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.

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.

 

 

Remembering Melissa Wickel

Melissa Wickel

We grieve and also give thanks for the life and ministry of MLLC member Melissa Wickel.

 

Melissa Ann Wickel

November 15, 1963 – May 23, 2018

Melissa Ann Wickel, 54, of Carmine, died May 23, 2018, in Carmine.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 1st at the Martin Luther Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The memorial service will be on Saturday, June 2nd at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, at 10am.  The Church is located at 211 Luther Ln, Carmine, TX 78932

Melissa was born November 15th 1963 to Melvin and Ora Lee Rohde Wickel. She was baptized on December 29, 1963 and confirmed on May 14, 1978 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church. Melissa graduated Round Top Carmine High School in 1982. She graduated from Blinn College in 1984 and Sam Houston State University in 1986. She worked at Shepard Crane Engineering in Stafford, TX for 7 years. Her current employment was with Bluebonnet Electric in Giddings for almost 25 years.

She taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She served on the Round Top Carmine Education Foundation Board. She was on the stewardship committee and the church council at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine. She was a member of Round Top Hermann Sons Life Lodge #151. She was a member of SPJST Lodge #179 where she served as secretary/treasurer. She enjoyed photography, quilting, traveling, fishing, her annual cousin’s weekend and spending time with close friends.

She is survived by mother, Ora Lee Wickel Levien; sister and brother in law, Melba and Randy Zingelmann; nieces, Brandy Zingelmann and Bridgette Ingram and husband J.P.; as well as great-nephews, Benjamin Swisher, Jaxton Ingram; and great-nieces, Bailey Swisher, Jolee Ingram; and many cousins and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her dad, Melvin Wickel; her stepdad, Leroy Levien; and grandparents, uncles and aunts.

The family is thankful for all the prayers and the love and support throughout her illness.

Memorials are suggested to Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, Round Top Carmine Education Foundation or Brazos Valley Hospice. In lieu of flowers Melissa asked that you plant something on your property to enjoy daily and remember her.

The mailing address for the church is:

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

P O BOX 362

Carmine, TX 78932-0362

 

You can also give a memorial gift to MLLC through our web site.  Follow this link to our secure giving page.  Simply use the “General Operating” section, and note “Melissa Wickel” in the memo box to the right of box noting your gift amount.  Thank you for remembering Melissa with a memorial gift to her church.

Willie Wickel Obituary

Willie Wickel with family

The son of our Praise Team leaders passed away suddenly this week.  Willie Wickel, son of Jerry and Jolene Wickel, is remembered fondly by many.  A number of people have asked that we post information about his funeral and visitation on our web site and social media.

Here is the link to the obituary as provided by the funeral home:  click link

The photo above includes Jerry and Jolene, as well as their two children.  Willie is on the left.

From the family:

Arrangements for Willie:
This Friday, February 23rd,
visitation from 6:00-8:00 pm
Clayton Funeral Home
5530 West Broadway
Pearland
……
This Saturday, February 24th, the service will be held at
Alvin New Hope Church
11a.m.
…….
Flowers or donations
can be given to
New Hope Church
but please do not feel obligated.

Remembering Clarence Jaster

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Clarence H. Jaster

We give thanks for the life and ministry of God’s faithful servant, and MLLC member, Clarence Jaster.

The funeral will take place at MLLC at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017.  A meal will follow in the MLLC Fellowship Hall.

 

Obituary

Clarence Helmuth Jaster of Round Top, Texas went to be with his Heavenly Father on November 19, 2017.

Clarence was born on January 2, 1932 to Erich and Annie (Oevermann) Jaster of Klump, Texas and is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jenell of Round Top, Texas.  Clarence married Jenell Braun on April 5, 1952 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top. He is survived also by his three daughters, Cheryl Johanson and husband Mac of Three Rivers, Texas, Bonnie Sassman and husband Mark of Pflugerville, Texas, and Jane Greinert and husband Stephen of Austin, Texas, four grandchildren Joshua Johanson, Jamie Braune, Chris Greinert and Michael Greinert; two step-grandchildren Matthew Sassman and Maggie Sassman; and five great-grandchildren, Alyssa Johanson, Dale Johanson, Barrett Braune, Claire Braune and Hector Garcia Jr., brother Elwood and his wife Carol of Brenham; sisters-in-law Pauline Jaster and Ruth Jaster.  He was preceded in death by his parents Erich and Annie, brothers Erich and Melvin, sister Olivia and brother-in-law Erwin Gaskamp.

He was baptized on February 28, 1932 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Greenvine, Texas.  He was confirmed on November 25, 1945, also at Greenvine Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Clarence attended Washington County schools and, at the age of sixteen, was employed by Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham.  He advanced from an entry level position to the Assistant Division Manager in Austin.  Retiring in 1994 with over 40 years of service, he was honored to be a part of the Blue Bell family.

Clarence, known to many as “Big C”, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family, friends and beloved dog “Lady”.  He continuously looked for outdoor projects on which to work.  Whether it was landscaping the yard with his mowers and tractor, mending fences or repairing and painting his workshop and barns, Clarence worked tirelessly.  He will always be remembered for the family favorite barbeque chicken that he cooked for decades on the pit he built himself.

Serving as pallbearers are Joshua Johanson, Colby Braune, Chris Greinert, Michael Greinert, David Jaster, and Justin Jaster.

The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice, the staff at Bel Air at Teravista, and the doctors and nurses at St. David’s Round Rock Hospital

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Carmine, Texas.

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

P O BOX 362

Carmine, TX 78932-0362

 

 

Bernice Pratt Funeral Information

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Remembering Bernice Pratt

We give thanks for the life and ministry of Bernice Pratt.  For more than a year Bernice had been the oldest member of MLLC.  She celebrated her 94th birthday with her church family on Mothers Day Weekend – May 14, 2017.  The photo above was taken on that day.

Visitation at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham – Tuesday, June 13 – 5:30 -7:30 p.m.

Funeral at MLLC on Wednesday, June 14 – 10:00 a.m., with a meal to follow.

More will be posted here as information becomes available.

Please remember to keep her family in your prayers.

 

Remembering LeVerne Hinze

LaVerne Hinze photo obit

 

A longtime and faithful member of the congregation has died.  LeVerne Hinze entered her rest in the Lord on April 14, 2016.  We give thanks for her life and ministry as one of God’s beloved children.

 

Here is the obituary which her family prepared:

LeVerne Lucille (Jaeger) Hinze

Born: December 14, 1926
Died: April 14, 2016

LeVerne Lucille (Jaeger) Hinze, 89, of Burton, died April 14, 2016, at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Visitation with the family will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Foehner Funeral Home in Burton. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 18, 2016 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, with Rev. David Tinker officiating. Burial will follow in Carmine Cemetery.

LeVerne Hinze was born Dec. 14, 1926 in Carmine to Gustav and Ella Dickmann Jaeger. She was baptized June 12, 1927 by Pastor H. Brunotte, and confirmed by Pastor Brunotte on April 6, 1941 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, where she was also married to Roger Hinze on June 4, 1950.

Mrs. Hinze attended the Carmine school and was a 1944 graduate of La Grange High School. As an active life-long member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church, she was a member of the Ladies Aid for 65 years, was on the Stewardship Committee, and taught Sunday School. She also served as officer for the La Bahia Cemetery Association, Burton I.S.D. Mothers’ Club, and was a charter member of the Burton Band Boosters. Other memberships included the Burton Heritage Society, Carmine Senior Citizens, Washington Co. Farm Bureau, and La Bahia Turn Verein.

LeVerne was employed at Siebel’s Cotton Gin in Carmine, Brenham Broom and Mop, and later as a bookkeeper for A. H. Ullrich Chevrolet in Carmine, and Max Zuehlke Chevrolet in Burton. She retired as postmaster from Burton, where she served many customers in the community. She provided help for her family and friends.

Dancing, gardening, baking bread and attending celebrations were favorite pastimes. She treasured time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom brought her great joy.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Joyce Hinze of Giddings; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Wade Eilers of Carmine; grandchildren: Clint and Stacy Eilers, Christy and Matt Kelley, Nicholas and Karla Hinze, John and Carrie Hinze, and Mary Hinze; great-grandchildren: Kate, Jill and Tess Eilers, Seth Kelley and expected baby boy Kelley, and Reagan and Cooper Hinze. Other surviving relatives are cousin Sarita Mutscher, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.

LeVerne was preceded in death by her parents; husband on April 29, 2001; twin sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernice and J. R. Loewe, and Berdie and Max Siegmund; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Elfon and L Dee Hinze; cousin, Barbara Ann Wagner.

Serving as pallbearers are Clint Eilers, Nicholas Hinze, John Hinze, Matt Kelley, Jimmy Loewe, John Siegmund, Charles Siegmund, Glenwood Hinze, and Darrell Kieke. Honorary pallbearers are Cooper Hinze and Seth Kelley.

Memorials may be directed to Martin Luther Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 362, Carmine, Texas 78932, or to Hospice Brazos Valley.

Funeral arrangements for LeVerne Lucille Jaeger Hinze are entrusted to Foehner Funeral Home in Burton. For more information visit http://www.memorialoakschapel.com.

 

Remembering Cliff Miller

Cliff Miller

We remember Cliff Miller who died this week.

His funeral is on Thursday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at MLLC.

The photo above is from our most recent photo directory.  Please remember to keep his wife, Leatha, in your prayers.

Here is his obituary:

Cliford James “Cliff” Miller

December 7, 1957 – May 18, 2015

Cliford “Cliff” James Miller, 57, of Carmine, died on Monday, May 18, 2015, at Baylor Scott &White Hospital in Temple, Texas.

Cliff was born in Houston on December 7, 1957, the son of Carl Junior and Dora (Collie) Miller.

Cliff had two places he called home. While living and growing up in Houston, he along with much of the other family/cousins enjoyed going out to the family farm in Carmine. It was better known as “The Country”. There they would spend nights out by the pond in the ol’ camphouse. During his youth, Cliford’s hobbies included every kind of motor activity, ranging from aviation to motorcycles, boating and all things nautical. He acquired his pilot’s license at the age of 39. As an avid HAM radio operator he would give local weather updates and assist communications with area events, This was before the “Cell phone age”. Space peaked his interest. He was always looking to the stars, studying constellations and attending amateur astronomy events.

A man of many trades, Cliff started working as a jackhammer operator at the age of 15. He began his career as a machinist operating lathes for Chapel Instruments in Houston for 12 years. For a short time he worked as a security guard at the Port of Houston, where he was able to have lunch with his father. He moved to Carmine in 1984 at the age of 27. He commuted to Houston for 15 years while working in the IT department for Prime Bank. He concluded his career as an owner/operator transportation specialist for Jones Motor Co., traveling numerous times across the United States, into Canada, and through all of the NASA security checkpoints at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Cliff is survived by his wife of 24 years, Leatha Miller of Carmine; mother: Dora Miller of Carmine; sons: Bryan Miller and wife Lindsay of Denver, Colorado, and Joseph Vogel of Carmine; daughters: Ashley Weiss and husband Brian of Carmine, Dawn Miller of Carmine; grandchildren: Margaret “Maggie” Miller, Cohen Miller, Carly Weiss, Carah Weiss, and Bryant Miller; brother: Donald Ward and wife Yvonne of Houston; nephew, Daniel Ward of Houston; niece, Angela Alderman of Houston; 4 great nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father: Carl Miller; grandparents: Conard and Nora Miller, Robert and Mattie Collie; first wife, Mary Hubbard Mitchell; Robert “Robby” Vogel.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham, Texas from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Martin Luther Lutheran Church Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Carmine, Texas. Interment following at Carmine Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements for Cliford Miller are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit http://www.memorialoakschapel.com. – See more at: Click Link

Remebering Ira Bell Bathe

Ira Bell Bathe photo from obit

We Remember Ira Bell Bathe

We give thanks for a life well live in the light of Christ.  Our sister in Christ, Ira Bell Bathe, died this week. See the obituary below for details about visitation, service and memorial gifts.  Please remember to keep her and her family in your prayers.

Obituary

Ira Bell Bathe beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2015 at the age of 84. Her family was with her in the days prior to her passing. Visitation will be held at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine with Pastor David Tinker officiating with burial to follow at La Bahia Cemetery.
Ira Bell Joyce Braun Bathe was born to Alfred and Thusnelda Peters Braun on October 20, 1930 on the family farm near Round Top. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Bethlehem Lutheran in Round Top. After graduating from Round Top-Carmine High School in 1948, Ira Bell married Max (Maxie Boy) Gerland Bathe on November 12, 1949 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Along with husband, she was co-owner of Charlie and Max Egg Farm, B and S Sales and Service, Village Restaurant and Circle G Distributing Company, Inc. After the death of her husband, she worked at Leonard and Margaret’s in Giddings until 2000, and then worked at The Gardens of Round Top Festival Institute where she was employed until her death.
Ira Bell served as a member of the Carmine City Council, Round Top-Carmine School Board, Round Top-Carmine Mothers Club (Past President), Parents Club, La Bahia Cemetery Association (Director), Carmine Fire Department, Martin Luther Lutheran Church serving on Church Council, the Altar Guild, the Worship committee, member of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Mary Group, Cedar Creek Schuetzen Verein and the Carmine Chamber of Commerce. Her hobbies included: spending time with family and friends, floral arranging, gardening, cooking, baking, dancing and oil painting.
Survivors include: daughter Susan Bathe of Carmine; daughter Patti and husband Brad Eilers of Brenham; daughter Laurie and husband Mark Pawlak of Bellville; son Matthew and wife Dayna Bathe of College Station; daughter Amy and husband Shane Scott of Lake Jackson; sister Nellie and husband Burnie Wolff of Round Top; sister Jenell and husband Clarence Jaster of Round Top; sister Fay Graeber of La Grange; sister-in-law Mary Ann Bathe of Houston; grandchildren Megan and Chris Jackson of Brenham; John and Janie Hart of Brenham; Clark and Kristin Krueger of Brenham; Aaron and Lindsey Pless of Katy; Chase and Brooke Pawlak of Cypress; Lauren Pawlak of Katy; Morgan Bathe and Jay Eddens of Austin; William Bathe of College Station; Kyle and Audrey Slaughter of Angleton; and Riley Scott and Lainey Scott of Lake Jackson; great grandchildren Claire and Emma Jackson; Corrine Estrada; Trinity Hart; Kyle, Beau and Remi Krueger; Peyton and Adam Pless; Ariella Slaughter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Ira Bell was preceded in the death by her husband Max Bathe; daughter Debra Lynn Bathe; parents Alfred and Thusnelda Braun; father and mother-in-law Max and Annie Bathe; brother-in-law Charles Bathe; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Fred and Audrey Schultz; and nephew Rick Nelson of Giddings.
Ira Bell’s grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Memorials can be directed to Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, The Gardens of Round Top Festival Institute or the charity of your choice.

Recent Funerals – Our Three Oldest Members

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During January the three oldest members of MLLC died.  As they have entered the Church Triumphant we give thanks for their life and ministry among us.

Mabel Schmidt

Mabel Schmidt

Mabel Minnie Martha Schmidt, 95, of Brenham, died January 10, 2015 at Kruse Village in Brenham. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine, with Pastor David Tinker officiating. Burial will follow in the Carmine Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel.Mabel Schmidt was born July 22, 1919 in Carmine to Will and Ida Kieke Schoenberg. She was baptized May 2, 1920 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, and confirmed there April 9, 1933. On August 20, 1938, she was married to Nolan Schmidt at Trinity Lutheran Church in Houston.

A loving and caring woman, Mrs. Schmidt always put her family’s needs above her own. She worked hard alongside her husband, managing the family ranch. A talented seamstress, she also enjoyed cooking for her family. Peach coffee cake and oatmeal cookies were family favorites. Playing dominoes was a favorite pastime, as was traveling with family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Marlene Waak and husband Conway Jr. of Carmine; daughter-in-law Kay Schmidt of Giddings; grandchildren Sheryl and Steve Campbell of Tomball, Chance and Naomi Waak of California, and Amelia (Mia) and James (Buck) Williams of Carmine; great-grandchildren: Carson Campbell and Katie Campbell of Tomball; Wyatt, Nolan and Drake Waak, all of Atascadero, California; Reagan, Morgan and Bowen Williams, all of Carmine; sisters Pearlie Jaster of Dallas, Idell Kraus of Giddings, and sister and brother-in-law Willie Mae and Odell Lueckemeyer of Brenham, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Marvin and Mary Schmidt of Houston. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Nolan Schmidt, and her son, Jerry Schmidt. Also preceding her in death were sister and brother-in-law Janette and Ruben Schmidt, and brothers-in-law E. W. “Pete” Kraus and Elvis Jaster.

Serving as pallbearers are Chance Waak, Steve Campbell, Buck Williams, Carson Campbell, Gary Mueller, and Lane Jacob.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine.

Funeral arrangements for Mabel Schmidt are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main.

Lloyd “Leon” Twiford

Lloyd “Leon” Twiford
Lloyd “Leon” Twiford, 97, died Jan. 11, 2015 at the Texas State Veteran Home in Temple. He was born on Jan. 1, 1918 in Alvin to James Larimore Twiford and Cecil Webster Parker Twiford and moved to Houston in 1920. He graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1936. He served in the United States Army from 1941-1946, attained the rank of Sgt. on
an antiaircraft gun crew in the Pacific Theatre including Pearl Harbor, in the Leyte Gulf battle in the Philippines and the battle of Okinawa. After his discharge from the Army in 1946, he and his father formed Twiford Printing Company. Retiring in 1973 at the age of 55, he and his wife Dorothy moved to Winedale to enjoy their golden years together and enjoy them they did. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy (Lemke) Twiford. He is survived by his daughter
Teryl Rozell of Austin; his son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Sue Twiford of Denver, Colo.; granddaughter, Karly Cruz of Aurora, Colo.; two great-grandchildren, Ricky and Juliana Cruz of Aurora, Colo., numerous nieces and nephews
also survive. He was a past President of the Houston Craftsmen Club and the Carmine Lions Club. Leon and Dorothy were members of the Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, beginning at 10 a.m. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange. Interment will follow in the Richter Cemetery near Round Top. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Capital of Texas Chapter, 3429 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78731. Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange was in charge of arrangements

 

Bernice Loewe

Bernice Loewe

Bernice Mae Loewe 92, of Carmine went home to her Heavenly Father on January 31, 2015. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine with Pastor David Tinker officiating. Burial will be in the Loewe Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. With prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Monday at Foehner Funeral Home in Burton. Bernice will lie instate at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home until 3:00 p.m. Monday.Bernice was the first born twin of Gus and Ella Jaeger, born on February 18, 1922 in Carmine, Texas. She was confirmed in her Lutheran faith on Palm Sunday, April 5, 1936 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine where she remained a life member of the church. Her confirmation verse was Psalm 103:13, “Like as a father pitieth his children so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him.” She was educated in the Carmine schools and then graduated from Lagrange High School. Bernice married J.R. Loewe on December 26, 1945. They were blessed with three sons and lived on their farm together until his passing after 55 years of marriage. Bernice enjoyed cooking, canning, making quilts and crocheting. She was a loving mother to her sons and a precious grandmother and great grandmother to her grandchildren . Each grandchild has fond memories of countless hours at Granny’s and most of all her cooking whether it be her brown gravy, coffeecake, or good ol’ boiled potatoes. Easter and Christmas were special holidays where she enjoyed her family being together.

Bernice is survived by her sons Jimmy and his wife Marie Loewe of Carmine and Wilbert Loewe of Carmine . Grandchildren Glenda and J D Rhodes, Gina and David Fischer, of Giddings. Gentry and Jeff Albrecht, Gregg and Brooke Loewe, of Carmine. Jamie and Mark Odom, Joanie Loewe, Melonie and Dane Rau all of Brenham, and Laurie and Joe Gurka of Carmine and one sister LeVerne Hinze of Burton.
Great-grandchildren Logan Rhodes, Alivia and Brian Moerbe, Amanda and Emily Fischer, Daylon and Reyce Drews, Trypp and Pyper Albrecht, Carter Loewe, Jacob Northrup, Weston Els, Madeleine, Mark, Mia, and Meredith Odom, Kade, Brady, and Nate Rau, and Coy and Tucker Gurka. And one Great Great grandson, Klein Rhodes, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bernice was preceded in death by her husband J.R. Loewe, one son Glenn Loewe, sister Berdie and husband Max Siegmund, brother in law Roger Hinze and sister in law Ora Nell and husband Henry Kipp.

Serving as pallbearers are; Gregg Loewe, J.D. Rhodes, David Fischer, Jeff Albrecht, Mark Odom II, Dane Rau, Joe Gurka and Logan Rhodes.

Memorial may be given to Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine or Hospice Brazos Valley Brenham.