Obituaries

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Laura Huelsebusch Jatzlau

 Laura Huelsebusch Jatzlau, 91, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Methodist Hospital. She was born near La Grange on Sept. 1, 1922, the eldest daughter of Mary Hoefer Huelsebusch and Alfred Huelsebusch, one of three children.
She attended school in Plum and Trinity Hill, where she met her future husband, Leonard Paul Jatzlau. She graduated
from LaGrange High School in 1940. She and Leonard were married on Aug. 25, 1945, at Trinity Hill Lutheran Church of La Grange. They moved to Houston, where after 16 years as a homemaker Laura worked as a secretary for the City of Houston Real Estate Department for 24 years until she retired in 1986. Laura and Leonard celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1995 in Ellinger. They have two children: a son, Jack L. Jatzlau, of The Woodlands,  and a daughter, Mary Susan  Westhoff and son-in-law Dr. Stefan Franz Westhoff of Duesseldorf, Germany, as well as two
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Donald Cicero Boehnke

Donald Cicero Boehnke,79, of Muldoon died Friday, July 4, 2014 at University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin. 
Donald was born Aug. 30, 1934 in La Grange, the son of Jesse and Ima Boehnke. He graduated from Flatonia High School in 1951 and from Texas A&M College, class of 1955. He then served in the Army in Germany from 1957 to 1959.
Donald was married to Bette Brinkman in 1958. He served Waller County as Executive Director of US Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) until his retirement in 1989, when he moved back
to Muldoon and raised cattle. Donald was a student of Texas history, a devout Christian and member of Muldoon United
Methodist Church, a member of numerous civic organizations, as well as a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Donald is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bette Brinkman Boehnke; sons, Michael  Dean Boehnke and wife Sheri
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Kelsye M. Garces

Kelsye M. Garces, 96, died July 15, 2014, in San Antonio. She was born Nov. 29, 1917, in La Grange to George and Liane Weber. Kelsye graduated college from Our Lady of the Lake with a degree in education. She taught school in Fayetteville and later moved to Midland where she met John. They were married and he stayed in the military until retirement. She was an avid golfer even playing with the president of Panama while stationed there. After retirement she and John lived in Guadalajara, Mexico about 15 years. In the early 90’s they moved to San Antonio. After John’s death in 1995 she moved to the Army Residence Community. She was preceded in death by her husband John Raymond Garces, Jr.; her brother, Alan Weber; and her nephew, Paul Weber. She is survived by her brother, Floyd Weber and his wife Barbara along with their
children David Weber, Jack Weber, Kyle and Cat Ballew, Mark 
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Gary Daniel Brashier

Gary Daniel Brashier, 55, of El Dorado died July 18, 2014 at Lifetouch Hospice surrounded by his family and friends after a two year battle with cancer. He was born in Houston on Aug. 19, 1958 to William Grances Brashier and the late
Mary “Billy” Elizabeth Brashier. He went to Galena Park High School where he played football. He was a beloved  husband, father and grandfather. Gary believed in spreading the word of God whenever possible, he went on two separate mission trips to China and was actively involved with the youth group and Sunday school when his two girls
were growing up. In his early years Gary worked with his father in construction and upon moving to El Dorado he worked
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Calvin G. French

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George Charles Petras

George Charles Petras, 92, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather died July 15, 2014. George was born on Nov. 3, 1921 in Mullins Prairie to Gus and Bessie Adamcik Petras. George married Hilda Borovec on June 20, 1944 at Plum. George loved gardening and the outdoors, especially fishing. He was always anxious to “wet a line” whenever he could. He worked as a plant operator for a gravel material company most of his life and endured all types of harsh weather day and night. He was a good “straight domino” player, but enjoyed “42” also. He was a member of the Knights
of Columbus, the Holy NameSociety, VFW Post No. 5254 and  a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his two
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Jimmy H, Allen

Jimmy H, Allen, 74, died early Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at his residence in La Grange. He was born Jan. 29, 1940 in Marion, La. A celebration of life for Jimmy will be held on Sunday, July 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Celebrations by Bistro 108 wine bar in La Grange. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University, he went to work for the Louisiana Highway Department in Baton Rouge, La. and shortly thereafter the US Army Corps of Engineers
in Vicksburg, Miss. After taking graduate courses at the University of California in Berkley, he hired on with Bechtel
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Gary Wayne Reaves

Gary Wayne Reaves, 66, of Killeen, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 following a long illness. His family members were at  is
side. Born in Houston, Gary grew up partly in that city and partly in the countryside and small towns of South Central 
Texas that he loved. In high school, Gary was an excellent baseball and basketball player, but his lifelong passions were
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Flecia Buntyn Summerhill

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Anna K. Janssen

Anna K. Janssen, 102, of La Grange was born in Czechoslovakia and died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Bandera.She was a long time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was also a member of the CDA Court Annunciation
No. 1962. She was a very active member of the St. Mark’s Medical Center Auxillary for 40 years. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William and Molly Verr of Bandera and her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Gregg Butler of Argyle, and two granddaughters, Amy and Jennifer Verr. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Verr,
Sr. and Friedrich “Fritz” Janssen. Serving as pallbearers were Herb Janssen, Phil Oestreich, Ben Bohuslav, Guy Abbey, Eric Solis, and Steve Pesick. Viewing was held at noon, Friday, July 11, 2014, with visitation with the family from 5 to
7 p.m. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass was celebrated

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