Obituaries

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Janis Lehmann

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ruth Ann Fritsch Marek

Ruth Ann Fritsch Marek, 77, went to be with Our Heavenly Father on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in San Antonio. She was born April 25, 1937 to Henry and Augusta Hengst Fritsch in Fayetteville. Ruth was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother (Mammy). She enjoyed traveling with her husband and making memories with her family and friends. Ruth made the holidays special for her family and liked preparing the holiday feast. She was a longtime active member of Shepherd King Lutheran Church. Ruth was an avid tennis player, and loved celebrating monthly birthday lunches with her tennis group and friends. Ruth is survived by her husband of 59 years, JD Marek; daughter, Debbie Stracke and husband, Steve; daughter, Laurie Underwood and husband, Grason; grandchildren, Brittany and Nathan Stracke, Aaron and Garrett Underwood; brother, Adrian Fritsch and wife, Virginia; sister, Gaynell Heinsohn and numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

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Nicey L. Collins

Nicey L. Collins, died Nov. 19, 2014. Her life was celebrated on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Lilly Grove Baptist 
Church at 7034 Tierwester in Houston. The Rev. Terry K. Anderson officiated. A viewing was held from at 10 to 10:55 a.m.
A second celebration will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at Second Baptist Church, located at 1010 N. Von Minden 
in La Grange. The Rev. Michael Simms will officiate. Interment will follow in the La Grange City Cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Ruby Carroll and Dennis and Hazel Kimble; one son, Richard Blair and wife Dortha and a host of loving relatives. Troy B. Smith Professional Services in Houston is in charge of arrangements.

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