Laura Aurelia Rietz, 83, of Brenham, died on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015, at her residence, following a long and challenging illness. She was surrounded by her loving husband and family.Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 evening at Memorial Oaks Chapel. A Prayer Service will be held from 6:30 until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 1212 W. Jefferson in Brenham, with Pastors Matthew Jacobs and William Holzer officiating. Burial will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Salem Memorial Cemetery, 3920 Salem-Freyburg Rd. in Schulenburg. Pastor Jon Brandenburg will officiate. Laura was born Dec. 7, 1931, in La Grange, to Alfred P. and Aurelia (Ohnheiser) Kaase. She was baptized Dec. 20, 1931 by Pastor A. E. Moebus, and confirmed April 28, 1946 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Grange by Pastor H. A. Traugott. On Feb. 7, 1950, she was married to Harold G.