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Verlin Schwenke, 88, of Kenney, died Jan. 4, 2006, in Trinity Care Center in
Mrs. Schwenke was born July 1, 1917, in Crawford, Texas, to Christian and
Lena Honerkamp Mattiza. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith and was
confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Coryell City. She was educated in
Crawford schools.
On Dec. 8, 1934, she was married to Elmer Schwenke in Salem Lutheran Church
of Salem. Mrs. Schwenke was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Lutheran
Church of Phillipsburg.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Sandra Schwenke of
Brenham; daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Otto Krause and Virgia Mae
and Allan Wienecke, all of Bellville; six grandchildren, Keith Krause, Owen
Krause and friend Buffie McLendon, Brian Krause and wife Beth, Lenny Krause
and wife Debbie, Glenn Schwenke and wife Mary, and Terrell Schwenke; seven
great-grandchildren, Justin Krause, Tanner Krause, Courtney Krause, Kendra
Krause, Amy Bielstein and husband Sean, Slade Schwenke and Kaiden Schwenke;
and 1 great-great-grandchild, Skylar Bielstein.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Arnold and
Herbert Mattiza; sister, Vada Terrell and Hattie Pieper; and one
great-grandchild, Lauren Krause.
The family will receive visitors from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 in
Memorial Oaks Chapel.
The funeral service was at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 in St. Paul Lutheran Church
of Phillipsburg with Pastor Jennie Bohls officiating. Burial will be in the
church cemetery.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Her great grandchildren and Ruth
Ellis were considered honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church of Phillipsburg.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham. For
more information, visit
Posted by Joy Neely


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