Obituaries

Wed
20
May

Mrs. Erwin Weber

Mrs. Erwin Weber, 91, nee Rosa (Rose) Segner, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, May 16, 2015.

A funeral Mass was celebrated today, Wednesday, May 20, 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 Loving Care, St. Mary’s Parish Capital Campaign or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Fri
15
May

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after May 13 will appear under this heading.

JULIA (JUDY) DIETZ FISCHER

Julia Anne (Judy) Dietz Fischer, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, May 15.

Funeral services will be 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.

 

MSGR. JOSEPH PETER PETSCH

Msgr. Joseph Peter Petsch, 91, Catholic parish priest and retired colonel and chaplain with the United States Air Force, of San Antonio and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Visitation will be held Sunday, May 17, from 4-7 p.m., and Monday, May 18, from 8-10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg.

Wed
13
May

Melvin James (Pete) Bonn

Melvin James (Pete) Bonn, 83, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, May 11, 2015.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Wednesday, May 13, from 4-6 p.m., and Thursday, May 14, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

The body will lie in state at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church on Thursday, May 14, from 2-3 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 14, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
13
May

H. Buford Durst


H. BUFORD DURST

H. Buford Durst, 72, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, May 7, 2015.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Priem officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Friday evening, May 8.

Durst was born Feb. 17, 1943, in Fredericksburg, the son of Harold H. Durst and Wilma Felps Durst. He married JoAnn Mogford on March 28, 1962, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Durst is survived by one son, one daughter and spouses, including Shannon and Gracelyn Durst and Desiree and Ryan Botkin, all of Austin, and three grandchildren.

Survivors also include two brothers and one sister and spouses, including Keith and Alice Durst, of Oak Island; Ronald and Vicki Durst, San Antonio, and Janice Dodd, Fredericksburg.

Wed
13
May

Clayton Louis Eckhardt

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

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 14, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m., Thursday, in the funeral chapel.

Interment will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery at Cave Creek.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
13
May

Reba Sue Hudnall Eddins

Reba Sue Hudnall Eddins, 89, of Silver Spring, Maryland and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Friday, May 8, 2015.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 16, in the Johnson City Masonic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
13
May

Andrea Carrillo Estrada


ANDREA CARRILLO ESTRADA

Andrea Carrillo Estrada, 79, of Fredericksburg and Austin, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at TriStar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A memorial service is planned at a later date.

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

Mrs. Estrada was born June 1, 1935, in Austin, the daughter of Artero and Julia Carrillo.

She is survived by her daughter, Adrianna Estrada Hill, and two grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Estrada was preceded in death by one son, Mark E. Jimenez; twin sister, Guadalupe C. (Lupe) Limon, and three brothers, Miguel Carrillo, Lucas Carrillo and Albert Carrillo.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Wed
13
May

Dorothy Nell Futrell Peoples


DOROTHY NELL PEOPLES

Dorothy Nell Futrell Peoples, 92, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Rockwall, died Thursday, May 7, 2015.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, at Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rockwall, with interment following at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Mrs. Peoples was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Forney, the daughter of Joseph Wiley Futrell and Lois Mabel Futrell.

After attending Heath elementary schools, she graduated from Forney High School in 1939.

During WWII, she trained as a Red Cross volunteer nurse at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas and was then deployed to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where she cared for wounded soldiers. For her service, she is included in the Women in Military Service Memorial in Washington, DC.

She then began a career, in Rockwall, working for the State of Texas in the Department of Human Resources, where she retired after 30 years of service.

Wed
13
May

Wilbur Arndt (Bill) Wagner


WILBUR ARNDT (BILL) WAGNER

Wilbur Arndt (Bill) Wagner, 87, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m., Friday, May 8, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with hospice chaplain Al Campbell officiating.

Visitation was held beforehand.
Wagner was born Dec. 31, 1927, in McIntosh County, North Dakota, the son of Ben and Katherine Wagner. He married Lonita Schlaudt on Jan. 11, 1951, and she survives.

Wagner was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1945-1946, as well as a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1948-1957.

For many years, he owned and operated Bill’s Ice House, which was located on West Main Street at the site of the current JEK’s West.

In addition to his wife, Wagner is survived by four sons, one daughter and spouses, including Keith and Vickie Wagner, of Plano; Barry and Maureen Wagner, Fredericksburg; Lynette Sralla, San Antonio; Ron Wagner, Fredericksburg, and Kevin Wagner, Dallas.

Thu
07
May

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after May 6 will appear under this heading.

 

ALEX RICHARD GROTE JR.

Alex Richard Grote Jr., 94, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, May 8, 2015, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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

Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, at Capital Memorial Park Cemetery, Pflugerville.

Memorials may be made to the Golden Hub/Meals on Wheels, Hill Country Memorial Hospice, Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department or to the charity of choice.

 

CLAYTON LOUIS ECKHARDT

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

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 14, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

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