Cleburn R. Prinz of Kerrville, Texas, age 97, passed away March 22, 2021 at Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on December 31, 1923 in Manor, Texas in a community called Richland, to William Prinz and Ida (Meyer) Prinz. He was married to LaVerne Kaiser in Bishop, Texas and they had four children. After graduating from eighth grade, he left school to work on the family farm. When he became of age, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in World War II with the 42nd Rainbow Division as a Rifleman. He fought in six major battles across France, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria until the war ended. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroic achievement, service, and meritorious service in a combat zone. He was awarded the Efficiency Honor Fidelity medal for exemplary conduct, efficiency, and fidelity who actively completed three years of active service. After World War II, he acquired his GED and went to work for the U.S. Postal Service in Corpus Christi, Texas and began a family. He later returned to Bishop, Texas to pursue his life's ambition to become a farmer. He was very successful and farmed land in the Driscoll, Bishop, Robstown and Agua Dulce area. Later, he developed an interest in registered Beefmaster cattle and became a rancher in Sandia, Texas raising quality cattle. Upon his retirement, he moved to Kerrville, Texas where he met and married Glynda Calk. Cleburn loved the Texas Hill Country and participated in many of the activities the Hill Country offered especially visiting Luckenbach and dancing at the annual October Fest in Fredericksburg where he and Glynda won several dancing awards. He loved to also sit on the park benches in Fredericksburg talking to everyone that passed by while he waited for his girls to shop. Our Dad never met a stranger. C.R., as he was known to his family and friends, enjoyed collecting rocks from all the places he visited but especially around the home he built on Summit Hill in Kerrville. He was especially proud of his various wildflowers he grew on the front slope of his property and watching the deer pass by every evening. In his early years, he loved to hunt and fish and passed the love for those activities to his children and grandchildren. His greatest love and accomplishments are his children and grandchildren. He often boasted to everyone he met about their accomplishments. He loved to entertain them with his ability to play songs on his accordion. C.R. was a Life Member of Disabled American Veterans, a Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a Life Member of the American Legion. He was a very proud Veteran and supported all the branches of the United States Armed Services. C.R. was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ida Prinz; his six brothers and three sisters; his first wife and mother of his children, LaVerne Kaiser; and his second wife, Glynda Calk Prinz. He is survived by his children, Ron (Kat) Prinz of Ashland, Kentucky, Russell Prinz (Tina Terry) of Kerrville, Texas, Cindy Prinz of College Station, Texas and Shana (John) Prukop of Bishop, Texas. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his youngest sister, Rosie Lee Schroeder of Bishop, Texas. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM, Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Grimes Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 1:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville, Texas. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family of C.R. wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the care givers at the Veterans Long Term Care Facility in Kerrville, Texas and Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, John Russell Prinz, Colton and Travis Thomas, Matthew, Jared and Ryan Harlan. Memorials may be given to the C.R. Prinz Memorial Fund at First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville. Sign Guestbook>> 1 Condolence(s) TERRY , TX Tuesday, October 12, 2021 My sincere condolences and prayers to all the Prinz family. Mr Prinz was a real sweetheart friend to my daddy while at the Kerrville VA Hero's Haven and the first time I met him it was like we'd known each other for years! I was up there most every day to see my daddy and Always enjoyed visiting with Mr Prinz as well. He'd always say he considered my daddy as a real good friend and loved visiting with us. This covid virus has kept myself and all family away from there and I hate that as I missed Mr Prinz dearly. May God grant peace, serenity and comfort to all who Love and cared for Mr. Prinz! God Bless All of You.