Herbert John Zander was born November 24, 1910 in the Ives Creek Community in Austin County, Texas, the son of Richard and Annie Heel Zander. He grew up and attended school in the Ives Creek Community. He was confirmed on April 10, 1927 by Pastor J.R. Pock in the St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville.
Herbert was united in marriage with Edna Ludwig on September 24, 1939 in Sealy, Texas. They have made their home in the Ives Creek Community where Herbert was a farmer. A member of St. John Lutheran Church, he loved the cattle business and being with his family, and was a member of the Sons of Hermann.
He passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 2, 1997 at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 8 days.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Edna Zander of Bellville; daughters, Anita Kramer and Gladys Grawunder and her husband, Gary, all of Bellville; grandchildren, Dr. Traci Kramer of West Virginia; Richard Grawunder of Bellville; Anni Brunker and her husband Vernon Jr., of Caldwell; Tiffany Kramer of Lubbock; Rhonda Grawunder of Bellville; numerous other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Anita Hoff, and his son-in-law, Edward P. Kramer.
Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville with Pastor Willie Rotter officiating. Interment followed in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Roy, Earl and Dave Hamm, Johnny Busse, Richard Grawunder, Vernon Brunker, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Wally Cano Jr., Father Leon, Donnie and Willie Streider, Rev. Douglas Kabell.
In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to St. John Lutheran Church
Submitted by Jerry Lee Frank