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Bellville Times
August 19, 1999
Funeral services for Fred Zander, 88, of Bellville were held on Tuesday August 19, 1999 at 4 p.m. from Knesek Bros./Etlinger Funeral Chapel in Bellville with the Rev. Harold Sellers officiating.
Interment followed at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery outside of Bellville. 

Serving as pallbearers for the service were James Harden Jr., Johnny Harden, Micah Harden, Glen Harden, Paul Tarwater and Curtis Tarwater. 

Honorary pallbearers were Joshua Harden, Janice Santos, James Harden III, Jill Flatt and Jeannie Smith.
Born Aug. 2, 1911 in Austin County, Fred was the son of Fritz and Ida Scholtz Zander.  He was raised in the Buckhorn Community and attended the Freitag School.  He was a member as well as a Decon of Cochran Street Church, Westview Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Bellville.
On Dec. 5, 1931 he married Helen Slama in Hempstead, Texas.  He was employed by Duncan Coffee, Maryland Club Coffee and Coca Cola as a mechanic.
Mr. Zander died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999 in Bellville.
He is survived by his wife Helen Zander of Bellville; two daughters Ruth Jean Harden and her husband Jim of Bellville and Carole Tarwater and her husband Mel of Bellville; 7 grandchildren James Harden Jr., Johnny Harden, Janice Santos, Jeannie Smith, Paul Tarwater, Curtis Tarwater, and Jill Flatt; 9 great grandchildren James Harden III, Micah Harden, Glen Harden, Joshua Harden, Sara Santos, Rachel Santos, Mikayla Smith, Tyler Flatt and Molly Flatt; 2 great-great grand children Micayla Harden and Micah Harden Jr.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters Erna Belle Schomburg and Etta Mae Frank.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Bellville.
Funeral services were under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, 34 North Masonic St., Bellville, Texas 77418 (409) 865-3121. 

Submitted by Jerry Lee Frank


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