Marianne “Petey” (Koepke) Untermeyer

Marianne “Petey” (Koepke) Untermeyer, 85, died on May 27, 2019, surrounded by loved ones, and after a year-long battle with infection in her legs.

Marianne was born on October 18, 1933, in Mercedes, Texas. She grew up in Ellinger, Texas, and attended high school in La Grange, graduating at the age of

16. She married Raymond Untermeyer in 1954 and together they had four children and three grandchildren. Marianne was a nurse for 46 years, working primarily for Dr. Shult and Dr. Marburger in Columbus. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellinger.

Marianne enjoyed her circle of friends, and loved playing cards and visiting. She spent her final years in Columbus Oaks Assisted Living and enjoyed playing Bingo and receiving visitors.

Marianne is survived by one brother, John Koepke of Columbus; her four children: Michael Untermeyer of Houston; Susan Herrington and husband Darryl of Montgomery; Nancy Philabaum and husband Joe of Fayetteville; and James Untermeyer of Columbus; three grandchildren: Matthew Untermeyer, Ryan Untermeyer, and Emily Untermeyer; numerous nieces and nephews, and her lifelong best friend, Lee Anna Tolbirt of Sealy.

Marianne was preceded in death by her husband Raymond (1999); two brothers, Lawrence Koepke and Jay Koepke; and two sisters, Nita Rau and Bernice Kovar.

Pallbearers are Mark Untermeyer, Ken Untermeyer, Leland Noska, Matthew Untermeyer, Ryan Untermeyer and Emily Untermeyer.

Honorary pallbearers are Darryl Herrington and Joe Philabaum.

Visitation will be held at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, followed by a DVD memorial presentation at 6 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellinger on Monday June 3, at 10 a.m.

Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Family suggests donations be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, an Amedisys company, 3833 South Texas Avenue, Suite 200, Bryan, TX, 77802, or Columbus Oaks Healthcare Community, 300 North Street, Columbus, TX, 78934.

Online condolences may be given at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

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