Obituaries

Wed
18
Sep

Lorenzo C. (Lee) Welch

Lorenzo C. (Lee) Welch, 44, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, as the result of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with interment of the cremains following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

 

Wed
11
Sep

Funeral Service Announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Sept. 11 will appear under this heading.

 

PEARL BURKETT

Pearl Wilhelmina Schwethelm Burkett, 97, of Kerrville, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m., at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kerrville.

Interment at Garden of Memories will be held beforehand on Friday, Sept. 13.

Memorials may be made to the Hill Country Youth Ranch or to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
11
Sep

Mrs. Randal (Paula) Johnson

Mrs. Randal (Paula) Johnson, 61, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, from 4-7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m., at Fredericksburg Funeral Home Chapel, with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
11
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 Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist, and Donna Durst, 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 Friday evening, Aug. 30.

Heep was born Jan. 22, 1942, in Fredericksburg, the son of Francis Xavier Heep and Gladys Edna Seelig Heep.

Survivors include one daughter, Becky McCaskill, and two sons and spouses, David and Vivian Heep and Jeffrey and Jenae Heep, all of Mississippi, and nine grandchildren.

Wed
11
Sep

Vera Scrimsher


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 with Dave White officiating.

 Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Ms. Scrimsher was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Nowata, Okla., the daughter of Charles Scrimsher and Nancy Pruitt Scrimsher.

For many years, she worked as a cashier at a grocery store.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Davis of Fredericksburg; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Denny Scrimsher of Verden, Okla.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Scrimsher was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Fredericksburg or to the charity of choice.

Wed
11
Sep

Brent David Walkup


BRENT WALKUP

Brent David Walkup, 29, of Mason, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Beckmann Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating.

Cremation was planned afterward.

Visitation was held Monday evening, Sept. 1, at the funeral chapel.

Walkup was born Sept. 7, 1983, in Baytown, the son of Jerry Walkup and Peggy Jasek Walkup.

A graduate of PCAL Christian Academy, Walkup joined the United States Air Force in 2002 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was discharged in 2007.

He worked for Pioneer Natural Resources as a foreman.

Survivors include his father, Jerry Walkup, and his wife, Jeanette, of Kenefick; his mother, Peggy Jackson and her husband, Clarence (Nugget), of Dayton; a grandmother, Louise Shaw of Kenefick; grandfather, Edward Jasek of Crosby, and a sister, Rhonda Gayle Walkup of Conroe.

Wed
11
Sep

Mrs. Charles Weinheimer

Mrs. Charles Weinheimer, 90, nee Lorine Danz of Stonewall, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Knopp Assisted Living Center.

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following in the Stonewall Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Hill Country University Center or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
11
Sep

Rachel Ruth Witt

Rachel Ruth Witt, 87, nee Potts, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Services were held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Beckmann Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Witt was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Harrisburg, Ill., the daughter of Joseph Potts and Carrie Theodocia Haynes Potts. She married Harry Arthur Witt in Chicago Ill. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Witt is survived by three daughters, one son and spouses, including Gloria Jean and Joseph McSparin of Fredericksburg; Janice Lee and Chuck Vostry of San Antonio; Marilyn Witt of Fredericksburg, and Harry Arnold Witt of New Orleans, La.

Survivors also include 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Wed
11
Sep

Clarence (Spike) Zatopek

Clarence Frank (Spike) Zatopek, 95, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Heritage Place.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, from 4-6 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 13, from 7-8:15 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 8:15 a.m., Friday, Sept. 13, and from 9-10 a.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church where the funeral will begin at 10 a.m.

Graveside services with military honors and interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
11
Sep

Michael Zenner


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. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. James Engelmann officiating.

Graveside services with military honors and interment followed at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, that afternoon.

Zenner was born March 13, 1950, in Fredericksburg, the son of John W. Zenner and Thekla Rischner Zenner.

Survivors include a daughter, Jameye J. Zenner of Blanco; a step-daughter and spouse, Stephanie and Charlie Lile of Corpus Christi; a step-son and spouse, Nathan and Mini Terres of California, and four grandchildren.

He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Barbara Zenner of Fredericksburg, and a sister-in-law, Barbara, Mrs. Dennis Zenner of Fredericksburg.

In addition to his parents, Zenner was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Zenner.

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