Melvin Moerbe of Bishop passed away November 20, 2018 at the age of 90. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a retired grocer.
He was born near Bishop on February 7, 1928, the son of Otto and Minnie Michalk Moerbe. He attended St. Paul Lutheran School and Concordia Lutheran College in Austin. After graduation he served two years in the United States Navy.
On July 3, 1949 he married Margaret Kieschnick. This marriage was blessed with five children: Michael (Susan) Moerbe of Bishop, Marcella (James) Nolen of Sinton, Mark (Anita) Moerbe of Brenham, Malcom (Jamie) Moerbe of Plainview, and Melissa (Paul) Crozier of Bishop. He is survived by his children, twelve grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Melvin was predeceased by his parents, his wife Margaret, and three sisters; Allyne Moerbe, Edna Krause, and Annette Thiele.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service to begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 23, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bishop, with Rev. Matthew Ulmer officiating. Burial will follow in Concordia Cemetery.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd. Kingsville, Tx 78363.
Sending my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father. Your parents were neighbors to my family when they lived on Joyce Street.
They were kind, loving people whom everyone regarded highly.
Sandra Tucker MeadorROSENBERG, TX
Sending my deepest condolences to you all. There are a lot of memories from Concordia and St. Paul, and being neighbors on Joyce street for a while. May God and your faith help you through this difficult time.
Sharon Kampfhenkel FermRosenberg, TX