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Funeral Services for Martin Loesch, 80, of Brenham, were held Monday, Sept.
19, 2005, at 11 a.m., from St. James Lutheran Church in New Wehdem with
Pastor Suzanne Guinn officiating. Interment was at St. James Lutheran
Cemetery in New Wehdem. Serving as pallbearers were Daniel
Gaskamp, Thruman Laminack, Erie Arning, Elwood Arning, B.Y. Lynn, and Larry
Arceneaux. Honorary Pallbearers were Boyd Neagle, and Erland Arning.
Martin L. Loesch was born March 22, 1925 in Kenney, the son of Alvin and
Lenora (Dahse) Loesch. He was raised in Kenney and attended Kenney School.
In 1943, Mr. Loesch and the former Gertrude Duve were married with ceremony
held in Kenney. They moved to Houston where they both worked as grocery
clerks for 20 years.
Upon their return to Kenney, he and Gertrude did lawn and janitorial work
for various churches. He also enjoyed his employment with the Brenham Police
Department working as a custodian in 1981 until his retirement in 1995.
Martin was a soft spoken man who had a very soft heart for babies and his
dog Baxter. He enjoyed woodcrafts and repairing lawn mowers with longtime
friend and neighbor Mr. Laminack.
He enjoyed fishing, mowing his lawn and attending local dances with his
friends having a wonderful time dancing to waltzes and polkas.
Martin will be sadly missed by Elwood and Diane Arning and family who have
looked after Martin for 22 years.
Martin Loesch died Friday Sept. 16, 2005, in Bellville.
Survived by his sisters Dorothy Brown of Brenham, Shirley Filipp of Danbury
and Jeanette Shobe of Florida, as well as other relatives and many friends.
Preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Lenora Loesch, wife Gertrude
Loesch, and brothers Pete and Donald Ray Loesch.
The family would like to thank Mr. Laminack for being a good friend and
neighbor, Dr. Don R. Bosse for such good care and the Briarwood Manor staff
for their care and attention. Bellville General Hospital is also much
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Bellville General Hospital
or St. James Lutheran Church.
Funeral services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels in
Posted by Joy Neely


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