2017-03-30 / Obituaries

Gilbert William Pietsch

Funeral services for Gilbert Pietsch, 71 of Houston, were held on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Rev. Timothy Duerr officiating. Burial followed in the Waldeck Cemetery.

Gilbert William Pietsch passed into the loving arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, unexpectedly at his home in Houston, Texas on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Gilbert was born on October 23, 1945 in La Grange, Texas, to Willie and Lorene (Ahlhorn) Pietsch of Ledbetter, Texas. He was baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church in Greens Creek, Texas and confirmed his Lutheran faith at Bethany Lutheran Church in Greens Creek, Texas. He graduated from Round Top-Carmine High School in 1965. .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie & Lorene Pietsch; his brother, Leslie Pietsch and three brothers-in-law, Weldon Markert, Sidney Grebe and Wesley Ott.

Gilbert is survived by his two sisters, Della Mae Markert of Ledbetter and Beatrice Ott of Houston; his brother and sister-in-law, Clarence & Jeanet Pietsch of Houston; two nephews, Steve Markert and Jeff Pietsch & his wife, Heather; three nieces, Lisa Gunawan & her husband, Win, Angie Hasness & her husband, Dave, and Kimberly Morgan & her husband, Billy, as well as numerous great nieces and great nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were Dawson Pietsch, Jeff Pietsch, Ian Hasness, Cameron Beitler, Leonard Lehman and Willie Wagner.

Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or to the charity of one’s choice.

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