Helen Catherine (Landrum) Waak was born in La Porte, Texas on July 6, 1932, to Catherine (Roberts)
and Charles Landrum. She attended Bellville High School graduating in 1949.
She met her husband, Conway Lloyd Waak, Sr., at Coshatte Hall, and they were married on June 3, 1950.
She and her husband, Conway, were known for having been the proprietors of Waak’s Sausage and meat
Market. The traditional German sausage recipe and the market’s reputation for choice, fresh cuts of meats provided many tasty meals for Austin County
and the surrounding areas. Sandy Oaks Fox Pen and a trailer park have been additional business ventures for Helen. She belonged to the Bellville
United Methodist Church where she attended adult Sunday school classes, and was the charter president of the Austin County Aggie Mom’s Club of which she
always remained active.
Helen enjoyed many crafts from woodworking to quilting. She took great pleasure in numerous
card and domino games. She always promoted living in the country and loved the Bellville location where she could fish and go hunting with Conway.
Lately, she would be found sitting in her rocker on the back porch watching her birds and enjoying her flowers along with her cat, Precious. Most of
all, Helen loved her family of 5 children, a sister, 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and numerous in-laws.
Helen always had a lively personality and often proved to be the life of the party. Her many
witty comments could get everyone laughing. She was even getting chuckles from the nurses and doctors during her recent heart surgery.
Mrs. Waak passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the Scott and White Hospital in Brenham at the age
of 78 years, 11 months and 12 days after fighting an infection.
She is survived by her son, Conway “Fuzzy” Waak, Jr. and his wife, Marlene of Carmine; daughter,
Peggy Emshoff and her husband, Weldon of Brenham; daughter, Candi Hardin and her husband, Johnny of Bellville; son, Kyle Waak, Sr. and wife, Jan of College
Station; her sister, Sandra Gilbert of Bellville; grandchildren, Russell Schrader, Kelli Schrader Campbell, Chance Waak, Mia Waak Williams, John Hardin, Keith
Hardin, Ty Hardin, Marcus Hardin, Maggie Emshoff, Shea Emshoff, Kyle Waak, Jr., Ashley Waak and Suzi Waak; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law, Ruby (Waak)
Koehn and Marceline (Waak) Jones, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers are her grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Russell Schrader, John Campbell,
Chance Waak, John Hardin, Keith Hardin, Buck Williams, Ty Hardin, Shea Emshoff, Kyle Waak, Jr., Marcus Hardin and Will Moyers.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m., Monday, June 20, 2011, Schmidt Funeral Home, Bellville.
Funeral service, 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 21, 2011, Bellville United Methodist Church, Bellville,
Texas, Pastor Amy Haralson, officiating. Interment, Coshatte Cemetery.
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the: Bellville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 188,
Bellville, Texas 77418
Posted by Joy Neely