October 25, 1933
September 20, 2019
LeRoy Kaase, 85, passed away on September 20, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, Texas.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be at Welcome Lutheran Church at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019, followed by interment at Wesley Brethren Church Cemetery. Pastor John R. Sutton, Jr. will officiate.
LeRoy was born in Welcome, Texas on October 25, 1933 to parents Walter and Ella (Hohlt) Kaase. LeRoy attended Welcome School and then West End school. He was confirmed at Welcome Lutheran Church on May 16, 1948. In 1954, LeRoy was drafted into the US Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War. After returning home in 1956, LeRoy graduated from Blinn College in Brenham.
LeRoy was very knowledgeable about farming and ranching, having spent his entire life working in agriculture and at one time was the largest hog producer in Austin County. He was hired as the manager and only employee of the Moorman Feed distribution warehouse in Brenham when it opened in 1962 and worked there until it was closed 30 years later. He then continued working as the outside sales representative for Colorado County until he retired in 1996. He remained active on the farm raising cattle until his death.
On April 23, 1966, LeRoy was united in marriage to Mary Ann (Mertz) Haverlah. They made their home near the Welcome/ Bleiblerville Communities. LeRoy enjoyed the outdoors, and always looked forward to having the opportunity to go fishing and spending time with his grandkids. He loved a game of dominoes, and was always eager to catch an Astros game, Little League Game, or an old western movie on TV. Although he was never a Boy Scout, he was a big supporter of the organization. LeRoy loved his family and his community and was a strong believer in honesty and hard work.
Loving surviving family includes wife of 53 years, Mary Ann (Mertz) Kaase; children, Kenneth (wife Juli) Kaase, Angeline Howard, and step-daughter Kathy (husband Keith) Robertson; grandchildren, Dustin (wife Katelyn) Howard, Bridget Howard, Amanda Kaase, Sarah Kaase, and Colton Kaase and step grandchildren James and Dawn Marie Pawlowski. LeRoy was looking forward to the arrival of his first great-grandchild, Jackson Barrett Howard this December. He is also survived by his sister Evelyn Geisler; brother-in-law Dan (wife Idell) Mertz; four nieces, and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews,cousins and wonderful friends.
LeRoy is preceded in death by his parents; his parents-in-law Ervin and Clara (Urbanosky) Mertz; and his daughter Angeline’s longtime boyfriend Keenan Hale.
Serving as pallbearers will be: Dustin Howard, Colton Kaase, Daniel Mertz, Henry Schmidt III, Clemons Faist, Jr., Herbert Schomburg, Kevin Hutcherson, Mark Wittneben and Chuck Schomburg.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Paul Faist, Leonard Wittneben and Lawrence Eben.
If you would like to make a donation in memory of LeRoy, please consider the Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Dept., 3342 FM 2502, Bleiblerville, Texas 78931or other charity of your choice.
Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.