Dorothy (Buerger) Wehmeyer
March 24, 1939
July 14, 2020
Dorothy Wehmeyer, 81 of Brenham, passed away Tuesday July 14, 2020.
Visitation will be Friday, July 17 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 18 at 10 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery with Pastor Jill Vivroux officiating. Due to COVI-19 and to reduce risk, masks and social distancing are required. You are welcome to bring your own chairs and umbrellas.
Dorothy was born March 24, 1939 in the Sandy Hill Community to Adolph and Ella (Berger) Buerger. She was baptized April 30, 1939 and confirmed in 1952 both at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Sandy Hill. Dorothy was a 1957 graduate of Brenham High School. She moved to Houston and worked at Houston Lighting and Power Company. Upon the return to Brenham, and through a friend, she met Calvin Wehmeyer and they were married November 8, 1959 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Sandy Hill. Dorothy was employed by Roy Wiese Pharmacy and later by Farmer’s Merchant Lumber Company. She began her 39 year banking career at Washington County State Bank, which later became Wells Fargo. Dorothy retired in 2001.
Dorothy was a loving person. She enjoyed gardening and canned its produce, while also sharing its bounty with others. She was a talented seamstress and made beautiful quilts.
As a member of Salem Lutheran Church, she also sang in the choir, served on the accounting committee and was a member of the Dorcas Circle.
She was preceded in death by parents; an infant son, Mark Wayne Wehmeyer; sister Hortense Rhodes; brothers-in-law, Melvin Jaster, Fred Heckmann and Amos Randermann.
Dorothy’s surviving loving family includes: husband of 60 years Calvin Wehmeyer; sisters and brothers-in-law Gerdine and Wilfred Blome; Marjorie Heckmann; sister-in-law Ruth Jaster; brother-in-law George Rhodes and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Memorials are suggested to Salem Lutheran Church building or cemetery funds.