Recent Services

Terry Lee Botts
May 2, 1956 - August 14, 2019
Terry Lee Botts, 63, passed away on August 14, 2019, in his Brenham home, surrounded by his loving family. Terry was born on May 2, 1956, to parents James and Olga (Wheeles) Botts in Wyandotte, Michigan. Terry and his two sisters grew up in Lincoln Park, Michigan. In 1975, following his...
Herman William Borchardt, Jr.
February 8, 1931 - August 4, 2019
Our beloved husband, dad, PoPo, and friend Herman Borchardt, Jr., 88, was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on August 4, 2019. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and all who knew him. Herman was born in Zionsville, Texas on February 18, 1931 to Herman, Sr. and Minnie...
James William Derkowski
August 9, 1953 - August 3, 2019
James William Derkowski, age 65 of New Ulm, Texas, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at his residence. James was born August 9, 1953 to parents Max and Rosemary Derkowski. He grew up and was schooled in Spring Branch, attended Texas Tech University, and retired in 2015. He was devoted to...
Tommy Jerald Smith
April 2, 1942 - July 30, 2019
Tommy Smith, 77, from Brenham, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Tommy was born on April 2, 1942, in Grinnell, Iowa, to Amos and Mabel Smith. He grew up with his five siblings. He loved Texas so much that he decided to call Brenham home...
Aaron David Markizer
September 27, 1969 - July 21, 2019
Aaron David Markizer, 49 of Brenham, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 23rd from 6-9 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 24th at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Chappell Hill with Dr. Mel McKinney officiating....
Shirley Ruth Devine
January 2, 1947 - July 6, 2019
Shirley Ruth Devine was born Jan. 2, 1947. She passed away on July 6, 2019. She was born in Corning, New York, to Andy and Marjorie Devine. Shirley was raised by her grandmother with her younger sister after her mother passed away when she was only 4 years old and while her father was in the...
Gayle Ann Major
February 2, 1943 - July 10, 2019
Gayle Major, 76, passed away peacefully at her home in Brenham on July 10, 2019. Gayle was born on February 2, 1943, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Talmage and Beulah Crawford. She graduated from Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge in 1960. She moved to Houston, Texas with her youngest daughter...
Elvera (Schulze) Janner
January 20, 1930 - July 15, 2019
Elvera (Schulze) Janner passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 89 on July 15, 2019. Elvera was born January 20, 1930 in Washington County to Edwin and Emma Witt Schulze. She was baptized on March 2, 1930 and confirmed on April 2, 1944 at St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill by...
Ernest "Ernie" Leach,Jr.
September 12, 1941 - July 7, 2019
Ernie Leach Jr went to his heavenly home on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Visitation will begin at 10:00 to 11:00 o’clock in the morning July 11, 2019 in West End Baptist Church. Funeral service will be at 11:00 o’clock in the church. He was born on September 12, 1941 in Houston, TX. to Ernest Sr....
Roy Walton Gilliam
August 4, 1937 - July 11, 2019
Roy W. Gilliam, 81 of Chappell Hill, Texas, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019. He was born August 4, 1937, the third of five children, to Giles Adell and Mina Virginia (Stone) Gilliam in Holland, Texas. He attended school in Holland and was a 1955 graduate of Holland High School. At the age of...
Michael James Davis
July 27, 1970 - July 1, 2019
Michael James Davis, age, 48 of Brenham passed away Monday, July 1, 2019. Mike was born in Houston, Texas on July 27, 1970, and later moved to Brenham with his family. In 2005 Mike met Melanie Wesolick with whom he spent the next 14 years together until his death. Mike enjoyed hunting,...
Rev. Calvin Beckendorf
August 4, 1929 - June 24, 2019
Calvin Beckendorf was born almost 90 years ago on his family’s dairy farm in Addicks, Texas. He had a happy childhood there surrounded by his loving parents, sister, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. When the Addicks Dam displaced the family in 1944, Calvin’s family moved to a farm near...
Dr. Wilfred O. Dietrich
May 22, 1924 - June 22, 2019
Dr. Wilfred Oscar Dietrich, 95, devoted husband, lifelong educator, and ardent civic leader, died on June 22, 2019. Visitation with family and friends will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27th at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Wilfred’s memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on...
Beverly (Christen) Burt
October 2, 1928 - June 18, 2019
Beverly Burt, age 90 of Brenham, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Visitation will be Friday, June 21 from 5-7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Bobbie Maltas officiating. Private...
Charles James Konieczny
March 6, 1942 - June 12, 2019
Charles James Konieczny, age 77, of Brenham, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Brazos Valley Hospice Inpatient Facility in Bryan, Texas. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with Rosary at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be...