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Joshua Wade Harper


JOSHUA WADE HARPER

 

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JOSHUA WADE HARPER

July 17, 1992 - May 8, 2013

Joshua Wade Harper was born on July 17, 1992 in Hillsborough County, Florida to Ivan and Diana Morales. They loved their son so much but due to unfortunate circumstances, they had to give him up for adoption.

God had chosen a very special couple, Jay and Robin Harper, to adopt Joshua.  God knew that Jay and Robin both so desperately longed for a child of their own because they could not conceive a child. God knew that Joshua would be the perfect son for them and he even added in a bonus. He also gave them his brother, Christopher Jay Harper.

God introduced the boys to their new family at Harper ISD where Jay worked as an Assistant Principal at the time and Robin worked as a First Grade Teacher. Jay and Robin fell madly in love with the boys who were placed with them in March of 2000 and were adopted on Nov. 17, 2000.

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Esperanza M. Holford


ESPERANZA M. HOLFORD

 

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ESPERANZA M. HOLFORD

January 28, 1935 ~ May 6, 2013

Born Jan. 28, 1935, Esperanza M. Holford, nee Lopez, passed away on May 6, 2013.

She was predeceased by her husband William L. Holford.

Her legacy was great, she has two children survived by her: William L. Holford Jr., from Spokane, Washington and Dionne E. Holford-Pray from Dallas, Texas. She is also survived by her sister, Vilma Johnson, nee Lopez, from Houston, Texas and her brother, Robert Lopez from Laredo, Texas as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

No matter where she went, Esperanza left her mark. This past year, she was responsible for renovating the historical Post Oak School House as a community center.

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Mrs. Leonard Kemp


MRS. LEONARD KEMP

 

Mrs. Leonard Kemp, 99, nee Mary Edith Farmer of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Graveside services and interment will be held Saturday, May 18, at the Cadillac Memorial Gardens West in Westland, Mich.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Kemp was born Dec. 26, 1913, in Caldwell County, Ky., the daughter of James Farmer and Annie Addie Lowry Farmer. She married Leonard Kemp who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and John Webster of Fredericksburg; a son, Kenneth Kemp; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a sister, Dorothy Roosvall of San Marcos, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

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Mrs. Leroy Kneupper


MRS. LEROY KNEUPPER

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MRS. LEROY KNEUPPER

nee Ruby Bausch

October 3, 1920 ~ May 5, 2013

Mrs. Leroy Kneupper, nee Ruby Bausch of Sisterdale, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at her home, at the age of 92 years.

Ruby was born Oct. 3, 1920 in Sisterdale, Texas, to Adolph and Adela Langbein Bausch. She married Leroy Kneupper on Oct. 2, 1943 in Boerne.

Ruby is survived by her husband, Leroy; one son and spouse, Roy and Charlotte Kneupper of Sisterdale; two grandchildren, Cody Kneupper and his wife, Melody, of Kendalia, and Brandi Kneupper of Sisterdale, and great-grandchildren, Madison Lorah and Rosalinn Kneupper.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 8, at 2 p.m., in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home of Comfort.

Graveside services and interment followed in the Sisterdale Cemetery.

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Paul Allen Oestreich


PAUL ALLEN OESTREICH

 

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PAUL ALLEN OESTREICH

February 25, 1953 ~ May 7, 2013

Paul Oestreich left this earth on May 7, 2013 after a long illness. He was blessed with a loving family and a rich life.

Paul Allen Oestreich was born Feb. 25, 1953 in Fredericksburg, Texas to Madeleine (Land) and Allen Chester Oestreich. Paul was named after his father and paternal grandfather. He graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1971.

Except for a short time away from home while attending college, he lived his entire life in Fredericksburg. Paul believed that Fredericksburg was a special place, and he devoted his life to serving the community he loved.   

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Claudio Ramirez

 

Claudio Ramirez, 62, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, May 10, 2013.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Monday and Tuesday, May 13-14.

Funeral services will be held in Mexico.

A complete obituary will follow.

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Rafael Robles

 

Rafael Robles, 52, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Friday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following at 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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Harold B. Schmidt


HAROLD B. SCHMIDT

 

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HAROLD B. SCHMIDT

October 26, 1930 ~ May 6, 2013

On May 6, 2013 the Texas Hill Country lost one of its greatest stewards, Harold B. Schmidt.

A life-long Kimble County rancher, he was known for his unconventional and innovative ranching and conservation practices.

Born Oct. 26, 1930 in Fredericksburg to David and Corinthia Schmidt, Harold rode to White Bluff School on horseback with his brother, Charles.

He graduated from Peacock Military Academy in San Antonio at the age of 16, earned a degree from Texas A&M in 1950 at the age of 19, joined the U.S. Air Force and earned his wings at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo in 1951.

Harold was one of the youngest combat jet fighter pilots in the Air Force, flying 100 missions in his F-86 during the Korean Conflict.

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Erna Schmidt Schneider


ERNA SCHMIDT SCHNEIDER

 

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ERNA SCHMIDT SCHNEIDER

June 27, 1918 – May 11, 2013

Erna Frieda Schneider, age 94, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at her residence in the Cherry Spring community.

Born on June 27, 1918, in the Rheingold community, she was the youngest of six children born to Alfred L. Schmidt and Else Grasso Schmidt.

Her funeral was held Wednesday, May 15, at 2 p.m., at Beckmann Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Vitek of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church officiating.

Interment followed in the Schneider family cemetery at Cherry Spring.

Visitation was held Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Beckmann Funeral Home. 

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Jack Schwarz

 

Jack Schwarz, 87, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, May 6, 2013.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 8, at 4 p.m. in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. Pam Traver officiating. Visitation was held beforehand.

Interment of the cremains is planned at a later date in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in San Antonio.

Schwarz was born Richard Jack Schwarz on Jan. 21, 1926, in San Antonio, the son of Arthur Louis Schwarz and Rossy Rebecca Meadows Schwarz. He married Audrey Mae Williams on Aug. 31, 1973, in Jourdanton and she survives.

Schwarz worked for and retired from the Texas Animal Health Commission.

He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in San Antonio.

A U.S. Army veteran, Schwarz served from July 1, 1943, to April 23, 1959, and was discharged with the rank of captain. He received numerous awards and citations for his service.

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