Born on June 25, 1928
VICTORIA - L. A. "Lew" Waitschies, 85, of Victoria passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was born June 25, 1928, in Fannin, Texas, to the late Arthur and Rose Preiss Waitschies. Lew served in the United States Army following World War II. He retired from Union Carbide as an operator and machinist. Lew was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl (David) Sedlacek; son, Derek Waitschies; sister, Ann Kupfernagel; brother, Freddy Waitschies, all of Victoria; grandchildren, Jamie Sedlacek of Dallas, Daryl Sedlacek of Victoria, Kyle Waitschies of Victoria and Jason Waitschies of La Grange.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Dolphie Angerstein Waitschies.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Friday, March 7, 2014, at Rosewood Funeral Chapels.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mr. Don Angerstein officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 106 N. DeLeon at Forrest, Victoria, Tx 77901.
Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.