YOAKUM: Bessie Staehr, age 99, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020. She was born July 7, 1921 in Yoakum to Joseph and Katherina Likes Chomout.
She was a homemaker. She was a devoted Catholic, member of K.J.Z.T. and V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary in Cuero. She loved to quilt, play cards and dominoes.
Survivors: daughter, Gloria Johnson (John) of Austin; son, Fred Staehr Jr. (Karen) of Victoria; 3 grandchildren, Stephanie Migura, Robin Milliorn and Alicia Goehring; 7 great-grandchildren: son-in-law, Steven Kurtz of Victoria brother, Steve Chomout of Yoakum.
Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Fred E. Staehr Sr; daughter, Beverly Ann Kurtz; 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
Visitation 5-7- p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home.
Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Huehlefeld officiating. Burial St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Cuero V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary.
Arrangements by Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home 361-293-5656.