Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Altuses in:
 • Gerald Cemetery
 • Gerald
 • McLennan County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Christine Sophie Petter Altus
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: May 14, 1909
Haskell County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 2000
McLennan County
Texas, USA

Obituary - The West News - Thursday, October 26, 2000

Christine Altus

Christine Altus, age 91 of West, passed away Sunday afternoon, October 22, 2000 at West Rest Haven.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Gerald, with the Rev. Gene Kotrla officiating. Burial followed at Gerald Cemetery. The family received visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Altus was born May 14, 1909 in Weinert, the daughter of Martin and Julie Gerik Petter. She attended school in Ross and lived in the Leroy area all her life. She married Rudolph William Altus on January 12, 1928 in Gerald. He preceded her in death on November 17, 1990. She worked as a Designer for Powers Embroidery and Fab Knit, both in Waco, for over 20 years before she retired in 1984. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Gerald, where she worked as a custodian, taught the children's Sunday School class for many years and was a member of the Women's Guild and the Metallic Age Group. She was also a member of the Leroy Home Demonstration Club.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Wilma and Don Richter of Leroy and Esther and Jim Hailey of Whitney; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Brad Schrader, Donna Richter, Brian Schrader, Julie Richter Smith, William Richter and Bruce Schrader.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Kitchen Fund.

Aderhold Funderal Home in West was in charge of arrangements. 
Family links: 
  Martin Petter (1882 - 1977)
  Julie Gerik Petter (1884 - 1958)
  Rudolph William Altus (1906 - 1990)*
  Victor Christian Petter (1907 - 1975)*
  Christine Sophie Petter Altus (1909 - 2000)
  Albina Petter Urbanovsky (1910 - 1989)*
  Edmund Frank Petter (1912 - 1972)*
  Ernest M Petter (1929 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
It's Another Beautiful Day in Texas
Gerald Cemetery
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Plot: Plot A 246
Maintained by: Joshua Cotten
Originally Created by: W & L
Record added: Oct 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42848342
Christine Sophie <i>Petter</i> Altus
Added by: Slick
Christine Sophie <i>Petter</i> Altus
Added by: Slick
Christine Sophie <i>Petter</i> Altus
Added by: Sherry Garrett Franklin
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Dee
 Added: May. 18, 2013

- ~* Ladypepper *~
 Added: Sep. 9, 2012

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service