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Funeral services for Mr. William (Bill) Waak, 92, of Bellville were held 
Tuesday, Aug. 23rd at 10 a.m. from the Chapel of the Pete E. Etlinger 
Funeral Home in Bellville with Rev. William Rotter officiating.  Burial 
was in Oak Knoll Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Conway Waak Jr., Kyle Waak, 
Darrell Schrader, Weldon Emshoff, Johnny Hardin, Ronald Koehn, Travis 
Koehn, Curtis Koehn and Dalton Sherrill.  Mr. Waak died Sunday morning, 
Aug. 21, 1988 in Colonial Belle Nursing Home in Bellville.  He was born 
Nov. 10, 1895 in Coshatte to parents William and Alvina Hagen Waak.  He 
was raised and attended school in Coshatte.  Mr. Waak served his country 
during World War I in the U. S. Army and returned home to marry the 
former Miss Emma Grawunder on Nov. 28, 1923 in Houston.  Mr. Waak helped 
organize the Austin County Farm Bureau, and was a member of the Coshatte 
Agricultural Society and past member of the Bellville American Legion.  
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Bellville and was a 
farmer and cattle rancher.  Survivors include:  daughters, Mrs. 
Marceline Jones of Bellville and Mrs. Ruby Koehn of Bellville; son and 
daughter-in-law Conway and Helen Waak of Bellville; nine grandchildren 
and 19 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 
three sisteres (sic), Mrs. Adele Timme, Mrs. Lula Brune and Mrs. Josie 
Krueger, and two brothers, Henry and Edward Waak.  Memorial 
contributions can be mde to the St. John's Retreat Center. 

Posted by Cheryl Gross

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