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Funeral services for Mrs. Lena M. Suhr, 103, of Cat Spring, were held at 
2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24 from the Chapel of the Pete E. Etlinger 
Funeral Home in Bellville with the Rev. Charles Danheim officiating.  
Burial was in the Cat Spring Cemetery.  Mrs. Suhr was the oldest 
resident of Austin County at the time of her death.  Pallbearers were 
Allen Ladig, Lee Ladig, Wesley Ladig, Howard Bradshaw, Francis Miksovsky 
and Jack Freeman.  Mrs. Suhr died at 3 a.m. on Friday, Jan 23, 1987 at 
Sweetbriar Nursing Home in Bellville.  She had attained the age of 103 
years 11 months and 20 days.  She was born Feb. 3, 1883 in Cat Spring, 
the daughter of Charles and Christine (Schroeder) Ladig Sr.  She was 
raised at Cat Spring and attended Clarksville Public School.  A 
housewife, she also served as assistant Postmaster at Cat Spring.  On 
March 1, 1926, she was married to Hugo Suhr in Brenham.  Mrs. Suhr was a 
member of the Bellville United Methodist Church.   Survivors include:  
daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Fritz Engelking of Cat Spring; 
granddaughter and husband, Lynn and Danny Johnson of Portland, Ore.; 
great grandchildren, Sally and Emily Johnson.  She was preceded in death 
by her parents, her husband, three sisters, four brothers and one 
grandson.  (Published Bellville Times January 29, 1987.)
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Cheryl Gross - Grand Rapids, Michigan

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