Obituaries

Wed
08
Jul

Lou Ella Sieckmann


LOU ELLA SIECKMANN

Lou Ella Sieckmann, 73, nee Gebauer, of Doss, died Saturday, June 27, 2015.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 2, at St. Peter Lutheran Church at Doss with the Rev. Mark A. Ward officiating. Shirley Keyser was the organist.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Wednesday evening, July 1.

Mrs. Sieckmann was born Sept. 3, 1941, in Sprinkle, the daughter of John Gebauer and Marie Schwinge Gebauer. She married Carlton Sieckmann on Jan. 11, 1964, at St. John Lutheran Church in Austin and he survives.

For many years, she was a baker at the Cookie Jar.

She also spent many years serving on the altar guild, WELCA, and as a Sunday school and vacation Bible school teacher at St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Wed
01
Jul

Henry W. Hickman

Henry W. Hickman, 66, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, June 27, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 3, at Oak Hills Church Fredericksburg.

Memorials may be made to Oak Hills Church Fredericksburg or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
01
Jul

William James Morrell Jr.

William James Morrell Jr., 68, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, June 26, 2015, at a local nursing facility.

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

Interment of the cremains at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio is planned at a later date.

Morrell was born Oct. 20, 1946, in Rockford, Illinois, the son of William K. Morrell Sr. and Holline Rose Crocker Morrell.

He was a United States Army veteran.

Survivors include two daughters, Ashley Dawn Kvistad of Baxter, Minnesota, and Jennifer Rose Decker, and six grandchildren.

Survivors also include two sisters, Holly Linda Spieker and Pamela Jane Winter.

Morrell’s parents preceded him in death.

 

Wed
01
Jul

Lou Ella Sieckmann

Lou Ella Sieckmann, 73, nee Gebauer, of Doss, died Saturday, June 27, 2015.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 1.

Visitation will continue on Thursday, July 2, from 9-10 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church at Doss where the funeral will begin at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hill Country Community Needs Council, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
24
Jun

Alice Mae Grobe


ALICE MAE GROBE

Alice Mae Grobe, 74, nee Mueller, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, June 13, 2015.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where a memorial visitation was held from 1-4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 20.

Mrs. Grobe was born May 9, 1941, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Albert Mueller and Edna Klein Mueller. She married Melvin (Buddy) Grobe on Sept. 26, 1959, in Fredericksburg and he survives.

For many years, she worked as a teller and bookkeeper at Security State Bank and Trust.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Grobe is survived by two daughters, three sons and spouses, including Karen and Dwayne Beyer, Kenneth Grobe, Barbara and Herbie Feller and Wade Grobe, all of Fredericksburg, and Bruce Grobe of Loyal Valley.

Wed
24
Jun

Thomas J. Hutchins


THOMAS J. HUTCHINS

Thomas J. Hutchins, 80, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

A memorial service was held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 20, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jeff Hammond officiating.

Interment of the cremains is planned at a later date.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Hutchins was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Shields, Kansas, the son of Clarence Thomas Hutchins and Mary Sharp Hutchins. He married Lane Murphy on Jan. 3, 1981, in Montgomery, Alabama, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Hutchins is survived by two daughters, one son and spouses, including Donald and Laurie Hutchins, of North Carolina, and Kimee and Gene Wilkens and Lisa and Gary Howard, all of Kansas.

Survivors also include seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one sister, Carol Autin, and one brother, Eugene D. Hutchins, both of Kansas.

Wed
24
Jun

Mrs. Werner W. Klein


MRS. WERNER W. KLEIN

Mrs. Werner W. Klein, 89, nee Esther Koennecke of Fredericksburg, died Friday, June 12, 2015.

A funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Scott Janysek 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 Monday evening, June 15.

Mrs. Klein was born June 16, 1925, in the Rheingold community of Gillespie County, the daughter of Theodore Koennecke and Olga Auguste Mayer Koennecke. She married Werner Walter Klein on June 19, 1943, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 2013.

Wed
24
Jun

Norma E. Kneese


NORMA E. KNEESE

Norma E. Kneese, 91, nee Schlaudt, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 22, in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Leaphart officiating.

Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof.

Visitation was held Sunday evening, June 21, at the funeral chapel.

Mrs. Kneese was born Jan. 8, 1924, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Edward Schlaudt and Edna Treibs Schlaudt. She married Wilbert Rufus Kneese on Nov. 1, 1941, at Zion Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1992.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Delton and Jennett Kneese of Fredericksburg, and Barney and Mary Kneese of Burnet.

Survivors also include two grandchildren, two step-grandsons, one great-grandchild, and three step-great-grandchildren.

Wed
24
Jun

Ida Honig Rode

Ida Honig Rode, 92, of Harper, died Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, at St. James Lutheran Church in Harper with interment following in the Harper Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Doss Volunteer Fire Department, Harper Volunteer Fire Department, St. James Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
24
Jun

Ward E. Smith

Ward E. Smith, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, June 19, 2015, at Hilltop Village Nursing and Rehab Center in Kerrville.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 25, in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home.

Private interment of the cremains is planned at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

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