Funeral services for Viola Julia Meyer Hohertz, age 83, of Brownwood, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Curtis Schneider officiating. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery near Priddy under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home.

Viola died Thursday, June 4, 2009, in Brownwood.

She was born on Oct. 12, 1925, to Ernest and Ottilie (Goerdel) Meyer. She was baptized on Nov. 26, 1925, at St. John Lutheran Church east of Priddy. She was confirmed on Dec. 10, 1939, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pottsville. Viola was married to Ervin B. Hohertz on May 22, 1944. They were married for 53 years before he preceded her in death in 1997.

Viola was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Brownwood after she moved here in 1945. She taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years in her younger days. Viola worked as a seamstress for Brownwood Manufactu-ring for 30 years before retiring.

Viola is survived by her sister-in-law, Peggy Meyer Parsons; a nephew, Ernie Meyer and wife Marilyn and their daughter, Shawna Meyer; an uncle, Bruno Goerdel; an aunt, Mrs. Edmund Goerdel, nephews, Ray-mond Seider and wife, “Short” Melvin Seider and wife Phylis; and a niece Shirley Manuel; and many cousins, great-nephews and great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; a brother, Ervin Meyer; and a great nephew, Craig Meyer.

The family requests that memorials be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 1401 First St., Brownwood, TX 76801.

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