Gerda Lehmann Kothmann

Gerda Mathilde Lehmann Kothmann, 94, of Mason, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Concho Health and Rehabilitation Center in Eden.

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason with the Rev. Tim Scheffel officiating. Dreu Bearden was the organist and Carolyn Loeffler, the vocalist.

Interment followed at Gooch Cemetery.

Mrs. Kothmann was born Oct. 30, 1919, in Gillespie County, the daughter of William Lehmann and Rebecka Rode Lehmann. She married Lansing Kothmann on Aug. 22, 1940, at Christ Lutheran Church at Cherry Spring. He preceded her in death.

She was raised in the Loyal Valley community of Mason County and attended the Loyal Valley School through the eighth grade.

For 30 years, she was employed at Mason Auction Co.

Mrs. Kothmann is survived by one daughter, one son and spouses, Betty and Leon Thane of San Angelo and Lester and Cindy Kothmann of Mason.

Survivors also include four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a sister, Esther Lehmann of Fredericksburg.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Kothmann was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Ann Kothmann; two half-brothers, Maurice Lehmann and Gus Lehmann, and two half-sisters, Alma Ziriax and Agusta Hofmann.

Memorials may be made to Young Life, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason or Christ Lutheran Church at Cherry Spring.

Pallbearers included Scott Hofmann, Bruce Lehmberg, Alan Kothmann, Lee Kothmann, David Reitz, Joseph Thane, Pat Ziriax and Tim Ziriax.

Mason Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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