Obituaries

Thu
18
Dec

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Dec. 17 will appear under this heading.

 

BRUCE BENWAY

Bruce Benway, 88, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Graveside services with full military honors and interment will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 19, at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Wed
17
Dec

Mrs. Noel D. Permenter


MRS. NOEL D. PERMENTER

Mrs. Noel D. Permenter, 77, nee Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Lange of Manor, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 22, in the Smith Chapel at Riverbend Church, 4214 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin.

Mrs. Permenter was born July 20, 1937, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Rudy Lange and Edna Ellebracht Lange. She married Noel D. Permenter on Sept. 8, 1955, and he survives.

She retired from Southwestern Bell in 1991 after 25 years of service.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Permenter is survived by three daughters, two sons and spouses, including Della Maxson, of Pflugerville; Noel Permenter Jr., Lago Vista; Lynda and Tim Smith, Pflugerville; James and Judith Permenter, Round Rock, and Sandra Ridings, Austin.

Survivors also include nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

Wed
17
Dec

Edgar Louis (Tiny) Usener Jr.

Edgar Louis (Tiny) Usener Jr., 73, of Harper, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Monday evening, Dec. 15.

Private family services are planned at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Harper Volunteer Fire Department or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.
 

Wed
17
Dec

Johanna Wendel


JOHANNA WENDEL

Johanna Wendel, 98, nee Itz, of Harper, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12, at St. James Lutheran Church in Harper with the Rev. Scott Hofmann officiating.

Interment followed in the Harper Community Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Thursday evening, Dec. 11.

Mrs. Wendel was born Oct. 26, 1916, in Gillespie County, the daughter of Otto Itz and Ida Oehler Itz. She married Victor A. Wendel on June 26, 1935. He preceded her in death on May 23, 1994.

She began her education at the Palo Alto School and completed it at the Reservation School at Harper.

Her family joined St. James Lutheran Church where she participated in the various church programs over the years.

Wed
10
Dec

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Dec. 10 will appear under this heading.

JOHANNA WENDEL

Johanna Wendel, 98, of Harper, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2014.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12, at St. James Lutheran Church in Harper with interment following in the Harper Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. James Lutheran Church Building Fund or to the charity of choice.

Wed
10
Dec

Amy Virginia Crosson


AMY VIRGINIA CROSSON

Amy Virginia Crosson, 93, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehab Center.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

Mrs. Crosson was born in San Antonio on Dec. 8, 1920, to Amy Helen Oliver and Leslie Edwards Phenneger. She married Robert E. Fortenberry in 1942.

She grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa, where she graduated from high school.

Mrs. Crosson graduated from the University of Texas El Paso with a degree in accounting after her own children were grown and she was a grandmother.

She and her second husband, John Crosson, lived in Guaymas, Mexico, for almost 20 years and she became quite fluent in Spanish.

Prior to living in Fredericksburg, she lived for over 20 years in Tucson, Arizona.

Wed
10
Dec

Mrs. Herbert (Boyce) Hoffmann

Mrs. Herbert (Boyce) Hoffmann, 78, nee Norma Eckhardt of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, from 4-7 p.m.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 8:15 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12, and from 9-10 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church where the funeral will begin at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Bethany Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
10
Dec

Hilmar A. (Hal) Lang Jr.

Chief Master Sgt. Hilmar A. (Hal) Lang Jr. (U.S. Air Force, ret.), 89, of Stonewall, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Fredericksburg.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 5-8 p.m.

Graveside services with military honors accorded by the United States Air Force, and interment will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Memorials may be made to the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department, Hill Country Memorial Hospital or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
10
Dec

Nolan Dave Oestreich

Nolan Dave Oestreich, 86, of Dallas, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.

Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, at North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at 2 p.m., at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Oestreich was born April 3, 1928, in Fredericksburg, the son of Wilhelm Oswald Oestreich and Effie Oestreich.

A 1945 graduate of Fredericksburg High School, he immediately joined the U.S. Air Force and served during World War II until being discharged in 1948.

After serving in the Air Force, Oestreich pursued a career as an accountant, working for various companies in San Antonio until 1981 when he relocated to Dallas where he worked for Rupe Investment until retirement in 2008 at the age of 80 years.

Mon
08
Dec

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Dec. 3 will appear under this heading.

 

HILMAR A. (HAL) LANG

Chief Master Sgt. Hilmar A. (Hal) Lang Jr. (U.S. Air Force, ret.), 89, of Stonewall, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Fredericksburg.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 5-8 p.m.

Graveside services with military honors accorded by the United States Air Force, and interment will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m., at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Memorials may be made to the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department, Hill Country Memorial Hospital or to the charity of choice.

 

 

MRS. HERBERT (BOYCE) HOFFMANN

Mrs. Herbert (Boyce) Hoffmann, 78, nee Norma Eckhardt of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

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