Obituaries

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17
Jul

Elsie Kizer


ELSIE KIZER

Elsie Kizer, 93, nee Kingston, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, July 5, 2013.

A memorial service was held Sunday, July 14, at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Higginbotham officiating.

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

Mrs. Kizer was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Gloucestershire, England, the daughter of Nigel Kingston and Edith Tanscell Kingston. She married Levi Dardar and later Jacob Alvin Kizer Jr., who both preceded her in death.

Mrs. Kizer is survived by three sons, including Nigel Dardar and his wife, Colette Deschamps, of Hancock, Md.; Levi Dardar and his wife, Penny, of Ashville, N.C., and Jake Kizer of Houston; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands and parents, Mrs. Kizer was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Kingston.

Wed
17
Jul

The Rev. Mr. Kenneth P. Knopp

The Rev. Mr. Kenneth P. Knopp, 79, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, July 15, 2013.

A vigil service will be held Tuesday, July 23, at 5:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, followed by a rosary service at 6 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, July 24, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Interment in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum is planned at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published after the funeral.

Wed
17
Jul

Gladys Lucille Luedecke

Gladys Lucille Luedecke, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, July 14, 2013.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 17, from 5-7 p.m. in the chapel at Beckmann Funeral Home.

The body will lie in state at Beckmann Funeral Home on Thursday, July 18, from 7-9:15 a.m. and from 10-11 a.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church where the funeral will begin at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow in 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
17
Jul

Randal Oehler

Randal Oehler, 81, of Jewett and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, July 6, 2013.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Oehler was born July 16, 1931, in Jewett, the son of Arthur Oehler and Elgie Bryant Oehler.

A graduate of Fredericksburg High School, Oehler was a United States Air Force veteran, having served for 34 years as an airplane mechanic. He went on to get his private pilot’s license.

He also retired from civil service work after a 30-year career.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Fort Worth.

Oehler is survived by two sons, Rodney Oehler and Anthony Oehler, both of Anchorage, Alaska; two daughters, Melissa Rodriguez of Rowlett and Sharon Oehler of Mesquite; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Robert Oehler of New Braunfels.

In addition to his parents, Oehler was preceded in death by a son, Roger Oehler, and two brothers, Herbert Oehler and Charlie Oehler.

Wed
17
Jul

Roque Robles

Roque Robles, 65, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 9, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was held Monday evening and Tuesday before the funeral.

Robles was born Aug. 20, 1947, in Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico, the son of Juan Robles and Petra Guadalajara Robles. He married Irene Galaviz on Oct. 3, 1970, in Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Robles is survived by two sons, one daughter and spouses, including Oscar and Patti Robles, Luis and Izzy Robles and Lorena Robles, all of Fredericksburg.

Survivors also include five grandchildren and his mother and father, Juan and Petra Robles of Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Wed
17
Jul

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.

Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, July 17, from 4-6 p.m. and Thursday, July 18, from 7 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 12:15 p.m., Thursday, July 18, and from 1-2 p.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church where the funeral will begin at 2 p.m.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the SPCA or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
17
Jul

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.

Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, July 17, from 4-6 p.m. and Thursday, July 18, from 7 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 12:15 p.m., Thursday, July 18, and from 1-2 p.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church where the funeral will begin at 2 p.m.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the SPCA or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
17
Jul

Kermit Clinton Weigand

Kermit Clinton Weigand, 64, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.

A memorial service will be set at a later date.

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

Weigand was born June 9, 1949, in Fredericksburg, the son of Clinton Weigand and Mary Jane Ottmers Weigand. He married Carole Tatsch on July 25, 1970, in Fredericksburg and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Weigand is survived by two sons, Kurt Weigand of Fredericksburg, and Kris Weigand and his wife, Kathy, of Harper, and two grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Weigand was preceded in death by a brother, Clemens Weigand.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Wed
10
Jul

Funeral Service Announcements

Information on funerals that occur after July 10 will be published under this heading.

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.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 17, from 4-6 p.m., and Thursday, July 18, from 7 a.m.-12:15 p.m., in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 12:15 p.m., Thursday, July 18, and from 1-2 p.m., at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church where the funeral will begin at 2 p.m.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the SPCA or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

 

MRS. PAUL W. WALLENDORF

Mrs. Paul W. Wallendorf, 92, nee Viola Pahl, of Freder­icksburg, died Saturday, July 13, 2013.

Wed
10
Jul

Mrs. Lester Behrends

Mrs. Lester Behrends, 74, nee Ida Mae Juenke of Fredericksburg, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 8, at 3 p.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with interment following in Der Stadt Friedhof.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Holy Ghost Lutheran Church 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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