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2011-07-07 / Obituaries

Freddie Lawrence Markert

August 15, 1941 - July 1, 2011

Funeral services for Freddie Markert, 69 of Lexington, were held on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau, Texas with Rev. Paul Hartfield officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Freddie passed away on Friday, July 1, 2011 at his home following a lengthy illness.

Freddie Lawrence Markert was born on August 15, 1941 in Lincoln, Texas to Carl & Emilie (Walther) Markert. He was united in marriage to Lillian Marie Beisert on July 9, 1960 at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau, Texas. Freddie was a retired Drywall Contractor and a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl & Emilie Markert; four brothers, Ervin Markert, Collie Markert, Willie Markert and Gilbert Markert; two sisters, Ruth Falke and Irene Strokos; parents-in-law, Martin & Clara Beisert; brother-in-law, Arnold Patschke; sister- in- law and brother-in-law, Dorothy & Roy Proske and a sister-in-law, Nellie Stamport.

Freddie is survived by his wife, Lillian Markert of Lexington; three children, Jeffrey & Marcy Markert of Lexington, Deneen & Billy Herzog of Houston and Kathrine & Justin McBride of The Woodlands; former son-inlaw, Daryl Cook of Conroe; grandchildren, Carl & Jaclyn Kolacek of Lexington, Rachael Markert of Waco, Phillip Markert & fiance, Kayla Smith of Tanglewood, Travis Herzog of Houston, Logan Herzog of Houston, Lauren & Brandon Foerster of Spring and Alyssa Cook of The Woodlands; great grandchildren, Avery Kolacek of Lexington, Rylee and Cameron Foerster of Spring and Paisley Cook,who is due to arrive in October; brother, Roland & Ruth Markert of Houston; four sisters, Elyne Rackel of Lincoln, Betty Leutz of Houston, Francis Wernecke of New Ulm and Edna Green of California; brother-inlaw and sisters-in-law, Laverne Patschke of Cypress, Charles & Mary Jane Beisert of Houston, Mildred & Clarence Symmank of Lincoln, Rudy & Gertrude Beisert of Houston, James & Mary Ann Beisert of Houston, Martin Jr. & Darlene Beisert of Dime Box, Larry & Cathy Gruetzner of Loebau, Johnny Stamport of Loebau and Billy & Sylvia Beisert of Loebau as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were Matthew Stamport, Mark Gruetzner, Chris Baker, Travis Herzog, Phillip Markert and Carl Kolacek. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Fritsche, Jon Walther, Justin McBride, Brandon Foerster, Billy Herzog, Logan Herzog and Emil Marburger Jr.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of the charity of one’s choice.

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