Obituaries

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Kenneth Erwin Zoch

Kenneth Erwin Zoch, 78, of Giddings died unexpectedly during the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at the Heart Hospital in Austin. Kenneth Erwin Zoch was born on Aug. 13, 1936 in Greens Creek, Texas to Edwin Wilhelm
Herbert Zoch and Louise Adele (Mitschke) Zoch. He was united in marriage to Gladys Laverne Teinert on June 11, 1960 at Immanuel Lutheran Church by Rev. Max Studtmann. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gladys Zoch of Giddings; two sons and daughters- in-law, Ronald and Susan Zoch of Pasadena and Craig and Tina Zoch of La Porte; two granddaughters, one grandson, two sisters, three brothers, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Kenneth were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner officiating. Burial immediately followed in the Giddings City Cemetery.
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Sterling L. Dobbs

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James Floyd Smith

James Floyd Smith, 87, of La Grange, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, peacefully in his home. James was born Jan. 14, 1928
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Lillian Lenora Stuermer Dyer

Lillian Lenora Stuermer Dyer, 97, of Ledbetter died at her home on Jan. 8, 2015. Lillian Lenora was born at home on Dec. 25, 1917, in Ledbetter to Will and Sidonia (Kruse) Stuermer. After the untimely death of Will in 1919, Sidonia and her two children, Clarence and Lillian, joined forces with two Ledbetter school teachers, Leonie Rummel Weyand and Helen Rummel, as their boarding house keepers. They spent one year in Buda then took a giant leap into the unknown— going South (NOT West), traveling over the first highway connecting San Antonio with the Rio Grande Valley (which was  under construction at that time). They arrived in Brownsville which would become home for the next 60 years. Lillian graduated from Brownsville High in 1935, and Brownsville Junior College in 1937. On March 20, 1939, she married Richard S. Dyer. In June of that year she graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

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John Horace Behringer

John Horace Behringer, 59, of La Grange, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. John was born in Houston on Feb. 12, 1955, the son of Horace E. and Mary (Kresta) Behringer. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, John enjoyed hunting, fishing, football, his friends, and working as a cabinet maker. He built many beautiful pieces, stairwells, and sets of cabinetry throughout Fayette and surrounding counties. A very giving man with a huge heart, he loved his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and pup, Stella. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Fitzpatrick Behringer; two daughters: Jenna Miller of Houston, Kimberly Stokes, and husband, Rodney; granddaughters, Jasmine and Hannah Holman; grandsons, Travis and Caleb Stokes of La Grange; one sister, Debbie Nielsen of Pinehurst; a nephew, Lucas Allen, wife Amanda, and great-neice, Hannah, of Canyon Lake; father and mother-in-law, Dr. E.L. “Doc” and Joan Fitzpatrick;  brother-in-laws, David and wife, Debbie Fitzpatrick; Dr.

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William Allen Goldapp

William Allen Goldapp, Sr., 91, of La Grange died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. He was born in Houston on Oct. 19, 1923, the son of Frank and Fannie Goldapp. He married Marinell Crow on April 3, 1948. A successful trial attorney, he practiced in downtown Houston for 30 years. His career included criminal and family law. He enjoyed stamp collecting, sailing all through the Gulf of Mexico, reading and ultimately, ranching, which he did after retirement. He and his wife raised 
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Letha Burns

Letha Burns, 81, of La Grange died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. Letha was born in Raymondville, Texas on Jan. 31, 1934, the daughter of Clarence and Tommie (Hagan) Fitch. She married Rome Dement “Dee” Burns on Sept. 10, 1954. Letha loved to volunteer and share her time. She volunteered for the Republican Party, the Fayette Memorial Hospital
as a Pink Lady, and when they moved to the new hospital a Purple Angel. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Sacred Heart Altar Society. She loved to help others. She put lots of love into baking fruit cakes and selling them. She also worked for the Sacred Heart After School Program. She is survived by daughter, Glenda Joost and husband, Darryl of La Grange; son, Mark Dement Burns and wife, Denyse, of Frydek; five grandchildren: Paige, Cameron, Matthew, Addison Joost, and Ryan Burns; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death
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Bernell Marie

Bernell Marie Magdalena (Urban) Mertink, 88 of Northrup, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange. Bernell was born on Feb. 24, 1926 in Dime Box to Oscar Henry and Ida Amalia  (Domann) Urban. She was baptized on Feb. 28, 1926 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dime Box by Rev. C. Durrow and confirmed on March 17, 1940 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor, Texas by Rev. A.F. Michalk. Her confirmation verse was Psalm 143:10, “ Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into  the land of uprightness”. Bernell was united in marriage to Carl Herbert Mertink Sr. on Jan. 6, 1946 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor by Rev. A.F. Michalk. Their union was blessed with three children, Carl Jr., Sandra and Patricia. Bernell was always active in her church. She and Carl were members of Bethany Lutheran Church in Greens Creek, where she taught Sunday school for several years, before transferring their membership to St.

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Bernice (Zbranek) Kallus

Bernice (Zbranek) Kallus, 89, of La Grange died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange. 
Bernice was born in La Grange on Nov. 21, 1925, the daughter of Willie E. and Mary (Vasek) Zbranek, Sr. She married
Lawrence J. Kallus on Sept. 2, 1967 at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn. Bernice was an avid  gardener and had a green thumb when it came to growing plants. Her many plants were exhibited annually at the Fayette County Fair floral department. Over the years she was awarded not  only blue ribbons but also best of  department, grand champion, and reserve champion ribbons and trophies. She also enjoyed canning, crocheting, 
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Leona (Werland) Stolle

Leona (Werland) Stolle, 94, died Jan. 30, 2015, at Care Inn in La Grange. Leona was born Jan. 6, 1921,  in Brushy Community in Colorado County to Leo and Frances (Fellman) Werland. Leona was a member of the Sacred Heart PTA, Sacred Heart Altar Society, and Herman Sons Lodge.  She loved gardening, canning, sewing, quilting, playing bingo, dominoes, and dancing. Leona was preceded in death by her parents. She was also the  widow of Lee Roy Stolle and Kermit Stolle. One son, Earl Stolle; one brother, Lee Roy Werland; and one sister, Louanna Hoelscher also predeceased her.  She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Stolle Harrison and husband, James F.

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