ORANGE GROVE, Texas - Hertha B. Preusser, 92, passed away May 18, 2007 in a Calallen nursing home. She was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Orange Grove, Texas, to Gustav and Hilda Bierstedt. Hertha was a homemaker, and a faithful member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Orange Grove. She taught Sunday School for more than 40 years, and was involved in many areas of the church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Helmuth Preusser; three sisters, Ella Bierstedt, Cora Heldt and Linda Blaschke; and three brothers, Ervin, Herbert and Robert Bierstedt.

Survivors include her daughter, Connie (Steve) Trigg of Corpus Christi, Texas; her son Rodney (Judy) Preusser of Orange Grove; three sisters, Norma Luedecke and Amanda (Leo) Majck, both of Orange Grove and Buena (Jack) Stendebach of Mathis; four grandchildren, Kimberly, Christa, Angola and Julia; five great grandchildren, Kylee, Kam, Kayla, Christopher, and Kacie.

Visitation was Sunday May 20, 2007 from 1 to 9 p.m. and Monday May 21, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m.

The funeral service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday May 22, 2007 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Orange Grove. Burial followed in the Sons of Herman Orange Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 605, Orange Grove, Texas, 78372

Arrangements entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, Inc.

-Paid Obituary