Obituaries

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23
Jan

Joe Louis Belota

Joe Louis Belota, 94, of Plum died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange. Joe was born in Plum on Dec. 8, 1919, the son of Joseph Belota and Frances (Sulik) Belota. He married Georgia Faldyn on Nov. 9, 1948 in Holman. Joe graduated from La Grange High School in 1938. He attended Durham Business College in Houston.
Joe was then drafted into the Army and was inducted on May 8, 1942. While in the Army, he received a World War II Victory Medal and an EAME Campaign Medal with Two Bronze Stars and Good Conduct Medal. He was discharged from the Army in December 1945 at Camp Fannin. Joe was employed in 1946 by the United States Postal Service as a Rural Carrier. Later, he was appointed Postmaster of Plum on Oct. 1, 1956. He retired from the United States Postal Service
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23
Jan

Jean Doyle

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23
Jan

Gertrude Barbara Wotipka Christian

Gertrude Barbara Wotipka Christian, 102, died Jan. 18, 2014. Gertrude was born in Flatonia on Dec. 7, 1911, to Roman
Frank and Mathilda Bittner Wotipka. She graduated from Flatonia High School and from Draughn’s Business College in-
San Antonio. She married William Alfred (Bill) Christian on Jan. 30, 1936, in San Antonio, where they lived until moving to
Corpus Christi in 1942. In 1978, she and Bill retired to San Antonio, where she continued to live until moving to Schulenburg in 1999. In February of 2008, she moved to Flatonia, and then to Austin in April of 2009. She remained there
until returning to Schulenburg in December of 2011. Gertrude was a member of the Roman Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court 246. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Sue Christian
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23
Jan

Leslie Kleiber

Leslie Kleiber, 74, of La Grange died Jan. 20, 2014 in Austin. Leslie was born on Nov. 14, 1939 in La Grange, to Otto 
Kleiber and Meta Lueders Kleiber. He married Linda Kuhn on Dec. 4, 1974 in Austin. Leslie was a heavy equipment operator, working for Dean Word Constuction for over 50 years. He enjoyed working with cattle, riding around the countryside and his Schlitz beer. He is survived by his wife Linda of La Grange; sister, Verline Wied of Austin; two rothers-
in-law, Ricky Kuhn and wife Cheryl of La Grange and Ronald Kuhn of La Grange; two nephews, Michael Wied and radley
Kuhn; two nieces, Karen Wied and Michelle Palmer; three greatnephews and one great-niece. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Allen Kleiber; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roy and Betty Kuhn.
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20
Jan

Leon Steven Ellis

Leon Steven Ellis, 38, of La Grange died Jan. 11, 2014 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange. He was born Sept. 8, 1975 in La Grange to Lena B. (Ellis) and Leon Trusedale. He is survived by his mother; brother, Ronnie Ellis and wife Marline of Waelder; sister, Gloria Sandling of La Grange; and fiancee Delores Almeida of La Grange. He was preceeded in death by his father, grandparents, and two uncles.  Funeral services were held at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in La Grange at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. The Rev. John Caldwell officiated. Burial followed at Gay Hill Church Cemetery in La Grange. Tommy E. Taylor Funeral Home in La Grange was in charge of arrangements 
Mon
20
Jan

Herman Charles Weigelt

Herman Charles Weigelt, 89, of Round Top, died Jan. 16, 2014 from complications of a Christmas Eve stroke. Born in Round Top on July 9, 1924, the son of Ewald and Ellie (Schulze)Weigelt, he was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem
Lutheran Church. He married Julie (Mache) Weigelt on June 5, 1954 and would have celebrated 40 years this summer.
Herman served in the U.S. Navy LCS and LCT Flotilla Six in the South Pacific during World War II. He worked as a
journeyman carpenter for H. A. Lott, retiring after 40 years of service, working on several Houston landmarks, including
Mon
20
Jan

Lawrence C. Hoehne

Lawrence C. Hoehne, 81, of La Grange died Jan. 10, 2014. He was a twin, his brother and him were born May 2, 1932, at home on the farm in Hostyn, son of Edwin C Hoehne and Lillie Hoehne. He married Shirley Mae Watson, Jan. 3, 1958 in Houston. Retired from Sears, Roebuck and Co. and moved back to the farm where he was born and raised. Served his country as a corporal in the United States Army. He enjoyed gardening and working with cattle on the farm. He is survived by his sister, Junell Getschmann; brother-inlaw, Delvin Getschmann; son, Lawrence C. Hoehne Jr. (Larry); daughter-in-law, Norma Hoehne; daughter, Sandra Kreig; step daughters, Linda Brown, Ronda Garlits; granddaughters, Sara
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13
Jan

Leslie Karisch

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13
Jan

William “Bill” Ross Brinkoeter

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13
Jan

Milroy Kessler

Milroy Kessler, 90, of Pearland died Jan. 7, 2014. He was born March 7, 1923 in Burton to Paul and Lizzie (Klaus) Kessler. Milroy was baptized and confirmed at St. Martin Lutheran Church of Carmine. He attended Boundary School, and was a member of the first graduating class of Burton High School, later attending Blinn College. He was a proud WWII Veteran, serving in the 38th Bomb Squadron as an Electrical Mechanic. He was married to his loving wife, Jenny Joe (Runge) Kessler at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Gay Hill, and they were married for 57 years. The couple later

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