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Virgene Schwenke

Virgene was born on January 9, 1931 in Fayette County, Texas to Otto & Edna Schwenke and passed away on January 20, 2023. He moved to Corpus Christi when he was a child and graduated from Roy Miller High School. Virgene joined the Marine Corp. in 1950 and served for 3 years till he was discharged in 1953. He moved to Aransas Pass in 1968. Shortly after moving to Aransas Pass he established Schwenke’s Rifle and Pistol Range. Virgene worked for Reynolds Aluminum as a Millright for 37 years. While working for Reynolds he built Schwenke’s Storage Units through the years. After retiring Virgene served as a San Patricio County Constable. He also had Schwenke’s Feed Store for a short time. Virgene served as a Master Mason for more than 62 years at the Aransas Lodge #1018 in Aransas Pass, Texas. Virgene is proceeded in death by his wife of 46 years, Kathleen Schwenke and his sister Dallars Kosarek. He is survived by his sisters Gloria East Caves of Goliad and Dolly Brown of Silver City, New Mexico; 4 children, Deborah Rackley (Carl) of Cedar Park, Texas; Eric Schwenke (Diane) of Aransas Pass, Texas; Rebecca Schwenke Pippin of Aransas Pass, Texas; and Alphonse Schwenke of Freeport, Texas; 7 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.

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Doris F. Saint

Doris F. Saint, our beloved Mother, Grandmother, and the matriarch of our family was called to her eternal resting place on January 24, 2023. She was 94 years young. She entered this world on June 30, 1928 in Goliad, Texas, born to Oswald and Olivia Lankart. She is survived by her daughter Janet Petrus, son Richard Saint, and daughters in law Anita and Mary Saint, 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many other family members that loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband William (Bill) Saint, brother Douglas Lankert, son Thomas Saint, and grandson Joshua Saint. Graveside were held on February 4, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Prairie View Cemetery.

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Marie Lynn West

Aransas Pass, Texas Marie Lynn West, 75, of Aransas Pass, Texas, passed away January 20, 2023, with her family at her side lovingly sending her to eternal rest with a peaceful heart.

James L Burleson

James passed away on January 6, 2023 at the age of 87. He was a resident of Aransas Pass since 1966. He served as a Deacon at Bethel Baptist Church. James also proudly served in the U.S. Army in South Korea and in France.


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