Mary Schirmer, 93, of St. Hedwig, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. She was born on Nov. 14, 1919, in St. Hedwig to Vincent and Hedwig (Padalecki) Franckowiak.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Edmund Schirmer Sr. and Alois Vogel; infant daughter Beatrice Schirmer; grandson Michael Clark; son-in-law Ed Smith; brothers Edward, Alois, Stanley, Joe, and John Franckowiak; and sister Gertrude Krueger.
She is survived by her daughter, Alice Smith; son Edmund “Sonny” Schirmer Jr. and wife Sharon; grandchildren Vanessa Leibham, Brian Leibham, Bubba Lytle, Edmund Schirmer III and wife Rose, Brandy Jacobs and husband Tony, Sarah Wright, and JoAnne Lehman and husband Troy; great-grandchildren Mason Leibham, Ashlyn Wright, Nolan Wright, Mikayla Santa Cruz, Daniel Santa Cruz, Emma Lehman, Dylan Lehman, and Torri Lehman; sisters Rita Ristow and Tillie Kosub; sisters-in-law Harriet Franckowiak, Lolly Franckowiak, Elizabeth Doege, Paulina Pundt, and Helen Engelhardt; close family friends Homer T. Melton and wife Sharon and Ivy Mitchell; numerous nieces and nephews; and many loving friends.
Visitation was held on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 5-8 p.m., with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. in the Finch Funeral Chapel in La Vernia.
A funeral Mass was held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in St. Hedwig, with the Rev. Bill Zadora officiating.
Interment followed in the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Cemetery in St. Hedwig.
Memorial contributions may be made by way of Masses or to the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Rosary Society.