Obituaries

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Ricky Wayne Jung

Ricky Wayne Jung, 51, of Mesquite, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas.

Visitation was held Thursday, Dec. 19, from 4-6 p.m. at West-Hurtt Funeral Home in DeSoto.

Jung, a 1981 graduate of Fredericksburg High School, was born June 6, 1962, in Fredericksburg. His wife, Laurie, survives.

In addition to his wife, Jung is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Csilla Jung, and a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Benjamin Aamoth; two grandchildren, and two sisters, Thersea Taylor and Yvonne Jung.

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Gerda Lehmann Kothmann

Gerda Mathilde Lehmann Kothmann, 94, of Mason, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Concho Health and Rehabilitation Center in Eden.

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason with the Rev. Tim Scheffel officiating. Dreu Bearden was the organist and Carolyn Loeffler, the vocalist.

Interment followed at Gooch Cemetery.

Mrs. Kothmann was born Oct. 30, 1919, in Gillespie County, the daughter of William Lehmann and Rebecka Rode Lehmann. She married Lansing Kothmann on Aug. 22, 1940, at Christ Lutheran Church at Cherry Spring. He preceded her in death.

She was raised in the Loyal Valley community of Mason County and attended the Loyal Valley School through the eighth grade.

For 30 years, she was employed at Mason Auction Co.

Mrs. Kothmann is survived by one daughter, one son and spouses, Betty and Leon Thane of San Angelo and Lester and Cindy Kothmann of Mason.

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Leonard Philip Lott

Leonard Philip Lott, 90, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Sageser-Haas Post 650, American Legion of Harper; Zion Lutheran Church; Hill Country Memorial Hospice, or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

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23
Dec

Juanita Monreal


JUANITA MONREAL

Juanita Monreal, 93, nee Benavides, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a rosary service led by Deacon Francisco de la Torre, were held Wednesday evening, Dec. 18.

Mrs. Monreal was born March 8, 1920, in Laredo, the daughter of Sebastian Benavides and Julia Rendon Benavides. Her husband, Domingo Monreal, preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Alicia and Roger Trinkle of Fredericksburg.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Monreal was preceded in death by a brother, Sebastian Benavides and a sister, Ernestina Castillo.

Memorials may be made to the Hill Country Hospice or Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

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23
Dec

Fred Muegge

Fred Muegge, 66, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.

Arrangements are pending with Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202.

A complete obituary will follow.

Mon
23
Dec

Billy Milton Ray


BILLY MILTON RAY

Billy Milton Ray, 93, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services and interment were held Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Nathan C. Aviles officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Ray was born March 1, 1920, in Shreveport, La., the son of Bedford Forrest Ray and Johnie Pearl Burke Ray. He married Elizabeth Wilson. They later divorced.

He then married Ann (Jane) Buckwalter Dancy. They were married for 40 years until her death in 2005.

A graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, Ray received his master of science degree from the University of Pittsburg where he also taught for three years.

Ray spent his career in engineering, including seven years managing a nuclear weapons test program at the Naval Ammunition Depot in Lualualei, Hawaii.

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23
Dec

Ronald Raoul Reese


RONALD REESE

Ronald Raoul Reese, 79, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

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

Reese was born July 31, 1934, in Houston, the son of John Goodwin Reese and Lucille DelHomme Reese. He married Sarah Huber on June 27, 1959, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Reese is survived by four daughters, three sons and spouses, including Celeste Reese of Austin; Laura and Randy Carle, Missouri City; Sherri Angels, Burnet; Ron and Diana Reese, Texarkana, Ark.; Joe Reese, Pearland; Pauline and Bill Herbert, Marble Falls, and John and Courtney Reese, Arlington.

Survivors also include 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Reese was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Aaron Reese.

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23
Dec

Susan Marie Spangenberg

Susan Marie Spangenberg, 37, of Austin and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

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23
Dec

Ruby Thompson

Ruby Thompson, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

No services are planned at this time.

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

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

A complete obituary will follow.

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Dec

Ruby Achinelli

Ruby Achinelli, 86, nee Rossberg, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home, with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, Holy Ghost Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

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