Obituaries

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Orman Layton Puckett


ORMAN LAYTON PUCKETT

Orman Layton Puckett, 76, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, March 10, 2014.

A memorial mass was celebrated Tuesday, March 18, at 9 a.m. at the Marienkirche with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

Fredericksburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Puckett was born Feb. 4, 1938, in Wichita Falls, the son of Orman Layton Puckett and Lena Mae Griffith Puckett. He grew up in Farmers Branch and Dallas where he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1956. He briefly attended North Texas State University before joining the United States Army in 1957.

Puckett married Claudia Rose Wright in 1962. In 1967, they moved to Fredericksburg.

In 1979, he married Hope Susan Wright.  In 1984, they moved to Camden, Maine and later Great Falls, Mont.

Puckett was a Master Mason and an active member of Euclid Masonic Lodge No. 58 in Great Falls, Mont.

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19
Mar

Marvin Raz


MARVIN RAZ

Marvin Raz, 80, of Harper, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, March 11, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Harper with the Rev. Mike Peinemann officiating. Peggy Ernst was the organist, and Cookie Wilke, the vocalist.

Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Raz was born on Dec. 26, 1933, in Lavaca County, the son of Frank Raz and Matilla Knifel Raz. He married June Gage on Feb. 18, 1957, in Harrison, Ark., and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Raz is survived by two sons, Steve Raz and John Raz, both of Harper; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Leroy Albrecht of Shiner.

Memorials may be made to the Harper Volunteer Fire Department or to the charity of choice.

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19
Mar

Mrs. Perry Woerner

Mrs. Perry Woerner, 87, nee Johanna (Jo) Fazende of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

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18
Mar

Funeral Service Announcements

Information on funerals that occur after March 12 will appear under this heading.

 

ROBERT KLIMPLE

Robert Klimple, 78, of Hye, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 19, from 4-7 p.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 20, at 10 a.m., at Schaetter Funeral Home, with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Association or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
12
Mar

Charles (Chuck) Achinelli

Charles (Chuck) Achinelli, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, March 8, 2014.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 11, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Private interment of his ashes is planned at a later date.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
12
Mar

Allen Arthur Ahrens

Allen Arthur Ahrens, 55, of the White Oak community in Gillespie County, died Friday, March 7, 2014, in San Antonio.

A funeral mass was celebrated today, Wednesday, March 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with entombment following in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

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12
Mar

Mrs. Hugo Arlitt

Mrs. Hugo Arlitt, 89, nee Vera Minnie Cornehl of Harper, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Graveside services and interment will be held Friday, March 14, at 2 p.m., at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
12
Mar

Ruby Bell Bryan

Ruby Bell Bryan, 89, nee Wilkerson, of Vinita, Okla. and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Heartsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vinita, Okla.

Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee, Okla., with the Rev. Gina Lee Jackson officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home of Vinita, Okla., where visitation was held Friday evening, March 7.

Mrs. Bryan was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Webbers Falls, Okla., the daughter of Robert E. Wilkerson and Zula Elmira McCullough Wilkerson. She married James Paul Bryan on Jan. 25, 1964. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1994.

She graduated from high school in Webbers Falls.

Prior to moving to Vinita, Okla., she resided in Bartlesville, Okla., Fredericksburg, and Broken Arrow, Okla.

Mrs. Bryan was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as Grand Matron.

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12
Mar

Lavora Jackson Choate


LAVORA JACKSON CHOATE

Lavora Jackson Choate, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, March 8, 2014. 

A funeral mass was celebrated today, Wednesday, March 12, at 10 a.m. at Sterling-White Chapel in Highlands with interment following at Sterling-White Cemetery.

Visitation was held Tuesday evening, March 11, at Sterling-White Funeral Home in Highlands.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Choate was born March 20, 1929, in Goose Creek, the daughter of Henry Livingston Jackson and Lillie Epley Jackson. She married Walter Choate on March 15, 1958. He preceded her in death in 1997.

After graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Mrs. Choate moved to Colorado and worked as an office manager for Pittsburgh Glass and Wright Glass Co.

Upon her husband’s retirement in Deer Park, the Choates moved to Fredericksburg.

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12
Mar

Chandlar Conaway Dietrich


CHANDLAR CONAWAY DIETRICH

Chandlar Conaway Dietrich, 68, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Dietrich was a graduate of Monterey High School in Lubbock and received her bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech University.

Prior to retiring in 1994, she worked as a journalist for the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, as well as various other publications.

She married Randy Dietrich on Dec. 30, 1977, and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dietrich is survived by one son, Will Dietrich of Bandera; two daughters, Leigh Dietrich of Fort Worth and Michaella Dietrich of Fredericksburg, and her mother-in-law, Carolyn Dietrich of Denver, Colo.

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

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

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