Funeral services for Arby Weige Luedecke, 82, of Lake Jackson, formerly of Industry, were held Monday, September 13, 2004 at 2 p.m. from Industry United Methodist Church in Industry with the Rev. Patricia Newcomer officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Kennie Hall, Val Janecek, James Schroeder, Spencer Hall, Matt Schroeder and Jason Schroeder. Honorary pallbearers were Cole and Cailee Schroeder. Interment was at Industry Methodist Church Cemetery. Born and raised in Industry, Arby Weige was the daughter of Alfred Louis Weige and Lillie Beckmann Weige. She attended school in Industry, graduating Valedictorian from Industry High School. On May 28, 1939, the former Miss Arby Weige and Mr. Lewellyn Luedecke were married in the Lutheran Church in Brenham by the Rev. Strang. Since her father had Weige General Merchandise Store for about forty years, Arby spent much of her time there. That is where she met Lewellyn, when he came to work for her father in 1934. Arby did volunteer work in school and church. She was PTA president two years, and helped with many school activities, probably serving on each committee and holding each office in PTA at one time or another, while the children were attending school in Industry and Bellville. She and Mr. Luedecke owned and operated L.J. Luedecke Texaco in Industry. Mrs. Luedecke enjoyed traveling, arts and crafts, flowers, and making items from wood and steel, etc. Arby taught Sunday School for at least thirty-five years. She has assisted with Bible School, and was active on committees at the Industry Methodist Church. Arby Weige Luedecke died Friday, September 10, 2004 in Lake Jackson. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Mary Lou and Val Janecek of Lake Jackson, Emily and James Schroeder of San Marcos, Susan and Kennie Hall of Houston; her grandchildren, Jason Schroeder, Matt Schroeder, Megan Janecek, Spencer Hall, and Meredith Janecek; and great grandchildren, Cole and Cailee Schroeder. She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Lillie Weige; and her two sisters, Bernice Rogers and Ruby Thomas. Memorial contributions may be made to Industry United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 96, Industry, TX 78944. Funeral services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, Bellville.
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