VisitationMemorial Oaks Chapel
Brenham, Texas 77833
Kathryn Antinnette Voskamp, age 77, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.
Visitation for Kathryn Voskamp will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Industry United Methodist Church in Industry with Preacher John Reasons officiating. Burial will be in New Ulm Cemetery in New Ulm.
Kathryn was born in Sealy, TX on Dec. 30, 1942, the fourth child of Lorenz Voskamp and Ruth Knoblock Voskamp. Kathryn moved with her family to New Ulm when she was an infant. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm. She attended New Ulm Elementary School and graduated from Columbus High School in 1962.
In 1987, Kathryn joined Industry United Methodist Church, where she was very active and was a member of most all committees at one time or another. She was a member of the UMW, serving as president one year. She was a member of the Dora Circle of that unit. Kathryn was also a member of the Chancel Choir, which she dearly loved.
Kathryn worked on the family dairy farm until it was sold in May of 1973. She then worked at the New Ulm Creamery as a butter wrapper and drove a creamery truck to pick up cream at Corpus Christi, Schulenburg and Giddings each week. She also delivered butter to downtown Houston often. In 1976 Kathryn purchased the New Ulm Market and Supply and renamed it Voskamp Market.
This move then continued a tradition of a Voskamp Meat Market in New Ulm, begun by her Grandfather H.L. Voskamp. Kathryn ran this market until business got very slow, at which time she made tables out of grocery shelves and started a café along with the help from her mother and sister. They baked bread, doughnuts and cinnamon rolls and at least 50 dozen cookies a week. Kathryn retired from this business in 1992 when business slowed and after the original building burned down. She then went to work for the Bellville Independent School District as a bus driver. She drove a school bus for seven years.
Kathryn enjoyed making yard ornaments. She cut out and painted the entire Nativity scene (large size) and also a small one that goes in the home.
Kathryn is survived by sisters and brother-in-law, Pauline and Raymond Kettler of William Penn, Lynnette Voskamp of Industry; brother and sisters-in-law, L.P. Voskamp Jr. and wife Cynthia of Thompson and Dixie Voskamp of Brenham and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Lorenz and Ruth Voskamp; and brother, Richard Voskamp.
Memorials may be made to Industry United Methodist Church Youth Building Fund, P.O. Box 86, Industry, TX, 78944 or Texas Lions Children’s Camp, P.O. Box 290247, Kerrville, TX, 78029.
Pallbearers will be Mathew Kettler, Dustin Nowicki, Preston Voskamp, Jake Voskamp, Riley Voskamp, Mason Voskamp, Henry Kettler, Daniel Matson, Thomas Matson and Dauson Wittner.
Honorary pallbearers are the Women’s Emmaus Group, Barney Zimmerman, Leslie Johnson, Sharlene Husky, Terry Godwin, Susan Yancey, Mary Ann Eckermann, Stacy Kunetka, Sheryl Schulz and Dee Dee Norman.
Funeral arrangements for Kathryn Voskamp are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX, 979-836-4564.
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