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Evelyn M. (Goeke) Nehrkorn, longtime Bellville resident, passed away Friday, May 21, 2010, in a Bellville nursing facility at the age of 85.

Born July 15, 1924, in the Germania Community in Austin County, Texas, Evelyn was the daughter of Emanuel and Clara (Wesetzke) Goeke.

She grew up and attended school in Austin County before moving to Galveston, and then Houston, to work. She later returned to Bellville where she met and fell in love with Alburney Nehrkorn.

They were married in Bellville on April 27, 1947.

Alburney’s work with San Bernard Electric, took them first to Hallettsville, and then Columbus. In 1953, they returned to Bellville where they were members of St. John Lutheran Church.

Alburney preceded Evelyn in death on March 11, 1995, after almost 48 years of marriage.

Evelyn enjoyed playing cards and dominoes, and taking trips with the bank to various casinos. She was a member of the Bellville VFW Auxiliary, the Garden Club and the LCW.

She leaves behind her daughter Cynthia Heffner and her husband, Frank Samohyl, of Bellville; 3 grandchildren Duane Heffner, of Bellville, and Jamie Nehrkorn and Craig Nehrkorn, both of Austin; other relatives and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Glenn Nehrkorn, two brothers and one sister.

Visitation was 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Schmidt Funeral Home.

Funeral service was 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor Jennie Jones and Pastor David Henske, officiating.

Interment was in Oak Knoll Cemetery. Pallbearers were Duane Heffner                                                 Jamie Nehrkorn,  Craig Nehrkorn,                                                     Danny Slovak, Ronnie Robertson,                                                  and David Babin.

Honorary pallbearer was Charles Crawford.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to: St. John Lutheran Church, 520 North Holland, Bellville, Texas 77418, or to the Austin County Unit of the American Cancer Society, care of, Verna Lois Deere, P.O. Box 501, Bellville, Texas 77418.

Please sign the guest book and view our tribute video in memory of Evelyn at:

 Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 12029 Hwy 36 South, P.O. Box 610, Bellville, Texas 77418-(979)865-2424.

Posted by Joy Neely


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