GLANTZ, LOUISE FRANCIS SCHMITZ (1915 ~ 2010)
The following obituary appeared in the Austin American Statesman on November 16, 2010.
Louise F. Glantz of Dripping Springs passed away on November 13, 2010 at the age of 95. She was born in Paul, Nebraska on November 7, 1915 to Aloysious and Clara Schmitz. She married Melvin N. Glantz in 1940 and after World War II they moved from Nebraska to Plainview, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Glantz then spent most of their lives at various locations in Texas (Dallas, Austin, Henderson and Dripping Springs) and in Bella Vista, Arkansas. Mrs. Glantz was a loving mother and a cherished grandmother and great grandmother. She had a wonderful ability to treat each one around her as unique. She loved having family members around her at all times. Her hobbies included playing bridge, golf, embroidering, baking and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years in 2004. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Martin and husband Charles of Los Alamos, New Mexico; daughter, Judith Maund and husband Joe of Dripping Springs; son, John Glantz and wife Linda of Dallas; daughter, Nancy Grant and husband Fred of Ninety Six, South Carolina; thirteen beloved grandchildren; Michael Maund, Melissa Rasmussen, Jennifer Martin, Jason Martin, Nathan Martin, Aaron Martin, Tracy Glantz, Katie Glantz, Alex Glantz, Kristen Grant, Kevin Grant, Dr. Kelly Boyd and Kirk Grant and her ten great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Anne Schmitz and Roger, Bill, Harvey and Jim Meredith.
Mrs. Glantz was a member of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Drippings Springs. The spiritual guidance given by Carol Duke is greatly appreciated. The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Harrell Funeral Home, Dripping Springs, TX. Recital of the Holy Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Dripping Springs, TX. Burial will follow at the Texas State Cemetery, Austin, TX. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Grace Hospice for their extraordinary care for Mrs. Glantz.