LaVerne Schawe

LaVerne Schawe[1, 2]

Female 1931 - 2007  (75 years)

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  • Name LaVerne Schawe 
    Born 16 Nov 1931  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Aug 2007  Rosenberg, Fort Bend Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Rosenberg, Fort Bend Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    LaVerne Emma Schawe Penkert (1931-2007) - Find A Grave Memorial
    LaVerne Emma Schawe Penkert (1931-2007) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Person ID I1910  Wendel Voigt Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2014 

    Father Friedrick Wilhelm Schawe,   b. 5 Mar 1878,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Selma Alma Amalie Fenske,   b. 31 Mar 1899,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 3 Jun 1928  [4
    Family ID F847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lt. Col. Leonard William Penkert,   b. 1 Dec 1926, Beasley, Fort Bend Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 2011, Katy, Harris Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [1, 2, 3
    Married 9 Jul 1952  St. Paul Lutheran Church, Rosenberg, Fort Bend Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Children 
     1. Debbie Penkert
     2. William "Bill" Penkert
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jul 1952 - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Rosenberg, Fort Bend Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Aug 2007 - Rosenberg, Fort Bend Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Rosenberg, Fort Bend Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S503] "Pedigree Chart of Laverne Schawe", p.18 [Schaefer p. 173].
    2. [S371] Family Information from Dorothea Francis Scott, [Schaefer p. 60].
      Date: 6 April 1988
    3. [S940] Find A Grave, 5 January 2014; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=95584053.
      Laverne Schawe Penkert; Birth: Nov. 16, 1931; Death: Aug. 25, 2007, Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA
      From photo, LaVerne and Leonard share the same headstone.
    4. [S940] Find A Grave, 5 January 2014; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=33047124.
      Emmy Galle Berger; Birth: May 29, 1872, New Braunfels, Guadalupe [sic] County, Texas, USA; Death: Aug. 30, 1955, Needville, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA.
      The following obituary was published in the Texas Coaster on September 8, 1955:
      "Funeral Services for Mrs. Berger Held September 1"
      Funeral services for Mrs. Emmy Berger, 83, were held September 1, 1955, at the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Needville. The Rev. William E. Scholze officiated at the church and at Cottonwood cemetery where Mrs. Berger was buried.
      Pallbearers were Clarence Fenske, Albert Lee Ognoskie, Leonard Penkert, Aster Vallet, William Vallet and Alvin Rech.
      Mrs. Berger is survived by her husband, Albert Berger, a son, Albert Fenske, Needville; two daughters, Mrs. Fred W. Schawe and Mrs. Theo Klosterhoff, both of Rosenberg, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
      Mrs. Berger also is survived by two brothers, Edward Galle and Adolph Galle, both from San Antonio, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Lena Penaloza, San Antonio, Mrs. Ella Sahn and Mrs. Amelia Rusch of Cibolo.
      Garmany-Janca Funeral Home in charge.
    5. [S940] Find A Grave, 5 January 2014; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65236545.
      LTC Leonard William Penkert; Birth: Dec. 1, 1926, Beasley, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA; Death: Jan. 18, 2011, Katy, Harris County, Texas, USA; Inscription: LtCol, US Army Air Force, WW2.
      Leonard William Penkert was born on December 1, 1926 in Beasley, Texas to loving parents William Henry and Lona Krause Penkert. Leonard was a life long resident of Ft. Bend County, owner of Penkert Tire Supply, and had farming and ranching interests.

      After graduating from high school, Leonard enrolled in Texas A&M, but he was drafted to serve in World War II in the Philippines. While in the Philippines, Leonard participated in the first Aggie Muster on Corregidor Island. The photograph of the first Muster at Corregidor has been circulated around the world at many Aggie events and now resides at the Association of Former Students at Texas A&M in College Station. Leonard returned to Texas A&M two years ago for the reunion of those who attended the first Aggie Muster at Corregidor, and he thoroughly enjoyed the honored event. Upon discharge from service to his country, Leonard enrolled at the University of Texas and graduated with a BBA in 1950.

      Leonard then returned to Ft. Bend County to assist his father with the family business, Penkert Tire Supply. On July 9, 1952 Leonard married his beloved wife, LaVerne Schawe Penkert at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rosenberg. They celebrated over 55 years of wedded bliss, and they both cherished their Ft. Bend County roots and love of the land.

      Throughout his life, Leonard was an active member of the Rosenberg Rotary Club, and he served as president of the organization. In addition, Leonard was a retired Lt. Colonel in the Air Force Reserves and for many years he attended weekly reserve meetings. To compliment his tire supply business, Leonard helped to organize the Texas Tire Dealers Association and later held the office of president. Leonard and LaVerne both served as founding members of the Rosenberg Railroad Museum, Rosenberg Revitalization Association, and as active members of St. John's United Church of Christ in Rosenberg.

      Leonard passed away from complications due to congestive heart failure on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Hermann Memorial Hospital of Katy with his children at his side.

      Leonard is proceeded in death by his parents William and Lona Penkert, his beloved wife, LaVerne, and son-in-law, Dan S. Barker. Survivors include his daughter, Debra (Debbie) Penkert Barker of Fulshear; son William Schawe Penkert of Rosenberg; granddaughter, Amy Katherine Barker Richards and husband Austin of Houston and numerous cousins.

      Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 20 at the Barker home in Fulshear. A memorial service is set for 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2011 at St. John's United Church of Christ, 1513 West Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471, Rev. Dr. Dale Staggemeier officiating. Family and friends are welcome to join the family for a reception and celebration of his life following the memorial service in the church parish hall.

      For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's United Church of Christ Endowment Fund, 1513 West Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471.

      Condolence messages may be written for the Penkert family at www.garmanycarden.com.

      Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281)342-4671.
      From photo, LaVerne and Leonard share the same headstone.




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