The funeral service for Landis Lanbert Kamas was held on Monday
morning, September 1, 2003 at 10 o¹clock in the Nelsonville Brethren Church with
Pastor Michael Groseclose officiating. Burial followed in the National
Cemetery in Nelsonville.
Serving as pallbearers were Billie Pieper, Roy Pieper, Kenneth Pieper,
Lynn Pieper, Sydney Jurchak, Tommy Kamas and Wilroy Peschel.
Landis Kamas, 68, of Brenham died on Friday afternoon, August 29, 2003
in a Giddings, Texas nursing home.
Born in the home of his parents, John Paul and Hermina (Jurchak) Kamas
in the Nelsonville community of Austin County, Texas on February 20, 1935,
Landis was baptized and confirmed in the Nelsonville Brethren Church and
attended school in Bellville, graduating from the Bellville High School.
On January 4, 1958, Landis and Joan Pieper were married by Rev. Joseph Barton
in the Nelsonville Brethren Church.
For over forty years Landis ran the accounting department of Palmer
Paper Company in Houston, missing only three days of work during the
entire time. He was an active member of the Houston Brethren Church and was a
member of the United States Naval Reserve. An avid reader, Mr. Kamas
enjoyed carpentry, beekeeping, raising fruit trees and attending Bluegrass music
festivals. Landis was an expert barbecue artist and his family contends
that his ³secret² sauce was the best ever formulated.
Mr. Kamas is survived by his wife, Joan; his son, Jonathan Paul Kamas
of Houston; his daughters and sons-in-law: Rebecca Gale and Michael
Weilmuenster of Midvale, Utah and Pamela Kay and Steven E. Mossbarger of
Brenham. He is further survived by his grandchildren: Lucian, Summer and
Barak Mossbarger, all of Brenham, and by a sister-in-law, Hattie Kamas of
Landis is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edwin
The family suggests that memorials be given to either Hospice-Brenham
or to the Nelsonville Brethren Church.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Memorial Oaks
Posted by Joy Neely