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Lydia Hurtig Schroeder, 91 of Bleiblerville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at Bellville General Hospital.

She was born July 17, 1920 at the home of her parents Theodor and Martha (Kramer) Hurtig in the Muellerville Community. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

On Nov. 30, 1939, she married Edward Schroeder, Jr. also at Salem Lutheran Church of Salem.

Mrs. Schroeder was a homemaker. She also had been employed at Old Brazos Forge and as manager of Burger Queen in Bellville and Brenham.

Mrs. Schroeder was a member of Welcome Lutheran Church, where she was active in Ladies Aid. She loved gardening flowers, needlework and playing games with grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by: parents; stepmother, Annie (Witliff) Hurtig; husband; daughter, Margaret Eckermann; granddaughter, Donna Jo Zettel; great grandson, Gabriel Brokmeyer; son-in-law, Clarence Zettel; brothers, Robert Hurtig, Theodor Hurtig, Jr.; sisters, Helen Hurtig, Martha Wiesepape.

Her loving family includes: her children and their spouses, Ruth Zettel, Corine Lakey, Larry and Carol Schroeder; Angelie and Charles Franke; son-in-law, Wendell Eckermann; 16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Hildegard Brinkmeyer, Delores and Lilburn Meier; sister-in-law, Mabel Winkelmann; special friend, Marion Balke.

Visitation was held Monday, Aug. 15 from 5-7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. in Welcome Lutheran Church, Welcome with Rev. David Klak officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Clarence Zettel, Jr., Larry Lakey, Charles Franke, Jr., Chad Eckermann, Brian Siemsglusz, Kenneth Lakey, Dennis Lakey, Dr. Welton Hill. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons, great grandsons, great great grandsons.

Memorials may be given to Welcome Lutheran Church.

Services in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer, Brenham, TX 77833.  979.836.3611

Posted by Joy Neely



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