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2011-12-22 / Obituaries

Erwin Theodore Zoch

June 21, 1923 - December 13, 2011

Erwin Theodore Zoch was born on June 21, 1923 in Winchester, Texas to Carl Emil and Lydia Louise (Kasper) Zoch. He married Alice Ruth Elizabeth Dunk on September 22, 1946 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin. Their union blessed with 5 children. Known to many as “ ET”, “Tappy”, or “Curly”, he was a lifelong farmer recognized for raising hogs, growing peanuts, trapping coyotes, gardening and selling produce.

Mr. Zoch passed away the evening of Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Country Care Plex in Giddings reaching the age of 88 years, 5 months and 22 days.

Funeral services for Mr. Zoch were December 17, 2011 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester, TX, with Rev. Paul Hartfield officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Edward Zoch; three brothers, Eldor Zoch, Helmuth Zoch and Fred Zoch; one sister, Edna Lehmann; and a daughter-in-law, Vicki Zoch. Mr. Zoch is survived by his two daughters: Sherry and Prince Boykie Murphy of Winchester, Patricia “Patty” and Daryl Schulze of Giddings; two sons: Erwin James Zoch of Louisiana, Rodney and Suzy Zoch of Giddings; daughter-in-law, Jane and Dwight Hoffman of Giddings; Grandchildren: Kristina and Matthew Guy of Tennessee, Nola and James Zerwas of Corinth, Philip and Major Terry Zoch of Hawaii, Carrie and Arnold Gonzales of Giddings, Christiane and Monty Hobbs of Mansfield, Lieutenant Shannon and Akiko “Lisa” Zoch of Maryland, Billie Jo Murphy and Derrick Edson of La Grange, Amber Schulze of Giddings, Eric Schulze of Giddings, Raegan Zoch of Giddings, Riley Zoch of Giddings, Ranae Zoch of Giddings; four step grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren: Thompson Guy, Stratton Guy, Isabelle Zoch, Melanie Zoch, Dylan Zoch, Michelle Gonzales, Lillianne Gonzales, Micah Hobbs, Johanna Hobbs, Ryan Zoch, Lyndie Edson; one step great grandchild; one brother Herbert and Lorine Zoch of Houston; two sisters: Mildred Kilian of La Grange, and Lilian Kocurek of Weimar. Erwin is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorials may be made to the St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, St. Michael’s Lutheran Cemetery, Lutheran Hour Ministries or the charity of one’s choice.

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