Mildred Lea Pless


Mildred Lea Pless of Katy passed away Oct. 11, 2017 in Houston at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Pless was born in Bellville, Texas on Feb. 25, 1926 to Hattie and Fritz Kaechele.

Mildred was baptized in Messiah Lutheran Church in Houston. She graduated from Bellville High School in 1944 and worked for General Motors and Houston Lighting & Power after graduation. Mildred married Marvin F. Pless (after his service completion in World War II) on Jan. 7, 1946. They made their home in Sealy for 54 years before moving to Katy in 2007. 

Mildred worked for the Sealy Independent School for more than 18 years and upon retiring in 1984, she continued to enjoy going to dances with her husband (the love of her life), traveling and spending time with family and friends. She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed cooking and baking. More recently she has treasured her time spent attending the monthly Sr. Days hosted by the church, playing bingo and her embroidery work.  

Mildred was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she also belonged to the Ladies Aid Society. She also cherished alternating weekends either spent with Marvin and Carol where she often fished and played dominoes or with Glinda where they would either spend time visiting in Katy or having a week-long visit in San Antonio. The time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was precious to her.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Pless, to whom she was married for 66 years. She leaves behind a daughter Glinda Renee Irving of San Antonio, a son Marvin Lee Pless and wife Carol of Columbus, a sister Earline Davis of Bellville, grandchildren David Pless and wife Misty of Montgomery and Elizabeth Irving of Austin, and great-grandchildren Kendra, Sydney and Isabel Pless. She is preceded in death by her parents, Hattie and Fritz Kaechele and one brother, Fred Kaechele and wife, Ella.

Funeral services for Mildred were held Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 402 Atchison St., Sealy, Texas and family received friends on Monday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sealy. Interment was in the Sealy Cemetery.  


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