2017-10-05 / Obituaries

Dorothy Loehr Droemer

Funeral services for Dorothy Loehr Droemer, 90, of Giddings,were held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner officiating.

Dorothy Lee (Ondrasek) Loehr Droemer was born on October 3, 1926 in Caldwell, Texas, the daughter of Joe C. and Annie (Noska) Ondrasek. She was baptized on October 6, 1926 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caldwell. Dorothy was united in marriage to Albert Herman Loehr Sr. They were blessed with three children, Albert Jr., Doris and Carolyn. Dorothy’s career was nursing and she was employed at Lee Memorial Hospital in Giddings for many years, and also worked for Dr. Sherwood Manzel and Dr. Charles Burns in their practices. Following Albert’s death in 1979, Dorothy married Helmuth Droemer on September 3, 1983. She had been a faithful member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings and then joined Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings after her marriage to Helmuth. She confirmed her faith at Immanuel on April 21, 1991. Dorothy enjoyed dancing and canning and made the best dill pickles and beets. She was famous for her divinity candy, lemon pies and smothered steaks.

Dorothy passed away the morning of Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Monument Hill Nursing Center in La Grange.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Annie Ondrasek; her husbands, Albert Loehr Sr. on March 14, 1979 and Helmuth Droemer on September 16, 1997; her daughter-in-law, Alice Loehr; her sister, Ella Jakubic and numerous brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law.

Dorothy is survived by her three children, Albert H. Loehr Jr. of La Grange, Doris Stanley & her husband, Don of Texarkana and Carolyn Scott & her husband, Don of Cedar Creek; six grandchildren, Marsha Proctor & her husband Bryan of Visalia, California, Bradley Loehr & his wife, Kay of La Grange, Chris Stanley of Portland, Oregon, Troy Stanley & his wife, Guilyn of Portland, Oregon, Donald Stanley Jr. & his wife, Erin of Austin, and Trenton Scott of Cedar Creek; nine great grandchildren; three great, great grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Ernest Loehr & his wife, JoAnn of Phoenix, Arizona, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Stained Glass Fund, 300 North Grimes Street, Giddings, Texas 78942, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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