of Our Classmates


Class of 1953

Ken Hoffman

Tom Peiser

Pete Schulze

Lois (Hutcheson)
Seitz 2004

Tom Vann

Charlie Pittman

Glynn Rector

Shirley Parr

Ross McDonald

Obituaries Class of 53

Ken Hoffman Class of 1953

Born: Luling, Texas

Died: March 2017 March Biloxi, MS

Obituary for Ken Hoffman and his wife Peggy Wilson Hoffman who were killed in a tragic train-bus accident in Biloxi, Mississippi.

After 36 years of marriage, Ken Hoffman, 82, and Peggy (Wilson) Hoffman, 73, passed away together unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The Hoffmans were beloved parents, grandparents, friends, lifelong educators, and pillars in the Lockhart community.

They are survived by their five children: Melissa Messerly, of Lockhart, Kim Chapman and husband, Chris, of Lockhart, Dee Voigt and wife, Mandy, of Lockhart, Billy Hoffman, of Weimar, and Vicki Brorman, husband David, of Vega; and nine grandchildren: Kayla and Tara Chapman, Kelly and William “Aubrey” Voigt, Savannah Goodman and Dylan Messerly, and Paige, Dane and Slade Brorman.

Ken was also survived by his sister, Barbara Chapman. Peggy was also survived by her sister, Patty Williams and husband, Ralph; and cousin, Kay Hiscoe.

Both were survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Alice (Wallhoefer) Hoffman, and first wife Kay (Hofmann) Hoffman. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Estelle (Seeliger) Wilson.

Ken was born in Luling, grew up in Maxwell, and attended high school in Lockhart. He went to Texas Lutheran College where he played baseball, then continued playing in the minor leagues in Pensacola, Fla., for the Cincinnati Farm Team for two seasons. Ken then found his calling with teaching and coaching in Mason, Texas.

After returning to Lockhart, he held various positions with Lockhart Independent School District including history teacher and Assistant Superintendent. He received his Master’s degree from Southwest Texas University. After retiring in 1996, Ken stayed involved in the LISD sports community by volunteering at track meets and attending football, basketball, and baseball games. He was a history buff, loved airplanes, and enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf.

Peggy was born in Lockhart and graduated from Lockhart High School. She then received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southwest Texas University. Peggy spent some time pursuing her hobby when she opened her own flower shop in Lockhart, Texas.

She was later called back to teaching, where she continued with various positions at LISD, which included principal of Plum Creek Elementary, until she retired in 2002. Peggy was tenacious and needed to stay involved in the community, so she jumped in where needed by serving as Assistant Principal at Lockhart High School, working as a school field trip coordinator at LCRA McKinney Roughs, and volunteering at school events such as R.I.F., a program that ensures every child receives a free book.

Between them, they had a combined 85 years of service to the school district. Although retired, both were very active in the Lockhart community.

The Hoffmans were judges for the district’s science fair every year, actively supported the Lockhart FFA organization, were regulars in the stands at LISD sporting events, and assisted at the community education department by helping with GED campus testing. Ken and Peggy were deeply rooted in their faith and their love for God, and were active members of Lockhart Methodist Church.

The family held visitation Monday from 5 – 7 p.m. at McCurdy Funeral Home, located at 105 E. Pecan St in Lockhart. Funeral services took place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, located at 313 W. San Antonio Street in Lockhart.

The family requests memorial donations be made to The Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD at 105 S. Colorado, Lockhart, Texas, 78644 or

Thomas Peiser Class of 1953

Born August 10, 1934 Lockhart, Texas

Died October 19, 2014 Texas

CMSgt. Thomas Doak Peiser Sr. passed away on October 19, 2014 at the age of 80. He was born on August 10, 1934 in Lockhart, TX to George and Edna "Schneider" Peiser. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Lawrence Peiser; survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ruby N. Peiser; son, Tom Peiser, Jr. (Ann McCreless); daughter, Sabrina Ann Peiser Clay, (James Rusk); grandchildren, Tom Peiser III, Crystal Peiser Ferguson, (Mark); and Cody Garrett Peiser; great-grandchildren, Eric Lindly Chaney, and Taylor Lynn Chaney; brother, Royce Henry Peiser; nieces, Donna Lynn Peiser Trusty, (Lee) and Sandra Peiser Courrier, (Terry).

Thomas graduated Lockhart High School in 1953, and entered the Air Force in 1955. While in the military he trained as a Supply Support Manager, Supply Management Advisor, and Supply Management and Procedures Superintendent. He served at several duty stations including Korea, Viet Nam, Iran, Turkey, Laughlin AFB, finally retiring at Randolph AFB. While serving he earned a numerous awards including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Thomas was a Mason and a member of the American Legion.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The funeral service will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 12:00 P.M. at Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

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ALBERT (Pete) Schulze Class of 1953

Born December 31, 1933 Caldwell County, Texas

Died December 20, 2007 Austin, Texas

A H "Pete" Schulze, 73, of Lockhart, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007. He was born in Niederwald, Texas on Dec. 31, 1933 to Richard and Olivia (Hauptrief) Schulze.

He co-owned Alex and Schulze Garage in Lockhart and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Olivia Schulze; one brother David Schulze; and two sisters, Bertha Clifton and Gladys Schulze. He is survived by his devoted wife, Jo Nell whom he married Aug. 28, 1953 in Lockhart; two sons, Terry Schulze of Lockhart, and Ronny Schulze and wife, Melinda of Lockhart; one daughter, Darla Law and husband, Daniel of Lockhart; five sisters, Annie Cominotto of Austin, Augusta Swilley of Brooksville, Fla., Katie Vocke of San Antonio, Mertha Bailey of Lockhart, and Mary Canino of Tyler; two brothers, Richard Schulze of San Antonio and Herbert Schulze of Lockhart; six grandchildren Michael Schulze, D'Lacy Watts, Jason Schulze, Lauren Law, Brittney Law and Justin Law; and three great-grandchildren Dustin Schulze, Summer Glass and Madelyn Schulze.

Serving as pallbearers were his nephews, Johnny Schulze, Richard Bailey, Billy Bailey, Dante Cominotto, Robert Clifton and David Clifton. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Schulze, Leslie Wayne Vocke, Michael Vocke and Randy Schulze.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 at First Lockhart Baptist Church with Reverend Gary Rodgers officiating. Interment followed at Lockhart City Cemetery, Lockhart, Texas.

For those desiring, contributions in memory of Mr. Schulze may be made to American Cancer Society, Austin Metro, P.O. Box 149100, Austin, TX 78714-9100.


Born June 17, 1935 Caldwell County, Texas
Died July 23, 2004 Austin, Texas

Mrs. Lois Louise "Lulu" Seitz, 70, of Lockhart died July 23, 2004 in Austin. Mrs. Seitz was born June 17, 1934 in Caldwell County to Amos and Lillie J. Stephens Hutcheson. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Lockhart. She was united in marriage to Billy Joe Seitz, November 19, 1954 in Lockhart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Billy Dean Seitz, and her brother, Billy Hutcheson.

Visitation was held July 26 at 6:00 p.m. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. July 27, in the Chapel of the Eeds Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Rodgers officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale.

Serving as pallbearers were Brian Hutcheson, Terry McMullen, Dennis Zimmerhanzel, Thomas Halliburton, Pete Reyes, and Kenneth Schawe.

Mrs. Seitz is survived by children, Sherrie Haddock of Austin and Ricky J. Seitz of Lockhart. Brother, James O. Hutcheson of Lockhart and sister, Ann Zimmerhanzel of Giddings. One grandson, Travis C. Haddock of Austin also survives. Her loving pet, Sissy, also survives.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice Austin Christopher House, 4107 Spice wood Springs Rd., Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78759.

Arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home. 398-2343

TOM VANN Class of 1953

Born September 21, 1935 Lockhart, Texas
Died September 12, 2003, Abiline, Texas

Tom Vann, 67, of Big Spring, passed away on Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene following a long illness. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Trinity Memorial Park.

Mr. Vann was born on Sept. 21, 1935, in Lockhart. He moved to Big Spring from Stanton in 1986. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Lutheran faith.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Vann of Big Spring; six daughters, Ronnie Epley of Big Spring, Nancy Denman of Abilene, Meg Atchison of Monahans, Julie Vann of Beeville, Leslie Stevens of Big Spring and Angela Patterson of Big Spring; one sister, Janice Thorp of Beeville; 10 grandchildren; and one great grandson.

Arrangements are under the Direction of Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at


Born December 11, 1934 Lockhart, Texas
Died October 12, 2000, Victoria, Texas

Charlie Dean Pittman, 65, of Palacios, Texas died October 12, 2000 in Victoria, Texas. He was born December 11, 1934 in Lockhart, Texas to the late Lenford C. and Lillie Mae Harris Pittman. Mr. Pittman was a resident of Matagorda Co. the past 34 years, and a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include wife, Peggy Pittman of Palacios; daughters and son-in-law, Peggy Jaunice "Sissy" and Brett Taylor of San Marcos, Karen Pittman of Mt. Belvieu, Texas; sons and daughter-in-law, Charles Luther and Rhonda Pittman of Pledger, Texas, Richard "Rick" Pittman of Baytown, Texas; brothers, Austin and Lonnie Pittman both of Lockhart; seven grandchildren, Melissa, Kristy and Richard Daugherty all of Baytown, Nicholas Pittman of Fairchild, Kaci Taylor of San Marcos, Roxanne Pittman of Pledger and Trish of Las Vegas, NY. He was preceded in death by his sister Lola Mae Reisinger.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 15, at 2 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of Palacios with Rev. Sam Starks and Reverends Andy and Janell Blair officiating. Interment followed at Palacios Cemetery.

GLYNN RECTOR Class of 1953

Born: December 29, 1934 Lockhart, Texas
Died: April 29, 1999 Lockhart, Texas

Glynn Rector was taken to his heavenly home on April 29, 1999 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Glynn Rector was born to Walter and Sadie Rector on December 29, 1934 in Lockhart, Texas. Glynn spent his life helping others through his work in retail stores (Duke & Ayers, Winn's and Michaels) and through his dedicated service in the churches he attended. He genuinely loved people and his God and was known for his caring attitude and helpful advice.

Glynn was faithful to God throughout his life and touched many lives through his service as Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, Music Leader and Training Union Director in several Baptist churches throughout Texas. His walk with God was an inspiration to many of us.

He was married to his lifelong companion and wife, Mary Frances Kuhen, in 1957 in Gonzales, Texas and lived in Kerrville, El Paso, Devine, Bastrop, and Buda, Texas.

Glynn died a rich man.

SHIRLEY ANN PARR Class of 1953

Born: 1935 McAllen, Texas
Died: March 8, 1994 Lockhart, Texas

Shirley Ann Parr Powell passed away at her residence on Tuesday, March 8, 1994. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 11 at the First Methodist Church of Shreveport.

She is survived by her husband, Edward G. Powell; three children, Ed- ward Graham Powell Jr., Paige Elizabeth Powell, and Caroline Parr Powell, together with her mother, Ruth Bunker Parr of Lockhart; sister, Beverly Parr Annas of Lockhart; two nieces, Courtney Elizabeth and Adrienne Leigh Annas.

She was preceded in death by her father, Douglas Kirky Parr.

A resident of Shreveport since 1969, Mrs. Powell was born in McAllen in 1935. She graduated from Lockhart High School in 1953, where she served as cheerleader and vice-president of the Student Council. She was Class Favorite and was named Best Actress in District One-Act play. She was a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She was married in Lockhart to Edward Powell of Bedford, Va. in 1956 at the First United Methodist Church. Following her graduation she taught at Allen Junior High School in Austin. Subsequently Mrs. Powell was instrumental in establishing the Head Start Program in Texas, working closely with Sargent Shriver and President Lyndon B. Johnson.

She was active in community affairs in Shreveport having served on the board of directors of the Salvation Army, and as chairman of the Southfield Book Fair. She was treasurer of the Shreveport Opera Guild for ten years, and served as chairman and treasurer of Les Boutiques des Noel. She received the Eugenie Somdal Award for service to Shreveport Opera Guild. She also devoted many hours as a volunteer at the Alternate View Network and Easter Seal Telethon.

Honorary pallbearers are Robert U. Goodman, Walter Watts, Bob Griffin, Dr. Tom Worgul, Sean Ryan and Del Pumphre.

The family requests that memorials be sent to the First United Methodist Church or the Alernate View Network.

Obituaries will be posted later for Ross McDonald '53.

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