2013-04-18 / Obituaries

Audrey Theresa Hulda Symmank


Funeral services for Audrey Symmank, 78 of Paige, Texas, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor, Texas with Rev. Leif Hasskarl officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Audrey Theresa Hulda (Hobratschk) Symmank was born on November 22, 1934 in Warda, Texas to Ernest & Annett (Pietsch) Hobratschk. She was baptized on December 2, 1934 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda by Rev. Paul Eifert and confirmed on May 30, 1948 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Grange by Rev. H. A. Traugott. Her confirmation verse was Hebrews 13:5, "For He has said I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." Audrey was united in marriage to Earl Symmank on October 25, 1953 at Trinity Lutheran Church in La Grange by Rev. Theodore Schmidt. She was employed as a cook at Inez Carroll Elementary School in Houston, Texas.

She passed away the morning of Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Country Care Plex in Giddings reaching the age of 78 years, 4 months and 21 days.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jerry Ray Symmank and a granddaughter, Natalie Marie Cones.

Audrey is survived by her husband, Earl Symmank of Paige; daughter and son-in-law, Janet & Chris Cones of Lexington; son, Daryl Symmank of Paige; three grandchildren, Christopher Cones of Lexington, Andy Pate & his wife, Celina of Bastrop and Jessica Aldridge of Giddings; her brother, Wallace Hobratschk & his wife, Verlene of Winchester; her sister, Genelda Pavlik & her husband, Robert of La Grange; brothers-inlaw, & sisters-in-law, Milton & Ruby Wachsmann of Paige, Eunice & James Foerster of Paige and Eddy & Carolyn Symmank of Paige. She is also survived by numeorus nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Serving as pallbearers were Charles Symmank, Robert Kennedy, Vernon Umlang, Kevin Foerster, Darvin Lehmann, Rodney Hobratschk, David Schulze and Ross Friedrich.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Fund or to the charity of one's choice.

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