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Florence Jeanette (Hoff) Wendt, 89, resident of Bellville, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 10, 2014.  She passed away after a short stay in a Brenham hospital.

Florence was born May 17, 1924, in the Roach Prairie community in Austin County, Texas, to parents Paul and Alvina (Schavrda) Hoff. She was reared and went to school in Roach Prairie, near Burleigh. Florence worked on the farm with her parents.

Florence was baptized in the Catholic faith in Bellville on December 13, 1924 and confirmed on April 2, 1939 at St. John Lutheran Church of Bellville. On June 20, 1943, Florence married Earl William Wendt at St. John Lutheran Church of Bellville. They made their home in Bellville where they raised three sons.

Florence worked and retired from Austin County State Bank and Wells Fargo Bank in Bellville. She also did babysitting; she loved little children. She also enjoyed gardening, her flowers, and her cattle. She continued to raise cattle on her parents’ family farm in Burleigh through her later years.

Florence is survived by her three sons and their wives: David Earl Wendt and wife Linda of Burleigh community, Carrell James Wendt and wife Karen of Sealy, and Randy Ray Wendt and wife Judy of Askov, Minnesota; sister and brother-in-law Mabel Fay and Elroy Wiecker of Bleiblerville; seven grandchildren: Heath, Lytha, Aaron, Grant, Sean, Ellen, and Kayla; one step-grandchild; ten great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other family and friends; and special friend and caregiver Andrea Henrion.

Florence is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Alvina, husband Earl on Jan. 25, 1976, her twin sister at birth, brother and sister-in-law Leroy and Lola (Crawford) Hoff, and great-grandson Anthony Radloff.

Pallbearers for the service were Heath Ryan Wendt, Aaron James Wendt, Grant Nelius Wendt, Dwayne Elroy Wiecker, Tommy Lange, and Blake Dooley. Honorary Pallbearers are Eric Sean Wendt, Karl Lokken, Peter Conrad, Billy Ray Hagen, and James Earl Hagen.

Visitation was on Jan. 13, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at Knesek Funeral Chapel in Bellville. Funeral services for Florence was on Jan. 14, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Knesek Funeral Chapel in Bellville. 

Interment  followed  at  Coshatte  Cemetery  in  Austin County.

Memorial gifts may be given to St. John Lutheran Church of Bellville or the Coshatte Cemetery Association.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of  Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel – Bellville. 

Posted by Joy Neely



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