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September 3rd, 2013

Alova J. Wohlfahrt, age 84, passed away on September 2, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Friday, September 6, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Interment will follow in St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Marion.  Alova was born on December 29, 1928 in Crawford Colorado to Charles and Katy Claudine Collins Pipher.  She is preceded in death by her husband Kermit Wohlfahrt, her grandson, Scott Deatherage, her granddaughters, Shayne Deatherage and Heather Glover, her parents, one brother and two sisters.  Survivors include her children, Harvey Bruce Deatherage and wife Pat; Johnny Ray Deatherage, James Deatherage and wife Laurie, Kerrie Glover and boyfriend David Stolleis, Karleen Back and boyfriend Floyd Chamniss, Edward Wohlfahrt and wife Brenda; step-daughters, Joyce Dale and husband Alan, Connie Kennedy and husband Wayne and Beverley Kleinjan and husband David; siblings, Luce Pipher, Crystal Pipher, Hetty Todd and husband Larry and Kermit Pipher and wife Laura; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces nephews and other loving family and friends.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 68, Marion, Texas, 78124.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.   

John D. Mullins, Sr., age 77 of Seguin, passed away on September 1, 2013.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at   11 a. m. at Tree of Life Church in New Braunfels with Pastor Don Duncan officiating.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  John was born on June 7, 1936 in Great Bend Kansas to John Mylan and Mary Rosalie Montgomery Mullins.  He proudly served his country as a Marine.  John will be remembered as part of the Plumbing Department at Home Depot in Seguin.  He cherished his time with his family especially his wife, children and grandchildren and he also enjoyed fishing.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Sally Stanfield Mullins and his daughter, Stephanie Mullins.  Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Janelle Mullins, his children, John Mullns, Jr. and wife Christine, Craig Mullins and wife Amber, Amy Mullins-Hill, Elizabeth Mullins, Katy Adams, and Mary Willard; brother, Robert Mullins and wife Connie; 17 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  John loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and now rests with him.  Memorial contributions may be made to Tree of Life Church, 5513 IH 35 S., New Braunfels, Texas, 78132.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.      

Clinton Schmidt, Known as Smitty to most, went home to be with the Lord August 30, 2013 at the age of 86. He was born April 21, 1927 in Guadalupe County to Fritz and Louise Jahns Schmidt. Clinton had a limited education due to his family’s need for him to work in the cotton fields. He served in the US Army as a Rifleman in the Infantry until his Honorable Discharge. Not long after he met and married his wife of 65 years, Elyuease Voigt Schmidt. This union was blessed by two sons, David and Kenny. Clinton was a hard working man and a dedicated employee who worked for Schroeder Distributing in Seguin for 33 years. This job gave him the opportunity to meet and know many throughout the county who all thought very highly of him. He enjoyed traveling, playing cards/ dominos, softball/baseball, fishing at the family tank and he especially enjoyed visiting with family and friends. He had a special love for all his nieces and nephews and their children.  He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Elton Schmidt, Wilburn Schmidt, Elgin Schmidt, and Fritz Schmidt, Jr.  and three sisters, Addlee Willard, MaryDell Woods and Evelyn Cowey.  Survivors include his wife Elyuease Voigt Schmidt; sons, Kenny Schmidt, David Schmidt and wife Cindy; sister, Shirley Malone and husband Stanley; brother, Charles Schmidt and wife Betty; sisters-in-law, Betty Schmidt, Judy Schmidt, Madelyn Schmidt and Rosalyn Dietz; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Layne Dietz, Clinton’s nephew officiating.  Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park with military honors under the auspices of American Legion HU Wood Post 245 of which Clinton was a lifetime member.   Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews.  The family would like to thank the staff of Remarkable Health Care, GRMC, Dr. TamTam, Patricia Ramey and Tres Hewell Mortuary for their excellent care and support. A very special thank you to Mary Rohde for being our rock at this difficult time.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8610 N. New Braunfels, Suite 400, San Antonio, TX 78217, American Legion  H.U. Wood Post 245, P.O. Box 503, Seguin, TX 78155 .   You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

Joyce Ann Kunkel Watson, age 78, passed away on August 28, 2013, surrounded by her family and friends. Joyce was born August 26, 1935, in Seguin, Texas, to Frieda and Willie Kunkel. A true Texas girl, Joyce Ann Kunkel Watson, never met a stranger. From her hometown of Seguin to her long life in Austin, Joyce achieved great heights as a professional woman long before working moms were the norm. Joyce graduated from Seguin High School in 1953 where she was a majorette and where she made her lifelong group of friends, The Delicados, who would rent a van and travel the state attending rodeos and cheering on their favorite cowboys. The Delicados met as recently as last month, and although they did not go to the rodeo, they did gather at El Ranchito in Seguin, where they have been meeting and eating since their school days. Joyce’s professional life took an amazing turn when, after working as the executive assistant to Harley Clark for 12 years, Joyce elected not to follow him when he was appointed a State District Judge. Instead, Joyce was selected as the Executive Director of a state agency, the Texas State Board of Irrigators, and she was among the first women to achieve such a status. Joyce had great pride in her work and long career, retiring from state service in 1994. Pam and Lisa were Joyce’s pride and joy and their many friends became part of the family. Joyce, aka "Shakey" to those who knew her best, loved the beach and she loved to slather on the baby oil and fry, fry, fry (back in the day….). Friends all knew that Joyce’s kitchen table was the Saturday Night Place to Be and Pam and Lisa’s numerous high school friends thought of Joyce as a second mom. As a grandmother, Dowey loved to attend sporting events and birthday celebrations for Reed, Patton, Luke and Edee, and they made her as proud as a grandmom could be. One can’t think of Joyce without remembering Cinco, the Shih Tzu, her loving companion of 15 years whom she fed like a person and who looked more like a pot bellied pig. Joyce is survived by daughters Pam Johnson-Lawson, Lisa Edmondson Lindner, Missy Watson Clark; grandsons Reed Johnson, Patton Lawson and Luke Lindner, granddaughter Edee Clark, and son-in-law, Marty Lindner. A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held in a few weeks in Seguin. A date to be determined and more information will be provided soon. Memorial contributions may be made to Guadalupe Regional Medical Foundation, 1215 E. Court, Seguin, Texas, 78155, or to the charity of one’s choice. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Michael Edward Jarrett, age 58 of Seguin, went to be with the Lord at 3:04 p.m., 29, August 2013. Mike was a "military brat" and born in Warrington England, at Burtonwood RAF Air Field where his father was in the United States Air Force as a B-29 pilot. He leaves his father James L. Jarrett, son Travis Jarrett, daughter, Ashley Jarrett and three brothers, David, Steve and Lee Jarrett. Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at San Geronimo Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1593, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the First United Methodist Church, 710 N. Austin, Seguin, Texas, 78155. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155,
 
Donna D. Grimm Due age 60 of Seguin, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 5 to 7pm at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10am at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastoral Assistant Donna Lou Zipp officiating. Interment will follow in Dugger Cemetery. Donna was born February 5, 1953 in Seguin, Texas to Albert and Hilda Schul Grimm. She was a member of the American Legion H U Wood Post 245 Auxiliary and a 50 year member of the Seguin Herman Sons Lodge #37. She is preceded in death by her mother and her brother Leonard Grimm. Survivors include her husband, Matthew Due; father, Albert "Curly" Grimm; brother, Kenneth Grimm; nephews, Byron Grimm and Jerry Grimm; niece, Jannette and husband Lorenzo Pardo; great-nieces and nephews, Morgan and Peyton Grimm, Ethan Grimm and Preston Pardo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1593 Seguin, TX 78155-1593 or to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis, Seguin, TX 78155. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

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September 2nd, 2013

Clinton Schmidt, Known as Smitty to most, went home to be with the Lord August 30, 2013 at the age of 86. He was born April 21, 1927 in Guadalupe County to Fritz and Louise Jahns Schmidt. Clinton had a limited education due to his family’s need for him to work in the cotton fields. He served in the US Army as a Rifleman in the Infantry until his Honorable Discharge. Not long after he met and married his wife of 65 years, Elyuease Voigt Schmidt. This union was blessed by two sons, David and Kenny. Clinton was a hard working man and a dedicated employee who worked for Schroeder Distributing in Seguin for 33 years. This job gave him the opportunity to meet and know many throughout the county who all thought very highly of him. He enjoyed traveling, playing cards/ dominos, softball/baseball, fishing at the family tank and he especially enjoyed visiting with family and friends. He had a special love for all his nieces and nephews and their children.  He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Elton Schmidt, Wilburn Schmidt, Elgin Schmidt, and Fritz Schmidt, Jr.  and three sisters, Addlee Willard, MaryDell Woods and Evelyn Cowey.  Survivors include his wife Elyuease Voigt Schmidt; sons, Kenny Schmidt, David Schmidt and wife Cindy; sister, Shirley Malone and husband Stanley; brother, Charles Schmidt and wife Betty; sisters-in-law, Betty Schmidt, Judy Schmidt, Madelyn Schmidt and Rosalyn Dietz; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Layne Dietz, Clinton’s nephew officiating.  Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park with military honors under the auspices of American Legion HU Wood Post 245 of which Clinton was a lifetime member.   Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews.  The family would like to thank the staff of Remarkable Health Care, GRMC, Dr. TamTam, Patricia Ramey and Tres Hewell Mortuary for their excellent care and support. A very special thank you to Mary Rohde for being our rock at this difficult time.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8610 N. New Braunfels, Suite 400, San Antonio, TX 78217, American Legion  H.U. Wood Post 245, P.O. Box 503, Seguin, TX 78155 .   You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

Joyce Ann Kunkel Watson, age 78, passed away on August 28, 2013, surrounded by her family and friends. Joyce was born August 26, 1935, in Seguin, Texas, to Frieda and Willie Kunkel. A true Texas girl, Joyce Ann Kunkel Watson, never met a stranger. From her hometown of Seguin to her long life in Austin, Joyce achieved great heights as a professional woman long before working moms were the norm. Joyce graduated from Seguin High School in 1953 where she was a majorette and where she made her lifelong group of friends, The Delicados, who would rent a van and travel the state attending rodeos and cheering on their favorite cowboys. The Delicados met as recently as last month, and although they did not go to the rodeo, they did gather at El Ranchito in Seguin, where they have been meeting and eating since their school days. Joyce’s professional life took an amazing turn when, after working as the executive assistant to Harley Clark for 12 years, Joyce elected not to follow him when he was appointed a State District Judge. Instead, Joyce was selected as the Executive Director of a state agency, the Texas State Board of Irrigators, and she was among the first women to achieve such a status. Joyce had great pride in her work and long career, retiring from state service in 1994. Pam and Lisa were Joyce’s pride and joy and their many friends became part of the family. Joyce, aka "Shakey" to those who knew her best, loved the beach and she loved to slather on the baby oil and fry, fry, fry (back in the day….). Friends all knew that Joyce’s kitchen table was the Saturday Night Place to Be and Pam and Lisa’s numerous high school friends thought of Joyce as a second mom. As a grandmother, Dowey loved to attend sporting events and birthday celebrations for Reed, Patton, Luke and Edee, and they made her as proud as a grandmom could be. One can’t think of Joyce without remembering Cinco, the Shih Tzu, her loving companion of 15 years whom she fed like a person and who looked more like a pot bellied pig. Joyce is survived by daughters Pam Johnson-Lawson, Lisa Edmondson Lindner, Missy Watson Clark; grandsons Reed Johnson, Patton Lawson and Luke Lindner, granddaughter Edee Clark, and son-in-law, Marty Lindner. A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held in a few weeks in Seguin. A date to be determined and more information will be provided soon. Memorial contributions may be made to Guadalupe Regional Medical Foundation, 1215 E. Court, Seguin, Texas, 78155, or to the charity of one’s choice. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Michael Edward Jarrett, age 58 of Seguin, went to be with the Lord at 3:04 p.m., 29, August 2013. Mike was a "military brat" and born in Warrington England, at Burtonwood RAF Air Field where his father was in the United States Air Force as a B-29 pilot. He leaves his father James L. Jarrett, son Travis Jarrett, daughter, Ashley Jarrett and three brothers, David, Steve and Lee Jarrett. Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at San Geronimo Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1593, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the First United Methodist Church, 710 N. Austin, Seguin, Texas, 78155. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155,
 
Donna D. Grimm Due age 60 of Seguin, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 5 to 7pm at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10am at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastoral Assistant Donna Lou Zipp officiating. Interment will follow in Dugger Cemetery. Donna was born February 5, 1953 in Seguin, Texas to Albert and Hilda Schul Grimm. She was a member of the American Legion H U Wood Post 245 Auxiliary and a 50 year member of the Seguin Herman Sons Lodge #37. She is preceded in death by her mother and her brother Leonard Grimm. Survivors include her husband, Matthew Due; father, Albert "Curly" Grimm; brother, Kenneth Grimm; nephews, Byron Grimm and Jerry Grimm; niece, Jannette and husband Lorenzo Pardo; great-nieces and nephews, Morgan and Peyton Grimm, Ethan Grimm and Preston Pardo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1593 Seguin, TX 78155-1593 or to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis, Seguin, TX 78155. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

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August 30th, 2013

Kay Blumberg, age 79 of Seguin, passed away on August 27, 2013.  Kay was born in Guadalupe County, Texas to Otto Louis and Eleanora Kroesche Blumberg.  Per Kay’s wishes there will be no services and her cremated remains will be laid to rest by her parents at San Geronimo Cemetery at a later date.  Survivors include her dear friend, Lois Lovell and several cousins and dear friends.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the Otto and Eleanora Blumberg Scholarship Fund at Texas Lutheran University, TLU Development Office, 1000 West Court Street, Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.   
 
Jean Fay Zeeryp Blake, age 100 of Seguin formerly of Floresville, passed away on August 25, 2013. Graveside services and interment will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Floresville City Cemetery in Floresville, Texas with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.   Jean was born on February 13, 1913 in Yonkers, New York to James Leslie and Berta Clair Fay Zeeryp.  She attended Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas and Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.  She met the love of her life, John, on a blind date while visiting her aunt, Ethel Davis, in St. Louis, Missouri where he was attending medical school at Washington University.  They eloped on April 23, 1932 and were married for 62 years.  Jean spent most of her married life in Floresville, Texas where John practiced medicine for over 50 years.  They traveled extensively all over the United States, Canada, Alaska, and Mexico in their Air Stream trailer making many friends along the way.  Jean will be remembered as an avid golfer, tennis player, bird watcher, bridge player and good cook.  She was a charter member of the volunteers at Floresville Memorial Hospital.  Jean was also a member of the United Methodist Church.  After retirement they moved to Seguin to live on the “Chaparral Golf Course” where they played golf almost every day.  She is preceded in death by her husband, John, her grandson, Walter Blake Miller, and her parents.  Survivors include her daughter, Berta Jean Blake Pilgrim and husband Richard “Dick”; granddaughter, Cynthia Miller Brewer; great grandson, John Roger Brewer; niece, Mary Blake Gaddis (Ben) of Hilo, Hawaii; nephew, John Lamar of Floresville, Texas; loving and faithful caregivers, Nierma Rodriguez and Molly Hernandez.  Memorial contributions may be made to Guadalupe Regional Hospice, 1215 East Court, Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.   Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.                  
 
Irvin R. Gerhart went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2013. Irvin was born February 13, 1924 in Sellersville, PA. His parents were Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Gerhart. He is survived by his wife Gladys E. Gerhart, whom he was married to for 68 years and daughter, Ellen, who is married to Edward Oswald. Irvin and Gladys have three grandchildren, Michaelle Killingsworth, Kelly Logan and Vicky Biggs, five great grandchildren, Zachary Killingsworth, Andrew Killingsworth, Barbara Holbrook, Christine Fulton, Faith Biggs and one great great grandchild, Hailey Duncan. Brothers Bernard and Arthur, and sister Dorothy are deceased. Sisters Elizabeth, Fern and Mary are currently reside in the Philadelphia area. Irvin served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II and was employed for 40 years by William M. Wilson & Sons Company, a division of Gasboy, Inc. located in Lansdale, PA. After retirement, he worked part time at several nursing homes in Georgetown, TX and Tucson, AZ. Irvin enjoyed bird watching, listening to country western and christian music, and spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Living Waters Worship Center in Seguin, TX. A memorial service will be held at Palmer Mortuary Chapel on August 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Carol Douglas Patterson, of Seguin, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at the age of 69. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Eunice and Lee Mortuary. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Survivors include husband, Charles H. Smith; son, Parrish Douglas; daughters, Maggie Harris, Eugenia Douglas, Paula Patterson and Pamela Sanders; brothers, Hugh “Papa” Douglas, David Douglas and Henry Douglas and sisters, Angela Douglas, Elaine Douglas, Linda Williams and Martha Douglas.
 
Elvira G. Longoria 85 years went on to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday August 25, 2013 in Seguin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband; Alfredo Longoria Sr. and her son; Alfredo Longoria Jr. Survivors include her daughters; Dora Magana (Elberto), Mary Lou Basquez (Richard); Alicia Garcia (Luis), Rebecca Cockran (Bennie). Her sons; Joe Longoria (Josie), Steve Longoria (Linda), Ray Longoria (Dolores), Armando Longoria (Wilma), Rudy Longoria (Diane), Ruben Longoria (Marcia). Her sisters: Thomasa Avila, Nora Saenz. Her brothers, Frank Martinez, Pete Martinez. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Seguin. Final interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Seguin. Funeral arrangements are under the the direction of Palmer Mortuary in Seguin, Texas.

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August 29th, 2013

Kay Blumberg, age 79 of Seguin, passed away on August 27, 2013.  Kay was born in Guadalupe County, Texas to Otto Louis and Eleanora Kroesche Blumberg.  Per Kay’s wishes there will be no services and her cremated remains will be laid to rest by her parents at San Geronimo Cemetery at a later date.  Survivors include her dear friend, Lois Lovell and several cousins and dear friends.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the Otto and Eleanora Blumberg Scholarship Fund at Texas Lutheran University, TLU Development Office, 1000 West Court Street, Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.   

Jean Fay Zeeryp Blake, age 100 of Seguin formerly of Floresville, passed away on August 25, 2013. Graveside services and interment will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Floresville City Cemetery in Floresville, Texas with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.   Jean was born on February 13, 1913 in Yonkers, New York to James Leslie and Berta Clair Fay Zeeryp.  She attended Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas and Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.  She met the love of her life, John, on a blind date while visiting her aunt, Ethel Davis, in St. Louis, Missouri where he was attending medical school at Washington University.  They eloped on April 23, 1932 and were married for 62 years.  Jean spent most of her married life in Floresville, Texas where John practiced medicine for over 50 years.  They traveled extensively all over the United States, Canada, Alaska, and Mexico in their Air Stream trailer making many friends along the way.  Jean will be remembered as an avid golfer, tennis player, bird watcher, bridge player and good cook.  She was a charter member of the volunteers at Floresville Memorial Hospital.  Jean was also a member of the United Methodist Church.  After retirement they moved to Seguin to live on the “Chaparral Golf Course” where they played golf almost every day.  She is preceded in death by her husband, John, her grandson, Walter Blake Miller, and her parents.  Survivors include her daughter, Berta Jean Blake Pilgrim and husband Richard “Dick”; granddaughter, Cynthia Miller Brewer; great grandson, John Roger Brewer; niece, Mary Blake Gaddis (Ben) of Hilo, Hawaii; nephew, John Lamar of Floresville, Texas; loving and faithful caregivers, Nierma Rodriguez and Molly Hernandez.  Memorial contributions may be made to Guadalupe Regional Hospice, 1215 East Court, Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.   Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.           
 
Irvin R. Gerhart went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2013.

Irvin was born February 13, 1924 in Sellersville, PA. His parents were Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Gerhart. He is survived by his wife Gladys E. Gerhart, whom he was married to for 68 years and daughter, Ellen, who is married to Edward Oswald. Irvin and Gladys have three grandchildren, Michaelle Killingsworth, Kelly Logan and Vicky Biggs, five great grandchildren, Zachary Killingsworth, Andrew Killingsworth, Barbara Holbrook, Christine Fulton, Faith Biggs and one great great grandchild, Hailey Duncan. Brothers Bernard and Arthur, and sister Dorothy are deceased. Sisters Elizabeth, Fern and Mary are currently reside in the Philadelphia area. Irvin served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II and was employed for 40 years by William M. Wilson & Sons Company, a division of Gasboy, Inc. located in Lansdale, PA. After retirement, he worked part time at several nursing homes in Georgetown, TX and Tucson, AZ. Irvin enjoyed bird watching, listening to country western and Christian music, and spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Living Waters Worship Center in Seguin, TX. A memorial service will be held at Palmer Mortuary Chapel on August 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM
 
Carol Douglas Patterson, of Seguin, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at the age of 69. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Eunice and Lee Mortuary. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Survivors include husband, Charles H. Smith; son, Parrish Douglas; daughters, Maggie Harris, Eugenia Douglas, Paula Patterson and Pamela Sanders; brothers, Hugh “Papa” Douglas, David Douglas and Henry Douglas and sisters, Angela Douglas, Elaine Douglas, Linda Williams and Martha Douglas.
 
Elvira G. Longoria 85 years went on to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday August 25, 2013 in Seguin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband; Alfredo Longoria Sr. and her son; Alfredo Longoria Jr. Survivors include her daughters; Dora Magana (Elberto), Mary Lou Basquez (Richard); Alicia Garcia (Luis), Rebecca Cockran (Bennie). Her sons; Joe Longoria (Josie), Steve Longoria (Linda), Ray Longoria (Dolores), Armando Longoria (Wilma), Rudy Longoria (Diane), Ruben Longoria (Marcia). Her sisters: Thomasa Avila, Nora Saenz. Her brothers, Frank Martinez, Pete Martinez. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday August 29, 2013 from 5 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Palmer Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Seguin. Final interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Seguin. Funeral arrangements are under the the direction of Palmer Mortuary in Seguin, Texas.

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August 28th, 2013

Kay Blumberg, age 79 of Seguin, passed away on August 27, 2013.  Kay was born in Guadalupe County, Texas to Otto Louis and Eleanora Kroesche Blumberg.  Per Kay’s wishes there will be no services and her cremated remains will be laid to rest by her parents at San Geronimo Cemetery at a later date.  Survivors include her dear friend, Lois Lovell and several cousins and dear friends.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the Otto and Eleanora Blumberg Scholarship Fund at Texas Lutheran University, TLU Development Office, 1000 West Court Street, Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.   
 
Jean Fay Zeeryp Blake, age 100 of Seguin formerly of Floresville, passed away on August 25, 2013. Graveside services and interment will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Floresville City Cemetery in Floresville, Texas with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.   Jean was born on February 13, 1913 in Yonkers, New York to James Leslie and Berta Clair Fay Zeeryp.  She attended Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas and Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.  She met the love of her life, John, on a blind date while visiting her aunt, Ethel Davis, in St. Louis, Missouri where he was attending medical school at Washington University.  They eloped on April 23, 1932 and were married for 62 years.  Jean spent most of her married life in Floresville, Texas where John practiced medicine for over 50 years.  They traveled extensively all over the United States, Canada, Alaska, and Mexico in their Air Stream trailer making many friends along the way.  Jean will be remembered as an avid golfer, tennis player, bird watcher, bridge player and good cook.  She was a charter member of the volunteers at Floresville Memorial Hospital.  Jean was also a member of the United Methodist Church.  After retirement they moved to Seguin to live on the “Chaparral Golf Course” where they played golf almost every day.  She is preceded in death by her husband, John, her grandson, Walter Blake Miller, and her parents.  Survivors include her daughter, Berta Jean Blake Pilgrim and husband Richard “Dick”; granddaughter, Cynthia Miller Brewer; great grandson, John Roger Brewer; niece, Mary Blake Gaddis (Ben) of Hilo, Hawaii; nephew, John Lamar of Floresville, Texas; loving and faithful caregivers, Nierma Rodriguez and Molly Hernandez.  Memorial contributions may be made to Guadalupe Regional Hospice, 1215 East Court, Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.   Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.           
 
Irvin R. Gerhart went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2013.

Irvin was born February 13, 1924 in Sellersville, PA. His parents were Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Gerhart. He is survived by his wife Gladys E. Gerhart, whom he was married to for 68 years and daughter, Ellen, who is married to Edward Oswald. Irvin and Gladys have three grandchildren, Michaelle Killingsworth, Kelly Logan and Vicky Biggs, five great grandchildren, Zachary Killingsworth, Andrew Killingsworth, Barbara Holbrook, Christine Fulton, Faith Biggs and one great great grandchild, Hailey Duncan. Brothers Bernard and Arthur, and sister Dorothy are deceased. Sisters Elizabeth, Fern and Mary are currently reside in the Philadelphia area. Irvin served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II and was employed for 40 years by William M. Wilson & Sons Company, a division of Gasboy, Inc. located in Lansdale, PA. After retirement, he worked part time at several nursing homes in Georgetown, TX and Tucson, AZ. Irvin enjoyed bird watching, listening to country western and christian music, and spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Living Waters Worship Center in Seguin, TX. A memorial service will be held at Palmer Mortuary Chapel on August 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM
 
Carol Douglas Patterson, of Seguin, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at the age of 69. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Eunice and Lee Mortuary. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Survivors include husband, Charles H. Smith; son, Parrish Douglas; daughters, Maggie Harris, Eugenia Douglas, Paula Patterson and Pamela Sanders; brothers, Hugh “Papa” Douglas, David Douglas and Henry Douglas and sisters, Angela Douglas, Elaine Douglas, Linda Williams and Martha Douglas.
 
Elvira G. Longoria 85 years went on to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday August 25, 2013 in Seguin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband; Alfredo Longoria Sr. and her son; Alfredo Longoria Jr. Survivors include her daughters; Dora Magana (Elberto), Mary Lou Basquez (Richard); Alicia Garcia (Luis), Rebecca Cockran (Bennie). Her sons; Joe Longoria (Josie), Steve Longoria (Linda), Ray Longoria (Dolores), Armando Longoria (Wilma), Rudy Longoria (Diane), Ruben Longoria (Marcia). Her sisters: Thomasa Avila, Nora Saenz. Her brothers, Frank Martinez, Pete Martinez. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday August 29, 2013 from 5 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Palmer Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Seguin. Final interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Seguin. Funeral arrangements are under the the direction of Palmer Mortuary in Seguin, Texas.

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August 27th, 2013

Dorothy Broz, of Seguin, passed away on Aug 21 at the age of 86. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Broz, Sr, her parents, and two brothers.  Dorothy is survived by her children; Helen Soefje (Warren), Jerry James Broz (Joyce), Carol McMain (Charlie), Cindy Elley (Roger), and Robert Broz (Peggy), 9 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 1 brother and 2 sisters.  A rosary will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Seguin on Tuesday, Aug 27, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a service at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Greg McMain, Shane McMain, Todd Broz, Matt Krauel, Charles Shaw, and James Williams.
 
Jean Fay Zeeryp Blake, age 100 of Seguin formerly of Floresville, passed away on August 25, 2013. Graveside services and interment will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Floresville City Cemetery in Floresville, Texas with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.   Jean was born on February 13, 1913 in Yonkers, New York to James Leslie and Berta Clair Fay Zeeryp.  She attended Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas and Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.  She met the love of her life, John, on a blind date while visiting her aunt, Ethel Davis, in St. Louis, Missouri where he was attending medical school at Washington University.  They eloped on April 23, 1932 and were married for 62 years.  Jean spent most of her married life in Floresville, Texas where John practiced medicine for over 50 years.  They traveled extensively all over the United States, Canada, Alaska, and Mexico in their Air Stream trailer making many friends along the way.  Jean will be remembered as an avid golfer, tennis player, bird watcher, bridge player and good cook.  She was a charter member of the volunteers at Floresville Memorial Hospital.  Jean was also a member of the United Methodist Church.  After retirement they moved to Seguin to live on the “Chaparral Golf Course” where they played golf almost every day.  She is preceded in death by her husband, John, her grandson, Walter Blake Miller, and her parents.  Survivors include her daughter, Berta Jean Blake Pilgrim and husband Richard “Dick”; granddaughter, Cynthia Miller Brewer; great grandson, John Roger Brewer; niece, Mary Blake Gaddis (Ben) of Hilo, Hawaii; nephew, John Lamar of Floresville, Texas; loving and faithful caregivers, Nierma Rodriguez and Molly Hernandez.  Memorial contributions may be made to Guadalupe Regional Hospice, 1215 East Court, Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.   Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.         
 
Irvin R. Gerhart went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2013. Irvin was born February 13, 1924 in Sellersville, PA. His parents were Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Gerhart. He is survived by his wife Gladys E. Gerhart, whom he was married to for 68 years and daughter, Ellen, who is married to Edward Oswald. Irvin and Gladys have three grandchildren, Michaelle Killingsworth, Kelly Logan and Vicky Biggs, five great grandchildren, Zachary Killingsworth, Andrew Killingsworth, Barbara Holbrook, Christine Fulton, Faith Biggs and one great great grandchild, Hailey Duncan. Brothers Bernard and Arthur, and sister Dorothy are deceased. Sisters Elizabeth, Fern and Mary are currently reside in the Philadelphia area.  Irvin served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II and was employed for 40 years by William M. Wilson & Sons Company, a division of Gasboy, Inc. located in Lansdale, PA. After retirement, he worked part time at several nursing homes in Georgetown, TX and Tucson, AZ.  Irvin enjoyed bird watching, listening to country western and christian music, and spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Living Waters Worship Center in Seguin, TX.  A memorial service will be held at Palmer Mortuary Chapel on August 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM. 

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August 26th, 2013

Irvin R. Gerhart went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2013. Irvin was born February 13, 1924 in Sellersville, PA. His parents were Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Gerhart. He is survived by his wife Gladys E. Gerhart, whom he was married to for 68 years and daughter, Ellen, who is married to Edward Oswald. Irvin and Gladys have three grandchildren, Michaelle Killingsworth, Kelly Logan and Vicky Biggs, five great grandchildren, Zachary Killingsworth, Andrew Killingsworth, Barbara Holbrook, Christine Fulton, Faith Biggs and one great great grandchild, Hailey Duncan. Brothers Bernard and Arthur, and sister Dorothy are deceased. Sisters Elizabeth, Fern and Mary are currently reside in the Philadelphia area. Irvin served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II and was employed for 40 years by William M. Wilson & Sons Company, a division of Gasboy, Inc. located in Lansdale, PA. After retirement, he worked part time at several nursing homes in Georgetown, TX and Tucson, AZ. Irvin enjoyed bird watching, listening to country western and christian music, and spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Living Waters Worship Center in Seguin, TX. A memorial service will be held at Palmer Mortuary Chapel on August 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM
 
Dorothy Broz, of Seguin, passed away on Aug 21 at the age of 86. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Broz, Sr, her parents, and two brothers.  Dorothy is survived by her children; Helen Soefje (Warren), Jerry James Broz (Joyce), Carol McMain (Charlie), Cindy Elley (Roger), and Robert Broz (Peggy), 9 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 1 brother and 2 sisters.  Visitation will be held Monday, Aug 26, at Goetz Funeral Home from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. to visit with family and friends. Rosary will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Seguin on Tuesday, Aug 27, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a service at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Greg McMain, Shane McMain, Todd Broz, Matt Krauel, Charles Shaw, and James Williams.
 
Mr. Vance Bernard Redix, Jr., 36 died August 18, 2013. The funeral service is scheduled on Monday, August 26th, 11:00 A.M. at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel in San Antonio. Interment will be at Ft. Sam Houston Cemetery.

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August 23rd, 2013

David Casas, age 47, passed away on August 21, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel on Friday, August 23, 2013 followed by the recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. with Deacon Nick Carrillo officiating.  A procession will depart Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel, Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. for the mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.  David was born on February 16, 1966 in Nixon, Texas to Pete and Gloria Casas.  Survivors include his son, Joe Ryan Casas; daughter, Crystal Casas; step-son, Jesse Ray Gomez, step-daughter, Christine Helfrich; parents, Pete and Gloria Casas; brothers, Lawrence Casas and wife Linda, Adam Casas and wife Tracy, Ricky Casas and partner Esther Salazar, and Rocky Casas and wife Leslie; sisters, Rachel Pineda and husband Robert and Teresa (Pinky) Raker and husband Tony; numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Serving as pallbearers will be David Franks, Travis Engelke, Ernest Hernandez, Roland Martinez, Chris Macias, Rick Longoria, Tony Martinez and Gilbert Grimm.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.  

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August 21st, 2013

Maria Flores Arriola, age 61 of Seguin, passed away on August 18, 2013.  Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Juan Flores and Rev. Pete Saenz officiating.  Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery. Maria was born on October 13, 1951 in Geronimo Texas to Roberto and Guadalupe Saenz Flores.  Maria will be remembered as a longtime employee of Motorola Inc., having retired in 1999.  She is preceded in death by her father, 3 brothers, Roberto, Jr., Fermin and Antonio Flores and nephew, John Henry Flores.  Survivors include her loving husband of 45 years, Valentin Arriola, Jr.; sons, Valentin Arriola, III, Theodoro Arriola, Sr. and Edward Arriola and wife Rose Anna; mother, Guadalupe S. Flores; siblings, Margaret Gonzales and husband Johnny, Juan Flores and wife Isabel, Ricardo Flores and wife Eugenia, Armando Flores and wife Simona, Oralia Barrientez and husband Frank and Frank Flores; sisters-in-law, Margarita Flores, Maria Martinez and husband Joe, Christina Olvera and Linda Cervantes and husband Lorenzo; grandchildren, Desiree, D’Anna, Teddy, Jr., Jasmine, Chelsey, Morgan, Dylan, Evangeline and Vivianna; great-grandchildren, Ezekial and Eleiah; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Serving as pallbearers will be Rosendo Flores, Lorenzo Cervantes, Frank Barrientez, Sammy Olvera, Jr. Alphonso Flores and Mike Ramos. Honorary pallbearers will be Teddy Arriola, Jr. and Rayden Flores.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Amelia Mendoza Polanco passed peacefully from this life the morning of August 11, 2013. She was surrounded by her loving family. Amelia M. Polanco was born July 8 1934 in New Berlin, Texas to Dario and Maria Mendoza, being one of seven children. Amelia M. Polanco is survived by her sons, Geronimo Polanco Jr. and Adam D. Polanco, her daughters Maria P. Hernandez, Cruz Polanco and JoAnn Polanco-Collins. She is also survived by a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a large number of friends.
 
Lyndon George Hansmann was born May 22, 1961 in San Antonio, Texas and passed away August 12, 2013 in Waco, Texas. He was known to the Waco community as George, prior to being a resident of Waco he attended and lived at the Mexia State School in Mexia, Texas. Lyndon worked for the H.E.B. grocery company for more than 10 years. While living in Waco he met the love of his life Debbie Morrison, they were together for more than 15 years. Lyndon and Debbie had many things in common and shared a multitude of happiness and joy together. Lyndon was a big Elvis Presley fan, adored country music particularly George Straight and George Jones and loved WWF. He and Debbie would faithfully watch wrestling on television and enjoy going to wrestling events. He had several pets including parakeets, a rabbit and a guinea pig. He was born to SSG Monroe Walter Hansmann-U.S. Army of New Braunfels and Mildred Marie Hansmann (Schmidt) of Seguin, Texas now deceased. He is survived by his brothers; Thomas Hansmann (wife) Barbara of La Vernia, Tx., James Hansmann (wife) Kristen of Garden Ridge, Tx., Ray Hansmann (wife) Nell of Seguin, Tx., Robert Hansmann of New Braunfels,Tx., and sister Shawn Jones of Spokane, Wa. He is preceded by his brother Roger W. Hansmann of San Antonio, Tx., and Donald Lee Hansmann of Southerland Springs, Tx. In addition he has two Aunts that are residents of Seguin, Tx. Viola Gutthard, Lou Audrey Ramzinfki and an Uncle John Henry Schmidt also of Seguin, Tx. As well as many, many nephews and nieces. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11:00 am, at the Austin Avenue Methodist Church 1300 Austin Avenue, Waco, TX. In Hartsfield Memorial Chapel. A Chapel Service at 9:30 am on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Interment to follow to Fort Sam Houston Cemetery at 11:00 am. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155. (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.

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August 20th, 2013

Maria Flores Arriola, age 61 of Seguin, passed away on August 18, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 beginning at 5 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel.  Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Juan Flores and Rev. Pete Saenz officiating.  Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery. Maria was born on October 13, 1951 in Geronimo Texas to Roberto and Guadalupe Saenz Flores.  Maria will be remembered as a longtime employee of Motorola Inc., having retired in 1999.  She is preceded in death by her father, 3 brothers, Roberto, Jr., Fermin and Antonio Flores and nephew, John Henry Flores.  Survivors include her loving husband of 45 years, Valentin Arriola, Jr.; sons, Valentin Arriola, III, Theodoro Arriola, Sr. and Edward Arriola and wife Rose Anna; mother, Guadalupe S. Flores; siblings, Margaret Gonzales and husband Johnny, Juan Flores and wife Isabel, Ricardo Flores and wife Eugenia, Armando Flores and wife Simona, Oralia Barrientez and husband Frank and Frank Flores; sisters-in-law, Margarita Flores, Maria Martinez and husband Joe, Christina Olvera and Linda Cervantes and husband Lorenzo; grandchildren, Desiree, D’Anna, Teddy, Jr., Jasmine, Chelsey, Morgan, Dylan, Evangeline and Vivianna; great-grandchildren, Ezekial and Eleiah; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Serving as pallbearers will be Rosendo Flores, Lorenzo Cervantes, Frank Barrientez, Sammy Olvera, Jr. Alphonso Flores and Mike Ramos. Honorary pallbearers will be Teddy Arriola, Jr. and Rayden Flores.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Lyndon George Hansmann was born May 22, 1961 in San Antonio, Texas and passed away August 12, 2013 in Waco, Texas. He was known to the Waco community as George, prior to being a resident of Waco he attended and lived at the Mexia State School in Mexia, Texas. Lyndon worked for the H.E.B. grocery company for more than 10 years. While living in Waco he met the love of his life Debbie Morrison, they were together for more than 15 years. Lyndon and Debbie had many things in common and shared a multitude of happiness and joy together. Lyndon was a big Elvis Presley fan, adored country music particularly George Straight and George Jones and loved WWF. He and Debbie would faithfully watch wrestling on television and enjoy going to wrestling events. He had several pets including parakeets, a rabbit and a guinea pig. He was born to SSG Monroe Walter Hansmann-U.S. Army of New Braunfels and Mildred Marie Hansmann (Schmidt) of Seguin, Texas now deceased. He is survived by his brothers; Thomas Hansmann (wife) Barbara of La Vernia, Tx., James Hansmann (wife) Kristen of Garden Ridge, Tx., Ray Hansmann (wife) Nell of Seguin, Tx., Robert Hansmann of New Braunfels,Tx., and sister Shawn Jones of Spokane, Wa. He is preceded by his brother Roger W. Hansmann of San Antonio, Tx., and Donald Lee Hansmann of Southerland Springs, Tx. In addition he has two Aunts that are residents of Seguin, Tx. Viola Gutthard, Lou Audrey Ramzinfki and an Uncle John Henry Schmidt also of Seguin, Tx. As well as many, many nephews and nieces. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11:00 am, at the Austin Avenue Methodist Church 1300 Austin Avenue, Waco, TX. In Hartsfield Memorial Chapel. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013; 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Palmer mortuary Chapel. A Chapel Service at 9:30 am on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Interment to follow to Fort Sam Houston Cemetery at 11:00 am. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155. (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.

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August 19th, 2013

Lyndon George Hansmann died recently at the age of 52.  Visitation runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Palmer Mortuary.  The funeral, for Lyndon George Hansmann, is set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Palmer Mortuary Chapel.  Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.  A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Austin Avenue Methodist Church in Waco.  Survivors include brothers, Thomas Hansmann, James Hansmann, Ray Hansmann, and Robert Hansmann; and sister, Shawn Jones. 

Maria Flores Arriola, of Seguin, died Sunday at the age of 61.  Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Valentin Arriola, Jr.; sons, Valentin Arriola, III, Theodoro Arriola, Sr. and Edward Arriola; mother, Guadalupe S. Flores; and siblings, Margaret Gonzales, Juan Flores, Ricardo Flores, Armando Flores, Oralia Barrientez, and Frank Flores.

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August 16th, 2013

Tomas “Tommy” DeLeon was born May 8, 1959 and went on to be with the Lord on August 13, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father Francisco DeLeon, sisters Gloria Garcia and Micky Carrillo. He is survived by his special friend Esmeralda Rodriguez, his mother Adelina DeLeon, his daughter Jessica DeLeon, his son Thomas Steven DeLeon (Rita), step-sons John Rodriguez(Miriam) and Louis Rodriguez (Jennifer), his sisters Rosa Villa, Maria Hernandez, Frances DeLeon, Janie Carrillo (Miguel), Yolanda Rodriguez (Joe) and Gracie Herrera (Adam), His brothers, Frank Lopez (Soyla), Joe DeLeon (Diana) and Roy DeLeon, 4 grandchildren and 7 step-grandchildren. Church Services will be held Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Seguin, Texas 78155. Pallbearers will be Michael Villa, Louis Rodriguez, Ben Carrillo, Mundo Acuna, Miguel Carrillo and Frank Lopez. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155. (830) 379-9430. We invite you to sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.
 
 
Frederick “Fred” Louis Eilert, 85, of La Grange, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Fred was born in Hallettsville, Texas on June 1, 1928, the son of the late Earnest A. and Hilda (Klare) Eilert. Fred served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952. He was employed as an Engineering Technician with the Texas Highway Dept. and retired after 35 years of service. He was a past commander and sergeant of VFW Post 5254, chaplain for the American Legion #102, president of the La Grange Little League, chairman of the Cub Scouts, secretary of the Lutheran Men in Mission at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, member of the Lions Club, Fayette Memorial and St. Mark’s hospital auxiliary. Fred was an avid sportman who enjoyed bird hunting, upland game hunting, fresh water fishing and camping. He was a devout Leopards’ sports fan.  He is survived by four sons: Kenneth “Ken” Eilert and wife, Karen, of Sequin; John Eilert and wife, Barbara; George Eilert and wife, Irma; Glenn Eilert and wife, Tammy all of La Grange; two stepsons: Arthur Schmidt and wife, Beverly; Joseph Schmidt and wife, Dawn all of Patchogu, N.Y.; five grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; and several step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Annette (Albrecht) Eilert; and second wife, Betty (Gorman) Schmidt Eilert. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 427 W. Washington St., La Grange, Texas at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013. Burial will follow at La Grange City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 567, La Grange, Texas 78945, Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter, 240 Svoboda Lane, La Grange, Tx 78945 or to the La Grange Volunteer Fire Dept., 244 N. Franklin, La Grange, Tx. 78945. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home 208 W. Pearl, La Grange, Texas. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerls.com
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Consuelo Belmarez Salinas of Seguin, Tx passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the age of 93. She was born to David Belmarez and Juliana Flores on February 14, 1920. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe Salinas Sr., and son, Joe Salinas, Jr.  She is survived by her children, Pauline and Dave Smith, Silvia and Rudy Serna, Tony Salinas and Matilda Arango, Yolanda and Isabail Rivera, Julia and Kenneth Butler, David Salinas and Louie and Kathy Salinas, 18 Grandchildren, 27 Great-grandchildren, 1 Great-great-grandchild  and her sisters Aurora Walker from Houston and Josefina Saucedo from Phoenix, AZ. Consuelo was an excellent tamale maker and avid BINGO player. She enjoyed attending dancing; especially to her favorite band, Tierra Tejana. She was also an avid Dallas Cowboys and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) fan. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 9:00 a. m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will be at 10:45 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Tx. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society: c/o Jeanette Siltmann 196 Townesend Lane, Seguin, Tx 78155.Please visit www.goetz.funeral.com <http://www.goetz.funeral.com/> to sign the guestbook.
Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

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August 15th, 2013

Frederick “Fred” Louis Eilert, 85, of La Grange, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Fred was born in Hallettsville, Texas on June 1, 1928, the son of the late Earnest A. and Hilda (Klare) Eilert. Fred served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952. He was employed as an Engineering Technician with the Texas Highway Dept. and retired after 35 years of service. He was a past commander and sergeant of VFW Post 5254, chaplain for the American Legion #102, president of the La Grange Little League, chairman of the Cub Scouts, secretary of the Lutheran Men in Mission at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, member of the Lions Club, Fayette Memorial and St. Mark’s hospital auxiliary. Fred was an avid sportman who enjoyed bird hunting, upland game hunting, fresh water fishing and camping. He was a devout Leopards’ sports fan. He is survived by four sons: Kenneth “Ken” Eilert and wife, Karen, of Sequin; John Eilert and wife, Barbara; George Eilert and wife, Irma; Glenn Eilert and wife, Tammy all of La Grange; two stepsons: Arthur Schmidt and wife, Beverly; Joseph Schmidt and wife, Dawn all of Patchogu, N.Y.; five grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; and several step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Annette (Albrecht) Eilert; and second wife, Betty (Gorman) Schmidt Eilert. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 427 W. Washington St., La Grange, Texas at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013. Burial will follow at La Grange City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 567, La Grange, Texas 78945, Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter, 240 Svoboda Lane, La Grange, Tx 78945 or to the La Grange Volunteer Fire Dept., 244 N. Franklin, La Grange, Tx. 78945 Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home 208 W. Pearl, La Grange, Texas. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerls.com.

Consuelo Belmarez Salinas of Seguin, Tx passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the age of 93. She was born to David Belmarez and Juliana Flores on February 14, 1920. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe Salinas Sr., and son, Joe Salinas Jr.
She is survived by her children, Pauline and Dave Smith, Silvia and Rudy Serna, Tony Salinas and Matilda Arango, Yolanda and Isabail Rivera, Julia and Kenneth Butler, David Salinas and Louie and Kathy Salinas, 18 Grandchildren, 27 Great-grandchildren and 1 Great-great-grandchild. Consuelo was an excellent tamale maker and avid BINGO player. She enjoyed attending dancing; especially to her favorite band, Tierra Tejana. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 9:00 a. m. to 9:00 p. m., with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p. m. at Goetz Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 9:00 a. m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will be at 10:45 a. m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Tx. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society: c/o Jeanette Siltmann 196 Townesend Lane, Seguin, Tx 78155.

Tomas “Tommy” DeLeon was born May 8, 1959 and went on to be with the Lord on August 13, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father Francisco DeLeon, sisters Gloria Garcia and Micky Carrillo. He is survived by his special friend Esmeralda Rodriguez, his mother Adelina DeLeon, his daughter Jessica DeLeon, his son Thomas Steven DeLeon (Rita), step-sons John Rodriguez(Miriam) and Louis Rodriguez (Jennifer), his sisters Rosa Villa, Maria Hernandez, Frances DeLeon, Janie Carrillo (Miguel), Yolanda Rodriguez (Joe) and Gracie Herrera (Adam), His brothers, Frank Lopez (Soyla), Joe DeLeon (Diana) and Roy DeLeon, 4 grandchildren and 7 step-grandchildren. A visitation will be held Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM with a Rosary at 6:00 pm at Palmer Mortuary Chapel. Church Services will be held Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Seguin, Texas 78155. Pallbearers will be Michael Villa, Louis Rodriguez, Ben Carrillo, Mundo Acuna, Miguel Carrillo and Frank Lopez. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155. (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign our guest book at  www.palmermortuary.com.

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August 14th, 2013

Tomas “Tommy” DeLeon was born May 8, 1959 and went on to be with the Lord on August 13, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father Francisco DeLeon, sisters Gloria Garcia and Micky Carrillo. He is survived by his special friend Esmeralda Rodriguez, his mother Adelina DeLeon, his daughter Jessica DeLeon, his son Thomas Steven DeLeon (Rita), step-sons John Rodriguez(Miriam) and Louis Rodriguez (Jennifer), his sisters Rosa Villa, Maria Hernandez, Frances DeLeon, Janie Carrillo (Miguel), Yolanda Rodriguez (Joe) and Gracie Herrera (Adam), His brothers, Frank Lopez (Soyla), Joe DeLeon (Diana) and Roy DeLeon, 4 grandchildren and 7 step-grandchildren. A visitation will be held Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Palmer Mortuary Chapel. Church Services will be held Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Seguin, Texas 78155. Pallbearers will be Michael Villa, Louis Rodriguez, Ben Carrillo, Mundo Acuna, Miguel Carrillo and Frank Lopez. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155. (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com
 
Consuelo Belmarez Salinas of Seguin, Tx passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the age of 93. She was born to David Belmarez and Juliana Flores on February 14, 1920. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe Salinas Sr., and son, Joe Salinas Jr.
She is survived by her children, Pauline and Dave Smith, Silvia and Rudy Serna, Tony Salinas and Matilda Arango, Yolanda and Isabail Rivera, Julia and Kenneth Butler, David Salinas and Louie and Kathy Salinas, 18 Grandchildren, 27 Great-grandchildren and 1 Great-great-grandchild. Consuelo was an excellent tamale maker and avid BINGO player. She enjoyed attending dancing; especially to her favorite band, Tierra Tejana. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 9:00 a. m. to 9:00 p. m., with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p. m. at Goetz Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 9:00 a. m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will be at 10:45 a. m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Tx. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society: c/o Jeanette Siltmann 196 Townesend Lane, Seguin, Tx 78155.

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August 12th, 2013

Paul C. Mendez, age 75, of Seguin, entered into eternal peace Thursday, August 8, 2013. He was born in Martindale, Tx and grew up in San Marcos. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Adelaida Mendez; brothers, Frank and Jesse Mendez; sisters, Isabel Mejia, Carmen Garibay and Connie Hernandez. He is survived by his wife of many years, Mary Ellen Mendez; daughters, Sonia Mendez and Rebecca (David) Aguilar; brothers, Raymond (Belia), Pete (Alice), Joe (Dora) and Blas (Lupe) Mendez; sisters, Terry (Dan) Cruz, Janie Alvarez, and Mary Ann (Robert) Gonzales; Grandchildren, Raquel, Jacob, Andriana, Jessica, Michael and Ashlie Aguilar; 4 Great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Paul was employed in the maintenance department at Texas Lutheran University and at Prairie Lea I. S. D. He retired in 2012 from the Guadalupe County Juvenile Detention Center. Visitation will begin on Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 5:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p. m. at Goetz Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 10:00 a. m. Interment is to follow going in procession to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Cemetery. The family asks that any memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society: P. O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, Ok 73123 or O. L. G. Catholic Church: 409 W. Krezdorn Street Seguin, Tx 78155.

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August 7th, 2013

Paul E. Wilke, Jr. age 76 of Kingsbury, passed away on August 6, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Evangelists’ Lutheran Church in Kingsbury from 5 to 7 p.m.  Paul will also lie in state at Evangelists’ Lutheran Church in Kingsbury, Friday, August 9, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Funeral services will begin at the Church at 3 p.m. with Rev. Duane Bamsch officiating. (There will be additional seating with sound in the new fellowship hall.)  Interment will follow at the Kingsbury Cemetery.  Paul was born in Kingsbury on September 1, 1936 to Paul A. Wilke and Elizabeth Wilde Wilke Habermann.  Paul began ranching in Kingsbury at the age of 15.  He lived in Kingsbury his entire life working hard alongside his son T. J. at the Wilke Cattle Company.  Paul spent most of his life farming and ranching and had many, many friends in the Cattle business.  Many good times were celebrated with family and friends at the ranch.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Paula Grimm and her husband George, brother, Raymond Wahl and his wife Jo and his nephew Brian Wayne Wilke.  Survivors include his children, Ann Wilke Henderson, T. J. Wilke and wife Charmaine and  Audra Schulz and  husband Shane; siblings, Lawrence Wahl, Katherine Lewis and husband John, Herman “Bub” Wilke and William Wilke and wife Carol; grandchildren, Joey Wilke and wife Rebekah, Travis Jacob Wilke and wife Laura, Megan Henderson Pierson and husband Michael, Nathan Henderson, Marshal Wilke, Bridget Henderson and James Wilke “Wil” Schulz; great-grandchild, Scarlett Wilke; bookkeeper and faithful friend, Karen Stautzenberger; special friend, Jackie Mueller; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be Joey Wilke, Travis Wilke, Nathan Henderson, Marshall Wilke, Wil Schulz, Ricky Abrameit, Johnny Abrameit, John Wilke, Jay Wilke, Justin Wilke, Eddie Wahl and George Grimm.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Paul’s cattle buying friends.  Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelists’ Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 176, Kingsbury, Texas, 78638 or to the American Lung Association, 8207 Callaghan Road, Suite 140, San Antonio, Texas, 78230 or www.lungusa.org.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912. 

 

 
Bettie Lou Krahn was born February 1, 1947 and went to be with our Father on August 5, 2013 in Seguin, Texas.
She is preceded in death by her sister Hazel Vinyard, brother David Vinyard and grandson Blake Alvey.
She is survived by her husband Albert Otto Krahn Jr., sons Steven Ray Krahn Sr. and John Albert Krahn, Sisters Susie Graham and Lillie Krahn, brothers Wilton Vinyard, Robert Vinyard, Johnny Vinyard, Milton Vinyard and Danny Vinyard, grandchildren Amanda Ray Krahn, Samantha Morgan Krahn, Steven Ray Krahn Jr. and Ryne Nicole Krahn, great-grandchild  Jarren A.J. Culpepper. A Chapel Service  will be held Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 10:00 am at Palmer Mortuary. Interment to follow to Elm Creek Methodist Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155. (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.
 
 
Guadalupe Magana Robles of Seguin passed away on August 6, 2013 at the age of 79.  She was born in Seguin on April 8, 1934 to Sabino and Josefina Magana.
Guadalupe was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Her family was her joy. 
Guadalupe was a devoted member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  She was a member of the Grupo de Oracion, the Guadalupana’s, and the Cursillista’s. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Alberto Robles, Sisters Angelita Soto, Pauline Martinez, Lydia Perez, Josefina Loera Hernandez, Andrea Garcia, Brothers Fidel Magana, Alberto Magana, and Jose Alvarez.
Survivors include daughters Sylvia Garcia and husband Ernesto Garcia, Janie Soria and significant other (Jose Gonzalez), Lisa Castillo and husband Gilbert Castillo.  Sons Armando Robles and wife Lora Robles, David Robles and wife Virgina Robles  Juan (Waters) Robles and Roy Robles, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and sister Juana Moreno. Also numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Thursday August 8, 2013 from 5pm – 7pm with a Rosary starting at 7:30 pm, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  A funeral mass will be held Friday August 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  Interment to follow at San Geronimo Cemetery.
Pallbearers Orlando Noel Castillo, Jacob Ryan Castillo, Jeremy David Garza, Justin Anthony Sanchez, Ernesto Garcia, Jose Gonzales, Jerry Magana, Monie Zambrano.
Honorary Pallbearers Dustin Ryan Robles, Joseph Randall Robles, Gilbert Sanchez Jr., Gabriel Sanchez.
Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary 1116 N Austin, Seguin, Texas 78155. 830-379-9430.   We invite you to sign our guestbook at www.palmermortuary.com. 
 

Lavern E. Taft age 83 of New Braunfels, formerly of Seguin, passed away on August 6, 2013.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years Sue E. Taft; his son, Kevin Taft and wife Katherine; five grandchildren; brother, Joe Taft and wife Frances; nieces, nephews and other family members.  He is preceded in death by his daughters Tamera Taft and Kimberly Stange, his parents and four brothers.  A former San Antonio policeman, he also retired from Guadalupe County Sheriff’s department.  A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  Private interment will be held in San Geronimo Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 611 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, Texas 78130.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.      

 

Margie “Madge” Lopez Espinosa, age 85 of Seguin, passed away on August 6, 2013.  Visitation will begin on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. followed by the recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel.  A procession will depart Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for the the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.  Graveside services and interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Stockdale.  Margie was born on March 7, 1928 in Floresville, Texas to Gabriel and Maria Munoz Trevino.  She is preceded in death by her husbands, Francisco Lopez and Frank Espinosa, her sons, Larry and Leonard Lopez and six brothers and two sisters.  Survivors include her loving children, Edward Lopez (Mary Jane), Grace Gusman (Roland), Gilbert Lopez, Jo Ann Medina (Robert), Mary Herrera (Tony), Frank Lopez (Nelda), Yvonne Garcia (Luis Gonzales), Adam Lopez (Paula), and Hector Lopez (Shalyn); daughter-in-law, Anita Lopez; sister, Dora Garza; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

 

Virginia Smith Montgomery, of Seguin, died Friday at the age of 73.  Visitation runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crenshaw Funeral Home.  The funeral, for Virginia Smith Montgomery, is set for 11 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church.  Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Sharon Collins Johnson and Pamela Collins Stovall.

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August 7th, 2013

Virginia Smith Montgomery, of Seguin, died Friday at the age of 73. Visitation runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crenshaw Funeral Home. The funeral, for Virginia Smith Montgomery, is set for 11 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Sharon Collins Johnson and Pamela Collins Stovall.

Paul Wilke, Jr. age 76 of Kingsbury, passed away on August 6, 2013.  Arrangements are pending.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912. 
 
Lavern E. Taft age 83 of New Braunfels, formerly of Seguin, passed away on August 6, 2013.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years Sue E. Taft; his son, Kevin Taft and wife Katherine; five grandchildren; brother, Joe Taft and wife Frances; nieces, nephews and other family members.  He is preceded in death by his daughters Tamera Taft and Kimberly Stange, his parents and four brothers.  A former San Antonio policeman, he also retired from Guadalupe County Sheriff’s department.  A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  Private interment will be held in San Geronimo Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 611 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, Texas 78130.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.      
 
Margie “Madge” Lopez Espinosa, age 85 of Seguin, passed away on August 6, 2013.  Visitation will begin on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. followed by the recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel.  A procession will depart Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for the the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.  Graveside services and interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Stockdale.  Margie was born on March 7, 1928 in Floresville, Texas to Gabriel and Maria Munoz Trevino.  She is preceded in death by her husbands, Francisco Lopez and Frank Espinosa, her sons, Larry and Leonard Lopez and six brothers and two sisters.  Survivors include her loving children, Edward Lopez (Mary Jane), Grace Gusman (Roland), Gilbert Lopez, Jo Ann Medina (Robert), Mary Herrera (Tony), Frank Lopez (Nelda), Yvonne Garcia (Luis Gonzales), Adam Lopez (Paula), and Hector Lopez (Shalyn); daughter-in-law, Anita Lopez; sister, Dora Garza; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Maria Louisa Garcia, age 61 of Seguin, passed away on August 3, 2013. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastoral assistant Arturo Palomarez and Lay minister Tina Luna officiating. Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery. Maria was born November 1, 1951 in La Mesa, Texas to Jose and Eloisa Bencomo. She was a health care provider who loved taking care of others. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, shopping, dancing and she found comfort in cooking for her children. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Eloisa Bencomo, sister, Elidia Pena and brothers, Jose Marez, Melquiades Marez, Felipe Marez and Aurelio Marez. She is survived by her husband, Enrique Garcia, Sr; children, Victoria Burrell, Monica Machado and fiancé Gilbert Resendez, Jr., Enrique Garcia, Jr and fiancée Frances Garcia, Joshua Garcia and fiancée Elizabeth Tijerina, Sonia Garza and husband Jacob; 20 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Frances Urquiza and husband Moses and Guadalupe Polanco and numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as pall bearers will be Joshua Garcia, Rene Pena, Daniel Pena, Jr., Andrew Belmarez, Ernest Urquiza, Brandon Garza, Jacob Garza and Gregory Machado, Jr. Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, 8109 Fredericksburg Rd, 3rd floor, San Antonio, TX 78229 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townessend Rd, Seguin, TX 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

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August 6th, 2013

Mercedes Franco De Hernandez was born September 24, 1938 and passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the age of 74. She was preceded in death by her husband Federico Hernandez. She is survived by daughter Minerva Hernandez; sons Ruben Hernandez, Arnoldo Hernandez, Federico Hernandez; sisters Clarita Rodriguez, Margarita Saldana, Josefa Franco; brother Jesus Franco; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Mass to take place on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment at Garza Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, (830)379-9430. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.
 
Maria Louisa Garcia, age 61 of Seguin, passed away on August 3, 2013. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastoral assistant Arturo Palomarez and Lay minister Tina Luna officiating. Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery. Maria was born November 1, 1951 in La Mesa, Texas to Jose and Eloisa Bencomo. She was a health care provider who loved taking care of others. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, shopping, dancing and she found comfort in cooking for her children. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Eloisa Bencomo, sister, Elidia Pena and brothers, Jose Marez, Melquiades Marez, Felipe Marez and Aurelio Marez. She is survived by her husband, Enrique Garcia, Sr; children, Victoria Burrell, Monica Machado and fiancé Gilbert Resendez, Jr., Enrique Garcia, Jr and fiancée Frances Garcia, Joshua Garcia and fiancée Elizabeth Tijerina, Sonia Garza and husband Jacob; 20 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Frances Urquiza and husband Moses and Guadalupe Polanco and numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as pall bearers will be Joshua Garcia, Rene Pena, Daniel Pena, Jr., Andrew Belmarez, Ernest Urquiza, Brandon Garza, Jacob Garza and Gregory Machado, Jr. Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, 8109 Fredericksburg Rd, 3rd floor, San Antonio, TX 78229 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townessend Rd, Seguin, TX 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.  

Felimon Moreno Sr. of Seguin passed away on August 2, 2013 at the age of 86 at home surrounded by his family after battling with illness. He was born in Seguin on March 2, 1927 to Feliciano and Jovita Moreno. Felimon was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was very passionate about doing yard work and landscaping, this was his everyday life and he will be greatly missed. He was a very hardworking man who provided for his family. Felimon was a devoted member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and his family and grandchildren were his life. Survivors include his significant other, Mary Moreno; sons, Alfredo Moreno and wife Emma, Feliciano Moreno and significant other Wanda Rosales and Elias Moreno; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death  by his parents; sons Felimon Moreno, Jr., Peter Moreno and grandchildren Crystal Lynn and Alfredo Moreno Jr. Visitation will continue Tuesday until a 9:30 departure for 10 a.m Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with interment to follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book. The service is under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home.

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August 5th, 2013

Felimon Moreno Sr. of Seguin passed away on August 2, 2013 at the age of 86 at home surrounded by his family after battling with illness. He was born in Seguin on March 2, 1927 to Feliciano and Jovita Moreno. Felimon was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was very passionate about doing yard work and landscaping, this was his everyday life and he will be greatly missed. He was a very hardworking man who provided for his family. Felimon was a devoted member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and his family and grandchildren were his life. Survivors include his significant other, Mary Moreno; sons, Alfredo Moreno and wife Emma, Feliciano Moreno and significant other Wanda Rosales and Elias Moreno; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death  by his parents; sons Felimon Moreno, Jr., Peter Moreno and grandchildren Crystal Lynn and Alfredo Moreno Jr. A visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Monday August 5th fro 2-9 with the Rosary recited at 7p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday until a 9:30 departure for 10 a.m Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with interment to follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.
 
Maria Valdez Garza, age 79, of Seguin, was born on March 27, 1934 and went on to be with our Lord on August 02, 2013. Maria was a beloved Mother, Grandmother & Great-grandmother. Maria was a hardworking mother and devoted follower of God. She is preceded in death by her husband Manuel Garza, Sr.; parents, Luz Valdez and Luis Valdez Sr.; brother, Ruben Valdez; sisters, Sofia Camareno and Ofelia Martinez. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Aguirre and husband Ricky; sons, Roy Garza, Henry Garza, Manuel Garza, Jr. and Jimmy Garza and wife Stella; sisters, Hortencia Balandian of California, Rosa V. Vargas of New Braunfels, TX and  Engracia V. Rodriguez and husband Pasqual of New Braunfels, Tx; brothers, Luis Valdez, Jr. and wife Francisca, Guadalupe Juan Valdez and wife Lupe, Rojelio Valdez all of New Braunfels, Tx and Arturo Valdez of California; also numerous  grandchildren ,great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be James Garza, Noel Garza, Martin Moreno, Jr., Henry Garza, Estavan Garza, Cody Glenewinkel, Chris Valdez, Joseph Rodrigues and Gilbert Rodrigues. A procession will depart Palmer Mortuary Chapel on Monday, August 05, 2013 at 9:30a.m. for the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. 
 
Virgil Bouldin, Jr., of Seguin, died Tuesday at the age of 40. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Monday at the Refuge III Church of Our Lord on Elm Creek Road. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.  The service is under the direction of Eunice and Lee Mortuary.  Survivors include Parents, Katie Patterson and Virgil Bouldin, Sr.; brothers, Anthony, Antjuan, Andrick, Adrain, and Avery Bouldin; sisters, Alexa, Nickole, and Kirsten Bouldin; daughters, Deseree and Symone Bouldin; and son, Jonathan Bouldin.

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August 1st, 2013

Raymond Otto Jubela, age 63 of Canyon Lake, passed away July 31, 2013.  Graveside services and interment will be held Friday, August 2, 2013 at 10:00am in the Fentress Community Cemetery with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating. Raymond was born January 3, 1950 in Seguin, Texas to Raymond William Jubela and Ada Marie Davenport. Raymond served his country in the United States Army and United States Air Force. He had a great love for his family, children and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Rose “Biddie” Collins Jubela; his Father and Mother; nephew Jesse Collins and brother-in-law Johnny Young. Survivors include his son, Trae Jubela and fiancé Rachel; daughter, Traci Cole and husband James Lynn Cole, Jr. “Lynne”;  grandsons, Niccolas Chudej and Collin Chudej; brothers James “Sonny” Jubela and wife Beverly, Joe Jubela and wife Marie; sisters Jimmie Faye Young and Paulette Jubela; brother-in-law John Gary Collins and wife Linda; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and a host of friends. Memorial contributions may be made to a military charity of choice.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Long time Seguin resident and business woman Tommie Murillo passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the age of 93. A Rosary will be recited Thursday August 1, 2013 at 9:30 am with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10 am at St James Catholic Church. Interment will follow at 1 pm at St James Catholic Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Stegall and her husband Stewart Edgington; her son, Mike Murillo and Mimi Weintraub; grandsons, Denton Paul Murillo and Nolan Thomas Murillo; special nephew Robert (Bob) Garcia and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Tommie was a leader in breaking through social and economic barriers for Hispanics in Seguin when she opened her own beauty shop that served all elements of society. Her husband, Dan Murillo, joined her when he decided to also pursue a beautician career after military service in WWII. In lieu of flowers you may honor Ms. Murillo by offering a tribute to the Austin Humane Society at www.austinhumanesociety.org, or the Guadalupe County Humane Society at www.gchshumane.com.
Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.
 
Linda Darlene Gregory was born May 8, 1943 in Weslaco, Texas and went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2013 in Seguin, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband Billy Gregory, parents Lester and Treva Bell, her sister Lynette Leskovac. She is survived by her sisters Joyce Higdon, Judy Clark, Kathy Plunkett and Gayla Suddarth, her brother William D. Bell and her grandchildren Jaida, Ava, Donovan, Sarya, Tiana, Robbie, Allen, Julie, Dustin and Darryl. Linda had no children but had numerous nieces and nephews that she called her own. A visitation will be held Saturday, August 3,2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm with a Memorial Service at 3:00 pm at Palmer mortuary Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155. (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.
 
Ruby Lee Harris Bonds, formerly of Guadalupe County, died Monday at the age of 92. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Crenshaw Funeral Home. The body will lie in state from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley Harper United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Garcia-Harris Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Dorothy Nell Lee, Bertha Jean Miller and Sharon K. Evans; sons, Woody H. Bonds, Freddie M. Bonds Jr. and Larry Bonds and brothers, George Washington Harris, Arland Bell Harris and James Albert Harris.
 
Virgil Bouldin, Jr. of Seguin, died Tuesday at the age of 40. Arrangements are pending at Eunice and Lee Mortuary. Survivors include Parents, Katie Patterson and Virgil Bouldin, Sr.; brothers, Anthony, Antjuan, Andrick, Adrain, Avery Bouldin; sisters, Alexa, Nickole, and Kirsten Bouldin; daughters, Deseree and Symone Bouldin and son, Jonathan Bouldin.

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July 30th, 2013

Tommie Murillo, of Seguin, died Sunday at the age of 93. A rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church. The funeral will follow at 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. in the St. James Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Austin or Guadalupe County's Humane Society. The service is under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home.           Survivors include daughter, Kathleen Stegall and son, Mike Murillo. -68-

 

Linda Darlene Gregory died Friday. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Palmer Mortuary. Survivors include sisters, Joyce Higdon, Judy Clark, Kathy Plunkett and Gayla Suddarth and brother, William D. Bell. -68-

    

Mabel E. "Grandma" Alves, of New Braunfels, died Thursday at the age of 89. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. today at Zoeller Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the New Braunfels Evening Lions Club.

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July 29th, 2013

Mabel E. "Grandma" Alves, of New Braunfels, died Thursday at the age of 89. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zoeller Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the New Braunfels Evening Lions Club.

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July 24th, 2013

Elwood Carter, of Seguin, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the age of 86. Viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crenshaw Funeral Home.The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Friday, July 26 at Crenshaw Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Gloria Carter Yesef; and son, Elwood Carter, Jr.  
 
Gertrude Elizabeth Wilson was born June 25, 1937 in San Antonio, Texas and went to be with our Father on July 18, 2013 in Seguin, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward M. Wilson, parents Roy and Hazel Brown and brother Robert Brown. She is survived by her brother, Roy and Roberta Brown Jr., children Sandra and Pat Hudgens, Clara and Scott Winters, Kathy and David Chandler, and Edward Wilson Jr., grandchildren include Dallas Hudgens, Tyler Hudgens, Krystal Fare, Katlyn Winters, Kymber Dault, Karly Winters, Tianna Chandler, Hillary Chaney, great grandchildren and numerous friends. A Visitation will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013 from  9:30 am – 10:30 am with church services to begin at 10:30  am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Seguin , Texas. Burial to follow at 1:00 pm at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery. Memorials may be given to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Perpetual Education Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155. (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.

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July 22nd, 2013

Gertrude Elizabeth Wilson died recently. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Memorials may be given to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Perpetual Education Fund. The service is under the direction of Palmer Mortuary. Survivors include brother, Roy Brown and children Sandra Hudgens, Clara Winters, Kathy Chandler and Edward Wilson Jr.,

Elwood Carter, of Seguin, died Thursday at the age of 86. Arrangements are under the direction of Crenshaw Funeral Home.  Survivors include daughter, Gloria Carter Yesef.

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July 18th, 2013

Rosaline Greenwood, of Seguin, died Monday at the age of 39.  Visitation runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crenshaw Funeral Home.  The funeral is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Emanuel's Lutheran Church.  Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Survivors include son, Andre Jackson; daughters, Courtney Wallace and Dawnae Willis; and parents, Johnny and Ruby Greenwood.
 
John Carter, Sr., of Seguin, died recently at the age of 93.  Visitation runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.  The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery.  The service is under the direction of Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Geranium Carter; son, John Carter, Jr.; daughter, Ora Lee Carter Smith; and brother, Elwood Carter. 
 
Earl Rudolph Jones passed away in his sleep July 13th, 2013 at the age of 79 in Katy, Tx.  He was born Feb. 20th, 1934 to David Vesco and Ruby Carolyn Jones in Jacksonville, Fla. He was a brother to Lawrence David, Vanice Vesco, Johnny Clayton, Larry Wayne and Carolyn Jones.  He married ex-wife Marie Jones in Seguin, Tx. Step Children Herbert Ray Woerndell, Kathy Marie Morrow and Michael Lyn Jones. He is survived by his brothers Lawrence David and Larry Wayne Jones of Georgia; stepdaughter Kathy Marie Morrow her husband Mike W Morrow of Katy, Tx. Stepson Michael Lyn Jones of Katy, Tx.; Grand Children Johnny Ray Woerndell, Michael Jason Morrow, Michael Allan Jones, Jonathan Ryan Jones; and Great Grand Child Chandler Ray Woerndell.  Earl Jones was a master welder, painter, fisherman, and most of all beloved father, grandfather and friend. Services will be held at Goetz Funeral Home in Seguin, TX on Saturday July 20, 2013. A Viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Interment is to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Russell Lee, Ronald Ray and Derrick Jackson Caddell, Johnny Ray and Chandler Ray Woerndell, and Michael Jason Morrow. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.
 
Frank H. Guenther, age 80 of Seguin, passed away on July 16, 2013.  Visitation will begin on Friday, July 19, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel at 3 p.m. followed by funeral services at 4 p.m. with Rev. Richard Mittelstadt officiating.  A reception will follow at Grace Lutheran Church.  Private interment will follow at a later date.  Frank was born in La Grange Texas on July 5, 1933, the oldest child of Frank and Irene Schulz Guenther.  He was a member of the Seguin High School Class of 1951.  He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for four years and was a member of the American Legion H.U. Wood Post 245 in Seguin.  Frank will be remembered as a former owner of the Varsity Inn and most recently owner of Guenther Food Services.  He also served as a Texas A & M Extension Agent in Soil Conservation.  Frank was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.  He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Henry and Martin Guenther.   Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Yvonne Glauberg Guenther; son, Andrew Guenther and wife Amber; grandchildren and light of his life, Ava Guenther and Nathan Guenther; brother, Matthew Guenther and wife Sue; numerous nieces and nephews.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Pat Pollack, Ben Guenther and Matt Guenther, Jr.  Frank will be remembered by his family and many friends for his servant’s heart and his meek and humble spirit.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 935 E. Mountain, Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912. 
 
Pauline Kathryn Juanita “Polly” Schweihs, 90, of Seguin, formerly of Gonzales, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013.  She was born December 12, 1922 in Burleson, Texas, the daughter of Otto and Helena Dejardo Krause. Polly married Benjamin Willie Schweihs on January 30, 1943 in Gonzales. She was a homemaker who loved gardening, which she believed that “No garden can be too big”.  She was an excellent cook and enjoyed family and friends.  Along with her husband Bennie, she raised cattle and became quite the rancher.  She was a member of Hermann Sons Lodge and the First Lutheran Church in Gonzales.  She is survived by her son Bennie Schweihs Jr. of Manchaca; sisters: Frances Buckholtz of Gonzales, Anna Schultze, Clara Schriewer and Bernice Seiler all of New Braunfels and Sarah Roecker of Seguin; sister-in-law Frances Krause of Cuero; brother Otto Krause Jr. of Pawnee; brother-in-law Melvin Bartz of Sinton; grand daughters: Michele James and husband John Ed of Katy and Crystal Lyne and husband John of Corpus Christi; great-grandchildren Betsy James, Casey James, Stephanie James, Ashley Lyne and Blayne Lyne.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Rosie Bartz, brothers Bennie Krause and Ernest “Buddy” Krause.  Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at the Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 19 at the funeral home with Pastor Ildiko Rigney officiating.  Interment will follow at the Monthalia Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers include John Lyne, John Ed James, Michael Roecker, Doug Bartz, Herman Buckholtz and Ricky Edwards. Arrangements under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, 906 St. Paul St., Gonzales, TX (830)672-3232.

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July 17th, 2013

Earl Rudolph Jones passed away in his sleep July 13th, 2013 at the age of 79 in Katy, Tx.  He was born Feb. 20th, 1934 to David Vesco and Ruby Carolyn Jones in Jacksonville, Fla. 
He was a brother to Lawrence David, Vanice Vesco, Johnny Clayton, Larry Wayne and Carolyn Jones.  He married ex-wife Marie Jones in Seguin, Tx. Step Children Herbert Ray Woerndell, Kathy Marie Morrow and Michael Lyn Jones. He is survived by his brothers Lawrence David and Larry Wayne Jones of Georgia; stepdaughter Kathy Marie Morrow her husband Mike W Morrow of Katy, Tx. Stepson Michael Lyn Jones of Katy, Tx.; Grand Children Johnny Ray Woerndell, Michael Jason Morrow, Michael Allan Jones, Jonathan Ryan Jones; and Great Grand Child Chandler Ray Woerndell.  Earl Jones was a master welder, painter, fisherman, and most of all beloved father, grandfather and friend. Services will be held at Goetz Funeral Home in Seguin, TX on Saturday July 20, 2013. A Viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Interment is to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Russell Lee, Ronald Ray and Derrick Jackson Caddell, Johnny Ray and Chandler Ray Woerndell, and Michael Jason Morrow. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.
 
Frank Guenther, age 80 of Seguin, passed away on July 16, 2013.  Arrangements are pending.  Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Guenther; son, Andrew Guenther and wife Amber; grandchildren, Ava Guenther and Nathan Guenther; brother, Matthew Guenther and wife Sue.  You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912. 
 
Rosaline Greenwood, of Seguin, died Monday at the age of 39.  Visitation runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crenshaw Funeral Home.  The funeral is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Emanuel's Lutheran Church.  Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.  Survivors include son, Andre Jackson; daughter, Courtney Wallace; and parents, Johnny and Ruby Greenwood.
 
John Carter, Sr., of Seguin, died recently at the age of 93.  Visitation runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.  The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery.  The service is under the direction of Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Geranium Carter; son, John Carter, Jr.; daughter, Ora Lee Carter Smith; and brother, Elwood Carter. 
 
Pauline Kathryn Juanita “Polly” Schweihs, 90, of Seguin, formerly of Gonzales, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013.  She was born December 12, 1922 in Burleson, Texas, the daughter of Otto and Helena Dejardo Krause. Polly married Benjamin Willie Schweihs on January 30, 1943 in Gonzales. She was a homemaker who loved gardening, which she believed that “No garden can be too big”.  She was an excellent cook and enjoyed family and friends.  Along with her husband Bennie, she raised cattle and became quite the rancher.  She was a member of Hermann Sons Lodge and the First Lutheran Church in Gonzales.  She is survived by her son Bennie Schweihs Jr. of Manchaca; sisters: Frances Buckholtz of Gonzales, Anna Schultze, Clara Schriewer and Bernice Seiler all of New Braunfels and Sarah Roecker of Seguin; sister-in-law Frances Krause of Cuero; brother Otto Krause Jr. of Pawnee; brother-in-law Melvin Bartz of Sinton; grand daughters: Michele James and husband John Ed of Katy and Crystal Lyne and husband John of Corpus Christi; great-grandchildren Betsy James, Casey James, Stephanie James, Ashley Lyne and Blayne Lyne.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Rosie Bartz, brothers Bennie Krause and Ernest “Buddy” Krause.  Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at the Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 19 at the funeral home with Pastor Ildiko Rigney officiating.  Interment will follow at the Monthalia Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers include John Lyne, John Ed James, Michael Roecker, Doug Bartz, Herman Buckholtz and Ricky Edwards. Arrangements under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, 906 St. Paul St., Gonzales, TX (830)672-3232.

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July 16th, 2013

Dorothy Lea Taylor, age 87 of Seguin, went to be with the Lord, on July 12, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 2 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Church (www.hillcrestag.org) with Rev. Mike Rodriguez officiating.  Interment will follow in the Staples Cemetery.  Dorothy Lea was born on March 16, 1926 in Staples Texas to John Matthew and Susan Ella Scrutchin Vinyard.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 37 years, L. H. (Lefty) Taylor,  her parents, her brothers and spouses:  William Alexander "Lex" Vinyard (Cleo), Russell Vinyard (Jo Nickle), Victor Vinyard (Margaret), Chester Vinyard (Cleda), and sister, Lucille Vinyard Turner (Mac).   Survivors include her children, Michael J. Reed (Janice), Melody Miller (Ken), John F. Taylor (Karen), Jean Jacobs, Robert H. Taylor, 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers will be Derek Taylor, Dylan Taylor, Jonathan Miller, Randy Nicodemus, Willie Fitzgerald, and Bob Seeger.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Church, P.O. Box 267, Seguin, TX 78156.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.   
 
Barbara Caldwell, age 66 of Seguin formerly of Vermont, passed away on July 8, 2013.  Funeral services and interment will be held later under the direction of Day Funeral Home in Randolph Vermont.  Barbara was born on December 16, 1946 in Hanover, New Hampshire to Conrad and Grace Caldwell.  She will be remembered as a former manager of Dillard’s in San Antonio and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Seguin.  She is preceded in death by her father and her sister-in-law, Bertha Caldwell.  Survivors include her son, Marcell Padilla and wife Laura; granddaughters, Catie and Maggie Padilla; mother, Grace Caldwell; brothers, Conrad Kent Caldwell and Stephen Caldwell and wife, Peggy; sister, Sally Caldwell; numerous other loving family members.   Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 870, Seguin, Texas, 78156-0870.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.        
 
Rosaline Greenwood, of Seguin, died Monday at the age of 39.  Arrangements are pending at Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include son, Andre Jackson; daughter, Courtney Wallace; and parents, Johnny and Ruby Greenwood.

John Carter, Sr., of Seguin, died recently at the age of 93.  Visitation runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.  The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Geranium Carter; son, John Carter, Jr.; daughter, Ora Lee Carter Smith; and brother, Elwood Carter.

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July 15th, 2013

Dorothy Lea Taylor, age 87 of Seguin, went to be with the Lord, on July 12, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 2 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Church (www.hillcrestag.org) with Rev. Mike Rodriguez officiating.  Interment will follow in the Staples Cemetery.  Dorothy Lea was born on March 16, 1926 in Staples Texas to John Matthew and Susan Ella Scrutchin Vinyard.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 37 years, L. H. (Lefty) Taylor,  her parents, her brothers and spouses:  William Alexander "Lex" Vinyard (Cleo), Russell Vinyard (Jo Nickle), Victor Vinyard (Margaret), Chester Vinyard (Cleda), and sister, Lucille Vinyard Turner (Mac).   Survivors include her children, Michael J. Reed (Janice), Melody Miller (Ken), John F. Taylor (Karen), Jean Jacobs, Robert H. Taylor, 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers will be Derek Taylor, Dylan Taylor, Jonathan Miller, Randy Nicodemus, Willie Fitzgerald, and Bob Seeger.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Church, P.O. Box 267, Seguin, TX 78156.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.   
 
Gloria Perez Marmolejo, age 66 of Seguin, passed away on July 11, 2013. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel on Sunday, July 14, 2013 followed by the recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m.  A procession will depart Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  Interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery.  Gloria was born on June 1, 1947 in Seguin Texas to Elugio, Sr. and Lydia Magana Perez.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Elugio Perez, Jr., Raymundo Perez, Sr., Ramiro Perez, Sr., and sister, Josephina Loera.  Survivors include her loving husband, Phillip Martinez; children, Ricky Marmolejo and wife Delores, Jesus Casarez and wife Maria, Arturo Casarez and wife Sylvia, John Martinez, Maria Martinez, Irene Nunez and husband Leonso, Lupe Cevallos and husband Gilbert and Lisa Gomez and husband Eric; brothers, Joe Perez, Sr., Jesus Perez, Sr. and wife Molly, Rene Perez, Santos Perez, Sr. and Demetrio Perez and wife Cynthia; numerous grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers will be Christopher Cevallos, Eric Cevallos, David Contreras, Larry Marmolejo, Rudy Martinez, III and Jesse Casarez, Jr.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912 
 
John D. Carter, Sr of Seguin died Wednesday at the age of 93. Funeral arrangements are pending at Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include wife, Geranium Carter; son, John Carter, Jr.; daughter, Ora Lee Carter Smith and brother Elwood Carter.

Barbara Caldwell, age 66 of Seguin formerly of Vermont, passed away on July 8, 2013.  Funeral services and interment will be held later under the direction of Day Funeral Home in Randolph Vermont.  Barbara was born on December 16, 1946 in Hanover, New Hampshire to Conrad and Grace Caldwell.  She will be remembered as a former manager of Dillard’s in San Antonio and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Seguin.  She is preceded in death by her father and her sister-in-law, Bertha Caldwell.  Survivors include her son, Marcell Padilla and wife Laura; granddaughters, Catie and Maggie Padilla; mother, Grace Caldwell; brothers, Conrad Kent Caldwell and Stephen Caldwell and wife, Peggy; sister, Sally Caldwell; numerous other loving family members.   Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 870, Seguin, Texas, 78156-0870.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Local arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.        

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July 11th, 2013

Irene Haecker Rappmund, age 91 of Schertz passed away on July 6, 2013.  Visitation will begin on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Redeemer United Church at Zuehl followed by funeral services at the church at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lee Zillmann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Redeemer United Church Cemetery.  Irene was born on September 12, 1921 in Zuehl, Texas to Alvin L. and Ida Zillmann Haecker.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Raymond Rappmund, Sr., her daughter, Janice Irene R. Grimm, her parents, her brother Marvin Haecker, her sisters, Alice H. Faulkner and Lillian H. Jackson, her daughter-in-law, Rosemary Doege Rappmund, her sons-in-law, Louis Cullins and Kenneth Grimm, and her brothers-in-law, James Faulkner and Alvin Jackson.  Survivors include her sons, Raymond Rappmund, Jr., Ronnie Alvin Rappmund and his wife Theresa, and Randy Rappmund; daughter, Carole Ann R. Cullins; brothers, Harold Haecker and wife Wanda and Ralph Haecker and wife Gladys; sister-in-law, Emily Haecker; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer United Church, 7415 Gin Road, Marion, Texas, 78124.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Anita Luera Medina, age 83 of Seguin, passed away on July 4, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by funeral services in the chapel at 10:00 a.m. with Deacon Nick Carrillo and Rev. Tom Jones officiating.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Anita was born in Guadalupe County on July 26, 1929 to Edwardo and Angelita Luera Medina.  She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Mary Lou and Margie Medina and Dominga Gonzales, brothers, Frank, Raymundo and Vicente Medina Sr., nephews, Albert, Jr., Tony, Augustine and Felix Gonzales, sister-in-law, Josie Medina, and brother-in-law, Albert Gonzales, Sr.  Survivors include her loving son, Emilio Sutherland and wife Jo Ann Sassenhagen Sutherland; sisters, Patsy and Julia Medina, Caterina Garza; brother, Jesse Medina; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Albert Gonzales III, Andrew Luna, Justin Ontiveros, Andrew Ontiveros, Daniel Keyes, David Keyes, Jr., Michael Gonzales, Rene Gonzales, Adrian Medina, Vicente Medina Jr., Richard Casanova, David Rodriguez, Jon Tague, Mark Bencomo, Matthew Bencomo, Joseph Bencomo, Dr. Joey Gutierrez.   You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
John Moore, died recently at the age of 70. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at 1600 Red Road in Seguin. The service is under the direction of Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon. Survivors include his wife, Norma Moore;  son, Johnny Moore; a step-daughter, Renee Reininger; sisters Harriet Nelson and Peggy Moore and brother, Jerry Moore.

Carolyn Green Buck was born to Violet Engelke Green and Tillman Thomas Green on June 25, 1950 in Seguin, TX, where she was raised on a small farm, along with her sister, Judy, and brother, Tony. She graduated from Seguin High School in 1968 and on June 13, 1970 she married her high school sweetheart, Ron “Butch” Buck.  The two lived in College Station for two years, where Ron attended Texas A&M.  Carolyn spent the remainder of her life in San Antonio and Helotes, where she and Ron raised their three beautiful children, Toni, Traci and Ryan.  Carolyn was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker, and friend during these years of raising her children.  But life had only just begun for Carolyn!  During the last 19 years of her life, she had the honor and privilege of welcoming into her family 14 grandchildren, all of whom she loved with her whole heart, and by whom she was affectionately called “Mimi”.  Carolyn lived a life filled with love, compassion, service to others, and a devotion to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   She was known for her home-decorating talent, her hospitality, and most of all, her delicious cooking!  All who entered her home felt welcomed and part of the family.  Carolyn has touched the lives of so many, and will be greatly missed by all. Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents Tillman and Violet Green. She is survived by her husband, Ron “Butch” Buck, and their three children- Toni Hastings and husband, Charlie of Kerrville, Traci Fitzpatrick and husband, Ty of Hondo, and Ryan Buck and wife, Stacy of Helotes. Her grandchildren include- Taryn, Hannah, Kendall, Darian, Caden and Colton Hastings; Tyler, Tristan, Tate, Teagan and T Fitzpatrick; and Masie, Katelyn, and Gunner Buck.  She is also survived by her sister Judy Mueller (David) of Marion, and her brother Tony Green (Jayne) of Austin, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts, and the entire Buck family, all of whom she loved. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013, 5 p.m. at Bandera Road City Church, 9341 Bandera Rd., San Antonio, TX 78250. The family asks that those who attend please wear color, as Carolyn would always do! Donations to the Carolyn Buck Memorial Fund can be made by going to: http://www.mygenfcu.org/buckfamily

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July 10th, 2013

Irene Haecker Rappmund, age 91 of Schertz passed away on July 6, 2013.  Visitation will begin on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Redeemer United Church at Zuehl followed by funeral services at the church at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lee Zillmann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Redeemer United Church Cemetery.  Irene was born on September 12, 1921 in Zuehl, Texas to Alvin L. and Ida Zillmann Haecker.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Raymond Rappmund, Sr., her daughter, Janice Irene R. Grimm, her parents, her brother Marvin Haecker, her sisters, Alice H. Faulkner and Lillian H. Jackson, her daughter-in-law, Rosemary Doege Rappmund, her sons-in-law, Louis Cullins and Kenneth Grimm, and her brothers-in-law, James Faulkner and Alvin Jackson.  Survivors include her sons, Raymond Rappmund, Jr., Ronnie Alvin Rappmund and his wife Theresa, and Randy Rappmund; daughter, Carole Ann R. Cullins; brothers, Harold Haecker and wife Wanda and Ralph Haecker and wife Gladys; sister-in-law, Emily Haecker; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer United Church, 7415 Gin Road, Marion, Texas, 78124.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Nelda Lehmann Schrank beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother passed away on July 6, 2013.  Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Wednesday July 10, 2013 at 10:00 am at San Geronimo Cemetery under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary with Pastor Jeremy Roy officiating. Nelda was born on March 10, 1934 in Guadalupe County to Arnold Lehmann, Sr. and Annie Schoelzel Lehmann.  She is preceded in death by her parents as well as brother Arnold Lehmann, Jr., sisters, Irene Lehmann and Evelyn Schwarzlose, and granddaughter Tianna Braham. Nelda is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years Henry F. Schrank, Jr.;  Daughter Cindy Beck and Jack Braham of Seguin; Daughter Gail McHam and husband Stan of Austin; Daughter Fay Bennett and husband Gary of Seguin; Beloved Grandchildren Danny Beck Jr. of Seguin; Michelle McHam of Austin; and Nicole Bennett of Seguin; as well as cherished Great Granddaughter Candace Beck of Seguin.  Survivors also include Sister Gerlene Goebel of New Braunfels; Brothers Leroy and Everett Lehmann of Seguin as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Nelda retired from Mission Valley Mills/West Point Pepperell after 45 years of service.   She devoted her life to taking care of her husband and her children.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family – especially her grandchildren and great-granddaughter.  She loved being outside working in the yard and looked forward to putting up outside Christmas decorations every year.  She enjoyed taking care of others. She had many pets including dogs, cats, birds, and fish. Nelda had a ready smile and a kind heart.  She will be greatly missed. The family wishes to extend heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center for the excellent care she received, Dr. Robert Frets, and GRMC Hospice. Memorial contributions can be made to GRMC Hospice, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, TX 78155. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
José "Joe" H. Marez, 76, of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin (formerly of Seguin), died on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born on December 27, 1936, in Seguin, Texas, to Zaragosa and Eloisa (Hernandez) Marez. He married Elvira Vargas on August 3, 1968, in Chicago, Ill. Joe was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson, WI. He was employed at Nestle Purina in Jefferson, WI for 32 years. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, spending time with his grandchildren as well as gardening. Surviving are his wife, Elvira Marez of Fort Atkinson; two children, Sarah (Armando) Contreras and Joseph Marez, both of Fort Atkinson; eight grandchildren, José, Estevan and Lizbeth Acosta, Dulce, Armando and Unica Contreras and Meghann Marez; one great-granddaughter, Hailey Acosta; three sisters, Frances (Moses) Urquiza, Guadalupe Belmarez and Mary Garcia, all of Seguin, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister. Funeral services were held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson, WI on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 with the Rev. Tom Coyle officiating. Burial will take place in Cold Spring Cemetery.
 
R. J. Adams, of San Antonio, died recently at the age of 79. A graveside service is set for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The services are entrusted to Sutton & Sutton Mortuary, 3418 W.W. White Road, San Antonio, Texas. Survivors include children, Patricia, Patrick and Bridgette; stepson, Kelly Arkidie; and sisters, Minnie Wilson, Lucille Lewis, Jessie Jefferson, and Mary Anne Dillon-Carpenter.
 
Anita Luera Medina, age 83 of Seguin, passed away on July 4, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by funeral services in the chapel at 10:00 a.m. with Deacon Nick Carrillo and Rev. Tom Jones officiating.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Anita was born in Guadalupe County on July 26, 1929 to Edwardo and Angelita Luera Medina.  She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Mary Lou and Margie Medina and Dominga Gonzales, brothers, Frank, Raymundo and Vicente Medina Sr., nephews, Albert, Jr., Tony, Augustine and Felix Gonzales, sister-in-law, Josie Medina, and brother-in-law, Albert Gonzales, Sr.  Survivors include her loving son, Emilio Sutherland and wife Jo Ann Sassenhagen Sutherland; sisters, Patsy and Julia Medina, Caterina Garza; brother, Jesse Medina; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Albert Gonzales III, Andrew Luna, Justin Ontiveros, Andrew Ontiveros, Daniel Keyes, David Keyes, Jr., Michael Gonzales, Rene Gonzales, Adrian Medina, Vicente Medina Jr., Richard Casanova, David Rodriguez, Jon Tague, Mark Bencomo, Matthew Bencomo, Joseph Bencomo, Dr. Joey Gutierrez.   You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
John W. Moore, age 70, died June 27, 2013 at his home near Seguin.  He was born December 30, 1942 in Kansas City, Kansas to the late William LaVerne Moore and Mildred Elizabeth (Fry) Moore.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vickie Williams.   John is survived by his wife, Norma Jolene (Garner) Moore; a son, Johnny Moore and wife Collean; a step-daughter, Renee Reininger; a granddaughter, Kymbre Chaney; a great-grandson, Landon Michael Chaney; a step-granddaughter, Madelyn Williams; two sisters:  Harriet Nelson and Peggy Moore; a brother, Jerry Moore; and dear friends, Sidney and Edna McMain. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 1:30 PM at 1600 Red Road, Seguin, TX.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.   All are invited to sign our guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.
 
Victor Irvine Connors, of Seguin died recently at the age of  67 of Seguin. Private services will be held at a later date. The service is under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN or to Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services. Survivors include his mother, Florence Connors; brother, Kenneth Connors; daughter, Julie Wagner and son, Sean Connors.

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July 8th, 2013

José "Joe" H. Marez, 76, of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin (formerly of Seguin), died on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born on December 27, 1936, in Seguin, Texas, to Zaragosa and Eloisa (Hernandez) Marez. He married Elvira Vargas on August 3, 1968, in Chicago, Ill. Joe was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson, WI. He was employed at Nestle Purina in Jefferson, WI for 32 years. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, spending time with his grandchildren as well as gardening. Surviving are his wife, Elvira Marez of Fort Atkinson; two children, Sarah (Armando) Contreras and Joseph Marez, both of Fort Atkinson; eight grandchildren, José, Estevan and Lizbeth Acosta, Dulce, Armando and Unica Contreras and Meghann Marez; one great-granddaughter, Hailey Acosta; three sisters, Frances (Moses) Urquiza, Guadalupe Belmarez and Mary Garcia, all of Seguin, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister. Funeral services will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson, WI at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 with the Rev. Tom Coyle officiating. Burial will take place in Cold Spring Cemetery.

Nelda L. Schrank, age 79 of Seguin, passed away on July 6, 2013.  Graveside services and interment will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at San Geronimo Cemetery with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

R. J. Adams, of San Antonio, died recently at the age of 79.  Visitation runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sutton and Sutton Mortuary in San Antonio.  Interment will follow at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.  The services are entrusted to Sutton & Sutton Mortuary, 3418 W.W. White Road, San Antonio, Texas. Survivors include children, Patricia, Patrick and Bridgette; stepson, Kelly Arkidie; and sisters, Minnie Wilson, Lucille Lewis, Jessie Jefferson, and Mary Anne Dillon-Carpenter.

Mr. Tommie Janecka, age 93 of Seguin, passed away on July 4, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Monday, July 8, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Graveside services and interment will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Eden Cemetery with Mr. Willie Spreen officiating.  Tommie was born on December 8, 1919 in Fayette County, Texas to Alois and Julie Jurek Janecka.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Frances Rajnoch and husband Rudolph and brothers, Anton, John and Louis Janecka and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Janecka.  Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Lora Mae Janecka; sister, Lillian Havel and husband Anton; sister-in-law, Doreen Janecka; numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to Hope Hospice, 611 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, Texas, 78130.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155. 
 
Anita Luera Medina, age 83 of Seguin, Passed away on July 4, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by funeral services in the chapel at 10:00 a.m. with Deacon Nick Carrillo and Rev. Tom Jones officiating.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Anita was born in Guadalupe County on July 26, 1929 to Eduardo and Angelita Luera Medina.  She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Mary Lou and Margie Medina and Dominga Gonzales, brothers, Frank, Vicente and Raymundo Medina, nephews, Albert, Jr., Tony, Augustine and Felix Gonzales, sister-in-law, Josie Medina, and brother-in-law, Albert Gonzales, Sr.  Survivors include her loving son, Emilio Sutherland and wife Jo Ann Sassenhagen Sutherland; sisters, Patsy and Julia Medina; brother, Jesse Medina; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Albert Gonzales III, Andrew Luna, Justin Ontiveros, Andrew Ontiveros, Daniel Keyes, David Keyes, Jr., Michael Gonzales, Renee Gonzales, Adrian Medina, Vicente Medina, Richard Casanova, David Rodriguez, Jon Tague, Mark Bencomo, Matthew Bencomo, Joseph Bencomo, Dr. Joey Gutierrez.   You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
John W. Moore, age 70, died June 27, 2013 at his home near Seguin.  He was born December 30, 1942 in Kansas City, Kansas to the late William LaVerne Moore and Mildred Elizabeth (Fry) Moore.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vickie Williams.   John is survived by his wife, Norma Jolene (Garner) Moore; a son, Johnny Moore and wife Collean; a step-daughter, Renee Reininger; a granddaughter, Kymbre Chaney; a great-grandson, Landon Michael Chaney; a step-granddaughter, Madelyn Williams; two sisters:  Harriet Nelson and Peggy Moore; a brother, Jerry Moore; and dear friends, Sidney and Edna McMain. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 1:30 PM at 1600 Red Road, Seguin, TX.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.   All are invited to sign our guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.
 
Victor Irvine Connors, age 67 of Seguin, passed away on July 3, 2013.  Private services will be held at a later date.  Victor was born on January 29, 1946 in Damariscotta, Maine to John and Florence Brookings Connors.  He was the Valedictorian of the Wiscasset High School Class of 1964 in Wiscasset Maine.  He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1970.  Victor retired from Civil Service where he was a transportation specialist.  He was proud to call Seguin home for the past 33 years.  He enjoyed family gatherings, barbeques, sports, his grandchildren, and his dog and best friend, Sam.  He is preceded in death by his father, and his brothers, Johnny and Ted Connors.  Survivors include his mother, Florence Connors of Wiscasset Maine; brother, Kenneth Connors of Wiscasset Maine; daughter, Julie Wagner and husband Mike of Seguin; son, Sean Connors and wife Melinda of Austin; grandchildren, Taylor and Jordan Wagner, Jonathan, Brittany and Andie Connors and Garrett Moore; many other loving family members and friends.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

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July 5th, 2013

Arthur “Boogie” Vivroux, age 79 of Seguin, passed away on June 30, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 2 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul J. Zwarich officiating.  Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.  “Boogie” was born on February 14, 1934 in Seguin, Texas to Arthur and Violet Schraub Vivroux.  He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years Carolyn Dieckow Vivroux, his parents and his sister-in-law, Dianne Biel.  Survivors include his son, Michael Vivroux; daughter, Rev. Jill Vivroux and husband Clarence Gerke; sister Judy Scheffel and husband Fritz; Uncle, Landa Schraub and wife Marcella; brother-in-law, Rick Biel and wife Laura; sister-in-law, Paulette Warren and husband Bill; nieces and nephews, Allison Biel, Fritzi Ann Griffis and husband Andrew, Patty Pearce and husband James, Jennifer Presnall and husband Matt and Steve Scheffel.  Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912. 
 
Helen Jean Garcia Hicks, age 77 of Wiergate, formerly of Guadalupe County and Gonzales County, passed away on June 29, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013 followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Oscar Barnes officiating.  Interment will follow in the Garcia-Harris Cemetery. Helen was born on August 17, 1935 in Gonzales County, Texas to Jesus and Malvenor Clack Garcia.  She was a graduate of Gonzales Edwards High School in Gonzales.  She is preceded in death by her husband Percy Hicks, her parents, her sister Beatrice Garcia and her brother Precious Garcia.  Survivors include her daughters, Bertha Ray Moore and Beatrice Moore Luchin and husband Adrian; sister, Verlene Garcia Moore; brother, LTC. James V. Garcia, USA (ret.); grandchildren, Lamacia, Dennis and Curtis Harris; step-daughters, Selma Strahan and Gloria Utley; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family members and friends.   You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Elmore Crawford, Jr., of Seguin, died Saturday at the age of 73.  Visitation runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Crenshaw Funeral Home.  The body will lie in state from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church.  The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Waelder. Survivors include sons, Ivan Crawford and Ison Wayne Crawford; brothers, Roy Lee Crawford, Alberto Crawford, Ernest Crawford, and Willie Alford Crawford; and sisters, Bessie Mae Burks, Minnie Bell Johnson, Pinkie Sampleton, and Lillie Ruth Crawford.

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July 2nd, 2013

Arthur “Boogie” Vivroux, age 79 of Seguin, passed away on June 30, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 2 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul J. Zwarich officiating.  Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.  “Boogie” was born on February 14, 1034 in Seguin, Texas to Aruthur and Violet Schraub Vivroux.    Survivors include his son, Michael Vivroux; daughter, Jill Vivroux and husband Clarence Gerke; sister Judy Scheffel and husband Fritz; several nieces and nephews; Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Helen Garcia Hicks, age 77 of Jasper formerly of Guadalupe County, passed away on June 29, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013 followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Oscar Barnes officiating.  Interment will follow in the Garcia-Harris Cemetery.   You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Bertha Beatrice Green Lutz Grona of Seguin, Texas passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the age of 93. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 6:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. at Goetz Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 10:00 a. m. at Goetz Funeral Home.
 
Edmond Schraub, age 90 of Seguin, passed away on July 1, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastoral Assistant Donna Lou Zipp officiating.  Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.  Edmond was born on March 25, 1923 in Guadalupe County to Theodore and Agnes Hufft Schraub.  Edmond worked for the Texas Department of Transportation for 34 years retiring in 1985.  Edmond also enjoyed farming and ranching on the family farm, as well as bowling, dancing and traveling.  Since 2005 he has been a resident of Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center.  He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Joyce Schmidt Schraub, his parents, brother, Ted Schraub, sister, Adeline Schmidt and her husband Jessie, infant sister, Annie Mae Schraub, sisters-in-law, Annette Markgraf and Iris Schraub, brother-in-law, S. L. Mann, and mother-in-law, Margaret Schraub. Survivors include his loving daughter, Gay Lynn Olsvosky and husband Teddy of La Vernia; granddaughters, Sarah Louque and husband Jeremy of Seguin and Paula Olsovsky and fiancé Jonathan Lorton of La Vernia; great-grandchildren, Casey, Tyler and Haylee Louque; sister, Esther Mann of Seguin; brother, Ernest Schraub of New Braunfels; sister-in-law, Lorene Schraub of Seguin; special friend, Myrtle Voss of Seguin; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Schmidt, Tim Schmidt, Jeremy Louque, Jonathan Lorton, S. L. Mann and Hilmar Cowey.  Honorary pallbearers will be Texas Department of Transportation Retirees and the staff of Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center.  Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis, Seguin, Texas, 78155, the Guadalupe County Fair Association Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box, 334, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or the Tammy McKinny Memorial Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 147, Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.   
 
Jesusa “Susie” Carrillo went to be with the Lord peacefully on June 28, 2013 at the age of 90. She is preceded in death by her parents Adolfo and Juanita Rodriguez, her brothers Juan Rodriguez, Ignacio Rodriguez and Tino Rodriguez, her sisters Micaela Rodriguez, Victoria Rodriguez-Cevallos, Thomasa Sassenhagen and Rosa Garcia as well as her children Julio Carrillo, Guadalupe Carrillo and Rosemary Carrillo. She is survived by her sons Magdaleno Jr. and Yolanda Carrillo, Steve and Helen Carrillo, Jesse and Becky Carrillo, Juan Adolfo Carrillo, Salome Carrillo, Cundo and Mary Sue Carrillo, Robert and Mary Louise Carrillo, daughters Sylvia and Ruben Castellanos and Rosie Carrillo and Ernesto Garza, her sister-in-law Guadalupe Rodriguez, 27 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Pallbearers; Cundo Carrillo, Rosie Carrillo, Mac Carrillo, Michael Carrillo, Jesse Carrillo Jr., Joe Castellanos, Robert Carrillo Jr. and Patrick Carrillo.
A visitation will be held on Monday, July, 1 2013 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm Palmer Mortuary Chapel.  A Church Mass will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 10:00 am, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with Interment to follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155. (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.
 
Elmore Crawford, Jr., of Seguin, died Saturday at the age of 73.  Arrangements, for Elmore Crawford, are pending at Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include sons, Ivan Crawford and Ison Wayne Crawford; brothers, Roy Lee Crawford, Alberto Crawford, Ernest Crawford, and Willie Alford Crawford; and sisters, Bessie Mae Burks, Minnie Bell Johnson, Pinkie Sampleton, and Lillie Ruth Crawford.

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July 1st, 2013

Elmore Crawford, Jr., of Seguin, died Saturday at the age of 73.  Arrangements, for Elmore Crawford, are pending at Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include sons, Ivan Crawford and Ison Wayne Crawford; brothers, Roy Lee Crawford, Alberto Crawford, Ernest Crawford, and Willie Alford Crawford; and sisters, Bessie Mae Burks, Minnie Bell Johnson, Pinkie Sampleton, and Lillie Ruth Crawford.

John E Busby, Jr., born January 7, 1943, in Galveston, TX passed away June 28th at the age of 70. John graduated from Schertz Cibolo High School in 1961. He worked at City Public Service for over 35 years as a Computer Programmer and retired in 1998. Following retirement, he pursued his interest in farming and ranching. John is survived by wife Darlene B. Busby, daughter Robyn Busby, granddaughter Allyson Busby, brother Tom Busby and wife Gerri, brother Tim Busby and wife Sue, brother-in-law LeeJay Bielke and  wife Lorene, sister-in-law Mariann Bielke, nieces and nephews Laurie Leach, Lana Luddeke and husband  Russell, Garth Bielke and wife Angela, Lance Bielke and wife Peggy, Patti Dilworth and husband Don, numerous great nieces and nephews, special friends Mark and Shelly Cerda and children Kadin, Kaylie and Korbin, Michelle Boyd, Billy and Megan Cress and children Emma and Sam, Mark Dietz and daughter Carson, Danna Elley, and Amy Normile.  He was preceded in death by his son Wade Busby, parents John Sr. and Martha Jane Busby, in-laws Edwin and Helna Bielke, brother -in-law Charles Bielke, and nephew- in-law Sammy Leach. Serving as pallbearers will be Garth Bielke, Lance Bielke, Russell Luddeke, Don Dilworth, Kasey Schneider, and Mark Dietz.  Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Gerth, Rodney Kelso, Bobby Rowell, Adam Roberts, Jimmy Bond, Will Self, Mark Mayberry, and Jay Gastinger. Funeral services will be held Monday July 1st at 12:00noon at St. John Lutheran Church in Marion.  Pastor Lee Zillmann will officiate.  Visitation will be held Sunday at Schertz Funeral Home from 12:00pm until 8:00pm with family receiving friends from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Wade Busby Memorial, P.O. Box 736, Marion, TX 78124, Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation or to St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 68, Marion, TX 78124.
 
Jesusa “Susie” Carrillo  went to be with the Lord peacefully on June 28, 2013 at the age of 90. She is preceded in death by her parents Adolfo and Juanita Rodriguez, her brothers Juan Rodriguez, Ignacio Rodriguez and Tino Rodriguez, her sisters Micky Rodriguez, Victoria Rodriguez-Cevallos, Thomasa Sassenhagen and Rosa Garcia as well as her children Julio Carrillo, Guadalupe Carrillo and Rosemary Carrillo. She is survived by her sons Magdaleno Jr. and Yolanda Carrillo, Steve and Helen Carrillo, Jesse and Becky Carrillo, Juan Adolfo Carrillo, Salome Carrillo, Cundo and Mary Sue Carrillo, Robert and Mary Lou Carrillo, daughters Sylvia and Ruben Catellanos and Rosie Carrillo and Ernesto Garza, her sister-in-law Guadalupe Rodriguez, 47 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. A visitation will be held on Monday, July, 1 2013 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm Palmer Mortuary Chapel.  A Church Mass will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 10:00 am, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with Interment to follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155. (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.
 
Linda Darlene Gregory was born May 8, 1943 in Weslaco, Texas and went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2013 in Seguin, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband Billy Gregory, parents Lester and Treva Bell, her sister Lynette Leskovac. She is survived by her sisters Joyce Higdon, Judy Clark, Kathy Plunkett and Gayla Suddarth, her brother William D. Bell and her grandchildren Jaida, Ava, Donovan, Sarya, Tiana, Robbie, Allen, Julie, Dustin and Darryl. Linda had no children but had numerous nieces and nephews that she called her own. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155. (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.
 
Margaret "Meg" Terry Gingrich McGrew, of Seguin, passed away on June 26, 2013. Meg was born July 29, 1957, in ­­­­­Seguin, TX, to Thomas Hunt Terry, Jr. and Mildred Traeger Terry. She grew up in town, and in her childhood she enjoyed many happy adventures among her three siblings, with her parents and grandparents, at her summer camp, and along the Guadalupe River. She graduated from SHS in 1975 and went to The University of Texas, where she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She later completed her studies at Sam Houston State University. In 1977 she married Paul Gingrich, also of Seguin, with whom she remained married until his death in 2002. The two lived in Houston, where Meg had a brief career as a home economics teacher until she gave birth to her first son in 1980. She and Paul resettled in Seguin, where she had two more sons and took on a successful career as mother, crafter, handywoman, and much more. In 2005 she married Mike McGrew, with whom she has enjoyed eight years of traveling, dog-loving, and relaxation at their home on the river. Meg was never without a project or a job, and she was renowned for her efficiency in such activities as weed-pulling and rock-hauling. It was for such tendencies that she was occasionally known as “the bulldog.” Yet at the same time she was a woman of remarkable gentleness and effortless grace—strong but not hard, and always amenable to others. She was an illuminating presence for all around her, especially for anyone who witnessed her in moments of uncontrollable laughter. Above all, Meg was defined by her absolute selflessness. Her life was not about creating something for herself, but about constantly creating something for others. Her pleasures and her interests were the pleasures and the interests of those others, her loved ones. Preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Paul Gingrich. Survived by her husband, Mike McGrew, her sister, Molly Kelley, and her brothers, Hunt Terry and wife Ann and Tim Terry and wife Mary; her children, Jack Gingrich, David Gingrich and wife Amy, Brian Gingrich, Aaron McGrew and wife Haley, Chris McGrew and wife Lynn, Austin McGrew, and Abby McGrew; grandchildren Emma Gingrich, Landon McGrew, Reid McGrew, and Micah McGrew; sister-in-law, Sandra Gingrich Hollamon and husband Del Schlueter; and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Methodist Foundation, Central Catholic Marianist High School (San Antonio), GRMC Hospice, or a charity of one’s choice. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 1 at First United Methodist Church (Seguin), with a reception to follow in the Christian Life Center (adjacent). You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

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June 28th, 2013

Margaret Terry Gingrich McGrew, of Seguin, passed away on June 26, 2013. Meg was born July 29, 1957, in ­­­­­Seguin, TX, to Thomas Hunt Terry, Jr. and Mildred Traeger Terry. She grew up in town, and in her childhood she enjoyed many happy adventures among her three siblings, with her parents and grandparents, at her summer camp, and along the Guadalupe River. She graduated from SHS in 1975 and went to The University of Texas, where she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She later completed her studies at Sam Houston State University. In 1977 she married Paul Gingrich, also of Seguin, with whom she remained married until his death in 2002. The two lived in Houston, where Meg had a brief career as a home economics teacher until she gave birth to her first son in 1980. She and Paul resettled in Seguin, where she had two more sons and took on a successful career as mother, crafter, handywoman, and much more. In 2005 she married Mike McGrew, with whom she has enjoyed eight years of traveling, dog-loving, and relaxation at their home on the river. Meg was never without a project or a job, and she was renowned for her efficiency in such activities as weed-pulling and rock-hauling. It was for such tendencies that she was occasionally known as “the bulldog.” Yet at the same time she was a woman of remarkable gentleness and effortless grace—strong but not hard, and always amenable to others. She was an illuminating presence for all around her, especially for anyone who witnessed her in moments of uncontrollable laughter. Above all, Meg was defined by her absolute selflessness. Her life was not about creating something for herself, but about constantly creating something for others. Her pleasures and her interests were the pleasures and the interests of those others, her loved ones.  Preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Paul Gingrich. Survived by her husband, Mike McGrew, her sister, Molly Kelley, and her brothers, Hunt Terry and wife Ann and Tim Terry and wife Mary; her children, Jack Gingrich, David Gingrich and wife Amy, Brian Gingrich, Aaron McGrew and wife Haley, Chris McGrew and wife Lynn, Austin McGrew, and Abby McGrew; grandchildren Emma Gingrich, Landon McGrew, Reid McGrew, and Micah McGrew; sister-in-law, Sandra Gingrich Hollamon and husband Del Schlueter; and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Methodist Foundation, Central Catholic Marianist High School (San Antonio), GRMC Hospice, or a charity of one’s choice. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 1 at First United Methodist Church (Seguin), with a reception to follow in the Christian Life Center (adjacent). You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Mary Louise (Mary Lou) Glenewinkel, age 84 of Kingsbury,TX, went to be with our Lord on June 23, 2013, two days before her 85th birthday.  Mary Lou was devoted, dedicated, and determined to our Lord first and then to her husband, children, family, and friends.  We will always remember and love her gentle way of steadfastly accomplishing projects for others without drawing attention to herself. Mary Lou was born on June 25, 1928, in Yoakum, Texas, to Andy Elias and Susan Ida Bettis Thompson.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Henry Paul Glenewinkel.  Survivors include her children, Paula Springs and husband Riley Scott Springs, Jill Glenewinkel, Doug Glenewinkel, Ward Glenewinkel and Heidi Nereson and husband Ken Nereson; brothers and sisters, Jeff and Edna Thompson, Ellen Thompson, Pat and Dyron (deceased) Thompson and Aylene and Bill (deceased) Hartley; Martin Glenewinkel (deceased), Norman Glenewinkel (deceased), Elsie and Charles Wagener (both deceased), Cora and Edgar (deceased) Jahns,  Angela and Bob Mack (both deceased), August and Lucile(deceased) Glenewinkel III, Anne and Harley Heinemeyer(both deceased), Elmer and Mary Lou Glenewinkel (both deceased) and Herman and Barbara Glenewinkel; grandchildren, Danna Dyess, Denae Buzbee and husband Trey Buzbee, Will Nereson, Quinn Nereson, Ryan Nereson; great grandson, Bayden Buzbee; step-grandchildren, Jason Springs (deceased), Jodi Pena and husband Andy, Jared Springs, Jana Jimenez and husband Erik; step great grand children, Kolin, Andy III, Kelcie, Drake, J'son and Peyton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Friday June 28, 2013, at 10:00 am at Kingsbury Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Jones officiating.  A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.  Graveside services and interment will be held at 1:00 pm, Lone Oak Cemetery, Geronimo, TX.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.  You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, TX, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
ADELA PORTER (De La Cruz) 48, of Wellesley, MA passed away unexpectedly on May 24, 2013.  Born August 18, 1964 in Sweetwater, Texas, she was daughter of Julian and Anselma De La Cruz.  Beloved mother of Robert Porter and Alex Porter, of Wellesley, MA.  Dear sister to her siblings in Texas: Helen (Steve) Carrillo, Connie Rangel, Carlos (Roxanne) De La Cruz, Ramon (Chris) De La Cruz, Eva De La Cruz, Oscar De La Cruz.  Also survived by her former husband Ronald Porter of New York, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.   Adela's sons were central to her life; cherishing her role as a stay-at-home mom.  She was known to all for her compassion and generous spirit.  She is loved and will be missed by her family and friends.  Adela graduated from Seguin High School in 1982.  A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, May 28 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Wellesley Hills, MA.  A visitation will begin in Seguin on Saturday, June 29, at 9:00 AM at Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Drive, followed by a prayer service at 11:00 AM with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek officiating.  Graveside services and interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Seguin.  "Through Adela's giving spirit, her designation as an organ donor has benefited other lives."  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

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June 26th, 2013

Austin Andrew Acosta was born September 30, 2010 and went on to be with the Lord on June 22, 2013. He was preceded in death by his uncles Cosme Alzalde Jr. and David Acosta. He is survived by his Mother Julia Andrea Acosta, Father Lupe Acosta, Sisters Lorgan Hill and Crystal Acosta, Brother Thomas Hill, Grandparents Juanita and Cosme Alzalde Sr; Josie Acosta and Luis Pastron, his Aunts Patricia Alzalde, Brenda Alzalde, Mely Ramirez, Gloria Mendoza, Sara Acosta and Rosa. A Church Service will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155. (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.

Mary Louise (Mary Lou) Glenewinkel, age 84 of Kingsbury,TX, went to be with our Lord on June 23, 2013, two days before her 85th birthday.  Mary Lou was devoted, dedicated, and determined to our Lord first and then to her husband, children, family, and friends.  We will always remember and love her gentle way of steadfastly accomplishing projects for others without drawing attention to herself. Mary Lou was born on June 25, 1928, in Yoakum, Texas, to Andy Elias and Susan Ida Bettis Thompson.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Henry Paul Glenewinkel.  Survivors include her children, Paula Springs and husband Riley Scott Springs, Jill Glenewinkel, Doug Glenewinkel, Ward Glenewinkel and Heidi Nereson and husband Ken Nereson; brothers and sisters, Jeff and Edna Thompson, Ellen Thompson, Pat and Dyron (deceased) Thompson and Aylene and Bill (deceased) Hartley; Martin Glenewinkel (deceased), Norman Glenewinkel (deceased), Elsie and Charles Wagener (both deceased), Cora and Edgar (deceased) Jahns,  Angela and Bob Mack (both deceased), August and Lucile(deceased) Glenewinkel III, Anne and Harley Heinemeyer(both deceased), Elmer and Mary Lou Glenewinkel (both deceased) and Herman and Barbara Glenewinkel; grandchildren, Danna Dyess, Denae Buzbee and husband Trey Buzbee, Will Nereson, Quinn Nereson, Ryan Nereson; great grandson, Bayden Buzbee; step-grandchildren, Jason Springs (deceased), Jodi Pena and husband Andy, Jared Springs, Jana Jimenez and husband Erik; step great grand children, Kolin, Andy III, Kelcie, Drake, J'son and Peyton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary, Seguin, TX, from 5 to 7pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday June 28, 2013, at 10:00am at Kingsbury Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Jones officiating.  A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.  Graveside services and interment will be held at 1:00 pm, Lone Oak Cemetery, Geronimo, TX.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.  You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, TX, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Mary Gayle Kelso, age 49 of Seguin, formerly of Victoria, passed away on June 22, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 2 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10 a. m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1326 E. Cedar St. in Seguin with Rev. Dr. Paul M. Cross and Rev. Todd Craven officiating.  A reception will follow in the Life Enrichment Center at Faith Lutheran Church.  A procession will depart Faith Lutheran Church at 1:15 p.m. for graveside services and interment at 2 p.m. at the Thompsonville Cemetery in Thompsonville, Texas. Mary was born in Victoria Texas on October 19, 1963 to Wilbert Hengst and La Nell Natho.  She graduated from Stroman High School in Victoria in 1982 and from Victoria College in 1986.  The Kelso family moved to Seguin in 2008 where Mary served as Deputy Clerk under Guadalupe County Clerk Teresa Kiel.  Mary is survived by her loving husband of 13 years, Chief Kevin Kelso, Seguin Police Department, daughters, Ashton Kelso and fiancé Westley Kelly, Krysta Kelso and Kassidy Kelso; mother, La Nell Natho; father, Wilbert Hengst and wife Kathy; brothers, Ronald Hengst and wife LeAnne, Michael Hengst and wife Linda, Richard Hengst and wife Mary and Mark Hengst and wife Jenna; mother-in-law, Pat Yeschke and husband Bill; father-in-law, James Kelso and wife Loretta; sister-in-law, Tammy Bell and husband Keith; brothers-in-law, Shannon Kelso and Brandon Kelso and wife Julie; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  One of the many qualities of Mary that will forever be remembered by her loved ones' is her never-ending smile. Mary's smile could light up even the darkest rooms, and she always had a smile on her face even in the toughest times of her fight. Mary was also known by her compassionate, loving, and caring personality. Mary never met a stranger, and holds a special place in the hearts of every single person who was blessed to know Mary.  Mary was the ultimate "supermom", always going above and beyond her motherly duties of caring for her husband and three girls. Mary was the biggest family cheerleader, always backing up her husband and daughters' every achievement. She always thought about the well-being of others before she thought about her own. Mary has impacted the lives of many people, and will forever be greatly missed. "The heart remembers..."  Serving as pallbearers will be Felton White, Robert Rogers, Keith Bell, Wade Pape, Jason Natho, and Adam Hengst.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, South Central Texas Chapter, 1218 Arion Parkway, Ste. 102, San Antonio, Texas, 78216.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com <http://www.treshewell.com/>.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Lyman A. “Buddy” Moak, Jr., age 72 of Seguin, passed away on June 21, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 2 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek and Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Graveside services and interment with military honors will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery under the auspices of the United States Air Force.  Buddy was born on May 17, 1941 in Lewisville, Arkansas to Lyman Aurelian Moak Sr. and Bethel Black Moak.  After retiring from Mueller, Inc. in New Braunfels, Buddy enjoyed spending his time with Rosie loving and tending to the farm, going dancing, and traveling with Rosie and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Paul Moak.  Survivors include his loving wife, Rosie Butler Moak; sons, Michael S. Moak, Sr. and Marcus A. Moak and wife Michelle; step-children, Wayne Garrett, Vicky Lyn Brietzke and husband Mike, Scott D. Garrett and wife Sherry and Blake Williamson and wife Keesha; sister, Patricia Kirkes and husband Patrick; sister-in-law, Teeni Johnson and husband David; brother-in-law, Charlie Butler and wife Carol; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne Garrett, Scott Garrett, Blake Williamson, Michael S. Moak, Jr., Blaine Moak, Don Lowden, and Dylan Amberson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Brietzke, Bill Hohertz, Lester Brashears, Pat Bonugli, Bob Crabb and Jerry Brown.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church or St. James Catholic School, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155, Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townesend Rd., Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com <http://www.treshewell.com/>.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
ADELA PORTER (De La Cruz) 48, of Wellesley, MA passed away unexpectedly on May 24, 2013.  Born August 18, 1964 in Sweetwater, Texas, she was daughter of Julian and Anselma De La Cruz.  Beloved mother of Robert Porter and Alex Porter, of Wellesley, MA.  Dear sister to her siblings in Texas: Helen (Steve) Carrillo, Connie Rangel, Carlos (Roxanne) De La Cruz, Ramon (Chris) De La Cruz, Eva De La Cruz, Oscar De La Cruz.  Also survived by her former husband Ronald Porter of New York, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.   Adela's sons were central to her life; cherishing her role as a stay-at-home mom.  She was known to all for her compassion and generous spirit.  She is loved and will be missed by her family and friends.  Adela graduated from Seguin High School in 1982.  A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, May 28 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Wellesley Hills, MA.  A visitation will begin in Seguin on Saturday, June 29, at 9:00 AM at Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Drive, followed by a prayer service at 11:00 AM with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek officiating.  Graveside services and interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Seguin.  "Through Adela's giving spirit, her designation as an organ donor has benefited other lives."  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

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June 25th, 2013

Mary Gayle Kelso, age 49 of Seguin, formerly of Victoria, passed away on June 22, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 2 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10 a. m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1326 E. Cedar St. in Seguin with Rev. Dr. Paul M. Cross and Rev. Todd Craven officiating.  A reception will follow in the Life Enrichment Center at Faith Lutheran Church.  A procession will depart Faith Lutheran Church at 1:15 p.m. for graveside services and interment at 2 p.m. at the Thompsonville Cemetery in Thompsonville, Texas. Mary was born in Victoria Texas on October 19, 1963 to Wilbert Hengst and La Nell Natho.  She graduated from Stroman High School in Victoria in 1982 and from Victoria College in 1986.  The Kelso family moved to Seguin in 2008 where Mary served as Deputy Clerk under Guadalupe County Clerk Teresa Kiel.  Mary is survived by her loving husband of 13 years, Chief Kevin Kelso, Seguin Police Department, daughters, Ashton Kelso and fiancé Westley Kelly, Krysta Kelso and Kassidy Kelso; mother, La Nell Natho; father, Wilbert Hengst and wife Kathy; brothers, Ronald Hengst and wife LeAnne, Michael Hengst and wife Linda, Richard Hengst and wife Mary and Mark Hengst and wife Jenna; mother-in-law, Pat Yeschke and husband Bill; father-in-law, James Kelso and wife Loretta; sister-in-law, Tammy Bell and husband Keith; brothers-in-law, Shannon Kelso and Brandon Kelso and wife Julie; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  One of the many qualities of Mary that will forever be remembered by her loved ones' is her never-ending smile. Mary's smile could light up even the darkest rooms, and she always had a smile on her face even in the toughest times of her fight. Mary was also known by her compassionate, loving, and caring personality. Mary never met a stranger, and holds a special place in the hearts of every single person who was blessed to know Mary.  Mary was the ultimate "supermom", always going above and beyond her motherly duties of caring for her husband and three girls. Mary was the biggest family cheerleader, always backing up her husband and daughters' every achievement. She always thought about the well-being of others before she thought about her own. Mary has impacted the lives of many people, and will forever be greatly missed. "The heart remembers..."  Serving as pallbearers will be Felton White, Robert Rogers, Keith Bell, Wade Pape, Jason Natho, and Adam Hengst.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, South Central Texas Chapter, 1218 Arion Parkway, Ste. 102, San Antonio, Texas, 78216.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.   Johnnie L. Bohannon of New Berlin, TX entered into eternal rest on June 21, 2013 at the age of 86. He was born on September 4, 1926 to Leonard Benjamin and Laura Reilly(Brown) Bohannon in New Berlin. Johnnie was a former devoted employee of Richters Buttercrust Bakery. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Edith Brietzke and husband Walter, Willie Earna Koepp and husband Charlie, and Nell Bolton and husband Roman. Johnnie is survived by his loving wife, Evangeline “Mutsie” Bohannon; daughters, Diane Craig and husband Charles, and Susan Edwards and husband Roger Edwards; sons, Leonard Bohannon and wife Rhoda, and John E. Bohannon and wife Shirley; grandchildren, MelissaO’Malley and husband John, Allison White and husband Allen, David Edwards, Jennifer Homeyer and husband Ty, Marcie Jenkins and husband Jason, Michael Edwards and wife Katie, Nikki Denman and husband Charlie, Staci Bohannon, Jonathan Bohannon, Charles Bohannon, Elizabeth Bohannon, Jessica Jonas and husband Duane, Kyle Bohannon and wife Amber,Lorin Nagelmueller and husband Travis, and Ashley Zuehl; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013 at Finch Funeral Chapel- La Vernia. The funeral service is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday at Finch Funeral Chapel- La Vernia. Msgr. Lawrence Steubing will officiate the services. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery Fund, in care of Otto Radtke, 5925 So. Santa Clara Rd., Seguin, TX 78155. Online guestbook may be signed atwww.finchfuneralchapels.com.   Mary Lou Glenewinkel, age 84 of Kingsbury, passed away on June 23, 2013.  Arrangements are pending.  You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.      Lyman A. “Buddy” Moak, Jr., age 72 of Seguin, passed away on June 21, 2013.    Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 2 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek and Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Graveside services and interment with military honors will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery under the auspices of the United States Air Force.  Buddy was born on May 17, 1941 in Lewisville, Arkansas to Lyman Aurelian Moak Sr. and Bethel Black Moak.  After retiring from Mueller, Inc. in New Braunfels, Buddy enjoyed spending his time with Rosie loving and tending to the farm, going dancing, and traveling with Rosie and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Paul Moak.  Survivors include his loving wife, Rosie Butler Moak; sons, Michael S. Moak, Sr. and Marcus A. Moak and wife Michelle; step-children, Wayne Garrett, Vicky Lyn Brietzke and husband Mike, Scott D. Garrett and wife Sherry and Blake Williamson and wife Keesha; sister, Patricia Kirkes and husband Patrick; sister-in-law, Teeni Johnson and husband David; brother-in-law, Charlie Butler and wife Carol; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne Garrett, Scott Garrett, Blake Williamson, Michael S. Moak, Jr., Blaine Moak, Don Lowden, and Dylan Amberson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Brietzke, Bill Hohertz, Lester Brashears, Pat Bonugli, Bob Crabb and Jerry Brown.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church or St. James Catholic School, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155, Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townesend Rd., Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.   ADELA PORTER (De La Cruz) 48, of Wellesley, MA passed away unexpectedly on May 24, 2013.  Born August 18, 1964 in Sweetwater, Texas, she was daughter of Julian and Anselma De La Cruz.  Beloved mother of Robert Porter and Alex Porter, of Wellesley, MA.  Dear sister to her siblings in Texas: Helen (Steve) Carrillo, Connie Rangel, Carlos (Roxanne) De La Cruz, Ramon (Chris) De La Cruz, Eva De La Cruz, Oscar De La Cruz.  Also survived by her former husband Ronald Porter of New York, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.   Adela's sons were central to her life; cherishing her role as a stay-at-home mom.  She was known to all for her compassion and generous spirit.  She is loved and will be missed by her family and friends.  Adela graduated from Seguin High School in 1982.  A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, May 28 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Wellesley Hills, MA.  A visitation will begin in Seguin on Saturday, June 29, at 9:00 AM at Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Drive, followed by a prayer service at 11:00 AM with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek officiating.  Graveside services and interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Seguin.  "Through Adela's giving spirit, her designation as an organ donor has benefited other lives."  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

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June 22nd, 2013

John Miller Bradford Jr. beloved father and son died June 18, 2013 at the age of 68. He was born in McAllen, Tx. On September 7, 1944 to Wanda Jean Garrison and John M. Bradford Sr. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served in Vietnam. He is survived by his mother, Wanda Stanton, his daughters, Wanda Ousaklidis and Joann Michelle Bradford and four grandchildren, Anastasia Ousaklidis, Konstantinos Ousaklidis, Eleni Ousaklidis and Stavros Ousaklidis. His family would like to thank the staff at Hacienda Oaks Nursing Home and staff of Odyssey Hospice for the superb care of their loved one. There will be a scattering of ashes on June 22, 2013 3:00 p.m. at Huber Air Park 395 Beechcraft Lane, Seguin followed by a reception at the home of his eldest daughter. Burial at Fort Sam Houston is to be determined. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign the guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.

Lyman A. “Buddy” Moak, Jr., age 72 of Seguin, passed away on June 21, 2013.    Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 2 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek and Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Graveside services and interment with military honors will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery under the auspices of the United States Air Force.  Buddy was born on May 17, 1941 in Lewisville, Arkansas to Lyman Aurelian Moak Sr. and Bethel Black Moak.  After retiring from Mueller, Inc. in New Braunfels, Buddy enjoyed spending his time with Rosie loving and tending to the farm, going dancing, and traveling with Rosie and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Paul Moak.  Survivors include his loving wife, Rosie Butler Moak; sons, Michael S. Moak, Sr. and Marcus A. Moak and wife Michelle; step-children, Wayne Garrett, Vicky Lyn Brietzke and husband Mike, Scott D. Garrett and wife Sherry and Blake Williamson and wife Keesha; sister, Patricia Kirks and husband Patrick; sister-in-law, Teeni Johnson and husband David; brother-in-law, Charlie Butler and wife Carol; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne Garrett, Scott Garrett, Blake Williamson, Michael S. Moak, Jr., Blaine Moak, Don Lowden, and Dylan Amberson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Brietzke, Bill Hohertz, Lester Brashears, Pat Bonugli, Bob Crabb and Jerry Brown.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church or St. James Catholic School, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155, Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townesend Rd., Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.       
 
ADELA PORTER (De La Cruz) 48, of Wellesley, MA passed away unexpectedly on May 24, 2013.  Born August 18, 1964 in Sweetwater, Texas, she was daughter of Julian and Anselma De La Cruz.  Beloved mother of Robert Porter and Alex Porter, of Wellesley, MA.  Dear sister to her siblings in Texas: Helen (Steve) Carrillo, Connie Rangel, Carlos (Roxanne) De La Cruz, Ramon (Chris) De La Cruz, Eva De La Cruz, Oscar De La Cruz.  Also survived by her former husband Ronald Porter of New York, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.   Adela's sons were central to her life; cherishing her role as a stay-at-home mom.  She was known to all for her compassion and generous spirit.  She is loved and will be missed by her family and friends.  Adela graduated from Seguin High School in 1982.  A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, May 28 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Wellesley Hills, MA.  A visitation will begin in Seguin on Saturday, June 29, at 9:00 AM at Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Drive, followed by a prayer service at 11:00 AM with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek officiating.  Graveside services and interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Seguin.  "Through Adela's giving spirit, her designation as an organ donor has benefited other lives."  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

Johnnie L. Bohannon of New Berlin, TX entered into eternal rest on June 21, 2013 at the age of 86. He was born on September 4, 1926 to Leonard Benjamin and Laura Reilly (Brown) Bohannon in New Berlin. Johnnie was a former devoted employee of Richters Buttercrust Bakery. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Edith Brietzke and husband Walter, Willie Earna Koepp and husband Charlie, and Nell Bolton and husband Roman. Johnnie is survived by his loving wife, Evangeline “Mutsie” Bohannon; daughters, Diane Craig and husband Charles, and Susan Edwards and husband Roger Edwards, Sr.; sons, Leonard Bohannon and wife Rhoda, and Johnny Bohannon and wife Shirley; grandchildren, Melissa O’Malley and husband John, Allison White and husband Allen, David Edwards, Jennifer Homeyer and husband Ty, Marcie Jenkins and husband Jason, Michael Edwards and wife Katie, Nikki Denman and husband Charlie, Staci Bohannon, Jonathan Bohannon, Charles Bohannon, Elizabeth Bohannon, Jessica Jonas and husband Duane, Kyle Bohannon and wife Amber, Lauren Nagelmueller and husband Travis, and Ashly Zuehl; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013 at Finch Funeral Chapel- La Vernia. The funeral is set for 3 p.m Tuesday, June 25, 20132 at Finch Funeral Chapel in La Vernia.  Interment will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery.  Msgr. Lawrence Steubing will officiate the services. Memorial Contributions may be made to Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery Fund, in care of Otto Radtke, 5925 So. Santa Clara Rd., Seguin, TX 78155. Online guestbook may be signed at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.

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June 21st, 2013

John Miller Bradford Jr. beloved father and son died June 18, 2013 at the age of 68. He was born in McAllen, Tx. On September 7, 1944 to Wanda Jean Garrison and John M. Bradford Sr. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served in Vietnam. He is survived by his mother, Wanda Stanton, his daughters, Wanda Ousaklidis and Joann Michelle Bradford and four grandchildren, Anastasia Ousaklidis, Konstantinos Ousaklidis, Eleni Ousaklidis and Stavros Ousaklidis. His family would like to thank the staff at Hacienda Oaks Nursing Home and staff of Odyssey Hospice for the superb care of their loved one. There will be a scattering of ashes on June 22, 2013 3:00 p.m. at Huber Air Park 395 Beechcraft Lane, Seguin followed by a reception at the home of his eldest daughter. Burial at Fort Sam Houston is to be determined. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign the guest book at www.palmermortuary.com
 
Michael Raymond “Mike” Earl, age 68 of Seguin, passed away on June 16, 2013.  Graveside services and interment will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.   
 
Roy Gonzales of Seguin died Monday at the age of 51. Survivors include his brothers, Joe Gonzales, Manual Gonzales and Arturo Gonzales and sisters, Amelia Andrade; Gloria Martinez; Janie Contreras, Dolores Baiza; Marie McNair and Diane Weigel.

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June 19th, 2013

Melvin Herbert Klatt, age 79, of Seguin, Texas passed away on June 16, 2013. He was born on January 12, 1934 in San Antonio, Texas. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Eugene Klatt; infant sister; and grandchildren, Reagan and Wayne Klatt. He is survived by his children, Gregory Klatt and wife Cindy, Richard Klatt and wife Elizabeth, David Klatt, Jennifer Cope, William Klatt and wife Cheryl; sister, Carolyn Klatt; good friend, Danny Gutierrez; grandchildren, Amanda Klatt, April Viera, Ida Klatt, Richard Klatt, 4 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many loving friends.  Visitation will be held from 5:00pm - 8:00pm Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Finch Funeral Chapel in LaVernia. The funeral is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Finch Funeral Chapel in La Vernia.  Wayne Moore will officiate. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Interim Hospice 6800 Park Ten Blvd #270, San Antonio, Texas 78213. You are welcome to sign the online guestbook at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.
 
Saturnina Gil, 86, of Seguin, died peacefully on June 16, 2013. She was born on November 29, 1926 in Seguin to Juan De La Fuente and Angelita Flores De La Fuente. On December 4, 1944 Saturnina married Mr. Alfredo Gil in Seguin and to this union, five children were born. In 2001, her beloved husband of 57 years, Alfredo Gil Sr. passed away; she is also predeceased by siblings, Andrea Morales, Rosa Villanueva, Pedro De La Fuente, Aniceto De La Fuente and Juanito De La fuente. She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her; loving daughter, Gloria Gil Leos; four sons, Alfred (Diana), Gilberto (Diana) of Cedar Park, Tx, Robert and Reynaldo (Emaline) of Austin, Tx; three sisters, Maria Herrera, Sarah Villareal of Goleta, CA, Micaela Tristan of Oxnard, CA; twelve grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren and a host of loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 19, at 10:00 a. m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Seguin with Fr. David Tonary officiating. Interment to follow at  San Geronimo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandchildren; Darius Gil, Seguin, Tx; Michael Leos, Bastrop, Texas; Jason Gil, Seguin, Tx, Roberto Gil Jr., Bronx, NY; Esequiel Gil, Leander, Tx; JR Gil, Cedar Park, Tx and Gerome Gil, Seguin, Tx. Arrangements are under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155, (830)379-2313. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.
 
Ernest Saenz Tavera of Seguin, passed away on Thursday, June 13 at the age of 58. Ernest is preceded in death by his parents, Ines G. and Celia S. Tavera and brothers Robert Lee Tavera and Ines (Ricky) Tavera III. Ernest is survived by his children Amy Tavera Valadez and Ernest Tavera, Jr.; sisters Cindy Sassenhagen, Debbie Rios and husband Juan Carlos (Charlie) Rios, Tina Tavera Lopez, Lorie Hernandez and husband Javier Hernandez, sister in law Beverly Tavera and Rebecca Tavera, numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:00 am at Crossroads Church of Seguin. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign the guest book online at www.palmermortuary.com.
 
Velma Lee Green Talk, devoted Christian, went home to be with the Lord on June 15, 2013 with her family at her side. Visitation will be held on Wednesday June 19, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Graveside services and interment will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Dugger Cemetery with Rev. Frank Willoughby officiating. Velma, age 64, was born October 9, 1948 to Johnny, Sr. and Margie Green. James and Velma will also be remember as wonderful and devoted foster parents in Guadalupe County. She is preceded in death by her father, Johnny Green, Sr. and great grandson, Landon James Adams. She will be laid to rest by her husband of 47 years, James William Talk, Sr.; children, Lisa Wears and husband Dammon, James Talk, Jr. and wife Mary Jane, Sherry Neria and husband Peter, Sr. and Brent Talk and wife Michele; grandchildren, Masie Adams and husband Justin, Sarah Talk, Colton Talk, Marissa Talk, Delaney Garcia, James Talk III, Peter Neria, Jr., Dylan Talk, Katelyn Neria, Brooke Talk and Trinity Wears; great grandchildren, Allie Adams, Korah Adams and Jasper Adams; mother, Margie Smith and husband John; sisters, Ginger Comstock and husband Jack and Martha Lutz and husband Doug; brother, Johnny Green, Jr. and wife Connie and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townesend Road, Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912. 
 
Larry A.  Lowe entered into eternal life on June 15, 2013.  Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Wyatt and Rev. Ron Welborn officiating. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Larry was born in San Antonio, TX on June 7, 1955 and was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended Ray High School and Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, Colorado. Mr. Lowe became a certified Master Plumber and worked as a supervisor in large paper mills in Georgia. He later became a supervisor for a shipping business before returning to Texas to work with his father at Seguin Chevrolet. Larry’s passionate interests were ranching, birds, hunting, fishing, water sports, and snow skiing. He was a member of First Methodist Church in Seguin. He is preceded in death by his mother, Nora Lowe. Survivors include his loving father, Bill M. Lowe; sister, Sharon Lowe; daughter, Casey Lowe; granddaughter, Justice Lowe; loving companion, Sheryl Wilson; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncle and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 710 N. Austin, Seguin, TX 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
George Marlin Bolton, age 71 of Seguin, passed away on June 13, 2013. A memorial service celebrating George’s life will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Country Church in Marion with Pastor Butch Ikels officiating.  A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.  Private interment will be held in Luling at a later date.  George was born on November 1, 1941 in Luling Texas to Jacob Steve and Lois Katheryn Moore Bolton.  He was a proud graduate of the Luling High School Class of 1960.  Most of his career was spent working in oil fields, including time spent in Kuwait from 2007 - 2008 where he earned the nickname Wonky from his co-workers.  George is survived by his bride of 20 years, Kanema Bolton; children, Allan Bolton and fiancé, Sheri Bronfin, Brady Beck wife Stormi, Scotty Beck and Shelly Moore and husband Carlos; brothers, Charles Bolton and wife Charlesa and Jimmy Bolton; grandchildren, Geoffrey and Carly Bolton; Cody Beck, Jacob Beck and wife Kristi and Joshua Beck, Dylan, Tyler and Rylan Moore; great-grandchildren Josie, Mariska and J.R. Beck; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gene and Jenell (Mama Nell) Mercer; brothers-in-law, Mike Mercer and wife Rhonda and Randy Mercer and wife Connie; aunts-in-law, Elouise Schulz and Gladys Morehead; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  George was a special gift to Kanema’s children as they felt their Daddy in heaven picked him to stand in as their father.  The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses, Caregivers and staff of Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center and Warm Springs Rehabilitation Center in Luling for their loving care of George.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Country Church in Marion, P. O. Box 421, Marion, Texas, 78124.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.   
 
Leonel Arthur (Jack) Junker was born July 31, 1924 in Arneckeville, Texas to Arthur W. Junker and Lena S. Hausman.  He passed from this earth on June 5th, 2013.  Jack always said he knew so many people in and around Cuero because he attended so many rural elementary schools in Dewitt County and Cuero High School.  After school he went to work for Civil Service as an apprentice machinist at San Antonio Air Depot, Duncan Field.  After the Pearl Harbor attack, he joined the US Navy and served in the Asiatic Pacific aboard the USSSC-752 (sub chaser) and after the war escorted ships from Hawaii to Alaska, turning them over to the Russian Navy as part of the lend-lease program.  He was then stationed in San Diego and San Francisco, Treasure Island and Camp Parks, working with German POW’s until being discharged in February, 1946.  Upon returning home to Cuero, Texas he met and married the love of his life, Bernice (Rocky) Aldis.  They had one son, Richard Duane Junker, Sr.  He was preceded in death by his parents and son.  He is survived by his wife, Rocky Junker, two grandsons, Richard D. Junker, Jr., and wife Stephanie of Devils Lake, North Dakota, Kirt A. Junker of San Antonio, Texas, and one brother, Alton L. Junker and wife Nita, of Cuero, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In 1949 Jack went back to Civil Service serving at Foster Field in Victoria, Texas, Lackland AFB, (joining the 433rd Troup carrier wing), Kelly AFB and Randolph AFB, retiring with 33 years in civil service.  In 1969 he served as a part-time Deputy Constable under Constables Arno Thormeyer, Don Setliff and Edgar Kutcher.  In Sept., 1990 Jack was honored by Jim Maddox, Attorney General of Texas for outstanding service and leadership which benefited the citizens of Texas and the Criminal Justice System.  He went to work for Lear Seigler a contractor at Randolph Air Force Base for 12 more years.  He retired completely in 1998.  After moving to Seguin the couple joined Emanuel’s Lutheran Church where Jack ushered for many years and was active in the Cub Scout Troup.  He was a member of VFW Post 8456 in Geronimo.  In November 2003, the couple joined Faith Lutheran Church.  He was a member of the McQueeney Lions Club and Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse and enjoyed riding with four different trail rides, especially to the Stock Show in San Antonio.  He loved dancing to country-western music, camping and fishing with his grandsons and trips to Port Aransas and Table Top Lake in Missouri.  Special thanks go to his caregivers, Nancy Serna and husband Rene and James Johnson and his wife Karen, Erika Alemon, Loretta Cole, Leonora Tavera, Guadalupe Regional Hospice nurses and nurses aids (his girls), Rose Mary Flores and Marie Villareal, Guadalupe Home Health and Guadalupe Regional in hospital hospice and Dr. Arlynn Hartfiel for his medical care over the last 10 years.  A memorial service celebrating Jack’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 10:00 am at Faith Lutheran Church in Seguin. Interment will follow Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Hillside Cemetery in Cuero, Texas.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Family Disaster Fund at Faith Lutheran Church or to Faith Lutheran Church, 1326 E. Cedar St., Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
  
Michael Raymond “Mike” Earl, age 68 of Seguin, passed away on June 16, 2013.  Graveside services and interment will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.  


In loving memory of Roy Gonzales, Born Nov. 21, 1961, Died June 10, 2013. Roy Gonzales of Seguin died Monday, June 10, 2013 in a local hospital at the age of 51. He is survived by his brothers, Joe Gonzales and wife Susie; Manual Gonzales and wife Veronica and Arturo Gonzales; sisters, Amelia Andrade and husband Ramiro; Gloria Martinez; Janie Contranas and husband Augustine; Dolores Baiza; Marie McNair and husband Charlie; Diane Weigel and husband Paul and 29 nieces and nephews. He is preceeded in death by his parents Jose and Antonio Gonzales; brothers, Antemio Gonzales and Luis Gonzales.

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June 18th, 2013

Saturnina Gil, 86, of Seguin, died peacefully on June 16, 2013. She was born on November 29, 1926 in Seguin to Juan De La Fuente and Angelita Flores De La Fuente. On December 4, 1944 Saturnina married Mr. Alfredo Gil in Seguin and to this union, five children were born. In 2001, her beloved husband of 57 years, Alfredo Gil Sr. passed away; she is also predeceased by siblings, Andrea Morales, Rosa Villanueva, Pedro De La Fuente, Aniceto De La Fuente and Juanito De La Fuente. She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her; loving daughter, Gloria Gil Leos; four sons, Alfred (Diana), Gilberto (Diana) of Cedar Park, Tx, Robert and Reynaldo (Emaline) of Austin, Tx; three sisters, Maria Herrera, Sarah Villareal of Goleta, CA, Micaela Tristan of Oxnard, CA; twelve grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren and a host of loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 2:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m. with the Rosary to be recited at 7:30 p. m. at Goetz Memorial Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 19, at 10:00 a. m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Seguin with Fr. David Tonary officiating. Interment to follow at  San Geronimo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandchildren; Darius Gil, Seguin, Tx; Michael Leos, Bastrop, Texas; Jason Gil, Seguin, Tx, Roberto Gil Jr., Bronx, NY; Esequiel Gil, Leander, Tx; JR Gil, Cedar Park, Tx and Gerome Gil, Seguin, Tx.
Arrangements are under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155, (830)379-2313. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.
 
Ernest Saenz Tavera of Seguin, passed away on Thursday, June 13 at the age of 58. Ernest is preceded in death by his parents, Ines G. and Celia S. Tavera and brothers Robert Lee Tavera and Ines (Ricky) Tavera III. Ernest is survived by his children Amy Tavera Valadez and Ernest Tavera, Jr.; sisters Cindy Sassenhagen, Debbie Rios and husband Juan Carlos (Charlie) Rios, Tina Tavera Lopez, Lorie Hernandez and husband Javier Hernandez, sister in law Beverly Tavera and Rebecca Tavera, numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:00 am at Crossroads Church of Seguin. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign the guest book online at www.palmermortuary.com.
 
Velma Lee Green Talk, devoted Christian, went home to be with the Lord on June 15, 2013 with her family at her side. Visitation will be held on Wednesday June 19, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Graveside services and interment will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Dugger Cemetery with Rev. Frank Willoughby officiating. Velma, age 64, was born October 9, 1948 to Johnny, Sr. and Margie Green. James and Velma will also be remember as wonderful and devoted foster parents in Guadalupe County. She is preceded in death by her father, Johnny Green, Sr. and great grandson, Landon James Adams. She will be laid to rest by her husband of 47 years, James William Talk, Sr.; children, Lisa Wears and husband Dammon, James Talk, Jr. and wife Mary Jane, Sherry Neria and husband Peter, Sr. and Brent Talk and wife Michele; grandchildren, Masie Adams and husband Justin, Sarah Talk, Colton Talk, Marissa Talk, Delaney Garcia, James Talk III, Peter Neria, Jr., Dylan Talk, Katelyn Neria, Brooke Talk and Trinity Wears; great grandchildren, Allie Adams, Korah Adams and Jasper Adams; mother, Margie Smith and husband John; sisters, Ginger Comstock and husband Jack and Martha Lutz and husband Doug; brother, Johnny Green, Jr. and wife Connie and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townesend Road, Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912. 
 
Larry A.  Lowe entered into eternal life on June 15, 2013. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Wyatt and Rev. Ron Welborn officiating. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Larry was born in San Antonio, TX on June 7, 1955 and was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended Ray High School and Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, Colorado. Mr. Lowe became a certified Master Plumber and worked as a supervisor in large paper mills in Georgia. He later became a supervisor for a shipping business before returning to Texas to work with his father at Seguin Chevrolet. Larry’s passionate interests were ranching, birds, hunting, fishing, water sports, and snow skiing. He was a member of First Methodist Church in Seguin. He is preceded in death by his mother, Nora Lowe. Survivors include his loving father, Bill M. Lowe; sister, Sharon Lowe; daughter, Casey Lowe; granddaughter, Justice Lowe; loving companion, Sheryl Wilson; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncle and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 710 N. Austin, Seguin, TX 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Larry Morawietz, former Guadalupe Co. Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 passed away on June 12, 2013 in San Antonio, at the age of 73.  Visitation will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 2 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.  The recitation of the rosary will be on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek officiating.  Interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery. Larry was born on October 26, 1939 in Seguin Hospital to Louis T. and Willie Mae nee Engbrock Morawietz. He spent his grade school years at St. Joseph Catholic School. He graduated from Seguin High School in 1957 and attended Texas Lutheran College. He then served honorably for US Army. Larry joined the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department in 1972, retiring in 1996. Then he served as third generation Justice of Peace for the next 12 years. He is preceded by his parents. Survivors include his brother Donald and wife Barbara of Seguin; sisters, Mary Hunter and husband Cleve of Kerrville and Betty Jean Ponsford and husband Reggie of Yucca Valley, CA and numerous nieces and nephews, along with host of friends from all walks of life.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155, the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townesend Road, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-3914.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
George Marlin Bolton, age 71 of Seguin, passed away on June 13, 2013. A memorial service celebrating George’s life will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Country Church in Marion with Pastor Butch Ikels officiating.  A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.  Private interment will be held in Luling at a later date.  George was born on November 1, 1941 in Luling Texas to Jacob Steve and Lois Katheryn Moore Bolton.  He was a proud graduate of the Luling High School Class of 1960.  Most of his career was spent working in oil fields, including time spent in Kuwait from 2007 - 2008 where he earned the nickname Wonky from his co-workers.  George is survived by his bride of 20 years, Kanema Bolton; children, Allan Bolton and fiancé, Sheri Bronfin, Brady Beck wife Stormi, Scotty Beck and Shelly Moore and husband Carlos; brothers, Charles Bolton and wife Charlesa and Jimmy Bolton; grandchildren, Geoffrey and Carly Bolton; Cody Beck, Jacob Beck and wife Kristi and Joshua Beck, Dylan, Tyler and Rylan Moore; great-grandchildren Josie, Mariska and J.R. Beck; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gene and Jenell (Mama Nell) Mercer; brothers-in-law, Mike Mercer and wife Rhonda and Randy Mercer and wife Connie; aunts-in-law, Elouise Schulz and Gladys Morehead; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  George was a special gift to Kanema’s children as they felt their Daddy in heaven picked him to stand in as their father.  The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses, Caregivers and staff of Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center and Warm Springs Rehabilitation Center in Luling for their loving care of George.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Country Church in Marion, P. O. Box 421, Marion, Texas, 78124.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.   
 
Leonel Arthur (Jack) Junker was born July 31, 1924 in Arneckeville, Texas to Arthur W. Junker and Lena S. Hausman.  He passed from this earth on June 5th, 2013.  Jack always said he knew so many people in and around Cuero because he attended so many rural elementary schools in Dewitt County and Cuero High School.  After school he went to work for Civil Service as an apprentice machinist at San Antonio Air Depot, Duncan Field.  After the Pearl Harbor attack, he joined the US Navy and served in the Asiatic Pacific aboard the USSSC-752 (sub chaser) and after the war escorted ships from Hawaii to Alaska, turning them over to the Russian Navy as part of the lend-lease program.  He was then stationed in San Diego and San Francisco, Treasure Island and Camp Parks, working with German POW’s until being discharged in February, 1946.  Upon returning home to Cuero, Texas he met and married the love of his life, Bernice (Rocky) Aldis.  They had one son, Richard Duane Junker, Sr.  He was preceded in death by his parents and son.  He is survived by his wife, Rocky Junker, two grandsons, Richard D. Junker, Jr., and wife Stephanie of Devils Lake, North Dakota, Kirt A. Junker of San Antonio, Texas, and one brother, Alton L. Junker and wife Nita, of Cuero, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In 1949 Jack went back to Civil Service serving at Foster Field in Victoria, Texas, Lackland AFB, (joining the 433rd Troup carrier wing), Kelly AFB and Randolph AFB, retiring with 33 years in civil service.  In 1969 he served as a part-time Deputy Constable under Constables Arno Thormeyer, Don Setliff and Edgar Kutcher.  In Sept., 1990 Jack was honored by Jim Maddox, Attorney General of Texas for outstanding service and leadership which benefited the citizens of Texas and the Criminal Justice System.  He went to work for Lear Seigler a contractor at Randolph Air Force Base for 12 more years.  He retired completely in 1998.  After moving to Seguin the couple joined Emanuel’s Lutheran Church where Jack ushered for many years and was active in the Cub Scout Troup.  He was a member of VFW Post 8456 in Geronimo.  In November 2003, the couple joined Faith Lutheran Church.  He was a member of the McQueeney Lions Club and Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse and enjoyed riding with four different trail rides, especially to the Stock Show in San Antonio.  He loved dancing to country-western music, camping and fishing with his grandsons and trips to Port Aransas and Table Top Lake in Missouri.  Special thanks go to his caregivers, Nancy Serna and husband Rene and James Johnson and his wife Karen, Erika Alemon, Loretta Cole, Leonora Tavera, Guadalupe Regional Hospice nurses and nurses aids (his girls), Rose Mary Flores and Marie Villareal, Guadalupe Home Health and Guadalupe Regional in hospital hospice and Dr. Arlynn Hartfiel for his medical care over the last 10 years.  A memorial service celebrating Jack’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 10:00 am at Faith Lutheran Church in Seguin. Interment will follow Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Hillside Cemetery in Cuero, Texas.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Family Disaster Fund at Faith Lutheran Church or to Faith Lutheran Church, 1326 E. Cedar St., Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

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June 17th, 2013

Larry A.  Lowe entered into eternal life on June 15, 2013. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Wyatt and Rev. Ron Welborn officiating. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Larry was born in San Antonio, TX on June 7, 1955 and was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended Ray High School and Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, Colorado. Mr. Lowe became a certified Master Plumber and worked as a supervisor in large paper mills in Georgia. He later became a supervisor for a shipping business before returning to Texas to work with his father at Seguin Chevrolet. Larry’s passionate interests were ranching, birds, hunting, fishing, water sports, and snow skiing. He was a member of First Methodist Church in Seguin. He is preceded in death by his mother, Nora Lowe. Survivors include his loving father, Bill M. Lowe; sister, Sharon Lowe; daughter, Casey Lowe; granddaughter, Justice Lowe; loving companion, Sheryl Wilson; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncle and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 710 N. Austin, Seguin, TX 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

Velma Lee Green Talk, devoted Christian, went home to be with the Lord on June 15, 2013 with her family at her side. Visitation will be held on Wednesday June 19, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Graveside services and interment will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Dugger Cemetery with Rev. Frank Willoughby officiating. Velma, age 64, was born October 9, 1948 to Johnny, Sr. and Margie Green. James and Velma will also be remember as wonderful and devoted foster parents in Guadalupe County. She is preceded in death by her father, Johnny Green, Sr. and great grandson, Landon James Adams. She will be laid to rest by her husband of 47 years, James William Talk, Sr.; children, Lisa Wears and husband Dammon, James Talk, Jr. and wife Mary Jane, Sherry Neria and husband Peter, Sr. and Brent Talk and wife Michele; grandchildren, Masie Adams and husband Justin, Sarah Talk, Colton Talk, Marissa Talk, Delaney Garcia, James Talk III, Peter Neria, Jr., Dylan Talk, Katelyn Neria, Brooke Talk and Trinity Wears; great grandchildren, Allie Adams, Korah Adams and Jasper Adams; mother, Margie Smith and husband John; sisters, Ginger Comstock and husband Jack and Martha Lutz and husband Doug; brother, Johnny Green, Jr. and wife Connie and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townesend Road, Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.  
 
Larry Morawietz, former Guadalupe Co. Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 passed away on June 12, 2013 in San Antonio, at the age of 73.  Visitation will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 2 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.  The recitation of the rosary will be on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek officiating.  Interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery. Larry was born on October 26, 1939 in Seguin Hospital to Louis T. and Willie Mae nee Engbrock Morawietz. He spent his grade school years at St. Joseph Catholic School. He graduated from Seguin High School in 1957 and attended Texas Lutheran College. He then served honorably for US Army. Larry joined the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department in 1972, retiring in 1996. Then he served as third generation Justice of Peace for the next 12 years. He is preceded by his parents. Survivors include his brother Donald and wife Barbara of Seguin; sisters, Mary Hunter and husband Cleve of Kerrville and Betty Jean Ponsford and husband Reggie of Yucca Valley, CA and numerous nieces and nephews, along with host of friends from all walks of life.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155, the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townesend Road, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-3914.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com <http://www.treshewell.com/>.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Joyce Engelmann, age 72 of Seguin, passed away on June 14, 2013.  Visitation was held Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Gary Irwin officiating.  Interment will follow in the Stockdale Cemetery.  Joyce was born on April 7, 1941 in Stockdale Texas to Norvel Elvin Lynn, Sr. and Oleta Russell Lynn.  She is preceded in death by her parents.  Survivors include her daughters, Karon Arce and husband Alex and Sharon Glenewinkel and husband Albert; granddaughters, Le’nea Larralde and husband Jesse, Arianna Arce and Ivanna Arce; brothers, Norvel Lynn, Jr. and wife Jackie; sister, Linda Iraggi and husband Robert; father of her daughters, John Wesley Hurley; 4 nieces and 1 nephew.  Serving as pallbearers will be Butch Lynn, Laura Lynn, Jesse Larralde, Carl Brietzke, Betty Diane Brietzke, and David Glenewinkel, Joseph Fonseca and Pedro Hernandez.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Le’nea Larralde, Arianna Arce , Ivanna Arce, Amy Iraggi and Ellie Iraggi.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Elaine D. Stauber, age 79 of Seguin, passed away Sunday Morning, June 9, 2013 while under the care of hospice.  A memorial mass of Christian burial celebrating Elaine’s life will be held on Monday June 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Gregory J. Nevlud officiating.  Private interment will take place at a later date in East Lawn Cemetery in Alma Center, Wisconsin.  Elaine was born on May 3, 1934 in Chicago Illinois to Harold J. and Margaret Kirchner Barker.  She was married on July 5, 1957 to her husband Carl.  They were together for almost 56 wonderful years.  Elaine was a graduate of the University of Nebraska.  She was a talented harp player and performed with the University of Nebraska Symphony, Omaha Symphony and the University of Maryland Symphony.  Elaine was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and Alpha Phi Sorority.  She also held a hamm radio ticket (KC5GZF).  She is survived by her husband Carl and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1593, Seguin, Texas, 78155-1593.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.            
 
Leonel Arthur (Jack) Junker was born July 31, 1924 in Arneckeville, Texas to Arthur W. Junker and Lena S. Hausman.  He passed from this earth on June 5th, 2013.  Jack always said he knew so many people in and around Cuero because he attended so many rural elementary schools in Dewitt County and Cuero High School.  After school he went to work for Civil Service as an apprentice machinist at San Antonio Air Depot, Duncan Field.  After the Pearl Harbor attack, he joined the US Navy and served in the Asiatic Pacific aboard the USSSC-752 (sub chaser) and after the war escorted ships from Hawaii to Alaska, turning them over to the Russian Navy as part of the lend-lease program.  He was then stationed in San Diego and San Francisco, Treasure Island and Camp Parks, working with German POW’s until being discharged in February, 1946.  Upon returning home to Cuero, Texas he met and married the love of his life, Bernice (Rocky) Aldis.  They had one son, Richard Duane Junker, Sr.  He was preceded in death by his parents and son.  He is survived by his wife, Rocky Junker, two grandsons, Richard D. Junker, Jr., and wife Stephanie of Devils Lake, North Dakota, Kirt A. Junker of San Antonio, Texas, and one brother, Alton L. Junker and wife Nita, of Cuero, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In 1949 Jack went back to Civil Service serving at Foster Field in Victoria, Texas, Lackland AFB, (joining the 433rd Troup carrier wing), Kelly AFB and Randolph AFB, retiring with 33 years in civil service.  In 1969 he served as a part-time Deputy Constable under Constables Arno Thormeyer, Don Setliff and Edgar Kutcher.  In Sept., 1990 Jack was honored by Jim Maddox, Attorney General of Texas for outstanding service and leadership which benefited the citizens of Texas and the Criminal Justice System.  He went to work for Lear Seigler a contractor at Randolph Air Force Base for 12 more years.  He retired completely in 1998.  After moving to Seguin the couple joined Emanuel’s Lutheran Church where Jack ushered for many years and was active in the Cub Scout Troup.  He was a member of VFW Post 8456 in Geronimo.  In November 2003, the couple joined Faith Lutheran Church.  He was a member of the McQueeney Lions Club and Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse and enjoyed riding with four different trail rides, especially to the Stock Show in San Antonio.  He loved dancing to country-western music, camping and fishing with his grandsons and trips to Port Aransas and Table Top Lake in Missouri.  Special thanks go to his caregivers, Nancy Serna and husband Rene and James Johnson and his wife Karen, Erika Alemon, Loretta Cole, Leonora Tavera, Guadalupe Regional Hospice nurses and nurses aids (his girls), Rose Mary Flores and Marie Villareal, Guadalupe Home Health and Guadalupe Regional in hospital hospice and Dr. Arlynn Hartfiel for his medical care over the last 10 years.  A memorial service celebrating Jack’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 10:00 am at Faith Lutheran Church in Seguin. Interment will follow Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Hillside Cemetery in Cuero, Texas.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Family Disaster Fund at Faith Lutheran Church or to Faith Lutheran Church, 1326 E. Cedar St., Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
George Marlin Bolton, age 71 of Seguin, passed away on June 13, 2013. A memorial service celebrating George’s life will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Country Church in Marion with Pastor Butch Ikels officiating.  A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.  Private interment will be held in Luling at a later date.  George was born on November 1, 1941 in Luling Texas to Jacob Steve and Lois Katheryn Moore Bolton.  He was a proud graduate of the Luling High School Class of 1960.  Most of his career was spent working in oil fields, including time spent in Kuwait from 2007 - 2008 where he earned the nickname Wonky from his co-workers.  George is survived by his bride of 20 years, Kanema Bolton; children, Allan Bolton and fiancé, Sheri Bronfin, Brady Beck wife Stormi, Scotty Beck and Shelly Moore and husband Carlos; brothers, Charles Bolton and wife Charlesa and Jimmy Bolton; grandchildren, Geoffrey and Carly Bolton; Cody Beck, Jacob Beck and wife Kristi and Joshua Beck, Dylan, Tyler and Rylan Moore; great-grandchildren Josie, Mariska and J.R. Beck; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gene and Jenell (Mama Nell) Mercer; brothers-in-law, Mike Mercer and wife Rhonda and Randy Mercer and wife Connie; aunts-in-law, Elouise Schulz and Gladys Morehead; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  George was a special gift to Kanema’s children as they felt their Daddy in heaven picked him to stand in as their father.  The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses, Caregivers and staff of Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center and Warm Springs Rehabilitation Center in Luling for their loving care of George.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Country Church in Marion, P. O. Box 421, Marion, Texas, 78124.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.   
 
Ninfa T. Martinez went on to be with our Lord on Thursday June 13, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents Jesus P. and Tomasa R. Tristan, brothers Eusebio Tristan, Prisco Tristan, sisters Leona Vara, Dorotea Tristan, and husband Jose N. Martinez. She is survived by daughters Juanita (Robert) Espinosa, Yolanda (Drake Ramos) Martinez, sons Natividad (Sandy) Martinez, Reimundo (Eva) Martinez, Alejandro (Debra Feakes) Martinez, Santos (Linda) Martinez, sisters Arcadia Tristan, Rebecca Reimer, Carolina Mendez, Elena Gonzales, Brothers Ignacio Tristan, Alejandro Tristan, 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. A visitation will be held Sunday June 16, 2013 from 5pm – 9pm with a prayer service starting at 7 pm, at Palmer Mortuary.  Chapel services will be held Monday June 17, 2013 at 10 am with Pastor Juan Cantu officiating, at Palmer Mortuary, with a procession to follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155. (830)379-9430. We invite you to sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.

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June 14th, 2013

Larry Morawietz, former Guadalupe Co. Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 passed away on June 12, 2013 at the age of 73.  Visitation will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 2 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.  The recitation of the rosary will be on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek officiating.  Interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155, the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townesend Road, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-3914.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

 

 

George M. Bolton, age 71 of Seguin, passed away on June 13, 2013.  Arrangements are pending.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.   

 

Ray Morrison of Seguin, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the age of 69. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 2:00 p. m. at The Country Church in Marion. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to sign the online guest book.
 
 

Ted Wolber, age 61 of Seguin, passed away on June 12, 2013.    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Paul M. Cross officiating.  Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.  Ted was born on December 3, 1951 in Brenham, Texas to Arthur and Ruby Carlson Wolber.  He graduated from Blanco High Schoo in 1969 and graduated from Texas Lutheran College (Texas Lutheran University) in 1976.  He began his career at Texas Lutheran University where he was currently the Assistant Director of RSVP.  He was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church, an active member of the Evening Lions Club and currently and active member of the Seguin Noon Lions Club.  Ted enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing his guitar.  His parents precede him in death.  Survivors include his wife, Janet Wolber; sons, Nathan Wolber and wife Jennifer and Kenneth Wolber and fiancé Heather Conder; granddaughter, Sophie Wolber; sisters, Nelda DiRezza and husband Jim, Dorothy Schneider and husband Russell, Margaret Wilcox and husband Dana and Esther Wolber; numerous other loving family members.  Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Lange, Sam Stroubl, Richard Faulkner, Glenn Meeker, Ron Heinemeyer, Bubba Martin, Mike Wilson and Benny Kaulfus.  Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 1326 E. Cedar, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or the Texas Lions Camp, P. O. Box 290247, Kerrville, Texas, 78029-0247.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

 

 

Elaine D. Stauber, age 79 of Seguin, passed away Sunday Morning, June 9, 2013 while under the care of hospice.  A memorial mass of Christian burial celebrating Elaine’s life will be held on Monday June 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Gregory J. Nevlud officiating.  Private interment will take place at a later date in East Lawn Cemetery in Alma Center, Wisconsin.  Elaine was born on May 3, 1934 in Chicago Illinois to Harold J. and Margaret Kirchner Barker.  She was married on July 5, 1957 to her husband Carl.  They were together for almost 56 wonderful years.  Elaine was a graduate of the University of Nebraska.  She was a talented harp player and performed with the University of Nebraska Symphony, Omaha Symphony and the University of Maryland Symphony.  Elaine was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and Alpha Phi Sorority.  She also held a hamm radio ticket (KC5GZF).  She is survived by her husband Carl and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1593, Seguin, Texas, 78155-1593.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.            

 

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June 13th, 2013

Elaine D. Stauber, age 79 of Seguin, passed away Sunday Morning, June 9, 2013 while under the care of hospice.  A memorial mass of Christian burial celebrating Elaine's life will be held on Monday June 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Gregory J. Nevlud officiating.  Private interment will take place at a later date in East Lawn Cemetery in Alma Center, Wisconsin.  Elaine was born on May 3, 1934 in Chicago Illinois to Harold J. and Margaret Kirchner Barker.  She was married on July 5, 1957 to her husband Carl.  They were together for almost 56 wonderful years.  Elaine was a graduate of the University of Nebraska.  She was a talented harp player and performed with the University of Nebraska Symphony, Omaha Symphony and the University of Maryland Symphony.  Elaine was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and Alpha Phi Sorority.  She also held a hamm radio ticket (KC5GZF).  She is survived by her husband Carl and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1593, Seguin, Texas, 78155-1593.  You are invited to sign the guest book at Tres Hewell Mortuary.Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.            

 

Ray Morrison of Seguin, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the age of 69. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 2:00 p. m. at The Country Church in Marion. Please visit Goetz Funeral Home.

 

Ted Wolber, age 61 of Seguin, passed away on June 12, 2013.    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Paul M. Cross officiating.  Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.  Ted was born on December 3, 1951 in Brenham, Texas to Arthur and Ruby Carlson Wolber.  His parents precede him in death.  Survivors include his wife, Janet Wolber; sons, Nathan Wolber and wife Jennifer and Kenneth Wolber and fiance Heather Conder; granddaughter, Sophie Wolber; sisters, Nelda DiRezza and husband Jim, Dorothy Schneider and husband Russell, Margaret Wilcox and husband Dana and Esther Wolber; numerous other loving family members.    Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 1326 E. Cedar, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or the Texas Lions Camp, P. O. Box 290247, Kerrville, Texas, 78029-0247.  You are invited to sign the guest book at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

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June 7th, 2013

Evelyn Maxine Adams Homan, age 90, passed away June 6, 2013. Arrangements are pending at Tres Hewell Mortuary.

Gertrude Matthews of Seguin died Wednesday at the age of 90. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Eunice and Lee Mortuary Chapel. Funeral will be held Wednesday, June 12 at 11 a.m. at Greater Second Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Capote Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Mary Bonds; sons, Eddie, Clarence, Joe and Jesse Matthews.
 
Patricia (Trisha) Apolonia Medina went to be with her Lord at the age of 45 on June 5, 2013.  She was born on March 9, 1968 to her mother Juanita V. Medina and father Adolfo T. Medina in Seguin, Texas.  Trisha was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Vicente and Apolonia Villegas and paternal grandparents Raymundo & Seberina Medina; cousin, Tony R. Madla III.  She is survived by mother Juanita V. Medina and father Adolfo T. Medina; brother Juan J. Medina; Aunt Apolonia V. Hernandez and Husband Sabino G. Hernandez; cousins Deborah A. Hernandez, Johnny J. Hernandez, Melissa M. Madla and her children Nevaeh and Joseph.  She will also be missed by her dog Ranger.  Trisha worked at River Gardens and Bluebonnet Trails as a direct care provider to mentally challenged adults and enjoyed her job immensely.  She was working towards her Associates degree in social work at Texas Lutheran University.  She loved people and serving the community and always gave of her time and was a peacemaker in all situations.  Her smile always lightened a room whenever she walked in. A visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Friday, June 7th from 10 am until 9 pm with a prayer service beginning at 6:30 pm. Visitation will continue Saturday, June 8th from 8 am until service time at 10 am. Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.
 
L. A. “Jack” Junker, age 88 of Seguin, passed away on June 5, 2013.  Arrangements are pending.  Jack was born on July 31, 1924 in Arneckeville, Texas to Arthur William and Lena Sophie Mary Hausmann Junker.  Jack is preceded in death by his son, Richard Duane Junker, Sr. and his parents.  Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Bernice “Rocky” Junker; grandsons, Richard Duane Junker, Jr. and wife Stephanie and Kirt Aaron Junker; brother, Alton L. Junker and wife Nita; sister-in-law, Sybil Gruetzmacher and husband Bill; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Special thanks to his caregivers whom were like family, Nancy Serna and husband Rene and James Johnson and his wife Karen.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Family Disaster Fund at Faith Lutheran Church, 1326 E. Cedar St., Seguin, Texas, 78155.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
ADELA PORTER (De La Cruz) 48, of Wellesley, MA passed away unexpectedly on May 24, 2013.  Born August 18, 1964 in Sweetwater, Texas, she was daughter of Julian and Anselma De La Cruz.  Beloved mother of Robert Porter and Alex Porter, of Wellesley, MA.  Dear sister to her siblings in Texas: Helen (Steve) Carrillo, Connie Rangel, Carlos (Roxanne) De La Cruz, Ramon (Chris) De La Cruz, Eva De La Cruz, Oscar De La Cruz.  Also survived by her former husband Ronald Porter of New York, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.   Adela's sons were central to her life; cherishing her role as a stay-at-home mom.  She was known to all for her compassion and generous spirit.  She is loved and will be missed by her family and friends.  Adela graduated from Seguin High School in 1982.  A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, May 28 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Wellesley Hills, MA.  A visitation will begin in Seguin on Saturday, June 29, at 9:00 AM at Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Drive, followed by a prayer service at 11:00 AM with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek officiating.  Graveside services and interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Seguin.  "Through Adela's giving spirit, her designation as an organ donor has benefited other lives."  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

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