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Elma Dale “Teeny”  “Oma” Fox Luetge, 81 of Shelby and widow of Otis B. Luetge, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at St. Marks Medical Center in La Grange.

Elma was born Dec. 29, 1927 in Thornton, Texas to Calvin H. and Ollie Howell Fox. She attended Thornton High School and was employed by Anderson Clayton as a keypunch operator. 

On April 14, 1951, she married Otis B. Luetge.

Mrs. Luetge was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church of Shelby, the Shelby VFD, Harmonie Hall of Shelby, a 50 + year member of the Sons of Herman and a faithful member of the Fathers and Sons Wives.  Elma Dale was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all.  Her warm smile and twinkling blue eyes will live in our hearts forever. 

Her husband; parents; infant siblings; brothers J.C. and wife Lorraine, Don Fox, sisters Rosie Mae Henderson and husband Melvin, Laehler George and husband Freck, Esther Taft and husband “Taft” Ivy Doughtie, Wreathy Fox, brothers-in-law Lester Luetge, Milton Luetge and wife May, Raymond Brinkmeyer Sr. and Bill Stark; sister-in-law Mercedes Jumper; niece Marie McBride; nephews Ronnie Oakes and Raymond Brinkmeyer Jr. preceded her in death.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Branch C. and Theresa Erdelt Luetge of Bellville, daughter and son-in-law LouAnn and Mike Albers of Waldeck, grandchildren Courtney Monique and special friend Milton, Madison Leigh, and Zachary Ben; brother and sister-in-law Forrest Lynn and Judy Fox of Snyder, Texas, sister-in-law Mary Lou Fox of Jacksonville, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Harris and Doris Luetge or Houston; sisters-in-law Waldine Brinkmeyer of Brenham, Virginia Stark of Bleiberville, and Nora Dell Luetge of Industry; goddaughter Serena Krueger along with numerous nieces and nephews; And very special helping hands Henry and Josephina Ortiz.

Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Brenham Memorial Chapel

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shelby.  The Rev. Willie Rotter and the Rev. Linda Mosley officiated.

A graveside service followed at Shelby Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Rocky Luetge, Matt Robertson, John Fox, David Fox, Ricky Jody, and Michael Doughtie. Honorary pallbearers were her beloved grandchildren, godchild, Serena Krueger, nieces, nephews, and Henry and Josephina Ortiz.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church of Shelby, 6814 Skull Creek Rd., Fayetteville, Texas 78940 or the Houston Ear Research Foundation 7737 Southwest Fwy #630, Houston, Texas 77074-1867

Funeral Services are in care of Brenham Memorial Chapel in Brenham.

Posted by Joy Neely


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