Obituaries

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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.

Thu
10
Oct

Mrs. Charles Wayne Modrall

Mrs. Charles Wayne Modrall, 73, nee Kathy Bibby, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in a San Antonio hospital.

Graveside services and interment were held Friday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m., at Greenwood Cemetery with Gary Colvin officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Modrall was born Jan. 8, 1940, in West Newton, Penn., the daughter of Harry and Ruth Allen Bibby. She married Charles Wayne Modrall on June 22, 1957, in Carlsbad, N.M., and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Modrall is survived by two brothers, Scotty Bibby of Dallas and David Bibby of Midland.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Thu
10
Oct

Richard A. Neffendorf Jr.


RICHARD A. NEFFENDORF JR.

Richard A. Neffendorf Jr., 83, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Beckmann Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Burdick officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was held Sunday evening, Oct. 6, at the funeral chapel.

Neffendorf was born July 23, 1930, in Fredericksburg, the son of Richard Neffendorf Sr. and Frieda Friedrich Neffendorf. He married Ruth Gerloff on Dec. 23, 1953, in Fredericksburg and she survives.

After 32 years in numerous positions in banking, the latest as vice president, he began a trucking business, delivering alfalfa hay.

Over the years, he was involved in leadership with the Boy Scouts, the 4-H Club, and he also served as trustee for the Doss and Fredericksburg schools. He was also involved with the Billie Boosters and the Band Boosters.

Neffendorf was a member of Victory Fellowship Church.

Thu
10
Oct

Leo Norman III

Leo Norman III, 48, of Kemah, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.

A memorial mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m., at Shrine of the True Cross in Dickinson, with interment following at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Norman, of Kemah; his father, Leo (Junior) Norman Jr. and his wife, Dorothy, of Fredericksburg; a son, Caleb Norman, of Fredericksburg; two step-daughters, Tanya Lemus and Jennifer Yancey; two step-brothers, Brad Curtis and Chad Curtis, and six grandchildren.

Norman was preceded in death by his mother, Madonna Norman, and brother, Dannan Norman.

Thu
10
Oct

Petra Hernandez Serrato

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation will begin Friday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m.

A vigil service will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., at the funeral chapel.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Cremation will follow.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Thu
10
Oct

Loyd C. Smith

Loyd C. Smith, 83, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehab.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m., at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

A complete obituary will follow.

Fri
04
Oct

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Oct. 2 will appear under this heading.

 

WERNER KLEIN

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

Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 4, from 4-7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 5, from 7:30-9:45 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A vigil service will be held Friday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m., at the funeral chapel.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, St. Mary’s Parish Capital Campaign or to the charity of choice.

 

LARRY KOLMEIER

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

Wed
02
Oct

John S. Adamson III


JOHN S. ADAMSON III

John S. Adamson III, 72, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

Funeral services, followed by interment, were held Friday, Sept. 13, in Sealy, under the direction of Knesek Brothers Funeral Home.

Honors at graveside were accorded by the Houston Police Department Honor Guard.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. at Stonewall Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Welch officiating.

Adamson was born Feb. 21, 1941, the son of John Adamson and Margie Duke Adamson.

Adamson was a retired captain with the Houston Police Department. He served for 44 years, rising up from the ranks of patrolman, detective and captain.

Upon his retirement from the HPD in 2006, he moved to Fredericksburg and in the last few years, was active in local churches and the community.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Michael Joslin of Houston, and a daughter, Margie Adamson of Cypress, and two grandchildren.

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