David Wayne Kotzebue


David Wayne Kotzebue, 53, of Shiner, passed away Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. He was born Jan. 27, 1967 in Gonzales, the son of Alexander and Elizabeth Zissa Kotzebue. He married Lynette Anne Hairell Oct. 22, 1994 in Shiner. He worked as a machinist for Boedeker Plastics Inc. for 22 years.

David truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures. In his early years he enjoyed softball, golf and water skiing, and later family, friends, his farm and all his animals. His favorite color was burnt orange for his favorite team the Texas Longhorns, he wore those colors proudly. Win or lose, he never missed a game even on his wedding day.

David’s love for his wife was amazing, but every day he thanked God for his greatest love, his best friend and son, Zackery Wayne, who blessed him with two little Longhorns that called him PeePaw.

He is survived by his mother: Betty Kotzebue of Gonzales; wife: Lynette Kotzebue of Shiner; son: Zackery Wayne Kotzebue (wife Kristien) of Gonzales; grandchildren: Lukasz Alec Zander Kotzebue, Kriztian Axe Zavier Kotzebue and Regan Wilkerson; sister: Diane Connell (husband Robbie) of Gonzales; brother: Doug Kotzebue (wife) Lynn Garcia of Gonzales; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Dwayne.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with the Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner with Reverend Paul Raaz officiating. Interment will follow at the Kotzebue Cemetery. Pallbearers include: C.J. Knight, Charles McCaskill, Gary Schroeder, James Hairell, Richard Zissa and Tony Llamas.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or American Alzheimers Association. Friends may sign the guestbook and leave condolences by visiting

Due to current CDC, State and local mandates, protective measures regarding social distancing, limited attendance capacity and the use of personal protective masks will be required for the visitation, church service and graveside burial rite.

Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, Gonzales, TX