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Gertrude (Gertie) Mary Zotz Schreiber

Gertrude (Gertie) Mary Zotz Schreiber
December 19, 1917 - May 10, 2011

Gertrude Gertie Mary Zotz Schreiber, age 93, of Wichita Falls, formerly of Windthorst went to her Eternal reward her final home on May 10, 2011 at Hospice of Wichita Falls

Funeral Mass services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 13, 2011 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Wichita at Falls, with the Reverend John Swistovich and Deacon Jim Bindel, officiating. The Rite of Committal will follow in St. Marys Cemetery in Windthorst, Texas under the ion of Lunns Colonial Funeral Home.

A Rosary service will be held at 6:30 PM, Thursday evening with a visitation to follow in Lunns Colonial Chapel.

Gertie was born on December 19, 1917 in Windthorst, TX to the late Joseph and Mary Zotz. She was a member of the first Windthorst High School graduation class in 1937. She married John Paul Schreiber on October 20, 1938 who preceded her in death on November 21, 2003. They had seven children.
Besides being an outstanding homemaker, she was actively involved in church and community activities, which included, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, OLQP Altar Society, Eucharistic Minister, National Council of Women, Southwestern Cattle Womans Association, State Hospital Ministry and taught Religion classes at Windthorst Elementary for 5 years.In the last half of John and Gerties married life they lived their dream of traveling around the world. They visited Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Central America, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Australia and New Zealand. The highlight of their world travels was Rome, Italy which included an audience and blessing with Pope Paul II.
After her husband died she moved to Rolling Meadows Retirement Village where she enjoyed new friendships and participations in many group activities with Bingo and Casino trips being her favorites.

Gertie leaves a legacy of a life of German tradition, Catholic faith and Texas hospitality.

In addition to her parents and husband, Gertie was preceded in death by two sons, Raymond Joseph Schreiber and Ronald John Schreiber a grandson, Darin James Baumhardt a great granddaughter Haley Schreiber a daughterinlaw, Jaynie Schreiber two sisters, Margaret Schroeder and Pauline Hoff and one brother Alphonse Zotz.

She is survived by three daughters: JoAnn Murillo and husband Gilbert of San Antonio, TX, Margie Baumhardt and husband James of Wichita Falls, TX and Jane Johnson and husband Mike of Ingleside, TX two sons: JP Schreiber, Jr. and wife Vicki of Windthorst, TX and David Schreiber and wife Nelda of Wichita Falls, TX, a sister, Leona Schlumpf of Windthorst, TX and a daughterinlaw Mary Jane Schreiber of San Antonio, Texas.

Gertie has twelve grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and two greatgreat grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Ray Schreiber Scholarship Fund, Windthorst ISD, PO Box 190, Windthorst, TX 76389 or to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310.