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Verna Druckhammer

June 15, 1925 — August 18, 2020

Verna Mae Lehrmann Scheel Druckhammer, 95, was born June 15, 1925 in Long Point, Texas to Henry Sr. and Ella (Moench) Lehrmann. She went to her Heavenly home on August 18, 2020 in the home of her son in Brenham.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 20 at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 21 at Christ Lutheran Church in Brenham. Burial will be at Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.

Verna Mae was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Zionsville. She attended Long Point School and graduated from Brenham High School in 1941. Her education continued at Texas Lutheran in Seguin where she met Freddie Scheel, from Raymondville. They were married February 3, 1946. He preceded her in death March 18, 1963. She was fortunate to find love twice when she met Edwin Druckhammer of Navasota. They married October 19, 1970. He preceded her in death January 13, 2001.

Verna Mae’s church was an important part of her life. When she was home summers from TLC she helped the Pastor from Zionsville translate the church records from German into English. He would read the hand written documents in German and she would write them down in English. She became one of the church’s first woman president on the church council and led the monthly Bible studies of the church women.

Verna Mae started her excellent work ethic early by helping her Dad in his auto mechanic shop in Long Point and her Mom in their general store next door. She had a short teaching career at Hoddeville School before marrying Freddie and moving to Raymondville. They returned to Brenham to help her Dad in the Miller High Life, Carlings Black Label, and Shiner distributing business. Verna Mae then went to work and retired from Sears with a break to help her brother, Bubba, open and operate Citizen’s Pharmacy.

Verna Mae loved to travel and made sure her children went and experienced as much of the United States as possible for a single mom with four kids could do. She and Ed were able to experience Europe and even a train trip through Mexico in addition to their US excursions.

Later Verna Mae enjoyed her exercise at the aquatic center and baking homemade bread to deliver to friends and shut-ins at her church. She liked riding the bus to the Senior Center for lunch with her friends.

Verna Mae was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, her brother Henry “Bubba” Lehrmann Jr., and her son-in-law David Hohlt.

She is survived by her four children, their children, and grandchildren: daughter, Karen Kay Scheel Hohlt, Stephen and Laurie Hohlt, Allie and Kelsie Hohlt, Tim Hohlt; sons, Fred “Happy” and Jo Scheel of Carlsbad, NM., Amy Andrews, Teagan and Bryce Gray, and Dalton Andrews; Misti and Ryan Garcia, Ashton and Rilyn Garcia; William “Weegie” and Deana Scheel; Matt and Lindsay Scheel, Payton and Halle, Josh and Lindsay Scheel, Emma, Ella, and Eva; and Robert “Yoyo” and Jeanette Scheel, Amber and Fernando Cardoso, Lucas and Bella Cardoso, Mark and Caylee Scheel, Stetson Scheel.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice Brazos Valley or Christ Lutheran Church of Brenham.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX, 979-836-4564.

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