2017-09-07 / Obituaries

Herman Albert Dube

Funeral services for Herman Dube, 88, of Giddings, Texas were held on September 6, 2017 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor, Texas with Rev. Jonathan Meyer officiating.

Herman Albert Dube was born on December 13, 1928 in Manheim, Texas, the son of Albert Herman Dube and Ottilie Selma (Urban) Dube. He was baptized on December 25, 1928 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Manheim, Texas by Rev. C.W. Rische and was confirmed on April 18, 1943 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor, Texas by Rev. A.F. Michalk. His confirmation verse was Genesis 17:1, “I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect”. Herman served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from December 2, 1952 until February 12, 1953. He was united in marriage to Gladys Waldeen Matthijetz on April 14, 1956 at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau, Texas by Rev. Herbert Hartfield. Their union was blessed with two children, Larry and Susan. Herman and Gladys made their home in Houston where he worked for Riedel Enterprises. They were members of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Houston. After his retirement from Riedel’s, Herman helped maintain the grounds at the church. Herman and Gladys moved back to Giddings after their retirement where they were members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor. Herman’s lifelong passion was always gardening and he usually could be found working in his garden. He was an absolute and clear-cut person who believed in keeping things simple. His family brought him the greatest joy, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Herman passed away the afternoon of Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Giddings Residence and Rehabilitation Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 57 years, Gladys; his grandson, Michael Poulsen; three sisters, Ella Schroeder, Evelyn Schroeder and Mary Schneider and two brothers, Werner Dube and Karl Dube.

Herman is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Larry & Carol Dube of Houston; his daughter and son-in-law, Susan & Robert Poulsen of Giddings; four grandchildren, Cody Poulsen of Giddings, Brandi Wenz & her husband, Ethan of Austin, Melissa Smith & her husband, Jeremy of McKinney and Jennifer Dube of Cypress; two great granddaughters, Audrey & Reagan Smith of McKinney; two sisters, Margaret Richter and Edna Richter both of Fedor; brother-in-law, Marvin Matthijetz & his wife, Charlyn Matthijetz of Giddings; two sisters-in-law, Eunice Hobratschk of Giddings and Lounell Pennington & her husband, Jack of Houston as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund or Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 247, Lexington, Texas 78947 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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