Obituaries

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Ruby Thompson


RUBY THOMPSON

Ruby Thompson, 84, nee Hawks, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

No services are planned at this time.

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

Mrs. Thompson was born Dec. 21, 1929, in Mt. Airy, N.C., the daughter of G.W. Hawks and Sara Ennis Hawks. She married Roscoe Thompson on July 20, 1951, in Opa-locka, Fla., and he survives.

Mrs. Thompson and her husband moved to Fredericksburg upon his retirement.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Thompson is survived by four daughters and spouses, including Sue Neely of Rigby, Idaho; Katie and David Dickerson, Coupeville, Wash.; Charlotte and Robert Mumme, and Jo Varn, all of Fredericksburg.

Survivors also include eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Paul Hawks of Mt. Airy, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents and nine siblings.

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23
Dec

Funeral Service Announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Dec. 23 will appear under this heading.

MRS. VICTOR G. SAGEBIEL

Mrs. Victor G. Sagebiel, 93, nee Eleanora (Nola) Loth of Fredericksburg and formerly of Willow City, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 26, from 5-7 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 27, from 7:30-9:45 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A vigil and rosary service will be held Thursday, Dec. 26, at 6 p.m., at Schaetter Funeral Home.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 27, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to New Horizons, St. Mary’s Parish Capital Campaign, Willow City Volunteer Fire Department or to the charity of choice.

 

Mon
23
Dec

Ruby Pearl Achinelli


RUBY ACHINELLI

Ruby Pearl Achinelli, 86, nee Rossberg, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. David Priem officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was held Monday evening, Dec. 16, at the funeral chapel.

Mrs. Achinelli was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Donna, the daughter of A.C. Rossberg and Reba Virginia Smith Rossberg. She married Erwin Friedrich on March 14, 1943, and they moved to the Friedrich ranch near Doss.

After his death, she married Charles Achinelli in 1979, and he survives.

She attended school at Bennett Country School in Llano County.

For many years, Mrs. Achinelli owned and operated the Palace Theater and the Fredericksburg Drive-In.

Mon
23
Dec

Ricky Wayne Jung

Ricky Wayne Jung, 51, of Mesquite, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas.

Visitation was held Thursday, Dec. 19, from 4-6 p.m. at West-Hurtt Funeral Home in DeSoto.

Jung, a 1981 graduate of Fredericksburg High School, was born June 6, 1962, in Fredericksburg. His wife, Laurie, survives.

In addition to his wife, Jung is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Csilla Jung, and a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Benjamin Aamoth; two grandchildren, and two sisters, Thersea Taylor and Yvonne Jung.

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23
Dec

Gerda Lehmann Kothmann

Gerda Mathilde Lehmann Kothmann, 94, of Mason, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Concho Health and Rehabilitation Center in Eden.

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason with the Rev. Tim Scheffel officiating. Dreu Bearden was the organist and Carolyn Loeffler, the vocalist.

Interment followed at Gooch Cemetery.

Mrs. Kothmann was born Oct. 30, 1919, in Gillespie County, the daughter of William Lehmann and Rebecka Rode Lehmann. She married Lansing Kothmann on Aug. 22, 1940, at Christ Lutheran Church at Cherry Spring. He preceded her in death.

She was raised in the Loyal Valley community of Mason County and attended the Loyal Valley School through the eighth grade.

For 30 years, she was employed at Mason Auction Co.

Mrs. Kothmann is survived by one daughter, one son and spouses, Betty and Leon Thane of San Angelo and Lester and Cindy Kothmann of Mason.

Mon
23
Dec

Leonard Philip Lott

Leonard Philip Lott, 90, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Sageser-Haas Post 650, American Legion of Harper; Zion Lutheran Church; Hill Country Memorial Hospice, or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Mon
23
Dec

Juanita Monreal


JUANITA MONREAL

Juanita Monreal, 93, nee Benavides, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a rosary service led by Deacon Francisco de la Torre, were held Wednesday evening, Dec. 18.

Mrs. Monreal was born March 8, 1920, in Laredo, the daughter of Sebastian Benavides and Julia Rendon Benavides. Her husband, Domingo Monreal, preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Alicia and Roger Trinkle of Fredericksburg.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Monreal was preceded in death by a brother, Sebastian Benavides and a sister, Ernestina Castillo.

Memorials may be made to the Hill Country Hospice or Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

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23
Dec

Fred Muegge

Fred Muegge, 66, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.

Arrangements are pending with Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202.

A complete obituary will follow.

Mon
23
Dec

Billy Milton Ray


BILLY MILTON RAY

Billy Milton Ray, 93, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services and interment were held Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Nathan C. Aviles officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Ray was born March 1, 1920, in Shreveport, La., the son of Bedford Forrest Ray and Johnie Pearl Burke Ray. He married Elizabeth Wilson. They later divorced.

He then married Ann (Jane) Buckwalter Dancy. They were married for 40 years until her death in 2005.

A graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, Ray received his master of science degree from the University of Pittsburg where he also taught for three years.

Ray spent his career in engineering, including seven years managing a nuclear weapons test program at the Naval Ammunition Depot in Lualualei, Hawaii.

Mon
23
Dec

Ronald Raoul Reese


RONALD REESE

Ronald Raoul Reese, 79, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

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

Reese was born July 31, 1934, in Houston, the son of John Goodwin Reese and Lucille DelHomme Reese. He married Sarah Huber on June 27, 1959, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Reese is survived by four daughters, three sons and spouses, including Celeste Reese of Austin; Laura and Randy Carle, Missouri City; Sherri Angels, Burnet; Ron and Diana Reese, Texarkana, Ark.; Joe Reese, Pearland; Pauline and Bill Herbert, Marble Falls, and John and Courtney Reese, Arlington.

Survivors also include 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Reese was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Aaron Reese.

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