2013-04-11 / Obituaries

Ruth Margarete Schimank


Funeral services for Ruth Schimank, 87 of Giddings, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner and Rev. William Knippa officiating. Burial will follow in the Giddings City Cemetery.

Mrs. Schimank passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin.

Ruth Margarete Schimank was born on March 31, 1926 in Manheim, Texas to Bernhard & Auguste (Symmank) Kappler. She was baptized on April 18, 1926 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Manheim by Rev. C.W. Riske and confirmed on March 17, 1940 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor, Texas by Rev. A.F. Michalk. Ruth was united in marriage to Lorenz Schimank on November 10, 1946 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor by Rev. Paul G. Brust. She and Lorenz were members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings.

Ruth was an industrious woman who never sat still. She enjoyed gardening, raising parakeets and cockatiels, making homemade noodles, crocheting and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Frances Krause and two sisters, Alvina Derenberger and Doris Arldt & her husband, Edwin.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 66 years, Lorenz Schimank of Giddings; two daughters, Helen Simmons of Bastrop and Nancy Handrick & her husband, Charles of Buda; five grandchildren, Justin Krause & his wife, Meri of Buda, Nick Simmons & his wife, Amy of Windsor, Colorado, Keith Handrick & his wife, Maranda of Buda, Marcus Krause & his wife, Tacy of Buda and Stacy Woolery & her husband, R.C. of Liberty Hill; nine great grandchildren, Jordyn & Dylan Becker of Windsor, Colorado, Hunter & Brooke Krause of Buda, Makensie & Balen Handrick of Buda, Madison & R.C. Woolery of Liberty Hill and Brynnley Krause of Buda; sister, Janiece Becker & her husband, Otto Jr. of Serbin; brother-in-law, H.W. “Bill” Derenberger of Austin and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Krause, Marcus Krause, Keith Handrick, R.C. Woolery, Nick Simmons and Charles Handrick.

Memorials may be made to the Texas Lions Camp, P.O. Box 290247, Kerrville, Texas 78029-0247 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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