In Loving Memory

Carl Edward Kolwes

Carl Edward Kolwes
December 24, 1946
March 12, 2018
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Carl Edward “Boogie” Kolwes, age 71 of Brenham, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, March 15 in Brenham Memorial Chapel
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 16 in Christ Lutheran Church of Brenham with Pastor Mark Groves and Pastor Walt Schindehette officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery.

Carl was born on December 24, 1946 in Brenham to parents Willie Fred and Elizabeth (Sommerfeld) Kolwes. He was baptized in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church by Rev. Theo Streng and confirmed in the same church on April 15, 1962 by Pastor Thomas Swygert.
Carl later became a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church of Brenham.

Carl loved people and loved his family; thoroughly enjoyed his nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Carl never met a stranger and always had a kind word. His hobbies were working around the farm where he enjoyed riding in the pasture with his nephews looking at the cows. He loved watching TV, loved to eat and was always planning his next meal. Carl enjoyed life as best as he could—always had a big “thumbs up” and always had a smile from ear to ear.

Survivors include brother and sister-in-law William Charles and Norma Kolwes of Missouri City, TX; sisters and brothers-in-law Carol Sue and Dalton Krueger of League City, TX, Jean Evelyn and Monte Warmke, Sandra Kay and Aubrey Perry; special caretaker for 18 years, Linda Vasquez Engelke all of Brenham. Nephews Keith Kolwes, Chad Warmke, Jeffrey Krueger, Justin Perry; nieces Kerry Mobley (Jeff), Wendy Hupe, Jennifer Mascorro (Edwin), Amber Perry and numerous great nephews, great nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Fred and Elizabeth (Sommerfeld) Kolwes, sister Joan Elizabeth Kolwes, aunts and uncles Dorothy Elizabeth and Melvin Pohlmeyer, cousin Sarah Elizabeth Pohlmeyer, Alice Elizabeth and H. F. Kolwes, cousin Diane Elizabeth Kolwes, Evelyn and Arnold Naumann, Dorothy Jean and Edward Sommerfeld.

Pallbearers are Chad Warmke, Jeffrey Krueger, Justin Perry, Jeff Mobley, Larry Vasquez and Alan Vasquez. Honorary pallbearers are Keith Kolwes and Edwin Mascorro

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Brazos Valley Hospice for their excellent care and also caregivers Aubrey Perry and Larry Vasquez. The family also wishes to extend special thanks to Linda Vasquez Engelke for her dedicated and loyal service to Carl.

Those wishing to send memorial gifts are asked to consider Christ Lutheran Church of
Brenham or Hospice Brazos Valley.

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611 To share tributes visit