Obituaries

Wed
04
Dec

Maria Palmer


MARIA PALMER

Maria Palmer, 61, nee Pontus, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.

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

No services are planned.

Mrs. Palmer was born April 9, 1952, in New Brunswick, N.J., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Pontus. She married Alan Palmer on Nov. 16, 1977, in London, England and he survives.

After graduation  from Westminster College, Mrs. Palmer was an art education teacher for the Peace Corps in Barbados. She traveled extensively and lived in many places around the world, moving to the Texas Hill Country 33 years ago.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Palmer is survived by two daughters, Jess Palmer and her husband, Nick Parker, of Charlottesville, Va., and Brittany Palmer of Fredericksburg, and one grandchild.

 She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law,      Zenia and Mike Landi of Sammamish, Wash.

Wed
04
Dec

Mrs. Albert Schmidt

Mrs. Albert Schmidt, 95, nee Ruth Inez Gourley, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Heritage Place.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Chapel in San Antonio.

Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m.

A complete obituary will follow.

Mon
02
Dec

Funeral Service Announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Nov. 27 will appear under this heading.

MRS. JOSEPH PETER KAISER

Mrs. Joseph Peter Kaiser, 99, nee Velma Edna Wahrmund of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehab.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 5-7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 7:30-9:45 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Vigil services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the funeral chapel.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with entombment following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Parish Capital Campaign, Hill Country Memorial Hospice, St. Joseph’s Halle Restoration or to the charity of choice.

 

STANLEY S. KOTHE

Tue
26
Nov

Albert Edgar Brooker Jr.


ALBERT EDGAR BROOKER JR.

Albert Edgar Brooker Jr. of Fredericksburg died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

Graveside services and interment were held Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. David Priem officiating.

Visitation was held Tuesday evening, Nov. 19, at Fredericksburg Funeral Home Chapel.

Brooker was an electrician, working on large commercial construction.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Usener Brooker of Fredericksburg; a daughter, Susan Lynn Tubbs and her husband, Shane, of Kerrville, and two grandchildren.

Brooker was preceded in death by his parents, Albert E. Brooker Sr. and Jessie Viola Martin Brooker, and one brother, Stanley Brooker.

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

Pallbearers included Jarrod Usener, Kevin Usener, Billy Faye, Curtis Houy, Shane Tubbs and Jessie Castillo.

Tue
26
Nov

Mrs. Marvin Cross


MRS. MARVIN CROSS

Mrs. Marvin Cross, 90, nee Lois Elizabeth Boudreaux, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Pasadena, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at The Paige House.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. at St. Pius V Catholic Church, in Pasadena, with the Rev. Wayne Wilkerson of St. Frances DeSales Church of Houston officiating. Interment followed that afternoon at Forest Park East Cemetery, in Pasadena.

Visitation and a rosary service were held Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Pasadena Funeral Chapel.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cross was born July 28, 1923, in Morgan City, La., the daughter of John Baptist Boudreaux and Nellie Louvier Boudreaux.

She was married to Marvin Cross for 53 years until his death.

Tue
26
Nov

Doris Roebuck Hansen


DORIS ROEBUCK HANSEN

Doris Roebuck Hansen, 94, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehab.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. at Hilda United Methodist Church at Hilda with the Reverends Wade Powell and William Brown officiating.

Mrs. Hansen was born Jan. 27, 1919, in Bearden, Ark., the daughter of Dr. Fred G. Roebuck and Blanche Stokes Roebuck. She married Byron Hansen on Dec. 22, 1945, at First Methodist Church in Fort Smith, Ark. He preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 2003.

She is survived by two sons, one daughter and spouses, including Craig and Rahni Hansen of Colleyville; Paige Hansen of Palmer, Alaska, and Laurie and Mark Witt of Hilda.

Survivors also include 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are one sister and two brothers and spouses, Virginia Guthrie of Camden, Ark.; Lewis and Patsy Roebuck of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Dan and Missy Roebuck of Fort Smith, Ark.

Tue
26
Nov

Mrs. B.P. Hartmann

Mrs. B.P. Hartmann, 95, nee Ruby Norma Rusche, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Knopp Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 4-8 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 7:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Vigil services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with entombment following in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
26
Nov

E. Reagan Heartfield

E. Reagan Heartfield, 92, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.

Graveside services and interment were held Friday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Danielle Knapp officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Heartfield was born Dec. 16, 1920, in Beaumont, the son of Leonard Heartfield and Lille Mae Mercer Heartfield. He married Margaret (Mike) Weston on Aug. 16, 1956, in Beaumont. She preceded him in death.

Prior to entering the U.S. Army, Heartfield attended Texas A&M University.

He was a bombardier during World War II, flying 39 combat missions in a B-26 bomber over France and Belgium. His plane was shot down, he was captured and was a prisoner of war for 10 months.

 Heartfield worked in the oil and gas industry until his retirement.

Tue
26
Nov

Crystal Stringham Hoiberg


CRYSTAL STRINGHAM HOIBERG

Crystal Stringham Hoiberg, 98, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10:30 a.m. in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kerrville.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Ms. Hoiberg was born Sept. 22, 1915, in New York, N.Y., the daughter of Emerson Stringham and Teresa Katherine White Stringham.

She was a 1937 graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

Ms. Hoiberg is survived by three children, including Jay Hoiberg of San Fransisco, Calif.; Svend Hoiberg of Barrytown, N.Y., and Molly Wolf and her husband, Bill, of Fredericksburg; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents, Ms. Hoiberg was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Sharp.

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

Tue
26
Nov

Fatima Kothe


FATIMA KOTHE

Fatima Kothe, 26, nee Galindo, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.

A funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

Interment followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

A rosary service was held Wednesday evening, Nov. 20, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with Deacon Francisco De la Torre officiating. The St. Mary’s Spanish Choir sang.

Ms. Kothe was born Dec. 3, 1986, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Maria de los Angeles and Cresenciano Galinda.

In addition to her parents, Cresenciano and Maria Galindo of Fredericksburg, she is survived by a son, Cameron Quinn Kothe of Fredericksburg.

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