Dorothea Ruth “Dot” Whicker

Dorothea Ruth “Dot” Whicker, 82, of Texas City, Texas passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at hwhicker, pic for obit 1er residence with her family by her side. She was a resident of Texas City for 61 years.
Dot was born on September 18, 1933 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, the daughter of Leoplod G. Krenz and Selma J. Schwan Krenz.
Dot was raised on a dairy farm and worked very hard as a young girl; she attended and graduated from Lenapah, OK. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and helped with the Braille Workcenter #52 in Texas City. Dot was the Best Homemaker you could of ever imagined which was one of the Highlights of her life to cooking everything from scratch, had a Green Thumb could grow anything, canned all kinds of veggies, jellies and jams she was also one the Best Seamstress making everyone’s clothes and had a passion for quilting with all her sisters. She loved the outdoors and taking care of her plants and just listening to the birds. She was an Amazing Woman.

Dot is preceded in death by her loving husband Maurice “JR” Whicker of 61 years her parents Selma and Leo Krenz Sr. brothers, Richard Krenz, Leo Krenz, Jr., Ernie Krenz and sister Gertrude Stager. Dot is survived by her children, Jake Whicker and wife Krista of Houston, Jerry Whicker and wife Janice of Texas City, Lisa Herrera and husband Theodore of Hitchcock, Denice Anderson and husband Mark of League City. Grandchildren, Eric Whicker, Justin Whicker, Scott Carden, Amy Whicker, Luke Whicker and Dean Whicker, Scott Holderman, Kyle Holderman, Hayle Herrera, MarkAnthony Herrera, Mark Ryan and Rachel Anderson, sisters, Selma Bauer, Irma Alpers, Margart Wiggins, Esther Smith and Norma Doss; brother Eddie Krenz, and also survived by Hundreds of Nieces and Nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, November 13, 2015 from 5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. James Crowder Funeral Home, 401 Texas Ave, La Marque, Texas 77568. Funeral Services will be November 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 9111 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, with Rev. Matthew Brackman, officiating. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock, under the direction of the James Crowder Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jake Whicker, Jerry Whicker, Luke Whicker, Dean Whicker, Eric Whicker, MarkAnthony Herrera, Mark Ryan Anderson, Trey Krenz, Phill Hughes and Eddie Steinkuehler. Honorary Pallbearers will be Theodore Herrera, Mark Anderson, Justin Whicker and Scott Carden.

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  1. Our most sincere condolences to the family. May she rest in peace with all her family members that have gone before her. With loving prayers….Jo and Richard Sweeney.

    Jo and Richard Sweeney
  2. *My sis Dot, was “one of a kind”. She was sassy, smart, energetic, and told it like it was. She cared for and loved all of her family, even when she did not agree with them. I will miss the “poker parties” but most of all I will miss her! Love, Norma

  3. I love these pictures of my glorious “Aunt Dotsie”. She was irreplaceable and as a true Krenz child “she did it her way” always! Will always have fond memories of her being spunky, feisty and just “Dot”!
    Years ago she travelled with me and Jim to Dana’s wedding – I think 1968! Lisa and Denice were very young and it was late at night. They were asleep on me in the backseat of the car. Dot was driving in the front seat and Jim was in the front seat with her. She sent him in to get coffee for her to stay awake and drive. When he came back he was being chased by a drunk guy who thought he was flirting with his girlfriend while trying to juggle her hot coffee. Dot jumped into action and went and chased the guy down to get him away from Jim! That girl was not afraid of anything or anybody!
    My dad says that she was the only woman he knew that could climb upon a roof and hammer shingles just as good as a man!
    She used to sit on my kids when she saw them and they will always remember her for just that! What a character!
    In the last several years every time you talked to her on the phone she always ended the conversation with “I love you”. So sweet. Will miss her so much!
    God be with you until we meet again! Tell Mom we said “Hi” and to please behave in heaven!
    Your loving neice, Carol and Jerry and dad, Robert Stager

    Carol Casper
  4. We love and will miss our Aunt Dot! She was always making something. We spent most of our childhood between our house and hers. Every once in a while she would grab us up and wash our hair in the sink. (I now realize what sweaty kids smell like!). She inspired us all to be better homemakers and never forget to laugh about everything! Our prayers are with our Dear Cousins, Jake, Jerry, Lisa and Denice.

  5. Dear Whicker Family,
    It is so hard losing our loved ones! Aunt Dot will truly be missed.
    I know we all are thankful for knowing the Lord, and knowing that our
    loved ones are with Jesus!
    How wonderful to have such fun, special, silly, memories of your Mom.
    Dear Cousins please know that my thoughts, prayers and love
    are with ya’ll.

    Love and Jesus Bless you,
    Sherry Newton Waggoner and Family

    Sherry Waggoner
  6. Jake, Sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I lost my mother in 2013 so I know how you feel. You were missed at the reunion two weeks ago and a number of people asked about you. Once again my condolences to you and your family. Haynes Dunn

    Haynes Dunn

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