GIDDINGS—Funeral services for Ernst August “Gus” Kleiber, 97, of Winchester were held Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings with Father James Olnhausen officiating. Burial followed in La Grange City Cemetery.
Rosary was recited Friday, Oct. 14, at Phill ips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings.
Mr. Kleiber died Thursday, Oct. 13, at Central Texas Hospital in Cameron.
He was born on Feb. 17, 1914, in Winchester to Ernst and Anna (Leopold) Kleiber.
He married Lillie Krampota on July 9, 1940, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Smithville.
Mr. Kleiber retired from the LCRA and was a farmer and rancher most of his life.
He was a longtime member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings.
Mr. Kleiber spent the last two years of his life living with his son, Eugene, and his wife Marjorie in Milano following the death of his wife, Lillie, in 2009.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 69 years, Lillie Kleiber; three brothers, Leo, Edward and Alvin; and a sister, Ann Kleiber Griggs.
Survivors are his three sons and daughters- in- law, Clayton and Pat Kleiber of Winchester, Leroy and Nilsa Kleiber of Kingwood, Eugene and Marjorie Kleiber of Milano; and six grandchildren, Mike and Mary Kleiber of New Waverly, Greg and Jeri Kleiber of San Antonio, Randy and Deborah Kleiber of Brenham, Jennifer and Pat Smith of Houston, Wendy and Jon Bradley of Round Rock, Sandy and Earl Ewald of Liberty Hill; also, 11 great- grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Mike Kleiber, Greg Kleiber, Randy Kleiber, Justin Kleiber, Jon Bradley and Earl Ewald.
Memorials may be made to the South Lee County Volunteer Fire Department, the Winchester Volunteer Fire Department or the charity of one’s choice.