Obituaries

Wed
11
Sep

Francis Charles Heep

Francis Charles Heep, 71, of Dallas and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 31, 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 vigil service were held Friday evening, Aug. 30.

Heep was born Jan. 22, 1942, in Fredericksburg, the son of Francis Xavier Heep and Gladys Edna Seelig Heep.

Survivors include one daughter, Becky McCaskill, and two sons and spouses, David and Vivian Heep and Jeffrey and Jenae Heep, all of Mississippi, and nine grandchildren.

Wed
11
Sep

Vera Scrimsher


VERA SCRIMSHER

Vera Scrimsher, 90, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Hobbs, N.M., died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with Dave White officiating.

 Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Ms. Scrimsher was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Nowata, Okla., the daughter of Charles Scrimsher and Nancy Pruitt Scrimsher.

For many years, she worked as a cashier at a grocery store.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Davis of Fredericksburg; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Denny Scrimsher of Verden, Okla.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Scrimsher was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Fredericksburg or to the charity of choice.

Wed
11
Sep

Brent David Walkup


BRENT WALKUP

Brent David Walkup, 29, of Mason, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Beckmann Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating.

Cremation was planned afterward.

Visitation was held Monday evening, Sept. 1, at the funeral chapel.

Walkup was born Sept. 7, 1983, in Baytown, the son of Jerry Walkup and Peggy Jasek Walkup.

A graduate of PCAL Christian Academy, Walkup joined the United States Air Force in 2002 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was discharged in 2007.

He worked for Pioneer Natural Resources as a foreman.

Survivors include his father, Jerry Walkup, and his wife, Jeanette, of Kenefick; his mother, Peggy Jackson and her husband, Clarence (Nugget), of Dayton; a grandmother, Louise Shaw of Kenefick; grandfather, Edward Jasek of Crosby, and a sister, Rhonda Gayle Walkup of Conroe.

Wed
11
Sep

Mrs. Charles Weinheimer

Mrs. Charles Weinheimer, 90, nee Lorine Danz of Stonewall, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Knopp Assisted Living Center.

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following in the Stonewall Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Hill Country University Center or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
11
Sep

Rachel Ruth Witt

Rachel Ruth Witt, 87, nee Potts, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Services were held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Beckmann Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Witt was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Harrisburg, Ill., the daughter of Joseph Potts and Carrie Theodocia Haynes Potts. She married Harry Arthur Witt in Chicago Ill. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Witt is survived by three daughters, one son and spouses, including Gloria Jean and Joseph McSparin of Fredericksburg; Janice Lee and Chuck Vostry of San Antonio; Marilyn Witt of Fredericksburg, and Harry Arnold Witt of New Orleans, La.

Survivors also include 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Wed
11
Sep

Clarence (Spike) Zatopek

Clarence Frank (Spike) Zatopek, 95, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Heritage Place.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, from 4-6 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 13, 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., Friday, Sept. 13, and from 9-10 a.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church where the funeral will begin at 10 a.m.

Graveside services with military honors and interment will follow at 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
11
Sep

Michael Zenner


MICHAEL ZENNER

Michael Zenner, 63, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. James Engelmann officiating.

Graveside services with military honors and interment followed at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, that afternoon.

Zenner was born March 13, 1950, in Fredericksburg, the son of John W. Zenner and Thekla Rischner Zenner.

Survivors include a daughter, Jameye J. Zenner of Blanco; a step-daughter and spouse, Stephanie and Charlie Lile of Corpus Christi; a step-son and spouse, Nathan and Mini Terres of California, and four grandchildren.

He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Barbara Zenner of Fredericksburg, and a sister-in-law, Barbara, Mrs. Dennis Zenner of Fredericksburg.

In addition to his parents, Zenner was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Zenner.

Thu
05
Sep

Werner Leonard Franz


WERNER FRANZ

Werner Leonard Franz, 91, of the Luckenbach community of Gillespie County, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. David Priem officiating.

Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Visitation was held Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning at the funeral chapel.

Franz was born Sept. 8, 1921, at Luckenbach, the son of Leonard Franz and Hulda Eckhardt Franz. He married Alberta C. Manske on Jan. 17, 1948, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death on April 22, 2009.

A farmer and rancher his entire life, Franz was also a U.S. Navy veteran. He served from Oct. 18, 1944, to June 11, 1946, and was discharged with the rank of Coxswain. He received numerous awards and citations for his service.

Thu
05
Sep

Francis Charles Heep

Francis Charles Heep, 71, of Dallas and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with interment following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund or to the charity of choice.

Schaetter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Thu
05
Sep

Joshua Channing (Josh) Kraus


JOSHUA KRAUS

Joshua Channing (Josh) Kraus, 25, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist and Tricia Eilers, the vocalist.

Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Wednesday evening, Aug. 28.

Kraus was born July 18, 1988, in Fredericksburg, the son of Michael James Kraus and Gay Nell Reeves Kraus.

Survivors include his parents, Michael and Gay Kraus of Fredericksburg; three brothers and one sister, including Jared Kraus of New Braunfels; Justin Kraus, Jacquelynn Kraus and Jordan Kraus, all of Fredericksburg.

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