Catharine Chrietzberg

July 6, 1929November 22, 2019

Catharine Knecht Chrietzberg July 6, 1929 – November 22, 2019

Catharine (Katie) Knecht Chrietzberg, 90, of Tyler, Texas, passed away on November 22, 2019. She was born July 6, 1929, in Jeffersonville, Ohio, to the late Clarence J. Knecht and Mary F. (Burg) Knecht. Catharine was a graduate of Jeffersonville High School, Ohio, and The Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Dayton, Ohio. She served as a Registered Nurse in the Tyler area from 1952 until her retirement in 1995. She was a 67 year member of The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Tyler, Texas, and The Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Paul Chrietzberg, whom she married May 3, 1952; her sister Elizabeth; her brothers Clarence Knecht and wife Mary Agnes, Robert Knecht and wife Dominica, Rev. Joseph Knecht S.J. and Harold Knecht and wife Margaret. She is survived by her sons, Michael Joseph Chrietzberg and wife Christine of Duncanville, Texas; David Paul Chrietzberg and wife Teresa of Tyler, Texas; her daughter Judith Anne Stockman and husband Rand of Spring, Texas; brother Carroll Knecht of Washington Court House, Ohio; sister-in-law Martha Gould of Hawkins, Texas; 7 grandchildren: Courtney Chrietzberg and Clayton Chrietzberg; Geof Stockman and Sarah Stockman; David Chrietzberg Jr., Judith K. Chrietzberg, Roger Chrietzberg, Chad Hutchins and Tisha Radney; 14 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30 p.m. at Lloyd James Funeral Home. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Friday, December 6th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas ( or another non-profit organization.


  • Clarence J. Knecht, Father (deceased)
  • Mary F. (Burg) Knecht, Mother (deceased)
  • Billy Paul Chrietzberg, Husband (deceased)
  • Elizabeth Knecht, Sister (deceased)
  • Clarence (Mary Agnes) Knecht, Brother (deceased)
  • Robert (Dominica) Knecht, Brother (deceased)
  • Rev. Joseph Knecht S.J., Brother (deceased)
  • Harold (Margaret) Knecht, Brother (deceased)
  • Michael Joseph (Christine) Chrietzberg, Son
  • David Paul (Teresa) Chrietzberg, Son
  • Judith Anne (Rand) Stockman, Daughter
  • Carroll Knecht, Brother
  • Martha Gould, Sister-in-law
  • Courtney Chrietzberg, Grandchild
  • Clayton Chrietzberg, Grandchild
  • Geof Stockman, Grandchild
  • Sarah Stockman, Grandchild
  • David Chrietzberg, Jr., Grandchild
  • Judith K. Chrietzberg, Grandchild
  • Roger Chrietzberg, Grandchild
  • Chad Hutchins, Grandchild
  • Tisha Radney, Grandchild
  • Ms. Chrietzberg also leaves 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends to cherish her memory.


  • Rosary Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Interment Friday, December 6, 2019


Catharine Chrietzberg

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Cheryl Harkness

November 30, 2019

Beautiful lady!

Jackie Sue Chrietzberg Cameron

November 30, 2019

A very remarkable & well respected nurse /lady in the Tyler medical community! Her husband, Billy Paul, & my Dad were first cousins so we shared alot of the same relatives. I know her beloved family miss her greatly but know she is in God's hands now & free of pain! R.I.P Katie & prayers to all your family