Obituaries

Wed
16
Oct

Carl H. Meurer

Carl H. Meurer, 89, of San Antonio, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with interment following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
16
Oct

Petra Hernandez Serrato


PETRA SERRATO

Petra Hernandez Serrato, 87, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Friday, Oct. 11.

Mrs. Serrato was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Del Rio, the daughter of Mateo Hernandez and Manuella Cardona Hernandez. She married Ramon Serrato on Jan. 30, 1976, in Fredericksburg. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by 10 children, including Guadalupe Torres and Jesse Bonilla, both of Fredericksburg; Linda Hernandez and Jorge Hernandez, both of Mexico; Maria Serrato, Lockhart; Jimmy Serrato, Elizabeth Serrato and Susana Garcia, all of San Antonio; Ray Martinez of New Mexico, and Fred Cardana of Illinois.

Thu
10
Oct

Douglas Leon Arnold

Douglas Leon Arnold, 95, of Kerrville, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., at the Rocky Community Church at Hye.

Arrangements were under the direction of Crofts-Crow Funeral Home of Johnson City.

Douglas was born Oct. 17, 1917, at Spicewood, the son of William and Allie Arnold. He married Lillian Brodbeck on June 24, 1942. They celebrated 60 years of marriage before she preceded him in death.

The Arnolds lived in the Rocky Creek community where he worked in excavation and construction.  He founded the Rocky Community Church in 1953.  They retired to Kerrville in 1984.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and John (Buzz) Thurman of Kerrville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by two sisters, Ozell Glass of Leakey and Doris Nell Voges of New Braunfels, and one brother, Billy Arnold of Eastland.  

Thu
10
Oct

Donna Caraway


DONNA CARAWAY

Donna Caraway, 69, nee Lansford, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

Graveside services were held Thursday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m., in the Family Chapel at Greenwood Cemetery with Chaplain Alan Matthies officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Mrs. Caraway was born Sept. 5, 1944, in Carrizo Springs, the daughter of Don Baily Lansford and Archie Della Bassinger Lansford. She married Ken Caraway on Nov. 8, 1991, in Brady, and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Caraway is survived by three children and their spouses, including Penny and Greg Gail of Fond du Lac, Wisc.; Donna Mae and Ron Horton of St. Louis, Mo. and Bobby Turman of Marble Falls; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one half-sister, Jackie Morris of Port Isabel.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or to the charity of choice.

Thu
10
Oct

Diane Cobis

Diane Cobis, 47, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, National Ataxia Foundation, Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Thu
10
Oct

Norma (Nina) Moldenhauer Grelle


NORMA MOLDENHAUER GRELLE

Norma (Nina) Moldenhauer Grelle, 90, of Midland, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Senior Care Nursing Home in Midland.

Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., at Resthaven Memorial Park Mausoleum in Midland with Jimmy Daniel officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory of Midland.

Mrs. Grelle was born Jan. 5, 1923, in Gillespie County, the daughter of Adolph Moldenhauer and Amelia Herbort Moldenhauer. She married Eugene Henry Grelle on Nov. 7, 1942 in Austin. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1992.

Over the years, she had been a preschool teacher.

Mrs. Grelle is survived by two sons, three daughters and spouses, including: Donald Eugene and Janice Grelle, of Mart; Kenneth Gregg and Dianne Grelle, of San Antonio; Karyl Ann and Larry Johnson, of San Angelo; Peggy and Don Kinnison, and Linda and Terry Fieseler, all of Midland.

Thu
10
Oct

Werner Walter Klein


WERNER WALTER KLEIN

Werner Walter Klein, 92, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, Oct, 5, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist, and Frosty and Susan Rees, the vocalists.

Graveside services with military honors and interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home, where visitation and a vigil service were led Friday evening, Oct. 4, by Deacon Curtis Klein.

Visitation with the family was held Friday evening, Oct. 4, and Saturday morning, Oct. 5, at Schaetter Funeral Home.

Klein was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Stonewall, the son of William Henry Klein and Christina Jenschke Klein. He married Esther Koennecke on June 19, 1943, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and she survives.

Thu
10
Oct

Larry Maurice Kolmeier

Larry Maurice Kolmeier, 55, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.

A memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Thu
10
Oct

Martha Kurela

Martha Kurela, 97, nee Sherry, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 8, at noon, at St. Mary Magdalene Byzantine Catholic Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of David G. Martens and Son Funeral Home of Cleveland, Ohio.

Mrs. Kurela was born March 27, 1916, the daughter of Stephen and Helen Sherry. She married John Gailus who preceded her in death. Her second husband, Joseph Kurela, also preceded her in death. 

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Martha Jo and Karel Pekarek, of Harper; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Kurela was preceded in death by two daughters, Rosemary Baratko and Helen (Dolly) Anzalone.

Thu
10
Oct

Modena Marschall

Modena Marschall, 95, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.

Graveside services and interment will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m., at the Marschall-Meusebach Cemetery in the Cherry Spring community.

Memorials may be made to the Gillespie County Historical Society or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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