Alma "Jean" (Schwartz) Hohertz, 83, of Priddy died on Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Brownwood. She was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Comanche to Will and Alma (Schuman) Schwartz.
Jean moved to Priddy when she was 2 years old. Jean was a graduate of Priddy High School. She was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Priddy on Jan. 1, 1933. She was confirmed on March 13, 1947 at Zion Lutheran Church in Priddy. Jean married Walton Hohertz on Sept. 1, 1949 in Priddy.
Jean and Walton had a trucking business and ranched and farmed all of their married life. They bought the Stegemoller Store over 30 years ago and changed the name to Hohertz Grocery after
Walton passed away. Jean continued running Hohertz Grocery until 2012 when she was first diagnosed with cancer.
She loved basketball, baseball, and any sports that her grandchildren were involved in. While she was running Hohertz Grocery, she tried to help anyone who needed it whether they were from the local community or passers by.
Survivors include her son, Kevin Hohertz and wife Sharron of Priddy; daughters, Kathy Isbell and husband Joe of Brownwood and Karen Tiemann and husband Lee Wayne of Priddy; sisters, Leona Hohertz of Mullin and Willie Mae Niemann of Comanche; brother, Milton Schwartz and wife Ramona of Goldthwaite; grandchildren Heather Hohertz of Brownwood, Hailey Hohertz of Brownwood, Hope Hohertz Doremus and husband Brandon of Sterling City, Ben Tiemann of Priddy and Jarrett Isbell of Austin; and great-grandson, Hayden Proffitt of Brownwood.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Will Schwartz and Alma Schumann Schwartz; sisters, Olga Schwartz and Florence Woods; and brothers, Mutt Schwartz and Clarence Schwartz.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in Priddy with Mark Schimmel officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home in Goldthwaite.
Pallbearers include Wesley Peters, Stuart Peters, David Schwartz, Stephen Schwartz, Mark Muelbrad, Carl Ray Hohertz, Steve Dacus, Stan Dacus, Scott Dacus and Rusty Schwartz.