William “Billy” Gene Beiersdorfer of Schulenburg passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at age 76 years, 11 months, 3 days.
The funeral was held on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, followed by interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Timothy Kosler officiated. Pallbearers were Tilo Toro, nephew; Bernard Cunda, cousin; Mason Wick, stepgrandson; Jesse Rosales, special friend; Jason Burkes, friend; and Daryl Bartosch, close friend. Named as honorary pallbearers were grandchildren Mikayla Beiersdorfer, Skylar Hinson, Cody Beiersdorfer and Layton Wick.
Rosary was said on Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m. at Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home, led by Rev. Felix Twumasi.
Born in Schulenburg on June 16, 1943, he was the son of William C. and Hattie (Cunda) Beiersdorfer. He attended St. Rose Catholic School and Bishop Forest High School. On May 20, 1972, he married Annette Agnes Mazoch at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ammannsville. A lifelong resident of Fayette County, Billy was a member of the Catholic Church, where he served as an usher and performed yard maintenance, and a member of the Ammannsville KJT. Billy not only was known as a hard-working man in town but he was also know for his kindness, trustworthiness and loyalty to the community. He welcomed everyone with open hands and a warm heart. He loved the great outdoors – from mowing yards, vacationing with the family, enjoying church picnics, dancing to polka/waltz music and just sitting around grilling, drinking beer and having a good time with family and friends. Billy, as he was known by everybody, loved his job working at Audio-Video Plus for Bruce and JoAnn Lebeda and with his latest buddy Jason Burkes. He worked for them for 32 years as a television technician and jack-of-all-trades.
Survivors include his wife, Annette Beiersdorfer of Schulenburg; two daughters, Nicole Wick and husband Frank III of Schulenburg, and Penny Beiersdorfer and David Besetsny of Schulenburg; a son, Ryan Beiersdorfer and Jesse Rosales of Plano; and five grandchildren.
His parents preceded him in death.
Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.