Obituaries

Tue
30
Dec

Ruth Elizabeth Kratzer Vizina

Ruth Elizabeth Kratzer Vizina, 92, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

A memorial service is planned at a later date.

Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
23
Dec

Bruce Benway


BRUCE BENWAY

Bruce Benway, 88, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Graveside services with full military honors and interment were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 19, at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev.  Bobby Vitek officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Benway was born Dec. 25, 1925, in White Plains, New York, the son of Edward and Edith Benway. He married Norma Elizabeth Huber on March 26, 1948, in Washington, D.C. She preceded him in death on Oct. 16, 1987.

Benway served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and was among the first wave of Marines on Iwo Jima. He also fought in battles at Roi Namur, Tinian and Saipan and was awarded three Purple Hearts.

He was a member of the Gillespie County Historical Society and the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, and was also a Freemason.

Tue
23
Dec

Rubie Lynn (Tookie) Berggren

Rubie Lynn (Tookie) Berggren, 84, nee Jahns, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country SPCA, Bethany Lutheran Church or the charity of choice. 

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
23
Dec

Allen H. Burrer

Allen H. Burrer, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at Tristar Care and Rehab Center.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 23, from 4-7 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 24, from 7:30-9:15 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home, and from 10-11 a.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 11 a.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

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

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

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
23
Dec

Frank Habecker Sr.

Frank Habecker Sr., 78, of Mason, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason.

Interment followed at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Doss.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the Mason Puncher Club or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mason Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
23
Dec

Albert Hallford

Albert Hallford, 81, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m., at East Hill Cemetery at Fort Stockton.

A memorial service will be held locally at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
23
Dec

Harold Ketron

Harold Ketron, 70, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m., in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
23
Dec

Harold Ketron

Harold Ketron, 70, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m., in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
23
Dec

Mrs. Frank A. Schmidt Sr.

Mrs. Frank A. Schmidt Sr., 102, nee Marie H. Moritz of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 28, from 4-6 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 29, from 7-9:45 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A vigil service will be held Sunday, Dec. 28, at 5 p.m., at the funeral chapel.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

Thu
18
Dec

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Dec. 17 will appear under this heading.

 

ALLEN H. BURRER

Allen H. Burrer, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at Tristar Care and Rehab Center.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 23, from 4-7 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 24, from 7:30-9:15 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home, and from 10-11 a.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 11 a.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

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

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

 

ALBERT HALLFORD

Albert Hallford, 81, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m., at East Hill Cemetery at Fort Stockton.

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