In Loving Memory of
Lillian (Lueckemeyer) Henske
Lillian Lueckemeyer Henske, 94, peacefully passed away March 2, 2016, with her family by her side in Brenham, Texas.
Lillian was born in New Wehdem, Texas, on January 25, 1922 and was the daughter of Theo and Lottie (Chernosky) Lueckemeyer. She grew up on her family's farm and was baptized and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem. Lillian married Melvin "Sonny" Henske on February 4, 1947 and they were blessed with two children, Russell and Kay.
Family and faith were of the utmost importance to Lillian. She enjoyed baking homemade treats for her grandkids, dancing (most recently with her nephew at a family reunion), and talking on the phone everyday with her sisters-in-law (who many people thought were her actual sisters!) She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and enjoyed watching the televised broadcasts when she became physically unable to attend Sunday services. Prior to her passing, she was comforted by her favorite hymns and expressed her readiness to move to her "heavenly home."
Each person who knew Lillian on her earthly journey will forever cherish their time with her.
Comfort is taken in knowing that she is with the Lord, as well as others who predeceased her, including her husband, Melvin "Sonny" Henske; her four brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed J. and Irene Lueckemeyer, Franklin and Ilene Lueckemeyer, T. W. "Woodrow" Lueckemeyer, and
Odell Lueckemeyer; her two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lula and Boots Broecker and Dorephy and Ed Blume; her brothers-in-law, Wilbert "Buddy" Henske and Otto Henske Jr.; and her sister-in-law, LaVerne "Sister" Spitzer.
Lillian is survived by her two children, Kay (Tommy) Przyborski and Russell (Lu) Henske; five grandchildren, Jay Przyborski, Jillian (Dwayne) Riske, Laurie (Chris) von Gontard, Jessica (Andrew) Moody, and Jennifer (Scott) Renner; nine great-grandchildren, Jack and Ben Riske,
Garrett, Cole, and Dawson von Gontard, Kate Lillian, Emily and Kyla Moody, and Elena Renner;her sisters-in-law, Mrs. T. W. (Evelyn) Lueckemeyer, Mrs Odell (Willie Mae) Lueckemeyer, Ida Mae Henske Wubbenhorst, and Mrs. Otto (Wanda) Henske; her special cousin and neighbor,
Florence and Leeland Rinn; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews,
all of whom will forever carry the fondest memories.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, March 4, 2016, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at
Memorial Oaks Chapel. Pastor Phillip Fenton will officiate funeral and burial services at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2015, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham, Texas.
Larry Lueckemeyer, Ronnie Lueckemeyer, Bill Blume, Jim Blume, Eddie Rogers, Brian Felt, Wayne Giese, and Leroy Tegeler will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Funeral arrangements for Lillian Lueckemeyer Henske are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.