Obituaries

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Oct

Mrs. Hilmar Klaehn


MRS. HILMAR KLAEHN

Mrs. Hilmar Klaehn, 91, nee Adalena Wendel, of Seguin, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, at 9:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary in Seguin with the Rev. Paul J. Zwarich officiating.

Graveside services and interment will follow Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Harper Community Cemetery in Harper.

Mrs. Klaehn was born Dec. 4, 1922, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Lorenz Wendel and Alma Oehler Wendel. She married Hilmar Klaehn 62 years ago and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Klaehn is survived by two sons, one daughter and spouses, including Ronnie and Betty Klaehn, of Seguin; Felicia (Duddy) and Harold Klaerner, New Braunfels, and Gary and Gretel Klaehn, Harper.

Survivors also include eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; her twin sister, Magdalena Wendel of Harper, and two sisters-in-law, Wanda Lott, Fredericksburg, and Mae Petri, Blanco.

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01
Oct

Dorothy Koepke

Dorothy Koepke, 81, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church Foundation, the Helen Tainter Circle or the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
01
Oct

Karl-Heinz J. Krenz


KARL-HEINZ J. KRENZ

Karl-Heinz J. Krenz, 65, of Wimberley, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. at Thomason Funeral Home in Wimberley.

Interment with full military honors followed at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Krenz was born Aug. 28, 1949, in West Berlin, Germany, the son of Karl and Ursula Krenz. His family arrived at Ellis Island, New York, on July 4, 1959, and settled in Fredericksburg.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.

After graduating from Texas State University in San Marcos, Krenz embarked on a career in management in the oil and gas industry and the manufacturing of medical devices.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Billy J. Krenz; and three daughters and spouses, including Diane and Doug White of Midland, Michigan; Pamela and Elvis Anderson, Houston, and Jamie and Vineet Gupta, Watertown, Minnesota.

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01
Oct

Mrs. Walter Ostendorf

Mrs. Walter Ostendorf, 76, nee Lenora Ella Carline Mueller of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Ave Maria Hospice or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
01
Oct

Sharee Rosalin Creech Shermer


SHAREE ROSALIN CREECH SHERMER

Sharee Rosalin Creech Shermer, 82, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

A memorial mass was celebrated Saturday, Sept. 20, at 9:30 a.m. at the Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mission Park Funeral Chapels of San Antonio.

Mrs. Shermer was born May 6, 1932, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of James and Dorothy Creech.

 She was talented in both the visual and performing arts and worked in many different mediums. She was also professionally trained as both a pianist and in voice as a soprano.

She sang in the church choir and performed with the Fredericksburg Theater Compay.

Mrs. Shermer is survived by three sons and five daughters, including Dayton D.  Shermer III (Debbie), David G. Shermer, Brian J. Shermer, Karyn Shermer Saner, Terese Shermer, Laurel Shermer Walker (Tam), Angel Shermer Merry (James) and DeDe Shermer Albus (Stan).

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24
Sep

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Sept. 24 will appear under this heading.

 

MRS. WALTER OSTENDORF

Mrs. Walter Ostendorf, 76, nee Lenora Ella Carline Mueller of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m., at Bethany Lutheran Church with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 5-7 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 7:30-8:15 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home and from 9-10 a.m., at the church.

Memorials may be made to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Ave Maria Hospice or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

 

DOROTHY KOEPKE

Dorothy Koepke, 81, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Wed
24
Sep

E. Rubin Bernhard Jr., M.D.

E. Rubin Bernhard Jr., M.D, 82, of San Antonio, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel in San Antonio with the Rev. Steve Coker officiating.

Bernhard was born Oct. 22, 1931, in San Antonio, the son of Ernest Rubin Bernhard Sr. and Lydia Clara Bernhard. He married JoAnn McGaughey who preceded him in death.

Bernhard grew up in Fredericksburg and was a 1949 Fredericksburg High School graduate. He attended Texas Lutheran College, graduating in 1952, and in 1956, he graduated from the University of Texas Medical School.

He joined the U.S. Navy and served as a physician from 1958-1961.

Bernhard was a family practitioner serving the south side of San Antonio for 50 years. He was vice president of the Texas Medical Association and president of the Bexar County Medical Society.

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24
Sep

Jerry Wayne Durst

Jerry Wayne Durst, 58, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Event Center, with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Jerry W. Durst Scholarship Fund or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
24
Sep

Lila (Spooky) Hartmann

Lila (Spooky) Hartmann, 69, of Irving and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
24
Sep

Nancy Inman


NANCY INMAN

Nancy Inman, 65, nee Gold, of Willow City, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

Graveside services and interment were held Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. at the Willow City Cemetery with the Rev. Pam Traver officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Monday evening, Sept. 15.

Mrs. Inman was born Aug. 26, 1949, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Clinton Gold and Florine Land Gold. She married Marion Inman in 1975. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2012.

She was employed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and worked at the Admiral Nimitz Museum.

Survivors include a son, Shawn Inman of Willow City; a daughter and son-in-law, Mandie and Travis Cook of Fredericksburg; one granddaughter, and a sister and brother-in-law, Annette and Kenneth (Stormy) Maner of Doss.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

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