Obituaries

Wed
23
Apr

Edwin Claude Jukola

Edwin Claude Jukola, 72, of Stonewall, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

A memorial service in Colorado is planned at a later date.

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

Jukola was born Dec. 29, 1941, in Denver, Colo., the son of William Frederick Jukola and Noreene Wood McDonnell Jukola. He married Sally Gauntt on July 2, 1960, in Denver, Colo., and she survives.

He had been a crane operator in commercial construction. The couple would travel to Texas for the winter months and then back to Colorado.

In addition to his wife, Jukola is survived by four sons and spouses, including Todd Jukola of Denver, Colo.; Dennis and Judilynn Jukola of Lebanon, Penn.; Randall and Terri Jukola of Denver, Colo., and Scott Jukola of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Survivors also include 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a brother and sister-in-law, William and Nancy Jukola of Rosharon.

Wed
23
Apr

Mrs. Raymond Keyser


MRS. RAYMOND KEYSER

Mrs. Raymond Keyser, 94, nee Crystle Fikes of Mason, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Fredericksburg.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at Mason Funeral Home in Mason with the Rev. Scott Hofmann officiating. Marilyn Kahan was the organist.

Visitation was held beforehand.

Interment followed in the Loyal Valley Cemetery.

Mrs. Keyser was born May 17, 1919, in Mason County, the daughter of John Fikes and Ethel Chandler Fikes. She married Raymond Herman Keyser on May 10, 1940, in Mason. He preceded her in death in 1984.

A Mason High School graduate, Mrs. Keyser was a member of First Baptist Church in Mason where she taught Sunday School and participated in church activities.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla and Bill Martin of Mason, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Wed
23
Apr

Frederick E. (Fred) Kraus

Frederick E. (Fred) Kraus, 83, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, April 21, 2014.

A funeral mass is being celebrated today, Wednesday, April 23, at 1 p.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, New Horizons or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
23
Apr

Sarah Kristine McLemore


SARAH KRISTINE McLEMORE

Sarah Kristine McLemore, 30, nee Jung, of Harper, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church with interment following in the Harper Community Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Monday evening, April 14.

Mrs. McLemore was born Dec. 23, 1983, in Kerrville, the daughter of Clifton David Jung and Wanda Katherine Spinks Jung. She married Marcus Edward McLemore on Aug. 2, 2008, in Harper, and he survives.

A Tarleton State University graduate with a degree in communications, Mrs. McLemore was currently an assistant manager with Walmart.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. McLemore is survived by her parents, David and Kathy Jung of Harper; one brother, Bobby Jung of Canyon Lake, and her grandmother, Kittie Conner of Harper.

Wed
23
Apr

William J. (Bill) Puffer

William J. (Bill) Puffer, 75, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, April 13, 2014.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 24, at 2 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
23
Apr

Roy Rhodes


ROY RHODES

Roy Rhodes, 72, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, April 11, 2014.

Funeral services, with military honors accorded by the U.S. Army, were held Tuesday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m. at the Family Chapel in Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. William Breen officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Monday evening, April 14.

Rhodes was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Clare County, Mich., the son of John Henry Rhodes and Opal Mary Eichorn Rhodes. He married Rea Flock on June 6, 1964, in Beaverton, Mich., and she survives.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam.

Rhodes was a businessman, doing various things during his lifetime, with the last being the sales of agriculture equipment thru Legend Hill Enterprises.

Wed
23
Apr

Max Strackbein


MAX STRACKBEIN

Max Strackbein, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 18, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Hartmann officiating. Pam Hartmann was the vocalist.

Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Visitation was held Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Strackbein was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Fredericksburg, the son of Mary Strackbein.

He served with the U.S. Air Force in Korea, and later operated his own service station and also Strackbein Radiator.

Strackbein is survived by his wife, Bobbie Klett Strackbein of Pleasanton; two sons, Clayton Strackbein of Austin and Perry Strackbein and his wife, Cris, of Fredericksburg; and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Strackbein of Fredericksburg.

Survivors also include eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Geraldine Lang of Castell.

Wed
23
Apr

Ken Thomas

Ken Thomas, 73, of San Saba, died Friday, April 18, 2014, in Round Rock.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home in San Saba.

Thomas was born July 9, 1940, in Comfort, the son of Walter Thomas and Alice Kuettner Thomas. He married Maydelle Woerner on Feb. 22, 1961, in Nueva Laredo, Mexico, and she survives.

A 1958 graduate of Comfort High School, Thomas had been the owner of Thomas Small Engine since 1981.

In addition to his wife, Thomas is survived by two daughters, two sons and spouses, including Todd and Melinda Thomas and Alesha and Collin Barta, all of San Saba; Rhonda Grady of Richland Springs, and Craig and Sha Thomas of Crane.

Survivors also include 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Nancy Thomas, of New Braunfels.

Thu
17
Apr

Mrs. Thomas P. Dennis

Mrs. Thomas P. Dennis, 89, nee Lorene Kern of Fredericksburg and formerly of Richardson, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Knopp Retirement Center.

A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, April 15, at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Graveside services and interment of her cremains will take place at a later date in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in Richardson.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Thu
17
Apr

Mrs. Raymond Keyser

Mrs. Raymond Keyser, 94, nee Crystle Fikes, of Mason, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Fredericksburg.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at Mason Funeral Home in Mason. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m.

Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Loyal Valley Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Loyal Valley Cemetery, in care of Mason National Bank.

A complete obituary will follow.

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