Obituaries

Wed
18
Sep

John J. Lehman

John J. Lehman, 94, of Fredericksburg and formerly of La Grange, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Lehman was born May 10, 1919, in Bradford, Penn., the son of George Joseph Lehman and Theresa Ledden Lehman. He married Margaret Bach on May 5, 1945. She preceded him in death.

During World War II, Lehman was a lieutenant in the United States Navy.

He was a chemical engineer and retired as vice-president of sales with Koch Industries.

He is survived by two daughters, two sons and spouses, including Elizabeth and Al Napier and Jeff and Lori Lehman, all of Fredericksburg; Jim Lehman of Las Cruces, N.M., and Kathi and Kelly Toombs of Prairie Village, Kan.; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Wed
18
Sep

John Henry Newsom

John Henry Newsom, 90, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where a memorial service was held today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m.

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

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
18
Sep

Joyce Marie O’Rear

Joyce Marie O’Rear, 72, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.

A memorial service is planned at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Tom Cole and Joyce O’Rear Scholarship Fund, Amarillo College, P.O. Box 447, Amarillo, Texas 79105-9973 or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will be published in a later issue.

Wed
18
Sep

Lorenzo C. (Lee) Welch

Lorenzo C. (Lee) Welch, 44, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, as the result of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with interment of the cremains following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

 

Wed
11
Sep

Funeral Service Announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Sept. 11 will appear under this heading.

 

PEARL BURKETT

Pearl Wilhelmina Schwethelm Burkett, 97, of Kerrville, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m., at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kerrville.

Interment at Garden of Memories will be held beforehand on Friday, Sept. 13.

Memorials may be made to the Hill Country Youth Ranch or to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
11
Sep

Mrs. Randal (Paula) Johnson

Mrs. Randal (Paula) Johnson, 61, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, from 4-7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m., at Fredericksburg Funeral Home Chapel, with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
11
Sep

Francis Charles Heep

Francis Charles Heep, 71, of Dallas and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist, and Donna Durst, the vocalist.

Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Friday evening, Aug. 30.

Heep was born Jan. 22, 1942, in Fredericksburg, the son of Francis Xavier Heep and Gladys Edna Seelig Heep.

Survivors include one daughter, Becky McCaskill, and two sons and spouses, David and Vivian Heep and Jeffrey and Jenae Heep, all of Mississippi, and nine grandchildren.

Wed
11
Sep

Vera Scrimsher


VERA SCRIMSHER

Vera Scrimsher, 90, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Hobbs, N.M., died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with Dave White officiating.

 Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Ms. Scrimsher was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Nowata, Okla., the daughter of Charles Scrimsher and Nancy Pruitt Scrimsher.

For many years, she worked as a cashier at a grocery store.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Davis of Fredericksburg; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Denny Scrimsher of Verden, Okla.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Scrimsher was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Fredericksburg or to the charity of choice.

Wed
11
Sep

Brent David Walkup


BRENT WALKUP

Brent David Walkup, 29, of Mason, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Beckmann Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating.

Cremation was planned afterward.

Visitation was held Monday evening, Sept. 1, at the funeral chapel.

Walkup was born Sept. 7, 1983, in Baytown, the son of Jerry Walkup and Peggy Jasek Walkup.

A graduate of PCAL Christian Academy, Walkup joined the United States Air Force in 2002 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was discharged in 2007.

He worked for Pioneer Natural Resources as a foreman.

Survivors include his father, Jerry Walkup, and his wife, Jeanette, of Kenefick; his mother, Peggy Jackson and her husband, Clarence (Nugget), of Dayton; a grandmother, Louise Shaw of Kenefick; grandfather, Edward Jasek of Crosby, and a sister, Rhonda Gayle Walkup of Conroe.

Wed
11
Sep

Mrs. Charles Weinheimer

Mrs. Charles Weinheimer, 90, nee Lorine Danz of Stonewall, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Knopp Assisted Living Center.

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following in the Stonewall Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Hill Country University Center or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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