Mrs. Leo Hartmann


Mrs. Leo Hartmann, 93, nee Ella Klinksiek of Fredericksburg, died Friday, March 7, 2014.

A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, March 13, at 10 a.m. at the Marienkirche with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist, and Annette Whittington, the vocalist.

Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Wednesday evening, March 12.

Mrs. Hartmann was born May 17, 1920, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of William Fritz Klinksiek Jr. and Laurene (Laura) Weiershausen Klinksiek. She married Leo Moritz Hartmann on Jan. 13, 1940, at the St. Mary’s Rectory. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2003.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Leola and Dana Overdorf of Fredericksburg, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Survivors also include two sisters-in-law, Irene, Mrs. Monroe Klinksiek of Fredericksburg, and Florence, Mrs. A.J. Skruhak of San Antonio, and a brother-in-law and spouse, Francis and Gertrude Hartmann of Blanco.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Hartmann was preceded in death by one sister, Verna, Mrs. Paul Metzger, and a brother, Monroe Klinksiek.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund, St. Mary’s Parish Capital Campaign or to the charity of choice.

Pallbearers included David Mills, Garrett Mills, Herb Nebgen, Stephen Hartmann, Donald Klaerner and Mark Skruhak.  

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