Christopher Lee Hoerster

August 2, 1965September 4, 2018

Christopher Lee Hoerster was born on August 2, 1965, in Austin, Texas, to Sharon Weaver and David Hoerster. He passed away in his new home in Bartlett, Texas, on September 4, 2018. Christopher was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, C.O. “Buster” & Lena Whitworth, Barney & Tommie Weaver of Rocksprings, Texas, his grandparents, Franklin and Jane Hoerster of Mason, Texas, grandparents James Dermott Weaver & Athele Weaver of Austin, Texas, uncle Gregory Owen Weaver of Austin, Texas, and aunt Evelyn Louise Weaver of Rocksprings, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Shannon Lee Hoerster, and sons, Jake Duncan and Zack Connor, of Bartlett, Texas, brother Karl David Hoerster and wife Michelle of Suffolk, Virginia, uncle Bob & aunt Martha Vacek of Mason, Texas, uncle Charlie and aunt Mona Hoerster of Mason, Texas, uncle James Dermott “Buddy” Weaver, Jr., of Rocksprings, Texas, cousins Kristan Daniele Weaver of Jourdanton, Texas, and Major Kyle Brice and wife Melynda Hope Weaver of Williamsburg, Virginia, Owen Gregory Weaver, Jr., and wife Trish Montague Weaver of Luckenbach, Texas, Todd Anthony and Kara Weaver of Rocksprings, Texas, Whit Gary and Libby Weaver of Austin, Texas, Val Simonton, Rhett Vacek, Elizabeth Hoerster and Roy Hoerster of Mason, Texas and James Vacek of Oklahoma. He is also survived by a loving amount of nephews and nieces. Christopher graduated from Water Valley High School in 1983, where he excelled in football. He was very involved in his family, politics, and neighborhood. He spent many years in Austin in the pizza business, later returning to school. He graduated from Texas State University where he earned an MPA in 2017 and got involved with Austin politics. He ran for Austin City Council in 2014. He especially loved working on local campaigns. He had a passion for ceramics and anything handmade, instilled by his talented grandmother Athele. His latest passion was beekeeping and the revitalization of Hoerster Honey, started by his dad in Mason, Texas, which he planned to give a storefront in downtown Bartlett. He was blessed to be part of the 4th generation of Whitworth Home Place, the family ranch in Edwards County, where he made countless memories. We’ll remember Christopher on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Noon at the New Hope Christian Church at 9850 FM 1660, Hutto, TX 78634.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, September 13, 2018

Christopher Lee Hoerster

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Tim Collier

September 13, 2018

When Shannon called me I was in disbelief. Chris took me under his wing at Papa John's Pizza many years ago. In a sense I don't think I would be where I am today had I not been taught so much about the business and management from Chris.
We all know Chris had an opinion, some may not of cared for it but Chris always showed compassion for others. I never seen or heard of anyone that Chris turned down for help.
I remember a few times I made some mistakes at work and he tore me up a bit but then he came back joking with me and we' d go smoke a cigarette or have a beer and laugh about it.
I never seen Chris as happy until he met and married Shannon.
In our conversations he would always reference how lucky I was to have been married and children. Sometimes I really think that's all he hungered for was a loving family that he could take care of. He found that with Shannon and his sons.
Shannon we will continue to pray for you and the boys. The hurt and pain will not just go away. Chris's love and spirit will be with you and the boys everywhere you are.
I loved Chris like a brother from another mother. Him and I got along like brothers. I will truly miss my dear friend.
R.I.P. my brother until we meet again.

Pete Salazar

September 12, 2018

When I found out my friend Christopher Hoerster passed away it shocked me. While I am deeply saddened by this I know he was a man of God. I know deep in my heart I will see him again. Please send out prayers to his lovely wife Shannon Lee Hoerster son’s, Jake and Zach. Chris and I started working together when he was interning for ECHO, working on various programs to help the homeless. We would discuss politics from time to time, we found out were at different sides of the political spectrum, but we respected one another always and a friendship grew out of that. When I was considering my run for city council he was my sounding board and eventually my campaign manager. During his help with my campaign in the first 10-1, he also wanted to serve Austin in a greater capacity. So he told me he wanted run in his own district. But he didn’t want to leave my campaign at a deficit. I told him most of the ground work had already been done and if we did this right we could make Austin better together. Things happened the way they did, but what I truly won in that campaign was a great friend with incredible family who always had my back. I learned so much from him and truly treasured his friendship, so until we meet again brother, Godspeed!

Tom Longoria

September 11, 2018

I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Chris was a great person and he will be truly missed. My condolences.

Billy Fields

September 11, 2018

I taught Chris as an undergrad and grad student at Texas State. I have fond memories of our conversations about urban politics and transportation. He had a sharp, inquisitive mind. I will miss those conversations. My deepest condolences to family and friends.

Dodie Weidner

September 11, 2018

Chris received his Bachelors & his Masters in Public Administration from Texas State University. He was a wonderful person to know and my deepest heartfelt memories & blessings I send to his wife and family. I know Chris is laughing it up in heaven. That there is no doubt about it. God bless his family in their loss.