2014-07-03 / Obituaries

Ruth Anna Johanna Markert

December 19, 1932 - June 23, 2014

Ruth Anna Johanna (Weiser) Markert was born on December 19, 1932 in Bigfoot, Texas to Gottfried and Frieda (Handrick) Weiser. She was united in marriage to Calvin Markert on November 29, 1953 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Rose, Dennis and Diana. Ruth was a loving and devoted farmer’s wife and also helped with the family farm and feed store. She loved raising chickens, cooking and baking for her family, and gardening.

Ruth was called to her heavenly home the morning of Monday, June 23, 2014 at Oakland Manor Nursing Center in Giddings following an extended illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gottfried and Frieda Weiser; her sister, Carolyn Galbreath and an infant brother.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 60 years, Calvin Markert of Dime Box; her children, Rose & David Roberts of Prosper, Texas, Dennis & Cindy Markert of Dime Box, Texas and Diana & Tom Knodt of Brenham, Texas; her grandchildren, Emily & Tab Ottmers, Erich & LeighAnn Roberts, Elissa & Patrik Mattle, Nathan & Valerie Markert, Aaron & Aimee Markert, Rebekah & Clayton Wickel, Annchen Knodt and Anya Knodt; eight great-grandchildren, Olivia, Jackson and Marshall Ottmers, Keith David Roberts, Addison Markert, Adley & Avery Markert and Hailey Wickel; brothers, Franklin & Betty Weiser of Harrold, Texas, Robert & Betty Weiser of Yerington, Nevada, and Larry & Elaine Weiser of Giddings, Texas; sister, Mary Ann & David McCombs of the Hills Community and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services for Ruth Markert, 81, of Dime Box, Texas were 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Rev. Tab Ottmers officiating. Burial followed in the Markert Family Cemetery in Dime Box.

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