Obituaries

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James Sheldon (Mickey) Bell

James Sheldon (Mickey) Bell, 104, of San Antonio and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Graveside services and interment were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the Family Chapel of Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, Presbyterian Children’s Home or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

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Deborah Lynn (Debbie) Hoffmann

Deborah Lynn (Debbie) Hoffmann, 56, of Pueblo, Colorado, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.

A memorial service and entombment was held Monday, April 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

Ms. Hoffmann was born Nov. 11, 1958, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Ernest Hoffmann and Madlyn Moellendorf Hoffmann.

She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1977.

Ms. Hoffmann is survived by two sons, Shea Hoffmann of Colorado and Jacob Hoffmann of Wisconsin.

She is also survived by two brothers, David Hoffmann of Fredericksburg and Jonathan Hoffmann of Austin, and one sister, Brenda Durst and her husband, Gary, of Fredericksburg.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

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Apr

William R. (Bill) Nelson

WILLIAM R. (BILL) NELSON

William R. (Bill) Nelson, 89, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, April 6, 2015.

No services are scheduled.

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

Nelson was born Feb. 20, 1926, in Longmont, Colorado, the son of Harry Nelson and Stella Camp Nelson. He married Billie Jo Chandler on Dec. 15, 1949, in Beverly Hills, California. She preceded him in death on March 24, 2012.

He received his master’s degree from Trinity University, and was also a United States Marine Corps veteran, serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

After military service, Nelson worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and then switched careers to the education field.

He taught history and English, was a middle school administrator and finally served as the personnel director of the North East Independent School District in San Antonio.

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Laverne Parker

Laverne Parker, 96, nee Bode, of Harper, died Monday, April 13, 2015.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation will be held Thursday, April 16, from 5-7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 17, at 10 a.m., at Lighthouse Fellowship Chapel in Harper, with interment following in the Noxville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Fellowship Chapel or to the Noxville Cemetery.

A complete obituary will follow.

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Apr

Ernie Platfoot

Ernie Platfoot, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 2, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

Interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery is planned at a later date.

A complete obituary will follow.

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15
Apr

David H. Ransleben

DAVID H. RANSLEBEN

David H. Ransleben, 69, of San Antonio, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 9, at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church in San Antonio.

Graveside services and interment were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Fredericksburg.

Visitation and a rosary service were held Wednesday evening, April 8, at St. Gerard’s.

Arrangements were under the direction of Camero Funeral Home of San Antonio.

Ransleben was born Feb. 18, 1946, in Fredericksburg, the son of Henry Wilhelm Ransleben and Mildred Maria Reeh Ransleben. He married Alice Helen Kraus on July 2, 1967. She preceded him in death.

He was a plumber/pipefitter/welder with the Local 142 plumbers and pipefitters union in San Antonio. 

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Apr

Maxine Ross Roussel

Maxine Ross Roussel, 91, nee McClatchey, of Arthur City, died Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Stillhouse Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Paris, Texas.

Graveside services and interment were held at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 9, in Fredericksburg at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Arrangements were under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home of Paris, Texas.

Mrs. Roussel was born Feb. 12, 1924, in Moline, Illinois, the daughter of Russell McClatchey and Marjorie Ida Wiltamuth McClatchey. She married Albert A. Roussel, April 9, 1944. He preceded her in death on July 21, 2008.

Prior to marriage, Mrs. Roussel attended nurses training. Later on, she worked in the Comal County tax and licensing office in New Braunfels for several years.

She also worked for a period of time as an office manager for an ophthalmologist in Austin and also for the Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. in San Antonio.

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Apr

Mrs. Carroll A. Sultemeier

Mrs. Carroll A. Sultemeier, 77, nee Sue Ann Woods, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, April 10, 2015.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Friday, April 17, from 5-7 p.m.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at Greenwood Cemetery.

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, toward cancer research or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

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Kenneth L. Watkins

Kenneth L. Watkins, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, April 13, 2015.

Interment of the cremains in Tescott, Kansas will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to ISIS Shrine Center, 200 E. Diamond Dr., Salina, KS 67401; Shriners Hospitals for Children or to any organization that helps children.

A complete obituary will follow.

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Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after April 8 will appear under this heading.

MRS. CARROLL A. SULTEMEIER

Mrs. Carroll A. Sultemeier, 77, nee Sue Ann Woods, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, April 10, 2015.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Friday, April 17, from 5-7 p.m.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at Greenwood Cemetery.

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, toward cancer research or to the charity of choice.

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