Louise Lucy Alma Jentsch Grenqelge Simon went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 22, 2010. She passed away peacefully at her home in the Art community at the age of 85.
Louise Lucy Alma Jentsch was born May 19, 1925, in Archer County, Texas to Max and Alma Jentsch. She was the fifth of eight children. She was baptized in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. She married Alfred Grenwelge in Wichita Falls, Texas, on December 31, 1944, at 6:00 p.m. They moved to Valley Springs, Texas, where they took care of Alfred's parents, Aunt Ottilie and for a short time, Uncle Albert. From this union they had three children, Leonard, Frances and Lloyd. Alfred passed away in December of 1969, and she later married Clarence Simon of Roosevelt.
Louise was a homemaker all her life. She enjoyed canning, quilting, crocheting, gardening, raising flowers and opening her home to family and friends. Her greatest joy was to see how many quilt tops she could sew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Oswald Jentsch, and sisters, Pauline Armbrecht, Martha Umfrid and Clara Ray. She was also preceded in death by her sons, Leonard Grenwelge and Lloyd Grenwelge, and by her grandson, Jason Toeppich.
She is survived by her daughter, Frances Toeppich; three grandchildren including Sanya Baumbach of Brenham; one sister, Inez Miiller and her husband Homan of Llano; two brothers, Max Jentsch of Guthrie, Texas and August Jentsch and wife, Pat, of Wichita Falls, Texas; and, by sister-in-law Lou Fleming of Mason. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews; and, by two special women, Virginia Avalos and Janie Jaquez.
Visitation was held Thursday, December 23. Services were led by Josh Jaquez on December 24, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at Gentry Funeral Home in Mason. Louise was laid to rest in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Llano, next to her first husband and father of her children.
Pallbearers were Bryan Miiller, Bill Jentsch, Bill Tuckness, Skeet Grenwelge, all nephews of Louise, and special friends, Jerry Schwartz and Mike Busby. Honorary pallbearers were Homan Miiller, Clifford Lang, Henry Lang and Victor Lang.