Mrs. Lawrence (Larry) Deike


Mrs. Lawrence (Larry) Deike, 78, nee Betty Jo Klein of Fredericksburg, died Monday, June 20, 2016.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. William Karlson officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was held Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning at the funeral chapel.

Mrs. Deike was born Dec. 13, 1937, in Kerrville, the daughter of Elmer L. Klein and Olga M. Durst Klein.  She married Lawrence C. Deike on May 1, 1954, at Trinity Lutheran Church at Stonewall, and he survives.

For many years, she worked in nursing at Knopp Nursing Home.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Deike is survived by two daughters, one son and spouses, including Debbie and Bobby Balser of Kerrville, Ronda Richardson and Frank Prestridge of Fredericksburg, and Daron and Rhonda Deike of Kerrville; six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Survivors also include a sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Jerry Gold of Rocksprings; one brother, Larry M. Klein of San Antonio; and the following sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Victoria Hildebrand, Dorothy Jenschke, Roland Deike, Alton Deike, Marlene Deike, Clinton and Charlotte Deike, all of Fredericksburg, and Helen Snyder of San Antonio.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice.

Pallbearers included Jackie Gold, Ryan Balser, John Forster, Cassidy Deike, Bobby Prestridge and Scott Weber.