Obituaries

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Mrs. Francis J. Fritz


MRS. FRANCIS J. FRITZ

Mrs. Francis J. Fritz, 89, nee Helen Bertha Maurer of Harper, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Hilltop Village in Kerrville.

A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Harper with the Rev. Mike Peinemann officiating. Peggy Ernst was organist and Cookie Wilke, vocalist.

Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation was held Saturday morning at the church, prior to a rosary service that began at 1 p.m.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fritz was born Jan. 12, 1924, in Harper, the daughter of Henry Maurer and Anna Gammenthaler Maurer. She married Francis Jacob Fritz on April 26, 1944, in Harper. He preceded her in death.

She was a member of the cafeteria staff in the Harper Independent School District and was a school bus driver, as well.

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Isidro Gurrola

Isidro Gurrola, 60, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville.

A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, June 11, 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 charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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Henry Louis Herbort

Henry Louis Herbort, 78, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, June 8, 2013.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 11, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Cave Creek.

Interment of the cremains will take place at a later date.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, the American Cancer Society or 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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12
Jun

Kenneth C. Kuhlmann

SMSgt. Kenneth C. (Ken) Kuhlmann (USAF, ret.) of Schertz, died Sunday, June 2, 2013.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m. at the Schertz United Methodist Church, 3460 Roy Richard Dr., Schertz, Texas 78154.

Memorials may be made to the Schertz United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schertz Funeral Home and Crematory in Schertz.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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Jun

Mrs. Reuben Land


ANTOINETTE LAND

Mrs. Reuben (Spreckles) Land, 89, nee Antoinette Louise (Toots) Herbort of Fredericksburg, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m. in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home with Joe Brown officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was held Friday evening and Saturday morning before the funeral.

Mrs. Land was born June 4, 1923, in New Braunfels. She married Reuben (Spreckles) Land on July 4, 1942, in Fredericksburg. He preceded her in death on June 29, 1985.

She is survived by one son, two daughters and spouses, including Linda and Bernard Weynand of Rock Springs, Wy., Marc and Bonnie Land, and Gina Maurer, all of Fredericksburg.

Survivors also include five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Land was preceded in death by her mother, Meta Herbort.

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Walton A. Langehennig

Walton A. Langehennig, 90, of San Antonio, died Friday, June 7, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated today, Wednesday, June 12, at 11 a.m., at Holy Name Catholic Church in San Antonio with interment following at Mission Burial Park South.

Memorials may be made to the St. Margaret Mary Capital Campaign Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mission Park Funeral Chapels.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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Jun

Christine McFall


CHRISTINE McFALL

Christine McFall, 62, nee Kmet, of Gillespie County and formerly of Romulus, Mich., died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. McFall was born Aug. 2, 1950, in Ypsilanti, Wayne County, Michigan, the daughter of Louis Kmet and Virginia Grishaber Kmet. She married Wesley McFall on Aug. 2, 1990, in Toledo, Ohio, and he survives.

Prior to retiring in September 2005, she worked for Household Finance Great Lakes for 37 years.

She was a lifetime member of the American Volkssport Association and had participated in 477 events, covering over 8000 kilometers in 41 states.

An avid birder with the Texas Ornithological Society, Mrs. McFall had a life list of 385 species.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. McFall is survived by her mother, Virginia Kmet, and sister, Mona Lee Jackson, both of Romulus, Mich.

Her father preceded her in death.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Jun

Ernest F. Peeler


ERNEST F. PEELER

Ernest F. Peeler, 54, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, in a San Antonio hospital.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 8, at 1 p.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Priem officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

Peeler was born Jan. 14, 1959, in San Antonio, the son of Ernest Peeler and Frances Tucker Peeler. He married Nelda Ormond on May 15, 1995, in San Antonio and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Peeler is survived by four daughters, two sons and spouses, including Eric Peeler of Arizona; Shawn and Chelsea Peeler, San Antonio; Stephanie Scott, Fredericksburg; April and Tim Twitchell, Kingwood; Megan Peeler and Ren Cardenas, San Antonio, and Pamela and Colby Blaylock, Huffman.

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Carol Douglas Thompson


CAROL DOUGLAS THOMPSON

Carol Douglas Thompson, 93, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, May 31, 2013.

Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lake City, Fla.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Tuesday evening, June 4.

Mrs. Thompson was born Jan. 8, 1920, in New Haven, Conn., the daughter of Lionel Johns and Helen Barnes Johns. She married James L. Thompson Jr. on Aug. 9, 1941. He preceded her in death.

Over the years, Mrs. Thompson lived in New Hampshire, Florida, Alaska, Connecticut and the Philippines. She moved to Fredericksburg seven years ago.

She is survived by two sons, one daughter and spouses, including Jim and Mary Thompson of Fredericksburg, Ed and Pat Thompson of Jacksonville, Fla. and Carole and Mike McWhorter of Loganville, Ga.

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Jun

Sherman D. Durst


SHERMAN D. DURST

(The following information was submitted for a paid obituary.)

 

SHERMAN D. DURST

September 13, 1952 ~ May 28, 2013

Sherman D. Durst of Fredericksburg passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at his home, at the age of 60 years.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Priem officiating.

Graveside services and interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Eric Zey, Charles Kiehne, Jamie Sparks, Bill Rank, Bob Surma, Jim Thomas, Gavin Cain and Caleb Hail

Honorary pallbearers were Austin, Kyle, Mallory, Katy and Kimmy Durst, Rex Weinheimer and Ryan Wille.

Visitation was held Thursday evening, May 30, and Friday morning, May 31, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home, and at the church before the funeral.

Sherman was born in Fredericksburg, Texas on Sept. 13, 1952.

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