Obituaries

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May

Hackemack

Elwood Albert Hackemack died peacefully on May 6, 2015. Elwood was born Aug. 17, 1933 to Robert and Hilda (Foehner) Hackemack near Round Top, Texas. He was the last of nine children. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top, graduated from Round Top-Carmine High School, and served four years in the U. S. Navy. In March of 1964, Elwood married Bernice Weinert at Zion Lutheran Church in Brenham. They had one daughter, Rhonda Renee, and were married until Bernice’s death in 1981. In June of 1985, Elwood married Nona Cook near Tomball. They enjoyed almost 30 years of marriage. Elwood enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching westerns, good food, and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice; parents, Robert and Hilda Hackemack; six brothers: Virgil, Reginald, Robert, Roy, Oliver and Quinton, and one sister, Pearlie Wagner.

Thu
07
May

Rae Wells

A celebration of the life of Rae Wells will be held on May 16, 2015. Rae was a former resident of La Grange and Weimar and the mother of Peyton, Brennan, and Brooke Wheelis. Among other things, Rae was a talented, passionate, beautiful soul who will be greatly missed. Rae impacted the lives of many people in Fayette County and beyond with her artistic photography. She photographed weddings, graduations, families, and other celebrations while capturing the true spirit and essence of each person. Rae’s other talents included makeup artistry, home decor, cooking, baking, and gardening. Her homemade, Louisiana-inspired pralines were among her friends’ and families’ favorite treats around the holidays. There was nothing she couldn’t accomplish including the remodeling of an entire house almost singlehandedly. Her accomplishments and artistic work will live on in the pictures she took and in her beautiful gardens and homes. Rae was a passionate, loyal friend.

Thu
07
May

Mildred Berger

Funeral services for Mildred Berger, 71 of Giddings, are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner officiating. Burial will be in the Giddings City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 7 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The family will be present for visitation Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Mildred Fay (Baack) Berger was born on Dec. 30, 1943 in Giddings to Otto and Pearl (Hibbler) Baack. She married Norman Berger on May 27, 1961 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings and volunteered with Rejuvenation. Mildred used to babysit children in her home and had worked at the Best Western and the Ramada in Giddings. She retired from Country Care Plex in Giddings where she had worked in housekeeping for many years.

Thu
07
May

Robert E. “Bob” Schuhmann

Robert E. “Bob” Schuhmann, 90, of La Grange, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. Robert was born in El Paso on Sept. 27, 1924, the son of Ewald W. and Nellie Victorine (Houston) Schuhmann. Robert married Verna Ross Cook on Dec. 5, 1953. They met in Houston after he left the University of Texas. Verna was a career girl for American Airlines. They retired to a little farm in Fayette County in 1991. They had a loving and happy life together, and had one daughter, Diane, who graduated from Texas A&M and went on to marry a fellow Aggie, Wendell Wood. Robert attended Lamar High School in Houston and then attended Texas A&M in 1941. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944. During World War II, he served in the 5th Air Force in the western Pacific area in B-24 heavy bombers, receiving battle stars for: New Guinea, Borneo, China, Mindoro, Luzon, and Ie Shima at Okinawa.

Mon
04
May

Brenda J. Ferrell

Brenda J. Ferrell, 65, died April 24, 2015. Funeral services were held Friday, May 1, 2015
at St. Matthew’s Missionary Baptist Church in La Grange at 11 a.m. Burial followed in the
church cemetery

Mon
04
May

Helen June (Gandy) Roeder

Helen June (Gandy) Roeder, 83, of Houston, died Thursday, April 30, 2015. Helen was born in Tyler on Sept. 4, 1931, the daughter of Porter and Ola Irene (McWherter) Gandy. She married Elton Richard Roeder on April 3, 1954 in Houston. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shelby, Texas. Helen was a wonderful, loving and kind mother to her family. She was beloved by all and admired by many. Visitation was held prior to the funeral service on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shelby. Funeral services followed beginning at 1 p.m. with burial at Pagel Cemetery in Willow Springs. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com. Koenig & Strickland Funeral
Home in La Grange was in charge of arrangements

Mon
04
May

Lambert Clarence Baron

Lambert Clarence Baron, 84, of Rutersville, died May 2, 2015 at Monument Hill Rehabilitation
and Nursing Center in La Grange. Lambert was born on Oct. 24, 1930 in Rutersville, the son of Peter and Amelia (Gully) Baron. Lambert married Frances Karasek on July 4, 1959 at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in La Grange. Lambert worked at Farmers Lumber Company in La Grange,
first as a bookkeeper, then manager, Board of Directors President, and staying on as an active member of the board long after his retirement. Lambert enjoyed spending time with his family and tending to his cattle on his family farm. Lambert is survived by his wife of 56 years, Frances Baron of Rutersville, and two daughters, Marian J. (Joey) Baron of Paige,

Fri
01
May

Lehmann

Jimmie Elvis Lehmann, 77, of Warda, died Saturday, April 25, 2015. Jimmie was born in La Grange on Oct. 23, 1937, the son of Willie and Ruby (Pietsch) Lehmann. He married Carolyn Domann on July 23, 1960, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda. Jimmie worked for over 30 years as a machinist for National Flame and Forge in Houston. After retirement, he enjoyed riding his tractor, tending to his cattle, baling hay, fishing and most of all spending time with his family and dog, Jake. He faithfully attended country music nights in La Grange, Giddings and Brenham.

Fri
01
May

Howard

David Kenneth Howard of Flatonia achieved eternal health on April 27, 2015. David was born in Cleveland, Texas on Jan. 12, 1943 to David and Madeline Howard. He served in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1963. He married the love of his life, Mary Ellen Howard, on March 15, 1967. He was an honest hardworking man who raised four boys. He and Mary moved from Jacinto City to Flatonia in the early ‘80s, where they spent the rest of their days. David enjoyed working with his hands whether that be welding, farming or jigsaw puzzles. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Mary Ellen Howard, son Robert Charles Burns, his father David Howard, his mother Madeline McClees, his brothers Ronald Howard and Jerry Dale Howard.

Fri
01
May

Beck

A Celebration of Life for Daniel “Dan” Raymond Beck who died April 12, 2015, will be held at the Flatonia American Legion Baseball Field at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015, with a
reception to follow in the American Legion Hall.

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