Obituaries

Wed
11
Dec

Dwayne Justin Davis


DWAYNE DAVIS

Dwayne Justin Davis, 60, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

A memorial service was held Monday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter’s Funeral Home with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

Graveside services and interment of the cremains were held at the Davis Ranch.

Visitation was held Monday morning before the service.

Davis was born Dec. 4, 1952, in Fredericksburg, the son of Gould Davis Jr. and Kathleen Petsch Davis. He married Debra McHone on May 6, 1993, in Fredericksburg and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Davis is survived by two step-children and their spouses, Mark and Debbie Mund of Doss and Melody and Edward Krauskopf of Fredericksburg; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Wed
11
Dec

Margaret Elizabeth Gedrites


MARGARET GEDRITES

Margaret Elizabeth Gedrites, 89, nee Bradshaw, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.

No services are planned at this time.

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

Mrs. Gedrites was born Jan. 25, 1924, in Middleton, Ohio, the daughter of Albert Henry Bradshaw and Verna Haigh Bradshaw. She married Frank Albert Gedrites and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Duke Davis of Fredericksburg; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister, Alberta Beckett, of Middletown, Ohio.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Gedrites was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Memorials may be made to Make a Wish Foundation or the charity of choice. 

Wed
11
Dec

Mrs. Joseph Peter Kaiser


MRS. JOSEPH PETER KAISER

Mrs. Joseph Peter Kaiser, 99, nee Velma Edna Wahrmund, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehab Center.

A funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m., in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist and Annette Whittington was the vocalist.

Entombment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter’s Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Tuesday evening, Dec. 3.

Mrs. Kaiser was born Oct. 22, 1914, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Frank Peter Wahrmund Jr. and Ottilie A. Reinhard Wahrmund. She married Joseph Peter Kaiser on Aug. 21, 1934, in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Harper. He preceded her in death.

In earlier years, she was a nurse’s aide.

Wed
11
Dec

Mrs. Henry William Keyser Jr.

Mrs. Henry William Keyser Jr., 88, nee Bernice Stehling of Mason, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A funeral mass was celebrated Monday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

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

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter’s Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
11
Dec

Stanley S. Kothe


STANLEY S. KOTHE

Stanley S. Kothe, 83, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter’s Funeral Home with the Rev. David Priem officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist and Jackie Kunz was the vocalist.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Kothe was born Dec. 20, 1929, in Fredericksburg, the son of Herman Kothe and Emma Schmidt Kothe. He married Olga Woerner on Feb. 20, 1951 and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Kothe is survived by two daughters, three sons and their spouses, including Darrel and Cindy Kothe, Stevie and Julie Kothe, Cindy and Dale Turkett and Stannett and Kenneth Raute, all of Fredericksburg, and Dennis and Jerri Kothe of Vernon.

He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and JoAnn Kothe of Fredericksburg.

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11
Dec

Harold Pahl


HAROLD PAHL

Harold Pahl, 88, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 5, at 10:30 a.m., in Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter’s Funeral Home where visitation was held Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

Pahl was born at Luckenbach on July 4, 1925, the son of Max H. Pahl and Anna Meier Pahl. He married Meta Schaeferkoeter on Sept. 28, 1946, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, and she survives.

He attended the Luckenbach School and over the years, was a farmer and rancher in the Luckenbach community.

In addition to his wife, Pahl is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, including Charlotte and Larry Taylor and Stephanie and Pat Stahl, all of Fredericksburg, and Joscelyn and Murray McDonald of Hutto.

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11
Dec

Brady Ann Tindall

Brady Ann Tindall, four-month-old daughter of Christopher and Gerianne Tindall, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 9:30 a.m., in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Harnan officiating.

Interment followed at the Wilke Family Cemetery at Albert.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter’s Funeral Home.

The infant was born July 19, 2013, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Christopher Tindall and Gerianne Icke Tindall.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Aiden Grona, and a sister, Jo Lynn Smith.

Other survivors include her grandparents and great-grandparents: Patrick and Missy Cawley, Brady Tindall, Trisha Icke, Shirley Moehle and Violet Tindall.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ricky Icke, and great-grandfather, Calvin Moehle.

Memorials may be to the Brady Ann Tindall Fund.

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05
Dec

Funeral Service Announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Dec. 4 will appear under this heading.

MRS. HENRY KEYSER

Mrs. Henry William Keyser Jr., 88, nee Bernice Stehling of Mason, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, from 4-7 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 9, from 7 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

A vigil service will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. at Schaetter Funeral Home.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

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

 

Wed
04
Dec

Dwayne Justin Davis

Dwayne Justin Davis, 60, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

The family will receive visitors on Monday, Dec. 9, from 10-11 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home where a memorial service will begin at 11 a.m.

Interment of the cremains is planned at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
04
Dec

Mrs. Melba Durant


MRS. MELBA DURANT

Mrs. Melba Durant, 81, nee Debusk, of Harper, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Fredericksburg.

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

Private family services are planned.

Mrs. Durant was born Jan. 13, 1932, in Baltimore County, Md., the daughter of William Debusk and Elizabeth Martin Debusk.

She is survived by one son, one daughter and spouses, including Paul and Sandra Ridgell of Harper, and Roxann and Mike Kolbeck of Silver Lake, Kans.

Survivors also include six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Viola Cavendish of Ohio and Kathy Buie of California.

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

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

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