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Erna Tonn Galipp

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Erna Tonn Galipp, of Lockhart, formerly of Smithville, departed this life to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at the age of 93.

Erna leaves to cherish her precious memories two sons, Harold Galipp, of Giddings, and Frank Galipp and wife, Linda, of Lockhart; five daughters: Gracie Harmon and husband, Glen, of Smithville, Annie Rinehart and husband

, Terry, of Pasadena, Carolyn Wier, of Abilene, Jenny Escalante, of Austin, and Nancy Metzler and husband, Larry, of Lockhart; 14 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bill Galipp; her parents, Otto and Emma Tonn; two brothers and four sisters.

Erna touched the lives of so many. Those who loved her and had the good fortune to know her will remember her sweet, kind demeanor and beautiful loving smile.

The family received friends at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at McCurdy Funeral Home, in Lockhart. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday Dec, 6, 2008, at Grace Lutheran Church in Lockhart. Services were officiated by Rev. Wayne Walther. Burial followed at the Lockhart Municipal Cemetery.

Honored to serve as pallbearers were grandsons Glen Harmon, Jr., Wayne Galipp, Jeff Wier, Scott Galipp, Chris Escalante, and Nick Metzler. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Harmon, Jason Wier, Shannon Galipp and Brandon Galipp.

Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644 (512) 398-4791.

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