Debra Ann Maymi

Debra Ann Maymi, daughter of Buddy and Ida Braeutigam, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Portland, Ore., as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident.

A memorial service will be held in Portland on Saturday Dec. 7.

A second memorial service is pending and will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church.

A complete obituary will follow.


Robert Brian Meurer


Robert Brian Meurer, 57, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in a San Antonio hospital.

A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist; while Nancy Maenius, Lorna Weiershausen and Avery Meurer were the vocalists.

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, Nov. 29.

Meurer was born Sept. 10, 1956, in Fredericksburg, the son of John Jacob Meurer and Lillian Wahrmund Meurer. He married Dianna Kott on Sept. 16, 1978,0 in Fredericksburg and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Meurer is survived by one son, Neil Meurer of Fredericksburg, and a daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Sam Weinberg, of San Antonio.


Mrs. Antonio Moreno Sr.


Mrs. Antonio Moreno Sr., 59, nee Maria Zamora, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.

Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where the family received visitors Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 4-6 p.m.

Interment of the cremains is planned at a later date.

Mrs. Moreno was born Jan. 21, 1954, in Mexico, the daughter of Juan Zamora and Cecilia Maldonedo Zamora. She married Antonio Moreno Sr. who survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Moreno is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Antonio and Jennifer Moreno of Stonewall, and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the family for medical expenses.


Harold Pahl

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

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 5-7 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 5, from 7-9 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

A complete obituary will follow.


Maria Palmer


Maria Palmer, 61, nee Pontus, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.

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

No services are planned.

Mrs. Palmer was born April 9, 1952, in New Brunswick, N.J., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Pontus. She married Alan Palmer on Nov. 16, 1977, in London, England and he survives.

After graduation  from Westminster College, Mrs. Palmer was an art education teacher for the Peace Corps in Barbados. She traveled extensively and lived in many places around the world, moving to the Texas Hill Country 33 years ago.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Palmer is survived by two daughters, Jess Palmer and her husband, Nick Parker, of Charlottesville, Va., and Brittany Palmer of Fredericksburg, and one grandchild.

 She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law,      Zenia and Mike Landi of Sammamish, Wash.


Mrs. Albert Schmidt

Mrs. Albert Schmidt, 95, nee Ruth Inez Gourley, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Heritage Place.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Chapel in San Antonio.

Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m.

A complete obituary will follow.


Funeral Service Announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Nov. 27 will appear under this heading.


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

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 5-7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 7:30-9:45 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Vigil services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the funeral chapel.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with entombment following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

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




Albert Edgar Brooker Jr.


Albert Edgar Brooker Jr. of Fredericksburg died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

Graveside services and interment were held Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. David Priem officiating.

Visitation was held Tuesday evening, Nov. 19, at Fredericksburg Funeral Home Chapel.

Brooker was an electrician, working on large commercial construction.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Usener Brooker of Fredericksburg; a daughter, Susan Lynn Tubbs and her husband, Shane, of Kerrville, and two grandchildren.

Brooker was preceded in death by his parents, Albert E. Brooker Sr. and Jessie Viola Martin Brooker, and one brother, Stanley Brooker.

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

Pallbearers included Jarrod Usener, Kevin Usener, Billy Faye, Curtis Houy, Shane Tubbs and Jessie Castillo.


Mrs. Marvin Cross


Mrs. Marvin Cross, 90, nee Lois Elizabeth Boudreaux, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Pasadena, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at The Paige House.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. at St. Pius V Catholic Church, in Pasadena, with the Rev. Wayne Wilkerson of St. Frances DeSales Church of Houston officiating. Interment followed that afternoon at Forest Park East Cemetery, in Pasadena.

Visitation and a rosary service were held Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Pasadena Funeral Chapel.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cross was born July 28, 1923, in Morgan City, La., the daughter of John Baptist Boudreaux and Nellie Louvier Boudreaux.

She was married to Marvin Cross for 53 years until his death.


Doris Roebuck Hansen


Doris Roebuck Hansen, 94, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehab.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. at Hilda United Methodist Church at Hilda with the Reverends Wade Powell and William Brown officiating.

Mrs. Hansen was born Jan. 27, 1919, in Bearden, Ark., the daughter of Dr. Fred G. Roebuck and Blanche Stokes Roebuck. She married Byron Hansen on Dec. 22, 1945, at First Methodist Church in Fort Smith, Ark. He preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 2003.

She is survived by two sons, one daughter and spouses, including Craig and Rahni Hansen of Colleyville; Paige Hansen of Palmer, Alaska, and Laurie and Mark Witt of Hilda.

Survivors also include 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are one sister and two brothers and spouses, Virginia Guthrie of Camden, Ark.; Lewis and Patsy Roebuck of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Dan and Missy Roebuck of Fort Smith, Ark.


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