Obituaries

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Thomas J. Hutchins


THOMAS J. HUTCHINS

Thomas J. Hutchins, 80, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

A memorial service was held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 20, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jeff Hammond officiating.

Interment of the cremains is planned at a later date.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Hutchins was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Shields, Kansas, the son of Clarence Thomas Hutchins and Mary Sharp Hutchins. He married Lane Murphy on Jan. 3, 1981, in Montgomery, Alabama, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Hutchins is survived by two daughters, one son and spouses, including Donald and Laurie Hutchins, of North Carolina, and Kimee and Gene Wilkens and Lisa and Gary Howard, all of Kansas.

Survivors also include seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one sister, Carol Autin, and one brother, Eugene D. Hutchins, both of Kansas.

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24
Jun

Mrs. Werner W. Klein


MRS. WERNER W. KLEIN

Mrs. Werner W. Klein, 89, nee Esther Koennecke of Fredericksburg, died Friday, June 12, 2015.

A funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Scott Janysek officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist, and Tricia Eilers, the vocalist.

Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Monday evening, June 15.

Mrs. Klein was born June 16, 1925, in the Rheingold community of Gillespie County, the daughter of Theodore Koennecke and Olga Auguste Mayer Koennecke. She married Werner Walter Klein on June 19, 1943, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 2013.

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Jun

Norma E. Kneese


NORMA E. KNEESE

Norma E. Kneese, 91, nee Schlaudt, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 22, in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Leaphart officiating.

Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Visitation was held Sunday evening, June 21, at the funeral chapel.

Mrs. Kneese was born Jan. 8, 1924, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Edward Schlaudt and Edna Treibs Schlaudt. She married Wilbert Rufus Kneese on Nov. 1, 1941, at Zion Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1992.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Delton and Jennett Kneese of Fredericksburg, and Barney and Mary Kneese of Burnet.

Survivors also include two grandchildren, two step-grandsons, one great-grandchild, and three step-great-grandchildren.

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24
Jun

Ida Honig Rode

Ida Honig Rode, 92, of Harper, died Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, at St. James Lutheran Church in Harper with interment following in the Harper Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Doss Volunteer Fire Department, Harper Volunteer Fire Department, St. James Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
24
Jun

Ward E. Smith

Ward E. Smith, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, June 19, 2015, at Hilltop Village Nursing and Rehab Center in Kerrville.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 25, in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home.

Private interment of the cremains is planned at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

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Jun

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after June 17 will appear under this heading.

WARD E. SMITH

Ward E. Smith, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, June 19, 2015, at Hilltop Village Nursing and Rehab Center in Kerrville.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 25, in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home.

Private interment of the cremains is planned at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

 

IDA HONIG RODE

Ida Honig Rode, 92, of Harper, died Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Monday, June 22.

Visitation will continue on Tuesday, June 23, from 9-10 a.m., at St. James Lutheran Church in Harper where funeral services will begin at 10 a.m.

Interment follows in the Harper Community Cemetery.

Wed
17
Jun

Gary Dean Boerner

Gary Dean Boerner, 65, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, in a Houston hospital.

Graveside services and interment were held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 15, in the Comfort Cemetery in Comfort.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home of Fredericksburg.

Boerner was born Jan. 8, 1950, in Fredericksburg, the son of Charles Boerner Jr. and Ruth I. Schmidt Boerner.

He is survived by five brothers and two sisters, including Charles (Chuck) Boerner III and his wife, Becky; Gretchen Goertz and her husband, Samuel; Carl Boerner and his husband, Carlos; John D. Boerner and his wife, Debbie; James W. Boerner and his wife, Glenna; Mary E. Spencer and her husband, Chad, and Mark E. Boerner and his wife, Diane.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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17
Jun

Alice Mae Grobe

Alice Mae Grobe, 74, nee Mueller, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, June 13, 2015.

A memorial visitation will be held from 1-4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 20, in the chapel at Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
17
Jun

Mrs. Werner W. Klein

Mrs. Werner W. Klein, 89, nee Esther Koennecke of Fredericksburg, died Friday, June 12, 2015.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with interment following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, Hill Country Memorial Hospital or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
17
Jun

Mrs. James C. Klein


MRS. JAMES C. KLEIN

Mrs. James C. Klein, 100, nee Meta Mary Roeder, of San Antonio and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, June 8, 2015.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 11, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist, and Annette Whittington, the vocalist.

Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

A vigil service was held Wednesday evening in the funeral chapel.

Mrs. Klein was born March 11, 1915, in Gillespie County, the daughter of Charles Roeder and Hilda Jenke Roeder. She married James C. Klein on April 3, 1937, in San Antonio. He preceded her in death.

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