Fred Otto Ewert, age 75, of Brady, passed away Friday, August 2, 2013, in Brady.
He was born May 18, 1938, in San Antonio, TX, to Otto C. Ewert and Bernice Lillyan (Wurzbach) Ewert. He married Joyce Marie Lieck on July 22, 1961 in Helotis.
Freddy was a lifelong rancher and member of the Lutheran Church. In 2007 he moved to Brady and had been a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mason. He had devoted his life to his church, family, friends and ranching pursuits. He was also a longtime member of the Southwest Texas Cattle Raisers Association and the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association and the Ft. McKavitt Masonic Lodge.
Funeral services for Fred Otto Ewert will be at 11:00am Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Helotis with Paston Tim Scheffel officiating. Interment will follow at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday morning, prior to the services from 10 to 11at the Zion Lutheran Church. Friends may sign the online memorial guest book at www.leatherwoodmemorialchapels.com. Pallbearers will be Dolph Wenzel, Carl Ewert, Charles Wenzel, Roy Bigler, Larry Justice and Elton Seewald. Honorary Pallbearers will be Charles Kothman, Glen Nickel & Frank Condel, Bob Heyen, Bob Thronson and Reverend David Londenberg.
He is survived by his wife Joyce Ewert of Brady; son Rex Ewert and wife Cathy of Brady; daughter Dawn Wenzel and husband George of Fredericksburg; grandchildren Emily Wenzel, Suzanna Ewert, Dolph Wenzel, Carl Ewert, Charles Wenzel and Kate Wenzel; sister Lillyan Zenner and husband Harry of Mico, TX; brother-in-law Roy Lieck and wife Brenda of Spring Branch; first cousin Hank Ewert of Austin; nephews Edward Zenner, Allen Lieck and Wayne Lieck; nieces Sharon Zenner, Sarah Zenner and Rhonda Hull; several great nephews and great nieces and one great-great niece. He was preceded in death by his parents and niece Suzan Zenner. Memorial contributions in memory of Fred Otto Ewert may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 104 Magnolia, Mason, TX 76856 and /or Zion Lutheran Church, 9944 Leslie Road, San Antonio, TX 78254.
Arrangements entrusted to Leatherwood Memorial Chapels.