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Dungen, Anna Maria (Killian)

Frelsburg. Oct. 7.--Mrs. M. Dunkin died at the home of her son-in-law, Anton Buxkamper, on October 7, at the age of 78 years, after a seven months' illness. [Interment in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, October 18, 1902, page 2

Dungen, Frances Ann (Becica)


Frances Ann Dungen, 80, of Columbus passed away Thursday, October 13 at the Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca.

Mrs. Dungen was born of February 8, 1908 in Columbus. She became the wife of Roy L Dungen of September 2, 1937.

Services were held on Saturday, October 15, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellinger under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Msgr. Ben Mazurkiewecz[sic] officiated.

Mrs. Dungen was a lifetime resident of this area and a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellinger. She was a member of the St. Mary's Altar Society and she was a retired teacher.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Don (Mary Francis) Montier of Port Lavaca, a son, Raymond L. Dungen, Jr. of New Ulm, one sister, Mrs. Bernice, Krupa[sic] of Columbus, and three grandsons, Mike Dungen, Jeff Dungen, and Brett Montier.

Pallbearers were Lawerence[sic] Dungen, Robert West, Otto Loessin, John Morris Naumann, Ben. D. Marek, and William Tietschert.

Colorado County Citizen, October 29, 1988, page 2

Dungen, Henry (Mike)

Henry (Mike) Dungen, 82, of Columbus, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1994, in an Austin medical facility.

Born Jan. 11, 1912, in Brushy Community, he was the son of Henry T. and Mary (Krause) Dungen and a life-time resident of the Columbus area. On Dec. 11, 1945, he married Mae Esther Becker. Mr. Dungen was a U. S. Army veteran, serving in World War II, and was retired after 28 years as a maintainer operator for the Texas Highway Department. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Ellinger, the sons of Hermann Lodge 30 of Ellinger and Columbus American Legion Post 383.

Funeral services were held Aug. 26, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Pastor Brian Rossow and Rev. Gary Bagley officiating. Interment followed in Brune Cemetery, Shaws Bend.

Serving as pallbearers were Lawrence Dungen, Don Montier, Marvin Horndt, Dodie Dungen, Tommy Horndt, Clarence Dungen, William Tietschert and Ray Dungen.

Mr. Dungen is survived by his wife, of Columbus; sisters Irene Tietscher and Mabel Krenek, both of Columbus, Elsie Schwenke of Austin and Mary Marek of New Ulm; brother, Joe Dungen of Columbus and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Lee, Frank and Roy Dungen and sisters Edna Davison, Hilda Flory, Victoria Buxkamper, Lydia Dungen and Emily Buxkamper

Colorado County Citizen, August 31, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Dungen, Henry Thomas

Henry Dungen One 0f County's Oldest Citizens, Dies

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow, In. the Untermeyer funeral borne for Henry T. Dungen, who died about 9:15 last night In Columbus hospital. Mr. Dungen would have been 95, had he lived until Dec. 29.

Rosary will be recited tonight in the funeral home at 7:30. Tomorrow morning, after servlces there, continued services, will be held in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic church In Frelsburg, with burial in the Frelsburg Catholic cemetery.

Mr. Dungen was born near the Frelsburg community In 1859 and spent his entire life there, with the exception of the few years that he worked with an east Texan logging company. He was a farmer and cattle raiser,

When he returned from east Texas, he married Mary Krause and moved into the home where they spent their entire married life and where his widow lives today. She has been In a wheelchair for the past 15 years.

Other survivors are 8 daughters, Mrs. Edna Davidson, Port Hueniene, Calif. ; Mrs. Ben Buxkemper, Brushy ; Mrs. Hilda Flory, Smithville; Mrs. Paul Buxkemper, Frelsburg; Mrs. William Tietschert, Shaws Bend; Mrs. Walter Schwenke, Kenedy: Mrs. Ben Marek, New Ulm, and Mrs. W. B. Krenek, Columbus.

Also 4 sons, Lee, Henry and Joe of Columbus and Roy of Brushy. Roy and his family have lived with the elder Dungens for many years. A large number of grand children and great-grandchildren also survive.
A daughter, Lydie, died more than 30 years ago and a son, Frank, died in 1949.

Colorado County Citizen, November 18, 1954

Dungen, Joseph A.


Joseph A. “Joe” Dungen, 91, of Columbus, passed away Dec. 25 at his residence.

He was born Sept. 17, 1914 to Henry T. and Mary Krause Dungen and married Leola Becker Dungen Nov. 9, 1937. He worked as a railroad mechanic and inspector for Southern Pacific.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; grandson, Joseph Felty; brothers, Lee Dungen, Roy Dungen, Frank Dungen and Henry Dungen; sisters, Edna Davison, Emily Buxkemper, Hilda Florey, Victoria Buxkemper, Irene Tietschert, Lydia Dungen, Elsie Schwenke and Mary Marek.

He was survived by his daughters, Yeola Jo Felty, of Columbus and Marie Amour and husband, Randy, of Columbus; son, Lawrence B. Dungen and wife, Belle, of Columbus; sister, Mabel Krenek, of Columbus; grandchildren and their spouses, Dwain and Joani Dungen, of Columbus, Dodie and Angie Dungen, of Columbus, Vicki and Lance Long, of Houston, Thomas Felty, of Brushy, Heather and Tracy Hobbs, of Houston, John and Sagnite Amour, of McAllen and Courtney and Drew Grobe, of Katy; six great-grandchildren; and one Godchild, Janice Brasher-Huffman.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich officiating. Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Dwain Dungen, John Amour, Dodie Dungen, Drew Grobe, Lance Long, Tracy Hobbs, Thomas Felty and Collen Dungen.

Colorado County Citizen, January 4, 2006
Courtesy of The Citizen

Dungen, Lee H.


Funeral services were held for Lee H. Dungen Monday, November 25 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Schlortt officiating.

Burial was held at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Mr. Dungen was born January 23, 1897 in Brushy Community to Henry Thomas Dungen and Mary Krause Dungen. He married Pearl Bauer Dungen on June 15, 1925.

Mr. Dungen was a retired lumber yard manager for Willrodt Lumber Yard.

Survivors include his wife Pearl Dungen of Columbus; two daughters Evelyn “Sissy” Brisco of Eagle Lake and Fay Beth Pliler of Austin; one son, Clarence Lee Dungen of Bellarie; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Marek of New Ulm, Mrs. Mabel Krenek, Emily Buxkamper, and Mrs. Irene Tietschert all of Columbus, and Elsie Schwenke of Yoakum; two brothers, Joe and Henry Dungen both of Columbus; four grandchildren, Randy Pliler, Rebecca Williams, and Judy and Darius Brisco and four great-grandchildren, Heath and Heather Pliler, Brian Rogers and Brook Williams.

Pallbearers were: Lawrence Dungen, Raymond Dungen, Ben D. Marek, William Tietschert, Richard Heffley and Pedro Rameriz.

Colorado County Citizen, November 21, 1985

Dungen, Lydia


Columbus, March 4.--Miss Lyda[sic] Duncan[sic], about 18 years old, was shot with a rifle and killed near her home, a few miles north of town Saturday and was buried at Frelsburg Sunday. The young lady had gone out to hunt turkeys, taking a 22 -rifle, with her, after which she was found dead some distance from the house. The cause of the tragedy is unknown, but is supposed to be accidental. She is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Duncan[sic] and several sisters and brothers. [Interment in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, March 8, 1918

Dungen, Mary (Krause)

Mrs. Mary Dungen Rites Held

Funeral services were held at Untermeyer Funeral Home on June 10, 1964 at 9 a.m. for Mrs. Mary Dungen. aged 91 years, who died Monday night at 11:30 in the home of her son Roy, with whom she lived. Continued services were held in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic church in Frelsburg, Rev. Francis Kolar and Rev. Werner Bockholt officiating. Burial ws in the Frelsburg Catholic Cemetery.

Rosary was recited Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Mrs. Dungen, the former Mary Krause was born Jan. 24, 1873. She had lived in the Brushy community all of her life. Her husband, Henry T. Dungen, to whom she was married in 1891 died Nov. 17, 1954, one son and one daughter died earlier.

Surviving children, daughters are; Mrs. Edna Davison, Port Huaneme, Calif., Mrs. Ben Buxkemper, Brushy, Mrs. Hilda Florey, Smithville, Mrs. Paul Buxkemper, Ellinger, Mrs. Bill Tietschert, Shaws Bend, Mrs. Walter Schwenke, Yoakum, Mrs. Bennie J. Marek, New Ulm, Mrs. Willie B. Krenek, Columbus. Sons, Lee, Henry and Joe Dungen of columbus, and Roy of Brushy. Twenty four grandchildren, forty great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild also survive.

Mrs. Dungen also leaves four half-sisters, Mrs. Lena Huegather of Rosebud, Mrs. Annie Priesmeyer, Mrs. Minnie Presmeyer[sic] and Mrs. Meta Lillie of El Campo, one half brother, Leo Werland of Brushy.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Wilbert Buxkemper, William Tietscher, Clarence Dungen, Lawrence Dungen, Harold Gene Marek, Walter B. Schwenke, Eddie Sneed and Dennis Neuendorff.

New Ulm Enterprise, June 18, 1964

Dungen, Raymond L. “Ray”


Raymond L. "Ray" Dungen Jr., 62, passed away March 4 from complications after a short bout with cancer.

He was born in Columbus, Aug.3, 1939 to Frances (Becica) and Raymond L. Dungen Sr. He attended Brushy School, graduated from Columbus High School in 1957 and Texas A&M College, class of 1961. He served two years in the
U.S. Army, as a 1st Lieutenant and Commanding Officer of "D" Battery, 3rd Missile Battalion, 68th Artillery in Isanti, Minn. from 1962-64. On June 30, 1962 he was united in marriage with Maridel Spacek in St. Austin's Chapel in Austin. After serving as editor of the Pecos Daily News for two years, they purchased the New Ulm Enterprise in October of 1966, and published it continuously for over 35 years. In 1974 they began the Wallis News-Review.

Dungen was active in many community organizations including the New Ulm
Volunteer Fire Department and Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Industry-West End Lions Club. He served on the board of directors of the Columbus Hospital from 1994-2001. In 1988-1989 he was named Citizen of the Year by the West End Lions Club and in 1999 he and his wife were named Citizens of the Year by the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce. They also received the SWCD Conservation Media Award in 1998.

Perhaps his greatest hobby and interest was baseball as he began playing in high school, then coached Pony League in Pecos, Little League in Industry and then coached and managed the New Ulm Firemen from 1979 through last
year, taking eight teams to the World Series in Wichita, Kan. and serving as State Commissioner for NBC Baseball for 15 years. He was also the president of the Big State League and managed the Babe Ruth League program in New Ulm for a number of years.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of New Ulm; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Ray and Kristie Dungen of Brushy, Jeffery Neil and Debbie Dungen of Friendswood; two granddaughters, Austyn Marie and Sydney Joann Dungen; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Elaine and Franklin Brandt of La Grange and mother-in-law, Delta Spacek of La Grange. Funeral Services were conducted March 6 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Msgr. Ben Mazurkiewicz officiating. Interment followed at New Ulm Cemetery. Pallbearers were Roger Brant, Martin Brant, Brett Montier, Jim Hluchan, Lawrence Dungen and Glenn Pavlik.

Memorial donations may be made to the New Ulm Volunteer Fire Department or the library of your choice.

Colorado County Citizen of March 13, 2002
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm



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