Obituaries

Wed
10
Dec

Amy Virginia Crosson


AMY VIRGINIA CROSSON

Amy Virginia Crosson, 93, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehab Center.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

Mrs. Crosson was born in San Antonio on Dec. 8, 1920, to Amy Helen Oliver and Leslie Edwards Phenneger. She married Robert E. Fortenberry in 1942.

She grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa, where she graduated from high school.

Mrs. Crosson graduated from the University of Texas El Paso with a degree in accounting after her own children were grown and she was a grandmother.

She and her second husband, John Crosson, lived in Guaymas, Mexico, for almost 20 years and she became quite fluent in Spanish.

Prior to living in Fredericksburg, she lived for over 20 years in Tucson, Arizona.

Wed
10
Dec

Mrs. Herbert (Boyce) Hoffmann

Mrs. Herbert (Boyce) Hoffmann, 78, nee Norma Eckhardt of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, from 4-7 p.m.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 8:15 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12, and from 9-10 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church where the funeral will begin at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Bethany Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
10
Dec

Hilmar A. (Hal) Lang Jr.

Chief Master Sgt. Hilmar A. (Hal) Lang Jr. (U.S. Air Force, ret.), 89, of Stonewall, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Fredericksburg.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 5-8 p.m.

Graveside services with military honors accorded by the United States Air Force, and interment will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Memorials may be made to the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department, Hill Country Memorial Hospital or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
10
Dec

Nolan Dave Oestreich

Nolan Dave Oestreich, 86, of Dallas, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.

Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, at North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at 2 p.m., at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Oestreich was born April 3, 1928, in Fredericksburg, the son of Wilhelm Oswald Oestreich and Effie Oestreich.

A 1945 graduate of Fredericksburg High School, he immediately joined the U.S. Air Force and served during World War II until being discharged in 1948.

After serving in the Air Force, Oestreich pursued a career as an accountant, working for various companies in San Antonio until 1981 when he relocated to Dallas where he worked for Rupe Investment until retirement in 2008 at the age of 80 years.

Mon
08
Dec

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Dec. 3 will appear under this heading.

 

HILMAR A. (HAL) LANG

Chief Master Sgt. Hilmar A. (Hal) Lang Jr. (U.S. Air Force, ret.), 89, of Stonewall, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Fredericksburg.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 5-8 p.m.

Graveside services with military honors accorded by the United States Air Force, and interment will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m., at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Memorials may be made to the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department, Hill Country Memorial Hospital or to the charity of choice.

 

 

MRS. HERBERT (BOYCE) HOFFMANN

Mrs. Herbert (Boyce) Hoffmann, 78, nee Norma Eckhardt of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Wed
03
Dec

Mrs. Eric Hartmann Sr.

Mrs. Eric Hartmann Sr., 85, nee LaVerne Elizabeth Schnerr, of Fredericksburg and formerly of San Antonio, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 4, from 4:30-7 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 5, from 7:30-9:45 a.m.

Vigil-rosary services will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, at the funeral chapel.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 5, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with interment following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Parish Capital Campaign or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
03
Dec

Leslie Linden Phillips Jr.


LESLIE LINDEN PHILLIPS JR.

Leslie Linden Phillips Jr., 86, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

A memorial service is being held today, Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m., at First Baptist Church with the Rev. D.G. McCoury officiating.

Phillips was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Blanco County, the son of Leslie Linden Phillips Sr. and Bessie Lee Hill Phillips. He married June Wienecke on Oct. 24, 1950, and she survives.

After graduating from Harper High School, Phillips served for two years in the U.S. Army, from 1950-1951, during the Korean conflict.

He attended San Antonio Junior College, later transferring to Texas A&M University, where he earned his bachelor of education degree in 1957.

Phillips taught one year in San Antonio, followed by two years working in retail in Odessa.

Wed
03
Dec

Philip N. (Phil) Tilden Sr.


PHILIP N. 'PHIL' TILDEN SR.

Philip N. (Phil) Tilden Sr., 93, of Kerrville, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m., at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Kerrville with Dr. Melburn Hardin officiating.

Private burial was held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Tilden, a retired lieutenant colonel chaplain with the U.S. Army, was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Assam, India, the son of missionary parents. His wife, Doris, preceded him in death. They had been married 46 years.

He was a graduate of Stanford University, Radio and Television Institute and Rio Hondo Police Academy. He was a licensed marriage and family child therapist.

Tilden was a pastor of churches in California and Texas and was the founding pastor of the Sunrise Baptist Church in Kerrville where he was pastor for seven years.

His latest pastorate was the First Christian Church in Fredericksburg.

Mon
01
Dec

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Nov. 26 will appear under this heading.

 

LESLIE LINDEN PHILLIPS JR.

Leslie Linden Phillips Jr., 86, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

A memorial service will be held today, Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m., at First Baptist Church with the Rev. D.G. McCoury officiating.

Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity or Hill Country Memorial Hospice.

 

MRS. ERIC HARTMANN SR.

Mrs. Eric Hartmann Sr., 85, nee LaVerne Elizabeth Schnerr, of Fredericksburg and formerly of San Antonio, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 4, from 4:30-7 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 5, from 7:30-9:45 a.m.

Vigil-rosary services will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, at the funeral chapel.

Tue
25
Nov

Clarabelle Barbara Jackson Goodrich

Clarabelle Barbara Jackson Goodrich, 95, of Comfort, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

Graveside services and interment will be held Monday, Dec. 1, at 10:15 a.m., at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Memorials may be made to the South Texas Children’s Home, 9243 FM 2617, Pettus, TX 78146.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

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