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Edna Lucille Ludwig Zander was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Sealy, Texas, the daughter of Emil and Lyda (Hinze) Ludwig. She grew up in the Bellville/Sealy area, attending the Cleveland Community School in Sealy.

A Lutheran by faith, Edna was united in marriage with Herbert Zander, Sept. 24, 1939, in Sealy. She was a member of the Sons of Hermann and St. John Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers, quilting and sewing.

Edna passed away Friday, July 24, 2009, in Bellville at the age of 89. She is survived by her daughters Anita Kramer of Bellville, and Gladys Grawunder and her husband, Gary, of Bellville, grandchildren Traci Kramer Dudley and her husband, Ken, of Crockett, Anni Kramer Brunker and her husband, Vernon, of Caldwell, Tiffany Kramer Besier and her husband, Elton, of Ozark, Arkansas, Richard Grawunder and his wife, Tina, of Brenham, and Rhonda Grawunder and her fiancée, Walter Cano, of Bellville. Also surviving Edna are her great grandchildren Zander Besier, Virginia Besier, Lauren Dudley, Preston Dudley, Christian Grawunder, and Ashlee Cano, and her sister Oradell Strieder and her husband, Frank, of Sealy. Edna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Herbert Zander, son-in-law, Edward Kramer, sisters and brothers-in-law, Alvina and Alfred Kabell, and Alice and Jack Rumfield.

Visitation took place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2009 at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville.

The funeral service took place at 10 a.m., Monday, July 27, 2009 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Jennie Jones and David Henske, officiating.

Pallbearers were Gary Grawunder, Vernon Brunker, Ken Dudley, Richard Grawunder, Walter Cano, and Elton Besier. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Mrs. Zander’s great grandchildren.

Interment was at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to St. John Lutheran Church, 520 North Holland, Bellville, Texas, 77418, or to the charity of their choice.

Funeral under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, Bellville.

Posted by Joy Neely


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