Obituaries

Wed
20
Jan

Hugo Alvin (Porky) Stehling Jr.


HUGO ALVIN (PORKY) STEHLING JR.

Hugo Alvin (Porky) Stehling Jr., 78, of El Paso, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg. Visitation and a rosary service were held before the Mass.

Private graveside services and interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of El Paso where a memorial service was held Thursday, Dec. 10.

Stehling was born Jan. 2, 1937, in Fredericksburg, the son of Hugo Joseph Stehling and Dora Kraus Stehling.

After attending St. Mary’s Catholic School, Stehling graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in home economics, after having studied interior design.

He moved to El Paso in 1964 to establish his career, concentrating on commercial interior design.

Wed
20
Jan

Eugene W. (Gene) Sturrock

Eugene W. (Gene) Sturrock, 92, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Mission Park Funeral Chapel North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Dr., San Antonio.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
20
Jan

Mrs. Willie A. Wehmeyer Jr.


MRS. WILLIE A. WEHMEYER JR.

Mrs. Willie A. Wehmeyer Jr., 86, nee Bernice Anita Scherer of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating. Bernice Basse was the organist and Joyce Priem, the vocalist.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Wehmeyer was born Feb. 13, 1929, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Felix E.A. Scherer and Meta Selma Gold Scherer. She married Willie Alvin Wehmeyer Jr. on May 21, 1950, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2012.

Over the years, she was a member of the Lydia Circle at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

Mon
18
Jan

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Jan. 13 will appear under this heading.

GILBERT E. DURST

Gilbert E. Durst, 94, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, and from 7 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 19.

The body will lie in state at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, St. Mary’s School or to the charity of choice.

 

MRS. CLINTON FRITZ

Mrs. Clinton Fritz, 81, nee Edna Lena Klein of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville.

Wed
13
Jan

Mrs. Leonard Bachmayer


MRS. LEONARD BACHMAYER

Mrs. Leonard Bachmayer, 69, nee Mary Elise Friedrich of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, in Kerrville.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at Bethany Lutheran Church with the Rev. Elliott Pancoast officiating.

Interment followed in the Friedrich Family Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Sunday evening and Monday morning.

Mrs. Bachmayer was born May 31, 1946, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Edmund Friedrich and Hedwig Ahrens Friedrich. She married Leonard Bachmayer Jr. on Nov. 25, 1983, in Bethany Lutheran Church, and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bachmayer is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Clara Ridley of Fredericksburg and Leonard Wayne and Karie Bachmayer of Burnet, and four grandchildren.

Wed
13
Jan

Mrs. Douglas Behrends


MRS. DOUGLAS BEHRENDS

Mrs. Douglas Behrends, 53, nee Beverly Ann Usener of Blanco and Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with Chaplain William Carlson officiating.

Visitation was held prior to the service.

Private family disposition of the cremains is planned at a later date.

Mrs. Behrends was born July 15, 1962, in Fort Lee, Virginia, the daughter of Clinton Harry Usener and Ann Louise Kaiser Usener. She married Douglas Behrends on June 8, 2001, in Fredericksburg and he survives.

She was a graduate of Andress High School in El Paso, and was employed by the Fredericksburg Independent School District.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Behrends is survived by two children, Sattler Sanchez of Blanco and Tanner Sanchez of San Marcos.

Wed
13
Jan

Lois Edith Bissett

Lois Edith Bissett, 97, of Lockhart, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral chapel.

Interment will follow in the Harper Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hill Country SPCA, Harper First Baptist Church or the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
13
Jan

Mrs. Karry Franklin

Mrs. Karry Franklin, 61, nee Debra Ann Hawkins of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2015.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with Deacon Pat Klein officiating.

Disposition of the cremains is planned at a later date.

Mrs. Franklin was born Aug. 4, 1954, in Abilene, the daughter of Benjamin Luther Hawkins and Dorothy Ann Westerhoff Hawkins. She married Karry Franklin on Nov. 7, 1992, in Fredericksburg and he survives.

In addition to her husband who resides in Leander, Mrs. Franklin is survived by one daughter, Sara Shoreland of Austin; two sons, Christian Franklin of Mesquite and Ty Franklin of College Station, and one sister, Elizabeth Jimenez of Georgetown.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Wed
13
Jan

John Stephen Graham

John Stephen Graham, 61, of Harper, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home, with Deacon Pat Klein officiating.

Visitation was held prior to the service.

Graham was born Jan. 8, 1954, in Houston, the son of Theodore Stephen Graham and Katherine Evelyn Known Graham.

He was a graduate of the University of Texas.

Survivors include his sister, Lisa C. Jackson of Johnson City.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Wed
13
Jan

Mrs. Clayton Grobe

Mrs. Clayton Grobe, 86, nee Rosa Straube of Doss, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

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

Memorials may be made to the Doss Volunteer Fire Department or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

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