Obituaries

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May

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after May 18 will appear under this heading.

JERRY JACKSON BROWN

Jerry Jackson Brown, 82, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, May 22, 2016.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, and 7 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

The body will lie in state in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home until 12:15 p.m. Thursday, May 26, and from 1-2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Zion Lutheran Church.

Graveside services with military honors and interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, the American Cancer Society, Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

Thu
19
May

Doris Marie Cress

DORIS MARIE CRESS

Doris Marie Cress, 73, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 18, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Priem officiating.

Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Ms. Cress was born Jan. 7, 1943, the daughter of Harold Wayne Cress and Ernestine A. Doell Cress.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Community Needs Council, Holy Ghost Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Thu
19
May

Mrs. Harold (Oily) Dietel

Mrs. Harold (Oily) Dietel, 98, nee Annie Zenner of San Antonio and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Friday, May 13, 2016.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, and from 7-9:45 a.m. Thursday, May 19.

A vigil service will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Schaetter Funeral Home.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department, St. Francis Nursing Home in San Antonio or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Thu
19
May

Allen Joe (Jake) Jacoby

ALLE N JOE 'JAKE' JACOBY

      Allen Joe (Jake) Jacoby, 86, of Hondo, died Friday, May 6, 2016.

A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Bandera United Methodist Church, with interment of the ashes planned at a later date.

Jacoby was born Sept. 6, 1929, in Kendall County, the son of Erie and Adela Jacoby.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Sue Ann Jacoby; two brothers and spouses, Herbert and Ima Ruth Jacoby, and Jimmie Lee and Helen Jacoby, and one sister-in-law, Christine Jacoby.

Survivors also include three step-daughters, one step-son and spouses, Janet and J.T. Hooten, Shauna Heinen, Rita and Scott Schoenenberger and Mark and Linda Graff; nine step-grandchildren, and nine step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Jacoby was preceded in death by his first wife of 46 years, Mary Lynn Jacoby; two sisters, Sylvia Jacoby and Agnes Johnson, and one brother, Lindy B. Jacoby.

Thu
19
May

Jay Robert Knierim

      Jay Robert Knierim, 80, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, May 9, 2016, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehab.

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

Knierim was born April 13, 1936, in Lima, Ohio, the son of Robert D. Knierim and Gladys Sontag Knierim.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University of Ohio and his master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University.

Thu
19
May

 Robert Carl (Bob) Marsh

     Robert Carl (Bob) Marsh, 83, of Kerrville, died Saturday, April 30, 2016.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Marsh was an engineer at LTV in Grand Prairie and Arlington in the 1960’s and 1970’s, before starting his own business as a glass sculptor.

He and his wife, Bobbie, operated Studio B on Main Street in Fredericksburg where his glass figurines and her artwork were displayed.

Marsh is survived by his wife, Bobbie Brown Marsh, and daughters, Maggie Marsh-Nation of Kerrville; Laura LaSala and Diana Philips of Fredericksburg and Deborah Robertson of Austin, and a son, Mark McHugh of Los Angeles, California.

Memorials may be made to any hospice program in Kerrville.

Thu
19
May

Mrs. Rollie Peril

Mrs. Rollie Peril, 99, nee Helen Doris Brown of Harper, died Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, and from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, May 19.

The body will lie in state in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Thursday, May 19, and from 2-3 p.m. at Harper Presbyterian Church, Harper.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Harper Presbyterian Church with interment following in the Harper Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Harper Presbyterian Church, Harper Community Cemetery or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Thu
19
May

Mrs. Charles Reaves

MRS. CHARLES REAVES

Mrs. Charles Reaves, 70, nee Bernice Gold of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, May 7, 2016.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, at Bethany Lutheran Church with the Rev. Casey Zesch officiating. Margie Ottmers was the organist.

Interment of the ashes is planned at a later date.

Visitation was held Thursday evening, May 12, at the church.

Mrs. Reaves was born Dec. 27, 1945, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Clemens Gold and Vera Hartmann Gold. She married Charles Reaves on Sept. 4, 1966, at Bethany Lutheran Church and he survives.

Throughout her career, Mrs. Reaves was an educator, teaching elementary grades in the Fredericksburg Independent School District for 26 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, one daughter and spouses, Scott and Eileen Reaves of Sisterdale and Shelly and Clay Skarovsky of Garden Ridge, and seven grandchildren.

Wed
18
May

Auralia Menking Schmid

Auralia Menking Schmid, 96, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Knopp Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sid Spiller officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericks-burg Funeral Home where visitation was held Wednes-day evening, May 11.
Ms. Schmid was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Fayette County, the daughter of Henry Menking and Irma Giese Menking.
Survivors include two step-daughters, Chrissy Stuewe of Fredericksburg and Carol Meier of Stonewall; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Leland Schuette and Kurt Hansen; one daughter, Beverly Shain; a granddaughter, Lisa Shain, and a sister, Sylvia Drew Neffendorf.
Memorials may be made to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, the American Diabetes Associa-tion or the charity of choice.

Wed
18
May

Betty Heeson Weinhold

Betty Heeson Weinhold, 86, of Houston, died Friday, May 13, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, Trinity Downtown Lutheran Church, 800 Houston Avenue, in Houston.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Organ Fund or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

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