Obituaries

Tue
30
Dec

Harold Ketron

Harold Ketron, 70, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where a memorial service was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23.

Ketron was a rancher and was born Feb. 20, 1944 in Fredericksburg, the son of Levy and Dorothy Ketron.

Survivors include his parents, of Fredericksburg; two sisters, one brother and spouses, including Verdie Drake of San Antonio; and David and Genevieve Ketron and Carolyn and Yogi Whitehead, all of Fredericksburg.

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

Tue
30
Dec

Kenneth Low Myers

Kenneth Low Myers, 78, of Llano, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.

A memorial service is planned at a later date.

Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home of Kingsland.

Myers was born Nov. 10, 1936, the son of Mart Myers and Laura Low Myers. He married June Kennedy in 1956 and she survives.

He was a building contractor.

In addition to his wife, Myers is survived by two daughters and one son, including Cindy Myers Robertson, of Liberty Hill; Doyal Myers and his wife, Tommi, of Llano, and Melanie Myers and her spouse, Brian Cobb of Virginia Beach, Virginia; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Survivors also include his mother-in-law, Margaret Doyal Kennedy; son-in-law, Lucky Robertson, and sister-in-law, Joan Myers Reed.

Myers was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mart Myers Jr., Billy Doyle Myers and Jim Myers, and grandson, Jarod Myers.

Tue
30
Dec

Neal Schaetter

Neal Schaetter, 57, of Austin and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30, and from 7 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1.

The body will lie in state in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home until 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with interment following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, the SPCA or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
30
Dec

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 at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Parish Capital Campaign, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hill Country Memorial Hospital or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
30
Dec

Ruth Elizabeth Kratzer Vizina

Ruth Elizabeth Kratzer Vizina, 92, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

A memorial service is planned at a later date.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
23
Dec

Bruce Benway


BRUCE BENWAY

Bruce Benway, 88, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Graveside services with full military honors and interment were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 19, at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev.  Bobby Vitek officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Benway was born Dec. 25, 1925, in White Plains, New York, the son of Edward and Edith Benway. He married Norma Elizabeth Huber on March 26, 1948, in Washington, D.C. She preceded him in death on Oct. 16, 1987.

Benway served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and was among the first wave of Marines on Iwo Jima. He also fought in battles at Roi Namur, Tinian and Saipan and was awarded three Purple Hearts.

He was a member of the Gillespie County Historical Society and the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, and was also a Freemason.

Tue
23
Dec

Rubie Lynn (Tookie) Berggren

Rubie Lynn (Tookie) Berggren, 84, nee Jahns, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country SPCA, Bethany Lutheran Church or the charity of choice. 

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
23
Dec

Allen H. Burrer

Allen H. Burrer, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at Tristar Care and Rehab Center.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 23, from 4-7 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 24, from 7:30-9:15 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home, and from 10-11 a.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 11 a.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

Graveside services with military honors and interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
23
Dec

Frank Habecker Sr.

Frank Habecker Sr., 78, of Mason, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason.

Interment followed at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Doss.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the Mason Puncher Club or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mason Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
23
Dec

Albert Hallford

Albert Hallford, 81, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m., at East Hill Cemetery at Fort Stockton.

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

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

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