Obituaries

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Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after May 20 will appear under this heading.

ELMER A. HERBORT

Elmer A. Herbort, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Tuesday, May 26, from 5-7 p.m.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 8:15 a.m., Wednesday, May 27, and from 9-10 a.m., at Bethany Lutheran Church, where the funeral will begin at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow in the Stonewall Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Fredericksburg Lions Club, the Alzheimer’s Association, Bethany Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice.

 

JAMES EWALD ECKERT

James Ewald Eckert, 91, of Stonewall, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Wed
20
May

Dr. Marvin (Nick) Bennack

Dr. Marvin (Nick) Bennack, 85, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, May 15, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 30, at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, the Golden Hub or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
20
May

Linda Lucille Colie


LINDA LUCILLE COLEY

Linda Lucille Colie, 57, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.

A private service was held by the family and a memorial service was held at South Cross Church on Wednesday, May 13.

Ms. Colie was born Dec. 28, 1957, in Bemidji, Minnesota, the daughter of Robert and Lucille Colie.

She graduated from Bemidji High School and attended Bemidji State University.

She was a member of South Cross Church and “Women of Words.”

In addition to her parents, Ms. Colie is survived by a sister, Christine Shurson of Fredericksburg, and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Beth Colie of Atlanta, Georgia.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

Wed
20
May

Mrs. Edgar Durst

Mrs. Edgar Durst, 99, nee Eleanor Brodie of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Wednesday, May 20, from 5-7:30 p.m.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 8:15 a.m., Thursday, May 21, and from 9-10 a.m., at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 21, at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
20
May

Verner (Baldy) Durst

Verner (Baldy) Durst, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Wednesday, May 20, from 4-7 p.m., and Thursday, May 21, from 7 a.m.-12 noon.

Visitation will continue from 1-2 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church where the funeral will begin at 2 p.m.

Graveside services with military honors and interment follow at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Memorials may be made to the Jerry W. Durst Scholarship Fund, FISD Agricultural Science Center, Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
20
May

Clayton Louis Eckhardt


CLAYTON LOUIS ECKHARDT

Clayton Louis Eckhardt, 79, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 14, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Bage officiating.

Interment followed at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery at Cave Creek.

Visitation was held Thursday morning before the funeral.

Eckhardt was born May 11, 1935, in Gillespie County, the son of Bruno Eckhardt and Elsie Mohr Eckhardt.

Survivors include one sister, Betty Nichols of Austin.

Eckhardt’s parents preceded him in death.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

Pallbearers included Curtis Eckhardt, Dayton Eckhardt, Martin Mohr, Steven Mohr, Josh Nichols, Ryan Nichols, Jerry Prochnow and Kenneth Sagebiel.

Wed
20
May

Mrs. Werner Feller

Mrs. Werner Feller, 91, nee Julia Mae Heimann of Fredericksburg, died Monday, May 18, 2015.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 22, from 10 a.m.-12 noon, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Friday, May 22, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, with interment following in the Meusebach Creek Cemetery.

  Memorials may be made to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
20
May

Julia Anne (Judy) Dietz Fischer

Julia Anne (Judy) Dietz Fischer, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 16, at Bethany Lutheran Church, with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
20
May

Timothy (Timmy) Hahne

Timothy (Timmy) Hahne, 59, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, May 18, 2015.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 21, from 4-6 p.m., and Friday, May 22, from 7-10 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 22, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Alamo Hospice in Boerne or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
20
May

Clemens Christian Heinen


CLEMENS CHRISTIAN HEINEN

Clemens Christian Heinen, 93, of Comfort, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Knopp Retirement Center in Fredericksburg.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, at Schaetter Funeral Home in Comfort with the Reverends Jim Holt and Pam Traver officiating.

Interment followed in the Comfort Cemetery.

Visitation was held the evening and morning before, at the funeral chapel.

Heinen was born May 28, 1921, in Comfort, the son of Arthur Heinen and Ida Lindemann Heinen. He married Adelheid Lillian (Aite) Biermann on Sept. 21, 1941, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Comfort. They had been married 71 years at the time she died.

Over the years, the Heinens were active in the Comfort Chamber of Commerce, their church and volunteering.

They operated a dairy and later owned and operated three different grocery stores in the Comfort area over a period of 30 years.

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