Laura Arldt was born on October 22, 1915 in Loebau, Texas to August and Algunda Hohhertz Fritsche. She was baptized on October 25, 1915 at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln on March 24, 1929 by Pastor R. Osthoff. Laura was united in marriage to Edward Arldt also at St. John Lutheran by Pastor R. Osthoff. Their marriage was blessed with three sons, Charles, Walter and William.
She was preceded in death by her parents, August and Algunda Fritsche; her husband, Edward Arldt; one granddaughter, Eunice Arldt; one brother, Albert Fritsche and four sisters, Estella Markert, Auguste Schoenberg, Alma Sievert and Ruth Urban. Laura is survived by her sons, Charles and wife, Gladys of Giddings, Walter and wife, Patsy of Giddings and William and wife, Linda of Austin; grandsons, Raymond Arldt of Giddings, Mark Arldt and wife, Nicole of Giddings, David Arldt and wife, Nathalie of Foreny, Steven Arldt and wife, Lacey of Foreny, Michael Arldt and wife, Meredith of Plano and Bradley Arldt of Belton; granddaughters, Mary Ann Prellop and husband Delbert of Giddings, Janice Becker and husband, Randy of Giddings and Amy Robbins and husband Danny of Giddings; 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.
Funeral services were held. on Saturday, July 30,2011 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Keith Aschenbeck officiating.
Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery in Giddings. Mrs. Arldt passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at St. David’s Hospital in Austin.
Memorials may be given to Christ Our Cornerstone, The Lutheran Hour, or the charity of one’s choice.