Loraine Zamzow Erler

Loraine Zamzow Erler, age 94, entered eternal rest on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Karnes City, Texas. Loraine was born March 21, 1923 in Karnes County to the late Emil and Anna (Retzloff) Zamzow. Loraine’s life journey centered around her faith in the Lord which began when she was baptized as a child at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Karnes City, Texas. She was confirmed in 1938 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and on Oct. 10, 1953 she married Arno Erler at St. Paul’s. They were blessed with two daughters, Sandra and Melissa. Loraine attended the Crews Community School where she had fond memories of playing baseball and her teacher Cecil Faith. She graduated from Karnes City High School Class of 1940. Loraine was a loving mother, gardener, farmer, and provided housekeeping services. She loved baking bread, pastries and other goodies. Her favorite hobbies were playing dominoes and watching baseball. In later years, she was a fond lover of music. Loraine is preceded in death by her parents, and husband Arno in 1973, her brothers: Alfred, Arno, Richard, Henry, Emil (Boots), Helmuth, sisters, Hilda Zaeske, Lonie Machost, and Annie Mae Northham. Loraine is survived by her daughters: Sandra G. Dickens and husband Gerald of Karnes City, TX and Melissa Reitz and husband Martin of Hobson, TX; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Visitation hours Monday, March 19, 2018 from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018  at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Arden Dorn officiating. Interment to follow in New Bremen Cemetery with a Reception at the St. Paul’s Fellowship Hall.  Pallbearers: Jimmie Zamzow, Billy Slaughter, Douglas Franke, John Northam, Eddie Wayne Machost, and Mark Cooke. Memorials may to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.