Obituaries

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Richard Timmer

DR. RICHARD TIMMER

Richard Timmer, M.D./Ph.D., of Houston and Colorado, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.

No public memorial will be held.

Arrangements were under the direction of Unity Funeral Home of Houston.

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 9, 1931, Timmer attended Kalamazoo College on a football scholarship, then earned his M.D./Ph.D. at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Timmer served as an assistant professor of anatomy at the University of Colorado Medical School in Denver, Colorado, and in the late 1960’s, served as associate dean of medicine at both the University of Louisville and UTMB while traveling the country as an National Institutes of Health committee member, to evaluate federal funding for medical schools.

In the late 1970’s, Timmer left administration to practice family medicine in Fredericksburg.

After that, he continued his practice in Houston and San Antonio until the early 1990’s, when he retired and returned Colorado.

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Mrs. John (Zeo) Weinheimer

Mrs. John (Zeo) Weinheimer, nee Darlene Alfreda Duecker, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Schaetter Funeral Home.

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Cary Alan Wilke

Cary Alan Wilke, 67, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Schaetter Funeral Home.

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Lorine Bruns

LORINE BRUNS

Lorine Bruns, 97, nee Mosel, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the chapel at Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Reverends Casey Zesch, Elliott Pancoast and Travis Meier officiating.

Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Visitation was held Tuesday evening, Feb. 2, at the funeral chapel.

Mrs. Bruns was born April 9, 1918, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Fritz Mosel and Selma Petermann Mosel. She married Richard Bruns on Dec. 3, 1939. He preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 1973.

A 1936 graduate of Fredericksburg High School, Mrs. Bruns spent much of her adult life as a retail clerk in women’s clothing.

She was active with local civic organizations, prepared food for fundraisers and helped establish the first Fredericksburg Band Boosters Turkey Dinner which has become an annual event.

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Alexander Nathanial Conley

Alexander Nathanial Conley, 21, of Boerne, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.

A memorial service is planned at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Conley was born Aug. 31, 1994, in El Cajon, California, the son of Christopher Conley and Ruth Arizola Conley.

Survivors include his parents, Christopher and Ruth Conley of Boerne; and two brothers, Christopher Conley and his wife, Brenna, of Japan, and Joshua Conley of Boerne.

He is also survived by grandparents, including Ruth Stehling of Fredericksburg; Shirley Kautz, Mississippi; David and Ladine Conley, Pennsylvania, and Ken and Cil Friesenhahn, Louisiana.

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Mrs. Quinn C. Farabee

MRS. QUINN C. FARABEE

Mrs. Quinn C. Farabee, 74, nee Jo Ellen Morris, of Goldthwaite and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Goldthwaite.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the Church of Christ in Fredericksburg with Tommy LeFan officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Farabee was born May 13, 1941, in Kirbyville, the daughter of Verdell Morris and Artis Pruett Morris. She married Quinn Farabee on Feb. 15, 1964, in Garrison. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1999.

While she was a local resident, Mrs. Farabee worked for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service in Gillespie County. She also worked at Hill Country Memorial Hospital and volunteered with the Hill Country Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

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Martha (Cathy) Fiedler

Martha (Cathy) Fiedler, 63, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

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Feb

Dorothy Grohn

DOROTHY GROHN

Dorothy Grohn, 91, nee Moore, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Rosedale Cemetery in Sour Lake, with the Rev. Dr. Don Higginbotham officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Mrs. Grohn was born Dec. 10, 1924, in Wheelock, the daughter of Shellie Wilburn Moore and Lilly Lorraine Curlee Moore. She married John Henry Grohn Jr. on June 21, 1942, in Sour Lake. They were married for 70 years at the time he died.

A Sour Lake High School graduate, Mrs. Grohn worked in banking at First National Bank in Beeville. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Grohn is survived by two daughters, Carole Euginia Grohn Barr and her husband, Albert, and Johna Kay Grohn Clark and her husband, Randy.

Survivors also include four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Kenneth Michael (Mike) Head

KENNETH MICHAEL (MIKE) HEAD

Kenneth Michael (Mike) Head, 62, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home with Larry Adams officiating. Visitation was held beforehand.

Head was born Oct. 3, 1953, in San Angelo, the son of Buford L. Head and Katherine Bickle Head.

He was an employee of the Georgia Pacific Quarry in Fredericksburg for 33 years where he had been a loader operator and was the head of maintenance.

Head is survived by two sons, one daughter and spouses, including Shane and Holly Nunemaker of Harper; Billy Head of Fredericksburg, and Laura and Steven Bell of Tomball; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by two sisters, three brothers and spouses, including Lowell and Becky Head and Faye and Bob Johnson, all of Austin; Bobby and Linda Head, LaFeria; Arlene and Roger Parker, Houston, and Craig and Vicki Head, Lockhart.

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Robert Dale Jones

ROBERT DALE JONES

Robert Dale Jones, 54, of Harper, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with Dr. Joe Taylor officiating.

Interment followed in the Harper Community Cemetery.

Visitation was held Friday evening, Feb. 5, at the funeral chapel.

Jones was born July 30, 1961, in Kerrville, the son of Robert Jones and Bettie Eucker Jones. He married Nancy Malone on Dec. 14, 1986, in Kerrville, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Jones is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Kevin Hall, and a son, Will Jones, all of Port Aransas.

Survivors also include a sister and brother-in-law, Mechelle and John Mercer, and his parents, Robert and Bettie Jones, all of Kerrville.

Memorials may be made to the Dale Jones Scholarship Fund at Harper High School (via Security State Bank), or to the charity of choice.

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