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Dorothy Schwirtlich

May 15, 1929 — January 4, 2023

Dorothy Schwirtlich

Dorothy Louise Schwirtlich was born on May 15, 1929, to Henry and Otilda Tischler in Violet, Texas.

She married Leo Schwirtlich on April 6, 1948 and raised two children. She worked at Allens Furniture Company for 15 years and retired to enjoy her growing family. She was a long-time member of Saint Gertrude Catholic Church. She loved music and dancing. She spent many days and nights fishing along side Leo at their beach house in Loyola Bay.

She is preceded in death by her parents, all but one sibling and her beloved husband.

She spent countless hours behind her sewing machine making and fixing anything anyone needed. She made many quilts, throws, and pillowcases for anyone in need.

She also spent many hours in her kitchen cooking not only for her family but also for church events and friends.

She cherished her family and her faith. She went to be with the Lord on January 4th resting peacefully surrounded by her family and friends. She was a very special lady and will be missed by all that knew her.

Honorary pallbearers are Daniel Ley, Harold McCollough, Peter Tischler, and Ernie Starry.

Pallbearers are her grandchildren, their spouses and great- grandchildren, Jamie (Rusty), Tara (Heath), Russel (Tiffany), Brooke, Cheyanne, Breanne, Kendal, Kaylen, Wyatt, and Caroline.

Among those left to cherish her memory are her two children, Cathy (Gordon) Sims of Kingsville, Tx, and Charlie (Cindy) Schwirtlich of Vancleave MS; 8 grandchildren, Jamie (Rusty) Ballard of Bishop, Tx, Tara (Heath) Burney of Kingsville, Tx, Bradley Sims of Edroy, Tx, Robert (Glenda) Sims of Mathis, Tx, Jennifer Sims of Corpus Christi, Tx, Dixie (Ricky) Cain of Vancleave, MS, Russel (Tiffany) Schwirtlich of Pleasanton, Tx, and Brooke Schwirtlich of Splendora, Tx; 9 great- grandchildren, Cheyanne Ballard, Breanne Ballard, Kendal Burney, Kaylen Burney, T.J. (Makayla) Lewis, Tanner Cain, Harper Grace Cain, Wyatt Schwirlich, Caroline Schwirtlich; and one great- great grandchild, Emery Lewis.

The family will have a visitation Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Turcotte Piper Mortuary from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with a holy rosary at 7:00 PM. Funeral mass will be Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Saint Gertrude Catholic Church at 10:00 AM. Burial services will be at Chamberlain Cemetery.

The family would like to invite everyone for lunch at Saint Gertrude Church Parish Hall after services.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

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Holy Rosary

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Gertrude Catholic Church

1120 S 8th St, Kingsville, TX 78363

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Burial

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Starts at 11:15 am (Central time)

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