2013-03-28 / Obituaries

Norbert Alferd Teinert


Funeral Services for Norbert Teinert, 93 of Giddings were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Keith Aschenbeck officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery.

Norbert Alfred Teinert was born on October 9, 1919 near Giddings, Texas to Theodore and Martha (nee) Kubitz Teinert. He was baptized on October 19, 1919 by Rev. Gottfried Buchschacher at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda, Texas. He attended Holy Cross Lutheran School and was confirmed at Holy Cross by Rev. Paul C. Eifert on April 9, 1933. His confirmation verse was Matthew 26:41, "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Norbert farmed until World War II when he enlisted in the Army on February 20, 1942. His service during the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre in the 21st Infantry as a Light Mortar Crewman took him to Australia, Hollandia and the Philippines. He was honorably discharged on August 31, 1945 achieving the rank of corporal.

After his discharge, Norbert moved to Houston where he worked in a printing shop. He took a business course and was employed as an office worker in Houston until his retirement in 1985. While in Houston, he was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church serving as an usher and an elder for approximately 20 years.

After retirement, Norbert moved to Giddings and became a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings. He enjoyed gardening and took pride in the upkeep of his home and yard.

He passed away the evening of Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Oakland Manor Nursing Center in Giddings having obtained the age of 93 years, 5 months and 12 days.

Norbert is survived by his sister, Eleanor Teinert of New Braunfels; two sisters-in-law, Bernell Teinert of Giddings and Alice Teinert of Houston; one brother-in-law, Elton Schulze of Warda and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alfred, Herbert, Edwin, Willie and Marvin and his sisters, Elsa, Gertrude and Hermine.

Serving as pallbearers were Larry Teinert, Glenn Teinert, Steven Teinert, Douglas Schulze, Kenneth Schulze, Paul Teinert and Victor Teinert.

Memorials may be made the Christ Our Cornerstone Fund at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 North Grimes, Giddings, Texas 78942 or to the charity of one's choice.

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