Mrs. B.P. Hartmann


Mrs. B.P. Hartmann, 95, nee Ruby Norma Rusche of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

A funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist, and Nancy Maenius, the vocalist.

Entombment followed in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Tuesday evening, Nov. 26.

Mrs. Hartmann was born Sept. 3, 1918, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Herman Wigand Rusche and Hedwig Laura Land Rusche. She married Balthasar Peter (B.P.) Hartmann on May 11, 1937, in Fredericksburg. He preceded her in death.

The Hartmanns raised turkeys and both worked at Market Produce for many years. After retirement, she worked at Stroeher and Son for another 17 years.

Mrs. Hartmann is survived by two daughters, Roberta, Mrs. Kermit Priess of Fredericksburg, and Lynnette Burck and her husband, Steve, of Fair Oaks Ranch; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Hartmann was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Kermit Priess, and a sister, Vera, Mrs. Egon Novian.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, St. Mary’s Parish Capital Campaign or to the charity of choice.

Pallbearers included Ricky Priess, Glenn Priess, Michael Burck, Brian Burck, Greg Mohr and Wilburn Eckhardt.

Honorary pallbearers were Luana Priess, Polly Priess, Julie Burck, Christie Mohr, Leanne Burck, Michaela Priess, Landon Priess, Charles Burck, Natasha Burck, Stran Mohr, Leila Burck, Kress Mohr, Philip Burck and Jessi Peese. 

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