Obituaries

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Sharee Rosalin Creech Shermer


SHAREE ROSALIN CREECH SHERMER

Sharee Rosalin Creech Shermer, 82, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

A memorial mass was celebrated Saturday, Sept. 20, at 9:30 a.m. at the Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mission Park Funeral Chapels of San Antonio.

Mrs. Shermer was born May 6, 1932, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of James and Dorothy Creech.

 She was talented in both the visual and performing arts and worked in many different mediums. She was also professionally trained as both a pianist and in voice as a soprano.

She sang in the church choir and performed with the Fredericksburg Theater Compay.

Mrs. Shermer is survived by three sons and five daughters, including Dayton D.  Shermer III (Debbie), David G. Shermer, Brian J. Shermer, Karyn Shermer Saner, Terese Shermer, Laurel Shermer Walker (Tam), Angel Shermer Merry (James) and DeDe Shermer Albus (Stan).

Wed
24
Sep

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Sept. 24 will appear under this heading.

 

MRS. WALTER OSTENDORF

Mrs. Walter Ostendorf, 76, nee Lenora Ella Carline Mueller of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m., at Bethany Lutheran Church with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 5-7 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 7:30-8:15 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home and from 9-10 a.m., at the church.

Memorials may be made to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Ave Maria Hospice or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

 

DOROTHY KOEPKE

Dorothy Koepke, 81, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Wed
24
Sep

E. Rubin Bernhard Jr., M.D.

E. Rubin Bernhard Jr., M.D, 82, of San Antonio, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel in San Antonio with the Rev. Steve Coker officiating.

Bernhard was born Oct. 22, 1931, in San Antonio, the son of Ernest Rubin Bernhard Sr. and Lydia Clara Bernhard. He married JoAnn McGaughey who preceded him in death.

Bernhard grew up in Fredericksburg and was a 1949 Fredericksburg High School graduate. He attended Texas Lutheran College, graduating in 1952, and in 1956, he graduated from the University of Texas Medical School.

He joined the U.S. Navy and served as a physician from 1958-1961.

Bernhard was a family practitioner serving the south side of San Antonio for 50 years. He was vice president of the Texas Medical Association and president of the Bexar County Medical Society.

Wed
24
Sep

Jerry Wayne Durst

Jerry Wayne Durst, 58, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Event Center, with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Jerry W. Durst Scholarship Fund or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
24
Sep

Lila (Spooky) Hartmann

Lila (Spooky) Hartmann, 69, of Irving and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
24
Sep

Nancy Inman


NANCY INMAN

Nancy Inman, 65, nee Gold, of Willow City, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

Graveside services and interment were held Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. at the Willow City Cemetery with the Rev. Pam Traver officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Monday evening, Sept. 15.

Mrs. Inman was born Aug. 26, 1949, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Clinton Gold and Florine Land Gold. She married Marion Inman in 1975. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2012.

She was employed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and worked at the Admiral Nimitz Museum.

Survivors include a son, Shawn Inman of Willow City; a daughter and son-in-law, Mandie and Travis Cook of Fredericksburg; one granddaughter, and a sister and brother-in-law, Annette and Kenneth (Stormy) Maner of Doss.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Wed
24
Sep

Vivienne C. Jones

Vivienne C. Jones, 86, nee Duncan, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

A funeral mass was celebrated at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist, and Donna Jackson, the vocalist.

A rosary service was held beforehand.

Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jones was born Aug. 29, 1928, in Waterville, Maine, the daughter of James and Helene Duncan. She married Albert M. Jones on April 2, 1951, and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Jones is survived by two daughters, Mary Fluckey and her husband, Bruce, and Carolyn Lind.

Survivors also include six grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a sister, Joy Noble.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, as well as a son, Alan Michael Jones.

Wed
24
Sep

John Lee (Coonie) Kasper


JOHN LEE (COONIE) KASPER

John Lee (Coonie) Kasper, 53, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehab.

A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with Deacon Patrick Klein officiating.

Visitation with the family was held beforehand.

Interment of the cremains will take place at a later date.

Kasper was born Aug. 3, 1961, in Anahuac, the son of Kenneth Karl Kasper and Kathryn Reeh Kasper.

Survivors include his mother, Kathryn Kasper, of Fredericksburg; two sisters, two brothers and spouses, including Glenn Wayne Kasper and Kendnel and Yollie Kasper, all of Fredericksburg; Marsha and Conrad Welge and Kandice and Myron Jost, all of Doss, and a sister-in-law, Sherry, Mrs. Kelly Kasper of Fredericksburg.

Kasper was preceded in death by his father, and a brother, Kelly Kasper.

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

Wed
24
Sep

Donna Melville Kluckman


DONNA MELVILLE KLUCKMAN

Donna Melville Kluckman, 92, of San Antonio and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Sodalis Elder Care in San Antonio.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Graveside services with military honors and interment will follow at 1:30 p.m., Friday, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Mrs. Kluckman was born Nov. 26, 1921, in New York, New York, the daughter of Ellsmere Melville and Irene Kelly Melville.

She is survived by eight children, 16 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Wed
24
Sep

Karl-Heinz J. Krenz

Karl-Heinz J. Krenz, 65, of Wimberley and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. at Thomason Funeral Home in Wimberley.

Interment with full military honors will take place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or any local VFW Post.

A complete obituary will follow next week.

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