Obituaries

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26
Mar

Joaquin (Jack) Morales

Joaquin (Jack) Morales, 85, of Comfort, died Sunday, March 23, 2014.

A funeral mass was celebrated today, Wednesday, March 26, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Comfort with interment following at San Jose Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Comfort Volunteer Fire Department, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home of Comfort.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
26
Mar

Mrs. Roy Rodgers

Mrs. Roy Rodgers, 85, nee Wanda Marshall of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ with interment following in the Greenwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m., Friday, at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ, the American Cancer Society or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
26
Mar

Garrett Wade Staats

Garrett Wade Staats, 43, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, March 20, 2014.

A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, March 25, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following in the Staats Family Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Chris Staats Memorial Scholarship Fund or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
26
Mar

Dorthy Ann Ransom Thomas

Dorthy Ann Ransom Thomas, 89, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Austin.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 27, at 2 p.m., at Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Dr., Georgetown. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.

Interment will follow in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Georgetown.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ramsey Funeral Home of Georgetown.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
26
Mar

Dorothy Goehmann Welch

Dorothy Goehmann Welch, 83, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in an Austin hospital.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 22, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
26
Mar

Mrs. Perry Woerner


MRS. PERRY WOERNER

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

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. James Engleman officiating. Visitation was held beforehand.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Woerner was born Jan. 5, 1927, in Houston, the daughter of Willie Paul Fazende and Johanna Will Fazende. She married the Rev. Perry Woerner Feb. 27, 1988, in Fredericksburg. He preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 2011.

Survivors include two step-sons and spouses, Hadley and Crystal Woerner and Gaylon and Kim Woerner; one grandchild, five step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Woerner was preceded in death by a son, Vernon Lee Paul Harp, and a step-son, Rene Woerner.

Thu
20
Mar

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after March 19 will appear under this heading.

 

DOROTHY GOEHMANN WELCH

Dorothy Goehmann Welch, 83, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in an Austin hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Friday, March 21, from 4-7 p.m., and Saturday, March 22, from 7-10 a.m.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 22, at 10 a.m., at Schaetter Funeral Home, with interment following in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

 

LARRY GOEHMANN

Larry Goehmann, 80, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Thursday, March 20, from 5-7 p.m.

Wed
19
Mar

Charles (Chuck) Achinelli


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 with the Rev. David Priem officiating. Visitation was held beforehand.

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

Achinelli was born March 14, 1929, in New York, N.Y., the son of Antonio Achinelli and Clara Rojas Achinelli.

When Achinelli was 10 years old, his family moved to Coconut Grove, Fla.

A U.S. Coast Guard veteran, he served from 1947-1951, and received an honorable discharge.

He then went to work in his father’s nightclub, El Torreador.

Achinelli married twice, having three sons.

In 1978, he moved to Fredericksburg, and in 1979, married Ruby Friedrich.

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

Wed
19
Mar

Allen Arthur Ahrens


ALLEN ARTHUR AHRENS

Allen Arthur Ahrens, 55, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, March 7, 2014, in San Antonio.

A funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday, March 12, at 10 a.m. at the Marienkirche with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist, and Tricia Eilers, the vocalist.

Entombment followed in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Tuesday evening, March 11.

Ahrens, a resident of the White Oak community of Gillespie County, was born Feb. 15, 1959, in Fredericksburg, the son of Arthur B. Ahrens and Vernell E. Becker Ahrens.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Notre Dame Catholic Church, volunteered at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kerrville and played in the bands, “The Ramblers” and “The Nightshift.”

Wed
19
Mar

Mrs. Hugo Arlitt


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 were held Friday, March 14, at 2 p.m. at Der Stadt Friedhof with the Rev. David Priem officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Arlitt was born Sept. 23, 1924, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Willie Friedrich Cornehl and Elfriede Marie Mosel Cornehl. She married Hugo Arlitt on Nov. 21, 1948, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1996.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Curtis Green of Harper, and one granddaughter.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Arlitt was preceded in death by a brother, Adolf Cornehl, and a sister, Nora Cornehl.

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