Obituaries

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Sanford F. (Tunk) Dunning


SANFORD E. 'TUNK' DUNNING

Sanford F. (Tunk) Dunning, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. John Hierholzer officiating.

Visitation was held beforehand.

Private interment is planned at a later date.  

Dunning was born April 29, 1930, in Aurora, Illinois, the son of Sanford F. Dunning Sr. and Gladys Edna Westwood Dunning. He married Joyce Ann Durst on July 2, 1954, in Sacramento, California, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Dunning is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Karen Dunning, of Garland, and a daughter, Sandra Elaine Dunning, of Fredericksburg, and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandchild and one brother who died in infancy.

Memorials may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 1001 Water St., Suite B-100, Kerrville, TX 78028, or to the charity of choice.  

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04
Feb

Harold Henry Henke


HAROLD HENRY HENKE

Harold Henry Henke, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

A private memorial service is planned at a later date.

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

Henke was born May 31, 1928, the son of Guenther and Elsie Henke. He married Rita Schirk on May 17, 2002, and she survives.

A lifelong rancher, Henke grew up on the family ranch between Fredericksburg and Kerrville. His schooling began in a one-room schoolhouse and progressed to the Morris Ranch School, Fredericksburg High School and then Trinity University in San Antonio.

He graduated from Trinity in 1950 with a bachelor of science degree in business and then served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Upon the death of his older brother, Otto, in 1955, Henke moved his family to the ranch and took over operations, breeding registered Hereford cattle and becoming active in the Texas Hereford Association.

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04
Feb

LuJane Keller

LuJane Keller, 83, of Mason, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m., at Mason Funeral Home, in Mason, with interment following at the Loyal Valley Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 6, from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Loyal Valley Cemetery or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

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04
Feb

Mario Rios Perez

Mario Rios Perez, 71, of Cedar Creek and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehab.

A funeral mass was celebrated Friday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stonewall with the Rev. Scott Janysek officiating.

Interment followed at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Stonewall.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Thursday evening, Jan. 29.

Perez was born April 15, 1943, in Junction, the son of Rudolpho Perez and Andrea Rios Perez.

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04
Feb

Rebecca (Becky) Terry

Rebecca (Becky) Terry, 63, nee Beckmann, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., today, Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Interment followed in the Loyal Valley Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Loyal Valley Cemetery Fund or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
04
Feb

Mrs. Pedro Vela Sr.


MRS. PEDRO VELA SR.

Mrs. Pedro Vela Sr., 71, nee Maria Enriqueta Meneses of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Scott Janysek officiating.

Interment followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a rosary service, led by Deacon Francisco de la Torre, were held on Monday evening, Feb. 2.

Mrs. Vela was born Oct. 24, 1943, in Allende, Mexico, the daughter of Esteban Meneses and Maria Martinez Meneses. She married Pedro Vela Sr. on Dec. 19, 1964, in Mexico and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Vela is survived by five sons and spouses, including Antulio and Mary Helen Vela, Martin and Lucia Vela, Pedro Vela Jr., Alfredo and Maria Guadalupe Vela and Bert and Toni Vela, all of Fredericksburg.

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04
Feb

Mrs. David Zamora

Mrs. David Zamora, 83, nee Maria Gonzalez of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

A funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

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28
Jan

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Jan. 28 will appear under this heading.

 

MRS. PEDRO VELA SR.

Mrs. Pedro Vela Sr., 71, nee Maria Enriqueta Meneses of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 2, from 4-7 p.m., and Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 7-9:15 a.m.

A rosary service will be held Monday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m., at the funeral chapel.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 9:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

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

 

MRS. LARRY AHRENS

Mrs. Larry Ahrens, 58, nee Martha Reeh of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in a San Antonio hospital.

Wed
28
Jan

Eugene Donald (Gene) Bode

Eugene Donald (Gene) Bode, 75, of Harper, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at Canterbury Court Nursing Home in Harlingen.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. at Lighthouse Fellowship Church in Harper with interment following in the Harper Community Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville where visitation was held Friday evening, Jan. 16.

Bode was a lifelong Harper resident, born March 25, 1939, the son of Floy B. Bode and Virginia Bode.         

He began working at Bode Feed and Supply when he was a young boy and later purchased the business from his father.

He was an active member of the Exotic Wildlife Association and the Texas Wildlife Association for many years.

Wed
28
Jan

Mrs. John T. Castillo


MRS. JOHN T. CASTILLO

Mrs. John T. Castillo, 92, nee Epifania Contreras of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with the Reverends Fernando Zurita and D.G. McCoury 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. Castillo was born Jan. 6, 1923, at Willow City, the daughter of Bictoriano Contreras and Maria Lopez Delgado Contreras. She married John Trejo Castillo on Sept. 27, 1937, in Ballinger. He preceded her in death.

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