Obituaries

Thu
05
Sep

Francis Charles Heep

Francis Charles Heep, 71, of Dallas and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with interment following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund or to the charity of choice.

Schaetter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Thu
05
Sep

Joshua Channing (Josh) Kraus


JOSHUA KRAUS

Joshua Channing (Josh) Kraus, 25, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna 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 Wednesday evening, Aug. 28.

Kraus was born July 18, 1988, in Fredericksburg, the son of Michael James Kraus and Gay Nell Reeves Kraus.

Survivors include his parents, Michael and Gay Kraus of Fredericksburg; three brothers and one sister, including Jared Kraus of New Braunfels; Justin Kraus, Jacquelynn Kraus and Jordan Kraus, all of Fredericksburg.

Wed
04
Sep

Vera Scrimsher

Vera Scrimsher, 90, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Hobbs, N.M., died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
04
Sep

Michael Zenner

Michael Zenner, 63, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m. at Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel with interment following that afternoon at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Golden Hub or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Fri
30
Aug

Funeral Service Announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Aug. 28 will appear under this heading.

 

MICHAEL ZENNER

Michael Zenner, 63, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 2, from 4-6 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 7-10 a.m.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m., at Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel.

Graveside services and interment with military honors will follow Tuesday, at 2 p.m., at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Golden Hub or to the charity of choice.

Thu
29
Aug

Thomas J. Brunet

Thomas J. Brunet, 77, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.

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

Services will be held at a later date.

Brunet was born Oct. 17, 1935, in Fond du Lac, Wisc., the son of Lawrence G. Brunet and Virginia Sabel Brunet. He married Ann Marie Swantz on Jan. 17, 1959, in Fond du Lac, Wisc., and she survives.

An award-winning filmmaker, Brunet learned his craft in the U.S. Navy as a photographer’s mate.

Upon returning to Fond du Lac, Wisc., he began his career as a staff photographer for Kiekhaefer Mercury.

In 1967, he relocated to Dallas to head the motion picture unit of Braniff International Airways as a one-man production crew, filming and directing a number of films promoting the airline’s worldwide destinations.

He formed his own company in 1973 and continued to create film, television and multimedia productions for the next 20 years.

Thu
29
Aug

Mrs. Teofilo Cantu

Mrs. Teofilo Cantu, 85, nee Dr. Beatrice Martinez of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Knopp Assisted Living Center.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Thu
29
Aug

Werner Leonard Franz

Werner Leonard Franz, 91, of the Luckenbach community, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. at Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following in Der Stadt Friedhof.

Memorials may be made to the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department, Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Thu
29
Aug

Connie Beth Harris


CONNIE BETH HARRIS

Connie Beth Harris, 52, nee Schmidt, of Bulverde, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.

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

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Harris was born Jan. 25, 1961, in Kerrville, the daughter of Chester Schmidt and Sarah Beth Maier Schmidt. She married Mike Harris on May 5, 1990, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Comfort, and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Harris is survived by four sisters, one brother and spouses, including Linda and Larry Allerkamp and Bonnie and Larry Cruz, all of Comfort; Clarence and Mary Schmidt of Center Point; Carol and Pete Bryant of Canyon Lake, and Janice and Robert Crenwelge of Lago Vista.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jimmy Schmidt.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or the charity of choice.

 

Thu
29
Aug

Francis Charles Heep

Francis Charles Heep, 71, of Dallas and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 30, from 4-7 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 31, from 7-9:45 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home where a vigil service will begin Friday at 6 p.m.

The body will lie in state in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home, Fredericksburg until 9:45 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 31.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with interment following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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