Obituaries

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Dustin Derrick Gross

Dustin Derrick Gross, 33, of Industry died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Dustin was born in Bellville on Oct. 11, 1980, the son of Delroy and Dorothy (Frank) Gross. Dustin was employed by Weige Automotive as a Mechanic for seventeen years. He was Vice-President of the Sharecropper’s Antique Farm Equipment Club and a member of Industry United Methodist Church, Industry Volunteer Fire Dept., Woodman of the World, and Sons of Herman. He is survived by his parents; brother, Dwayne Gross and wife, Emily, of New Ulm; niece, Shelby Lynn Gross, of New Ulm; aunt, Carol Gilbert and husband, Melvin, of Houston; uncle, Wilbert Frank and wife, Debbie, of New Ulm; three cousins and  numerous friends. Funeral services were held at Industry United Methodist  Church, 1914 Main St. in Industry, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 27,
2014. Burial followed at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange was in charge of arrangements.
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Oscar G. Johnson

Oscar G. Johnson, 83, of La Grange died Saturday, July 19, 2014. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at  3 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in La Grange. Burial was in St. Matthews Church Cemetery in La Grange. Oscar was born in Columbus on Dec. 29, 1930, the son of Edmond Johnson and Jesse M. (Scott) Alley. He married Eddie Lee Caldwell on June 29, 1963. Oscar was employed as a Spiker at MKT Railroad. He was a member of St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church. Oscar is survived by his wife; three daughters, Jackie Spears of Killeen, Bettie Joe Toliver-Bullock of Houston, and Yolanda Hurd of La Grange; one son, Marcus Darden of La Grange; two brothers, Eddie Johnson of Houston, Robert  Johnson of San Antonio; four sisters, Gussie Samuels and Macy Jones of Midland, Rita Allen of Houston, and Brenda Hill of California.
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Gid Dobbins

Gid Dobbins, Jr, 71, of Fort Worth, died Monday, July 21, 2014. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27,
2014 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Bethlehem AME Church Cemetery. Gid was born Nov. 26, 1942 in La Grange the son of Gid and Sadie (East) Dobbins. Gid married Josephine Keeling on Dec. 26, 1964.
Gid was employed as a Truck Driver at Taylor Mac Fats Trucking Co. Gid is survived by his wife; mother; one daughter, Tonya Dobbins; two sons, Tyrone and Gid Dobbins all of Fort Worth; four sisters, Pearlie Mae Brooks, of Houston; Loraine Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; Girlene Grayson of  La Grange; Laverne Faulson of Austin; one brother, Earl Dobbins of Houston; God-daughter, Lisa Maroney of Fort Worth; and nine grandchildren. Gid was preceded in death by his father, one brother and five sisters. Tommy Taylor Funeral Home of La Grange was in charge of arrangements 
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Laura Huelsebusch Jatzlau

 Laura Huelsebusch Jatzlau, 91, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Methodist Hospital. She was born near La Grange on Sept. 1, 1922, the eldest daughter of Mary Hoefer Huelsebusch and Alfred Huelsebusch, one of three children.
She attended school in Plum and Trinity Hill, where she met her future husband, Leonard Paul Jatzlau. She graduated
from LaGrange High School in 1940. She and Leonard were married on Aug. 25, 1945, at Trinity Hill Lutheran Church of La Grange. They moved to Houston, where after 16 years as a homemaker Laura worked as a secretary for the City of Houston Real Estate Department for 24 years until she retired in 1986. Laura and Leonard celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1995 in Ellinger. They have two children: a son, Jack L. Jatzlau, of The Woodlands,  and a daughter, Mary Susan  Westhoff and son-in-law Dr. Stefan Franz Westhoff of Duesseldorf, Germany, as well as two
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Donald Cicero Boehnke

Donald Cicero Boehnke,79, of Muldoon died Friday, July 4, 2014 at University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin. 
Donald was born Aug. 30, 1934 in La Grange, the son of Jesse and Ima Boehnke. He graduated from Flatonia High School in 1951 and from Texas A&M College, class of 1955. He then served in the Army in Germany from 1957 to 1959.
Donald was married to Bette Brinkman in 1958. He served Waller County as Executive Director of US Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) until his retirement in 1989, when he moved back
to Muldoon and raised cattle. Donald was a student of Texas history, a devout Christian and member of Muldoon United
Methodist Church, a member of numerous civic organizations, as well as a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Donald is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bette Brinkman Boehnke; sons, Michael  Dean Boehnke and wife Sheri
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Kelsye M. Garces

Kelsye M. Garces, 96, died July 15, 2014, in San Antonio. She was born Nov. 29, 1917, in La Grange to George and Liane Weber. Kelsye graduated college from Our Lady of the Lake with a degree in education. She taught school in Fayetteville and later moved to Midland where she met John. They were married and he stayed in the military until retirement. She was an avid golfer even playing with the president of Panama while stationed there. After retirement she and John lived in Guadalajara, Mexico about 15 years. In the early 90’s they moved to San Antonio. After John’s death in 1995 she moved to the Army Residence Community. She was preceded in death by her husband John Raymond Garces, Jr.; her brother, Alan Weber; and her nephew, Paul Weber. She is survived by her brother, Floyd Weber and his wife Barbara along with their
children David Weber, Jack Weber, Kyle and Cat Ballew, Mark 
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Gary Daniel Brashier

Gary Daniel Brashier, 55, of El Dorado died July 18, 2014 at Lifetouch Hospice surrounded by his family and friends after a two year battle with cancer. He was born in Houston on Aug. 19, 1958 to William Grances Brashier and the late
Mary “Billy” Elizabeth Brashier. He went to Galena Park High School where he played football. He was a beloved  husband, father and grandfather. Gary believed in spreading the word of God whenever possible, he went on two separate mission trips to China and was actively involved with the youth group and Sunday school when his two girls
were growing up. In his early years Gary worked with his father in construction and upon moving to El Dorado he worked
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Calvin G. French

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George Charles Petras

George Charles Petras, 92, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather died July 15, 2014. George was born on Nov. 3, 1921 in Mullins Prairie to Gus and Bessie Adamcik Petras. George married Hilda Borovec on June 20, 1944 at Plum. George loved gardening and the outdoors, especially fishing. He was always anxious to “wet a line” whenever he could. He worked as a plant operator for a gravel material company most of his life and endured all types of harsh weather day and night. He was a good “straight domino” player, but enjoyed “42” also. He was a member of the Knights
of Columbus, the Holy NameSociety, VFW Post No. 5254 and  a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his two
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Jimmy H, Allen

Jimmy H, Allen, 74, died early Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at his residence in La Grange. He was born Jan. 29, 1940 in Marion, La. A celebration of life for Jimmy will be held on Sunday, July 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Celebrations by Bistro 108 wine bar in La Grange. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University, he went to work for the Louisiana Highway Department in Baton Rouge, La. and shortly thereafter the US Army Corps of Engineers
in Vicksburg, Miss. After taking graduate courses at the University of California in Berkley, he hired on with Bechtel

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