Marvin Raz


Marvin Raz, 80, of Harper, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, March 11, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Harper with the Rev. Mike Peinemann officiating. Peggy Ernst was the organist, and Cookie Wilke, the vocalist.

Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Raz was born on Dec. 26, 1933, in Lavaca County, the son of Frank Raz and Matilla Knifel Raz. He married June Gage on Feb. 18, 1957, in Harrison, Ark., and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Raz is survived by two sons, Steve Raz and John Raz, both of Harper; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Leroy Albrecht of Shiner.

Memorials may be made to the Harper Volunteer Fire Department or to the charity of choice.

Pallbearers included Stephen Holmes, Barry Gamel, Melvin Martin, Mike McDougal, Danny Feller and Mark Mills.

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