In Loving Memory

Ida Mae Henske-Wubbenhorst

Ida Mae Henske-Wubbenhorst
June 6, 1923
April 19, 2018
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Ida Mae Henske-Wubbenhorst passed quietly to be with the Lord on the morning of April 19, 2018. She was surrounded by her loving family in her final days.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, April 20 in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 21 in Salem Lutheran Church with Pastor Charles Parnell officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery.

Ida Mae was born June 6, 1923 in the New Wehdem Community of Washington County to parents Paul and Ida (Adler) Kramer. She was baptized July 1923 in St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem and confirmed April 10, 1938 in Salem Lutheran Church of Salem. She was married to Wilbert “Buddy” Henske until his untimely death on May 10, 1989.

Ida Mae’s loving family include: daughter Paulette Singleton; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Susan Henske; daughter and son-in-law Janie and Dick DeGuerin; grandchildren Dorraine (husband Moyez) Lallani, Kayla Mitchell, Lori Mitchell; great-grandchildren Annika Lallani, Adam Lallani; step-grandchildren Michelle DeGuerin Luke, Carlin DeGuerin Miller; along with numerous other relatives, numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ida and Paul Kramer; first husband and father of her children Wilbert Henske in 1989, second husband Lloyd Wubbenhorst in 2017, brothers Martin Kramer, Harold Kramer, sisters Alice Schroeder, Verlin Warmke, Lillie Winkelmann, daughter-in-law Carolyn Henske (Larry’s spouse) and son-in-law Pat Singleton (Paulette’s spouse)

Our mother loved her family more than anything and would have done anything for us and she did! She sacrificed and saved so that we would not do without. She had a sweetness about her that was irresistible.

She was so proud of her children, her grandchildren and later her great-grandchildren, who brought her even more joy! She was the Ideal Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, who loved baking cookies, serving home cooked meals, sharing her vegetable garden and smothering us with lots of Love. Family was truly the highlight of her life and the source of her greatest Love.

Ida Mae was a true romantic. She was always affectionate with those she loved. After our father passed away, she was fortunate to find love again. She loved giggling about how she and Lloyd slipped away to the next town and eloped! She delighted in sharing the story of their romance, and her eyes twinkled with joy. She loved being in Love. We were happy that she had found a partner to enjoy a new life filled with dance parties, domino and card games with their many friends. Ida Mae loved to dance.

Ida Mae loved pretty clothes, especially colorful clothes and jewelry. She took great pride in her appearance, and she did look so pretty!

We were delighted that in her final months at the Brenham Nursing Home, she was dressed beautifully every day, her hair and jewelry, all in place. She received such special care from the loving staff at Brenham Nursing Home. She loved being around people and in those final months seemed to be extremely happy. She really enjoyed the dance parties, bingo games and birthday celebrations and making many new friends at the nursing home. She had a smile and a kind spirit that was irresistible. It was hard not to Love her because she gave so much in return. We appreciate the care that she was given by the people that cared for her, and we know that they fell in Love with her too.

We will miss her dearly, but we know she’s in Heaven, dressed in her party finest and ready for the music to play, so that she can keep dancing.

God Bless you Ida Mae!

We want to thank her special caregivers Steve Valdez, Carolyn Oeser, and Vicki Perez.

Pallbearers will be Steve Valdez, Rick Kramer, Paul Kramer, Moyez Lallani, Adam Lallani, and Dick Dietzman.

Those wishing to send memorial gifts are asked to consider Salem Lutheran Church, 1500 Salem Road, Brenham, TX 77833, Brazos Valley Hospice (Brenham, TX) or your favorite charity.

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham.
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