Elvie Zesch Donop

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 Elvie Trudell Zesch Donop, 93, of Mason, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason with the Rev. Fred Krebs officiating. Dreu Bearden was the organist.

Interment followed at Gooch Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mason Funeral Home.

Mrs. Donop was born Nov. 15, 1925, in Mason County, the daughter of Robert Zesch and Milda Klaerner Zesch. She married Herbert Donop on June 7, 1947, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, and he survives.

Mrs. Donop’s parents died when she was a young child, so she was raised by an aunt and uncle, Herbert and Emma Zesch. She was the granddaughter of early-day Gillespie County sheriff, Alfred Klaerner.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Donop is survived by one daughter, two sons and spouses, including Trudy and Tim Schmidt and James and Tina Donop, all of Mason, and Larry and Jan Donop of Brady.

Survivors also include eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Donop was preceded in death by her parents, as well as a son, Paul Donop, and a brother, R.C. Zesch.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.


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