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Thelma Martha Fragstein

Thelma Martha Fragstein, 82, of Nederland, and former long-time resident of Orange, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. She was born January 18, 1937, in Sledge, Mississippi, to Lucy Elsie Prestage and Leslie Howard Prestage.

Thelma was an astute business woman. She was the owner of Lady Fair Beauty Salon for fifteen years.  In 1982, she and her husband, Karl, opened Karltex Machine, Inc., in Orange. She was a very good seamstress and made clothes for all her kids. She was smart as a whip and learned to cook, and speak, read, and write German when she moved to Germany.

She is survived by her husband, Karl-Heinz Fragstein; children, Carolyn Huber; Karl Gunther Fragstein and wife, Lucy; Siegfried Fragstein and wife, Sheila; and Kimberly Wehmeyer and husband, Keith. She leaves nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and her sister, Kay Robin.

She is preceded in death by her parents Lucy and L. H. Howard; and son-in-law, Dr. Tighe Huber.

A gathering of Mrs. Fragstein’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2019, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Broussard’s. Entombment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tighe A. Huber Scholarship in Premedical Studies to be established through Lamar University, P.O. Box 11500, Beaumont, Texas, 77710 or online at www.lamar.edu/give. For assistance, please call 409 880-2117.

Complete and update information may be found at: broussards1889.com.