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Gillespie County, Texas
Obituaries and Death Notices


Abshier, J. T.
J.T. Abshier, 81, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. A memorial service with military honors was held Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home. Abshier was born May 18, 1931, in Pelly, the son of Charles A. Abshier and Ora L. Allcorn Abshier. He married Janet Aston on Aug. 29, 1959, in Arlington, and she survives. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, Abshier later served as director of the Compliance Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was also an active member of the Fredericksburg Church of Christ. In addition to his wife, Abshier is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, including Mark and Ellen Abshier of San Antonio, Byron and Lesley Abshier of Grand Prairie, and Randy and Jeanine Abshier of McKinney. Survivors also include five grandchildren; one brother, Winston Abshier of Donie, and a sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Kelly Williams of Tomball. Abshier was preceded in death by his parents, as well as four brothers: James Abshier, Joel Abshier, Ralph Abshier and J.D. Abshier [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 16 January 2013]



Ackel, Johnny
Johnny Ackel, 82, of Hamshire, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. at Double J Rodeo Arena in Winnie. A family committal was held at Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont. Arrangements were under the direction of Broussard's Mortuary in Beaumont. Ackel was born May 31, 1930, in Natchitoches, La., the son of Johnny Ackel and Aline Marie Menard Ackel. After graduating from Beaumont High School, Ackel attended Sul Ross University in Alpine where he became a world champion NIRA bull rider. He graduated from Sam Houston State University and was instrumental in founding the agricultural program at Hamshire Fannett High School. Ackel rodeoed all his life, becoming a top steer wrestler, rodeo producer and stock contractor. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. Survivors include two sons, John Cody Ackel and his wife, Connie, of Harper; and Cody A. Ackel of Hamshire and his mother, Kim Ackel; a brother and sister-in-law, Bo and Katherine Pipkin of Big Hill; and a brother-in-law, Donie Deaton of Hamshire. Ackel was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bennie Marie. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 23 January 2013]


Adams, Eddie Wade
Eddie Wade Adams of Fredericksburg passed away at his residence on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the age of 66 years. He was born June 16, 1945, in Dimmitt, Texas, the son of Elza Adams and Claribel Potter Adams. He served in the United States Navy from 1967-1971 during the Vietnam War, and was discharged in San Diego, Calif. He married Cynthia Shottenkirk on July 14, 1972, in Dimmitt, Texas. For 32 years, Eddie worked as Safety Inspector for Cargill at their high fructose plant in Dimmitt. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as a brother, David Adams of Canyon Lake. Eddie is survived by his wife, Cynthia Adams of Fredericksburg; a son and daughter-in-law, Tyson and Jennifer Adams of Leander; and grandsons, Jackson Adams and Jefferson Adams. He is also survived by three brothers: Johnny Adams and his wife, Elaine, of Smithville, Jimmy Adams of Seguin, and Bobby Adams of Tulia; and his mother-in-law, Dorothy Shottenkirk of Wessington Springs, S.D. As per his wishes, his body was cremated. His family is planning private family services at a later date. He was dearly loved by his family and will be forever missed. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 6 June 2012]



Adams, Henry Joseph III
Henry Joseph (Joe) Adams III, 85, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, June 14, 2012. Funeral services were held Monday, June 18, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Deacon Patrick Klein officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist and Tricia Eilers, the vocalist. Graveside services and interment are planned at a later date in Belleville, Kan. Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Sunday evening, June 17. Adams was born March 21, 1927, in Pratt, Kan., the son of Henry Joseph Adams II and Cleda Mae Pace Adams. His wife, the former Joan Husum, survives. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. A graduate of Kansas State University, Adams worked for American Broadcasting Company (ABC) and was involved in such projects as being a unit manager for the Olympics, Wide World of Sports, Live Aid and others. He was significantly involved in broadcasting for numerous Space Shuttle missions, including in Mesa, Calif., and at NASA in Houston. In addition to his wife, Adams is survived by three daughters and spouses, including Mary and Stetson Hill of Park Ridge, NJ; Martha and Robert Holswade of Dumont, NJ, and Harriet Adams of Brick, NJ. Survivors also include six grandchildren, five step-children, and two sisters, Martha Toburen and her husband, Michael, and Kay Hoefer. Adams was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Norma and Louise, and a son, Mark Sinclair. Memorials may be made to Kansas State University, Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included members of St. Joseph's Society, Fredericksburg's 150th Anniversary Committee and Ryan Hill. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Kenn Knopp, Jacob Knopp, Fred Davis, Andrew Murphy, Jon Murphy and Jim Murphy. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 20 June 2012]


Adams, Timothy Eric
Timothy Eric Adams, 65, of Johnson City, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. A private memorial service is planned at a later date. Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home. Adams was born Feb. 22, 1947, in Pasadena, the son of Godfrey Adams and Jacqueline Seig Adams. He is survived by two sisters, two brothers and spouses, including Michael and Sandy Adams of Georgetown, Alison and Ray Ender of San Marcos, Mary Margaret Adams of Minnesota and Perry and Patty Adams of Houston. In addition to his parents, Adams was preceded in death by a brother, Don Christian Adams. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 7 March 2012]



Ager, Jean Elaine
Mrs. Charles Ager, 51, nee Jean Elaine Beaver of Quihi and formerly of Fredericksburg, died on Sunday, June 28, 1992, in Quihi. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m., in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo with the Rev. Lawrence Bade officiating. Graveside services and interment were held in the Cave Creek Cemetery at 5 p.m., on Tuesday. Mr. [sic] was a native of Oconomowoc, WI, where she was born on Aug. 14, 1940, the daughter of Emmanuel and Elaine Beaver. She married the Rev. Charles Ager in 1961. He served as pastor of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cave Creek from 1978-87. Mrs. Ager began her professional dancing career with the Chicago Opera Ballet Company in 1958 and continued to teach ballet and gymnastics after her marriage in 1961. While living in Fredericksburg, she opened the Jean Ager School of Dance. She had lived in Quihi since August 1990 when her husband became pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. In 1991, Mrs. Ager graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas in Austin, and prior to her illness taught fourth grade in the Hondo ISD. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Teresa Jean Ager of Fredericksburg; a son, Timothy Charles Ager of Austin; her parents, Emmanuel and Elaine Beaver of Oak Creek, WI; her parents-in-law, Charles and Elizabeth Ager of Strawberry Point, IA, and a brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Mary Beaver of Rochester, MN. Schaetter Funeral Home of Fredericksburg was in charge of local arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cave Creek. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 1 July 1992]



Aguilar, Vicente Jr.
Vicente Aguilar Jr., 45, of Harper, died on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1993 in an automobile accident 7.7 miles south of Harper on Ranch Road 783. A funeral mass was held on Friday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m., in the Grimes Funeral Chapel in Kerrville with the Rev. Mike Boulette officiating. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m., Friday at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. A rosary was held on Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Grimes Funeral Chapel with Deacon Joe Holmstron officiating. He was born on Jan. 2, 1938 in Alice, AR, and had been a Harper resident for six years. Aguilar was a disabled veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Battalion Force Recon in Vietnam. He was employed in a beef packing plant. A member of the Catholic church, he married Maria "Mary" Martinez on My 15, 1970 in Garden City, KS. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his father, Vicente Aguilar Sr. of Odessa; mother, Carmen Aguilar of Brady; two sons, Vicente Aguilar III of Garden City, KS, and Manuel Aguilar of Harper; five sisters, Lucy Torrez, Josie Soto, Rosalinda Mendez and Christy Aguilar, all of Brady, and Angie Martinez of Mason; and eight brothers: Eddie Aguilar, Jesse Aguilar, Luis Aguilar and Tony Aguilar, all of Kerrville; Johnny Aguilar of El Paso and Tony Aguilar, Chris Aguilar and Leo Aguilar, all of Brady, and one grandchild. Pallbearers were Jesse Aguilar, Johnny Aguilar, Louie Aguilar, Tino Aguilar, Felix Nuncio Jr. and Domingo Nuncio.
[Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 24 November 1993]



Aguirre, Gillermina:
Mrs. Salvador Aguirre, 64, nee Gillermina Rubio, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. A vigil and rosary service were held Thursday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with Deacon Francisco De La Torre officiating. The body was cremated with private disposition of the cremains planned by the family at a later date. Mrs. Aguirre was born Oct. 22, 1946, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Enrique Rubio and Josefina Botello Rubio. She married Salvador Aguirre on April 14, 1973, and he survives. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Aguirre is survived by four daughters, three sons and spouses, including Yolanda and Pedro Ortiz of Burleson; Armando Norlgosa of Austin, and Bertha Rubio, Monroe and Becky Cantu, Marissa Cedillo, Salvador Aguirre Jr. and Claudia and Morcelo Benitez, all of Fredericksburg. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, four great- grandchildren and one brother, James Rubio of Fredericksburg. Mrs. Aguirre was preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters, including Julia Cruz, Angelita Galindo and Martha Cantu. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post, 31 Aug 2011]



Ahrens, Arnold J. A.:
Arnold J.A. Ahrens, 88, of Lamar, AR, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Countryside Manor in Lamar, AR. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at 10 a.m. at River Valley Grace Lutheran Church in Lamar, AR, with the Rev. Herb Swanson officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Lutherville, AR. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home of Clarksville, AR. Ahrens was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Fredericksburg, the son of Edwin C. Ahrens and Ida Grosenbacher Ahrens. His wife, the former Bernice Laura Knopp, preceded him in death on Nov. 12, 2011. He was a farmer and rancher, a member of River Valley Grace Lutheran Church and a World War II army veteran. Ahrens is survived by two daughters, three sons and spouses, including Bonnie and Walter Kirshberger, of Hensley, AR; Arnold Ahrens Jr. of Gravette, AR; and Ida Ahrens, Herman and Kathy Ahrens and Paul and Bonnie Ahrens, all of Lamar, AR. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a brother, Herbert Ahrens of Fredericksburg. In addition to his wife and parents, Ahrens was preceded in death by a brother, Milton Ahrens. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, c/o Edmund Drittler, 4815 Hwy. 315, Lamar, AR 72846. Pallbearers include Chad Ahrens, Beau Ahrens, Steve Kirshberger, Lang Kirshberger, Shelby Ahrens, Corey Ahrens and Leo Knoerschild. Honorary pallbearers will be Lloyd Reynolds, Norman Reynolds, Edmund Dritler, Rusty Blaty, Kenneth Keene and Walter Kirshberger.  [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 15 February 2012]



Ahrens, Clara
Mrs. Oscar Ahrens, 97, nee Clara Ketron, of Fredericksburg, died Oct. 4, 2011, at Knopp Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 7, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathan Aviles officiating. Organist was Annabel Wilkinson and soloists were Dalen Kirchner and Janis Friedrich. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Ahrens was born Aug. 7, 1914, in Gillespie County, the daughter of John Ketron and Pauline Kirchner Ketron. She married Oscar Ahrens and he preceded her in death. Pallbearers were Mark Eckhardt, Jason Priess, Rudy Ahrens, Derek Kirchner, Daniel Kneese and Charlie Ridley. Honorary pallbearers were Daryl Kirchner, Gerald Kneese and Harold Frisch. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 19 October 2011]


Ahrens, Conrad C. [Jr]:
Mr. Conrad C. Ahrens [Jr.] a well known citizen of Gillespie County, died at his home above Fredericksburg on Saturday evening last at the age of 79 years, 1 month and 10 days. [died: 25 Dec 1915] Deceased was a native of Hanover, Germany and came to Texas in his early youth locating in this county, where he resided up to the time of his death. Mr. Ahrens was the father of ten children, many of which are still alive. They are Manerva, Carl, Henry, Albert, E. B., Oria, Mildred and Mary, Hulda and Ralph Ahrens.  [Fredericksburg Standard; 1 January 1916]


Ahrens, Eloise:
Mrs. Eloise Hyde Ahrens, 95, years young, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 in a Ft. Worth hospital. She was born Sept. 7, 1916, in Kerr County, TX to Hiram P. Hyde and Mattie Johnson Hyde. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Guenther and her son, Kenneth. Survivors include daughter, Cathy Sweeney; grandchildren, Kendra Tatsch, Kra Ahrens, Paula Garza and Lisa Ryan; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret White and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Kerrville. Interment followed at Sunset Cemetery at Mountain Home, TX.
[Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 4 January 2012]


Ahrens, Lina A.:
Mrs. Kenton Ahrens, 69, nee Lina A. Rankhorn, of Kerrville, died Monday, June 13, 2005. Funeral services were held Friday, June 17, at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Kerrville with the Rev. David C. Chancellor officiating. Interment followed at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Mrs. Ahrens was born Oct. 8, 1935 in Sonora, the daughter of O.K. Rankhorn and Laura Onden Rankhorn. She married Kenton Ahrens on Aug. 21, 1964 in Kerrville and he survives. A 1954 graduate of Tivy High School, Mrs. Ahrens graduated from Incarnate Word College and the Santa Rosa School of Nursing in 1958. She worked for 30-plus years as a registered nurse, mostly in the Kerrville area. Mrs. Ahrens also worked for the State of Texas as a child welfare caseworker and for the Kerrville Independent School District as a school nurse. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Kerrville. In addition to her husband, Mrs.. Ahrens is survived by two daughters and one son, including Dina Ahrens and Sandra Dyer, both of San Antonio; Kenton S. Ahrens Jr. of Kerrville; her mother, Laura Rankhorn of Kerrville, and one grandchild. Pallbearers included Chester Ahrens, Elmer Ahrens, Edgar Kronke, Tad Boyce, San Thigpen and Mike Campos.
 [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 22 June 2005]



Ahrens, Louise S.:
Mrs. Marvin Ahrens, 79, nee Louise S. Crenwelge, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Cave Creek with the Reverends Gary Mayer and Marvin Ottmers officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Prior to the funeral, the body lay in state in the chapel of Beckmann Funeral Home where visitation was held Sunday afternoon, Dec. 11. Mrs. Ahrens was born Dec. 4, 1926, at Willow City, the daughter of Walter Crenwelge and Thirza Sagebiel Crenwelge. She married Marvin Ahrens on July 9, 1945, and he survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, two sons and spouses, including Larry and Martha Ahrens, Douglas and Sandra Ahrens and Frances and Dennis Tatsch, all of Fredericksburg, and Marilyn and Jerald Segner of Austin; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters and spouses, including Margaret and Carlos Young and Myrtle and Roland Hohmann, all of Willow City; Viola and Loren Caraway of San Antonio and Beatrice and Herbert Grote of Johnson City. Her parents preceded her in death. Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, American Cancer Society or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Tyler Tatsch, Casey Tatsch, John Brandenberger, Carroll Young, David Caraway and Maurice Hohmann. Honorary pallbearers included Elizabeth Segner, Stephanie Segner, Serena Ahrens, D'Lynn Brandenberger, Blake Tatsch, Heather Ahrens, Tiffany Ahrens and Amy Ahrens.
[Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 14 December 2005]



Ahrens, Mrs. Orwin
Mrs. Orwin Ahrens, 76, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 1990, at Knopp Nursing Home No. 1. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 1, at 2 p.m., in the Beckmann Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Wiemers officiating. Burial was in the Post Oak Cemetery. Mrs. Ahrens was born in Sandy, TX, on Nov. 28, 1913, the daughter of Arthur Sultemeier and Emma Rech Sultemeier. She married Orwin Ahrens in the First Methodist Church in Fredericksburg on May 14, 1930, and he survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter and her husband, Vernell and Lester Scherer of Albert and a son and his wife, Charles and Mary Jane Ahrens of Boerne. Also surviving are four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and the following sisters and brothers: Annie Beyer of Fredericksburg, Felix Sultemeier of Johnson City, Lillie Bell of Pittsburg, TX; Otto Sultemeier of Johnson City, Wesley Sultemeier of Sandy, Addie Lindig and Viola Lindig, both of Johnson City; and Emma Lou Mohle of Lockhart. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edwin Sultemeier and Henry Sultemeier, who died as a child. Pallbearers were Leroy Beyer, Jarrell Sultemeier, Herbert Ahrens, Darrell Sultemeier, Al Louis Lindig and Harry Sultemeier.  [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 9 May 1990]



Ahrens, Wanda Anna Lina:
Wanda Anna Lina Ahrens, 100, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m., at Christ Lutheran Church, Cherry Spring, with the Rev. Mark A. Ward officiating. Shirley Keyser was the organist. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Beckmann Funeral Home where visitation was held Wednesday evening, Aug. 3. Mrs. Ahrens was born Dec. 7, 1910, in the Cherry Spring community, the daughter of William Crenwelge and Olivia Wendel Crenwelge. She married Sylvester Edgar Ahrens on Jan. 10, 1938, at Christ Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death. The couple farmed and ranched in the Cherry Spring community. She is survived by six children and spouses, including Rudy and Alvis Ahrens of Fredericksburg, Marion Armstrong of Cedar Creek, Vernell Grenwelge of Blanco, William and Marilyn Ahrens of Austin, Lillian and Cletus Eckhardt of Fair Oaks Ranch, and Carol and Nathan Meador of Leander. Survivors also include 13 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and three sisters-in-law, including Elizabeth Crenwelge, Flora Crenwelge and Clara Ahrens, all of Fredericksburg. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Ahrens was preceded in death by one son, Norman Ahrens; two sons-in-law, William R. Armstrong and Wilbert J. Grenwelge; four brothers and five sisters, including Sylvester Crenwelge, Ernest Crenwelge, Gilbert Crenwelge, Ruben Crenwelge, Freda Hennig, Tekla Crenwelge, Louise Crenwelge, Cora Dearing and Paula Dearing, Pallbearers included Curtis Ahrens, Troy Ahrens, Roy Grenwelge, Milton Grenwelge, George Grenwelge, Cody Grenwelge and Brian Eckhardt. Honorary pallbearers were Rhonda Eckhardt, Amy Geistweidt, Michelle Curry, Wanda Juenke, Melissa O'Bryant and Deanna Martin. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 10 Aug 2011]



Akin, Charles W.
Charles W. Akin, 84, of Horseshoe Bay and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, April 15, 2013. The body was donated to the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Born July 7, 1928, in Atlantic, Iowa, Akin grew up in Ames, Iowa, where he graduated from Ames High School in 1946. He graduated from Iowa State University where he was a member of Sigma Nu and in ROTC. Akin was commissioned into the Air Force upon graduation and was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base for two years. His career was spent with the West Bend Company as a regional sales manager. He was a former member of Fredericksburg Bible Church. Akin is survived by his wife of 63 years, Alice; his daughter, Julie Plank of Fort Collins, Colo.; son, Joel Akin of Dallas, and three granddaughters. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 24 April 2013]



Alberthal, Betty Jane:
Mrs. Joe H. Alberthal, 78, nee Betty Jane Gold, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Priem officiating. Bernice Basse was the organist. Interment followed in Der Stadt Friedhof. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where the body lay in state prior to the funeral. Mrs. Alberthal was born July 7, 1929, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Harry Albert Gold and Emmie Paula Knaupp Gold. She married Joe Henry Alberthal on Feb. 14, 1952, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church and he survives. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Alberthal is survived by a daughter, Yvonne Alberthal, and a son and daughter-in-law, Steven "Fuzzy" and Johnna Alberthal, all of Fredericksburg. Also surviving are the following sisters- and brothers-in law; Shirley, Mrs. Archie Gold of Fredericksburg; Allen Alberthal, Andres Alberthal and his wife, Helen, and Julia, Mrs. Tom Chadwell, all of San Antonio. Mrs. Alberthal was preceded in death by her parents aw well as five brothers, including Archie Gold, Curtis Gold, David Gold, Sherman Gold and Will Gold. Memorials may be made to the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church Building Fund or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Chris Gold, Kenneth Gold, Craig Wedel, William Alberthal, Wayne Alberthal, Justin Alberthal, Kenny Moellering and Fred Feuge. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 23 April 2008]



Alberthal, Joe H.:
Joe H. Alberthal, 83, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Priem officiating. Bernice Basse was the organist. Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Alberthal was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Fredericksburg, the son of Richard Alberthal and Cora Petmecky Alberthal. He married Betty Jane Gold on Feb. 14, 1952, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death on April 15, 2008. A U.S. Army veteran, Alberthal worked at Krauskopf Brothers for 55 years as a pump and well service repairman. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Johnna Alberthal, and one daughter, Yvonne Alberthal, all of Fredericksburg; two grandsons, and one great-grandson. He is also survived by one brother, Allen (Wesley) Alberthal of Fredericksburg, and a sister, Julia Chatwell of San Antonio. Also surviving are three sisters-in-law, including Helen, Mrs. Andrew Alberthal, of San Antonio; Darlene St. Clair and her husband, Waymon, and Shirley, Mrs. Archie Gold, all of Fredericksburg. In addition to his wife and parents, Alberthal was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew Alberthal. Memorials may be made to the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church Building Fund or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included William Alberthal, Wayne Alberthal, Kenny Moellering, Craig Wendel, Brad Burrer and George Mirelez. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 17 October 2012]



Alberthal, Tammy Vance:
Tammy Vance Alberthal sailed away on her final cruise on Monday, May 30, 2011, from her home in Boerne, TX. She was born on June 22, 1960, in Amarillo, TX to Cecil and Pat Vance. Tammy grew up in Lake Jackson, TX, graduating from Brazoswood High School in 1978. She attended Brazosport Junior College in Lake Jackson, TX. She moved to San Antonio in 1984 to work at UT Health Science Center. During that time she went back to college at night and graduated Summa Cum Laude earning her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree from SWTSU in December 1987. Special friends Bubba and Vickie Reilly were instrumental in her meeting and marrying Mark Wayne Alberthal on Oct. 1, 1994. In December of 1995, they moved into their home in Boerne, TX where they attended St. John Lutheran Church. She went to work at USAA in San Antonio in 1997 and was currently I/T Lead Softwear Developer. Tammy was very active in church, serving in many capacities. She loved her family and pets with all of her heart. She loved to go on cruises, going on 18 different cruises to 35 countries with her husband. She had many friends and touched the lives of everyone around her. She fought a long hard battle with cancer and never once gave up. Tammy is survived by her husband, Mark Wayne Alberthal; her parents, Cecil and Pat Vance of Santa Anna, TX; her brother, Terry Don Vance of Temple, TX; her sister and brother-in-law, Teena Gayle and Arthur W. Walls of Lake Jackson, TX; her niece, Nikki Renee Holcomb of Lake Jackson, TX; mother-in-law, Josephine Alberthal of Fredericksburg, TX; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David and Diane Alberthal of San Antonio, TX and Charlie and Kathie Alberthal of Colorado Springs, CO; many Alberthal nieces and nephews; her two precious poodles, Cherish and Selena, and her two darling dachshunds, Milo and Heidi. The family world like to thank all of the many people who walked with Tammy on her journey: Methodist Hospital, Cancer Care Centers of San Antonio, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, Dr. James Vosberg, Dr. Brad Gurwitz, and especially Dr. Gia Dice, and the 13,000-plus caring individuals who supported Tammy on her CaringBridge.org Journey. Visitation was at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home on Friday, June 3. The Funeral Service was at St. John Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 4. Interment followed at the Boerne Cemetery. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 8 June 2011]



Albrecht, Frank Jr.:
Frank “Opa Albrecht, Jr., age 83, of Austin, passed away Aug. 30, 2012 in Castroville, TX. Frank was born April 3, 1929 in Austin, to the late Frank Albrecht, Sr. and Vera Klaerner Albrecht. Frank attended Texas A&M College and earned a bachelor's degree in Geology from the University of Texas. Frank was a loving grandfather. He was a square dancer, bowler, Sunday school teacher, involved with Boy Scouts, and was a member of a barber shop singing group. He could play several instruments, was first chair Coronet in the Texas A&M Band and a member of Texas A&M Silver Taps Team. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Elizabeth Albrecht. Survivors include his children and their spouses, Missy and Chuck Zinsmeyer of D'Hanis, TX; Rex Albrecht and Brenda Henson of Manor, TX, and Daniel Albrecht of Pflugerville; grandchildren, Travis Zinsmeyer, Cody Albrecht, Sarah Zinsmeyer, Haley Albrecht, and Kyle Albrecht; great-granddaughter, Addison Zinsmeyer. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Funeral Home Mausoleum Chapel, 6300 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX 78749. Interment followed at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Cemetery. The Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville was open for visitation from 6-7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 3. Visitation and gathering for the Funeral Service on Tuesday, Sept. 4, began at 12:30 p.m. at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Mausoleum Chapel in Austin. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 5 September 2012]



Aleman, Manuel:
Manuel Aleman, 84, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Kerrville, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012. A memorial service was held Thursday, April 5, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist and Annette Whittington, the vocalist. Interment followed in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where a rosary service and visitation were held Wednesday evening, April 4. Aleman was born May 23, 1927, in Fredericksburg, the son of Felix Aleman and Tomasa Romo Aleman. Survivors include two brothers, Felix Aleman and his wife, Juanita, and Jessie L. Aleman, all of Fredericksburg. In addition to his parents, Aleman was preceded in death by six siblings including Juan Aleman, Trine Gutierrez, Damacia Sanchez, Santigo Aleman, Josefina Santos Rivera and Francisco Aleman. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Jeffery Beltran, Joey Beltran, Moses Aleman, Gilbert Aleman, John Zepeda and Jessi Aleman. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 11 April 2012]



Alexander, Lucy:
Lucy Marshall Alexander was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on Dec. 18, 1942 to Margaret Yarborough Alexander and Glenn Edward Alexander. She passed away on March 7, 2013 after a long illness which she courageously fought for many years. Mother to Celeste Moon (Randy) and R. Casselman Lutes (Elizabeth Ann), grandmother to her precious William Alexander Lutes and Emma Celeste Lutes, sister to Clyde Alexander (Jean), Jean Alexander Wright (Ken) and Kay Alexander Schroeder (Dale), Lucy loved her many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lucy went from starched pinafores to billowing ball gowns, to a barkeep's apron to finally settling on an exquisite piece of soil in her beloved Hill Country. She was the proud owner of Hye Acres, which was home to all make and manner of dogs and more guinea hens than she could count. After graduating from St. Stephen's School in Austin, she attended Sullins College, The University of Texas at Austin, and Trinity University. She was a voracious reader and world traveler. Lucy served as a member of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors, was an alumnus of Leadership Texas and a friend of Bill W. She was an active member of St Luke's Episcopal Church, Cypress Mill, Texas, and loved those members who nurtured her in her faith journey. The family will forever be grateful for the loving care bestowed upon Lucy by the Hill Country Memorial Hospice of Fredericksburg, Texas. Special mention must be made for her dear friend, Lisa McCandless, whose presence in her last years nurtured her life and spirit. A memorial service celebrating Lucy's life will be held Monday, March 18, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 263 Spur 962 East, Cypress Mill, Texas. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 13 March 2013]



Alferbach, Carl:
Mr. Carl Alferbach an old citizen of Gillespie County, died at his home in Fredericksburg on Wednesday morning of this week at 4:30 o'clock, following a lingering illness produced by the infirmities of old age. At the time of his death Mr. Alferbach was 81 years, 5 months and 1 day old. For many years he lived on a farm near Willow City, but the last few years he had been in feeble health for some time. He is only survived by his wife, their children all being dead. The funeral took place Thursday morning and burial was made in the Union cemetery. Rev. M. O. Puhl conducting the funeral service. [Fredericksburg Standard; 8 April 1916]



Allerkamp, Mathilde:
Mrs. Eddie Allerkamp, nee Mathilde Haufler of Comfort, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg at the age of 97. Mathilde was born on Oct. 21, 1914 to Otto Haufler Sr. and Leichen Geissler Haufler. She married Eddie Richard Allerkamp on Dec. 12, 1934. They were soul mates for nearly 63 years prior to his passing. Eddie and Mathilde were blessed with two children, Larry and Arlene. Along with her parents, Mathilde was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie; daughter, Arlene Marquart; two brothers, Rudy and Otto Haufler Jr.; and twin granddaughters, Misty and Missy Marquart. Mathilde is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Linda Allerkamp; sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Moldenhauer; and son-in-law and wife, Roy and Cleo Marquart, all of Comfort. Also surviving “Omie are her six grandchildren and spouses: Cheryl and Ross Rainey of Wimberley; Lisa Allerkamp; Nadine and Mike Saur; Lori and Barry Smith; Lance and Tracey Allerkamp; and Lacey and Smokey Miller; all of Comfort. Other survivors include 15 great-grandchildren who are Becki and Deana Sweeney, Katy Sweeney Horton and husband Ross; Audrey and Mark Zoeller; Carissa Saur; Darin and Derek Smith; Brittni, Barrett and Baeley Allerkamp; Clint, Cody Roy and Claudia Vogt and Joshua Miller. She is also survived by three great-great-grandchildren: Trevor Horton and Braylee and Kimerylee Miller, and a large number of family and friends. Funeral Services were held Friday, March 23, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Pallbearers were her six grandchildren. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 28 March 2012]



Alston, Robert "Bobby" George Alston:
Alamo Springs, Texas - Alston (18 February 1941 - 29 June 2012) died at his home on Friday, June 29, 2012, at the age of 71 years. Born in Quiney, Louisiana to Emary Alston and Frances England Alston. Married 6 October 1961 to Lucille Parker and she survives. Disposition of cremains at a later date. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 2012]



Alt, Alethia:
Mrs. Thomas Alt Sr., 86, nee Alethia Brockles of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with the Reverends Jeff Hammond, Dick Elwood and Dyana Orrin officiating. Hazel Hanson was the organist. Entombment of the cremains followed in the St. Barnabas Columbarium. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home. Mrs. Alt was born Aug. 10, 1925, in Dallas, the daughter of Andrew Brockles and Ola Feltnor Brockles. She married Thomas Edward Alt Sr. on Jan. 31, 1947, in St. Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral in Dallas. He preceded her in death. The Alts moved from Dallas to Fredericksburg in 1975, buying and restoring their home, the old Palo Alto Schoolhouse. In 1977, they bought and restored the pioneer Frank Hanisch home on West Main Street and opened the Altdorf Biergarten, housing a restaurant and Alt's Antique Shop. After buying and remodeling another old restaurant on Main Street, the Alts opened Auslnder Biergarten which they operated until retiring in 1983. Mrs. Alt was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Dallas and a charter member of Octavia Blumfeldt Sisterhood. At St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, she was president of the women's organization, a member of the Altar Guild, Bible study group, and editor and compiler of the St. Barnabas Cookbook, Flavors of Fredericksburg. She is survived by four daughters, six sons and spouses, including Angela and Ron Poen, Thomas and Danye Alt, Barbara and Bruce Smith, Christina and Jerry Straka, Daniel and Patti Alt and Elena and Gregory Miller. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, a brother, Arge Brockles and a sister, Margaret Smith. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Alt was preceded in death by one sister and one brother. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 14 September 2011]



Althaus, Ernst:
Mr. Ernst Althaus a well known citizen of Gillespie County, and a prominent stockman and farmer of the Cave Creek community, died in Lambert's Sanitarium on Saturday last from cancer, from which he had been a sufferer for almost a year. The deceased gentleman had previously undergone three operations, but to no avail. He is survived by his wife and five daughters, and quite a number of more distant relatives who reside in this County. The remains of Mr. Althaus were laid to rest in the Cave Creek Cemetery Sunday afternoon Rev. Hannemann conducting the funeral service. The church choir and Gold Liederkrans sang several beautiful songs during the funeral service. Mr. Althaus was 53 years of age and was regarded as one of the most worthy citizens of the community in which he lived, and the bereaved family and relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in the untimely death of this good man. [Fredericksburg Standard; 7 October 1916]


Althaus, Grace:
Grace Haley Althaus, 84, died Nov. 27, 1987, at 9 a.m.. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 30, in Mission Funeral Chapel North, San Antonio. Burial followed in Mission Burial park North on IH-10. She was born July 15, 1903. She is survived by a son and his wife, William and Gladys Althaus of San Antonio; a daughter and her husband, Jean and Bill Hahn of Fredericksburg; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; also three brothers, Paul Haley of Del Rio, John Haley of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Chester Haley of Fredericksburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie E. Althaus; one daughter, Margaret Althaus; a brother, Manley Haley, and a sister, Maggie Tanner. Pallbearers were Larry Althaus, Ronnie Althaus, Roy Herbort, Warren Hahn, Joe Haley and Fred Sanders. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 2 Dec 1987]


Althaus, Harvey C:
Harvey C. Althaus of Fredericksburg, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 90 years. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating. Bernice Basse was the organist. Graveside services with military honors and interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Sunday evening, Jan. 29. Althaus was born Dec. 10, 1921 in Gillespie County, the son of Christian Althaus and Ella Herbort Althaus. He married Adela Cornehl on Oct. 25, 1945 at Trinity Lutheran Church at Stonewall. She preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2007. Althaus served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a gunner and radio operator on a B-25 type aircraft from July 31, 1942 until Sept. 18, 1945. He was very proud to serve for his country. Upon discharge, he was ranked as a technical sergeant. After his discharge, Althaus was employed by Fredericksburg Machine and Appliance for 25 years. After his retirement from the Machine Shop, he worked at Hill Country Memorial Hospital for 10 years as an Engineer Technician. He enjoyed spending time with his family and all his grandchildren. He is survived by one son, four daughters and spouses, including Jerry and Jenny Althaus of Winchester; Shirley and Stephen Jenschke, Doris and Charles Andersen and Patti and Michael Feller, all of Fredericksburg; and Barbara and Billy Haggerton, Andrews. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grand children, one sister, Josephine, Mrs. Max Schaeferkoeter of Fredericksburg and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents and wife, Althaus was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee Althaus and Rubin Althaus; three sisters, including Lola Klinksiek, Dora Lou Schaefer and Nelda Wahrmund; a great-grandson, Grady Jenschke; and a great-granddaughter, Shela Grace Mann. Pallbearers included his grandsons Justin Althaus, Robert Evans, William Mann, Matthew Feller, Lonnie Jenschke, Dean Jenschke, Corey Jenschke, Rusty Jenschke, David Mann and Wesley Haggerton. Honorary pallbearers were his nephew, Wilbert Ottmers and the following grandchildren: Stephanie Youngblood, Vinny Walker, Rebecca Mann, Jena Althaus, Amy Mazurek, Kimberly Scherer and Carrie Haggerton. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 8 February 2012]


Alvey, John S.:
Dr. John S. Alvey, O.D., 91, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, located at 1407 E. Main St., in Fredericksburg. Memorials may be made to Hill Country SPCA. John was born Jan. 28, 1922 in Indiana, the son of Harvey and Sylvia Alvey. He married the love of his life, Rosalie Ruth Stine on July 11, 1943 and was married for 64 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and infant son, Harvey Alvey. He is survived by his daughter, Rosalie Janis Alvey Kahanek and spouse, Earl Kahanek, and Ruth, the Cat. John was an avid runner. He ran over 20 marathons in a row and over 35,000 miles. He graduated from Wabash College and the Illinois College of Optometry. He also served in the United States Army. He practiced optometry in Marion, Indiana until moving to Texas in 1982. John was a member of the Mississinewa Chapter of Eastern Star, Indiana Free Masons, and the First Baptist Church. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 6 February 2013]



Anderegg, John U. T.:
Chief MSGT John U.T. Anderegg passed away October 23, 2011. He was born July 16, 1929, in Fredericksburg, Texas to Alvin and Edna Anderegg. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Faith Anderegg and daughter, Monique Anderegg. He is survived by three sisters. They include Lillian Gainey, Mary Mosher and her husband, Ed, and Jessie Walters. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind a god-daughter, Meredith Bunch. He enlisted in the Air Force as a young man and proudly served his country for 30 years. He was stationed in many areas of the world, including New Mexico, Greenland, Massachusetts, Spain, Oklahoma, Vietnam, California and Germany. His last assignment was Idaho's Mtn. Home AFB. He retired to Austin, Texas and began a second career with the University of Texas in the Physical Plant. He retired again after 10 years with UT. He was a member of the Church of Glad Tidings (Assemblies of God) in Austin, Texas for more than 30 years. He and his wife served as associate directors of the Super Seniors for 10 years. They enjoyed planning all the trips and activities. He was loved by all the seniors. John was passionate about his work with the Air Force. He loved working on the airplanes and sharing his experience and knowledge with his friends. He enjoyed traveling with his family and seeing the world. Camping and Volksmarching were some of John's favorite pastimes. Family members and friends enjoyed receiving the woodworking projects he completed as gifts. During the past few months, John valiantly battled against the multiple melanoma that ravaged his body. He was cared for by the kind staff at the Pflugerville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family wishes to thank the doctors and their staffs who cared for him. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Dennis Welch for his care. Services were held at Church of Glad Tidings, 2100 Northland Drive, Austin, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Interment will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Dietrich Rode family cemetery, in Cherry Spring, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky 41076. John Anderegg was a wonderful husband and dad who will be sorely missed by his family, friends, peers and colleagues. As with most military men, winning the battle is the gold and John Anderegg, CMSgt., won his ultimate battle Sunday when he went home to be with his Lord and Savior. Now, the battle is over and the victory is won. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 26 October 2011]


Anderson, Jeane R.:
Jeane R. Anderson, the daughter of John and Iva Ross, was born March 17, 1930 in Austin, TX, where she grew up. She later lived in Fredericksburg and Dallas. A resident of Corinth, TX, Jeane passed away Sunday, April 29th in Denton, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and her husband. Survivor s include her long-time friends, Petra Callahan and her husband, Chris Lancaster, of Corinth, a niece and three nephews and a host of friends. Jeane was a Methodist . Graveside rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2nd at the Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery, 14501 North IH 35, Pflugerville, TX with the Rev. Dr. C. Earle Lewis officiating. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 30 May 2012]


Andrews, Karolyn Harding:
Karolyn Harding Kelso Andrews was born Nov. 7, 1920 in Houston, Texas to Howard and Ruby Harding Kelso, the third child of four. She graduated from San Jacinto High School, finished a business school, and attended the University of Houston. Her first job was with the census bureau in 1940. She developed a love for the Texas Hill Country during her childhood when the Kelso family spent their summers in Kerrville to relieve Karolyn's asthmatic symptoms. After Pearl Harbor, she was employed at Camp Wallace, located between Houston and Galveston, where she met her future husband, Andrew Jackson Andrews from Galveston. Andrew joined the Navy during World War II. While he was stationed in Kansas City, Missouri, they were married Dec. 18, 1943. Shortly afterwards when Andrew was assigned to sea duty, she returned to Houston to reside with her family for the duration of the war. Their first child, Barbara, was born when she returned to Houston. After the war, she and Barbara joined Andrew in Hawaii where their first son, Jack, was born. Returning to the states, Karolyn traveled with their children to Andrew's home port. From California where daughter Susan was born, to Corpus Christi where son Rex was born, back to California, from California to New York, to Florida. She and the children always had a home awaiting Andrew when his ship returned to port. During the summers when Andrew was at sea, she and the children would drive from wherever they were living to Houston to spend the summer with her family. After his retirement from the Navy in 1960, they returned to Houston where Paul was born. During the 1970s, Karolyn was employed by Dresser Industries. While in Houston, she was able to pursue her interest in genealogy. She was successful in tracing her lineage to several colonial patriots and the Magna Charta Barons in England. She was a lifetime member of the National Society of Magna Charta Dames and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America. She was a former member of the Ephraim Andrew Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She compiled a family history for her family so they could gain an appreciation for their heritage. A highlight of her life was a “gift trip to England, the land of her forefathers. In1980,KarolynandAndrewmoved to Fredericksburg and purchased an apple orchard which they worked until Andrew's death in 1996. They were members of St. Mary's Catholic Church. In 2005, for health reasons, she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to be near her son, Paul, and his wife, where she resided in a retirement home until her death, April 19, 2013. She is survived by two daughters, three sons and spouses, including Barbara and Ralph Fisher of Fairdealing, Missouri; Jack and Susan L. Andrews of Houston, Susan A. Andrews of Houston, Rex Andrews of Houston, and H. Paul and Ewina Andrews of Albuquerque, N.M. Survivors also include four grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren and one sister, Jane Wolcott of Houston. Karolyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Andrew, who died in July 1996, and by two brothers, Howard Kelso and Robert Kelso. The family received friends Tuesday, April 23, from 1-2:30 p.m., in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Graveside services and interment were held Tuesday, April 23, at 3 p.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, with Deacon Patrick Klein officiating. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 1 May 2013]


Andrews, Lee Howard:
Lee Howard Andrews, 16, of Johnson City, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. A memorial service will be held today, Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Ark Revival Church, 111 Blanco Avenue in Blanco. Andrews is survived by his mother, Terry Fisher of Johnson City. He was born Oct. 3, 1994, in San Antonio and was home-schooled. Memorials may be made to Children's Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP), P.O. Box 27086, San Antonio, TX 78227. Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 7 September 2011]


Annis, Jerome Carlock:
Jerome Carlock Annis, 94, died on Monday, Jan. 3, 1994, at 2:05 a.m., in Knopp Nursing Home No. 1. Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 7, in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Tiemann officiating. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Annis was a native of Gordon, TX, where he was born on Oct. 5, 1899, the son of Jerome Bonparte Annis and Minnie Carlock Annis. He married Frances Patricia "Pat" Eggers on Feb. 11, 1947, and she survives. He served in the Army Air Force and soon after his military discharge obtained a position in Federal Civil Service, serving with the Federal Aviation Administration as an inspector until his retirement in 1950. He was a member of the Rotary Club, a lifetime member of the OX5 Flying Club and the Quite Birdman Club. In addition to his wife, who lives in Fredericksburg, he is survived by two sons, Jerome C. Annis of Tallahassee, FL, and Robert M. Annis of South Miami, FL; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jokate, Mrs. Paul B. Kelley of San Antonio. Pallbearers were Lee R. Brehmer, Douglas M. Broughan, Robert Swallow, Charles L. Swallow, Steve R. Swallow and Wayne Smith. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 12 January 1994]


Apple, Clifton Ray Sr.:
Clifton Ray Apple Sr., 77, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at Live Oak Inn Nursing Center. Graveside services and interment with military honors were held Thursday, Dec. 22, at 9:15 a.m., at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio with the Rev. Don Higginbotham officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Beckmann Funeral Home. Apple was born April 25, 1928, near Wichita Falls, the son of Barney Apple and Neva Pearl Clark Apple. He married Bernadine Linnstaedter on Dec. 10, 1970, in Coleman and she survives. For a number of years, Apple was involved in the construction business in the San Antonio area. He and his wife moved to Fredericksburg several years ago. In addition to is wife, Apple is survived by two sons, including Clifton Ray Apple Jr. of Wyoming and Gene Neal Apple of Kingsland; and two step-children and spouses, including Connie and Wilbur Pressler and Carole and Jim Reed, all of Fredericksburg. Also surviving is a sister, Georgia Ann Settle of Thatcher, AZ, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 28 December 2005]


Arhelger, Valesca:
Miss Valesca Arhelger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arhelger died at the home of her parents in this city on Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock after a short illness. At the time of her death Miss Arhelger was 20 years, 5 months and 15 days old. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon and burial took place in the Union cemetery at Fredericksburg. The family recently moved to this city from Stonewall in this county and their many friends here and at their former home deeply sympathize with the bereaved relatives of the unfortunate young lady. [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 7 December 1918]


Arlitt, Dorothy A.:
Richardson, Texas - Arlitt (1 August 1937 - 5 July 2012) was the eldest child of George and Alma Gerke Isleib. She is survived by her husband, Howard Arlitt, one son and one daughter. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 11 July 2012]


Arlitt, Howard Louis:
Howard Louis Arlitt, 76, of Comfort, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Richardson. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home in Comfort. Visitation was held beforehand. Private interment of the cremains was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Fredericksburg. Arlitt was born Jan. 10, 1937, in Rosenberg, the son of Conrad Arlitt and Rieke Eckert Arlitt. He married Dorothy A. Isleib on Dec. 11, 1959. She preceded him in death. Growing up in Fort Bend County, Arlitt graduated from Needville High School in 1955. He graduated from Wharton County Junior College in 1961, earning his associate of arts degree. He worked in the construction and cotton picking business until 1966, when he began a 35-year career in the metal casting industry as a patternmaker and foundry engineer. Arlitt had been a comfort resident for the past 17 years. Survivors include a son, John Arlitt of Comfort; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Perry McCain of Lufkin, and three grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Vida Arlitt of Needville; a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Oscar Raesner of Rosenberg, and his mother-in-law, Alma Isleib of Fredericksburg. In addition to his wife and parents, Arlitt was preceded in death by five sisters, including Priscilla Forest, Olga Frenzel, Luella Frenzel, Leola Kramer and Olivia Arlitt who died in infancy. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 20 March 2013]


Arlitt, Ruby:
Mrs. Henry Arlitt, nee Ruby Priess, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the age of 90. Ruby is survived by her children: Marilyn Reeves and husband, Ken, of San Antonio; Sharon Browne and husband, David, of San Antonio; Vernon Arlitt and wife, Connie, of Fredericksburg, and Eunice Baethge and husband, Al, of Fredericksburg. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Travis, Carrie, Daniel, Audrey, Ty and Ginny, and four great-grandchildren: Troy, Teague, Christian and Colton. Ruby was born April 29, 1922, in Fredericksburg, to Charles and Meta Peese Priess. She grew up on a farm in the Luckenbach community. Her husband, Henry, was the love of her life. They met as children when Henry's family moved to a neighboring farm. The story goes, when Ruby was in her late teens, Henry began walking across the pasture to court her; the first time bringing her a box of Valentine's candy. Henry was drafted into the army during WWII and was away from home for three and one-half years. Ruby waited for him and upon his return, they were married, Nov. 28, 1945. They lived and worked on the Luckenbach farm. Ruby and Henry had five children. A sad time for them was the death of their daughter, Loydale, at the age of 15 months. (Ruby passed away on Loydale's birthday.) Ruby and Henry provided a wonderful home and childhood for their children. They always knew they were loved. Ruby helped with the farm work, always had a large garden and a pantry full of home canned fruits and vegetables. She also loved flowers. In her later years, bringing her flowers or fresh garden vegetables always brought a smile to her face. An excellent seamstress, Ruby sewed all of her children's clothing. She made wonderful quilts and did beautiful embroidery for pleasure. She was one of the original founders of the Luckenbach Sewing Club, which met for many years. She also belonged to the quilt guild and participated with the Holy Ghost Quilters. Ruby was a great cook. She always insisted on feeding everyone who came to visit. You couldn't leave her home unless you first ate at least a bite. The farm was also a place the nieces, nephews and cousins enjoyed visiting. Henry passed away 20 years ago. After his passing, Ruby moved to Fredericksburg. For many years she continued to garden, quilt, sew and embroider. In later years, her greatest pleasure was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren for whom she was always baking chocolate chip cookies. Ruby was well loved and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Priem officiating. Graveside service and interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included Ty Baethge, Daniel Arlitt, Travis Arlitt, Gary Kunz, Charles Eckhardt and Kirby Davis. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Carrie Baethge, Audrey Rocha and Ginny Thompson. Visitation was held Monday evening, Aug. 27, and Tuesday morning, Aug. 28, at Fredericksburg Funeral Home, as well as Tuesday afternoon at the church. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 5 September 2012


Armke, Joyce:
Joyce Dean Armke, 81, nee Nowotny of Hye, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in Fredericksburg. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. at Crofts Funeral Home in Johnson City with interment following at the Rocky Creek Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday evening, Dec. 18, at Crofts. Mrs. Armke was born in the Rocky Creek community, the daughter of E.O. and Vona Nowotny. She married Freddie Armke on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 1949. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary this year. For many years, Mrs. Armke served as secretary for the Blanco County Fair and Rodeo Association. She produced talent shows to benefit the March of Dimes and spent 21 years as a teachers' aide at Johnson City Elementary School. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Armke is survived by one daughter, four sons and spouses, including Brenda and Al Lindig; Troy and Kathy Armke, Tibby and Robin Armke, Ted Armke and Travis Armke; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a foster son and his wife, Pat and Angie Daniels; a brother and sister-in-law, E.J. and Kathy Nowotny, and two sisters, Helen Jones and JoAnn Finch and her husband, Roy. Along with her parents, Mrs. Armke was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Mortimer, and a foster son, Tim Daniels. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 21 December 2011]


Armstrong, Helen:
Mrs. James Armstrong, 85, nee Helen Rischner of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in a San Antonio hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. at Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. Neal Matthews officiating. Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof. Visitation was held Friday evening, Feb. 10, at the funeral home. Mrs. Armstrong was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Walter Rischner and Rose Peters Rischner. She married James Armstrong on Dec. 28, 1944, in Boerne. He preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Michael Armstrong of Fredericksburg and Ronald Armstrong and his wife, Laura, of Los Lunas, NM; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Her husband and parents preceded her in death. Memorials may be made to the Hill Country SPCA, the American Cancer Society or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Eddie Grobe, Rene Avalos, Paul Trent, Ray Armstrong, Steven Armstrong and Scott Armstrong. Honorary pallbearers were Tommie Armstrong and Ian Armstrong.  [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 15 February 2012]


Arnett, O. Rosco:
O. Rosco Arnett, 71, of Fredericksburg, died on Thursday, Aug.. 7, 1997 in the Audie L. Murphy V.A. Hospital in San Antonio. Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 12, with the Rev. Perry Woerner officiating. Interment followed in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio at 1:30 p.m.., where full military honors were accorded at graveside by the USS. Air Force. Arnett was born in Pleasant Hill, OH, on Nov. 1, 1925, the son of Charles Herschel Arnett and Maude Elizabeth Pierce Arnett. He married Frances Carpenter in San Antonio on Sept. 26, 1951, and she survives. He served two tours of duty in the U.S. Air Force. One from March 29, 1944 to Aug. 8, 1946, and the other from May 13, 1954 to May 31, 1971. He was an Intelligence Operations Technician and highly decorated, receiving 20 awards for meritorious service. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Charles Allen Arnett of Minnesota and a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Henry Harrison of Fort Worth. also surviving are two grandchildren, one brother, four sisters and their spouses: San and Eve Arnett and Vesta and Fred Hill, all of Indiana; Viola and Edwin Yingst of Ohio, Bernice and Bob Jones of Arizona and Betty and Bill Hare of Illinois. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 13 August 1997]


Arons, Glennis:
Glennis Arons, 70, nee Wilbbern, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, March 31, 2013. Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home. No services are planned at this time. Ms. Arons was born Jan. 28, 1943, in El Paso, the daughter of York Wilbbern and Eva Pynes Wilbbern. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Kevin Engel of Luckenbach and Lorena and Brian Dittmar of Dripping Springs, and four grandchildren. Ms. Arons' parents preceded her in death. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 3 April 2013]


Atkinson, Garland Presley:
Garland Presley Atkinson, 88, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, June 20, 2005, as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident on State Highway 16 South. A memorial mass was held Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Tony Vilano officiating. Interment of the cremains is planned at a later date. Deacon Pat Klein led a vigil service Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home. Atkinson, a retired engineer in the petroleum industry, was born Sept. 30, 1916, in Hamilton, the son of Chester Atkinson and Mary Ella Toland Atkinson. He married Mary "Nicky" Nicholson on Aug. 22, 1942, in Houston. She preceded him in death on April 29, 2005. He is survived by five sons and spouses, including Gary Michael and Libby Atkinson of Minnesota; Richard Presley and Sue Atkinson, California; Monte Even and Parry Atkinson, Colorado; Jeremy Robin Atkinson, Amsterdam, and Kellen Gregory Atkinson, Washington. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, Atkinson was preceded in death by one son, Louis Clay Atkinson. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 29 June 2005]


Austin, Harold Truett:
Harold Truett Austin, 89, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. D.G. McCoury officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home. Austin was born March 17, 1922, in Brownwood, the son of Marvin and Maude Austin. In December, 1950, he married Mary Adele Brooks Reeves who preceded him in death. After graduating from Brownwood High School and completing two years of his education as a math major at Howard Payne University, Austin joined the U.S. Army Air Force as a B-25 bombardier and navigator, flying missions in the Philippines. Afterwards, he completed his education at the University of Texas, receiving a degree in electrical engineering. Upon graduation, he joined Shell Oil Company to begin a 36-year career as a geophysicist. In 1952, his work found the Austin family moving to Calgary, Alberta, Canada and eventually to Corpus Christi; Houston; London, England; Midland, and back to Houston. During the time he was working in London, Shell's largest North Sea oil field, Brent, was discovered. Upon retirement, the Austins moved to Fredericksburg where he was an active member of First Baptist Church. He was known for his woodworking abilities and made several pieces of furniture and other wood items still in use at the church today. Austin is survived by two daughters, two sons and spouses, including Carol and David Conatser, David and Susan Austin, Wayne and Deborah Austin and Martha and Bruce Simpton, and six grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, Austin was preceded in death by two sisters, Rita Cook and Ruth Edwards. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 15 February 2012]



Awalt, A.L.:
A.L. (Curly) Awalt, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with Chaplain Roger Spencer officiating. Interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery is planned at a later date. Visitation was held Thursday evening and Friday morning before the funeral. Awalt was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Doole, the son of Joe Awalt and Edith Anderson Awalt. He married Louise (Lou) Farmer on March 10, 1988, in Fredericksburg and she survives. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Awalt saw action in the Battle of the Bulge and received awards and citations for his service. Awalt was a carpenter and over the years, also served as an EMT, was a member of the DAV and VFW and volunteered at many places, including the Admiral Nimitz Museum, the Golden Hub and Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau. In addition to his wife, Awalt is survived by two sons, David Awalt and his wife, Janit, of Seymour, and Don Awalt of Munday, and a sister, Melba Bardrum of Banning, Calif. Awalt was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Marvin Awalt, and a grandson, Brian Awalt.  [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 10 October 2012]

 


 

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