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2010-01-14 / Obituaries

Wilhem “Bill” Gottlieb Foehr

June 29, 1918 - January 11, 2010

Wilhem “Bill” Gottlieb Foehr was born on June 29, 1918 in Fedor, Texas to Gus & Louise (Melcher) Foehr. He was united in marriage to Bernice Evelyn Ganske on January 16, 1943 in Houston, Texas and moved to Cypress, Texas where they ran a dairy. They continued in the dairy business when they moved to Round Top, Texas in 1951 and again when they moved to Giddings in 1957. He enjoyed dancing, traveling, playing dominoes and cards, hunting (especially coon hunting), fishing, horseback riding, rodeos and John Wayne Movies. Bill truly never met a stranger.

Bill passed away Monday, January 11, 2010 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2010 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Jeremy Walloch officiating. Burial will follow in the Giddings City Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The Foehr family will be present for visitation Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 66 years, Bernice; 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

He is survived by his children, Shirley Cantrell and husband, Burley of Spring, Texas, Carolyn Hoffman of Azle, Texas, Pamela Schoenst and husband, Wilton of Round Top, Texas, Willfred G. “Bubba” Foehr and wife, Donna of Waller, Texas and Debra “Debbie” Maass and husband, Terry of Giddings; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be James Lord III, Blaine Cooper, Craig Bauer, Stan Bauer, Randie Maass and William Foehr. Honorary pallbearers will be Mitchell Cantrell, Scott Cantrell, Richard Cantrell, Jon Cantrell, Steve Toddy, Mike Maloney, Michael Schneider, Mason Miller, Evan Gonzales and Randy Zingelmann.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Brazos Valley Hospice, 1048 N. Jefferson, La Grange, Tx 78945, Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 573 N. Main, Giddings, Tx 78942 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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