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Edith Dickschat

May 25, 1925 — May 17, 2020

Edith “Johnny” Roese Dickschat, 94, passed away, Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Brenham Nursing and Rehab Center. A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 10 am, at Friedens Church of Washington, UCC Cemetery with Pastor Eric Dehmer officiating. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, from 7 am to 8 pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel.

Born May 25, 1925 in Washington, TX to Frank W. and Olga Schroeder Roese. She was baptized in the Friedens Church of Washington, UCC and later confirmed in the same church. Edith was educated in the Washington School. On June 27, 1948, she was married to Frank W. Dickschat, also in Friedens Church of Washington, UCC, where she remained a lifetime member. She was an avid seamstress and worked for numerous years at Nat’s Tic Toc, where she sewed baby clothes and blankets. Later, she worked behind the scenes at Washington on the Brazos museum for numerous years, where she loved working with and setting up new exhibits. She and her husband were also avid antique collectors and made numerous stops around the state at antique shops. In recent years, she loved feeding the birds and deer that came to her property in Washington.

Edith Dickschat was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, her son Alton Carl Dickschat, her parents, parents in laws, Frank C. and Emma Bohne Dickschat, sister and brother in law, Lorene (Sis) and Burney Riechers, sister in law, Terrie Roese, brothers in law Edwin, Otto, and William Dickschat, sister in law, Rosa Lambert, and nephew, Danny Dickschat.

She is survived by her brother Harold (Pete) Roese of Comfort. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Debra and Fred Louis Westerfeld, Patti and David Jones Clay, Dana and Kim Roese, Marlene and Bob Dees, Dorothy and Skeeter Stolz, Betty Varner, Peggy and Gene Smith, Joyce and James Pelkemeyer, Linda and Pat Jolly, Nina Hall, Reba Corley, Carol Dickschat and Renee Lambert. She is also survived by numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends and family.

Honorary pallbearers are Skeeter Stolz, Tommy Wellmann, Don Hinze, and Arthur Steele.

The family would like to thank the nurses and caregivers at BNRC, who became her adopted family the past few months. A special thank you also to Amedisys Hospice for taking care of her the last few weeks. Their kindness will always be remembered.

Memorials may be given to Friedens Church of Washington, UCC or the Washington Volunteer Fire Department.

Funeral arrangements for Edith Dickschat are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833.

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