Colorado County Obituaries


Do you have old obituaries you would like to share?


Dittrich, Alice (Gold)

Mrs. Alice Dittrich To Be Buried Here Friday Morning

Mrs. Alice Dittrich, 45, died at her home in Corpus Christi on Wednesday, Feb. 9, after a short illness. The body was brought to Weimar for burial with services to be held at 9 a. m.. Friday from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Gold. Interment to be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, after funeral rites at St. Michael’s Church.

Mrs. Dittrich was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Gold of Weimar and was born in Shiner on September 15, 1899. She was united in marriage to E. R. Dittrich in Weimar in the year 1918, and to this union three children were born. She was a member of the Catholic Church.

The Dittrich family lived in Weimar for a number of years and also in El Campo, but of late have been living at Corpus Christi.

Pallbearers appointed by the family will be Chas. F. Kalous, Emil F. Matura, F. F.Anders, Joe R. Till, John Heger, Jr., and F. A. Seifert.

Survivors include, besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Gold, her husband, Emil R. Dittrich of Corpus Christi; one son, Charlie Dittrich of Alleyton; two daughters, Mrs. Dallas Trout of Galveston and Mrs. Frank Psenneck of Corpus Christi; one sister, Mrs. Frank Kahlich, of Weimar.

The Mercury extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, February 11, 1944

Dittrich, August


Mr. August Dittrich, aged 54 years., former farmer of this section, but for the past fifteen years living in the Schulenburg section, dropped dead while plowing in his field near Schulenburg Monday afternoon. It is said his son who was working nearby heard hs father call. "Whoa" to his team, and as he turned to look saw the father topple over dead.

The remains were brought to this city for interment in St. Michael's Cemetery Wednesday morning, after appropriate ceremonies at St. Michael's Church, with Rev. J. Szymanski officiating.

August Dittrich, a son of Mrs. Ed Dittrich of this city, lived for many years on Clear Creek, southwest of Weimar. He was a man of genial temperament, well and favorably known, and well liked by all who knew him. He Is survived by his aged mother, his widow, and several children; Edward, George, Leo, Johnnie and August, Jr., and a daughter, Ella, also several sisters and a brother. Among his sisters residing in this section are Mrs. J. S. Rypple and Mrs. Victor Bartosh, Weimar; Mrs. Emil Boehm, Sugar Land; Mrs. Raymond Clark of LaSalle, Mich.; Mrs. Joe Holub, Mrs. Aug. Schimcek and Mrs. Louis Janda, all of the Weimar section; the brother, Mr. Emil R. Dittrich of Garwood.

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, April 1, 1938, page 1

Dittrich, Carl F.

Careless Handling of A Shotgun
Results in Death of Well Known Young Man of Clear Creek Section

Careless handling of a shotgun on the part of a small negro boy Sunday afternoon resulted in the death, a few hours later, of Charles Dietrich[sic], 20 years old, the principal support and dependence of an aged mother, Mrs. Mary Dietrich[sic].

The scene of the accident is only a few miles southwest of Weimar. The particulars as well as we could learn are about as follows: Young Dietrich[sic] and several neighbor boys were out hunting, about one mile north of his home, when they met up with several negro boys, sons of Alonzo Burnett, a well known colored farmer of the Clear Creek community. The two crowds of boys had guns and were “pranking” with same, when one of the weapons in the hands of a 9 or 10 year old son of Burnett, was discharged, the bullets entering the face of young Charlie Dietrich[sic], who was seated and leaning against a post. The wounded boy got up and walked to his home, a mile distant, where medical attention was given him as soon as possible. It was found that the charge of shot had entered his face just below the eye, ranging downward, and that the bones were so badly shattered his face was almost a pulp. He did not loose consciousness until two or three hours before his death, and talked rationally of the accident. While seated on a stool or chair about midnight he toppled over, lapsed into a state of coma and died without regaining consciousness.

The accident occurred between 2 and 3 p. m. Sunday. The Dietrichs[sic] live on the F. E. Brandes place on Clear Creek and are a hard working, deserving lot of people. Charlie was Mrs. Dietrich’s[sic] oldest son and main dependence, the father having died a few years ago,

The children of Alonzo Burnett range in age from about 9 to 13 years, and were so frightened over the awful accident that they could not give an intelligent account of same.

The remains of young Dietrich[sic] were laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery Monday afternoon in the presence of a large circle of mourning relatives and friends.

The accident is deeply and sincerely deplored by all. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved mother, relatives and friends.

Weimar Mercury, February 18, 1921, page 1

Dittrich, Charles Anthony

Dittrich, Charles

Charles Dittrich was called home on Aug. 22.

He was born Dec. 28, 1944 to Charlie and Antonia Dittrich in Columbus. He was a graduate of Van Vleck High School. On April 16, 1967 he married the love of his life, Dorothy Hintz, at Guardian Angel Parish in Wallis. He had a long career in sales in the Houston and Fort Bend County areas. He and Dorothy lived in Fairchilds until his death. He was also a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Needville. He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa and friend who had a passion for fishing, hunting and being outdoors. He never met a stranger. His passing left an empty place in the hearts of his family and friends. They know his worries are over and only happiness and love will consume him, for he is home where one day they will see him again.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Fairchilds; children, Theresa Usry of Needville, and Paul Dittrich of Carrollton; granddaughter, Lauren Usry; and brother, Alton Dittrich and wife Helen of Bay City.

Funeral services took place Aug. 29 at Eagle Lake Funeral Home. Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Jeffery Lipperdt, Michael Burns, Kenneth German, Larry Patlovany, Robert “Bob” Blazek and Frankie Drabek Jr.

Colorado County Citizen, September 2, 2009
Submitted by Judy Talkington

Dittrich, Charles E.

Chas. Dittrich Funeral Held Here Dec. 17

Funeral services for Charlie E. Dittrich, 63, of Van Vleck were held Thursday, Dec. 17, from St. Michael's Catholic Church here, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Mr. Dittrich died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Matagorda General Hospital.

Born June 7, 1918, at Weimar he was the son of Emil R. and Alice (Gold) Dittrich. He married Miss Antonia Christen.

He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He had retired from employment by Superior Oil Co. after 34 years of service, and had been a resident of Bay City for 20 years.

His wife survives, along with two sons, Alton Dittrich of Bay City and Charles Dittrich of Fairchilds; four grandchildren; and one sister, Miss Alice Dittrich of Houston.

Weimar Mercury, December 24, 1981, page 5

Dittrich, Edward

Death of Edward Dittrich

Edward Dittrich, one of the most popular and prominent farmers of the Clear Creek section, died at his home Wednesday night of last week, after a four weeks' illness , following an attack of lagrippe. Everything possible was done for him by expert medical skill and careful nursing, but God willed it otherwise, and this splendid citizen and good man joined that innumerable host which has gone on before. Mr. Dittrich was born in Jasnysdorf, Empire of Austria, Dec. 24, 1859; died April 11, 1917, being 57 years, 3 months and 17 days old at the time of his death. He emigrated to Texas in the year 1873, first settling at Bluff, Fayette county, afterward moving to the vicinity of Schulenburg, and still later to Clear Creek. He was married to Miss Mary Konvicka Oct. 23, 1881. There were twelve children born to them. Nine are still living--seven girls and two boys. He is survived by the bereaved widow and the following children: Mrs. J. S. Rypple of Weimar, August E. Dittrich of Schulenburg, Mrs. L. A. Ruwoldt of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. E. M. Boehm of Weimar, Mrs. A. A. Schimcek of Clear Creek, Emil R. Dittrich of Weimar, Misses Monica, Annie and Lillie Dittrich. Three sons, Joe, Willie and Edward, are dead. Mr. Dittrich was a man highly thought of by all who knew him. He was honest, industrious, a splendid neighbor and friend, the most devoted of husbands and fathers, and a man whose frugality and energy had provided a substantial sustenance for those he left behind. He was very popular throughout this section, and his death has caused much sorrow. To the grief-stricken widow and children our heartfelt sympathy is extended. [Interment in St. Michael's Catholic cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, April 20, 1917


Dittrich, Edward A.

E. Dittrich Funeral Held Here Mar. 8

Funeral services for Edward Dittrich, 71, of San Antonio, were held Saturday afternoon, March 8, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Rev. John Spirka officiated.

Mr. Dittrich died Thursday in a San Antonio hospital after a brief illness.

Born February 28, 1909,at Floresville, he was the son of August E. and Frances (Peter) Dittrich. He lived much of his childhood in the Schulenburg area. He married Adella Hertel on September 12, 1933, in Praha, and in 1940 moved to San Antonio, where he has lived since.

As a mechanic, he worked at Kelly AFB for the duration of WW II. After the war he joined Continental Trailways Bus Co. and later entered private business.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Adella Dittrich of San Antonio; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Lehman of San Antonio; one son, Kenneth Dittrich of San Antonio; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Ella Cernosek of Weimar and three brothers, Leo Dittrich of Alta Loma, A. R. Dittrich of Angleton and Erwin Dittrich of Katy.

Pallbearers were Paul Dittrich, Michael Dittrich, David Dittrich and Earl Hertel, nephews, and Roger Campbell and Jack Larned.

Weimar Mercury, March 13, 1980
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Dittrich, Emil R.

Final Rites for Emil Dittrich, 73, Wednesday

Funeral services for Emil R. Dittrich, 73, of Houston, former Weimar businessman, were held Wednesday morning, January 22, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Rev. Albert Hubertus officiating.

Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Dittrich, who had lived in Houston the past 22 years, died at his home Monday morning after about a year’s illness.

Born here Feb. 1, 1895, he was a son of Edward and Mary Konvicka Dittrich. He married Miss Alice Gold here on April 30, 1917, it was about that time that he formed a partnership with his father-in-law, E. F. Gold, in the hardware and plumbing business that was to become Weimar Sheet Metal Works. They were partners until the Dittrichs moved from Weimar in 1937.

Mr. and Mrs. Dittrich lived in Garwood a short time, then in El Campo for several years. They were living in Corpus Christi when Mrs. Dittrich died on Feb. 9, 1944. Mr. Dittrich then lived in San Antonio about two years, moving to Houston in 1947. He was a plumber most of his life and in his declining years had continued as a general repairman.

Mr. Dittrich is survived by one son, Charles Dittrich of Sweeny; one daughter, Mrs. Alice Psencik of Houston; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Emil (Mary) Boehm of Sugar Land, Mrs. Louis (Monica) Janda of Weimar and Mrs. Agnes Clark of LaSalle, Michigan.

A daughter, Mrs. Vida Trout, died in 1953. Also preceding him in death in addition to his wife, were two brothers, Joe and August, and four sisters, Mrs. Sophie Rypple, Mrs. Joe Holub, Mrs. August Schimcek and Mrs. Victor Bartosh.

Pallbearers, all grandsons, were Alton Dittrich, Charles Dittrich, August Dittrich, Alfred Schimcek, David Kahlich and Henry Janda.

Weimar Mercury, January 23, 1969, page 4

Dittrich, Eva Lee (Brisco)


Eva Lee Dittrich, 77, of Eagle Lake, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 1995 at Rice District Community Hospital in Eagle Lake

Born Nov. 11, 1917 in Cheetham, Colorado County, she was the daughter of Albert Herbert and Mary Josephine (Williams) Brisco. On Dec. 31, 1938, she married Frank J. Dittrich in Columbus. She was a life-long resident of the Colorado County area.

Funeral services were held Oct. 10 at the chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake, with Rev. Robert Schlortt of Eagle Lake’s Grace Lutheran Church officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery. Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake, was in charge of arrangements.

Serving as pallbearers were Charlie Brisco, Frank Brisco, Larry Piekert, James Ducher and Louis Mascheck.

Mrs. Dittrich is survived by sisters Eva Lois Niemeyer of Columbus, Gertrude Sizermore Patterson, La. and Barbara Hall of Jacksonville, Texas; brother Lonnie Brisco of Eagle Lake; and special niece, Judy Brisco, in addition to numerous other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, in 1938[1983]; son Bertice Lee Dittrich in 1974; sisters Margie Rooks and Verna Brisco; and brother Monroe Briscoe. Memorial donations may be made to Eagle Lake Community Hospital Auxiliary.

Colorado County Citizen, October 18, 1995, page 14

Dittrich, Ferdinand

Content News

Aug. 20--We are sorry to report the death of Mr. Ferdinand Dittrich, one of the most popular and prominent farmers of this section. Mr. Dittrich died suddenly Saturday evening. He was in bad health for several weeks, but his death was not expected. The body was tenderly prepared for burial, and on Sunday afternoon was laid to rest in St. Michael's cemetery in the presence of a large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends. He leaves a widow and several children, to whom our heartfelt sympathy is extended.


A farmer named Dietrich died Saturday and was buried the following day in St. Michael's Cemetery. Rev. J. Szymanski officiating. He had been ill but a few days, we are told. Mr. Dietrich a number of years ago had one of his hands badly mangled when a giant firecracker exploded in same.

Weimar Mercury, August 24, 1917

Dittrich, Frances (Peter)

Last Rites For Mrs. F. Dittrich, 76, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Dittrich, 76, were held Saturday morning, Feb. 24, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Rev. Louis Fritz officiated and was assisted by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd.

Mrs. Dittrich, a resident of this area most of her life, died at her home Thursday morning, Feb. 22, after several years of failing health. She had been seriously ill two days.

Born Nov. 10, 1885, in the New Brunn area, she was the daughter of Matthias and Barbara Tihavski Peter, who had come to this country from Frenstat, Moravia. She was married to August E. Dittrich in St. Michael’s Church here in 1907, and for a number of years they lived in Schulenburg. Mr. Dittrich died in March 1938.

Mrs. Dittrich was a member of St. Michael’s Church and the Catholic Daughters of America, and was an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary.

Surviving her are five sons, Edward of San Angelo, Leo of Alta Loma, August Jr. of Angleton, Erwin of Katy and George of Weimar; one daughter, Mrs. Ella (Raymond) Cernosek of Weimar; 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Dittrich was the last surviving member of a large family. A brother, three half-brothers and two half-sisters preceded her in death, the most recent of these being Steve Dornak Sr. of Weimar and C. M. Peter of Idaho, both of whom died in 1958.

Pallbearers, all nephews, were Henry and Morris Janda, William Dornak, Thomas and George Holub, and Hilton Schimcek.

Weimar Mercury, March 1, 1962, page 1

Dittrich, Frank Joe Jr.

Frank Joe Dittrich Jr.

Funeral services were conducted for Frank Joe Dittrich, Jr., 67, from the chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake August 28 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Paul Krupicka, pastor of Grace Lthheran Church, officiating. Interment was in Lakeside Cemetery.

Frank Dittrich. Jr. passed away August 26 at 3:45 a.m. in the Methodist Hospital in Houston after a lengthy illness.

Pallbearers were Robert Rooks, A. J. Veselka, Frank Brisco, Weldon Buchorn, Earl Dutcher, and David Miculka.

Music was provided by Carol Ripper, organist and Jeanie Rickter, soloist.

Frank was born July 3, 1916 near Garwood to F. J. Dittrich, Sr. and Mary Miculka Dittrich and was a lifetime resident of this area. On December 31,1938, he and Eva Lee Brisco were united in marriage in

Survivors include his widow, Eva Lee Dittrich of Lissie; sister, Mrs. Sylvia Frnka of Eagle Lake; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by parents; a brother, Richard; and a son, Bertice Lee Dittrich.

Eagle Lake Headlight, September 1, 1983
Submitted by Ron New

Dittrich, Fred

Fred Dittrich, 42, Dies Funeral Rites Held Saturday

Fred Dittrich, Weimar farmer and stockraiser, passed away at his home on Thursday after several months' illness. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Hubbard Funeral Home, with the Rev. C. Emigholz, Lutheran minister, officiating. Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mr. Dittrich was a son of Mrs. Mary F. Dittrich. and was born March 16. 1903, near Weimar. He had spent his entire life in the county. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

Pallbearers included Robert Kosler, Henry Schneider, Herbert Schneider, Oswald Berger, Frank Ulrich and Edward Guenther.

By occupation Mr. Dittrich was a farmer and stockraiser. At time of his death he was 42 years and nineteen days of age.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mary F. Dittrich of Weimar; four sisters, Misses Annie and Pauline Dittrich of Weimar, Mrs. Elmer McPhersran and Mrs. Sam Benlaco of Houston; one brother. Joe Dittrich of Weimar. One brother, Charlie Dittrich, preceded him in death.

The Mercury extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, April 13, 1945, page 1

Dittrich, Henry Sr.

Hy. Dittrich Funeral Held,Schulenburg

Funeral services for Henry Dittrich Sr., 66, of Schulenburg were held Feb. 1, from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Schulenburg, with burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at High Hill.

Rev. James Barlow was celebrant of the mass. Con-celebrants were Rev. Roger Robbins of Kerrville, Msgr. John Hanacek of La Grange, and Rev. Benton Thurmond of St. John.

Mr. Dittrich died January 30, at Youens Memorial Hospital here after an illness of ten months.

Born Dec. 7, 1913, at High Hill, he was a son of Frank and Anna (Klesel) Dittrich Sr. He married Elizabeth Christ at High Hill on Oct. 29, 1935.

He had retired Dec. 31, 1979, as Fayette County Prec. 4 Commissioner, a post he had held since 1959. Prior to that he had been a precinct employee for 20 years.

He was a director of the Fayette County MH-MR program at Schulenburg. Last September the Henry Dittrich Sr. Opportunity Center at the MH-MR workshop was dedicated in his honor.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Myrtle) Bartosh of Pasadena and Mrs. Ralph (Patsy) Wellmann of College Station; two sons, Henry F. Dittrich Jr. and Patrick (Butch) Dittrich, both of Schulenburg; seven grandchildren and four brothers, Robert Dittrich of Austin, Frank, Leo Sr. and Joe Dittrich of Schulenburg.

The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, February 14, 1980
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Dittrich, Joseph

Death of Joe Dittrich

A death that occasioned much sadness throughout this community occurred at an early hour Saturday morning at a hospital in San Antonio, when the spirit of young Joe Dittrich was wafted unto its Creator. Mr. Dittrich was carried to San Antonio on Sunday afternoon, August 28, following an acute [sic] attack of appendicitis. Arriving there an operation quickly followed, and for several days he appeared to be getting along finely, so much so that high hopes were entertained for his recovery.

Complications set in the last of the week, however, and he grew worse, necessitating another operation, from which he failed to rally, and his death ensued soon afterwards.

Mr. Dittrich was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Dittrich of the Clear Creek community, and was a bright and promising young man. Up to the time of his illness, he was employed by the Herder Mercantile company, and was considered a valuable, and trustworthy employee.

About 10 months ago he was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Kasper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Kasper of this section and she survives him.

The remains were brought to this city Saturday afternoon, and at 4:20 Sunday afternoon were laid to rest in St. Michael's cemetery, in the presence of a large concourse of sympathizing relatives and friends, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, September 5, 1913

Dittrich, Mary F. (Hauptmann)

Final Rites for Mrs. Dittrich, 79, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary F. Dittrich, 79, an almost lifelong resident of the Weimar area, were held Saturday morning, June 25, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

The Rev. Louis Fritz and the Rev. Thomas O’Callaghan officiated. Pallbearers were John F. Heger, Daniel Ulbricht, August Fojt, Robert Kosler, Edward Guenther and Henry Schneider.

Mrs. Dittrich died at her home in Weimar at 3:15 a. m. Thursday, after a heart attack.

She would have been 80 years old next Tuesday. Born July 5,1890, in Germany, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hauptmann. She was about 11 years old when her father brought her to America. Her mother had died in Germany. They settled near Weimar, and in 1897 she was married to Fred Dittrich, who died in 1917. Mrs. Dittrich continued to live on their farm until about 6 years ago when she moved to town.

Surviving her are four daughters, Misses Annie and Pauline Dittrich of Weimar, Mrs. E. W. (Mary) McPherson and Mrs. Sam (Theresa) Benlaco of Houston; one son, Jos. Dittrich of Weimar, and a sister and several nieces and nephews in Germany. Two sons preceded her in death, Carl in 1921 and Fred in 1945.

Weimar Mercury, July 1, 1960.

Dittrich, Mary (Konvicka)

Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Dittrich, 85, Her Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Emma Dittrich, 85, a resident of the Weimar area for the past 46 years, were held from the Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church here Sunday, Feb. 15, with Msgr. Jos. Szymanski and Rev. Leo Pesek officiating.

Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Dittrich, who was born at Ellinger May 10, 1861, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Konvicka, who came to this country from Austria. She was married in 1881 to Ed Dittrich, at Dubina; they settled at Bluff, Texas, and later moved to a farm about four miles from Weimar. Mrs. Dittrich died Thursday night, Feb. 13, at a Sugar Land hospital, after an illness of about three years duration. She was a member of St. Michael’s Church here.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Agnes Clark of La Salle, Mich., Mrs. Mary Boehm of Sugar Land, Mrs. Alvina Schimcek, Mrs. Annie Holub, and Mrs. Monica Janda of Weimar, and Mrs. Lillie Bartosh of Sugar Land; and one son, Emil Dittrich of San Antonio. Seven children preceded their mother in death; they were Mrs. Sophie Rypple, Joe Dittrich and August Dittrich, all of Weimar, and four who died as infants. One brother, John Konvicka of Weimar, and one sister, Mrs. Agnes Rainosek of La Grange, also survive, along with 29 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Joe Boehm, Henry Janda, George Rypple, LeRoy Bartosh, August Dittrich, Alfred Schimcek, Thomas Holub, and Charlie Dittrich, all grandsons of Mrs. Dittrich.

Weimar Mercury, February 21, 1947, page 1

Dittrich, Pauline

Funeral For Miss Dittrich Held June 24

Funeral services for Miss Pauline Dittrich, 72, of Route 1, Weimar, were held Tuesday, June 24, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Brian Crookes officiated.

Miss Dittrich died Sunday, June 22, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center after a stroke.

Born June 27, 1913, in the Weimar area, she was a daughter of Fred and Mary (Hauptman) Dittrich.

Survivors are a brother, Joe Dittrich of Weimar, and a sister, Mrs. Sam (Theresa) Benlaco of Houston. Her parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Bennie Rerich, Bennie Kosler, Johnny Hajovsky, Edwin Haidusek, Jim Loofs and Boyd Fenn.

Weimar Mercury, July 3, 1986
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Dittrich, Robert F.

Robert Dittrich Funeral Services Held July 27

Robert F. Dittrich, 88, of Austin, formerly of Schulenburg, died on Friday, July 23 at Regency Village Care Center in Austin, following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 27 at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Dubina with Msgr. Arnold Anders officiating.

Interment followed in the Dubina Catholic Cemetery.

Robert was born on May 26, 1916 in High Hill to Frank and Anna (Klesel) Dittrich. He attended school in High Hill.

On Oct. 25, 1938, he married Firmina Anders in Dubina. He lived in the Schulenburg-Dubina area until 1964 when they moved to Austin.

He was employed with the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for 22 years and retired in 1979.

He volunteered at Seton Hospital in Austin for a number of years until his illness last year.

He also enjoyed doing other volunteer work at the Senior Citizens Activity Center and playing dominoes.

He was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church in Austin and also belonged to several organizations at the church.

He is survived by three daughters, Catherine Huebner and husband Waldemar of Schulenburg, Mildred Scharfe of Austin and Joan Bates and husband Ricky of Elgin; and one son, Jerry Dittrich and wife Amy of Elgin.

He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Gregory Huebner, Suzanne Wilganowski and husand Bill, Tommy Dittrich, Jennifer Dittrich, Janet Melvin and husband Paul, Robert Scharfe, Theresa Contreras and husband Trey, and Leslie Bates; and five great-grandchildren, Nicole and Kyle Wilganowski, Taylor Curtis, Matthew Melvin and Cameron Contreras; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his wife in 1979; his parents; five brothers, Paul, Henry, Frank, Leo and Joseph Dittrich; infant son, Emmett; daughterin-law, Linda, and son-in-law Dennis Scharfe.

Pallbearers were Gregory Huebner, Tommy Dittirch, Robert Scarfe, Bill Wilganowski, Paul Melvin and Trey Contreras.

Weimar Mercury, August 5, 2004
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
 If you find bad or missing links, please notify the county coordinator.

Return to Obituary Index

Return to Colorado County Home Page