Obituaries

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.

Wed
11
Sep

Rachel Ruth Witt

Rachel Ruth Witt, 87, nee Potts, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Services were held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Beckmann Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Witt was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Harrisburg, Ill., the daughter of Joseph Potts and Carrie Theodocia Haynes Potts. She married Harry Arthur Witt in Chicago Ill. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Witt is survived by three daughters, one son and spouses, including Gloria Jean and Joseph McSparin of Fredericksburg; Janice Lee and Chuck Vostry of San Antonio; Marilyn Witt of Fredericksburg, and Harry Arnold Witt of New Orleans, La.

Survivors also include 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Wed
11
Sep

Clarence (Spike) Zatopek

Clarence Frank (Spike) Zatopek, 95, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Heritage Place.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, from 4-6 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 13, from 7-8:15 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 8:15 a.m., Friday, Sept. 13, and from 9-10 a.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church where the funeral will begin at 10 a.m.

Graveside services with military honors and interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
11
Sep

Michael Zenner


MICHAEL ZENNER

Michael Zenner, 63, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. James Engelmann officiating.

Graveside services with military honors and interment followed at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, that afternoon.

Zenner was born March 13, 1950, in Fredericksburg, the son of John W. Zenner and Thekla Rischner Zenner.

Survivors include a daughter, Jameye J. Zenner of Blanco; a step-daughter and spouse, Stephanie and Charlie Lile of Corpus Christi; a step-son and spouse, Nathan and Mini Terres of California, and four grandchildren.

He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Barbara Zenner of Fredericksburg, and a sister-in-law, Barbara, Mrs. Dennis Zenner of Fredericksburg.

In addition to his parents, Zenner was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Zenner.

Thu
05
Sep

Werner Leonard Franz


WERNER FRANZ

Werner Leonard Franz, 91, of the Luckenbach community of Gillespie County, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. David Priem officiating.

Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Visitation was held Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning at the funeral chapel.

Franz was born Sept. 8, 1921, at Luckenbach, the son of Leonard Franz and Hulda Eckhardt Franz. He married Alberta C. Manske on Jan. 17, 1948, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death on April 22, 2009.

A farmer and rancher his entire life, Franz was also a U.S. Navy veteran. He served from Oct. 18, 1944, to June 11, 1946, and was discharged with the rank of Coxswain. He received numerous awards and citations for his service.

Thu
05
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 interment following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund or to the charity of choice.

Schaetter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Thu
05
Sep

Joshua Channing (Josh) Kraus


JOSHUA KRAUS

Joshua Channing (Josh) Kraus, 25, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist and Tricia Eilers, 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 Wednesday evening, Aug. 28.

Kraus was born July 18, 1988, in Fredericksburg, the son of Michael James Kraus and Gay Nell Reeves Kraus.

Survivors include his parents, Michael and Gay Kraus of Fredericksburg; three brothers and one sister, including Jared Kraus of New Braunfels; Justin Kraus, Jacquelynn Kraus and Jordan Kraus, all of Fredericksburg.

Wed
04
Sep

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.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
04
Sep

Michael Zenner

Michael Zenner, 63, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m. at Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel with interment following that afternoon at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Golden Hub or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Fri
30
Aug

Funeral Service Announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Aug. 28 will appear under this heading.

 

MICHAEL ZENNER

Michael Zenner, 63, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 2, from 4-6 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 7-10 a.m.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m., at Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel.

Graveside services and interment with military honors will follow Tuesday, at 2 p.m., at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Golden Hub or to the charity of choice.

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