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April 03, 2024 - 00:00
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    Ervin Adolph Mieth, Jr.

Ervin Adolph Mieth, Jr. was born on Sept. 10, 1944 in La Grange, Texas to Ervin Adolph Mieth, Sr. and Lola Hildegard Schweke Mieth. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Ervin attended the first six grades in New Ulm Public School, graduated from Columbus High School, and then attended Blinn College and Texas A&M University, where he graduated with a degree in marketing.

After college he met the love of his life, Mary Lou Schaare. They married on June 1, 1975 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sealy. They had two children, Joshua Adam Mieth and Sarah Amanda Kuehl. Ervin worked many years in finance. He spent 17 years at Colorado County Savings and Loan in Columbus as a lender and at Industry State Bank for his final 21 working years, where he was president upon his retirement.

Besides family, church and baseball were the important things in Ervin’s life. He was involved in the St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm serving on the church council four different times as needed. He helped as needed from ushering as needed to helping make church decisions that touched other lives. Baseball was his other passion. He managed Little League in Industry for 6 years and played fastpitch and slowpitch in Fayetteville, Industry, and Brenham for a number of years. Ervin also was an original member of the Columbus rotisserie baseball league in the 1980s and continued to participate in the fantasy league until his death.

Ervin enjoyed traveling as well. He took his family on trips throughout the U.S., and in his later years he and Mary Lou went on many cruises and visited Lake Charles often. He also was a great dominoes player and wouldn’t pass up a game of 42, 80, 88 when given the opportunity. He taught both of his children to play at an early age.

Ervin went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Mieth, son Joshua Mieth and his wife Katie of Austin, Sarah Kuehl and her husband Kris of Katy, grandchildren Kyndall and Kyle Kuehl of Katy, sister-in-law Ruth Szymanski of Sealy, and numerous nieces and nephews who miss him very much. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 3, 2024 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas. Funeral service will be Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Cat Spring, Texas. Visitation at church will be from10a.m.to11a.m. Burial will be in New Ulm Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church, 480 Ross St., Cat Spring, TX 78933 or a charity of your choice.

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