Obituaries

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18
Dec

Harold David Hunger

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15
Dec

Alfred J. Artz, Jr

Alfred J. Artz, Jr., 87, of La Grange, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Alfred was born in Houston on Nov. 23, 1927, the son of Alfred J. Artz, Sr. and Ruth (Andrews) Artz. He married Suzanne Wallace on Jan. 28, 1950. Alfred served in the U.S. Army during World War II from February of 1946 to July  of 1947. He was a co-owner of a wholesale egg distributor in Houston for 40 years. After retiring to La Grange in 1990, Alfred was a volunteer at Fayette Memorial Hospital and St. Mark’s Medical Center. He was a Docent tour guide and dulcimer player at Monument Hill Kreische Brewery State Historical sites. He served on the Board of A.M.E.N. and volunteered at the food pantry for over 20 years. He worked with students at Hermes Elementary as a mentor. He was a member of St. James Men’s Club and worked as a “Holy Smoker”. He was a long-time member of the Noon Lions Club.

Mon
15
Dec

Pearlie Ann Naumann- Wetjen

Pearlie Ann Naumann- Wetjen, 77, of West Point, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center. Pearlie was born in Sublime, Texas on Nov. 23, 1937, the daughter of Otto and Emma (Bachause) Sicko. She married  her first husband, Lesley Joe Naumann, on March 1, 1955 and they were married for 50 years when he passed away in July, 2005. Pearlie married her second husband, Leroy Wetjen on June 13, 2008.  Pearlie worked as a cashier for Riverside Grocery in La Grange for several years. She was a very generous and caring person who also served as a caretaker.

Mon
15
Dec

Delvin G. Meiners

Delvin G. Meiners, 85, of Houston, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at Memorial Hermann Medical Center in Houston. 
Delvin was born in Waldeck on Oct. 11, 1929, the son of Gustav Reinhard Meiners and Lillie Marie (Schellberg) Meiners.
Mon
15
Dec

Quinton Lesley Hackemack

Quinton Lesley Hackemack, 88, passed away peacefully Dec. 10, 2014 in El Cerrito, Calif. Quinton was loved by all who
knew him and his easygoing, southern gentlemen ways with his never ending sense of humor. Quinton was born on April
21, 1926 and grew up outside of Round Top. He enlisted with the Navy at the age of 18, towards the end of WWII. He
served on the USS Dortch and carried with him many good memories despite the war. After the war, he moved to Houston and went to work for Hughes Tool as a machinist. While in Houston, he met his wife Blanche. They married
in November of 1953 and had two children. After Blanche Died in 1977, Quinton fell in love again in 1985 with Doris Shannon. He and Doris were together until she died in 2008. Quinton then moved to California to be with his daughter
Thu
11
Dec

Belmont L. Dunk

Thu
11
Dec

Robert “Dr. Bob” Allen Neely

Thu
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. 
Thu
04
Dec

Janis Lehmann

Thu
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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