2013-01-10 / Obituaries

Monroe August Markert

August 20, 1926 - December 31, 2012

Monroe August Markert was born on August 20, 1926 in Lincoln, Texas to Gerhard Otto & Estella (Fritsche) Markert. He was baptized on August 22, 1926 at St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln by Rev. R. Osthoff and confirmed onApril 28, 1940 at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau, Texas by Rev. Herbert Hartfield. His confirmation verse was Revelations 2:10, “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Monroe was united in marriage to Mary Bartek on July 9, 1958 at Elizabeth Lutheran Church in Caldwell, Texas. He was Lee County Commissioner for Precinct 4 for several years and was a retired maintainer operator and rancher. He had been a member of the Dime Box Volunteer Fire Department and a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Old Dime Box where he had served in many positions and offices. He later joined St. John Lutheran Church after moving to Lincoln. Monroe loved playing the guitar and the harmonica and enjoyed playing skat.

He passed away the afternoon of Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Medstar Care Center in Giddings.

Monroe was preceded in death by his parents, Gerhard & Estella Markert; son, Claude “Butchie” Flippin Jr.; two brothers, Eldon Markert and Lawrence Markert and two brothers-in-law, Alvin Rohlack and Charles Lehmann.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Markert of Lincoln; five children, Larry & Shirley Flippin Sr. of Taylor, Frankie Flippin of Deanville, Donna & Lee Halliburton of Pflugerville, Denise & Kenny Urban of Lincoln and Debra Koslan of Lincoln; ten grandchildren, Sheryl & Paul Smith Sr. of Taylor, Larry & Pam Flippin Jr. of Deanville, Michelle Flippin of Houston, James & Cody Flippin of Taylor, Justin Halliburton of Austin, Brittany & Lee Davis of Lincoln, Megan & Chris Lewis of Lubbock, Shane & Julianne Urban of Lincoln, Klee Koslan of Lincoln and Kane Koslan of Lincoln; nine great grandchildren, Ashley Smith, Paul Smith Jr., Ryan Smith and Allison Smith all of Taylor, Ariel Urban of Lincoln, Kaleigh Davis & Addison Davis both of Lincoln and Gracie Lewis & Mackenzie Lewis both of Lubbock; two brothers, Calvin & Ruth Markert of Dime Box and Wilbert & Alice Markert of Spring; two sisters, Doris Rohlack of Thrall and Glenda Lehmann of Houston; two sisters-in-law, Elna Markert of Austin and Adele Markert of Victoria; special family friend, Joyce Jenke of Serbin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services for Monroe Markert, 86 of Lincoln, were 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln with Rev. Dale Bohm officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Edward Markert, Clyde Markert, Dennis Markert, Kenneth Markert, Maurice Pitts, Ricky Jatzlau, Glenn Jatzlau, Gene Walch and Ronnie Langham. Honorary pallbearer was Robert L. Kovar.

Memorials may be made to the St. John Lutheran Cemetery Fund, 1012 Private Road 8012, Giddings, Texas 78942-9263 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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