Dorothea Ruth “Dot” Whicker, 82, of Texas City, Texas passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at her 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.