obit: Erwin Herbert Goerlitz - mom Bohat
ERWIN HERBERT GOERLITZVICTORIA - Erwin Herbert "Ed the minnow man" Goerlitz, 79, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2012.He was born on July 30, 1932 in Bastrop to the late Ernst and Magdalina Bohat Goerlitz.Erwin was actively involved in softball both as a player and umpire for many years. He also loved fishing.Ed is survived by daughter, Marlisa (Scott) Townsend of Victoria; son, Robert (Rhonda) Goerlitz of Deer Park; grandchildren, J.R., J.T. and Michelle Goerlitz, Aaron, Ashley and Heather Townsend; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Claudia. Also beloved by Erwin were Jacob Jones and Brayden Cantu.In addition to his parents Erwin is preceded in death by his wife Patricia "Pat" Niemann Goerlitz, sisters, Alice Seelke and Frieda Miller, brothers, John, Clemens, Frank and Ernst, Jr. Goerlitz.Visitation will be Monday, April 23, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Grace Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Grace Funeral Home with a flag fold and presentation under the auspices of Victoria County Veterans Council, AL, CWV, VFW, DAV, MCL, MOWW, EX-POW, MOPH, VVA, and KWV. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Oakhill Cemetery in Smithville.Pallbearers will be Ron Kramer, John Riggs, Robert Tripson, Frank DeAmeral, Robert Goerlitz, Aaron Townsend, Steve Niemann, Henry Holland, Bill Stearman and Ernie Goerlitz.Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas.
Grace Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.Published in Victoria Advocate from April 22 to April 24, 2012