2017-06-15 / Obituaries

Alfred “Butch” Alton Iselt

Funeral services for Alfred “Butch” Iselt, 84, of Loebau, Texas, were held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Old Dime Box, Texas with Rev. David Loeffler officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Giddings American Legion York Post 276, immediately followed in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Dime Box.

Alfred Alton Iselt was born on March 14, 1933 in Fedor, Texas to Bernhard & Alma (Reuther) Iselt. He was baptized on April 2, 1933 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor by Rev. Charles Durow and confirmed on March 30, 1947 at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau, Texas by Rev. Herbert Hartfield. His confirmation verse was Matthew 26:41, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Alfred joined the United States Army on June 11, 1953 and received his Honorable Discharge on April 26, 1955 having obtained the rank of Corporal. He married Gladys Beisert on December 13, 1958 at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau with Rev. Benjamin Rathgeber officiating. Alfred was a mechanic who owned and operated Lincoln Garage. He was a longtime rancher who also had worked in the oil field for several years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Old Dime Box, where he had served as a trustee, and was a member of the Dime Box Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, checking cattle and spending time with his grandkids.

Alfred passed away the evening of Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Copperas Hollow Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Caldwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben & Alma Iselt; an infant brother and sister; his grandson, Brandon Schulze; and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Waldemar Lehmann, Willie & Ruby Beisert, Robert Beisert, Marvin & Charlene Beisert, Corine Iselt, Clara & Rupert Deal, Lorine & Henry Tatum, Leona Schulze, Frieda & Walter Schulze, Herbert Medack, Herbert Exner, Helen Beisert, Shirley Beisert and Joe Benignus.

Alfred is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gladys Iselt of Loebau; four children, Darlene Smith & her husband, Paul of Loebau, Derwin Iselt of Loebau, Darrell Iselt & his wife, Sally of Loebau and Stanley Iselt of Loebau; sixteen grandchildren, Craig Iselt, Chase Kimey, Ashley Matejcek & her husband, Jeremy, Austin Iselt, Daniel Iselt, Ben Iselt & his wife, Shayna, Amy & Corine Iselt, Heather Iselt, Dylan Iselt & his wife, Rachael, Cassie & Kelcey Brewer, Trever Smith and Justin, Joshua and John Courtney; four great grandchildren, Bayleigh & Maysen Iselt, Mary Alice Moore and Greasyn Courtney; one sister, Dorothy Lehmann of Loebau; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Alfred & Betty Beisert, Grace Rackel, Alvin & Ruth Beisert, Ruben Beisert, Ernie & Bernice Beisert, Eugene Iselt, Elna & Gene Moerbe, Janette Benignus, Elenora Medack, Esther Exner and Alice Beisert, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Old Dime Box, Standards Hospice, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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