Obituaries

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Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Dec. 16 will appear under this heading.

HAROLD W. PAPE

Harold W. Pape, 92, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, in the Harper Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

 

ALLEN DRAKE HOUSTON

Allen Drake Houston, 49, of Uvalde, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehab.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, and from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Schaetter Funeral Home, with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Wed
09
Dec

Gilberto Barrera


GILBERTO BARRERA

Gilberto Barrera, 86, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Mexico, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in a San Antonio hospital.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with Deacon Francisco De La Torre officiating.

Interment of the cremains will be held at a later date in Mexico.

Visitation with the family was held prior to the memorial service.

Barrera was born Jan. 26, 1929, in Mexico, the son of Rafael Barrera and Paula Gomez Barrera. He married Maria Mendoza who preceded him in death.

He is survived by five sons, two daughters and spouses,  including Hilda Bopp and Pedro Landa, Socorro and Gabriel Galindo, Eleno and Carollyn Barrera and Salome Barrera, all of Fredericksburg; Sergio and Julieta Barrera and German and Emma Barrera, all of Mexico, and Rafael and Esmeralda Barrera, of Denver City, Texas.

Survivors also include 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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09
Dec

Mrs. Willard (Nancy) Dearing

Mrs. Willard (Nancy) Dearing, 76, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, at Fredericksburg Baptist Church, 104 Pyka Road.

Memorials may be made to Fredericksburg Baptist Church, American Breast Cancer Foundation, Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
09
Dec

Mrs. Federico Galindo


MRS. FEDERICO GALINDO

Mrs. Federico Galindo, 63, nee Anselma Cervantez of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. Kris Bytomski officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was held Thursday morning at the funeral chapel.

Mrs. Galindo was born May 6, 1952, in Mexico, the daughter of Librado Cervantez and Maria Herrera Cervantez. She married Federico Galindo who survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Galindo is survived by five daughters and two sons, including Linda Galindo, Yolanda Reza, Jeronimo Galindo and Federico Galindo Jr., all of Fredericksburg; Irene Sans, Harper; Norma Martinez, Coldwater, Mississippi, and Maribel Ramirez, Hutto.

Survivors also include 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Wed
09
Dec

Mrs. John Hanson Sr.

Mrs. John Hanson Sr., 83, nee Wanda Sue Gardner of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Fredericksburg Bible Church.

The family will receive friends from 1:30-2 p.m. Friday at the church.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
09
Dec

Steven Wayne Kennedy

Steven Wayne Kennedy, 62, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Oakwood RV Park Recreation Center.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
09
Dec

Carolyn E. Rose

Carolyn E. Rose, 60, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.

A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Bethany Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to New Horizons, Bethany Lutheran Church, Hill Country Memorial Hospice or the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Wed
09
Dec

Esther Estella Rusche


ESTHER ESTELLA RUSCHE

Esther Estella Rusche, 84, nee Schneider, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Christ Lutheran Church, Cherry Spring, with the Rev. Mark A. Ward officiating.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Thursday evening, Dec. 3.

Mrs. Rusche was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Llano County, the daughter of Chester Edmund Schneider and Edna Louise Umfrid Schneider. She married Gustav Adolph Rusche on June 16, 1956, at Christ Lutheran Church at Cherry Spring. He preceded her in death Aug. 6, 2002.

The Rusches resided in the Cherry Mountain community where she was active in the Cherry Mountain Community Club. She also quilted with the Christ Lutheran Church WELCA quilting group.

Wed
09
Dec

Lawrence Gene Schmid


LAWRENCE GENE SCHMID

Lawrence Gene Schmid, 87, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jeff Hammond officiating. Hazel Hanson was the organist.

Entombment of the cremains followed in the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Columbarium.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Schmid was born Jan. 11, 1928, in Dallas, the son of Lawrence and Vivian Schmid. He married Doris Marie Finch on June 2, 1956, in Dallas. She preceded him in death.

Schmid graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. 

He was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, serving as an usher for many years.

Schmid is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Patricia Schmid of Friendswood and Dr. John and Bobbi Schmid of Austin.

Wed
09
Dec

Hugo Alvin (Porky) Stehling Jr.

Hugo Alvin (Porky) Stehling Jr., 78, of El Paso, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso.

A memorial mass will be held in Fredericksburg on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Visitation begins at 10 a.m., followed by a rosary service at 10:30 a.m., and a memorial Mass at 11 a.m.

Private graveside services and interment will be held that afternoon at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to CASA of El Paso or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Martin Funeral Home West of El Paso.

A complete obituary will follow.

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