Obituaries

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11
Dec

Robert “Dr. Bob” Allen Neely

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11
Dec

Eugene Voelkel

Eugene Voelkel, retired Lt. Col. US Army, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Eugene was born on a farm outside of Rutersville to Ruby and Leon Voelkel. He grew up active in 4H and FFA. He went to high school in La Grange then worked his way through Texas A&M on the university hog farm. It was while he was there that he met Jane Ross who was attending Texas Woman’s University. They were married on New Year’s Eve in 1957. Eugene graduated in 1957, and was commissioned in the Army. He  served two tours in Vietnam.He is survived by his wife, Jane, his sister, Emogene Boehm, his daughter and son-inlaw,  Claudette and Dan Fette, his daughter, Janet Voelkel, his grandsons Aaron, Gabriel and wife Molly, and Ben Fette, andgreat-grandson Scott Bennett.  His memorial service was held on Friday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. A graveside service was held on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 11 at the Rutersville Cemetery. 
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04
Dec

Janis Lehmann

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04
Dec

Renate Lieselotte (Macherauch) Meiners

Renate Lieselotte (Macherauch)Meiners, 88, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at her home in La Grange. She was born on Oct. 1, 1926, at Bad Berka, Germany, the only daughter of Ernst and  Anna Marie Schmidt Macherauch. Renate grew up during Hitler’s rise to power and faced the horrors of World War II as a German civilian. Shortly after the end of the war in Europe, she met Harvey Meiners, an American  soldier from Nechanitz. Despite the non-fraternization rule, they fell in love and married. Renate and Harvey with their young daughter, Evelyn Elisabeth, arrived in the U.S. in  1948. They lived and worked in Houston where they participated in several German cultural organizations until returning to Fayette County in later years.

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01
Dec

Ella Mae Mica

Ella Mae Mica, 88, of Flatonia died Nov. 27, 2014. Ella was born in Engle on Jan. 22, 1926. Her parents are the late Frank Mica and Louise Krhovjak Mica. She was a member  of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a Charter Member
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01
Dec

Paul Lee Casares

Paul Lee Casares, 59, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Paul was born June 17, 1955 in San Antonio. He was raised  and attended school in Poth. After graduating high school he attended Texas A&I University where he received his BS in Agriculture and met wife Nelda. He was a resident of Pleasanton for the last twenty two years. He grew up in agriculture,
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01
Dec

Valasta Agnes (Rek) Roesler

Valasta Agnes (Rek) Roesler, 93, of Ellinger, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange.
Valasta was born in the Brushy community near Ellinger on Feb. 7, 1921, the daughter of Joe and Amelia (Prihoda) Rek. She married Vernon J. Roesler in August of 1941, and lived her life in the Ellinger community until she moved to 
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01
Dec

Janis McGee Lehmann

Janis McGee Lehmann, 60, of Winchester, died Nov. 28, 2014. Visitation was held on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will be held Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 7 to 8 a.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester. Burial will follow in the Winchester
City Cemetery. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings is in charge of arrangements
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01
Dec

Renate Meiners

Renate Meiners of La Grange died Saturday Nov. 29, 2014. At press time funeral arrangements were still pending at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home.
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27
Nov

Ruth Ann Fritsch Marek

Norman W. Mersiovsky, 77, of La Grange died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Norman was born in The Grove, Texas on March 6, 1937, the son of Martin and Ella (Deutschmann) Mersiovsky. He was baptized on March 21, 1937 and confirmed in the Christian faith with the confirmation verse of 2 Peter 3:18—But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. He graduated from Jarrell High School, where he played 6-man football. On Nov. 20, 1960, he married Carolyn Ann Koepke at Trinity Hill Lutheran Church in La Grange. Norman served his country for 20 years in the United States Army and was honorably discharged upon his retirement on May 19, 1980 after achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. While stationed in Portales, New Mexico, Norman received his Associate degree in General Arts at Eastern New Mexico University. As a devout Christian, Norman was actively involved in each Lutheran Church wherever he was stationed.

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