2016-06-30 / Obituaries

Ruby Bernice Dunk

Funeral services for Ruby Dunk, 95, of Warda, Texas, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda with Rev. Dennis Tegtmeier officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Warda.

Ruby Bernice (Emmrich) Dunk was born on March 18, 1921 in Giddings, Texas, the daughter of Fritz A. Emmrich and Minnie Bertha (Werner) Emmrich. She was baptized on August 14, 1921 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top, Texas by Rev. A.H. Falkenberg and was confirmed on March 25, 1934 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. G.W. Fischer. Her confirmation verse was Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” She was united in marriage to Henry Dunk, Jr. on November 17, 1940 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. G.W. Fischer. They were blessed with three children, Jerrell, Janet & Joyce. Ruby taught 1st through 4th grades at Trinity Lutheran School in Fedor, Texas in 1938 and taught 1st through 4th grades at Holy Cross Lutheran School from 1961 until 1968. She also worked as a nurse for Dr. S.W. Mantzel in Giddings. Ruby was an active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda where she was a charter teacher for the Sunday school program, a charter member of the Ladies Aid and was also a member of the Sewing Circle. She kept the church records before a church secretary was hired and helped to translate the church’s German records into English. Ruby lovingly handmade the baptismal napkins used by the church for baptisms for over 50 years. She enjoyed gardening, taking care of her flowers, fishing, baking, sewing and quilting.

Ruby passed away during the early morning hours of Monday, June 27, 2016 at Oakland Manor Nursing Center in Giddings.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fritz & Minnie Emmrich; her husband of 61 years, Henry Dunk, Jr., and two brothers, Leslie Emmrich and Norfleet Emmrich & his wife, Ruth.

Ruby is survived by her three children, Jerrell & Oranell Dunk of Giddings, Janet & Jim Oltmann of Serbin, and Joyce & Troy Bise of Serbin; four grandchildren, Curtis & Carie Oltmann of Serbin, Clint & Stacey Oltmann of Edmond, OK, Colby Oltmann of Serbin and Jarrett & Stephanie Bise of Serbin; four great grandchildren, Kaleb, Kassi and Kalisa Oltmann all of Serbin and Everlee Oltmann of Edmond, OK, as well as several nieces and nephews.

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