Recent Services

Doris M. (Bethke) Penkert
September 10, 1939 - February 20, 2024
Doris M. (Bethke) Penkert, 84 of Burton went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 20, 2024. Leaving behind to cherish her memory are her daughter Donna and son-in-law Steve Baker of Alpharetta, Georgia; son Darrell R. Penkert of Cypress, Texas; grandchildren Laurel Baker, Austin Baker and...
Don McNiel
July 11, 1947 - February 7, 2024
Don McNiel, age 76 of Brenham, husband of Sherry McNiel, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024. Don was born on July 11, 1947 in Brenham, Texas to John H. and MaeBelle (Sasser) McNiel. He graduated from Brenham High School in 1965. Don served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War...
Dennis Penkert
January 23, 1935 - January 23, 2024
Dennis Penkert, 89, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 23, 2024. Dennis was born in Burton, Texas on January 23, 1935 to Elfie Sehlke and Otto H. Penkert. He was baptized on March 31, 1935 at Zion Lutheran Church in Zionsville and later confirmed on April 10, 1949 at St. Paul...
Jean Maria (Kistner) Branstiter
December 16, 1935 - January 3, 2024
In Loving Memory of Jean Maria Kistner Branstiter Jean Maria Kistner Branstiter, a much-loved mother, wife, grandmother, and dedicated nurse, was born on December 16, 1935, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, to Helen Frances Chamberlain Kistner and Oakley Lycurgus Kistner. Just a few weeks after her...
Patricia Ann Tieman
February 6, 1939 - January 16, 2024
Patricia Ann Tieman, age 84, of Brenham passed away January 16, 2024. Patricia was born February 6, 1939 in Macomb, Illinois to Lawson G. and Georgianna (Fawcett) Shryack. After completing high school, Patricia attended beauty school and was a Beautician for many years. She married John H....
Elaine Wellmann Thielemann Grinde
May 1, 1935 - January 11, 2024
Elaine Wellmann Thielemann Grinde, age 88, received her Angel Wings and passed peacefully at Kruse Village on January 11, 2024, after a long battle with Alzheimer/Dementia with family by her side. Elaine was a Breast Cancer survivor. She was born on May 1, 1935, in Brenham, Texas, to her loving...
Virginia Kessel Hodde
November 23, 1930 - January 21, 2024
Virginia Kessel Hodde, widow of A. W. Hodde, Jr. and daughter of the late Fred and Josephine Kessel, died January 21, 2024 at the age of 93. She was born in Brenham, Texas, on November 23, 1930. She is survived by her four children: Gwen Spiess (Donald) and James Hodde (Lynnette), all of...
Lessie Mae Key
March 31, 1935 - January 16, 2024
Lessie Mae Key, a longtime resident of San Jacinto County, was called to the Lord on January 16, 2024. Lessie was born on March 31, 1935 in Holly Grove, Arkansas to James Monroe and Tula Key. She is preceded in death by husbands Robert Dale Kimball and Douglas Hale; brothers Vordia, Leo, James...
Sudie (Schaer) Stark
May 7, 1932 - January 6, 2024
Sudie Schaer Stark, 91, of Brenham, Texas, was called home to be with the Lord on January 6, 2024. Born in Brenham on May 7, 1932, Sudie grew up in Chappell Hill. After graduating from Brenham High School, Sudie attended Baylor University, earning a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in...
John Bolcerek
November 5, 1934 - January 10, 2024
On January 10, 2024 our beloved Dad, Grandpa, Uncle and Friend John Charles Bolcerek was called home to eternal rest by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. John was born on November 5, 1934 in Brenham, Texas to Lee and Antonia (Budnick) Bolcerek. He was a lifelong Member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church...
Arnold Charles "Wink" Winkelmann
February 22, 1946 - December 20, 2023
Arnold was born in Alice, Texas on February 22, 1946 to Arnold R. and Esther Winkelmann. He was a graduate of Brenham High School, member of the Texas National Guard, and worked as a lineman for Houston Lighting and Power/CenterPoint Energy for 36 years until retirement. Wink and his beloved wife...
Marilyn Thomason
June 5, 1923 - January 3, 2024
Marilyn (Maddox) Thomason, age 100, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2024, in Brenham, Texas. She was born on June 5, 1923 in Houston, Texas to her loving parents Addie Gertrude (Ezzell) and George Robert Maddox. Marilyn grew up in Houston with her parents and two sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Lou...
Al Fischer
November 25, 1939 - January 2, 2024
Alfred Ernst Fischer, 84, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2024, in Kruse Village Nursing Home with his wife Patricia and daughter Laura by his side. He is survived by his wife Patricia of 57 years of marriage, his daughter Laura Mays in Conroe, his sister Margaret Polo de Bernabe in North...
Barbara Rodenbeck
September 1, 1948 - January 1, 2024
Barbara Jean Rodenbeck In memory of Barbara Jean Stockdale Rodenbeck, born on September 1st, 1948, in Tyler, Texas, and peacefully departed on January 1, 2024, in Brenham, Texas. Barbara’s life was a journey marked by various places and experiences. Raised on Lido Lane in Houston, Texas....
Dorothy Lee (Baranowski) Michalak
November 6, 1932 - December 26, 2023
Dorothy Lee Baranowski Michalak, 91, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2023. Dorothy was born in Brenham, Texas and baptized on November 6, 1932. She graduated from Brenham High School in 1951. On October 4, 1953, she married Charles Patrick Michalak at St. Mary's Catholic Church in...