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Pauline "Peetsie" Fischer

April 26, 1935 — December 16, 2022

Brenham, TX

Pauline “Peetsie” Poehls Fischer, 87, of Brenham passed away on December 16, 2022 in College Station. A visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at Memorial Oaks Chapel.   Funeral Service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church with Pastor David Tinker officiating. Burial will follow at Carmine Cemetery.

Pauline was born on April 26, 1935 in Beasley, TX to Henry F. Poehls and Pauline Weidemann Poehls. Pauline’s mother passed away when Pauline was very young so she was raised by her aunt, Leona Koether.  She was baptized on April 28, 1935 by Martin Ernest in Beazley, TX. She was confirmed on October 2, 1949 and Martin Lutheran Church in Carmine, TX, and her bible verse was Matthew 6:33.  On March 14, 1954 she was married to Milton “Chicken” Fischer by A.T. Kluge.

Pauline worked as a Charge/Nurse Aid at the Giddings Hospital, Brenham State School and Sweetbriar Nursing home.  She loved to go fishing, loved baking and canning (especially her famous tomato relish).  She enjoyed dancing to waltzes and old country music. She also loved to watch baseball.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Kalisa Pomykal and husband, Brice of Brenham and Paula Barrick of Carmine, TX.  Grandchildren, Jon Jankowiak and wife, Shauna, Bobbie Hughes May and husband Dan, Tammi Hughes, Kody Fox and wife, Ashley, Hunter Pomykal and wife, Olivia, Katy Pomykal Espinosa and husband, Will. Great-Grandchildren, Kandyce Hughes, Ryler Boyer, Joee Espinosa and Isaac Espinosa. Many nieces, nephews and cousins. Also, special friend and caretaker, Toni Camille Pritchett.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband, aunt, Leona Koether; Brothers and Sisters, Milton Poehls, Jesse Poehls, Lawrence Poehls, Florence Leissner, Methilda Meyer and Selma Williams.  Cousin, Gladys Koether; Son-in-law, Ralph Barrick and grandson. Joseph “Joey” Pomykal.

Pallbearers will be Rocky Ullrich, David Matthijetz, Gary Smith, Mark Poehls, Ricky Stiewart, Jon Jankowiak, Bobbie Hughes and Hunter Pomykal.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Albert Matthijetz, Kody Fox and Ryler Boyer.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given honoring Pauline to the Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine, P.O. Box 362, Carmine, TX 78932.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main St. Brenham. To post a tribute to the family please visit

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Memorial Oaks Chapel, Brenham, TX

1306 W Main St, Brenham, TX 77833

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Martin Luther Lutheran Church (Carmine, TX)


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