Obituaries

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Jerry John Crittell


JERRY JOHN CRITTELL

Jerry John Crittell, 78, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehab.

A funeral mass was celebrated Monday, July 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist and Donna Durst, the vocalist.

Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a rosary service were held Sunday evening, July 28.

Crittell was born Oct. 4, 1934, in San Antonio, the son of Joseph M. Crittell Sr. and Katherine Helena Staudt Crittell.

He is survived by four brothers, one sister and spouses, including William Crittell and John Crittell, both of Fredericksburg; Joseph and Dolores Crittell Jr., Carl and Mary Crittell and  Mary Elizabeth Key, all of San Antonio, and a sister-in-law, Gloria Crittell.

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Thomas William (Tommy) Feller


TOMMY FELLER

Thomas William (Tommy) Feller, 89, of Kerrville, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, in San Antonio.

Graveside services and interment in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Uvalde were held Thursday, July 25, at 1 p.m.

Visitation was held from 8 a.m.-noon, Thursday, at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Uvalde.

Feller was born April 18, 1924, in Harper, the son of Alfred and Amanda Feller.

He retired from CP&L after a 30-year career.  He was also a retiree of the Uvalde and Del Rio Volunteer Fire Departments.

Feller is survived by his wife, Jean; two step-daughters, Debbie Scrimshire and Peggie Sarno; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors also include a brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Ernestine Feller of Harper, and a sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Roland Behrends of Fredericksburg.

In addition to his parents, Feller was preceded in death by a daughter, Margie Feller, and six siblings.

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Mrs. Casper Flink

Mrs. Casper Flink, 93, the former Iantha Dobsky Albrecht of Fredericksburg, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 31, from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 1, from 7-8:15 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 8:15 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, and from 9-11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where the funeral will begin at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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31
Jul

Eduard Horobec


EDUARD HOROBEC

Eduard Horobec, 63, of Harper, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

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

No services are planned at this time.

Horobec was born Dec. 12, 1949, in Mildorf, Germany, the son of Peter and Rosa Horobec, and immigrated to the United States with his parents and younger brother when he was two years old. He grew up and attended schools in the St. Louis, Mo. area.

He married Elaine Ivens on June 1, 1991. Over the years, they lived in San Antonio and Pipe Creek, as well as Costa Rica for three and one-half years before returning to Texas in 2012 and settling near Harper.

After a stint in the U.S. Army, Horobec followed a career as a car salesman, which included having his own car lots and working for dealerships. In 2007, he retired from Fiesta Auto Center in San Antonio where he had worked as a salesman and as manager of one of their car lots.

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Warren Neil Klein

Warren Neil Klein, 57, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, July 28, 2013.

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, July 31, at 11 a.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church with interment following in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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31
Jul

Roy Howard Lane

Roy Howard Lane, 85, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Knopp Assisted Living Center.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 30, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following in the Greenwood Cemetery.

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

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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31
Jul

Mrs. Raymond Ottmers Sr.

Mrs. Raymond Ottmers Sr., 94, nee Ruth Lena Moritz of Fredericksburg, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehab Center.

A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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31
Jul

Richard Rabb


RICHARD RABB

Richard Rabb, 63, of Llano, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

Memorial services were held Saturday, July 27, at 10 a.m. at Lutie Watkins United Methodist Church in Llano, with the Reverends Elliott Pancoast and Leslie Tomlinson officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Waldrope – Hatfield – Hawthorne Funeral Homes of Llano.

Rabb was born July 4, 1950, in San Saba, the son of Sam and Mary Rabb. He married Debbie Welgehausen on June 10, 1972, and she survives.

A 1968 Llano High School graduate, Rabb earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas A&M University in 1972, and upon graduation, went to work for the Federal Land Bank. He had a 27-year career and retired in 2000.

Rabb was a member, past president and director of the Hill Country Livestock Raiser’s Association. He also volunteered at the Fort Worth Stock Show.

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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.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Danielle Knapp officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

Mrs. Sands was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Lake Charles, La., the daughter of Jake Curry and Clara Pilgrim. She married Charles L. Sands on Jan. 5, 1953, in Corpus Christi, and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Sands is survived by two daughters, one son and spouses, including Jamie and Roger Colaw of North Carolina, Clarene and Robert White of California, and James David Sands of Fredericksburg; and a daughter-in-law: Martha, Mrs. Douglas Wayne Sands, of Oklahoma.

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Mrs. Merle A. Schmidt

Mrs. Merle A. Schmidt, 88, nee Bernice Ann Davis of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 22, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. David Felps officiating.

Graveside services and interment were held Tuesday, July 23, at 1 p.m. in the Waller Cemetery in Waller.

Visitation was held Monday morning prior to the funeral.

Mrs. Schmidt was born Nov. 7, 1924, in Waller, the daughter of Bernie Davis and Ann Purvis Davis. She married Merle A. Schmidt on Oct. 28, 1942, in Houston. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by three daughters, including Sharan McBride and her husband, William, of Fredericksburg; Malinda Schmidt, Black Hawk, Colo., and Donna Emery, San Antonio; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Coker United Methodist Church in San Antonio or to the charity of choice.

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