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Nettie Anna (Cordes) Markwardt

August 4, 1920 ~ January 14, 2018 (age 97)

Nettie Cordes Markwardt

Nettie Cordes Markwardt was born Aug. 4, 1920 to Rudolph & Alma Schmidt Cordes near Roznov, TX. She was baptized Oct. 31, 1920 at St. John Lutheran Church in Haw Creek, TX. She got her education at Haw Creek, Roznov & Shelby Schools. She acquired her GED in 1977 at the age of 57. Her first job was at Weikel’s in La Grange where she lived with relatives. She married Lee Roy Markwardt Jan. 1, 1946 at St. John Lutheran Church in Warrenton, Tx. They lived in New Braunfels(which she loved) until their move to La Grange. Later to Round Top where farming & gardening became their occupation along with taking care of Lee Roy’s parents, Herman & Hulda Seibert Markwardt. Nettie worked at various jobs outside of the home during her lifetime. Nettie is survived by 2 children, Stuart Lee Markwardt & wife, Susan, Barbara Smith & friend, Ed Vollmering, Grandchildren, Brad Smith, Brent & Kristi Smith, Shelley & Brian Scheffer, Shayne & Bryan Kirts, Shelby & Robert Vaughn and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, in-laws, infant son, granddaughter & son –in- law along with brother , sisters and in-laws.

Nettie was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shelby & Sons of Hermann. Burial will be at Shelby Cemetery. Pallbearers: Brad Smith, Brent Smith, Brian Scheffer, Bryan Kirts, Robert Vaughn & Ed Vollmering. Honorary pallbearers are her great grandsons, Hunter Smith, Brayden Scheffer & Kooper Kirts.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in the Fayette Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shelby with interment to follow in the Shelby Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers , memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley,1048 N. Jefferson, La Grange , TX. 78945; St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6814 Skull Creek Rd., Fayetteville, TX. 78540 or charity of choice.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Hospice Brazos Valley
1048 N. Jefferson, La Grange TX 78945



 Service Information

Public Viewing
Tuesday
January 16, 2018

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fayette Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory
967 E. Colorado Street
La Grange, TX 78945

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 17, 2018

10:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church-Shelby
6814 Skull Creek Rd
Fayetteville, TX 78940

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
January 17, 2018

Shelby Cemetery
6814 Skull Creek Rd
Shelby, TX 78954


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