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   Wayne Henry Hold was born March 21, 1954 in Brenham, Texas to Ervin and Viola Albrecht Hold and passed away on March 23, 2012.  

Wayne was baptized on May 21, 1954 and confirmed on May 25, 1969 at St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem. He attended Bellville High School and graduated from Blinn College in 1974.  While attending Blinn College, he began working at Brenham Wholesale Grocery Company.  He began pulling orders there and eventually became a truck driver which led him to meeting the love of his life, Diana Gajewski while delivering groceries to her family’s store in Pattison, Texas.  He eventually took the job of Assistant Transportation Supervisor at Brenham Wholesale completing a 22 year career.  In 1996, his dream of ranching full time came true when he began working for Mike and Pat Aldredge at Mill Creek Land and Cattle.  Wayne loved Mike and Pat dearly and would never refer to either of them as “Boss”, it was always Mr. Mike and Miss Pat.  He truly loved working for them and with them both.

He married Diana Gajewski on April 28, 1979 and thoroughly enjoyed 32 years of blessed marriage with her. He was blessed in 1981 with the birth of his son, Justin and again in 1983 with arrival of his daughter, Kimberly. Proud doesn’t describe how he felt about his children, and love was shown every day in how he treated them and took care of them both.  Wayne loved everything in life.  He loved his wife, his children, cattle, hay, sunny days, old trucks and most importantly, he loved to work.  A day without work in Wayne’s mind wasn’t a normal day.  He loved working with his Ford 4000 tractor and chasing neighbor’s cattle with his 1983 Chevrolet, “Brownie”. He enjoyed being a member of the Austin County Livestock Association, the Austin County Fair Steer and Heifer Committee, the Texas Farm Bureau and the Industry Knights of Columbus as well as the Beef and Forage Committee of Austin County.  Wayne never met a stranger and anyone who knew him knows that he loved to talk.  His famous words during a lengthy conversation were, “To make a long story short”.  Wayne was an amazing man, a man of honesty, loyalty and most importantly, he was a man of great integrity.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Viola Hold, aunt Elda and uncle Vernon Hahn.  Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Diana, of Kenney, son Justin and fiancé Eryn Green of Kenney, daughter, Kimberly and husband Chris Wade of Brenham, mother in law and father in law A.B. and Sedonia Gajewski of Kenney, brothers in law, Patrick Gajewski and wife Vanessa of Houston, Dwayne Gajewski and wife Mary of Brenham, nephews Logan and Andrew Gajewski of Houston and nieces Caitlin and Ashlyn Gajewski of Brenham, and more friends than could ever be mentioned, and his precious grandchild who will be arriving in a few months. 

Visitation was Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel and a Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Industry.  Burial was in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Justin Hold, Chris Wade, Leslie Kelm, Larry Dierking, John Stephens and Josh Owens.  Honorary pallbearers were Pat and Dwayne Gajewski, Mike Aldredge, current and past employees of Brenham Wholesale Grocery, and all members of the Industry Knights of Columbus, Texas Farm Bureau, Austin County Fair Steer and Heifer Committee, the Austin County Livestock Association, and the Beef and Forage Committee of Austin County.  

For those who desire, memorials may be directed to Austin County Fair Association,  PO Box 141, Bellville, TX , 77418 or Knights Of Columbus10224,  Msgr Edward Geiser Council, 10898 Fm 109, Industry, TX 78944

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham.  979.836.3611  Leave condolences at


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