Rudie Willie Schulze
Rudie Willie Schulze was born on January 31, 1920 in Serbin, Texas to Gerhard Paul & Elizabeth Frances (Mitschke) Schulze. He was baptized on February 2, 1920 by Rev. Alfred Bohot at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin and confirmed there as well on March 25, 1934 by Rev. Hermann Schmidt. He was united in marriage to Eleonore Winkler on January 1, 1948 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor, Texas by Rev. L. Karcher. Rudie was a farmer and carpenter by trade and had also worked at both the Emmrich and the D & D Feed Mills in Giddings. He enjoyed woodworking projects and along with making furniture, he also refinished antique furniture. Rudie loved the outdoors and enjoyed working in his garden.
Rudie passed away on Monday, March 15, 2010 at the Smithville Regional Hospital in Smithville, Texas.
Funeral services for Mr. Schulze, were held on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin, Texas with Rev. John Schmidt officiating. Burial followed in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Serbin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eleonore; 2 sisters, Louise Schulze and Elizabeth Hill; 3 brothers, Harry Schulze, Marvin Schulze and Milton Schulze and a great, grandson, Aaden Friedrich.
Rudie is survived by his sister, Erna Mae Wolf of Giddings; his son, Royce Schulze of Giddings; his daughter, Joyce & Doug Carlton of Pinehurst; 2 grandsons, Chance & Candace Friedrich of Spring and Keith & Tara Friedrich of San Antonio; 5 great grandchildren, Kendall Friedrich, Ryan Friedrich and Arianna Friedrich all of San Antonio and Tyler Friedrich and Luke Friedrich both of Spring; sister-in-law, Hildegard & Arnold H. Krause of Northrup as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be Ronald Schautschick, Gary Schautschick, Keith Friedrich, Chance Friedrich, James “Smokey” Zoch and Victor Yurk.
Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Restoration Fund or the charity of one’s choice.