Hildegarde Schulze passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at the age of 94. She was born on April 22, 1914, in Fredericksburg, Texas, to Edward Roos and Olevia Louise Ottmers Roos. She graduated from Fredericksburg High School and in 1933 married Gilbert Schulze and moved to Mason. Their wedding was a double wedding along with Gilbert’s twin brother, Wallace and his bride, Adela and was held at the Edison Street Methodist Church in Fredericksburg with several Schulze pastors helping with the service. Gilbert and Hildegarde made their home in the western part of Mason County where she was a great partner and helper to Gilbert in the operation of the ranch.
Hildegarde was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Mason. She was a member of the Sunshine Sunday School class, the United Methodist Women and the Grit Community Club. She was also a wonderful cook who had a deep love for her family, friends and her church.
Hildegarde is survived by her son, Curtis Schulze and wife Rene of Mason, three grandchildren: Donna Jo McNally and husband DeWayne of Austin, Becky Stewart and husband Dwayne of Austin and Larry Schulze of Brooklyn, New York. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren: David McNally, Stephen McNally, Kristin McNally, Hayden Stewart and Cameron Stewart, as well as by two sisters: Margaret Stewart of Angleton, TX and Myrtle “Dickie” Roos, also of Angleton and by two special nieces to whom she was like a second mother: Kathie Hodges of Corpus Christi and Genie Bayer of Lampassas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Olevia Roos, her husband, Gilbert Schulze, and by two sisters: Martha Davis and Clara Knopp.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 29, at 10 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tim Fahrenthold officiating. Interment followed in the Gooch Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were David McNally, Stephen McNally, Donald Schulze, DeWayne McNally, Dwayne Stewart and Larry Schulze. Honorary pallbearers were Ken Schulze, Kristin McNally, Hayden Stewart and Cameron Stewart. Visitation with the family was Friday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home.
Memorials in her honor may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.masonfuneralhome.net. Arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.