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2009-12-10 / Obituaries

Willie “Bill” John Rienhold Martin Ziehr

June19,1918- December2,2009

Willie John Rienhold Martin Ziehr was born on June 19, 1918 in Serbin, Texas to John M. & Theresia (Nitsche) Ziehr. He was a farmer and rancher who loved the outdoors.

Mr. Ziehr passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. at home in Manheim.

Mr. Ziehr was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Reinhold Ziehr; sisters, Elsie Ziehr, Lillian Ziehr and Esther Brade and a brother-in-law, Herbert Brade.

He is survived by his nephew and niece, Douglas & Janet Brade of McDade and his special niece and nephew, Nancy & Ronald Schautschick of Manheim; great nephews and nieces, Marshall & Angela Schautschick of Serbin, Randolph Schautschick of Hastings, Minnesota, Susan & Ryan Sweeney of Yoakum, Stacy & Thomas Goodson of Giddings, Melany & Riley Whitsitt of McDade, Clifford Brade of Dallas and Joseph Brade of McDade; great, great nieces and nephews, Madison Rooks, Makayla Schautschick, Maison Schautschick and Malynda Schautschick all of Serbin, Rachel Schautschick of Hastings, Minnesota, Lydia Goodson of Giddings and Randon Whitsitt and Alexis Whitsitt both of McDade.

Funeral services were on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin with Rev. Paul Hartfield officiating. Burial followed in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Serbin.

Serving as pallbearers were Ronald Schautschick, Marshall Schautschick, Ryan Sweeney, Thomas Goodson and Randolph Schautschick.

Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, 1572 County Road 211, Giddings, Texas 78942.

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