Joe Kotzur

Joe Kotzur, age 88 a longtime resident of Pettus, Texas for over 60 years, passed away, Monday, March 31, 2014, at 2:37 A.M., in the Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehab Center in Karnes City, Texas surrounded by his family.

Joe was born to Joseph Kotzur and Clara Gabrysch Kotzur on September 14, 1925 in Wilson County, Texas. Joe worked in the oil fields of South Texas. On February 10, 1951, Joe married Clarona Koerth in Karnes City, Texas. Mr. Kotzur served his country in the United States Army and was a proud Veteran of World War II; after leaving the Army, he served in the United States Navy. He was a devoted husband and a loving father.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife of over 63 years, Clarona Kotzur; his daughter, Debra Strya and husband Ferdinand of Yorktown; his sons, Steve Kotzur of Berclair and Terry Wood of Lake Hills; his grandson, Brett Strya, and his brother, E.W. Kotzur of Floresville. Mr. Kotzur is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Clara Kotzur.

Visitation will be held, Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, from 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held, 2:00 P.M., Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kenedy, Texas. Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be, Danny Koerth, Lloyd Koerth, E.M. Kotzur, Jr., Jerry Kotzur, Ray Kotzur, and Kenneth Kotzur.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; 590 Hwy 72; Kenedy, Texas.