Funeral services for Alma
Lahrmann, 84, of Bellville, were held Sunday, Dec.
21 at 2 p.m. from Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Bellville with the
Eldon Akerman officiating.
Interment was at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Bellville.
Serving as pallbearers were Curtis Kendrick,
Kenneth Woodley, Jim Ellery, Chad Locke, Arlie Kendrick, Warren
Klump, Bubba Mewis and Billy Jackson,
were Brian Taylor, Neil Aschenbeck, Ross Aschenbeck, Ronny
Zepeda, Stanley Jackson and Doug Weiss.
Alma Lillie Klara Schroeder Lahrmann was born to parents Herman and
Schroeder in Travis Community. She was baptized at the St. James
Church in New Wehdem on Nov. 30, 1919 by the Rev. H. Poehlmann. The
witnesses were Lillie Albrecht and Klara Goeken. Alma was confirmed
on March 25,1934 from the St. James Lutheran Church in New Wehdem.
She taught Sunday School at Germania Lutheran Church. Germania and
Wehdem had the same pastor. Alma went to Travis School and graduated
from the eighth grade. She worked with her parents on the farm.
On Jan. 31,1942 Alma was joined in marriage to Mr. Erwin William
the Rev. H. Schliesser with a ceremony held at St. John Lutheran
After Erwin and Alma were married they moved to Houston on Sept.
Shortly after they moved Erwin was drafted into the Army to serve
country during WWII. Alma would be with him whenever she could and
she would stay with her sister in Houston.
During Erwin's time of service, Alma worked at several different
When Erwin was stationed in Washington, D.C. he got his furlough and
and Erwin's mother went to see him. When Erwin was stationed in
Colo., Alma got a room with some friends of the family and would
clean for her room and board. Alma returned to Houston where she
Gracer Coptive Sewing Factory. When Erwin was stationed in
went out there and worked in Robissin, Calif. as a hotel room
then returned back to Houston and worked at the National Biscuit
Alma rejoined Erwin in North Carolina where she worked in Durham at
Hosiery Mill. She would work 5 days a week, 8 hours a day and she
$38.64 after everything was taken out.
After Erwin was discharged from the Army, he and Alma eventually
Bellville where among other things they owned and operated Lahrmann
Que for 36 years.
Alma was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the Ladies
Post 6522. Alma was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and a
worker. She will be missed dearly!
Alma Lahrmann passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 in Bellville.
She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Kendrick and husband Harold
of Bellville and Carolin Woodley and husband Ronny of Bellville;
grandchildren, Curtis Kendrick of Bellville, Kenneth Woodley and
of Bellville and Tammy (Woodley) Ellery and husband Jim of Conroe;
grandchildren, Jordan Ellery and Regan Woodley.
Alma is preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Emma Schroeder,
husband, Erwin Lahrmann, sisters, Dora Kaase and husband Fritz,
and husband Thomas, Nettie Reichle and husband Bennie, brother, Theo
Memorial Contributions may be made to Bellville General Hospital,
977, Bellville, Texas 77418 or St. John Lutheran Church Retreat
N. Holland, Bellville, Texas 77418.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral
842 East Main, Bellville.
Posted by Joy Neely