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Schindler, Adell Marie (Muzny)

Adell “Nanny” Marie Muzny Schindler

Adell “Nanny” Marie Muzny Schindler was called home May 26, 2010.

She was born in Ellinger on March 17, 1919 to Joe and Caroline (Hruska) Muzny. She was the loving, devoted wife and best friend of Howard J. Schindler for over 62 years. They were married on Feb. 15, 1938. She loved being a homemaker and cooking was her passion. But most of all, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild gave her the greatest joys in life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Joe Muzny and Leslie Muzny; infant son, Howard Wesley Schindler; son-in-law, Dan Prause; and grandson, Jamie Schindler.

She is survived by her two children, Mary Ellen Prause and Billy Joe Schindler; grandson and wife Ty and Julie Prause; and great-grandson, Jay Schindler.

A rosary and prayer service, led by Deacon Bennie Holesovsky, took place May 28 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

Funeral Mass was conducted May 29 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Father Dan Kahlich officiating, assisted by Holesovsky.

Pallbearers were Aurelio “Welo” Alonso, Mark Cantu, Wade Gibson, Steve Heffley, Rodney Meyer, Carl “Smokey” Leyendecker, Lynn Morris, John Trapp, Eddie Schindler and John Schindler.

Honorary pallbearers were Sammy Alfono, Brandon Barten, Pet Crawford, John Gibson, Dr. Tom Hancher, Ditt Harrison, Eric Henneke, Crockett Leyendecker, Manly Leyendecker, Dr. Cecil Marburger, Mike Kulhanek and Leroy Glover. [Interred in the family mausoleum at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.]

Colorado County Citizen, June 11, 2010

Schindler, Adolf

Adolf Schindler, 84, Retired Grocer, Buried Tuesday

Funeral services were held here Tuesday for Adolf Schindler, 84-year-old retired grocer, who died early Sunday morning, Feb. 7, at his home. He had had a long illness and a series of strokes.

Rev. John C. Bily officiated in services at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Schindler was in the grocery business 37 years, 29 years as an owner. He started as a clerk for Herder Mercantile Co. in 1918. He and the late Emil R. Hluchanek formed a partnership with a grocery in 1926, and in 1929 he bought Mr. Hluchanek’s interest, becoming sole owner. His son, Oscar, joined him as a partner in 1937, and this ownership continued until his retirement in 1955.

Born March 15, 1880, in Austria, he was a son of John and Annie Schindler, who brought him to this country as a 12-year-old. He married Miss Laura Fietsam at Ammansville on Nov. 4, 1908.

Mr. Schindler had been a member of the Sons of Hermann lodge for 65 years and also was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph’s Society.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Laura Schindler, one daughter, Mrs. Edgar Banse, and one son, Oscar Schindler, all of Weimar; three grandchilden, Susan Schindler of Butte, Montana, Jerome and James Patrick Banse of Weimar; three brothers, John, Emil and Albert Schinder, all of Weimar; and three sisters, Mrs. Joe B. Kainer, Mrs. Frank Bahner and Mrs. Fred Billeck, all of Weimar.

Serving as pallbearers were Edgar Kainer, Edgar Bahner, Herbert Bahner and Edwin Billeck all of Weimar; Frank Schindler of Houston; and Adolf Hollas of Eagle Lake.

Weimar Mercury, February 11, 1965

Schindler, Albert

Ex-Barber Schindler Dead at 82

Albert Schindler of Route 3, Weimar, who was a barber here for about 40 years before retiring in 1961, died last Tuesday morning, May 29, in Youens Memorial Hospital where he had been admitted the previous day. He was 82.

Funeral services were held May 21 from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Born here November 24, 1896, he was a son of John and Anna Schindler. He served in the Army during World War I, in 1918-1919. He and his brother Emil began a barbering partnership in 1923; selling out in 1928 to Henry Guenther. After that Albert worked for various barbers until 1932 when he bought a half-interest in Joe Neiser's shop. That partnership dissolved in 1939 and he opened his own shop, which he continued to operate until 1961 except for the World War II years, when he worked at an airfield in Victoria. In 1961 he sold the shop to his brother.

Mr. Schindler is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Annie Bahner and Mrs. Bertha Billeck, and one brother, Emil Schindler, all of Weimar. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Oscar Schindler, Edwin (Bubba) Billeck, Edgar Bahner, Herbert Bahner, Edgar Kainer and Larry Luycx.

Weimar Mercury, June 7, 1979
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Schindler, Anne (Mendel)

Another Old Settler Claimed by Death

After an illness extending over many months, in which it was realized from the first that there was no hope of recovery, Mrs. Anna Schindler. widow of the late Mr. John Schindler, Sr., was claimed by death on Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock, passing away at the advanced age of 76 years. The funeral took place Wednesday morning at St. Michael's Cemetery, Rev. Jos. Szymanski. her late pastor, officiating in a touching burial service. The pall bearers included four of her grandsons, Messrs. Frank Schindler, Edgar Kainer, Edgar Bahner and Oscar Schindler, and these were assisted by Eddie Mendel and Albert Berger, Jr.

Mrs. Anna Schindler was born in Austria, and came to Texas in 1892. Her death occurred Tuesday morning, May 3, at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 9 days. The family lived on :a farm near Weimar until 1919, when they moved into the city. Her husband, the late Mr. John Schindler, Sr., preceded her in death Nov. 23 1921.

Surviving her are eight children, as follows: Mr. John Schindler, Mr. Adolf Schindler, Mr. Jos. Schindler, Mr. Albert Schindler, Mr. Emil Schindler, Mrs. Joe B. Kainer, Mrs. Frank Bahner and Mrs. Fred Billeck, Jr.; also seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

During her long residence in and near this city Mrs. Schindler ever proved herself a model wife, mother, neighbor and friend. Up to a few years ago she was an active, vigorous woman. Then ill health stepped in, crippling her activities, from which time she was almost an invalid up to the time of her death. Mrs. Schindler was a kind-hearted, good woman, ever thoughtful of the comfort and welfare of those about her, and in her passing all feel that our community has suffered a distinct loss.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, May 6, 1932, page 1

Schindler, Annie (Rabel)

Annie Schindler

Mrs. Annie Rabel Schindler died of a heart attack in Eagle Lake Community Hospital Jan 2, 1970 after a lengthy illness.

Services were held Jan 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Eagle Lake with Rev. Geiser officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus. Rosary was recited Friday at 7:45 p. m. in the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home. Chapel.

Mrs. Schindler, born in 1899 at High Hill, a community near Schulenburg, was a daughter of Fernand[sic] and Theresa Ulrich Rabel. She was united in marriage with August Schindler Jan 8, 1924, and lived in the Bernardo area.

Surviving are her husband, August Schindler; daughters, Mrs. Marvin Hillmer and Mrs. Ray Powell; son, Joe Rabel Schindler; 2 granddaughters and 7 grandsons; 4 sisters, Mrs. Herbert Hoffman, Mrs. Pauline Michalke and Miss Elizabeth Rabel of Alleyton and Mrs. Adolph Schmidt of Mentz; 2 brothers, Henry Rabel of Columbus and Fred Rabel of Weimar.

Pallbearers were B. A. Foster and Ed Matzke of Cat Spring, James Hoffman of Eagle Lake, Jerry Mazac of Sealy, Fred Selcer of Wharton and Edwin Brune of Alleyton.

Colorado County Citizen, Jan 8, 1970


Schindler, Anton

Another death occurred in our midst Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, when Mr. Anton Schindler, for many years a respected resident of Weimar, breathed his last. Mr. S. was a victim of that fell destroyer, consumption, and was aware of the approach of Death, but met his fate unflinchingly, as brave as any soldier upon the battle field. He came to this country from Hermitz, Austria, and was 42 years old at the time of this death. He was a member of the Hermann Soehne and Knights of Honor lodges, and was buried Thursday morning at 9 o’clock under the auspices of the two lodges, at the Catholic cemetery, Rev. Father Brooklin performing the burial service. To the bereaved wife and children THE MERCURY extends sincere sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, July 29, 1893

Schindler, Constance (Sodergren)


Constance Sodergren Schindler, 95, of Katy, former resident of Eagle Lake, passed away Oct. 30, at the Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center.

She was born July 23, 1908 in Davenport, Iowa to Emma Sarah Charlotte (Anderson) and John Nicholas Sodergren. She led a distinguished career as a LVN, retiring in 1968, and was a member of the methodist church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marcus T. Schindler; sisters, Elvera Edens and Audrey Cole; and a brother, Leslie J. Sodergren.

She is survived by her daughters Constance Annette Ilse and husband, Jim, of Columbus, and Sylva Schneider and husband, J.C., of Hallettsville; sister, Olga Foster of Eagle Lake; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Nov. 3, from the chapel of Dulany Funeral Home with the Rev. David King, pastor of Eagle Lake and Lehrer Memorial United Methodist Churches presiding. Burial followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Rick Webber, John Sodergren, John Zwiegel, James Hodde, John Jones and Joe Schindler.

For those desiring, the family has requested memorials be directed to United Missionary Services, Inc., P.O. Box 720405, Houston, TX 77272-0405 or charity of choice.

Colorado County Citizen, November 5, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Schindler, Eleanora (Bosse)

Mrs. Emil Schindler Buried Tuesday

Mrs. Emil (Eleanora) Schindler, a resident of the Eagle Lake area for over fifty years, succumbed to an illness in Eagle Lake Community Hospital at 10:52 Sunday morning, August 4th bringing great sadness to her family and her friends throughout the area.

Mrs. Schindler had been confined to the hospital for just over three weeks.

Final rites were held from the chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 6th, 1974 with the Rev. Otto Oelke, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Bellville, officiating. Favorite hymns were rendered at the organ.

She was placed to final rest in the Lakeside Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Joe R. (Jack) Schindler; J. H. Ilse; A. J. Sens and three grandsons, Douglas Schindler, Gene Darnell, and Marvin L. Kelley, Jr.

Mrs. Schindler was born on December 31, 1894 in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Fred and Bertha Mauchaw Bosse. She spent her early childhood in California and the family later came to Texas. She and Emil Schindler were united in marriage on December 17th, 1914 in Alleyton with Dr. J. K. Davidson officiating. They had planned to observe the momentous occasion of their sixtieth wedding anniversary in December.

Surviving are her husband, Emil Schindler of Eagle Lake; three sons, Edmund and Elmer Schindler of Eagle Lake and Lester Schindler of Bernardo-Mentz area; also two sisters, Mrs. Laura Spooler of Lutesville, Mo., and Mrs. Rosella Haukap of St. Louis, Mo.; three brothers, Grover Bosse of Lebanon, Missouri, Walter Bosse of Bakersfield, California and Herbert Bosse of Los Angeles, California. Also surviving are five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Schindler was a member of the Lutheran church. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend always willing to share her love with her family, friends and neighbors. Deepest sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, August 8, 1974
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Schindler, Elmer Lewis

Elmer Lewis Schindler

Mr. Elmer Lewis Schindler, 88, of Eagle Lake, passed away December 5 in the Wharton Hospital.

He was born on November 18, 1919 in Ramsey near Eagle Lake the son of the late Emil Schindler and Eleanora Bosse Schindler.

Mr. Schindler was raised in Eagle Lake. He graduated at Eagle Lake High School. He served in the United States Air Corps during World War II as a pilot's instructor at Ellington Field.

In 1962 he married Evelyn Lundquist in Eagle Lake.

Elmer, along with his brothers Ed and Lester were owner and operators of Schindler LP Gas in Eagle Lake. He was also a cattle rancher and farmer.

Elmer is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Evelyn Schindler of Eagle Lake; daughters, Debra McKinley and husband, Jim, of Lakeway, Jeannie Cuellar of Pecan Grove, Darla Kay LaBritton and husband, Joe, of Dripping Springs; son, Walter Blumrich and wife, Robin, of Ingram; brother, Lester Schindler and wife, Mary Ruth, of Bernardo; and grandchildren, Chris, Brandi, Taze, Angel, Renee, Melissa, Aaron, Russell, Dawn, Christy, Kimberly, and numerous great grandchildren. In addition, niece, Bobby Jean Shockley and nephew, Douglas Schindler. Also several cousins.

In addition to his parents, Elmer was preceded in death by his brother, Ed Schindler.

He will be greatly missed by his family, relatives, and friends.

Memorial services were held December 15 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Wittnesses at 3 p.m.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 20th, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck

Schindler, Evelyn (Taylor)

E. Schindler Funeral Held Here Jan 22

Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Schindler, 77, were held Friday, Jan. 22, from First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Lyle Pierce officiating.

Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Mrs. Schindler died January, 20 in Youens Memorial Hospital after three days' illness.

Born April 3, 1904, at La Grange, she was a daughter of John and Elise (Nordhausen) Taylor. She was married to Emil Schindler on July 15, 1925, in First Methodist Church at La Grange.

Mrs. Schindler attended San Marcos Teachers College after graduation from La Grange High School and for awhile taught at Bois d'Arc School near Weimar. A Weimar resident since her marriage, she was a member of the Methodist WSCS, the Literary Guild, Weimar Sewing Club, and Parkview Manor Auxiliary, and was a former Girl Scout leader.

Mrs. Schindler's husband died on Nov. 5, 1979. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Aubrey Simmons of Garland; two grandchildren, Jim Whitley of Crowley and Janet Erwin of Dallas; one great-grandson, Brian Erwin of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. Raymond Lampe of La Grange;,and one brother, Albert Taylor of La Grange. Two sister. and a brother preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Kervy Kahlden, Herbert Bahner, Edgar Bahner, Jack Taylor, Earl Taylor and Edwin Billeck.

Weimar Mercury, Jan 26, 1982, page 11

Schindler, George F. “Frankie” Jr.


George F. "Frankie" Schindler Jr., 55, of Columbus, passed away Sept. 15 at Columbus Community Hospital.

He was born in Sealy, Jan. 15, 1949 to George F. Sr. and Joyce (Neuendorff) Schindler and married Patricia Anne Gordy, Dec. 4, 1993.

He was a retired truck driver for Daley and Holland and Jones Finke and a member of the National Rifle Association.

His father preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife; mother; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Chris Cool of Marble Falls; step-children, Jessica Binder and husband Brad of Kerrville, Mickey Mangum and wife Heather and Megan Rae Mangum all of Columbus; sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Henry Brune of San Antonio; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Donna Schindler of Columbus; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Sept. 18 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Sammy Carr officiating. Interment followed at the Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend.

Pallbearers were Dwaine Merritt, Harold Manuel, Jimmy Class, Dennis Truchard, Doug Gerik and Bob Herndon.

Colorado County Citizen, September 22, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Schindler, Georgia (Lyons)

Mrs. Georgia Schindler Is Buried Here

Graveside services were held in Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake Sunday, Jan. 17th for Mrs. Georgia Schindler, 69, of Alleytown who died in the Columbus Hospital Friday, Jan. 15th.

Last rites were held at the United Methodist Church in Columbus Sunday at 2 p.m.

Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery with Rev. B.A. Justice officiating.

Born in Bellville, Sept. 28, 1901, she was a daughter of Jeff and Minnie Spence Lyons.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J.R, Hodde; 4 sisters, Mrs. Henry Kelly of Floresville, Mrs. Jewel Crump of Washington (state), Mrs. Jess Golan and Mrs. Joshua Carraway of Bellville;8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her nephews, Ira Guidry, Ray Striebeck, Howard, Bill and Edmund Schindler and J.M. Rutta.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 28, 1971
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Schindler, Herman

The MERCURY deeply sympathizes with Mr. and Mrs. Anton Schindler in the loss of their infant son, which occurred last Friday night after a short illness from some infantile affection. The little body was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. May they find comfort in the thought that their little baby is now free from all earthly cares and trials.

Weimar Mercury, May 16, 1891


Schindler, Howard James II


Howard James "Jamie" Schindler II, 37 of Shiner, formerly of Columbus, died in an auto accident near Columbus, Sept. 9.

He was born in Columbus, on Jan. 20, 1969 and graduated from Columbus High School in 1987, Texas A&M University in 1992 and University of Houston in 1995. Jamie was vice president of Lone Star Bank in Shiner.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Howard James Schindle,' father-in-law Joe S. Morris; and uncle Dan Prause.

He is survived by his wife Kathe Morris Schindler of Shiner; son Howard James Schindler III of Shiner; father Billy Joe Schindler of Columbus; mother Sheila Ellis Schindler of Poynor; grandmother Adell Marie Schindler of Columbus; half-sister Shanna Marie Woods of Poynor; aunt Mary Ellen Prause of Columbus; cousin Ty Prause and wife Julie of Columbus; mother-in-law Mary Ann Morris of Corpus Christi; brothers-in-law, Brian Morris of Corpus Christi, Lynn Morris and wife Kate of Austin, and Stewart Morris of Corpus Christi; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 12, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Fr. Dan Kahlich officiating and under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Steve Heffley, Brandon Barten, Nathan Fuchs, Scotty Kleimann, John Trapp, Rodney Meyer, David Kapavik, Brian Berger, Ed Peters, Leroy Glover, Waldo Boehm and Stuart Hastedt.

Private entombment in family mausoleum at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or the charity of your choice.

Colorado County Citizen, September 13, 2006
Courtesy The Citizen

Schindler, John

John Schindler, Former Postal Clerk, 93, Dies

Funeral services for John Schindler, 93, retired postal clerk, were held Saturday, Aug. 7, at Hubbard Funeral Home here, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.

Rev. Windell Bell, Eagle Lake Methodist minister, officiated.

Mr. Schindler, a resident of Parkview Manor for several months, died at 3 a.m. Friday In Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient ten days. He had been Ill three months.

Born July 8, 1878, at Heinsendorf, Austria, he was a son of John and Anna Mendel Schindler. He came to this country at the age of 14 and except for five or six years when he was employed at El Campo had lived here since. He married Miss Martha Fahrenthold at Shiner on Feb. 26, 1914, and they settled here.

He was in general merchandise and grocery businesses before becoming a postal clerk here during Postmaster Chas. Boettcher's tenure; he had worked there one year under an earlier postmaster, Ed. Seydler. The second time he stayed 26 years, until compulsory retirement at the age of 70.

Mr. Schindler was also a musician, leading a Weimar band for many years. His own Instrument specialty was the violin.

His wife died Feb. 21, 1965. He in survived by two daughters, Mrs. Louis (Jonle Mae) Muzny of Eagle Lake and Mrs. J. C. (Gladys) Campbell of Odessa; four grandchildren, Scott, Kelli and Jeff Campbell of Odessa and John Muzny of Austin; three sisters, Mrs. Millie Kainer, Mrs. Annie Bahner and Mrs. Bertha Billeck, and two brothers, Emil and Albert Schindler, all of Weimar.

Pallbearers were Edgar Bahner, Herbert Bahner, Edwin Billeck, Oscar Schindler, Leslie Townsend, all of Weimar; and Vernon Blohm of Schulenburg.

Weimar Mercury, August 12, 1971

Schindler, Joseph Robert

Joe Schindler, 71, Killed In Truck-Train Crash

Joe R. Schindler, 71, formerly of here, was killed instantly in a collision between a freight train and the fire truck in which he was riding with his son, Frank Schindler, at 2:50 o'clock last Saturday afternoon at Deer Park.

The son, 44-year-old welder who doubles as volunteer fire chief of the Deer Park department, had taken the fire truck on a trial run, checking the battery charge, and had invited his father to accompany him.

Knocked 50 Feet

The train, a Southern Pacific Lines freight driven by R. H. Donley, 61. of Houston, struck the truck on its side at almost dead center, knocking it about 50 feet. The elder Mr. Schindler was thrown through the windshield. He was declared dead after being taken to Medical and Surgical Hospital. Chief Schindler was treated at the same hospital for cuts on the head and left hand, and released.

The fire chief said the train seemingly "came out of nowhere'. He said he had looked both ways and the track seemed clear. Train officials said the engineer blew his whistle several times arid tried to brake the train to a stop when he saw the truck.

Funeral Here Tuesday

Funeral services for Mr. Schindler were held here Tuesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and SL Michael's Catholic Church, with Rev. Benton Thurmond officiating. Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Six nephews, Oscar Schindler, Edgar Bahner, Edgar Kainer, Val. Huvar, Bill Huvar Jr. and Val. Matcek, served as pallbearers.

Mr. and Mrs. Schindler had moved to Deer Park only last August and built a home there. Mr. Schindler had retired from his job with Barbee Hatchery in Yorktown, where they had lived for about 18 months.

Married Here in 1906

Born June 8, 1881, in Germany, Mr. Schindler was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schindler Sr. His parents brought him to this country when he was 12 years old, settling near Weimar, where he spent his boyhood. He married Miss Mary Huvar here October 16, 1906, and they lived at Schulenburg. Victoria and Hillje before going to Yorktown. He was a member of the Catholic Church and Hermann Sons Lodge.

Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Annie) Bode of San Antonio and Mrs. Henrietta Tackett of Los Angeles, Calif.; his son. Frank, of Deer Park; four brothers, John, Adolph, Albert and Emil, all of Weimar; three sisters, Mrs. Joe B. Kainer, Mrs. Frank Bahner and Mrs. Fred Billeck Jr., all of Weimar; and four grandsons, Bobby Seagraves Tackett, in the Navy, Larry Bode, and Gary and Ronald Craig Schindler.

Weimar Mercury, January 23, 1953, page 1

Schindler, Josephine

Josephine Schindler Dies at 81, Funeral Saturday

Funeral services were held Saturday Oct. 26 at Mill-Bauer funeral home and Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Eagle Lake for Miss Josephine Schindler, 81, with Rev. A. W, Didner officiating. Burial was in the Mentz Catholic cemetery.

Miss Schindler died Oct. 24 at Sunny Hill Nursing home in Columbus after a brief illness. She was born in the Bernardo community March 7, 1872, and lived there all her life. She was a daughter of Max and Josephine Willberg Schindler. Four brothers and a sister died earlier.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Emma Pierce of Houston, and 2 brothers, Emil of Eagle Lake and August of Bernardo. She made her home with the latter. A number of nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive.

Pallbearers were Leon Schindler and Ira Guidry of Houston, J. C. Schneider of Barker, Howard Schindler of Columbus and George Schindler, Ed Matzke, Earl Lamberth and Henry Mazoch of the Bernardo community. Honorary pallbearers were all her nephews.

Colorado County Citizen, October 31, 1963, page

Schindler, Marcus Townsend


Marcus Townsend Schindler, prominent farmer of the Eagle Lake area and a veteran of World War I, was found dead at his home north of Eagle Lake at 5:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon.  Funeral services were held at ten o’clock on Tuesday morning from the Mill Funeral Home with Rev. Albert Brown, Chaplain of  the American Legion officiating.  Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery with the W. cherry-M. Perry Post American Legion in charge.  Pallbearers were Edmund Schindler, Fred R. Frnka, J. B. Wesson, Ted Brunner, Walter Horn and Elmer Schindler.

Color guards were L. J. Spanihel and Roland J. Campbell; color bearers were Kennie Bauer and Henry Krtzschmar.  Martin Hale blew taps with Jimmy Jochetz giving responses.

Mr. Schindler was born December 23, 1898 on the family farm seven miles north of Eagle Lake the son of Max and Josephine Schindler.  On July 1, 1925 he was married at Sugar Land to Miss Constance Sodergreen and they have made their home on a farm north of the city since that time.

Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Zwiegel, Jr. of Columbus and Miss Sylvia Claire Schindler, a member of the Senior class of the Eagle Lake High School; one grandson, John Marcus Zwiegel, Jr., three sisters, Miss Josephine Schindler of Eagle Lake; Mrs. W. M. Wehring of Houston and Mrs. Richard Bock of Corpus Christi; four brother J. E. Schindler of Beaumont, Max Schindler of Alleyton; Emil Schindler and August Schindler of Eagle Lake.  Deepest sympathy is expressed to the family in their sorrow.

The Eagle Lake Headlight, March 12, 1948
Transcribed by David Hahn

Schindler, Mary (Huvar)

Final Rites for Mrs. Schindler Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe R. (Mary) Schindler, 84, of Deer Park, were held Wednesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Schindler died Sunday, March 8, in a Houston nursing home. A native of Weimar, she had lived in Deer Park the past 18 years. Born Feb. 2, 1884, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Huvar. She was married here to Mr. Schindler on Oct. 16, 1906 and they lived at Schulenburg, Victoria, Hillje and Yorktown before moving to Deer Park where their son lived. Mr. Schindler died less than a year later in a truck-train crash.

Mrs Schindler was a member of St. Hyscinth’s Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America.

She is survived by her son, Frank J. Schindler of Deer Park; two daughters, Mrs. Henrietta Tackett of Deer Park and Mrs. Dennis (Annie) Bode of Comfort; four grandsons and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Adolph (Annie) Matcek of Rosenberg; Miss Teresa Huvar and Miss Genevieve Huvar of Weimar; two brothers, W. J. Huvar of Houston and Fred Huvar of Victoria.

Weimar Mercury, March 12, 1970

Schindler, Mary Katherine (Richter)


Funeral services were held for Mary Katherine Schindler Wednesday, November 18 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Hone with Msgr. E. T'. Quinters officiating.

Burial was Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Mary Katherine Schindler was born September II, 1900 in La Grange to Joseph Richter and Agnes Schiebach Richter. She married Frank J, Schindler October 14, 1919.

Mrs. Schindler was a retired cook for Houston Independent School Cafeteria. She was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Houston.

She was also affiliated with Resurrection Altar Society and the Mothers' club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Schindler December 5, 1943.

Survivors include her daughter, Catherine Ziesmer of Houston; two grandchildren, Deborah Williamson and Rodney Ziesmer; and two great-grandchildren, Terry Williamson and Amanda Williamson.

Pallbearers were Victor Rybak, Alvin Schindler, Terry Williamson, Rodney Ziesmer, Edward Quinters and Floyd Foerster.

Colorado County Citizen, November 26, 1987, page 2

Schindler, Myrtle Louis (Richardson)

Myrtle Schindler Funeral Services Held Jan. 6

Myrtle Louis Schindler, 91, of Weimar died Jan. 5 at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 6 at the 'First United Methodist Church of Weimar with Rev. Lee Everett and Rev. Judith Sellers officiating.

Interment followed at the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Myrtle was the youngest child of Lee Turner Richardson and Emma Frances (Braden) Richardson, born May 22, 1915 in Lovelady.

She attended Columbus High School and lived in Columbus until 1937 when she married Oscar William Schindler on Jan. 27, 1937 in Weimar and lived in Weimar until her death.

One child, Susan Schindler was born to this union.

She was the co-owner of City Florists and Gifts from 1958 to 1986 and enjoyed serving the community as an owner of this undertaking.

Myrtle joined the First United Methodist Church when she moved to Weimar and served the church in many committees and offices.

She was instrumental in the Parkview Manor Homes Tour, which originated during the time she served in the Golden Girls Parkview Auxiliary.

In later life she took up the craft of hand piecing and hand quilting. She shared many quilts with friends and relatives and the Heritage 'Museum.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Schindler of Weimar; and nephews, Charles T. Richardson of Columbus, Bob Richardson of Columbus, Pat Banse of Katy, and Grayson Keith Jackson of Port Lavaca.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Bonnie Jackson and Ruby Coffelt; and brother, William T. Richardson.

Pallbearers were Charles T. Richardson, Bob Richardson, Pat Banse, David Raabe, Rick Berger and Bill Chesser.

Weimar Mercury, January 11, 2007, page 2

Schindler, Oscar William

O. Schindler Funeral Held Here Feb. 10

Funeral services for Oscar William Schindler, 80, of Weimar were held Feb. 10 at the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery with the Rev. Paul May officiating.

Schindler died Feb. 9 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center after a long illness.

He had been part owner of Schindler Grocery and in later years was involved in home repairs.

During the time he was in the grocery business with his father, Schindler was a buyer of cotton from many farmers in the area and was interested in the development and growing of long staple cotton.

Born July 29, 1912, in Weimar, he was the son of Adolf and Laura (Fietsam) Schindler.

He was a graduate of Weimar High School and was a charter member of the Weimar Lions Club.

He married Myrtle Richardson on Jan 28, 1937.

She survives, along with a daughter, Susan Schindler of Baltimore, Maryland.

His parents and a sister, Ida Banse, preceded him in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Edgar Kainer, Herbert Bahner, Edwin Billeck, Raul Flores, J. Patrick Banse and David Raabe.

Weimar Mercury, February 18, 1993

Schindler, Ruby (Stapleton) Jennings

Ruby Jennings Schindler, 86, of Eagle Lake, passed away Jan. 3, at the Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake. She was born Oct. 1, 1915 in Borden, one of 10 children and last surviving child born to Ben and Georgia Johnson Stapleton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she will be long remembered and missed by all who know her.

Preceded in death by her parents; husbands, G.I. Jennings in 1980 and Ed Schindler in 1997; sisters, Bertie Sims, Molly Hunt, Cora Wallace, Mary Lou Birdwell and Nell Rowe; brothers, Ben L. Stapleton, Cook Stapleton, Boyd Stapleton and George Dale Stapleton.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Judy and the Rev. Bob James of Houston; grandchildren, Jan James of Broomfield, Colo., Robert James and wife, Katie of El Paso; great-granddaughters, Anna and Nicole James; and special friends Deb Borman of Broomfield, Colo. and Cheryl Knighton of Houston.

Funeral Services were conducted Jan. 5, from the chapel of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake, with son-in-law, the Rev. Bob James, nephew the Rev. Johnny Kisiah, pastor of Six Mile Assembly of God, of Port Lavaca, and Brent Beasley, pastor of First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake officiating. Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Ed Harborth, Lewis Knighton, Garnet James, Robert James and Roger Birdwell.

Colorado County Citizen, January 9, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen


Schindler, William A."Bill"


William "Bill" A. Schindler, 85, of Columbus passed away Sept. 15 at his residence.

He was born Nov. 16, 1917 to Max and Ida Lee Schindler in Columbus and married Mildred L. Sweatt on Feb. 16, 1940. He was a retired rancher and former partner of Hurricane Industries, Anco Mesh and Wire, and Schindler Bros. Steel. He was a 32nd Degree Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; 3 brothers, Howard, Leon and Raymond Schindler; and sister, Mary Womack.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John W. and Mary Jo Schindler and granddaughter, Brittany Nicole Schindler, all of Philadelphia, Penn.

Prayer and rosary services are Friday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Funeral services are Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich officiating.

Entombment will follow in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, September 17, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

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