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Marion H. "Billy" Tschirhart, age 92, of Castroville, passed away Jan. 2, 2013 in San Antonio, just 3 days before his 93rd birthday. Billy was the last surviving of 10 children born to the late Frank and Anna Groff Tschirhart. He was born Jan. 5, 1920 in Castroville. He and his wife Ethel were the owners and operators of Castroville Cleaners for many, many years. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, St. Louis Society, American Legion Post #460, VFW Post #8134, DAV, and Quihi Gun Club. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ethel Steubing Tschirhart; brothers, Howard, Clarence, Herman, Sylvan and Alvin "Weiss" Tschirhart; sisters, Alma Holzhaus, Corine Mann, Florence "Sis" Haby and Anna Maria Tschirhart. Survivors include his son, Clyde Tschirhart of Hondo, daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Ann and Russell Wise of Arlington; grandchildren, Angela (Ronnie) Cates, Troy (Lisa) Wise, Charles (Christine) Tschirhart, Jennifer (Andrew) Siefkin; great grandchildren, Rhett Cates, Jordan Cates, Peyton Merritt, Grayson Wise, Cullen Harris, and twins Drew and Marcus Siefkin; numerous nieces and nephews. The Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home will be open for visitation on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. The Holy Rosary will be recited Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. with military honors. Memorials may be given in his memory to any of the funds at St. Louis Catholic Church or the . Arrangements with Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, Castroville. Visit www.tondre-guinn.com

Published in Express-News on Jan. 6, 2013
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