Obituaries

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Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after July 23 will appear under this heading.

 

MRS. ALTON D. BELL

Mrs. Alton D. Bell, 97, the former Clara Lina Schmidt Herbort of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Thursday, July 31, from 5-7 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 1, from 7:30-10 a.m.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m., at Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following at the Meusebach Creek Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Golden Hub Community Center Foundation, or to the charity of choice.

 

JOHN EDDIE HUIE SR.

John Eddie Huie Sr., 86, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, July 25, 2014.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m., at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

Wed
23
Jul

Alfred J. (Al) Baethge


ALFRED J. 'AL' BAETHGE

Alfred J. (Al) Baethge, 61, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

Private family graveside services and interment were held Saturday, July 19, at 10 a.m. at the Squaw Creek Cemetery at Doss with the Rev. Fred Bates officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Friday evening, July 18.

Baethge was born Nov. 27, 1952, in Fredericksburg, the son of Jack Baethge and Mary Paula Blackshear Baethge. He married Eunice Arlitt on April 16, 1977, and she survives.

An independent insurance agent and farmer, Baethge was involved with civic activities in the community, including the  Optimist Club of Fredericksburg, Pedernales Youth Soccer Association, Gillespie County Fruit Growers, Fredericksburg Academic Boosters and Gillespie County 4-H shooting projects.

He also coordinated the first local Mini Cooper rally and the Optimists’ first motorcycle rally.

Wed
23
Jul

Donny Dale Coon

Donny Dale Coon, 73, of San Antonio and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in San Antonio.

Coon was born March 23, 1941, in Abilene.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Willa Dean Coon; two daughters, Donna Brant of Gasconade, Missouri, and Danene Knox of Weatherford, and one son, Dale Ray Coon of Snowmass, Colorado.

Survivors also include four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

Wed
23
Jul

Philip Dyer


PHILIP DYER

Philip Dyer, 55, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Blanco, died Monday, July 14, 2014.

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

Private interment of the ashes is planned.

Dyer was born Sept. 10, 1958, in Renton, Washington, the son of John and Mary Dyer.

Prior to moving to the Texas Hill Country, he was a computer programmer and spent the majority of his life in the Pacific Northwest.

After working at CJ’s and Stripes in the Blanco area, Dyer took a job at Ace in Johnson City.

He is survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, including Richard and JoAnn Dyer, Stephen and Linda Dyer and Alan and Kimberly Dyer.

Dyer’s parents preceded him in death.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

Wed
23
Jul

Norma Sarah Frantzen


NORMA SARAH FRANTZEN

Norma Sarah Frantzen, 96, nee Wendel, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, July 11, 2014.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 17, at 10 a.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating.

Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Wednesday evening, July 16.

Mrs. Frantzen was born Oct. 25, 1917, in Kimble County, the daughter of Arnold Heinrich Wendel and Elsie Filter Wendel. She married Henry Frantzen on April 8, 1942. He preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 1994.

The Frantzens farmed and ranched in the Luckenbach community.

She is survived by two sons, two daughters and spouses, including Patrick and Cindy Frantzen, Joe and Annie Frantzen and Alice and Dennis Segner, all of Fredericksburg, and Betty and Vic Hildebran of Uvalde.

Wed
23
Jul

Otis Ward Herman III

Otis Ward Herman III, 68, of Fowlerton, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 26, at 12 noon at the Tilden Civic Center, on the grounds of the Tilden Lions Club Arena, located at the corner of State Highways 16 and 72 in Tilden.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
23
Jul

Mrs. Eugene J. Litton

Mrs. Eugene J. Litton, 92, nee Dorothy M. Hollaway of Fredericksburg, died Friday, July 18, 2014, in a Houston hospital.

Funeral services are being held today, Wednesday, July 23, at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Stonewall Baptist Church or to First Baptist Church in Fredericksburg.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
23
Jul

David Lewis Maley

David Lewis Maley, 71, of Fort Worth, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Harris Methodist Hospital.

Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, July 12, at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Fredericksburg.

Survivors include his twin sister and spouse, Judith and Terry Mashburn.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Wed
23
Jul

Ethel J. Patterson

Ethel J. Patterson, 83, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, July 14, 2014.

Graveside services and interment were held Tuesday, July 22, at 1 p.m. at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston.

Memorials may be made to the Fredericksburg DAV or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
23
Jul

James E. Talley


JAMES E. TALLEY

James E. Talley, 81, of Fredericksburg, died on his birthday, Monday, July 14, 2014.

A memorial service was held Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. William Karlson officiating.

Talley was born July 14, 1933, in Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Tip Talley. He married Charlotte Lee Jester who preceded him in death in January 2009.

Talley’s family moved to Texas in his youth, settling in the Corpus Christi area. He joined the United States Army in the early 1950’s and was promoted to corporal while stationed in Germany.

After marriage, the Talleys lived in Ingleside and he was employed at the Reynolds Metals Co. aluminum plant.

Eventually, he became self-employed with JET Contracting, an industrial mowing business with contracts to maintain the local DuPont Chemical plant and Exxon tank farms and pipelines.

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