Obituaries

Wed
29
Oct

William Cameron Hawkes

William Cameron Hawkes, 84, of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Fredericksburg, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.

Services will be held Monday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. at Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater, Florida.

Memorials may be made to All Children’s Hospital Foundation, 500 7th Ave South, 6th Floor, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
29
Oct

Eddie J. Heimann

Eddie J. Heimann, 81, of Garland, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.

Graveside services and interment were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Rockwall with the Rev. Gordon Illausky officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Rest Haven Funeral Home of Rockwall.

Heimann was born Aug. 1, 1933, in Fredericksburg, the son of Edgar John Heimann and Veda Elizabeth Woodward Heimann. His wife, Jane, preceded him in death.

He was a United States Army veteran and was a truck driver.

Heimann is survived by two daughters, Mary Skoritowski and her husband, Edward, and Debra Heimann; and two sons, Jimmy Heimann and David Heimann and his wife, Lisa.

Survivors also include 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a brother, Wayne Heimann, and a sister, RoseEllen Johnson.

In addition to his wife and parents, Heimann was preceded in death by a son, Eddie J. Heimann II.

Wed
29
Oct

Gerlene Hill


GERLENE 'GRANDMA' HILL

Gerlene (Grandma) Hill, 73, nee Eckhardt, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Tuesday evening, Oct. 21.

Mrs. Hill was born Oct. 18, 1940, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Alfred Eckhardt and Elisa Priess Eckhardt. She married Raymond Hill who preceded her in death.

Over the years, she was a private care nurse.

She is survived by three sons and one daughter, including Kirby Davis and his wife, Linda; Glen Davis and his wife, Patricia, and Gordon Davis, all of Fredericksburg, and Barbara Mize-Maples and her husband, John, of Kerrville.

Also surviving are six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Wed
29
Oct

Walter Hohmann

Walter Hohmann, 96, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Knopp Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Graveside services with military honors and interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his memory to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, Hill Country Memorial Hospice, Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
29
Oct

Jackson (Jackie) Kuhlmann

Jackson (Jackie) Kuhlmann, 66, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 2:30 p.m. at Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
29
Oct

Mrs. Calvin Otte


MRS. CALVIN OTTE

Mrs. Calvin Otte, 64, nee Brenda Joyce Jordan of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in San Antonio.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Priem officiating. Annabel Wilkinson was the pianist.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Otte was born May 2, 1950, in Macon, Georgia, the daughter of Fred Jordan and Eva Irvin Jordan. She married Calvin Otte on May 28, 2005, in Fredericksburg and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Otte is survived by one son, Wade Prewitt of Madison Park, Oklahoma; and two step-sons and their spouses, James and Kim Otte of Plano and William and Lindsey Otte of Nashville, Tennessee.

Survivors also include two step-grandchildren, and a sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Corkey Stovall of Lone Star.

Wed
29
Oct

Herbert Louis Pyka


HERBERT LOUIS PYKA

Herbert Louis Pyka, 81, of Fair Oaks Ranch, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.

A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Boerne.

Visitation and a rosary service were held beforehand at the church.

Interment took place Friday, Oct. 24, at 9:15 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Arrangements were under the direction of Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.

Pyka was born Sept. 2, 1933, in Fredericksburg, the son of Louis and Lillian Pyka. He married Pat Laquey who preceded him in death.

A St. Mary’s High School graduate, Pyka attended college at Texas A&M University and graduated from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos with a master’s degree in industrial arts.

After enlisting and serving in the Army National Guard, Pyka transferred to the U.S. Army and was called to active duty, completing tours in South Korea and Vietnam.

Wed
29
Oct

Roger Arden Rietz

Roger Arden Rietz, 68, of Doss, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

Graveside services and interment were held at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, at the Precious Memories Cemetery located on the Lively ranch at Doss.

Memorials may be made to Ave Maria Hospice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Fri
24
Oct

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Oct. 22 will appear under this heading.

 

MRS. GUADALUPE ALBITER

Mrs. Guadalupe Albiter, 59, nee Yolanda Medina of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in a San Antonio hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 4-7 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 30, from 7-9:45 a.m.

A rosary service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 9:45 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 30.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to the charity of choice.

 

JACKSON ‘JACKIE’ KUHLMANN

Wed
22
Oct

Betty J. Creamer

Betty J. Creamer, 88, of San Antonio and formerly of Austin and Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.

A memorial service is planned at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with interment following in Fort Sam Houston.

Arrangements are pending with Puente and Sons in San Antonio.

A complete obituary will follow.

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