link.

When using the giving site, remember to note your gift amount in the box next to “Memorial Gifts”, and to use the memo box to the right of the amount to note “Gladys Koether”

Questions for MLLC about this gift:  call the office at 979-278-3388

 

Memorial Gifts to Lutherhill

By mail: Lutherhill Ministries

3782 Lutherhill Road

P.O. Box 99

La Grange, Texas 78945-4132

Phone: 888-266-4613              Fax: (979) 249-4032

By their secure giving web site:  click this link.

The Lutherhill giving site has a place on their online form to note memorial gifts, and to write a note to Lutherhill about the gift.  This will help them make sure the gift is noted in memory of Gladys.

 

OBITUARY

Gladys Leona Alma Koether was born October 26, 1932 in Carmine to Gustav and Leonie Weidemann Koether.  She was baptized November 19, 1933 by Pastor Henry Brunotte, and confirmed March 30, 1947 by Pastor Leo Simon at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine.  Her confirmation verse was Matthew 26:41, “Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Gladys died April 18, 2018 in Giddings at the age of 85.

A lifelong member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine, she was the first woman to serve on the church council. Gladys was also a member of the Carmine Chamber of Commerce, serving as president and secretary for many years. She volunteered at Luther Hill doing landscaping and helped in restoration of the Carmine Depot. She also assisted her mother in operation of the switchboard at the telephone company.

She helped her friends and neighbors by cutting hair. She also worked at B&S Sales and Service in Carmine, and was also employed at Brenham Heating and Air Conditioning for 47 years.

Survivors include her sister, Pauline Poehls Fischer; nieces Paula Barrick, and Kalisa Pomykal and husband, Brice; great-nieces and nephews: Jon Jankowiak and wife Shauna, Bobbie Hughes, Tammi Hughes, Kody Fox and Hunter Pomykal; great-great niece and great-great nephew, Kandyce Hughes and Ryler Boyer, as well as special cousins Joe and Beverly Cucuzza.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Barry Lee Koether.

Serving as pallbearers are Hunter Pomykal, Jon Jankowiak, Bobbie Hughes, Gary Smith, Kevin Stueber, Stacy Tyner, Royce Lehrmann, and Hollis Lehrmann. Honorary pallbearers are Delbert Stiewert, Kody Fox, and Joe Cucuzza.

Memorials may be directed to Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine, or to Luther Hill.

Special thanks go to Stacy Tyner and Stacia Carmean.