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  • Matt <lennonluv@hotmail.com>
    Obituary of George Kirst Victoria Advocate Online 29 Dec 2002 George J. Kirst December 29, 2002 NEW BRAUNFELS - George J. Kirst, 87, of New Braunfels, died
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      Obituary of George Kirst
      Victoria Advocate Online
      29 Dec 2002

      George J. Kirst

      December 29, 2002

      NEW BRAUNFELS - George J. Kirst, 87, of New Braunfels, died Friday,
      Dec. 27, 2002.
      He was born Aug. 15, 1915, in Geronimo, to the late Joseph George and
      Annie Steinbach Kirst. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and
      served in WWII. He received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and fought in
      five major battles, including D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. He
      was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and VFW Post No.
      7110 where he was past Commander. He was a member of American Legion
      Post No. 179, Sons of Hermann, Harmonia Lodge No. 1, Fraternal Order
      of the Eagles and was a third degree knight in the Knights of
      Columbus. He was a purchasing agent for Straus-Frank for over 35
      years and a member of the Board of Directors.

      Survivors: wife, Evelyn Kirst; daughter, Joyce Kirst of Dallas; son,
      Carl Kirst of Victoria; sister, Leona Schuetz of New Braunfels; and
      two grandchildren.

      Preceded in death by: parents.

      Visitation will begin 5 p.m. today at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home
      chapel in New Braunfels.

      A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home chapel.
      Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic
      Church, the Msgr. Edward Bily officiating.

      Burial with military honors will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic
      Cemetery. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, New Braunfels, 830-625-3434.
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