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.

 

Christmas Decorating Sunday 2018

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Join the Fun and Joy

We will gather after worship on Sunday, November 25, to decorate the MLLC Sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas Seasons.  This will take place about 11:15 a.m. on Sunday.  We need plenty of workers of all ages to help with this fun and joyful event.

One of the joys of our decorating is the use of Chrismons.  As part of our decorating we will hang the Chrismons for the tree.  These were made following patterns suggested and offered by the originators of Chrismons (click this link for more information from the official web site of Chrismons).

Here are some of the Chrismons which were carefully wrapped for storage since last year.

Christmas Tree 2014 set up Crismon detail

 

Here are some photos of our crew setting up the tree and preparing the lights in previous years

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Christmas Tree 2014 set up tree top

Our Olive Wood Nativity Set will be ready for set up as well.

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Christmas Tree 2014 set up olive wood inside

Our pulpit will be moved to a back corner to make room for the tree and Nativity scene.

Christmas Tree 2014 set up pulpit

Here is what the finished product of the work on Sunday will look like.

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Seafarers Boxes 2018

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Loving Our Seafaring Neighbors

Every year at this time we gather items to pack and give to seafarers at the Port of Houston.  We have done this for several years in a row, and we have great joy in doing it.

The packing and wrapping of these boxes will be on Monday, November 26, at 6:00 p.m.  All are invited to help with this joyful time of service.  This even is sponsored by the Men in Mission of MLLC.

For this year, please gather items such as these for the men on the ships – you can buy things throughout the year and drop these off at any time.   These need to be brought to the church no later than 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018.  If you can’t get the items to the church by that time, please donate them for the 2019 project.

There is a large blue storage bin for this purpose in the room directly across from the church office.  Here is the list:
We do not need boxes, for we have received plastic shoe boxes donated for this project

Address books
Band-aids (fabric)
Baseball caps
2019 Calendars
Comb
Dental Floss
Antiperspirant/deodorant
Disposable razors
Flashlight and batteries
Kleenex – small packs
Lip balm
Lotion
Nail clippers
Gold Bond cream
Gold Bond powder
Hot Chocolate (individual serving size)
Needles and thread
Q-tips
Shaving cream
Soap
Shampoo
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Gum and hard candy
Key chains
Pocket-sized notebooks
Mechanical pencils
Pens
Playing cards
Microwave popcorn (individual packages)
Socks
Sudoku books
Texas souvenirs
T-shirts
USB flash drives
Word search books

 

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Thanksgiving Eve Service 2018

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An Invitation to Thanksgiving Eve

You are invited to attend the annual Thanksgiving Eve service this Wednesday, November 21, 2018.  The service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the building of our partner church, Waldeck Evangelical Lutheran Church.  That church is located at 6915 Waldeck Church Lane.  This is at the intersection of FM 2145 and FM 1291, just 6.5 miles south of Ledbetter.

A new thing this year is that we have invited the other two churches from the Crossroads Shared Lutheran Ministries to worship with us.  The people of St. Paul Lutheran in Shelby and Bethlehem Lutheran in Round Top will join with us for this special time of giving thanks.  Of course, all from the community are invited to participate, even if they are not members of any of these four churches.

 

 

Christmas in the Park 2018

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Join the Community for Christmas in the Park

The Carmine Community is invited to this new, special event.  All are invited to celebrate the season at the Carmine Muehlbrad-Albers Park in the heart of our city.

The flier above gives the details for the time, date and events.  As we love our neighbors let’s gather with our community for fun and fellowship.

We are thankful for the various members of the community who are coming together to make this celebration happen.

 

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.

October 2018 Newsletter Available

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Read the October 2018 Newsletter

October is here, and so is the October 2018 Newsletter – Luther’s Letter.  You are invited to read over the current issue.  We also have archives of the newsletter going back a few years.

We invite you to receive the newsletter by email.  Simply send a message to pastordjt@industryinet.com  Then the office staff will put your email address on the list.

For members of MLLC, you are invited to go with the email edition of the newsletter as well.  Contact the church office to sign up.  Unless we hear from you we will assume you want a print edition of the newsletter.  Please let us know if you are interested.  Note that there are some items each year that are distributed in print only.  These items will be at the church building for you to pick up.

Here is the link to the MLLC Newsletter Archive page.  Click link.