In Loving Memory

Theresa (Gurka) Derkowski

Theresa  (Gurka) Derkowski
September 15, 1929
May 4, 2018
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Theresa Derkowski, 88, of Chappell Hill passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at Kruse Village in Brenham.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 8 from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 9 at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Chappell Hill with Rev. Jozef Musiol, Celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Theresa was born September 15, 1929 in Chappell Hill, TX to parents Wallace and Sophie (Zivert) Gurka. She was educated in Washington County Schools and a Brenham High School graduate. On October 25, 1947 she and Henry Derkowski were united in marriage in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Chappell Hill. Theresa, along with being a wife and mother, was a cook at Brenham State School and First Baptist Church School. She loved gardening and yardwork, growing vegetables and flowers. She was a life-long member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and a member of Altar Rosary Society. She also enjoyed working yearly church Bazaars along with working and playing Bingo.

Her loving family include: sons Henry Derkowski Jr. and wife Pat, Larry Derkowski and wife Becky, Robert Derkowski and wife Carol; daughters Linda Bilski and husband Mark, Sandra Cegelski and husband Larry, 11 grandchildren: Shawn Derkowski and wife Carrie, Shelly Derkowski, Brian Derkowski, Larry Derkowski Jr. and wife Tammy, Darren Derkowski and wife Ashlie, Robby Derkowski, Jessica Bronikowski and husband Brian, Brooke Copelin and husband Kass, Bridget Marburger and husband Cody, Ashlie Bachmann and husband Michael, Chelsea Quinteros and husband Joel; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Irene Konieczny along with nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Her parents, husband Henry, daughter Shirley, son Bernard, sisters Dorothy Wazel and Barbara Cegielski and brothers-in-law preceded her in death.

The family would like to thank Kruse Village nursing staff, Brazos Valley Hospice and Dr. Nathan Simons for the loving care they provided.

Pallbearers will be Henry Wilganowski, grandsons Shawn Derkowski, Brian Derkowski, Larry J. Derkowski Jr., Darren Derkowski and Robby Derkowski. Honorary pallbearers will be Kass Copelin, Joel Quinteros, Brian Bronikowski, Cody Marburger and Michael Bachmann.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and Brazos Valley Hospice.

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611 For those who wish may access on-line guest registration at