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Irene Klausmeyer, 88, widow of Arnold Klausmeyer, Sr., died Sept. 30, 2010 in Brenham Rest Home.

Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at 3 p.m. in Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome.

Pastor David Klack officiated, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends and relatives from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Oaks Chapel.

Mrs. Klausmeyer was born Sept. 28, 1922 in Somerville to Benhart and Ella Rudloff Spiess.

She was baptized April 1, 1923 in the Lutheran Church in Lyons and confirmed March 21, 1937 by Pastor Mansur in Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome.

Irene was educated in Austin County public schools. On Sept. 5, 1945, she was married to Arnold Klausmeyer, Sr. in Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome by Pastor Walter Wolf. She was employed as a charge attendant in the healthcare field.

Irene enjoyed gardening, and especially enjoyed taking her grandchildren swimming, fishing, and rabbit hunting. She served as a den mother for the Cub Scouts, and was a member of Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome.

Survivors include sons Arnold Klausmeyer, Jr. of Industry; Ben Klausmeyer and wife Dorothy of Wesley; daughter Barbara Hurtig and husband Ronnie of Welcome; grandchildren: Robert and Jennifer Hurtig, Reese and Rachel Hurtig, Ronda and Darrel Pesl, Jason and Danielle Klausmeyer, Ryan Klausmeyer, Brad Klausmeyer and fiance, Megan Pieper, Amber Klausmeyer, Ashley and Lloyd Spotted Wolf, Russell and Cindy Klausmeyer, Rodney Klausmeyer, and Ricky Klausmeyer;  eight great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Benjamin and MayDell Spiess of Welcome; Johnnie and Gail Spiess of Welcome; sisters and brothers-in-law Carrie and Virgil Luedeker of Industry, and Gladys and Luther Blezinger of New Ulm, and her special friend at Brenham Rest Home, Mrs. Adela Schroeder.  Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, daughter-in-law Elizabeth Klausmeyer, along with other relatives.

Serving as pallbearers are her grandsons, and honorary pallbearers will be Darrel Pesl, Lloyd Spotted Wolf, and Marian Balke.

Memorials may be directed to Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome or to Hospice Brazos Valley.  The family extends special thanks to the staffs of Brenham Rest Home and  Hospice Brazos Valley for their excellent care.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. (979)836-4564. To post a tribute to the family, visit


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