RISKE, Hilda Norma Miersch

Hilda Norma Miersch Riske passed away peacefully on April 17, 2013.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 22, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Walburg. Interment will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 21, 2013, from 5-7 p.m., at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel in Georgetown.

Her strong spirit shined through until the end, and her family is comforted by the many memories of love and joy she brought to all who knew her over the course of her 92 years.

NEITSCH, Viola Marie

NEITSCH, Viola Marie, 78, retired farmer, of Walburg died Saturday. Visitation 1 p.m. and services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Zion Lutheran Church, Walburg. Burial Zion Cemetery. Arrangements by Austin-Peel & Son.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on March 12, 2013

NEITSCH, Carl Robert

NEITSCH, Carl Robert, 74, farmer, of Walburg died Wednesday. Visitation 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. today, Zion Lutheran Church, Walburg.

Burial Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements by Austin-Peel & Son.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on March 19, 2013

SCHWAUSCH, Selma (Mersiosky)

Selma Schwausch

Selma Schwausch, 90, of Round Rock died January 6 in the Trinity Lutheran Nursing Home in Round Rock.

Funeral services were held January 9 in Zion Lutheran Church in Walburg. Pastor Lowell Rossow and Pastor Duane Florschuetz officiated.

Burial was in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Emil Wenzil, Harold Boriack, Raymond Pillack, Edmund Mersiosky, George Schwausch and Gilbert Pillack served as pallbearers. Davis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Schwausch, the daughter of Ernest Mersiosky and Anna Jakobik, was born January 24, 1898 in Serbin. She was married to Oscar Schwausch, who preceeded her in death February 2, 1972. A member of the Zion Lutheran Church, she was a ladies aide there. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Walter Schwausch and daughter-in-law Julia, of Georgetown; a daughter, Helen Hartman and son-inlaw Paul, of Deer Park; three sisters, Louise Boriack of Pasadena, Ruth Boriack of Jarrell and Edna Boriack of The Grove; three grandsons; and a granddaughter.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, a son, three sisters and three brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund.