2012-05-10 / Obituaries

Laura Lorine Hosea

October 20, 1941 - May 3, 2012

Laura Lorine Bittner Hosea was born on October 20, 1941 in Giddings, Texas to Alvin & Wilhemina “Minnie” (Schulze) Bittner. She was united in marriage to Herbert Hosea on March 9, 1963 at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau, Texas. Mrs. Hosea was a childcare provider for over 45 years and owned and operated Hosea Day Care Center in Giddings. She was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid. Mrs. Hosea had a passion for fashion and enjoyed collecting jewelry, purses and shoes. She could usually be found swinging in the front yard gazebo with a child on her lap.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Frieda Fritsche, Florence Fischer, Bernice Friedrich and Frances Ganske; brothers, Martin Bittner and Milton Bittner; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Bittner and Fay Hosea; brothers-in-law, Marvin Fritsche, Gilbert Fritsche, Elmer Fischer, Milton Friedrich, Billy Ganske, Milton Kappler, Harold “Sonny” Hosea, Ray Hosea and James Hutson.

Mrs. Hosea is survived by her husband of 49 years, Herbert Hosea of Giddings; two daughters, Darlene & Ralph Oltmann of Waco and Brenda & Corey Handrick of Giddings; five grandchildren, Derrick & Amber Oltmann of Robinson, Justin Handrick of Giddings, Taylor Handrick of Giddings, Ethan Handrick of Giddings and Alyson Oltmann of Waco; one great granddaughter, Carolee Oltmann of Robinson; brother, Monroe & Bernice Bittner of Giddings; sister, Gladys Fritsche of Loebau; sisters-in-law, Carol Jean Hutson of Round Rock and Shirley Hosea- Yantis of Hearne; brother-in-law, Harry Lee & Verlyne Hosea of Elgin, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau, Texas with Rev. Paul Hartfield officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Hosea passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at her home in Giddings.

Serving as pallbearers were Ricky Fritsche, Marvin Fritsche, Dennis Kappler, Larry Bittner, Gary Fritsche and Myron Friedrich. Honorary pallbearers were Mrs. Hosea’s grandsons, Derrick Oltmann, Justin Handrick, Taylor Handrick and Ethan Handrick.

Memorials may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church Sunday School Fund or the Christ Lutheran School Tuition Assistance Fund.

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