In Loving Memory of
Ruben Louis Schatz
Ruben Louis Schatz- age 89 of Liberty passed away Sunday February 21, 2016 at Liberty Health Care. Ruben was born December 24, 1926 in Burton, Texas in Washington County. He was the son of the late Otto Schatz and Minnie Knipstein Schatz. Ruben joined the US Army in April of 1945, serving in Engineering Company. He deployed to the Tuazon, Philippines for over thirteen months and was honorably discharged in December of 1946. He worked as a farmer until 1954 and then moved to Houston working in various jobs. He married Ella Mae Hopmann on August 5, 1956 at St. James Lutheran Church at New Wehdam Washington County Texas. He later went on to work for and retire from the US Postal Service as a letter carrier with over twenty-eight years of service. Ruben moved to Liberty in 1993 and as resided here since. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his wife Ella Mae Schatz. In addition he was preceded by his brothers: Louis Schatz and his wife Elsie; Otto Schatz Jr. and his wife Felba; sisters: Baby Schatz; Irene Hartfiel and her husband Otto. Ruben leaves behind to cherish his memory his son Larry Schatz and his fiancée Mary Shoemaker, sister-in-law Lucille Buckhorn, his beloved grandchildren: Cody Schatz and his wife Kristin; Rachel Alfaro and her husband Juan. In addition he leaves his four great- grandchildren: Greyson Estep; Paisley Schatz; Pace Schatz, and Sawyer Alfaro, extended family: Laura Schatz and Hannah Shoemaker. and a host of nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
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