Henry Louis Herbort


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Henry Louis Herbort

July 23, 1934 - June 8, 2013

Henry Louis Herbort, of Fredericksburg, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the age of 78.

Henry Louis was born on July 23, 1934 in Gillespie County, Texas to Orwin and Wolga Moellering Herbort.

He married Dorothy Ann Birck on April 10, 1955 in Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg and she survives.

Over the years, Henry Louis worked in the road construction field, including at Allen Keller Construction Company and also at Gold Sand and Gravel.

Later on, he devoted full time to farming and ranching. He was a true outdoorsman and loved the land and his cattle.

In addition to his wife, Henry Louis is survived by two sons and spouses: Dean and Julie Herbort of Fredericksburg and Duane and Dovie Herbort of San Antonio.

He is also survived by five grandchildren: Wasey Herbort, Brady and Blanca Herbort, Eric and Kristen Herbort, Brittany and Samuel Henke and Cristin Herbort, and one great-grandchild, Brayden Herbort.

Henry Louis was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation was held Monday evening, June 10, and Tuesday morning, June 11, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 11, at 3 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Cave Creek with the Rev. Dr. J. Jason Fry officiating. Annabel Wilkinson was the organist, and David Mayfield sang, with self-accompaniment on guitar.

As per Henry Louis’ request, cremation followed with interment of his cremains at a later date.

Pallbearers included Wasey Herbort, Brady Herbort, Eric Herbort, Samuel Henke, Michael Knaupp, Kerby Knaupp, Leslie Klein and Billy Fay.

For those who so desire, you may make memorial contributions in his memory to St. Paul Lutheran Church, the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.schaetter.com.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home, Fredericksburg.

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