2011-10-20 / Obituaries

Ernst August “Gus” Kleiber

February 17, 1914 - October 13, 2011

Mr. Kleiber passed away during the early morning hours of Thursday, October 13, 2011 at the Central Texas Hospital in Cameron.

Ernst “Gus” August Kleiber was born on February 17, 1914 in Winchester, Texas to Ernst & Anna (Leopold) Kleiber. He was united in marriage to Lillie Krampota on July 9, 1940 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Smithville. He retired from the LCRA and was a farmer and rancher most of his life and a longtime member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings. Mr. Kleiber spent the last two years of his life living with his son, Eugene & his wife Marjorie in Milano following the death of his wife, Lillie in 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 69 years; three brothers, Leo, Edward & Alvin and a sister, Ann Kleiber Griggs.

Mr. Kleiber is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law, Clayton & Pat Kleiber of Winchester, Leroy & Nilsa Kleiber of Kingwood and Eugene & Marjorie Kleiber of Milano; 6 grandchildren, Mike & Mary Kleiber of New Waverly, Greg & Jeri Kleiber of San Antonio, Randy & Deborah Kleiber of Brenham, Jennifer & Pat Smith of Houston, Wendy & Jon Bradley of Round Rock and Sandy & Earl Ewald of Liberty Hill; 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Ernst August “ Gus” Kleiber, of Winchester, Texas, were held on on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings with Father James Olnhausen officiating. Burial followed in the La Grange City Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Mike Kleiber, Greg Kleiber, Randy Kleiber, Justin Kleiber, Jon Bradley and Earl Ewald.

Memorials may be made to the South Lee County Volunteer Fire Department, the Winchester Volunteer Fire Department or the charity of one’s choice.

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