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Vernell Gross Luedecke

September 23, 1942 - September 5, 2020

Vernell Gross Luedecke died peacefully at the age of 77 on September 5, 2020 at her home in San Marcos, Texas after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Bellville, Texas on September 23, 1942 to parents Werner and Tennie Gross, who predeceased her.

As a child she spent her first 6 years living with her family in the New Ulm area. The family relocated to Houston where she graduated from Jesse Jones High School. She went on to attend Texas Lutheran College and graduated from Houston Baptist University.

Vernell is survived by her husband Dennis, her daughter Denele Gunnarson and husband Curtis, and her grandson Colton Gunnarson. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Gayle and Don Warren, good friend/cousin Janice Houghton, and cousins Melissa Gross, Paul Gross, Leonard Gross and Shane Kickler.

GiGi is what her grandson called her, of whom she adored. She enjoyed simple things. The family land in Colorado County, brought her pleasure, reconnecting with the beautiful countryside and visiting family. She loved nature, the rolling hills, creeks, wildflowers, and the creatures who lived there. She loved all kinds of animals; her pets were like family to her, especially her dogs, of which she had many over the years. Shopping at antique stores was another favorite thing to do, as she was always looking for the next treasure!

Visitation will be Friday, September 11, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas. Pastor Brad Highum from Abiding Love Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas will be officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Frelsburg, Texas.

Donations made in Vernell's memory may be given to the church where she was baptized, Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 245, New Ulm, TX. 78950


Vernell Gross Luedecke
September 23, 1942 - September 5, 2020



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