Jimmie Evald Berckenhoff
August 18, 1931 – January 29, 2018
Jimmie Evald Berckenhoff, age 86, of Hallettsville, Texas passed away on Monday January 29, 2018 at Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas. Funeral Mass is under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Shiner, Texas and will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, in Shiner, Texas with Father Bryan Heyer officiating. Interment will follow at Shiner Catholic Cemetery, in Shiner, Texas. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Buffington Funeral Home, A Rosary will be recited Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6:30 PM at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel, with Deacon Joe Machacek officiating. Jimmie was born on August 18, 1931 in Novorhad, Texas. He was the son of Evald and Francis(Firasek) Berckenhoff. After graduating high school, Jimmie joined the US Army and served in Artillery Division. Upon his return, he met Delores Berger, and they were married on October 8, 1955 in Shiner, Texas at Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church. Jimmie enjoyed doing various things, such as going camping, fishing, and hunting. He always raised a vegetable garden each year and would share is bounty. He worked as a butcher for many years prior to going to work for Coca-Cola. He retired from Coca-Cola after 30 years of employment. Jimmie ran the Coke Concession at Rice Stadium for many years. He liked to go horseback riding, and having BBQs with family and friends. Jimmie met his new partner, Dorothy Wilson in June of 2005 at a dance in Hallettsville, Texas, five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Jimmie is survived by his partner; Dorothy Wilson of Hallettsville, Texas, two sons; Randy Berckenhoff and his wife, Marie of Brenham, Texas, David Berckenhoff and his wife, Karen of Brenham, Texas, one daughter; Barbara Mattiza and her husband, Garry of Houston, Texas, five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; Evald and Francis Berckenhoff, his loving wife of 48 years, Dolores, one brother; Raymond Berckenhoff. To join the family in celebrating Jimmie's life and to offer words of comfort, please go to: www.buffingtonfuneralhomeshiner.com
- Visitation Thursday, February 1, 2018
- Rosary Thursday, February 1, 2018
- Funeral Mass Friday, February 2, 2018
Jimmie Evald Berckenhoff
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March 9, 2018
Jimmie and Delores were our first babysitters. They took care of us when each new baby was added to our family as we all lived above the grocery store. Our Daddy and Mother had deep respect for both, and Jimmie was a fine worker at JMH Grocery Store in Houston. I enjoyed seeing Jimmie and Dorothy at the Jamboree in Moulton in the later years. I remember when Barbara, Randy, and David were born. Such fond memories of wonderful people!
With deep respect and love,
Rose Darilek Rohlfing
The oldest of Rudy and Celestine Darilek's 8 children
Johnnie Dierschke, Commander
February 1, 2018
Remembering you in our prayers. Thank you for your service.
American Legion Post 392, Moulton, Texas
January 31, 2018
Rest in peace Jimmy. You were such a good person.
January 30, 2018
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.