Funeral services for Bruce Dwain Zander, 53, of Round Rock, Texas, were held Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. from St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville with the Rev. David Henske officiating. Interment was in Oak Knoll Cemetery in Bellville. Serving as pallbearers were Fred Deutrich, Wayne Peschel, William Peschel, Allen Wienecke, Wayne Zander and Phillip Zander. Honorary pallbearers were Julian Davis and Derrick Zander. Born in Bellville, Bruce was the son of Harry and Lenora (Peschel) Zander. He was baptized on Aug. 9, 1953 at St. John Lutheran Church and was confirmed Aug. 27, 1967. He attended church regularly and Sunday school when he was a youth growing up. He graduated from Bellville High School and the University of Southwest Texas. Bruce was a music teacher in Wallis and in Brownwood, Texas. When Bruce moved to Round Rock he worked for a printing firm at The State Bar Association of Texas in Austin. He was employed by the Whitley Printing Company of Austin as an estimator upon his death. Bruce was a "people person," he had many friends, including his boss and supervisors. During his illness, people were always calling to check on him. That meant so much to him. Bruce had a love for nature that showed by the way he took care of his yard and his flowers. Bruce Dwain Zander passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 14, 2006, surrounded by his loving family, at his home in Round Rock. He succumbed to cancer after a short but valiant and courageous fight and has now gone to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is survived by his parents Harry and Lenora Zander of Bellville; sons Chad Michael Zander and wife Stephanie of Long Beach, Calif. and Ryan Brent Zander and friend Allison Brinkley of Littleton, Colo.; brother Gary Zander of Bellville and sister, Jolle Ann Ray and companion Julian Davis of Baltimore, Md.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and his pet cat Rocky, which he enjoyed very much. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 501, Bellville, Texas 77418, or to Hospice Austin, 3107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78759. Funeral services were under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels in Bellville.
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