Obituaries

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Mrs. Everton A. (Shorty) Brown


MRS. EVERTON A. (SHORTY) BROWN

Mrs. Everton A. (Shorty) Brown, 88, nee Lucile D. Vorpahl of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. D.G. McCoury officiating. Annabel Wilkinson was the pianist and Gary Covin, the vocalist.

Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Brown was born April 5, 1925, in Guadalupe County, the daughter of Richard Vorpahl and Martha Krueger Vorpahl. She married Everton A. (Shorty) Brown on June 12, 1943, in Seguin. He preceded her in death on April 1, 1995.

Survivors include one daughter, Faun Blackburn of Somerset.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by one grandson, Jade Blackburn, and three brothers, Glenn Vorpahl, Kermit Vorpahl and Dale Vorpahl.

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Mrs. Rudie L. Franke

Mrs. Rudie L. Franke, 103, nee Emma Martha Kaiser of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Thursday, March 6, from 9-10:45 a.m.

A rosary service will be held Thursday, March 6, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church followed by interment in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice.

A complete obituary will follow.

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Mar

Ronald Lee (Ronnie) Gray


RONALD LEE (RONNIE) GRAY

Ronald Lee (Ronnie) Gray, 58, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

No services are planned at this time.

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

Gray was born Aug. 11, 1955, in East St. Louis, Ill., the son of Glenn Gray and Jean Osborne Gray.

He was a heavy equipment operator and painter.

Survivors include his mother, Jean Krohn, and a sister, Susan Stephens, both of Fredericksburg.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Robert Gray.

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

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Mrs. Jerome Hubalek

Mrs. Jerome Hubalek, 84, nee Caramel Joy Albrecht, of Taylor and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 6, at 2 p.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

Private interment will follow in Ganado.

Memorials may be made to The Good Samaritan Center, Hill Country Memorial Hospice or Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

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Mar

Mrs. Robert Charles (R.C.) Kneupper

Mrs. Robert Charles (R.C.) Kneupper, 95, nee Augusta Mary Bippert of Comfort, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 3, at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Comfort with the Rev. Shelley Summont officiating.

Interment followed at the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery at Helotes.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home of Comfort where visitation was held Sunday evening, March 2.

Mrs. Kneupper was born Aug. 6, 1918, in La Coste, Medina County, the daughter of William R. Bippert and Sophie Geiger Bippert. She married Elton Steubing who died Aug. 9, 1963.

On April 11, 1969, she married R.C. Kneupper who died Jan. 9, 1993.

Mrs. Kneupper is survived by two sons, Carlton Steubing of Aurora, Colo., and Royce Steubing and his wife, Dolores, of Comfort; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

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Helen Evelyn Koennecke


HELEN EVELYN KOENNECKE

Helen Evelyn Koennecke, 90, nee Spenrath, of Comfort, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Comfort with the Rev. Shelley Simmont officiating.

Interment followed in the Comfort Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Friday evening, Feb. 28.

Mrs. Koennecke, a retired school teacher, was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Comfort, the daughter of Eric Spenrath and Ella Schaefer Spenrath. She married Percy A. Koennecke on April 24, 1948, in Comfort. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Jane Danz of Kerrville, and Joy Faigen and her husband, Mitch, of Newport Beach, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Survivors also include a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Gloria Ann Spenrath of Comfort.

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Walter Webster Marr

Walter Webster Marr, 91, of Harper, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

A celebration of life is planned at a later date.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

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Dorothea Meier

Dorothea Meier, 88, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, March 3, 2014.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation will be held Thursday, March 6, from 4-6:30 p.m., and Friday, March 7, from 7-10 a.m.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 7, at 10 a.m., in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

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John Joseph O’Malley Jr.

John Joseph O’Malley Jr., 89, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Friday, March 7, from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, March 8, from 7-9:45 a.m.

A vigil service will be held Friday, March 7, at 6 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 9:45 a.m., Saturday, March 8.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 8, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Graveside services with military honors and interment will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The Good Samaritan Center, Ave Maria Hospice or to the charity of choice.

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Mar

Elizabeth (Betty) Scheck


ELIZABETH (BETTY) SCHECK

Elizabeth (Betty) Scheck, nee Fry, 74, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at the VFW Hall.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mason Funeral Home of Mason.

Mrs. Scheck was born Feb. 11, 1940, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of George Sydney Fry and Mary Lenore Cavender Fry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Scheck.

She was raised in Illinois and taught elementary school after graduating from college.

She also owned a tavern in Illinois.

Mrs. Scheck moved to Fredericksburg in 1993 and was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School.

When her children were young, she was active with Cub Scouting.

Mrs. Scheck is survived by one daughter, Jennifer McCort Kunz and her husband, Robert, of Fredericksburg, and a sister, Penny Myers of Racine, Wisc.

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