Obituaries

Wed
14
Jan

Janet Alma Smith


JANET ALMA SMITH

Janet Alma Smith, 78, nee Schmidt, of San Marcos, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Smith was born Feb. 26, 1936, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Walter and Ola Schmidt. She married Joe Smith who preceded her in death.

She is survived by three daughters and one son, including Stephanie Serrano and Kristy Cruz, both of San Marcos; Joni Billerbeck, Cedar Park, and Russell Putman, Lockhart.

Survivors also include 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie; one granddaughter, Gisela, and one grandson, Brandon.

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14
Jan

Ella May Taylor

Ella May Taylor, 96, nee Hagan, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., today, Wednesday, Jan. 14, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m.

Private interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
14
Jan

Alice Traggis

Alice Traggis, 92, nee Pawlakos, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
13
Jan

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Jan. 7 will appear under this heading.

 

MRS. ANDREW W. BAUMANN

Mrs. Andrew W. Baumann, 83, nee Lorraine Joan Gresser of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 12, in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

 

LOIS MAE CHRISTMAN

Lois Mae Christman, 82, nee Altstatt, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice or the charity of choice.

 

KYNLEIGH MARIE GROCE

Kynleigh Marie Groce, daughter of Kaylyn Burrow and Trey Groce, was stillborn Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015.

Wed
07
Jan

Helen Bond

Helen Bond, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.

Arrangements are pending with Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
07
Jan

Arthur Carman Bonner

Arthur Carman Bonner, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
07
Jan

Harold Albert Kusenberger


HAROLD ALBERT KUSENBERGER

Harold Albert Kusenberger, 89, of Stonewall, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.

A funeral mass was celebrated Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stonewall with the Rev. Scott Janysek and Deacon Ed Ferguson officiating. DeAnn Hampton was the organist and Lottie Demel, the vocalist.

Graveside services with military honors and interment followed in the Stonewall Community Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Sunday evening, Jan. 4.

Kusenberger was born April 17, 1925, in Gillespie County, the son of Alfred Kusenberger and Aminda Henke Kusenberger. He married Joanne Weinheimer on Aug. 5, 1947, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Kusenberger is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, including Carla and Dennis Gale, Diane and David Strosser and Annette and Dan O’Loughlin, all of Stonewall.

Wed
07
Jan

James T. (Jim) McMahon


JAMES T. 'JIM' McMAHON

James T. (Jim) McMahon, 85, of Harper, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Neal Matthews officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

McMahon was born March 27, 1929, in Medina, the son of William McMahon and Minnie Lee Turner McMahon. He married Nila Mae Maner on June 12, 1955, in Fredericksburg. She preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 2006.

A 1952 graduate of Texas A&M University, McMahon then served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a food inspector for the Army in Europe.

Wed
07
Jan

James Jay (Jim) Miller


JAMES JAY 'JIM' MILLER

James Jay (Jim) Miller, 73, of San Antonio and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014.

A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg with Bishop Michael Pfeiffer officiating.

Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist and Tricia Eilers, the vocalist.

Graveside services and interment followed on Monday, Jan. 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in San Antonio.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and vigil/rosary services were held Friday evening, Jan. 2.

Miller was born March 25, 1941, in Fredericksburg, the son of Warren Frederick Miller and Elenora Klein Miller. He married Mary Nell St. John who preceded him in death. On June 24, 2000, he married Cheryl Plumb, in Fort Worth, and she survives.

Wed
07
Jan

Mrs. Frank A. Schmidt Sr.


MRS. FRANK A. SCHMIDT SR.

Mrs. Frank A. Schmidt Sr., 102, nee Marie H. Moritz of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

A funeral mass was celebrated Monday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna 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 Sunday evening, Dec. 28.

Mrs. Schmidt was born July 27, 1912, at Hye, Blanco County, the daughter of Joseph Moritz and Amalia Baumann Moritz. She married Frank A. Schmidt Sr. on Aug. 9, 1930, at St. Mary’s. He preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1998.

She is survived by two daughters, including Juanita Marie Wehmeyer and her husband, Robert E., of Fort Worth, and Betty Ann Heineman, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and a daughter-in-law, Frances, Mrs. Frank J. Schmidt Jr.

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