obit: Louise Herter Krenek
- Houston Chronicle - (Jan/8/2009)
LOUISE HERTER KRENEK, 88, passed away very peacefully Sunday evening January 4.
She was born on March 14, 1920 in Lexington, Texas. Like many young people of her generation, she moved from the farm to Houston in the early 1940's looking for work. She enjoyed a long successful career with Universal Carloading and Distributing Company, also serving as a railroad union representative.
Louise was a devoted member of Trinity Lutheran Church for over 60 years and also served as a member of the Lutheran High School Ladies Guild.
After retiring, she spent many happy hours gardening as well as playing dominoes and "42" with friends and family.
She enjoyed being a member of the Texas German Society, the South Belt Chapter. An avid Houston Astros baseball fan, she attended many Astros home games.
Louise was also a loving, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was one of those rare women of the `50's and `60's, a successful working mom.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Rudy P. Krenek.
She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Krenek Mendoza of Sugar Land; brother, Adolf Herter of Lexington, Texas; granddaughter, Cindy Mendoza of Houston; grandson, Daniel Mendoza and wife, Terry, of San Antonio; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Gabriel, Mariah, Alexis and Kim; as well as loving nieces, nephews and several dear cousins.
Visitation will be on Friday, January 9, 2009 from 10am to 12pm in the Family Chapel at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home with the funeral service to begin at 12pm and interment to follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.