We will post obituaries of family members as sent in to Linda

The association also request you mail copies of the obituaries to the family custodian of records: Reba Ott 12201 Black Angus, Austin, TX 78727 or email copies to Reba

Reba currently has 50 albums and requests that she be provided any kind of information, newspaper clippings, etc for the family scrapbooks. They are divided by weddings, births, deaths, etc. Please note the page number from the 2003 book of the family information you are sending.


Family Board Member, Olivia Ann “O.A.” Bernsen of Quihi passed away  May 10, 2022.

Three of  the family deacons passed away:  Deacon Leroy Beach, Deacon Johnnie Thornton, Jr and Deacon Darris Linder. 

Family Board Member, Clarence Entrop died May 14, 2016 in Temple.

March 13, 1931 – January 12, 2016 Father Marvin C. Kitten, SJ died Monday, January 12, 2016, at Opelousas General Hospital in Opelousas, La. He was 84 years old, a Jesuit for 62 years and a priest for 50 years.

Leonard Buxkemper – Leonard Buxkempber passed away  May 11, 2015.   Leonard, the ninth child out of a family of ten, was born on August 29, 1928 to Emil and Caroline Gully Buxkemper at Frelsburg.  Leonard is survived by his wife, Juanita, of 46 years.  Leonard was a board member for many years and was reunion chair in Columbus.

Father James Hoelscher   – Rev. James Edward Hoelscher died on Saturday, May 28, 2011 in San Antonio at Padua Place after a long illness. He was born on November 29, 1934 in Poth, Texas, to parents, Adolph Theophil “Pappy” and Aurelia Mary “Leah” (Laake) Hoelscher

Bishop Leroy Matthiesen – Bishop Emeritus Leroy Theodore Matthiesen, 88, of Amarillo died Monday, March 22, 2010.  Leroy Theodore Matthiesen was born June 11, 1921, in Olfen, to  Joseph Anthony and Rosa Englert Matthiesen.