Obituaries

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Mrs. Felix M. Moritz


MRS. FELIX M. MORITZ

Mrs. Felix M. Moritz, 85, nee Evelyn H. Kozielski of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

Interment followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation was held Wednesday evening and Thursday morning at the funeral home.

Mrs. Moritz was born April 3, 1928, in Cuero, the daughter of Jerome M. Kozielski and Emma Halfmann Kozielski Petri. She married Felix Marcus Moritz on Oct. 12, 1946, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He preceded her in death.

Over the years, Mrs. Moritz worked at Security Café; Dairy Cream and the Fredericksburg Steam Laundry. Later, she sat as a care giver to the elderly.

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Martha Waddell


MARTHA WADDELL

Martha Waddell, 87, nee Williams of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating.

Ms. Waddell was born Aug. 8, 1926, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the daughter of Abraham Williams and Marion Mighton Williams.

She was a retired realtor.

Ms. Waddell is survived by four children, including Annie Jensen of Columbus, Ohio; Morgan Waddell of Sunbury, Ohio; Polly Waddell of Fredericksburg and San Antonio, and Kirk Waddell and his wife, Kate, of Bokeelia, Fla.

Survivors also include six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the charity of choice. 

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Perry Hugo Wendel

Perry Hugo Wendel, 64, of Leakey, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in a San Antonio hospital.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with Larry Adams officiating.

Interment will be at a later date in the Wendel Cemetery.

Visitation was held earlier on Wednesday.

Wendel was born Feb. 11, 1949, in Fredericksburg, the son of Raymond Wendel and Telka Esensee Wendel. His wife, Sandy, survives.

In addition to his wife, Wendel is survived by six children and spouses, including Missy and Doyle Warner, Juanita Schmidt, Bob and Kimberly Schmidt, Perry Wendel Jr., Fred Wendel and Megan Wendel.

Survivors also include numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his mother, Telka Wendel of Fredericksburg.

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Mrs. J.B. Yancey

Mrs. J.B. Yancey, 86, nee Ilene Hill of Schulenburg and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.

Graveside services and interment were held Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m., at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Golden Hub or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
29
Jan

John Fredrick Ahrns


JOHN FREDRICK AHRNS

John Fredrick Ahrns, 66, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.

Services are pending.

Ahrns was born Feb. 24, 1947, in Atlanta, Ga., the son of John and Ann Ahrns.

In 1973, Ahrns and his family relocated from Dallas to Western Travis County where he was instrumental in the development of Westcave Preserve.

After his retirement in 2010, Ahrns and his wife, Brenda, moved to Fredericksburg.

Since then, he has volunteered as an LCRA water monitor, with the Fredericksburg Nature Center, the Old Tunnel State Park and as a board member of the Hill Country Land Trust.

In addition to his wife, Ahrns is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Rhonda Ahrns; a daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Dave Gosselin, and eight grandchildren.

Survivors also include a sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Jerry Gardner; a brother and sister-in-law, Daryl and Duryonna Giles, and his mother-in-law, Doris Giles.

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Jan

Anthony William (Tony) Craven


ANTHONY WILLIAM (TONY) CRAVEN

Anthony William (Tony) Craven, 51, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg, Funeral Home with the Rev. Casey Zesch officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was held Friday evening, Jan. 24, at the funeral chapel.

Craven was born March 11, 1962, in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Paul William and Pat Craven.

He served in the United States Air Force before going to work in the grocery business. He had been employed by HEB for 15 years.

Craven is survived by his mother and step-father, Pat and Dave Laughlin, of Fredericksburg; his father and step-mother, Paul William and Linda Craven of Burlington, Iowa, and brother, Rob Craven of Dallas.

He is also survived by three step-sisters and spouses, including Deanna and Jim Buckholz of Redlands, Calif.; Tammy and Jim Boysen of Austin, and Angie Barnes of Spring Branch.

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29
Jan

James C. (JC) Duston


JAMES C. (JC) DUSTON

James C. (JC) Duston, 85, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in a Georgetown nursing facility.

Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. George N. Watts of Faith Baptist Church officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Duston was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Corpus Christi, the son of Tom and Effie Duston. He was married to Martha B. Richardson for 25 years.

On May 10, 1975, he married Marjorie Basse who preceded him in death in September 2002.

Duston was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II.

He retired from the Lower Colorado River Authority where he had been a lineman.

Duston is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, including Karen and Howell Williams of Liberty Hill; Stephanie and Bobby Early, Austin, and Debra and Joe Bottalico, Georgetown.

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29
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Dale T. Fletcher

Dale T.  Fletcher, 82, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

Private interment of the ashes will be at the Meusebach Creek Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

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29
Jan

Viola Tinney Hodges

Viola Tinney Hodges, 99, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at Fredericksburg Funeral Home with private interment following at the Christadelphian Cemetery at Hye.

Memorials may be made to the Golden Hub’s Meals on Wheels, Hill Country Memorial Home Health Care or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

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29
Jan

Clarence Robert Hoffman


CLARENCE ROBERT HOFFMAN

Clarence Robert Hoffman, 88, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Harlingen, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Graveside services and interment were held Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m, at Mont Meta Memorial Park in San Benito with Jay Cawthon officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Hoffman was born Nov. 13, 1925, in Harlingen, the son of Emil Wilhelm Hoffman and Clara Fischer Hoffman. He married Lou Ella Palmer. They had been married 62 years at the time she died.

A 1942 graduate of Harlingen High School, Hoffman was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Smalley.

He retired from Brown & Root in 1980 and previously worked for the Harlingen Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Hoffman was active in the Masonic Lodge and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Harlingen.

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