Obituaries

Thu
29
Aug

Joshua (Josh) Kaus

Joshua Channing (Josh) Kraus, 25, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.

Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 3:30-7 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 29, from 7-9:45 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home where a vigil service will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 9:45 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 29.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund, the Association for Retarded Citizens or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Thu
29
Aug

Kenneth Edward Locklin


KENNETH EDWARD LOCKLIN

Kenneth Edward Locklin, 64, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.

Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. in the chapel at Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Giller officiating.

Interment was held Friday afternoon at Forest Oaks Memorial Park in Austin.

Locklin was born Oct. 21, 1948, in Midland County, the son of Kelso Locklin and Louise Grote Locklin.

He was an investor.

Survivors include his mother, Louise Grote Whetstone of Fredericksburg, and sister, Linda Ham of San Marcos.

He was preceded in death by his father.

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

Thu
29
Aug

Lewis M. Moreno


LEWIS M. MORENO

Lewis M. Moreno, 89, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home. Private services are planned.

Moreno was born Dec. 24, 1923, in Ludington, La., the son of Sam Moreno and Rose Mercica Moreno. He married Lenora Neely who preceded him in death.

A retired building contractor, Moreno is survived by three sons and spouses, including John and Debbie Moreno of Sulphur, LA; Steve and Elaine Moreno of Lake Jackson and Sim and Kara Moreno of Johnson City.

Survivors also include six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by one sister, Mary Moreno of Sulphur, La., and two brothers, Willie Moreno and his wife, Patsy, of Lake Charles, La., and Ike Moreno of Tucson, Ariz.

In addition to his parents and wife, Moreno was preceded in death by five siblings, including Irene Smith, Arthur Moreno, Fred Moreno, Vick Moreno and Nora Hanson.

Thu
29
Aug

Edmond S. Murphy


EDMOND S. MURPHY

Edmond S. Murphy, 93, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at Memorial Presbyterian Church.

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

Murphy was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Fall River, Mass., the son of Edward James Murphy and Harriet Slade Murphy.

Murphy went to work for Pan American Airlines, and later, when World War II began and Pan-Am turned their planes into military planes, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He had no immediate survivors.

Memorials may be made to Memorial Presbyterian Church or the charity of choice.

Wed
28
Aug

Mrs. Holly E. Roberts Jr.


MRS. HOLLY E. ROBERTS JR.

Mrs. Holly E. Roberts Jr., 79, nee Marie Parra of Stonewall, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Friday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stonewall with the Rev. Jim Harnan officiating. DeAnn Hampton was the organist and Lottie Demel, the vocalist.

Visitation was held at the church before the funeral.

Interment of the cremains is planned at a later date.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Roberts was born Feb. 10, 1934, the daughter of Frederico and Cietilde Parra. She married Holly Edward Roberts Jr. on Jan. 26, 1957, in El Paso and he survives.

She attended the Loretto Academy Private Roman Catholic School for girls and then was employed by Young Finance as a finance clerk in her early years.

In 1967, the Roberts family moved to Anthony, where they operated Andrews Auto Parts for over 20 years.

Wed
28
Aug

Mrs. Raymond Tatsch


MRS. RAYMOND TATSCH

Mrs. Raymond Tatsch, 81, nee Martha Lindig of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church with the Reverends Elliott Pancoast, Casey Zesch and Travis Meyer officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Tatsch was born July 10, 1932, in Gillespie County, the daughter of Erwin L. Lindig and Erna E. Armke Lindig. She married Raymond Tatsch on Sept. 3, 1949, in Trinity Lutheran Church at Stonewall. He preceded her in death.

Years ago, she worked at the Winn’s store, was a nurse’s aide, and she and her husband owned and operated The Organic Garden Center.

Wed
28
Aug

Anna L. Wooten


ANNA L. WOOTEN

Anna L. Wooten, 82, nee Westberry, of Fredericksburg and Beaumont, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in a Beaumont hospital.

Graveside services and interment were held Friday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Bates officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Thursday evening, Aug. 22.

Mrs. Wooten was born Nov. 19, 1930, in Brunswick, Ga., the daughter of Gordon F. Westberry and Madeline Arnette Westberry. She married Bobby E. Wooten on Sept. 9, 1960, in Jefferson County, and he survives.

Through the years, she worked at Nederland Pharmacy and Olmstede Machine Works in Beaumont.

Upon retirement in 1989, the Wootens moved to Fredericksburg, and in May 2013, the couple moved to Pelican Bay Assisted Living Community in Beaumont.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Wooten is survived by a brother-in-law, James Hester of Pensacola, Fla.

Wed
28
Aug

Scott Bryan Yelverton

Scott Bryan Yelverton, 40, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in San Antonio.

Memorial services were held Thursday, Aug. 15, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Yelverton was born May 6, 1973, in San Antonio, and is survived by his parents, Bill Yelverton of Fredericksburg and Trish and Chris Beller of Comming, Ga.; his sister, Jennie Genzer of Houston, and his step-children, Ian, Conner, Hayden and Emily, of Katy.

Yelverton was a decorated United States Army combat veteran and was one of the soldiers in the book “Operation Casablanca.”

Thu
22
Aug

Funeral Service Announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Aug. 21 will appear under this heading.

 

DR. BEATRICE CANTU

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

Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 23, from 4-6 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 24, from 7-10 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home where the funeral will begin at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

Wed
21
Aug

Lester A. Grosenbacher


LESTER A. GROSENBACHER

Lester A. Grosenbacher, 88, of Comfort, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab Center.

Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. at Schaetter Funeral Home in Comfort with the Rev. Keith Shelley officiating.

Interment followed in the Comfort Cemetery.

Visitation was held Thursday evening, Aug. 15, at the funeral home.

Grosenbacher was born Jan. 8, 1925, in the Crabapple community of Gillespie County, the son of Ernst Grosenbacher Sr. and Ella Kast Grosenbacher. He married Lucile Spenrath on June 25, 1950, in Comfort. She preceded him in death.

A United States Navy veteran, Grosenbacher served during World War II as a gunner aboard the USS George F. Elliot, USS Tuscaloosa and the USS Mary E. Kinney.

He operated the Sinclair Service Station in Comfort from 1950-1964, and owned an auto parts store for 25 years.

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