2017-11-30 / Obituaries

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Beisert Rackel

Funeral services for Elizabeth “Lizzy” Rackel, 85, of Loebau, Texas, were held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau with Rev. Garrett Smith officiating.

Elizabeth Janeth (Beisert) Rackel, the daughter of Oscar Herman Beisert and Amanda Alma (Kasper) Beisert, was born on March 6, 1932 in Loebau, Texas. She was baptized on March 20, 1932 by Rev. Carl Durow and confirmed on September 22, 1946 by Rev. Herbert Hartfield at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau. Her confirmation verse was Revelation 2:10, “Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Lizzy was united in marriage to Lawrence Eldie Rackel on September 25, 1949 also at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau by Rev. Herbert Hartfield. Shortly after their marriage, Lizzy and Lawrence moved to Houston where Lawrence worked as a contractor and Lizzy took care of his bookkeeping. They were members of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Houston where Lizzy volunteered in many areas of the church and school, including the library. After moving back to Loebau, she was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church where she served as president of the Ladies Aid for many years.

Lizzy was always a strong willed and determined person. She took great pride in proving the IRS wrong (even with only an 8th grade education) and beating the odds when she was diagnosed with Rh-Negative blood and was told she would only have one child……she had five. When she wasn’t proving the IRS and doctors wrong, she could usually be found collecting rocks, quilting, sewing, gardening, canning or dancing.

Lizzy passed away the evening of Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Heart Hospital of Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar & Amanda Beisert; her husband, Lawrence; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Florine & William Rackel and Bernice & Erwin Winkler; one brother and sister-in-law, Marvin & Betty Beisert; one grandson-in-law, Brandon Church; six brothers-in-law, Jim Kuehn, James Knight, Raymond Fischer, Elmo Rackel, Delbert “Shorty” Rackel and Merv Lindsey, and one sister-in-law, Meta Rackel.

Lizzy is survived by her five children and their spouses, Linda & Abel Zuzuarregui of Paige, Ricky & Georgia Rackel of Giddings, Kathy & Lonnie Supak of Deanville, Douglas & Dorothy Rackel of Dime Box and Steven & Margaret Rackel of Loebau; seven grandchildren, Leslie Medack of Bastrop, Stacey & Matthew Stamport of Lexington, Jonathan Rackel of Giddings, Christopher & Carlee Supak of Yorktown, VA, Nicholas & Shana Rackel of Round Rock, Dawn & Wyatt Lautzenheiser of Lexington and Amanda Church of McDade; eight great grandchildren, Garrett Stamport and Riley Stamport both of Lexington, Caleb Rackel and Chase Rackel both of Round Rock, Clarence Ean Lautzenheiser and Lawrence Quaid Lautzenheiser both of Lexington and Kayden Church, Hunter Ray Lawrence Church and Ray Lynn “Ray Ray” Church all of McDade; three sisters, Jessie Knight of Giddings, Shirley Fischer of Ledbetter and Joyce Kuehn of Giddings; two sisters-in-law, Elyne Rackel of Giddings and Janice Lindsey of Ralls; one brother-in-law, E.C. “Rocky” Rackel of Tyler, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church Parish Hall Fund in Loebau or to the charity of one’s choice.

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