Obituaries

Wed
23
Apr

Oris A. Brehmer


ORIS A. BREHMER

Oris A. Brehmer, 89, of Houston, died April 15, 2014.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 22, at 11 a.m. at Sugar Grove Church of Christ in Meadows Place.

Interment with military honors followed on Wednesday afternoon, April 23, at Greenwood Cemetery in Fredericksburg.

Visitation was held Monday, April 21, at Earthman Southwest Chapel in Stafford.

Brehmer was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Luckenbach, the son of Walter E. Brehmer and Dorothea A. Schupp Brehmer. He married Jean Feller on Oct. 9, 1947. She preceded him in death.

He was a 1942 graduate of Fredericksburg High School and a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1943-1946.

After living in San Antonio for 20 years, the Brehmers moved to Houston in 1967. He was employed at Kinder Morgan (and its predecessors) from 1946 to 1989.

He is survived by his daughter, Joyce Brehmer, of Austin.

Wed
23
Apr

William G. Cox

William G. Cox, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Cox was born March 23, 1928, in Tyff City, Mo., the son of Jesse Cox and Lena Mary Lish Cox. He married Lorna Steadman on Jan. 30, 1971, in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Cox is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, including Linda and Rico Macullo of British Columbia, Canada; Robin and Ed Renaud of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Barbara and Richard Poulos of Houston.

He is also survived by four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Charlie Cox of Huntsville, Ala.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Wed
23
Apr

Richard Lyle (Dick) Dorer Sr.

Richard Lyle (Dick) Dorer Sr., 77, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, in an Austin care facility.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Graveside services and interment of the cremains will take place at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, Texas Lions Crippled Children’s Camp or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
23
Apr

Edwin Claude Jukola

Edwin Claude Jukola, 72, of Stonewall, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

A memorial service in Colorado is planned at a later date.

Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Jukola was born Dec. 29, 1941, in Denver, Colo., the son of William Frederick Jukola and Noreene Wood McDonnell Jukola. He married Sally Gauntt on July 2, 1960, in Denver, Colo., and she survives.

He had been a crane operator in commercial construction. The couple would travel to Texas for the winter months and then back to Colorado.

In addition to his wife, Jukola is survived by four sons and spouses, including Todd Jukola of Denver, Colo.; Dennis and Judilynn Jukola of Lebanon, Penn.; Randall and Terri Jukola of Denver, Colo., and Scott Jukola of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Survivors also include 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a brother and sister-in-law, William and Nancy Jukola of Rosharon.

Wed
23
Apr

Mrs. Raymond Keyser


MRS. RAYMOND KEYSER

Mrs. Raymond Keyser, 94, nee Crystle Fikes of Mason, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Fredericksburg.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at Mason Funeral Home in Mason with the Rev. Scott Hofmann officiating. Marilyn Kahan was the organist.

Visitation was held beforehand.

Interment followed in the Loyal Valley Cemetery.

Mrs. Keyser was born May 17, 1919, in Mason County, the daughter of John Fikes and Ethel Chandler Fikes. She married Raymond Herman Keyser on May 10, 1940, in Mason. He preceded her in death in 1984.

A Mason High School graduate, Mrs. Keyser was a member of First Baptist Church in Mason where she taught Sunday School and participated in church activities.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla and Bill Martin of Mason, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Wed
23
Apr

Frederick E. (Fred) Kraus

Frederick E. (Fred) Kraus, 83, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, April 21, 2014.

A funeral mass is being celebrated today, Wednesday, April 23, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund, New Horizons or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
23
Apr

Sarah Kristine McLemore


SARAH KRISTINE McLEMORE

Sarah Kristine McLemore, 30, nee Jung, of Harper, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church with interment following in the Harper Community Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Monday evening, April 14.

Mrs. McLemore was born Dec. 23, 1983, in Kerrville, the daughter of Clifton David Jung and Wanda Katherine Spinks Jung. She married Marcus Edward McLemore on Aug. 2, 2008, in Harper, and he survives.

A Tarleton State University graduate with a degree in communications, Mrs. McLemore was currently an assistant manager with Walmart.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. McLemore is survived by her parents, David and Kathy Jung of Harper; one brother, Bobby Jung of Canyon Lake, and her grandmother, Kittie Conner of Harper.

Wed
23
Apr

William J. (Bill) Puffer

William J. (Bill) Puffer, 75, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, April 13, 2014.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 24, at 2 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
23
Apr

Roy Rhodes


ROY RHODES

Roy Rhodes, 72, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, April 11, 2014.

Funeral services, with military honors accorded by the U.S. Army, were held Tuesday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m. at the Family Chapel in Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. William Breen officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Monday evening, April 14.

Rhodes was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Clare County, Mich., the son of John Henry Rhodes and Opal Mary Eichorn Rhodes. He married Rea Flock on June 6, 1964, in Beaverton, Mich., and she survives.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam.

Rhodes was a businessman, doing various things during his lifetime, with the last being the sales of agriculture equipment thru Legend Hill Enterprises.

Wed
23
Apr

Max Strackbein


MAX STRACKBEIN

Max Strackbein, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 18, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Hartmann officiating. Pam Hartmann was the vocalist.

Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Visitation was held Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Strackbein was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Fredericksburg, the son of Mary Strackbein.

He served with the U.S. Air Force in Korea, and later operated his own service station and also Strackbein Radiator.

Strackbein is survived by his wife, Bobbie Klett Strackbein of Pleasanton; two sons, Clayton Strackbein of Austin and Perry Strackbein and his wife, Cris, of Fredericksburg; and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Strackbein of Fredericksburg.

Survivors also include eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Geraldine Lang of Castell.

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