Obituary for Kerry Lehmann

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Remembering Kerry Lehmann

We grieve and we give thanks for the life and ministry of Kerry Dale Lehmann.  He died on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, after a recent decline of his health.

The visitation for Kerry will be at the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings, on Monday, January 2, 2023, 4-7 p.m. with family present.

The funeral will be at MLLC on Tuesday, January 3, at 10 a.m.  Burial will be at the Ledbetter Cemetery following the service.  A memorial luncheon will be back at the church following the committal service.  All are welcome at all events.

Information about memorial contributions is on this page after the obituary.  Please consider supporting these organizations with monetary gifts in memory of Kerry.

THE OBITUARY

Kerry Dale Lehmann

September 20, 1958 ~ December 28, 2022 (age 64)

Kerry Dale Lehmann was born on September 20, 1958, in Giddings, Texas to Edward Adolph Lehmann and Marilyn (Weishuhn) Lehmann. He was baptized at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine on November 9, 1958, by Rev. August Hannemann, and confirmed also at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine on June 2, 1974, by Rev. Hilmer Krause. His confirmation verse was Hebrews 12:14: “Strive for peace with all men, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” Kerry graduated from TSTC with an associate’s degree in mechanics. After graduating Kerry opened his own mechanic shop called Highway 290 Mechanic Shop where he worked for several years. He then closed his mechanic shop to work on the family dairy farm for some time before joining the team at Blue Bell. After working for Blue Bell, Kerry found his way into the oilfield where he worked until he found his way back to the ranch and loved everything that came with it.

On July 18, 2015, he was united in marriage to Valerie Pinkerton. He had two children, Nicholas and Tabatha, and three stepchildren Tanya, Georgia, and Katrina. Kerry was an active member of the Sandtown Wildlife Association. He enjoyed Bar-B-Que and participating in cookoffs, welding, playing with his dogs, and riding around on his John Deere Gator. Kerry was always ready to host family events and enjoyed any visits with family. He was known for his custom hay bailing and tinkering with all kinds of things. Kerry’s family nicknamed him MacGyver due to his ability to make all sorts of fun things out of stuff he had just laying around. He will be remembered for teaching his grandkids about the farming life and for always being willing to spend time with his family.

Kerry passed away the afternoon of December 28, 2022, at his home in Carmine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Marilyn Lehmann.

Kerry is survived by his wife, Valerie Lehmann of Carmine; one son, Nicholas Lehmann and his wife, Autumn, of Carmine; daughter, Tabatha Thompson and husband, Travis, of Carmine; the mother of his children, Barbara Schulz of New Ulm; three step-daughters, Tanya Gill and husband, Jeff, of Washington, Georgia Thompson and husband, Travis, of Lubbock, and Katrina Hainey and husband, Tim, of Paradise; twelve grandchildren, Aden, Liam, Ronan, Tayla, Payten, Hayden, Gaven, Ryan, Everly, Athan, Brinlee, and Alexi, as well as several cousins and extend family.

Serving as pallbearers will be Travis Thompson, Wade Weigelt, Timmy Weigelt, Keith Weerts, Ronnie Ladewig, and Cerjio Cerda. Honorary pallbearers will be Wilbert Loewe, Aden Diehl, Liam Diehl, Ronan Diehl, and Gene Weerts.
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Memorials may be made to:

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Carmine Volunteer Fire Department

P.O. Box 217

Carmine, TX 78932-0217

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Ledbetter Volunteer Fire Department

PO Box 213

Ledbetter  TX  78946-0213

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Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine

P O Box 362

Carmine TX 78932-0362

Click this link for online giving.

Online Giving

or a charity of one’s choice.

Obituary for Pauline “Peetsie” Fischer

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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.

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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.

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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

https://mllccarmine.com/online-giving/                           

 

Robert Springer Obituary

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Remembering Robert “Bob” Springer

Robert Phillip “Bob” Springer died on November 30 after various illnesses.  We give thanks for his life and ministry among us in Carmine and in connection with MLLC.

There will be a visitation at Brenham Memorial Chapel Funeral Home

Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
2300 Stringer Street
Brenham, TX 77833

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There will be a private, family only, memorial service at another time.

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The Obituary

Robert Phillip Springer

December 13, 1941 – November 30, 2022

 

Robert Phillip Springer, 80 of Carmine, Texas passed away November 30, 2022 at his home. He was born to Sam and Mary Springer on December 13, 1941 in Hamilton, Ontario Canada.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas where he was captain of the basketball team and an All American. Bob obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M. This began a life time love for the sport of basketball. Bob coached at Sam Houston High School, HISD; Dullas High School, Fort Bend ISD; and Memorial High School, Spring Branch ISD. He was a member of Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. For 24 years, he wrote and published the Texas High School Basketball Magazine. Bob was founder and curator of the Texas Basketball Museum in Carmine, which includes the UIL Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

Bob served his community, as a Carmine city councilman and was on the EDC board. He was a member of Memorial Drive Methodist Church in Houston and attended Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine.

He was preceded in death by: parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Glenna Freeman; brother-in-law, Larry Chrisman.

Surviving loving family includes: loving wife, Karen Springer; son and daughter-in-law, Robert “Eric” and “Kate” Springer of Brooklyn, NY; aunt, Mabel Hazelwood and James Doolittle; sister, Diane; niece, Julie Jones; nephew, Nathan Jones; sister-in-law, Nancy Chrisman; nephews, Jason, Christopher and Damon Chrisman; brother-in-law, James Freeman, Jr.

Visitation with Bob’s family will be Sunday, December 18th, from 1-3 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.

The family wishes to thank Hospice Brazos Valley for their care. Memorials are requested to Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 N. Jefferson, St., La Grange, TX 78945.

Nevilee Marburger Obituary

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We Remember Nevilee Marburger

Nevilee Ruth Wagner Marburger died on November 30 after various illnesses.  We give thanks for her life and ministry among us at MLLC.

There will be a visitation at MLLC right before the funeral itself.

Saturday, December 17, 2022, 9-11 a.m., in the Narthex and parlor area.  

This is just outside the sanctuary and near the church offices. 

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The funeral will be held in the Sanctuary at MLLC on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 11:00  a.m.

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

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, “Nevilee Marburger,” 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

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In Memory of

and in Celebration of the Life of

Nevilee Ruth Wagner Marburger

April 26, 1925 – November 30, 2022

 

Nevilee Ruth Wagner Marburger was born April 26, 1925, at home near Carmine, Texas, to John and Clara Wagner.  She was baptized on October 4, 1925, in Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, by Pastor A. H. Falkenberg of Round Top, Texas.  She was confirmed on Palm Sunday, in 1939, by Rev. H. Brunette.  Her confirmation verse was Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

            Nevilee graduated from La Grange High School in 1943.  She met Clinton Marburger at a Labor Day dance in La Bahia before the war.  While Clinton served in the Army Air Force during WW II, Nevilee attended Blinn College, completed her teaching certification in 1945, and started teaching elementary school.  Both Nevilee and Clinton were only children, so they each had family responsibilities to consider, and together they made an incredible team.   

            Nevilee and Clinton were married by Rev. Leo H. Simon at Nevilee’s family home on August 24, 1947.  They began their life together in Port Arthur, Texas, where Clinton was employed at the Gulf Oil Refinery and Nevilee was a talented all-encompassing homemaker.  They designed and built two of their homes there, the first in Port Arthur where they welcomed their first child, Mindy Rae, on November 24, Thanksgiving Day in 1949.  The final home was built in Groves, one story, on a slab, with an attached garage and workshop, designed uniquely with the picture window in the back to view the yard, garden, and large patio, and the kitchen windows in the front, above the sink and stove to keep watch while working.  There the family grew.  Randy Vance arrived on March 1st in 1953 (fortunately he missed 1952, a leap year with February 29th on the calendar), and Wendy Kay was born on November 8, Election Day in 1955. 

            Nevilee was born with a green thumb and always maintained a large vegetable garden, canning the extra tomatoes, beans, and pickles.  Flowers and shrubs always grew in the flower beds that surrounded the house and along the back fence line.  She produced full balanced meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and there was always desert.  We learned to cook, too.  

            A master seamstress, Nevilee was just as adept at making wedding gowns as she was at sewing tents that would attach to the VW bus that Clinton built out as a traveling camper.  She sewed all our clothes and made dresses for both their mothers when any special occasion arose.  She created square dance outfits for all of us, with rows and rows of rickrack on every tier of the full skirts for the girls, and she donated them 2 years ago, along with the petticoats, to a young group of square dancers that performed at the community center.  She even made a Santa suit for Clinton that was used for years to add to the Christmas toy delivery excitement, and later that suit was stuffed to come out of a chimney on top the station wagon for parades.  We learned to sew, too.

            Hair was also under Nevilee’s management.  She cut everyone’s hair in the family, as well as her own, both of their mother’s, and that of a friend or two.  Perms were a requirement reserved for the females in the group.  Sadly, like clockwork, Mindy and Wendy would be given perms just before school pictures.

            A teacher by training, Nevilee was very involved in making sure her children developed certain life skills as youngsters.  Trips to the public library to check out books to fill the allotted loan time was a regular activity.  We all had swimming lessons, piano lessons, and learned to play dominoes, cards, and board games.  She was a participating leader in Blue Birds, Campfire Girls, and Cub Scouts.  We fished, crabbed, and trawled for shrimp with the boat that Dad built; some of us learned and loved to ski.  We all took individual dancing lessons and later learned to square dance and ballroom dance.  

            Nevilee was active in the Ladies Aid group at church and provided transportation when needed for her mother-in-law who did not drive.  She saw that her children attended Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and coordinated the gathering of the out-of-town sponsors and their families in Port Arthur to participate in the Baptism and Confirmations of three children.  Trips to the beach were often the unique activity offered to visitors to our part of the world.  The smell of the refineries on those trips to and from the beach were also uniquely Port Arthur. 

            While their kids received a lot of attention, Clinton and Nevilee were also good about scheduling time for themselves.  They loved to dance, and while they were active square dancers in Port Arthur, for years they drove 4 hours after work on Friday from Port Arthur to enjoy Saturday night country dances at the various area halls.  This helped maintain relationships they continued when Clinton retired after 36 years with Gulf.  Nevilee and Clinton returned to Burton in 1982, became full-time ranchers, and made the 1923 Wagner-Marburger homestead their own.  They were active members of the Top Cat Dance Club in Brenham until Clinton’s death in 2006.  They had been married for 59 years.

            Games were also always a big part of their social life.  Nevilee played Bridge and shared desert in the homes of friends in Port Arthur, participated in evening couples’ groups for 42 dominoes and card games with Clinton, and enjoyed games with other ladies during the day at churches in the Brenham area.  In Houston, she became active in the 42 Domino group at the Wirt Rd Community Center three days a week from 9 a.m.f to noon until earlier this year.  She was the oldest, one of the few females, and a beloved winner at her game.  Before COVID-19, these days extended into the afternoon, when she played Canasta with a different group.

            Nevilee cared for her own mom in Port Arthur when she could no longer be safely alone on the farm.  Nevilee’s move to Houston became permanent in April of 2010 after several medical crises in and out of hospitals and facilities that all began with a fall in the pasture in November 2008.  It was hard for her to leave her garden, her grand pecan tree, and her cattle, particularly the old cows that she saw as pets.  More time was spent in hospitals and nursing care facilities in Houston as she recovered, so Nevilee’s newly arrived female stray pit bull moved in with nearby Sarah, her granddaughter, and “Trouble” bonded with Dylan, Nevilee’s first great-grandchild.

            As Nevilee regained her strength, she wanted a lap dog and was able to rescue Thelma, a large chihuahua whose owner had died.  Thelma, now 11 years old, became her soul mate over the past 8 years.  When the move from Mindy’s home to Assisted Living became necessary on June 30th of this year, the separation from Thelma was the most difficult.

            No longer able to predictably stand or walk, Nevilee’s other remaining pleasure was reading the Brenham Banner and materials from the Church.  She contributed to the records of the Kieke, Eichler, and Noak reunions for many years with information gleaned from those papers. Her membership in the Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine was also very important, and she stayed connected through the mailings and the visits by Pastor Tinker.  Her failing vision made that sedentary pleasure too difficult in her last weeks.

            Nevilee handled so much physical decline in the past year with acceptance, including the last hospital discharge to Memory Care on August 25th, but on November 29th, when her lungs were no longer able to provide enough oxygen to survive without invasive interventions, it was not difficult to follow her wishes for comfort.  She was admitted from the ER to an inpatient hospice suite in Houston, and with Sarah, Randy, Wendy, and Mindy at her bedside, and Laura, Doug, Chris, Taylor, and Pastor Tinker on the phone, we were each able to say our goodbyes.  At the age of 97 ½ years, Nevilee died peacefully, shortly after midnight on November 30th.  The burden of trying to make her increasingly difficult life better has been lifted, and it is hoped that she is dancing with Clinton and playing 42 with the many friends who have gone before. 

          Nevilee Wagner Marburger and Clinton had three children, Mindy Rae Lawrence, Randy Vance Marburger, and Wendy Kay Maltba. 

Survivors include her three children; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Children:  Mindy Lawrence of Houston, TX; Randy Marburger and wife Cora Belle (Harrington) of Burton, TX; and Wendy and husband Michael Wayne Maltba of Orange, TX. 

Grandchildren:  Sarah Alexis Rae (Jeremy James) Odom; Laura Beth (Bryan Lane) Lee; Douglas Wayne (Stephanie Nicole) Marburger; Christopher Joseph (Danielle) Bodin; and Taylor Nicole (Joseph Brian) Delaney.

Great-Grandchildren:  Dylan James; Bronson Lane; Harlee Quinn; Walker Clinton & Austin Vance; Nixon Grey, Emryn Kay, and Aspen Sage.

 

Nevilee was preceded in death by her parents, John and Clara Wagner; her in-laws, Walter and Hilda Marburger; her husband, Clinton Walter Marburger; former son-in-law Edward Arnold “Buddy” Bodin; and son-in-law George Timothy Lawrence.

           

Pallbearers:  Laura Lee, Bryan Lee; Sarah Odom, Jeremy Odom; Douglas Marburger, Stephanie Marburger; Christopher Bodin; Taylor Delaney.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the La Bahia Cemetery Association, designated funds at Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine, or the charity of your choice.

 

La Bahia Cemetery Association

c/o Sandra Beetner

2025 S. Hinze Rd.

Carmine, TX 78932

 

Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine

P O Box 362

Carmine TX 78932

Online Giving

 

Obituary for JC Pohl

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We remember JC Pohl

Lifelong member of MLLC,  JC Pohl, died on Sunday, October 16.  This happened to be the 84th anniversary of his baptism into Christ.  The funeral for JC will be on Wednesday, October 19, at 11 a.m. at MLLC.  See below for the obituary and memorial gift requests.

THE OBITUARY

 

James Curtis “J.C.” Pohl

July 23, 1938 ~ October 16, 2022 (age 84)

JC Pohl, 84, passed away peacefully at CHI St. Joseph in Bryan, Texas, on October 16, 2022.

James Curtis Pohl was born on July 23, 1938, in Carmine, Texas to parents Ermagarten (Jacob) and Richard Pohl. He was baptized at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, Oct. 16, 1938 with Pastor Henry Brunotte and he affirmed his faith through confirmation on November 4, 1951 with Pastor A. T. Kluge. JC’s confirmation verse was John 5:24, which reads, “Truly, Truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life.” JC grew up in Carmine, Texas and graduated from Round Top Carmine High School in 1957.

On March 19, 1957, JC was united in marriage to the love of his life, Avalda Ida (Mueller) at MLLC. They shared over 65 wonderful years together and were blessed with 3 children, Debbie, Jody, and Connie to their union.

JC worked alongside of his father until 1991, when he took over ownership of the City Garage.  JC took pride in the work skills he possessed and customer service at the City Garage. JC had a servant’s heart he rarely turned down services needed even to strangers when they could not pay. Those who visited the City Garage frequently, know he introduced “air tools” in the form of “air born” wrenches to Carmine.

JC’s pride and joy was the Carmine Volunteer Fire Department in which he served as the Fire Chief and President throughout many years. He joined the Fire Department at the young age of 15, at this time it started with only two 1946 model trucks and an army barrack meeting room. Throughout the years, he helped build the department into what it is today.

JC had many hobbies and interests, from an early age he loved baseball, in which he excelled. After high school, he continued to play Sunday league baseball, then transitioned into men’s slow pitch softball, and finished his baseball career coaching Jake’s Chicks women’s softball.  One of JC’s life’s pleasures was deer hunting with his fellow hunters. He enjoyed video taping the deer and other wildlife at his deer stand and sharing his videos with his family and friends. JC also enjoyed camping with his family and extended family in his converted school bus.  JC enjoyed daily trips with his beloved wife Avalda to their camphouse to tend to their herd of Longhorns and Charolais.  JC had a soft heart for animals in need and he adopted and loved many strays through his life.

JC proudly served his country in the National Guard Armory. He was stationed in Fort Polk, Louisiana where he was appointed Motor Pool Sergeant. His platoon received awards for the best kept vehicles and two awards for sharpest looking jeep.

JC was very active in the numerous community organizations throughout the Fayette County area. Some of his services and accolades were; President of the Carmine Volunteer Fire Department, Past President of Round Top Carmine ISD School Board, Past President of the Lions Club, Past President of Carmine Gun and Rod Club (Old Flag Pond), 2016 Carmine Citizen of the Year, the very first City Council which helped start the Carmine Water Supply and forming of the City Park, MLLC Church Council member and Building Committee of the new church, Fayette County Appraisal District Tax Board, Sales Representative of Farm Bureau, American Legion member, Carmine State Bank Board Member, and a member of the Carmine Hall.

JC is survived by his wife, Avalda Pohl, daughter, Debbie Eckert (Ronnie), son, Jody Pohl (Evelyn), daughter, Connie Peters (Michael), grandchildren: Andrew Eckert (Stacy), Josh Eckert (Lindsey), Brooke Eckert (fiancé Rick Klausmeyer), Joey Pohl (Nikki), Jared Pohl (Ashley), Kayla Peters, Jordan Peters, Mikey Gonzales, Megan Gonzales (fiancé-Dr. Alfredo Sardinas), Mason Gonzales, great-grandchildren: Allie Eckert, Peyton Franklin, Avery Franklin, Gracie Eckert, Kalli Pohl, Jaycie Pohl, Kylie Pohl, Aleah Pohl, Brooke Smith brother-in-law, Alvis Mueller nieces: Renee Mueller, Jill Finke (Rodney).

JC is preceded in death by his parents, Erma & Richard Pohl, mother-in-Law and father-in-Law: Ida & John Mueller, sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Shirley & J D Mueller, and granddaughter, Karlee Layne Peters.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Eckert, Josh Eckert, Joey Pohl, Jared Pohl, Floyd Etzel, Berrie Etzel, Ricky Kieke, and Dustin Majewski.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Jacob, Rueben Wunderlich, Calvin Coufal, Dennis Gerland, and Daryl Ray.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to:

Memorials in honor of JC may be given to:

The Carmine Volunteer Fire Department

P.O. Box 217

Carmine, TX 78932

The Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter

240 Svoboda Lane

La Grange Texas, 78945.

https://janssenanimalshelter.org/

Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine

P O Box 362

Carmine TX 78932

Online Giving

Senior Citizens/Combined Community Action

Gifts to the church should be designated for the Sunday School Fund.

 

Obituary for Roger Schoenst

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Remembering Roger Schoenst

We grieve and we give thanks for the life and ministry of Roger Schoenst.  He died on Sunday, June 26, after weeks of a recent illness.

The visitation for Roger will be at the Memorial Oaks Chapel Funeral home in Brenham on Thursday, June 30, 5-7 p.m. with family present.

The funeral will be at MLLC on Friday, July 1, at 2 p.m.   Burial will be at the Carmine Cemetery following the service.  A memorial luncheon will be back at the church following the committal service.  All are welcome at all events.

Information about memorial contributions is on this page after the obituary.  Please consider supporting these organizations with monetary gifts in memory of Roger.

THE OBITUARY

 

Roger Dale Schoenst

February 19, 1953 – June 26, 2022

Roger Dale Schoenst went to be with the Lord and those faithfully departed loved ones early on June 26, 2022.

He was born on February 19, 1953, to Fritz Conrad Sr. and Estella Ida (Neumann) Schoenst at The Farm near Carmine. Roger was a member of the Martin Luther Lutheran Church. He was baptized on January 24, 1954 by Pastor A.T. Kluge and confirmed his faith on May 26, 1968 with Pastor Irvin S. Briese, both at Martin Luther Lutheran Church. His confirmation verse was: Matthew 5:6:  “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

He grew up loving the cowboy way of life. He broke horses and continued to halter break colts until the last two months of his life. Roger never met a stranger. Anywhere he went he could strike up a conversation. He loved his family, horses, cowboy things, and talking to people. Roger also enjoyed hunting as a young boy, shooting guns, drawing, leather work, and creating things with a wood-burning pen.

He met the love of his life, and this changed his life for the better. He married Kathy Diane Mantey on November 12, 1983, at Saint John’s United Church of Christ in Burton, Texas, with Pastor Glenn Schoeneberg officiating. Soon came Heather, Mandy, and Chance. They had adventurous years raising their family and spent much of their time riding at home or in cutting arenas, round pens, working pens, show arenas and sale barns. He would do just about anything for his family and loved ones.

Roger had several different medical issues he had to battle throughout his life and was able to come out on the other side. The most notable these being the liver transplant he received in 2006. He and his family are forever grateful and appreciative of how the community supported him. Transplant doctors estimated a 6-year life expectancy, which turned into 16. The greatest blessing of his life was being able to meet his four grandchildren, all of whom he absolutely adored!

He is survived by his wife Kathy of 38 years, daughter Heather and husband Kyle Kaspar, daughter Mandy and husband Colton Guelker, son Chance Schoenst, grandchildren: Kylee, Heath, and Hunter Kaspar, and Ida Blackwell, brother Melvin Schoenst, sister-in-law Jeanette Schoenst, cousin Wilton and wife Pam Schoenst and their children and grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Fritz Conrad Sr. and Estella (Neumann) Schoenst, brother Fritz Schoenst Jr., in-law parents Arthur and Bernice (Buerger) Mantey, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Serving as pallbearers will be son Chance Schoenst, sons-in-law Kyle Kaspar and Colton Guelker, friends: Willie McKenzie, Nick Robinson, and Nathan Dannar. Honorary Pallbearers will be brother, Melvin Schoenst, daughters, Heather Kaspar and Mandy Guelker, grandchildren, Kylee, Heath, and Hunter Kaspar, and Ida Blackwell, nieces and nephews, Sue Schoenst and Kim Sternadel and Staci and Nick Brailas, LaCinda Kasparek and Wynona Posas.

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Memorials may be directed to these organizations:

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

P O Box 362

Carmine, TX 78932-0362

979-278-3388

Online Giving

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National Foundation for Transplants

3249 W. Sarazen’s Cir, Ste 100

Memphis, TN 38125

(800) 489-3863

https://transplants.org/memorial-gift/

Obituary for Shirley Mueller

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We remember Shirley Mueller

Shirley Ann (Fuchs) Mueller died on Easter Sunday after various illnesses.  We give thanks for her life and ministry among us at MLLC.

There will be a visitation at the Memorial Oaks Chapel Funeral Home in Brenham.

Friday
April 22, 2022

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The funeral will be held at MLLC

Saturday, April 23, 2022

10:30 a.m.

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

The family has requested memorial gifts for MLLC to set aside funds for music and repair/replacement of the carillon (bells and music device which marks the hours and plays music outside of the sanctuary at MLLC) 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, “Shirley Mueller” 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

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Obituary

Shirley Ann (Fuchs) Mueller

December 16, 1935 – April 17, 2022

 

On Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, Shirley Ann Fuchs Mueller was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to be with Him on His special day.

Shirley was born on December 16, 1935, in Carmine, Texas to Otto L Fuchs, Sr. and Elsie Hartstack Fuchs. Through baptism, she became a child of God on April 5, 1936 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, Texas with Pastor Brunotte performing the sacrament. She confirmed her Lutheran faith at the same church on October 2, 1949 with Pastor A. T. Kluge. Her grade school and high school education at Round Top – Carmine ISD culminated with her being the valedictorian of her 1954 graduating class.  After high school, she attended and graduated Blinn College in Brenham as the salutatorian of her class. At Blinn, she was president of the Lutheran Students Association, student council representative, and reporter for Phi Theta Kappa. Shirley enjoyed Brenham and her first job was a bookkeeper at Tiemann Brothers’ Tractor Company. She later joined Brenham Wholesale Grocery in their accounting department.  After the birth of her first daughter in 1962, she decided to be a full-time Mom.

On July 19, 1958, with A.M. Hannemann officiating, she married the love of her life, Johnnie Dewayne (J.D.) Mueller, in the same church as her baptism and confirmation.  Two daughters were born to this union, Renee Ann and Jill Rachelle.  J. D. and Shirley enjoyed 51 years of married life, until J.D.’s unexpected passing on May 20, 2009.  Every day, since that day, she missed his love and smile for her.  Now they are reunited.

Shirley was fun, loving and selfless.  She enjoyed being with people and she always made the best of every situation.  Shirley was a devoted Christian her entire life.   In her younger years, this was exemplified by her many roles of service at Martin Luther Lutheran Church where she was a life-long member. Shirley used her God-given talent for music by playing the organ for Sunday and other church services for over 30 years.  In addition, to being the organist, Shirley also kept her mother’s tradition of the MLLC Church Choir running strong for many years as the director/accompanist.  Shirley also procured a gift of tone chimes and started the tone chime choir which played for many years for church services as another music ministry.  In addition to serving her Lord through music, she was also very active as a Sunday school teacher, Ladies Aid president and member and a member of other church committees. In her later years, when she could not attend church services, she continued to read her devotions and prayers daily and shared God’s great message with others through her words and actions.

As her two daughters were growing up, she was active and supportive in their lives by being a Girl Scout leader for Troop 492 for 10 years, attending basketball and softball games and tennis matches and volunteering at their schools.  Just as she was an active supporter of her daughters, she was also a very loving and active grandparent to her two grandsons.  She and J.D. would not think twice to drive to Houston, to watch a baseball or basketball game or any school event in which her two grandsons were participating. She was also involved with the local March of Dimes, the mentoring program at Brenham Elementary, Washington County Genealogy Society, Sandtown Wildlife Association and assisted her husband with the Brenham National Guard Reunion Committee. Shirley had the foresight to form the Sandtown Cemetery Association to care for the graves on her property in Sandtown, Texas.

Her hobbies included stained glass, sewing, embroidery, cross-stitch, and almost any type of craft.   In her early years, she spent many hours sewing clothes for herself, her daughters and numerous Maifest costumes.  Later in life, she enjoyed crocheting, reading and doing word puzzles.  Shirley always possessed a sense of adventure and she loved to try new things.  When the home computer became popular, she was self-taught and learned to master numerous computer programs.  Her sense of adventure was also evident in her love for travel.  She and J.D. enjoyed many road trips as a young family and cruises and tours in their elder years.  One love of Shirley’s that continued throughout her life was her love of board games, cards and dominoes.  She was always up for a competitive game of 42 with her grandsons and family.  Many of Shirley’s attributes have been passed down to her daughters, but none is more evident than her love for animals.  Throughout her life, she always had a family pet, especially dogs and cats.  When she no longer could care for animals herself, she enjoyed watching the hummingbirds and cardinals on the bird feeders at her home.  She shared her love of animals beyond her immediate family by giving live ducks and colored chicks at Easter—and for this she will always be fondly remembered by her nieces.

Leaving to mourn Shirley are her daughters and son-in-law, Renee Ann Mueller and Jill and Rodney Finke; grandsons, Grant Finke and Ryan Finke and fiancé, Sidne Drewry; sister, Dellora Manske; brother, Otto L. Fuchs, Jr.; sister-in-law, Joyce Fuchs; brother-in-law, Alvis Mueller and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Avalda and J.C. Pohl, plus numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  Proceeding her in death, was her husband, parents, parents-in-law, John and Ida Mueller, brother, Howard Fuchs, brother-in-law, Edison Manske and sister-in-law, Carolyn Fuchs.

The family is extremely grateful and would like to thank all of her caregivers throughout her later years of life, especially Linda Engelke, Donna Gaines, Bertha Milam and Mae Jo Williams for their care, friendship and love.  In the same way she loved her children and grandchildren, she loved her caregivers equally and appreciated each person’s unique talent.  In addition, the family would like to thank Dr. William Loesch, Laura Pugh, FNP-C and Rachel Novosad, RN for their exemplary medical care and guidance for Shirley.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Ryan and Grant Finke, and nephews Roy Wied, Bruce Bockhorn, Jody Pohl, Trent Teinert and Mark Kuecker.

 

Memorials Requested to:
Music and Carillon Fund

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

P O Box 362

Carmine, TX 78932-0362

Obituary for Joyce Schiwart

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We received word that Joyce Schiwart died on Tuesday, April 19.

A brief, graveside funeral will be held in her memory on Thursday, April 21.  This will occur at 11:00 a.m. at the Carmine Cemetery.  All are welcome to attend.  There are no other events scheduled related to this funeral.

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Joyce Marie (Hall) Schiwert

March 3, 1941 – April 19, 2022

Joyce Schiwert, age 81, died in the early morning of April 19, 2022.  She was a resident of La Grange, Texas, at the time of her death. She was born March 3, 1941. Joyce was born to Lena Faye Marler Hall and Arvin Cecil Hall.

Joyce married Travis Lee Schiwert on September 17, 1966 at home in Houston, Texas, with the service led by Rev. Milo F. Benningfield. On June 25, 2000, Joyce was baptized at First United Methodist Church of Brenham, Texas, by Rev. Wesley Welborn.  She and Travis joined Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine on September 19, 2005.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Travis Schiwert, as well as various cousins, relatives, and friends.

People in Carmine remember Joyce for various things.  We are thankful for her involvement in the ministries of Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine.  For many years she ran her antique, collectables, and art store called Hill Country Collectibles.  This was located in the green building on the north side of US290 in Carmine.  (More recently this building has been occupied by The Pie Shack and then Buck Up Auctions and Realty.)

All are welcome at the funeral on Thursday, April 21, 11:00 a.m., at the Carmine Cemetery, 171 Carmine Cemetery Rd, Carmine, TX 78932

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No specific memorial gift designation has been given by the family.

Some may wish to give memorial contributions to Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine (MLLC).

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, “Joyce Schiwart,” 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 Elvera Limmer

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We Remember Elvera Limmer

Elvera Limmer died on Thursday, January 6th, 2022.  Up to the time of her death she was the oldest woman in the congregation and the 2nd oldest person in the congregation.  This was by just a matter of months.  We give thanks for her life and ministry among us.

See the bottom of this page for information regarding memorial gifts.

Obituary

Elvera Bertha (Rust) Limmer

June 18, 1926 – January 6, 2022

 

Elvera Limmer, of Burton, TX, passed away on January 5, 2022 at the age of 95.

Elvera was born on June 18, 1926 in Burton, TX to Ed and Elsie Kokemor Rust. She was baptized July 25, 1926 at Frieden’s United Church of Christ and confirmed September 22, 1940 at St. John’s United Church of Christ.

She married Paul Limmer on October 30, 1949 in St. John’s United Church of Christ.

Elvera’s pride and joy were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was known for those wonderful homemade sugar cookies.  She loved the outdoors and looked after her cattle as long as she could.

She is survived by her son, Jim Limmer of Ellinger, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Glenwood Hinze of Burton, TX; grandchildren, Brian and Kristi Hinze, Julie and Wade Tiemann, Judson and Morgan Limmer, and Josh and Meghan Limmer; great-grandchildren, Weston and Waylon Hinze, McKenzie and Ali Tiemann, and Jenna Limmer; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Limmer, parents, sister, Doris Rinn; and brother, Wilfred Rust.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Brian Hinze, Josh Limmer, Judson Limmer, Wade Tiemann, Waylon Hinze, and Weston Hinze.

Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Bradley Rinn, Darrell Kieke, Ricky Kieke, and Dustyn Tiemann.

Special thanks to the care given by the staff of Baylor Scott & White Hospital-Brenham, nurses and staff at Brenham Nursing & Rehabilitation and Hospice Brazos Valley.

Memorials may be directed to Martin Luther Lutheran Church Rebecca Group or La Bahia Cemetery Association.

Please mail MLLC memorials to:

Rebecca Group

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

P O Box 362

Carmine TX 78932-0362

You can also use the online giving.  Select the Memorials category on the secure web page, and note Elvera Limmer in the memo section.

Online Giving

La Bahia Cemetery Association

Please mail La Bahia Cemetery Association memorials to:
Sandra Beettner
2025 S Hinze  Rd.
Carmine TX 78932

Obituary for Bernice Mueller

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Remembering Bernice Mueller

We give thanks for the life and ministry of Bernice Mueller.  For a few years leading up to her death, Bernice was the oldest, living member of MLLC.

The visitation will be at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings, on Wednesday, September 29, 5-7 p.m. The funeral will be at MLLC on Thursday, September 30, 2 p.m., with viewing from 12-2 p.m. at MLLC. Memorial gifts are suggested to MLLC.

The family has designated memorial gifts to MLLC:

You can send bring these to the church,  211 Luther Ln, Carmine, TX 78932 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 Bernice Mueller.  For the online form, note that memorial gifts are listed third.  This includes a box where you can enter the name: Bernice Mueller.

Obituary

Bernice Leona (Stork) Mueller

December 15, 1924 – September 25, 2021

Bernice Leona (Stork) Mueller was born on December 15, 1924 in Brenham, Texas, the daughter of Willie and Annie (Bage) Stork.  She was baptized on May 17, 1925 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. William Mueller and confirmed on April 2, 1937 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine by Rev. Henry Brunotte.  Her confirmation verse was 1 John 3:1, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.”  She was raised on the Stork farm in Ledbetter, Texas and received her education in the little one room Prospect School.  Bernice began working at the telephone company in Carmine before going to work at the IGA Store in Giddings.  After her true love returned home from serving for two years in the Philippines during World War II, Bernice was united in marriage to Elwood Adolph Mueller on November 22, 1947 at the Martin Luther Lutheran Church Parsonage in Giddings by Rev. S.T. Schroeder.  After their marriage, they went into the ranching business raising chickens, hogs, and cattle throughout the next 51 years until Elwood’s death on March 9, 1999.  Following his death, Bernice continued the business with her two sons.  She was an active member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine where she had taught Sunday school and was a longtime member of the Ladies Aid.  She enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially loved playing dominoes and 42 with her friends in the Carmine 42 Club.

Bernice passed away suddenly the evening of Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Brenham.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie & Annie Stork; her husband of 51 years, Elwood A. Mueller; her brother and sister-in-law, Bill & Virginia Stork; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice & Delfeal Mueller and Erna & Frank Els; her brother-in-law, Ardell Muske; two nieces, Peggy Simmang and Shirley Hart, and four nephews, Bobby Els, David Els, Billy Els, and Allen Mueller.

Bernice is survived by her two sons, Gary & Bo Mueller of Ledbetter and Gaylon Mueller & Rhonda Craigen of Ledbetter; three grandchildren, Kaci Mueller of Carmine, Cliff Mueller of Houston, and Brandon & Sarah Mueller of Brenham; three great grandchildren, Braxton, Bexley & Brinley Mueller of Brenham; one sister-in-law, Nadine Muske of Brenham, as well as several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Pallbearers will be Mark Mueller, Kevin Mueller, Nathan Mendoza, Bradley Muske, Colt Els, and Chad Proske. Honorary pallbearers will be her domino playing friends in the Carmine “42” Club.

Memorials may be made to Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine or to the charity of one’s choice.

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

P O Box 362

Carmine TX 78932-0362

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