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Funeral Services for Joyce L. Sontag, 72, of Bellville were held Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 11 a.m. from Knesek Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Olsen officiating.

Interment followed in Millheim Cemetery in Millheim.  Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy Martin, Michael Fentress, Shaye Sontag, Travis Sontag, Ronnie Sontag and Jimmy Soliz. Serving as honorary pallbearer was Brandon Sontag.

Joyce was born in Houston on Sept. 13, 1937 to Alton and Jewel (Gibson) Mersman. She was raised in Houston.

On Jan. 12, 1959, Joyce was joined in marriage to Mr. Wilfred “Sonny” Sontag with a ceremony held in Houston.

Joyce worked for 17 years at the Brenham State School. She enjoyed reading, dancing, playing cards and dominoes and was an avid collector.

Joyce received Jesus Christ as her personal savior on Oct. 31, 2009.

Joyce passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2010 in Houston.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alton and Jewel Gibson Mersman. 

Joyce is survived by her husband, Wilfred “Sonny” Sontag of Kenney, daughter, Donna Parker of Bellville, sons, Randall Walker and wife Pamela of Bellville, Ronald Sontag and wife Ann of Colorado Springs, Colo., Robert Sontag of Caldwell and Russell Sontag of Sealy, brother, Curtis Mersman and wife Macy, grandchildren, Jimmy, Michael, Rita Shaye, Bonnie, Travis, Patricia, Ronnie and Brandon, great grandchildren, Kyle, Mya, Lily, Amy and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel, 842 E. Main, Bellville, Texas 77418 (979) 865-3121. 

Visit our web site for guest book signing and sympathy cards. 
Posted by Joy Neely


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