2018-01-25 / Obituaries

Thomas Van Martin Kieschnick

Funeral services for Thomas Kieschnick, 67, of Lincoln, Texas, were held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln in with Rev. Dale Bohm officiating.

Thomas Van Martin Kieschnick was born on August 3, 1950 in Lincoln, Texas, the son of Elmo and Florence Allyne (Marburger) Kieschnick.

He was baptized on August 20, 1950 and confirmed on March 22, 1964 at St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln. His confirmation verse was Hebrews 13:5, “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Thomas graduated from Giddings High School. He was united in marriage to Peggy Lay on September 25, 1971 at St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln. They had four children, Deanna, Robin, Daniel and Corey. Thomas worked as a sheet rocker for many years. He also worked as a fabricator at Austin Glass & Mirror and at Sanderson Farms in Bryan. Thomas was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln where he had served as an elder and the Sunday school superintendent and had been a member of the Men’s Club. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and doing anything that allowed him to be outdoors.

Thomas passed away the morning of Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at his home in Lincoln following a battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmo and Allyne Kieschnick and a brother, Nathan Kieschnick.

Thomas is survived by his four children, Deanna Cupit & her husband, Larry of Cypress, Robin Martin & her husband, Jamie of Lake Jackson, Daniel Kieschnick & his wife, Hilary of Lexington and Corey Kieschnick of Lexington; the mother of their children, Peggy Kieschnick of Lexington; seven grandchildren, Haley Cupit of Huntsville, Tyler Cupit of Cypress, Michael Harding of Lake Jackson, Lane Martin of Lake Jackson, Mason Martin of Lake Jackson, Adam Kieschnick of Lexington and Trace Kieschnick of Lexington; one brother, Phillip Kieschnick & his wife, Mary Jo of Houston; three sisters, Martha Karotkin & her husband, Alan of Austin, Rebecca Moses & her husband, Allan of Brenham and Mary Kunkel & her husband, Billy of Lincoln, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Kieschnick family recommends that memorials be made to St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln or the American Cancer Society.

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