Funeral services for Viola Bertha Priesmeyer, 81, of Bellville, were
Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 at 2 p.m. from St. John Lutheran Church in
with the Rev. Bill Derrick officiating. Interment was at Salem
Pallbearers serving were her nephews Daryl Gummelt, Gilbert Goeke,
Kruse, Roger Sommerfeld, Dwayne Rogge, Lynwood Rost.
Honorary pallbearers were Ronald Priesmeyer, Jimmy Priesmeyer and
Born in Wesley, Viola was the daughter of Otto H. and Bertha (Sunderhuse)
Sommerfeld. She was raised and attended school in Wesley.
Nanny Priesmeyer baby sat children of all ages for 25 years, and she
working with her potted plants. Viola was very involved in Luther
Sunday School at Salem.
Viola Bertha Priesmeyer died Dec. 9, 2003 in Brenham.
She is survived by her husband Raymond Priesmeyer of Bellville;
Geneva Butler of Livingston, Gale Priesmeyer of Bellville; sons
and Betty Priesmeyer of Cat Spring, Kenneth Priesmeyer of Bellville;
grandchildren Sheryl and Don Hanks, David Butler, Amy and Steve
and Michael Clamon, Kevin and Robin Priesmeyer, Beth and Jeff Prokop,
grandchildren Jennifer, JoAnna, Tyler and Stephen Hanks, Bryan
and Brett Rejcek, Forest and Kristin Clamon, Taylor and Morgan
Dillon Prokop; brother Ervin Sommerfeld; sister Weda Pruess; sister
brother-in-law Bertha and John Kruse; brothers-in-law and sisters-in
Erwin and Katherine Priesmeyer, H.F. and LaVerna Priesmeyer;
Theodore Rogge; sister-in-law Earline Sommerfeld; numerous nieces,
and special children.
Preceded in death by parents Otto H. and step-mother Emma Sommerfeld;
Bertha Sommerfeld; brother and sister-in-law Emanuel and Mildred
brother O.C. Sommerfeld; sister and brother-in-law Hettie and Johann
sister Bernice Rogge; son-in-law Carroll Butler; and brother-in-law
sister-in-law Robert and Iona Wilhelmson.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 520
Holland, Bellville, Texas 77418; Arthritis Foundation, South Texas
3701 Kirby Dr., Suite 1230 Houston, Texas 77098; or Salem Lutheran
Fund, 1500 Salem Rd. Brenham, Texas 77833.
Funeral services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral
Posted by Joy Neely