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Funeral services for Wilbert "Bert" Deutrich, 63, of Bellville, were held
Sunday, July 24 from Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Bellville with the Rev.
Wayne Martin officiating. Interment was at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Bellville.
Serving as pallbearers were Andy Hughes, Joshua Brending, Tanner Brending,
Kirk Deutrich, Randy Ueckert, Marshall Huff, Brett Everett and Charlie
Morlock. Honorary pallbearers were Ray and Fred Deutrich, Scott Dement and
Troy Jones.
Born in the Ives Creek Community, Wilbert Ray Deutrich was the son of Ernest
and Irene (Ueckert) Deutrich. He was raised in Bellville, graduating from
Bellville High School in 1960. On January 20, 1978, Mr. Deutrich and the
former Linda J. Pearson Attaway were married with ceremony held in Houston.
Bert served his country in the U.S. Army from October 1966 to July 1968,
during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Deutrich worked for years as a management supervisor in the Plastics
Division of Phillips Petroleum. He retired from Phillips to be a "gentleman
farmer." Bert loved taking care of the farm, especially his garden. From the
Houston Astros, the Houston Oilers to the Tennessee Titans to the Houston
Texans, Bert was a huge sports fan. He also enjoyed boating, fishing,
hunting and spending time with his family. Wilbert Deutrich died Tuesday,
July 12 in Temple.
Survived by his wife: Linda Deutrich of Bellville; sons: Greg Deutrich  of
Houston; Vince Attaway and wife Christi of Mooresville, N.C.; Kelly Attaway
and wife Vallie of Conroe; daughter: Kimberli Brending of Houston; brother:
Winstn Deutrich and wife Linda  C. of Bellville; grandchildren: Ashton
Deutrich; Paula Hughes and husband Andy; Joshua and Tanner Brending; as well
as Brandon, Cody and Kyle Attaway; great-grandchildren: Hunter and Haley
Hughes; nephew: Kirk Deutrich and wife Mary of Herndon, Va.; nephew: Aaron
Pearson; niece: Andrea Pearson, both of Phoenix, AZ; great-nieces: Kyzia,
Kalyn and Maran Deutrich; mother-in-law: Dorothy Gray of Brenham; as well as
other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents; Hernest and Irene Deutrich; fathers-in-law
Oliver Pearson and James Gray; and brother-in-law Glen Pearson.
The family is requesting that contributions in Bert's memory be made to:
American Cancer Society, Austin County Unit, c/o vernal Lois Deere, PO Box
501, Bellville, TX, 77418.
Arrangements under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels.
Posted by Joy Neely


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