Kaderli, Charlotte Elizabeth: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 1 May 2013
Charlotte Elizabeth Kaderli died on April 20, 2013, at the age of 94. She was born on July 14, 1918 and was a lifelong resident of San Antonio until she married Roland Kaderli in 1997, at which time she moved to Fredericksburg, Texas. She was an Elder at Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church where she had been a member since 1931. When she moved to Fredericksburg, she became a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church and became an active member on the Session there. She was an active volunteer with the HCMH Auxiliary, for Hospice of Fredericksburg, and a reader for the Elementary School at the Learning Center. Her latest passion was her ‘job’ coloring pictures for a second-grade class. Her attention to detail and insistence that the butterflies and flowers be realistically represented made simple pictures into works of art. Charlotte was preceded in death by four husbands: Grant Moore, Theodore McGregor, Eugene Cuenod, Roland Kaderli; and grandson, W. R. (Ricky) Dean. She is survived by daughters, Marilyn Moore Dean (Alice Walters, life partner), Kathleen Moore (Steven Homer, husband), Judith McGregor Geldard, Suzanne Cuenod Moses (John Hall, husband), and Kay Kaderli Hood (Joe Hood, husband); grandchildren Scott Dean (Paula Dean, wife), Tara Geldard Barton (Josh Barton, husband), Jessica Geldard, Ashley Geldard Torrez (Chris Torrez, husband), Tom Hood, David Hood (Teresa Hood, wife), and Bobby Hood; and great-grandchildren, Coltyn & Bryson Dean, Cole & Taylor & Kaylee Barton, Joe Tom & Rachel & Steven & Margaret Hood; and numerous Kaderli nieces and nephews in the Fredericksburg area. Charlotte’s family is grateful to Beverly Speer, Connie Eckhardt, and the staff at Heritage Place for their unfailing care of Mom over the last several years and to the 2 North staff of Hill Country Memorial Hospital for their tender attendance to Mom in her final days. Charlotte’s life touched many people and we are all better for the experience. Visitation and funeral services were held at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 601 N. Milam St., Fredericksburg, Texas, on Monday, April 29, 2013, followed by a Graveside Service on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Park, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, Texas.
Kaderli, Marvin Felix: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 26 October 2011
Marvin Felix Kaderli of Fredericksburg passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 88 years. A Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the organist and David Mayfield and Donna Durst, the vocalists. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers included David Basse, Robert Basse, Greg Kaderli, Tommy Kaderli, Fredolin Kaderli and Gerald Kaderli. Honorary pallbearers were Tony Knopp, Jim Hardin and Robert Probst. Visitation and a vigil service led by Carlos Juenke were held Tuesday evening, Oct. 18, at Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel. Marvin was born Sept. 20, 1923 in Fredericksburg, the son of Othmar Kaderli and Elsie Wallendorf Kaderli. He married Rita Molberg on Jan. 24, 1944 at Fort Sam Houston Chapel in San Antonio. She preceded him in death. Marvin served in the U.S. Army and Air Force from 1943 to 1945. For many years, he was bookkeeper and a driver for Gilbert Kaderli who was the local Exxon Petroleum agent at one time. For more than 40 years, Marvin umpired area baseball games. Marvin is survived by three sons, including Michael Kaderli and his wife, Johnnie Beth, of Boerne; Daniel Kaderli and Denis Kaderli, both of Fredericksburg; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Kaderli of New York, and a sister, Betty Basse of Fredericksburg. Along with his wife and parents, Marvin was preceded in death by two children, Mark Kaderli and Marie Kaderli. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Mary’s School, the American Legion or to the charity of one’s choice.
Kahanek, Rose: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 1 February 2012
Mrs. Loddy Kahanek, 97, nee Rose Hobizal of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at the Heritage Place Assisted Living Center. Visitation and a vigil service led by Deacon Pat Klein were held Sunday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m., at Schaetter Funeral Home. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Monday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m., by Msgr. Enda McKenna at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment followed Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. in Houston, Texas at Forest Park Cemetery-Westheimer. Rose was born in Flatonia, Texas, July 9, 1914, to Czech Catholic parents Jakob and Anna Hobizal. She was the next to youngest of seven children, having four brothers and two sisters. They have all preceded her in death. She was reared on a farm and in her late teens moved to Houston to seek employment. It was there that she met her husband, Loddy, and they were married for 52 years until his death in 2001. She has two daughters: Dorothy Rabalais of Fredericksburg and Diane Gammage of Kingwood, Texas and four granddaughters and six great-grandchildren. Rose was a full-time homemaker and mother, she always enjoyed making her family first priority. Some of her talents included sewing, cooking and gardening. Preparing meals for her family and baking lots of kolaches were her specialty. Like her name Rose, she and Loddy filled their backyard with every variety of rose they could plant at their Houston home. Rose was always a very warm and loving caregiver, always putting others first. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima parish in Houston for 43 years and served in the Altar Society until moving to Fredericksburg, Texas in 2002. She resided at the Heritage Place Assisted Living Center until her death. She enjoyed good health until very recently as over the last six weeks, her health failed rapidly. She loved her Lord and Savior and was ready to go to her eternal home.
Kaiser, Andrew George: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 14 September 2011
Andrew George Kaiser, age 91, of Fredericksburg, Texas was called home on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, after a short illness. Andrew was born in Houston, Texas on March 11, 1920 to Joseph and Clara Kaiser. At age four, the family moved to Fredericksburg and he made his home there since. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and attended St. Mary's Catholic School. On April 24, 1941, he married Beatrice "Bea" Wehmeyer who survives him. They had four children, of which three survive. They are Phyllis Klein and her husband, Dennis, of San Marcos; Barry Kaiser and his wife, Paula, of Fredericksburg, and Greg Kaiser and his wife, Gwen, of Abilene. The oldest daughter, Karen Kay, preceded him in death in 1968. Andrew was also blessed with six grandchildren: Stephanie Malott and her husband, David' Wendy Klein and her husband, Matthew Fitzgerald; Christopher Kaiser and his wife, Wanda; Cassell Heep and her husband, Sean; Andrea Kaiser and Fathom Kimes. There are also five great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Two sisters survive him: Katherine Hahne, and Genevieve Rech and her husband, Norman, all of Fredericksburg. As a young boy, Andrew took an interest in art, working in various mediums. This became a lifelong hobby. He also had an interest in music, playing both the clarinet and saxophone. He played in various concert and dance bands, finally organizing his own dance band, "The Royal Combo". He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II with tours of duty in the States and Italy. Andrew and Bea operated Kaiser Furniture Stores in Mason, Kerrville and Fredericksburg; the one in Fredericksburg for over 30 years. During these years, Andrew was also involved with several other businesses, including the Conoco Agency. At the close of 1972, they sold their business and real estate. He was active in numerous civic, church and school committees. The next thirty years were spent traveling as members of the Airstream Travel Club, International. Andy and Bea served in all offices, including International President in 1981, serving 23,000 families. They traveled North America, Europe and the South Seas, gleaning a whole lifetime of memories. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 7, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the organist; Liz Tynan and Caleb Rech were the vocalists; and Stephanie Malott and Cassell Heep, scripture readers. The eulogy was given by Chris Kaiser, and Pattie Jordan and Marcia Stehling were the Eucharistic ministers. Burial followed in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. Pallbearers included Chip Loth, Dennis Hannemann, John Hahne, Jeff Rech, Pat Stehling, David Malott, Sean Heep and J.D. Malott. Honorary pallbearer was Andrew Joseph Vero.
Kaiser, Greg: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 18 April 2012
Greg Kaiser, of Abilene, died in Fredericksburg on Friday, April 13, 2012. He was 63. A visitation and prayer service was held on Monday, April 16 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene, Texas. Funeral services for Greg were at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at the Holy Family Catholic Church, in Abilene. Entombment services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Fredericksburg, Texas directed by Schaetter Funeral Home. Funeral pallbearers were Sam Chase, Seaton Higginbotham, Paul Hist, David Hoffman, Ed Patton and Paul Thomas. Greg Kaiser was born Jan. 21, 1949 in Fredericksburg. He graduated high school at St. Mary’s in 1967. In his early years, he was named an Eagle Scout. Greg went to college at Southwest Texas State (now Texas State) in San Marcos, earning a Bachelor of Science business degree in 1972. He married Gwen Ann Grona on July 28, 1973. Soon thereafter, the young couple moved to Dallas, where Greg worked in executive management for Southwestern Life. The Kaisers moved to Abilene in 1978. The year 1982 proved to be a red letter year for Greg and Gwen. They established their business, Pensions Unlimited, Inc., which they ran for 28 years before selling the company in 2010. Pensions Unlimited was one of Abilene’s small business shining stars during this time period. While Greg was proud of his young business, his most important moment in 1982 was the birth of his daughter, Andrea Elizabeth. If you had the good fortune to know Greg, you would be well aware that Andrea was always the light of his life. In the mid-1990s, the Kaisers expanded their family by adopting Fathom Boyd Kimes. Fathom was a welcomed addition to the family. He was the son they always wanted and love so dearly. Greg, along with his wife, Gwen, was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He also served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity and the Noah Project, was a member of the Abilene Rotary Club, and mentored to the boys at the Ben Richey Boys Ranch. Greg was an extremely talented businessman and numbers cruncher, foreseeing industry trends before others, which allowed him to stay one step ahead of his competition. But an equally important part of Greg’s life was his love of the outdoors. He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved nothing more than spending time at his farm in Fredericksburg. Greg had a real connection with the idyllic splendor and beauty of the land. Greg was preceded in death by his father, Andrew G. Kaiser, and his sister, Karen Kaiser. Greg was a loving husband, father and son. He is survived by his wife Gwen, of Abilene; his daughter, Andrea, of Abilene; his son, Fathom, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his mother, Bea, of Fredericksburg; his brother, Barry and wife, Paula, of Fredericksburg; his sister, Phyllis and husband, Dennis Klein, of Fredericksburg; several nieces and nephews; his dear friend, Dewayne Davis, of Fredericksburg; and his much beloved dogs, Dottie Ann and Alex. Greg was a firm believer in the work of the following charities and would encourage donations be sent to them in lieu of flowers: Noah Project, P.O. Box 875, Abilene, TX 79604; Habitat for Humanity, 101 Fulwiler Rd., Abilene, TX 79603; Rescue the Animals, SPCA, 5933 South 1st St., Abilene, TX 79605; or to the charity of your choice. Greg is going to be sincerely missed by his family, as well as the greater communities of Abilene and Fredericksburg. He was a compassionate man with a dry wit, a warm handshake and a smile for everyone he encountered. If you were fortunate enough to call Greg a friend, he was the rare individual you could count on anytime, anywhere, no matter what the circumstance. Arrangements were under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, Texas.
Kallies, Beverly Claire: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 20 February 2013
Beverly Claire Kallies, 67, nee Benorden, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. A celebration of her life was held Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at her residence. Mrs. Kallies was born Nov. 21, 1945, in Llano, the daughter of Leo and Mildred Benorden. She married Marvin Kallies who preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kami and Curtis Coolidge; a son, Ronnie Kallies, and five grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kallies was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice. Arrangements were under the direction of Southside Funeral Home in San Antonio.
Kammlah, Robert: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post 18 Aug 2011
Robert (Bob) Kammlah, 66, passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at his home in Arlington after courageously battling cancer for the past year. Family and friends will celebrate his life at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Arlington. An additional funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in his hometown of Fredericksburg. Bob Kammlah was born to Albert and Sophie in Fredericksburg on June 13, 1945. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and went on to St. John and Assumption Seminary in San Antonio. Bob graduated from Texas Tech University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. Bob also served in the Army National Guard for six years. His empathy for and love of people showed through in his long and successful career in training and development while working for companies including National Semiconductor, Chase Bank and General Dynamics. While at Texas Tech Bob met and married the love of his life, Lila Middleton, on Aug. 31, 1968, in Sweetwater. Whether ministering to others through Marriage & Engaged Encounter or raising his three sons, his kindness, patience and gentle spirit were evident in every aspect of his life. Bob enjoyed traveling with Lila, walking on the beach, woodworking, devouring peach cobbler, playing guitar, watching Red Raider football games and spending time with his granddaughters. He had a wonderful sense of humor, a compassionate heart, and a caring personality. He was a talented writer, builder and teacher. His quiet love for Jesus was evident in the way he treated people. His humility, generosity and genuine smile all added up to a truly wonderful man. Among the many holding him close to their hearts are his wife of 43 years, Lila Kammlah of Arlington; son, Mark Kammlah and wife, Kimberly, and grandchildren, Lauren and Hannah of Arlington; son, Brad Kammlah of Long Beach, CA; son, Ryan Kammlah of Lewisville; brother, Joe Kammlah and wife, Diane, of Fredericksburg and their children, Lindsay and Joey; sister, Angie Hannon and husband, Mark, of Tallahassee, FL and their children, Melissa and Ward; sister, Marilynn Kingry of Fredericksburg and children, Todd, Chris and Leslie.
Kampa, James: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 10 Oct 2007
James Irvin "Jim" Kampa, 64, of Harper, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. A memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 1 in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with Kampa's brother, Dennis, officiating. Kampa was a sales representative for Motorola and was born Feb. 16, 1943, in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Albert Kampa and Celestine Adams Kampa. He married Mary Janovsky on March 26, 1993, in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and she survives. In addition to his wife, Kampa is survived by two sisters and one brother, including Jo Marie Streit and her husband, Jim; Dennis Kampa, and Kathy Marturano, all of Minnesota, and his father- and mother-in-law, Robert and Carol Janovsky of Missouri. He is also survived by his Dane boys. His parents preceded him in death, as well as a daughter, Connie Roufs, and a brother, Albert Kampa.
Kamrath, Ada Jeannette: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 30 January 2013
Ada Jeannette Knutson Hanson Kamrath, beloved mother and sister, went “HOME” peacefully to her Lord on Jan. 13, 2013. Ada was born Dec. 29, 1919, in Perkins County, SD, to Albert and Selma (nee Peterson) Knutson. She was the second of 15 children born to the Knutsons. Ada was baptized at Golden Valley Lutheran Church, SD, where she was later confirmed and married. She was raised on the family farm, attended rural elementary schools in South Dakota and graduated from high school in Reeder, ND, as the salutatorian at age 16. Ada furthered her studies at Aberdeen (SD) Business College and then went to Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish, SD, to obtain her certification to teach. (She resumed her education in 1961 at Eastern Montana College [Billings, MT], obtaining a B.S. in Education, Summa cum Laude, in 1970; enduring nine summers of summer school while teaching during the year.) Ada taught in one-room schools in South Dakota until her marriage to Adolph Hanson on Oct. 29, 1939. Her teaching career was interrupted by the raising of seven children. Ada and Adolph moved several times in South Dakota, to Reeder, ND, to Miles City, MT, following Adolph’s job. They finally settled in Laurel, MT, in 1954 and that home remains in the family. Ada resumed full-time teaching (following separation and eventual divorce from Adolph) in 1961, first in one- and two-room country schools in the mountains of Montana, then at St. Labre Indian Reservation, Custer, and Baker, MT. She initiated the first Special Education classes in Hettinger and Elgin, ND, where she was named Outstanding Elementary Teacher in 1974. While in Elgin ND, Ada met the second love of her life, Dwight Kamrath, retired rancher and state legislator, whom she married in 1975. They shared two years of great joy and happiness until his sudden death. Ada’s faith and church life and love of music were mainstays in her life. She was active in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and its women’s organizations and taught Sunday School for 50 years. Her beautiful alto voice graced both church choirs and the Heartstrings Choral group in Laurel, MT. As a teen and young adult, Ada and Adolph sang and played guitar to accompany themselves, for country dances, their own enjoyment and that of family and friends. After several years in St. John’s Assisted Living in Billings, MT, she moved to Fredericksburg, Texas, to live with her daughter, Hazel, and Jan McGrath. She was welcomed into St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, where she instantly made friends. A gifted writer, Ada completed the Biblical novel “Two Sisters’ Love” (at the suggestion of her mother), and gave her family and friends two volumes of memoirs as well as many inspirational (and a few humorous) poems. Ada is survived by four daughters: Dixie and John Starkovich of Redondo Beach, CA; Mavis (Geno) Lissa of Billings, MT; Shirley Hanson of Laurel, MT; Hazel Hanson and Rev. Jan McGrath of Fredericksburg, Texas. She is also survived by grandchildren Jeannine and Rick Love of Billings, MT; Dana Evans of Broomield, CO; Christopher and Karen Starkovich of Blaine, WA; Michael Lissa of Billings, MT; Jae and Robin Evans of Manhattan, MT; Kristina Lissa of Billings, MT; Sherri and John Langfeldt of Faribault, MN; Sue and Gary Mara of Wauzeka, WI.; Deborah and Pat Wagner of Northfield, MN; Cindy and Steve Smith of Bloomington, MN. Ada also has eight greatgrandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings Arol Buddy and Joyce Knutson of Reeder, ND; Louise (Bob) Goss of Seattle, WA; James and Audrey Knutson of Hazel Green, AL; Albert Knutson Jr. and Cheryl Schumacher of Reeder, ND; Gary Knutson of Des Moines, IA; Gayle and Jerry Durgin of Rapid City, SD; Mabel and Rocky Jones of Mitchell, SD; sisters-in-law Daphne Hanson, Edith Knutson and Loretta Kamrath; and numerous nieces and nephews. We will all miss her beautiful smile and incredible spirit which will remain in our hearts forever. Ada was preceded in death by her parents, children Arden Ray Hanson, Gloria Jean Hanson, Sharon Eileen Evans, and siblings Stella Ondriezek, Gladys Heier, Selma Arlene Reynolds, Beverly Elaine Knutson, Doris Kronberger, Beverly Jean Hanson, and Charles Knutson as well as husbands Adolph Hanson and Dwight Kamrath. Services for Ada J. Knutson Kamrath were held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Laurel, MT, on Jan. 26, 2013, with interment following in Laurel Cemetery. In lieu of lowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.
Kanz, Althea: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 2 Oct. 2007.
Althea Pantermuehl Kanz, 90, of Marble Falls, passed away peacefully on Oct. 2, 2007. She was born Oct. 17, 1916 to Harry Sr. and Hulda Kruse Pantermuehl in the Cranes Mill community near New Braunfels. She married Egon Kanz, Sept. 25, 1935. Althea spent most of her life in the New Braunfels area before moving to Fredericksburg and later to Marble Falls to be closer to her family. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Egon; three brothers, Alfred, Bruno and Gilbert Pantermuehl; and sister Elvira Stahl. She leaves to cherish her memory, son Richard Glenn Kanz, of Marble Falls; grandchildren, Rick Kanz, of Dripping Springs, Melissa Kanz, of Marble Falls, and Jody Kanz, of Austin; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Leroy Pantermuehl and wife, Della, Harry Jr. and Wayne Pantermuehl; five sisters, Marie Akers, Emma Stigliano and husband, Dan, Alma Schaffner, Rosie Schultz and husband Russ, and Audrey Robertson and husband, Burt; and many nieces and nephews, dear friends, family and loved ones. Graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 13 at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park in New Braunfels.
Kasch, Rayford William: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 29 August 2012
Rayford William Kasch, 86, of Fredericksburg died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Fredericksburg Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Casey Zesch officiating. Graveside services followed at Lockhart Municipal Burial Park at 4 p.m. Visitation was held Sunday evening, Aug. 19 at the funeral home. Rayford was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Caldwell County, Texas, to Herman and Laura (nee Bartram) Kasch. He grew up on the family farm in the Rogers Ranch community, nine miles north of Lockhart, and graduated from Lockhart High School in 1943. Rayford married Mildred Marie Winkler on Aug. 27, 1950, in the First American Lutheran Church in San Marcos, Texas. In the late 1940’s and 1950’s, Rayford farmed in the Rogers Ranch community. He started working part-time in the Lockhart Goodyear Store in the late 1950’s and began full time employment with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in its Austin retail store in the summer of 1960. Rayford moved his family to Fredericksburg in December 1960 when the need for a German-speaking service department manager arose in the local Goodyear store. He retired from Goodyear in 1987 and spent retirement gardening, working outdoors, tending the family farm near Lockhart, and enjoying his grandchildren. Rayford was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion post. He was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church, where he served on the Church Council and Property & Management Committee. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Lawrence Kasch; and his son-in-law, Lee Dildy. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Kasch of Fredericksburg; son, Vernon Kasch of Houston; daughter, Vivian Dildy of Elgin; son and daughter-in-law, Vincent and Theresa Kasch of Austin; three grandchildren; Megan Davis and husband, Tanner, Garrett Kasch, and Amanda Kasch, all of Austin; sister-in-law, Erna Kasch of San Antonio; and a niece, Gladys Kasch of San Antonio.
Keesee, Billie Ruth: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 12 September 2012
Mrs. Raymond (Billie Ruth) Keesee, of Fredericksburg, 90, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehab. Mrs. Keesee was born Dec. 30, 1921, in Beaumont, Texas, the daughter of Robert Williams and Helen Swain Williams. She married Raymond Keesee on July 3, 1945 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and he preceded her in death in 1992. She moved to Fredericksburg in 2003 to be closer to family, and she was a member of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. Mrs. Keesee is survived by four children, including Carol Pace and husband Bill of Fredericksburg; Kay Garrett and husband Syd of North Richland Hills, Texas; Bob Keesee and wife Anne of Vancouver, Washington; and Helen Keesee of Georgetown, Texas; sister, Blanche Meyer of Plano, Texas; and, brother, R.O. Williams of Austin, Texas. Grandchildren surviving include Kelli Olfers and Erin Ottmers, both of Fredericksburg; Kristi Ukena of Colleyville, Texas; Kara Garrett of Round Rock, Texas; Josh Keesee of Vancouver, Washington; Kali McWilliams of Canby, Oregon; and Bryce Keesee of Georgetown, Texas. Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren who were her greatest joy in her last years, including Caleb and Charli Ann Olfers; August and Garrison Ottmers; Jace and Rhett Ukena, and, Paisley McWilliams. Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home, and interment of cremains along with a family celebration of her life will take place at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Sour Lake, Texas at a later date. Memorials may be made to HCMH Hospice, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Beaumont, Texas, or to a charity of choice. She will be greatly missed by all of her family, but will be resting in peace beside Ray whom she missed every day for the last 20 years.
Keiper, Ronald Clyde: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 7 September 2011
Ronald Clyde Keiper, 93, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Baytown, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Danielle Knapp officiating.
Keiper was born in December 1917. He married Mary Louise Moon. They were married for 58 years at the time of her death in March 2003.
He was a World War II veteran.
The Keipers lived in Baytown for 25 years where he worked for Humble Oil Co. which eventually became Exxon Oil Co. Keiper is survived by one daughter and two sons, including Carla Janine Bockmon, Randall Lynn Keiper and David Clyde Keiper; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Kelley, Karolyn Kathleen: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 18 April 2012
Karolyn Kathleen Mayse Kelley of Grand Prairie, Texas went to be with the Lord on April 7, 2012. She was born on June 19, 1964 in Bellaire, Texas to Robert H. and Mary Ann Mayse of Fredericksburg. After graduating from Cypress Creek High School in northwest Houston, Karolyn received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Economics and minor in Business Administration from Texas A&M University, class of ’86. She then moved to Dallas, and while working at EDS, earned a Master’s degree in Political Economy from UT/Dallas, graduating in 1989. In 1993, Karolyn began a nineteen year career with Bank of America, and at her untimely death from complications following surgery, held a position as Vice President in Trust Operations. In 1994, Karolyn married the late David Lee Kelley, with their daughter, Chandler Regan Kelley, surviving. Besides her parents and beloved daughter, Karolyn is survived by her sister, Sheri Mayse Noelke, and niece, Jessica, of Fredericksburg. She is also survived by her step-grandmother, Nell Mayse; a step-son, Bryce Alan Kelley, and his two children, special friend, David Thayer, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Karolyn was preceded in death by a nephew, John Robert Hoffmann, and several grandparents. Karolyn was a wonderfully caring and considerate person who never knew a stranger. She was much loved, and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life Service was held Saturday April 14 at 2 p.m. at The Woods United Methodist Church, 1350 W. Bardin Road, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052.
Kelsey, David Wayne: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 28 March 2012
David Wayne Kelsey, 55, of Hallettsville and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, March 18, 2012. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 24, at 10 a.m. at Kubena Funeral Home in Hallettsville with the Rev. Alton Pohl officiating. Interment followed in the Hallettsville City Cemetery. Kelsey was born Jan. 19, 1957, in Fredericksburg and had lived in Hallettsville for about 16 years. He was the founder of Soul Joy Records. Kelsey is survived by his wife, the former Brenda Buchta; two sons from his first marriage: Michael Kelsey and Christopher Kelsey and his wife, Tanya; three step-children: Sarah Griggs, James Griggs and Justin Griggs, all of Hallettsville, and two granddaughters. Also surviving are his mother and step-father, Victoria and Victor Sultemeier of Mason, and their children and spouses: Edward Sultemeier of Mason; Kathy and Dan Hall of San Antonio; Peggy and Mike Sagebiel and Laura and Chris Magee, all of Fredericksburg; and Pam and Karl Wilke of Stonewall. Other survivors include siblings on his father’s side: Susan Schade, Connie Hoppenwrath, Sharon Chancy, John Kelsey and Kathy Davidson. He is also survived by his parents-in-law, Ervin and Cathey Buchta of Garwood. Kelsey was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Elyn Kelsey, and his grandparents, John and Gretchen Nugent.
Kendall, Oliver E. Jr.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 6 June 2012
Chief Master Sgt. Oliver E. Kendall Jr. (U.S. Air Force, ret.), 70, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, May 27, 2012. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 30, at 4 p.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Danielle Knapp officiating. The Rev. Dr. J. Jason Fry was the vocalist. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery where full military honors were accorded by the U.S. Air Force. Arrangements were under the direction of Beckmann Funeral Home where visitation was held Tuesday evening, May 29. Kendall was born May 23, 1942, in Hot Springs, S.D., the son of Oliver E. Kendall Sr. and Frances Trow Kendall. He married Beverly Sultemeier on Oct. 27, 1979, at Edison Street Methodist Church and she survives. After graduating in 1960 from high school in Sheridan, Mont., Kendall joined the U.S. Air Force. He served 30 years, retiring as a chief master sergeant. During those years, he was stationed in Libya, the Philippines, Alaska, Vietnam, Thailand, Germany, England and throughout the United State receiving numerous awards and citations for his service. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to Fredericksburg where they were members of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, Kendall is survived by one son, Brian Kendall of Denver, Colo., and two sisters, Virginia Nelson of Dillon, Mont., and Peggy Elser and her husband, Wesley, of Sheridan, Mont. Kendall was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lola Cote, and a brother-in-law, Albert Cote. Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, the Cancer Therapy and Research Center, 7979 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Texas 78229 or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Simon Luna, Robert Blackburn, Ed Spate, Gene Sloat, Rick Woodward and Larry Taylor.
Kessler, Charles Albert: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 31 October 2012
Kessler (25 Sep 1927 - 19 Oct 2012) was born in San Antonio the son of Laurence Albert Kessler and Emma Alberthal Kessler. He married Jane Dale Porter on Aug 26, 1949. Burial was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. [Additional information is welcome]
Kiles, Mercedes: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 16 May 2012
MERCEDES CALMBACH KILES, 95, of Fredericksburg, passed away on May 8, 2012. Mercedes is now reunited with her beloved late husband, James H. Kiles, to whom she was married for 53 years. Mercedes was preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Kiles Buehn; her parents, Curt Charles Calmbach and Helen DeLallier Calmbach; her brother, Alvin Calmbach; and two sisters, Fern Eckersley and Charmain Tracy. Mercedes is survived by her three grandchildren: Melisa Hehmann of Montrose, Colorado; Monica Johnson and her husband, Brian, of Charlottesville, Virginia; and Chad Roberts and his wife, Dana, of Denver, Colorado; as well as three great-grandchildren: Isabel Johnson, Charles Johnson and Connor Roberts. Mercedes was born on March 25, 1917 in San Antonio, Texas. She was a graduate of Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Texas. After graduation, she was employed by Kelly Air Force Base for 25 years as a Personnel Administration Specialist. She and her husband, James enjoyed visiting Fredericksburg in the 1950s and they moved full-time to their ranch in the Luckenbach area in the late 1960s. Mercedes and Jim managed their ranch for over 40 years using land conservation techniques that have recently become popular among proponents of organic agriculture. Mercedes loved her friends, her church, and most of all, her family. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling, gardening, flower arrangements and canning. She and her husband spent many years square dancing and as members of their bowling league during their years in San Antonio. Over her lifetime, Mercedes was an active volunteer for many organizations. She was a 50-year member of the Patrons of Husbandry, having served as State Lecturer for many years. She also was a member of the Leon Valley Grange and served as President of the Leon Valley PTA. Mercedes was a long-time member of Memorial Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder. She was a member of the Fredericksburg Garden Club, a Life Member of the 100 Club of Gillespie County and a Hill Country Memorial Hospice volunteer for many years. She was also a member of Chapter 2111 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Association where she served as Secretary for many years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Fredericksburg Theatre Company or to Hill Country Memorial Hospice. A viewing will be held at Schaetter Funeral Home on May 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Memorial Presbyterian Church on Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m.
Kilman, Richard Jay: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 25 April 2012
Richard Jay Kilman, born October 21, 1952 in Fredericksburg, TX, passed away March 19, 2012 in San Antonio, TX, surrounded by a host of family and an enormous amount of love. A compassionate man, he was the most awesome father, grandfather, brother, and friend to multitudes of people all around the globe. Richard was the father of Ryan Birks-Kilman (wife Laurel) of Kissimmee, FL; Kelly Kilman Anderson, and Katy Kilman of San Antonio, TX. He was the grandfather to Alison, Erin, Katie, Cassidy, Lily, and Sarah of Kissimmee, FL; Mikayla, Kirstin, Rogan, and Evelyn of San Antonio. He is also survived by sisters Mary Martin and Melanie Roller (husband Frank) of Pipe Creek, TX, and brother Ronald Kilman of Austin, TX. He is also survived by 5 nieces and 4 nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents Gabriel and Evelyn Feuge Kilman of Fredericksburg, TX; grandparents Harry and Lydia Rusche Feuge of Fredericksburg, TX; Luvena Kilman Knutson of Oakland, CA; John Kilman of Denver, CO; and niece Christina Nielsen of San Antonio, TX. As a boy Richard earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded the Order of the Arrow from the Boy Scouts of America. He was a 1971 National Honor Society graduate of Fredericksburg High School and a 1972 graduate of Control Data Institute in Dallas. He was employed by eCommerce Industries. Richard’s profession in computer systems, software, and communications carried him throughout the United States as well as Europe and Africa. He made the Boerne/San Antonio area his home for the last 30+ years. Richard was passionately involved in Ham Radio as a licensed operator, enjoyed astronomy, NASCAR racing, fishing, and photography. Carrying on the love of photography from his father, Richard was lovingly referred to by many as “Paparazzi.” His sense of humor was admired and enjoyed by all he came into contact with. Even in his last days he didn’t pass up the chance to shed humor in light of the situation. He will be truly missed by so many whose lives he touched in some way along his journey. Special thanks from the family goes out to Dr. Charles Duncan and the staff of St. Luke’s Baptist ICU and Vitas Innovative Hospice. A memorial celebration of Richard’s legacy is planned to be held May 6 at 2 p.m. in the New Braunfels area.
Kirkland, Jack W.: Jack W. Kirkland, 74, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Kingsland, died Thursday, May 26, 2011.
Memorial services were held Saturday, May 28 at Putman Funeral Home Chapel in Kingsland. Kirkland was born June 29, 1936, in Whitney, the son of Cecil L. and Maxine L. Kirkland. He married Margie Lee Snider on April 18, 1958, in Ropesville and she survives. A 1954 graduate of Seminole High School, Kirkland attended Texas Tech University. He was a music leader, taught Sunday school, was an ordained deacon, sang in church choirs and served on various committees at churches in the communities in which he lived over the years. Kirkland was a farmer in Levelland for 25 years. He retired to the Texas Hill Country and worked another 27 years with various jobs. In September 2009, he retired and moved to Fredericksburg. In addition to his wife, Kirkland is survived by one son, two daughters and spouses, including Jerry and Marianne Kirkland of Amarillo, Kathy and Bear Bryant of San Marcos, and Donna and Carlos Staudt of Fredericksburg; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by five brothers and spouses, including Melvin L. Kirkland, Kenneth W. and Clarlie Kirkland, Eddie J. Kirkland, Larry D. and Linda Kirkland and Danny R. Kirkland. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; Wednesday, 01 June 2011; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Kirkpatrick, Jean Allen: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 8 February 2012
Jean Allen Kirkpatrick, 76, of Marble Falls, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. Graveside services and interment were held Thursday, Feb. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at McNeil Cemetery in Caldwell County. Arrangements were under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls. Mrs. Kirkpatrick was born June 16, 1935, in Caldwell County, the daughter of Rodney Allen Gray and Helen Constance Herron-Jerls. She married James (Jimmy) Kirkpatrick over 30 years ago and he survives. She retired from AT&T after 26 years of service. The Kirkpatricks were former Fredericksburg residents, having lived here for 20 years. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kirkpatrick is survived by three daughters, three sons and spouses, including Jacquelyn and William Hall, Jamie and Stan Allen, Allen Buckner, Alan Kirkpatrick, Scott Kirkpatrick and Karen Kirkpatrick. Survivors also include 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Rodney Paul (Bubba) and Nora Gray, and a brother-in-law, Thomas Kirkpatrick and his wife, Laverne. Mrs. Kirkpatrick was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Lonnie Joe Gray.
Klein, Chester: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 17 Jan 1990
Chester Klein, 82, passed away on Monday, Jan. 8, 1990, at 11:55 p.m., in Knopp Nursing Home No. 1. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 10 in the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ray Tiemann officiating. Mrs. Dorothy Weinheimer was the organist for the services and Mrs. Doris Usener, the vocalist. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. His body lay in state in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home. Klein was a native of Gillespie County and was born on Sept. 19, 1907, the son of Christian Klein and Emma Mosel Klein. He married Linda Klein on Sept. 30, 1930, in Kerrville and she survives. Klein was a farmer and rancher for over 40 years, retiring in 1982. In addition to his wife, he is survived by six daughters, four sons and their spouses: Della Mae and Leroy Kneese of Fredericksburg; Andrew and Bernice Klein of Kerrville; Mrytle Ragland of Fredericksburg; Freddie and Liz Klein of Llano; Leslie and Beatrice Klein of Fredericksburg; Sandra Klein of Austin; Laverne and Ronald Cuddy, Corrine and Frederick Jung, and Gary and Peggy Klein, all of Fredericksburg; and Rhonda and Tom Adams of Pflugerville. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers: Meta Klein of Fredericksburg; Mabel Roach and Betty Koenig, both of San Antonio; Cora Lang and Clemens Klein of Boerne, and Lee Frances Klein of Fredericksburg. He was preceded in death by three children, Shirley Klein, Debra Fay Klein, and one stillborn son; and by three brothers, Harvey, Eugene and Harry Klein. Pallbearers were: Gerald Kneese, Bruce Kneese, Keith Klein, Ryan Jung, Michael Sherwood and Toben Klein.
Klein, Elenora Emma: Elenora Emma Klein, 90, of Center Point, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in Comfort.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Kerrville with the Rev. Jonathan parks officiating. Interment followed at Center Point Cemetery. Visitation was held Saturday evening, Feb. 16, at the funeral home. Mrs. Klein was born Oct. 8, 1917, the daughter of Willie Klein and Bertha Roeder Klein and grew up in the Tivydale community. She married Hilmar Klein on Sept. 21, 1933. He preceded her in death in December 1981. The Kleins lived at Morris Ranch and Camp Verde before moving to Center Point in 1950. She was an active member of the Christian Church in Center Point since 1951 and had been a supporter of the Center Point Volunteer Fire Department and Center Point schools, Mrs. Klein is survived by three daughters and spouses, including Dorothea and James Schmid of New Braunfels; Bernice Ellis of Greenville, and June and Ernie Kaiser of Center Point. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren, and one sister, Linda Klein of Fredericksburg. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Klein was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ray Ellis; five sisters: Nellie Dartez, Gertrude Hale, Anita Tatsch and Hilda Tatsch; and seven brothers: Oscar Klein, Eugene Klein, Edmund Klein, Roman Klein, Alouis Klein, Victor Klein and Felix Klein. Memorials may be made to the Center Point Christian Church, the Center Point Volunteer Fire Department or the Center Point Public School Foundation 0designated for scholarships). Pallbearers included Ronald Schmid, Darryl Schmid, Michael Ellis, Clint Kaiser, Ernie Kaiser and James Tuch. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Schmid, Tom Harst, Ronnie Wimberley and Richard Day. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Klein, Irene: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 13 March 2013
Mrs. Otto Klein, 91, nee Irene Kunz of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, March 7, 2013. A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Harper with the Rev. Michael Peinemann officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Fredericksburg. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Friday evening, March 8. Mrs. Klein was born March 27, 1921, in Gillespie County, the daughter of Louis Peter Kunz Sr. and Edna Juenke Kunz. She married Otto Klein on April 26, 1938, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, two sons and spouses, including Curtis and Frances Klein and John and Leslie Klein, all of Fredericksburg; Linda Houy of San Antonio, and Nancy and Lloyd Greenhaw of Jourdanton. Survivors also include 13 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Leola Landis; and two sisters-in-law, Leota Gaines of Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Elmond (Cora) Klein of Fredericksburg; and a brother-in-law, Elgin Pape. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Klein was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers, including Vera Klein, Elgin Kunz, Louis Kunz Jr., Archie Kunz, Levi Kunz, William Kunz, Shirley Pape and Verdie Siler. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Ann’s Society or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Michael Klein, Steven Klein, Jason McCartney, Frank Rendon, Scott Holmes, Jeff Beauchamp, Eric Darrow and Mark Grubbs.
Klein, Janie Beatrice: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 29 February 2012
Janie Beatrice Searcy Johnson Klein, 94, of Kerrville, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Kerrville with the Rev. James Ennis officiating. Interment followed at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday evening, Feb. 26, at the funeral home. Mrs. Klein was born Feb. 22, 1918, in Yancey, one of a set of triplets (Jim, Janie and John Searcy) born to George E. Lee Searcy and Parilee Pauline Young Searcy. She married Thomas E. Johnson in Bandera on Feb. 23, 1935. He preceded her in death in April 1976. She married Rubin Klein in 1983 and lived in Stonewall for over nine years until he died and then moved to Kerrville in 1995. She and Mr. Klein were active Democrats in Gillespie County and served as delegates to a Democratic convention. She was also one of the founding members of the Stonewall Baptist Church. Mrs. Klein is survived by five children and spouses, including Jane Evelyn and R.L. Buck of Kerrville; Patricia Ann and Fred O’Brien of Rocklin, CA; Nancy Pauline and Steve Lines of Puyallup, WA; Thomas E. and Billie Jean Johnson III of La Mirada, CA, and June Beatrice and Robert Sam of Temecula, CA. She is also survived by three step-children and spouses, including Pat and Bonnie Klein of Stonewall; Sandy and Steve Linn of Mesquite, and James and Sarah Klein of California. Survivors also include 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Klein, Helen H.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 27 March 2013
Helen H. Klein, 88, nee Jacoby, of Victoria, died Saturday, March 23, 2013. A funeral mass was celebrated today, Wednesday, March 27, at 2 p.m., at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral in Victoria with interment following at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Home of Victoria where visitation and a rosary service were held Tuesday evening, March 26. Ms. Klein was born Dec. 7, 1924, at Stonewall, the daughter of Felix A. Jacoby and Emma Nebgen Jacoby. She was a beautician for many years and a member of Our Lady of Victory Cathedral. She is survived by two sons, Rodney Klein and Dudley Klein, and one daughter, Diane Martin, all of Victoria; four grandsons, and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Ms. Klein was preceded in death by her sister, Leona Kammlah and brother, Ruben Jacoby. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Duane Martin, Daryl Martin, David Martin, Jason Klein, Bryan Martin and Daniel Martin.
Klein, Lawrence Marcus: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 19 December 2012
Lawrence Marcus Klein, 92, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral mass was celebrated Monday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the organist and Donna Durst, the vocalist. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Sunday evening, Dec. 9, and Monday morning, Dec. 10. Klein was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Gillespie County, the son of Charles Klein and Lena Feller Klein. He is survived by two sisters-in-law, Meta, Mrs. Jimmy Klein, of San Antonio and Helen, Mrs. Allen Klein, of Fredericksburg. In addition to his parents, Klein was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters, including Allen Klein, Jimmy Klein, Milton Klein, Celina Schlezing, Alma Knopp, Augusta Arnold, Helen Klein, Katherine Vail and Mary Weigand. Pallbearers included Flint Klein, Woody Klein, Pat Klein, Mark Griggs, Josh Tree and Charles Klein.
Klein, Ruby: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 28 September 2011
Mrs. Edgar Klein Sr., 97, nee Ruby Juenke, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the organist, and Joyce Priem, the vocalist. Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Wednesday evening, Sept. 21, and Thursday morning, Sept. 22. Mrs. Klein was born June 21, 1914, in Gillespie County, the daughter of August Juenke and Matilda Kott Juenke. She married Edgar Klein Sr. on Dec. 14, 1932, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Gant and her husband, Thomas, and Gloria Beckmann, all of Fredericksburg; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Klein was preceded in death by a son, Edgar Klein Jr.; a stillborn granddaughter; three sisters and two brothers, including Hilda, Mrs. Charlie Roeder; Arno Juenke; Edna, Mrs. Louie Kunz; Linda, Mrs. Alfons Feller, and Raymond Juenke. Memorials may be made to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Hill Country Memorial Hospital or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Carlos Juenke, Cletus Grona, Curtis Staudt, Johnny Klein, Patrick Kunz and Curtis Klein.
Klier, Wilburn Dean: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 14 Aug 2002.
Wilburn Dean Klier, 42, of San Marcos, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos. Services were held Wednesday, Aug. 7, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Klier was born June 14, 1960, in Fredericksburg, the son of Ewald Klier and Josephine Jacoby Klier. He married Carletta Cheek on Feb. 25, 1991, in Fredericksburg and she survives. He was employed in home construction. In addition to his wife, Klier is survived by his mother and a son, Joseph William Klier of Fredericksburg. Also surviving are three brothers, two sisters and their spouses, including Ralph and Rita Klier of College Station; Curtis Klier, Arlington; Karen Klier, Gary and Brenda Klier and David and Janet Jung, all of Fredericksburg. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister who died in infancy.
Klemstein, Erwin Charles: Erwin Charles Klemstein, 84, of Comfort, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kerrville.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 26, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home in Comfort with the Rev. Franke Enloe officiating. Rev. Enloe also played the organ and sang. Interment with full military honors followed in the Comfort Cemetery. Klemstein was born July 25, 1920, in Comfort, the son of Charles Klemstein and Frieda Reffelt Klemstein. He married Leona Listvan on March 29, 1941, in Comfort. She preceded him in death. Klemstein was a farmer and rancher near Comfort and served in the U.S. Army from Dec. 10, 1943, until July 3, 1945, receiving a number of medals and citations for his service. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. and Courtney Klemstein of Comfort; a son-in-law, Jack Happ of Kerrville; two grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. He is also survived by one sister, Margaret, Mrs. Elgin Marquardt of Comfort, and a brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Ruth Klemstein, also of Comfort. In addition to his wife and parents, Klemstein was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Ann "Genie" Happ; a granddaughter, Sandra Bess; two brothers, Werner Klemstein and Arno Klemstein, and one sister, Elizabeth Bynum. Pallbearers included Robert Klemstein, Jack Happ, David Stiles III, Kurt Solis, Jimmy Mumme and Eric Solis. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 1 Dec 2004; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Klett, Alice: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 25 Sep 2002.
Mrs. Walter A. Klett, 87, nee Alice Geistweidt of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002 at Knopp Care Center. Funeral services were held at Bethany Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Sept. 18 with the Reverends Casey Zesch, Jeff Carpenter and Clarence Rose officiating. Marjorie Ottmers was the organist and the men's choir of the church sang. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Klett was born in Mason County on Aug. 19, 1915, the daughter of Frank Geistweidt and Milda Apelt Geistweidt. She married Walter A. Klett on Nov. 20, 1935 in Mason, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 2002. Mrs. Klett was a homemaker and active in the affairs of Bethany Lutheran Church. Survivors include three sons, one daughter and their spouses, Curtis and Pat Klett of Marble Falls, Jennabeth and Dexter Sagebiel of Llano, Jerald and Phyllis Klett of Fredericksburg and David and Sandy Klett of Pleasanton; a brother, Roy Geistweidt of Fredericksburg; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ryland Geistweidt and two sisters, Gertrude Brandenberger and Anita Starr. Pallbearers were Brent Klett, Steven Vollmar, Jamey Vogel, Beau Klett, John Boyers and James Caraway.
Klett, Walter Albert: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 14 Aug 2002.
Walter Albert Klett, 88, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Kindred Hospital in San Antonio. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 13 in Bethany Lutheran Church with the Reverends Casey Zesch, Jeff Carpenter and Clarence Rose officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. Marjorie Ottmers was the organist, and the Bethany Men's Choir, David Heidtke and Mark Hierholzer sang. Prior to the services the body lay in state in the chapel of Beckmann Funeral Home. Klett was born Sept. 16, 1013, in Fredericksburg, the son of Albert Klett and Olga Herbort Klett. He married Alice Geistweidt on Nov. 20, 1935 in Mason and she survives. Klett was a 1932 graduate of Fredericksburg High School and was active in numerous organizations in the community. He owned and operated the former Klett's Foodway, and also served as superintendent of Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. He was a member of the Fredericksburg Lions Club, served on the church council of Bethany Lutheran Church, where he also sang in the Men's and Mixed choirs, served on the Fredericksburg Independent School District board of trustees, the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department, and sang with a barber shop quartet. In addition to his wife, Klett is survived three sons, one daughter and their spouses, including Curtis and Pat Klett of Marble Falls, Jennabeth and Dexter Sagebiel of Llano, Jerald and Phyllis Klett of Fredericksburg, and David and Sandy Klett of Pleasanton. In addition, he is survived by eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one sister, Ruby Ransleben of Fredericksburg. In addition to his parents, Klett was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Klett, and two sisters, Viola Hannemann and Tosca Seipp. Pallbearers included Brent Klett, Steven Vollmar, Jamey Vogel, Beau Klett, John Boyers and James Caraway. The Bethany Men's Choir served as honorary pallbearers.
Klier, Ralph Ewald: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 29 February 2012
Ralph Ewald Klier, 71, of College Station, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in College Station. Klier was born Sept. 16, 1940, in Fredericksburg, the son of Ewald Klier and Josephine Jacoby Klier. He married Rita Ruff German on Sept. 24, 1982, in College Station and she survives. Prior to retirement, Klier had been a CPA with Texas A&M University. He was a long-time member at Peace Lutheran Church where he often taught Sunday School. In addition to his wife, Klier is survived by two sons, two daughters and spouses, including Korey and Amanda Klier of Durham, NC; Kristi and Aaron Mueller of College Station; Brian and Steffany German of Caldwell, and Hillary Ramos of Bryan; and former son-in-law, Anthony Ramos and wife, Shauna, of Bryan, and 10 grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, one sister and spouses, including Curtis and Kathy Klier of Arlington; Karen Klier, Gary and Brenda Klier and Janet and David Jung, all of Fredericksburg; sister-in-law, Nancy Carruthers and husband, Bill, of Whidbey Island, WA. Klier was preceded in death by his parents, as well as a sister, Tracy Klier, and a brother, Wilburn Klier. Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803. Arrangements were under the direction of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Klinksiek, Belton Arnold: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 28 December 2011
Belton Arnold Klinksiek was lifted to heaven on December 20, 2011, at the age of 82. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 22, at 3 p.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Priem officiating. Bernice Basse was the organist and Joyce Priem, the vocalist. Entombment with military honors followed at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. Pallbearers included Harold Klinksiek, Aaron Bost, Trenton Bost, Reagan Schwarzlose, Scott Schwarzlose and Brett Schwarzlose. Honorary pallbearers were Kristin Bost, Barrett Schwarzlose, Blake Klinksiek, Weston Klinksiek, Grant Klinksiek and Slade Klinksiek. Belton was born to Arnold and Lena Klinksiek in Fredericksburg, TX on Nov. 3, 1930. He married Josephine (Josie) Loth on Jan. 16, 1954, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and she survives. A 1948 graduate of Fredericksburg High School, Belton received his bachelor’s degree in business from Texas A&M in 1952. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force Reserve on March 10, 1953. After spending over six months in the hospital from an auto accident, Belton joined his father, Arnold, in the purchase and start-up of Fredericksburg Machine Shop. While helping start this new business Belton was also strong within the community and church as a member and past president of the Fredericksburg Jaycees, Lions Club and Fair Association, and also appointed as a county zoning commissioner. Belton was among the men who negotiated the purchase of new land on Highway 16 that would be the future home of the “New Fair Grounds”. Each year in early April you could hear Belton’s voice as he portrayed the Comanche Chief at the famed “Easter Fires Pageant”. Belton, his brother and sisters and father turned “The Machine Shop” into Fredericksburg True Value Hardware where many young high school students began their careers. True Value stayed open until Dec. 18, 1999 when Belton and his family retired. He and his family were extremely proud when the True Value store became a great meeting sanctuary for Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. In addition to his wife, Josephine (Josie), of Fredericksburg, TX, he is survived by a daughter, Connie Bost of Cypress TX; son, Sidney (Tammar) Klinksiek of Lexington, KY; daughter, Peggy (Regan) Schwarzlose of Memphis, TN, nine grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-grandson: Aaron, Trenton and Kristin Bost; Blake, Weston, Grant and Slade Klinksiek; Scott, Brett and Barrett Schwazlose, and Colt Klinksiek; one brother, Harold (Meryln) Klinksiek and one sister, Florine Meurer. Belton was preceded in death by his father, Arnold, and mother, Lena, sister and brother-in-law Alberta and Alton Oehler, and brother-in-law, Joe Meurer Sr.
Koch, Phillip R.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 26 September 2012
Phillip R. Koch, 80, of Kerrville, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in a San Antonio hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Rauhut officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed Friday, Sept. 14, at 9:45 a.m., at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Visitation was held Wednesday evening, Sept. 12, at the funeral chapel. Phillip was born Feb. 15, 1932 in Fredericksburg, Texas, to Emil and Thekla Herbort Koch. He was the fifth child of six children. He graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1950 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in April of 1951 and retired from service in 1973 with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He married Margaret Mosel in Fredericksburg in 1954 and they had three children. Phillip’s career in the Air Force took the family to Texas, Alabama, Hawaii and Arizona with a tour in Korea for one year. While at Lackland AFB, Phillip participated in softball and bowling and managed a hardball team. At age 26, he was the oldest member on the team. He was assigned to recruiting duty in 1959 and was named Top Recruiter for three of the four years he was on recruiting duty. In Hawaii, he was in charge of over 7,000 enlisted personnel scattered over 8,000 square miles in the Pacific as a Personnel Officer. Phillip’s family was foremost in his life and he was very loyal to family, friend and country. He is survived by his wife and three children: Rick Koch and wife, Maria, of Bastrop; Kathy Shaheen and husband, Scott, of Boerne, and Keith Koch of San Antonio. Also surviving is a sister, Betty Jo Birck and husband, Kenneth, of Wichita Falls, six grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lou Koch of Kerrville and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Phillip was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers, including Dorothy Reichenau, Robert Koch, Henry Koch and Kermit Koch.
Koennecke, Theophil: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 18 April 2012
Theophil (Bob) Koennecke, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services were held Monday, April 16, at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dr. Faye Schott officiating. Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof. Arrangements were under the direction of Beckmann Funeral Home where visitation was held Sunday evening, April 15. Koennecke was born May 6, 1927, in Gillespie County, the son of Theodore Koennecke and Olga Mayer Koennecke. He married Ellen Jeanne Gastinger on Feb. 14, 1948, at Zion Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death on Aug. 17, 1977. He attended the Rheingold School and was a World War II army veteran, serving as a POW camp guard in Austria. He ranched in the Post Oak community and was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church where he served as Sunday School superintendent for many years. Koennecke is survived by two sons, one daughter and spouses, including Steven and Molly Koennecke of Johnson City, Dianne and Edward Meier of Stonewall and Mark and Mickey Koennecke of Fredericksburg. Survivors also include eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Werner Klein, and a sister-in-law, Ruby Koennecke, all of Fredericksburg. In addition to his wife and parents, Koennecke was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Koennecke. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Pat Klein, Curtis Klein, Glen Koennecke, Monte Koennecke, Tyson Meier and Jared Koennecke. Honorary pallbearers were Traci DeBault, Tina Waid, Shane Meier, Lydell Meier and Megan Koennecke.
Knauth, Benjamin Bernard: Benjamin Bernard Knauth Jr., 86, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 25, at 10 a.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Jason Fry officiating. Judy Hickerson was the organist. Graveside services with military honors followed at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Sunday evening, April 24. Knauth was born Jan. 21, 1925, in Corsicana, the son of Benjamin Knauth Sr. and Eliza Jane Bickley Knauth. His wife, the former Dorothy Hutton, survives. During World War II, Knauth served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was retired from Humble Oil Co. where he served as a refinery operator. In addition to his wife, Knauth is survived by four step-children, including Henry Kahanek and his wife, Sharry, and David Kahanek and his wife, Suzanne, all of Fredericksburg; Howard Garrett Jr. and his wife, Sandra, of Cypress, and Dianne Garrett Baker and her husband, Albert, of Falfurrias. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a sister, Jayne Knauth of Brazoria. Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, Hill Country Memorial Home Health Care, Fredericksburg United Methodist Church Foundation or the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Douglas Powell, Glenn Duecker, Jeff Garrett, Jeremy Garrett, Ken Kahanek and Jason Kahanek. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; Wednesday, April 27, 2011; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Knoche, Eloise Marie: Eloise Marie the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Knoche died on Sunday night last and the little body was tenderly laid to rest in the Union Cemetery Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock Rev. Glatzle conducting the funeral service. The little babe was only 19 days old and the parents have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends. [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 25 May 1918; died 19 May 1918; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Knoll, Nora: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 11 July 2012
Nora Knoll, 97, nee Weiershausen, of the Albert community, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 3, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church at Stonewall with the Rev. Gary Mayer officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home. Mrs. Knoll was born March 20, 1915, in Johnson City, the daughter of Dan Weiershausen and Hilda Herbort Weiershausen. She married Edgar Maenius who preceded her in death. She then married Bill Knoll who also preceded her in death Survivors include a daughter, Ellen Maenius Felps of Hye; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Jed Felps, William Deike, Russell Maenius, Curtis Felps, Jerry Peiser and Cliff Maenius.
Mr. Felix Knopp a prominent young business man of Fredericksburg, who was employed by his father, Mr. Anton Knopp, succumbed to an attack of pneumonia contracted through influenza, on last Saturday night at 10:20 o'clock. The young man was sick only a few days, and at the time of his death was 33 years, 6 months and 30 days old. He is survived by his wife and three children, and his parents Mr. and Mrs. Anton Knopp, three brothers and four sisters, and a number of other relatives and friends who deeply mourn his untimely death. The funeral was held Monday morning at 10 o'clock in the Catholic cemetery, Rev. Father Gerlach conducting the funeral service. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their great loss of husband and father. [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 25 Oct 1918; died 18 Oct 1918; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Knopp, Irene: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 10 October 2012
Mrs. Andrew M. “Andy” Knopp, nee Irene Beckmann of Fredericksburg, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Knopp Nursing Home No. 1, at the age of 86 years. Irene was born Jan. 7, 1926, in Gillespie County, the daughter of Willie Beckmann and Emma Schaefer Beckmann. She married Andy Knopp on Sept. 11, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and he precedes her in death. Andy and Irene shared their career in their restaurant, Andy’s Diner, they built in 1959 on South Washington Street and operated until their retirement in 1991. Her retirement years were spent enjoying her triplet grandchildren. Irene is survived by three daughters, one son: Greg Knopp of Fredericksburg Karen Knopp of Fredericksburg, Karol Davenport and her husband, Rex, of Harper and Kathy Knopp of Fredericksburg, and three grandchildren: Kallie, Kandace and Kyle Davenport. She is also survived by two sisters and one brother: Ruby, Mrs. Oliver Heimann and Wilhemina Miller, both of Fredericksburg, and Calvin and Waldeen Beckmann of Stonewall. Survivors also include two sisters-in-law: Katherine “Tootie”, Mrs. James Knopp, and Ruth, Mrs. Werner Knopp, and one brother-in-law, Robert Dancer, all of Fredericksburg. Along with her husband and parents, Irene was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister, including Felix Beckmann, Elmer Beckmann, Clarence Beckmann and Viola, Mrs. Dale Vestal. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home, with Deacon Patrick Klein officiating. Entombment followed in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. Pallbearers included Kallie, Kandace and Kyle Davenport, Dan Vestal, Hal Vestal and Scott Brundridge. Visitation was held Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 3, 4-6 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.
Mrs. Katharina Knopp, wife of the late J. J. Knopp, died at her home in Fredericksburg on Friday morning of last week at the age of 76 years and 9 months. The deceased was a native of Germany, and came to America with her family in 1869. In the year 1862 she was united in marriage with Mr. J. J. Knopp, who preceded his wife in death several months ago. They were parents of fifteen children, eight of which are still living, namely, Frank and Edward Knopp of Fredericksburg, Fritz Knopp of Leander, Mrs. Alvin Olle of Del Valle, Mrs. Fred. Fritz of Clifton, Arizona, Joe Knopp of Oklahoma, Mrs. Christ Fritz and Mrs. Henry Weber of this county. John Knopp the eldest son, was last heard from in Mexico and may be dead. The deceased lady is also survived by 28 grandchildren and a large number of more distant relatives. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, when the remains of the aged lady were tenderly laid to rest beside her departed husband in the Catholic cemetery. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Father Gerlach in the presence of a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives. [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 22 Dec 1917; died 14 Dec 1917; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Knopp, John Joseph:
Mr. John Joseph Knopp a well known citizen of Fredericksburg, died at his home in this city on Wednesday morning last at the age of 77 years, 10 months and 4 days. The deceased gentleman was a native of Kitelborn, Germany and came to Texas in November, 1869 locating in Fredericksburg where he resided up to the time of his death. During his long residence here he made many warm friends who mourn the death of this good citizen. Mr. Knopp is survived by his wife and several children, namely, Messrs. John Jr., Frank, Edward, Fritz and Joe Knopp, and Mrs. Fred Fritz, Mrs. Christian Fritz, Mrs. Henry Weber and Mrs. Alwin Olle, and a half-brother, Mr. Anton Knopp, a merchant of this city. The funeral took place Thursday morning, burial being made in the Catholic cemetery. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Father Gerlach. A large number of sorrowing friends attended to pay the last sad tribute to this highly respected citizen. We tender our sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives. [Fredericksburg Standard; 3 Feb 1917; died 31 Jan 1917; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Knopp, Mathilda Elizabeth: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 22 June 2005
Mrs. Albert Knopp, 94, nee Mathilda Elizabeth Jordan, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial mass was celebrated Saturday, June 18, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Boulette officiating. Interment followed in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Knopp was born May 12, 1911, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Eddie W. Jordan and Elma Marschall Jordan. She married Albert Knopp on Feb. 4, 1931, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church. He preceded her in death. Prior to moving to Fredericksburg, the Knopps ran a movie theatre in South Texas. She had also been a receptionist at the Golden Hub for a number of years. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Norman Koger of Fredericksburg; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Knopp was preceded in death by one brother, Elton Jordan. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.
Mr. Henry Koch eldest son of Mrs. Philipp Koch of Fredericksburg, died at Camp Mabry, Austin, on Thursday night of last week after a short illness from pneumonia. The body was shipped to Fredericksburg for burial, arriving here Saturday night. The funeral was held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock in the Union Cemetery. Rev. M. O. Puhl conducting the funeral service. The young man is survived by his mother, four brothers, three sisters and his grandparents, all of whom reside in Fredericksburg. At the time of his death the young man was 21 years of age. [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 19 Oct. 1918; died 10 Oct 1918; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Kordzik, Guenther Alfred: Guenther Alfred Kordzik, 94, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Knopp Healthcare ad Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 9, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Weimers officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included Michael Dooley, Kerry Kordzik, Melvin Wallendorf, Matt Kordzik, Elliott Dooley and Royce Herbort. Guenther was born July 2, 1913, the son of Max Kordzik and Bertha Kammlah Kordzik. He was born in the two-story limestone house on his father's ranch just north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 1631. The house, which was constructed between 1903-1906, would be his home for the next 92 years. With his older brother, Werner, Guenther raised a variety of livestock, including cattle, chicken and sheep. During World War II, Guenther and Werner contributed through their cultivation of multiple crops considered vital to the war effort. Guenther maintained a strong work ethic and wry sense of humor his entire life. He was a avid competitor and was especially fond of dominoes and the card game Skat, traveling all over the Central Texas landscape to participate in tournaments. Guenther was active and fit most of his life and relished his independence. He and Lucille lived on the ranch until May of 2006 when they moved into Knopp Assisted Living facility. He shot his last deer from a blind on the ranch at the age of 90 and even renewed his driver's license at the age of 91. Guenther actively participated in the local community. He served for over 40 years as an elections volunteer, and was awarded an Honorary Gillespie County Peace Officer Award in 2003. On Dec. 22, 1972, Guenther married Lucille Gibson, the daughter of Herman and Clara Fischer. The two of them continued to live at the ranch for the next 34 years. Guenther took great pride in his land and family heritage and upon retiring from ranching in his 80s, he was especially gratified that his cousin, Kerry Kordzik, continued the family ranching tradition on Guenther and Lucille's ranch. For many years, he had the local law enforcement members out to the ranch for barbecue and dominoes. He always enjoyed these visits so much and made some lasting friendships. In 1983, Guenther was awarded the Texas Family Land Heritage Certificate from the Texas Department of Agriculture which recognizes Texas farms and ranches which have been kept in continuous agricultural production by the same family for over 100 years. Guenther is survived by his step=daughter, Nancy Sheppard, and her husband, Tim, of Virginia Beach, VA; granddaughter, Holly Sheppard; grandson, Chris Sheppard; a brother-in-law, Boyce Fischer of Fredericksburg, and numerous Kordzik cousins. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Werner, and his step-son, Dale Gibson. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 13 Feb 2008; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Koteras, Edward: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 3 Jul 2002
Edward Koteras, 82, of Fredericksburg died at The Haven in Kerrville on Sunday, June 23, 2002. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 26, in the Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Duffy officiating. Marilyn Jenkins was the organist and Rhonda Schaetter, the vocalist. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. Koteras was born on Sept. 22, 1919 in Chapel Hill, the son of John Koteras and Harriet Novack Koteras. he married Ruth Smith on June 25, 1940 in Rosenberg, and she preceded him in death. He was an employee of a petroleum company. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Lynn Rhodes and her husband, Gene, of Kerrville; a son, Richard Koteras of Mew Mexico, and a brother, Albin Koteras of Houston. In addition to his parents and wife, Koteras was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Motel and a brother, Raymond Koteras.
Mrs. Emma Kothe nee Crenwelge, wife of Mr. A. W. Kothe, vice-president of the Fredericksburg Publishing Co., died at her home near Cherry Spring on Friday night of last week at 11:30 o'clock. The deceased lady had been in feeble health for some time previous to the recent serious illness which resulted in her death. At the time of her death Mrs. Kothe was 46 years of age. She is survived by her husband, mother, and six children, several stepbrothers and sisters and a number of more distant relatives. The funeral was held Sunday morning at Cherry Spring, Rev. Kluge conducting the funeral service. [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 16 Mar 1918; died 8 Mar 1918; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Kothe, Naomi L.: Mrs. Kermit M. Kothe, 68, nee Naomi L. Cardwell, died in the Hill Country Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, April 28, 1993.
Funeral services were held in the Beckmann Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 1, with the Rev. Charles Mohr officiating. Interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery in Cherry Spring. Mrs. Kothe was a native of Needville, TX, where she was born on June 20, 1924, the daughter of David Cardwell and Emma Schendel Cardwell. She married Kermit M. Kothe on March 23, 1945, in St. Mark Episcopal Church in Dallas. She was a graduate of The University of Texas in Austin and Baylor Hospital School of Medical Technology in Dallas. For 22 years, she worked for various savings and loan organizations in Fredericksburg and upon retirement established the J Bar K Ranch Bed and Breakfast in the historic Rode home in Cherry Spring that she and her husband restored. Mrs. Kothe was also active in the Christ Lutheran Church Sunday School, Altar Guild and Women of the Church, and was active in the fund drive for the establi9shment of the Hill Country Memorial Hospital. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda Kothe, and a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Harry Jung, all of Fredericksburg. Also surviving are three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Caroline Williams of Richmond, TX. She was preceded in death by a brother who died in infancy. Pallbearers were Glen Hannum, Kerry Schneider, Donald Langehennig, Kenneth Otto, John W. Otto and Fred Swinney. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 5 May 1993; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Kothmann, Clara Hulda: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 16 November 2011
Clara H. Kothmann passed away on Nov. 6, 2011, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 91. Clara Hulda Woerner Kothmann was born in Gillespie county on Oct. n10, 1920. She was the oldest child of Edmund and Zelima Neffendorf Woerner of Fredericksburg. Clara was baptized on Nov. 28, 1920, by Pastor Konsack. She was confirmed on April 14, 1935, in Bethany Lutheran Church by Pastor Theo Haag. Her confirmation verse was: "Teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art my God, Thy spirit is good, lead me into the land of uprightness." (Psalm 143:10) Clara attended public schools in Gillespie County. On May 25, 1939, Clara was united in marriage with Silas Ervin Henry Kothmann in Bethany Lutheran Church. On July 9, 1939, Clara joined Hilda United Methodist Church in Mason County, where she remained a member until 2000 when she joined the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. Silas and Clara lived in Mason County where Silas ranched and Clara worked as a homemaker. In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Silas; two brothers, Marvin Woerner and Theodore Woerner; three sisters, Ruby Geistweidt, Martha Jordan and Minnie Tatsch; and one grandson, Keith Michael Walsh. Clara is survived by her children: Sidney and wife Jane Kothmann of Dallas; Elson and wife, Carol Kothmann of Mason; and Glenda Kothmann of Fredericksburg. In addition, she is survived by grandson Konrad and wife Michelle Kothmann of Austin; granddaughter Jennifer and husband Dan Delp of Dallas; granddaughter Kaci Kothmann of Menard; and great-grandchildren Maggie, Ellie and Bair Kothmann of Austin; and Jillian, Daniel and Gable Delp of Dallas. Also surviving are two sisters; Olga and husband Stanley Lothe of Fredericksburg and Elvira Goodwin of Brownwood. Funeral services were held Wedne3sday, Nov. 9, in the Chapel of Beckmann Funeral Home with the Rev. Danielle Knapp officiating.
Kothmann, Eldon Ray: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 30 November 2011
Eldon Ray Kothmann, 67, of Mason, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m., at the Fort Mason Community Park Pavilion in Mason with the Rev. Tim Fahrenthold officiating. Steve Terry was the vocalist. Interment of the cremains took place at the Hilda United Methodist Church Cemetery. Kothmann was born Sept. 29, 1944, in Fredericksburg, the son of Silas Kothmann and Clara Woerner Kothmann. He married Carol Remling on June 3, 1978, at the Hilda United Methodist Church and she survives. A 1963 graduate of Mason High School, Kothmann graduated from Texas Tech University in 1967. He retired from teaching in 2001 after 33 years, 28 of which were spent as a shop teacher in the Mason Independent School District. He was the Precinct 4 Commissioner for the County of Mason for the past eight years and was active in civic activities at Mason. In addition to his wife, Kothmann is survived by a daughter, Kaci Kothmann of Menard; a sister, Glenda Kothmann of Fredericksburg, and a brother and sister-in-law, Sidney and Jane Kothmann of Dallas. His parents preceded him in death. Memorials may be made to the Mason Volunteer Fire Department or Mission Theatre Restoration of Menard. Arrangements were under the direction of Mason Funeral Home.
Mr. Arnold Kott a prominent young gentleman of this city, died at his home in the suburbs of Fredericksburg on Thursday at 2:30 o'clock following a long illness. He was a native of this county, and was a son of Mr. Edward Kott. At the time of his death the deceased gentleman was 36 years, one month and 21 days of age. He is survived by his wife and little daughter, father, and four brothers, Messrs. Louis, R. L. and George Kott of Fredericksburg, and Arthur Kott of California. There is one other brother, Mr. John Kott, dead. The funeral took place Friday afternoon and was conducted by the Masonic Lodge of which deceased was a member. Burial was made in the Union Cemetery. Mr. Kott was an exemplary young man, a good citizen and his untimely death is regretted by a host of friends, who tender their sincere sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives. [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday 23 Dec 1916; died 21 Dec 1916; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Kott, Edward: Edward Kott, 98, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Priem and the Rev. Marvin Ottmers officiating. Lenora Ostendorf and Joyce Priem provided music for the services. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery. Kott was born Nov. 25, 1906, in Gillespie County, the son of Louis and Meta Maier Kott. He and his wife, Gertrude, were married Nov. 11, 1939, at Zion Lutheran Church. Kott served as parts manager for Advance Motors and Boening Motors. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and their spouses: Barbara and Jimmy Moehring of Austin, and Helen and Prodyodth Chatterjee of Covina, CA, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister and sisters-in-law, including Lillian and Arthur McClure of San Antonio, Mrs. Victor (Lucille) Kott of San Antonio, Mrs. Edgar (Eleanor) Durst and Mrs. Eugene (Elsa) Durst of Fredericksburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and a brother, Dora Schneider, Sidonie Evers, Esther Kolmeier, Louise Kott and Victor Kott. pallbearers included Emory Long, Kevin Kott, Eddie Kolmeier, Michael Hudson and W. E. Durst. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Hill Country Memorial Hospital or the charity of choice. Schaetter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; Wednesday, 12 Jan 2005; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Kott, Gertrude Louise: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 3 April 2013
Gertrude Louise Kott (July 29, 1914 - March 20, 2013) was born in the Palo Alto community of Gillespie County, the daughter of Henry Christian Durst and Sophie Louise Metzger Durst. On Nov. 25, 1938 she married Edward Adolph Arthur Kott and he preceded her in death on January 6, 2005. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Kowalik, Pearl: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 12 December 2012
Pearl Jacoby Kowalik, 99, of St. Louis, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Sarah Community n Anna House in Bridgeton, Mo. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. at John L. Ziegenhein and Sons Funeral Home in St. Louis, Mo., with Deacon Glenn Politte officiating. Eula Dilthey was the organist. Interment followed in Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo. Mrs. Kowalik was born Oct. 7, 1913, in the Nebgen community of Gillespie County, the daughter of Orwin Jacoby and Cornelia Peese Jacoby. She married Louis A. Kowalik on Jan. 20, 1934, in Illinois. He preceded her in death. Years ago, she was a beautician and reception at a St. Louis beauty salon. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Erna Jacoby of Stonewall. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Kowalik was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Jacoby, and a sister, Leslie Thuerwachter.
Kraitchar, Robert Edward: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 21 December 2011
Robert Edward Kraitchar, 72, of Dickinson, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, in an Austin hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m., at Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ann I. Hoch officiating. Jeryl Hoover was the pianist. Graveside services and interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery where pallbearers included Andy Heard, Walter Heard, Bill Heard, Billy Paul Roll, Mike Roll and Van Roll. Visitation was held Wednesday evening, Dec. 14, at Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel. Robert was born July 8, 1939, the son of Hubert T. Kraitchar and Hilda Roll Kraitchar of Port Arthur. He attended schools in Port Arthur and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. He then attended Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont and graduated with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. Immediately after graduating, he went to work for Monsanto Chemical Company in Texas City. There, he was asked if he would like to work with their computer program which was just getting started. This sounded like a good opportunity and this put him on the ground floor of that technology as it developed in the chemical industry. Later, Monsanto Chemical became Sterling Chemical Company. He made his home in Dickinson and worked in Texas City until he retired in 2004 as a Systems Analyst. Robert had many areas of interest, but his biggest was his family. While he never married, he loved children and played a large role in the lives of Beth, Walter and William Heard, children of his sister, Mary Jane Heard. They all have many fond memories of canoeing, kayaking and tubing on the Guadalupe River, and playing in the sand and surf at the Gulf Coast beaches. Old classical automobiles provided him with another of his interests. He enjoyed everything about them; seeing them, driving them, examining them and discussing their features with like-minded friends. He even bought and sold a few of them. For many years, he was a member and served as an officer in the Cadillac and LaSalle Car Club of the Gulf Coast Region. Any spare time he had, he spent gardening. Every year, he supplied his family, neighbors and friends with tomatoes. Photography and the architecture of the old homes in Galveston also intrigued him. Robert will be sorely missed by his family and friends but he leaves us with a vast host of fond memories. Survivors include his sister, Mary Jane Kraitchar Heard and husband, Andrew W. Heard, Jr., of Fredericksburg, a niece, Mary Elizabeth Heard Freemont, and nephews, Walter Thomas Heard and William Charles Heard.
Kramer, Charles Harry: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 7 March 2012
Charles Harry (Chuck) Kramer, 74, of Odessa, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. Funeral services were held Friday, March 2, at 2 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Odessa with the Reverends Jerry Bagwell and Jim Meyers officiating. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. Arrangements were under the direction of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home where visitation was held Thursday evening, March 1. Kramer was born in Blanco on Dec. 20, 1937, the son of the Rev. Louis and Lydia Kramer. His wife, Betty, whom he married 51 years ago, survives. A United States Army veteran, Kramer served from January 1958 until July 1967. He served in Korea, and during the Vietnam War he was deployed on Okinawa, the Philippines, Thailand and Taiwan. A member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, he was a long-time stewardship secretary and reader. In addition to his wife, Kramer is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, including Colleen and Robert Wright of Rowlett; Tammy Stuart of Mesquite; Lori and Billy Feeler of Odessa, and Kathy and Chris Hill of Elgin; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, one sister and spouses, including Elmer and Doris Kramer of Stonewall, David and Pat Kramer of Raleigh NC, Ed and Judy Kramer of Fredericksburg and Mary and Weldon Allison of Austin. Kramer was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Freddie Kramer.
Kramer, Milton O.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 16 Sept 2009.
Milton O. Kramer, 95, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Sept. 10, at St. Anthony Catholic church in Harper with the Rev. Paul Grala officiating. Peggy Ernst was the organist and the church choir sang. Interment followed in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fredericksburg. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where a vigil and rosary service were held Wednesday evening, Sept. 9. Kramer was born April 11, 1914, in Gillespie County, the son of Ernst Kramer and Olga Wahrmund Kramer. He married Leola Mary Fritz on April 22, 1942, at St. Mary's Catholic church and she survives. Prior to moving to Fredericksburg, Kramer had been a rancher in the Tivydale community at Harper. In addition to his wife, Kramer is survived by three daughters, two sons and spouses, including Joyce and Anthony Jenschke and Roy and Connie Kramer, all of Fredericksburg; Ronnie and Cindy Kramer of Kerrville; and Cindy and Darrell Kothe and June and Timmy Dartez, all of Harper. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great=-great-grandchild. Kramer was preceded in death by his parents, as well as a daughter-in-law, Kitty Kramer; a son and daughter-in-law, Stanley "Butch" and Deanna Kramer; a granddaughter, Tabitha Jo Kramer; and a great-grandson, Derrick James Ottmers. Also preceding him in death were four brothers and four sisters, including Chester Kramer, Marvin Kramer, Walter Kramer, Harvey Kramer, Anita, Mrs. Johnny Stein; Estella, Mrs. Lee Roeder, and two sisters who died in infancy. Pallbearers included Paul Jenschke, Bruce Jenschke, Dustin Kothe, Will Weidenfeller, Justin Jenschke and Caleb Brown.
Kramer, Nora Mae: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 11 April 2012
Mrs. Ell Kramer, nee Nora Mae Wunderlich of Dripping Springs, Texas and formerly of Fredericksburg, Texas passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Nora was born the sixth of seven children on June 5, 1923, to parents Otto and Minna Wunderlich in Fredericksburg, Texas. As a child she enjoyed going to school and working on her family farm on Wolf Creek. Nora became Mrs. Ell Kramer on July 9, 1946. The couple had two children, Gary and Cindy. They were the joy of her life; that is until the grandchildren came and then all bets were off. Nora took her job as Oma seriously which included playing “Go Fish” and “Mother May I?” hundreds of times. She loved spending time with them so much so that in her seventies, she could be seen riding horses and four wheelers with them. When she was nearing her 80th birthday, she couldn’t resist a ride on a skateboard to her granddaughters’ delight. She made us believe in Angels. When speaking of her years spent on the family farm, Nora would say, “Daddy was a good man and he never let us work too hard.” He would often tell her to “slow down, tomorrow is another day.” Oma, it was finally time for you to slow down because God needed another angel, and he just couldn’t wait another day. We love you! She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Minna Wunderlich; five brothers: Guenther, Henry, Bruno, Benno and Werner Wunderlich, and by one sister, Viola Wunderlich Kott. Nora is survived by the following: her husband, Ell Kramer of Fredericksburg; one son, one daughter and spouse, Gary Kramer of Magnolia and Cindy and Gerald Usener of Dripping Springs. She is also survived by grandchildren: Dustin Kramer, Sheldon Hacker, Cassandra Usener, Cory Kramer-Camp, Michelle Usener, Joshua Kramer and Sterling Chance Kramer; and four great-grandchildren: Kolton and Kason Kramer, Brian JR and soon-to-be Ella Camp. Survivors also include a sister-in-law, Wanda Wunderlich; a brother-in-law, Clarence Kramer and Gloria Kramer; brother-in-law, Clarence Stahl, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 7, at 10 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. David Priem officiating. Graveside services and interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof where her grandchildren served as pallbearers. Visitation was held Friday evening and Saturday morning at the funeral home.
Kraus, Gertrude: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post 18 Aug 2011
Mrs. Jacob Theodore Kraus, 95, nee Gertrude Rausch of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the organist and Annette Whittington, the vocalist. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation, a vigil and rosary service were held Wednesday evening, Aug. 10. Mrs. Kraus was born Feb. 17, 1916, in the Bankersmith community of Kendall County, the daughter of Carl Rausch and Anna Hopf Rausch. She married Jacob Theodore Kraus on Feb. 28, 1938, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish House. He preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1948. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Beth Zenner and her husband, Marschall, and Jill Kraus, all of Fredericksburg, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Kraus was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters, including Max Rausch; Hubert Rausch; Annie, Mrs. Felix Kammlah; Meta, Mrs. Jim Rose; Natalie, Mrs. Ralph LaSalle; Elsa Rausch, and Dora, Mrs. Kurt Biermann. Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph’s Halle Restoration Fund, St. Mary’s Parish Capital Campaign or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Korey Zenner, Garrett Zenner, Ross Kammlah, Michael Kraus, Phil Saur and Tommy Rausch.
Krebs, Jacob Andrew: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 3 April 2013
Jacob Andrew Krebs, 18, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, April 1, 2013. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, April 10, at 1 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Harper. Interment followed. A memorial service to which the community is invited will be held Friday, April 12, at 1 p.m. at Harper High School in Harper. Arrangements are under the direction of Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville where visitation was held Tuesday evening, April 9. Krebs was born March 13, 1995, in Houston, the son of William and Mary Krebs. He attended elementary school at Northwoods Catholic School and was a senior at Harper High School where he was the school’s mascot, “Stomper”. Krebs ran cross country and track and earned many medals and awards. He participated in range judging and plant identification while in FFA and was the president of the Doss 4-H Club. He played percussion in the HHS Longhorn band. He aspired to be in the military and had enlisted in the United States Navy. He was training toward becoming a Navy SEAL. Krebs was actively involved in the Texas Youth Hunt Association and Hunter’s Education. He was involved in Texas Brigades and was an Eagle Scout, earning two silver palms and was a member of the Order of the Arr He volunteered as a re-enactor for the Admiral Nimitz Museum’s Pacific War Combat Zone. Krebs was an organ donor. His wish was to make sure wounded warriors of any branch of the military were the recipients of his organs and tissues. Krebs is survived by his parents, Mary and William Krebs; sister, Julie, and grandparents, Margaret Seibert and Norman Krebs. He was preceded in death by a sister, Angel, and grandparents, Vivian Krebs and George C. Seibert Jr.
Kruger, June Hattie: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 7 March 2012
June Hattie Kruger, 92, nee Eckart, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Jason Fry officiating. Judy Hickerson was the organist and additional music was provided by Jeff Hallford and John Courter. Interment of the ashes was held at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home. Mrs. Kruger was born June 10, 1919, in Willoughby, OH, the daughter of George Eckart and Louise Ida Tillie Haniry Eckart. She married Charles Kruger on Feb. 17, 1941. He preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, one son and spouses, including Nancy and Dr. David Hardison of Fredericksburg and Joe and Martha Kruger of San Antonio. Survivors also include six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a sister, May Kotas of Columbus, OH. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Kruger was preceded in death by a brother, George Eckart, and a sister, Dorothy Bixel.
Kuhlmann, Elaine: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 6 February 2013
Mrs. Calvin “Slim” Kuhlmann, nee Elaine “Laney” Schumann of Fredericksburg, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at her home, at the age of 65 years. Laney was born Jan. 2, 1948 in Fredericksburg, Texas to Rudy and Gertrude Eckert Schumann. She married Calvin “Slim” Kuhlmann on Jan. 28, 1967 at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg. Laney was in the banking business for 44 years, working with Fredericksburg National Bank through the present Chase Bank, and most recently at HCSB. Laney is survived by her husband, Calvin “Slim” Kuhlmann; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Melinda Kuhlmann of Liberty Hill; and two grandchildren, Kyle and Paige Kuhlmann of Liberty Hill. Survivors also include a brother and sister-in-law, Marlin and Sherrie Schumann of Albert; a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Nelson Jonas of San Antonio; and two sisters-in-laws, Johnnie Mae Schumann of Blanco and Mary Schumann of Fredericksburg. Laney was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating. Bernice Basse was the organist, and Deanne Moellering, the vocalist. Graveside services and interment followed in the Kuhlmann Cemetery. Pallbearers included Amy McRae, Steve Wade, Robert Lastovica, Michael Jonas, Jason Jonas, Kody King, Gordon Eckert and Audrey Gold. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at Schaetter Funeral Home, and Wednesday morning at the church.
Kuhlmann, Gladys Ann: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 25 July 2012
Gladys Ann Kuhlmann, 65, nee Scott, of Kingsland, died Sunday, July 15, 2012. Funeral services were held Friday, July 20, at 10:30 a.m. at Fredericksburg Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Patrick Klein officiating. Visitation was held Thursday evening, July 19, at the funeral home. Mrs. Kuhlmann was born Aug. 8, 1946, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Otfried Scott and Paula Weinheimer Scott. She married Raymond (Buster) Kuhlmann on Oct. 7, 1965, in Fredericksburg and he survives. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kuhlmann is survived by one daughter, one son and spouses, Kayvon and Bryan Leath of Liberty Hill and Reece and Angel Kuhlmann of Pflugerville, and five grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, one brother and spouses, including Virginia and Carl Grindle and Annabel and Dr. Ed Stein, all of Fredericksburg, and Melvin and Linda Scott of Doss, and a sister-in-law, Vernell Scott of Fredericksburg. Mrs. Kuhlmann was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Kermit Scott, and a sister, Antoinette (Toni) Keating.
Kunze, Randy: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 16 November 2011
Dr. Randy Kunze of Fredericksburg, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at M D Anderson Cancer Center at the age of 66 years. Randy Kunze was born Oct. 14, 1945 to Herman "Joe" and Lucylle Kunze in Fort Worth, Texas. Randy graduated with honors from Texas Wesleyan College with a B.S. in Biology in 1968 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972. He began studying dentistry in the Naval Dental Department before going on to graduate from Baylor Dental School in Dallas. He opened a private practice in Fort Worth in 1976. In 1990, Randy met Shirley, and they were married on Aug. 29, 1992. He began practicing dentistry in Austin in 1997. In 1999, Randy and Shirley moved their home to Fredericksburg, where Randy became an active member of the community. He was the president of the Montabaur Sister City Vereins and was a member of the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir as well as the Arion Maennerchor. He donated his time to The Good Samaritan Clinic and enjoyed volunteering in the beer tents at Oktoberfest. During hunting and fishing seasons, he loved spending time with his friends, two sons, and his daughter. Taking dance lessons with his wife, Shirley, became a favorite hobby in recent years. Randy had a passion for travel and hoped to return to his favorite destination, Germany. He spent much of his time back in Fort Worth, visiting his family but especially loved visiting his granddaughter, Avery. Randy was a kind and generous father, a fun-loving and loyal friend, and a man of great integrity and strength. Randy is survived by his wife, Shirley; his mother, Lucylle Kunze; his children; and grandchildren: son, Derek Kunze, his wife, Ashley, and grandchildren Avery, Madden and Mascaela; daughter, Stefanie Clark and her husband, Adam; son, Dustin Kunze; stepson, Heath Dollar and his wife, Martina; stepson, Jason Dollar and partner, Kevin Jones. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Kunze. A celebration of life was held Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Walch Haus at the Inn on Barons Creek, Fredericksburg, Texas.
Kunz, Edmund: Edmund Kunz, 83, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002 at Knopp Healthcare and Rehab Center.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 20, in St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Gilberto Vallejo and Deacon Kenn Knopp officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the organist and Tilda Itz, the vocalist. Interment was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Prior to the services his body lay in state in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home where a vigil service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 19, with Deacon Knopp officiating. Kunz was born on Sept. 2, 1919 in Gillespie County, the son of Otto Kunz and Sophie Segner Kunz. He married Norma Schaeferkoeter on Feb. 15, 1942 in St. Mary's Catholic Church and she survives. Kunz was a farmer and the owner of the Culligan Water Conditioning and Service in Fredericksburg. In addition to hi wife, he is survived by two daughters and three sons, Edmund Kunz Jr. and his wife, Lanell, of Dripping Springs; Gerald Kunz; Josiepha Caughlin and her husband, Danny; Marialyce Simmons and her husband, Edward, and Kevin Kunz and his wife, Denise, all of Fredericksburg; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Pauline, Mrs. Clemens Maurer of Kerrville; Louise, Mrs. Erno Heimann and Rosalie Klaerner and her husband, John Henry, all of Fredericksburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters, Theodore Kunz, Richard Kunz, Gertrude Jung and Elizabeth Kunz. Pallbearers were Frederick Jung, Patrick Kunz, Garrett Kunz, Keith Kunz, Kit Kunz, Scott Caughlin and Norman Maurer. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 27 Nov 2002; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Eugene Kunz, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 23 in St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Gilberto Vallejo officiating. Dorothy Weinheimer was the organist. Interment followed in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Prior to the services his body lay in state in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home where a vigil service was held Friday, Nov. 22, with Deacon Louis Loth officiating. Kunz was born on Oct. 18, 1918 in Fredericksburg, the son of Felix John Kunz and Alma Mosel Kunz. He was never married. He served in the U.S. Army from May 26, 1942 to Nov. 3, 1945 and was discharged as a sergeant. He was a rancher. Kunz is survived by a brother and his wife, Alois and Bernice Kunz of Johnson City. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Kunz and a half-sister, Nora Williams. Pallbearers were Michael Klein, Donald Klein, Justin Haley, Quint Kunz, Carlos Moseley and Douglas Kunz. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 27 Nov 2002; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Kutscher, Harriet: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 5 September 2012
Harriet North Kutscher, 95, of Boerne and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Arrangements were under the direction of Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne. Mrs. Kutscher was born Dec. 13, 1916, in Billings, Mont., the daughter of Austin North and Harriet (Hattie) Babcock North. Several years later, her family moved to San Antonio which remained her home most of her life. She married Willard Kutscher who preceded her in death. Mrs. Kutscher lived in Fredericksburg in the 1990s and moved to Menger Springs at Boerne five years ago. For more than 30 years, she worked for Dr. Mary Henry and Dr. Lewis M. Helfer. She had been a member of the Prospect Hill Chapter No. 817, Order of the Eastern Star, since 1944. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jack Bruce Hughes, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Kutscher was preceded in death by siblings Austin North, John David North, Alice Naomi North Long and Winfield North.
Kuykendall, John Lloyd: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 28 November 2012
John Lloyd Kuykendall, 72, of Llano, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. A private burial service was held at the Kuykendall Cemetery. A memorial service is being held today, Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 3 p.m., at Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church in Llano with the Rev. Dick West, Doug Suggs and Rodney Tedford officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home of Llano where visitation was held Tuesday evening, Nov. 27. Kuykendall was born Sept. 4, 1940, in Temple, the son of James and Zudora Kuykendall. He married Patricia Howell on July 13, 1963, and she survives. A Cherokee High School graduate, Kuykendall attended Tarleton State University before transferring to Texas A&M College from where, in 1963, he earned a bachelor of science degree in animal science. In 1965, he also earned a master of science degree in animal science. He retired from Texas AgriLife Extension Service after a 31-year career, first as an assistant agent in Jim Wells County and then for 29 years in Llano County. In 2007, Kuykendall was inducted into the Llano Hall of Fame. In 2009, he received the Cowboy of the Year Award from the Hill Country Livestock Raisers Association and that same year he and his wife were recognized with the Friend of 4-H Award in Llano County. Over the years, he served as a deacon and Bible school teacher at the Church of Christ in Llano and Cherokee. In addition to his wife, Kuykendall is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Randel Whittlesey of College Station; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Veronica Kuykendall of Llano; six grandchildren, and a brother and sister-in-law, Lovell and Sandra Kuykendall of Cherokee.
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