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OBITUARY

Bernell Markert

September 10, 1935December 1, 2019
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Elda Bernell Markert, 84, of Austin, passed away Dec. 1, 2019 from respiratory complications. Bernell was born Sept. 10, 1935 in Dime Box, Texas, the 4th of eight children born to Elder and Mamie Burttschell.

She spent a happy childhood in Dime Box where she eventually met and married her high school sweetheart, Raymond Dee Markert, on Oct. 16, 1954. Bernell and Ray started their married life in Houston, Texas but soon settled in Austin in 1956 where Ray spent his career with Allstate. Bernell worked for a period of time seasonally for the IRS but spent most of her time raising their 3 children, Donna, Brian & Bruce. She enjoyed her neighbors, her Bunco group, her large extended family, participating in church, and attending and participating in her children’s many school and sporting activities. She especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren, attending their activities whenever possible. Visits to Grandma’s house included great meals, board games, and often adventures to a SAMY show where they were sure to return home with special finds! This year Bernell was blessed with 4 great grandchildren and their pictures and visits brought her great joy.

Bernell has been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pflugerville for over 20 years and of Redeemer Lutheran in Austin prior to that. For the past couple of years, Bernell has been lovingly cared for by the staff at University Village Assisted Living in Round Rock, TX. They became family to her and we will be forever grateful for their compassion, love, and support. We are also thankful for the special care provided in recent years by Brittney, Christina, Irma, Blanca & Pilar. You have each been a blessing to Bernell and her family.

Bernell was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, son and daughter-in-law Bruce & Kelly Markert, parents Elder and Mamie Burttschell, sister June Leite, and brothers Bobby Burttschell and John Howard Burttschell. She is survived by her children Donna and Curt Pollock of West Chester, OH and Brian & Diane Markert of Pflugerville, grandchildren & great-grandchildren Matthew & Katy Markert and daughter Dylan of Georgetown, Kayla and Cole Lujan and son Barrett of Pflugerville, Ryan & Rachel Pollock and son Mason of Grand Rapids, MI, and Erin and Dave Pawlowicz and daughter Natalie of Fairfax, VA, sisters Betty Brinkman and Jean Bay of Deanville and Kerry & Henry Ondrasek of Caldwell, and brother Joe & Donna Burttschell of San Antonio. She is also survived by many more beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service followed by burial will begin Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pflugerville. A reception will follow at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sotaria Band Fund at Immanuel Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Bernell was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, son and daughter-in-law Bruce & Kelly Markert, parents Elder and Mamie Burttschell, sister June Leite, and brothers Bobby Burttschell and John Howard Burttschell.


    She is survived by her children Donna and Curt Pollock of West Chester, OH and Brian & Diane Markert of Pflugerville, grandchildren & great-grandchildren Matthew & Katy Markert and daughter Dylan of Georgetown, Kayla and Cole Lujan and son Barrett of Pflugerville, Ryan & Rachel Pollock and son Mason of Grand Rapids, MI, and Erin and Dave Pawlowicz and daughter Natalie of Fairfax, VA, sisters Betty Brinkman and Jean Bay of Deanville and Kerry & Henry Ondrasek of Caldwell, and brother Joe & Donna Burttschell of San Antonio. She is also survived by many more beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Gary Becker
  • Steve DeVilleneuve
  • Mark Hardi
  • Randy Lange
  • Cole Lujan
  • Matthew Markert
  • David Pawlowicz
  • Ryan Pollock, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Sotaria Band Fund at Immanuel Lutheran Church

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, December 5, 2019

Memories

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Betty Wendland

December 5, 2019

Bernell was a wonderful neighbor right across the street on Hornsby in Austin. We had so many wonderful times together that I truly miss her.

Joe David Burttschell

December 4, 2019

One of the things that Bernell told me during a visit with her is that She use-to feed me scrambled eggs on the steps of the house where we grew up. The house that my Father was born- in 1907 & which my "2 brothers & 5 sisters" were born in. I was the only one born in a hospital.

Michelle Brinkman Stevens

December 4, 2019

Growing up in a rural area, I always looked forward to visiting my city aunts, uncles, and cousins every summer, giving this country girl a taste of urban life. I'll always be grateful for Aunt Bernell's hospitality and sweetness.

Peggy Wilson

December 4, 2019

I was blessed to meet Bernell and get to know her for just a short time this year. She lived at University Village, where my Mom lived as well. When I was touring it, Bernell was the first person I met. She had a beautiful sparkle in her eyes, her hair and makeup were perfect, and she knew all the scoop. I quickly befriended her and enjoyed seeing her regularly and visiting with her. She loved her TV shows and sports, and talking about her beautiful family. She shared pictures of her grandchildren and great grand children with joy. It was a pleasure to be her friend. Sending peace and comfort to her family and friends.

Donna Burttschell

December 3, 2019

Bernell was my sister-in-law and I remember her as one of the sweetest and kindest persons I have ever known. She was always so gracious. I have been truly blessed to know her! Great is her reward in heaven! I think of her now as she has been reunited with her beloved husband, children, parents, brothers and many others who have preceded her to heaven. They must all be having a wonderful and joyful reunion and one that will never end. We all miss you Bernell and look forward to seeing you again!

Joe David Burttschell

December 3, 2019

Bernell was a great sister. I would go & stay with Her & Ray. I have many fond memories of those visits. I visited Bernell at the care facilities & she told me many things that I never knew in regards to the family (or perhaps had forgotten). I had mentioned to her that the only time I recalled seeing our Mother's Mother, was sitting in a rocking chair in Caldwell. She phoned me & asked if I would like the rocking chair! She "IS" a very kind & caring Lady!! On my visits with her, Bernell loved to talk about Her children, grand children, great-grandchildren & point to their pictures on the wall. Love You________

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Biography

Elda Bernell Markert, 84, of Austin, passed away Dec. 1, 2019 from respiratory complications. Bernell was born Sept. 10, 1935 in Dime Box, Texas, the 4th of eight children born to Elder and Mamie Burttschell.

She spent a happy childhood in Dime Box where she eventually met and married her high school sweetheart, Raymond Dee Markert, on Oct. 16, 1954. Bernell and Ray started their married life in Houston, Texas but soon settled in Austin in 1956 where Ray spent his career with Allstate. Bernell worked for a period of time seasonally for the IRS but spent most of her time raising their 3 children, Donna, Brian & Bruce. She enjoyed her neighbors, her Bunco group, her large extended family, participating in church, and attending and participating in her children’s many school and sporting activities. She especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren, attending their activities whenever possible. Visits to Grandma’s house included great meals, board games, and often adventures to a SAMY show where they were sure to return home with special finds! This year Bernell was blessed with 4 great grandchildren and their pictures and visits brought her great joy.

Bernell has been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pflugerville for over 20 years and of Redeemer Lutheran in Austin prior to that. For the past couple of years, Bernell has been lovingly cared for by the staff at University Village Assisted Living in Round Rock, TX. They became family to her and we will be forever grateful for their compassion, love, and support. We are also thankful for the special care provided in recent years by Brittney, Christina, Irma, Blanca & Pilar. You have each been a blessing to Bernell and her family.

Bernell was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, son and daughter-in-law Bruce & Kelly Markert, parents Elder and Mamie Burttschell, sister June Leite, and brothers Bobby Burttschell and John Howard Burttschell. She is survived by her children Donna and Curt Pollock of West Chester, OH and Brian & Diane Markert of Pflugerville, grandchildren & great-grandchildren Matthew & Katy Markert and daughter Dylan of Georgetown, Kayla and Cole Lujan and son Barrett of Pflugerville, Ryan & Rachel Pollock and son Mason of Grand Rapids, MI, and Erin and Dave Pawlowicz and daughter Natalie of Fairfax, VA, sisters Betty Brinkman and Jean Bay of Deanville and Kerry & Henry Ondrasek of Caldwell, and brother Joe & Donna Burttschell of San Antonio. She is also survived by many more beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service followed by burial will begin Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pflugerville. A reception will follow at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sotaria Band Fund at Immanuel Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.