In Loving Memory

Verlin Ann (Winkelmann) Wise

Verlin Ann (Winkelmann) Wise
December 18, 1938
June 7, 2024
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Verlin Ann (Winkelmann) Wise, 86, of Brenham passed peacefully in her sleep the morning of Friday, June 7, 2024.

Verlin was born December 18, 1938 in Brenham, Texas to Albert F. and Katie (Kieke) Winkelmann. As a child, she attended Pleasant Hill School and years later graduated from Brenham High School.

Verlin was very proud of her career in the fine paper industry where she spent over 20 years. She especially enjoyed traveling for her work. During this time, she had many career titles but being a mother to her children was her most cherished role. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed watching sports, specifically the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Eagles. She also loved adding to her frog collection and taking care of her lawn. Verlin wanted to be known for “doing it her way”.

Preceding her in death are her parents; sister Irene Winkelmann Lueckemeyer; brothers-in-law Fred Lueckemeyer, Jr. and Dennis E. Sefcik.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Susan Wise of Miami, Florida; her son Wade Wise of Apple Valley, California; sister Ruth Winkelmann Sefcik of Caldwell, Texas; and special family friends Mary Mabry and Dodi Mehr of Brenham, Texas.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 11:00 am at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church located 2310 Airline Drive, Brenham, TX with the Rev. Stephen F. Whaley officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the nurses and staff of Focused Care at Brenham and Amedisys Hospice Care for the compassionate care that was shown to Verlin.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church or your charity of choice.

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel. Condolences may be shared with the family at