Doreen Rosalie Witschorke Holmstrom, 92, joined her dancing partner in heaven Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
Mrs. Holmstrom was the oldest of three children, and only daughter, born to Os-wald Wilhelm “Willie” Witschorke and Erna Katherine Naundorf Witchorke Nov. 19, 1926 in Washington County (Texas). She was baptized Jan. 23, 1927, at St. John’s Evangelical Reformed Church in Burton, and was confirmed and took her first communion March 17, 1940, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shive in Hamilton County.
Doreen married the love of her life and her husband of 60 years, Ansel Berthren Holmstrom June 14, 1952, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Austin. The couple lived in Granger, until they moved to Jonah in 1962. They had two children Car-lette Etheleen Holmstrom and Gary Ansel Holmstrom, who preceded her in death in infancy.
Mrs. Holmstrom was a graduate of Shive High School and attended Durhams Busi-ness College. She was employed as a bookkeeper by the Texas Industrial Co. of Austin prior to marrying. Once she and Ansel married, she used her bookkeeping skills as she managed accounts and supported Ansel in their farming endeavors.
Doreen had an incredible strength of faith and was the epitome of devotion to her husband, family, friends and home. Doreen was an excellent seamstress, outstand-ing cook and consummate friend.
Ansel and Doreen enjoyed spending time with family, visiting with friends, danc-ing, listening to music and playing dominoes. She took great pride in her family, especially her great grandchildren.
Doreen was preceded in death by her husband Ansel; parents, Willie and Erna; infant son, Gary; brother, Billiegene Witschorke; and brother and sister-in-law, Hartwin and Jean Holmstrom.
She leaves behind her daughter, Carlette Holmstrom Litterst and husband, Mike Litterst; granddaughters, Dana Schlabach Sitton and husband, James Sitton of Katy; Cara Schlabach Westerman and husband, John Westerman of Friendswood; great-grandchildren, Hunter Sitton, Hayden Sitton, Haddison Sitton, Preston Westerman, and Joshua Westerman; brother and sister-in-law, Larry Wayne and Kathryn Witschorke; nephews Dr. John Holmstrom and wife, Linda Welch; Carl Holmstrom and wife, Susan; Bert Holmstrom and wife, Sona; Scott Witschorke; Mark Witschorke and wife, Shelly; David Witschorke and wife, Shelia; niece Deidra Witschorke; great-nieces and nephews Ashly Holmstrom Wilson and husband, Jus-tin Wilson; Tiffany Holmstrom Pullen and husband, Matt; Dr. Lindsey Holmstrom; Kristen Holmstrom Johnson and husband, Adam; Alison Holmstrom Wallace and husband, Tyler; Travis Holmstrom and wife, Meredith; Weston Holmstrom and wife, Sarah; Kathryn Witschorke Burton; Zakry Witschorke; William Witschorke; Matthew Witschorke; numerous great-grand nephews and nieces, cousins and friends.
A visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Providence Funeral Home in Taylor.
A funeral was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Hutto Lutheran Church, and burial followed at Hutto Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in Doreen’s name to Hutto Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.