Ella Vera Kropp
Friday, 10AM


(Taylor) Ella Vera Kropp, 65, died Tuesday. Services are 10AM today at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Taylor City Cemetery. Mrs. Kropp graduated from Granger High School and completed the LVN Nursing Program at Johns Hospital, where she became a nurse. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the altar society. Survivors include:

Daughters:
       Barbara Maruska and husband John       
       Judy Kropp

3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive.
Providence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Dorothy Petrek
Friday, 10AM


(Rosebud) Dorothy Petrek, 96 of Barclay, died Sunday in a Rosebud Nursing Home. Services are 10AM today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Cyclone, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Petrek was born near Barclay and was a registered nurse, working in the Temple VA operating room. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Altar Society. Survivors include:

Brother:
       Morris Marburger of Temple

Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


James Terry "Jim" Wheeless, Jr.
Saturday, 10AM


(Cameron) James Terry "Jim" Wheeless, Jr., 58 of Cameron, died Monday in a Temple hospital. Services are 10AM Saturday at Marek Burns Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron, with burial to follow in Minerva Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5-7PM at the funeral home. Mr. Wheeless was born in Port Sullivan Community and was an ordained minister. He served in the National Guard and was a Lt. Deputy Sheriff in Milam County. He also worked in Milam County as a surgical nurse and paramedic. Survivors include:

Wife:
       Wrenie Wheeless of Cameron

Children:
       Nickolas Dakota Burris
       Michael Jacob Wheeless
       Wraina Maerynette Wheeless

Parents:
       Rev. James and Lois Wheeless

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Evelina Marie Wetzel
Saturday, 11:30AM


(Rosebud) Evelina Marie Wetzel, 73 of Ft. Worth, died Monday at her home. Graveside services are 11:30AM Saturday at Powers Chapel Cemetery in Rosebud. Mrs. Wetzel was born near Rosebud and was a homemaker. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Ft. Worth. Survivors include:

Son:
       Paul Scott of El Lago

Daughter:
       Sandy Diaz of Georgetown

Brother:
       David Wetzel of Riesel

6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild also survive.
Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Paul James "PJ" Hoelscher
Monday, 10AM


(Rosebud) Paul James "PJ" Hoelscher, 84, died Wednesday in a Rosebud nursing home. Services will be 10AM Monday at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Rosebud, with burial to follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Westphalia. Visitation is Sunday from 4:30-6PM with Rosary to follow, all at Cook Gerngross Green Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud. Mr. Hoelscher was born in Barclay and attended schools in Barclay and Sneed Kasner. He graduated from Rosebud High School in 1947 and earned a bachelors and masters degree from North Texas State Teachers College. He served in the US Army Signal Corps. He was a teacher and coach in the Rosebud and Rosebud-Lott school districts for 35 years. He and his family managed the Rosebud Summer Baseball League and a field has been named in his honor there. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, VFW, and Rosebud Fire Department. Survivors include:

Wife:
       Doris Hoelscher

Son:
       Dr. Ron Hoelscher and wife Terri of Austin

Daughters:
       Donna Staten of Round Rock
       Diana Wimberly and husband Steve of College Station

6 grandchildren also survive.
Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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