Obituaries

Wed
29
Oct

Mrs. Guadalupe Albiter

Mrs. Guadalupe Albiter, 59, nee Yolanda Medina of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in a San Antonio hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 4-7 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 30, from 7-9:45 a.m.

A rosary service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 9:45 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 30.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

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29
Oct

Royce Herbert Beyer

Royce Herbert Beyer, 84, of San Antonio and Fredericksburg, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in a San Antonio hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at Shepherd King Lutheran Church, 303 W. Ramsey, San Antonio.

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the church.

Graveside services and interment will follow that afternoon at 3 p.m. at Der Stadt Friedhof in Fredericksburg.

Memorials may be made to Shepherd King Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice.

 Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

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29
Oct

Betty J. Creamer


BETTY J. CREAMER

Betty J. Creamer, 88, of San Antonio, and formerly of Fredericksburg and Austin, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m., today, Wednesday, Oct. 29, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg with interment following Wednesday afternoon at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Mrs. Creamer was born July 9, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Philip and Edith Barrington. She married William G. (Bill) Creamer who preceded her in death.

The Creamer family lived in Hawaii, Washington, California and Florida during the time her husband served in the United States Navy, and settled in Austin in 1967.

She was a professional illustrator for the State of Texas. She was also a docent at the LBJ Library in Austin, a Master Gardener for the Travis County Extension Office and a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

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29
Oct

Gregory W. (Greg) Dittmar


GREG DITTMAR

Gregory W. (Greg) Dittmar, 53, of Dallas, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.

A memorial mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 24, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dallas.

Arrangements were under the direction of Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home of Dallas.

Dittmar was born March 28, 1961, in Gillespie County, the son of Wilfred Dittmar and Harriet Moellering Dittmar. He married Genevieve Rubensteen on April 28, 1990, and she survives.

After graduating from Fredericksburg High School in 1979, Dittmar attended Texas State University, graduating in 1983 with a bachelor of fine arts degree.

He opened Dittmar Design in 1995, providing graphic design for clients for nearly 20 years.

Over the years, he served on the boards of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School and Ursuline Academy.

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29
Oct

J. Scott Gardner

J. Scott Gardner, 45, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. at Oak Hills Church of Fredericksburg with the Rev. Jimmy Sportsman officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Monday evening, Oct. 20.

Gardner was born Dec. 27, 1968, in Bellflower, California, the son of John Gardner and Lena Crockett Gardner. He married Jessica Gamel on Sept. 6, 2002, in Santa Ana, California, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Gardner is survived by two sons, Quincy Cooper Gardner and Pacen Ascher Gardner, both of Fredericksburg; his mother: Lena VanAuker of Downey, California; and a sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Mondo Ruiz of Downey, California.

He is also survived by four step-siblings: Bobbi Jo Passmore, Corrine Roscoe, Roger VanAuker and Marie Johnston.

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Oct

Paul Joseph Hartmann


PAUL JOSEPH 'PAULIE' HARTMANN

Paul Joseph (Paulie) Hartmann, 85, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

A funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist, and David Mayfield and the church choir sang.

Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and vigil-rosary services were held Friday evening, Oct. 24.

Hartmann was born April 20, 1929, in Gillespie County, the son of Emil Henry Hartmann Sr. and Erna M. Oehler Hartmann. He married Frances Hohmann on Oct. 25, 1949, and she survives.

He attended St. Mary’s School and was a truck driver for Weirich Brothers. In later years, he was a home delivery carrier for the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

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29
Oct

William Cameron Hawkes

William Cameron Hawkes, 84, of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Fredericksburg, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.

Services will be held Monday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. at Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater, Florida.

Memorials may be made to All Children’s Hospital Foundation, 500 7th Ave South, 6th Floor, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

A complete obituary will follow.

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29
Oct

Eddie J. Heimann

Eddie J. Heimann, 81, of Garland, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.

Graveside services and interment were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Rockwall with the Rev. Gordon Illausky officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Rest Haven Funeral Home of Rockwall.

Heimann was born Aug. 1, 1933, in Fredericksburg, the son of Edgar John Heimann and Veda Elizabeth Woodward Heimann. His wife, Jane, preceded him in death.

He was a United States Army veteran and was a truck driver.

Heimann is survived by two daughters, Mary Skoritowski and her husband, Edward, and Debra Heimann; and two sons, Jimmy Heimann and David Heimann and his wife, Lisa.

Survivors also include 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a brother, Wayne Heimann, and a sister, RoseEllen Johnson.

In addition to his wife and parents, Heimann was preceded in death by a son, Eddie J. Heimann II.

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29
Oct

Gerlene Hill


GERLENE 'GRANDMA' HILL

Gerlene (Grandma) Hill, 73, nee Eckhardt, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Tuesday evening, Oct. 21.

Mrs. Hill was born Oct. 18, 1940, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Alfred Eckhardt and Elisa Priess Eckhardt. She married Raymond Hill who preceded her in death.

Over the years, she was a private care nurse.

She is survived by three sons and one daughter, including Kirby Davis and his wife, Linda; Glen Davis and his wife, Patricia, and Gordon Davis, all of Fredericksburg, and Barbara Mize-Maples and her husband, John, of Kerrville.

Also surviving are six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Oct

Walter Hohmann

Walter Hohmann, 96, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Knopp Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Graveside services with military honors and interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his memory to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, Hill Country Memorial Hospice, Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

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