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Ollie Bernita Viereck Keding was born July 10, 1917 in Bellville, Texas, the
daughter of Charlie F. and Dollie Buchtien Viereck. She grew up and attended
school in Bellville graduating from Bellville High School. A lifelong member
of St. John Lutheran Church, Ollie was baptized and confirmed there.
On October 25, 1941, she was united in marriage with  Cleveland Keding in a
ceremony in Bellville. Ollie and Cleveland made their home in Bellville
where Ollie was employed for many years by Cameron's Store until its
closing. She then worked at Jane's Treasurers for several years.
A devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, Ollie enjoyed meeting and
visiting with people, and never meet a stranger. She was always willing to
reach out to those in need, and for a number of years had assisted with
delivering Meals-On-Wheels. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking,
but was happiest when she was able to share the fruits of her labor with
Ollie passed away Saturday, February 26, 2005 in Brenham at the age of 87.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Donald and Lynda Keding of
Houston; daughter and son-in-law: Diana and Randy Markwardt of Brenham;
grand-children: Renee Mutscher and her husband, Kevin, Melissa Boland and
her husband, Chris, Stacy Keding and Scott Keding; and many other friends
and relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother
and sister-in-law, Melvin and Lenora Viereck, and her granddaughter,
Sephanie Markwardt.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at St. John
Lutheran Church in Bellville with Pastor Jennie Jones and Pastor David
Henske officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Knoll Cemetery. Pallbearers
were Charles Viereck, Michael Viereck, David Chovanec, Glenn Markwardt,
Burton Miles and Kevin Hanath. In  lieu of usual remembrances, friends who
wish may make memorial gifts to St. John Lutheran Church, 520 North Holland,
Bellville, TX 77418 or to the charity of their choice.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home,
Posted by Joy Neely


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