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Helen Mae Hartman Egg

Helen Mae Hartman Egg, 90, of Meyersville, went to meet her Lord on Friday, December 22, 2017.

She was born November 1, 1927 in Meyersville to the late Edwin and Helen Diebel Hartman.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Egg; sister, Edrie Sager; and brothers, Hilmer, Fred Ray, and Harold Hartman.

Helen Mae married Ralph Egg, her childhood sweetheart, soon after he returned home from World War II in 1946.  They were married for 68 years and were devoted to each other.  In 1953, they moved into the home Helen Mae grew up in and they lived there the rest of their lives.

Helen Mae was a leader in the church and community and often hosted Bible studies in her home.  She helped Ralph with the ranch and dairy business and was the Chief Financial Officer of Egg Beefmasters for many years.

She had a gift of hospitality and opened up her home to nephews to stay as long as they needed too. She even welcomed two unwed teenagers into their home through Lutheran Social Services.

Helen Mae is survived by daughters, Laurie Pokluda and husband, John, of Cuero and Kathy Dunn and husband, Blake, of Meyersville; son, Joel Egg and wife, Cindy, of Victoria; grandchildren, Lisa and Carlos Salazar of Austin, Scott Pokluda of Meyersville, Amy and Jay Patton of Cedar Hill, Jonathan and Monica Pokluda of Dallas, Summer and John Helms of Meyersville, Tara Egg of Victoria, and Dana Egg Mann and Eric of Houston; and eight great-grandchildren.

“Honey”, as her grandchildren knew her, will be remembered by them for her chocolate chip cookies, fresh baked bread, and most importantly, making sure they knew her Jesus.

The family would like to thank her caregiver, Tammy Riley, and Hospice of South Texas.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Meyersville with Pastor John Boor officiating. Interment will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery.  A time of food, fellowship and celebration of her life will follow at St. John Parish House.

Pallbearers will include Jonathan Pokluda, Scott Pokluda, Jay Patton, Carlos Salazar, John Helms, and Eric Mann.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hospice of South Texas, or the donor’s choice.

You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.

Freund Funeral Home, 361.275.2343.

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