Obituaries

Wed
15
Apr

Kenneth L. Watkins

Kenneth L. Watkins, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, April 13, 2015.

Interment of the cremains in Tescott, Kansas will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to ISIS Shrine Center, 200 E. Diamond Dr., Salina, KS 67401; Shriners Hospitals for Children or to any organization that helps children.

A complete obituary will follow.

Mon
13
Apr

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after April 8 will appear under this heading.

MRS. CARROLL A. SULTEMEIER

Mrs. Carroll A. Sultemeier, 77, nee Sue Ann Woods, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, April 10, 2015.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Friday, April 17, from 5-7 p.m.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at Greenwood Cemetery.

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, toward cancer research or to the charity of choice.

Wed
08
Apr

Freddie Clyde Armke


FREDDIE CLYDE ARMKE

Freddie Clyde Armke, 89, of Hye, died Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 30, at Crofts-Crow Funeral Home in Johnson City, with interment following at Rocky Creek Cemetery.

Visitation was held Sunday evening, March 29, at the funeral chapel.

Armke was born July 12, 1925, in the Flat Creek community of Blanco County, the son of Erich Armke and Ottilie Heidrich Armke. He married Joyce Dean Nowotny on Thanksgiving Day, 1949. They had been married for 62 years at the time she died.

Armke was a World War II veteran, serving from 1943-1946 with the U.S. Navy during the Pacific Campaign.

Upon returning from military service, he worked at the Blanco Locker Plant.

In 1968, the Armkes moved to the AR Ranch, which later became the Byram Ranch. They lived there until moving to Hye when he was 80.

Wed
08
Apr

Ronald Tye (Ron) Belcik


RONALD TYE (RON) BELCIK

Ronald Tye (Ron) Belcik, 57, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, March 30, 2015.

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

Private services are planned by the family.

Belcik was born Jan. 27, 1958, in Winters, the son of Thomas Belcik and Delores Sekerka Belcik.

He is survived by two sisters, one brother and spouses, including Jeannette and Rayburn Houston of Llano, ReNee and Andre Nadeau of San Antonio and Eddie Belcik of Fredericksburg.

Belcik’s parents preceded him in death.

Memorials may be made to Serenity House or the charity of choice.

Wed
08
Apr

Robert Dancer

Robert Dancer, 93, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, April 6, 2015, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
08
Apr

Anna B. Forrester


ANNA B. FORRESTER

Anna B. Forrester, 92, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Saturday afternoon, April 4.

Graveside services and interment were held at 10 a.m., Monday, April 6, at Forest Park Lawndale in Houston, with her two sons officiating.

Mrs. Forrester was born Aug. 25, 1922, in Hobart, Oklahoma, the daughter of Doris Ray Bowman and Anna Kate Bowman. She married Herman Forrester on June 9, 1940, in Houston. He preceded her in death in 1995.

Mrs. Forrester was a secretary for the Houston Independent School District, and after spending most of her life in Houston, she and her husband retired to Trinity. Following his death, she moved to Fredericksburg.

Mrs. Forrester is survived by two sons, Ron Forrester of Austin, and Joe Forrester and his wife, Susan, of Summit, New Jersey, and two grandchildren.

Wed
08
Apr

Jacob Louis (Skip) Knopp


JACOB 'SKIP' KNOPP

Jacob Louis (Skip) Knopp, 82, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

A rosary service was held at 9:30 a.m., today, Wednesday, April 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Deacon Patrick Klein officiating.

A memorial mass followed at 10 a.m. with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

Entombment services in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum will take place at a later date.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Knopp was born May 7, 1932, in Fredericksburg, the son of Jacob Peter Knopp and Ruth Brown Knopp.

Knopp attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from St. Mary’s High School.

A United States Navy veteran, he served from April 24, 1951, until April 12, 1955, during the Korean Conflict. Upon discharge, he was ranked as a yeoman first class.

Knopp was a 1958 University of Texas graduate, receiving a bachelor of business administration degree.

He is survived by numerous cousins.

Wed
08
Apr

Matthew Wayne (Matt) Lang

Matthew Wayne (Matt) Lang, 56, of Harper, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, in a San Antonio care facility.

A funeral Mass is being celebrated today, Wednesday, April 8, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with interment following at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Harper.

Memorials may be made to Methodist Healthcare Vitas Hospice in San Antonio or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
08
Apr

William R. (Bill) Nelson

William R. (Bill) Nelson, 89, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, April 6, 2015.

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

No service is scheduled.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
08
Apr

David H. Ransleben

David H. Ransleben, 69, of San Antonio, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., today, Wednesday, April 8, at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church, 1523 Iowa St., San Antonio. A rosary service will begin at 7 p.m. at the church.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 9, at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Fredericksburg.

Arrangements are under the direction of Camero Funeral Home of San Antonio.

A complete obituary will follow.

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