Obituaries

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Mrs. Chester Sultemeier

Mrs. Chester Sultemeier, 87, nee Ray Gipson, of Johnson City, died Monday, May 12, 2014.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 14, from 5-7 p.m., at Crofts-Crow Funeral Home in Johnson City.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 15, at 10 a.m., at Crofts-Crow Funeral Home with interment following in the Johnson City Masonic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Johnson City, P.O. Box 207, Johnson City, TX 78636 or to any Johnson City organization.

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14
May

Jerry B. Walsh


JERRY B. WALSH

Jerry B. Walsh, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, May 8, 2014.

A memorial service was held Monday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Elliott Pancoast officiating.

Walsh was born Jan. 24, 1930, in San Antonio, the son of Joseph H. Walsh and Gladys Crow Walsh. He married Jeanette Zaiontz on Aug. 15, 1959, in San Antonio and she survives.

A United States Air Force veteran, Walsh served during the Korean Conflict.

He was a retired insurance adjuster.

In addition to his wife, Walsh is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry W. and Shannon Walsh of Doss and Mike and Lori Walsh of Keller, and one grandson.

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

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Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after May 7 will appear under this heading.

 

MRS. FELIX P. PETSCH

Mrs. Felix P. Petsch, 96, nee Cora Emma Pehl of Fredericksburg, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 14, from 5-7:30 p.m., and Thursday, May 15, from 7:30-9:45 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Vigil-rosary services will be held Wednesday, May 14, at 6 p.m., at the funeral home.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 15, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to         St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Hill Country Memorial Hospice, the Marienkirche or to the charity of choice.

 

MRS. J.P. DALE JR.

Wed
07
May

Woodrow Wilson (Woodie) Allen


WOODROW WILSON ALLEN

Woodrow Wilson (Woodie) Allen, 96, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 30, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Pam Traver officiating.

Interment followed in Der Stadt Friedhof.

Visitation was held Tuesday evening, April 29, at the funeral home.

Allen was born April 18, 1918, in Pidcoke, the son of Albert Allen and Willie Brown Allen.

He served with the U.S. Navy for more than 20 years.

Allen is survived by two sons, two daughters and spouses, including Leslie and JoAnne Allen of Austin; Robert and Edith Allen, Las Vegas, Nevada; Audrey Allen, Fredericksburg, and Barbara and Stefan Sasko, Johnson City; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Allen was preceded in death by a son, Steven Ray Allen; two sisters, Ann Grobe and Modene Gazaway, and a brother, Albert Allen Jr.  

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07
May

Dianne Baker


DIANNE BAKER

Dianne Baker, 63, nee Garrett, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, May 2, 2014.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 5, at 10 a.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jason Fry officiating.

Interment followed in the Center Point Cemetery.

Visitation was held Monday morning at the church.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Mrs. Baker was born June 20, 1950, in Breckenridge, the daughter of Howard Garrett and Dorothy Hutton Garrett. She married Albert Baker on Oct. 16, 2002, in Durango, Colorado, and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Baker is survived by the following children and spouses: Howard Douglas and Ashley Nicole Powell of Corpus Christi, and Joe and Amber Baker Moellendorf of Boerne.

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07
May

Doug K. De Vos

Doug K. De Vos, 27, of Bay City, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Funeral services and interment were held Friday, April 18, in Bay City.

De Vos is survived by his wife, Jessie De Vos of Bay City; a brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Rachel De Vos of Buda; his father, Ken De Vos of Mason and Fredericksburg, and his mother, Dana Wagner of Austin.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Julius and Ruby De Vos and Hazel Westbrook.

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07
May

Gerhard Milton Eichholz

Gerhard Milton Eichholz, 92, of Comfort, died Wednesday, May 1, 2014, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab Center in Comfort.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home in Comfort with the Rev. Larry Adams officiating.

Afterwards, the body was cremated, with interment of the cremains planned at a later date.

Visitation was held Friday evening and Saturday morning at the funeral chapel.

Eichholz was born June 30, 1921, in Comfort, the son of Max Eichholz and Emma Toepfer Eichholz. He married Ruby Seidensticker on July 28, 1959, in Boerne. She preceded him in death.

 A United States Army veteran, Eichholz enlisted on Sept. 23, 1942, at Fort Sam Houston and was discharged Sept. 28, 1945, at Fort McPherson, Georgia, attaining the rank of tech sergeant. He received numerous awards and citations for his service.

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07
May

Mrs. Clyde Thomas Gant


MRS. CLYDE GANT

Mrs. Clyde Thomas Gant, 78, nee Darlene Klein of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 1, at 3 p.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating. Annabel Wilkinson was the organist.

Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

Mrs. Gant was born Aug. 28, 1935, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Edgar Klein Sr. and Ruby Mathilda Juenke Klein. She married Clyde Thomas Gant on March 12, 1955, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Gant is survived by three daughters, one son and spouses, including Gay and Walter Walls Jr. and Yvonne and John Fox, all of Fredericksburg; Ricky and Carla Gant of Kerrville, and Glenda and Raymond Mott of Eagle River, Alaska.

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07
May

Herman Kendrick

Herman Kendrick, 65, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, May 1, 2014.

No service is planned.

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

Kendrick was born May 11, 1948, in Dublin, the son of Howard Kendrick and Florence Spraggins Kendrick.

He was a retired tugboat captain.

Kendrick is survived by the following children: Stacie Drake and her husband, Dustin, of Baytown; Jim Kendrick, California; Trevor Dupuis and Josh Dupuis, both of Fredericksburg, and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Cherokee Children’s Home or to the charity of choice. 

Wed
07
May

Ross Clayton Lehmberg

Ross Clayton Lehmberg, 25, of Mason and College Station, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Lake Conroe.

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, May 7, at 10 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason, with interment following at Gooch Cemetery.

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

Arrangements were under the direction of Mason Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

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