Julia Mae Arndt, 93, of Cuero passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. She was born on Feb. 21, 1925 in Terryville to the late Albert and Annie Dieringer Kuester. Julia received her first Holy Communion on May 9, 1937 and completed Confirmation on March 6, 1938. She was confirmed Lutheran on Dec. 22, 1946. As a child, she worked alongside her mother and father at their grocery store in Lindenau. Julia married Leslie O. Arndt on June 14, 1942 in Cuero.
Julia worked as a cashier at Boysen’s supermarket, at Gus Cage’s turkey hatchery debeaking and vaccinating turkeys, was a seamstress at the Howard Parlor Furniture Factory, and was a childcare provider for over 20 years. She loved to sew and crochet, working in her flowerbeds, and mowing yards with her family. Julia was an avid church goer, taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school, and was a member of the Ladies Aid at St. John’s Lutheran Church- Lindenau.
Julia is survived by her son, Delvin Arndt (Kay); daughters, Donna Fuchs (Stanley) and Nancy Gottschalt (Carlos); eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 63 years; and two brothers.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home. Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 2, 10 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church-Lindenau with Pastor William Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Lindenau Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Troy Fuchs, Kyle Fuchs, Randall Fuchs, Freddie Cade, Austin Cade, and Mark Gottschalt.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lindenau Community Cemetery Association or Hospice of South Texas Dornburg Center of Compassion.
You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.
Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.