Obituaries

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LeeRoy Hugo Besier

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LeeRoy Hugo Besier

July 7, 1930 ~ May 26, 2013

LeeRoy Hugo Besier, 82, of Kingwood, passed away May 26, 2013.

He was born July 7, 1930, in Fredericksburg, TX to Hugo and Charlotte “Lottie” Besier, who preceded him in death.

LeeRoy was also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Erline Schneider Besier, and his two brothers, Raymond and James Besier.

LeeRoy is survived by children, Travis Besier and wife, Jan; Karen Pulpan and husband, Cliff, and Steve Besier; five step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

LeeRoy served in the US Air Force from 1952-1956. Following his years of service, LeeRoy became an Air Traffic Controller working in San Antonio and then Houston, retiring with more than 35 years of service.

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Michael Gene Bowlin


MICHAEL GENE BOWLIN

Michael Gene Bowlin, 45, of Harper, died Sunday, May 26, 2013.

A memorial service was held Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m. at the Double B Ranch at Harper with his oldest daughter and friends officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Bowlin was born Aug. 22, 1967, in Snyder, and was an exotic game trapper.

Survivors include his wife, Aimee Bowlin; two daughters, Amber Bowlin of San Angelo and Ashlee Bowlin of Harper.

He is also survived by his father, Gene Bowlin and his wife, Nancy, of Snyder; his mother, Linda Shifflett and her husband, Howard, of Snyder; a sister and brother-in-law, Shiela and Buddy Dunlap of Beeville, and three step-brothers, including Tyson Shifflett, Kevin Shifflett and J.B. Barrett.

Bowlin was preceded in death by a sister, Sherri Smith.

Memorials may be made to the Family of Michael Bowlin Benefit Fund, c/o Security State Bank and Trust in Harper.

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Sherman D. Durst

Sherman D. Durst, 60, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hill Country Community Needs Council, Boys and Girls Club, Gillespie County Historical Society, Admiral Nimitz Foundation or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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Aaron Fritz


AARON FRITZ

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Aaron Fritz

November 25, 1934 ~ May 24, 2013

Aaron Fritz passed away May 24, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in San Antonio. 

Aaron was born Nov. 25, 1934 in Fredericksburg, Texas. He was the son of Edmund Fritz and Anna Behrends Fritz. He was an active member of Cherry Mountain School and a member of St. Mary’s Church. Aaron grew up on a farm and ranch and attended school at Cherry Mountain School and St. Mary’s Catholic School. On Oct. 12, 1957, he married Evelyn Riba from Stonewall.

In the early 50’s, Aaron worked with an out-of-town construction company. He then became employed by True Value and worked on small engines. He later worked for Elle Kramer doing tractor repair and Benno Wise, working with irrigation and pump repair. In the 60’s he opened his own welding shop. In the 70’s he started his own heavy equipment construction company and later ran it with his sons.

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Mrs. Reuben Land

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

Visitation will be held Friday, June 7, from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 8, from 7-10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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Mrs. Douglas J. Moritz


MRS. DOUGLAS J. MORITZ

Mrs. Douglas J. Moritz, 63, nee Linda La Fave, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services and interment were held Monday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moritz was born Nov. 11, 1949, in Wayne, Mich., the daughter of Lloyd La Fave Jr. and Helen McCallister La Fave. She married Douglas J. Moritz on Jan. 10, 1968, in San Diego, Texas and he survives.

They made their in Corpus Christi for about 30 years before moving to Fredericksburg.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Moritz is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Marcos Salinas of Corpus Christi.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

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Ernest F. Peeler

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

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 7, from 5-9 p.m. and on Saturday, June 8, from 7-11:15 a.m. at Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel until 11:15 a.m., Saturday, June 8, and from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 8, at 1 p.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Hill Country SPCA or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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Hedwig (Hattie) Powell


HATTIE POWELL

Hedwig (Hattie) Powell, 98, nee Manofsky, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Doss, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Graveside services and interment were held Thursday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at the Hilda United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Wade Powell officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Beckmann Funeral home where visitation was held Wednesday evening, May 29.

Mrs. Powell was born Sept. 6, 1914, in Weimar, the daughter of Adolph Manofsky and Marie Skrovan Manof­sky. She married Eugene Guess who preceded her in death.

In March 1985, she married Illo Powell in El Campo. They moved to Gillespie County in 1989. He  died May 31, 2006.

A 1931 graduate of El Campo High School, Mrs. Powell lived in El Campo from 1929-1989 and was a bookkeeper for Appling Brothers for many years.

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Carol Douglas Thompson

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where the family received friends Tuesday evening, June 4.

Graveside services and interment are planned in Lake City, Fla.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ave Maria Hospice or the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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Louis Gene Yaeger

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Louis Gene Yaeger

April 4, 1937 ~ May 24, 2013

Louis Gene Yaeger of Cuero, Texas passed away on Friday May 24, 2013, at his home, at the age of 76 years.

Louis was born April 4, 1937 in Corpus Christi to Gustavo and Thelma Skinner Yaeger. He married Kerry Girdler on Aug. 18, 1977 in Tripoli, Libya.

Louis is survived by his wife, Kerry Yaeger, of Cuero; three children and spouses: Luann Fossett; Martin and June Yaeger, and Abbie and Jerry Tidmore.

Survivors also include four grandchildren: Adam Spatafora, Leif Yaeger, Kirby and Travis Tidmore; a sister, Tudi Mathews, and the mother of his children, Carol Yaeger.

Along with his parents, Louis was preceded in death by a sister, Vicki Boykin.

Graveside services and interment were held Tuesday May 28, at 2 p.m. in the Brice Family Cemetery, near Fredericksburg, with Deacon Pat Klein officiating.

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