Obituaries

Tue
28
Nov

Vernon Hugo Reimer

Vernon Hugo Reimer, 88, of Thorndale, passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at the S.P.J.S.T Nursing Home in Taylor.

Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at 10 a.m.  Graveside services will follow at Hope Lutheran Memorial Park Cemetery in Buckholts at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 5-7 p.m.

Vernon was born on Oct. 11, 1929, in Cameron, to Philip and Emma (Randermann) Reimer. He was baptized on Nov. 24, 1929, at Hope Lutheran Church in Buckholts, and he was confirmed at the same church on May 20, 1945. He was raised on the family farm in Buckholts.  He attended Cameron schools and graduated from Cameron Yoe High School in 1948. 

Following high school, Vernon was inducted into the service and proudly served in the U.S. Army until he was honorably discharged in July 1953.

Tue
28
Nov

JoAnn Janicek

Graveside services were held for JoAnn Janicek on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Seaton Cemetery, with Rev. Billy Crow officiating.  Mrs. Janicek, 74, of Rogers,  passed away Friday, Nov. 24, in a Temple hospital. Visitation was held from 1:30-2 p.m. at the cemetery.

Mrs. Janicek was born Aug. 13, 1944, in Bell County, Texas, to Joe and Polly (Benight) Hill. She married Edward Janicek, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and lived her entire life in Rogers.

She is survived by cousins Edward and Ruby Hill of Rogers, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and one brother.

Arrangements are under the direction of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron. Condolences for the family may be left at www.green-pattersonfuneralhome.com

Mon
20
Nov

Karen Gilbert

Karen Gilbert, 60, of Cameron died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in a Temple hospital.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the First Baptist Church in Cameron. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Karen was born July 15, 1957, in Midland to Leiland and Anne (Upham) Keith. She received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Mary Hardin Baylor.  She married Ronnie Gilbert on July 27, 1996.  Karen had worked as the Assistant Registrar for the University of Mary Hardin Baylor for over 20 years and had be the Office Administrator for the First Baptist Church in Cameron for the 11 years. She had been a member of the FFA Booster Club, serving as treasurer.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1985. 

Mon
20
Nov

Kate Paden McLane Dimmitt

Kate Paden McLane Dimmitt passed peacefully to her forever home with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at the age of 83. Following a brief illness, she finished her work on earth surrounded by beloved family and reunited with her heavenly loved ones.

Tue
14
Nov

Novaline Nell (Felfe) Woelfel

Novaline Nell (Felfe) Woelfel was born in her parent’s home, outside of Thorndale, on April, 20, 1932, to Amanda Sidonia (Lehman) and Oscar Walter Felfe.  She was baptized May 8, 1932, and confirmed in her faith at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Thorndale, and attended school at St. Paul Lutheran School and Thorndale High School. She was married to Louis (Sammy) Alton Woelfel on May 6, 1951.  She and Sammy enjoyed 66 years of marriage together.

Novaline was blessed with four daughters, Geneva, Sandra, Janet and Shirley. In time, she was blessed with four sons-in-law, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and has another due to arrive in December. 

Mon
13
Nov

Louis Marvin Hengst

Louis Marvin Hengst, 88, of North Richland Hills, joined his Lord and Savior on Saturday evening, Nov. 4, 2017, at Medical City North Hills Hospital.

He was born in Thorndale on Nov. 23, 1928, to Oscar and Alma (Niemtschk) Hengst.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; Roy and Clarence Hengst, and Alice Melcher; and daughter-in-law, Linda ( Dew) Hengst.

Louis is survived by wife, Annie Mae Hengst; children, Gary Hengst of Rowlett; Rhonda Mahan and husband Larry of Mt. Vernon; Sandra Dunn and husband Harvey of Loveland, Colo., Duane Hengst and wife Stacey of Fort Worth, Karla Petty and husband Gary of Fort Worth, Timothy Hengst and wife Beth of Boone, N.C.; siblings, Bernice Kelm and husband Harvey of Thorndale, Gladys Moerbe of Lubbock, and Eldee Hengst and wife Delores of Thorndale; 25 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Mon
13
Nov

Lawrence Vrazel Jr.

Lawrence Vrazel Jr., 87, of Yarrellton, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in a Temple hospital. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak with Rev. George Thirumangalam officiating. Burial will be in the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m.

Mr. Vrazel, a farmer and rancher, was born Nov. 21, 1929, in Milam County to Lawrence and Albina (Sustek) Vrazel. He married Margaret Pospisil on May 21, 1960. He served in the Texas National Guard in 1955. He played in the early years of the Vrazels’ Polka Band for 12 years. He was a member of the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak, a member of SPJST Lodge 15 in Buckholts and a member of KJT in Marak.

Mon
13
Nov

Marjie Gerick

Marjie Gerick, 75, of Cameron, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in a Temple nursing facility. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Alan Wood officiating. Burial will follow in the Sharp Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gerick was born Feb. 10, 1942, in Taylor to Jimmie and Norene (Harrison) Brandstetter. She grew up in Channelview and graduated as salutatorian of Channelview High School. She was also a graduate of Durham’s Business College in Pasadena. She married Albert Gerick and he preceded her in death in 2007. She was a member of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two special cousins.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Thu
09
Nov

Debra Jaramillo

Debra Jaramillo, 61, of Cameron, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in a Cameron nursing facility.  

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Cheatham officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Visitation was at the funeral home before the service.

Debra, a podiatry technician, was born March 29, 1956, to Billy Joe and Nancy Green. She married Raymond Jaramillo on May 22, 1982, and was a member of San Gabriel Baptist Church.  

Thu
02
Nov

Lois Orsag

Lois Orsag, 82, of Buckholts, died Saturday, Oct. 28, in a Cameron nursing and rehab center.  

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Johnny Kueker officiating. Burial followed in the Corinth Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Orsag was born Dec. 13, 1934, in Bell County to Charlie and Ida Edna (Hagemeister) Gommert.  She married Ernest Ray Orsag on June 24, 1951, and he preceded her in death in 2008. She had worked at Temple Products for over 20 years and was a member of the Buckholts Brethren Church.  

She is survived by: sons, Larry Orsag of Cameron and Randy Orsag of Buckholts; daughters, Gail Hollas of Cameron and Vickie Plachy of Cameron; brother, Wilbert Gommert of Buckholts; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron was in charge of arrangements.

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