Darwin Clemens Brokmeyer

Darwin Clemens Brokmeyer

September 19, 1939 — July 25, 2018

Darwin Clemens Brokmeyer of Buchanan Dam, Texas was born Sept. 19, 1939, to Clemens and Elenora (Buxkemper) Brokmeyer at New Ulm, Texas. He died July 25, 2018 in Buchanan Dam, Texas. He was raised in the Catholic faith and educated at Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary school in Frelsburg, Texas and St. Johns Catholic High School in Fayetteville, Texas.

He served in the U.S. Army for two years with a tour in Europe and Turkey.

He was a lifetime member of the Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1957. He served as Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator in the 4th degree. He was appointed District Deputy of The Austin Diocese. He married Jeanette Urbanovsky on Oct. 15, 1961, and they had three sons: Ronald, Gerald and Darrell.

He was employed with 7-Eleven Grocery, The Houston Post, Cameron Iron Works and Wyman Gordon, from where he retired.

He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and tending to his cattle on the ranch in Freestone County.

He loved his grand and great grandkids. He always said they made his life worth living.

Pallbearers are his grandson, Dustin Brokmeyer; nephews, Lambert Skubal Jr., Greg Brokmeyer, Gary Kovar and Matt Kubala; and great nephew, Tyler Pate. Honorary pallbearers are his granddaughters and great-grandchildren and spouses of the grandkids also.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeanette; son Ronald and his wife Denise of Fairfield, Texas; son Darrell and his wife Kristie of Magnolia, Texas; grandchildren, Brandi Brokmeyer, Bailey Kessler, Katie Tran, Lizzie Trevino, Dustin Brokmeyer and Carissa Sherman; great-grandchildren, Kaylor Brokmeyer, Kenzley Dawson, Cole Kessler, Trista Kessler, Kase Tran, Destyne Brokmeyer and Olivia Trevino.

He was preceded in death by son, Gerald; parents Clemens and Elenora Brokmeyer; and brother-in-law Lambert Skubal Sr.

Darwin was one of six children and is survived by his brother and four sisters, Florian Skubal of Rockdale, Leslie and Johnnie Mae Brokmeyer of Houston, Madeline and JD Kovar of Fayetteville, Margaret and Jerry Kubala of Fayetteville, and Genevieve and Raymond Broz of Bleiberville.

Visitation was held Friday, July 27, at Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, Texas; and at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church – Frelsburg, New Ulm, Texas, on Saturday, July 28.

A Parish Rosary and Prayer Service also was held Friday, July 27, at Henneke Funeral Home, led by Deacon Chuck Glynn.

Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, July 28, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church – Frelsburg, with Father Michael Lyons officiating. Burial followed at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery – Frelsburg.

Memorials may be given to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1748, Kingsland, TX 78639, or charity of your choice. Online condolences may be given at hennekefuneralhome.com.

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