Evelyn (Hodde) Schilling Menn
September 21, 1928
January 5, 2021
Evelyn Menn, age 92 of Brenham, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
Evelyn was born September 21, 1928 to parents Ed W. and Alma (Weiss) Hodde in the Salem Community of Washington County. She was baptized October 29, 1928 by Rev. William Utesch and confirmed April 18, 1943 by Rev. A. J. Mohr. She attended Salem School and graduated from Brenham High School. On October 9, 1947, she was married to Raymond Schilling at Welcome Lutheran Church. To this union daughters Sharon and Gloria were born. Raymond died March 19, 1969, leaving a young family behind. On October 3, 1970, Evelyn was united in marriage to Franklin Menn by Pastor F. T. Sager at Salem Lutheran Church.
Evelyn was employed as a legal secretary by Attorney Bill Tomachefsky of Stone Abstract Co. and Tri-Title of Washington County. In her retirement, she was an avid reader and enjoyed reaching out to friends. Evelyn was much loved by everyone who came to know her. She always kept family and friends in her prayers.
She was a lifelong active member of Salem Lutheran Church. Evelyn was a Junior Lutherans Leader and involved with Luther League. She was involved in Ladies Aid Circle, served as an usher and greeter, and prepared and served food for funerals. Evelyn cared about the shut-ins and sent cards. She weekly contacted the church office to find out who was on the prayer list and sent them cards of care and encouragement.
Her loving family survives: husband Franklin Menn; daughters and sons-in-law Sharon and Joe Martella, Gloria and Jim Arnold; grandchildren Jacob Martella, Joshua Martella, Jason and Kellye Arnold, Jeremy and Madison Arnold, Lauren Arnold, Austin Arnold, Dalton Arnold; great-grandson Jonah Arnold; brother and sister-in-law Clarence and Diana Hodde; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; first husband Raymond Schilling; parents-in-laws; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
For safety of the family and each other we ask that masks be worn and distancing be practiced when attending both visitation and funeral service.
Visitation will be Friday, January 8 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 9 at 10 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church with Pastor Ken Weiss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Larry Schulze, Don Hodde, Steve Swanson, Jason Arnold, Lauren Arnold, Jacob Martella, Jeremy Arnold, Joshua Martella. Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Arnold, Dalton Arnold, Ronnie Schulte, Jeff Witte, Jimmie Weiss, and Joe Green.
The family wishes to thank the staff at LaRoche Manor and Kruse Village for their loving care for their mom and dad the past three years and especially through this covid pandemic. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the staff and their families.
Memorials are requested to Luther Hill Ministries, Salem Lutheran Church or Texas Lutheran University.