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2012-10-11 / Community News

Ruth Walther Mittasch

September 8, 1924 - October 5, 2012

Ruth Walther Mittasch was born on September 8, 1924 in Warda, Texas to Albert & Alma (Zoch) Walther. She was baptized on September 21, 1924 and confirmed on April 10, 1938 both at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda. Ruth was united in marriage to Herman Carl Mittasch on January 26, 1946 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Their union was blessed with three children. She worked several jobs when younger and was always a loving and devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. Ruth was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, gardening, playing dominoes, crocheting, quilting and cooking. She was also an award winning noodle maker.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Albert & Alma Walther; her husband, Herman Mittasch; her son, James Mittasch and three brothers, Curtis Walther, Johnny Walther and William Walther.

She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Dianna & Clarence Mitschke of Austin and Kathy & Bill Pfeiffer of Winchester; daughter-in-law, Carol Mittasch of Serbin; five grandchildren, Jason Mitschke of Austin, Karen & Tracy Robbins of Winchester, Jamie & Justin Knox of San Antonio, Sara & Freddy Koenig of San Antonio and Donielle Wilson of Giddings; three great grandchildren, Dylan & Kaitlyn Robbins of Winchester and Ivan Koenig of San Antonio; two step grandchildren; twelve step-great grandchildren, five step great, great grandchildren; three brothers, Vestine & Gloria Walther of Houston, Franklin Walther of Warda and Elwood & Helga Walther of Houston; sister, Edith Zoch of Cypress; two brothersin law, John Mittasch of Houston and William Mittasch of Giddings; two sisters-in-law, Esther Namken of Giddings and Laura Mittasch of Giddings, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin, Texas with Rev. John Schmidt officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Portals of Prayer Program, the Christopher House in Austin or the charity of choice.

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