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Irene Flentge, 80, widow of Otto Flentge, passed away Sept. 16, 2008 in Trinity Medical Center.

Irene was born June 7, 1928 in Wesley to Rosa (Maurer) Schulz and Henry E. Schulz. She was baptized March 3, 1929 in Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome by J. Appel, and confirmed April 18, 1943 by Pastor J. M. Mansur. She attended Welcome Salem School in Welcome

On Oct. 15, 1949, she was married to Otto F. Flentge, Jr. in Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome by Pastor Walter Wolf

Irene worked for Natís Tiny Tots for a number of years, and also Boekerís Country Store. She was a mother and a homemaker. Her hobbies included playing cards and dominoes and tending the flowers in her yard. Irene was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Irene is survived by two children, Sharion Leiber and husband Willie of Pasadena, and Glenn Flentge and wife Cindy of Brenham; five grandchildren: Dr. Jodie West and husband Jim of Austin; Jason Leiber of Pasadena; Shelia Herzog and husband David of Brenham; Craig Flentge and Brad Flentge of Brenham; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law: Milton Flentge and wife LaRuth, Helen Dannhaus, Mary Tockhorn and W. K. Felscher. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Otto Flentge; brother-in-laws Rubin Wensel, R. C. Dannhaus, Monroe Tockhorn and sisters-in-law Dorothy Felscher and Alma Wensel.

Ireneís special friends are Billie Schomburg, Rosalie Moehring, Lillie Faist and husband Bennie, Walter Richter and Florian Bolcerek.

Funeral services for Irene Flentge were held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. in Salem Lutheran Church of Salem with Pastor Charles Parnell and Pastor Lydia Paterson officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery.  Visitation with family and friends was Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. 

Serving as pallbearers are Jim West, Craig Flentge, Jason Leiber, Brad Flentge, David Herzog, Jeff Tockhorn, and Edward Wensel. 

Memorials may be directed to Salem Lutheran Church of Salem. 

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To view the obituary online or to post a tribute to the family, visit

Posted by Joy Neely


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