Obituaries

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15
Jan

Gary Wayne Itri

Gary Wayne Itri, 63, of Fredericksburg and formerly of California, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home were visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, followed by interment in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
15
Jan

Joyce Lange


JOYCE LANGE

Joyce Lange, 80, nee Spaeth, of Harper, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Harper with the Rev. Scott Hofmann officiating.

Interment followed in the Harper Community Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Lange was born Jan. 23, 1933, in Mason County, the daughter of Alfred Spaeth and Lillie Geistweidt Spaeth. She married Elmer Lange on June 7, 1953, at St. James Lutheran Church at Harper. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Craig Lange, of Harper; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Juan Brown of Harper; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a sister, Janice Spaeth, of Harper.

Her husband and parents preceded her in death.

Wed
15
Jan

Francis T. Langehennig


FRANCIS LANGEHENNIG

Francis T. (F.T., Ham, Eddie) Langehennig, 76, of Spicewood, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in Leander.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Marble Falls with the Reverends Danielle Casey and Harold Vanicek officiating.

Langehennig was born Aug. 22, 1937, in Fredericksburg, the son of Erhardt Langehennig and Mary Staudt Langehennig. He married Mary Jane Molder on Nov. 26, 1969, in Austin and she survives.

He worked as a mechanic the majority of his life.

In addition to his wife, Langehennig is survived by two daughters, including Kristie Chatham of Leander and Kitt Scharf and her husband, Greg, of Round Rock, and four grandchildren.

He is also survived by his oldest sister, Pauline Patranella of Fredericksburg.

Langehennig was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Margaret Peck and Rosie Weinheimer; and two brothers, A.J. Langehennig and Robert Langehennig.

Wed
15
Jan

Robert Chapman Mays


ROBERT CHAPMAN MAYS

Robert Chapman Mays, 79, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in an Austin hospital.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. Percy Smerek officiating.

Visitation was held beforehand.

Interment of the cremains is planned at a later date.

Mays was born June 25, 1934, in El Paso, the son of William Rogers (Jack) Mays and Elizabeth Chapman Mays. He married Julia Sleeth on Sept. 16, 1955, in San Antonio, and she survives.

Mays was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from June 30, 1955, until Nov. 30, 1976, and was ranked as a lieutenant colonel at the time of his discharge. He was awarded numerous medals and citations for his service.

In addition to his wife, Mays is survived by one daughter, two sons and spouses, including Ford Chapman and Alison Mays II, of Fredericksburg; Andrew Hugh Mays, California, and Mary Elizabeth Mays, Tyler.

Wed
15
Jan

Mrs. Ronald McCormick

Mrs. Ronald McCormick, 66, nee Caren Sue Conoly of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

The family will receive visitors from 2-3 p.m., Saturday.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

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15
Jan

Judith Ann Naylor McPeake

Judith Ann Naylor McPeake, 71, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Services will be held at a later date.

Interment of the cremains will be held in Corpus Christi.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project; SPCA, or the Service Dog Project, 37 Boxford Road, Ipswich, MA 01938.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
15
Jan

Felix E. Neffendorf


FELIX NEFFENDORF

Felix E. Neffendorf, 91, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Friedrich officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Neffendorf was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Gillespie County, the son of Richard Neffendorf Sr. and Frieda Friedrich Neffendorf. He married Irene Nehr on June 7, 1946, and she survives.

A U.S. Army veteran, Neffendorf served in Europe during World War II.

He worked as a nurse’s aide at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kerrville, and was also a rancher and did mechanic work.

In addition to his wife, Neffendorf is survived by two sons, one daughter and spouses, including Dennis and Teresa Neffendorf, and Judy Neffendorf and Gary Oden, all of Fredericksburg, and Rick and Iris Neffendorf of Stonewall.

Survivors also include nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Wed
15
Jan

Robert Rodriguez


ROBERT RODRIGUEZ

Robert Rodriguez, 68, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in a San Antonio hospital.

A memorial celebration was held Sunday afternoon, Jan. 12, at the family residence.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Rodriguez was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Taylor, the son of Rogelio (Roy) Rodriguez and Guadalupe Zavala Rodriguez. He married Nancy Ann Koch in April 1968 in Temple, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Rodriguez is survived by one son, Robert Roy Rodriguez of San Antonio, and one daughter and son-in-law, Annette Rodriguez and Rick Bradford, of Richland Hills.

 He is also survived by two brothers, one sister and spouses, including Fred and Rosie Rodriguez, of Salado; Gloria Rodriguez, The Woodlands, and David Rodriguez, Pasadena.

Memorials be made to the ALS Association (www.alsa.org), or to the charity of choice.

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15
Jan

Martha Jean Stevens

Martha Jean Stevens, 69, of Harper, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.

Services will be held Sunday, Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. at Wild Ride Ministries in Harper.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
08
Jan

Mrs. Leroy Boessling

Mrs. Leroy Boessling, 92, nee Frances Leona Davidson of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A memorial service and disposition of the cremains is planned at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Boessling was born Sept. 17, 1921, in McLean, the daughter of Robert Allen Davidson and Lula Bell Franks Davidson. She married Leroy Boessling on Sept. 20, 1941, in Houston. He preceded her in death.

Over the years, Mrs. Boessling worked as a secretary for various companies.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ted Gonzales of Gallup, N.M.; a daughter-in-law, Susan, Mrs. Leroy Boessling of Fredericksburg, and a brother and spouse, Albert and Eddie Davidson of Thorndale.

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