Mrs. Volkening
Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 11:20 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Janis Volkening Ottmers in the loss of her mother, Bernice Volkening, a teacher at Brazosport High School.  Following is her obituary:


Bernice Estell Volkening

Bernice Estell Volkening, 92 years, seven months and seven days, of Cat Spring, Texas, passed away on November 10, 2010 in Cat Spring, Texas. She was born on March 3, 1918 in Cat Spring, Texas.

Survivors include her daughters, Sheila and husband, Arman Prescott, of Bellville, Texas, Janis and husband, Stephen Ottmers, of Austin, Texas; sons, Larry Volkening, of Houston, Texas, Ronnie Volkening, of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Arman Prescott Jr., Michael Prescott, Gretchen Ottmers; Ronnie’s children, Jennifer and Joshua Volkening; great-grandchildren, Alex, Lauren and Amber Prescott, children of Arman Jr. and wife, Donna; and Ashley and Brittany Prescott, children of Michael; along with numerous nieces and nephews.   

Preceded in death by, parents, Herman and Olga Strauss; her husband, Vertis Bertram Volkening; sister, Evelyn Fricke; brother-in-law, Hilmer Fricke; brother Wilbert Dale Strauss; and sister-in-law, Dorcie Strauss.

Funeral Services: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 13, 2010, at St. John Lutheran Church of Cat Spring, Texas.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, November 12, 2010, Knesek Bros Bellville Chapel.

Memorials: St. John Lutheran Church of Cat Spring, Bellville Hospital Auxiliary, Cat Spring Volunteer Fire Department or to a beneficiary of ones choice.

Arrangement under the direction of the Knesek Bros Funeral Chapel, 842 E Main, Bellville, Texas 77418 979-865-3121.

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