Obituaries

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Mrs. Lester Behrends


MRS. LESTER BEHRENDS

Mrs. Lester Behrends, 74, nee Ida Mae Juenke, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 8, at 3 p.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating.

Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Monday morning.

Mrs. Behrends was born Dec. 15, 1938, in Gillespie County, the daughter of Edgar Juenke and Vera Moldenhauer Juenke. She married Lester Behrends on Sept. 26, 1965, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Behrends is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Marianna Behrends of San Angelo, and a daughter, Evonne Behrends of Midwest City, Okla., and three grandchildren.

She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Vera and Anthony (Tony) Heiner of Punta Gorda, Fla.

Wed
17
Jul

Mrs. Calvin H. Fuchs


MRS. CALVIN H. FUCHS

Mrs. Calvin H. Fuchs, 92, nee Nellie Ida Klappenbach, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 15, at 2 p.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with the Reverends Danielle Knapp and Pam Traver officiating. Judy Hickerson was the organist.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was held at the church before the funeral.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fuchs was born May 9, 1921, in Johnson City, the daughter of Ernst Klappenbach and Lizzie Heckel Klappenbach. She married Calvin H. Fuchs on Sept. 4, 1954, in Johnson City and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Fuchs is survived by three sons, one daughter and spouses, including Mike and Sena Leese, of Stephenville; David and Jeanette Leese, Van Vleck; Mary and Marshall Davis, Fredericksburg, and Bob and Donna Fox, Cedar Hill.

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17
Jul

Michael Keeley

Michael Keeley, 70, of Medina, died Saturday, July 13, 2013.

Arrangements are pending with Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.

Keeley taught at St. Mary’s High School in Fredericksburg from 1965-1975.

Survivors include his wife, Dinah; daughter, Stephanie; son, Chris, and one grandson.

Wed
17
Jul

Elsie Kizer


ELSIE KIZER

Elsie Kizer, 93, nee Kingston, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, July 5, 2013.

A memorial service was held Sunday, July 14, at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Higginbotham officiating.

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

Mrs. Kizer was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Gloucestershire, England, the daughter of Nigel Kingston and Edith Tanscell Kingston. She married Levi Dardar and later Jacob Alvin Kizer Jr., who both preceded her in death.

Mrs. Kizer is survived by three sons, including Nigel Dardar and his wife, Colette Deschamps, of Hancock, Md.; Levi Dardar and his wife, Penny, of Ashville, N.C., and Jake Kizer of Houston; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands and parents, Mrs. Kizer was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Kingston.

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17
Jul

The Rev. Mr. Kenneth P. Knopp

The Rev. Mr. Kenneth P. Knopp, 79, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, July 15, 2013.

A vigil service will be held Tuesday, July 23, at 5:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, followed by a rosary service at 6 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, July 24, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Interment in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum is planned at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published after the funeral.

Wed
17
Jul

Gladys Lucille Luedecke

Gladys Lucille Luedecke, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, July 14, 2013.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 17, from 5-7 p.m. in the chapel at Beckmann Funeral Home.

The body will lie in state at Beckmann Funeral Home on Thursday, July 18, from 7-9:15 a.m. and from 10-11 a.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church where the funeral will begin at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
17
Jul

Randal Oehler

Randal Oehler, 81, of Jewett and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, July 6, 2013.

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

Oehler was born July 16, 1931, in Jewett, the son of Arthur Oehler and Elgie Bryant Oehler.

A graduate of Fredericksburg High School, Oehler was a United States Air Force veteran, having served for 34 years as an airplane mechanic. He went on to get his private pilot’s license.

He also retired from civil service work after a 30-year career.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Fort Worth.

Oehler is survived by two sons, Rodney Oehler and Anthony Oehler, both of Anchorage, Alaska; two daughters, Melissa Rodriguez of Rowlett and Sharon Oehler of Mesquite; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Robert Oehler of New Braunfels.

In addition to his parents, Oehler was preceded in death by a son, Roger Oehler, and two brothers, Herbert Oehler and Charlie Oehler.

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17
Jul

Roque Robles

Roque Robles, 65, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 9, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was held Monday evening and Tuesday before the funeral.

Robles was born Aug. 20, 1947, in Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico, the son of Juan Robles and Petra Guadalajara Robles. He married Irene Galaviz on Oct. 3, 1970, in Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Robles is survived by two sons, one daughter and spouses, including Oscar and Patti Robles, Luis and Izzy Robles and Lorena Robles, all of Fredericksburg.

Survivors also include five grandchildren and his mother and father, Juan and Petra Robles of Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

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17
Jul

Mrs. Charles L. Sands

Mrs. Charles L. Sands, 89, nee Betty Jessup, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, July 17, from 4-6 p.m. and Thursday, July 18, from 7 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 12:15 p.m., Thursday, July 18, and from 1-2 p.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church where the funeral will begin at 2 p.m.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the SPCA or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
17
Jul

Mrs. Charles L. Sands

Mrs. Charles L. Sands, 89, nee Betty Jessup, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, July 17, from 4-6 p.m. and Thursday, July 18, from 7 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 12:15 p.m., Thursday, July 18, and from 1-2 p.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church where the funeral will begin at 2 p.m.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the SPCA or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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