Raborn, James J. Jr.
James J. "Jim" Raborn Jr., 59, of Fredericksburg, died at his home on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002.
Visitation with the family was Saturday, Nov. 30, in the chapel of the Overby Funeral Home in Kerrville. No formal funeral services will be held. Raborn was born in Kerrville on Feb. 6, 1943, the son of James J. Raborn and Mary Catherine Wilkerson Raborn. He is survived by his wife, Judy Misenheimer Raborn of Kerrville, four grandchildren, seven [great]-grandchildren, a stepson and his family. Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Michael Raborn of Orlando, FL, and his grandmother, Mary Wilkerson Burger of Kerrville. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 27 Nov 2002; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Rachel, Nolan Nathaniel: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 1 February 2012
Nolan Nathaniel Rachel, 85, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. in the chapel at Beckmann Funeral Home with the Rev. David Montgomery officiating. Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. at the Center Ridge Cemetery in Maud. Visitation was held Thursday afternoon at Beckmann Funeral Home and Saturday afternoon at Texarkana Funeral Home in Texarkana. Rachel was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Bowie County, the son of Omer Oliver Rachel and Naomi Fowler Rachel. He married Ludie Helms on Dec. 5, 1945, in Maud and she survives. After high school graduation, Rachel spent 15 months in the U.S. Maritime Service. Afterwards, he joined the U.S. Army for an 18-month term. In 1951, he received a bachelor of business administration degree from East Texas State University. His employment years were spent in Longview and Houston, having been employed by the R.G. LeTourneau Company and Penn Central Corporation. In 2001, Rachel and his wife moved from Houston to Fredericksburg. He spent several years as a volunteer at the Convention and Visitors Center. In addition to his wife, Rachel is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Nolan Keith and Lanelle Rachel of Spring, and a daughter, Karen Camille Rachel of Blanco; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Marie Barfield and Imogene Philips, and four brothers, including Harmon Rachel, Clifton Rachel, Van Rachel and Perry Rachel.
Rains, James W. Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post, 31 Aug 2011
James W. (Rusty) Rains, 66, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Texan Heart Hospital in San Antonio. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. at Beckmann Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark A. Ward officiating. Shirley Keyser was the organist. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday evening, Aug. 23, at the funeral home. Rains was born May 24, 1945, in Parsons, TN, the son of James L. (Jimmy) Rains and Irie Geraldine (Gerry) Kennedy Rains. He married Kathryn Dittmar on July 29, 1967, at Zion Lutheran Church and she survives. A graduate of Pasadena High School in Pasadena, Rains attended Texas Lutheran College where he played football, baseball and ran track. After graduating with a major in physical education, he coached in Seguin and Flour Bluff. After serving in the United States Air Force, he moved to Deer Park and then worked for Brown and Root, Zachary, Aristech and Sun Oil. After retiring, he and his wife moved to their ranch in the Cherry Spring community. In addition to his wife, Rains is survived by one daughter, Kelly Danette Perrodin of Deer Park, two grandchildren, and a brother and sister-in-law, Jeral and Karen Rains of New Braunfels. Rains was preceded in death by an infant son, Bryan Keith Rains, and his parents. Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church at Cherry Spring, the American Kidney Fund or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Jerrel Usener, Bill Grzanowicz, William Gordon, Travis Engelke, Melvin Pipes and Richard Crowell. Courtney Perrodin was an honorary pallbearer.
Ramey, LaJean: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 3 April 2013
LaJean Burnett Ramey, 81, of Midland and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, March 25, 2013. Graveside services were held Thursday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at Gooch Cemetery with Mark Kirby officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Mason Funeral Home where visitation was held Wednesday evening, March 27. Mrs. Ramey was born June 14, 1931, in Seagraves, the daughter of Arch Burnett and Pauline Nicholas Burnett. She married Edwin (Babe) Ramey in 1950. He preceded her in death. She was a Mason High School graduate. Survivors include two sisters, Nova Belle Ritter and Paula Barbieri, both of Midland, and a brother, Bobby Burnett of Cherokee. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Ramey was preceded in death by two sisters, Celesta Nobles and Helen McCormick, and a brother, Max Burnett. Pallbearers included Bobby Burnett, Nickie Nobles, Greg Taylor, Matt Taylor, Mitchell Ritter, Tolley McCormick and Driscoll Draper. Memorials may be made to the Gooch Cemetery in Mason or the charity of choice.
Ramos, David Aguero: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 13 February 2013
Ramos, George Aguero
George Aguero Ramos, 81, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 17, at 10 a.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Danielle Knapp officiating. The Rev. Jason Fry was the vocalist. Interment followed at the Bethel Cemetery at Camp Air in Mason County. The Rev. Coleen Haley officiated at the graveside service. Arrangements were under the direction of Beckmann Funeral Home where visitation and a prayer service were held Tuesday evening, April 16. Ramos was born May 25, 1931, in Talco, the son of Juan Olivarez Ramos and Bertha Aguero Ramos. He married Lydia Attwood Lopez on Sept. 13, 1954, in Mason, and she survives. Over the years, the Ramos family lived in Mason, Vega and Fredericksburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. In addition to his wife, Ramos is survived two sons, three daughters and spouses, including Leo and Maggie Ramos of Shallowwater, Leonel and Blanca Ramos of San Antonio, and Oralia and Manuel Ferrer, Julie Ramos and Olivia and Kalyn Wehmeyer, all of Fredericksburg. Survivors also include 14 grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren; one sister, Frances Castillo of Mason, and two brothers, Frank Hernandez of Mason and Jack Hernandez of Eden. Along with his parents, Ramos was preceded in death by a daughter, Ofelia Ramos Limas; three brothers, Tony Ramos, Pasqual Ramos and David Ramos, and a sister Irene Herrera. Pallbearers included Matthew Ramos, Nathan Ramos, Mark Ramirez, Jeremy Ramos, Mannie Ferrer and Josh Hernandez. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 24 April 2013]
Ramsey, Daniel Ewart: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 6 February 2013
Daniel Ewart Ramsey, M.D., age 55, of Johnson City, passed away Jan. 30, 2013 in Fredericksburg. Dan was born Oct. 15, 1957 in Concordia, KS to Jed J. Ramsey and Frances Ewart Ramsey. After high school he received his bachelor’s degree from Lamar University and later received his medical degree from the University of Texas. In 1989, he opened the Ramsey Clinic in Johnson City where he enjoyed serving the people of Johnson City and the surrounding area. Later in his career, in addition to his family practice, Dan also was an emergency room doctor for Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg. He considered his staff in Johnson City as well as in the ER to be his extended family and was thankful for everyone he was privileged to work with. While committed to his profession, Dan did make time to enjoy the outdoors, hiking and camping with his two boys. He was also well known for his culinary talents and enjoyed making food for his family and staff. Dan will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Dan is survived by his parents; his wife, Lisa Ramsey; two sons, Case and Graeme Ramsey; brothers David Ramsey and wife, Janice, and Bob Ramsey and wife, Linda; and sister, Julia Lewitt and husband, Martin. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. A celebration of Dan’s life was held Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m., at the Liberty Lighthouse Church, 321 Old River Crossing, Johnson City, Texas 78636.
Rangel, Jesus: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 21 September 2011
Jesus Rangel, 82, of Harper, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. A funeral mass was celebrated Monday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Harper with the Rev. Michael Peinemann officiating. Interment followed in the Harper Community Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where a vigil service and rosary was held Sunday evening. Rangel was born June 10, 1929, in Mexico. He married Senorina Sanchez on July 17, 1955, in Leakey and she survives. For many years, he worked as a ranch hand and cowboy. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. In addition to his wife, Rangel is survived by four sons, two daughters and spouses, including Richard and Joann Rangel; Rudolfo and Carol Rangel; Sandra and J.R. Sandoval; Javier and Johanna Rangel; Salbador and Dora Rangel, and Teresa and Roger Phillips. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, David Rangel, and four sisters, including Maria Besa, Pina Rangel, Mary Pruneda and Maria Elena Rangel. He was preceded in death by two sons, Jesus Rangel Jr. and Mark Anthony Rangel. Memorials may be made to the Harper School Library, Harper Community Cemetery or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Greg Hill, Jason Hill, Jesus Rangel, Armando Caldon, Julio Betancur and Benjamin Rangel.
Ransleben, Leatrice Joyce (Herbst) Habenicht: Leatrice Joyce (Herbst) Habenicht Ransleben, 81, of Sisterdale, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011.
Graveside services and interment were held Friday, May 13, at 1 p.m., at the Sisterdale Cemetery in Sisterdale with the Rev. Michael Ensrude officiating. Known to many as Sister, Leatrice was born March 7, 1930 in Sisterdale, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Edmund (Anita Schoenewolf) Herbst Sr. Her parents and brother, Edmund Herbst, Jr. are deceased. She attended school in Sisterdale and in Comfort. Leatrice married Leroy Habenicht on June 10, 1950. They lived in or near Sisterdale for all 40 years of their married life. They both enjoyed hunting; especially the trips to West Texas with friends and family. Another great enjoyment of theirs was dancing. She worked at the International Aerial Mapping Company for the better part of 25+ years. they also did custom baling/plowing for many in the area. In the early years of the Sisterdale Volunteer Fire Department, Leatrice was the time keeper. At the Fire Department's yearly fund raiser, she would help with the set-up, serving , and later the clean-up. She was a life member of the Sisterdale Chamber of Commerce and helped with the yearly Mexican Supper until the last few years. Leroy passed away in March, 1990. She met Dayton Ransleben in 1996 at a dance in Fredericksburg. They married on June 20, 1998 and continued to live in Sisterdale. Every day, they would feed her cattle at the "Home Place" just north of Sisterdale and then go to Fredericksburg to his home and feed the dog and goats. She and Dayton would go dancing every chance they had until his health began declining. He passed away in December, 2009. Every year there were two different trail rides that would spend a night on the Habenicht Ranch located just west of Sisterdale on Highway 473. Her health began declining in mid-2010. After spending several days in the hospital in September, she went to the Trinity Mission Nursing Home in Comfort where she passed away. Leatrice is survived by a brother-in-law, Virgil Habenicht, and a niece, Wanda Lee Fischer, both of Sisterdale; along with other family members, great-nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Sister will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. She was a feisty, country gal who had a zest for life like none other. Pallbearers included David L. Boerner, David J. Boerner, Kenneth Marquardt, Lonnie Marquardt, Terry Stehling and Royce Steubing. Expressions of sympathy may be sent at schaetter.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home of Comfort. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; Wednesday, 18 May 2011; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Mrs. Louise Ransleben wife of Mr. Carl L. Ransleben died at the family home in this city on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from a stroke of apoplexy following a short illness. Mrs. Ransleben had been subject to attacks of heart trouble for some time, though she had been enjoying her usual health up to within a few days before her death. She is survived by her husband and eight children, namely, Mrs. Louis Moellering, Mrs. Aug. Langerhans, Mrs. Hubert Kott, Mrs. Jasper Nixon, Mrs. Robt. Lee, Miss Cornelia Ransleben, and Messrs. Max and Carl Ransleben, and several grandchildren. At the time of her death Mrs. Ransleben was 56 years, 9 months and 7 days old. She had been a resident of this city for many years and was prominent in lodge work, and enjoyed a large circle of friends. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon burial taking place in the Union Cemetery. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. M. O. Puhl, pastor of the Holy Ghost church. Mrs. Cornehl spoke in behalf of the Sister Lodge of the Sons of Herman, and Editor Robert Penniger also paid a beautiful tribute to the departed lady. The "Arion" singing club sang several beautiful songs at the grave. The Standard joins in expressing sincere sympathy to the grief-stricken husband and family. [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 30 Mar 1918; died 25 Mar 1918; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Mrs. Harvey A. Ransleben, 87, nee Ruby Klett, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 27, at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. David A. Heidtke officiating. Mark Hierholzer was the organist. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. Prior to the funeral, the body lay in state in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home. Ruby was born Feb. 21, 1917, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Albert E. Klett and Olga D. Herbort Klett. She was baptized on April 1, 1917, and confirmed on March 20, 1932, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg. Ruby married Harvey August Ransleben on July 1, 1939, in Bethany Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg, after which they moved to Kerrville. Harvey preceded her in death on July 24, 1985. During her life, she enjoyed family, friends, playing cards and dominoes. She also enjoyed sharing her personality with any and all with whom she had contact. Ruby was also blessed with having a special four-footed caregiver, Clyde, who remained her constant companion for the duration of her life. Ruby is survived by her children, Karl Ransleben and his wife, Mary, of Fredericksburg, , Carol McBride of Houston and Randy R. Ransleben of Fredericksburg. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Liesa Cottingham, Jim McBride, Erich Ransleben, Kurt Ransleben and Elaine Wooster; and four great-grandchildren, Heather McBride, Jonathon McBride, Larsen Ransleben and Lauren Ransleben, along with her very special friend, Lillie Braeutigam. In addition to her parents and husband, Ruby was preceded in death by two brothers, Edgar Klett and Walter Klett, and two sisters, Viola Hannemann and Tosca Seipp. Serving as pallbearers were Jim McBride, Erich Ransleben, Kurt Ransleben, Oliver Rode, Jerald Klett, Curtis Klett and Frank Voelker. Honorary pallbearers were her great-grandchildren. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 1 Dec 2004; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Real, Caspar Stieler: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 27 December 2012
Caspar Stieler Real, age 67 of D’Hanis, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. He was born June 4, 1945 in Fredericksburg to Felix and Lillian Stieler Real. Caspar was an active farmer in Medina County and worked at Valdina Farms for 14 years. He retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was a proud Texas Aggie. Caspar was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather. He was always proud of his children’s accomplishments. He was very outgoing and loved to kid around and laugh. He is survived by his wife of over 20 years, Sandra Evans Real of D’Hanis; parents, Felix R. Real, Jr. and Lillian Stieler Real of Utopia; daughters, Alexandria Real of D’Hanis, Christine Kelly and husband, Jack, Jr. of San Antonio and Jennifer McBeth of D’Hanis; sons, Robert Real and wife, Susan of Katy and Jonathon Caillouette and wife, Carrleigh of Weatherford; sisters, Linda Thorne and husband, Gary of Kerrville and Roberta Rollings and husband, Robert of Plano; grandchildren, Jack Kelly III, Campbell Kelly, Jacey McBeth, Kaylen and Cayson Caillouette. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, 5-7 p.m., at Grimes Funeral Chapels. Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, 12 noon at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, officiated by The Rev. Stockton Williams. Interment will follow at the Real Family Cemetery with a reception to follow at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
Redd, Gene: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 24 April 2013
Gene Redd, 83, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, April 15, 2013. A memorial service was held Friday, April 19, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with Eddie Gage officiating. Redd was born Nov. 18, 1929. After serving in the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Army, he went to work for Hormel Packing Company, where in 1955 he was made a buyer. Redd worked in all phases of cattle marketing for over 40 years, buying cattle at the stockyards of Omaha from 1955-1960, before being sent to the plant headquarters in Minnesota. In 1969, Redd left Hormel and settled in Amarillo, where he worked for Western Beef, Inc. He went into business for himself in 1960, purchasing slaughter cattle in the Panhandle and shipping them to processing facilities across the United States and Canada. Redd is survived by his wife, Virginia Redd of Fredericksburg; a daughter and son in-law, Stephanie and Mark Murphy of Bozeman, Mont.; a son, Wade Redd of Austin; and three step-children and spouses: Eddie and Carmalita Gage of Pampa; Bill Gage of San Antonio, and Weldon and Pam Gage of Lubbock. He is also survived by two grandchildren, five step- grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren, and four step great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by a sister, Jessie MacDonald of Blanding, Utah, and a brother, Donald Redd of Salt Lake City, Utah. Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, the American Cancer Society or to the charity of choice. His friends served as honorary pallbearers.
Reeh, Dora: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 27 March 2013
Dora Reeh, of Fredericksburg, our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2013 at the Fredericksburg Nursing Home at the age of 86 years. Dora was born on Dec. 13, 1926 to Anton and Augusta Klein Schmidtzinsky in the Rocky Hill community in Gillespie County. She married Alvin Reeh on April 11, 1951 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She is survived by two daughters and one son and their spouses: Carol Rakowitz of San Antonio, Martha (Janie) Ahrens and Larry Ahrens of Fredericksburg and Danny and Lyla Reeh of Fredericksburg. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Jimmy and Amanda Rakowitz of San Antonio, TX; Marissa and Drew Carlton of Springfield, VA; Jonathan and Shawn Rakowitz of Crosby, TX; D’Lynn and John Brandenberger of Mason, TX; Serena Ahrens of Galveston, TX; Cody and Lisa Reeh of San Antonio, TX, and Logan Reeh of Hearne, TX. Also surviving her are eight great-grandchildren: Ashlyn and Colten Brandenberger, Savannah, Sydney and Ethan Rakowitz, Reagan and Ryan Carlton, and Joey Rakowitz. Dora is survived by four sisters and their spouses, one sister-in-law and one brother: Annie and William Baumert of Fredericksburg, Louise and Gilbert Martinez of Austin, TX, VerNell and Ron Martinez of New Braunfels, TX, Leola and Alfons Brodbeck of Fredericksburg, Beatrice Schmidtzinsky of Aledo, TX, and Max Schmidtzinsky of Fredericksburg. Along with her parents, Dora was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Reeh; a brother, Charles Schmidtzinsky; her sister and brother-in-law, Theresa and Chester Schmidt. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Jim Rakowitz. Having been brought up with a strong work ethic, Dora had no fear of hard work. She lived on a farm for most of her life and was involved in various endeavors ranging from raising chickens and selling eggs to making homemade butter and her famous “Koch Kaese” for which she was well known. She worked for Knopp & Metzger Grocery for many years and retired when the store closed. Retirement did not suit her, so she went back to work at Rick’s Quick Stop and stayed there through different management changes to finally retire from Stripes at age 85! She was a devout Catholic, being a parishioner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church for most of her life. She always put her family and others first before her own needs. She had a sweet disposition and kind heart that touched everyone she met. Funeral services were held on Friday, March 22 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Entombment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. A vigil and rosary service was held on Thursday evening starting at 6 p.m. with Deacon Pat Klein officiating. Pallbearers included Jimmy Rakowitz, Drew Carlton, Jonathan Rakowitz, John Brandenberger, Cody Reeh and Logan Reeh. Honorary pallbearers included D’Lynn Brandenberger, Marissa Carlton and Serena Ahrens.
Reeh, Tommy Kuno: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 3 April 2013
Tommy Kuno Reeh (April 3, 1930 - March 23, 2013) died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the age of 82. He was born in Fredericksburg to Ernst Reeh and Elizabeth Staudt Reeh and was raised in the Pilot Knobb community of Gillespie County. He married LaVerne Juenke on October 24, 1953 and she survives. Interment was in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Fredericksburg.
Rees, Elsa Gene: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 20 February 2013
Elsa Gene Rees, 62, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio. A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist and Tricia Eilers, the vocalist. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation and a vigil service, led by Deacon Pat Klein, were held Wednesday evening. Ms. Rees was born Jan. 18, 1951, in Houston, the third of eight children born to Forest J. Rees and Marjorie Gene Johnson Rees A 1969 graduate of St. Mary’s High School, she attended the University of Texas. She was a licensed vocational nurse, having graduated from Hill Country Memorial Hospital’s licensed vocational nursing program. For many years, she was a nurse in the pediatric ICU at Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio. Ms. Rees is survived by her parents, Forest J. and Marjorie Rees of Fredericksburg; five brothers, two sisters and spouses, including Forest (Frosty) and Susan Rees Jr., Frances (Sassy) and Dave Puckett, John and Chris Rees, Christopher and Donna Rees, and Edward (Eddie) and Sharon Rees, all of Fredericksburg; Warren (Buddy) and Barbara Rees of Willow City, and Mary Iacoboni of Boise, Idaho. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund, Hill Country Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Forest Rees Jr., Warren Rees, John Rees, Christopher Rees, Edward Rees, Dave Puckett, Eric Franz and Cory Sanford.
Mr. Albert Reichenau, a former business man and well known citizen of Fredericksburg died at his home in this city on Friday of last week, at the age of 57 years after a prolonged illness caused by dropsy. Mr. Reichenau had lived here for many years. In the year 1891 he was united in marriage with Miss Emilie Arhelger his surviving wife. They were the parents of seven children, six of which are still living, namely, Harry, Walter, Chester and Hubert, and two daughters, Misses Esther and Tosea Reichenau. The deceased gentleman is also survived by four brothers and four sisters, and a number of more distant relatives. Mr. Reichenau had a large circle of friends who tender sincere condolence to the family. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon in the Union cemetery, Rev. M. O. Puhl, pastor of the Holy Ghost church, conducting the funeral service. [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 20 Apr 1918; died 12 Apr 1918; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Reichenau, Arthur E.
Arthur E. "Red" Reichenau, 67, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 1991, at 7 a.m., in the Hill Country Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 23, at 3:30 p.m., in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. Perry Woerner officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the organist and Rhonda Schaetter, the vocalist, at the services. Burial was in the Reichenau Family Cemetery. Reichenau was a native of Fredericksburg and was born here on Nov. 11, 1923, the son of Harry Reichenau and Alma Heep Reichenau. He married Isabel Kordzik in Nov. 25, 1950, and she survives. He attended St. Mary's School before transferring to Fredericksburg High School where he was a member of the 1940 regional championship football team and a 1942 graduate. After graduation, he joined the Navy on Oct. 20, 1942, and served on the USS Marlboro as a First Class U.S. Signalman on the South Solomon Island of Onodonga, and saw 26 months of sea duty. After working as a carpenter and candy salesman, he worked for the LCRA for two years prior to joining the lineman crew of Central Texas Electric Cooperative. In 1955 Reichenau suffered a 7200 volt electrical shock resulting in severe burns over much of his body that caused the loss of his right arm and left ear. After his recovery, he returned to work for the CTEC as a draftsman and was later promoted to purchasing agent and head of the engineering department. He retired from the CTEC in October 1989 after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Fredericksburg Hermann Sons Lodge No. 41, serving as secretary-treasurer. He was also a member of the VFW Post 7105 and a lifetime member of the DAV and of the Fredericksburg Social Turn Verein. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Dorman Schmidt of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Kathy Jo Reichenau of Baton Rouge, LA, Becky Lynn Reichenau of San Marcos, and two grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers and a sister: Albert Reichenau of Algiers, LA; Helen, Mrs. Eddie Feuge of Houston; and Clarence "GaGa" Reichenau of Fredericksburg. Honorary pallbearers were the active and retired employees and directors of the Central Texas Electric Cooperative and the members of the Hermann Sons Lodge No. 41. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; Wednesday, March 24, 1991; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Reichenau, Isabel: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 21 December 2011
Mrs. Arthur (Red) Reichenau, 91, nee Isabel (Izzie) Kordzik of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Jayson Fry officiating. Annabel Wilkinson was the organist. Following the funeral, the body was cremated with interment of the ashes planned at a later date. Visitation was held Friday evening, Dec. 16, at the funeral home. Mrs. Reichenau was born July 31, 1920, in Gillespie County, the daughter of Emil Kordzik and Hulda Sophie Moellering Kordzik. She married Arthur Emil (Red) Reichenau on Nov. 25, 1950, at the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church parsonage. He preceded her in death. After graduating from Fredericksburg High School in 1937, Mrs. Reichenau attended business school in Austin. She returned to Fredericksburg and began working as a receptionist for Dr. J. Hardin Perry at Keidel Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Reichenau is survived by three daughters and spouses, including Vicki and Dorman Schmidt of Fredericksburg, Kathy and Don Primer of Colorado and Becky Reichenau of San Marcos, and five grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Reichenau was preceded in death by a half-sister, Selma Jenschke, and a half-brother, Albert (Schuster) Kordzik. Pallbearers included Megan Schmidt, Eugene Schmidt, Chenoa Schmidt, Alexis Schmidt, Mason Reichenau-Kuhlmann and Jimmy Reichenau.
Mr. Felix Reinbach a widely known business man and progressive citizen of Fredericksburg died at his home near this city on Wednesday morning of this week at 2:05 o'clock at the age of 39 years, 10 months and 13 days, after a long illness. Deceased was a native citizen of this county and had spent his entire life in this city. His business career has always been successful, and Mr. Reinbach was always found to be among the foremost citizens in every movement that would tend toward the upbuilding of the town and county. For the last several years his health had been bad, but his indomitable spirit and energy fought back the ills for several years which finally caused his death. A short time before his death Mr. Reinbach realized that the end was near, and summoning Mr. Julius Krueger, for several years his faithful employee, he gave instructions for his funeral which were carried out as far as was possible to do so. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon, and was conducted by Mr. Robert Penniger under the auspices of the O.D.H.S. Lodge No. 41. The "Concordia" and "Arion" singing clubs sang several beautiful songs at the grave. The funeral was one of the most largely attended, held in this city for some time, which bore evidence of the high esteem in which the deceased gentleman was held by his fellow citizens. Mr. Reinbach is survived by his devoted wife and five children, and two sisters M. Christian Stehling and Mrs. F. W. Lochte all of this city. The bereaved family and relatives have the profound sympathy of a large circle of friends. [Fredericksburg Standard; 8 Jan 1916; died 5 Jan 1916; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Mrs. Henry Reinbach, 78, nee Margaret Kraus, died at 6:45 p.m., Friday, June 30, 1989, in the Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Reinbach had accompanied her sister and sister-in-law, Trudy Kraus and Mrs. Paul Kraus to Weatherford to attending the wedding of a son of their nephew and his wife, the James Krauses, when she became ill after a fall on Friday afternoon, June 23. First taken to a Weatherford hospital, she was airlifted by helicopter to the Fort Worth hospital where she died a week later. The results of an autopsy to determine the cause of her death have not been announced. Funeral services were held here on Monday, July 3 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Msgr. John Flynn of San Antonio, officiating. Mrs. C. L. Weinheimer was the organist and a trio composed of Monica Klein, Bobbie Klein and Rhonda Schaetter sang. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Her body lay in state in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home until Monday. A rosary, recited by Rev. Mr. Kenn Knopp was held on Sunday. Mrs. Reinbach was born in Fredericksburg on Aug. 5, 1910, the daughter of Jacob Kraus and Theresa Segner Kraus. She married Henry Reinbach on June 24, 1936, and he survives. Her parents were the founders of the Kraus Bottling Co., a pioneer local firm that later became the Fredericksburg Coca Cola Co., and the Pearl Beer Distributorship. Her husband for many years was a part owner of Stehling Bros., in Fredericksburg. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Barbara Quintero of San Antonio, a son, Tim Reinbach of Austin, and a grand-daughter. Also surviving are two sisters, Dora, Mrs. Hugo Stehling, and Gertrude "Trudy" Kraus, both of Fredericksburg. She was preceded in death by a grandson, and the following brothers and sister: Otto Kraus, Emil Kraus, Jacob "Jake" Kraus, Erwin Kraus, Theresa, Mrs. Alex Knopp, and Paul Kraus. Pallbearers were: Robert Crenwelge, Jeff Knopp, Charles Moritz, Erwin Montgomery, Bryan Kneese and Tom Doebbler. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 5 Jul 1989; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Renick, James Larkin Jr. Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post, 31 Aug 2011
James Larkin "Jim" Renick, Jr. passed away on Friday, August 19, 2011, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, TX at the age of 76 following a valiant battle against squamous cell skin cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family, loyal friends, and compassionate caregivers. Jim was born on Sept. 30, 1934, in Bastrop, TX to Marie Antoinette Renick and James Larkin Renick. He spent his childhood roaming the hills, creeks, and rivers of Llano County with an adventurous gang of boys armed with slingshots, pellet guns and fishing poles. He was devoted to raising and caring for his award-winning Hereford show calves, and spent many joyous summers at Camp Longhorn before graduating from Llano High School. He departed for Texas A&M University as an enthusiastic 17-year-old freshman in 1952. He was a proud member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets, a decorated honor student and officer of Alpha Zeta Honor Society, member of the International Livestock Judging Team, a Danforth Summer Fellow, a Ralston-Purina Senior Scholar, a Hart Hall Athletic Officer, officer of Saddle and Sirloin Club, and a member of the Aggie swim and water polo teams. He graduated in 1957 with a B.S. in Animal Husbandry. He remained devoted to his Aggies throughout his life, and loved ones knew to remain quiet and scarce on sacred game days. He even wore an Aggie cap to the hospital where he spent his last days. He married longtime sweetheart Patricia Whigham on Dec. 23, 1957, and they moved to El Paso where he was an instructor in the guided missile program at Ft. Bliss. He was later honorably discharged and returned to Llano where he presided over the family’s ranching operations. He was a brilliant rancher and businessman, a community leader, a masterful hunter and marksman, a scratch golfer, and loved to fish, jog, play poker, read, and watch college football. Jim and Patty proudly raised two daughters, Deborah and Carol, and Jim was an extraordinary "Da" to grandchildren Wes, Alex, Justin and Larkin. Upon retirement in 2004 they moved to Fredericksburg, Texas. The last seven years in Fredericksburg were some of Jim’s favorite. His door was always open to family and friends and his love for others was apparent by the scores who joined him for happy hours, family dinners, and holiday parties. Jim shared stories, gave excellent advice, and led by example. He was a true Texas patriarch. He will be missed by so many, but his legacy will remain forever. He was happy with his life, and told us many times over that he had no regrets. On his last night he told us "all the pieces are falling into place"; therefore, he was ready to move on to the next world. We believe he resides in a rain forest of green grass and fat cattle, where it rains every evening, the Aggies always win, and there is no pain or worry. His was a life well-lived, and he would want all to move forward, for "it’s not dying I’m talking about, it’s living". Jim is survived by his wife, Patty; daughters Deborah Renick and Carol Penn and husband, Jim Penn, and four grandchildren: Barrett Wesley Compton, Alexandra Marie Compton, Justin Renick Penn, and Larkin Anne Penn.
Reson, Lois Ann: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 10 Oct 2007
Mrs. Craig Reson, 43, nee Lois Ann Lindig, died in San Antonio Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. David Priem officiating. Private interment was scheduled for a later date. Mrs. Reson was born in Fredericksburg Oct. 29, 1963, the daughter of George A. "Buddy" and Marilyn Klein Lindig of Stonewall. She married Craig Reson in Las Vegas, NV, on Sept. 24, 2004. She was a manager at Tractor Supply. She is survived by her husband and her mother, five brothers, one sister and their spouses, including Keith and Nancy Lindig, Dennis Lindig, Dexter Lindig and Sandra Baker, all of Stonewall; Barry and Cheryl Lindig of San Antonio, and Mark and Melody Lindig of Stockdale. She was preceded in death by her father.
Reuther, Lilly Viola: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 9 January 2013
Lilly Viola (nee Merkel) Reuther was born June 19, 1928 to Julius P. and Katherina (nee George) Merkel in the Coldwater District of McIntosh County, North Dakota. She passed from this world to her eternal home on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Rev. Lucinda Zesch and husband, Rev. Casey Zesch, of Fredericksburg; two grandsons: Zachery Zesch of San Antonio, and Benjamin Zesch and wife, Nicole, of Lynwood, WA; two sisters: Esther Lux of Lead, SD and Irene Dewald-Haro of Ashley, ND; sisters-in-law: Royette Merkel-Lance and husband, Trapper, Norma Merkel, Calina Merkel, Phyllis Merkel-Golz, Violet (nee Reuther) and husband, Marvin Knopp, and numerous nieces and nephews. Lilly married Lawrence Reuther on Nov. 28, 1947, and together they farmed for 18 years before moving into Ashley, ND where they owned and operated the Reuther Hotel until 1973. In her early years and again after selling the hotel, Lilly worked in retail. In their “spare” time, they remodeled and built homes until moving to Pflugerville, TX, to be near their grandchildren. There Lilly was employed by the Pflugerville ISD as a teaching assistant in content mastery. They moved to Fredericksburg, TX in 1994. Lilly was an active member of the Women of the ELCA and predecessor women’s organizations in Ashley, Pflugerville and Fredericksburg. She sang in the church choir, taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at both Zion II, Fredonia, ND and Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley, ND. She was always a favorite sponsor for District and National Church Youth Gatherings. When she moved to Texas she dedicated her time and talents to her grandsons. She was known far and wide for her hospitality, cooking, painting and wallpapering. People often said that she was a woman before her time, encouraging young women to further their education as well as being the first “mom” to wear striped bell-bottom jeans! Lilly was a faithful helpmate to Lawrence for 61 years. He preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 2008. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, Loretta Merkel Reister; four brothers: Norman Merkel, Enoch Merkel, Delmar Merkel and Dennis Merkel; four brothers-in-law; one nephew and two nieces. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 110 West Austin Street, Fredericksburg, Texas, with the Rev. Elliott Pancoast officiating. Graveside services followed at 1:30 p.m. in the Gooch Cemetery, Mason, Texas. Serving as pallbearers were Zachery Zesch, Benjamin Zesch, Tony Merkel, Norm Merkel, Scott Zesch, Matt Underwood, Todd Underwood, Terry Neans and Rev. Jeff Carpenter. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Marvin Knopp, Harvey Ellebracht, Wilbur Pressler, Sy Simonsen and Paul Toomey. Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 7, from 4-6 p.m., at Fredericksburg Funeral Home.
Reynolds, Kathryn Kelly: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 14 September 2011
Kathryn Kelly Reynolds, 50, of Kerrville, Texas, beloved daughter of Marilu and Bailey Reynolds, passed away on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. She was born on May, 3, 1961, in Franklin, Tennessee. Kelly is survived by her parents; her brother, William Murrey Reynolds (Martha), of McAllen, TX; her sister, Mary Reynolds Zimmermann, (Glenn), of Friendswood, TX; nephews William Reynolds of College Station, TX; John Reynolds of Bowling Green, KY; Maximilian Reynolds of McAllen, TX; Bailey Zimmermann of Friendswood, TX; nieces Sarah Reynolds of Russelville, AR; Natalie Reynolds of McAllen, TX; Madeline Zimmermann, and Mayson Zimmermann of Friendswood, TX. Kelly attended Williams Woods University at Fulton MO, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, AR; and the New England Culinary Institute at Montpelier, VT. She held an Associate degree in Mineral Rights and Real Estate Law and a degree in Culinary Sciences. She was a well known and highly respected Petroleum Land Man in South Texas and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Land Men. She was a member of and the Choir Mistress of St. Albans Episcopal Church at Harlingen, TX for a number of years. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church of Kerrville. A memorial service and reception for friends was held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home of Fredericksburg.
Mrs. Irene Hansen Richeson, loving wife of Thomas "Red" Richeson and mother of son Gary of Sacramento, CA and daughters Vicki of Pollock Pines, CA, and Renee of Dallas, TX, passed away on January 1st, 2005 at 9:57 p.m. in the Fredericksburg Nursing Home.
Irene was born in Brunswick, Nebraska on June 7, 1917 to her parents who preceded her in death: Albert E. and Edith Hansen. Irene was educated in public schools in Norfolk, Nebraska and in Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. She had a position in the engineering department of the Glen L. Martin Co. during World War II and helped with the modification of the Enola Gay, the plane that delivered the atomic bomb that set in motion the final phase of WWII. Irene is survived by her husband, children and sister Elaine of Olympia, Washington. Memorial services were held on Thursday, Jan 6 at Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Karl Schwarz officiating. Arrangement were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 12 Jan 2005; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Richey, Leola Annmatilda
Mrs. Leola Annmatilda Behrend Richey, 88, nee Ahrens, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 24, in Bethany Lutheran Church with the Reverends Jeff Carpenter and Casey Zesch officiating. Marjorie Ottmers was the organist and Lucinda Zesch, the vocalist. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. Prior to the funeral, the body lay in state in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home. Mrs. Richey was born June 15, 1916, at Cherry Spring, in Mason County, the daughter of Willie Ahrens and Meta Lillian Kothe Ahrens. She married Helmuth Karl Behrend on July 3, 1939, in Fredericksburg. He preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1958. She then married Billy Blain Richey on may 16, 1969, in Fredericksburg and he survives. For a number of years, Mrs. Richey was a part-owner of Behrend Automotive. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, including Mary Jane and James Ruhland of Lumberton and Dorothy and Charles Schroeder of Fredericksburg, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother-in-law and his wife, August and Betty Behrend, of Fredericksburg, and a sister-in-law and her husband, Ruth and Gene Jank, of San Antonio. In addition to her parents and first husband, Mrs. Richey was preceded in death by a son, Ernst Samuel "Sam" Behrend. Pallbearers included James Petsch, Warren Burrer, Alan Burrer, David Kothe, Mark Luedecke and Russell Immel. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 1 Dec 2004; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Rigby, Joe W.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 2 November 2011
Major General Joe W. Rigby, U.S. Army (Retired), a tremendous leader, motivator, communicator and visionary, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the age of 71. He was born Jan. 4, 1940 in Aspermont, Texas. He graduated from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1962 and held a MBA degree in Operations Research and Systems Analysis from the University of Texas. General Rigby is survived by his wife of 20 years, Colleen Rigby of Wilmington, NC; three daughters: Lisa Scrivner and husband, Craig, of Fredericksburg, TX; Leslie Curlee and husband, Don, of Round Rock, TX; Janeen Gingrich and husband, Seth, of Durham, NC; five grandchildren; and brother, Rodney Rigby and wife, Cheryl, of Lockney, TX. During General Rigby’s long and distinguished career, he achieved many things. He was commissioned out of West Point as a 2LT. He was assigned as a Platoon Leader, 101st Airborne, Ft. Campbell, KY; an instructor at the Ft. Benning Infantry School, Ft. Benning, GA. General Rigby had two tours in Vietnam; first as an Advisor with the 23rd Infantry Division and then an S-3 with the 25th Infantry Division. He was assigned as a Management Analyst and Chief Programs Control Officer with the Computer Systems Command at Ft. Belvoir, VA; then, as the Commander, 25th Infantry Division, Schoield Barracks, Hawaii. General Rigby worked in the Pentagon; Office of the Chief of Staff; and Joint Chiefs of Staff. General Rigby was Commander 2d Brigade, 2d Infantry Division, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea. Upon his return, he became Deputy Chief of Staff for Development Engineer and Acquisition, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, VA. In July of 1992, General Rigby was assigned as Commanding General, United States Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. After his initial Pentagon assignment as Director, Army Digitization Office, Office of the Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C., he retired from active duty in June of 1996, following a ceremony in the Pentagon. General and Mrs. Rigby moved to North Carolina and built their retirement home. General Rigby’s decorations and badges include the Distinguished Service Medal; Silver Star; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster); Bronze Star Medal with V Device (with Oak Leaf Cluster); Purple Heart (with Oak Leaf Cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster); Air Medals with V Device; Army Commendation Medal; Combat Infantry Badge; Parachutist Badge; Ranger Tab; Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge; and the Army Staff Identification Badge. General Rigby attended the Infantry School, Basic and Advance courses; United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. Services with full military honors will be held at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Arlington National Cemetery.
Riley, Crockett William
Crockett William Riley, 84, died on Monday, Jan. 3, 1994, at 12:30 p.m., in Hill Country Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service, with the Rev. Milton McWilliams officiating, was held on Saturday, Jan. 8, in the Beckmann Funeral Home chapel. His body was cremated. Riley was born in Fredericksburg on Feb. 1, 1909, the son of David Alfred Riley and Ida Arhelger Riley. He married Rebecca Evelyn Robertson on Jan. 18, 1945, and she preceded him in death on March 26, 1987. Riley was a 1928 graduate of Fredericksburg High School and attended the College of Mines in El Paso (now the University of Texas at el Paso). He was a mining engineer before moving back here to a ranch in the Crabapple community. He was one of the founders of the Fredericksburg Rockhounds and the Fredericksburg Gen and Mineral Show. He also helped organize the first Willow City Fire Department. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Kenneth Shilkum and a grandson of Fredericksburg. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Riley; and three sisters; Ruby, Mrs. Joseph Fox; Anita, Mrs. Roy Kothmann, and Amalia Riley, who died in infancy. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 12 Jan 1994; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Roberts, Michael W.
WEST BOYLSTON, MA – Michael W. Roberts, 64, of Keyes St., died peacefully at his home with his wife and daughter by his side on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born and raised in Fredericksburg, Texas, Mike was the son of Estile E. and Mary Louise (Wofford) Roberts and lived 41 years in West Boylston, MA. Mike graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1967. In 1968, during the Vietnam War era, Mike joined the United States Navy and proudly served his country aboard the USS Charles P. Cecil. Relocating to Worcester in 1971, he married Jean A. Berry and continued his education at Clark University graduating in 1975. He was a principal technical writer at EMC in Southborough, MA where he worked for over 10 years, retiring due to illness in 2008. He attended the Oakdale United Methodist Church in West Boylston, MA. He enjoyed playing the guitar, traveling, photography and especially cooking. Together with several friends, Mike organized a competitive barbeque cooking team which won numerous awards throughout New England. Mike’s family is grateful to Dr. Kathryn Edmiston and the oncology team at UMass Medical Center, University Campus, who provided such outstanding care for Mike over the years. The family would also like to acknowledge and thank the Oakdale United Methodist Church family for their compassionate care and support. Mike is survived by and will be greatly missed by his wife of 41 years, Jean A. (Berry) Roberts; his daughter, Kathryn Lee Roberts of West Boylston, MA; a brother, Richard Roberts of Alabama; two sisters, Betty Jean Gellermann of Fredericksburg, TX and Barbara Jenschke of Luckenbach, TX; and several nephews and nieces. A brother, Ted Roberts, predeceased him. A memorial service celebrating Mike’s life was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Oakdale United Methodist Church, 15 N. Main St., West Boylston, MA with The Rev. Elizabeth Bachelder Smith officiating. Relatives and friends visited from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Miles-Sterling Funeral and Tribute Center, 100 Worcester Rd., Sterling, MA. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 8 December 2012 ]
Robertson, John Neal: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 5 October 2011
Chief Master Sergeant John Neal (Rob, JR) Robertson, USAF (ret.), 83, of San Antonio, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. A funeral mass was celebrated Monday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist and Jackie Kunz, the vocalist. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Monday morning. Robertson was born Sept. 11, 1928, in Marion, OH, the son of Carl and Bessie Robertson. He married Lucille Helen Straube on July 18, 1954, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She preceded him in death in January. A 1946 graduate of Mt. Gilead High School, Robertson enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1950 and upon completion of basic training was assigned to Brooks AFB in San Antonio, then home of the United States Air Force Security Service (USAFSS). His duties were always related to communication management. At the end of a 30-year military career, Robertson returned to San Antonio and worked as a civilian for the former USAFSS, called Headquarters Electronic Security (ESC). Robertson is survived by two sons and two daughters, including Michael Robertson of Corpus Christi, Karen Kilgore of San Antonio, Kathryn Robertson of San Antonio and Patrick Robertson of Lake Hills. Also surviving are three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters-in-law, Darlene Kordzik and her husband, Danny, of Fredericksburg, and Mary, Mrs. Edward G. Straube of Oklahoma. His wife and parents preceded him in death. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Patrick Robertson, Kathryn Robertson, Karen Kilgore, Kristina Slarve, Kelly Kordzik and Justin Robertson.
Rode, Leroy: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 13 June 2012
Leroy Rode, 84, of Castell, died Friday, June 8, 2012, in Fredericksburg. Graveside services and interment were held Sunday, June 10, at 3 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Castell with the Rev. Scott Hofmann officiating. Rode was born Oct. 14, 1927, in Fredericksburg, the son of Regu Rode and Ida Dittmar Rode. He married Margaret Tatsch on Aug. 3, 1949, in Harper. She preceded him in death on Sept. 18, 2011. Rode was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Castell. He was HCLRA Cowboy of the Year in 1994, was a member of a German men’s choir in Mason, and a member of the Castell Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Tommy Perkins of Llano and Ranae and Reinhold Knust of West; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by one brother, Andrew Rode, and six sisters, including Helen Hoffmann, Emy Stubblefield, Marion Stewart, Rosy Neumann, Idabelle Erickson and Irene Merz. In addition to his wife and parents, Rode was preceded in death by a brother, David Rode. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church at Castell, the Castell School Restoration Fund or the charity of choice. Arrangements were under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. of Llano.
Rode, Margaret: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 21 September 2011
Margaret Tatsch Rode, 86, of Castell, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in Waco. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church at Castell with the Rev. Scott Hofmann officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. of Llano. Mrs. Rode was born June 26, 1925, in Harper, the daughter of Edmund Tatsch and Minnia Moellendorf Tatsch. She married Leroy Rode on Aug. 3, 1949, in Harper, and he survives. Years ago, she taught school at Cherry Spring and Morris Ranch. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church at Castell. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Rode is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, including Rhonda and Tommy Perkins of Castell and Ranae and Reinhold Knust of West. She is also survived by three grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and one brother, Roland Tatsch of Dripping Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and three brothers. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Castell School Restoration or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Aaron Perkins, Cole Perkins, Bradley Matthys, Andy Feaster, R.C. Oestreich and Edward Burkle. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Norman Grenwelge and Henry Lang.
Rode, Michael David: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 16 Sept 2009
Michael David Rode, 51, of Castell, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 13 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason with the Rev. Tim Scheffel officiating. Dreu Bearden was the organist. Interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery at Cherry Spring. Arrangements were unde the direction of Mason Funeral Home where visitation was held Saturday evening. Rode was born Feb. 1, 1958, in San Antonio, the son of David Eli Rode and Opal Schmidt Rode. He married Adotia Mikeska Rode on Nov. 29, 1986, at Christ Lutheran Church, Cherry Spring, and she survives. 1976 Mason High School graduate, Rode earned an agri-business degree from Angelo State University in San Angelo. For 10 years, he was employed by the Miller Bowie Farmers Cooperative in Texarkana, and moved back to the Mason area in 1998 to engage in farming and ranching. In addition to his wife, Rode is survived by three daughters, including Charlotte Rode, Skye Rode and Audra Rode, all of Castell; his mother, Opal Rode of Mason and his parents-in-law, Billy Charles and Judy Mikeska of Kerrville. Rode's father preceded him in death. Pallbearers included Dean Eckert, Drew Duncan, Jim Skehan, Sam Jordan, Mark Kruse and Dewey Eckert.
Rodgers, Roy R.: Roy R. Rodgers, 78, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kerrville.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 16, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with Tommy LeFan officiating. John Adams was the vocalist. Interment with full military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday evening at the funeral chapel. Rodgers was born July 14, 1928, in Rotan, the son of Henry H. Rodgers and Jewel Parker Rodgers. He married Wanda Marschall on Aug. 28, 1947, in Phoenix, AZ and she survives. He served in the United States Marine Corps from Jan. 12, 1945, until Sept. 30, 1969, achieving the rank of gunnery sergeant. In addition to his wife, Rodgers is survived by two sons and one daughter, including Stephen Rodgers of Phoenix, AZ, Russelanne Locklar and her husband, Gary, of Fredericksburg, and Philli8p Rodgers of Arizona; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by three sisters, two brothers and spouses, including Dorothy White of Idaho, Raymond Rogers of New Mexico, Iris Davis, Fay Booth, and Chester and Edith Rodgers, all of Memphis, TX. Rogers was preceded in death by his parents, as well as seven brothers and sisters. The U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guards served as pallbearers. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 18 Apr 2007; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Rodriguez, Maria D.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 9 January 2013
Maria D. Rodriguez, 61, nee Garcia, of Eagle Pass, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 5, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday evening, Jan. 4, at the funeral chapel. Mrs. Rodriguez was born Aug. 27, 1951, in Mexico, the daughter of Jesus Garcia and Martina Sufuentes Garcia. She married Ramon Rodriguez in 1970 and he survives. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Rodriguez is survived by three sons, two daughters and spouses, including Ramon and Sandra Rodriguez of Round Rock, Elias and Sandra Rodriguez of Fredericksburg, Edna and Adrian Flores of Fredericksburg, Jessica Rodriguez of San Antonio, and Jorge and Diana Rodriguez of Arlington, Tenn. Survivors also include 14 grandchildren; one sister, Socorro Curi of Eagle Pass, and three brothers: Feliciano Garcia and Reynando Garcia, both of San Antonio, and Julian Garcia of Acuna, Mexico. Mrs. Rodriguez was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Herlinda Gonzales, and a brother, Jesus Garcia.
Roessler, Raymond E.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 10 Oct 2007
Lt. Col. Raymond E. Roessler, 43, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, in an airplane crash in Southern California. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Hill Air Force Base in Utah where he was stationed. A mass and military burial were held at the Church of the visitation in Westphalia, Texas, Friday, Oct. 12, with Rev. Jim Harnan and Deacon Bill Smetana officiating. Military burial followed at St. Mary's Cemetery next to the church. Roessler was born Nov. 21, 1963, in Cameron, the son of Buddy and Nelda Roessler. He earned a bachelor of business administration in management from Angelo State University in 1987 and has served in the United States Air Force since 1987. Assignments have taken him to Illinois, Utah, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Turkey, Germany, Texas, Alaska, New Jersey and Ohio. A career aircraft maintenance officer, he was deployed to Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm with his F-16C squadron and he served in numerous other operations including Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He has received a long list of awards and decorations for overseas service, marksmanship, valor and more. He entered the Air Force as a second lieutenant, earned promotion to first lieutenant in 1989, made captain in 1991, major in 1999 and was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 2004. He served as deputy director for the F-117 (Nighthawk) Systems Squadron, Long Range Strike Systems Wing, Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and since July had been serving with the 309th Maintenance Wing at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. Roessler is survived by his wife, Annette; a son, Benjamin, and his daughter, Abigail of Clinton, Utah. Also surviving are his parents, Buddy and Nelda Roessler of Blanco; his brother, Randall Roessler of Dripping Springs; a sister, Rene Roessler of Tucson, AZ, and his parents-in-law, Chuck and Rosie Blake of Columbus, OH.
Rogers, Lovelace Patton: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 7 November 2012
Rogers (?-29 October 2012) was the son of Otis Patton Rogers and Devoe Ann Jackson. He married Vivian Rogers and she survives. Burial was in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Harper, Texas. [Additional information is welcome]
Roos, Henry Clyde
Henry Clyde Roos, 66, of Fredericksburg died at his residence Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 22, in the Fredericksburg United Methodist church with the Reverends Larry Altman and Monte Marshall officiating. Marilyn Jenkins was the organist. Interment was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Roos was born on Dec. 4, 1935 in Fredericksburg, the son of Bennie Roos and Christine Schlueter Roos. He married Delores Behrends on Jan. 12, 1957 in St. Mary's Catholic Church and she survives. He was a 1955 graduate of Fredericksburg High School and received his teaching certificate from Southwest Texas State University. Roos started the Automobile Technology class at Fredericksburg High School in 1975 and served in this capacity for 23 years before retiring in 1998. Prior to his years at FHS, he hade been employed as an auto mechanic at Hein Chevrolet-Pontiac for 24 years. Roos was active in the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the Gillespie County Schuetzenbund and the Hubertus Shooting Club, was presented the Gillespie County 4-H Adult Leader Award in 1980 and in 1990 was named the Teacher of the Year by the Fredericksburg Jaycees. In 1997-98 he was named Teacher of the Year for Fredericksburg High School and teacher of the year by Fredericksburg Independent School District. In addition to his wife, Roos is survived by a daughter, Diane Patteson and her husband, Troy; three grandchildren and his mother, Mrs. Bennie Roos, all of Fredericksburg. He was preceded in death by his father. Pallbearers were Amos Floyd, Carlin Wicker, Leslie Phillips, Kerry Feller, Davis Osborne, Carroll Sultemeier and Calvin Yarbrough. Schaetter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 27 Nov 2002; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Roos, Olivia Dora: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 11 April 2012
Olivia Dora Roos, 102, nee Woerner, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, March 23, 2012, in Lampasas. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 7, at 3 p.m. at Beckmann Funeral Home Chapel with her son, the Rev. Louis Roos, officiating. Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof. Visitation was held Saturday morning before the funeral. Mrs. Roos was born Feb. 22, 1910, in the Pecan Creek community of Gillespie County, the daughter of Louis Woerner and Carolina Treibs Woerner. She married the Rev. Arnold Roos on Jan. 1, 1936, at Edison Street Methodist Church. He preceded her in death. A graduate of Blinn College in Brenham, Mrs. Roos taught school and later worked at the post office for 17 years. As a pastor’s wife, she was active in the Methodist Church for many years. She received four life membership pins from the United Methodist Women and was a member of this group for 48 years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron two times. Survivors include a son, the Rev. Louis Roos of Austin; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Roos was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn C. Hawkins; a brother, Erwin Woerner; and three sisters, Emma Woerner, Malinda Woerner and Elsa Schulze. Memorials may be made to the Golden Hub’s Meals on Wheels, the Fredericksburg Police Auxiliary or Ave Maria Hospice. Pallbearers included Ruben Crenwelge, Bruce Woerner, Robert Houy, Tom Walden and Doug Traver.
Rosales, Victor: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 22 August 2012
Victor Rosales, 90, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Entombment followed in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service, led by Deacon Francisco de la Torre, were held Monday evening, Aug. 13. Rosales was born March 28, 1922, in Mexico, the son of Espiridion Rosales and Inez Martinez Rosales. He married Maria Morales who survives. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church or to the charity of choice.
Mrs. Valentin Henry Rose, 81, nee Elsie Dechert, of Blanco died on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1996 in Fredericksburg.
Funeral Services were held on Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Crofts Funeral Home in Blanco with the Rev. C. J. Freudenberg of Seguin officiating. Interment was in the Lindendale Cemetery in Blanco. Mrs. Rose was born in Junction on Nov. 27. 1914, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John William Dechert and married Valentin Henry Rose in October 1934 and he preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Donald Rose of Blanco and Jesse Rose of San Antonio; a step-daughter, Frances Rose of Houston; a daughter-in-law, Doris Rose of San Antonio; a brother, Arthur Dechert, and a sister, Stella Eickenloff, both of Blanco; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bobby Copenhaver, Wesley Joe Dechert, John L. Dechert, Ricky Eickenloff, Wallace Dechert and Bill Copenhaver. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 24 Jan 1996; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Ross, Donald Warren: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 18 January 2012
Donald Warren (Don) Ross, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Fredericksburg Funeral Home with Sherry Freeman officiating. Interment of the ashes at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery is planned at a later date. Ross was born Dec. 23, 1927, in Austin, the son of John Edward Ross and Iva Bland Ross. His wife, the former Violet Allerkamp, survives. He attended Austin High School and at age 17 joined the United States Navy, serving aboard the USS Prince William during World War II. After attending Schreiner University, Ross joined the Department of Public Safety as a highway patrol officer in South Texas. In later years, he worked as a claims manager at Hartford Insurance in Austin. In addition to his wife, Ross is survived by three sons and one daughter, including Don Ross Jr. of Blanco; David Ross of Cherry Spring; Derek Ross and his wife, Dana, and D’Ann Ross, all of Fredericksburg, and one sister, Jeane Anderson, also of Fredericksburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Ross, and one grandchild, Dylan Atticus Ross.
Ross, Dylan Atticus
Dylan Atticus Ross, Austin, died June 15, 2011. Dylan was born August 15, 1987.
Musician, poet, enigma, carpenter, bartender, inventor of curious gadgets, student of science - ornithology, astronomy, evolution, quantum mechanics, boy wonder, sharp dressed man, wry prankster, polemicist, skateboarder, lover, gentleman, scholar, working class hero, and rebel with a lot of cause. Dylan was a self taught and trained Renaissance man, whose journey had barely begun. But he did a lot of living in his 23 years on Earth, and left behind enough original recordings to fill several albums. The family invites you to explore his music at http://www.youtube.com/user/Naut. Born in Fredericksburg, TX, he lived in Austin at the time of his death. He traveled extensively throughout North America, the land he loved, from the rivers to the big cities of Texas, the Grand Canyon, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Canada, Mexico, Big Bend, New Orleans, San Francisco, Las Vegas, South Padre, Mesa Verde, New York City. Beloved son of Dana and Derek Ross, devoted boyfriend to Charmaine Lewis, brother of Maggie Lyn Young, brother-in-law of Nathan H. Young, IV, grandson of Don & Violet Ross, Bunny and Jim Oliver, and David and Patricia Holmstrom, great-grandson of Gladys Noe Douglas, nephew of Marla and James Stacey, Bruce Holmstrom, Peg Maupin, D’Ann Ross, Lorinda Lee, David Ross, Brent Waldock, Don Ross, Jr., Michael Hassan, Kathy and Tom Mitchell, David and Debbie Oliver, Lynn and Jim Oliver, and long time bird-of-a-feather to Beluga. He is deeply missed by us all, and by the many friends and cousins he left behind. We hold onto the words Dylan wrote upon the death of high school friend, Nicole Bryla, he is “but one step ahead.” Dylan and his father snorkeled for hours down the Frio River together. On one trip, Dylan filled a huge bag with trash he picked up a long the way. The family asks that in his honor, do your part to keep our sacred rivers clean. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Audubon Society.
We’re so proud of you, son. Keep on rocking in the free world. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 8 July 2011; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Ross, Lloyd Warren
Lloyd Warren Ross, 89, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011.
Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m. in the Family Chapel at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. George N. Watts officiating. Wes Dean and David and Frances Harrison sang. Military honors were accorded by the United States Navy. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home. Ross was born Sept. 5, 1921, in Houston, the son of Fred Raymond Ross and Nellie Tracy Ross. He married Lois Watson on Feb. 15, 1945, in Minnetex Community Church, south of Houston and she survives. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 22, 1941, and served as GM1st Class in the South Pacific for two and one-half years. He was discharged on Aug. 25, 1945. Prior to moving to Fredericksburg, Ross worked for Pennzoil in Houston as a geological draftsman, retiring in 1979. He spent three years working with the Texas Baptist Men at Baptist youth camps around the state, was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church and did security work. In addition to his wife, Ross is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, including Arlene and Henry Wurzburg and Sheryl and Ken Cooper; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Lloyd Gary Ross. Memorials may be made to Camp Peniel, HC4 Box 135, Marble Falls, TX 78654-9704. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; Wednesday, April 13, 2011; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Rossignol, Tammie Laurie: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 14 September 2011
Tammie Laurie Holcomb Rossignol was called to the Lord on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, after a brief illness. She was born in Fort worth to Jack and Mildred Holcomb on March 2, 1958. She and her family moved to her adopted hometown of Fredericksburg four years ago. Her love of the Hill Country and the people she encountered over the many trips over the years convinced her that Fredericksburg was where she wanted to live for the rest of her life. She is survived by her husband, Roland III; one daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Jeremy Carter and granddaughters Danika, Sierra and Bailey; and her son, Roland IV, stepdaughters Jennifer Durand and husband, Mike; Gabrielle Rossignol, stepson Vincent Rossignol and wife, Tiffany. Other survivors include her sister, Glenda Worden of Fort Worth; brother, Tim Holcomb and wife, Nelda of Rusk; brother, Bill Holcomb and wife, Annette of Victoria; adopted brother and sister, Gary and Denise Nebgen of Fredericksburg, and many friends who lives she touched. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law Barry Worden; nephew, Brad Worden, and father-n-law, Roland Rossignol II. One of Tammie's favorite stanza from the poem (was) "Ode To Immortality" by Wadsworth.
A casual celebratory memorial service was held at Fredericksburg Inn and Suites on Sunday, Sept. 18. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.
Rowe, Louise Sarah: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 12 December 2012
Mrs. Louise Sarah (Meier) Rowe, wife of Roy Jemmie Rowe, Jr. of the Post Oak community, Blanco County, Texas passed away in Johnson City, Texas on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at the age of 76 years, after a lengthy and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born Feb. 8, 1936, in Hye, Texas the youngest daughter of Albert Meier, Jr. and Sarah Itz Meier, Louise married Roy on Jan. 2, 1962, in San Antonio, Texas. Louise attended her elementary years at Junction and Pleasant Hill Schools, and graduated from Johnson City High School in 1953. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stonewall, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Martin Meier and Johannes Meier, and one sister, Ruth Maenius. Louise is survived by her husband of more than 50 years, Roy Rowe, Jr. of the Post Oak community, one son and two daughters and spouses: Susan Rowe, of Lubbock, Texas, Jemmie and Nicole Rowe of Canyon Lake, Texas, and Mary Rowe and Bobby Foster, of San Antonio, Texas. Granddaughter, Alexandria Rowe, and grandson, August Rowe. Sister-in-law, Mary Jane, Mrs. Ray LeCompte of Sun City, California. Sister-in-law, Mary Frances, Mrs. Martin Meier of Hye, Texas. Numerous beloved and treasured nieces, nephews and cousins. The family extends a heartfelt thanks to all of the administration and staff of the LBJ Medical Center nursing home, for their many years of loving care and attention to Louise. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 10 a.m., in the Trinity Lutheran Church located in Stonewall, Texas, with Pastor Percy Smerek officiating. Visitation with the family will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.
Rowland, Sarah Elizabeth: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 29 August 2012
Sarah Elizabeth Green Rowland, 53, of Burnet, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Aug. 28, under the direction of Clements Wilcox Funeral Home of Burnet. Mrs. Rowland was born Nov. 12, 1958, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth Green. She married Gary Arthur Rowland on March 1, 1986, at St. Mark’s Church, Smith’s Parish and he survives. A 1976 graduate of Sir Robert Borden High School in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Rowland attended secretarial college in Cheltenham, England, before moving to Hamilton, Bermuda, where she worked as a legal secretary. The Rowlands left Bermuda in 1990 and moved to Burnet where they worked side-by-side to create Hairston Creek Farm and planted, harvested and traveled to farmers’ markets. She wrote a weekly newsletter and was also an advocate for local and organically grown foods, serving on the board of directors of the Sunset Valley Farmers Market. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Rowland is survived by two sons and one daughter, including, Benjamin Stuart Rowland, serving in the U.S. Navy and deployed to Bahrain; Dorothy Anne Rowland of Galveston, and Henry Rupert Rowland of Burnet. Survivors also include a sister and brother-in-law, Stephanie Jane and Ross Fleming of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; her mother who lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; her mother-in-law, Mary Jo Wilson, of Burnet; and father-in-law, A.O. Rowland and his wife, Jo, of Tyler. She is also survived three brothers-in-law and spouses, Wayne and Donna Rowland of Hot Springs, Ark.; Mark Rowland of Marble Falls; Brian and Tamara Wilson of Fort Worth, and a sister-in-law, Gwynne Wilson of Denver, Colo. Mrs. Rowland was preceded in death by her father.
Ruben, Juan Pedro: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 15 August 2012
Juan Pedro Ruben, 51, of Mountain Home and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 11, at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Fredericksburg. Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home. Ruben was born Sept. 9, 1960, in Havana, Cuba, the son of Juan and Graciella Ruben. He married Christina Dawn Frost on June 23, 1995, in Lake Jackson and she survives. He was a car salesman and lived in Fredericksburg for many years before moving to Mountain Home In addition to his wife, Ruben is survived by his parents, Juan and Graciella Ruben of Houston, and two sisters, Carmen Ruben and Elizabeth Loud, both of Houston. He was preceded in death by a brother, Sergio Ruben.
Rubio, Angelita: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 17 Jan 1990
Mrs. Angelita Corona Rubio, 91, passed away at her residence in Fredericksburg at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1990. Funeral services were held in St. Mary's Catholic Church on Thursday, Jan 11, with the Rev. Patrick Marron and Rev. Mr. Kenn Knopp officiating. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Her body lay in state in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home until the funeral. She was a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, where she was born on Aug. 5. 1898, the daughter of Gellermo Corona Sr. and Bisenta Machado Corona. She is survived by a son and three daughters: Ralph Rubio of San Antonio; Mrs. Rebecca Rubio Straube; Mary, Mrs. Joe Perez and Mary, Mrs. Rumaldo Cedillo, all of Fredericksburg. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by the following sisters and brothers: Brigida Garcia, Petra Herrera, Birgin Conora, Gellermo Corona, Miguel Corona, Antonio Martinez and Gellermo Corona. Pallbearers included Carl Straube, Israel Cedillo, Joe Perez Jr., Edward Guajardo, Souis Guevara and Paul Cole.
Rubio, Daniel Jr.: Daniel Rubio Jr., 51, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, May 13, 2011, in a San Antonio hospital.
A funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday, May 18, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna and Deacon Francisco De La Torre officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the organist and the choir from Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church sang. Interment followed at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Tuesday evening, May 17. Rubio was born Sept. 4, 1960, the son of Daniel Rubio Sr. and Felisitas Lopez Rubio. He married Guillermina Garcia on May 15, 1988, in Reno, NV and she survives. In addition to his wife, Rubio is survived by one daughter and three sons, including Wendy Rubio, Jeffrey Rubio, Anthony Rubio and Kevin Rubio, all of Fredericksburg and one grandchild. Others survivors include his father, Daniel Rubio St. of Fredericksburg; four brothers and spouses, including Rubin and Sylvia Rubio, Oscar and Shirley Rubio and Lloyd Rubio, all of Fredericksburg, and Raymond Rubio of Austin. Rubio was preceded in death by his mother, and one brother, Rudy Rubio. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Dwayne Schaetter, Felix Munoz Jr., Jeffrey Rubio, Anthony Rubio, Mark A. Gomez, Antonio Zapata, Gilbert Lopez and Raymond Rubio. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; Wednesday, 25 May 2011; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Rusche, Emmie Ella: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 12 October 2011
Emmie Ella (Itz) Rusche, 89 of Llano, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. at Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano with the Rev. Mark A. Ward officiating. Interment followed at the Llano City Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Rusche was born April 29, 1922, in Gillespie County, the daughter of Rudolph Itz and Emma Sophie Lehne Itz. She married James Clifton (Jim) Rusche on May 18, 1948, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg. He preceded her in death. She was a World War II veteran, having served as a nurse in the United States Navy. Mrs. Rusche had been a resident of Llano County since 1948 and was an active member at Christ Lutheran Church at Cherry Spring where she participated in WELCA activities. She was also a member of the Prairie Mountain Community Club, the Prairie Mountain Extension Education Club, a Llano County 4-H leader, a member of the American Legion Post in Llano and an LCRA and NOAA rain gauge observer. Mrs. Rusche is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, including Ella Jean and Manzy (Pete) Holland of San Antonio and Miranda Sue and James Reeves of Llano, and three grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Rusche was preceded in death by six sisters and brothers-in-law, including Lillie and Felix Baethge, Alma and Emil Scherer, Margaret and Lester Harris, Esther and Ewald Hansen, Ursula and Roland Weidner and Louise and Clarence Crenwelge. Memorials may be made to the Christ Lutheran Building Fund, Christ Lutheran WELCA Quilting Fund, Prairie Mountain Community Club or the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Daryl Friedrich, Rudy Hansen, Marvin Rusche, Greg Schmidt, James Heimann and Spencer Weidner.
Rusche, Gustav A.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 14 Aug 2002
Gustav A. Rusche, 71, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at the Llano Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 9,in the chapel of Beckmann Funeral Home with the Rev. Ann Koopmann officiating. Interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery at cherry Spring. Rusche was born in Fredericksburg on Jan. 29, 1931, the son of Edwin Otto Rusche and Mathilda Kothe Rusche. He married Esther Schneider on June 16, 1956, at Christ Lutheran Church at Cherry Spring and she survives. He was a farmer and rancher in the Cherry Mountain community and also in Llano county. In addition to his wife, Rusche is survived by a daughter, a son and their spouses, Marjorie and Kenneth Priess and Ray and Mary Lynn Rusche, all of Fredericksburg; four grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Bernice, Mrs. Harvey Rusche of Grand Prairie. In addition to his parents, Rusche was preceded in death by a grandson, Keith Priess, and a brother, Harvey Rusche. Pallbearers included Bill Tuckness, Keith Schneider, Glenn Hannum, Dennis Schneider, Kenneth Schuessler and Elgin Schneider.
Russell, John Ernest: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 15 August 2012
John Ernest Russell, 79, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Services were held Saturday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Comfort. Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home. Russell was born Oct. 22, 1932, in San Antonio, the son of Ralph Woodruff Russell and Myrtle Ruth Yantis Russell. He married Jimmie A. Sarran on Oct. 4, 1952, and she survives. Spending 25 years in the United States Air Force, Senior Master Sergeant Russell’s military career included receiving several service awards and serving in numerous foreign destinations that included Japan, Thailand, the Philippines and England He then extended his military career another 15 years and moved to Alaska where he spent a combined 15 years in Fairbanks and Anchorage. In 1986, the Russells returned to Texas, living first at Driftwood and finally settling in Fredericksburg. They were active in church and volunteer work, as well as RVing with the River City Travelers. In addition to his wife, Russell is survived by two sons, two daughters and spouses, including John Russell Jr., Julie and Jamey Brophy and Jim and Cathi Russell, all of Anchorage, Alaska; and Kim and Ian Wareham of Eastsound, Wash. Survivors also include eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Juliett Russell of San Antonio, and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Russell of Fredericksburg.
Rust, Clarence William "Rusty": Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 20 July 2011
Clarence William ‘CW’ ‘Rusty’ Rust, 72, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011. A funeral mass was celebrated Friday, July 15, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the organist; Elizabeth Tynan, the vocalist; Dr. Darin Holmes and the Rev. Tim Van Antwerp, Scripture readers; Eileen Morrison, Carlos and Martha Juenke, Eucharistic ministers; and Gus and Gladys Pehl, hospitality ministers. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers included Dustin Pitchford, Louis Spreen, Brent Rust, Melvin Pitchford, Mark Peterson, Brandon Porter and Edward Kramer. Deacon Pat Klein led a vigil service Thursday evening, July 14, at Schaetter Funeral Home. St. Joseph’s Society led the rosary service. Rusty was born Sept. 24, 1938 in Brenham, Texas to Herbert A. Rust and Della Spreen Rust and baptized, confirmed and raised in Ebenezer Lutheran Church, where his faith became significant to the rest of his life and love of scripture. He graduated from Brenham High School in 1957, and continued at Blinn Junior College where he played in the stage band. Rusty served with the 49th Armored Division of Texas, called to active duty during the Berlin/Cuban crisis. He married Victoria Hoehnen Rust on July 18, 1963 and they moved to Huntsville, Texas where he sold insurance for a brief time before joining the Texas Department of Corrections where he attained the status of Lieutenant and worked in Intake and later Personnel. Vicki and Rusty worked on college degrees at Sam Houston State, where Rusty obtained a BS in Criminology and 42 hours on a Masters in Correctional Administration. Asked to join Jack Heard, the newly elected sheriff of Harris County, his mission was to create a professional law enforcement team. During his 20 years as Captain or Major, he ran a variety of divisions, including the Jail, Patrol Bureau, Warrants, Internal Affairs, Support Services, Special Services/Personnel Commander. During his command of the Jail Division, he served 40,000 meals a day and was charged with food, laundry, booking, commissary and an Inmate bank which handled $8,000,000 annually. The annual Jail budget exceeded $18,000,000. They retired to his beloved Fredericksburg, a town where he had hunted for years. He briefly enjoyed part-time work with the Gillespie County Sheriff’s Department, The Golden Hub and Jek’s Chevron West where he loved his customers. A convert to the Catholic faith, he faithfully served at St. Thomas in Huntsville as president of the men’s group, usher and Eucharistic minister. In Houston he was a member of St. Thomas More and in Fredericksburg, he began as a member at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Harper where he kept the lawn and cemetery for many years, ushered and served on the Fellowship Hall Planning Committee. After joining St. Mary’s Catholic Church, he became a devoted member of St. Joseph’s Society. Rusty was a proud member of Hill Country Memorial Hospital Auxiliary where he enjoyed all aspects of caring, but especially working with the surgery staff. He served as Auxiliary Auditor for two years. His six-year fight against bladder cancer was noted as one of heroism and strength. He is survived by Vicki, his wife of 47 years, and siblings, Dorothy Rust Hicks (and Jack) of Houston, Aneva Rust Rogas of Cypress, and Herbert E. Rust (and Joyce) of Burton, Texas. Rusty is the proud uncle to nine nieces and nephews, a host of great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews as well as many not his kin, who called him “Uncle Rusty” and friend. He felt blessed and graced by various angels in human form along his journey. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, being with people, reloading, gun collecting, his dog, cat and a host of devoted friends.
Rust, Leona Clara: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 20 March 2013
Mrs. Otto W. Rust, 94, nee Leona Clara Burow of Comfort, died Monday, March 11, 2013, in a San Antonio hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 13, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home in Comfort with the Rev. Shelley Simmont officiating. Interment followed in the Comfort Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday evening, March 12, at the funeral home. Mrs. Rust was born Dec. 16, 1918, in Kendall County, the daughter of Leo Burow and Caroline Gresser Burow. She married Otto Wilhelm Rust on Jan. 24, 1942, in Boerne. He preceded her in death. She is survived by four sons, one daughter and spouses, including Glenn and Karen Rust of San Marcos, and Lloyd and Elaine Rust, Ray Rust, Janis and Garry Schwab and Daryl Rust, all of Comfort. Survivors also include six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Viola, Mrs. Maurice Biedger of La Coste, and Edna, Mrs. Hugo Boos of Kerrville. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Rust was preceded in death by two daughters, Karen Rust and Doris Rust; a grandson, Michael Rust; a sister, Edna, Mrs. Bodo Wiedenfeld, and a brother, Leroy Burow. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Comfort Cemetery Association or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Phillip Rust, Steven Rust, Kyle Schwab, Todd Reitz, Trevor Reitz and Alfredo Avalos.
Ruvio, Joseph William: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 22 August 2012
Joseph William Ruvio, 86, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Interment of the cremains at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery will take place at a later date. No services are planned. Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home. Ruvio was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Frank Ruvio and Betty Elizabeth Smith Ruvio. He married Carol J. Robinson on March 24, 1956, in Las Vegas, Nev. She preceded him in death. He served in the U.S. Navy for almost 23 years, attaining the rank of chief boilerman. Survivors include a son, Steven Ruvio of Eureka, Calif.; a step-son, Elwood Waters of Mesa, Ariz., and one granddaughter. His wife and parents preceded him in death.
Ryan, Ronald Patrick
Ronald Patrick "Ronnie" Ryan, 55, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002 in Zapata.
Graveside services and interment were held Friday, Nov. 22, in the Greenwood Cemetery with Rick Weirich officiating. the Frantzen-Ahrens Post 7105, Veterans of Foreign Wars accorded full military honors. Ryan was born in Fredericksburg on Aug. 4, 1947, the son of Jerry Dee Ryan and Emily Elizabeth Sanchez Ryan. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the war in Vietman. He is survived by a son and two daughters, Philip Ryan of Omaha, NE; Nicole Ryan of Maryville, MO; Fawn Ryan of Stephenville and their mother, Mitzi Lustgraaf, also of Stephenville. Also surviving are a brother and two sisters, Dennis Lee Ryan and Meleta Durst and her husband, Glenn, all of Fredericksburg and Sharon Ryan of Oregon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Wade Ryan and Jerry Dee Ryan Jr. Schaetter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 27 Nov 2002; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
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