Obituaries

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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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Cedric Bernard Keeling

Cedric Bernard Keeling of Houston died Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston. Cedric was born March 16, 1972 in La Grange to Joe Schumack and Dorothy Jean (Keeling) Stevenson. He is survived by his father, Joe  Schumack of Houston; sisters, Naketha and husband Delta Joseph of Houston, Qucchelle and husband Eric Johnson of
Houston, Tramina Jones of Houston, Caryn Schumack of Houston, Demetria Scott of La Grange; brothers, Torrance and
wife Tyckie Steverson of The Woodlands, D’Undre and wife Yemisi Phoenix of Houston, Joshua, Curnell and Jospeh
Schumack, all of Houston. He was preceeded in death by his mother, stepfather, and grandparents.  Funeral services were heldSaturday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at Peaceful Rest Missionary Baptist Church in La Grange with Rev. Joe Schumack officiating. Burial followed in the La Grange City Cemetery.
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Bernice Mae Loewe

Bernice Mae Loewe 92, of Carmine, died Jan. 31, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine with Pastor David Tinker officiating. Burial will be in the Loewe Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m. with prayer service at 7 p.m. on Monday,  Feb. 2 at Foehner Funeral Home in Burton. Bernice laid instate at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home until 3 p.m. Monday. Bernice was the first born twin of Gus and Ella Jaeger, born on Feb. 18, 1922 in Carmine. She was confirmed in her Lutheran faith on Palm Sunday,  April 5, 1936 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine where she remained a life member of the church. Her confirmation verse was Psalm 103:13, “Like as a father pitieth his children so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him.” She was educated in the Carmine schools and  then graduated from La Grange High School. Bernice married J.R. Loewe on Dec. 26, 1945.

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Alice M. (Friedrich) Schuetze,

Alice M. (Friedrich) Schuetze, 89, of La Grange died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange.
Alice was born in Freyburg, Texas on Feb. 26, 1925, the daughter of Willie and Bertha (Hoffmann) Friedrich. She married Calvin Franklin Schuetze on Nov. 17, 1946. Alice was a farmer and rancher for over 38 years. She enjoyed fishing and truly loved this special time. She loved her dogs and all kinds of animals. Alice was a gardener and made it a point to plant a garden every year. She was a serious domino player at the local church domino gatherings. Alice was a member of Swiss Alp United Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was appointed “Grandma” at Luther Hill Camp. She volunteered
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Patricia Marion (Crenshaw) Henderson

Patricia Marion (Crenshaw) Henderson, 75, of Brenham died after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at Monument Hill Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in La Grange. Patricia was born in Texarkana on Sept. 18, 1939, the daughter of Joseph and Erna (Langner) Crenshaw. She is survived by daughter, Lisa Knight and husband, Scott, of Woodstock, GA; grandchildren, Patrick and Allison Knight; sister, Marsha Crenshaw Ricottilli and other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Charles L. Henderson. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home. 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. 
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Erna Mary Meischen

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Esperanza (Estrada) Jaramillo

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Elmont Vyvial

Elmont Vyvial, 81, of La Grange died Jan. 21, 2015 in Austin. He was born on May 31, 1933 in Ganado to Frank Joseph Vyvial and Annie Fojt. He married Georgia Polasek Pelech on Aug. 6, 1988 in Manvel. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn, lifetime member of VFW 5254 and VFW 5400, Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, Fayette County Czech Heritage Society, PLCTM, P.O.L.K. of A of Texas, SPJST Lodge 172, a d  an associate member of the KJT. He worked 40 years at AMOCO Refinery. He was also a member of the Galveston Czech Heritage Singers, SPJST Lodge 88 Choral Group, Fayette County Czech Singers and the church choir. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; one daughter, Leslie Vyvial of Mesa, Ariz.; three step-daughters, Carolyn Surface and husband Lee of La Grange, Janet Clark and husband Matt of
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Delvin L. Getschmann

Delvin L. Getschmann died Jan. 9, 2015 in a Houston hospital. Delvin was born on July 11, 1927 in Freyburg on his family farm. He spent 39 years as Chaplain of American Legion  Post 586 in Houston and spent over 60 years as an Usher at his church, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Houston. Delvin was a WWII veteran who was honored with two medals. He received countless awards and honors for work  with the American Legion, VFW, and DAV. He will be remembered for his great spirit and storytelling. He enjoyed working on his farm in La Grange where he spent most of his time after retiring from Sears after 40 years as a truck driver. Delvin loved working with his cattle. He is survived by his loving wife of over 67 years, Junell Hoehne Getschmann and his two children, Shirley Getschmann Abrego and husband Daniel, Tim Getschmann and his wife Mariann. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Monica Abrego,  Melissa Abrego Zientek and husband Ronnie and Mark Abrego.

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