Memorial Services for Edna Mickan Teinert, 107, and the oldest resident of Copperas Cove and perhaps the oldest in Coryell County, will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 1:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 518 E. Business 190, Copperas Cove, TX. Private burial will be held before the service at the Copperas Cove City Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Thursday, August 23, 2018, from 5 to 7 at Scott’s Funeral Home, 1614 South FM 116 in Copperas Cove.
Mrs. Teinert passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018, at Stoney Brook Assisted Living Center in Copperas Cove, Texas. She was born January 16, 1911, in Winchester, Texas, the daughter of the late Alfred Herman Mickan and Martha Theresa Zoch Mickan. She was united in marriage to John Gerhardt Teinert on November 27, 1930, in Copperas Cove. He preceded her in death on July 30, 1960.
Edna inspired her family with experiences and memories of a life fully and bravely lived. She was the oldest of 7, and was only 13 years old when her mother passed away. Her parents instilled in her a strong Christian faith and that abiding faith sustained her always. Edna was an accomplished seamstress and quilt-maker. She designed and sewed wedding dresses for many family members, and created dozens of quilts now proudly held by some of those same family members.
Edna was an untiring source of love and inspiration for her family, and for all who knew her. After her children were grown, Edna served as Director of the Lutheran Service Center in Killeen, TX for 10 years. She drove her own automobile for 90 years. During her lifespan, she rode in a horse and buggy to church, drove her own automobile, and flew overseas to Hawaii. Edna was honored to be the Grand Marshall of the Copperas Cove 2017 Rabbit Fest Parade.
Edna is also preceded in death by her brothers and spouses, Marvin (Dorothy) Mickan and Bernhard (Mildred) Mickan; sisters and spouses, Margaret (August) Schkade, Norma (Earnest) Gould and Lorette (Edgar) Rhode; daughter, Elizabeth Teinert Koch; son-in-law, Charles Cooley; former daughter-in-law, Sonona Leach Teinert; nephews, Ronald Mickan, Donald Schkade, and Anthony Schkade; and great-great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Browning.
She is survived by her brother, the Rev. Eldor Mickan and his wife, Maria of Bulverde TX; children and spouses Barbara (Robert) Studtmann of Owasso OK, Martha (David Minnich) Cooley of San Antonio TX, and Clifford (Lynne) Teinert of Albany TX; son-in-law, Donald Koch of Albany TX; 13 loving grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, 24 nieces and nephews, 46 great nieces and nephews, 64 great-great nieces and nephews, and 9 great-great-great nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to Scott and White Hospice Care, and to Stoney Brook Assisted Living for their loving care.
Memorials may be made to the building fund at Trinity Lutheran Church and the Texas Wendish Heritage Society, 1011 Co Rd 212, Giddings, TX 78942.