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2010-01-28 / Obituaries

Gustav “Gus” Adolph Schwausch Jr.

March 16, 1916 - January 18, 2010

Gustav “Gus” Adolph Schwausch Jr. was born on March 16, 1916 in Jarrell, Texas to Gustav A. Schwausch Sr. & Lydia (Neitsch) Schwausch. He was baptized on March 26, 1916 at Zion Lutheran Church in Walburg, Tx by Rev. J.H. Sieck and confirmed on March 29, 1931 also at Zion Lutheran Church in Walburg. Gus served in the U.S. Army during WWII having obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was united in marriage to Ella Bertha Marie Koslan on June 20, 1948 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Manheim, Texas by Rev. Paul Brust. Gus was an active member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Manheim where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and was a longtime Sunday School teacher. He also sang bass in the church choir and worked for many years with the Lutheran Braille

Mr. Schwausch went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 18, 2010 at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio,Texas

Funeral services were held on Thurday, January 21, 2010 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Manheim, Texas with Rev. Herbert Keistman officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ella; one sister, Laura Stierhoff and four brothers, Arthur Schwausch, Albert Schwausch, Herman Schwausch and Otto Schwausch.

Gus is survived by his three children and their spouses, Linda & David Byrne of Boerne, John & Linda Schwausch of Lago Vista and Marylin & Mike Hoblet of Helotes; three grandchildren, Catherine & husband, Jim Viola of Houston, Matthew Byrne of Austin and Lisa Schwausch of Houston; one great grandson, Anthony Viola of Houston; two brothers, Bill Schwausch of Kerrville and George Schwausch of Jarrell; three sisters-in-law, Alvina Koslan of Giddings, Frances Nolte of Abilene and Verna Mae Koslan of Fresno, CA as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Ebenezer Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Braille Workers or the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.

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