Obituaries

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22
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Lewis Bertling

Lewis Bertling, 76, of Fayetteville died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange. Lewis was born in Cistern on Feb. 26, 1938, the son of George and Ora (Needham) Bertling. He married Ruby Krause on April 4, 1964.
Lewis was a heavy equipment operator and retired after 27 years of service; and after his retirement, he worked for Fritsch Cattle Company for eight years. He was a very hard working man who loved the outdoors, fishing and competing in the barbeque cook-offs. He is survived by his wife, Ruby, of 50 years; daughter, Brenda Schihab and husband, William; four sons: Neal Bertling, Kenneth Bertling, Gary Bertling and wife, Karen; and Ronnie  Bertling all of Fayetteville; brother,
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Jan

Thomas D. Brown

A memorial service for Thomas D. Brown of Schulenburg will take place Saturday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. from the St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Schulenburg. He died on Jan. 16, 2015. He was 83 years old. Brown was a long-time business and civic leader in Schulenburg. Many will remember him as the last owner and operator of the Schulenburg Cotton Compress.
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22
Jan

Gregg Mason

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22
Jan

Clara (Tietjen) Wessels

Clara (Tietjen) Wessels, 94, of La Grange died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at Monument Hill Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in La Grange. Clara was born in Rutersville  on April 19, 1920, the daughter of Elo and Lydia (Wied) Tietjen. She married Ed Wessels on March 3, 1946 in Rutersville. Clara and Ed owned and operated Tietjen’s Store in Rutersville  for over 40 years. Clara was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Rutersville, Altar Guild, American Legion Auxiliary, Hermann Sons Lodge and a charter member of the VFW  Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing dominos and dancing. Ed and Clara both belonged to the Swiss Alp  dance club.

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Dr. Eugene Paul Schoch

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Jan

Dr. Alvin Paul Rainosek PhD

Dr. Alvin Paul Rainosek PhD, 77, of Mobile, Alabama passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 12 at Providence hospital. Born in El Campo, Texas, to Marie and Alvin Rainosek, he lived most of his life in  Mobile. He is survived by his wife Ethelyn of 53 years, his son Alvin, his son Mark and his wife Mary and their two children Caroline and Mary Ashton. An accomplished musician, athlete, Eagle Scout and student, he played the French horn and trumpet, excelled in many sports, enjoyed coaching and always loved to compete. After graduating from El Campo  High School, he attended Texas A&M University where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1961 and was a member of the Texas A&M Army Corps  of Cadets and the Texas A&M Bowling team. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he served three years as an Officer in the Air Force stationed in Zaragosa, Spain before returning  to Texas A&M University to earn his PhD in Statistics in 1969.

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Doris Mae Heinecke

Doris Mae Heinecke, 87, of Clearwater, Fla. (formerly of La Grange, Texas), died at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Doris was born in Round  Top on Oct. 17, 1927, the daughter of Henry and Martha (Gau) Fuchs. She married Marvin Heinecke on Sept. 28, 1947 in Carmine. Doris was a sales clerk at Fabric Center in La Grange and an Avon representative until her retirement. Her most cherished job was being a homemaker. She is survived by two sons: Allen Heinecke and wife, Kay of Ft. Worth, and Glenn Heinecke of La Grange; daughter, Karen Greer and husband, Ted  of Clearwater, Fla.; four grandchildren: Chris Heinecke and wife, Heather; Matthew Heinecke; Trey Greer; and Tiffany Boucher and husband, Tony; six great-grandchildren: Sienna, Casyn, Dylan and Montana Heinecke, Aiden Boucher, and Skylynn Greer; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin; brother, Elvis Fuchs; sister, Vernell Fuchs; and grandson, Nathan Greer.

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Edward “Birdy” Schielack

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Pearl Lee Radabaugh

Pearl Lee Radabaugh, born Sept. 28, 1921 in Bellville, died Jan. 14, 2015 in Brenham. Pearl is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, David Radabaugh; sons, William Radabaugh and Donald Radabaugh and parents, William and Hattie Kiesewetter. She is survived by her sons, Keith Radabaugh and wife, Karen of Conroe, Dean Radabaugh and wife, Gayle of Klein, Wayne Radabaugh and wife, Terri of Round Top, Steve Radabaugh of Tomball; brother, Robert Kiesewetter of Round Top; grandchildren, Daniel Radabaugh, Douglas Radabaugh, Diane Radabaugh, David Radabaugh, Shannon  Radabaugh, Travis Radabaugh, Clay Radabaugh, Max Radabaugh, Jack Radabaugh; great-grandchild, Dallas  Radabaugh; and extended family and friends. A funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.
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Jan

Benjamin “Ben” Edward Jameson

Benjamin “Ben” Edward Jameson died peacefully at home on Dec. 22, 2014. Ben was born on Sept. 20, 1923, in Houston, to William Hall and Florence Jameson née McAllister. He graduated from San Jacinto High School. In 1943, he answered his country’s call and served in the Army Air Corp stationed on Saipan as a radar repair technician for the
B-17. After the war, Ben attended University of Houston and Rice University. On a blind date in December 1945, he met his future wife, Doreen Braun, the daughter of German farmers from Carmine. On Nov. 15, 1946, they were married in Houston. Before settling in Beaumont, Ben and Doreen made homes in Houston, LaMarque, Tyler, Memphis, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky. Doreen worked in the home and Ben supported his family with a career in sales. He developed a joy in gardening providing his many friends and family with sweet delicious fruit from his tangelo, satsuma, and grapefruit

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