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April 16th, 2014

Dr. Kimble A. Traeger of San Marcos, previously of Seguin, passed away on April 10, 2014, at the age of 93. He was born to Andrew and Katie (Blumberg) Traeger on January 21, 1921, in Seguin, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Billie Traeger, and sister Betsy Weyel. He is survived by sons Kimble B. Traeger and Stephen Traeger and wife Kathy, granddaughter StacyTraeger, sister Elizabeth “Tudy” Ryan, and brother Bobby Traeger. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos, 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Interment will be held at Fort Sam Cemetery, San Antonio, onThursday, April 17, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311.www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Cynthia Mary Ostroski Gibson, age 65, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Seguin, Texas. Ms. Gibson was formerly of Detroit, Michigan. She is survived by Jack Smith, Caregiver of Seguin; (3) sons: David Lee Caldwell of Colorado City, Texas; Steven Swayne Reid of Duluth, Minnesota; jeffrey Earl Gibson of Olney, Texas and (4) sisters; Katherine Sternmann of New Berlin, Wisconsin; Mary Lee Foote of Cold Water, Michigan; Linda Hapke of Plano, Texas and Gail Serapone of Willington, Delaware; (7) Grandchildren and (3) great-grandchildren. Collins Funeral Home, Seguin, Texas

David Adams, Sr. of Converse, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at the age of 66. Visitation runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Second Baptist Church. The funeral is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Second Baptist Church. Interment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The services are under the direction of Eunice and Lee Mortuary. He is preceded in death by Charles David Adams and Maxine Campbell. Survivors include sons, David H. Adams, Jr. and Brian K. Watson (Sonya); brothers, Charles Adams (Vivian) and Winn Adams and sister, Gloria Coleman.

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April 10th, 2014

Patricia Gonzales Franklin, of Seguin, died Monday. Visitation runs from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at Crenshaw Funeral Home. A wake service will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Crenshaw Funeral Home. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Emanuel's Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Survivors include sons, Ray Franklin, Jr. and Craig Franklin; daughters, Angela Hernandez and Kimberly Franklin; and brothers, Roscoe Gonzales, Jr. and Richard Gonzales.

Ralph Carl Boehnemann died on April 8, 2014 at 9:07AM at his home in Cibolo, Texas at the age of 98 yrs. 201 days. He was born on September 18, 1915 in Burton, Texas. He was baptized on February 13, 1916 at Greenvine, Texas in the Lutheran Church. He moved to Beasley in 1917. He was confirmed and married to his first wife, Elda Ognoskie at Hope Lutheran Church in Beasley. He married his second wife, Berleene Nichter on December 28, 1985 in Rosenberg. He was a rural letter carrier and farmer. He was an avid fisherman, loved gardening and enjoyed watching all sports. His late life activities included hours of doing crossword puzzles and playing solitaire. He was very active at Hope Lutheran Church and was the last living founding member. He was involved in numerous organizations-PTA, Farm Bureau, AARP, NAPFE, VFW, American Legion and the National Rural Letter Carriers Assn. He was the last surviving member of the 597th Army Postal Unit. He was preceded in death by parents Ernest and Martha Boehnemann; spouses Elda Ognoskie Boehnemann and Berleene Nichter Boehnemann; son Ralph Boehnemann Jr.; sister Thekla Blase Meinecke and an infant brother. He is survived by his daughter Pat and husband Rey Joy Pfannstiel of Cibolo; step-daughters Judy and husband Bub Talaseks of Rosenberg, Gaynell Psencik of Rosenberg; sister Loretta Engeling of Austin; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held from 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Friday April 11, 2014 at Schertz Funeral Home at 2217 FM 3009 in Schertz, Texas. A second Viewing will be held from 10:00AM to 11:00AM on Saturday, April 11, 2014 at Garmany & Carden Funeral Home at 1201 4th Street in Rosenberg, Texas with a Funeral Service to begin at 11:00AM. Interment to follow at the Friedens United Church of Christ Cemetery in Beasley, Texas. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Church 108 S. Main St. Cibolo, Texas 78108. You are invited to sign the electronic guestbook at www.schertzfuneralhome.com

Raymond Rocha of Seguin passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the age of 64. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Eunice and Lee Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Survivors include brother, Pete Rocha; sisters, Mary Lou Astran, Rosie Higgens and Gloria Ortiz; daughter, Jessica Komar.

Rosie E. Wilke, also lovingly known as "Pockies" or "The Other Grandma", passed away on the 5th of April at the age of 85. Mrs. Wilke loved to play Bingo and dance to Polka music. She was a great babysitter who loved spending time with her grandchildren and was very dependable and supportive. Mrs. Wilke will be remembered for her loving ways and her bright smile. She was a member of St James Catholic Church. Mrs. Wilke is preceded in death by her husband Marvin "Jockey" Wilke (2009). She is survived by her son, Dennis Wilke with wife Carol and their children Brady, Jason, and Cyndl; son, Andy Wilke; daughter, Francis Kern with husband Greg and their children Mallory and Greg Jr.; daughter, Connie Strum with husband Danny and their children Amber, Justin, and Harley. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Logan, Kayden, Alyssa, Madison, Austin and Blake; one sister, Martha Durr; one brother, Daniel Pierdolla and by numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Donations may be made to the Seguin Fire Department, PO Box 591, Seguin TX 78156. A Graveside service will be at St James Catholic Cemetery beginning at 11 am on Thursday, April the 10th. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

Jeffrey Wayne "Jeff" Barnett, age 31 of Seguin, passed away on April 6, 2014. Graveside services and interment will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Kingsbury Cemetery with Rev. Tom Jones officiating. Jeff was born on May 28, 1982 in Seguin Texas to Clayton Orvale Barnett and Edna Fay Harborth Barnett. He is preceded in death by his father Clay Barnett and his grandmothers, Hazel Barnett and Ruth Harborth. Survivors include his wife LeAnne Barnett; children, Charles Barnett and Kinsleigh Barnett; mother, Edna Barnett; grandfathers, Al Barnett and partner Bea Yates, and Melvin "Cracker" Harborth; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Karla Garrett; sister-in-law, Kristina Phillips and husband Andy; brother-in-law, William Garrett, III; nephew, Drake Phillips; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other loving family members and many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Barnett Children’s Fund, c/o LeAnne Barnett. 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

Lillian L. Bibbs, of Seguin, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 at the age of 62. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Refuge Church of Our Lord No. 3 on Elm Creek Road. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Refuge of Our Lord No. 3. Interment will be held at New Salem Cemetery in the Randolph Community. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ervin Fennell, Sr. and Kathleen Brooks; and brother, Minister Oscar Smith. She is survived by brothers, District Elder Leonard Fennell, Ervin Fennell, Jr., and Donald Fennell; sister, Earlene Barnett (Willis); daughters, Lavee S. Jackson and Angela Warren. The services are under the direction of Eunice and Lee Mortuary.

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April 9th, 2014

Patricia Gonzales Franklin, of Seguin, Texas, died Monday, April 7, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include sons, Ray Franklin, Jr. and Craig Franklin; daughters, Angela Hernandez and Kimberly Franklin; and brothers, Roscoe Gonzales, Jr. and Richard Gonzales.

Rosie E. Wilke, also lovingly known as “Pockies” or “The Other Grandma”, passed away on the 5th of April at the age of 85. Mrs. Wilke loved to play Bingo and dance to Polka music. She was a great babysitter who loved spending time with her grandchildren and was very dependable and supportive. Mrs. Wilke will be remembered for her loving ways and her bright smile. She was a member of St James Catholic Church.
Mrs. Wilke is preceded in death by her husband Marvin “Jockey” Wilke (2009). She is survived by her son, Dennis Wilke with wife Carol and their children Brady, Jason, and Cyndl; son, Andy Wilke; daughter, Francis Kern with husband Greg and their children Mallory and Greg Jr.; daughter, Connie Strum with husband Danny and their children Amber, Justin, and Harley. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Logan, Kayden, Alyssa, Madison, Austin and Blake; one sister, Martha Durr; one brother, Daniel Pierdolla and by numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Donations may be made to the Seguin Fire Department, PO Box 591, Seguin TX 78156. Visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 5 to 7 pm with a Rosary at 7 pm. A Graveside service will be at St James Catholic Cemetery beginning at 11 am on Thursday, April the 10th.
Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

David W. Holohan, age 76 of Seguin, passed away on April 5, 2014. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Friedens United Church of Christ. Interment with military honors will follow in the Lone Oak Cemetery. David was born on January 9, 1938 in Moberly Missouri to Temple David and Catherine Patricia (Brennan) Holohan. He proudly served his country for over 20 years in the United States Air Force. After retirement from the military he joined the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier for 20 years. He enjoyed 9 pin bowling and was a member of the Zorn Bowling Club where he enjoyed many friendships. He was a Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Volunteer where he worked in the maintenance department. He liked dancing to country music and loved a good chocolate milk shake with all the trimmings. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Cora Holohan; daughters, Carolyn Whitener and husband Bob, Terry Vasquez and husband Rey, Susan Faulknor and husband Raymond; sister, Donna Kay Moore; sister-in-law, Dolores Barnett; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. David loved spending time with family and friends. He was well respected by all who knew him and he will be dearly missed. Memorial contributions may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ, 2555 Friedens Church 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.

Jeffrey Wayne “Jeff” Barnett, age 31 of Seguin, passed away on April 6, 2014. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Graveside services and interment will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Kingsbury Cemetery with Rev. Tom Jones officiating. Jeff was born on May 28, 1982 in Seguin Texas to Clayton Orvale Barnett and Edna Fay Harborth Barnett. He is preceded in death by his father Clay Barnett and his grandmothers, Hazel Barnett and Ruth Harborth. Survivors include his wife LeAnne Barnett; children, Charles Barnett and Kinsleigh Barnett; mother, Edna Barnett; grandfathers, Al Barnett and partner Bea Yates, and Melvin “Cracker” Harborth; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Karla Garrett; sister-in-law, Kristina Phillips and husband Andy; brother-in-law, William Garrett, III; nephew, Drake Phillips; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other loving family members and many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Barnett Children’s Fund, c/o LeAnne Barnett. 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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April 8th, 2014

Rosie Wilke passed away on April 5th 2014 at the age of 85. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 9th at Goetz Funeral Home from 5 to 7 pm with a Rosary service at 7 pm. A graveside service will be Thursday April 10th at 11 am at St James Catholic Cemetery.Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book. Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin, Seguin, TX 78155, Ph: 830.303.5551, Fax: 830.401.0771

David W. Holohan, age 76 of Seguin, passed away on April 5, 2014. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Friedens United Church of Christ. Interment with military honors will follow in the Lone Oak Cemetery. David was born on January 9, 1938 in Moberly Missouri to Temple David and Catherine Patricia (Brennan) Holohan. He proudly served his country for over 20 years in the United States Air Force. After retirement from the military he joined the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier for 20 years. He enjoyed 9 pin bowling and was a member of the Zorn Bowling Club where he enjoyed many friendships. He was a Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Volunteer where he worked in the maintenance department. He liked dancing to country music and loved a good chocolate milk shake with all the trimmings. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Cora Holohan; daughters, Carolyn Whitener and husband Bob, Terry Vasquez and husband Rey, Susan Faulknor and husband Raymond; sister, Donna Kay Moore; sister-in-law, Dolores Barnett; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. David loved spending time with family and friends. He was well respected by all who knew him and he will be dearly missed. Memorial contributions may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ, 2555 Friedens Church 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.

Annie Penshorn age 94, of Seguin, Texas passed away on April 5, 2014. She was born on September 30, 1919in Seguin, Texas to Willie and Anna Mattke Lenz.Annie was preceded in death by her parents; husband,Marvin Penshorn; 6 sisters and 2 brothers. She issurvived by her daughter, Jane Pakebusch and husband Rudolph; son, Jimmie Penshorn and wife Maxine; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and manyfriends. The funerl is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, Seguin, Texas. Rev. Anne Kolmeier will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran of Elm Creek, 3305 Church Rd., Seguin, TX 78155-0780. You are welcome to sign the online guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.

Jeffrey Wayne “Jeff” Barnett, age 31 of Seguin, passed away on April 6, 2014. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Graveside services and interment will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Kingsbury Cemetery with Rev. Tom Jones officiating. Jeff was born on May 28, 1982 in Seguin Texas to Clayton Orvale Barnett and Edna Fay Harborth Barnett. He is preceded in death by his father Clay Barnett and his grandmothers, Hazel Barnett and Ruth Harborth. Survivors include his wife LeAnne Barnett; children, Charles Barnett and Kinsleigh Barnett; mother, Edna Barnett; grandfathers, Al Barnett and partner Bea Yates, and Melvin “Cracker” Harborth; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Karla Garrett; sister-in-law, Kristina Phillips and husband Andy; brother-in-law, William Garrett, III; nephew, Drake Phillips; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other loving family members and many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Barnett Children’s Fund, c/o LeAnne Barnett. 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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April 7th, 2014

Jeffrey Wayne “Jeff” Barnett, age 31 of Seguin, passed away on April 6, 2014. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Graveside services and interment will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Kingsbury Cemetery with Rev. Tom Jones officiating. Jeff was born on May 28, 1982 in Seguin Texas to Clayton Orvale Barnett and Edna Fay Harborth Barnett. He is preceded in death by his father Clay Barnett and his grandmothers, Hazel Barnett and Ruth Harborth. Survivors include his wife LeAnne Barnett; children, Charles Barnett and Kinsleigh Barnett; mother, Edna Barnett; grandfathers, Al Barnett and partner Bea Yates, and Melvin “Cracker” Harborth; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Karla Garrett; sister-in-law, Kristina Phillips and husband Andy; brother-in-law, William Garrett, III; nephew, Drake Phillips; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other loving family members and many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Barnett Children’s Fund, c/o LeAnne Barnett. 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.

David W. Holohan, age 76 of Seguin, passed away on April 5, 2014. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Friedens United Church of Christ. Interment with military honors will follow in the Lone Oak Cemetery. David was born on January 9, 1938 in Moberly Missouri to Temple David and Catherine Patricia (Brennan) Holohan. He proudly served his country for over 20 years in the United States Air Force. After retirement from the military he joined the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier for 20 years. He enjoyed 9 pin bowling and was a member of the Zorn Bowling Club where he enjoyed many friendships. He liked dancing to country music and loved a good chocolate milk shake with all the trimmings. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Cora Holohan; daughters, Carolyn Whitener and husband Bob, Terry Vasquez and husband Rey, Susan Faulknor and husband Raymond; sister, Donna Kay Moore; sister-in-law, Dolores Barnett; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. David loved spending time with family and friends. He was well respected by all who knew him and he will be dearly missed. Memorial contributions may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ, 2555 Friedens Church 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.

Annie Penshorn age 94, of Seguin, Texas passed away on April 5, 2014. She was born on September 30, 1919 in Seguin, Texas to Willie and Anna Mattke Lenz. Annie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin Penshorn; 6 sisters and 2 brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Pakebusch and husband Rudolph; son, Jimmie Penshorn and wife Maxine; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Finch Funeral Chapel- La Vernia. The funeral is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, Seguin, Texas. Rev. Anne Kolmeier will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran of Elm Creek, 3305 Church Rd., Seguin, TX 78155-0780. You are welcome to sign the online guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.

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April 3rd, 2014

Rene “La Rana” M. Perez, of Seguin, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the age of 56. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elojio Perez, Sr., and Lydia Maganal; brothers, Elojio Perez, Jr., Raymundo Perez Sr., Ramiro Perez, Sr.; sisters, Josephina Loera and Gloria Perez Marmolejo. He is survived by brothers, Joe Perez, Sr., Jesus Perez, Sr., and wife Molly, Santos Perez, Sr., and Demetrio Perez and wife Cynthia, as well as with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Palmer Mortuary, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 5:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p. m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10:00 a. m. Pallbearers will be Ramiro Perez, Santos Perez Jr., Rudy Martinez III, Chris Valadez, Jesse Perez Jr., and David Contreras. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155, 830-379-9430. Please log onto www.palmermortuary.com to sign and view the guest book.

Lillie May Robinson, age 88 of Dewville, passed away on December 10, 2013. Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Dewville Cemetery. Lillie May was born on March 21, 1925 in Cortland Nebraska to Charles and Bertha Kooi Wittstruck. She is preceded in death by her husband Clifton Hugh Robinson, Sr., her parents and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include her loving children, Lillie Barfield and husband John, Shirley Sanders, Clifton H. Robinson, Jr., and wife Karen and Thomas Robinson and wife Mary; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members. 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.

Carlena White Washington, of Seguin, died Wednesday, April 2, at the age of 101. Arrangements are pending at Eunice and Lee Mortuary.

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April 2nd, 2014

Rene “La Rana” M. Perez, of Seguin, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the age of 56. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elojio Perez, Sr., and Lydia Maganal; brothers, Elojio Perez, Jr., Raymundo Perez Sr., Ramiro Perez, Sr.; sisters, Josephina Loera and Gloria Perez Marmolejo. He is survived by brothers, Joe Perez, Sr., Jesus Perez, Sr., and wife Molly, Santos Perez, Sr., and Demetrio Perez and wife Cynthia, as well as with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Palmer Mortuary, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 5:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p. m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10:00 a. m. Pallbearers will be Ramiro Perez, Santos Perez Jr., Rudy Martinez III, Chris Valadez, Jesse Perez Jr., and David Contreras. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155, 830-379-9430. Please log onto www.palmermortuary.com to sign and view the guest book.

Jack Mayfield died March 30, 2014 at the age of 87 after a short battle with cancer. He was born to Robert and Helen Mayfield in Udall, KS, the oldest of fraternal twins, on March 29, 1927. Jack graduated from Mulvane (KS) High School, and attended Independence Junior College, Independence, KS. He served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean War. The major portion, 27 years, of his working career was within the grocery industry. He was a corporate officer for Super Foods, Chicago, IL, Fleming Foods, Topeka, KS and Super Value stores, Minneapolis, MN, which moved his family to many different states including Michigan, New York, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio and culminating with him Donna opening Mayfield’s United Super in Seguin during the mid seventies. After selling the grocery store Jack owned several businesses in San Antonio as well as Stor-Mor Mini Storage in Seguin. Jack was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served as chairman or member of several church committees. He was also a member of Sunrise Lions Club since 1987 and is a Melvin Jones Fellow. He was a lifetime member of the Texas Lions Camp for crippled children. Jack was an avid gardener and fisherman. Jack, the fourth youngest of nine children, is survived by his wife of 67 years, Donna; daughter, Kim Markgraf of San Antonio; son, Jason Mayfield (Kaye), of Valdez, AK; grandchildren, Justin and Victoria (Tori); two sisters, Betty and Ruby; one brother, Arthur; one brother like nephew, Robert and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held April 2nd, 2014 at 10 am at the First United Methodist Church of Seguin with Rev. Wyatt presiding, Interment will be at a later date at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in Jack’s honor to the Methodist Youth Fellowship Group at 710 N Austin St, Seguin, TX 78155. Please visit to www.goetzfuneral.com sign the online guest book. Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, Ph: 830.303.5551, Fax: 830.401.0771, goetz.funeral@yahoo.com.

Lillie May Robinson, age 88 of Dewville, passed away on December 10, 2013. Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Dewville Cemetery. Lillie May was born on March 21, 1925 in Cortland Nebraska to Charles and Bertha Kooi Wittstruck. She is preceded in death by her husband Clifton Hugh Robinson, Sr., her parents and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include her loving children, Lillie Barfield and husband John, Shirley Sanders, Clifton H. Robinson, Jr., and wife Karen and Thomas Robinson and wife Mary; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members. 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.

Dorothy Frances Engelke passed away on March 29th at the age of 85. She was a lifelong resident of Seguin, born on July 30, 1928 to John Franks and Julia Enck. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, fishing and the outdoors but most of she will be remembered as a good cook. She retired from Saegert Middle School after 22 years as the school secretary. She was also an active member of Cross Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence Engelke; son, Jimmie Engleke and daughter-in-law, Liz Engleke. Dorothy is survived by her 2 sons: John Engleke of Seguin and Jerry Engleke and wife Carol of Boerne; her grandchildren, Stewart Engleke and wife Courtney and their three children, Tyler, Audrey, and Emily; Cassie Heidgerken and husband John, Karson Engelke, Sherman Engleke and fiancé Tina Myers and Suzanne Catchings and husband Jason and their children Kylie and Chase. Visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 5 to 7 pm. Funeral services will be at Cross Church on Wednesday, April 2 beginning at 2 pm with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.Memorials may be made in Dorothy’s honor to Cross Church, 814 N. Bauer St. Seguin, TX 78155.Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book. Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, Ph: 830.303.5551, Fax: 830.401.0771, goetz.funeral@yahoo.com.

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April 1st, 2014

Jack Mayfield died March 30, 2014 at the age of 87 after a short battle with cancer. He was born to Robert and Helen Mayfield in Udall, KS, the oldest of fraternal twins, on March 29, 1927. Jack graduated from Mulvane (KS) High School, and attended Independence Junior College, Independence, KS. He served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean War. The major portion, 27 years, of his working career was within the grocery industry. He was a corporate officer for Super Foods, Chicago, IL, Fleming Foods, Topeka, KS and Super Value stores, Minneapolis, MN, which moved his family to many different states including Michigan, New York, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio and culminating with him Donna opening Mayfield’s United Super in Seguin during the mid seventies. After selling the grocery store Jack owned several businesses in San Antonio as well as Stor-Mor Mini Storage in Seguin. Jack was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served as chairman or member of several church committees. He was also a member of Sunrise Lions Club since 1987 and is a Melvin Jones Fellow. He was a lifetime member of the Texas Lions Camp for crippled children. Jack was an avid gardener and fisherman. Jack, the fourth youngest of nine children, is survived by his wife of 67 years, Donna; daughter, Kim Markgraf of San Antonio; son, Jason Mayfield (Kaye), of Valdez, AK; grandchildren, Justin and Victoria (Tori); two sisters, Betty and Ruby; one brother, Arthur; one brother like nephew, Robert and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held April 2nd, 2014 at 10 am at the First United Methodist Church of Seguin with Rev. Wyatt presiding, Interment will be at a later date at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in Jack’s honor to the Methodist Youth Fellowship Group at 710 N Austin St, Seguin, TX 78155. Please visit to www.goetzfuneral.com sign the online guest book. Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, Ph: 830.303.5551, Fax: 830.401.0771, goetz.funeral@yahoo.com.

Lillie May Robinson, age 88 of Dewville, passed away on December 10, 2013. Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Dewville Cemetery. Lillie May was born on March 21, 1925 in Cortland Nebraska to Charles and Bertha Kooi Wittstruck. She is preceded in death by her husband Clifton Hugh Robinson, Sr., her parents and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include her loving children, Lillie Barfield and husband John, Shirley Sanders, Clifton H. Robinson, Jr., and wife Karen and Thomas Robinson and wife Mary; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members. 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.

Dorothy Frances Engelke passed away on March 29th at the age of 85. She was a lifelong resident of Seguin, born on July 30, 1928 to John Franks and Julia Enck. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, fishing and the outdoors but most of she will be remembered as a good cook. She retired from Saegert Middle School after 22 years as the school secretary. She was also an active member of Cross Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence Engelke; son, Jimmie Engleke and daughter-in-law, Liz Engleke. Dorothy is survived by her 2 sons: John Engleke of Seguin and Jerry Engleke and wife Carol of Boerne; her grandchildren, Stewart Engleke and wife Courtney and their three children, Tyler, Audrey, and Emily; Cassie Heidgerken and husband John, Karson Engelke, Sherman Engleke and fiancé Tina Myers and Suzanne Catchings and husband Jason and their children Kylie and Chase. Visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 5 to 7 pm. Funeral services will be at Cross Church on Wednesday, April 2 beginning at 2 pm with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.Memorials may be made in Dorothy’s honor to Cross Church, 814 N. Bauer St. Seguin, TX 78155.Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book. Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, Ph: 830.303.5551, Fax: 830.401.0771, goetz.funeral@yahoo.com.

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March 31st, 2014

Dorothy Frances Engelke passed away on March 29th at the age of 85. Dorothy is survived by her 2 sons: John Engleke of Seguin and Jerry Engleke and wife Carol of Boerne; her grandchildren, Stewart Engleke and wife Courtney and their three children, Tyler, Audrey, and Emily; Cassie Heidgerken and husband John, Karson Engelke, Sherman Engleke and fiancé Tina Myers and Suzanne Catchings and husband Jason and their children Kylie and Chase. Visitation will be at Goetz Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 5 to 7 pm.  Funeral services will be at Cross Church on Wednesday, April 2nd beginning at 2 pm with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Memorials may be made in Dorothy’s honor to Cross Church, 814 N. Bauer St. Seguin, TX 78155.Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book. Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, Ph: 830.303.5551, Fax: 830.401.0771, goetz.funeral@yahoo.com.

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March 28th, 2014

Mildred Dix, age 95 of Seguin, passed away on March 25, 2014.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Neil Kibbe and Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.  Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.  Mildred was born on September 26, 1918 in Guadalupe County to William Thomas (Tom) and Nancy (Seay) Springs.  She was proud to have been a long time Board Member of the San Geronimo Cemetery Association.  She is preceded in death by her husband Henry Dix, her parents, brothers, Frank and Virgil (Doc) Springs, sisters, Ollie Knodel, Viola Kenedy, Bessie Snowden, Alta Cornell, Lora Lee Day and infant sisters, Georgie, Zelma, Virgie and Eunice Springs. Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Ann Funderburg and husband Tom and Kathryn (Kathy) Brady and husband Donald; grandchildren, Nancy Ayotte and husband Chris, Margaret Anderson and husband Pleas D. (Beau), J. W. Funderburg and wife Dorothy and Norman Funderburg; great- grandchildren, Amber Delagarza and husband Dan, Megan Hale and husband Buddy, Ryan Ayotte and wife Alisha, Kyle Ayotte, Tifny Funderburg, Cutter Funderburg, Codi Funderburg and Kristen Vecera and husband Trent; great- great grandchildren, Gabriella Hale, Dylan Hale, Emma Ayotte, Alana Delagarza, Brody Vecera and Brynlee Vecera; sister-in-law, Dorothy Dix; numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family members and many friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be J. W. Funderburg, Norman Funderburg, Chris Ayotte, Pleas D. “Beau” Anderson, Ryan Ayotte, Kyle Ayotte, and Cutter Funderburg.   Memorial contributions may be made to the San Geronimo Cemetery Association, c/o Shirley Hester, 8335 FM 1117, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the Dugger Cemetery Association, c/o Sharon Herbold, 3106 Elm Creek Road, 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.

Frank Edward Shanafelt, age 88 of Seguin, passed away on March 27, 2014.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at First Baptist Church followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Brice Mandaville and Howard Hudiburg officiating.  Interment under the auspices of the masonic lodge will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery.  Frank was born in Stamford Texas to Ralph Otto and Bessie (Hackney) Shanafelt on June 13, 1925.  He worked in the oil and gas industry for many years in Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado having retired in 1986.  He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge in Wyoming.  Frank and Blanche moved to Seguin in 1991.  He was an active member of First Baptist Church.  He enjoyed reading, playing 42 and fishing.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Ralph B. Shanafelt, and his sister Allene Parker.  Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Blanche Shanafelt; children, Larry Shanafelt, Allen Shanafelt and wife Lynne and Janice Bowman and husband Kenny; grandchildren, Sally Tolbert and husband Dustin, Rachel Martinez, Caleb Shanafelt, Gabe Shanafelt and wife Jo Anna, Genevieve Lucas and husband Brad and Evie Bowman; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Harvey (Red) Rivers and wife Pat, Milburn (Cotton) Rivers and wife Ann; sister-in-law, Adele Shanafelt; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends.  Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 1314 E. Cedar, 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.

Rev. Roger D. Brown died recently at the age of 66.  Rev. Brown is the former pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Seguin.  Visitation runs from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tried Stone Baptist Church, 551 Canton St., San Antonio, Texas.  The funeral is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Tried Stone Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Park in San Antonio, Texas.  Survivors include two daughters, Jametra D. Brown and Angela Brown.  The services are under the direction of D.W. Brooks Funeral Home, 2950 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas 78202, 210-223-2045.

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March 26th, 2014

Frank Winfred Bell Sr., of Seguin, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the age of 85. He was born to Ervins Bell and Esther Francis on July 8, 1928. In his youth, he attended Cotton Wood School and Ball High. He retired from SMI after working for 23 years. Frank loved horses and was a race horse trainer for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sons and brother. He is survived by his children, Frank Bell Jr., and wife Cynthia, Billie Wells and husband David, Deon Williams and wife Melissa; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; siblings, Marie Duhart, ErvinsBell Jr., Bobbie Lucky and husband Reverend Herman and Alfred Bell and wife Della. Visitation will be held at Palmer Mortuary, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 8:00 a. m. to 9:00 p. m. A Funeral Service will be held at Zion Hill Baptist Church on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:00 a. m. Interment will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorial contributions be made to Zion Hill Baptist Church: 1952 Zion Hill, Seguin, Texas 78155, 830-379-3045.

Ollie Crittendon, Jr., of Phoenix, Arizona and formerly of Lincoln, died recently at the age of 80. The funeral is set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mason Lone Oak Baptist Church in Lockhart. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The services are under the direction of Collins Funeral Home in San Antonio. Survivors include daughters, Mary DeShay and Betty Roland.

Mildred Dix, age 95 of Seguin, passed away on March 25, 2014. Arrangements are pending. Survivors include her daughters, Kathy Brady and Patricia Funderburg. 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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March 24th, 2014

Ollie Crittendon, Jr., of Phoenix, Arizona and formerly of Lincoln, died recently at the age of 80.  The funeral is set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mason Lone Oak Baptist Church in Lockhart.  Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.  The services are under the direction of Collins Funeral Home in San Antonio. Survivors include daughters, Mary DeShay and Betty Roland. 

Helen Louise Boyd, age 94 of Seguin, formerly of Longview, passed away on March 19, 2014. A memorial service celebrating Helen’s life was held on Saturday, March 22, 20914 at Tres Hewell Mortuary. A private interment will be held at a later date in Longview Texas. Helen was born on December 30, 1919 in Shreveport Louisiana to Jesse and Ophelia Boyd. They precede her in death. Survivors include her cousins, Linda Wallace and husband Rick and Ron Boyd and wife Sylvia; numerous other loving family members and friends. Helen loved the Lord and will be remembered as a wonderful Christian Lady. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Longview, 209 E. South St., Longview Texas 75601. 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.

Bobby Lee Duhart, of Seguin, died Tuesday at the age of 80. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Monday at Second Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The service is under the direction of Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include wife, Margaret Duhart; sons, Larry Duhart and Mitchell Duhart; and daughter, Beverly Duhart Forcey.

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March 24th, 2014

Helen Louise Boyd, age 94 of Seguin, formerly of Longview, passed away on March 19, 2014. A memorial service celebrating Helen’s life was held on Saturday, March 22, 20914 at Tres Hewell Mortuary. A private interment will be held at a later date in Longview Texas. Helen was born on December 30, 1919 in Shreveport Louisiana to Jesse and Ophelia Boyd. They precede her in death. Survivors include her cousins, Linda Wallace and husband Rick and Ron Boyd and wife Sylvia; numerous other loving family members and friends. Helen loved the Lord and will be remembered as a wonderful Christian Lady. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Longview, 209 E. South St., Longview Texas 75601. 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.

Bobby Lee Duhart, of Seguin, died Tuesday at the age of 80. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Monday at Second Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The service is under the direction of Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include wife, Margaret Duhart; sons, Larry Duhart and Mitchell Duhart; and daughter, Beverly Duhart Forcey.

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March 21st, 2014

Helen Louise Boyd, age 94 of Seguin, formerly of Longview, passed away on March 19, 2014.  A memorial service celebrating Helen’s life will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 5 p.m.  Private interment will be held at a later date in Longview Texas.  Helen was born on December 30, 1919 in Shreveport Louisiana to Jesse and Ophelia Boyd.  They precede her in death.  Survivors include her cousins, Linda Wallace and husband Rick and Ron Boyd and wife Sylvia; numerous other loving family members and friends.  Helen loved the Lord and will be remembered as a wonderful Christian Lady.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Longview, 209 E. South St., Longview Texas 75601.  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.

 

Bobby Lee Duhart, of Seguin, died Tuesday at the age of 80.  The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Monday at Second Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The service is under the direction of Crenshaw Funeral Home.  Survivors include wife, Margaret Duhart; sons, Larry Duhart and Mitchell Duhart; and daughter, Beverly Duhart Forcey. 

 

 

Lynette “Lyn” Weir Tschoepe, age 64 of Cibolo, passed away on March 14, 2014.   A memorial service celebrating Lyn’s life will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11 a.m.  A reception will follow at McQueeney Hall.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Lyn was born on January 12, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas to Calvin and Lottie (Woytasczyk) Weir.  She was a proud graduate of the Marion High School Class of 1968.  Lyn will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, daughter, artist, gardener, author, actress, successful business operator in retail and cosmetology and seamstress.   She is preceded in death by her father.  Survivors include her loving husband, Emil “Chuck” Tschoepe, III; sons, Sean Wille and wife Thresia and Ian Wille and wife Michelle; daughter, Sarah Mihelich; grandchildren, Savanah Wille, Allison Wille and Caleb Mihelich; mother Lottie Weir; brother, Dennis Weir and wife Barbara and their son Rueben Weir; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many other loving family members and friends.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, San Antonio TX office, 1100 NE Loop 410 #110, San Antonio, Texas, 78209 or to the American Heart Association, Southwest Affiliate, P. O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas, 75284-1125 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.

 

Denvil Eugene Saine died recently. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Second Baptist Church in San Antonio. The funeral is set for 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church located at 3310 E. Commerce Street in San Antonio. The service is under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home.

 
Maxine Luedtke Sonntag was born on January 10, 1922, in Fort Worth, Texas to Karl and Emma Luedtke.  She went to heaven on March 13, 2014, in Seguin, Texas at age 92.  She was baptized, confirmed, and married at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Worth. 
Maxine graduated from Riverside High School and Brantley Draughon Business College.  She then supported World War II efforts as a secretary in Washington, D.C. from 1943 to 1944.  She married Edwin H. Sonntag on May 12, 1946, and they were blessed with three children.  As her children grew, Maxine served in the church’s Ladies Aid as they worked to purchase a pipe organ, taught Sunday School, and worked as a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader.  Her skills included piano, sewing (including wedding gowns for her daughters), cooking/baking, and needlework of all kinds.  Her most fulfilling work, outside the home, was her 21 years at Texas Lutheran University where she earned the Distinguished Staff Award and ended her career in 1987 as secretary to the school’s president. 
Maxine is predeceased by her husband Edwin, brothers George and Charles, son-in-law Bob White, and great grandson Luke Michael Sonntag.  Her survivors are her children and their spouses:  Fran Latour (Bruce), Jeannie White, and Ed Sonntag (Kathy); 9 grandchildren:  Anne, Austin, Margaret, Kathy, Matt, Kristina, Michael, Danny, and Karl; and 16 great grandchildren. 
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at Grace Lutheran Church in Seguin.  Pallbearers are her five grandsons and her nephew Charles Luedtke.  If desired, memorial gifts may be sent to Grace, Ed and Maxine Sonntag Scholarship Fund at TLU, and American Cancer Society.  Arrangements are under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home.
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March 19th, 2014

Lynette “Lyn” Weir Tschoepe, age 64 of Cibolo, passed away on March 14, 2014.   A memorial service celebrating Lyn’s life will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11 a.m.  A reception will follow at McQueeney Hall.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Lyn was born on January 12, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas to Calvin and Lottie (Woytasczyk) Weir.  She was a proud graduate of the Marion High School Class of 1968.  Lyn will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, daughter, artist, gardener, author, actress, successful business operator in retail and cosmetology and seamstress.   She is preceded in death by her father.  Survivors include her loving husband, Emil “Chuck” Tschoepe, III; sons, Sean Wille and wife Thresia and Ian Wille and wife Michelle; daughter, Sarah Mihelich; grandchildren, Savanah Wille, Allison Wille and Caleb Mihelich; mother Lottie Weir; brother, Dennis Weir and wife Barbara and their son Rueben Weir; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many other loving family members and friends.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, San Antonio TX office, 1100 NE Loop 410 #110, San Antonio, Texas, 78209 or to the American Heart Association, Southwest Affiliate, P. O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas, 75284-1125 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.

Bobby Lee Duhart, of Seguin, died Tuesday at the age of 80.  Arrangements are pending at Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include wife, Margaret Duhart; sons, Larry Duhart and Mitchell Duhart; and daughter, Beverly Duhart Forcey. 

Denvil Eugene Saine died recently. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Second Baptist Church in San Antonio. The funeral is set for 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church located at 3310 E. Commerce Street in San Antonio. The service is under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home.
 
Maxine Luedtke Sonntag was born on January 10, 1922, in Fort Worth, Texas to Karl and Emma Luedtke.  She went to heaven on March 13, 2014, in Seguin, Texas at age 92.  She was baptized, confirmed, and married at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Worth. 
Maxine graduated from Riverside High School and Brantley Draughon Business College.  She then supported World War II efforts as a secretary in Washington, D.C. from 1943 to 1944.  She married Edwin H. Sonntag on May 12, 1946, and they were blessed with three children.  As her children grew, Maxine served in the church’s Ladies Aid as they worked to purchase a pipe organ, taught Sunday School, and worked as a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader.  Her skills included piano, sewing (including wedding gowns for her daughters), cooking/baking, and needlework of all kinds.  Her most fulfilling work, outside the home, was her 21 years at Texas Lutheran University where she earned the Distinguished Staff Award and ended her career in 1987 as secretary to the school’s president. 
Maxine is predeceased by her husband Edwin, brothers George and Charles, son-in-law Bob White, and great grandson Luke Michael Sonntag.  Her survivors are her children and their spouses:  Fran Latour (Bruce), Jeannie White, and Ed Sonntag (Kathy); 9 grandchildren:  Anne, Austin, Margaret, Kathy, Matt, Kristina, Michael, Danny, and Karl; and 16 great grandchildren. 
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at Grace Lutheran Church in Seguin.  Pallbearers are her five grandsons and her nephew Charles Luedtke.  If desired, memorial gifts may be sent to Grace, Ed and Maxine Sonntag Scholarship Fund at TLU, and American Cancer Society.  Arrangements are under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home.
Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.
 
 

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March 19th, 2014

Lynette “Lyn” Weir Tschoepe, age 64 of Cibolo, passed away on March 14, 2014.   A memorial service celebrating Lyn’s life will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11 a.m.  A reception will follow at McQueeney Hall.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Lyn was born on January 12, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas to Calvin and Lottie (Woytasczyk) Weir.  She was a proud graduate of the Marion High School Class of 1968.  Lyn will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, daughter, artist, gardener, author, actress, successful business operator in retail and cosmetology and seamstress.   She is preceded in death by her father.  Survivors include her loving husband, Emil “Chuck” Tschoepe, III; sons, Sean Wille and wife Thresia and Ian Wille and wife Michelle; daughter, Sarah Mihelich; grandchildren, Savanah Wille, Allison Wille and Caleb Mihelich; mother Lottie Weir; brother, Dennis Weir and wife Barbara and their son Rueben Weir; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many other loving family members and friends.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, San Antonio TX office, 1100 NE Loop 410 #110, San Antonio, Texas, 78209 or to the American Heart Association, Southwest Affiliate, P. O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas, 75284-1125 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.

 

Maxine Luedtke Sonntag was born on January 10, 1922, in Fort Worth, Texas to Karl and Emma Luedtke.  She went to heaven on March 13, 2014, in Seguin, Texas at age 92.  She was baptized, confirmed, and married at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Worth. 
Maxine graduated from Riverside High School and Brantley Draughon Business College.  She then supported World War II efforts as a secretary in Washington, D.C. from 1943 to 1944.  She married Edwin H. Sonntag on May 12, 1946, and they were blessed with three children.  As her children grew, Maxine served in the church’s Ladies Aid as they worked to purchase a pipe organ, taught Sunday School, and worked as a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader.  Her skills included piano, sewing (including wedding gowns for her daughters), cooking/baking, and needlework of all kinds.  Her most fulfilling work, outside the home, was her 21 years at Texas Lutheran University where she earned the Distinguished Staff Award and ended her career in 1987 as secretary to the school’s president. 
Maxine is predeceased by her husband Edwin, brothers George and Charles, son-in-law Bob White, and great grandson Luke Michael Sonntag.  Her survivors are her children and their spouses:  Fran Latour (Bruce), Jeannie White, and Ed Sonntag (Kathy); 9 grandchildren:  Anne, Austin, Margaret, Kathy, Matt, Kristina, Michael, Danny, and Karl; and 16 great grandchildren. 
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at Grace Lutheran Church in Seguin.  Pallbearers are her five grandsons and her nephew Charles Luedtke.  If desired, memorial gifts may be sent to Grace, Ed and Maxine Sonntag Scholarship Fund at TLU, and American Cancer Society.  Arrangements are under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home.
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March 18th, 2014

Lynette “Lyn” Weir Tschoepe, age 64 of Cibolo, passed away on March 14, 2014. A memorial service celebrating Lyn’s life will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at McQueeney Hall. Private interment will be held at a later date. Lyn was born on January 12, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas to Calvin and Lottie (Woytasczyk) Weir. She was a proud graduate of the Marion High School Class of 1968. Lyn will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, daughter, artist, gardener, author, actress, successful business operator in retail and cosmetology and seamstress. She is preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her loving husband, Emil “Chuck” Tschoepe, III; sons, Sean Wille and wife Thresia and Ian Wille and wife Michelle; daughter, Sarah Mihelich; grandchildren, Savanah Wille, Allison Wille and Caleb Mihelich; mother Lottie Weir; brother, Dennis Weir and wife Barbara and their son Rueben Weir; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many other loving family members and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, San Antonio TX office, 1100 NE Loop 410 #110, San Antonio, Texas, 78209 or to the American Heart Association, Southwest Affiliate, P. O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas, 75284-1125 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.

Barbara Jo Rhodes, age 83 of Seguin, was called home on March 16, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Walnut Street Church of Christ with Mr. Ken Walters and Mr. Alan Tullis officiating. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall. Graveside services and interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Barbara was born on October 19, 1930 in Quitaquay, Texas to Joe Gus Smith and Lena Faye Stephens Smith. Barbara was retired from Safeway Stores in Farmington, New Mexico. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert (Bob) Rhodes, two sons, Jimmie and Bobby Dressler and sisters, Marie Hicks and Gloria Duge and Cathy Case. She is survived by four step-daughters, several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends who will miss her greatly. Serving as pallbearers will be David Hirsch, John Case, Johnny Case, Jeric Netz, Larry Case and Larry Cook. Honorary pallbearer will be C. J. Fare. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Walnut Street Church of Christ for benevolent causes, which were all very important to Barbara, 1351 E. Walnut 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.

Robert A. “Bob” Rhodes, age 86 of Seguin, passed away on March 8, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Walnut Street Church of Christ with Mr. Ken Walters officiating. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall. Graveside services and interment with full military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Bob was born on September 2, 1927 in Los Angeles, California to Robert and Eula (Arnold) Rhodes. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy, and later retired from the United States Air Force. After his military retirement he worked for General Electric Co. in Houston. He was a 50 plus year member of the Masonic Lodge in Montana. He was an active member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ where he loved serving in many capacities. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Rhodes, parents, his former wife, Betty Bob Rhodes and his sister Dorothy Rhodes Roberts. Survivors include his daughters, Vicki Fisher and Deidra Starling and husband Terry Starling; grandchildren, Skylar Fisher, Whitney Fisher and fiancé Joe Lauderdale, Garrett Starling and wife Lyndsey, Brandon Starling and fiancé Jennifer Dulak and Travis Starling and wife Lacey; great-granddaughter, Leah Starling; brother, Jack Rhodes; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Skylar Fisher, Garrett Starling, Brandon Starling, and Travis Starling. Honorary pallbearer will be Wylie Berryman. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Walnut Street Church of Christ for benevolent causes, 1351 E. Walnut 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.

Maxine Luedtke Sonntag was born on January 10, 1922, in Fort Worth, Texas to Karl and Emma Luedtke. She went to heaven on March 13, 2014, in Seguin, Texas at age 92. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Worth. Maxine graduated from Riverside High School and Brantley Draughon Business College. She then supported World War II efforts as a secretary in Washington, D.C. from 1943 to 1944. She married Edwin H. Sonntag on May 12, 1946, and they were blessed with three children. As her children grew, Maxine served in the church’s Ladies Aid as they worked to purchase a pipe organ, taught Sunday School, and worked as a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader. Her skills included piano, sewing (including wedding gowns for her daughters), cooking/baking, and needlework of all kinds. Her most fulfilling work, outside the home, was her 21 years at Texas Lutheran University where she earned the Distinguished Staff Award and ended her career in 1987 as secretary to the school’s president. Maxine is predeceased by her husband Edwin, brothers George and Charles, son-in-law Bob White, and great grandson Luke Michael Sonntag. Her survivors are her children and their spouses: Fran Latour (Bruce), Jeannie White, and Ed Sonntag (Kathy); 9 grandchildren: Anne, Austin, Margaret, Kathy, Matt, Kristina, Michael, Danny, and Karl; and 16 great grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at Grace Lutheran Church in Seguin. Pallbearers are her five grandsons and her nephew Charles Luedtke. If desired, memorial gifts may be sent to Grace, Ed and Maxine Sonntag Scholarship Fund at TLU, and American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

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March 12th, 2014

Lorenzo “Rabbit,” Robles Luna of Seguin, Texas passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014 in Houston, Texas at the age of 60 years.
Lorenzo is preceded in death by his mother, Jesusa Robles Luna, brother Frank “Bear,” Luna, his wife Eva Marie Petru Luna and niece Sabrina Nicole “Nikki,” Chapman.
He is survived by his son, Christopher Daniel Luna (Michelle), his daughter, Amy Melissa Luna (Armando), brothers, Fabian (Carol) Luna, Jerry Luna, Danny Luna; sisters, Janie L. Salinas (Albino Magana), Susie (Tony) Gunn; his father Francisco Luna Sr., grandchildren, Kaetlyn, Kaeli, twins – Caden and Caleb Luna, Adden L. Lund and Dominic L. Carrera; as well as uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces and many good friends.
In accordance to his wishes, Lorenzo was cremated. A visitation with the family will be held at Palmer Mortuary, from 5:30 p. m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. with Deacon Nick Carrillo on Saturday, March 15, 2014. A Private Inurnment will be held at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary, 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155; 830.379.9430. Please log on to www.palmermortuary.com to view and sign our guestbook.
 
 
 

Aubrey Herman Krueger, age 82, of Geronimo, passed away on March 9, 2014.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10 a. m. at Cross Church with Rev. Jim Price officiating and military honors under the auspices of the United States Air Force.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  A reception will follow at Cross Church Fellowship Hall.  Aubrey was born on September 26, 1931 in Marion Texas to Milton and Hilda (Laechlin) Krueger.  He grew up on the farm near Marion and attended Marion schools.  He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  He was a radio maintenance technician stationed in Germany.  He was a long time member of Cross Church.  He worked at Goodyear and later opened Krueger Automotive in Geronimo.  He enjoyed fishing, dancing, bowling and playing dominoes.  He especially loved spending time with family and friends.  Aubrey is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Polly Statts and Peggy Perry and his brother Neal Krueger.  Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Hilda Haberle Krueger; sons, Kevin Krueger and wife Debbie, Greg Krueger and wife Michelle, Duane Krueger and Byron Krueger and wife Joan; grandchildren, Drew, Kyle, Brett, Marc, Abby, Carolyn and husband Austin, David and wife Rachel, Dhea, Kara, and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Austin, Skylar, Emily, Vaden and Carter; siblings, Russell Krueger and wife Dorisse, Gloria Ramsey, Phyllis Frymire and husband Olan, Milton Krueger and wife Betty, Clara Huebinger, Allan Krueger and wife Ruby, Ronald Krueger, Loretta Mosley and husband Bob, and Diana Thompson; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Matheaus and husband Frank and Angela Haberle; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family member and many friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cross Church Memorial Fund, 814 N. Bauer, Seguin Texas, 78155 or to the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 51, Geronimo, Texas 78115. 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.

 

 

Fernando Garcia Borrego, age 75 of Seguin, passed away on March 9, 2014.   Graveside services and interment will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Mission Burial Park South in San Antonio, Texas.  Fernando was born on July 18, 1938 in Nuevo Laredo Mexico to Ricardo Borrego and Clemencia G. Zapata.  He will be remembered as a longtime employee of The Koehler Company.   He is preceded in death by his father, and his brothers, Clemente and Juan Zapata.  Survivors include his loving wife, Elsa R. Borrego; daughters, Caroline Macias and husband Robert and Christine Pastrano and husband Jerry; son, Fernando R. Borrego and Leslie Flynn; mother, Clemencia Zapata; grandchildren, Robert Macias, III, Shardee Macias and Danielle Trevino; numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins and other loving family members.  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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March 12th, 2014

Aubrey Herman Krueger, age 82, of Geronimo, passed away on March 9, 2014. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10 a. m. at Cross Church with Rev. Jim Price officiating and military honors under the auspices of the United States Air Force. Private interment will be held at a later date. A reception will follow at Cross Church Fellowship Hall. Aubrey was born on September 26, 1931 in Marion Texas to Milton and Hilda (Laechlin) Krueger. He grew up on the farm near Marion and attended Marion schools. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a radio maintenance technician stationed in Germany. He was a long time member of Cross Church. He worked at Goodyear and later opened Krueger Automotive in Geronimo. He enjoyed fishing, dancing, bowling and playing dominoes. He especially loved spending time with family and friends. Aubrey is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Polly Statts and Peggy Perry and his brother Neal Krueger. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Hilda Haberle Krueger; sons, Kevin Krueger and wife Debbie, Greg Krueger and wife Michelle, Duane Krueger and Byron Krueger and wife Joan; grandchildren, Drew, Kyle, Brett, Marc, Abby, Carolyn and husband Austin, David and wife Rachel, Dhea, Kara, and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Austin, Skylar, Emily, Vaden and Carter; siblings, Russell Krueger and wife Dorisse, Gloria Ramsey, Phyllis Frymire and husband Olan, Milton Krueger and wife Betty, Clara Huebinger, Allan Krueger and wife Ruby, Ronald Krueger, Loretta Mosley and husband Bob, and Diana Thompson; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Matheaus and husband Frank and Angela Haberle; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family member and many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cross Church Memorial Fund, 814 N. Bauer, Seguin Texas, 78155 or to the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 51, Geronimo, Texas 78115. 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.

Fernando Garcia Borrego, age 75 of Seguin, passed away on March 9, 2014. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel at 5 p.m. followed by the recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. with Deacon Nick Carrillo officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Mission Burial Park South in San Antonio, Texas. Fernando was born on July 18, 1938 in Nuevo Laredo Mexico to Ricardo Borrego and Clemencia G. Zapata. He will be remembered as a longtime employee of The Koehler Company. He is preceded in death by his father, and his brothers, Clemente and Juan Zapata. Survivors include his loving wife, Elsa R. Borrego; daughters, Caroline Macias and husband Robert and Christine Pastrano and husband Jerry; son, Fernando R. Borrego and Leslie Flynn; mother, Clemencia Zapata; grandchildren, Robert Macias, III, Shardee Macias and Danielle Trevino; numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins and other loving family members. 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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March 11th, 2014

Fernando Garcia Borrego, age 75 of Seguin, passed away on March 9, 2014. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel at 5 p.m. followed by the recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. with Deacon Nick Carrillo officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Mission Burial Park South in San Antonio, Texas. Fernando was born on July 18, 1938 in Nuevo Laredo Mexico to Ricardo Borrego and Clemencia G. Zapata. He will be remembered as a longtime employee of The Koehler Company. He is preceded in death by his father, and his brothers, Clemente and Juan Zapata. Survivors include his loving wife, Elsa R. Borrego; daughters, Caroline Macias and husband Robert and Christine Pastrano and husband Jerry; son, Fernando R. Borrego and Leslie Flynn; mother, Clemencia Zapata; grandchildren, Robert Macias, III, Shardee Macias and Danielle Trevino; numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins and other loving family members. 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.

Aubrey Herman Krueger, age 82, of Geronimo, passed away on March 9, 2014. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10 a. m. at Cross Church with Rev. Jim Price officiating and military honors under the auspices of the United States Air Force. Private interment will be held at a later date. A reception will follow at Cross Church Fellowship Hall. Aubrey was born on September 26, 1931 in Marion Texas to Milton and Hilda (Laechlin) Krueger. He grew up on the farm near Marion and attended Marion schools. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a radio maintenance technician stationed in Germany. He was a long time member of Cross Church. He worked at Goodyear and later opened Krueger Automotive in Geronimo. He enjoyed fishing, dancing, bowling and playing dominoes. He especially loved spending time with family and friends. Aubrey is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Polly Statts and Peggy Perry and his brother Neal Krueger. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Hilda Haberle Krueger; sons, Kevin Krueger and wife Debbie, Greg Krueger and wife Michelle, Duane Krueger and Byron Krueger and wife Joan; grandchildren, Drew, Kyle, Brett, Marc, Abby, Carolyn and husband Austin, David and wife Rachel, Dhea, Kara, and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Austin, Skylar, Emily, Vaden and Carter; siblings, Russell Krueger and wife Dorisse, Gloria Ramsey, Phyllis Frymire and husband Olan, Milton Krueger and wife Betty, Clara Huebinger, Allan Krueger and wife Ruby, Ronald Krueger, Loretta Mosley and husband Bob, and Diana Thompson; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Matheaus and husband Frank and Angela Haberle; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family member and many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cross Church Memorial Fund, 814 N. Bauer, Seguin Texas, 78155 or to the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 51, Geronimo, Texas 78115. 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.

Louis Rey Herrera Sr., beloved father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 89 on Friday, March 7, 2014 surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for and loved. Louis was born in Seguin, Texas to the late Francisco and Margarita Herrera on August 25, 1924. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Rufina Herrera. Louis lived all his life in Seguin where he was an active member of his church and community. He was drafted into the army during World War II where he was wounded in battle and afterwards was awarded with a purple heart. After his service in the military, he made a career as a civil servant working at Randolph Air Force Base, Kelly Air Base and eventually retiring from Fort Sam Houston military base. Louis is survived by his four children and their spouses, Yolanda Herrera; Irene Herrera and partner Richard Basquez; Diane Reyes and husband Edward Reyes; Louis Herrera Jr. and wife Belia Herrera. Louis is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Raul Reyes Jr., John Gabriel Reyes, Kathleen Sikes, Christine Herrera, Leticia Castellon, Tomas Castellon III, Edward Reyes Jr., Celeste Luna, Angela Sealey, Deanne Herrera, Devan Herrera and Stefanie Herrera. Louis had 25 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. A public viewing will be held on Monday, March 10th from 3 to 6 p.m. at Goetz Funeral Home. A rosary will be held on Monday, March 10th at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, March 11th at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe cemetery. Pallbearers will be Raul Reyes Jr., John Gabriel Reyes, Edward Reyes Jr., Tomas Castellon III, Nicholas Herrera and Mark Sikes. Honorary pallbearers Joe Luna Jr., Joe Sealey, Ayden Rey Herrera, Noe Salazar, Ben Herrera, John Gonzales, Carlos De la Garza and Oswald Castellanos. Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home 713 N. Austin St. Seguin, TX. 78155.

John D. ("Mac") McKinnon, Jr., July 9, 1923 – March 6, 2014, A Thousand Oaks, California resident for 45 years, John – known to his friends as Mac – died peacefully in his sleep on the evening of March 6, 2014. He was 90 years old. Mac was born in Framingham Massachusetts to John and Josephine (Valore) McKinnon. He lived a long and interesting life, with his wife Helen at his side for 61 years. They met and married in the Territory of Hawaii in 1952, when both were in the Navy – he a pilot, she a nurse. After leaving the Navy, Mac flew for United Airlines for 28 years, retiring in 1983. A quiet man, he was known for his interest in astronomy – especially the exploration of Mars, and was an avid lover of music and all things British. He also had a great love of travel, and provided the opportunity to share many new travel adventures with his family. Mac passed away in Seguin, Texas, where he and Helen had recently relocated. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, William “Bill” McKinnon. He is survived by Helen and his daughters, Leslie Patterson (Bryan), Valerie McKinnon, and grandchildren Andy Patterson (Kynley) and Erin Hart (Nathan); sisters-in-law, Joan McKinnon, Mary Oppenheim, Dottie Ann Teel and Peg Lutz; brother-in-law, Dick Teel; numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service celebrating Mac’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to a charity of your choice. He will be greatly missed. 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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March 10th, 2014

John D. ("Mac") McKinnon, Jr., July 9, 1923 – March 6, 2014. A Thousand Oaks, California resident for 45 years, John – known to his friends as Mac – died peacefully in his sleep on the evening of March 6, 2014. He was 90 years old. Mac was born in Framingham Massachusetts to John and Josephine (Valore) McKinnon. He lived a long and interesting life, with his wife Helen at his side for 61 years. They met and married in the Territory of Hawaii in 1952, when both were in the Navy – he a pilot, she a nurse. After leaving the Navy, Mac flew for United Airlines for 28 years, retiring in 1983. A quiet man, he was known for his interest in astronomy – especially the exploration of Mars, and was an avid lover of music and all things British. He also had a great love of travel, and provided the opportunity to share many new travel adventures with his family. Mac passed away in Seguin, Texas, where he and Helen had recently relocated. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, William “Bill” McKinnon. He is survived by Helen and his daughters, Leslie Patterson (Bryan), Valerie McKinnon, and grandchildren Andy Patterson (Kynley) and Erin Hart (Nathan); sisters-in-law, Joan McKinnon, Mary Oppenheim, Dottie Ann Teel and Peg Lutz; brother-in-law, Dick Teel; numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service celebrating Mac’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to a charity of your choice. He will be greatly missed. 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.

Aurora U. Lozano passed away on March 6, 2014 at the age of 68. She was born in Seguin, Texas to Marcelo and Virginia Urias on July 17, 1945. Aurora was preceded in death by her husband, Pedro M. Lozano, father, and brother, Albert T. Urias. She is survived by her mother Virginia Urias; sons, Marcelo U. Lozano, Pedro U. Lozano (Carmen) and David U. Lozano (Magaly); brother, Alfred T. Urias; sisters, Hortencia Zamora, Virginia Zavala, Alicia Gonzales, Consuelo Machuca and Lucinda Garcia; 1 grandson; 4 granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 10 am to 9 pm with a prayer service at 8 pm. Funeral services will be at 9 am, Monday, March 10th at Goetz Funeral Home with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.

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March 7th, 2014

Aurora U. Lozano passed away on March 6, 2014 at the age of 68. She was born in Seguin, Texas to Marcelo and Virginia Urias on July 17, 1945. Aurora was preceded in death by her husband, Pedro M. Lozano, father, and brother, Albert T. Urias. She is survived by her mother Virginia Urias; sons, Marcelo U. Lozano, Pedro U. Lozano (Carmen) and David U. Lozano (Magaly); brother, Alfred T. Urias; sisters, Hortencia Zamora, Virginia Zavala, Alicia Gonzales, Consuelo Machuca and Lucinda Garcia; 1 grandson; 4 granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 10 am to 9 pm with a prayer service at 8 pm. Funeral services will be at 9 am, Monday, March 10th at Goetz Funeral Home with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.

Glory Ann (Zamzow) Luensmann, of the Zuehl Community, formerly of Three Rivers, Texas, passed away on March 1, 2014 at the age of 84. Visitation will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Redeemer United Church at Zuehl with Rev. Lee Zillmann and Rev. Gerald Metzger officiating. Interment will follow in the Redeemer United Church Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter Pam Griffin and husband, Carl, of Zuehl, Texas; grandson, Kolton Luensmann; dear companion, Alfred Reinhard, McQueeney, Texas; numerous other loving family members and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Luensmann, son, Jeff, parents, Paul and Anna Zamzow, brother, Delroy and sister Ruby Lee Zamzow. She was a member of Redeemer United Church of Zuehl, Hermann sons Lodge #163 and a life member of the Bexar Bowling Society. Serving as pallbearers will be Alan Zamzow, Butch Fries, Bob McCartney, Doug Ploch, Chuck Real and Rodney Reinhard. Memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer United Church, 7415 Gin Road, Marion, Texas, 78124 or to Boysville, P. O. Box 369, Converse, Texas 78109. 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.

Ann Arthur O’Connor Leithead, Seguin Texas, teacher, artist and lover of all that is beautiful and extraordinary, burst into the world on November 6, 1935 to Curtis and Pauline Arthur, and left all of us, her much loved husband John, precious, loved and outspoken children Kevin (Kathy) O’Connor, Sean (Buddy) Albro, and Kerry (David) Christensen, her beautiful grandchildren Brian (Franny) Wolfe, Maggie Wolfe, Taryn and Keenan Christensen and Padraic and Aidan O’Connor and her incredible great-grandchildren David, Stephen, Barbara and Connor Wolfe on the cold Texas evening of February 26, 2014. Ann loved and appreciated her many dear and close friends who also are left to ponder the life of their extraordinary friend. Ann’s life was written like the many novels she loved to read, one chapter after the next, but a story without an end. She was a graduate of Texas A & I University, Kingsville, but as she was quick to say “those Aggies wouldn’t let women in at the time”. A teacher by trade but an artist at heart, Ann taught and inspired all who knew her by her wit, intellect and keen eye for the beauty of our world. She was a woman of many passions. A Texas school teacher for 16 years, Ann inspired in her students the questioning heart of a child and a lifelong love of learning. Her passion was for students who others avoided and her students felt her love and acceptance. She loved to be the student herself and never stopped learning. She taught and inspired her own children to appreciate and embrace their life’s passions and joys supporting and encouraging them with the firm hand of a county judge, the Wisdom of Solomon and the tenderness of child. She was a chef extraordinaire who loved food, shared her excitement about it and taught us all new and exciting ways to make family meals and events. The next gathering was always on her mind. She loved parties, both giving and receiving, and the thrill and joy of being with her closest friends. Deep in her soul though, Ann was an artist. Whether she was creating or tending to her beautiful flowers and gardens with John, painting masterful watercolors or sculpting her next inspiration from clay, Ann’s artistry was without equal—she had an eye for the sensuous, spiritual and unique. Art was woven through her heart and soul. She was a creative creature and could see exceptionality in every glance of the eye. She was a woman who knew what she wanted and how to get it. An outgoing member in her community, Ann was past president of the Seguin Silver Center helping to set a course for service at this vital outreach facility and she was a vibrant contributing member of the Seguin Art League. We are all going cherish her vitality and example. In accordance with her practical wishes, Ann was cremated and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8th at 5 p.m. at the Seguin Silver Center. Please come and join us, her family, as we celebrate the life of this very extraordinary woman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s name to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, Silver Center of Seguin or the American Cancer Society.

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March 6th, 2014

Roy “Erskine” Denson, 85, of Stockdale, Texas passed away on March 3, 2014. He was born on November 1, 1928 to M.W. Denson and Mary Ella (Reeves) Denson. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; daughter, Brenda Mrazek and husband Rodney; sons, Danny Denson and wife Tricia, Toby George and wife Dana; grandchildren, Carrie Welfel, Cathie Schoenvogel, Cassie Mrazek, Colin Mrazek, Garrett Denson, Jaron Denson, Jhett George, Jude George, JorDan George; great grandson, Wyatt Schoenvogel; and many loving friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 5th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale, Texas. The funeral is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale, Texas. Pastor Pat Traxler and Father Dennis Jarzombek to officate. Interment will follow at Steele Branch Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Stockdale EMS, Stockdale VFD, St. Mary’s Building Fund, Karnes City Fire Department, Boysville. You are welcome to sign the online guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.

Glory Ann (Zamzow) Luensmann, of the Zuehl Community, formerly of Three Rivers, Texas, passed away on March 1, 2014 at the age of 84. Visitation will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Redeemer United Church at Zuehl with Rev. Lee Zillmann and Rev. Gerald Metzger officiating. Interment will follow in the Redeemer United Church Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter Pam Griffin and husband, Carl, of Zuehl, Texas; grandson, Kolton Luensmann; dear companion, Alfred Reinhard, McQueeney, Texas; numerous other loving family members and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Luensmann, son, Jeff, parents, Paul and Anna Zamzow, brother, Delroy and sister Ruby Lee Zamzow. She was a member of Redeemer United Church of Zuehl, Hermann sons Lodge #163 and a life member of the Bexar Bowling Society. Serving as pallbearers will be Alan Zamzow, Butch Fries, Bob McCartney, Doug Ploch, Chuck Real and Rodney Reinhard. Memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer United Church, 7415 Gin Road, Marion, Texas, 78124 or to Boysville, P. O. Box 369, Converse, Texas 78109. 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.

Ann Arthur O’Connor Leithead, Seguin Texas, teacher, artist and lover of all that is beautiful and extraordinary, burst into the world on November 6, 1935 to Curtis and Pauline Arthur, and left all of us, her much loved husband John, precious, loved and outspoken children Kevin (Kathy) O’Connor, Sean (Buddy) Albro, and Kerry (David) Christensen, her beautiful grandchildren Brian (Franny) Wolfe, Maggie Wolfe, Taryn and Keenan Christensen and Padraic and Aidan O’Connor and her incredible great-grandchildren David, Stephen, Barbara and Connor Wolfe on the cold Texas evening of February 26, 2014. Ann loved and appreciated her many dear and close friends who also are left to ponder the life of their extraordinary friend. Ann’s life was written like the many novels she loved to read, one chapter after the next, but a story without an end. She was a graduate of Texas A & I University, Kingsville, but as she was quick to say “those Aggies wouldn’t let women in at the time”. A teacher by trade but an artist at heart, Ann taught and inspired all who knew her by her wit, intellect and keen eye for the beauty of our world. She was a woman of many passions. A Texas school teacher for 16 years, Ann inspired in her students the questioning heart of a child and a lifelong love of learning. Her passion was for students who others avoided and her students felt her love and acceptance. She loved to be the student herself and never stopped learning. She taught and inspired her own children to appreciate and embrace their life’s passions and joys supporting and encouraging them with the firm hand of a county judge, the Wisdom of Solomon and the tenderness of child. She was a chef extraordinaire who loved food, shared her excitement about it and taught us all new and exciting ways to make family meals and events. The next gathering was always on her mind. She loved parties, both giving and receiving, and the thrill and joy of being with her closest friends. Deep in her soul though, Ann was an artist. Whether she was creating or tending to her beautiful flowers and gardens with John, painting masterful watercolors or sculpting her next inspiration from clay, Ann’s artistry was without equal—she had an eye for the sensuous, spiritual and unique. Art was woven through her heart and soul. She was a creative creature and could see exceptionality in every glance of the eye. She was a woman who knew what she wanted and how to get it. An outgoing member in her community, Ann was past president of the Seguin Silver Center helping to set a course for service at this vital outreach facility and she was a vibrant contributing member of the Seguin Art League. We are all going cherish her vitality and example. In accordance with her practical wishes, Ann was cremated and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8th at 5 p.m. at the Seguin Silver Center. Please come and join us, her family, as we celebrate the life of this very extraordinary woman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s name to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, Silver Center of Seguin or the American Cancer Society.

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March 4th, 2014

Glory Ann (Zamzow) Luensmann, of the Zuehl Community, formerly of Three Rivers, Texas, passed away on March 1, 2014 at the age of 84. Visitation will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Redeemer United Church at Zuehl with Rev. Lee Zillmann and Rev. Gerald Metzger officiating. Interment will follow in the Redeemer United Church Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter Pam Griffin and husband, Carl, of Zuehl, Texas; grandson, Kolton Luensmann; dear companion, Alfred Reinhard, McQueeney, Texas; numerous other loving family members and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Luensmann, son, Jeff, parents, Paul and Anna Zamzow, brother, Delroy and sister Ruby Lee Zamzow. She was a member of Redeemer United Church of Zuehl, Hermann sons Lodge #163 and a life member of the Bexar Bowling Society. Serving as pallbearers will be Alan Zamzow, Butch Fries, Bob McCartney, Doug Ploch, Chuck Real and Rodney Reinhard. Memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer United Church, 7415 Gin Road, Marion, Texas, 78124 or to Boysville, P. O. Box 369, Converse, Texas 78109. 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.

Ann Arthur O’Connor Leithead, Seguin Texas, teacher, artist and lover of all that is beautiful and extraordinary, burst into the world on November 6, 1935 to Curtis and Pauline Arthur, and left all of us, her much loved husband John, precious, loved and outspoken children Kevin (Kathy) O’Connor, Sean (Buddy) Albro, and Kerry (David) Christensen, her beautiful grandchildren Brian (Franny) Wolfe, Maggie Wolfe, Taryn and Keenan Christensen and Padraic and Aidan O’Connor and her incredible great-grandchildren David, Stephen, Barbara and Connor Wolfe on the cold Texas evening of February 26, 2014. Ann loved and appreciated her many dear and close friends who also are left to ponder the life of their extraordinary friend. Ann’s life was written like the many novels she loved to read, one chapter after the next, but a story without an end. She was a graduate of Texas A & I University, Kingsville, but as she was quick to say “those Aggies wouldn’t let women in at the time”. A teacher by trade but an artist at heart, Ann taught and inspired all who knew her by her wit, intellect and keen eye for the beauty of our world. She was a woman of many passions. A Texas school teacher for 16 years, Ann inspired in her students the questioning heart of a child and a lifelong love of learning. Her passion was for students who others avoided and her students felt her love and acceptance. She loved to be the student herself and never stopped learning. She taught and inspired her own children to appreciate and embrace their life’s passions and joys supporting and encouraging them with the firm hand of a county judge, the Wisdom of Solomon and the tenderness of child. She was a chef extraordinaire who loved food, shared her excitement about it and taught us all new and exciting ways to make family meals and events. The next gathering was always on her mind. She loved parties, both giving and receiving, and the thrill and joy of being with her closest friends. Deep in her soul though, Ann was an artist. Whether she was creating or tending to her beautiful flowers and gardens with John, painting masterful watercolors or sculpting her next inspiration from clay, Ann’s artistry was without equal—she had an eye for the sensuous, spiritual and unique. Art was woven through her heart and soul. She was a creative creature and could see exceptionality in every glance of the eye. She was a woman who knew what she wanted and how to get it. An outgoing member in her community, Ann was past president of the Seguin Silver Center helping to set a course for service at this vital outreach facility and she was a vibrant contributing member of the Seguin Art League. We are all going cherish her vitality and example. In accordance with her practical wishes, Ann was cremated and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8th at 5 p.m. at the Seguin Silver Center. Please come and join us, her family, as we celebrate the life of this very extraordinary woman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s name to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, Silver Center of Seguin or the American Cancer Society.

Hugo Edgar Luensmann, Jr., age 74 of Zuehl, passed away on February 26, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer United Church at Zuehl with Rev. Lee Zillmann officiating. Interment will follow in the Redeemer United Church Cemetery. Hugo was born on September 6, 1939 in Bexar County Texas near Marion to Hugo, Sr., and Ella (Bielke) Luensmann. He was a lifetime member of Redeemer United Church. He was a member of the 1959 graduating class at East Central High School. He owned and operated Luensmann’s Ice and Food also known as Hugo’s! Hugo had lifetime memberships with both Bexar Bowling Society and Germania Bowling Club where he was known as a heck of a bowler. He enjoyed farming and ranching. He liked dancing, playing cards and dominoes and gambling. His best times were spent among family and friends, especially when he was at his grandchildren’s sporting events where everyone knew he was cheering them on! Hugo was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Ella Ida Luensmann and Sophia Luensmann Strey and his step-son, Shane Billings. Survivors include his wife, Jan Luensmann; daughter, Nancy Brown and husband Troy; sons, James Luensmann and wife Marla and Ronnie Luensmann and wife Lori; stepson, Shannon Billings and wife Renee; step-daughters, Susan Billings and friend Matt Rollowitz, Teresa Green and husband Red, Tracy Friederick and husband Cory and Robbie Strom and husband Rob; grandchildren, Joshua, Danielle, Dalton, Ashleigh, Montana, Maverick, Jaden, Erica, Ty, Dakota, Wake, Megan, Madison, Caiden, Dawson, and Matthew; siblings, Walter Luensmann and wife Dorothy, Arthur Luensmann and wife Juanita, Annie Coldewey and husband Robert, Reno Luensmann, Elton Luensmann and wife Dorothy, Alvin (Buddy) Luensmann and wife Sandy; brother-in-law, Ronnie Mock and wife Eva; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and many friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Brown, Kevin Luensmann, Ty Green, Dakota Billings, Johnny Luensmann and Lynn McCall. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronnie Mock, Junior Doege, Rick Seward, Pauly Mattke and Don Dague, Chuck Smith, Ralph Reininger, Leroy Reininger, and Rodney Gerth. 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.

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March 3rd, 2014

Thelka L. Rennspies of Marion passed away on Feb. 25 at the age of 83. She is survived by daughter, Gloria A. Clark of Marion, daughter-in-law, Beverly Rennspies of Marion; grandchildren, Becky Guenther and husband Josh; Matthew Clark, Doug Clark and fiancee Kade Minor; Derek Rennspies and Kim Rennspies; great grandchildren, Connor Clark, Embry Guenther and Eli Guenther; sisters, Betty Morkovsky of Red Rock, Ola Mae Schultz and husband Leroy of San Antonio; Irene Johnson of Floresville; Lucille Haecker of San Antonio; Clara Meuth of Marion and brother, Hugo Schwanz, Jr. and wife Alice of Seguin. Thelka is proceeded in death by husband, Roman Rennspies; son, Earl Rennspies and parents Hugo and Agnes Schwanz, Sr. and sister, Alice Miller. The service is under the direction of Schertz Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 3 at Redeemer United Church of Christ in Zuehl, Texas. Memorials may be given to Redeemer U.C.C.

Hugo Edgar Luensmann, Jr., age 74 of Zuehl, passed away on February 26, 2014. Visitation will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer United Church at Zuehl with Rev. Lee Zillmann officiating. Interment will follow in the Redeemer United Church Cemetery. Hugo was born on September 6, 1939 in Bexar County Texas near Marion to Hugo, Sr., and Ella (Bielke) Luensmann. He was a lifetime member of Redeemer United Church. He was a member of the 1959 graduating class at East Central High School. He owned and operated Luensmann’s Ice and Food also known as Hugo’s! Hugo had lifetime memberships with both Bexar Bowling Society and Germania Bowling Club where he was known as a heck of a bowler. He enjoyed farming and ranching. He liked dancing, playing cards and dominoes and gambling. His best times were spent among family and friends, especially when he was at his grandchildren’s sporting events where everyone knew he was cheering them on! Hugo was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Ella Ida Luensmann and Sophia Luensmann Strey and his step-son, Shane Billings. Survivors include his wife, Jan Luensmann; daughter, Nancy Brown and husband Troy; sons, James Luensmann and wife Marla and Ronnie Luensmann and wife Lori; stepson, Shannon Billings and wife Renee; step-daughters, Susan Billings and friend Matt Rollowitz, Teresa Green and husband Red, Tracy Friederick and husband Cory and Robbie Strom and husband Rob; grandchildren, Joshua, Danielle, Dalton, Ashleigh, Montana, Maverick, Jaden, Erica, Ty, Dakota, Wake, Megan, Madison, Caiden, Dawson, and Matthew; siblings, Walter Luensmann and wife Dorothy, Arthur Luensmann and wife Juanita, Annie Coldewey and husband Robert, Reno Luensmann, Elton Luensmann and wife Dorothy, Alvin (Buddy) Luensmann and wife Sandy; brother-in-law, Ronnie Mock and wife Eva; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and many friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Brown, Kevin Luensmann, Ty Green, Dakota Billings, Johnny Luensmann and Lynn McCall. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronnie Mock, Junior Doege, Rick Seward, Pauly Mattke and Don Dague, Chuck Smith, Ralph Reininger, Leroy Reininger, and Rodney Gerth. 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.

CW2 Hermann Wilhelm Tammen, U. S. Army Ret., age 73 of Spring Branch, Texas, passed away on February 22, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Ron Zipp officiating and the auspices of the Order of the Eastern Star and Masonic Rites. Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Will was born on October 29, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas to Hermann Rheinhardt and Elsie Frieda (Patzina) Tammen. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland. He will be remembered as a highly decorated officer having served in the United States Army for 29 years including service during the Vietnam War. After retirement from the military he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Will held active memberships in the Seguin Chapter 555 (currently Worthy Patron) and the Canyon Lake Chapter 1103 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of both Canyon Lake Lodge # 1425 AF & AM where he was and endowed member and Guadalupe Lodge # 109 AF & AM. He was President of the Texas Hi Twelve. He enjoyed fishing. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and was District Commander of the VFW. He is preceded in death by his son, Mark Tammen, his parents, and his sister, Alida Hillson; Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Marie Mansfield Tammen; children, Bob Mansfield and wife Nancy, Denise Mansfield And husband Donald Kokas, Chelle Renee, and April Tammen; grandchildren, Bill Vehrs, III, Strider Johnson, Bradley Vehrs and fiancé Vanessa Olivas, and Brooklyn Tammen; great-grandson, Aiden; numerous nieces and nephews, many friends and many beloved OES sisters and Masonic brothers. His masonic brothers will serve as pallbearers. Will was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was loved and adored by all who knew him. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner Hospital 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.

Ann Arthur O’Connor Leithead, Seguin Texas, teacher, artist and lover of all that is beautiful and extraordinary, burst into the world on November 6, 1935 to Curtis and Pauline Arthur, and left all of us, her much loved husband John, precious, loved and outspoken children Kevin (Kathy) O’Connor, Sean (Buddy) Albro, and Kerry (David) Christensen, her beautiful grandchildren Brian (Franny) Wolfe, Maggie Wolfe, Taryn and Keenan Christensen and Padraic and Aidan O’Connor and her incredible great-grandchildren David, Stephen, Barbara and Connor Wolfe on the cold Texas evening of February 26, 2014. Ann loved and appreciated her many dear and close friends who also are left to ponder the life of their extraordinary friend. Ann’s life was written like the many novels she loved to read, one chapter after the next, but a story without an end. She was a graduate of Texas A & I University, Kingsville, but as she was quick to say “those Aggies wouldn’t let women in at the time”. A teacher by trade but an artist at heart, Ann taught and inspired all who knew her by her wit, intellect and keen eye for the beauty of our world. She was a woman of many passions. A Texas school teacher for 16 years, Ann inspired in her students the questioning heart of a child and a lifelong love of learning. Her passion was for students who others avoided and her students felt her love and acceptance. She loved to be the student herself and never stopped learning. She taught and inspired her own children to appreciate and embrace their life’s passions and joys supporting and encouraging them with the firm hand of a county judge, the Wisdom of Solomon and the tenderness of child. She was a chef extraordinaire who loved food, shared her excitement about it and taught us all new and exciting ways to make family meals and events. The next gathering was always on her mind. She loved parties, both giving and receiving, and the thrill and joy of being with her closest friends. Deep in her soul though, Ann was an artist. Whether she was creating or tending to her beautiful flowers and gardens with John, painting masterful watercolors or sculpting her next inspiration from clay, Ann’s artistry was without equal—she had an eye for the sensuous, spiritual and unique. Art was woven through her heart and soul. She was a creative creature and could see exceptionality in every glance of the eye. She was a woman who knew what she wanted and how to get it. An outgoing member in her community, Ann was past president of the Seguin Silver Center helping to set a course for service at this vital outreach facility and she was a vibrant contributing member of the Seguin Art League. We are all going cherish her vitality and example. In accordance with her practical wishes, Ann was cremated and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8th at 5 p.m. at the Seguin Silver Center. Please come and join us, her family, as we celebrate the life of this very extraordinary woman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s name to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, Silver Center of Seguin or the American Cancer Society.

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February 28th, 2014

Thelka L. Rennspies of Marion passed away on Feb. 25 at the age of 83. She is survived by daughter, Gloria A. Clark of Marion, daughter-in-law, Beverly Rennspies of Marion; grandchildren, Becky Guenther and husband Josh; Matthew Clark, Doug Clark and fiancee Kade Minor; Derek Rennspies and Kim Rennspies; great grandchildren, Connor Clark, Embry Guenther and Eli Guenther; sisters, Betty Morkovsky of Red Rock, Ola Mae Schultz and husband Leroy of San Antonio; Irene Johnson of Floresville; Lucille Haecker of San Antonio; Clara Meuth of Marion and brother, Hugo Schwanz, Jr. and wife Alice of Seguin. Thelka is proceeded in death by husband, Roman Rennspies; son, Earl Rennspies and parents Hugo and Agnes Schwanz, Sr. and sister, Alice Miller. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Schertz Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 3 at Redeemer United Church of Christ in Zuehl, Texas. Memorials may be given to Redeemer U.C.C.
 
Hugo Edgar Luensmann, Jr., age 74 of Zuehl, passed away on February 26, 2014.   Visitation will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer United Church at Zuehl with Rev. Lee Zillmann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Redeemer United Church Cemetery. Hugo was born on September 6, 1939 in Bexar County Texas near Marion to Hugo, Sr., and Ella (Bielke) Luensmann.  He was a lifetime member of Redeemer United Church.  He was a member of the 1959 graduating class at East Central High School.  He owned and operated Luensmann’s Ice and Food also known as Hugo’s!    Hugo had lifetime memberships with both Bexar Bowling Society and Germania Bowling Club where he was known as a heck of a bowler.  He enjoyed farming and ranching.  He liked dancing, playing cards and dominoes and gambling.  His best times were spent among family and friends, especially when he was at his grandchildren’s sporting events where everyone knew he was cheering them on!  Hugo was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Ella Ida Luensmann and Sophia Luensmann Strey and his step-son, Shane Billings.  Survivors include his wife, Jan Luensmann; daughter, Nancy Brown and husband Troy; sons, James Luensmann and wife Marla and Ronnie Luensmann and wife Lori; stepson, Shannon Billings and wife Renee; step-daughters, Susan Billings and friend Matt Rollowitz, Teresa Green and husband Red, Tracy Friederick and husband Cory and Robbie Strom and husband Rob; grandchildren, Joshua, Danielle, Dalton, Ashleigh, Montana, Maverick, Jaden, Erica, Ty, Dakota, Wake, Megan, Madison, Caiden, Dawson, and Matthew; siblings, Walter Luensmann and wife Dorothy, Arthur Luensmann and wife Juanita, Annie Coldewey and husband Robert, Reno Luensmann, Elton Luensmann and wife Dorothy, Alvin (Buddy) Luensmann and wife Sandy; brother-in-law, Ronnie Mock and wife Eva; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and many friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Brown, Kevin Luensmann, Ty Green, Dakota Billings, Johnny Luensmann and Lynn McCall.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronnie Mock, Junior Doege, Rick Seward, Pauly Mattke and Don Dague, Chuck Smith, Ralph Reininger, Leroy Reininger, and Rodney Gerth.    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.
 
CW2 Hermann Wilhelm Tammen, U. S. Army Ret., age 73 of Spring Branch, Texas, passed away on February 22, 2014.  Visitation will be held on Sunday March 2, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 2 to 4 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Ron Zipp officiating and the auspices of the Order of the Eastern Star and Masonic Rites.  Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.  Will was born on October 29, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas to Hermann Rheinhardt and Elsie Frieda (Patzina) Tammen.  He was a graduate of the University of Maryland.  He will be remembered as a highly decorated officer having served in the United States Army for 29 years including service during the Vietnam War.  After retirement from the military he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  Will held active memberships in the Seguin Chapter 555 (currently Worthy Patron) and the Canyon Lake Chapter 1103 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of both Canyon Lake Lodge # 1425 AF & AM where he was and endowed member and Guadalupe Lodge # 109 AF & AM.  He was President of the Texas Hi Twelve.  He enjoyed fishing.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW and was District Commander of the VFW.  He is preceded in death by his son, Mark Tammen, his parents, and his sister, Alida Hillson; Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Marie Mansfield Tammen; children, Bob Mansfield and wife Nancy, Denise Mansfield And husband Donald Kokas, Chelle Renee, and April Tammen; grandchildren, Bill Vehrs, III, Strider Johnson, Bradley Vehrs and fiancé Vanessa Olivas, and Brooklyn Tammen; great-grandson, Aiden; numerous nieces and nephews, many friends and many beloved OES sisters and Masonic brothers.  His masonic brothers will serve as pallbearers.    Will was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was loved and adored by all who knew him.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner Hospital 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.
 
June Elisabeth Brantley Hughes died January 20 in Seguin, Texas at the age of 95.  Services will be held Saturday, March 1, at 11:00 a.m. in the Knolle Chapel at the First United Methodist Church, 710 N. Austin Street, in Seguin.  Memorial gifts may be made to the Schertz Public Library, 798 Schertz Parkway, Schertz, Texas 78154.  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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February 27th, 2014

Beverly Moltz Radtke, age 61 of Bellville Texas, formerly of Marion, passed away on February 23, 2014. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Marion with Rev. Eileen Spehr officiating. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Beverly was born on July 24, 1952 in Seguin Texas to Herman and Lorine (Wesch) Moltz. She was a 1970 graduate of Marion High School, longtime employee of Hild Bros. and a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church. She was a proud Aggie Mom and was a member of the Guadalupe County Aggie Mom’s Club. Beverly loved cooking, dining out and dancing. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Beverly is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her son, Travis Radtke and wife Nicole; daughter, Beth Baker and husband Russell; granddaughters, Quinn Radtke, Claire Radtke, Brooke Baker and Lauren Baker; brother, Gerald Moltz and wife Judy; nephews, Eric Moltz and wife Tobie, Bradley Moltz and wife Lisa and Chase Moltz and wife Toni; numerous other loving family members and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Eric, Bradley and Chase Moltz, Roger Reinhard, Fuzzy Wiederstein and Dennis Baker. 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.

CW2 Hermann Wilhelm Tammen, U. S. Army Ret., age 73 of Spring Branch, Texas, passed away on February 22, 2014. Visitation will be held on Sunday March 2, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Ron Zipp officiating and the auspices of the Order of the Eastern Star and Masonic Rites. Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Will was born on October 29, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas to Hermann Rheinhardt and Elsie Frieda (Patzina) Tammen. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland. He will be remembered as a highly decorated officer having served in the United States Army for 29 years including service during the Vietnam War. After retirement from the military he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Will held active memberships in the Seguin Chapter 555 (currently Worthy Patron) and the Canyon Lake Chapter 1103 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of both Canyon Lake Lodge # 1425 AF & AM where he was and endowed member and Guadalupe Lodge # 109 AF & AM. He was President of the Texas Hi Twelve. He enjoyed fishing. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and was District Commander of the VFW. He is preceded in death by his son, Mark Tammen, his parents, and his sister, Alida Hillson; Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Marie Mansfield Tammen; children, Bob Mansfield and wife Nancy, Denise Mansfield And husband Donald Kokas, Chelle Renee, and April Tammen; grandchildren, Bill Vehrs, III, Strider Johnson, Bradley Vehrs and fiancé Vanessa Olivas, and Brooklyn Tammen; great-grandson, Aiden; numerous nieces and nephews, many friends and many beloved OES sisters and Masonic brothers. His masonic brothers will serve as pallbearers. Will was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was loved and adored by all who knew him. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner Hospital 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.

Lydia Nuñez Reyes of Seguin, Texas went to see our Lord on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the age of 91. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Lydia was born on November 3, 1922 in Linares, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mauricio Escobedo and Teresa Avendano; husband, Juan Nuñez Reyes; daughter, Janie Valdez and son Mario Alberto Nuñez. She is survived by daughters, Martha Moreno, Maria Almaguer (husband Julio), Bertha Moreno (husband Tony); sons, Juan Nuñez Jr., and Angel Nuñez (wife Maria). She has 18 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. We want to thank CIMA Hospice for their support and care provided and family members and friends for all the support. On Thursday, February 27, visitation will continue until funeral services at 10 am at Goetz Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Seguin. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

June Elisabeth Brantley Hughes died January 20 in Seguin, Texas at the age of 95. Services will be held Saturday, March 1, at 11:00 a.m. in the Knolle Chapel at the First United Methodist Church, 710 N. Austin Street, in Seguin. Memorial gifts may be made to the Schertz Public Library, 798 Schertz Parkway, Schertz, Texas 78154. 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.

Hugo Edgar Luensmann, Jr., age 74 of Zuehl, passed away on February 26, 2014. Arrangements are pending. Hugo was born on September 6, 1939 in Bexar County Texas to Hugo, Sr., and Ella (Bielke) Luensmann. Hugo was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Ella Ida Luensmann and Sophia Luensmann Strey and his step-son, Shane Billings. Survivors include his wife, Jan Luensmann; daughter, Nancy Brown and husband Troy; sons, James Luensmann and wife Marla and Ronnie Luensmann and wife Lori; stepson, Shannon Billings and wife Renee; step-daughters, Susan Billings, Teresa Green and husband Red, Tracy Friederick and husband Cory and Robbie Strom and husband Rob; grandchildren, Joshua, Danielle, Dalton, Ashleigh, Montana, Maverick, Jaden, Erica, Ty, Dakota, Wake, Megan, Madison, Caiden, Dawson, and Mathew; siblings, Walter Luensmann and wife Dorothy, Arthur Luensmann and wife Juanita, Annie Coldewey and husband Robert, Reno Luensmann, Elton Luensmann and wife Dorothy, Alvin (Buddy) Luensmann and wife Sandy; brother-in-law, Ronnie Mock and wife Eva; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and many friends. 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.

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February 26th, 2014

Beverly Moltz Radtke, age 61 of Bellville Texas, formerly of Marion, passed away on February 23, 2014. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Marion with Rev. Eileen Spehr officiating. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Beverly was born on July 24, 1952 in Seguin Texas to Herman and Lorine (Wesch) Moltz. She was a 1970 graduate of Marion High School, longtime employee of Hild Bros. and a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church. She was a proud Aggie Mom and was a member of the Guadalupe County Aggie Mom’s Club. Beverly loved cooking, dining out and dancing. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Beverly is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her son, Travis Radtke and wife Nicole; daughter, Beth Baker and husband Russell; granddaughters, Quinn Radtke, Claire Radtke, Brooke Baker and Lauren Baker; brother, Gerald Moltz and wife Judy; nephews, Eric Moltz and wife Tobie, Bradley Moltz and wife Lisa and Chase Moltz and wife Toni; numerous other loving family members and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Eric, Bradley and Chase Moltz, Roger Reinhard, Fuzzy Wiederstein and Dennis Baker. 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.

Hermann Wilhelm Tammen, U. S. Army Ret., age 73 of Spring Branch, Texas, passed away on February 22, 2014. Visitation will be held on Sunday March 2, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Ron Zipp officiating and the auspices of the Order of the Eastern Star and Masonic Rites. Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Will was born on October 29, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas to Hermann Rheinhardt and Elsie Frieda (Patzina) Tammen. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland. He will be remembered as a highly decorated officer having served in the United States Army for 29 years including service during the Vietnam War. After retirement from the military he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Will held active memberships in the Seguin Chapter 555 (currently Worthy Patron) and the Canyon Lake Chapter 1103 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of both Canyon Lake Lodge # 1425 AF & AM where he was and endowed member and Guadalupe Lodge # 109 AF & AM. He was President of the Texas Hi Twelve. He enjoyed fishing. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and was District Commander of the VFW. He is preceded in death by his son, Mark Tammen, his parents, and his sister, Alida Hillson; Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Marie Mansfield Tammen; children, Bob Mansfield and wife Nancy, Denise Mansfield And husband Donald Kokas, Chelle Renee, and April Tammen; grandchildren, Bill Vehrs, III, Strider Johnson, Bradley Vehrs and fiancé Vanessa Olivas, and Brooklyn Tammen; great-grandson, Aiden; numerous nieces and nephews, many friends and many beloved OES sisters and Masonic brothers. His masonic brothers will serve as pallbearers. Will was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was loved and adored by all who knew him. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner Hospital 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.

Lydia Nuñez Reyes of Seguin, Texas went to see our Lord on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the age of 91. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Lydia was born on November 3, 1922 in Linares, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mauricio Escobedo and Teresa Avendano; husband, Juan Nuñez Reyes; daughter, Janie Valdez and son Mario Alberto Nuñez. She is survived by daughters, Martha Moreno, Maria Almaguer (husband Julio), Bertha Moreno (husband Tony); sons, Juan Nuñez Jr., and Angel Nuñez (wife Maria). She has 18 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. We want to thank CIMA Hospice for their support and care provided and family members and friends for all the support. The services are as follows at Goetz Funeral Home: Wednesday, February 26, a public visitation will be from 4 to 9 with the Rosary recited at 6 pm and worship service at 7 pm; on Thursday, February 27, visitation will continue until funeral services at 10 am with interment to follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Seguin. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

June Elisabeth Brantley Hughes died January 20 in Seguin, Texas at the age of 95. Services will be held Saturday, March 1, at 11:00 a.m. in the Knolle Chapel at the First United Methodist Church, 710 N. Austin Street, in Seguin. Memorial gifts may be made to the Schertz Public Library, 798 Schertz Parkway, Schertz, Texas 78154. 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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February 25th, 2014

Beverly Moltz Radtke, age 61 of Bellville Texas, formerly of Marion, passed away on February 23, 2014. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Marion with Rev. Eileen Spehr officiating. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Beverly was born on July 24, 1952 in Seguin Texas to Herman and Lorine (Wesch) Moltz. She was a 1970 graduate of Marion High School, longtime employee of Hild Bros. and a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church. She was a proud Aggie Mom and was a member of the Guadalupe County Aggie Mom’s Club. Beverly loved cooking, dining out and dancing. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Beverly is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her son, Travis Radtke and wife Nicole; daughter, Beth Baker and husband Russell; granddaughters, Quinn Radtke, Claire Radtke, Brooke Baker and Lauren Baker; brother, Gerald Moltz and wife Judy; nephews, Eric Moltz and wife Tobie, Bradley Moltz and wife Lisa and Chase Moltz and wife Toni; numerous other loving family members and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Eric, Bradley and Chase Moltz, Roger Reinhard, Fuzzy Wiederstein and Dennis Baker. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 606 S. Center, 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.

Lee C. Humphreys, age 81, passed away February 21, 2014. He was born in Nacogdoches County, Texas on November 30, 1932. Lee was an avid poker player and in his younger days he greatly enjoyed hunting. He was the owner of Lee’s Plumbing in Seguin for 20 years. He serviced many local businesses including, but not limited to, hotels and restaurants. Lee was well known by city officials and was a 20 year member of the Elk’s Lodge #1229-Seguin. Lee is preceded in death by his parents Eddie and Ima Humphreys; brother, Paul Eugene Humphreys, and son in law Allan Cohen. He is survived by his wife Shirley of 62 years; daughter, Teresa Cohen; son, Frank Humphreys and his wife Esther Clay; several grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; one aunt and many cousins. He is also survived by his best friend’s daughters: Bonnie Stewart and her husband Curtis and Debbie Bosanko and her husband Thomas. A celebration of Lee’s life will be on Tuesday the 25th at Goetz beginning at 11:30 am with Bro. Butch Ikles presiding. After a private burial, the Humphreys family would like to invite you to celebrate Lee’s life at a reception at the Seguin Elk’s Lodge at 2 pm. Those who wish to make a memorial in honor of Lee Humphreys may do so benefiting the Elk’s Lodge, 1331 C H Matthies Jr, Seguin, TX 78155. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

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February 24th, 2014

Beverly Moltz Radtke, age 61 of Bellville Texas, formerly of Marion, passed away on February 23, 2014. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Marion with Rev. Eileen Spehr officiating. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Beverly was born on July 24, 1952 in Seguin Texas to Herman and Lorine (Wesch) Moltz. She was a 1970 graduate of Marion High School, longtime employee of Hild Bros. and a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church. She was a proud Aggie Mom and was a member of the Guadalupe County Aggie Mom’s Club. Beverly loved cooking, dining out and dancing. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Beverly is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her son, Travis Radtke and wife Nicole; daughter, Beth Baker and husband Russell; granddaughters, Quinn Radtke, Claire Radtke, Brooke Baker and Lauren Baker; brother, Gerald Moltz and wife Judy; nephews, Eric Moltz and wife Tobie, Bradley Moltz and wife Lisa and Chase Moltz and wife Toni; numerous other loving family members and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Eric, Bradley and Chase Moltz, Roger Reinhard, Fuzzy Wiederstein and Dennis Baker. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 606 S. Center, 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.

Lee C. Humphreys, age 81, passed away February 21, 2014. He was born in Nacogdoches County, Texas on November 30, 1932. Lee was an avid poker player and in his younger days he greatly enjoyed hunting. He was the owner of Lee’s Plumbing in Seguin for 20 years. He serviced many local businesses including, but not limited to, hotels and restaurants. Lee was well known by city officials and was a 20 year member of the Elk’s Lodge #1229-Seguin. Lee is preceded in death by his parents Eddie and Ima Humphreys; brother, Paul Eugene Humphreys, and son in law Allan Cohen. He is survived by his wife Shirley of 62 years; daughter, Teresa Cohen; son, Frank Humphreys and his wife Esther Clay; several grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; one aunt and many cousins. He is also survived by his best friend’s daughters: Bonnie Stewart and her husband Curtis and Debbie Bosanko and her husband Thomas. A visitation will take place on Monday, Feb. 24, 214 at Goetz Funeral Home from 4-8 pm. A celebration of Lee’s life will be on Tuesday the 25th at Goetz beginning at 11:30 am with Bro. Butch Ikles presiding. After a private burial, the Humphreys family would like to invite you to celebrate Lee’s life at a reception at the Seguin Elk’s Lodge at 2 pm. Those who wish to make a memorial in honor of Lee Humphreys may do so benefiting the Elk’s Lodge, 1331 C H Matthies Jr, Seguin, TX 78155. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

Candelario “Candy” Ortiz Jr., age 67, of Seguin, passed away on February 18, 2014 in Seguin. Candy was born in Seguin Texas on December 2, 1946. He is preceded in death by his mother Consuelo Ortiz. Candy is survived by his children; Son, Candelario “Jr.” Ortiz III; Daughters, Kristine Ortiz, Vannessa Pezzatta and Husband Don, Tanya Neumann, Brandi Afflerbach and Husband Scott. Brother, Johnny “Peachy” Ortiz and Wife Emma, Sisters, Oralia “LaLa” Villanueva and Husband Gilbert “Beto”, and Mary Adame and Husband Eddie. Grandchildren, Dana Neumann, Brandon Molina, Sam and Victoria Pezzatta, Alaina and Sean Afflerbach, and Dominic Diamant. Great Grand Daughter Ayla Grace Terry. As well as numerous nieces and nephews. Candy enjoyed life and could often be seen at Starke Park with his beloved dog “Butter”. He was always laughing and had a smile on his face and was a friend to everyone. Candy worked for many years at Holy Farms/Tyson as an Equipment Operator. He was well known as a bartender at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Candy played softball in Seguin for years and umpired games years later. He had a generous heart, volunteering for over five years with the Seguin Food Bank. Family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Palmer Mortuary in Seguin. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm following visitation. To honor Candy, the family requests, that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to Seguin Food Bank. They accept both non-perishable food and/or monetary donations payable to: Seguin Emergency Food Pantries; 767 S. Saunders St. Seguin, TX 78155. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary; 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155; 830-379-9430. Please log onto our website www.palmermortuary.com to view and sign the guest book.

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February 21st, 2014

Kenneth B. Moore, age 77, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on February 18, 2014.  He was born on December 13, 1936 in Clovis, New Mexico to Robert Eugene “Bob” and Ima Iona (Decker) Moore. He honorably served in the United States Navy and worked for AT&T for 28 years. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Raymond, Bill, and Robert Moore; sisters, Lahoma, Ellen, and Margie. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Roberta Virginia Moore of San Antonio; daughter, Elizabeth Melanie Moore of Seguin; son, David Saul Moore and wife Jean of Austin; step-son, Larry A. Wiley and wife Dorothy of Stockdale; five grandchildren, Dillinger Moore, Ryan Garcia, Heather Garcia, Melissa A. Granato and husband Jason, Robert G. Wiley and wife August; two great-grandchildren, Nicole Granato and Jake Granato. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale. The Funeral Service is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the First Baptist Church located at 202 S. 7th St. Stockdale, Texas 78160. Brother Scott Jones will officiate. Interment will follow at Steele Branch Cemetery.  If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Stockdale. You are welcome to sign the online guestbook at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.
 
William (Bill) Leonard of Seguin and Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, passed away on February 17, 2014 at the age of 76.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday February 23, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Dr. Paul M. Cross officiating.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Bill was born on March 17, 1937 in Corpus Christi, Texas to C. Z. and Marcia (Rhoades) Leonard.  He graduated from Seguin High School in 1955 where he will be remembered as a golf champion.  He was preceded in death by his parents and by his beloved wife, Elizabeth.  He is survived by his step-daughters, Ann Eckstein of Florida, Mimi Eckstein of LaGrange, and Joan Eckstein of Dallas; his sisters, Mary Frances Brawner and husband Lester, and Lenoir Hilbert and husband Jim; and numerous step-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.     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.
 
Kieth Wilbur Skogman, 87, passed peacefully from death to eternal life on February 12, 2014, at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, in Seguin, Texas. He was born on August 22, 1926, in Hopkins, Minnesota to John and Clara (Hanson) Skogman.   Kieth grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1944, and then attended Gustavus Adolphus College as part of a U.S. Navy training program.  Kieth lettered four years in both football and hockey and two years in track. He played guard on the football team and is the only Gustavus graduate (’49) to be named All-Conference for four consecutive years.  In 1981, he was inducted into the Gustavus Adolphus Hall of Fame for his contributions in Football, Hockey, and Track & Field.  Kieth received his M.A. from the State University of Iowa. He taught physical education and coached football at Dana College (1950-54) and Nebraska Wesleyan (1954-60). After receiving his Ed.D. from The University of Nebraska, he returned to Dana College (1960-66) as Professor of physical education and Dean of students. In 2001, Kieth was inducted into the Dana College Athletic Hall of Fame.  Kieth became employed by Texas Lutheran in 1966 and served the university as Professor of kinesiology, Athletics Director, and Coach for men's golf and men's/women's tennis. For 21 years, he guided the Bulldog men's and women's tennis teams. Kieth also willingly accepted other responsibilities related to promoting skill development, physical fitness, and health.  Kieth was awarded professor emeritus status at TLU upon his retirement in 1994 and was inducted into the Texas Lutheran Athletics Leadership Wall of Honor in 2004.  After his retirement from Texas Lutheran, Kieth coached golf at Briesemeister Middle School in Seguin for 10 years.  As a long time Rotarian, Kieth received the Paul Harris Fellow award in April, 2004.  Kieth was a member of Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church.  He married Carol Louise Thomsen in 1952 in Denmark, Wisconsin. They were happily married for 61 years. Kieth enjoyed spending time with family, and his hobbies included playing bridge, golf, and tennis. Kieth had a zest for life, evident to all who knew him. He connected with others through his endearing sense of humor and his kind, accepting, and loving nature.  Kieth was preceded in death by his parents, Clara and John Hanson, and brother, John and sister, Maxine, and daughter-in-law, Laura. He is survived by his wife Carol; his sons, Doug (Cindy), Darrel (Melissa), and Tom (Donna) Skogman; his sister, Hilma (Bill) Patterson of California, and Yvonne (Morris) Jenson of Minnesota; his grandchildren, Dustin (Kelley), Luke (Carolyn), April (Justin), Cale (Meredith), Stephen, and Dylan; and his great-grandchildren, Cowen, Samuel, Corbett, Hayden, and Joshua; and numerous relatives and friends.  A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of Abiding Presence at Texas Lutheran University at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 22, 2014 with Rev. Tim Bauerkemper officiating. A reception will follow on campus at the Student Activity Center at Jackson Park.  Private interment will be held at later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Lutheran World Relief (P.O. Box 1706, Baltimore, Maryland, 21297), Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 562 South Hwy. 123 Bypass, #250, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or the Christian Cupboard, 516 N. Camp 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, 7815, 830-549-5912. 
 
Lena Arce Martinez passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014 in Seguin at the age of 85 years. She was born on November 14, 1928 in Nixon to Juan & Felecita Arce. She was a Volunteer for God's House, The Food Pantry & a provider for the elderly. She was the widow of Estevan Martinez. She is survived by Children, Emma Flores, Gloria Mendiola, Delia Aguirre, Linda Rodriguez, Christy Medina, John Arce, Eli Martinez, Michael Martinez, 18 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren & 6 great great grandchildren.  Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, February 21, 2014 in 1st Baptist Church with Rev. Amaya & Rev. Garza officiating. Interment will follow at The Latin American Cemetery in Nixon. Pallbearers will be Jasen Martinez, Gabriel Martinez, L.J. Flores, Freddy Aguirre, Joel Aguirre & Jeffrey Arce, Honorary Pallbearers will be Paul Rodriguez & Fred Estrada, Jr. Arrangements are with Franklin Funeral Home in Floresville, Texas.

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February 20th, 2014

Kenneth B. Moore, age 77, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on February 18, 2014.  He was born on December 13, 1936 in Clovis, New Mexico to Robert Eugene “Bob” and Ima Iona (Decker) Moore. He honorably served in the United States Navy and worked for AT&T for 28 years. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Raymond, Bill, and Robert Moore; sisters, Lahoma, Ellen, and Margie. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Roberta Virginia Moore of San Antonio; daughter, Elizabeth Melanie Moore of Seguin; son, David Saul Moore and wife Jean of Austin; step-son, Larry A. Wiley and wife Dorothy of Stockdale; five grandchildren, Dillinger Moore, Ryan Garcia, Heather Garcia, Melissa A. Granato and husband Jason, Robert G. Wiley and wife August; two great-grandchildren, Nicole Granato and Jake Granato. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale. The Funeral Service is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the First Baptist Church located at 202 S. 7th St. Stockdale, Texas 78160. Brother Scott Jones will officiate. Interment will follow at Steele Branch Cemetery.  If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Stockdale. You are welcome to sign the online guestbook at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.
 
William (Bill) Leonard of Seguin and Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, passed away on February 17, 2014 at the age of 76.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday February 23, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Dr. Paul M. Cross officiating.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Bill was born on March 17, 1937 in Corpus Christi, Texas to C. Z. and Marcia (Rhoades) Leonard.  He graduated from Seguin High School in 1955 where he will be remembered as a golf champion.  He was preceded in death by his parents and by his beloved wife, Elizabeth.  He is survived by his step-daughters, Ann Eckstein of Florida, Mimi Eckstein of LaGrange, and Joan Eckstein of Dallas; his sisters, Mary Frances Brawner and husband Lester, and Lenoir Hilbert and husband Jim; and numerous step-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.     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.
 
Kieth Wilbur Skogman, 87, passed peacefully from death to eternal life on February 12, 2014, at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, in Seguin, Texas. He was born on August 22, 1926, in Hopkins, Minnesota to John and Clara (Hanson) Skogman.   Kieth grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1944, and then attended Gustavus Adolphus College as part of a U.S. Navy training program.  Kieth lettered four years in both football and hockey and two years in track. He played guard on the football team and is the only Gustavus graduate (’49) to be named All-Conference for four consecutive years.  In 1981, he was inducted into the Gustavus Adolphus Hall of Fame for his contributions in Football, Hockey, and Track & Field.  Kieth received his M.A. from the State University of Iowa. He taught physical education and coached football at Dana College (1950-54) and Nebraska Wesleyan (1954-60). After receiving his Ed.D. from The University of Nebraska, he returned to Dana College (1960-66) as Professor of physical education and Dean of students. In 2001, Kieth was inducted into the Dana College Athletic Hall of Fame.  Kieth became employed by Texas Lutheran in 1966 and served the university as Professor of kinesiology, Athletics Director, and Coach for men's golf and men's/women's tennis. For 21 years, he guided the Bulldog men's and women's tennis teams. Kieth also willingly accepted other responsibilities related to promoting skill development, physical fitness, and health.  Kieth was awarded professor emeritus status at TLU upon his retirement in 1994 and was inducted into the Texas Lutheran Athletics Leadership Wall of Honor in 2004.  After his retirement from Texas Lutheran, Kieth coached golf at Briesemeister Middle School in Seguin for 10 years.  As a long time Rotarian, Kieth received the Paul Harris Fellow award in April, 2004.  Kieth was a member of Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church.  He married Carol Louise Thomsen in 1952 in Denmark, Wisconsin. They were happily married for 61 years. Kieth enjoyed spending time with family, and his hobbies included playing bridge, golf, and tennis. Kieth had a zest for life, evident to all who knew him. He connected with others through his endearing sense of humor and his kind, accepting, and loving nature.  Kieth was preceded in death by his parents, Clara and John Hanson, and brother, John and sister, Maxine, and daughter-in-law, Laura. He is survived by his wife Carol; his sons, Doug (Cindy), Darrel (Melissa), and Tom (Donna) Skogman; his sister, Hilma (Bill) Patterson of California, and Yvonne (Morris) Jenson of Minnesota; his grandchildren, Dustin (Kelley), Luke (Carolyn), April (Justin), Cale (Meredith), Stephen, and Dylan; and his great-grandchildren, Cowen, Samuel, Corbett, Hayden, and Joshua; and numerous relatives and friends.  A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of Abiding Presence at Texas Lutheran University at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 22, 2014 with Rev. Tim Bauerkemper officiating. A reception will follow on campus at the Student Activity Center at Jackson Park.  Private interment will be held at later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Lutheran World Relief (P.O. Box 1706, Baltimore, Maryland, 21297), Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 562 South Hwy. 123 Bypass, #250, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or the Christian Cupboard, 516 N. Camp 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, 7815, 830-549-5912. 
 
Lena Arce Martinez passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014 in Seguin at the age of 85 years. She was born on November 14, 1928 in Nixon to Juan & Felecita Arce. She was a Volunteer for God's House, The Food Pantry & a provider for the elderly. She was the widow of Estevan Martinez. She is survived by Children, Emma Flores, Gloria Mendiola, Delia Aguirre, Linda Rodriguez, Christy Medina, John Arce, Eli Martinez, Michael Martinez, 18 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren & 6 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in 1st Baptist Church in Nixon. Prayer Service will follow at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, February 21, 2014 in 1st Baptist Church with Rev. Amaya & Rev. Garza officiating. Interment will follow at The Latin American Cemetery in Nixon. Pallbearers will be Jasen Martinez, Gabriel Martinez, L.J. Flores, Freddy Aguirre, Joel Aguirre & Jeffrey Arce, Honorary Pallbearers will be Paul Rodriguez & Fred Estrada, Jr. Arrangements are with Franklin Funeral Home in Floresville, Texas.

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February 18th, 2014

Sandi McGriff, 63, of Bay City passed away February 15, 2014 in Alvin, Texas. She was born August 9, 1950 in Seguin, Texas to Doris Junker Beicker and the late Leroy Beicker. Survivors include her mother, Doris Beicker; daughters, Shelly Park, of Pine Mountain, Georgia, April Rodriguez and husband, Raul, of Fort Mitchell, Alabama, and Cathy Fontenot and husband, David, of Alvin, Texas; son Jeffery Park of Mexia, Texas; brothers Jimmy Beicker and wife, Mary, of San Antonio, Donny Beicker and wife, Cathy, of Seguin, and Davy Beicker and wife, Lynn, of San Antonio; grandchildren, Keara Park, Gage, Nick and Cameron Fontenot, Corey Hallman, Payton Lark and Gracie Ryver Park. Sandi was preceded in death by her husband Thomas H. McGriff and her father. The family will receive visitors from 5-7PM Tuesday, February 18 at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00AM Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bay City with Rev. Jared Stillions officiating. Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery in Sequin at 4:00PM. Pallbearers are Mike Park, Gage Fontenot, David Fontenot, Jimmy Beicker, Donny Beicker and Davy Beicker. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or your local Hospice Chapter.

Emma Britton Lee, of Selma and formerly of Eros, Louisiana died recently at the age of 78. The funeral for Emma Lee is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rock of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Converse. Interment will follow at 1:15 p.m. in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The service is under the direction of Collins Funeral Home.
 
Elaine Reimer, age 79 of Seguin, passed away on February 15, 2014.  Visitation will begin on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church followed by funeral services at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Paul J. Zwarich and Pastoral Assistant Donna Lou Zipp officiating.  Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.  Elaine was born on December 15, 1934 in Guadalupe County Texas to Adolph Andrew and Frieda Louise Abrameit Hartwick.  She is preceded in death by her husband Alfred A. Reimer, her parents, her brother, Johnnie Hartwick and her sister-in-law, Frances Hartwick.  Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Letbetter and husband Rickie, Peggy Geffert, Mary Wohl and husband Stefan, and Cynthia Richardson; brothers, Adolph Hartwick and his wife Virginia, Frankie Hartwick, and Elton Hartwick; twelve grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family members.  Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Justin Harris, Jimmy Hunter, Chris Harris, Geoffrey Geffert, Travis Hunter, Darren Black, Todd Nelson and Gabriel Yanes.  Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis, 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.

Kieth Wilbur Skogman, 87, passed peacefully from death to eternal life on February 12, 2014, at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, in Seguin, Texas. He was born on August 22, 1926, in Hopkins, Minnesota to John and Clara (Hanson) Skogman.   Kieth grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1944, and then attended Gustavus Adolphus College as part of a U.S. Navy training program.  Kieth lettered four years in both football and hockey and two years in track. He played guard on the football team and is the only Gustavus graduate (’49) to be named All-Conference for four consecutive years.  In 1981, he was inducted into the Gustavus Adolphus Hall of Fame for his contributions in Football, Hockey, and Track & Field.  Kieth received his M.A. from the State University of Iowa. He taught physical education and coached football at Dana College (1950-54) and Nebraska Wesleyan (1954-60). After receiving his Ed.D. from The University of Nebraska, he returned to Dana College (1960-66) as Professor of physical education and Dean of students. In 2001, Kieth was inducted into the Dana College Athletic Hall of Fame.  Kieth became employed by Texas Lutheran in 1966 and served the university as Professor of kinesiology, Athletics Director, and Coach for men's golf and men's/women's tennis. For 21 years, he guided the Bulldog men's and women's tennis teams. Kieth also willingly accepted other responsibilities related to promoting skill development, physical fitness, and health.  Kieth was awarded professor emeritus status at TLU upon his retirement in 1994 and was inducted into the Texas Lutheran Athletics Leadership Wall of Honor in 2004.  After his retirement from Texas Lutheran, Kieth coached golf at Briesemeister Middle School in Seguin for 10 years.  As a long time Rotarian, Kieth received the Paul Harris Fellow award in April, 2004.  Kieth was a member of Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church.  He married Carol Louise Thomsen in 1952 in Denmark, Wisconsin. They were happily married for 61 years. Kieth enjoyed spending time with family, and his hobbies included playing bridge, golf, and tennis. Kieth had a zest for life, evident to all who knew him. He connected with others through his endearing sense of humor and his kind, accepting, and loving nature.  Kieth was preceded in death by his parents, Clara and John Hanson, and brother, John and sister, Maxine, and daughter-in-law, Laura. He is survived by his wife Carol; his sons, Doug (Cindy), Darrel (Melissa), and Tom (Donna) Skogman; his sister, Hilma (Bill) Patterson of California, and Yvonne (Morris) Jenson of Minnesota; his grandchildren, Dustin (Kelley), Luke (Carolyn), April (Justin), Cale (Meredith), Stephen, and Dylan; and his great-grandchildren, Cowen, Samuel, Corbett, Hayden, and Joshua; and numerous relatives and friends.  A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of Abiding Presence at Texas Lutheran University at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 22, 2014 with Rev. Tim Bauerkemper officiating. A reception will follow on campus at the Student Activity Center at Jackson Park.  Private interment will be held at later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Lutheran World Relief (P.O. Box 1706, Baltimore, Maryland, 21297), Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 562 South Hwy. 123 Bypass, #250, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or the Christian Cupboard, 516 N. Camp 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, 7815, 830-549-5912.

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February 18th, 2014

Emma Britton Lee, of Selma and formerly of Eros, Louisiana died recently at the age of 78. The funeral for Emma Lee is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rock of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Converse. Interment will follow at 1:15 p.m. in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The service is under the direction of Collins Funeral Home.
 
Elaine Reimer, age 79 of Seguin, passed away on February 15, 2014.  Visitation will begin on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church followed by funeral services at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Paul J. Zwarich and Pastoral Assistant Donna Lou Zipp officiating.  Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.  Elaine was born on December 15, 1934 in Guadalupe County Texas to Adolph Andrew and Frieda Louise Abrameit Hartwick.  She is preceded in death by her husband Alfred A. Reimer, her parents, her brother, Johnnie Hartwick and her sister-in-law, Frances Hartwick.  Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Letbetter and husband Rickie, Peggy Geffert, Mary Wohl and husband Stefan, and Cynthia Richardson; brothers, Adolph Hartwick and his wife Virginia, Frankie Hartwick, and Elton Hartwick; twelve grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family members.  Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Justin Harris, Jimmy Hunter, Chris Harris, Geoffrey Geffert, Travis Hunter, Darren Black, Todd Nelson and Gabriel Yanes.  Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis, 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.

Kieth Wilbur Skogman, 87, passed peacefully from death to eternal life on February 12, 2014, at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, in Seguin, Texas. He was born on August 22, 1926, in Hopkins, Minnesota to John and Clara (Hanson) Skogman.   Kieth grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1944, and then attended Gustavus Adolphus College as part of a U.S. Navy training program.  Kieth lettered four years in both football and hockey and two years in track. He played guard on the football team and is the only Gustavus graduate (’49) to be named All-Conference for four consecutive years.  In 1981, he was inducted into the Gustavus Adolphus Hall of Fame for his contributions in Football, Hockey, and Track & Field.  Kieth received his M.A. from the State University of Iowa. He taught physical education and coached football at Dana College (1950-54) and Nebraska Wesleyan (1954-60). After receiving his Ed.D. from The University of Nebraska, he returned to Dana College (1960-66) as Professor of physical education and Dean of students. In 2001, Kieth was inducted into the Dana College Athletic Hall of Fame.  Kieth became employed by Texas Lutheran in 1966 and served the university as Professor of kinesiology, Athletics Director, and Coach for men's golf and men's/women's tennis. For 21 years, he guided the Bulldog men's and women's tennis teams. Kieth also willingly accepted other responsibilities related to promoting skill development, physical fitness, and health.  Kieth was awarded professor emeritus status at TLU upon his retirement in 1994 and was inducted into the Texas Lutheran Athletics Leadership Wall of Honor in 2004.  After his retirement from Texas Lutheran, Kieth coached golf at Briesemeister Middle School in Seguin for 10 years.  As a long time Rotarian, Kieth received the Paul Harris Fellow award in April, 2004.  Kieth was a member of Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church.  He married Carol Louise Thomsen in 1952 in Denmark, Wisconsin. They were happily married for 61 years. Kieth enjoyed spending time with family, and his hobbies included playing bridge, golf, and tennis. Kieth had a zest for life, evident to all who knew him. He connected with others through his endearing sense of humor and his kind, accepting, and loving nature.  Kieth was preceded in death by his parents, Clara and John Hanson, and brother, John and sister, Maxine, and daughter-in-law, Laura. He is survived by his wife Carol; his sons, Doug (Cindy), Darrel (Melissa), and Tom (Donna) Skogman; his sister, Hilma (Bill) Patterson of California, and Yvonne (Morris) Jenson of Minnesota; his grandchildren, Dustin (Kelley), Luke (Carolyn), April (Justin), Cale (Meredith), Stephen, and Dylan; and his great-grandchildren, Cowen, Samuel, Corbett, Hayden, and Joshua; and numerous relatives and friends.  A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of Abiding Presence at Texas Lutheran University at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 22, 2014 with Rev. Tim Bauerkemper officiating. A reception will follow on campus at the Student Activity Center at Jackson Park.  Private interment will be held at later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Lutheran World Relief (P.O. Box 1706, Baltimore, Maryland, 21297), Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 562 South Hwy. 123 Bypass, #250, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or the Christian Cupboard, 516 N. Camp 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, 7815, 830-549-5912. 

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February 17th, 2014

Emma Britton Lee, of Selma and formerly of Eros, Louisiana died recently at the age of 78. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Collins Funeral Home. The funeral for Emma Lee is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rock of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Converse. Interment will follow at 1:15 p.m. in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
 
Loyce Nell Lange Miller passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at the age of 77. She was born on Sept. 11, 1936 in Geronimo, Texas to Walter A. and Bettie Koehler Lange. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 46 years, Gerald A. Miller; brother, Wayne W. Lange; sister, Deanna Lange Kohlenberg; and infant brother William Lange.  Loyce is survived by daughters Cynthia Lynn Miller and Lorraine Kay Miller, both of Austin; son Russell Dean Miller and daughter-in-law Taena Franks Miller of Seguin; granddaughters Connor Jeanell Miller and Sydney Adelia Miller; sisters-in-law Beth Kunkel Lange, Carol Miller Poss, and Beatrice Miller; brother-in-law Kenneth Kohlenberg; nieces, nephews, and numerous friends.  She was a graduate of Navarro High School and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Loyce was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Seguin for many years and was a volunteer at the Seguin Public Library and GRMC. She was a longtime member of the Order of the Sons of Hermann in Texas and the Laubach Bowling Club, having served as an officer in both.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 3 to 5 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Carl W. McCauley officiating.  Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.  Serving as pallbearers will be Nolan Lange, Keith Kohlenberg, Chance Lange, Brent Franks, Reagan Ploetz and Allen Schaefer.  Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Schieberle, Scott Mattfeld and Kenneth Kohlenberg.  Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 305 N. King St., Seguin, Texas, 78155, Friends of the Library, c/o Seguin-Guadalupe County Public Library, 707 E. College St., 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.  
 
Kieth Wilbur Skogman, 87, passed peacefully from death to eternal life on February 12, 2014, at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, in Seguin, Texas. He was born on August 22, 1926, in Hopkins, Minnesota to John and Clara (Hanson) Skogman.   Kieth grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1944, and then attended Gustavus Adolphus College as part of a U.S. Navy training program.  Kieth lettered four years in both football and hockey and two years in track. He played guard on the football team and is the only Gustavus graduate (’49) to be named All-Conference for four consecutive years.  In 1981, he was inducted into the Gustavus Adolphus Hall of Fame for his contributions in Football, Hockey, and Track & Field.  Kieth received his M.A. from the State University of Iowa. He taught physical education and coached football at Dana College (1950-54) and Nebraska Wesleyan (1954-60). After receiving his Ed.D. from The University of Nebraska, he returned to Dana College (1960-66) as Professor of physical education and Dean of students. In 2001, Kieth was inducted into the Dana College Athletic Hall of Fame.  Kieth became employed by Texas Lutheran in 1966 and served the university as Professor of kinesiology, Athletics Director, and Coach for men's golf and men's/women's tennis. For 21 years, he guided the Bulldog men's and women's tennis teams. Kieth also willingly accepted other responsibilities related to promoting skill development, physical fitness, and health.  Kieth was awarded professor emeritus status at TLU upon his retirement in 1994 and was inducted into the Texas Lutheran Athletics Leadership Wall of Honor in 2004.  After his retirement from Texas Lutheran, Kieth coached golf at Briesemeister Middle School in Seguin for 10 years.  As a long time Rotarian, Kieth received the Paul Harris Fellow award in April, 2004.  Kieth was a member of Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church.  He married Carol Louise Thomsen in 1952 in Denmark, Wisconsin. They were happily married for 61 years. Kieth enjoyed spending time with family, and his hobbies included playing bridge, golf, and tennis. Kieth had a zest for life, evident to all who knew him. He connected with others through his endearing sense of humor and his kind, accepting, and loving nature.  Kieth was preceded in death by his parents, Clara and John Hanson, and brother, John and sister, Maxine, and daughter-in-law, Laura. He is survived by his wife Carol; his sons, Doug (Cindy), Darrel (Melissa), and Tom (Donna) Skogman; his sister, Hilma (Bill) Patterson of California, and Yvonne (Morris) Jenson of Minnesota; his grandchildren, Dustin (Kelley), Luke (Carolyn), April (Justin), Cale (Meredith), Stephen, and Dylan; and his great-grandchildren, Cowen, Samuel, Corbett, Hayden, and Joshua; and numerous relatives and friends.  A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of Abiding Presence at Texas Lutheran University at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 22, 2014 with Rev. Tim Bauerkemper officiating. A reception will follow on campus at the Student Activity Center at Jackson Park.  Private interment will be held at later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Lutheran World Relief (P.O. Box 1706, Baltimore, Maryland, 21297), Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 562 South Hwy. 123 Bypass, #250, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or the Christian Cupboard, 516 N. Camp 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, 7815, 830-549-5912. 

Leroy Sommer, age 90 of Seguin, passed away on February 14, 2014.  Visitation will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m.  Graveside services and interment will be held on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 2 p.m. at San Geronimo Cemetery with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.  Leroy was born in Guadalupe County on July 2, 1923 to Frantz and Adela Schneider Sommer.  He is preceded in death by his wife Eleanor Sommer, his parents, two brothers and six sisters.  Survivors include his son, Leroy Sommer and wife Jean; daughters, Betty Pearmon and husband Paul, Shirley Palmour, and Dorothy (Susie) Goodman and husband Rocky; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be made to Dewville United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 900, Seguin, Texas, 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.

Elaine Reimer, age 79 of Seguin, passed away on February 15, 2014.  Visitation will begin on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church followed by funeral services at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Paul J. Zwarich and Pastoral Assistant Donna Lou Zipp officiating.  Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.  Elaine was born on December 15, 1934 in Guadalupe County Texas to Adolph Andrew and Frieda Louise Abrameit Hartwick.  She is preceded in death by her husband Alfred A. Reimer, her parents, her brother, Johnnie Hartwick and her sister-in-law, Frances Hartwick.  Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Letbetter and husband Rickie, Peggy Geffert, Mary Wohl and husband Stefan, and Cynthia Richardson; brothers, Adolph Hartwick and his wife Virginia, Frankie Hartwick, and Elton Hartwick; twelve grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family members.  Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Justin Harris, Jimmy Hunter, Chris Harris, Geoffrey Geffert, Travis Hunter, Darren Black, Todd Nelson and Gabriel Yanes.  Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis, 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.

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Obits

February 14th, 2014

Loyce Lange Miller, of Seguin, died Thursday at the age of 77. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Tres Hewell Mortuary. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, to Friends of the Library or to Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services.

Susan Cecile Wilkerson died Saturday. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rock of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Converse. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. The service is under the direction of Collins Funeral Home.

Gettys Lillian Owen Johns died Friday at the age of 99. Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at Goetz Funeral Home. A memorial service begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow later at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services or a charity of one's choice. Survivors include daughters, JoAnn Hovey and Linda Fritz; and son, Roy Johns

Joyce Marie McIntyre, of Seguin, died recently at the age of 69. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Sweet Home Baptist Church. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Collins Funeral Home in San Antonio. Survivors include son, John Clancy Jr.

 

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February 13th, 2014

Gettys Lillian Owen Johns passed from this life on Friday, February 7, 2014 at the age of 99 years, 354 days. She was born at home in Henderson County, Texas on February 18, 1914 to George Owen and Annie Tarrant Owen. She was the 5th of ten children. Gettys is preceded in death by her husband, Major Alvis R. Johns (USAF Ret), her parents, seven brothers and one sister. She is survived by daughters, JoAnn Hovey and husband Larry of Austin, Linda Fritz and husband Atlee of Seguin; son, Roy Johns and wife Darlyne of McQueeney; grandchildren, Ivan Hovey, Jana Hovey, Andrew Fritz, Angela Fritz, Jason Johns, and Jenny Day; great grandchildren, Justin and Jamison Hovey, Erick Meiner, Lillian and Charles Day and Kristin Johns; great great grandchild, Gavin Meiner, and brother, James Owen and wife Lou of Largo, Florida. A memorial service will be held for Gettys at Goetz Funeral Home on Saturday, February 15 at 11 am with a visitation at 10:30. Burial will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services or a charity of one’s choice. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to sign the online guest book.

Diana A. Zuniga - Castellano "CHATA"...Diana was 42 years old when GOD our SAVIOR and LORD, wanted her in heaven to be by his side Friday morning. She is preceded by her mother Jeanntte, her twin sister Diana and her great aunt Mary Campos, aunts Diane and Frances as well as her uncles Henry, Emilio, Pete and Junior. She is survived by her husband Rick, her father Silverio, sister Annette and brother Thomas. Diana was born August 11, 1971. She lived a very full life at such a young age. She was 3 time world karate champion, a very talented artist and a great aunt to 10 nephews and nieces. A viewing will be held Thursday February 13, at Delgado's Funeral Home located 319 w. Mitchell St. San Antonio, Texas 78204 phone # (210) 533-0003. Viewing hours are 3 pm for family and 4 pm for friends. Services will begin at 7 pm. A special service will be schedules at a later date to be held at Bethany Pentecostal Church in Seguin, Texas.

Susan Cecile Wilkerson died Saturday. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rock of Faith Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Converse. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. The service is under the direction of Collins Funeral Home.

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February 12th, 2014

Gettys Lillian Owen Johns passed from this life on Friday, February 7, 2014 at the age of 99 years, 354 days. She was born at home in Henderson County, Texas on February 18, 1914 to George Owen and Annie Tarrant Owen. She was the 5th of ten children. Gettys is preceded in death by her husband, Major Alvis R. Johns (USAF Ret), her parents, seven brothers and one sister. She is survived by daughters, JoAnn Hovey and husband Larry of Austin, Linda Fritz and husband Atlee of Seguin; son, Roy Johns and wife Darlyne of McQueeney; grandchildren, Ivan Hovey, Jana Hovey, Andrew Fritz, Angela Fritz, Jason Johns, and Jenny Day; great grandchildren, Justin and Jamison Hovey, Erick Meiner, Lillian and Charles Day and Kristin Johns; great great grandchild, Gavin Meiner, and brother, James Owen and wife Lou of Largo, Florida. A memorial service will be held for Gettys at Goetz Funeral Home on Saturday, February 15 at 11 am with a visitation at 10:30. Burial will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services or a charity of one’s choice. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to sign the online guest book. Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, Ph: 830.303.5551, Fax: 830.401.0771, goetz.funeral@yahoo.com.

Diana A. Zuniga - Castellano "CHATA"...Diana was 42 years old when GOD our SAVIOR and LORD, wanted her in heaven to be by his side Friday morning. She is preceded by her mother Jeanntte, her twin sister Diana and her great aunt Mary Campos, aunts Diane and Frances as well as her uncles Henry, Emilio, Pete and Junior. She is survived by her husband Rick, her father Silverio, sister Annette and brother Thomas. Diana was born August 11, 1971. She lived a very full life at such a young age. She was 3 time world karate champion, a very talented artist and a great aunt to 10 nephews and nieces. A viewing will be held Thursday February 13, at Delgado's Funeral Home located 319 w. Mitchell St. San Antonio, Texas 78204 phone # (210) 533-0003. Viewing hours are 3 pm for family and 4 pm for friends. Services will begin at 7 pm. A special service will be schedules at a later date to be held at Bethany Pentecostal Church in Seguin, Texas .

Susan Cecile Wilkerson died Saturday. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rock of Faith Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Converse. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. The service is under the direction of Collins Funeral Home.

Emma L. Britton Lee, of Selma, died Thursday at the age of 78. Funeral arrangements are pending at Collins Funeral Home. Survivors include sons, Rev. Gregory Lee, Andrew Lee, and Bennie Lee; daughters, Annie Lee and Shirley Lee; sisters, Evelyn Wilson, Betty Duty, Thelma Thomas, and Fannie Dickens; and brothers, Joe, Nicholas and Tommy Britton.

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February 11th, 2014

Susan Cecile Wilkerson died Saturday. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rock of Faith Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Converse. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. The service is under the direction of Collins Funeral Home.

Kaitlyn Michele Wilson, age 18 of Seguin, passed away on February 5, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 2p.m. at Hillcrest Church with Pastor Mike Rodriguez, Pastor Bobby Nixon and Pastor Mike Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in Dugger Cemetery. Kaitlyn was born on February 2, 1996 in Seguin, Texas. Survivors include her mother, Ginger Wilson; brother, Brandon Coggin and sister, Jo Anna Coggin; grandparents, John and Brenda Coggin; great-grandmother, Emma Jean Sherry; aunts and uncles, Ralph and Betty Coggin and Pete and Letha Villanueva; numerous cousins and many friends. Kaitlyn was loved by many and will be dearly missed. She now rests in the arms of her Loving Savior, Jesus Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Cupboard, 516 N. Camp St. , Seguin, Texas, 78155 or bring proper food to the visitation or service to be donated to the Christian Cupboard. 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.

Diana A. Zuniga - Castellano "CHATA"...Diana was 42 years old when GOD our SAVIOR and LORD, wanted her in heaven to be by his side Friday morning. She is preceded by her mother Jeanntte, her twin sister Diana and her great aunt Mary Campos, aunts Diane and Frances as well as her uncles Henry, Emilio, Pete and Junior . She is survived by her husband Rick, her father Silverio, sister Annette and brother Thomas. Diana was born August 11, 1971. She lived a very full life at such a young age. She was 3 time world karate champion, a very talented artist and a great aunt to 10 nephews and nieces. A viewing will be held Thursday February 13, at Delgado's Funeral Home located 319 w. Mitchell St. San Antonio, Texas 78204 phone # (210) 533-0003. Viewing hours are 3 pm for family and 4pm for friends. Services will begin at 7 pm. A special service will be schedules at a later date to be held at bethany Pentecostal church in Seguin, Texas.

Emma L. Britton Lee, of Selma, died Thursday at the age of 78. Funeral arrangements are pending at Collins Funeral Home. Survivors include sons, Rev. Gregory Lee, Andrew Lee, and Bennie Lee; daughters, Annie Lee and Shirley Lee; sisters, Evelyn Wilson, Betty Duty, Thelma Thomas, and Fannie Dickens; and brothers, Joe, Nicholas and Tommy Britton.

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February 10th, 2014

Emma L. Britton Lee, of Selma and formerly of Eros, Louisiana, died Thursday at the age of 78. Funeral arrangements are pending at Collins Funeral Home. Survivors include sons, Rev. Gregory Lee, Andrew Lee and Bennie Lee Jr.;  daughters, Annie Lee and  Shirley Lee; sisters, Evelyn Wilson, Betty Duty, Thelma Thomas and Fannie Dickens and brothers, Joe, Nicholas and Tommy Britton.
 
Nancy Martinez of Seguin, passed away on February 4, 2014 at the age of 42. Nancy was born in Seguin, Texas to Narciso and Gloria Martinez on April 6, 1971. She is a graduate of Seguin High School. She worked as a Bus Monitor for the Seguin ISD for 20 years. Nancy is survived by her sister Jennifer Martinez (Louis Harrison), brother Larry Martinez (Angel Lerma), nephew Paul Allen Carpenter III and niece Liliana Cristina Martinez; aunts, Augustina Luna and husband Juan, Josie Saenz and husband Juan, Maria Cardenas, Grace Perez, Victoria Perez as well as numerous cousins. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, February 10, 2014 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Willie J. Green, Joe Ramos, Rose Mary Saenz, Ismael Mora Jr., James Castoreno Jr., and Frank Rodriguez Jr. The family request that any memorial contributions be made to Blue Bonnet Trails Community MHMR Center, 1104 Jefferson Avenue, Seguin, Texas 78155;
210-303-8226. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary; 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155; 830-379-9430. Please log onto www.palmermortuary.com to view and sign the guestbook.
 
Rev. Alexander Shepherd, Sr., of Seguin, died Wednesday at the age of 93.  The funeral, for Rev. Alexander Shepherd, Sr., is set for 11 a.m. Monday in the Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum.  Interment will follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Park in San Antonio.  The services are under the direction of Crenshaw Funeral Home. 
Survivors include wife, Zeda Mae Shepherd; sons, Rev. Alexander Shepherd, Jr., and Rev. Ronnie Shepherd; daughters, Marie Weekly, Annie Myrtle Anderson, and Sandra Bates; and step-children, Emanuel Carpenter, Zeda Wheeler, Eunice White and Lois Stevenson. 
 
Martin R Gomez, Sr. of Seguin passed away on February 6, 2014, 2 days shy of his 56th birthday. He was born on February 8, 1958 in Seguin to Julian Sr. and Natividad Gomez. He is preceded in death by his father, father-in-law Eugenio Martinez Sr. and mother-in-law Pauline Alvarez Martinez. Martin is survived by his loving wife, Isabel Martinez Gomez; children, Martin Gomez, Jr., Marie Yvette Gomez, Clarissa Gomez (Cordero), Vanessa Gomez, Jason Hernandez and Martin Jeremy Gomez; mother, Natividad Rivera Gomez; siblings, Mary Ellen Garcia (Tony), Rose Salinas, Mario Gomez (Mary), Jesse Gomez (Noreen), Julian Gomez (Elena), Ruben Gomez (Debra); 14 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and his special four legged companion, Lady.
Visitation will continue Monday until departure at 11:15 am for a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 11:30. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.
 
Kaitlyn Michele Wilson, age 18 of Seguin, passed away on February 5, 2014.  Visitation will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 2p.m. at Hillcrest Church with Pastor Mike Rodriguez, Pastor Bobby Nixon and Pastor Mike Rogers officiating.  Interment will follow in Dugger Cemetery.  Kaitlyn was born on February 2, 1996 in Seguin, Texas.  Survivors include her mother, Ginger Wilson; brother, Brandon Coggin and sister, Jo Anna Coggin; grandparents, John and Brenda Coggin; great-grandmother, Emma Jean Sherry; aunts and uncles, Ralph and Betty Coggin and Pete and Letha Villanueva; numerous cousins and many friends.  Kaitlyn was loved by many and will be dearly missed.  She now rests in the arms of her Loving Savior, Jesus Christ.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Cupboard, 516 N. Camp St. , Seguin, Texas, 78155 or bring proper food to the visitation or service to be donated to the Christian Cupboard.  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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February 7th, 2014

Rev. Alexander Shepherd, Sr., of Seguin, died Wednesday at the age of 93.  Visitation runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Savannah Baptist Church in Marion.  The funeral, for Rev. Alexander Shepherd, Sr., is set for 11 a.m. Monday in the Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum.  Interment will follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Park in San Antonio.  The services are under the direction of Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include wife, Zeda Mae Shepherd; sons, Rev. Alexander Shepherd, Jr., and Rev. Ronnie Shepherd; daughters, Marie Weekly, Annie Myrtle Anderson, and Sandra Bates; and step-children, Emanuel Carpenter, Zeda Wheeler, Eunice White and Lois Stevenson.

Nancy Martinez of Seguin, passed away on February 4, 2014 at the age of 42. Nancy was born in Seguin, Texas to Narciso and Gloria Martinez on April 6, 1971. She is a graduate of Seguin High School. She worked as a Bus Monitor for the Seguin ISD for 20 years. Nancy is survived by her sister Jennifer Martinez (Louis Harrison), brother Larry Martinez (Angel Lerma), nephew Paul Allen Carpenter III and niece Liliana Cristina Martinez; aunts, Augustina Luna and husband Juan, Josie Saenz and husband Juan, Maria Cardenas, Grace Perez, Victoria Perez as well as numerous cousins. Visitation will be held at Palmer Mortuary on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 5:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p. m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Monday, February 10, 2014. Pallbearers will be Willie J. Green, Joe Ramos, Rose Mary Saenz, Ismael Mora Jr., James Castoreno Jr., and Frank Rodriguez Jr. The family request that any memorial contributions be made to Blue Bonnet Trails Community MHMR Center, 1104 Jefferson Avenue, Seguin, Texas 78155; 210-303-8226. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary; 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155; 830-379-9430. Please log onto www.palmermortuary.com to view and sign the guestbook.

Martin R Gomez, Sr. of Seguin passed away on February 6, 2014, 2 days shy of his 56th birthday. He was born on February 8, 1958 in Seguin to Julian Sr. and Natividad Gomez. He is preceded in death by his father, father-in-law Eugenio Martinez Sr. and mother-in-law Pauline Alvarez Martinez. Martin is survived by his loving wife, Isabel Martinez Gomez; children, Martin Gomez, Jr., Marie Yvette Gomez, Clarissa Gomez (Cordero), Vanessa Gomez, Jason Hernandez and Martin Jeremy Gomez; mother, Natividad Rivera Gomez; siblings, Mary Ellen Garcia (Tony), Rose Salinas, Mario Gomez (Mary), Jesse Gomez (Noreen), Julian Gomez (Elena), Ruben Gomez (Debra); 14 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and his special four legged companion, Lady.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Goetz Funeral Home from 2:30 to 8 pm with the Rosary recited at 5:30 with Deacon Nick Carrillo. Visitation will continue Monday until departure at 11:15 am for a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 11:30. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book. Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, Ph: 830.303.5551, Fax: 830.401.0771, goetz.funeral@yahoo.com.

Kaitlyn Michele Wilson, age 18 of Seguin, passed away on February 5, 2014. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 2p.m. at Hillcrest Church with Pastor Mike Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow in Dugger Cemetery. Kaitlyn was born on February 2, 1996 in Seguin, Texas. Survivors include her mother, Ginger Wilson; brother, Brandon Coggin and sister, Jo Anna Coggin; grandparents, John and Brenda Coggin; great-grandmother, Emma Jean Sherry; aunts and uncles, Ralph and Betty Coggin and Pete and Letha Villanueva; numerous cousins and many friends. Kaitlyn was loved by many and will be dearly missed. She now rests in the arms of her Loving Savior, Jesus Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Cupboard, 516 N. Camp St. , Seguin, Texas, 78155 or bring proper food to the visitation or service to be donated to the Christian Cupboard. 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.

At 11:15 am on January 31, 2014, Maryellen Hiti became one of our treasured memories. Thank you to everyone who brought happiness into her life. At Maryellen's request a private service has already been held, however a memorial gathering celebrating her life is planned for La Pasadita Restaurant in Schertz, on Sunday, February, 9, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. Maryellen Hiti, age 60 of Marion, was born on August 18, 1953 in Bratenahl Village, Ohio to James William and Vera Delle Ryan Lee. Her parents precede her in death. Survivors include her husband Gregory Hiti; son, Jason Hiti and wife Jean; grandchildren, James and Helen Hiti; brother, William S. Lee. 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.

Felix V. Flores, of Seguin, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the age of 73. He is survived by his children, Grisell Ramos and husband Martin, Leticia Ramos and husband Maya, Cecilia Sepulveda, Ernest Flores and Andre Flores, 8 grandchildren as well as 12 great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a. m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a Memorial Mass to follow at 10:00 a. m., on Friday, February 7, 2014. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary: 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155, 830-379-9430. Please log onto our website: www.palmermortuary.com to view and sign the guest book.

Elwood E. Shular, Sr. of Seguin, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 29, 2014 at his home with family gathered to pray him through. He was born in Halsboro, North Carolina July 28, 1932. He shared in ministry with his pastor, wife as well as his daughters. Homegoing services are scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. from The Faith Community Church, 920 East College St here in Seguin, Texas. A wake service will be held from the hours of 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the church on Saturday. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Pastor Minnie Shular as well as his close family members, Cinderella Shular, Pastor Lois Souvenir, Pastor Sarah Perrin, Elwood Shular, Jr., Carol Smith and Evangelist Debra Patterson. Services are under the reverent care of Eunice & Lee Mortuary. You may sign the guest register at euniceandlee.com.

Joyce Marie McIntyre, age 69 passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Seguin. She is survived by one son, John F. Clancy of Converse, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives and many friends. She was a longtime resident of the Sweet Home Community. Arrangements pending at Collins Funeral Home.

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February 7th, 2014

Nancy Martinez of Seguin, passed away on February 4, 2014 at the age of 42. Nancy was born in Seguin, Texas to Narciso and Gloria Martinez on April 6, 1971. She is a graduate of Seguin High School. She worked as a Bus Monitor for the Seguin ISD for 20 years. Nancy is survived by her sister Jennifer Martinez (Louis Harrison), brother Larry Martinez (Angel Lerma), nephew Paul Allen Carpenter III and niece Liliana Cristina Martinez; aunts, Augustina Luna and husband Juan, Josie Saenz and husband Juan, Maria Cardenas, Grace Perez, Victoria Perez as well as numerous cousins. Visitation will be held at Palmer Mortuary on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 5:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p. m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Monday, February 10, 2014. Pallbearers will be Willie J. Green, Joe Ramos, Rose Mary Saenz, Ismael Mora Jr., James Castoreno Jr., and Frank Rodriguez Jr. The family request that any memorial contributions be made to Blue Bonnet Trails Community MHMR Center, 1104 Jefferson Avenue, Seguin, Texas 78155; 210-303-8226. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary; 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155; 830-379-9430. Please log onto www.palmermortuary.com to view and sign the guestbook.

Martin R Gomez, Sr. of Seguin passed away on February 6, 2014, 2 days shy of his 56th birthday. He was born on February 8, 1958 in Seguin to Julian Sr. and Natividad Gomez. He is preceded in death by his father, father-in-law Eugenio Martinez Sr. and mother-in-law Pauline Alvarez Martinez. Martin is survived by his loving wife, Isabel Martinez Gomez; children, Martin Gomez, Jr., Marie Yvette Gomez, Clarissa Gomez (Cordero), Vanessa Gomez, Jason Hernandez and Martin Jeremy Gomez; mother, Natividad Rivera Gomez; siblings, Mary Ellen Garcia (Tony), Rose Salinas, Mario Gomez (Mary), Jesse Gomez (Noreen), Julian Gomez (Elena), Ruben Gomez (Debra); 14 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and his special four legged companion, Lady.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Goetz Funeral Home from 2:30 to 8 pm with the Rosary recited at 5:30 with Deacon Nick Carrillo. Visitation will continue Monday until departure at 11:15 am for a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 11:30. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book. Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, Ph: 830.303.5551, Fax: 830.401.0771, goetz.funeral@yahoo.com.

Kaitlyn Michele Wilson, age 18 of Seguin, passed away on February 5, 2014. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 2p.m. at Hillcrest Church with Pastor Mike Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow in Dugger Cemetery. Kaitlyn was born on February 2, 1996 in Seguin, Texas. Survivors include her mother, Ginger Wilson; brother, Brandon Coggin and sister, Jo Anna Coggin; grandparents, John and Brenda Coggin; great-grandmother, Emma Jean Sherry; aunts and uncles, Ralph and Betty Coggin and Pete and Letha Villanueva; numerous cousins and many friends. Kaitlyn was loved by many and will be dearly missed. She now rests in the arms of her Loving Savior, Jesus Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Cupboard, 516 N. Camp St. , Seguin, Texas, 78155 or bring proper food to the visitation or service to be donated to the Christian Cupboard. 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.

At 11:15 am on January 31, 2014, Maryellen Hiti became one of our treasured memories. Thank you to everyone who brought happiness into her life. At Maryellen's request a private service has already been held, however a memorial gathering celebrating her life is planned for La Pasadita Restaurant in Schertz, on Sunday, February, 9, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. Maryellen Hiti, age 60 of Marion, was born on August 18, 1953 in Bratenahl Village, Ohio to James William and Vera Delle Ryan Lee. Her parents precede her in death. Survivors include her husband Gregory Hiti; son, Jason Hiti and wife Jean; grandchildren, James and Helen Hiti; brother, William S. Lee. 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.

Felix V. Flores, of Seguin, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the age of 73. He is survived by his children, Grisell Ramos and husband Martin, Leticia Ramos and husband Maya, Cecilia Sepulveda, Ernest Flores and Andre Flores, 8 grandchildren as well as 12 great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a. m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a Memorial Mass to follow at 10:00 a. m., on Friday, February 7, 2014. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary: 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155, 830-379-9430. Please log onto our website: www.palmermortuary.com to view and sign the guest book.

Elwood E. Shular, Sr. of Seguin, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 29, 2014 at his home with family gathered to pray him through. He was born in Halsboro, North Carolina July 28, 1932. He shared in ministry with his pastor, wife as well as his daughters. Homegoing services are scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. from The Faith Community Church, 920 East College St here in Seguin, Texas. A wake service will be held from the hours of 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the church on Saturday. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Pastor Minnie Shular as well as his close family members, Cinderella Shular, Pastor Lois Souvenir, Pastor Sarah Perrin, Elwood Shular, Jr., Carol Smith and Evangelist Debra Patterson. Services are under the reverent care of Eunice & Lee Mortuary. You may sign the guest register at euniceandlee.com.

Joyce Marie McIntyre, age 69 passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Seguin. She is survived by one son, John F. Clancy of Converse, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives and many friends. She was a longtime resident of the Sweet Home Community. Arrangements pending at Collins Funeral Home.

Rev. Alexander Shepherd, Sr., of Seguin, died Wednesday at the age of 93. Arrangements, for Rev. Alexander Shepherd, Sr., are pending at Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include wife, Zeda Mae Shepherd; children, Rev. Alexander Shepherd, Jr., Rev. Ronnie Shepherd, Marie Weekly, Annie Myrtle Anderson and Sandra Bates; and step-children, Emanuel Carpenter, Zeda Wheeler, Eunice White and Lois Stevenson.

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February 6th, 2014

Rev. Alexander Shepherd, Sr., of Seguin, died Wednesday at the age of 93.  Arrangements, for Rev. Alexander Shepherd, Sr., are pending at Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include wife, Zeda Mae Shepherd; children, Rev. Alexander Shepherd, Jr., Rev. Ronnie Shepherd, Marie Weekly, Annie Myrtle Anderson and Sandra Bates; and step-children, Emanuel Carpenter, Zeda Wheeler, Eunice White and Lois Stevenson. 
 
At 11:15 am on January 31, 2014, Maryellen Hiti became one of our treasured memories.  Thank you to everyone who brought happiness into her life.  At Maryellen's request a private service has already been held, however a memorial gathering celebrating her life is planned for La Pasadita Restaurant in Schertz, on Sunday, February, 9, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. Maryellen Hiti, age 60 of Marion, was born on August 18, 1953 in Bratenahl Village, Ohio to James William and Vera Delle Ryan Lee.  Her parents precede her in death. Survivors include her husband Gregory Hiti; son, Jason Hiti and wife Jean; grandchildren, James and Helen Hiti; brother, William S. Lee.  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.   
  
Maria Sanchez D’ Agundiz, age 84 of Seguin, formerly of Rio Verde, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, passed away on February 3, 2014.  Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel on Thursday, February 6, 2014 followed by the recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. with Deacon Nick Carrillo officiating.  Mrs. D’ Agundiz will be taken to Rio Verde, San Luis Potosi, Mexico where the mass of Christian burial at Santa Catarina Catholic Church and interment in Cemeterio Municipal will take place.  She was born on June 21, 1929 in Rio Verde, San Luis Potosi to Honesimo and Gregoria Villegas Sanchez.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 42 years, Pedro Agundiz.  Survivors include her 10 children, 36 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.  She will be remembered and missed by all her family and friends.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 409 W. Krezdorn, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to Hillcrest Church, P. O. Box 267, 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.
 
Lorene Koepp Schriewer, age 87 of Seguin, passed away on February 3, 2014.  Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul J. Zwarich and Pastoral Assistant Donna Lou Zipp officiating. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.  Lorene was born on November 29, 1926 in Guadalupe County to Arno and Minnie Schlueter Koepp.  Lorene grew up in the Cordova community in Guadalupe County.  She was baptized, attended Sunday School and confirmed at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church.  She married Warren Alvin Schriewer on February 28, 1948.  Lorene loved music and played the piano in the Milton Dietert Orchestra.  She was involved in various organizations at church and throughout the community. She enjoyed fishing, bowling and playing dominoes with her friends on Friday nights.  She enjoyed her travels and adventures with her many friends.  Lorene was known for sharing her gift of love with her special friends from Mosaic – you could always find them together in the middle pews at Emanuel’s.  She is preceded in death by her husband Warren A. Schriewer, her parents, and brothers, Calvin, Ralph and Chester and sister Evelyn Koepp. Survivors include her children, Debra Lowe and friend, Clay Downs, Jimmy Schriewer and wife Betty, Jerry Schriewer and wife Pat and Russell Schriewer and friend, Dawn Butrym; sisters-in-law, Betty Lou Bartoskewitz and husband Wilfred, and Shirley Schriewer; brother-in-law, Johnny Schriewer and wife Joyce; grandchildren, Vicki Wilson and husband Chris, Dena Altwein and husband Rayno, Jesica Wolter and husband Morgan, Joseph Regalado and friend, Sarah McCafferty, Kim Phillips and friend Greg Oetken, Tracy Landin and husband Manuel, Jennifer Crawford and husband Steve, Tim Engler, Sondra Lehmann and husband Keenan, Stefan Schriewer and friend, Taylor Zavesky and Brooke Lingerfelt and husband, Donald; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Lorene’s family will serve as pallbearers.  Her greatest love and gift of all was her family. Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis, 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. 
 
Felix V. Flores, of Seguin, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the age of 73. He is survived by his children, Grisell Ramos and husband Martin, Leticia Ramos and husband Maya, Cecilia Sepulveda, Ernest Flores and Andre Flores, 8 grandchildren as well as 12 great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a. m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a Memorial Mass to follow at 10:00 a. m., on Friday, February 7, 2014. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary: 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155, 830-379-9430. Please log onto our website: www.palmermortuary.com to view and sign the guest book.
 
Plutarco Vigil of Seguin, passed away on January 25, 2014 at the age of 70. He was born in Seguin, Texas to Serapio Vigil and Teresa Perez on June 28, 1943. He married Ofelia Perez on April 9, 1973 in Austin, Texas.
He worked as a tire technician for many companies for more then 40 years. Plutarco is preceded in death by parents, Serapio and Teresa; siblings, Margarito, Chavela, Fernando, Jesus, Ramona, Julia, and Teresa.
Survivors include; daughter Joanne Cervantes and husband Jerome W.; son Fernando Vigil and wife Leticia; siblings, Apalonia, Toribio, Adela, Margarita, Juan, and Cruz; grandchildren, Isaiah Jamison Vigil, Isabella Sahaila Cervantes, Manuel F. Perez, Jonathon Vigil, Shelly Vigil, and Jovanny Vigil. Pallbearers will be: Fernando Vigil, Piedad Vigil, Silbiano Gonzales Jr., Ray Vigil, Jose Davilla, Ruben Ortiz and Honorary Pallbearer will be Isaiah Vigil. The family of Plutarco Vigil wishes to extend our sincere thanks to, Piedad and Ray Vigil, Beatrice, Maria, Pastor Don Crane of DF Food Ministries, Silbiano, Beatris Cervantes and family, Ofelia and Elena Gallardo as well as many other family and friends in the Seguin and Austin area. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the (name of minister) of Our Lady of Guadalupe officiating. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. 
Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary; 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155, 830-379-9430. Please log onto www.palmermortuary.com to view and sign the guest book.
 
Dorothy Jean Parker was born on December 23, 1926, in Kyle, TX, to William E. and Tonie Doyle Wiegand.   She passed away on February 1, 2014, in Seguin, at the age of 87.   Prior to graduation from Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcos, with a teaching degree, she met Stephen Parker, after his return from duty in the South Pacific in WWII.  Upon their marriage on August 28, 1947, she and Stephen settled in Ingleside and raised their family.  Dorothy taught science courses at Aransas Pass High School and Ingleside High School before her retirement. In 2001, she and Stephen moved to Seguin. Preceded in death are her parents and brothers, William Wiegand and Thomas Wiegand. She is survived by her husband, Stephen; brothers, John Wiegand and Rex Wiegand; sons, Randall (Robby), Stanley (Priscilla), and Roger (Linda); daughters, Stephanie and Rebecca (Phil) Thompson; granddaughters, Nicole, Alyssa, Christina, and Angela; and grandsons, Ryan (Marisa), Richard, Joshua, Travis, Stephen, James, and Daniel. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10 AM at First Baptist Church in Seguin, with Rev. Dr. Brice Mandaville officiating.  The family will greet visitors in the church lobby at 9 AM prior to the service.  Graveside services and interment will follow at 1 PM at the Live Oak Cemetery, Uhland, TX.  Thereafter, a reception will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, Kyle.  In lieu of flowers, memorial bequests may be made, in Dorothy’s name, to the First Baptist Church, 1314 E. Cedar St., Seguin, TX 78155, or to the South Texas Children’s Home Ministries, P.O. Box 759, Beeville, TX 78104. 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, TX 78155; (830) 549-5912.
 
Elwood E. Shular, Sr. of Seguin, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 29, 2014 at his home with family gathered to pray him through. He was born in Halsboro, North Carolina July 28, 1932. He shared in ministry with his pastor, wife as well as his daughters. Homegoing services are scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. from The Faith Community Church, 920 East College St here in Seguin, Texas. A wake service will be held from the hours of 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the church on Saturday. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Pastor Minnie Shular as well as his close family members, Cinderella Shular, Pastor Lois Souvenir, Pastor Sarah Perrin, Elwood Shular, Jr., Carol Smith and Evangelist Debra Patterson. Services are under the reverent care of Eunice & Lee Mortuary. You may sign the guest register at euniceandlee.com.
 
Joyce Marie McIntyre, age 69 passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Seguin. She is survived by one son, John F. Clancy of Converse, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives and many friends. She was a longtime resident of the Sweet Home Community.  Arrangements pending at Collins Funeral Home.

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February 5th, 2014

At 11:15 am on January 31, 2014, Maryellen Hiti became one of our treasured memories. Thank you to everyone who brought happiness into her life. At Maryellen's request a private service has already been held, however a memorial gathering celebrating her life is planned for La Pasadita Restaurant in Schertz, on Sunday, February, 9, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. Maryellen Hiti, age 60 of Marion, was born on August 18, 1953 in Bratenahl Village, Ohio to James William and Vera Delle Ryan Lee. Her parents precede her in death. Survivors include her husband Gregory Hiti; son, Jason Hiti and wife Jean; grandchildren, James and Helen Hiti; brother, William S. Lee. 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.

Maria Sanchez D’ Agundiz, age 84 of Seguin, formerly of Rio Verde, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, passed away on February 3, 2014. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel on Thursday, February 6, 2014 followed by the recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. with Deacon Nick Carrillo officiating. Mrs. D’ Agundiz will be taken to Rio Verde, San Luis Potosi, Mexico where the mass of Christian burial at Santa Catarina Catholic Church and interment in Cemeterio Municipal will take place. She was born on June 21, 1929 in Rio Verde, San Luis Potosi to Honesimo and Gregoria Villegas Sanchez. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 42 years, Pedro Agundiz. Survivors include her 10 children, 36 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She will be remembered and missed by all her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 409 W. Krezdorn, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to Hillcrest Church, P. O. Box 267, 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.

Lorene Koepp Schriewer, age 87 of Seguin, passed away on February 3, 2014. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul J. Zwarich and Pastoral Assistant Donna Lou Zipp officiating. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Lorene was born on November 29, 1926 in Guadalupe County to Arno and Minnie Schlueter Koepp. Lorene grew up in the Cordova community in Guadalupe County. She was baptized, attended Sunday School and confirmed at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church. She married Warren Alvin Schriewer on February 28, 1948. Lorene loved music and played the piano in the Milton Dietert Orchestra. She was involved in various organizations at church and throughout the community. She enjoyed fishing, bowling and playing dominoes with her friends on Friday nights. She enjoyed her travels and adventures with her many friends. Lorene was known for sharing her gift of love with her special friends from Mosaic – you could always find them together in the middle pews at Emanuel’s. She is preceded in death by her husband Warren A. Schriewer, her parents, and brothers, Calvin, Ralph and Chester and sister Evelyn Koepp. Survivors include her children, Debra Lowe and friend, Clay Downs, Jimmy Schriewer and wife Betty, Jerry Schriewer and wife Pat and Russell Schriewer and friend, Dawn Butrym; sisters-in-law, Betty Lou Bartoskewitz and husband Wilfred, and Shirley Schriewer; brother-in-law, Johnny Schriewer and wife Joyce; grandchildren, Vicki Wilson and husband Chris, Dena Altwein and husband Rayno, Jesica Wolter and husband Morgan, Joseph Regalado and friend, Sarah McCafferty, Kim Phillips and friend Greg Oetken, Tracy Landin and husband Manuel, Jennifer Crawford and husband Steve, Tim Engler, Sondra Lehmann and husband Keenan, Stefan Schriewer and friend, Taylor Zavesky and Brooke Lingerfelt and husband, Donald; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Lorene’s family will serve as pallbearers. Her greatest love and gift of all was her family. Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis, 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.

Felix V. Flores, of Seguin, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the age of 73. He is survived by his children, Grisell Ramos and husband Martin, Leticia Ramos and husband Maya, Cecilia Sepulveda, Ernest Flores and Andre Flores, 8 grandchildren as well as 12 great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a. m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a Memorial Mass to follow at 10:00 a. m., on Friday, February 7, 2014. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary: 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155, 830-379-9430. Please log onto our website: www.palmermortuary.com to view and sign the guest book.

Plutarco Vigil of Seguin, passed away on January 25, 2014 at the age of 70. He was born in Seguin, Texas to Serapio Vigil and Teresa Perez on June 28, 1943. He married Ofelia Perez on April 9, 1973 in Austin, Texas. He worked as a tire technician for many companies for more then 40 years. Plutarco is preceded in death by parents, Serapio and Teresa; siblings, Margarito, Chavela, Fernando, Jesus, Ramona, Julia, and Teresa. Survivors include; daughter Joanne Cervantes and husband Jerome W.; son Fernando Vigil and wife Leticia; siblings, Apalonia, Toribio, Adela, Margarita, Juan, and Cruz; grandchildren, Isaiah Jamison Vigil, Isabella Sahaila Cervantes, Manuel F. Perez, Jonathon Vigil, Shelly Vigil, and Jovanny Vigil. Pallbearers will be: Fernando Vigil, Piedad Vigil, Silbiano Gonzales Jr., Ray Vigil, Jose Davilla, Ruben Ortiz and Honorary Pallbearer will be Isaiah Vigil. The family of Plutarco Vigil wishes to extend our sincere thanks to, Piedad and Ray Vigil, Beatrice, Maria, Pastor Don Crane of DF Food Ministries, Silbiano, Beatris Cervantes and family, Ofelia and Elena Gallardo as well as many other family and friends in the Seguin and Austin area. There will be a Rosary will be at Palmer Mortuary at 7:00 p. m. on Wednesday February 5, 2014. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the (name of minister) of Our Lady of Guadalupe officiating. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary; 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155, 830-379-9430. Please log onto www.palmermortuary.com to view and sign the guest book.

Milton Bloch age 74 of Seguin, passed away on February 2, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Price officiating. Interment will follow in the Warncke Cemetery in New Berlin. Milton was born on June 12, 1939 in Guadalupe County to Albert, Sr. and Ruby Elley Bloch. He was a 47 year employee of the Alamo Group. He is preceded in death by his wife Diane Bloch and his parents. Survivors include his daughter, Donna Lomas; son, Darryl Bloch; grandchildren, Justin Aguilar and wife Tasha, Jeremy Lomas, Dana Bloch, Darren Bloch, Brandon Lomas, Natalie Bloch; two great-grandchildren, Audrina Lynn Lomas and Vanessa Aguilar; brothers, Wilbert Bloch and wife Betty, Clarence Bloch, Willie Bloch and wife Brenda, and Albert Bloch, Jr. and wife Kay; sisters, Dorothy Morgan and husband Harold and Shirley Schulz and husband Mike; uncle, Bernie Bloch and wife Donna; mother-in-law, Lola Nickell; sisters-in-law, Jerrie Jahns and husband Arlon and Rainell Heiman and husband Harold; brother-in-law, Kenneth Wayne Nickell and wife Fran; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Serving as pallbearers will be Darren Bloch, Justin Aguilar, Brandon Lomas, Jeremy Lomas, Wesley Bloch, Justin Bloch and Trevor Bloch. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 8207 Callaghan Road, Ste. 140, San Antonio, Texas 78230-4736. 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.

Dorothy Jean Parker was born on December 23, 1926, in Kyle, TX, to William E. and Tonie Doyle Wiegand. She passed away on February 1, 2014, in Seguin, at the age of 87. Prior to graduation from Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcos, with a teaching degree, she met Stephen Parker, after his return from duty in the South Pacific in WWII. Upon their marriage on August 28, 1947, she and Stephen settled in Ingleside and raised their family. Dorothy taught science courses at Aransas Pass High School and Ingleside High School before her retirement. In 2001, she and Stephen moved to Seguin. Preceded in death are her parents and brothers, William Wiegand and Thomas Wiegand. She is survived by her husband, Stephen; brothers, John Wiegand and Rex Wiegand; sons, Randall (Robby), Stanley (Priscilla), and Roger (Linda); daughters, Stephanie and Rebecca (Phil) Thompson; granddaughters, Nicole, Alyssa, Christina, and Angela; and grandsons, Ryan (Marisa), Richard, Joshua, Travis, Stephen, James, and Daniel. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10 AM at First Baptist Church in Seguin, with Rev. Dr. Brice Mandaville officiating. The family will greet visitors in the church lobby at 9 AM prior to the service. Graveside services and interment will follow at 1 PM at the Live Oak Cemetery, Uhland, TX. Thereafter, a reception will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, Kyle. In lieu of flowers, memorial bequests may be made, in Dorothy’s name, to the First Baptist Church, 1314 E. Cedar St., Seguin, TX 78155, or to the South Texas Children’s Home Ministries, P.O. Box 759, Beeville, TX 78104. 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, TX 78155; (830) 549-5912.

Elwood E. Shular, Sr. of Seguin, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 29, 2014 at his home with family gathered to pray him through. He was born in Halsboro, North Carolina July 28, 1932. He shared in ministry with his pastor, wife as well as his daughters. Homegoing services are scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. from The Faith Community Church, 920 East College St here in Seguin, Texas. A wake service will be held from the hours of 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the church on Saturday. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Pastor Minnie Shular as well as his close family members, Cinderella Shular, Pastor Lois Souvenir, Pastor Sarah Perrin, Elwood Shular, Jr., Carol Smith and Evangelist Debra Patterson. Services are under the reverent care of Eunice & Lee Mortuary. You may sign the guest register at euniceandlee.com.

Joyce Marie McIntyre, age 69 passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Seguin. She is survived by one son, John F. Clancy of Converse, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives and many friends. She was a longtime resident of the Sweet Home Community.Arrangements pending at Collins Funeral Home.

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February 4th, 2014

Milton Bloch age 74 of Seguin, passed away on February 2, 2014. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Price officiating. Interment will follow in the Warncke Cemetery in New Berlin. Milton was born on June 12, 1939 in Guadalupe County to Albert, Sr. and Ruby Elley Bloch. He was a 47 year employee of the Alamo Group. He is preceded in death by his wife Diane Bloch and his parents. Survivors include his daughter, Donna Lomas; son, Darryl Bloch; grandchildren, Justin Aguilar and wife Tasha, Jeremy Lomas, Dana Bloch, Darren Bloch, Brandon Lomas, Natalie Bloch; two great-grandchildren, Audrina Lynn Lomas and Vanessa Aguilar; brothers, Wilbert Bloch and wife Betty, Clarence Bloch, Willie Bloch and wife Brenda, and Albert Bloch, Jr. and wife Kay; sisters, Dorothy Morgan and husband Harold and Shirley Schulz and husband Mike; uncle, Bernie Bloch and wife Donna; mother-in-law, Lola Nickell; sisters-in-law, Jerrie Jahns and husband Arlon and Rainell Heiman and husband Harold; brother-in-law, Kenneth Wayne Nickell and wife Fran; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Serving as pallbearers will be Darren Bloch, Justin Aguilar, Brandon Lomas, Jeremy Lomas, Wesley Bloch, Justin Bloch and Trevor Bloch. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 8207 Callaghan Road, Ste. 140, San Antonio, Texas 78230-4736. 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.

Dorothy Jean Parker was born on December 23, 1926, in Kyle, TX, to William E. and Tonie Doyle Wiegand. She passed away on February 1, 2014, in Seguin, at the age of 87. Prior to graduation from Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcos, with a teaching degree, she met Stephen Parker, after his return from duty in the South Pacific in WWII. Upon their marriage on August 28, 1947, she and Stephen settled in Ingleside and raised their family. Dorothy taught science courses at Aransas Pass High School and Ingleside High School before her retirement. In 2001, she and Stephen moved to Seguin. Preceded in death are her parents and brothers, William Wiegand and Thomas Wiegand. She is survived by her husband, Stephen; brothers, John Wiegand and Rex Wiegand; sons, Randall (Robby), Stanley (Priscilla), and Roger (Linda); daughters, Stephanie and Rebecca (Phil) Thompson; granddaughters, Nicole, Alyssa, Christina, and Angela; and grandsons, Ryan (Marisa), Richard, Joshua, Travis, Stephen, James, and Daniel. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10 AM at First Baptist Church in Seguin, with Rev. Dr. Brice Mandaville officiating. The family will greet visitors in the church lobby at 9 AM prior to the service. Graveside services and interment will follow at 1 PM at the Live Oak Cemetery, Uhland, TX. Thereafter, a reception will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, Kyle. In lieu of flowers, memorial bequests may be made, in Dorothy’s name, to the First Baptist Church, 1314 E. Cedar St., Seguin, TX 78155, or to the South Texas Children’s Home Ministries, P.O. Box 759, Beeville, TX 78104. 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, TX 78155; (830) 549-5912.

Reina P.H. Garcia, born August 7, 1992, went to be with the Lord January 26, 2014 at the age of 21. She is preceded in death by her sister, Michelle H. Vargas and her grandparents, the Garcia’s. She is survived by her parents, Eulogio and Norma Garcia; fiance, Charles Syring; daughter, Primrose; step children, Christine, Brittaney, Charles Jr.; brother, Samuel Vargas, JR (Raquel); sisters, Jessica Vasquez (Santos); Norma Elidia Favela (Alberto); nephews, Michael, Jordan and Jacob Hernandez; nieces, Alexandra, Samantha, Alicia and Isis Vargas, Aya'Lyn and Heaven Lee Favela; grandparents, Artemio and Paula Cruz; lots of cousins, aunts and uncles. We will all miss you and we loved you so much! Services are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. from La Trinidad United Methodist Church with interment in the San Geronimo Cemetery. You may go online and sign the registry at euniceandlee.com. Services are under the direction of Eunice & Lee Mortuary.

Elwood E. Shular, Sr. of Seguin, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 29, 2014 at his home with family gathered to pray him through. He was born in Halsboro, North Carolina July 28, 1932. He shared in ministry with his pastor, wife as well as his daughters. Homegoing services are scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. from The Faith Community Church, 920 East College St here in Seguin, Texas. A wake service will be held from the hours of 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the church on Saturday. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Pastor Minnie Shular as well as his close family members, Cinderella Shular, Pastor Lois Souvenir, Pastor Sarah Perrin, Elwood Shular, Jr., Carol Smith and Evangelist Debra Patterson. Services are under the reverent care of Eunice & Lee Mortuary. You may sign the guest register at euniceandlee.com.

Joyce Marie McIntyre, age 69 passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Seguin. She is survived by one son, John F. Clancy of Converse, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives and many friends. She was a longtime resident of the Sweet Home Community. Arrangements pending at Collins Funeral Home.

Lorene Koepp Schriewer, age 87 of Seguin, passed away on February 3, 2014. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul J. Zwarich and Pastoral Assistant Donna Lou Zipp officiating. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Survivors include her children, Debra Lowe; James (Jimmy) Schriewer, Jerry Schriewer and Russell Schriewer. Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis, 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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February 3rd, 2014

Joyce Marie McIntyre, age 69 passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Seguin. She is survived by one son, John F. Clancy of Converse, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives and many friends. She was a longtime resident of the Sweet Home Community. Arrangements pending at Collins Funeral Home.
 
Elwood E. Shular, Sr. of Seguin, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 29, 2014 at his home with family gathered to pray him through. He was born in Halsboro, North Carolina July 28, 1932. He shared in ministry with his pastor, wife as well as his daughters. Homegoing services are scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. from The Faith Community Church, 920 East College St here in Seguin, Texas. A wake service will be held from the hours of 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the church on Saturday. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Pastor Minnie Shular as well as his close family members, Cinderella Shular, Pastor Lois Souvenir, Pastor Sarah Perrin, Elwood Shular, Jr., Carol Smith and Evangelist Debra Patterson. Services are under the reverent care of Eunice & Lee Mortuary. You may sign the guest register at euniceandlee.com.
 
Reina P.H. Garcia, born August 7, 1992, went to be with the Lord January 26, 2014 at the age of 21. She is preceded in death by her sister, Michelle H. Vargas and her grandparents, the Garcia’s. She is survived by her parents, Eulogio and Norma Garcia; fiance, Charles Syring; daughter, Primrose; step children, Christine, Brittaney, Charles Jr.; brother, Samuel Vargas, JR (Raquel); sisters, Jessica Vasquez (Santos); Norma Elidia Favela (Alberto); nephews, Michael, Jordan and Jacob Hernandez; nieces, Alexandra, Samantha, Alicia and Isis Vargas, Aya'Lyn and Heaven Lee Favela; grandparents, Artemio and Paula Cruz; lots of cousins, aunts and uncles. We will all miss you and we loved you so much! Services are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. from La Trinidad United Methodist Church with interment in the San Geronimo Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at La Trinidad United Methodist Church. You may go online and sign the registry at euniceandlee.com. Services are under the direction of Eunice & Lee Mortuary.

Dorothy Jean Parker, age 87 of Seguin, formerly of Ingleside, passed away on February 1, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Seguin, with Rev. Dr. Brice Mandaville officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at 1 p.m. at the Live Oak Cemetery in Uhland, Texas. 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.

Milton Bloch age 74 of Seguin, passed away on February 2, 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.

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January 31st, 2014

Clara Vega of Seguin, Texas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the age of 76. She entered this world on March 23, 1937 as a blessing to the late Rafael and Guadalupe Silva. Left to cherish her memory and continue her legacy are her husband, Castulo Vega Jr., Two sons: Ruben Zuniga and wife Mary Ann, and Chris Vega and wife Ruth. Two daughters: Sandra Wundt and husband, Michael; and Judy Gossett and husband, Scott; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Clara was a wonderful wife to Castulo for 52 years and a caring mother to her children. She was a strong woman of faith in God and an example to her family of Gods unconditional love. Her greatest passion were her grandchildren and family. She will be remembered for her love, laughter and especially her great heart. She passed away peacefully surrounded by many whose hearts and lives she touched. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society in her name. Elwood E. Shular, of Seguin, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the age of 81. Funeral arrangements are pending at Eunice and Lee Mortuary. Survivors include wife, Minnie Shular and daughters Lois Souvenir, Sarah Cinderella and Carolyn Smith.

Reina P.H. Garcia, born August 7, 1992, went to be with the Lord January 26, 2014 at the age of 21.She is preceded in death by her sister, Michelle H. Vargas and her grandparents, the Garcia’s. She is survived by her parents, Eulogio and Norma Garcia; fiance, Charles Syring; daughter, Primrose; step children, Christine, Brittaney, Charles Jr.; brother, Samuel Vargas, JR (Raquel); sisters, Jessica Vasquez (Santos); Norma Elidia Favela (Alberto); nephews, Michael, Jordan and Jacob Hernandez; nieces, Alexandra, Samantha, Alicia and Isis Vargas, Aya'Lyn and Heaven Lee Favela; grandparents, Artemio and Paula Cruz; lots of cousins, aunts and uncles. We will all miss you and we loved you so much!Services are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. from La Trinidad United Methodist Church with interment in the San Geronimo Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at La Trinidad United Methodist Church. You may go online and sign the registry at euniceandlee.com. Services are under the direction of Eunice & Lee Mortuary.

Rev. Melvin Richard Frederick Boehlke, Lt. Col. USAF (retired) was born on January 20, 1920 in Laurence Township in Brown County of Wisconsin. Known to all as Little Rapids. He was born to his parents who were redeemed new creations by baptism: his mother Irene Lemke Boehlke and his father Richard Boehlke. Melvin received his newness of life through his baptism. His confirmation verse was Revelation 2:10 “Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” On 1/20/14 Melvin turned 94. Then on 1/21/14 he received the best birthday gift and is spending eternal life in Heaven with Jesus. He is preceded to Heaven by both parents, his sister Marjorie Boehlke Dobberfuhl, and his wife of 58 years Audrey May Carol Poggendorf Boehlke. He is survived by his four children: daughter Candy and her husband Neal Kaspar of Grand Junction, Colorado; son Keith and his wife Doris Boehlke of Perham, Minnesota; daughter Kristen and her husband Fred Lamsfuss of Seguin, Texas; son Craig and his wife Jennifer Boehlke of Melbourne, Florida; four grandchildren: granddaughter Dawn and her husband Steve Okpisz of Naperville, Illinois; granddaughter Jena Boehlke of Santa Fe, New Mexico; grandson Jason and wife Mandy Kaspar of Grand Junction, Colorado; grandson James and wife Candy Boehlke of El Paso, Texas; great granddaughter Crystal Okpiz and great grandson Evan Okpiz of Naperville, Illinois; many nieces nephews, and many grandnieces and nephews. His dear cousins Lois Herman of Columbia, South Carolina and Leroy Boehlke of Germantown, Wisconsin and many more cousins.The memorial service will be at 11:00am, February 1, 2014 at Cross Lutheran Church, 2171 Common St., in New Braunfels, TX. There will be a luncheon reception following. Private interment will be at a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Because Melvin was an advocate of education and ministry, in lieu of flowers please send scholarship memorials to: Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Phone 260-452-2100, Email info@ctsfw.edu. 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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January 30th, 2014

Clara Vega, of Seguin, Texas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the age of 76.  She entered this world on March 23, 1937 as a blessing to the late Rafael and Guadalupe Silva. Left to cherish her memory and continue her legacy are her husband, Castulo Vega Jr., Two sons: Ruben Zuniga and wife Mary Ann, and Chris Vega and wife Ruth.  Two daughters: Sandra Wundt and husband, Michael; and Judy Gossett and husband, Scott;  7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Clara was a wonderful wife to Castulo for 52 years and a caringmother to her children.  She was a strong woman of faith in God and an example to her family of Gods unconditional love.  Her greatest passion were her grandchildren and family.  She will be remembered for her love, laughter and especially her great heart. She passed away peacefully surrounded by many whose hearts and lives she touched. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society in her name.

Elwood E. Shular, of Seguin, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the age of 81. Funeral arrangements are pending at Eunice and Lee Mortuary. Survivors include wife, Minnie Shular and daughters Lois Souvenir, Sarah Cinderella and Carolyn Smith.

Reina P.H. Garcia, born August 7, 1992, went to be with the Lord January 26, 2014 at the age of 21. She is preceded in death by her sister, Michelle H. Vargas and her grandparents, the Garcia’s. She is survived by her parents, Eulogio and Norma Garcia; fiance, Charles Syring; daughter, Primrose; step children, Christine, Brittaney, Charles Jr.; brother, Samuel Vargas, JR (Raquel); sisters, Jessica Vasquez (Santos); Norma Elidia Favela (Alberto); nephews, Michael, Jordan and Jacob Hernandez; nieces, Alexandra, Samantha, Alicia and Isis Vargas, Aya'Lyn and Heaven Lee Favela; grandparents, Artemio and Paula Cruz; lots of cousins, aunts and uncles. We will all miss you and we loved you so much! Arrangements are pending at Eunice and Lee Mortuary.

Rev. Melvin Richard Frederick Boehlke, Lt. Col. USAF (retired) was born on January 20, 1920 in Laurence Township in Brown County of Wisconsin. Known to all as Little Rapids. He was born to his parents who were redeemed new creations by baptism: his mother Irene Lemke Boehlke and his father Richard Boehlke. Melvin received his newness of life through his baptism. His confirmation verse was Revelation 2:10 “Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” On 1/20/14 Melvin turned 94. Then on 1/21/14 he received the best birthday gift and is spending eternal life in Heaven with Jesus. He is preceded to Heaven by both parents, his sister Marjorie Boehlke Dobberfuhl, and his wife of 58 years Audrey May Carol Poggendorf Boehlke. He is survived by his four children: daughter Candy and her husband Neal Kaspar of Grand Junction, Colorado; son Keith and his wife Doris Boehlke of Perham, Minnesota; daughter Kristen and her husband Fred Lamsfuss of Seguin, Texas; son Craig and his wife Jennifer Boehlke of Melbourne, Florida; four grandchildren: granddaughter Dawn and her husband Steve Okpisz of Naperville, Illinois; granddaughter Jena Boehlke of Santa Fe, New Mexico; grandson Jason and wife Mandy Kaspar of Grand Junction, Colorado; grandson James and wife Candy Boehlke of El Paso, Texas; great granddaughter Crystal Okpiz and great grandson Evan Okpiz of Naperville, Illinois; many nieces nephews, and many grandnieces and nephews. His dear cousins Lois Herman of Columbia, South Carolina and Leroy Boehlke of Germantown, Wisconsin and many more cousins.The memorial service will be at 11:00am, February 1, 2014 at Cross Lutheran Church, 2171 Common St., in New Braunfels, TX. There will be a luncheon reception following. Private interment will be at a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Because Melvin was an advocate of education and ministry, in lieu of flowers please send scholarship memorials to: Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Phone 260-452-2100, Email info@ctsfw.edu. 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.

June Elisabeth Brantley Hughes died January 20 in Seguin, Texas at the age of 95.  June's long life was devoted to love of family, constant learning, and service to church, community, and country.  She was the eldest of six children of Vera Spellmann Abbey and Royal Lester Brantley, Sr.  In that role she became the source of wisdom and culture, and eventually the de facto head of the family, a role she did not seek but could not avoid. June graduated from Yancey High School as valedictorian, but in those days of the Great Depression there was no money for college.  Instead, she took a short business course in San Antonio and then worked to help her family.  She married Spurgeon Hughes; two brilliant and loving children, Charles Stephen and Barbara Ellen, were born to their union.   Spurgeon's Air Force duty included a post to Germany, which June especially enjoyed.  After that she had a distinguished career in civil service, working closely with the Secretary of the Air Force during the Vietnam era.  After retirement she became an active volunteer at the First United Methodist Church in Seguin and especially at the Schertz Public Library, where she was honored for more than 25 years of service. June was a gourmet cook and consummate hostess, inspiring one of the family sayings: "Oh, you can come--Aunt June always has plenty."  She was a voracious and intelligent reader of both fiction and non-fiction.  She enjoyed travel, usually in the company of her sisters, including more than 40 Elderhostels.   She also made an adventurous trip to Guatemala on an archaeological dig with her daughter and son-in-law. June was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles Spurgeon Hughes, her children, Charles Stephen Hughes and Barbara Ellen Robichaux, and brother, Royal Brantley, Jr.  Her gallantry in living through those losses was beyond measure.  She is survived by daughter-in-law, Kelvie Comer of Redmond, Washington; son-in-law, Hubert Robichaux and wife Kathy, of San Antonio; granddaughter Andrea Hughes of Austin; great-grandson Adrian Hughes of Austin; sisters, Lucille Whitmill of McKinney, Glenna Isham of Seguin, and Kathleen Jones of Austin; brother, John David Brantley of San Antonio; numerous nephews and nieces, who claim her as their favorite aunt; and her dearest friend, Gail Douglas of Schertz. Throughout her long illness, June remained as independent as possible, still learning and loving. The family is deeply grateful to Guadalupe Regional Hospice and to the loving and respectful caregivers who made it possible for her to remain in her own home.  Services will be held Saturday, March 1, at 11:00 a.m. in the Knolle Chapel at the First United Methodist Church, 710 N. Austin Street, in Seguin.  Memorial gifts may be made to the Schertz Public Library, 798 Schertz Parkway, Schertz, Texas 78154.  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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January 30th, 2014

Elwood E. Shular, of Seguin, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the age of 81. Funeral arrangements are pending at Eunice and Lee Mortuary. Survivors include wife, Minnie Shular and daughters Lois Souvenir, Sarah Cinderella and Carolyn Smith.

Reina P.H. Garcia, born August 7, 1992, went to be with the Lord January 26, 2014 at the age of 21. She is preceded in death by her sister, Michelle H. Vargas and her grandparents, the Garcia’s. She is survived by her parents, Eulogio and Norma Garcia; fiance, Charles Syring; daughter, Primrose; step children, Christine, Brittaney, Charles Jr.; brother, Samuel Vargas, JR (Raquel); sisters, Jessica Vasquez (Santos); Norma Elidia Favela (Alberto); nephews, Michael, Jordan and Jacob Hernandez; nieces, Alexandra, Samantha, Alicia and Isis Vargas, Aya'Lyn and Heaven Lee Favela; grandparents, Artemio and Paula Cruz; lots of cousins, aunts and uncles. We will all miss you and we loved you so much! Arrangements are pending at Eunice and Lee Mortuary.

Rev. Melvin Richard Frederick Boehlke, Lt. Col. USAF (retired) was born on January 20, 1920 in Laurence Township in Brown County of Wisconsin. Known to all as Little Rapids. He was born to his parents who were redeemed new creations by baptism: his mother Irene Lemke Boehlke and his father Richard Boehlke. Melvin received his newness of life through his baptism. His confirmation verse was Revelation 2:10 “Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” On 1/20/14 Melvin turned 94. Then on 1/21/14 he received the best birthday gift and is spending eternal life in Heaven with Jesus. He is preceded to Heaven by both parents, his sister Marjorie Boehlke Dobberfuhl, and his wife of 58 years Audrey May Carol Poggendorf Boehlke. He is survived by his four children: daughter Candy and her husband Neal Kaspar of Grand Junction, Colorado; son Keith and his wife Doris Boehlke of Perham, Minnesota; daughter Kristen and her husband Fred Lamsfuss of Seguin, Texas; son Craig and his wife Jennifer Boehlke of Melbourne, Florida; four grandchildren: granddaughter Dawn and her husband Steve Okpisz of Naperville, Illinois; granddaughter Jena Boehlke of Santa Fe, New Mexico; grandson Jason and wife Mandy Kaspar of Grand Junction, Colorado; grandson James and wife Candy Boehlke of El Paso, Texas; great granddaughter Crystal Okpiz and great grandson Evan Okpiz of Naperville, Illinois; many nieces nephews, and many grandnieces and nephews. His dear cousins Lois Herman of Columbia, South Carolina and Leroy Boehlke of Germantown, Wisconsin and many more cousins.The memorial service will be at 11:00am, February 1, 2014 at Cross Lutheran Church, 2171 Common St., in New Braunfels, TX. There will be a luncheon reception following. Private interment will be at a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Because Melvin was an advocate of education and ministry, in lieu of flowers please send scholarship memorials to: Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Phone 260-452-2100, Email info@ctsfw.edu. 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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January 27th, 2014

Rev. Melvin Richard Frederick Boehlke, Lt. Col. USAF (retired) was born on January 20, 1920 in Laurence Township in Brown County of Wisconsin.  Known to all as Little Rapids.   He was born to his parents who were redeemed new creations by baptism:  his mother Irene Lemke Boehlke and his father Richard Boehlke.  Melvin received his newness of life through his baptism.  His confirmation verse  was Revelation 2:10  “Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.”  On 1/20/14 Melvin turned 94.   Then on 1/21/14 he received the best birthday gift and is spending eternal life in Heaven with Jesus.  He is preceded to Heaven by both parents, his sister Marjorie Boehlke Dobberfuhl, and his wife of 58 years Audrey May Carol Poggendorf Boehlke.  He is survived by his four children: daughter Candy and her husband Neal Kaspar of Grand Junction, Colorado; son Keith and his wife Doris Boehlke of Perham, Minnesota; daughter Kristen and her husband Fred Lamsfuss of Seguin, Texas;  son Craig and his wife Jennifer Boehlke of Melbourne, Florida; four grandchildren: granddaughter Dawn and her husband Steve Okpisz of Naperville, Illinois; granddaughter Jena Boehlke of Santa Fe, New Mexico; grandson Jason and wife Mandy Kaspar of Grand Junction, Colorado; grandson James and wife Candy Boehlke of El Paso, Texas; great granddaughter Crystal Okpiz and great grandson Evan Okpiz of Naperville, Illinois;  many nieces nephews, and many grandnieces and nephews.  His dear cousins Lois Herman of Columbia, South Carolina and Leroy Boehlke of Germantown, Wisconsin and many more cousins.The memorial service will be at 11:00am, February 1, 2014 at Cross Lutheran Church, 2171 Common St., in New Braunfels, TX.  There will be a luncheon reception following.  Private interment will be at a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Because Melvin was an advocate of education and ministry, in lieu of flowers please send scholarship memorials to:  Concordia Theological Seminary,  6600 North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.  Phone  260-452-2100,  Email info@ctsfw.edu.  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.
 
June Elisabeth Brantley Hughes died January 20 in Seguin, Texas at the age of 95.  June's long life was devoted to love of family, constant learning, and service to church, community, and country.  She was the eldest of six children of Vera Spellmann Abbey and Royal Lester Brantley, Sr.  In that role she became the source of wisdom and culture, and eventually the de facto head of the family, a role she did not seek but could not avoid.
June graduated from Yancey High School as valedictorian, but in those days of the Great Depression there was no money for college.  Instead, she took a short business course in San Antonio and then worked to help her family.  She married Spurgeon Hughes; two brilliant and loving children, Charles Stephen and Barbara Ellen, were born to their union.   Spurgeon's Air Force duty included a post to Germany, which June especially enjoyed.  After that she had a distinguished career in civil service, working closely with the Secretary of the Air Force during the Vietnam era.  After retirement she became an active volunteer at the First United Methodist Church in Seguin and especially at the Schertz Public Library, where she was honored for more than 25 years of service. June was a gourmet cook and consummate hostess, inspiring one of the family sayings: "Oh, you can come--Aunt June always has plenty."  She was a voracious and intelligent reader of both fiction and non-fiction.  She enjoyed travel, usually in the company of her sisters, including more than 40 Elderhostels.   She also made an adventurous trip to Guatemala on an archaeological dig with her daughter and son-in-law. June was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles Spurgeon Hughes, her children, Charles Stephen Hughes and Barbara Ellen Robichaux, and brother, Royal Brantley, Jr.  Her gallantry in living through those losses was beyond measure.  She is survived by daughter-in-law, Kelvie Comer of Redmond, Washington; son-in-law, Hubert Robichaux and wife Kathy, of San Antonio; granddaughter Andrea Hughes of Austin; great-grandson Adrian Hughes of Austin; sisters, Lucille Whitmill of McKinney, Glenna Isham of Seguin, and Kathleen Jones of Austin; brother, John David Brantley of San Antonio; numerous nephews and nieces, who claim her as their favorite aunt; and her dearest friend, Gail Douglas of Schertz. Throughout her long illness, June remained as independent as possible, still learning and loving. The family is deeply grateful to Guadalupe Regional Hospice and to the loving and respectful caregivers who made it possible for her to remain in her own home.  Services will be held Saturday, March 1, at 11:00 a.m. in the Knolle Chapel at the First United Methodist Church, 710 N. Austin Street, in Seguin.  Memorial gifts may be made to the Schertz Public Library, 798 Schertz Parkway, Schertz, Texas 78154.  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.
 
Raymond Durham, 82, was born May 7, 1931 in Mexia, TX to Amos and Annie Mae Durham.  He went to be with our Lord on January 23, 2014.  He was employed by Occidental for 40 years and enjoyed 23 yrs. of retirement in Lake McQueeney, TX.  Raymond is preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Colgin, and brother, Roy Durham.  He is survived and will be dearly missed by his devoted and loving wife of 60 years, Barbara, and children Debbie Anderson (Don), Duane Durham, Dwight Durham (Julie), Deann Vice (David), and Darina Buell (Bruce).  Raymond & Barbara were blessed with 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, and he was known to them as their “Pop”.  Raymond served in the Army, was a 3rd Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, and was involved in many various clubs and organizations.  He took up painting when he retired and was quite the artist.  He will be missed by us all.  Services will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels, followed by a graveside service at Comal Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.  “Thanks to my best bud, Johnnie ~ I’ll see you later.” The service is under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.

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January 24th, 2014

Raymond Durham, 82, was born May 7, 1931 in Mexia, TX to Amos and Annie Mae Durham. He went to be with our Lord on January 23, 2014. He was employed by Occidental for 40 years and enjoyed 23 yrs. of retirement in Lake McQueeney, TX. Raymond is preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Colgin, and brother, Roy Durham. He is survived and will be dearly missed by his devoted and loving wife of 60 years, Barbara, and children Debbie Anderson (Don), Duane Durham, Dwight Durham (Julie), Deann Vice (David), and Darina Buell (Bruce). Raymond & Barbara were blessed with 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, and he was known to them as their “Pop”. Raymond served in the Army, was a 3rd Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, and was involved in many various clubs and organizations. He took up painting when he retired and was quite the artist. He will be missed by us all. Visitation will be on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home. Services will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels, followed by a graveside service at Comal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. “Thanks to my best bud, Johnnie ~ I’ll see you later.”

Kathy Lutz Babel age 60 of Seguin, passed away on January 20, 2014. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Funeral services will be conducted at The Country Church in Marion on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Butch Ikels officiating. Interment will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. A reception celebrating Kathy’s life will follow with details to be announced at the services. Kathy was born on August 15, 1953 in Seguin Texas to Travis and Bertha Green Lutz. She was a lifetime resident of Seguin and attended Seguin Schools. Her joys were spending time with her family, dancing, working with arts and crafts especially designing floral arrangements. Many good times were spent among family and friends at the Lutz Family Pavillion. For the last six years she was employed with the Guadalupe County Sherriff’s Department where she made many friends whom she considered extended family. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, John, Alvin, R. V., Arnold, Tildon and Troy Lutz and infant brother and sister and grandson, Joshua Burgess and infant Baby Boy Babel and her former husband and father of her children, Robert (Bobby) Babel. Survivors include her daughter, Vanessa Jolley and husband Aaron; son, Bradley Babel and his wife Tyra; grandchildren, Austin Burgess, Kelsie Jolley, Trenleigh Babel and Tyndal Babel; brothers, Douglas Lutz and wife Martha, Vincent Lutz and wife Mary, Derial Lutz and wife Lynda, David Lutz and wife Christine, and Eddie Lutz and wife Jeanette; sisters, Vergie Stevens and husband Lyle, and Mary Ackermann; sisters-in-law, Anita Lutz and Louise Lutz; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Her loving family members will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to The Country Church, 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.

Alger Lee (Al) Hyatt, Sr., age 74 of Seguin, Texas passed away on January 22, 2014. Visitation will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary, Friday January 24, 2014 from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Gary Rodgers officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Flatonia, Texas. Al was born on August 8, 1939 in Wharton Texas to Thomas Washington and Pauline Johnson Hyatt. He was a graduate of Edcouch-Elsa High School Class of 1958. Upon moving to San Antonio he worked for City Public Service, then National Linen and later retired as Regional Manager from Cain’s Coffee (now part of Sarah Lee, Inc.) in 2003. In retirement he and Betty enjoyed nine pin bowling and taking country drives. Al enjoyed working cattle and going on Trail Rides. He is preceded in death by his parents and his infant brother, Thomas Cecil Hyatt. Survivors include his loving wife of 11 years, Betty Hobizal Hyatt; son, Alger (Al) Hyatt, Jr.; daughter, Melissa Jane Hyatt and boyfriend, Jay Wolfenbarger; granddaughter, Reagan Carly Hyatt; many loving cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, 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.

Herman Wieding, of Lufkin, Texas, age 79, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, Seguin, Texas. Pastor Anne Kolmeier will be officiating the service at 10:30 a.m. Herman was born in the community of Ray Point, Texas on May 29, 1934 to Hugo and Marie (Dieckow) Wieding. In 1955, he married LaVerne A. Jett of Somerset, Texas. During his life, Herman worked for Wieding Oil Field Workover Co. The last 32 years before retirement, he worked for Union Pacific Railroad. Herman was preceded in death by his wife, LaVerne Wieding, parents; brothers, Hugo "Boodie" Wieding, Reno Wieding and Walter Wieding; sister, Viola Wieding Zamzow and nephew Curtis Wieding. He is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Lisa and Robert Ovalle and Vicki and Freddy Arce; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; companion, Lucy Stover; sisters, Paula Mays and Marie Wieding; sister-in-laws, Joyce Wieding, Amy (Jett) Schacht and Margarete (Jett) Brown; brother-in-laws, George Jett and Alton Jett; numerous nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

June Elisabeth Brantley Hughes died January 20 in Seguin, Texas at the age of 95. June's long life was devoted to love of family, constant learning, and service to church, community, and country. She was the eldest of six children of Vera Spellmann Abbey and Royal Lester Brantley, Sr. In that role she became the source of wisdom and culture, and eventually the de facto head of the family, a role she did not seek but could not avoid. June graduated from Yancey High School as valedictorian, but in those days of the Great Depression there was no money for college. Instead, she took a short business course in San Antonio and then worked to help her family. She married Spurgeon Hughes; two brilliant and loving children, Charles Stephen and Barbara Ellen, were born to their union. Spurgeon's Air Force duty included a post to Germany, which June especially enjoyed. After that she had a distinguished career in civil service, working closely with the Secretary of the Air Force during the Vietnam era. After retirement she became an active volunteer at the First United Methodist Church in Seguin and especially at the Schertz Public Library, where she was honored for more than 25 years of service. June was a gourmet cook and consummate hostess, inspiring one of the family sayings: "Oh, you can come--Aunt June always has plenty." She was a voracious and intelligent reader of both fiction and non-fiction. She enjoyed travel, usually in the company of her sisters, including more than 40 Elderhostels. She also made an adventurous trip to Guatemala on an archaeological dig with her daughter and son-in-law. June was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles Spurgeon Hughes, her children, Charles Stephen Hughes and Barbara Ellen Robichaux, and brother, Royal Brantley, Jr. Her gallantry in living through those losses was beyond measure. She is survived by daughter-in-law, Kelvie Comer of Redmond, Washington; son-in-law, Hubert Robichaux and wife Kathy, of San Antonio; granddaughter Andrea Hughes of Austin; great-grandson Adrian Hughes of Austin; sisters, Lucille Whitmill of McKinney, Glenna Isham of Seguin, and Kathleen Jones of Austin; brother, John David Brantley of San Antonio; numerous nephews and nieces, who claim her as their favorite aunt; and her dearest friend, Gail Douglas of Schertz. Throughout her long illness, June remained as independent as possible, still learning and loving. The family is deeply grateful to Guadalupe Regional Hospice and to the loving and respectful caregivers who made it possible for her to remain in her own home. Services will be held Saturday, March 1, at 11:00 a.m. in the Knolle Chapel at the First United Methodist Church, 710 N. Austin Street, in Seguin. Memorial gifts may be made to the Schertz Public Library, 798 Schertz Parkway, Schertz, Texas 78154. 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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January 23rd, 2014

Kathy Lutz Babel age 60 of Seguin, passed away on January 20, 2014. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Funeral services will be conducted at The Country Church in Marion on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Butch Ikels officiating. Interment will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. A reception celebrating Kathy’s life will follow with details to be announced at the services. Kathy was born on August 15, 1953 in Seguin Texas to Travis and Bertha Green Lutz. She was a lifetime resident of Seguin and attended Seguin Schools. Her joys were spending time with her family, dancing, working with arts and crafts especially designing floral arrangements. Many good times were spent among family and friends at the Lutz Family Pavillion. For the last six years she was employed with the Guadalupe County Sherriff’s Department where she made many friends whom she considered extended family. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, John, Alvin, R. V., Arnold, Tildon and Troy Lutz and infant brother and sister and grandson, Joshua Burgess and infant Baby Boy Babel and her former husband and father of her children, Robert (Bobby) Babel. Survivors include her daughter, Vanessa Jolley and husband Aaron; son, Bradley Babel and his wife Tyra; grandchildren, Austin Burgess, Kelsie Jolley, Trenleigh Babel and Tyndal Babel; brothers, Douglas Lutz and wife Martha, Vincent Lutz and wife Mary, Derial Lutz and wife Lynda, David Lutz and wife Christine, and Eddie Lutz and wife Jeanette; sisters, Vergie Stevens and husband Lyle, and Mary Ackermann; sisters-in-law, Anita Lutz and Louise Lutz; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Her loving family members will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to The Country Church, 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.
 
Alger Lee (Al) Hyatt, Sr., age 74 of Seguin, Texas passed away on January 22, 2014. Visitation will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary, Friday January 24, 2014 from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Gary Rodgers officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Flatonia, Texas. Al was born on August 8, 1939 in Wharton Texas to Thomas Washington and Pauline Johnson Hyatt. He was a graduate of Edcouch-Elsa High School Class of 1958. Upon moving to San Antonio he worked for City Public Service, then National Linen and later retired as Regional Manager from Cain’s Coffee (now part of Sarah Lee, Inc.) in 2003. In retirement he and Betty enjoyed nine pin bowling and taking country drives. Al enjoyed working cattle and going on Trail Rides. He is preceded in death by his parents and his infant brother, Thomas Cecil Hyatt. Survivors include his loving wife of 11 years, Betty Hobizal Hyatt; son, Alger (Al) Hyatt, Jr.; daughter, Melissa Jane Hyatt and boyfriend, Jay Wolfenbarger; granddaughter, Reagan Carly Hyatt; many loving cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, 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.
 
Herman Wieding, of Lufkin, Texas, age 79, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, Seguin, Texas. Pastor Anne Kolmeier will be officiating the service at 10:30 a.m. Herman was born in the community of Ray Point, Texas on May 29, 1934 to Hugo and Marie (Dieckow) Wieding. In 1955, he married LaVerne A. Jett of Somerset, Texas. During his life, Herman worked for Wieding Oil Field Workover Co. The last 32 years before retirement, he worked for Union Pacific Railroad. Herman was preceded in death by his wife, LaVerne Wieding, parents; brothers, Hugo "Boodie" Wieding, Reno Wieding and Walter Wieding; sister, Viola Wieding Zamzow and nephew Curtis Wieding. He is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Lisa and Robert Ovalle and Vicki and Freddy Arce; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; companion, Lucy Stover; sisters, Paula Mays and Marie Wieding; sister-in-laws, Joyce Wieding, Amy (Jett) Schacht and Margarete (Jett) Brown; brother-in-laws, George Jett and Alton Jett; numerous nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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January 22nd, 2014

Kathy Lutz Babel age 60 of Seguin, passed away on January 20, 2014. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Funeral services will be conducted at The Country Church in Marion on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Butch Ikels officiating. Interment will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. Kathy was born on August 15, 1953 in Seguin Texas to Travis and Bertha Green Lutz. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, John, Alvin, R. V., Arnold, Tildon and Troy Lutz and infant brother and sister and grandson, Joshua Burgess and infant Baby Boy Babel and her former husband and father of her children, Robert (Bobby) Babel. Survivors include her daughter, Vanessa Jolley and husband Aaron; son, Bradley Babel and his wife Tyra; grandchildren, Austin Burgess, Kelsie Jolley, Trenleigh Babel and Tyndal Babel; brothers, Douglas Lutz and wife Martha, Vincent Lutz and wife Mary, Derial Lutz and wife Lynda, David Lutz and wife Christine, and Eddie Lutz and wife Jeanette; sisters, Vergie Stevens and husband Lyle, and Mary Ackermann; sisters-in-law, Anita Lutz and Louise Lutz; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many 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.

Frank Anton Mueck entered eternal rest on January 18, 2014 at the age of 82. He was born in Yoakum, Texas on January 23, 1931, the son of Anton Mueck and wife Selina Rice Mueck. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Alice Barbara Spann Mueck of Shiner, Texas, his great-grandson, Kaleb Andrew Sultenfuss, and granddaugher, Melody June Mueck. He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Konarik Mueck, his daughter Deborah Kay Samuel and husband Kris, his son Frank David Mueck and wife Melissa, grandson Frank David Mueck, Jr., and great grand-daughter Courtney Abigail Mueck-Anaya. Step-daughters Deborah Broun, Grace Lebeda and husband Michael, Phyllis Valchar and husband Gary, step grandchildren, Christie, Kendra and Derek Valchar and Dusty and Cody Broun. Frank and his first wife, Alice Barbara from Shiner, Texas, moved to San Antonio in 1951. He worked at the City Water Board, Lufkin Trailers and in 1965 went to work for Hobbs Trailers in their Sales Department. With over 21 years in sales, he retired early and started the D & A Trucking business until he retired for the second time in 1995. Frank was always building something, working on something or tearing something apart to make it better. Frank met Henrietta Konarik in 1999 at the Mustang Dance Hall in Hallettsville, Texas. After they married in January 2000 they moved to Seguin, Texas and called it home. They both loved to dance and travel. They bought several motor homes and traveled to numerous motor home rallies throughout the state of Texas. On Friday nights you would always find Frank and Henrietta at Kingsbury Opry. There they would enjoy socializing, dancing and many laughs with the Kingsbury Family. Pallbearers are Grandson Frank David Mueck Jr, Nephew Carl Spann, Step grandsons Cody Broun, Dusty Broun, Derek Valchar and Eddie Covert, family friend. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Lebeda, Gary Valchar, Joe Campbell, Dalton Elam, Dale Kubena and Marc Novick. Services will be held on Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1326 E. Cedar Street, Seguin, Texas. Interment will follow at St. Jerome’s Catholic Cemetery. The service is under the direction of Palmer Mortuary.

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January 21st, 2014

Tuska “Tessie” Friedeck, of Seguin, passed away on January 17, 2014 at the age of 94. She is preceded in death by her parents, August Friedeck and Anna Baerwald, husband Milton Friedeck as well as 5 sisters and 5 brothers. Tessie is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A Chapel Service will be held at Palmer Mortuary on Tuesday, January 21, 2013 at 2:00 p. m. Interment will follow at the San Geronimo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorial contributions be made to; Guadalupe Regional Hospice: 1215 E. Court Street Seguin, Texas 78155

Frank Anton Mueck entered eternal rest on January 18, 2014 at the age of 82. He was born in Yoakum, Texas on January 23, 1931, the son of Anton Mueck and wife Selina Rice Mueck. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Alice Barbara Spann Mueck of Shiner, Texas, his great-grandson, Kaleb Andrew Sultenfuss, and granddaugher, Melody June Mueck. He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Konarik Mueck, his daughter Deborah Kay Samuel and husband Kris, his son Frank David Mueck and wife Melissa, grandson Frank David Mueck, Jr., and great grand-daughter Courtney Abigail Mueck-Anaya. Step-daughters Deborah Broun, Grace Lebeda and husband Michael, Phyllis Valchar and husband Gary, step grandchildren, Christie, Kendra and Derek Valchar and Dusty and Cody Broun. Frank and his first wife, Alice Barbara from Shiner, Texas, moved to San Antonio in 1951. He worked at the City Water Board, Lufkin Trailers and in 1965 went to work for Hobbs Trailers in their Sales Department. With over 21 years in sales, he retired early and started the D & A Trucking business until he retired for the second time in 1995. Frank was always building something, working on something or tearing something apart to make it better. Frank met Henrietta Konarik in 1999 at the Mustang Dance Hall in Hallettsville, Texas. After they married in January 2000 they moved to Seguin, Texas and called it home. They both loved to dance and travel. They bought several motor homes and traveled to numerous motor home rallies throughout the state of Texas. On Friday nights you would always find Frank and Henrietta at Kingsbury Opry. There they would enjoy socializing, dancing and many laughs with the Kingsbury Family. Pallbearers are Grandson Frank David Mueck Jr, Nephew Carl Spann, Step grandsons Cody Broun, Dusty Broun, Derek Valchar and Eddie Covert, family friend. Honary pallbearers are Michael Lebeda, Gary Valchar, Joe Campbell, Dalton Elam, Dale Kubena and Marc Novick. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Palmer Mortuary at 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas. Services will be held on Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1326 E. Cedar Street, Seguin, Texas. Interment will follow at St. Jerome’s Catholic Cemetery.

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January 20th, 2014

Tuska “Tessie” Friedeck, of Seguin, passed away on January 17, 2014 at the age of 94. She is preceded in death by her parents, August Friedeck and Anna Baerwald, husband Milton Friedeck as well as 5 sisters and 5 brothers. Tessie is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Palmer Mortuary on Monday, January 20, 2014 from 5:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m. A Chapel Service will be held at Palmer Mortuary on Tuesday, January 21, 2013 at 2:00 p. m. Interment will follow at the San Geronimo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorial contributions be made to; Guadalupe Regional Hospice: 1215 E. Court Street Seguin, Texas 78155 or Emanuel’s Lutheran Church: 206 N. Travis Street Seguin, Texas 78155.

Frank Anton Mueck entered eternal rest on January 18, 2014 at the age of 82. He was born in Yoakum, Texas on January 23, 1931, the son of Anton Mueck and wife Selina Rice Mueck. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Alice Barbara Spann Mueck of Shiner, Texas, his great-grandson, Kaleb Andrew Sultenfuss, and granddaugher, Melody June Mueck. He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Konarik Mueck, his daughter Deborah Kay Samuel and husband Kris, his son Frank David Mueck and wife Melissa, grandson Frank David Mueck, Jr., and great grand-daughter Courtney Abigail Mueck-Anaya. Step-daughters Deborah Broun, Grace Lebeda and husband Michael, Phyllis Valchar and husband Gary, step grandchildren, Christie, Kendra and Derek Valchar and Dusty and Cody Broun. Frank and his first wife, Alice Barbara from Shiner, Texas, moved to San Antonio in 1951. He worked at the City Water Board, Lufkin Trailers and in 1965 went to work for Hobbs Trailers in their Sales Department. With over 21 years in sales, he retired early and started the D & A Trucking business until he retired for the second time in 1995. Frank was always building something, working on something or tearing something apart to make it better. Frank met Henrietta Konarik in 1999 at the Mustang Dance Hall in Hallettsville, Texas. After they married in January 2000 they moved to Seguin, Texas and called it home. They both loved to dance and travel. They bought several motor homes and traveled to numerous motor home rallies throughout the state of Texas. On Friday nights you would always find Frank and Henrietta at Kingsbury Opry. There they would enjoy socializing, dancing and many laughs with the Kingsbury Family.
Pallbearers are Grandson Frank David Mueck Jr, Nephew Carl Spann, Step grandsons Cody Broun, Dusty Broun, Derek Valchar and Eddie Covert, family friend. Honary pallbearers are Michael Lebeda, Gary Valchar, Joe Campbell, Dalton Elam, Dale Kubena and Marc Novick. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Palmer Mortuary at 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas. Services will be held on Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1326 E. Cedar Street, Seguin, Texas. Interment will follow at St. Jerome’s Catholic Cemetery.

Robert Baxter Sutherland of Luling, Texas was born September 24, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas. He went to be with the Lord January 16, 2014 at the age of 81. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Betty Jo Roberts Sutherland. Four daughters, Teresa and husband Terry Stewart, Brenda and husband Jimmy Stewart, Rhonda and husband Rick Farmer and Karen Sutherland. Six Grandchildren, Nicole and husband John Klein, Jarrod, Joseph, Cory and Sterling Stewart, Casey and husband Robert Perez. Three Great Grandchildren, four brothers, Sidney Brown, James Gee, Donald Gee, Michael Gee and one sister Janice Jasikas well as numerous nieces and nephews. Baxter was raised in Stockdale, Texas and attended Alum Creek School. He married Betty on March 4, 1956. He joined the U.S. Navy at the age 18 serving for 22 years in location all over the world such as Oakland, Ca. Guam and Bremerton, Washington. He retired as a Gunner Mate Technician Chief. He owned his own trucking company from 1978 until 2006. During his life he loved scuba diving, motorcycles, flying, camping and he spent many quality hours with his very large family that loved him so very much. A visitation be will Sunday January 19, 2014 from 6: 00 to 8: 00 P.M. at Finch Funeral Chapel, Stockdale, Texas. Funeral Service will be held on Monday January 20, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church 200 South 7th St. Stockdale, Texas 78160. Interment in the Stockdale Cemetery, 113 Cemetery St. Stockdale, Texas. Rev. James Stewart to officiate the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Multiple MyelomaResearch Foundation, www.themmrf.org. You are invited to sign the online guestbook atwww.finchfuneralchapels.com

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January 17th, 2014

Mary Gloria Sosa passed away January 12, 2014 at the age of 68 at her home with her family. She was born in McQueeney Texas to Louisa Ramos on December 4, 1945. Mary was preceded in death by her mother, her infant son Pablo Sosa Jr. and her brother Jose Reyes. Mary is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Pablo F. Sosa, her three daughters, Mary Jane Sosa (Chuck), Velma Sosa and Diane Sosa (Bob) and her two sons Anthony Sosa and his wife Amy and Adam Sosa (Irma), her nine grandchildren, Celeste Schwarzlose, Cheyenne Shaw and her husband Brian, Natalie McWhorter, Dante Medina, Alexa and Christian Sanchez, Hayley, Anthony & Amyah Sosa, two great granddaughters Kameren & Kamilah Shaw, and her two brothers Alex R. Reyes and his wife Dolores and Alfredo Lozano and his wife Gaye. She retired from Tyson after 25 years. She loved fishing, spending time with her loved ones, being outdoors, dancing and was always on the go. Mary was a strong woman in her faith. Her natural unselfishness was one of the many great qualities she was known and loved for. She was the glue that held the family together. She was a dedicated wife, mother, friend and Elvis fan to all that knew her. A Rosary will be recited at 10 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with Mass at 10:30 on Friday, January 17, 2014. “Love, Laugh & Fish” Arrangements are under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

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January 16th, 2014

Mary Gloria Sosa passed away January 12, 2014 at the age of 68 at her home with her family. She was born in McQueeney Texas to Louisa Ramos on December 4, 1945. Mary was preceded in death by her mother, her infant son Pablo Sosa Jr. and her brother Jose Reyes. Mary is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Pablo F. Sosa (Bob), her three daughters, Mary Jane Sosa (Chuck), Velma Sosa and Diane Sosa and her two sons Anthony Sosa and his wife Amy and Adam Sosa (Irma), her nine grandchildren, Celeste Schwarzlose, Cheyenne Shaw and her husband Brian, Natalie McWhorter, Dante Medina, Alexa and Christian Sanchez, Hayley, Anthony & Amyah Sosa, two great granddaughters Kameren & Kamilah Shaw, and her two brothers Alex R. Reyes and his wife Dolores and Alfredo Lozano and his wife Gaye. She retired from Tyson after 25 years. She loved fishing, spending time with her loved ones, being outdoors, dancing and was always on the go. Mary was a strong woman in her faith. Her natural unselfishness was one of the many great qualities she was known and loved for. She was the glue that held the family together.  She was a dedicated wife, mother, friend and Elvis fan to all that knew her. A Rosary will be recited at 10 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with Mass at 10:30 on Friday, January 17, 2014.

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January 15th, 2014

Luisa V. (Rangel) Dominguez, of Seguin, died Friday at the age of 58. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crenshaw Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Ignacio Dominguez; children, Rudy Rangel, Domina Arevalo, Benny Montoya, Kim Montoya, Kimberly Montoya, and Michael Montoya.
 
Katherine Lay Reid was born November 15, 1920, in Seguin, Texas, and died January 11, 2014. Her parents were Pearl Lay and Earl Alexander Reid. The family lived in Alexandria, Virginia. Katie Lay, as she was known to all, returned to Seguin with her mother at age two. She attended Mary B. Erskine Elementary. She often spoke of a wonderful childhood with her mother and beloved Granny, Katie Cothran Lay, for whom she was named. Living next door were her aunt and uncle, Myrtle Olivia and Clarence Delany, and her cousins, Clara, Myrtle, and Ethel. Katie joined the First Methodist Church in Seguin (when it was located at the corner of Mountain and River Streets) as a young girl. She graduated from Seguin High School in 1938. While Katie was in high school, her mother, Pearl, married Thomas Hugh Donegan. Katie dearly loved Pop and his great sense of humor. One of Katie’s grandchildren, Katherine A. Donegan Seeber, is named for them. Katie attended the University of San Antonio (now Trinity) and also Southern Methodist University. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southwest Texas State University (now TSU). She majored in English and speech and held teaching certificates in elementary and secondary education. Katie’s first teaching position was at a small country school in Zorn where she did her practice teaching. She taught for 28 years, retiring in 1979. She was married to H.J. Howell in 1941. After a brief stint out of Texas, she returned in 1942 to Seguin where her daughter, Barbara Katherine, was born. In 1947 she married Walter Franklin Hurt and they had daughter Amanda and son Walter Franklin, Jr. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July 1997, surrounded by their large extended family, including children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Katie and Franklin were married for 59 years until his death in 2006. She belonged to many organizations: United Methodist Women, Circle Six at her church, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Retired Teachers Association, American Association of University Women, Alpha Delta Pi Alumni, Seguin Study Club, and Delta Kappa Gamma Society, where she was the first president of the local Seguin chapter. Improving educational opportunities and advancing the status of women educators was a lifelong concern. For Katie Hurt, the past was not past, but a living part of her world. Her 35-year membership in Daughters of the Republic of Texas was one of her most personally meaningful memberships. Her ancestors came to Texas in 1832 and were part of Stephen F. Austin's second colony; her Beard ancestors gave the land for the San Geronimo Cemetery where she will be laid to rest. She faithfully attended the commemoration of Texas Heroes every March at the Alamo. Surviving Katie are her daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Allen Seeber of Washington, DC, Amanda and Louis Gross of Seguin, and son and daughter-in-law, Walter Franklin, Jr., and Julie Hurt of Gonzales. Grandchildren are Marcy Gallant, Jason Molin, Amy Miller, Katherine Seeber Dean, Nathan Hurt, Zachary Hurt, Lucas Hurt, and Logan Hurt. Great grandchildren are Matthew Strawn, William Strawn, Robert Stasney, Jr., Casey Dean, Anais Molin, Braeden Hurt, Kendall L. Hurt, Raegan Hurt, and Lexi Lay Hurt. Also surviving are cousin Myrtle D. Grisham of Tomball, Texas; half-sister Stephanie Reid Yates of Sussex, New Jersey; and sisters-in-law Sue Reid of Waldorf, Maryland, Lilly Beth Hurt of Seguin, and brother-in-law Hensley T. Hurt and wife Mary Ella Hurt of Gonzales. Preceding her in death was half-brother Thomas Reid of Waldorf, Maryland. The funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Seguin on Wednesday, January 15, at 2 p.m.  with Reverend Keith Wyatt officiating. Interment will be at San Geronimo Cemetery, immediately following the service. Memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church, 710 N. Austin St., Seguin 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.
 
Felix Gonzales Gomez, age 63, went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2014 in Seguin, Texas. He is survived by the mother of his children, Dominga Gomez; 4 children, Felix (Colleen) Gomez Jr., Esther (Pedro) Gomez, Rebeca (Robert) Gomez and Ricardo (Jeannie) Gomez; 1 brother, Andres Gomez; 1 sister, Lorenza Lopez; grandchildren, Jaymy Moreno, Sergio Perales, Amber Ortega, Feliz Ray Gomez Jr., Arianna Nieto, Casandra Nieto, Clara Nieto, Julian Nieto and Accailia Gomez; 2 great grandchildren, Israela Moreno and Jaymy A. Moreno Jr.; along with a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, 11AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Seguin, Texas. Gravesite services will be held on Wednesday at 2:30PM at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Funeral Services entrusted to Collins Funeral Home - 6867 Montgomery Dr. San Antonio, Texas 78239 - (210)657-2273.

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January 10th, 2014

Charles L. Shaw, Sr. of Seguin died Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at the age of 70. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Eunice and Lee Mortuary. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Unity Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Harris Family Cemetery. Survivors include son, Charles A. Shaw, Jr.

Herbert Zunker passed away January 9, 2014 in Seguin at the age of 92. He was born January 8, 1922 in Elm Creek to Louis and Louise Zunker. Mr. Zunker is preceded in death by his wife, Leonie Zunker; daughter, Jolene Wagenfuehr and siblings Laura Ewald, Walter Zunker and Milton Zunker. He is survived by his children, Ilene Cherry and husband Patrick, Gene Zunker and wife Patricia and Darlene Zies all of Seguin; brother Alton Zunker, sisters-in-law Lizzie Lorenz and Lola Nickell, brother-in-law Lester Lorenz, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Goetz Funeral Home from 3 to 5 pm. Funeral services will be at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church on Monday, January 13, 2014 beginning at 2 pm with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park at 4 pm. Pallbearers include Trevor Wagenfuehr, Erik Wieland, Patrick Cherry Jr., Brian Zunker, Brent Zunker and Nicholas Zies. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Zunker’s memory to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church or to a charity of your choice. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to sign the online guest book.

Larry Joe Shahan, age 67 of Seguin, passed away on January 9, 2014. 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.

Richard Allen Hull "Cowboy" Born Dec. 16,1947 Evergreen Park, IL. to Raymond & Annie Lee Hull. Passed away peacefully at home in his sleep January 8, 2014. He was known by many as "Cowboy", he lived his life the cowboy way. He drove a truck long haul nationwide where he met and married 5 women and fathered 6 children. Leaving all that behind he settled in Seguin, TX. where he met the love of his life, Carol Ann "Robbie", they were in separable. Along with her came a daughter Andrea Dawn "Robbie #2", and a son Joseph Solansky. He also became a grandfather to Lysa Ann-Marie and a great grandfather to Kayden Lee and Kaylor Marie. He loved them as his own and they loved him just as much. "Papa the choo-choo train....Woo-Woo" His, Kayden andKaylor's favorite thing watching the trains go by every time they came over. He loved his dog Josie, his cats Ms. Kitty and baby Kit-Kit. He will be greatly missed...Carol and Andrea will miss him the most....He was a great husband and a great father..Loveyou Papa Bear. A gathering for family and friends will be held at Dusty Oaks RV Park at a later date where he and Carol lived. "Remember nothing in life is free except attitude and bubblegum and he took the bubblegum with him,Yeah............Goodbye Wobbie, We Love You.” An online guestbook is located at www.palmermortuary.com> . Palmer Mortuary 1116 North Austin, Seguin, Texas 78155.

Raul Reynaldo "Rudy" Saenz, age 43, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014, in Seguin. Visitation will be held, Friday, January 10th from 9-10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Seguin. Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. He is survived by his mother; Electria Saenz-Seguin; 1 sister, Maria Saenz-Seguin; 1 brother, Elogio Saenz Jr.- Seguin numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and a host of other relatives and many friends. "Forever loved and never forgotten." Services by Collins Funeral Home-San Antonio, Eugene M. Lee Jr. Funeral Director & Mortician.

Christine “Chris” Seidenberger, age 63 of Seguin, passed away on January 7, 2014. Mass of Christian burial will be recited on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek officiating. Interment will follow in the Eden Cemetery. Chris was born on December 25, 1950 in Seguin, Texas to Grover Nagel and Alvina (Mayer) Fischer. Chris was born and raised in Seguin and was a proud Matador Class of ’69 graduate. She graduated in May and chose love over college July 5, 1969 by marrying her sweetheart, Greg. This theme of love carried throughout her lifetime for her faith, her sister, her children, her beloved grandchildren, her pets, her family land, her 18 year employment with Kitty Hawk Animal Hospital, her neighbors and her friends. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13. How blessed we all were to be showered by her Christ-like love for her 63 years! Today heaven will be a little sweeter. She is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her loving husband of 44 years, Greg Seidenberger; son, Aaron Seidenberger and wife Allison; daughter, Amy Toledo and husband Rick; grandchildren, Tyler, Kai, and Lane Seidenberger, Isabela and Elias Toledo; sister, Kathy Thornton and husband Jim; brothers-in-law, Phil Seidenberger and wife Nancy, Sidney Seidenberger and Al Mozisek, and Russell Seidenberger and wife Tammy; sisters-in-law, Judy Seidenberger, Monica Hicks and husband James; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Tyler Seidenberger (grandson), Robert Seidenberger (nephew), Jake Hicks (nephew), Todd Vickers (nephew-in-law), Mark Haag (second son), Alan Bode (lifelong family friend), Billy Fishbeck (dear friend), Ryan Orr (dear friend). Honorary Pall Bearers include her younger grandchildren-Kai and Lane Seidenberger and Isabela and Elias Toledo. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic School, 510 S. Camp, 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.

Phyllis Nell (Bishop) Cowey, of Seguin died December 25, 2013 at the age of 64. She was born on June 1, 1949 in the small town of Belton, TX, to Claude Justin Bishop and Leore Maude Shugart. She is preceded in death by parents; son, William J. Cowey; brothers, Johnny Bishop, Harvey Bishop, Ray Bishop; and sister Nancy Wright.
She is survived by sons David E. Cathey of Odessa and John M. Cowey and wife Catherine of Seguin; brothers, Leroy Bishop of Copperas Cove and Herbert Bishop and wife Rose of Kingsbury; sister, Mary Stephens and husband Danny of Odessa; 12 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; her loyal canine companion Whiskey and daughter Kathleen A. Figge of Conroe We love and will miss her; forever keeping her in our thoughts and dreams. There will be a private memorial gathering on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary; 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155, 830-379-9430.

Dempsey Walker Lance, age 84 of Seguin (formerly of McAllen), passed away on January 6, 2014. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary in Seguin from 12 to 1 pm, with funeral services following at 1 pm. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park in New Braunfels. Dempsey was born November 1, 1929 in Gainesville, Texas, to Calvin Douglas Lance and Ola Dean (Miller) Lance. He graduated from Mission High School in 1947, boxed in the Golden Gloves and was first place cotton grower, winning a trip to the National FFA convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Dempsey farmed in south Texas until entering the US Army in 1950, and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War until his discharge in 1952. He boxed at Fort Hood, Texas, and Mannheim, Germany, was an Infantry Rifle Squad Leader, achieved the rank of Corporal, and earned Expert Infantryman Badge and European Occupation Medal. Occupations were Farmer/Rancher, Aircraft Technician at Moore Field Air Base, Lead Technician at Shell Oil Company, engineering Technician with the Federal Aviation Administration, and Real Estate Broker. Hobbies included 4H adult leader (28 years), Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show (28 years), Hidalgo County Farm Bureau director (15 years), raising club calves and hogs for the livestock shows. He was Outstanding Member of Hidalgo County 4H (1995), and earned Breeder of the Year. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Shirley Ann (Johnson) Lance, his parents, and brothers Donald Max Lance and Barney Ross Lance. He is survived by sister Emma Lou LaForge (Jimmy), brother R. Franklin Lance (Carolyn), and children Linda Lance Goslin (Leslie), Thomas Wesley Lance (Jerri), Jo Ann Lance Stevenson (Stan), Karon Smith (Bob), Kenny Gallia (Carol) and Karrie Dell Gallia, 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dempsey will be remembered as an honest, hardworking man, loving brother, uncle, father and grandfather. He never met a stranger and made friends everywhere he went. He enjoyed keeping in contact with his Army buddies and sharing stories and jokes with family and friends. Pallbearers will be Kenny Gallia, Tom Lance, James Gallia, David Frank Smith, Denny Ray Lewis, Don Haynes, Steven Lance and Paul Neugebauer. Honorary pallbearers will be Stan Stevenson and Leslie Goslin. The family extends their appreciation to the caring staff of Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center and Guadalupe Valley Hospice in Seguin. Memorials may be made to the American Legion H. U. Wood Post 245, P. O. Box 503, Seguin, Texas, 78156 or 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, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

Otto Fred Krause, Jr., age 76 of Seguin, passed away unexpectedly at his home Sunday Morning January 5, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating. Interment will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. Otto was born on January 31, 1937 to Otto, Sr. and Meta (Schubert) Krause in Sattler Texas. He married Faye Reynolds on March 9, 1957 and they were married for nearly 58 years. He started his own business, Krause Construction, 50 years ago, and was still delivering gravel up until his passing. He was a rancher and farmer who loved being around animals. He adored his cattle. When he was not working he spent his time around his farm taking care of his many pets. Our father will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Walter and Wilton Krause. Survivors include his wife Faye Krause; son, Jefferey Krause; two daughters, Cheryl Romans and Loretta Strache; grandchildren, Mark Krause, Matthew Grimm, Jonathon and Jonquil Romans and Drake and Rafe Strache; great-grandchildren Troy and Gabriella Krause; brother, Raymond Krause; sisters, Marilyn Duelm and Emmie Sahm and her husband Clarence; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 51, Geronimo, Texas, 78115 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.

Charles W. Blackerby, age 82 of Seguin, left for home on January 4, 2014 to be at peace with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Visitation will begin on January 10, 2014 at 12 noon followed by funeral services at 1:00 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with George Bell and Charles H. Placker officiating. Interment will follow in the Nixon Cemetery. Charles was born on June 7, 1931 in Karnes County Texas to Albert Dewey and Lorena Mae Holliday Blackerby. Charles was past master of the Devine Lodge No 590 A. F. and A. M. He also proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Lucille Placker, Ruby Hill, and Marjorie Cline. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Jo Ann Blackerby; daughter, Lisa Mittelberg and husband Rex; grandsons, Jayson and Joshua Mittelberg; sister, Lois Cooper; brothers- in- law, George Bell and wife Glenda and Duane Bell and wife Molly; sister-in-law, Carolyn Jordon and husband Norman; numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Rex, Jayson, and Joshua Mittelberg, Randy Hill, Mike Nivens, Wayne Placker and Clint Redus. The family would like to thank Hope Hospice for their loving care of Charles. Memorial contributions may be made to any Shriners Hospitals for children. 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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January 9th, 2014

Richard Allen Hull, also known as "Cowboy" was born Dec. 16,1947 Evergreen Park, IL. to Raymond & Annie Lee Hull. He passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on January 8, 2014.  He was 66.  He was known by many as "Cowboy", he lived his life the cowboy way.  He drove a truck long haul nationwide where he met and married 5 women and fathered 6 children.  Leaving all that behind he settled in Seguin, TX. where he met the love of his life, Carol Ann "Robbie", they were in separable.  Along with her came a daughter Andrea Dawn "Robbie #2", and a son Joseph Solansky.  He also became a grandfather to Lysa Ann-Marie and a great grandfather to Kayden Lee and Kaylor Marie.  He loved them as his own and they loved him just as much.  "Papa the choo-choo train....Woo-Woo"  His, Kayden andKaylor's favorite thing watching the trains go by every time they came over.  He loved his dog Josie, his cats Ms. Kitty and baby Kit-Kit.  He will be greatly missed...Carol and Andrea will miss him the most....He was a great husband and a great father..Loveyou Papa Bear. A gathering for family and friends will be held at Dusty OaksRv Park at a later date where he and Carol lived. "Remember nothing in life is free except attitude and bubblegum, and he took the bubblegum with him....................YEAH.............GOODBYE WOBBIE, WE LOVE YOU. An online guestbook is located at www.palmermortuary.com . Palmer Mortuary 1116 North Austin, Seguin, Texas 78155.

Raul Reynaldo "Rudy" Saenz-age 43-passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014, in Seguin.  Visitation will be held, Friday, January 10th from 9-10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church-Seguin.  Mass will follow at 10:30.  He is survived by his mother:  Electria Saenz-Seguin, 1 sister:  Maria Saenz-Seguin, 1 brother:  Elogio Saenz Jr.-Seguin numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and a host of other relatives and many friends. "Forever loved and never forgotten".  Services by Collins Funeral Home-San Antonio, Eugene M. Lee Jr. Funeral Director & Mortician.

Charles L. Shaw, Sr. of Seguin died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at the age of 70. Arrangements are pending at Eunice and Lee Mortuary. Survivors include son, Charles A. Shaw, Jr.
 
Christine “Chris” Seidenberger, age 63 of Seguin, passed away on January 7, 2014.  Visitation will begin on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 5 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church followed by a vigil service at 7 p.m.  Mass of Christian burial will be recited on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek officiating.  Interment will follow in the Eden Cemetery.  Chris was born on December 25, 1950 in Seguin, Texas to Grover Nagel and Alvina (Mayer) Fischer.  Chris was born and raised in Seguin and was a proud Matador Class of ’69 graduate.  She graduated in May and chose love over college July 5, 1969 by marrying her sweetheart, Greg.  This theme of love carried throughout her lifetime for her faith, her sister, her children, her beloved grandchildren, her pets, her family land, her 18 year employment with Kitty Hawk Animal Hospital, her neighbors and her friends.    “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13.  How blessed we all were to be showered by her Christ-like love for her 63 years!  Today heaven will be a little sweeter.  She is preceded in death by her parents.  Survivors include her loving husband of 44 years, Greg Seidenberger; son, Aaron Seidenberger and wife Allison; daughter, Amy Toledo and husband Rick; grandchildren, Tyler, Kai, and Lane Seidenberger, Isabela and Elias Toledo; sister, Kathy Thornton and husband Jim; brothers-in-law, Phil Seidenberger and wife Nancy, Sidney Seidenberger and Al Mozisek, and Russell Seidenberger and wife Tammy; sisters-in-law, Judy Seidenberger, Monica Hicks and husband James; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Tyler Seidenberger (grandson), Robert Seidenberger (nephew), Jake Hicks (nephew), Todd Vickers (nephew-in-law), Mark Haag (second son), Alan Bode (lifelong family friend), Billy Fishbeck (dear friend), Ryan Orr (dear friend).  Honorary Pall Bearers include her younger grandchildren—Kai and Lane Seidenberger and Isabela and Elias Toledo.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic School, 510 S. Camp, 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.       
 
Dempsey Walker Lance, age 84 of Seguin (formerly of McAllen), passed away on January 6, 2014.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary in Seguin from 12 to 1 pm, with funeral services following at 1 pm.  Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park in New Braunfels.  Dempsey was born November 1, 1929 in Gainesville, Texas, to Calvin Douglas Lance and Ola Dean (Miller) Lance.  He graduated from Mission High School in 1947, boxed in the Golden Gloves and was first place cotton grower, winning a trip to the National FFA convention in Kansas City, Missouri.  Dempsey farmed in south Texas until entering the US Army in 1950, and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War until his discharge in 1952.  He boxed at Fort Hood, Texas, and Mannheim, Germany, was an Infantry Rifle Squad Leader, achieved the rank of Corporal, and earned Expert Infantryman Badge and European Occupation Medal.  Occupations were Farmer/Rancher, Aircraft Technician at Moore Field Air Base, Lead Technician at Shell Oil Company, Engineering Technician with the Federal Aviation Administration, and Real Estate Broker.  Hobbies included 4H adult leader (28 years), Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show (28 years), Hidalgo County Farm Bureau director (15 years), raising club calves and hogs for the livestock shows.  He was Outstanding Member of Hidalgo County 4H (1995), and earned Breeder of the Year.  He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Shirley Ann (Johnson) Lance, his parents, and brothers Donald Max Lance and Barney Ross Lance.  He is survived by sister Emma Lou LaForge (Jimmy), brother R. Franklin Lance (Carolyn), and children Linda Lance Goslin (Leslie), Thomas Wesley Lance (Jerri), Jo Ann Lance Stevenson (Stan), Karon Smith (Bob), Kenny Gallia (Carol) and Karrie Dell Gallia, 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Dempsey will be remembered as an honest, hardworking man, loving brother, uncle, father and grandfather.  He never met a stranger and made friends everywhere he went.  He enjoyed keeping in contact with his Army buddies and sharing stories and jokes with family and friends.  Pallbearers will be Kenny Gallia, Tom Lance, James Gallia, David Frank Smith, Denny Ray Lewis, Don Haynes, Steven Lance and Paul Neugebauer. Honorary pallbearers will be Stan Stevenson and Leslie Goslin.  The family extends their appreciation to the caring staff of Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center and Guadalupe Valley Hospice in Seguin.  Memorials may be made to the American Legion H. U. Wood Post 245, P. O. Box 503, Seguin, Texas, 78156 or 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, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Otto Fred Krause, Jr., age 76 of Seguin, passed away unexpectedly at his home Sunday Morning January 5, 2014.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.  Interment will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.  Otto was born on January 31, 1937 to Otto, Sr. and Meta (Schubert) Krause in Sattler Texas.  He married Faye Reynolds on March 9, 1957 and they were married for nearly 58 years.  He started his own business, Krause Construction, 50 years ago, and was still delivering gravel up until his passing.  He was a rancher and farmer who loved being around animals.  He adored his cattle.  When he was not working he spent his time around his farm taking care of his many pets.  Our father will be greatly missed.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Walter and Wilton Krause.  Survivors include his wife Faye Krause; son, Jefferey Krause; two daughters, Cheryl Romans and Loretta Strache; grandchildren, Mark Krause, Matthew Grimm, Jonathon and Jonquil Romans and Drake and Rafe Strache;  great-grandchildren Troy and Gabriella Krause; brother, Raymond Krause; sisters, Marilyn Duelm  and Emmie Sahm and her husband Clarence; numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 51, Geronimo, Texas, 78115 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.     
 
Charles W. Blackerby, age 82 of Seguin, left for home on January 4, 2014 to be at peace with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Visitation will begin on January 10, 2014 at 12 noon followed by funeral services at 1:00 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with George Bell and Charles H. Placker officiating.  Interment will follow in the Nixon Cemetery.  Charles was born on June 7, 1931 in Karnes County Texas to Albert Dewey and Lorena Mae Holliday Blackerby.  Charles was past master of the Devine Lodge No 590 A. F. and A. M.  He also proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.    Charles is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Lucille Placker, Ruby Hill, and Marjorie Cline.  Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Jo Ann Blackerby; daughter, Lisa Mittelberg and husband Rex; grandsons, Jayson and Joshua Mittelberg; sister, Lois Cooper; brothers- in- law, George Bell and wife Glenda and Duane Bell and wife Molly; sister-in-law, Carolyn Jordon and husband Norman; numerous nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers will be Rex, Jayson, and Joshua Mittelberg, Randy Hill, Mike Nivens, Wayne Placker and Clint Redus.  The family would like to thank Hope Hospice for their loving care of Charles.  Memorial contributions may be made to any Shriners Hospitals for children.  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.
 
Malcom Reneau, age 83 of Seguin, passed away on January 4, 2014.   Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Mike Rodriguez officiating.  Interment will follow in Dugger Cemetery.  Malcom was born on December 19, 1930 in Guadalupe County to Jesse Raymond and Lois Davenport Reneau.  He will be remembered as a loved and respected elder of several churches where he served on the boards for over 46 years.  Malcom loved ranching, gardening and hunting.  He was a practical joker and a great story teller.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Mildred Springs and Maxine Knodel, nephews, Kenneth Reneau and his wife Kathy, and Douglas Springs, nieces, Doris Dean Welch and Dawn Sanchez, and brothers-in-law, Norman Glenewinkel, Delton Glenewinkel and Frank Glenewinkel.  Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Bess Emily Glenewinkel Reneau; son, Nathan Reneau and wife Sandra; daughters, Alana Peck and husband Joseph and Keri Orr and husband Randy; grandchildren, Ashly Miller and husband Eric, Joel Peck and wife Bethany, Ryan Reneau and wife Rebekah, Travis Orr, Shawn Reneau, Jeremy Orr, Kaylee Orr, Faith Orr and Savannah Orr; brother, J. W. “Buddy” Reneau and wife Dorothy; sisters, Iva Mae Carley and Billie Ruth Fowler and husband Bennis; brothers-in-law, Arlen Glenewinkel, Sr. and wife LaVerne , Albert Glenewinkel, Sr. and wife Barbara, Bobby Glenewinkel and wife Cherlyn and Danny Glenewinkel and wife Joann; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and a host of friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be Joel Peck, Ryan Reneau, Travis Orr, Shawn Reneau, Jeremy Orr, Arlen Glenewinkel, Jr., and Brian Glenewinkel.    Honorary pallbearer will be David Glenewinkel.  Malcom loved his family and cherished the time he was able to spend with them whether it was at holiday gatherings or hunting with extended family.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Church, P. O. Box 267, 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.
 
Raul Reynaldo "Rudy" Saenz, of Seguin, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the age of 43. 
He is survived by:  Mother:  Electria  Saenz-Seguin; 1 sister-Maria Saenz of Seguin;  1 brother:  Elogio Saenz Jr. of Seguin.  Arrangements by Collins Funeral Home-San Antonio-Eugene M. Lee Jr.-Funeral Director.
 
Phyllis Nell (Bishop) Cowey, of Seguin died December 25, 2013 at the age of 64. She was born on June 1, 1949 in the small town of Belton, TX, to Claude Justin Bishop and Leore Maude Shugart. She is preceded in death by parents; son, William J. Cowey; brothers, Johnny Bishop, Harvey Bishop, Ray Bishop; and sister Nancy Wright. She is survived by sons David E. Cathey of Odessa and John M. Cowey and wife Catherine of Seguin; brothers, Leroy Bishop of Copperas Cove and Herbert Bishop and wife Rose of Kingsbury; sister, Mary Stephens and husband Danny of Odessa; 12 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; her loyal canine companion Whiskey and daughter Kathleen A. Figge of Conroe. We love and will miss her; forever keeping her in our thoughts and dreams. There will be a private memorial gathering on Saturday, January 11, 2014.  Funeral arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary; 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155, 830-379-9430.

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January 8th, 2014

Christine “Chris” Seidenberger, age 63 of Seguin, passed away on January 7, 2014.  Visitation will begin on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 5 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church followed by a vigil service at 7 p.m.  Mass of Christian burial will be recited on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Darilek officiating.  Interment will follow in the Eden Cemetery.  Chris was born on December 25, 1950 in Seguin, Texas to Grover Nagel and Alvina (Mayer) Fischer.  She is preceded in death by her parents.  Survivors include her loving husband of 44 years, Greg Seidenberger; son, Aaron Seidenberger and wife Allison; daughter, Amy Toledo and husband Rick; grandchildren, Tyler, Kai, and Lane Seidenberger, Isabela and Elias Toledo; sister, Kathy Thornton and husband Jim; brothers-in-law, Phil Seidenberger and wife Nancy, Sidney Seidenberger, and Russell Seidenberger and wife Tammy; sisters-in-law, Judy Seidenberger, Monica Hicks and husband James; numerous nieces, nephew, cousins and many friends.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic School, 510 S. Camp, 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. 
 
Dempsey Walker Lance, age 84 of Seguin (formerly of McAllen), passed away on January 6, 2014.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary in Seguin from 12 to 1 pm, with funeral services following at 1 pm.  Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park in New Braunfels.  Dempsey was born November 1, 1929 in Gainesville, Texas, to Calvin Douglas Lance and Ola Dean (Miller) Lance.  He graduated from Mission High School in 1947, boxed in the Golden Gloves and was first place cotton grower, winning a trip to the National FFA convention in Kansas City, Missouri.  Dempsey farmed in south Texas until entering the US Army in 1950, and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War until his discharge in 1952.  He boxed at Fort Hood, Texas, and Mannheim, Germany, was an Infantry Rifle Squad Leader, achieved the rank of Corporal, and earned Expert Infantryman Badge and European Occupation Medal.  Occupations were Farmer/Rancher, Aircraft Technician at Moore Field Air Base, Lead Technician at Shell Oil Company, Engineering Technician with the Federal Aviation Administration, and Real Estate Broker.  Hobbies included 4H adult leader (28 years), Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show (28 years), Hidalgo County Farm Bureau director (15 years), raising club calves and hogs for the livestock shows.  He was Outstanding Member of Hidalgo County 4H (1995), and earned Breeder of the Year.  He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Shirley Ann (Johnson) Lance, his parents, and brothers Donald Max Lance and Barney Ross Lance.  He is survived by sister Emma Lou LaForge (Jimmy), brother R. Franklin Lance (Carolyn), and children Linda Lance Goslin (Leslie), Thomas Wesley Lance (Jerri), Jo Ann Lance Stevenson (Stan), Karon Smith (Bob), Kenny Gallia (Carol) and Karrie Dell Gallia, 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Dempsey will be remembered as an honest, hardworking man, loving brother, uncle, father and grandfather.  He never met a stranger and made friends everywhere he went.  He enjoyed keeping in contact with his Army buddies and sharing stories and jokes with family and friends.  Pallbearers will be Kenny Gallia, Tom Lance, James Gallia, David Frank Smith, Denny Ray Lewis, Don Haynes, Steven Lance and Paul Neugebauer. Honorary pallbearers will be Stan Stevenson and Leslie Goslin.  The family extends their appreciation to the caring staff of Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center and Guadalupe Valley Hospice in Seguin.  Memorials may be made to the American Legion H. U. Wood Post 245, P. O. Box 503, Seguin, Texas, 78156 or 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, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Otto Fred Krause, Jr., age 76 of Seguin, passed away unexpectedly at his home Sunday Morning January 5, 2014.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.  Interment will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.  Otto was born on January 31, 1937 to Otto, Sr. and Meta (Schubert) Krause in Sattler Texas.  He married Faye Reynolds on March 9, 1957 and they were married for nearly 58 years.  He started his own business, Krause Construction, 50 years ago, and was still delivering gravel up until his passing.  He was a rancher and farmer who loved being around animals.  He adored his cattle.  When he was not working he spent his time around his farm taking care of his many pets.  Our father will be greatly missed.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Walter and Wilton Krause.  Survivors include his wife Faye Krause; son, Jefferey Krause; two daughters, Cheryl Romans and Loretta Strache; grandchildren, Mark Krause, Matthew Grimm, Jonathon and Jonquil Romans and Drake and Rafe Strache;  great-grandchildren Troy and Gabriella Krause; brother, Raymond Krause; sisters, Marilyn Duelm  and Emmie Sahm and her husband Clarence; numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 51, Geronimo, Texas, 78115 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.     
 
Charles W. Blackerby, age 82 of Seguin, left for home on January 4, 2014 to be at peace with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Visitation will begin on January 10, 2014 at 12 noon followed by funeral services at 1:00 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with George Bell and Charles H. Placker officiating.  Interment will follow in the Nixon Cemetery.  Charles was born on June 7, 1931 in Karnes County Texas to Albert Dewey and Lorena Mae Holliday Blackerby.  Charles was past master of the Devine Lodge No 590 A. F. and A. M.  He also proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.    Charles is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Lucille Placker, Ruby Hill, and Marjorie Cline.  Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Jo Ann Blackerby; daughter, Lisa Mittelberg and husband Rex; grandsons, Jayson and Joshua Mittelberg; sister, Lois Cooper; brothers- in- law, George Bell and wife Glenda and Duane Bell and wife Molly; sister-in-law, Carolyn Jordon and husband Norman; numerous nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers will be Rex, Jayson, and Joshua Mittelberg, Randy Hill, Mike Nivens, Wayne Placker and Clint Redus.  The family would like to thank Hope Hospice for their loving care of Charles.  Memorial contributions may be made to any Shriners Hospitals for children.  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. 
 
Malcom Reneau, age 83 of Seguin, passed away on January 4, 2014.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.   Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Mike Rodriguez officiating.  Interment will follow in Dugger Cemetery.  Malcom was born on December 19, 1930 in Guadalupe County to Jesse Raymond and Lois Davenport Reneau.  He will be remembered as a loved and respected elder of several churches where he served on the boards for over 46 years.  Malcom loved ranching, gardening and hunting.  He was a practical joker and a great story teller.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Mildred Springs and Maxine Knodel, nephews, Kenneth Reneau and his wife Kathy, and Douglas Springs, nieces, Doris Dean Welch and Dawn Sanchez, and brothers-in-law, Norman Glenewinkel, Delton Glenewinkel and Frank Glenewinkel.  Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Bess Emily Glenewinkel Reneau; son, Nathan Reneau and wife Sandra; daughters, Alana Peck and husband Joseph and Keri Orr and husband Randy; grandchildren, Ashly Miller and husband Eric, Joel Peck and wife Bethany, Ryan Reneau and wife Rebekah, Travis Orr, Shawn Reneau, Jeremy Orr, Kaylee Orr, Faith Orr and Savannah Orr; brother, J. W. “Buddy” Reneau and wife Dorothy; sisters, Iva Mae Carley and Billie Ruth Fowler and husband Bennis; brothers-in-law, Arlen Glenewinkel, Sr. and wife LaVerne , Albert Glenewinkel, Sr. and wife Barbara, Bobby Glenewinkel and wife Cherlyn and Danny Glenewinkel and wife Joann; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and a host of friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be Joel Peck, Ryan Reneau, Travis Orr, Shawn Reneau, Jeremy Orr, Arlen Glenewinkel, Jr., and Brian Glenewinkel.    Honorary pallbearer will be David Glenewinkel.  Malcom loved his family and cherished the time he was able to spend with them whether it was at holiday gatherings or hunting with extended family.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Church, P. O. Box 267, 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.
 
Raul Reynaldo "Rudy" Saenz, of Seguin, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the age of 43. 
He is survived by:  Mother:  Electria  Saenz-Seguin; 1 sister-Maria Saenz of Seguin;  1 brother:  Elogio Saenz Jr. of Seguin.  Arrangements by Collins Funeral Home-San Antonio-Eugene M. Lee Jr.-Funeral Director.

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January 7th, 2014

Dempsey Walker Lance, age 84 of Seguin, formerly of McAllen, passed away on January 6, 2014.  Visitation will begin on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel at 12 noon followed by funeral services at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Delmar Ray Johnson officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.  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.    
 
Charles W. Blackerby, age 82 of Seguin, left for home on January 4, 2014 to be at peace with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Visitation will begin on January 10, 2014 at 12 noon followed by funeral services at 1:00 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with George Bell and Charles H. Placker officiating.  Interment will follow in the Nixon Cemetery.  Charles was born on June 7, 1931 in Karnes County Texas to Albert Dewey and Lorena Mae Holliday Blackerby.  Charles was past master of the Devine Lodge No 590 A. F. and A. M.  He also proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.    Charles is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Lucille Placker, Ruby Hill, and Marjorie Cline.  Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Jo Ann Blackerby; daughter, Lisa Mittelberg and husband Rex; grandsons, Jayson and Joshua Mittelberg; sister, Lois Cooper; brothers- in- law, George Bell and wife Glenda and Duane Bell and wife Molly; sister-in-law, Carolyn Jordon and husband Norman; numerous nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers will be Rex, Jayson, and Joshua Mittelberg, Randy Hill, Mike Nivens, Wayne Placker and Clint Redus.  The family would like to thank Hope Hospice for their loving care of Charles.  Memorial contributions may be made to any Shriners Hospitals for children.  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. 
 
Malcom Reneau, age 83 of Seguin, passed away on January 4, 2014.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.   Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Mike Rodriguez officiating.  Interment will follow in Dugger Cemetery.  Malcom was born on December 19, 1930 in Guadalupe County to Jesse Raymond and Lois Davenport Reneau.  He will be remembered as a loved and respected elder of several churches where he served on the boards for over 46 years.  Malcom loved ranching, gardening and hunting.  He was a practical joker and a great story teller.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Mildred Springs and Maxine Knodel, nephews, Kenneth Reneau and his wife Kathy, and Douglas Springs, nieces, Doris Dean Welch and Dawn Sanchez, and brothers-in-law, Norman Glenewinkel, Delton Glenewinkel and Frank Glenewinkel.  Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Bess Emily Glenewinkel Reneau; son, Nathan Reneau and wife Sandra; daughters, Alana Peck and husband Joseph and Keri Orr and husband Randy; grandchildren, Ashly Miller and husband Eric, Joel Peck and wife Bethany, Ryan Reneau and wife Rebekah, Travis Orr, Shawn Reneau, Jeremy Orr, Kaylee Orr, Faith Orr and Savannah Orr; brother, J. W. “Buddy” Reneau and wife Dorothy; sisters, Iva Mae Carley and Billie Ruth Fowler and husband Bennis; brothers-in-law, Arlen Glenewinkel, Sr. and wife LaVerne , Albert Glenewinkel, Sr. and wife Barbara, Bobby Glenewinkel and wife Cherlyn and Danny Glenewinkel and wife Joann; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and a host of friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be Joel Peck, Ryan Reneau, Travis Orr, Shawn Reneau, Jeremy Orr, Arlen Glenewinkel, Jr., and Brian Glenewinkel.    Honorary pallbearer will be David Glenewinkel.  Malcom loved his family and cherished the time he was able to spend with them whether it was at holiday gatherings or hunting with extended family.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Church, P. O. Box 267, 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.
 
Otto Fred Krause, Jr., age 76 of Seguin, passed away unexpectedly at his home Sunday Morning January 5, 2014.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.  Interment will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.  Otto was born on January 31, 1937 to Otto, Sr. and Meta (Schubert) Krause in Sattler Texas.  He married Faye Reynolds on March 9, 1957 and they were married for nearly 58 years.  He started his own business, Krause Construction, 50 years ago, and was still delivering gravel up until his passing.  He was a rancher and farmer who loved being around animals.  He adored his cattle.  When he was not working he spent his time around his farm taking care of his many pets.  Our father will be greatly missed.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Walter and Wilton Krause.  Survivors include his wife Faye Krause; son, Jefferey Krause; two daughters, Cheryl Romans and Loretta Strache; grandchildren, Mark Krause, Matthew Grimm, Jonathon and Jonquil Romans and Drake and Rafe Strache;  great-grandchildren Troy and Gabriella Krause; brother, Raymond Krause; sisters, Marilyn Duelm  and Emmie Sahm and her husband Clarence; numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department, 6808 N. Hwy 123, Geronimo, Texas, 78115 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.     
 
Alvin R. Hoffmann, age 93 of Seguin, passed away on January 4, 2014.  Visitation will be held on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Interment will follow in Eden Cemetery.  A reception will follow at the Cross Church Fellowship Hall.  Alvin was born on November 13, 1920 in Guadalupe County to Edwin and Lena (Henzel) Hoffmann.  During World War II he proudly served his country in the United States Army having been stationed in England, France and Germany.  He was a carpenter all his life having worked in residential construction for the Schuessler Lumber Company and later for the Koehler Company.  He was a member of Cross Church and Hermann Sons Lodge No 37 in Seguin.  Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Annie Stobbs Hoffmann; his children, Carol Henze (Gilbert), Bob Hoffmann, Larry Hoffmann(Sheila Hahn Hoffmann), and Earl Hoffmann; grandchildren, Michael Henze (Jill), Matthew Hoffmann (Andrea), and Kelly Hoffmann; great-grandchildren, John Henze, Grace Henze and Holden Hoffmann; sister, Ella Jahns; sister-in-law, Hannah Lori Hoffmann; numerous nieces and nephews.  Alvin is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, George, Adolph and Emil Hoffmann and daughter-in-law, Linda Hoffmann.  Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Henze, Matthew Hoffmann, Alan Bode, Glenn Rabe, Bryan Luensmann and Steve Koehler.  Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Koehler, Gregg Koehler, Benno Luensmann, Eric Garcia, Manuel Rodriguez, Kenneth ”Tiny” Mondin, Rick Harborth and Dr. Serapio Vela.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cross Church Building Fund, 814 N. Bauer, Seguin, Texas 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.  
 
Raul Reynaldo "Rudy" Saenz, of Seguin, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the age of 43. 
He is survived by  Mother, Electria  Saenz, Seguin; sister, Maria Saenz of Seguin and brother,  Elogio Saenz Jr. of Seguin.  Arrangements by Collins Funeral Home-San Antonio-Eugene M. Lee Jr.-Funeral Director.
 
Antonio G. Martinez passed away at home on January 3, 2014 at the age of 72. He was born in Seguin, TX to Guadalupe and Dora Martinez on July 5, 1941.  He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War with the United States Navy. Antonio was an avid San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboy fan. He was also a member of La Trinidad United Methodist Church and American Legion Post #245. Antonio is preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Martinez; children, Christy Arias and husband Willie and Tony Martinez and girlfriend Tonya Hawkins; 6 grandchildren, Willie Arias Jr., Michael Martinez, Justin Martinez, Nicholas Martinez, Erika Flores and Matthew Martinez; 8 great grandchildren, Julianna, Jesse, Saryna, Bishop, Ian, J.J., Zoe and Noah; father, Guadalupe Martinez; siblings, Bishop Joel Martinez and wife Raquel, Juan Martinez and wife Joann and Amanda Rosa and her husband Jesse. A visitation will be held on Monday at Goetz Funeral Home from 1-7 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm. The family will be present at 5pm to receive friends and family. A funeral service will be held at La Trinidad United Methodist Church, 306 E. Gonzales St, at 10 am on Tuesday January 7, 2014 followed by burial at San Geronimo Cemetery where military honors will be presented. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

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January 6th, 2014

Raul Reynaldo "Rudy" Saenz, of Seguin, died Saturday at the age of 43. Arrangements, for Rudy Saenz, are pending at Collins Funeral Home in San Antonio. Survivors include mother, Electria Saenz' sister, Maria Saenz and brother: Elogio Saenz Jr.

Antonio G. Martinez passed away at home on January 3, 2014 at the age of 72. He was born in Seguin, TX to Guadalupe and Dora Martinez on July 5, 1941.  He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War with the United States Navy. Antonio was an avid San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboy fan. He was also a member of La Trinidad United Methodist Church and American Legion Post #245. Antonio is preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Martinez; children, Christy Arias and husband Willie and Tony Martinez and girlfriend Tonya Hawkins; 6 grandchildren, Willie Arias Jr., Michael Martinez, Justin Martinez, Nicholas Martinez, Erika Flores and Matthew Martinez; 8 great grandchildren, Julianna, Jesse, Saryna, Bishop, Ian, J.J., Zoe and Noah; father, Guadalupe Martinez; siblings, Bishop Joel Martinez and wife Raquel, Juan Martinez and wife Joann and Amanda Rosa and her husband Jesse. A visitation will be held on Monday at Goetz Funeral Home from 1-7 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm. The family will be present at 5pm to receive friends and family. A funeral service will be held at La Trinidad United Methodist Church, 306 E. Gonzales St, at 10 am on Tuesday January 7, 2014 followed by burial at San Geronimo Cemetery where military honors will be presented. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.
 
Alvin R. Hoffmann, age 93 of Seguin, passed away on January 4, 2014.  Visitation will be held on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Interment will follow in Eden Cemetery.  A reception will follow at the Cross Church Fellowship Hall.  Alvin was born on November 13, 1920 in Guadalupe County to Edwin and Lena (Henzel) Hoffmann.  During World War II he proudly served his country in the United States Army having been stationed in England, France and Germany.  He was a carpenter all his life having worked in residential construction for the Schuessler Lumber Company and later for the Koehler Company.  He was a member of Cross Church and Hermann Sons Lodge No 37 in Seguin.  Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Annie Stobbs Hoffmann; his children, Carol Henze (Gilbert), Bob Hoffmann, Larry Hoffmann(Sheila Hahn Hoffmann), and Earl Hoffmann; grandchildren, Michael Henze (Jill), Matthew Hoffmann (Andrea), and Kelly Hoffmann; great-grandchildren, John Henze, Grace Henze and Holden Hoffmann; sister, Ella Jahns; sister-in-law, Hannah Lori Hoffmann; numerous nieces and nephews.  Alvin is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, George, Adolph and Emil Hoffmann and daughter-in-law, Linda Hoffmann.  Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Henze, Matthew Hoffmann, Alan Bode, Glenn Rabe, Bryan Luensmann and Steve Koehler.  Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Koehler, Gregg Koehler, Benno Luensmann, Eric Garcia, Manuel Rodriguez, Kenneth ”Tiny” Mondin, Rick Harborth and Dr. Serapio Vela.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cross Church Building Fund, 814 N. Bauer, Seguin, Texas 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.  
 
Malcom Reneau, age 83 of Seguin, passed away on January 4, 2014.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.   Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Mike Rodriguez officiating.  Interment will follow in Dugger Cemetery.  Malcom was born on December 19, 1930 in Guadalupe County to Jesse Raymond and Lois Davenport Reneau.  He will be remembered as a loved and respected elder of several churches where he served on the boards for over 46 years.  Malcom loved ranching, gardening and hunting.  He was a practical joker and a great story teller.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Mildred Springs and Maxine Knodel, nephew, Kenneth Reneau and his wife Kathy, nieces, Doris Dean Welch and Dawn Sanchez, and brothers-in-law, Norman Glenewinkel, Delton Glenewinkel and Frank Glenewinkel.  Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Bess Emily Glenewinkel Reneau; son, Nathan Reneau and wife Sandra; daughters, Alana Peck and husband Joseph and Keri Orr and husband Randy; grandchildren, Ashly Miller and husband Eric, Joel Peck and wife Bethany, Ryan Reneau and wife Rebekah, Travis Orr, Shawn Reneau, Jeremy Orr, Kaylee Orr, Faith Orr and Savannah Orr; brother, J. W. “Buddy” Reneau and wife Dorothy; sisters, Iva Mae Carley and Billie Ruth Fowler and husband Bennis; brothers-in-law, Arlen Glenewinkel, Sr. and wife LaVerne , Albert Glenewinkel, Sr. and wife Barbara, Bobby Glenewinkel and wife Cherlyn and Danny Glenewinkel and wife Joann; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and a host of friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be Joel Peck, Ryan Reneau, Travis Orr, Shawn Reneau, Jeremy Orr, Arlen Glenewinkel, Jr., and Brian Glenewinkel.    Honorary pallbearer will be David Glenewinkel.  Malcom loved his family and cherished the time he was able to spend with them whether it was at holiday gatherings or hunting with extended family.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Church, P. O. Box 267, 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.

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January 3rd, 2014

Lucia Sanchez, age 91 of Seguin, passed away on January 2, 2014. Visitation will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary on Friday, January 3, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. A rosary will be recited by Frances Luna on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel. A procession will then depart for graveside services and interment at San Geronimo Cemetery with Msgr. Dennis Darilek officiating. Lucia was born on June 4, 1922 in New Braunfels Texas to Luciano and Consepcion Guerrero Guajardo. Her loving husband Pablo Sanchez preceded her in death as did two sons, Ignacio Sanchez and Antonio Sanchez, her parents and numerous brothers and sisters. Survivors include her children, Irene Smoot and husband Rex, Alex Sanchez and wife Dora, Ernest Sanchez and wife Katy, Alicia Silva and husband Max, Mary Ruiz and husband Richard and Rosie Belcher and husband Ronnie; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other loving family members. Serving as pallbearers will be her granddaughters, Jo Ann Rankin, Regina Balderas, Amy Dang, Cindy Sanchez, Roxanne Hargraves, Racheal DeLeon, Cassandra Ruiz and Toni Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers will be Lucy McNeill and Marta Silva. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 510 S. Camp, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 409 W. Krezdorn, 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.

Menan Clyde Schriewer, 79, of New Braunfels, Texas passed away Monday, December 30, 2013 surrounded by loving family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 4 at the First Protestant Church, 172 W. Coll Street, New Braunfels.

Don Setliff, age 73, died December 29, 2013 at his home in Nixon. He was born January 6, 1940 in Robstown to Norman and Rosa Mae (Dow) Setliff. Don is preceded in death by hisparents; a daughter, Rebecca Setliff Wootan; and a son, Russell Gibson. He is survived by his wife, Isabel (Mendoza) Setliff, of Nixon; his children: Dona Zerr and husband James of Seguin; Anna Juarez of Nixon; Manuel Juarez of Nixon; Randy StuartEckols of Mexia, TX; his grandchildren: Chasity Thomas of Houston; Brice Whitehead of Gonzales; Cody Joe Whitehead of Gonzales; Alex Setliff of Nixon; Austin McDonald of San Marcos; Tanner Wootan of North Dakota; Maddie Gonzales of Nixon; a great-grandchild: Ayden Stautzenberger of Nixon; and his sister, Judy Billings and husband Freddy of Nixon; as well asmany nieces and nephews. Don had a career of over 47 years inlaw enforcement. He started with the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Dept. where he served as a deputy sheriff and then waselected Constable. He later went on to work as an undercover agent for the Guadalupe County Task Force. After moving to Pandora, TX he began to work as a deputy sheriff for Gonzales County. In 2005, he was elected as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 in Gonzales County where he served for over 8 years until he retired. He was actively involved in the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Dept., and in the Nixon Volunteer Fire Dept. for a total of over 30 years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Richardson Christian Center in Nixon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Advocacy Center, Gonzales, TX. All are invited to sign the on-line guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.

Johney Ray Allen, Sr. 79, of New Braunfels, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Northeast Methodist Hospital in Live Oak, after a short illness. He was born to William C. Allen and Erma (Barnett) Allen in Bomarton, Texas on March 23, 1934. He moved to New Braunfels in the early 50’s, worked at the textile mill and then as an electrician for many years in New Braunfels and San Antonio. He retired from Pedernales Electric Cooperation as a Power Use Advisor after 24 years of service. In his retirement years He and his wife Marilyn enjoyed traveling together. They also loved playing guitar and singing with friends at area music jams. He was a former member and Past President of the Canyon Lake VFD, the Comal County Young Farmers of Texas, and was active in Comal County Youth Shows. He is survived by his Wife of 59 years, Marilyn Allen, Daughter, Claudette Marie Mc Donald and husband Bobbie, Anchorage, Alaska; Son, Johney R. Allen, Jr. and wife Karen, Canyon Lake, TX; Son, Jimmy Allen and wife Karla, New Braunfels, TX; Daughter, Debra Canham and Mike, New Braunfels, TX; Son, Joe Allen and wife Heidi, New Braunfels, TX; Sisters, Beatrice Yeats and Al, Seguin, TX and Vida "Red" Whitaker and husband Bill; Grandchildren: Michele, Bobbie, Lisa, Angela, Zachary, Matthew, Barry, Kurtis, Greg, Shaulyn, Jessica, Ryan and 18 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Witzel and Edsel Allen; and sisters, Ruth Harborth, Lovie Woerndell, Claudette Barnett; and twin sister, Bonnie May Allen. Public visitation will begin 5:00 PM Friday at Zoeller Funeral Home and will continue until 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, January 4, 2013 at Zoeller Funeral Home with Pastor Clarence Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Kingsbury Cemetery.

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January 2nd, 2014

Felix Y. Herrera, age 51 of Seguin, passed away on December 27, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by a rosary and service at 10 a.m. with Deacon Nick Carrillo officiating.  Graveside services and interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery.  Felix was born in Seguin, Texas to Eugene Herrera and Mary G. Cimental on November 27, 1962.  He is preceded in death by his father, Eugene Herrera, his brother, Michael Herrera, maternal grandparents, Andres and Sara Garcia, paternal grandparents, Felix and Longina Herrera and nephew Jared John Herrera.  Survivors include his wife Rachel C. Herrera; daughters, Michelle (Danny) Mendoza and Amber (Joseph Barr) Herrera; son, Michael (Christy Ramos) Herrera; parents, Mary and Basilio Cimental; brother, Johnny (Josie) Herrera, sister, Angela (Nicholos) Martinez; grandchildren, Mason, Kadyn, Malachi, Victoria, Lencho and Max; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  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.    
 
Herbert Herman Laubach passed away peacefully on December 28, 2013.  Herbert was born in Honey Creek/Wetmore, Texas to Emil and Emilie Laubach on January 6, 1925.  He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Mae (nee Biermann) of 65 years, his 3 children, and their spouses: Kenneth Laubach and wife, Victoria, Kathleen Wimberly, David Laubach and wife, Lisa; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, Carlton Biermann and wife, Nita, and many nieces and nephews.  Herbert was predeceased by 4 sisters, Nora Real, Erna Freitag, Cecilia Moos and Gertrude Schumann. Herbert married Dorothy Biermann, the love of his life, from Comfort, Texas, in 1948.  They worked hard on their family ranch in Honey Creek, and then moved in 1956 to live in New Braunfels on a small farm, while Herbert continued to work for the Texas Highway Department as an Engineer.  He was a member of Anhalt for over 50 years.  Together, with Dorothy, led many a Grand March at different wedding venues.  Their band “Herbert Laubach and the Rhythm Pals” provided music for Bulverde Community Center’s first dance which was held on December 31, 1951.  Over 10 years they supported the monthly Country Music Shows in New Braunfels.  Herbert was an avid NBHS football fan, and supporter of the Unicorns, 4-H, FFA, the Comal County Junior Livestock Association and the Knights of Columbus. Herbert leaves behind a legacy of character of integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, friend to many, and a loving man, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle.  His friends and family will keep his memory alive with their remembrances. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Herbert’s memory to the charity of one’s choice or to the Comal County Junior Livestock Association: CCJLSA @ PO Box 311976 New Braunfels, TX 78131-1976.
Public Visitation will begin 5:00 PM Thursday at Zoeller Funeral Home with a Vigil Service and Rosary to begin at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 AM Friday, January 3, 2014 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with interment to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery.

Don Setliff Obituary: 

We knew little that morning God was going to call your name.

In life we loved your dearly, in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you, for you did not go alone,

For part of us went with you the day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories, your love in still our guide,

And though we cannot see you, you are always by our side.

Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same,

But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

Don Setliff, age 73, died December 29, 2013 at his home in Nixon.  He was born January 6, 1940 in Robstown to Norman and Rosa Mae (Dow) Setliff.  Don is preceded in death by hisparents; a daughter, Rebecca Setliff Wootan; and a son, Russell Gibson.  He is survived by his wife, Isabel (Mendoza) Setliff, of Nixon; his children:  Dona Zerr and husband James of Seguin; Anna Juarez of Nixon; Manuel Juarez of Nixon; Randy StuartEckols of Mexia, TX; his grandchildren:  Chasity Thomas of Houston; Brice Whitehead of Gonzales; Cody Joe Whitehead of Gonzales; Alex Setliff of Nixon; Austin McDonald of San Marcos; Tanner Wootan of North Dakota; Maddie Gonzales of Nixon; a great-grandchild:  Ayden Stautzenberger of Nixon; and his sister, Judy Billings and husband Freddy of Nixon; as well asmany nieces and nephews.  Don had a career of over 47 years inlaw enforcement.  He started with the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Dept. where he served as a deputy sheriff and then waselected Constable.  He later went on to work as an undercover agent for the Guadalupe County Task Force.  After moving to Pandora, TX he began to work as a deputy sheriff for Gonzales County.  In 2005, he was elected as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 in Gonzales County where he served for over 8 years until he retired.  He was actively involved in the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Dept., and in the Nixon Volunteer Fire Dept. for a total of over 30 years.  He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Richardson Christian Center in Nixon.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Advocacy Center, Gonzales, TX.  All are invited to sign the on-line guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com

Johney Ray Allen, Sr. 79, of New Braunfels, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Northeast Methodist Hospital in Live Oak, after a short illness. He was born to William C. Allen and Erma (Barnett) Allen in Bomarton, Texas on March 23, 1934. He moved to New Braunfels in the early 50’s, worked at the textile mill and then as an electrician for many years in New Braunfels and San Antonio. He retired from Pedernales Electric Cooperation as a Power Use Advisor after 24 years of service. In his retirement years He and his wife Marilyn enjoyed traveling together. They also loved playing guitar and singing with friends at area music jams. He was a former member and Past President of the Canyon Lake VFD, the Comal County Young Farmers of Texas, and was active in Comal County Youth Shows. He is survived by his Wife of 59 years, Marilyn Allen, Daughter, Claudette Marie Mc Donald and husband Bobbie, Anchorage, Alaska; Son, Johney R. Allen, Jr. and wife Karen, Canyon Lake, TX; Son, Jimmy Allen and wife Karla, New Braunfels, TX; Daughter, Debra Canham and Mike, New Braunfels, TX; Son, Joe Allen and wife Heidi, New Braunfels, TX; Sisters, Beatrice Yeats and Al, Seguin, TX and Vida "Red" Whitaker and husband Bill; Grandchildren: Michele, Bobbie, Lisa, Angela, Zachary, Matthew, Barry, Kurtis, Greg, Shaulyn, Jessica, Ryan and 18 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Witzel and Edsel Allen; and sisters, Ruth Harborth, Lovie Woerndell, Claudette Barnett; and twin sister, Bonnie May Allen. Public visitation will begin 5:00 PM Friday at Zoeller Funeral Home and will continue until 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, January 4, 2013 at Zoeller Funeral Home with Pastor Clarence Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Kingsbury Cemetery.

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December 31st, 2013

Herbert William “Trey” Schubert, III, age 49 of San Antonio, passed away on December 26, 2013.  Visitation will begin on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by funeral services at 10:30 a.m. with Joe Lunz officiating.  Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.  A reception will follow at Lifegate Church Fellowship Hall.  Trey was born on February 7, 1964 in Seguin Texas to Herb and Betty Schubert.  His parents preceded him in death as did his brother Drew Schubert and grandparents, Herbert, Sr. and Norma Schubert and Thelma Brawner.  Survivors include his twin daughters, Emma and Genevieve Schubert; brother, Jay Schubert and wife Denise; sister, Tina Schubert Caplette; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a community full of family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up for voluntary contributions and may be made at Randolph Brooks Credit Union.  Please style any checks in the name of Trevor Schubert.  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.      

Felix Y. Herrera, age 51 of Seguin, passed away on December 27, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by a rosary and service at 10 a.m. with Deacon Nick Carrillo officiating.  Graveside services and interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery.  Felix was born in Seguin, Texas to Eugene Herrera and Mary G. Cimental on November 27, 1962.  He is preceded in death by his father, Eugene Herrera, his brother, Michael Herrera, maternal grandparents, Andres and Sara Garcia, paternal grandparents, Felix and Longina Herrera and nephew Jared John Herrera.  Survivors include his wife Rachel C. Herrera; daughters, Michelle (Danny) Mendoza and Amber (Joseph Barr) Herrera; son, Michael (Christy Ramos) Herrera; parents, Mary and Basilio Cimental; brother, Johnny (Josie) Herrera, sister, Angela (Nicholos) Martinez; grandchildren, Mason, Kadyn, Malachi, Victoria, Lencho and Max; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  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.    
 
Herbert Herman Laubach passed away peacefully on December 28, 2013. Herbert was born in Honey Creek/Wetmore, Texas to Emil and Emilie Laubach on January 6, 1925. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Mae (nee Biermann) of 65 years, his 3 children, and their spouses: Kenneth Laubach and wife, Victoria, Kathleen Wimberly, David Laubach and wife, Lisa; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, Carlton Biermann and wife, Nita, and many nieces and nephews. Herbert was predeceased by 4 sisters, Nora Real, Erna Freitag, Cecilia Moos and Gertrude Schumann. Herbert married Dorothy Biermann, the love of his life, from Comfort, Texas, in 1948. They worked hard on their family ranch in Honey Creek, and then moved in 1956 to live in New Braunfels on a small farm, while Herbert continued to work for the Texas Highway Department as an Engineer. He was a member of Anhalt for over 50 years. Together, with Dorothy, led many a Grand March at different wedding venues. Their band “Herbert Laubach and the Rhythm Pals” provided music for Bulverde Community Center’s first dance which was held on December 31, 1951. Over 10 years they supported the monthly Country Music Shows in New Braunfels. Herbert was an avid NBHS football fan, and supporter of the Unicorns, 4-H, FFA, the Comal County Junior Livestock Association and the Knights of Columbus. Herbert leaves behind a legacy of character of integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, friend to many, and a loving man, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle. His friends and family will keep his memory alive with their remembrances. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Herbert’s memory to the charity of one’s choice or to the Comal County Junior Livestock Association: CCJLSA @ PO Box 311976 New Braunfels, TX 78131-1976.
Public Visitation will begin 5:00 PM Thursday at Zoeller Funeral Home with a Vigil Service and Rosary to begin at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 AM Friday, January 3, 2014 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with interment to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery.

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December 30th, 2013

Herbert William “Trey” Schubert, III, age 49 of San Antonio, passed away on December 26, 2013. Visitation will begin on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by funeral services at 10:30 a.m. with Joe Lunz officiating. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. A reception will follow at Lifegate Church Fellowship Hall. Trey was born on February 7, 1964 in Seguin Texas to Herb and Betty Schubert. His parents preceded him in death as did his brother Drew Schubert and grandparents, Herbert, Sr. and Norma Schubert and Thelma Brawner. Survivors include his twin daughters, Emma and Genevieve Schubert; brother, Jay Schubert and wife Denise; sister, Tina Schubert Caplette; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a community full of family and friends. In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up for voluntary contributions and may be made at Randolph Brooks Credit Union. Please style any checks in the name of Trevor Schubert. 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.

Rosa Lee Powell passed away on December 7, 2013. She was born August 13, 1924. She graduated from Lockhart High School in 1942 and Seton School of Nursing in Austin in 1945. She married Dr. James Playfair in 1949 and had four children-Kathryn, Patricia, John & Mitchell. She was a single parent, raising her children while working as a nurse, nursing supervisor or nurse, on call nurse and hospital administrator at the Lockhart Hospital from 1959 to 1976. She assisted in the births of hundreds of Lockhart residents. At age 52, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from SWT. She then worked in the OR at the Edgar B. Davis Hospital in Luling until her retirement in her 70s. She married A.D. Powell in 1975 and started an adventure that included cruising the Panama Canal, Hawaii and Mexico. She enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and Coushatta to "visit the money she left the last time." She was an exceptional cook, seamstress, bowler and had a thirst for knowledge. She was never bored or depressed and could always find something of interest to do. She knew the value of family time and hosted an annual family trip to Port Aransas where the family would gather for five days of eating, dominoes, cards and the yearly "Meme dive" which she accomplished into her 70's. Preceding her in death where her parents, Ed and Frieda Anton, her "best" husband A.D. Powell and brother Joe Anton. She is survived by children Kathryn Young, Patricia Blackwell, John Playfair and wife Brenda; Mitchell Playfair; grandchildren Thomas and Jason Playfair; J.C. Short, Ginny and Kaitlan Young; step-grandchildren Sarah and Thomas Dunn, Laura Krcmar; great grandchildren Braydon and Lariat Playfair; Bryton Short; nephew David Anton and wife Carolyn and step-son David Powell.

Felix Y. Herrera, age 51 of Seguin, passed away on December 27, 2013. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by a rosary and service at 10 a.m. with Deacon Nick Carrillo officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery. Felix was born in Seguin, Texas to Eugene Herrera and Mary G. Cimental on November 27, 1962. He is preceded in death by his father, Eugene Herrera, his brother, Michael Herrera, maternal grandparents, Andres and Sara Garcia, paternal grandparents, Felix and Longina Herrera and nephew Jared John Herrera. Survivors include his wife Rachel C. Herrera; daughters, Michelle (Danny) Mendoza and Amber (Joseph Barr) Herrera; son, Michael (Christy Ramos) Herrera; parents, Mary and Basilio Cimental; brother, Johnny (Josie) Herrera, sister, Angela (Nicholos) Martinez; grandchildren, Mason, Kadyn, Malachi, Victoria, Lencho and Max; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 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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December 28th, 2013

Herbert William “Trey” Schubert, III, age 49 of San Antonio, passed away on December 26, 2013.  Visitation will begin on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by funeral services at 10:30 a.m. with Joe Lunz officiating.  Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.  A reception will follow at Lifegate Church Fellowship Hall.  Trey was born on February 7, 1964 in Seguin Texas to Herb and Betty Schubert.  His parents preceded him in death as did his brother Drew Schubert and grandparents, Herbert, Sr. and Norma Schubert and Thelma Brawner.  Survivors include his twin daughters, Emma and Genevieve Schubert; brother, Jay Schubert and wife Denise; sister, Tina Schubert Caplette; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a community full of family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up for voluntary contributions and may be made at Randolph Brooks Credit Union.  Please style any checks in the name of Trevor Schubert.  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.      

Neva Marie Reimers, age 55, died unexpectedly on December 23, 2013, at University Hospital in San Antonio, TX. She was born on October 9, 1958 to Eugene May and Janet Marie Sifford May. Neva's greatest joy was being a homemaker and having her family in her home. She is survived by the love of her life, husband, Kevin Reimers; sons, Sean Delcourt, Travis Reimers, and Lane Reimers; father Harold Fox; brothers, Tracy May and Eugene May; sisters, Francis Keller and Sherry Aaron; mother-in-law, Madelyn Reimers; brother-in-law, Shelby Reimers and his wife Melissa. Neva is predeceased by her father, Eugene May and mother, Janet Marie Sifford May Fox.In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 12672 Silicon Drive, Suite 105, San Antonio, Texas 78249, 1-210-569-0300. Church services will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at The Country Church in Marion, Texas, followed by burial at 3:30 p.m. at Nockenut Cemetery.  Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book. Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, Ph: 830.303.5551.

Mildred “Millie” Grimsley age 50 of Seguin, passed away on December 24, 2013. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel. Private interment will be held at a later date. Millie was born on April 4, 1963 in Seguin Texas to Elmer Peter Moltz and Carolyn Maxwell Moltz. She is preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Weatherly. Survivors include her loving husband of 31 years, Billy Grimsley; sons, Christopher Grimsley and wife Johnsie, Cody Grimsley and fiancé Amber Pfeuffer and Steven Grimsley; her father, Elmer “Butch” Moltz and wife Cindy; sister, Nancy Campbell and husband Ray; brother, Buddy Moltz and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Jaydin Grimsley, Addisyn Grimsley and Gabriel Grimsley; numerous other loving family members and friends. 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.

Rosa Lee Powell passed away on December 7, 2013. She was born August 13, 1924. She graduated from Lockhart High School in 1942 and Seton School of Nursing in Austin in 1945. She married Dr. James Playfair in 1949 and had four children-Kathryn, Patricia, John & Mitchell. She was a single parent, raising her children while working as a nurse, nursing supervisor or nurse, on call nurse and hospital administrator at the Lockhart Hospital from 1959 to 1976. She assisted in the births of hundreds of Lockhart residents. At age 52, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from SWT. She then worked in the OR at the Edgar B. Davis Hospital in Luling until her retirement in her 70s. She married A.D. Powell in 1975 and started an adventure that included cruising the Panama Canal, Hawaii and Mexico. She enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and Coushatta to "visit the money she left the last time." She was an exceptional cook, seamstress, bowler and had a thirst for knowledge. She was never bored or depressed and could always find something of interest to do. She knew the value of family time and hosted an annual family trip to Port Aransas where the family would gather for five days of eating, dominoes, cards and the yearly "Meme dive" which she accomplished into her 70's. Preceding her in death where her parents, Ed and Frieda Anton, her "best" husband A.D. Powell and brother Joe Anton. She is survived by children Kathryn Young, Patricia Blackwell, John Playfair and wife Brenda; Mitchell Playfair; grandchildren Thomas and Jason Playfair; J.C. Short, Ginny and Kaitlan Young; step-grandchildren Sarah and Thomas Dunn, Laura Krcmar; great grandchildren Braydon and Lariat Playfair; Bryton Short; nephew David Anton and wife Carolyn and step-son David Powell.

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December 27th, 2013

Neva Marie Reimers, age 55, died unexpectedly on December 23, 2013, at University Hospital in San Antonio, TX. She was born on October 9, 1958 to Eugene May and Janet Marie Sifford May. Neva's greatest joy was being a homemaker and having her family in her home. She is survived by the love of her life, husband, Kevin Reimers; sons, Sean Delcourt, Travis Reimers, and Lane Reimers; father Harold Fox; brothers, Tracy May and Eugene May; sisters, Francis Keller and Sherry Aaron; mother-in-law, Madelyn Reimers; brother-in-law, Shelby Reimers and his wife Melissa. Neva is predeceased by her father, Eugene May and mother, Janet Marie Sifford May Fox.In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 12672 Silicon Drive, Suite 105, San Antonio, Texas 78249, 1-210-569-0300. Visitation will be Friday, December 27, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. Church services will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at The Country Church in Marion, Texas, followed by burial at 3:30 p.m. at Nockenut Cemetery.  Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book. Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, Ph: 830.303.5551.

Mildred “Millie” Grimsley age 50 of Seguin, passed away on December 24, 2013. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel. Private interment will be held at a later date. Millie was born on April 4, 1963 in Seguin Texas to Elmer Peter Moltz and Carolyn Maxwell Moltz. She is preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Weatherly. Survivors include her loving husband of 31 years, Billy Grimsley; sons, Christopher Grimsley and wife Johnsie, Cody Grimsley and fiancé Amber Pfeuffer and Steven Grimsley; her father, Elmer “Butch” Moltz and wife Cindy; sister, Nancy Campbell and husband Ray; brother, Buddy Moltz and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Jaydin Grimsley, Addisyn Grimsley and Gabriel Grimsley; numerous other loving family members and friends. 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.

Rosa Lee passed away on December 7, 2013. She was born August 13, 1924. She graduated from Lockhart High School in 1942 and Seton School of Nursing in Austin in 1945. She married Dr. James Playfair in 1949 and had four children-Kathryn, Patricia, John & Mitchell. She was a single parent, raising her children while working as a nurse, nursing supervisor or nurse, on call nurse and hospital administrator at the Lockhart Hospital from 1959 to 1976. She assisted in the births of hundreds of Lockhart residents. At age 52, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from SWT. She then worked in the OR at the Edgar B. Davis Hospital in Luling until her retirement in her 70s. She married A.D. Powell in 1975 and started an adventure that included cruising the Panama Canal, Hawaii and Mexico. She enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and Coushatta to "visit the money she left the last time." She was an exceptional cook, seamstress, bowler and had a thirst for knowledge. She was never bored or depressed and could always find something of interest to do. She knew the value of family time and hosted an annual family trip to Port Aransas where the family would gather for five days of eating, dominoes, cards and the yearly "Meme dive" which she accomplished into her 70's. Preceding her in death where her parents, Ed and Frieda Anton, her "best" husband A.D. Powell and brother Joe Anton. She is survived by children Kathryn Young, Patricia Blackwell, John Playfair and wife Brenda; Mitchell Playfair; grandchildren Thomas and Jason Playfair; J.C. Short, Ginny and Kaitlan Young; step-grandchildren Sarah and Thomas Dunn, Laura Krcmar; great grandchildren Braydon and Lariat Playfair; Bryton Short; nephew David Anton and wife Carolyn and step-son David Powell.

Gussie F. Elley passed away on December 21, 2013 at the age of 84. He was born in McQueeney, TX to Alvin and Adelia Elley on July 29, 1929. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Albert, Melton, Raymond and Clarence Elley. Gussie survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Myrtle Elley; their children, Russell Elley and wife Alissa, Ronald Elley and wife Judy, Gay Riedel and husband Gerald; his sisters, Dorothy Dotson and Della Arbuckle; 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and by numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members. He proudly served in the United States Army in the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #7110. He retires from the Southern Pacific Railroad after 25 years of service and was also a member of Grace Memorial Church of New Braunfels. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Memorial Church, VFW Post #7110 or to the National Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home from 5-8 pm on Thursday, December 26th. Funeral services will commence at 10 am on December 27th, 213 also at Goetz Funeral Home with Rev. Adam Cork presiding. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park with military honors provided by the United States Army and VFW Post #7110. Please visit our online register book at www.goetzfuneral.com. Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, Ph: 830.303.5551.

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December 23rd, 2013

Gisela Biron Brainerd Keller died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 from complications due to cancer. She was 64-years-old. She is preceded in death by her sister, Waltraud Schwank; her brother Heinz Biron and her mother, Anna Jumeau Biron. She is survived by her son, Douglas Brainerd. A memorial service was held at the Laubach Social Club on Laubach Road on Sunday, Dec. 22. The service was under the direction of Crenshaw Funeral Home.

 

Gussie F. Elley passed away on December 21, 2013 at the age of 84. He was born in McQueeney, TX to Alvin and Adelia Elley on July 29, 1929. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Albert, Melton, Raymond and Clarence Elley.

Gussie survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Myrtle Elley; their children, Russell Elley and wife Alissa, Ronald Elley and wife Judy, Gay Riedel and husband Gerald; his sisters, Dorothy Dotson and Della Arbuckle; 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and by numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

He proudly served in the United States Army in the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #7110. He retires from the Southern Pacific Railroad after 25 years of service and was also a member of Grace Memorial Church of New Braunfels.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Memorial Church, VFW Post #7110 or to the National Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home from 5-8 pm on Thursday, December 26

Funeral services will commence at 10 am on December 27th, 213 also at Goetz Funeral Home with Rev. Adam Cork presiding. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park with military honors provided by the United States Army and VFW Post #7110. Please visit our online register book at www.goetzfuneral.com.

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December 20th, 2013

Orville A. Koepp, Jr., age 65 of Seguin, passed away on December 11, 2013.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Orville was born on February 1, 1948 in New Braunfels, Texas to Orville Alfred Koepp, Sr. and Vernell A. Vader Crosnoe.  He is preceded in death by his father and his step-mother, Annie Kuhn Koepp.  Survivors include his loving mother, Vernell Crosnoe; loving daughter, Tina Carroll; brothers, Roger Koepp and wife Sandy and Douglas Koepp and wife Bobbie; grandchildren, Wesley Springfield and fiancé Jessica Malatek, Randi Williams and husband Jason, Jessi Perry and husband Will, Kassi Carroll and fiancé Justin, Frankie Hernandez and girlfriend  Stephanie Luna and Sebastian Sproles; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Cameron, Carter, Liam and Sydney; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and a host of friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cross Church, 814 N. Bauer, 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. 

 

 

Lillie B. Clack Smith went to be with the Lord on December 13, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11 AM at William Taylor UMC in Luling, Texas. Interment will follow at Luling City Cemetery. Arrangements  entrusted to: Collins Funeral Home"Affordable, Dignified Celebration of Life and Heritage" 210 - 657-2273; www.collinsfuneralhome.webs.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 19th, 2013

Francisca “Frances” Luna Menchaca passed away on Saturday December 14, 2013, in Seguin, Texas at the age of 72. She was born in Seguin, Texas on September 28, 1941.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Donaciano (Chano) Luna and Juanita Medina Luna and her sisters, Florlinda, Yolanda, and Lydia Luna. 
 
She is survived by her husband Adelaido (Yayo) Menchaca Sr., son Adelaido (Yayo Jr.) and wife Linda, daughter Diana and husband Raymond Valadez, daughter Josephina Maria (Babi) and husband Gilbert Holguin daughter Maria E. (Mona) and husband Rojelio Medrano Jr., grandchildren, Frances Nicole Menchaca, Adelaida Marie Holguin, April Yvette Holguin, Elizabeth Diane Menchaca, Gilbert Anthony Holguin Jr., Kaleb Noel Vigil, great-grandchildren, Sarina Ava Mendoza, Aubrey, Autumn, and
Danica Valadez, and Jason Donovan Dempster. Survivors also include her brothers Frank, Guadalupe, Felix, and Antonio Luna, her sister Maria Moreno, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.                 
 
A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:00 a. m. Interment is to follow at San Geronimo Cemetery.
 
Arrangements are being handled by Palmer Mortuary 1116 N. Austin Street Seguin, TX 78155, 830-379-9430. Please log onto our website to view and sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.
 
 
Pauline Sims Hill passed from this life to her life eternal on December 17, 2013, at the age of 97. She was born in Rains County, Texas on December 3rd, 1916.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Marvin W. Hill; parents, Ed and Opal Sims; brothers, Melton, Carl, and Herman Sims; sister, Lois Sims Schindler. Pauline and Marvin were devoted to their Lord and committed to family and community.  They leave their legacy of faith and faithfulness to God, Country, and their family of 5 children and 77 grandchildren. They were faithful members of LaVernia First Baptist Church. They were also members of the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. In recent years, Pauline faithfully attended worship services at Eden Hill Chapel in New Braunfels. Pauline is survived by her children, Joyce and RJ Moehrig of Rocksprings, Marlene and Stephen Moore of New Braunfels, Barbara and James Fillinger of Helotes, Sue and Rudy Fuselier of Garden Ridge, Melton Hill of New Caney; brother, Marvin Sims and wife Christine of Taft; sister-in-law, Doris Sims of Mexia; numerous nieces, nephews and many loving friends. A Visitation will be held, Wednesday, December 18th from 6pm-8pm at Finch Funeral Chapel, LaVernia. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 at Finch Funeral Chapel in LaVernia, Texas. A private interment will take place at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pauline’s name to the LaVernia First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 279, LaVernia, Texas 78121.
 
 
 
Lillie B. Clack Smith went to be with the Lord on December 13, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11 AM at William Taylor UMC in Luling, Texas. Interment will follow at Luling City Cemetery. Arrangements  entrusted to: Collins Funeral Home"Affordable, Dignified Celebration of Life and Heritage" 210 - 657-2273; www.collinsfuneralhome.webs.com/
 
 
 
Orville A. Koepp, Jr., age 65 of Seguin, passed away on December 11, 2013.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Orville was born on February 1, 1948 in New Braunfels, Texas to Orville Alfred Koepp, Sr. and Vernell A. Vader Crosnoe.  He is preceded in death by his father and his step-mother, Annie Kuhn Koepp.  Survivors include his loving mother, Vernell Crosnoe; loving daughter, Tina Carroll; brothers, Roger Koepp and wife Sandy and Douglas Koepp and wife Bobbie; grandchildren, Wesley Springfield and fiancé Jessica Malatek, Randi Williams and husband Jason, Jessi Perry and husband Will, Kassi Carroll and fiancé Justin, Frankie Hernandez and girlfriend  Stephanie Luna and Sebastian Sproles; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Cameron, Carter, Liam and Sydney; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and a host of friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cross Church, 814 N. Bauer, 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. 

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December 18th, 2013

Francisca “Frances” Luna Menchaca passed away on Saturday December 14, 2013, in Seguin, Texas at the age of 72. She was born in Seguin, Texas on September 28, 1941.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Donaciano (Chano) Luna and Juanita Medina Luna and her sisters, Florlinda, Yolanda, and Lydia Luna. 
 
She is survived by her husband Adelaido (Yayo) Menchaca Sr., son Adelaido (Yayo Jr.) and wife Linda, daughter Diana and husband Raymond Valadez, daughter Josephina Maria (Babi) and husband Gilbert Holguin daughter Maria E. (Mona) and husband Rojelio Medrano Jr., grandchildren, Frances Nicole Menchaca, Adelaida Marie Holguin, April Yvette Holguin, Elizabeth Diane Menchaca, Gilbert Anthony Holguin Jr., Kaleb Noel Vigil, great-grandchildren, Sarina Ava Mendoza, Aubrey, Autumn, and
Danica Valadez, and Jason Donovan Dempster. Survivors also include her brothers Frank, Guadalupe, Felix, and Antonio Luna, her sister Maria Moreno, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.                 
 
Visitation will be held at Palmer Mortuary on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 5:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p. m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:00 a. m. Interment is to follow at San Geronimo Cemetery.
 
Arrangements are being handled by Palmer Mortuary 1116 N. Austin Street Seguin, TX 78155, 830-379-9430. Please log onto our website to view and sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com.
 
 
Lillie B. Clack Smith went to be with the Lord on December 13, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11 AM at William Taylor UMC in Luling, Texas. Interment will follow at Luling City Cemetery. Arrangements  entrusted to: Collins Funeral Home"Affordable, Dignified Celebration of Life and Heritage" 210 - 657-2273; www.collinsfuneralhome.webs.com/
 
 
 
 
 
Jo Lois Mercer, 94, passed away on December 15, 2013. She was born on September 9, 1919 in Yoakum, Texas to Louis and Rose Ella (McCarty) Hagan.
Her husband Ura Edward Mercer preceded her in death in 1990. She is survived by her son, Jack Mercer (Linda) of Fentress; her daughter, Mary Jo Jenkins (Russell) of Bastrop; two sisters, Lillian Orsark and Erma Watchendorff; three grandchildren, Tyler Mercer (Stephanie), Rusty Jenkins (Heidi), and Mary Katherine Higgins (David) and four great-grandchildren.
 
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Fentress Community Cemetery, with Minister Nell Linebarger officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Mercer, Rusty Jenkins, David Higgins, Heath Grigg, Larry Grigg, and Adam Webb.
 
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com.
 
 
 

Orville A. Koepp, Jr., age 65 of Seguin, passed away on December 11, 2013.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Orville was born on February 1, 1948 in New Braunfels, Texas to Orville Alfred Koepp, Sr. and Vernell A. Vader Crosnoe.  He is preceded in death by his father and his step-mother, Annie Kuhn Koepp.  Survivors include his loving mother, Vernell Crosnoe; loving daughter, Tina Carroll; brothers, Roger Koepp and wife Sandy and Douglas Koepp and wife Bobbie; grandchildren, Wesley Springfield and fiancé Jessica Malatek, Randi Williams and husband Jason, Jessi Perry and husband Will, Kassi Carroll and fiancé Justin, Frankie Hernandez and girlfriend  Stephanie Luna and Sebastian Sproles; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Cameron, Carter, Liam and Sydney; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and a host of friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cross Church, 814 N. Bauer, 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. 

 

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December 17th, 2013

Russell Michael “Rusty” Baldwin, 59, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013.  Rusty was born May 26, 1954 in San Marcos to Thomas Owen Baldwin and Lillie Mae Jechow Baldwin.  He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ in Geronimo and had been a member of the Luling Volunteer Fire Department, the San Marcos Bass Club and San Marcos High School Class of 1972.  Rusty married Terry Lyn Parker on February 24, 1973 in Luling to which two children were born. On March 15, 2010, Rusty married Rosalind Mary McMahon in Waco, a love that blossomed from a simple gift a sweatband Rusty politely requested from Rosalind as he was dropping off a load of material at Rosalind’s place of work, Commercial Metals Corporation in Waco. Rusty’s father passed away when Rusty was merely 3 years old.  He was raised by his mother and grandparents.  He went to worked early in life as a carpenter’s assistant helping to build apartments in San Marcos while other kids his age were still enjoying the freedoms of their youth.  He later went to work in the oilfields and knew the intricacies of each job in the field very well.  There really wasn’t anything related to oil field work that Rusty couldn’t do and better then most.  He personally knew all the owners of the oil leases in which he worked and could recall exactly where each lease was located.  Rusty was primarily driving crude oil trucks then; his gift of conversation made him many, many friends.  He drove a truck for 10 years for CMC Steel Texas of Seguin and was presently driving for Enterprise Crude Oil before his illness prevented him from doing what he loved.  His C.B. Handle, “Rooster” will be sorrowfully missed on the airwaves of the industry.  “10-77” Rooster, you will be missed, but never forgotten. In his free time Rusty enjoyed playing his guitar, hunting and fishing, the latter of which gave him the opportunity to catch a 36 lb yellow catfish, on a trot-line in the Red River, just this year.  He loved his family, he put his wife Rosalind on a pedestal and put her needs above all others. He enjoyed tubing the San Marcos River with his family, coaching Little League baseball when his son was playing ball, he helped with 4-H projects, FFA, and Scouting.  He enjoyed competing in Chili Cook-Offs and loved caring for and riding his horse.  He was a very frugal man that believed heartily in the phrase “waste not, want not.”  He maintained his philosophy by hoarding bits and pieces of everything he could save and therefore he could always “utilize his resources” to repair whatever may come up later.  He thoroughly loved watching “Texas Country Reporter” and seldom missed an episode. Rusty loved to be with his friends, talking, “cutting-up” and sharing many stories.  He was a sociable man with an amiable manner about him and this gift attracted many people him. Rusty Baldwin is survived by his loving wife, Rosalind Mary Baldwin of Luling, his adoring children, Ursula Ann Baldwin of Luling, and Owen Kaye Baldwin and his wife Heather Baldwin of Wimberley, step-children,  Sara Renee Glatter of West and Thomas Ray Glatter and his wife Angela of Penelope, grandchildren, Hayden, Hudson, Parker and Oliviah Baldwin, his first wife and friend, Terry Lyn Baldwin of Luling, mother-in-law, Wanda McMahon of Waco, his aunt, Myrtle Gotthardt of North Richland Hills and her children, several brothers and sisters-in-law and his faithful K-9 companion Rocky and horse Cisco.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in Friedens United Church of Christ in Geronimo with Pastor Peter Nichols officiating.  Interment will follow in the San Marcos City Cemetery.  Pallbearers:  Russ Schwarzlose, Dwayne Schwarzlose, Brian Freeman, Sherman Mercer, Pryor Brown and Tony Lucus.  Honorary pallbearers will be his precious grandchildren. In lieu of usual remembrances memorials may be made to York Creek VFD, P.O. Box 73, Staples, Texas 78670 or Guadalupe Regional Hospice, 1215 East Court Street, Seguin, Texas, 78155.  Services are under the care and direction of O’Bannon Funeral Home, Luling, TX.    

Jo Lois Mercer, 94, passed away on December 15, 2013. She was born on September 9, 1919 in Yoakum, Texas to Louis and Rose Ella (McCarty) Hagan. Her husband Ura Edward Mercer preceded her in death in 1990. She is survived by her son, Jack Mercer (Linda) of Fentress; her daughter, Mary Jo Jenkins (Russell) of Bastrop; two sisters, Lillian Orsark and Erma Watchendorff; three grandchildren, Tyler Mercer (Stephanie), Rusty Jenkins (Heidi), and Mary Katherine Higgins (David) and four great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Fentress Community Cemetery, with Minister Nell Linebarger officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Mercer, Rusty Jenkins, David Higgins, Heath Grigg, Larry Grigg, and Adam Webb. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com
 
Orville A. Koepp, Jr., age 65 of Seguin, passed away on December 11, 2013.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Orville was born on February 1, 1948 in New Braunfels, Texas to Orville Alfred Koepp, Sr. and Vernell A. Vader Crosnoe.  He is preceded in death by his father and his step-mother, Annie Kuhn Koepp.  Survivors include his loving mother, Vernell Crosnoe; loving daughter, Tina Carroll; brothers, Roger Koepp and wife Sandy and Douglas Koepp and wife Bobbie; grandchildren, Wesley Springfield and fiancé Jessica Malatek, Randi Williams and husband Jason, Jessi Perry and husband Will, Kassi Carroll and fiancé Justin, Frankie Hernandez and girlfriend  Stephanie Luna and Sebastian Sproles; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Cameron, Carter, Liam and Sydney; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and a host of friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cross Church, 814 N. Bauer, 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. 

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December 16th, 2013

Jesse C. McHaney was born in Melvin, Texas to Max McHaney and Rosa Cervantes on September 20, 1934. A funeral and graveside service with full military honors was held Friday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Frances of 54 years of marriage. 4 sons Patrick, Edward, Michael, John and a daughter Deborah. He is also survived by his sister, Simona Luna and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 
Orville A. Koepp, Jr., age 65 of Seguin, passed away on December 11, 2013.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Orville was born on February 1, 1948 in New Braunfels, Texas to Orville Alfred Koepp, Sr. and Vernell A. Vader Crosnoe.  He is preceded in death by his father and his step-mother, Annie Kuhn Koepp.  Survivors include his loving mother, Vernell Crosnoe; loving daughter, Tina Carroll; brothers, Roger Koepp and wife Sandy and Douglas Koepp and wife Bobbie; grandchildren, Wesley Springfield and fiancé Jessica Malatek, Randi Williams and husband Jason, Jessi Perry and husband Will, Kassi Carroll and fiancé Justin, Frankie Hernandez and girlfriend  Stephanie Luna and Sebastian Sproles; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Cameron, Carter, Liam and Sydney; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and a host of friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cross Church, 814 N. Bauer, 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. 
 
Russell Michael “Rusty” Baldwin, 1959, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013.  Rusty was born May 26, 1954 in San Marcos to Thomas Owen Baldwin and Lillie Mae Jechow Baldwin.  He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ in Geronimo and had been a member of the Luling Volunteer Fire Department, the San Marcos Bass Club and San Marcos High School Class of 1972.  Rusty married Terry Lyn Parker on February 19, 1973 in Luling to which two children were born. On March 15, 2010, Rusty married Rosalind Mary McMahon in Waco, a love that blossomed from a simple gift a sweatband Rusty politely requested from Rosalind as he was dropping off a load of material at Rosalind’s place of work, Commercial Metals Corporation in Waco. Rusty’s father passed away when Rusty was merely 3 years old.  He was raised by his mother and grandparents.  He went to worked early in life as a carpenter’s assistant helping to build apartments in San Marcos while other kids his age were still enjoying the freedoms of their youth.  He later went to work in the oilfields and knew the intricacies of each job in the field very well.  There really wasn’t anything related to oil field work that Rusty couldn’t do and better then most.  He personally knew all the owners of the oil leases in which he worked and could recall exactly where each lease was located.  Rusty was primarily driving crude oil trucks then; his gift of conversation made him many, many friends.  He drove a truck for 10 years for CMC Steel Texas of Seguin and was presently driving for Enterprise Crude Oil before his illness prevented him from doing what he loved.  His C.B. Handle, “Rooster” will be sorrowfully missed on the airwaves of the industry.  “10-77” Rooster, you will be missed, but never forgotten. In his free time Rusty enjoyed playing his guitar, hunting and fishing, the latter of which gave him the opportunity to catch a 36 lb yellow catfish, on a trot-line in the Red River, just this year.  He loved his family, he put his wife Rosalind on a pedestal and put her needs above all others. He enjoyed tubing the San Marcos River with his family, coaching Little League baseball when his son was playing ball, he helped with 4-H projects, FFA, Scouting, and was encouraging and supportive of Ursula in her endeavor to play basketball.  He enjoyed competing in Chili Cook-Offs and loved caring for and riding his horse.  He was a very frugal man that believed heartily in the phrase “waste not, want not.”  He maintained his philosophy by hoarding bits and pieces of everything he could save and therefore he could always “utilize his resources” to repair whatever may come up later.  He thoroughly loved watching “Texas Country Reporter” and seldom missed an episode. Rusty loved to be with his friends, talking, “cutting-up” and sharing many stories.  He was a sociable man with an amiable manner about him and this gift attracted many people him. Rusty Baldwin is survived by his loving wife, Rosalind Mary Baldwin of Luling, his adoring children, Ursula Ann Baldwin of Luling, and Owen Kaye Baldwin and his wife Heather Baldwin of Wimberley, step-children,  Sara Renee Glatter of West and Thomas Ray Glatter and his wife Angela of Penelope, grandchildren, Hayden, Hudson, Parker and Oliviah Baldwin, his first wife and friend, Terry Lyn Baldwin of Luling, mother-in-law, Wanda McMahon of Waco, his aunt, Myrtle Gotthardt of North Richland Hills and her children, several brothers and sisters-in-law and his faithful K-9 companion Rocky and horse Cisco.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in Friedens United Church of Christ in Geronimo with Pastor Peter Nichols officiating.  Interment will follow in the San Marcos City Cemetery.  Pallbearers:  Russ Schwarzlose, Dwayne Schwarzlose, Brian Freeman, Sherman Mercer, Pryor Brown and Tony Lucus.  Honorary pallbearers will be his precious grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.  In lieu of usual remembrances memorials may be made to York Creek VFD, P.O. Box 73, Staples, Texas 78670 or Guadalupe Regional Hospice, 1215 East Court Street, Seguin, Texas, 78155.  Services are under the care and direction of O’Bannon Funeral Home, Luling, TX.

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Obits

December 12th, 2013

Melitta Reininger Rabe, age 83 of Seguin, passed away on December 10, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Anne Kolmeier officiating.  Interment will follow in the Christ Lutheran of Elm Creek Cemetery.  Melitta was born on April 18, 1930 in Guadalupe County to Erhard and Nora Henk Reininger.  She is preceded in death by her husband Vernon Rabe, her parents, her great-grandson Blane Ricketts, brothers William and Ruben Reininger and sisters, Clara Lackey, Julia Lehmann, Adelaide Schwarz Lamprecht and Ruby Koehler.  Survivors include her sons, Glenn Rabe and wife Donna of Seguin and Bruce Rabe and wife Robbie of Gonzales and daughter Carol Baker and husband Brian of Temple; grandchildren, Bradley (Lori), Travis (Kim), and Kyle (Courtney) Baker, Renee and Robert Rabe, Jaclyn, Jeremy (Laramie), Joshua (Rebecca) Bohac, and Laci (Joey) Alvarez; great-grandchildren, Adison, Colton, Bailey, John Walker, Gracy, Zane, Haven, Grayson, Jaxson, and Hazel; brothers, Jerome (Leona), Leroy (Maxine), Freddy, and James(Marlene) Reininger; twin sister, Melinda Mueller and sister Anna Marie (Edgar) Schievelbein; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members.  Serving as pallbearers will be Bradley, Travis and Kyle Baker, Robert Rabe, Rusty Reininger and Larry Rabe.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, 3305 Church 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. 

Lillie May Robinson, age 88 of Dewville, passed away on December 10, 2013.  Graveside services and interment will be held in the late spring of 2014 at the Dewville Cemetery.  Lillie May was born on March 21, 1925 in Cortland Nebraska to Charles and Bertha Kooi Wittstruck.  She is preceded in death by her husband Clifton Hugh Robinson, Sr., her parents and several brothers and sisters.  Survivors include her loving children, Lillie Barfield and husband John, Shirley Sanders, Clifton H. Robinson, Jr., and wife Karen and Thomas Robinson and wife Mary; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members.  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.    

Johnny “Boy” Sassenhagen, age 58 of Seguin passed away on December 5, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary beginning at 6 p.m. with the Holy Rosary being recited at 7 p.m.  The mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.    Johnny was born on August 5, 1955 in Seguin Texas to Willie and Tomasita Rodriguez Sassenhagen.  “Boy” loved life, whether it be going fast down the quarter mile on the race track or deep in the mud of a tractor pull track, driving as fast as possible and winning made him happy.  His motto was “Don’t worry be Happy”.  His parents precede him in death.  Survivors include his loving sisters and brothers, Gloria Gutierrez and husband Joe, Felix Sassenhagen, Sr. and wife Greg, Willie Sassenhagen, Jr. and wife Caroline, Beatrice Bencomo and husband Paul, Joe Sassenhagen and wife Mary Lou and Jo Ann Sutherland and husband Emilio; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Serving as pallbearers will be Joey Gutierrez, Felix Sassenhagen, Jr., Gabriel Sassenhagen, Arthur Sassenhagen, Michael Carrillo, Ignacio Rodriguez, Greg Machado, Jr., Joseph Ruben Castellanos, Johnny Rodriguez and Rudy Medina, Jr.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Mark Cerda, Gary Machado, Sr., Matthew Bencomo and Joe Louis Sassenhagen. 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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December 11th, 2013

Wilburn L. “Bill” Robbins, age 82 of Seguin, formerly of Lewisville, passed away on December 4, 2013. Visitation will begin Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney followed by funeral services at 12 Noon with Rev. Dr. Ben Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Big Springs Cemetery in Richardson, Texas. Bill was born in Plano Texas on October 11, 1931 to Roy Horace and Helen Roberta Gribble Robbins. He was a former member of Lakeland Baptist Church and will be remembered as a service technician for 41 years at United Pump Supply. Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years Glenda Reese Robbins who passed away on October 10, 2013, his parents, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Garnett and Viola Reese, his brother-in-law, Jerry Reese and his nephew, Bruce Reese. Survivors include his son, Rick Robbins and wife Lisa; daughter, Rhonda Robbins; granddaughters, Dana Davis and husband Stuart and Lindsay Robbins; brother-in-law, Larry Reese and wife Shelley; sister-in-law, Carol Reese; nieces, Laurie Reese, Mandy Waters and husband David; nephews, Scott Reese and wife Maureen and Brian Reese; many other loving family members and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeland Baptist Church, 397 Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, Texas 75067 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.

Johnny “Boy” Sassenhagen, age 58 of Seguin passed away on December 5, 2013. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary beginning at 6 p.m. with the Holy Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. The mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery. Johnny was born on August 5, 1955 in Seguin Texas to Willie and Tomasita Rodriguez Sassenhagen. “Boy” loved life, whether it be going fast down the quarter mile on the race track or deep in the mud of a tractor pull track, driving as fast as possible and winning made him happy. His motto was “Don’t worry be Happy”. His parents precede him in death. Survivors include his loving sisters and brothers, Gloria Gutierrez and husband Joe, Felix Sassenhagen, Sr. and wife Greg, Willie Sassenhagen, Jr. and wife Caroline, Beatrice Bencomo and husband Paul, Joe Sassenhagen and wife Mary Lou and Jo Ann Sutherland and husband Emilio; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Serving as pallbearers will be Joey Gutierrez, Felix Sassenhagen, Jr., Gabriel Sassenhagen, Arthur Sassenhagen, Michael Carrillo, Ignacio Rodriguez, Greg Machado, Jr., Joseph Ruben Castellanos, Johnny Rodriguez and Rudy Medina, Jr. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Mark Cerda, Gary Machado, Sr., Matthew Bencomo and Joe Louis Sassenhagen. 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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December 9th, 2013

Esther Torres Flores, of Seguin, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the age of 85. She was a life member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 245. She is preceded in death by her husband Jose H. Flores, son Ernest Flores and son-in-law Reynaldo Sanchez. Esther is survived by her daughters, Maria Sanchez, Yolanda F. Guerrero and husband Tomas; son Jose F. Flores and wife Estella; 9 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the wonderful management and staff at Hacienda Oaks, especially Morgan and Kim; Odyssey Hospice and Chaplain Janet for taking care of Esther. Visitation will be held at Palmer Mortuary on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 3:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p. m. A Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 10:00 a. m. Interment is to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Please log onto our website to sign and view our guestbook at: www.palmermortuary.com.

Perry L Bell Sr. “Papa” went to be with the Lord on Dec. 6, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Visitation will be held on Monday. Dec. 9, 2013 at Goetz Funeral Home from 5-8 pm. Funeral services will be on Tuesday Dec. 10 at 2 pm also at Goetz Funeral Home with interment following at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park with military honors presented by the United States Navy Honor Guard. Perry was born on August 11, 1927 in Leesville, TX to O.A. and Annie Bell. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife of 63 years Lucille Bell “Nanny”, daughter Nelda Jean and son Perry Lynn Jr., grandson Jonathan Allen Beicker, brothers Clifford, Jack and David Bell, and his sisters Dorothy Moseley and Doris Bell. He is survived by daughters: Nancy and her husband Jimmy Bush, Barbara and her husband Jeff Beicker, Shirley and her husband Robert Owen. Grandchildren: Tracy and her husband Jackie Mayfield, Waylon and his wife Cassie Bell, Wendy and her husband Kevin Rhea, Jason Beicker, Jennifer and Eric Schulze and 11 great-grandchildren; McKayla, McKenzie and McKade Mayfield, Perry, Raylee, Sawyer and Luke Bell, Ethan and Kaitlyn Rhea and Garrett and Colby Schulze; siblings; Pete Bell, Wayne Bell, Vernon Bell and Fay DuBose, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He served at the end of WWII with the United States Navy. Perry ran his own welding shop, B and W Welding, for many years; he also was a foreman for the Guadalupe County Road and Bridge Department- Precinct 1 until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, which he passed down to all of his family members. He was a loving Christian husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather and loyal friend. Perry “Papa” was loved and cherished by many and will be greatly missed. Serving as pallbearers will be Waylon Bell, Jason Beicker, Jackie Mayfield, Kevin Rhea, Chris Herbold and Eric Schulze. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to sign the online guest book. Arrangements are under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home.

Julia Brietzke passed away on Dec. 6, 2013 at the age of 99. A visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8th at Goetz Funeral Home from 3 to 6 pm. Funeral services will be at Evangelist Lutheran Church in Kingsbury Monday, Dec 9th at 10 am with interment to follow at Kingsbury Cemetery. Julia was born in Kingsbury to Edwin and Martha Salge on May 13, 1914. She loved to dance at Paloma Blanca here in Seguin where she met and later married Bernard “Benny” Brietzke. She also enjoyed sewing, playing the harmonica and playing bingo. Julia was a member of the Ladies Aid at Evangelist Lutheran Church and the Herman and Sons. She is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings Charlotte Salge, Freida Ellis, Annie Brietzke and Herbert Salge and her infant son Donald Ray Brietzke. Julia is survived by her loving husband of 67 years Benny Brietzke and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelist Lutheran Church at 7745 Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury TX 78638. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to sign the online guest book. Arrangements are under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home. Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, Ph: 830.303.5551, Fax: 830.401.0771, goetz.funeral@yahoo.com.

Wilburn L. “Bill” Robbins, age 82 of Seguin, formerly of Lewisville, passed away on December 4, 2013. Visitation will begin Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney followed by funeral services at 12 Noon with Rev. Dr. Ben Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Big Springs Cemetery in Richardson, Texas. Bill was born in Plano Texas on October 11, 1931 to Roy Horace and Helen Roberta Gribble Robbins. He was a former member of Lakeland Baptist Church and will be remembered as a service technician for 41 years at United Pump Supply. Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years Glenda Reese Robbins who passed away on October 10, 2013, his parents, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Garnett and Viola Reese, his brother-in-law, Jerry Reese and his nephew, Bruce Reese. Survivors include his son, Rick Robbins and wife Lisa; daughter, Rhonda Robbins; granddaughters, Dana Davis and husband Stuart and Lindsay Robbins; brother-in-law, Larry Reese and wife Shelley; sister-in-law, Carol Reese; nieces, Laurie Reese, Mandy Waters and husband David; nephews, Scott Reese and wife Maureen and Brian Reese; many other loving family members and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeland Baptist Church, 397 Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, Texas 75067 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.

Luis Julian Medina passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Seguin, Texas at the age of 29. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Julian and Anita Belmarez and Candelario and Adelaida Medina. Luis is survived by his wife Melody Medina, daughters, Jocelyn and Miranda and son Korbin Medina; his parents, Jose and Mary Medina; sister Flora Herber and husband Mark; brothers, Christopher Medina and wife Roseanne and Jose Medina and wife Evelyn; mother-in-law Diana De Leon; sisters-in-law, Dinah Tyler, Celia Tyler and Brook Salazar and husband Bobby; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends. A Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:00 a. m. Interment is to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. The services are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary.
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December 5th, 2013

Ben Robles Jr. passed away on Monday, December 2, 2012 in Seguin, Texas at the age of 65. He is preceded in death by his parents, Benito Escalante Robles Sr., and Antonia Acevedo. Ben is survived by his daughter Cindy Robles-Sanchez and husband Jose; granddaughter Bianca Sanchez; grandsons, Joseph Anthony Robles; very close friend Mary Ann Celaya and daughter Diane Celaya and grandson Thomas Jacob Celaya; sisters, Antonia R. De La Garza, Rose E. Rodriguez and brother Jesse John Robles; nieces, Toni Ann Medina, Gina and Erica Robles; nephews, Joel De La Garza, Wayne and Andy Rodriguez and John Robles, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Palmer Mortuary on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 8:00 a. m. to
9:00 p. m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Please visit our website to view and sign our guest book at www.palmermortuary.com
 
Regan Cary Wiedner, age 51 of Marion, passed away on December 2, 2013.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Redeemer United Church at Zuehl at 10 a.m. with Rev. Lee Zillmann officiating.  Interment with will follow in the Redeemer United Church Cemetery.  Regan was born on May 11, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas to Elmon W. and Irene Wolter Wiedner.  He graduated from Marion High School in 1980.  He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union No. 142 for 32 years.  Survivors include his loving wife of 29 years, Michele E. Wiedner; daughter, Amanda Wiedner; son, Staton Wiedner; parents, Elmon and Irene Wiedner; brother, Royce Wiedner and wife Kathy; sisters, Robin Veytia and husband Roberto and Reba Wiedner; nieces, Ariana Veytia and Whitney Wiedner; nephews, Nicolas Veytia and Michael Wiedner and wife Amber; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dalvin and Weetona Granzin; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Candyce Schumann and husband David, Gary Granzin, Mark Granzin and wife Linda, Dawn Brooks and Michael Granzin and wife Gwen; numerous other loving family members and friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be Rodney Gerth, Darrell Froboese, Jeff Royal, Jeremy Reisdorf, Nelson Froboese, and Larry Brietzke.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union No. 142.  Regan will be remembered as an avid hunter and gardener who loved spending time with his family and friends.  He will be missed.  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.

Ruby Zoboroski, age 100 of Seguin, passed away on December 4, 2013.  Visitation will begin on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul J. Zwarich and Pastoral assistant Donna Lou Zipp officiating.  Due to inclimate weather private interment will be held later at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.  Ruby was born on January 4, 1913 on the farm in Guadalupe County to Arthur and Lydia (Wishkaemper) Boecker.  She graduated from Seguin High School in 1930 and was the last surviving member of her class at the age of 100 years.  Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Elmar “Skeeter” Boecker and sister, Luciel Schulze.  Her first husband, Otto Ermel and second husband, William Zoboroski also preceded her in death.  Ruby spent her entire life in Seguin, Texas where she worked at various jobs.  She was a clerk at Blumberg Bros., then Baenzigers’ Model Market and Max Rank Plumbing.  After marrying William Zoboroski she helped at the Oak which William and his father owned.  Later Ruby and William opened Zoboroski Insurance Agency.  Ruby was a member of Emanuel’s Lutheran Church and Seguin Hermann Sons Lodge where she served as an officer and loved helping on bingo nights.  Ruby loved to dance and was still dancing at the Kingsbury Opry at age 90.  Ruby is survived by nieces, Gloria Winters, Faye Huebner, Marjorie Alexander and Dorothy Wille; special god son, Lonnie Zoboroski and other nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis, 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.
 
Bobby Alvin Milner went to be with the Lord on November 25, 2013. He passed away peacefully in his sleep.  He was born on March 27, 1937 in Cuero, Texas to Alvin and Zelma Milner. Bobby is survived by his wife of 53 years, Arlene: sons, David and Vernon Milner: daughter Joanna Hilton and husband, Robert Hilton; 12 grandchildren:  Alyssa Winkleman, Christopher Milner, Brandi Milner,  Mallory Kessler, Steven Milner,  Brittanee Bohannan, Rusty Johnson, Hannah Milner, Bobbie Jo Henk, Eric Teague, Milan Hilton,  and  Jacob Hilton.5 Great-Grandchildren: Hailey Henk, Lyndsay Teague, and Madison Pender, Jonathan Teague, and Ethan Teague.  He is also survived by his brother, Marlin Milner and wife Mary Ann; 2 sisters LaNell Imken, Debbie Waitschies and husband Ricky.  He is preceded in death by his nephew Michael Milner. Bobby served 38 years in the Texas National Guard and had worked full-time as an aircraft mechanic for the National Guard for 34 years. He loved to go hunting and enjoyed the outdoors.  Bobby was a kind and loveable man who had many friends.  He was known for helping others out whenever he could.  He was a very hard working man.  He was a member of the Country Church in Marion.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Bobby was laid to rest at Nockenut Cemetery. A memorial service will be held this Friday, Dec 6th, at 4pm at the Country Church in Marion.

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December 4th, 2013

Regan Cary Wiedner, age 51 of Marion, passed away on December 2, 2013.  Visitation will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Redeemer United Church at Zuehl at 10 a.m. with Rev. Lee Zillmann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Redeemer United Church Cemetery.  Regan was born on May 11, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas to Elmon W. and Irene Wolter Wiedner.  He graduated from Marion High School in 1980.  He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union No. 142 for 32 years.  Survivors include his loving wife of 29 years, Michele E. Wiedner; daughter, Amanda Wiedner; son, Staton Wiedner; parents, Elmon and Irene Wiedner; brother, Royce Wiedner and wife Kathy; sisters, Robin Veytia and husband Roberto and Reba Wiedner; nieces, Ariana Veytia and Whitney Wiedner; nephews, Nicolas Veytia and Michael Wiedner and wife Amber; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dalvin and Weetona Granzin; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Candyce Schumann and husband David, Gary Granzin, Mark Granzin and wife Linda, Dawn Brooks and Michael Granzin and wife Gwen; numerous other loving family members and friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be Rodney Gerth, Darrell Froboese, Jeff Royal, Jeremy Reisdorf, Nelson Froboese, and Larry Brietzke.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union No. 142.  Regan will be remembered as an avid hunter and gardener who loved spending time with his family and friends.  He will be missed.  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.
 
Emilio Hernandez Munoz, of Seguin, passed away on November 26, 2013.  He was 86. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home Chapel-6867 Montgomery Dr.-San Antonio, Tx.- from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Funeral Mass will follow at the Chapel at 12 noon.  Internment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Survivors includes one brother, Frank Munoz Services under the direction of Collins Funeral Home.

Bobby Alvin Milner went to be with the Lord on November 25, 2013. He passed away peacefully in his sleep.  He was born on March 27, 1937 in Cuero, Texas to Alvin and Zelma Milner. Bobby is survived by his wife of 53 years, Arlene: sons, David and Vernon Milner: daughter Joanna Hilton and husband, Robert Hilton; 12 grandchildren:  Alyssa Winkleman, Christopher Milner, Brandi Milner,  Mallory Kessler, Steven Milner,  Brittanee Bohannan, Rusty Johnson, Hannah Milner, Bobbie Jo Henk, Eric Teague, Milan Hilton,  and  Jacob Hilton. 5 Great-Grandchildren: Hailey Henk, Lyndsay Teague, and Madison Pender, Jonathan Teague, and Ethan Teague.  He is also survived by his brother, Marlin Milner and wife Mary Ann; 2 sisters LaNell Imken, Debbie Waitschies and husband Ricky.  He is preceded in death by his nephew Michael Milner. Bobby served 38 years in the Texas National Guard and had worked full-time as an aircraft mechanic for the National Guard for 34 years. He loved to go hunting and enjoyed the outdoors.  Bobby was a kind and loveable man who had many friends.  He was known for helping others out whenever he could.  He was a very hard working man.  He was a member of the Country Church in Marion.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Bobby was laid to rest at Nockenut Cemetery. A memorial service will be held this Friday, Dec 6th, at 4pm at the Country Church in Marion.

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December 3rd, 2013

Juan Sanchez of Seguin, Texas went to be with the Lord, and the love of his life, Estefana, on Sunday, November 24, 2013. He passed away at home surrounded by his children, grandchildren and a few close friends at the age of 82. Juan is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Estefana. Also gone before him, his son, Martin Sanchez; his parents, Manuel and Paula Sanchez; his brother, Jesus Sanchez and mother-in-law, Fidela P. Morales. Survivors include his son, Juan Jose Sanchez and wife Margaret of San Antonio, TX; daughters, Irma E. Sanchez of Kailua, HI and Patricia S. Rivera and husband David of Seguin, TX; grandchildren include, Alessandra L. Sanchez, Andrea De La Garza; Maricela Rivas and husband Gilbert; Alysia F. Rivera and Jacob Miranda; John David Rivera and Valerie Cisneros; and Martin Rivera; great-grandchildren, Sebastian Avila, Annette Stark; Christian Rivas, Jeremiah Rivas, Aryanna Rivas, Adrian and Alexander Rivas; Jaelynn Rivera and Kayden Miranda; great-great-grandchildren, Khole Avila and RJ Contreras; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment is to follow at St. James Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are John David Rivera, Martin Rivera, Richard Arreola, Frank Gonzales, David Leal, Jesus Sanchez, Johnny Sanchez and Manuel Sanchez. Honorary Pallbearers include Sebastian Avila, Kayden Miranda, Christian Rivas, Jeremiah Rivas and Adrian and Alexander Rivas. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary; 1116 N. Austin St. Seguin, TX 78155; 830-379-9430. We invite you to sign our online guest book at: www.palmermortuary.com.

Bobby Alvin Milner went to be with the Lord on November 25, 2013. He passed away peacefully in his sleep.  He was born on March 27, 1937 in Cuero, Texas to Alvin and Zelma Milner. Bobby is survived by his wife of 53 years, Arlene: sons, David and Vernon Milner: daughter Joanna Hilton and husband, Robert Hilton; 12 grandchildren:  Alyssa Winkleman, Christopher Milner, Brandi Milner,  Mallory Kessler, Steven Milner,  Brittanee Bohannan, Rusty Johnson, Hannah Milner, Bobbie Jo Henk, Eric Teague, Milan Hilton,  and  Jacob Hilton.5 Great-Grandchildren: Hailey Henk, Lyndsay Teague, and Madison Pender, Jonathan Teague, and Ethan Teague.  He is also survived by his brother, Marlin Milner and wife Mary Ann; 2 sisters LaNell Imken, Debbie Waitschies and husband Ricky.  He is preceded in death by his nephew Michael Milner. Bobby served 38 years in the Texas National Guard and had worked full-time as an aircraft mechanic for the National Guard for 34 years.  He loved to go hunting and enjoyed the outdoors.  Bobby was a kind and loveable man who had many friends.  He was known for helping others out whenever he could.  He was a very hard working man.  He was a member of the Country Church in Marion.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.  Bobby was laid to rest at Nockenut Cemetery. A memorial service will be held this Friday, Dec 6th, at 4pm at the Country Church in Marion.

Emilio Hernandez Munoz, of Seguin, died recently the age of 86. Visitation runs from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home.  The funeral mass is set for noon Wednesday at the funeral.  Interment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.  Survivors include his brother, Frank Munoz. 

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December 2nd, 2013

Juan Sanchez of Seguin, Texas went to be with the Lord, and the love of his life, Estefana, on Sunday, November 24, 2013. He passed away at home surrounded by his children, grandchildren and a few close friends at the age of 82. Juan is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Estefana. Also gone before him, his son, Martin Sanchez; his parents, Manuel and Paula Sanchez; his brother, Jesus Sanchez and mother-in-law, Fidela P. Morales. Survivors include his son, Juan Jose Sanchez and wife Margaret of San Antonio, TX; daughters, Irma E. Sanchez of Kailua, HI and Patricia S. Rivera and husband David of Seguin, TX; grandchildren include, Alessandra L. Sanchez, Andrea De La Garza; Maricela Rivas and husband Gilbert; Alysia F. Rivera and Jacob Miranda; John David Rivera and Valerie Cisneros; and Martin Rivera; great-grandchildren, Sebastian Avila, Annette Stark; Christian Rivas, Jeremiah Rivas, Aryanna Rivas, Adrian and Alexander Rivas; Jaelynn Rivera and Kayden Miranda; great-great-grandchildren, Khole Avila and RJ Contreras; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 from 5:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m., with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p. m. at Palmer Mortuary. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment is to follow at St. James Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are John David Rivera, Martin Rivera, Richard Arreola, Frank Gonzales, David Leal, Jesus Sanchez, Johnny Sanchez and Manuel Sanchez. Honorary Pallbearers include Sebastian Avila, Kayden Miranda, Christian Rivas, Jeremiah Rivas and Adrian and Alexander Rivas. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary; 1116 N. Austin St. Seguin, TX 78155; 830-379-9430. We invite you to sign our online guest book at: www.palmermortuary.com.
 
Peggy  Lou Schneider of  Seguin, TX passed away on November 20, 2013 at the age of 63. A visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 1st from 4 to 6 pm. A memorial service will be Monday at 10 am also at Goetz Funeral Home with inurnment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to sign the online guest book.
 
Emilio Hernandez Munoz, of Seguin, passed away on November 26, 2013.  He was 86. Services are pending at Collins Funeral Home-San Antonio, Texas.

Elroy Sneed, formerly of Lockhart, died Tuesday at the age of 65.  Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Corinth U.M.C. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Corinth United Methodist Church in Dale. Interment will follow at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2  in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
The service is under the direction of Collins Mortuary in San Antonio. Survivors include brothers, Lawrence, Ralph and Ben Sneed; and sister, Barbara Sneed Ross.

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November 27th, 2013

Troy Wade Teeple, age 52 of Seguin, passed away on November 26, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 3 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.  A memorial service celebrating Troy’s life will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Wyatt, Rev. Jeremy Roy and Rev. Ron Welborn officiating.  A reception will follow in the Christian Life Center at First United Methodist Church.  Private interment will take place at a later date.  Troy was born on July 29, 1961 in Fremont, Ohio to Norman and Phyliss WillmonTeeple.  He was the owner of A Cut Above Painting and Wallpapering.  Troy was involved with Seguin Little League and especially enjoyed being a part of all the activities in which his daughters participated.  Troy also loved spending time with his family and friends.  Survivors include his loving wife of 23 years, Carol Dube Teeple; daughters, Caitlan Teeple, Tara Teeple and Jessica Teeple; parents, Norman and Phyliss Teeple; father-in-law, Harold Dube; sister-in-law, Pam Hughes and husband Bennie; brother-in-law, Terry Dube and wife Lisa; several nieces and nephews and many friends.  Memorial contributions may be made 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, 830-549-

Robert (Bob) W. Everett, age 72 of Seguin, passed away on November 23, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Tom Jones    officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.  Bob was born on May 15, 1941 in Fort Worth Texas to William Travis Everett and Betty Ruth Gore Everett Wallace.  He proudly served his country as a veteran of the United States Navy and a retiree of the United States Coast Guard where he was a Chief Petty Officer.  Bob attended the University of Oklahoma, DelMar College in Corpus Christi, Texas Lutheran College (TLU) archeological field schools.  He was a member of the Episcopal Church and a member of the American Legion H. U. Wood Post #245.   He was a substitute teacher for the Seguin Independent School District where he was known as “Mr. Bob”.   Bob had a passion for archaeology for over 50 years and served as a steward of the Coastal Bend Archaeological Society where he served as Vice-President.  He was a member of the Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma Anthropological Societies.  He served on the Board of The Texas Historical Commission and was a board member of the Seguin and Guadalupe County Heritage Museum.  Bob is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Billy Travis Everett and brother-in-law, Kenneth Ray Uhr.  Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Carol J. (Uhr) Everett; sons, Christopher S. Everett and Mark Everett; daughter, Michelle M. Everett Hammond; grandchildren, Christina L. Everett and partner Scott Werley, Brentley W. Everett and wife Taylor, Miranda P. Everett, Addison P. Everett, Travis West Everett, Hunter Ray Hammond; great- grandson, Dylan B. McCombs; brother, David F. Wallace; sister-in-law, Betty Jo Everett; several nieces and nephews, many other special relatives and many dear friends and his beloved pet dog Minnie.  Serving as pallbearers will be Brentley Everett, Travis Everett, Eric Uhr, Derek Duvall, John Mullen, Roy Odom and Woody Ellis.  Bob will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and as a contributor to his community here in Seguin and other surrounding communities.  He will be sorely missed by those lives he has touched.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Seguin and Guadalupe County Heritage Museum, 114 N. River 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-

Elroy Sneed, formerly of Lockhart, died Tuesday at the age of 65.  Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Corinth U.M.C. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Corinth United Methodist Church in Dale. Interment will follow at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2  in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The service is under the direction of Collins Mortuary in San Antonio. Survivors include brothers, Lawrence, Ralph and Ben Sneed; and sister, Barbara Sneed Ross.

Peggy  Lou Schneider of  Seguin, TX passed away on November 20, 2013 at the age of 63. A visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 1st from 4 to 6 pm. A memorial service will be Monday at 10 am also at Goetz Funeral Home with inurnment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to sign the online guest book.

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November 25th, 2013

Robert (Bob) W. Everett, age 72 of Seguin, passed away on November 23, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Tom Jones    officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.  Bob is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Billy Travis Everett and brother-in-law, Kenneth Ray Uhr.  Survivors include his loving wife, Carol J. Everett; sons, Christopher S. Everett and Mark Everett; daughter, Michelle M. Hammond; grandchildren, Christina L. Everett and partner Scott Werley, Brentley W. Everett and wife Taylor, Miranda P. Everett, Addison P. Everett, Travis West Everett, Hunter Ray Hammond; great- grandson, Dillon B. McCombs; brother, David F. Wallace; sister-in-law, Betty Jo Everett; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Seguin and Guadalupe County Heritage Museum, 114 N. River St., 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. 
  
Peggy  Lou Schneider of  Seguin, TX passed away on November 20, 2013 at the age of 63. A visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 1st from 4 to 6 pm. A memorial service will be Monday at 10 am also at Goetz Funeral Home with inurnment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to sign the online guest book.
 
Mr. Elroy Sneed of Austin, formerly of Lockhart, passed away Tuesday, November 19 at the age of 65. Services are pending at Collins Mortuary-San Antonio, Texas. Survivors include brothers, Lawrence, Ralph, and Ben Sneed and sister Barbara Sneed Ross.

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November 20th, 2013

Jessie L. (Cowey) O’Shay, age 74 of Seguin, went to be with the Lord surrounded by all her family, on November 18, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Good News Fellowship Church with Pastor Frank Willoughby officiating.  Interment will follow in Dugger Cemetery.  Jessie was born on February 10, 1939 in Seguin, Texas.  For all who knew her, Jessie was a caregiver to all her family and friends, and concerned for all who were in her life until her last days.  She was a treasure to everyone that knew her or spoke of her.  Her faith was in the Lord.  She taught Sunday School at Central Assembly of God in early years.  Later Jessie was a member of Good News Fellowship Church where she faithfully attended.  She was there every first Sunday of each month to help with communion even while she was sick.  She worked for many years at Lehmanns downtown Seguin where she met the love of her life Don O’ Shay and they were married on May 13, 1983.  She is survived by her sister, Edna Mae Grimm and brother, Herman Cowey, Sr. and sisters-in-law, Doris Cowey and Helen Shows; numerous nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Don O’Shay, her parents Robert Cowey, Sr. and Helen (Lange) Cowey, her brothers, Robert Cowey, Jr., Hilmar Cowey, Sr., Leroy Cowey, Sr., James W. Cowey, and Jake F. Cowey, her sister, Hilda Mondin, brothers-in-law, John Mondin, Arno Grimm, and Edgar Grim, sisters-in-law, Alma Cowey and Evelyn Cowey and nephews, Edward Lee Mondin, Alvin Lee Cowey and Leroy Cowey, Jr.  Serving as pallbearers will be Arno Grimm, Albert Cowey, Hilmar Cowey, Jr., Collin Cowey, Glen Cowey and Clifton Cowey.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, P. O. Box 50, Memphis Tennessee, 38101 or to Good News Fellowship Church, 1123 B and B 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.

Linda Koltermann of Marion, Texas was born January 26, 1922 and passed away on November 15, 2013.
She was preceded in death by husband, George Koltermann; parents, Henry and Alma Luensmann; son, Allan Lewis Koltermann; grandson, Jimmie Snider; brothers, Edgar and John Luensmann; and sister, Alice Walters.
Linda is survived by daughter, Ruth Ann (Ronnie) Schumann; sons, George (Janice) Koltermann and Wayne Koltermann; daughter-in-law Nanette (Lennert) Steffen; brothers, Bill (Phyllis) Luensmann, Roland (Anna Dell) Luensmann, and Howard (Jeanette) Luensmann; sister, Alma (Vergil) Ploch; sisters-in-law, Gloria Ann Luensmann, Celie Luensmann and Pearl Dietert; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Schertz Funeral Home from 5:00PM – 9:00PM. Funeral Service will be on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 2:30PM, at Redeemer United Church of Christ, 7415 Gin Rd., Marion, Texas.  Interment will follow at Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Redeemer United Church of Christ in Zuehl. You are invited to sign the electronic guestbook at www.schertzfuneralhome.com

Constance Maureen “Connie” Blair, 75, entered Heaven‘s gates at GRMC Hospital in Seguin, Tx on Friday Nov. 15 2013. Born to Lenora Roehe Magee Shaver in Houston, Texas. In 1959 she married James “Jimmy” Blair. They made a living and raised their family on what Bair Dairy Farm in Seguin, Texas. Connie retired from AT&T in 2003 with a total of 18 years of service. Connie never stopped farming.  In her last few months she told people, “I’ve been giving instruction from the couch.”  Even the day before she passed, she was still giving instructions on how to care of her Black Angus cows. She was a long-time, faithful member of Kingsbury Baptist Church, the Independent Cattleman’s Association, Holstein Association USA, Texas Farm Bureau & many other various agricultural organizations. She is preceded in death by her mother Caroline Lenora Shaver, brother James D. Magee, husband James J. Blair; and many other special relatives and dear friends. Connie is survived by her daughter Brenda Sue Mrazek & husband Rodney, daughter Charlotte Lynn Russell, son James Jarrett Blair & wife Shelly, grandchildren Caroline Maurene Welfel & husband Chris, Catherine Sue Schoenvogel & husband Jared, Regan Michelle Fohn & husband Trey, Shae DeLaney Blair, Cassandra Kay Mrazek, Colin Rodney Mrazek, Jamie Ryn Blair, three great grandchildren Tarryn Fohn, Rease Fohn & Wyatt Schoenvogel, sister-in-law Jean Honea, aunt Gayle Scholer, cousins Marvin & Clifford Roehe & wife Connie, Paula Kohlman & husband Shelton & Darlene Quarles & husband Sammy, plus many beloved nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Connie’s name to either the Baptist Children’s Home at 909 NE Loop 410, Ste 800 San Antonio, TX 78209 or the 4H or FFA of Seguin. Visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home Wed, Nov. 20th with family viewing from 4 - 5 pm & public viewing from 5 - 7 pm. Funeral will be Thurs, Nov. 21 10:30 am at Kingsbury Baptist Church. Burial to follow at San Geronimo Cemetery.

Ralph B. Shanafelt, age 90 of Seguin, passed away on November 18, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 1 to 3 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Brice Mandaville, Rev. Jeremy Roy, Rev. Jerry Johnson and Rev. Frank Cornelius officiating.  Graveside services and interment under the auspices of Guadalupe Masonic Lodge #109 AF & AM will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 1314 East Cedar, Seguin Texas, 78155 or to the charity of ones 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.     

Mary Catherine Ware, of San Antonio, died recently at the age of 86. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in San Antonio. Interment will follow in the Meadowlawn Memorial Park. The service is under the direction of D.W. Brooks Funeral Home in San Antonio.
 
Rev. J.C. Sullivan, of Waelder died recently at the age of 81. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tried Stone Baptist Church in San Antonio. Interment will follow in the Meadowlawn Memorial Park. The service is under the direction of D.W. Brooks Funeral Home in San Antonio.
 
Ella J. Allen Ussery, of Seguin, died recently at the age of 73. The funeral is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Zion Hill Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Zion Hill Cemetery. The service is under the direction of D.W. Brooks Funeral Home in San Antonio.

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November 19th, 2013

Jane Freeman Toney, of Seguin, died Wednesday at the age of 87.  The funeral, for Jane Freeman Toney, is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eunice and Lee Mortuary Chapel. 
 
Constance Maureen “Connie” Blair (May 6, 1938 - Nov. 15, 2013) -- Connie, 75, entered Heaven‘s gates at GRMC Hospital in Seguin, Tx on Friday Nov. 15 2013. Born to Lenora Roehe Magee Shaver in Houston, Texas. In 1959 she married James “Jimmy” Blair. They made a living and raised their family on what Bair Dairy Farm in Seguin, Texas. Connie retired from AT&T in 2003 with a total of 18 years of service. Connie never stopped farming.  In her last few months she told people, “I’ve been giving instruction from the couch.”  Even the day before she passed, she was still giving instructions on how to care of her Black Angus cows. She was a long-time, faithful member of Kingsbury Baptist Church, the Independent Cattleman’s Association, Holstein Association USA, Texas Farm Bureau & many other various agricultural organizations. She is preceded in death by her mother Caroline Lenora Shaver, brother James D. Magee, husband James J. Blair; and many other special relatives and dear friends. Connie is survived by her daughter Brenda Sue Mrazek & husband Rodney, daughter Charlotte Lynn Russell, son James Jarrett Blair & wife Shelly, grandchildren Caroline Maurene Welfel & husband Chris, Catherine Sue Schoenvogel & husband Jared, Regan Michelle Fohn & husband Trey, Shae DeLaney Blair, Cassandra Kay Mrazek, Colin Rodney Mrazek, Jamie Ryn Blair, three great grandchildren Tarryn Fohn, Rease Fohn & Wyatt Schoenvogel, sister-in-law Jean Honea, aunt Gayle Scholer, cousins Marvin & Clifford Roehe & wife Connie, Paula Kohlman & husband Shelton & Darlene Quarles & husband Sammy, plus many beloved nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Connie’s name to either the Baptist Children’s Home at 909 NE Loop 410, Ste 800 San Antonio, TX 78209 or the 4H or FFA of Seguin. Visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home Wed, Nov. 20th with family viewing from 4 - 5 pm & public viewing from 5 - 7 pm. Funeral will be Thurs, Nov. 21 10:30 am at Kingsbury Baptist Church. Burial to follow at San Geronimo Cemetery.

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November 18th, 2013

Jane Freeman Toney, of Seguin, died Wednesday at the age of 87. Visitation runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Eunice and Lee Mortuary. The funeral, for Jane Freeman Toney, is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eunice and Lee Mortuary Chapel.

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November 16th, 2013

Jane Freeman Toney, of Seguin, died Wednesday at the age of 87. Visitation runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Eunice and Lee Mortuary. The funeral, for Jane Freeman Toney, is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eunice and Lee Mortuary Chapel.

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November 15th, 2013

Lorene Martin died Monday at the age of 79. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Stockdale. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The service is under the direction of Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale.
 
Jane Freeman Toney, of Seguin, died Wednesday at the age of 87.  Arrangements are pending at Eunice and Lee Mortuary. 

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November 14th, 2013

Lorene O. Martin died Monday at the age of 79. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Stockdale. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
 
Jane Freeman Toney, of Seguin, died Wednesday at the age of 87.  Arrangements are pending at Eunice and Lee Morutary.

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November 13th, 2013

Lorene O. Martin died Monday at the age of 79. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Stockdale. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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November 12th, 2013

Vernon G. Cooper Jr., Master Sergeant, AUS Retired, was born December 28, 1928 in Lexington, Kentucky. He left Lafayette High School in Lexington, KY in January 1947 to enter the University of Kentucky and left Transylvania College in August of 1950 to teach school. He attended Vandercook College of Music in Chicago and studied under Dr. Frank Simon, former Cornetist and paymaster with John Phillip Sousa’s Band. Vernon was a High School Band Director at Taylorsville, KY when he was drafted in January 1951. He served almost 29 years in the military, starting in the U.S. Army from January 5, 1951 to December 13, 1952 as a Company Aide Man (Medic) and Company Clerk during the Korean War. After his release from active duty he became an IBM programmer in the Army Reserve before a ten year break in service. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserve January 6, 1966 serving 13 years in the 433rd “Alamo Wing” as Command and Control Specialist, Administration Supervisor, and First Sergeant. Leaving the Air Force on February 4, 1979, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve the next day and served as Senior Instructor and a Course Manager with the 4164 USAR School seven years. He was retired December 1988 for age. His tours of duty took him to RAF Alconbury England, Elison AFB Alaska, and Hawaii. Stateside assignments included Davis-Monthon, Dyess, Kelly, Gulfport and Ellington AFB during the joint NASA USA-USSR space venture. He served at Fort Know (twice), McCoy, Leonard Wood, Bliss, Benjamin Harrison (three times), Ft. Sam Houston, and Ft. Riley where he supervised ten Army instructors.In addition Vernon also served his community as an educator. He was the principal at Edgewood Elementary, and Christ the King  Catholic School and was the High School Band Director at Medina, Thorndale, Edgewood, Junction (where his tennis team won state in 1957), and Junior High Band Director at Brentwood. He was Dean of the Biology Department at McCollum High School in San Antonio for 12 years before his retirement in 1987, after 34 years of service in the public schools of Texas. He also taught Driver Education at St. Mary’s University, several private Driver Education schools in San Antonio, and public schools in Bandera and Port Isabel, TX. Vernon was Director of the 100 year old Beethoven Band of San Antonio in the 1960’s. Before the Korean War, he was a full time student at two universities at the same time. After the war he took a double load of courses on the G.I. Bill at Southwest Texas University to attain his Masters Degree. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY in 1954 and his Master of Education Degree from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, TX in 1957 after 4 summer’s work. In 2000 he attended his 50 year high school reunion in Lexington, KY. Numerous awards were received from the Boy Scouts of America. He was nominated for its highest award in several councils. He received his Wood Badge from Capital Area Council in the first weekend of the Wood Badge course. He was selected Scoutmaster of a troop from Rio Grande Council to the National Jamboree in 1977. Vernon took the troop on a three-week long trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City. He held numerous volunteer leadership positions in the Alamo Area Council, including District Training Chairman for Aztec District. He was also selected to serve on the staff of the Governor of the State of KY as a “Kentucky Colonel” in 1985, and was honored with a “Distinguished Service Award” by Transylvania College and was selected as “Best Sergeant” in the 90th ARCOM (Division) covering Texas and Louisiana in 1981. He further competed for the honor in the 15 state area of the U.S. Fifth AFB, California, placing third in his class of 123 in 1970. He was also President of the 1,000 member Edgewood District Teachers Association in 1967-1968, and Chairman of the Educators Legislative Council of Bexar County representing 10,000 members in 1969-1970. In 1951 he married his wife of 62 years, Emilia Vela, in Seguin, They have two children, Daniel Anthony Cooper of Kingsbury, and Grace Yvonne Mendoza of Schulenburg, TX. They have 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Since retiring, Vernon had been working on his Campobello Ranch near Kingsbury. He said he bought only, “4 sticks in the ground. No one had been on the property for 50 years-no water, no electricity, no fence, no nothing!” It took him 4 years to fence the land, one year to build the 40’X24’barn. He recently completed a 56’ front porch, a 32’ back porch with a wheel chair ramp under a roof, and another 16’X16’ shop- this one for him. Vernon played taps at veteran’s funerals when military honors are requested with the American Legion Post 245, and he played popular music weekly at retirement homes around Seguin with his band “Cousin Vern & the Kinfolk”. He was also a member of the Guadalupe Frontiersmen of Charles Eckhardt Fame, where he showed off his homemade black powder long rifle at elementary schools, Sebastapol, etc while wearing his coon skin cap, fringed hunting shirt and moccasins. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 245 in Seguin, member with the Sons of America Revolution in New Braunfels, and a member of Elks Lodge 1229 in Seguin.  Every year on Flag Day, Vernon held a flag presentation. Vernon will be remembered as a wonderful husband and father, as a contributor to Seguin and surrounding communities and he will be sorely missed by those lives he has touched. The Cooper family knows he will be accepted into God’s arms because the Lord knows what a great and wonderful man he was. AMEN. Funeral services will also be at Goetz Funeral Home beginning at 10 am on Tuesday, November 12th with interment to follow at Fort Sam Houston at 11:45 am where the U.S. Army will present military honors. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.
 
Reverend Fred E. Martin passed peacefully surrounded by family into the arms of his Lord and Savior on November 9, 2013 at the age of 69. Born to Edward and Cleo Homesley Martin on July 25, 1944 in Hondo, TX, Fred grew up in a family of farmers and ranchers in Yancey, TX. Fred graduated from Yancey High School, attended Uvalde Junior College, and graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown before going to St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, MO, where he earned his Masters of Divinity. He married Janice Hale Feb 25, 1967 and faithfully served in the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church in Austin, Lyford, Freer, Yoakum, Uvalde, St. Luke’s in Corpus Christi, New Braunfels, as Kerrville District Superintendent, then in Boerne where he retired in 2011 and moved to Seguin. This itinerate system allowed many friendships to be made, along with many unique experiences. Fred loved the Lord and loved his family. He found joy in serving and ministering to other people, meeting others’ needs before his own, and was passionate about helping people know and love God. He enjoyed farming and ranching in retirement and loved the outdoors, hunting and wildlife. He was a 30 year member of Rotary International. Fred is survived by his wife, Janice; son, David (Jennifer), Denton; daughter, Jana Jones (Evan), Plano; and grandchildren, Cullen, Brady and Slayden Martin, and Kyler and Harper Jones. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Lee Welsch, Bastrop; brother, Homer Martin (Florrie), Carrizo Springs; and sister-in-law, Jane Martin, Hondo; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Oliver Martin; and brother-in-law, Bill Welsch.  Graveside service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 1:30 pm at San Geronimo Cemetery, with Bishop Joel Martinez and Reverend Keith Wyatt officiating, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at First United Methodist Church at 3:00 pm, 710 N. Austin St., Seguin, 78155 with Reverend Keith Wyatt and Reverend Ron Welborn officiating.  A reception will follow in the Christian Life Center.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Seguin or the charity of your choice. 2 Timothy 4:6-7.  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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November 11th, 2013

Augustin G. Rios  September 26, 1921-November 05, 2013. Augustin G. Rios passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 05, 2013. He is preceded in death by his wife Lucia Leal Rios who passed away in December 2009. He is survived by his daughters, Martha Rios, Diana Rios Hardell and husband Andrew; sons, George Rios and wife Wendi, Jerry Rios and wife Rebecca; grandchildren, Adrianne Huband, Austin Rios, Audrey Rios and Avery Rios; sisters, Josephine Vielma and Connie Flores; brother, Danny Rios, numerous nephews, nieces and other extended family members and friends. A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Palmer Mortuary Chapel, with a Rosary service at 7:00pm.  A Chapel Service will be held Monday, November 11, 2013 at 10:00am at Palmer Mortuary Chapel, Seguin, Texas with interment to follow in Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery, Seguin, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Austin (4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, Tx 78759) or a charity of your choice. Augustin was passionate about the study of astronomy. He is now free to explore the stars.

Vernon G. Cooper Jr., Master Sergeant, AUS Retired, was born December 28, 1928 in Lexington, Kentucky. He left Lafayette High School in Lexington, KY in January 1947 to enter the University of Kentucky and left Transylvania College in August of 1950 to teach school. He attended Vandercook College of Music in Chicago and studied under Dr. Frank Simon, former Cornetist and paymaster with John Phillip Sousa’s Band. Vernon was a High School Band Director at Taylorsville, KY when he was drafted in January 1951. He served almost 29 years in the military, starting in the U.S. Army from January 5, 1951 to December 13, 1952 as a Company Aide Man (Medic) and Company Clerk during the Korean War. After his release from active duty he became an IBM programmer in the Army Reserve before a ten year break in service. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserve January 6, 1966 serving 13 years in the 433rd "Alamo Wing" as Command and Control Specialist, Administration Supervisor, and First Sergeant. Leaving the Air Force on February 4, 1979, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve the next day and served as Senior Instructor and a Course Manager with the 4164 USAR School seven years. He was retired December 1988 for age. His tours of duty took him to RAF Alconbury England, Elison AFB Alaska, and Hawaii. Stateside assignments included Davis-Monthon, Dyess, Kelly, Gulfport and Ellington AFB during the joint NASA USA-USSR space venture. He served at Fort Know (twice), McCoy, Leonard Wood, Bliss, Benjamin Harrison (three times), Ft. Sam Houston, and Ft. Riley where he supervised ten Army instructors. In addition Vernon also served his community as an educator. He was the principal at Edgewood Elementary, and Christ the King  Catholic School and was the High School Band Director at Medina, Thorndale, Edgewood, Junction (where his tennis team won state in 1957), and Junior High Band Director at Brentwood. He was Dean of the Biology Department at McCollum High School in San Antonio for 12 years before his retirement in 1987, after 34 years of service in the public schools of Texas. He also taught Driver Education at St. Mary’s University, several private Driver Education schools in San Antonio, and public schools in Bandera and Port Isabel, TX. Vernon was Director of the 100 year old Beethoven Band of San Antonio in the 1960’s. Before the Korean War, he was a full time student at two universities at the same time. After the war he took a double load of courses on the G.I. Bill at Southwest Texas University to attain his Masters Degree. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY in 1954 and his Master of Education Degree from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, TX in 1957 after 4 summer’s work. In 2000 he attended his 50 year high school reunion in Lexington, KY. Numerous awards were received from the Boy Scouts of America. He was nominated for its highest award in several councils. He received his Wood Badge from Capital Area Council in the first weekend of the Wood Badge course. He was selected Scoutmaster of a troop from Rio Grande Council to the National Jamboree in 1977. Vernon took the troop on a three-week long trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City. He held numerous volunteer leadership positions in the Alamo Area Council, including District Training Chairman for Aztec District. He was also selected to serve on the staff of the Governor of the State of KY as a "Kentucky Colonel" in 1985, and was honored with a "Distinguished Service Award" by Transylvania College and was selected as "Best Sergeant" in the 90th ARCOM (Division) covering Texas and Louisiana in 1981. He further competed for the honor in the 15 state area of the U.S. Fifth AFB, California, placing third in his class of 123 in 1970. He was also President of the 1,000 member Edgewood District Teachers Association in 1967-1968, and Chairman of the Educators Legislative Council of Bexar County representing 10,000 members in 1969-1970. In 1951 he married his wife of 62 years, Emilia Vela, in Seguin, They have two children, Daniel Anthony Cooper of Kingsbury, and Grace Yvonne Mendoza of Schulenburg, TX. They have 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Since retiring, Vernon had been working on his Campobello Ranch near Kingsbury. He said he bought only, "4 sticks in the ground. No one had been on the property for 50 years-no water, no electricity, no fence, no nothing!" It took him 4 years to fence the land, one year to build the 40’X24’barn. He recently completed a 56’ front porch, a 32’ back porch with a wheel chair ramp under a roof, and another 16’X16’ shop- this one for him. Vernon played taps at veteran’s funerals when military honors are requested with the American Legion Post 245, and he played popular music weekly at retirement homes around Seguin with his band "Cousin Vern & the Kinfolk". He was also a member of the Guadalupe Frontiersmen of Charles Eckhardt Fame, where he showed off his homemade black powder long rifle at elementary schools, Sebastapol, etc while wearing his coon skin cap, fringed hunting shirt and moccasins. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 245 in Seguin, member with the Sons of America Revolution in New Braunfels, and a member of Elks Lodge 1229 in Seguin.  Every year on Flag Day, Vernon held a flag presentation. Vernon will be remembered as a wonderful husband and father, as a contributor to Seguin and surrounding communities and he will be sorely missed by those lives he has touched. The Cooper family knows he will be accepted into God’s arms because the Lord knows what a great and wonderful man he was. AMEN. A visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Monday, November 11th from 1 to 8 pm. Funeral services will also be at Goetz Funeral Home beginning at 10 am on Tuesday, November 12th with interment to follow at Fort Sam Houston at 11:45 am where the U.S. Army will present military honors. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

Harold Albert Currlin joined his first wife, Dorothy "Tiny" Gwynell Currlin, and son, Harold "Bubba" Clyde Currlin, in heaven the morning of November 6, 2013, at the age of 85. Harold led a life full of love and humor and was a talented carpenter and storyteller. Harold Currlin was born in Galveston, Texas on September 4, 1928, to Alice Bruce Currlin and Albert Jewel Currlin. After working and raising his three daughters in Houston, TX, he and his first wife, Gwynell, relocated to Seguin and built their dream home. After his first wife’s passing, Harold was fortunate to meet his second wife, Laverne Bonds, and added to his family more children and grandchildren. His legacy lives on through his wife Laverne Bonds Currlin; sister, Janie Currlin Dishroon; daughters, Alice Currlin Brauninger, Jean Currlin Cassity, Dana Currlin Westbrook and their families; Nancy Bonds Fisher, Alan Bonds, Julie Bonds Miller, Bryan Bonds and their families; and numerous friends and loved ones. The funeral will be at First Baptist Church on Monday at 10 am with interment to follow at Dewville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Gideons International, of which Harold Currlin was a member and supporter. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to sign the online guest book.

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November 7th, 2013

Ronald D. Jones age 77 went on to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Monday November 4, 2013 in San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his parents; Rev. Clyde Jones and Mary Jones, his brothers; Rev.Clyde Jones, Robert Lee Jones, his sisters; Ruth Mickley, Hannah Duma, grand-daughter; Leanna Wissmiller.  He is survived by his loving wife; Joan Marie Jones, his daughters; Marie (Chris) Shaw, Marlene (Sam) Velasquez, Cynthia (James) Wissmiller, Cathy (Jack) Schul, Dawn (Jimmy) Bell; his sons, Ronald Jones, James Jones Gapski, his niece, Mary Ann Madrigal; his brother, Byron Jones;  grandchildren Melanie Thomas, Jeremy Evans, John and Alyssa Velasquez, Erica, Matthew and Christopher Bell, Brandi Bailey, Rebecca Wissmiller, Liza Jones, Amy Jones; great grandchildren, Brandon, Madison and Kaitlyn Thomas, Madelyn, Scarlet, Cameron and Caleb Bailey. A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday Nov. 9, 2013 with visitation through 12:00 pm at Palmer Mortuary in Seguin.  Palmer Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Carol Joette Bauer 64 years went on to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday November 2, 2013 in Seguin. She was preceded in death by her parents Everett Wenzel and Lauretta Wenzel. She is survived by her loving husband; Henry "Butch" August Bauer, her daughter; Christy Ann Withee, her sons Jason Bauer (Wendi Bauer), Michael Bauer (Becky Bauer), her sisters; Nancy McMain, Lindsey Phuelger, Mindy Wood, her Grandchildren; Dylan McCloud Kachmar, Dillon Bauer, Scott Bauer and Cassidy Bauer. A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday November 9, 2013 at the Bauer residence 7310 FM 466 Seguin, Texas for family and friends. Please bring anything you wish to share in Carol's honor. Palmer Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements. Palmer Mortuary 1116 North Austin, Seguin, Texas 78155.

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November 5th, 2013

Kenneth Earl Hollingworth 71 years went on to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Friday November 1, 2013 at his residence in McQueeney. He is survived by his sons; Kenneth Richard Hollingworth, William John Hollingworth (Tina Hollingworth) and James Darran Hollingworth and (Mable Hollingworth ex-wife); grandchildren; Jami Amanda Hollingworth, Brittany Hollingworth Lombardo, Devon James Hollingworth, Justin Ray Alexander, Great-grandchildren Gabriel Michelle Alexander, Julie Marie Alexander, Dominic Lombardo III. A 1 pm chapel service will be held Wednesday November 6, 2013 at Palmer Mortuary. Cremation will be at Meadowlawn Memorial Park and Crematory in San Antonio.  Palmer Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.
 
Carol Joette Bauer 64 years went on to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday November 2, 2013 in Seguin. She was preceded in death by her parents Everett Wenzel and Lauretta Wenzel.  She is survived by her loving husband; Henry "Butch" August Bauer, her daughter; Christy Ann Withee, her sons Jason Bauer, Michael Bauer, her sisters; Wendie Bauer, Becky Bauer, Nancy McMain, Lindsey Phuelger, Mindy Wood, her Grandchildren; Dylan McCloud Kachmar, Dillon Bauer, Scott Bauer and Cassidy Bauer. A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday November 9, 2013 at the Bauer residence
7310 FM 466 Seguin, Texas for family and friends. Please bring anything you wish to share in Carol's honor. Palmer Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements. Palmer Mortuary 1116 North Austin, Seguin, Texas 78155.
 
Rodney Wayne Redd, age 49 of Leesville, passed away on October 31, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by funeral services at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Jackson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery near Seguin.  Rodney was born in Seguin, Texas to Paul Edward and Christle Gaines Redd on June 6, 1964.  He was a 1982 graduate of Seguin High School.  His father, Paul Edward Redd, Sr. and his brother, Gregory Redd preceded him in death.  Survivors include his son, Quinton Redd; daughter, Chloe Redd; mother, Christle Redd; sister, Felishia Redd; brother, Paul E. Redd, Jr. and fiancé, Robin Addison; niece, McKenzie White.  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.

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November 3rd, 2013

Adam Galaviz, Sr., age 83 of Seguin, passed away on November 1, 2013.  Visitation will begin Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel at 4:00 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel at 10 a.m. with Chaplain John Rabon officiating.  Interment with military honors under the auspices of the American Legion H. U. Wood Post #245 will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.  Adam aka “Big Man” was born on August 9, 1930 in Seguin, Texas to Geronimo and Eva Vidaurri Galaviz.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army having been stationed in Germany after World War II and before the Korean Conflict.  As an avid golfer, he served as Golf Superintendent at many San Antonio Area Bases.  After retiring, he continued playing golf.  He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Anita Espinosa and his brothers Abel Galaviz and Alfredo Galaviz.  Survivors include his loving wife of 39 years, Eloisa “Loy” Galaviz; sons, Gilbert Galaviz and wife Gloria, Adam Galaviz, Jr. and wife Corina, Gabriel Quinones and wife Belia and Richard Quinones; ten grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers will be Adam Sosa, Mark Phelps, Val Arriola, III, Andy Gallegos, Andy Gallegos, Jr. and Paul Gallegos.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Pan American Golf Association, P. O. Box 1064, 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.

Rodney Wayne Redd, age 49 of Leesville, passed away on October 31, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by funeral services at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Jackson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery near Seguin.  Rodney was born in Seguin, Texas to Paul Edward and Christle Gaines Redd on June 6, 1964.  He was a 1982 graduate of Seguin High School.  His father, Paul Edward Redd, Sr. and his brother, Gregory Redd preceded him in death.  Survivors include his son, Quinton Redd; daughter, Chloe Redd; mother, Christle Redd; sister, Felishia Redd; brother, Paul E. Redd, Jr. and fiancé, Robin Addison; niece, McKenzie White.  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.

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November 1st, 2013

Pauline Solis, of Seguin, died Monday. The funeral was held Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. The service was under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home. Survivors include sisters Ramona and Mary Solis.
 
William Garland House passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the age of 79.  He is survived by his loving wife Sheila House, daughters Dralena Kelley, Verna Dix, Kathryn Deadman, Bridgett Mueller, son Tony House, brother John C. (Paula) House. A visitation will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Palmer Mortuary Chapel.  A Chapel Service will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 starting 10:00am at Palmer Mortuary Chapel in Seguin, Texas with interment to follow at San Geronimo Cemetery.
 
Charles Bell Baker passed away October 28, 2013.  He was born on March 28, 1929, to Erna and Charlie Baker in Pflugerville, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Laura Baker; daughters Marsha and husband Jim Sammons; Cathy and husband Bradley Dixon. He has four grandchildren Trae and Chad Sammons, Jardyn Pierdolla Coldewey and Hunter Pierdolla; and one sister Lavern Baker and her two sons Darwin Nelson and Alan Arnold. Charles was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  After graduating from college, he taught school in Seguin and retired after 27 years.  In his spare time he farmed and ranched.  He loved the outdoors and loved his hunting and fishing.  In his later years, you could wave to him as he sat in his rocking chair on the front porch. Viewing to be held at the Staples United Methodist Church, 9760 FM 621, Staples, Texas, on Sunday, November 3rd from 1 to 2 p.m. with services to follow. Burial will be at the Staples Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church, Staples, Texas at P.O. Box 127 Staples, Texas 78670.
Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas , 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com.
 
Everett Dale Pape passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the age of 76. He is preceded in death by parents Edwin A. and Rosalie Pape, his siblings James Pape, Ruth Moore, Jocelyn Buckner. He is survived by his loving wife Betty Fay Pape, daughter Linnette A. Pape, son Roland Arthur Pape and brother Anson Pape. A memorial service will be held on Friday November 1, 2013 starting 2:00 pm at Palmer Mortuary Chapel.  Interment of cremains will follow at the Monthalia Methodist Cemetery.
 
Art Creager peacefully passed away on October 28, 2013 with his loving wife nearby. He was born on January 26, 1922 in San Antonio to Roy W. Creager and Anna Gastring Creager. He graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1940 and attended San Antonio Junior College. He married Patsy Estes on January 4, 1943 at Riverside Baptist Church San Antonio. Art entered the insurance business in 1940 and this became a lifelong endeavor. Art was active in the community serving in the capacity of Secretary of the San Antonio Agricultural Association. He was president of the McQueeney Lions Club and was active in the formation of the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Captain. He served as president of the San Antonio Claims Association and was president of the San Antonio Claims Managers Council. He was secretary of the McQueeney Municipal Utility District and was a member of the American Arbitration Association.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy; daughters and their husbands: Janet and Buddy Alcede of McQueeney, Nancy and Bob Mansfield of McQueeney, Susan and Fruit Balderas of Seguin; grandchildren Joel Boggess, Paul Williams, Courtney Alcede and great-grandchildren; Dylan, Duncan and Devyn Bauer and Austin, Paige and Neely Williams. A Visitation will be at Goetz Funeral Home on Friday, November 1st from 5-9 with the family present 5-7. Funeral services will be held at noon, Saturday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Interment will follow at Mission Park Burial South. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

Bernette Carter Benedict Pattillo, age 93 of Seguin formerly of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on October 27, 2013.  Graveside services and interment will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Bernette was born in Stockdale Texas on February 3, 1920 to Alvro and Stella Richardson Carter.  She is preceded in death by her husbands, Wallis Benedict and Reuben T. Pattillo and her parents and her brothers, Carlton and C. M. Carter.  Survivors include her son, Wallis M. (Marc) Benedict, Jr.; step-daughter, Jan Davis and husband Bill Howden; grandsons, David Marc Benedict and wife Amy, Jared Michael Benedict and wife Renee; two great-granddaughters, Callie Rene and Rachel Cate Benedict; step-grandson, Trey Davis and wife Amy; special nephew, Mark C. Carter and wife Beverly; nieces, Lynn Deagen, Carmen Carter and Carla Mangum and husband Ronnie; numerous other loving family members.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be David Benedict, Jared Benedict, William R. (Billy) Leske, Jr., Robert Joe (Bobby) Leske, Mark C. Carter, Wade Carter, and Scott Carter.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Texas A & M Mothers’ Club Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 270933, Corpus Christi, Texas 78247-0933.  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.   

Betty Jean Burns (better known as “B.J.” or Aunt Betty), of Seguin passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in San Antonio. Born on April 3, 1932 in San Antonio, TX, she was the daughter of the late Wilson Joseph and Dorothy F Burns. B.J. was full of energy and really enjoyed the simple things in life like flower gardens, green grass, blue skies and fresh vegetables. Her favorite past times included collecting old photos and family memorabilia, as well as reading her beloved Bible. She was very proud of her clerical skills that provided her administrative positions for most of her life. A memorial service to celebrate the life of B.J. will be held at Post Oak Cemetery on Hartfield Road in Seguin near LaVernia,TX on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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October 30th, 2013

Bernette Carter Benedict Pattillo, age 93 of Seguin formerly of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on October 27, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 31 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Graveside services and interment will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Bernette was born in Stockdale Texas on February 3, 1920 to Alvro and Stella Richardson Carter.  She is preceded in death by her husbands, Wallis Benedict and Reuben T. Pattillo and her parents and her brothers, Carlton and C. M. Carter.  Survivors include her son, Wallis M. (Marc) Benedict, Jr.; step-daughter, Jan Davis and husband Bill Howden; grandsons, David Marc Benedict and wife Amy, Jared Michael Benedict and wife Renee; two great-granddaughters, Callie Rene and Rachel Cate Benedict; step-grandson, Trey Davis and wife Amy; special nephew, Mark C. Carter and wife Beverly; nieces, Lynn Deagen, Carmen Carter and Carla Mangum and husband Ronnie; numerous other loving family members.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be David Benedict, Jared Benedict, William R. (Billy) Leske, Jr., Robert Joe (Bobby) Leske, Mark C. Carter, Wade Carter, and Scott Carter.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Texas A & M Mothers’ Club Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 270933, Corpus Christi, Texas 78247-0933.  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.   
 
Betty Jean Burns (better known as “B.J.” or Aunt Betty), of Seguin passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in San Antonio. Born on April 3, 1932 in San Antonio, TX, she was the daughter of the late Wilson Joseph and Dorothy F Burns. B.J. was full of energy and really enjoyed the simple things in life like flower gardens, green grass, blue skies and fresh vegetables. Her favorite past times included collecting old photos and family memorabilia, as well as reading her beloved Bible. She was very proud of her clerical skills that provided her administrative positions for most of her life. A memorial service to celebrate the life of B.J. will be held at Post Oak Cemetery on Hartfield Road in Seguin near LaVernia,TX on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Art Creager peacefully passed away on October 28, 2013 with his loving wife nearby. He was born on January 26, 1922 in San Antonio to Roy W. Creager and Anna Gastring Creager. He graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1940 and attended San Antonio Junior College. He married Patsy Estes on January 4, 1943 at Riverside Baptist Church San Antonio. Art entered the insurance business in 1940 and this became a lifelong endeavor. Art was active in the community serving in the capacity of Secretary of the San Antonio Agricultural Association. He was president of the McQueeney Lions Club and was active in the formation of the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Captain. He served as president of the San Antonio Claims Association and was president of the San Antonio Claims Managers Council. He was secretary of the McQueeney Municipal Utility District and was a member of the American Arbitration Association. He is survived by daughters and their husbands: Janet and Buddy Alcede of McQueeney, Nancy and Bob Mansfield of McQueeney, Susan and Fruit Balderas of Seguin; grandchildren Joel Boggess, Paul Williams, Courtney Alcede and great-grandchildren; Dylan, Duncan and Devyn Bauer and Austin, Paige and Neely Williams. A Visitation will be at Goetz Funeral Home on Friday, November 1st from 5-9 with the family present 5-7. Funeral services will be held at noon, Saturday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Interment will follow at Mission Park Burial South. Memorial contributions may be given to the Guadalupe County Humane Society or to the American Cancer Society. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

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October 28th, 2013

Lori Lea Pape, age 54 of Seguin passed away on October 24, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 followed by funeral services at 3 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Tom Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.  Lori was born on September 2, 1959 in Petaluma California to Larry and Alice Blakesley Wilson.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Dana Wilson.  Survivors include her loving husband of 16 years, John K. Pape; sister, Sherry Aubry and her husband Jon; nieces, Nickie Aubry and Dani Aubry; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kenneth and Zee Pape; sister-in-law, Dana Pape; numerous other loving family and friends.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Seguin Dog Park, 5540 S. Hwy. 123 Bypass, 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.    
 
Betty Jean Burns (better known as “B.J.” or Aunt Betty), of Seguin passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in San Antonio. Born on April 3, 1932 in San Antonio, TX, she was the daughter of the late Wilson Joseph and Dorothy F Burns. B.J. was full of energy and really enjoyed the simple things in life like flower gardens, green grass, blue skies and fresh vegetables. Her favorite past times included collecting old photos and family memorabilia, as well as reading her beloved Bible. She was very proud of her clerical skills that provided her administrative positions for most of her life. A memorial service to celebrate the life of B.J. will be held at Post Oak Cemetery on Hartfield Road in Seguin near LaVernia,TX on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
 
Born Wayne Norman Henderson to Jay David and Norma Lea (Fisher) Henderson on January 26, 1945; Norman was raised in San Antonio and was a resident of Seguin for 34 years. He was a long haul driver and later owner of No Lies Trucking. He passed away Tuesday, October 22nd 2013. Norman is preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, Jay David Jr. and 1 sister, Barbara Hight. He leaves behind a wife of 34 years, Rose Henderson, 1 sister, Janelle McNeil, 1 sister-in-law, Amy Putney (Tim), brothers-in-law Brian, Ray (Vivian) and John (Jeanne) Putney,  and numerous nieces and nephews. A Special thanks to the staff of Advanced Home Health and Hope Hospice of New Braunfels. There will be no calling hours but please consider a donation to a charity of your choice in Norman’s honor. Please visit www.goetz.funeral.com to sign the online guest book. Arrangements are under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home, Seguin.

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October 22nd, 2013

Louie (Lou) Ricks, age 89 of St. Hedwig, passed away on October 20, 2013.  Visitation will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Redeemer United Church at Zuehl at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lee Zillmann officiating.  Interment with military honors under the auspices of the American Legion H. U. Wood Post 245 will follow in the Redeemer United Church Cemetery.  Lou was born on September 25, 1924 in Dilley Texas to Louie Alonzo and Agnes Frances Zinsmeyer Ricks.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II.  He will be remembered as a grocer and rancher.  He loved spending time riding his Red Tractor.  He is preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Irene Schocht and Leora Brooks.  Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Anita Ricks; children, Craig Ricks, Randall Ricks, Sherrie Jones, Susan DeLuna and husband Ralph, Jr. and Sheryl Wedige; brother, Bill Ricks and wife Linda; sister, Shirley Sims and husband Bill; sisters-in-law, Velma Milam and Evelyn Grein; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Ralph DeLuna, III, Rusty DeLuna, Rodney DeLuna, Eric Wedige, Chris Jones and Brandon Jones.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Ricks, Willie Strey, Ralph DeLuna, Jr., Oscar Barrero, Otto Luensmann, Richard Luensmann and Burt Gonzales.  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.
 
Stephen  Daniel  Colby , age 65, of Sequin, TX passed away on October 14, 2013. Stephen was born on September 12, 1948 in Philadelphia and raised in Bleinheim, New Jersey. Stephen was a Sergeant  in the US Army serving as an MP during the Vietnam War. After his discharge, Stephen returned to his hometown. He pursued a career in Retail Loss Prevention for many years.  In 2001, he changed careers and worked as a Director of Construction for Rush Enterprises.  He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Dian, his son from a previous marriage, Daniel of Florida, his mother, Catherine of New Jersey, siblings Ken, Kathy, Joe and Sharon, all of New Jersey, and a large extended family of nephews and nieces.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the USO or Breast Cancer Research. A memorial service will be held Tuesday October 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM , at Palmer Mortuary Chapel. 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
 
Pat Burroughs, age 75, passed away on October 18, 2013.  A memorial service celebrating Pat’s life was held Monday, October 21, 2013 at at Cross Church with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Private interment will take place at a later date. Pat was born February 16, 1938 in El Campo, TX to Alva D. Boggs and Wanda E. Leach. She loved cooking, dancing, gardening and crocheting. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Geronimo. She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Ronnie “Sissy” Merle Michalec, grandchild, baby boy Randy Cornett, and son-in-laws, Ray Palmer and Steve Carter. Survivors include her husband Frank Burroughs; children, Roxanne Hubbell and husband David, Vicky Cox and husband Skip, Ron Michalec and wife Margaret, Leah Barnett and husband Steve, Sheila Palmer, Jody Ward, Karen Gold and husband Russell, Tammy Carter and Mark Burroughs and wife Debbie; 28 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; siblings, Bubba Boggs, Gene Boggs, Nancy Hiser and Donna Leach and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association 3300 E. Sunrise Drive Tucson, AZ 85718, Boystown, 14100 Crawford St, Boys Town, NE 68010, Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department, American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125, Smile Train at www.smiletrain.org. and R. P. Foundation at www.fightforsight.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. 
 
Caleb Tate, age 20 of College Station and Seguin, passed away on October 15, 2013. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Seguin at 1:OO p.m. Interment will follow in the Dugger 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.       

Ruthanne Smith, age 75 of Seguin, passed away on October 15, 2013.  A memorial service celebrating Ruthanne’s life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Steve Knott officiating.  Private interment will take place at a later date.  Ruthanne was born on December 8, 1937 in Salisbury, Maryland to Thomas Francis Darling and Marion Baker Burke.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Janet Webster and her husband Richard.  Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years, Charles E. Smith; sons, Dean M. Smith, Danny R. Smith and Charles E. Smith, Jr.; grandchildren, Sarah Vander Valk, Charles E. Smith, III, Coreyraye Smith, Dean M. Smith, Jr., Tyler Smith and Ariel Janikowski; brother,  Francis Darling and wife Helen; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townesend Rd., Seguin, TX 78155 or to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1593, Seguin, TX, 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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October 21st, 2013

Caleb Tate, age 20 of College Station and Seguin, passed away on October 15, 2013. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Seguin at 1:OO p.m. Interment will follow in the Dugger 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.         

Lawrence Erhard Schaefer passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Warm Springs Specialty Hospital at the age of 73 surrounded by his family. Lawrence was born at Morningside Acres in New Braunfels, Texas to Hilmar W. Schaefer and Mary P. Schaefer (Kuehler) on October 3, 1940.  He married Jo Ann Schaefer (Henke) on September 3, 1960 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.  He graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1959.  He was employed by Mission Valley Mills from 1958 until he retired.  He was a long time member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Hermann Sons #21, a former life member of the Freiheit Bowling Club.  He was a farmer and cattleman. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hilmar W. and Mary P. Schaefer, and survived by his loving wife, Jo Ann Schaefer, four daughters, Cynthia A. Simmons and husband Roger, Marcie L. Heidrich and husband Allen, Lauren M. Mosel and Michael, and Deborah K. Lunsford and husband Dale, six grandchildren, Grant Simmons and wife, Reina, Blake Simmons, Emily Simmons, Casey Heidrich, Kelly Mosel, Heather Lunsford, and two great-grandchildren, Luca and Jason, and his loving pet and friend, Stinky. A Funeral Mass will be held 9:30 AM Monday, October 21, 2013 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Reverend Tony Pesek - celebrant. Entombment will follow in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Mausoleum. Memorial contributions can be given to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, or the charity of one’s choice. A special thanks to, Melissa and Anita from Warm Springs Specialty Hospital for their loving care of our loved one and having a true heart of compassion. Pall-bearers are: Mike Mosel, Dale Lunsford, Allen Heidrich, Grant Simmons, and Roger Simmons. Honorary Pall-bearers are: Melvin Voigt and Herbert Shrunk. Services are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.  

Ruthanne Smith, age 75 of Seguin, passed away on October 15, 2013.  A memorial service celebrating Ruthanne’s life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Steve Knott officiating.  Private interment will take place at a later date.  Ruthanne was born on December 8, 1937 in Salisbury, Maryland to Thomas Francis Darling and Marion Baker Burke.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Janet Webster and her husband Richard.  Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years, Charles E. Smith; sons, Dean M. Smith, Danny R. Smith and Charles E. Smith, Jr.; grandchildren, Sarah Vander Valk, Charles E. Smith, III, Coreyraye Smith, Dean M. Smith, Jr., Tyler Smith and Ariel Janikowski; brother,  Francis Darling and wife Helen; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townesend Rd., Seguin, TX 78155 or to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1593, Seguin, TX, 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.   

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, Pierce Alvin “Al” Hedrick quietly passed away in the Georgetown Living Alzheimer facility in Georgetown, Texas.  Know to all as “Al,” he was born September 10, 1924 in Spokane, Washington.  Al was the oldest child of Pierce A. and  Hilda Fay Hedrick.  His two brothers and sister preceded him in death. Al joined the U. S. Navy on September 10, 1941 and served during World War II.  Following the war he switched services and enlisted in the U.S. Army .  His career in the army lasted until his retirement as a Sergeant Major on March 24, 1970 in San Antonio.  He had moved to San Antonio in 1964 and fell in love with Texas and had built a home along side the Guadalupe River in Seguin. During his service he served in the Korean War, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart while serving with the 187th Regimental Combat Team (Airborne).  Following his release from the hospital after being wounded, he was selected for General Ridgeway’s honor guard for the duration of the war. He was stationed  in Germany twice and at numerous other Forts throughout  the U.S. Following his retirement he drove a truck for a couple of years then took on instructing ROTC at  Edison  High School in San Antonio until his subsequent retirement. On March 19, 1943, he married the love of his life,  Milma “Millie” Petty in San Francisco, California.  During their 64 years of marriage they had two children, Linda F. Riley of Seguin, Texas and James P. Hedrick of Georgetown, Texas.  Millie passed away June 2007.  . He is survived by  both children, six grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Al loved to play fast pitch softball where he once threw a perfect game in the Southern European Championship Tournament.  He loved children, bowling (high game 299), fishing, golf (one hole-in-one), gardening and his dogs.   Al and his son bowled as partners for several years in the National Bowling Tournament.  Al always won their gentlemen’s bet.  Al will be remembered by his friends as someone who always could bring a smile and brighten ones day. The family would like to thank the staff and management of Georgetown Living for the excellent care, love  and kindness they have shown over the past year toward Al. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Palmer Mortuary located at 1116 North Austin Street, Seguin, Texas.  The family requests no flowers.  He has supported the Cal Farley Boys Ranch, PO Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79105-9985 for years. Sergeant Major, mission accomplished, you are dismissed to join your wife.   

Stephen  Daniel  Colby , age 65, of Sequin, TX passed away on October 14, 2013. Stephen was born on September 12, 1948 in Philadelphia and raised in Bleinheim, New Jersey. Stephen was a Sergeant  in the US Army serving as an MP during the Vietnam War. After his discharge, Stephen returned to his hometown. He pursued a career in Retail Loss Prevention for many years.  In 2001, he changed careers and worked as a Director of Construction for Rush Enterprises.  He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Dian, his son from a previous marriage, Daniel of Florida, his mother, Catherine of New Jersey, siblings Ken, Kathy, Joe and Sharon, all of New Jersey, and a large extended family of nephews and nieces.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the USO or Breast Cancer Research. A memorial service will be held Tuesday October 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM , at Palmer Mortuary Chapel. 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.   

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October 18th, 2013

Caleb Tate, age 20 of Seguin, passed away on October 15, 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.

Lawrence Erhard Schaefer passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Warm Springs Specialty Hospital at the age of 73 surrounded by his family. Lawrence was born at Morningside Acres in New Braunfels, Texas to Hilmar W. Schaefer and Mary P. Schaefer (Kuehler) on October 3, 1940.  He married Jo Ann Schaefer (Henke) on September 3, 1960 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.  He graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1959.  He was employed by Mission Valley Mills from 1958 until he retired.  He was a long time member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Hermann Sons #21, a former life member of the Freiheit Bowling Club.  He was a farmer and cattleman. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hilmar W. and Mary P. Schaefer, and survived by his loving wife, Jo Ann Schaefer, four daughters, Cynthia A. Simmons and husband Roger, Marcie L. Heidrich and husband Allen, Lauren M. Mosel and Michael, and Deborah K. Lunsford and husband Dale, six grandchildren, Grant Simmons and wife, Reina, Blake Simmons, Emily Simmons, Casey Heidrich, Kelly Mosel, Heather Lunsford, and two great-grandchildren, Luca and Jason, and his loving pet and friend, Stinky. Public visitation will begin 5:00 PM Sunday at Zoeller Funeral Home with a Vigil Service and Rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held 9:30 AM Monday, October 21, 2013 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Reverend Tony Pesek - celebrant. Entombment will follow in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Mausoleum. Memorial contributions can be given to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, or the charity of one’s choice. A special thanks to, Melissa and Anita from Warm Springs Specialty Hospital for their loving care of our loved one and having a true heart of compassion. Pall-bearers are: Mike Mosel, Dale Lunsford, Allen Heidrich, Grant Simmons, and Roger Simmons. Honorary Pall-bearers are: Melvin Voigt and Herbert Shrunk.

Betty Faye Mergele Springs, age 80 of Seguin, passed away on October 16, 2013.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. at The Amazing Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Davis officiating.  Interment will follow in the Dugger Cemetery.  Betty was born on July 4, 1933 in Kingsbury Texas to Gustav Carl and Lois Elizabeth Hurt Mergele.  She is preceded in death by her daughter, Constance Renelle (Connie) Springs, her parents, her brothers, Gus Merlin Mergele and Don Terry Mergele, her sisters, Helen Maxine Mergele and Mary Ann Mergele; Survivors include her loving husband of 63 years, Edward Allen (Ed) Springs; children, Kenneth Edward (Glinda) Springs, Roxane Faye Miller(Ronald), Marc Andrew (Sandra)Springs and Allen Wayne (Mary) Springs; sister, Jacque Mergele (Wallace)Schuehle; sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Mergele and Lenore Mergele; grandchildren, Emily Beckett (John), Sarah Grossman (Patrick), Alex Springs, Robert Carr, Misty Adams, Morgan Springs, Sean (Katie) Springs, Elizabeth Springs, Gracie Springs, and Madison Springs; three great grandchildren, Ella Beckett, Nicholas Wallace, Colby Izard; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, other loving family members and a host of friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be, Ken Springs, Marc Springs, Wayne Springs, Ronnie Miller, Sean Springs and Alex Springs.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Amazing Grace Baptist Church, Daughters of the Republic of Texas or to the Dugger Cemetery Association.  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.

Ruthanne Smith, age 75 of Seguin, passed away on October 15, 2013.  A memorial service celebrating Ruthanne’s life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Steve Knott officiating.  Private interment will take place at a later date.  Ruthanne was born on December 8, 1937 in Salisbury, Maryland to Thomas Francis Darling and Marion Baker Burke.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Janet Webster and her husband Richard.  Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years, Charles E. Smith; sons, Dean M. Smith, Danny R. Smith and Charles E. Smith, Jr.; grandchildren, Sarah Vander Valk, Charles E. Smith, III, Coreyraye Smith, Dean M. Smith, Jr., Tyler Smith and Ariel Janikowski; brother,  Francis Darling and wife Helen; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townesend Rd., Seguin, TX 78155 or to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1593, Seguin, TX, 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.
 
Adrian Jarutowicz, a longtime resident of Seguin, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2013 at the age of 93. He was born in Wilson Co. Texas to Isidor and Frances Jarutowicz on February 14, 1920. Adrian served in the Army during WWII in Luzon, Philippines. After retiring from 20 years of service at Hexcel, he returned to farming. He raised mostly cattle and some goats. He was a member of Emanuel’s Lutheran Church and the DAV- Disabled American Veteran. Adrian is survived by his son Gary Jarutowicz of Seguin, granddaughter Shelly Welch of Spring, TX and grandson John Lane of California. Funeral service will be at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church on Friday, October 18, 2013 beginning at 2 pm with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park where the DAV will present military honors. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

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October 17th, 2013

Betty Faye Mergele Springs, age 80 of Seguin, passed away on October 16, 2013.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. at The Amazing Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Davis officiating.  Interment will follow in the Dugger Cemetery.  Betty was born on July 4, 1933 in Kingsbury Texas to Gustav Carl and Lois Elizabeth Hurt Mergele.  She is preceded in death by her daughter, Constance Renelle (Connie) Springs, her parents, her brothers, Gus Merlin Mergele and Don Terry Mergele, her sisters, Helen Maxine Mergele and Mary Ann Mergele; Survivors include her loving husband of 63 years, Edward Allen (Ed) Springs; children, Kenneth Edward (Glinda) Springs, Roxane Faye Miller(Ronald), Marc Andrew (Sandra)Springs and Allen Wayne (Mary) Springs; sister, Jacque Mergele Wallace)Schuehle; sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Mergele and Lenore Mergele; grandchildren, Emily Beckett (John), Sarah Grossman (Patrick), Alex Springs, Robert Carr, Misty Adams, Morgan Springs, Sean (Katie) Springs, Elizabeth Springs, Gracie Springs, and Madison Springs; three great grandchildren, Ella Beckett, Nicholas Wallace, Colby Izard; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, other loving family members and a host of friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be, Ken Springs, Marc Springs, Wayne Springs, Ronnie Miller, Sean Springs and Alex Springs.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Amazing Grace Baptist Church, Daughters of the Republic of Texas or to the Dugger Cemetery Association.  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.
 
Caleb Tate, age 20 of Seguin, passed away on October 15, 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.
 
Ruthanne Smith, age 75 of Seguin, passed away on October 15, 2013.  A memorial service celebrating Ruthanne’s life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Steve Knott officiating.  Private interment will take place at a later date.  Ruthanne was born on December 8, 1937 in Salisbury, Maryland to Thomas Francis Darling and Marion Baker Burke.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Janet Webster and her husband Richard.  Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years, Charles E. Smith; sons, Dean M. Smith, Danny R. Smith and Charles E. Smith, Jr.; grandchildren, Sarah Vander Valk, Charles E. Smith, III, Coreyraye Smith, Dean M. Smith, Jr., Tyler Smith and Ariel Janikowski; brother,  Francis Darling and wife Helen; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette Siltmann, 196 Townesend Rd., Seguin, TX 78155 or to the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1593, Seguin, TX, 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. 
 
Ted Hicks, age 62 of Seguin, passed away on October 13, 2013.  Visitation will begin on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary at 2 p.m. followed by funeral service at 5:30 p.m. with Pastor Mike Rodriguez officiating.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Ted was born on July 29, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas to Orville Wright and Almeda Reese Hicks.  He was a 1970 graduate of Edison High School in San Antonio.  He was a long time employee of Capital Cement.  Currently he was employed with the Schertz – Cibolo – Universal City Independent School District.  He loved to barbeque and fish, especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marilyn Taylor.  Survivors include his daughter Amy Thomas and husband Terry; son Ted J. Hicks; sister, Peggy Spytek and husband Lou; grandchildren, Courven Thomas, Tearanei Thomas, Skye Thomas, Auborii Thomas, Arianna Hicks and Elijah Hicks; great grandchildren, D. J. and Caydence; numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Southwest Affiliate, P. O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284-1125.  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.          
 
Adrian Jarutowicz, a longtime resident of Seguin, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2013 at the age of 93. He was born in Wilson Co. Texas to Isidor and Frances Jarutowicz on February 14, 1920. Adrian served in the Army during WWII in Luzon, Philippines. After retiring from 20 years of service at Hexcel, he returned to farming. He raised mostly cattle and some goats. He was a member of Emanuel’s Lutheran Church and the DAV- Disabled American Veteran. Adrian is survived by his son Gary Jarutowicz of Seguin, granddaughter Shelly Welch of Spring, TX and grandson John Lane of California. A visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from noon to 9 pm with the family receiving friends from 5-7 pm. Funeral service will be at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church on Friday, October 18, 2013 beginning at 2 pm with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park where the DAV will present military honors. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

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October 16th, 2013

Ted Hicks, age 62 of Seguin, passed away on October 13, 2013.  Visitation will begin on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary at 2 p.m. followed by funeral service at 5:30 p.m. with Pastor Mike Rodriguez officiating.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Ted was born on July 29, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas to Orville Wright and Almeda Reese Hicks.  He was a 1970 graduate of Edison High School in San Antonio.  He was a long time employee of Capital Cement.  Currently he was employed with the Schertz – Cibolo – Universal City Independent School District.  He loved to barbeque and fish, especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marilyn Taylor.  Survivors include his daughter Amy Thomas and husband Terry; son Ted J. Hicks; sister, Peggy Spytek and husband Lou; grandchildren, Courven Thomas, Tearanei Thomas, Skye Thomas, Auborii Thomas, Arianna Hicks and Elijah Hicks; great grandchildren, D. J. and Caydence; numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Southwest Affiliate, P. O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284-1125.  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.          
 
Adrian Jarutowicz, a longtime resident of Seguin, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2013 at the age of 93. He was born in Wilson Co. Texas to Isidor and Frances Jarutowicz on February 14, 1920. Adrian served in the Army during WWII in Luzon, Philippines. After retiring from 20 years of service at Hexcel, he returned to farming. He raised mostly cattle and some goats. He was a member of Emanuel’s Lutheran Church and the DAV- Disabled American Veteran. Adrian is survived by his son Gary Jarutowicz of Seguin, granddaughter Shelly Welch of Spring, TX and grandson John Lane of California.
A visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from noon to 9 pm with the family receiving friends from 5-7 pm. Funeral service will be at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church on Friday, October 18, 2013 beginning at 2 pm with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park where the DAV will present military honors. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

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October 15th, 2013

Ted Hicks, age 62 of Seguin, passed away on October 13, 2013.  Visitation will begin on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary at 2 p.m. followed by funeral service at 5:30 p.m. with Pastor Mike Rodriguez officiating.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Ted was born on July 29, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas to Orville Wright and Almeda Reese Hicks.  He was a 1970 graduate of Edison High School in San Antonio.  He was a long time employee of Capital Cement.  Currently he was employed with the Schertz – Cibolo – Universal City Independent School District.  He loved to barbeque and fish, especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marilyn Taylor.  Survivors include his daughter Amy Thomas and husband Terry; son Ted J. Hicks; sister, Peggy Spytek and husband Lou; grandchildren, Courven Thomas, Tearanei Thomas, Skye Thomas, Auborii Thomas, Arianna Hicks and Elijah Hicks; great grandchildren, D. J. and Caydence; numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Southwest Affiliate, P. O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284-1125.  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.          
 
Adrian Jarutowicz, a longtime resident of Seguin, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2013 at the age of 93. He was born in Wilson Co. Texas to Isidor and Frances Jarutowicz on February 14, 1920. Adrian served in the Army during WWII in Luzon, Philippines. After retiring from 20 years of service at Hexcel, he returned to farming. He raised mostly cattle and some goats. He was a member of Emanuel’s Lutheran Church and the DAV- Disabled American Veteran. Adrian is survived by his son Gary Jarutowicz of Seguin, granddaughter Shelly Welch of Spring, TX and grandson John Lane of California. A visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from noon to 9 pm with the family receiving friends from 5-7 pm. Funeral service will be at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church on Friday, October 18, 2013 beginning at 2 pm with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park where the DAV will present military honors. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

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October 14th, 2013

Glenda Reese Robbins, age 75 of Seguin, formerly of Lewisville,Texas, passed away on October 10, 2013.  Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney with Rev. Dr. Ben Smith officiating.  Interment will follow in Big Springs Cemetery in Richardson, Texas.  Glenda was born on July 3, 1938 in Collin County, Texas to Garnett and Viola Gray Reese.  Glenda was a former member of Lakeland Baptist Church in Lewisville and will also be remembered as an award winning Avon sales representative.  Glenda was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Jerry Reese and her nephew, Bruce Reese.  Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, Wilburn (Bill) Robbins; son, Rick Robbins and wife Lisa; daughter, Rhonda Robbins; granddaughters, Dana Davis and husband Stuart, and Lindsay Robbins; brother, Larry Reese and wife Shelley; sister-in-law, Carol Reese; nieces Laurie Reese, Mandy Waters and husband David; nephews, Scott Reese and wife Maureen and Brian Reese; many other loving family members and friends.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, San Antonio Office,7400 Louis Pasteur Dr. #200, San Antonio, TX 78229-4542 or to the Lakeland Baptist Church, 397 S. Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067.  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.
 
Adrian Jarutowicz, a longtime resident of Seguin, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2013 at the age of 93. He was born in Wilson Co. Texas to Isidor and Frances Jarutowicz on February 14, 1920. Adrian served in the Army during WWII in Luzon, Philippines. After retiring from 20 years of service at Hexcel, he returned to farming. He raised mostly cattle and some goats. He was a member of Emanuel’s Lutheran Church and the DAV- Disabled American Veteran. Adrian is survived by his son Gary Jarutowicz of Seguin, granddaughter Shelly Welch of Spring, TX and grandson John Lane of California. A visitation will be held at Goetz Funeral Home on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from noon to 9 pm with the family receiving friends from 5-7 pm. Funeral service will be at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church on Friday, October 18, 2013 beginning at 2 pm with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park where the DAV will present military honors. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

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October 11th, 2013

Lois Elaine Keith, 80, a resident of Seguin passed away peacefully at home on October, 7, 2013. She was the former director of the Seguin Chapter of Concerned Women of America and an advocate for animal protection with the ASPCA. Lois enjoyed quilting and tending to her flower garden. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed cooking and baking large family meals. She was devoted to Christ and a member of Hillcrest Assembly of God Church in Seguin. She is preceded in death by her parents Loyd and Florence Lipcaman. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Kenneth Keith, her children: Stephen Keith of Austin, Timothy Keith of San Antonio, Linda Morrison and husband Rudy of Jarrell, Gina Keith of San Antonio and Sara Keith of Seguin. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Services will be held at Goetz Funeral Home with visitation on Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6-8 pm.  Funeral service will be on Friday, October 11 beginning at 2 pm with Pastor Al Houk presiding. Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association or the ASPCA. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

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October 10th, 2013

Lois Elaine Keith, 80, a resident of Seguin passed away peacefully at home on October, 7, 2013. She was the former director of the Seguin Chapter of Concerned Women of America and an advocate for animal protection with the ASPCA. Lois enjoyed quilting and tending to her flower garden. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed cooking and baking large family meals. She was devoted to Christ and a member of Hillcrest Assembly of God Church in Seguin. She is preceded in death by her parents Loyd and Florence Lipcaman. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Kenneth Keith, her children: Stephen Keith of Austin, Timothy Keith of San Antonio, Linda Morrison and husband Rudy of Jarrell, Gina Keith of San Antonio and Sara Keith of Seguin. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Services will be held at Goetz Funeral Home with visitation on Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6-8 pm.  Funeral service will be on Friday, October 11 beginning at 2 pm with Pastor Al Houk presiding. Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association or the ASPCA.
Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.
 
Ruben Alonzo Gonzales age 61 went on to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday October 6, 2013 in Seguin, Texas He was preceded in death by his parents; Jorge and Ysaura Gonzales Sr., daughter; Margaret "Maggie" Gonzales and grandson; Damian Eric Polanco.  Survivors include his wife; Maria O. Gonzales, daughters; Belinda Gonzales,Melinda Gonzales, Kimberly Gonzales, Victoria Gonzales, Mary Gonzales, sister; Rosalinda Gonzales De Leon, brothers; Jorge Gonzales Jr., Rodolfo Gonzalez, and 9 grandchildren. Final Interment of cremains will be held at Santa Clara Cemetery on Thursday October 10, 2013. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary 1116 North Austin St. Seguin, Texas 78155.
 
 
Beatrice Ann (Bea) Brueggemann, age 77 of Seguin passed away on October 5, 2013.   Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10 a. m. at Evangelists’ Lutheran Church in Kingsbury with Pastor Duane Bamsch officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kingsbury Cemetery.  Bea was born on February 28, 1936 in St. Louis Missouri to Harry and Rosemary Martin Kusselman.  Bea managed the Rebels Crossing convenience store for many years and later worked in the Triple Crown Label Group Family Business.  Bea was extremely devoted to her family.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Donald Ray Brueggemann and her parents.  Survivors include her sons, Dale Brueggemann and wife Carrie, and Scott Brueggemann; grandchildren, Ben Ramos, Kellie Hernandez and husband Rick, Bradley Brueggemann and Erica Brueggemann; great-grandchildren, Heather, Brianna, Carla and Isabella; brother-in-law, Jack Brueggemann and wife Janet; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelists’ Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 176, Kingsbury, Texas, 78638 or to the charity of choice.  You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

 

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October 8th, 2013

Ruben Alonzo Gonzales age 61 went on to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday October 6, 2013 in Seguin, Texas
He was preceded in death by his parents; Jorge and Ysaura Gonzales Sr., daughter; Margaret "Maggie" Gonzales
and grandson; Damian Eric Polanco.  Survivors include his wife; Maria O. Gonzales, daughters; Belinda Gonzales, Melinda
Gonzales, Kimberly Gonzales, Victoria Gonzales, Mary Gonzales, sister; Rosalinda Gonzales De Leon, brothers; Jorge Gonzales Jr., Rodolfo Gonzalez, and 9 grandchildren. Mass services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday October 9, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Seguin.  Cremation will be held on Wednesday October 9, 2013. Final Interment of cremains will be held at Santa Clara Cemetery on Thursday October 10, 2013. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary 1116 North Austin St. Seguin, Texas 78155.
 
Beatrice Ann (Bea) Brueggemann, age 77 of Seguin passed away on October 5, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10 a. m. at Evangelists’ Lutheran Church in Kingsbury with Pastor Duane Bamsch officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kingsbury Cemetery.  Bea was born on February 28, 1936 in St. Louis Missouri to Harry and Rosemary Martin Kusselman.  Bea managed the Rebels Crossing convenience store for many years and later worked in the Triple Crown Label Group Family Business.  Bea was extremely devoted to her family.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Donald Ray Brueggemann and her parents.  Survivors include her sons, Dale Brueggemann and wife Carrie, and Scott Brueggemann; grandchildren, Ben Ramos, Kellie Hernandez and husband Rick, Bradley Brueggemann and Erica Brueggemann; great-grandchildren, Heather, Brianna, Carla and Isabella; brother-in-law, Jack Brueggemann and wife Janet; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelists’ Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 176, Kingsbury, Texas, 78638 or to the charity of choice.  You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

Edith Williams Black, age 74 of Seguin, passed away on October 5, 2013.  Private services and interment will be held.  Edith was born on August 12, 1939 in Redford Missouri.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Loretta Cavanaugh, her grandmother, Lillian Poston Jones and her two grandchildren, Chad and Ashley Williams.  Survivors include her children, John Williams and wife Mary, Jim Williams, Theresa Gregg, Jerry Williams and wife Rosemary, and Tina Ritchie and husband Leonard; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  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.

 

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October 8th, 2013

Beatrice Ann (Bea) Brueggemann, age 77 of Seguin passed away on October 5, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10 a. m. at Evangelists’ Lutheran Church in Kingsbury with Pastor Duane Bamsch officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kingsbury Cemetery.  Bea was born on February 28, 1936 in St. Louis Missouri to Harry and Rosemary Martin Kusselman.  Bea managed the Rebels Crossing convenience store for many years and later worked in the Triple Crown Label Group Family Business.  Bea was extremely devoted to her family.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Donald Ray Brueggemann and her parents.  Survivors include her sons, Dale Brueggemann and wife Carrie, and Scott Brueggemann; grandchildren, Ben Ramos, Kellie Hernandez and husband Rick, Bradley Brueggemann and Erica Brueggemann; great-grandchildren, Heather, Brianna, Carla and Isabella; brother-in-law, Jack Brueggemann and wife Janet; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelists’ Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 176, Kingsbury, Texas, 78638 or to the charity of choice.  You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.treshewell.com.  Arrangements under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

 

Edith Williams Black, age 74 of Seguin, passed away on October 5, 2013.  Private services and interment will be held.  Edith was born on August 12, 1939 in Redford Missouri.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Loretta Cavanaugh, her grandmother, Lillian Poston Jones and her two grandchildren, Chad and Ashley Williams.  Survivors include her children, John Williams and wife Mary, Jim Williams, Theresa Gregg, Jerry Williams and wife Rosemary, and Tina Ritchie and husband Leonard; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  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.

 

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October 4th, 2013

Diane Elizabeth Page, age 64 of Seguin, passed away on October 2, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, October 5, 2013 with Pastors Layne and Pamela Dietz officiating.  Interment will follow in the McNeil Cemetery near Luling.  Diane was born on May 10, 1949 in Wakefield, Rhode Island to Stanley Thomas and Carolyn Sherman Potter.  Diane was an active member of New Life Fellowship in Seguin, a volunteer at the Advocacy Center and worked at the Silver Center.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her grandson, Justin Ryan Hagan.  Survivors include her loving daughter, Missie Hagan and husband Mark; grandchildren, Mark Hagan, II and Ashley Hagan; aunt, Kathleen Gilbert; her beloved cat, Midnight; and her New Life Fellowship Family whom she loved dearly.  Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Fellowship, P. O. Box 1928, 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.
 
Lucille Kay Harborth, age 90 of Seguin, formerly of Geronimo, passed away on October 1, 2013. Graveside services and interment will be held at Lone Oak Cemetery in Geronimo on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Barbara Dyke officiating.  Lucille was born in Comal County on January 22, 1923 to Karl and Lydia Willmann Kossaeth.  Lucille was a long time member of Kingsbury United Methodist Church.  She is preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Schneider and Marvin Harborth, her son Melvin Harborth, her parents and numerous brothers and sisters.  Survivors include her children, Shirley Hayden and husband Tom, Patsy Harborth and Daniel Harborth and wife Nelda; grandchildren, Tom Hayden, Jr. and wife Denice, Christie Hayden, Amy Hayden and Justin Harborth and wife Rachel; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Pearl Dietert; special nephew, Rick Harborth; special friends, Liz and Lawrence Voigt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family would like to thank the staff of Remarkable Health Care for their loving care.  Memorial contributions may be made to Kingsbury United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 38, Kingsbury, Texas, 78638.  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.
 
Ed Weilbacher was born Feb. 15, 1938, in Seguin, Tx. to Hugo and Josephine Gantz Weilbacher and passed away on September 6, 2013 in Salisbury Maryland. Ed attended Seguin High School.  He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Oct. 15, 1955.  He completed Aviation Electrician School in 1959, and flew as a Search and Rescue Airman out of Port Angeles, Washington. Ed completed OCS at the USCG Training Station in Yorktown, Va. in 1964 and was commissioned an Ensign.  He flew search and rescue as a Commander in Kodiak, Alaska.  He completed air rescue school at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.  He was assigned to the Coast Guard Air Station in Cape Cod, Ma. Ed was a graduate of New Hampshire University.  He retired after 21 years in 1976.  He graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. with a JD in law in 1979.  He was head of the Legal Aid Office in Lexington, Va. for ten years.  He has been in private practice in Pocomoke City, Maryland for the past 23 years.  He was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary as Flotilla Commander. He is survived by his wife Lindsey and their daughter Dorothy Josephine of Pocomoke City.  Two sons, Michael Weilbacher and his wife Rosanne of San Antonio, Texas, and Nathan Weilbacher and his finance Melinda Combest of Dallas, Sisters Ella Acker of New Braunfels and Bettie Ellis and brother Al Weilbacher and his wife Gail of Cibolo, Tx., nine grandchildren Evan, Melissa, Amy, Christopher, Justin, Nicholas, Molly, Hanna and Stephen and two great grandchildren Joshua and Steven all of Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed loved traveling, fishing and tending his rose garden.  He will be remembered as a man of character who rescued lost souls and stray cats.  A memorial mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Seguin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.  Friends and family are invited to the home of Bettie Ellis following the mass for fellowship and a celebration of Ed's life.  Donations may be made to Rwanda Hugs at 630 Mountain Ave. Bedford, Va. 24523 or the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1593, Seguin, TX 78155-1593.  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.
 
Freddie Alvarez Jr., he passed away at the age of 45. He was from Seguin and a graduate of Seguin High School. He worked at Industrial Metal Specialty for 8 years. He lived most recently in Plano, Texas. Freddie is preceded in death by his mother, Maria Ramirez Rivera. He is survived by his wife of 5 years, Galina Alvarez; and a 5 and a half month old daughter Mary Joy Alvarez; stepchildren, Julia Elizabeth Brownfield and Justin Tyler Brownfield; father, Freddie Alvarez Sr. and stepmom Susie Alvarez; sisters, Yolanda Alavarez and Rose Marie Escochea (Mike); and brother, Christopher James Alvarez; stepsister, Roxann Riojas; nieces and nephews Domingo Alvarez; Valerie Alvarez; Melanie Delagarza (Ryan) and David Lee Montealvo; and Dawn Perez and Savannah Pond and number of aunt, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Grapevine Lake, 1527 W. State Highway 114, suite 500-123, Grapevine, Texas in lieu of flowers, a bank account will be set up for his daughter Mary Joy Alvarez.
 
Mrs. Johnita Schuessler Bohmfalk of Mason, Texas, died on Sept. 29, 2013 at the age of 97. She was born March 4, 1916. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Rev. Milton Bohmfalk. Survivors include her daughter, Joan Ullrich and husband Jim of Conroe; son, Robert Bohmfalk of Seguin and brother, John H. Schuessler of Castell. She is also survived by four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 15 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 4 in Mason with burial in Castell. Mrs. Bohmfalk was related to the Schuessler, Weiss and Dwyer families in Seguin.

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October 3rd, 2013

Diane Elizabeth Page, age 64 of Seguin, passed away on October 2, 2013.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, October 5, 2013 with Pastors Layne and Pamela Dietz officiating.  Interment will follow in the McNeil Cemetery near Luling.  Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Fellowship Church in Seguin.  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. 
 
Mrs. Johnita Schuessler Bohmfalk of Mason, Texas, died on Sept. 29, 2013 at the age of 97. She was born March 4, 1916. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Rev. Milton Bohmfalk. Survivors include her daughter, Joan Ullrich and husband Jim of Conroe; son, Robert Bohmfalk of Seguin and brother, John H. Schuessler of Castell. She is also survived by four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 15 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 4 in Mason with burial in Castell. Mrs. Bohmfalk was related to the Schuessler, Weiss and Dwyer families in Seguin.
 
Walter Gustin 81 years went on to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday September 25, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.
He is survived by his daughter; Lori Gustin from Arkansas City Kansas and one brother; Paul Gustin. A Graveside service will be held Thursday October 3, 2013 at 9:45 am with full honors at Fort Sam Houston San Antonio, Texas . Palmer Mortuary is in charge of all funeral arrangements, 1116 North Austin, St. Seguin, Texas 78155 .
 
Lucille Kay Harborth, age 90 of Seguin, formerly of Geronimo, passed away on October 1, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Graveside services and interment will be held at Lone Oak Cemetery in Geronimo on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Barbara Dyke officiating.  Lucille was born in Comal County on January 22, 1923 to Karl and Lydia Willmann Kossaeth.  Lucille was a long time member of Kingsbury United Methodist Church.  She is preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Schneider and Marvin Harborth, her son Melvin Harborth, her parents and numerous brothers and sisters.  Survivors include her children, Shirley Hayden and husband Tom, Patsy Harborth and Daniel Harborth and wife Nelda; grandchildren, Tom Hayden, Jr. and wife Denice, Christie Hayden, Amy Hayden and Justin Harborth and wife Rachel; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Pearl Dietert; special nephew, Rick Harborth; special friends, Liz and Lawrence Voigt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family would like to thank the staff of Remarkable Health Care for their loving care.  Memorial contributions may be made to Kingsbury United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 38, Kingsbury, Texas, 78638.  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.
 
Elton W. Neumann, age 92 of Geronimo, passed away on September 29, 2013.   Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Friedens United Church of Christ with Interim Pastor Peter Nichols officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.  Elton was born on January 22, 1921 to Richard and Ida Heinemeyer Neumann at the family farm in Geronimo.  Elton proudly served in the United States Air Force during World War II from 1943 to 1945 where he was primarily stationed in the CBI area.  He married Dea Jean Sweet on April 15, 1944 at St. John Lutheran Church in Sacramento California.  After living in Idaho for three years, Elton and Jean moved back to his beloved farm at Geronimo.  Elton served on the Navarro School Board for 15 years including several years as President.  He was a member of the Friedens United Church of Christ Council and served as President and Memorial Fund Chairman.  He was a member of the American Legion H. U. Wood Post #245 in Seguin and a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign War in Geronimo #8556.  He was also a lifetime member of the Barbarossa Nine Pin Bowling Club.  Elton is preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and three brothers.  Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years, Jean Sweet Neumann; children,  Patricia and Alvin Siltmann, Barbara and Bobby Wilson and Kathleen and Andy Knudson; grandchildren, James and Laura Wilson, Cheryl Wilson, Jason and Wendy Siltmann, Trisha Knudson and Kathie Newberry, Dawn and Daniel Rainey, Justin and Julia Siltmann and Shane and Crystal Knudson; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Sarah and Nathan Wilson, Bailee Tanguma, Saige and Ty Rainey, Alex, Lily and Sadie Siltmann and Seda Knudson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be James Wilson, Jason Siltmann, Shane Knudson, Justin Siltmann, Daniel Rainey, David Dreibrodt and James Deatherage.  Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Williamson, Fred Robertson, Bob Mortellra and Mark Jones.  The family appreciates the loving care and compassion of the staff at Nesbit Living and Recovery.   Those of the family and friends that visited Elton during his last years- we love you for taking time to share your love with him.   Memorial contributions may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ, P. O. Box 186, Geronimo, Texas, 78115-0186.  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.  
 
Ed Weilbacher was born Feb. 15, 1938, in Seguin, Tx. to Hugo and Josephine Gantz Weilbacher and passed away on September 6, 2013 in Salisbury Maryland. Ed attended Seguin High School.  He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Oct. 15, 1955.  He completed Aviation Electrician School in 1959, and flew as a Search and Rescue Airman out of Port Angeles, Washington. Ed completed OCS at the USCG Training Station in Yorktown, Va. in 1964 and was commissioned an Ensign.  He flew search and rescue as a Commander in Kodiak, Alaska.  He completed air rescue school at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.  He was assigned to the Coast Guard Air Station in Cape Cod, Ma. Ed was a graduate of New Hampshire University.  He retired after 21 years in 1976.  He graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. with a JD in law in 1979.  He was head of the Legal Aid Office in Lexington, Va. for ten years.  He has been in private practice in Pocomoke City, Maryland for the past 23 years.  He was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary as Flotilla Commander. He is survived by his wife Lindsey and their daughter Dorothy Josephine of Pocomoke City.  Two sons, Michael Weilbacher and his wife Rosanne of San Antonio, Texas, and Nathan Weilbacher and his finance Melinda Combest of Dallas, Sisters Ella Acker of New Braunfels and Bettie Ellis and brother Al Weilbacher and his wife Gail of Cibolo, Tx., nine grandchildren Evan, Melissa, Amy, Christopher, Justin, Nicholas, Molly, Hanna and Stephen and two great grandchildren Joshua and Steven all of Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed loved traveling, fishing and tending his rose garden.  He will be remembered as a man of character who rescued lost souls and stray cats.  A memorial mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Seguin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.  Friends and family are invited to the home of Bettie Ellis following the mass for fellowship and a celebration of Ed's life.  Donations may be made to Rwanda Hugs at 630 Mountain Ave. Bedford, Va. 24523 or the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1593, Seguin, TX 78155-1593.  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.
 
Freddie Alvarez Jr., he passed away at the age of 45. He was from Seguin and a graduate of Seguin High School. He worked at Industrial Metal Specialty for 8 years. He lived most recently in Plano, Texas. Freddie is preceded in death by his mother, Maria Ramirez Rivera. He is survived by his wife of 5 years, Galina Alvarez; and a 5 and a half month old daughter Mary Joy Alvarez; stepchildren, Julia Elizabeth Brownfield and Justin Tyler Brownfield; father, Freddie Alvarez Sr. and stepmom Susie Alvarez; sisters, Yolanda Alavarez and Rose Marie Escochea (Mike); and brother, Christopher James Alvarez; stepsister, Roxann Riojas; nieces and nephews Domingo Alvarez; Valerie Alvarez; Melanie Delagarza (Ryan) and David Lee Montealvo; and Dawn Perez and Savannah Pond and number of aunt, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Grapevine Lake, 1527 W. State Highway 114, suite 500-123, Grapevine, Texas in lieu of flowers, a bank account will be set up for his daughter Mary Joy Alvarez.

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October 2nd, 2013

Walter Gustin 81 years went on to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday September 25, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by his daughter; Lori Gustin from Arkansas City Kansas and one brother; Paul Gustin. Visitation with a Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday October 2, 2013 from 6 9 pm. A Graveside service will be held Thursday October 3, 2013 at 9:45 am with full honors at Fort Sam Houston San Antonio, Texas . Palmer Mortuary is in charge of all funeral arrangements, 1116 North Austin, St. Seguin, Texas 78155 .
 
Lucille Kay Harborth, age 90 of Seguin, formerly of Geronimo, passed away on October 1, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Graveside services and interment will be held at Lone Oak Cemetery in Geronimo on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Barbara Dyke officiating.  Lucille was born in Comal County on January 22, 1923 to Karl and Lydia Willmann Kossaeth.  Lucille was a long time member of Kingsbury United Methodist Church.  She is preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Schneider and Marvin Harborth, her son Melvin Harborth, her parents and numerous brothers and sisters.  Survivors include her children, Shirley Hayden and husband Tom, Patsy Harborth and Daniel Harborth and wife Nelda; grandchildren, Tom Hayden, Jr. and wife Denice, Christie Hayden, Amy Hayden and Justin Harborth and wife Rachel; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Pearl Dietert; special nephew, Rick Harborth; special friends, Liz and Lawrence Voigt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family would like to thank the staff of Remarkable Health Care for their loving care.  Memorial contributions may be made to Kingsbury United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 38, Kingsbury, Texas, 78638.  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.
 
Bill Buenning, age 60 passed away on September 29, 2013 after a valiant battle with cancer.  Bill was born in San Antonio, Texas on February 8, 1953.  His parents were Chester and Sarah Jo Bramlette Buenning.  He was a 1971 graduate of Cuero High School and attended Southwest Texas State University (Texas State). He is preceded in death by his parents and by his brother in law, Bill Cone.  Survivors include his loving sister, Mary Cone of Seguin; niece, Jennifer Cone and her son Jackson Conover of Austin; nephew, Will Cone and his wife Laura of Seguin; other loving family members and friends.  A memorial service celebrating Bill’s life will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Knolle Chapel in Seguin with Rev. Ron Welborn officiating.  A reception will follow in the Christian Life Center.  Graveside services and interment will be held in the Hillside Cemetery in Cuero at a later date and will be announced.  Memorial contributions may be made to 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, 830-549-5912.
 
Elyuease Voigt Schmidt, known as “Miss Ellie” or “Tootie” to most, went home to be with the Lord on September 29, 2013 at the age of 87.  “Miss Ellie” was born on June 4, 1926 in Luling Texas to Homer M. and Hulda Berger Voigt.  In 1948 she married her husband of 65 years Clinton “Smitty” Schmidt.  This union was blessed by two sons, David and Kenny.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary HU Wood Unit 245.  She enjoyed traveling, playing cards/ dominos, and will also be remembered as an avid bowler.  She especially enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She had a special love for all her nieces and nephews and their children.  She is preceded in death by her husband Clinton Schmidt (August 30, 2013), her parents, her sister Doris Moore and her brothers-in-law, James Peter Moore and Sonny Dietz.  Survivors include her sons, Kenny Schmidt, David Schmidt and wife Cindy; sister, Rosalyn Dietz; sisters– in-law, Shirley Malone and husband Stanley, Betty Schmidt, Judy Schmidt and Madelyn Schmidt; brother-in-law, Charles Schmidt and wife Betty; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Layne Dietz, Ellie’s nephew officiating.  Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.  Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne Dietz, Nicholas Serold, Rodney Bargfrede, Hilmar Cowey, Jr., Ralph Schmidt and Darrell Schmidt.  The family would like to thank the staff of Remarkable Health Care, GRMC, Dr. TamTam, Patricia Ramey, Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services 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 Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 East Court Street, 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.
 
Elton W. Neumann, age 92 of Geronimo, passed away on September 29, 2013.  Visitation will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Friedens United Church of Christ with Interim Pastor Peter Nichols officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.  Elton was born on January 22, 1921 to Richard and Ida Heinemeyer Neumann at the family farm in Geronimo.  Elton proudly served in the United States Air Force during World War II from 1943 to 1945 where he was primarily stationed in the CBI area.  He married Dea Jean Sweet on April 15, 1944 at St. John Lutheran Church in Sacramento California.  After living in Idaho for three years, Elton and Jean moved back to his beloved farm at Geronimo.  Elton served on the Navarro School Board for 15 years including several years as President.  He was a member of the Friedens United Church of Christ Council and served as President and Memorial Fund Chairman.  He was a member of the American Legion H. U. Wood Post #245 in Seguin and a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign War in Geronimo #8556.  He was also a lifetime member of the Barbarossa Nine Pin Bowling Club.  Elton is preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and three brothers.  Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years, Jean Sweet Neumann; children,  Patricia and Alvin Siltmann, Barbara and Bobby Wilson and Kathleen and Andy Knudson; grandchildren, James and Laura Wilson, Cheryl Wilson, Jason and Wendy Siltmann, Trisha Knudson and Kathie Newberry, Dawn and Daniel Rainey, Justin and Julia Siltmann and Shane and Crystal Knudson; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Sarah and Nathan Wilson, Bailee Tanguma, Saige and Ty Rainey, Alex, Lily and Sadie Siltmann and Seda Knudson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be James Wilson, Jason Siltmann, Shane Knudson, Justin Siltmann, Daniel Rainey, David Dreibrodt and James Deatherage.  Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Williamson, Fred Robertson, Bob Mortellra and Mark Jones.  The family appreciates the loving care and compassion of the staff at Nesbit Living and Recovery.   Those of the family and friends that visited Elton during his last years- we love you for taking time to share your love with him.   Memorial contributions may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ, P. O. Box 186, Geronimo, Texas, 78115-0186.  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.  
 
Ed Weilbacher was born Feb. 15, 1938, in Seguin, Tx. to Hugo and Josephine Gantz Weilbacher and passed away on September 6, 2013 in Salisbury Maryland. Ed attended Seguin High School.  He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Oct. 15, 1955.  He completed Aviation Electrician School in 1959, and flew as a Search and Rescue Airman out of Port Angeles, Washington. Ed completed OCS at the USCG Training Station in Yorktown, Va. in 1964 and was commissioned an Ensign.  He flew search and rescue as a Commander in Kodiak, Alaska.  He completed air rescue school at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.  He was assigned to the Coast Guard Air Station in Cape Cod, Ma. Ed was a graduate of New Hampshire University.  He retired after 21 years in 1976.  He graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. with a JD in law in 1979.  He was head of the Legal Aid Office in Lexington, Va. for ten years.  He has been in private practice in Pocomoke City, Maryland for the past 23 years.  He was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary as Flotilla Commander. He is survived by his wife Lindsey and their daughter Dorothy Josephine of Pocomoke City.  Two sons, Michael Weilbacher and his wife Rosanne of San Antonio, Texas, and Nathan Weilbacher and his finance Melinda Combest of Dallas, Sisters Ella Acker of New Braunfels and Bettie Ellis and brother Al Weilbacher and his wife Gail of Cibolo, Tx., nine grandchildren Evan, Melissa, Amy, Christopher, Justin, Nicholas, Molly, Hanna and Stephen and two great grandchildren Joshua and Steven all of Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed loved traveling, fishing and tending his rose garden.  He will be remembered as a man of character who rescued lost souls and stray cats.  A memorial mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Seguin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.  Friends and family are invited to the home of Bettie Ellis following the mass for fellowship and a celebration of Ed's life.  Donations may be made to Rwanda Hugs at 630 Mountain Ave. Bedford, Va. 24523 or the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1593, Seguin, TX 78155-1593.  You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com <http://www.treshewell.com/>.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Freddie Alvarez Jr., he passed away at the age of 45. He was from Seguin and a graduate of Seguin High School. He worked at Industrial Metal Specialty for 8 years. He lived most recently in Plano, Texas. Freddie is preceded in death by his mother, Maria Ramirez Rivera. He is survived by his wife of 5 years, Galina Alvarez; and a 5 and a half month old daughter Mary Joy Alvarez; stepchildren, Julia Elizabeth Brownfield and Justin Tyler Brownfield; father, Freddie Alvarez Sr. and stepmom Susie Alvarez; sisters, Yolanda Alavarez and Rose Marie Escochea (Mike); and brother, Christopher James Alvarez; stepsister, Roxann Riojas; nieces and nephews Domingo Alvarez; Valerie Alvarez; Melanie Delagarza (Ryan) and David Lee Montealvo; and Dawn Perez and Savannah Pond and number of aunt, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Grapevine Lake, 1527 W. State Highway 114, suite 500-123, Grapevine, Texas in lieu of flowers, a bank account will be set up for his daughter Mary Joy Alvarez.

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October 1st, 2013

Bill Buenning, age 60 passed away on September 29, 2013 after a valiant battle with cancer. Bill was born in San Antonio, Texas on February 8, 1953. His parents were Chester and Sarah Jo Bramlette Buenning. He was a 1971 graduate of Cuero High School and attended Southwest Texas State University (Texas State). He is preceded in death by his parents and by his brother in law, Bill Cone. Survivors include his loving sister, Mary Cone of Seguin; niece, Jennifer Cone and her son Jackson Conover of Austin; nephew, Will Cone and his wife Laura of Seguin; other loving family members and friends. A memorial service celebrating Bill’s life will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Knolle Chapel in Seguin with Rev. Ron Welborn officiating. A reception will follow in the Christian Life Center. Graveside services and interment will be held in the Hillside Cemetery in Cuero at a later date and will be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to 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, 830-549-5912.

Elyuease Voigt Schmidt, known as “Miss Ellie” or “Tootie” to most, went home to be with the Lord on September 29, 2013 at the age of 87. “Miss Ellie” was born on June 4, 1926 in Luling Texas to Homer M. and Hulda Berger Voigt. In 1948 she married her husband of 65 years Clinton “Smitty” Schmidt. This union was blessed by two sons, David and Kenny. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary HU Wood Unit 245. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards/ dominos, and will also be remembered as an avid bowler. She especially enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She had a special love for all her nieces and nephews and their children. She is preceded in death by her husband Clinton Schmidt (August 30, 2013), her parents, her sister Doris Moore and her brothers-in-law, James Peter Moore and Sonny Dietz. Survivors include her sons, Kenny Schmidt, David Schmidt and wife Cindy; sister, Rosalyn Dietz; sisters- in-law, Shirley Malone and husband Stanley, Betty Schmidt, Judy Schmidt and Madelyn Schmidt; brother-in-law, Charles Schmidt and wife Betty; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday October 1, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Layne Dietz, Ellie’s nephew officiating. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne Dietz, Nicholas Serold, Rodney Bargfrede, Hilmar Cowey, Jr., Ralph Schmidt and Darrell Schmidt. The family would like to thank the staff of Remarkable Health Care, GRMC, Dr. TamTam, Patricia Ramey, Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services 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 Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 East Court Street, 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.

Elton W. Neumann, age 92 of Geronimo, passed away on September 29, 2013. Visitation will be held at Tres Hewell Mortuary on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Friedens United Church of Christ with Interim Pastor Peter Nichols officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. Elton was born on January 22, 1921 to Richard and Ida Heinemeyer Neumann at the family farm in Geronimo. Elton proudly served in the United States Air Force during World War II from 1943 to 1945 where he was primarily stationed in the CBI area. He married Dea Jean Sweet on April 15, 1944 at St. John Lutheran Church in Sacramento California. After living in Idaho for three years, Elton and Jean moved back to his beloved farm at Geronimo. Elton served on the Navarro School Board for 15 years including several years as President. He was a member of the Friedens United Church of Christ Council and served as President and Memorial Fund Chairman. He was a member of the American Legion H. U. Wood Post #245 in Seguin and a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign War in Geronimo #8556. He was also a lifetime member of the Barbarossa Nine Pin Bowling Club. Elton is preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and three brothers. Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years, Jean Sweet Neumann; children, Patricia and Alvin Siltmann, Barbara and Bobby Wilson and Kathleen and Andy Knudson; grandchildren, James and Laura Wilson, Cheryl Wilson, Jason and Wendy Siltmann, Trisha Knudson and Kathie Newberry, Dawn and Daniel Rainey, Justin and Julia Siltmann and Shane and Crystal Knudson; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Sarah and Nathan Wilson, Bailee Tanguma, Saige and Ty Rainey, Alex, Lily and Sadie Siltmann and Seda Knudson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Serving as pallbearers will be James Wilson, Jason Siltmann, Shane Knudson, Justin Siltmann, Daniel Rainey, David Dreibrodt and James Deatherage. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Williamson, Fred Robertson, Bob Mortellra and Mark Jones. The family appreciates the loving care and compassion of the staff at Nesbit Living and Recovery. Those of the family and friends that visited Elton during his last years- we love you for taking time to share your love with him. Memorial contributions may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ, P. O. Box 186, Geronimo, Texas, 78115-0186. 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.

Dorothy Louise (Wolle) Timmermann left this world on September 26, 2013 to rest in the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ. Dorothy lived a life that was fully committed to the service of others and to Jesus. She was a loving companion to her husband Curtis for 63 years. What a model for marriage they provided! As a life-long homemaker, she poured herself into her children and grandchildren, their activities, and into the community. She was co-founder of the A&M Mother’s Club of Guadalupe County, served on a variety of local, regional, and national mission boards, and the local garden clubs. However, she chose not to live in the spotlight but rather in the background where she could serve others on a one-on-one basis driving cancer patients to their treatment sessions and visiting nursing home residents for many, many years. Cards, letters, phone calls, and home-baked goods were parts of the hallmark of this behind the scenes service. Her preserves, pies, and cakes will be sorely missed by all those blessed with having eaten them. Dorothy loved the outdoors, travel, gardening, and most of all sitting on the back porch surrounded by her children and grandchildren. The springtime was the best of all times to be sitting on her back porch with her as her flower gardens were always in full bloom. She was born in Ben and Louise Wolle in San Antonio, Texas on March 24, 1932. On April 8, 1950 she was married to Curtis Timmermann and remained his devoted wife and companion for the next 63 years. She was blessed with a large family including Debbie Miller and husband Murray, Jeanie Timmermann, Gary Timmermann and wife Laura, and David Timmermann and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Shannon, Sarah, Jason, Dustin, Lindsey, Aaron, Amanda and Kyle, and great grandchildren Logan Carter, Olsen and Avery. Services celebrating Dorothy’s life will be held at Goetz Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Monday September 30, 2013 from 5 to 6:30 pm and the funeral service will be Tuesday, October 1 beginning at 10 am. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Those wishing to make a Memorial contribution in Dorothy’s honor may donate to the American Cancer Society and Good Shepard Evangelical Church. Please visit www.goetzfuneral.com to order flowers or sign the online guest book.
 
Ed Weilbacher was born Feb. 15, 1938, in Seguin, Tx. to Hugo and Josephine Gantz Weilbacher and passed away on September 6, 2013 in Salisbury Maryland. Ed attended Seguin High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Oct. 15, 1955. He completed Aviation Electrician School in 1959, and flew as a Search and Rescue Airman out of Port Angeles, Washington. Ed completed OCS at the USCG Training Station in Yorktown, Va. in 1964 and was commissioned an Ensign. He flew search and rescue as a Commander in Kodiak, Alaska. He completed air rescue school at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. He was assigned to the Coast Guard Air Station in Cape Cod, Ma. Ed was a graduate of New Hampshire University. He retired after 21 years in 1976. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. with a JD in law in 1979. He was head of the Legal Aid Office in Lexington, Va. for ten years. He has been in private practice in Pocomoke City, Maryland for the past 23 years. He was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary as Flotilla Commander. He is survived by his wife Lindsey and their daughter Dorothy Josephine of Pocomoke City. Two sons, Michael Weilbacher and his wife Rosanne of San Antonio, Texas, and Nathan Weilbacher and his finance Melinda Combest of Dallas, Sisters Ella Acker of New Braunfels and Bettie Ellis and brother Al Weilbacher and his wife Gail of Cibolo, Tx., nine grandchildren Evan, Melissa, Amy, Christopher, Justin, Nicholas, Molly, Hanna and Stephen and two great grandchildren Joshua and Steven all of Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed loved traveling, fishing and tending his rose garden. He will be remembered as a man of character who rescued lost souls and stray cats. A memorial mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Seguin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Friends and family are invited to the home of Bettie Ellis following the mass for fellowship and a celebration of Ed's life. Donations may be made to Rwanda Hugs at 630 Mountain Ave. Bedford, Va. 24523 or the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1593, Seguin, TX 78155-1593. 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.

George Gutierrez age 55 went on to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Friday September 27, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents; Jesus and Maria T. Gutierrez. Survivors include his loving wife Norma G. Gutierrez, daughters; Bonnie Maldonado, Vanessa Gutierrez, Marisa Gutierrez, son; Eric Garcia, sisters; Micaela Urdiales, Gloria Cano, Ernestina (Daniel) Lopez, Sylvia Lozano, brothers; Jesus Gutierrez Jr., Gerardo Gutierrez, Felix Gutierrez and 3 grandchildren. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 1 at Palmer Mortuary Chapel.  Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery in Seguin. Palmer Mortuary is in charge of all funeral arrangements, 1116 North Austin St. Seguin, Texas 78155.

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September 30th, 2013

Dorothy Louise (Wolle) Timmermann left this world on September 26, 2013 to rest in the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ. Dorothy lived a life that was fully committed to the service of others and to Jesus. She was a loving companion to her husband Curtis for 63 years. What a model for marriage they provided! As a life-long homemaker, she poured herself into her children and grandchildren, their activities, and into the community. She was co-founder of the A&M Mother’s Club of Guadalupe County, served on a variety of local, regional, and national mission boards, and the local garden clubs. However, she chose not to live in the spotlight but rather in the background where she could serve others on a one-on-one basis driving cancer patients to their treatment sessions and visiting nursing home residents for many, many years. Cards, letters, phone calls, and home-baked goods were parts of the hallmark of this behind the scenes service. Her preserves, pies, and cakes will be sorely missed by all those blessed with having eaten them. Dorothy loved the outdoors, travel, gardening, and most of all sitting on the back porch surrounded by her children and grandchildren. The springtime was the best of all times to be sitting on her back porch with her as her flower gardens were always in full bloom. She was born in Ben and Louise Wolle in San Antonio, Texas on March 24, 1932. On April 8, 1950 she was married to Curtis Timmermann and remained his devoted wife and companion for the next 63 years. She was blessed with a large family including Debbie Miller and husband Murray, Jeanie Timmermann, Gary Timmermann and wife Laura, and David Timmermann and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Shannon, Sarah, Jason, Dustin, Lindsey, Aaron, Amanda and Kyle, and great grandchildren Logan Carter, Olsen and Avery. Services celebrating Dorothy’s life will be held at Goetz Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Monday September 30, 2013 from 5 to 6:30 pm and the funeral service will be Tuesday, October 1 beginning at 10 am. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Those wishing to make a Memorial contribution in Dorothy’s honor may donate to the American Cancer Society and Good Shepard Evangelical Church. Please visit <www.goetzfuneral.com> to order flowers or sign the online guest book.

Ed Weilbacher was born Feb. 15, 1938, in Seguin, Tx. to Hugo and Josephine Gantz Weilbacher and passed away on September 6, 2013 in Salisbury Maryland. Ed attended Seguin High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Oct. 15, 1955. He completed Aviation Electrician School in 1959, and flew as a Search and Rescue Airman out of Port Angeles, Washington. Ed completed OCS at the USCG Training Station in Yorktown, Va. in 1964 and was commissioned an Ensign. He flew search and rescue as a Commander in Kodiak, Alaska. He completed air rescue school at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. He was assigned to the Coast Guard Air Station in Cape Cod, Ma. Ed was a graduate of New Hampshire University. He retired after 21 years in 1976. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. with a JD in law in 1979. He was head of the Legal Aid Office in Lexington, Va. for ten years. He has been in private practice in Pocomoke City, Maryland for the past 23 years. He was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary as Flotilla Commander. He is survived by his wife Lindsey and their daughter Dorothy Josephine of Pocomoke City. Two sons, Michael Weilbacher and his wife Rosanne of San Antonio, Texas, and Nathan Weilbacher and his finance Melinda Combest of Dallas, Sisters Ella Acker of New Braunfels and Bettie Ellis and brother Al Weilbacher and his wife Gail of Cibolo, Tx., nine grandchildren Evan, Melissa, Amy, Christopher, Justin, Nicholas, Molly, Hanna and Stephen and two great grandchildren Joshua and Steven all of Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed loved traveling, fishing and tending his rose garden. He will be remembered as a man of character who rescued lost souls and stray cats. A memorial mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Seguin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Friends and family are invited to the home of Bettie Ellis following the mass for fellowship and a celebration of Ed's life. Donations may be made to Rwanda Hugs at 630 Mountain Ave. Bedford, Va. 24523 or the Guadalupe County Humane Society, P. O. Box 1593, Seguin, TX 78155-1593. 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.

George Gutierrez age 55 went on to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Friday September 27, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents; Jesus and Maria T. Gutierrez. Survivors include his loving wife Norma G. Gutierrez, daughters; Bonnie Maldonado, Vanessa Gutierrez, Marisa Gutierrez, son; Eric Garcia, sisters; Micaela Urdiales, Gloria Cano, Ernestina (Daniel) Lopez, Sylvia Lozano, brothers; Jesus Gutierrez Jr., Gerardo Gutierrez, Felix Gutierrez and 3 grandchildren. Visitation will begin Monday September 30, 2013 from 5 -7 pm at Palmer Mortuary in Seguin, Chapel services will begin Tuesday October 1, 2013 at 10 am at Palmer Mortuary. Final interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery in Seguin. Palmer Mortuary is in charge of all funeral arrangements, 1116 North Austin St. Seguin, Texas 78155

Felix J. Saenz Jr. "Chanio" went on to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday September 24, 2013.. He was preceded in death by his parents; Felix Sr. and Francisca Saenz, brothers;Elogio Saenz and Jose Saenz, Survivors include is Beloved friend; Ella Nelle Mines, his daughters; Cathy Gomez (Sherina), Francine Roberts, Leticia Saenz, sons; Felix Saenz III, Alex Saenz, sisters; Mary Gonzales, Margaret Flores, brothers; Domingo Saenz Sr., Eusebio Saenz Sr. Jesse Saenz Sr., Juan Saenz, and 6 grandchildren. Visitation will began Sunday September 29, 2013 from 5-9 pm with a 7 pm Rosary at Palmer Mortuary in Seguin. Funeral Mass will begin at 10 am on Monday September 30, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Seguin. Final Interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Seguin. Palmer Mortuary is in charge of all funeral arrangements, 1116 North Austin St., Seguin, Texas 78155.

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September 27th, 2013

Funeral services have been set for Mrs. Melba R. McFarland, mother of Rev. Oscar Barnes (Helen) of Gonzales, Texas and Mrs. Ann Barnes of San Antonio, Texas.  Service of celebration will be held Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Greater Evangelist Temple church of God in Christ on 2942 Martin Luther King Drive in San Antonio, Texas. Interment will follow in the chapel Hill Memorial Park. The service is under the direction of D.W. Brooks Funeral Home on 2950 East Houston Street in San Antonio, Texas.
 
Felix J. Saenz Jr. "Chanio" went on to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday September 24, 2013.. He was preceded in death by his parents; Felix Sr. and Francisca Saenz, brothers;Elogio Saenz and Jose Saenz, Survivors include is Beloved friend; Ella Nelle Mines, his daughters; Cathy Gomez (Sherina), Francine Roberts, Leticia Saenz, sons; Felix Saenz III, Alex Saenz, sisters; Mary Gonzales, Margaret Flores, brothers; Domingo Saenz Sr., Eusebio Saenz Sr. Jesse Saenz Sr., Juan Saenz, and 6 grandchildren. Visitation will began Sunday September 29, 2013 from 5-9 pm with a 7 pm Rosary at Palmer Mortuary in Seguin. Funeral Mass will begin at 10 am on Monday September 30, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Seguin. Final Interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Seguin. Palmer Mortuary is in charge of all funeral arrangements, 1116 North Austin St., Seguin, Texas 78155.

Richard E. Jamison, age 93 of Seguin, passed away on September 25, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Friedens United Church of Christ in Geronimo with Interim Pastor Peter Nichols officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow in the Lone Oak Cemetery.  Richard was born on January 26, 1920 in Burlington Iowa to Fred and Grace Smith Jamison.  He grew up in North Dakota and Minnesota.  He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp during World War II and was the recipient of the Purple Heart.  Via mail he became engaged to his high school sweetheart Leone Serum.  After their marriage they made their home on a farm in Ada, Minnesota where he served as County Commissioner in Norman County Minnesota.  Richard and Leone retired to Seguin Texas in the late 1970s where he enjoyed farming, gardening and fishing trips to the coast.  He enjoyed morning time with his friends at the Seguin Donut Palace.   Richard is preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Leone Jamison, his parents, his in-laws, Orlando and Anna Serum and his brothers, William, Thomas and Donald, and his sisters Elizabeth, Suzanne and Jean.  Survivors include his loving companion, Joyce Dreibrodt; sons, Richard “Rich” Jamison and wife Linda and Michael Jamison and his wife Linda; daughter, Linda Braaten and her husband Tim; grandchildren, Melissa Braaten, Sarah Ferguson and husband Dickson, Chris Braaten and wife Meredith, Tonya Evin and husband Deniz, Joshua Jamison and wife Michele, Tasha Moody and husband Brent, Andy Paul Jamison and Jennifer Nogalski and husband Mark; brothers, John Jamison and wife Faye, and Ed Jamison; cousins, Bob Smith and wife Ardella and Mabel Hagen and husband John; Joyce’s family, David Dreibrodt and wife Linda, Dana Naworski and husband David and Danny Dreibrodt and their children, Canaan and Colson Dreibrodt, Alli and Lauren Naworski and Faith, Lily and Bella Dreibrodt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Serving as pallbearers will be Josh Jamison, Christopher Braaten, Guy Weldon, Joe Peoples, David Brucks, and Ronnie Humphreys.  Honorary pallbearers will be Stan McKenzie and Joe Tocquiney.  Memorial contributions may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ, P. O. Box 186, Geronimo, Texas, 78115-0186.  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 25th, 2013

Joyce “Gail” Hoermann went to be with our Lord on September 22, 2013 at the age 74. She was born in Andice, Texas to Orval and Lola Wade Butler on March 11, 1939. Gail is preceded in death by her parents and a sister Margie Stapp. She is survived by her husband of 37 years Charles Hoermann, sister Marie Knauth and husband Lee Roy and numerous nieces and nephews. Gail worked for the Texas Department of Transportation in Austin for over 30 years. She was a volunteer at First Baptist Church in various ways but she was best known as a Sunday school teacher. Gail also always made sure the altar had flowers for Sunday service. You are invited to visitation at Goetz Funeral Home from 5-7 pm, Wednesday, September 25, 2013. A funeral service will begin at 1 pm Thursday, September 26, 2013 at First Baptist Church with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in Gail’s honor to The Sarcoidosis Foundation of Texas at www.sfotexas.org or mailed to 3515 Sycamore School Rd. Suite 125-327  Fort Worth  TX 76134.

Samuel Houston Evans, Jr., age 71, passed away on September 21, 2013.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lockhart Municipal Burial Park.  Sam was born on May 10, 1942 in Lockhart, Texas to Samuel Houston Evans, Sr. and Estelle Inez Thompson Evans McGlothin.  He is preceded in death by his son Samuel Houston Evans III, his daughter Georgia Jones, his parents and several siblings.  Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Evans; children, Pamela Evans, Tammy Grabarkievtz and husband Chris, Samantha Lange, Cynthia Browning and husband Gabe, Jerry Evans, Bridget Evans and husband Morgan Lambeck, Steve Cole and James Lynne Cole and wife Traci; siblings, Ruth Ellen Dossey, George (Doug) Evans and wife Marlene, Rose Richbourg and Mary Frances Bass; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Sam touched many lives and he will be missed by his many 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.    

Funeral services have been set for Mrs. Melba R. McFarland, mother of Rev. Oscar Barnes (Helen) of Gonzales, Texas and Mrs. Ann Barnes of San Antonio, Texas. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at D.W. Brooks Funeral Home on 2950 East Houston Street in San Antonio, Texas. Service of celebration will be held Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Greater Evangelist Temple church of God in Christ on 2942 Martin Luther King Drive in San Antonio, Texas. Interment will follow in the Chapel Hill Memorial Park.

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September 24th, 2013

Funeral services were held for Flora Jozelle McNally Lott Ware, 90 years old, on Friday, September 6, 2013, Mt. Carmel Community Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio.  She was born and reared in Seguin, a member of Second Baptist Church,  and was a 1940 graduate of Lincoln Ball High School.  Flora was born on October 13, 1922 to the late Ethel Allee Ball (Smith) and Herman McNally. In 1949 Flora married Claude Ware, and they later re-located to Columbus, Ohio.  She was called to rest Friday, August 30, 2013.  She was preceded in death by her husband Claude; parents, and brother Frank N. Smith.  She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters and four sons:  Meredith Lynn Lott McAfee, Claude, Michael, Robert, Pamela and David; a sister Ella A. Smith Saine of Texas and two brothers, Charles H. Smith and Pleas B. Smith of Texas; six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren along with other relatives and friends.     
 
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.

Samuel Houston Evans, Jr., age 71, passed away on September 21, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m.   Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lockhart Municipal Burial Park.  Sam was born on May 10, 1942 in Lockhart, Texas to Samuel Houston Evans, Sr. and Estelle Inez Thompson Evans McGlothin.  He is preceded in death by his son Samuel Houston Evans III, his daughter Georgia Jones, his parents and several siblings.  Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Evans; children, Pamela Evans, Tammy Grabarkievtz and husband Chris, Samantha Lange, Cynthia Browning and husband Gabe, Jerry Evans, Bridget Evans and husband Morgan Lambeck, Steve Cole and James Lynne Cole and wife Traci; siblings, Ruth Ellen Dossey, George (Doug) Evans and wife Marlene, Rose Richbourg and Mary Frances Bass; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Sam touched many lives and he will be missed by his many 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. 

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September 23rd, 2013

Funeral services were held for Flora Jozelle McNally Lott Ware, 90 years old, on Friday, September 6, 2013, Mt. Carmel Community Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio.  She was born and reared in Seguin, a member of Second Baptist Church,  and was a 1940 graduate of Lincoln Ball High School.  Flora was born on October 13, 1922 to the late Ethel Allee Ball (Smith) and Herman McNally. In 1949 Flora married Claude Ware, and they later re-located to Columbus, Ohio.  She was called to rest Friday, August 30, 2013.  She was preceded in death by her husband Claude; parents, and brother Frank N. Smith.  She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters and four sons:  Meredith Lynn Lott McAfee, Claude, Michael, Robert, Pamela and David; a sister Ella A. Smith Saine of Texas and two brothers, Charles H. Smith and Pleas B. Smith of Texas; six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren along with other relatives and friends.     
 
Herbert Wilson Taylor, formerly of Seguin, died recently at the age of 67.   A memorial service will be held at a later date. The service is under the direction of Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include sister, Joann Taylor Spears; and stepfather, James "Sonny" Shelby. 
 
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.

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September 20th, 2013

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.   

Isidora Espinosa Pastrano resident of Kingsbury, Texas was called to her eternal rest to be with our Heavenly father on September 17, 2013 at the age of 86.  Born on June 30, 1927 in Texas.  She is preceded in death by her loving parents Ignacio and Guadalupe Espinosa, her loving husband Bibiano Pastrano Sr., brothers' Verhido, Serrelino, Francisco, Alvino,Jose and sisters, Felipa and Maria.  Survivors include daughters, Romalda Torres, Maxine Zuniga, Dominga Pastrano, Simona Flores, Tomasa Hernandez, Janie David, Mary Miller, Dolores Ramirez, sons, Apolonio Pastrano, Ginobevo Pastrano, Bibiano Pastrano Jr. and 35 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin Friday, September 20, 2013 from 4 to 9 pm at Palmer Mortuary 1116 North Austin St. Seguin, Texas 78155. Recitation of the Rosary will begin in the evening, 7 p.m. at Palmer Mortuary. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday September 21, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Father,Brion Zarski will officate.  Interment will follow in San Marcos, Texas.  Father Brion Zarski will officiate at the graveside.  Serving as Pallbearers are Michael Pastrano, Adam Pastrano, Raul Zamora Jr, Rodrigo Ramirez III, Mikey Hernandez, Mickey Zuniga, Andrew Pastrano, Frankie Torres. Honorary Pallbearers are Jimmie Pastrano, A.J. Hernandez, James Zuniga, Donnie Zuniga, Gino Pastrano Jr. and Jr. Pastrano. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary 1116 North Austin, St. Seguin, Texas 78155.

Ronald Ray Krause, age 64 of Seguin, passed away on September 16, 2013 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Ronald was born in Durant Oklahoma  on October 9, 1948 to R. B. and Anita Krause of Mead, Oklahoma.  He attended school at Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin in 1969.  He attended college at Baytown, Texas and at San Antonio College in San Antonio.  He was employed at Kelly Air Force Base for 17 years and retired when the base closed.  He is preceded in death by his father.  Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years, Elizabeth Nell Krause; his mother, Anita Berger; his sister Karen Stine; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Barrilleaux and Pat Cryar; nieces, Gay Ray, Serena Stine, and Christie Cryar; nephews, Brian Stine, William Stine and wife Kelly, David Currie and Daniel Ardoin; 7 great nieces and nephews; first cousins, Diane Bradford and her husband Jim, Kelly Lewis, and Joni Smith and her husband Mike, Tommy Krause, David Krause, Norma Clothier, Joyce McVickers and husband, Eldon, Dennis Parrot and wife Judy, and Carol Jean Nail.  Ronald loved to draw and was a good artist, especially with water colors.  He loved football and spent many hours watching college games.  He leaves behind his family and many dear friends who will miss him very much.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Walnut Street Church of Christ, 1351 East Walnut, 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.
 
Irma Lewis, age 79, passed from life to life early morning September 16, 2013 at Texsan Heart Hospital in San Antonio, TX.  She was surrounded by loving friends, her beloved pastor, and caring staff.  She spoke to each of us individually, letting us know it was time to let her go.  Irma graduated From Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University) and earned her Master’s degree from Sam Houston State University.  She began her teaching/coaching career in Deer Park, TX and then taught at Burbank High School in California.  She spent 19 years with the Brazosport Independent School District.  She was hired by superintendent and mentor Jim Barnes to teach at Seguin High School in 1974.  She initiated, organized and coached the first girls’ athletic programs in track, cross county and basketball.  She also served as assistant athletic director.  She retired from SHS in 1993 and went to work that same year at Texas State University where she was still employed at the time of her death.  Irma was just starting her 59th consecutive year in education.  Irma was very involved in the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  She served as President of the organization.  She founded the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center where literally thousands of children learn about the great outdoors.  She was instrumental in helping establish Buck Fever.  Perhaps, her favorite achievement of all was that of Team Dance Captain of the Sterling Silver Dancers for the San Antonio Spurs!  Go! Spurs! Go!  Irma is preceded in death by her mother and father, Gladys and “Wendy” Douglas and her sister Bettye Partridge.  Survivors include her niece Carolyn Billings and husband Mark; nephew John Partridge; great-nephew Brandon Hamm and wife Deanna and their baby boy, Frank.  She also leaves behind numerous cousins and many loved family members and friends far too numerous to name.  She leaves her lifelong best friend and constant companion Lisa Capell.  Irma’s life is a most beautiful example of a life well lived.  She lived each and every day to its fullest and wanted the same for each of us.  She taught us well.  We will continue life’s journey honoring her through living well.  Kindness and patience and forgiveness were the cornerstones of Irma’s life.  May she finally rest well and safely in the arms of her loving heavenly Father.  A memorial service celebrating Irma’s life will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Goldie Harris Gymnasium with Rev. Karen Horan and Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.  A reception will follow immediately at the Oak Park Mall Administrative Complex.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers and because of Irma’s love for children, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, 1865 East US Hwy. 90, 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, Texaxs,78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Pauline Anne Randow Linaberry, died Wednesday. A memorial service is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Evangelical Church.  Survivors include husband, Edward Linaberry.
 
Herbert Wilson Taylor, formerly of Seguin, died recently at the age of 67.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include sister, Joann Taylor Spears; and stepfather, James Sonny Shelby. 
 
Betty Napier, of Seguin, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at the age of 61. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Crenshaw Funeral Home. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Emanuel Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Survivors include husband, Don Napier; daughters, Monica Napier Finley and Veronica Napier; son, Derek Napier; sister, Bernice Redix; and brothers, Freddie Lee Corley, Jessie Ray Miller and Grover Miller.
 
Freddie Alvarez Jr., he passed away at the age of 45. He was from Seguin and a graduate of Seguin High School. He worked at Industrial Metal Specialty for 8 years. He lived most recently in Plano, Texas. Freddie is preceded in death by his mother, Maria Ramirez Rivera. He is survived by his wife of 5 years, Galina Alvarez; and a 5 and a half month old daughter Mary Joy Alvarez; stepchildren, Julia Elizabeth Brownfield and Justin Tyler Brownfield; father, Freddie Alvarez Sr. and stepmom Susie Alvarez; sisters, Yolanda Alavarez and Rose Marie Escochea (Mike); and brother, Christopher James Alvarez; stepsister, Roxann Riojas; nieces and nephews Domingo Alvarez; Valerie Alvarez; Melanie Delagarza (Ryan) and David Lee Montealvo; and Dawn Perez and Savannah Pond and number of aunt, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Grapevine Lake, 1527 W. State Highway 114, suite 500-123, Grapevine, Texas in lieu of flowers, a bank account will be set up for his daughter Mary Joy Alvarez.

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September 19th, 2013

Isidora Espinosa Pastrano resident of Kingsbury, Texas was called to her eternal rest to be with our Heavenly father on September 17, 2013 at the age of 86.  Born on June 30, 1927 in Texas.  She is preceded in death by her loving parents Ignacio and Guadalupe Espinosa, her loving husband Bibiano Pastrano Sr., brothers' Verhido, Serrelino, Francisco, Alvino,Jose and sisters, Felipa and Maria.  Survivors include daughters, Romalda Torres, Maxine Zuniga, Dominga Pastrano, Simona Flores, Tomasa Hernandez, Janie David, Mary Miller, Dolores Ramirez, sons, Apolonio Pastrano, Ginobevo Pastrano, Bibiano Pastrano Jr. and 35 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin Friday, September 20, 2013 from 4 to 9 pm at Palmer Mortuary 1116 North Austin St. Seguin, Texas 78155. Recitation of the Rosary will begin in the evening, 7 p.m. at Palmer Mortuary. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday September 21, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Father,Brion Zarski will officate.  Interment will follow in San Marcos, Texas.  Father Brion Zarski will officiate at the graveside.  Serving as Pallbearers are Michael Pastrano, Adam Pastrano, Raul Zamora Jr, Rodrigo Ramirez III, Mikey Hernandez, Mickey Zuniga, Andrew Pastrano, Frankie Torres. Honorary Pallbearers are Jimmie Pastrano, A.J. Hernandez, James Zuniga, Donnie Zuniga, Gino Pastrano Jr. and Jr. Pastrano. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary 1116 North Austin, St. Seguin, Texas 78155.

Ronald Ray Krause, age 64 of Seguin, passed away on September 16, 2013 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  Ronald was born in Durant Oklahoma  on October 9, 1948 to R. B. and Anita Krause of Mead, Oklahoma.  He attended school at Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin in 1969.  He attended college at Baytown, Texas and at San Antonio College in San Antonio.  He was employed at Kelly Air Force Base for 17 years and retired when the base closed.  He is preceded in death by his father.  Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years, Elizabeth Nell Krause; his mother, Anita Berger; his sister Karen Stine; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Barrilleaux and Pat Cryar; nieces, Gay Ray, Serena Stine, and Christie Cryar; nephews, Brian Stine, William Stine and wife Kelly, David Currie and Daniel Ardoin; 7 great nieces and nephews; first cousins, Diane Bradford and her husband Jim, Kelly Lewis, and Joni Smith and her husband Mike, Tommy Krause, David Krause, Norma Clothier, Joyce McVickers and husband, Eldon, Dennis Parrot and wife Judy, and Carol Jean Nail.  Ronald loved to draw and was a good artist, especially with water colors.  He loved football and spent many hours watching college games.  He leaves behind his family and many dear friends who will miss him very much.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Walnut Street Church of Christ, 1351 East Walnut, 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.
 
Irma Lewis, age 79, passed from life to life early morning September 16, 2013 at Texsan Heart Hospital in San Antonio, TX.  She was surrounded by loving friends, her beloved pastor, and caring staff.  She spoke to each of us individually, letting us know it was time to let her go.  Irma graduated From Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University) and earned her Master’s degree from Sam Houston State University.  She began her teaching/coaching career in Deer Park, TX and then taught at Burbank High School in California.  She spent 19 years with the Brazosport Independent School District.  She was hired by superintendent and mentor Jim Barnes to teach at Seguin High School in 1974.  She initiated, organized and coached the first girls’ athletic programs in track, cross county and basketball.  She also served as assistant athletic director.  She retired from SHS in 1993 and went to work that same year at Texas State University where she was still employed at the time of her death.  Irma was just starting her 59th consecutive year in education.  Irma was very involved in the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  She served as President of the organization.  She founded the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center where literally thousands of children learn about the great outdoors.  She was instrumental in helping establish Buck Fever.  Perhaps, her favorite achievement of all was that of Team Dance Captain of the Sterling Silver Dancers for the San Antonio Spurs!  Go! Spurs! Go!  Irma is preceded in death by her mother and father, Gladys and “Wendy” Douglas and her sister Bettye Partridge.  Survivors include her niece Carolyn Billings and husband Mark; nephew John Partridge; great-nephew Brandon Hamm and wife Deanna and their baby boy, Frank.  She also leaves behind numerous cousins and many loved family members and friends far too numerous to name.  She leaves her lifelong best friend and constant companion Lisa Capell.  Irma’s life is a most beautiful example of a life well lived.  She lived each and every day to its fullest and wanted the same for each of us.  She taught us well.  We will continue life’s journey honoring her through living well.  Kindness and patience and forgiveness were the cornerstones of Irma’s life.  May she finally rest well and safely in the arms of her loving heavenly Father.  A memorial service celebrating Irma’s life will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Goldie Harris Gymnasium with Rev. Karen Horan and Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.  A reception will follow immediately at the Oak Park Mall Administrative Complex.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers and because of Irma’s love for children, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, 1865 East US Hwy. 90, 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, Texaxs,78155, 830-549-5912.

Pauline Anne Randow Linaberry, died Wednesday. A memorial service is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Evangelical Church. Survivors include husband, Edward Linaberry.
 
Herbert Wilson Taylor, formerly of Seguin, died recently at the age of 67.  Arrangements are pending at Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include sister, Joann Taylor Spears; and stepfather, James Sonny Shelby. 
 
Freddie Alvarez, Jr. of Plano and formerly of Seguin died Wednesday. A memorial service is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at Grapevine Lake in Grapevine. In lieu of flowers, a bank account has been set up for his daughter, Mary Joy. Survivors include wife, Galina Alvarez; and infant daughter Mary Joy Alvarez; step-children Julia Brownfield and Justin Brownfield; father, Freddie Alvarez, Sr. and Step-mother Susie Alvarez; sisters, Yolanda Alvarez and Rose Escochea and brother Christopher Alvarez and step-sister Roxanne Riojas. Nieces and nephews Domingo Alvarez, Valerie Alvarez, Meanie DeLaGarza; David Lee Montealvo and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
Betty Napier, of Seguin, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at the age of 61. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Crenshaw Funeral Home. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Emanuel Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Survivors include husband, Don Napier; daughters, Monica Napier Finley and Veronica Napier and son, Derek Napier.

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September 18th, 2013

Esther Schraub Mann, age 92 of Seguin, passed away on September 14, 2013.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Interment will follow in the Christ Lutheran of Elm Creek Cemetery.  Esther was born on August 5, 1921 in Seguin, Texas to Theodore and Agnes Hufft Schraub.  She will be remembered as a loving care-giver to many in Guadalupe County, both through her work at nursing homes and individually.  Her greatest joy was the love she had caring for her family.  She enjoyed playing bingo and dominoes.  Esther is preceded in death by her husband S. L. Mann, her daughter Carolyn Nicholson, her son Randy Mann, her parents, her brothers Ted Schraub and Edmond Schraub and his wife Joyce, her sister, Adeline Schmidt and her husband Jessie, and her infant sister Annie Mae Schraub and her sister-in-law Iris Schraub.  Survivors include her children, Shirley Vela and husband Bob, Sam Mann and wife Doris, Mary Chapman and husband John, Janis Krueger –Jones, Ronald Mann, and Rodney Mann; brother, Ernest Schraub; sister-in-law, Lorene Schraub; ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Schmidt, Tim Schmidt, Kevin Schmidt, Teddy Olsovsky, Wesley Krueger, Joe Miller, and Larry Routh.  The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center for their loving care of Esther the past four years.  Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, 3305 Church 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. 
 
Irma Lewis, age 79, passed from life to life early morning September 16, 2013 at Texsan Heart Hospital in San Antonio, TX.  She was surrounded by loving friends, her beloved pastor, and caring staff.  She spoke to each of us individually, letting us know it was time to let her go.  Irma graduated From Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University) and earned her Master’s degree from Sam Houston State University.  She began her teaching/coaching career in Deer Park, TX and then taught at Burbank High School in California.  She spent 19 years with the Brazosport Independent School District.  She was hired by superintendent and mentor Jim Barnes to teach at Seguin High School in 1974.  She initiated, organized and coached the first girls’ athletic programs in track, cross county and basketball.  She also served as assistant athletic director.  She retired from SHS in 1993 and went to work that same year at Texas State University where she was still employed at the time of her death.  Irma was just starting her 59th consecutive year in education.  Irma was very involved in the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  She served as President of the organization.  She founded the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center where literally thousands of children learn about the great outdoors.  She was instrumental in helping establish Buck Fever.  Perhaps, her favorite achievement of all was that of Team Dance Captain of the Sterling Silver Dancers for the San Antonio Spurs!  Go! Spurs! Go!  Irma is preceded in death by her mother and father, Gladys and “Wendy” Douglas and her sister Bettye Partridge.  Survivors include her niece Carolyn Billings and husband Mark; nephew John Partridge; great-nephew Brandon Hamm and wife Deanna and their baby boy, Frank.  She also leaves behind numerous cousins and many loved family members and friends far too numerous to name.  She leaves her lifelong best friend and constant companion Lisa Capell.  Irma’s life is a most beautiful example of a life well lived.  She lived each and every day to its fullest and wanted the same for each of us.  She taught us well.  We will continue life’s journey honoring her through living well.  Kindness and patience and forgiveness were the cornerstones of Irma’s life.  May she finally rest well and safely in the arms of her loving heavenly Father.  A memorial service celebrating Irma’s life will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Goldie Harris Gymnasium with Rev. Karen Horan and Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.  A reception will follow immediately at the Oak Park Mall Administrative Complex.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers and because of Irma’s love for children, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, 1865 East US Hwy. 90, 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, Texaxs,78155, 830-549-5912.
 
Pauline Anne Randow Linaberry, died Wednesday. A memorial service is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Evangelical Church. Survivors include husband, Edward Linaberry. 
 
Herbert Wilson Taylor, formerly of Seguin, died recently at the age of 67.  Arrangements are pending at Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include sister, Joann Taylor Spears; and stepfather, James Sonny Shelby. 
 
Freddie Alvarez, Jr. of Plano and formerly of Seguin died Wednesday. A memorial service is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at Grapevine Lake in Grapevine. In lieu of flowers, a bank account has been set up for his daughter, Mary Joy. Survivors include wife, Galina Alvarez; and infant daughter Mary Joy Alvarez; step-children Julia Brownfield and Justin Brownfield; father, Freddie Alvarez, Sr. and Step-mother Susie Alvarez; sisters, Yolanda Alvarez and Rose Escochea and brother Christopher Alvarez and step-sister Roxanne Riojas. Nieces and nephews Domingo Alvarez, Valerie Alvarez, Meanie DeLaGarza; David Lee Montealvo and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
Betty Napier, of Seguin, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at the age of 61. Arrangements are pending at Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include husband, Don Napier; daughters, Monica Napier Finley and Veronica Napier and son, Derek Napier.

Ronald Ray Krause, age 64 of Seguin, passed away on September 16, 2013.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel.  Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Nell Krause; mother, Anita Berger; sister, Karen Stine.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Walnut Street Church of Christ, 1351 East Walnut, 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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September 17th, 2013

Pauline Anne Randow Linaberry, died Wednesday. A memorial service is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Evangelical Church. Survivors include husband, Edward Linaberry.
 
Herbert Wilson Taylor, formerly of Seguin, died recently at the age of 67.  Arrangements are pending at Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include sister, Joann Taylor Spears; and stepfather, James Sonny Shelby. 

Joyce Ann Sekula Crowell, age 61 of Luling, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend died September 13, 2013 after a valiant battle with cancer.  Visitation will begin on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 5 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by a vigil service at 7 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Johns Catholic Church in Luling with Rev. Howard Goertz officiating.  Interment will follow in the McNeil Cemetery.  Joyce was born on January 29, 1952 in Nixon, Texas to Fred and Annie Felux Sekula, a beautiful little girl in a family of 3 brothers.  She was beautiful inside and out the moment she entered this world.  She was a 1970 graduate of Gonzales High School where she met a Luling boy named Jay Crowell.  She attended the University of Texas at Austin and married Jay in 1972.  Their love was the kind you could see, especially on the dance floor.  They had two daughters, Dana and Kristen, whom she loved like no other.  She made a home that everyone wanted to come to.  Joyce loved being a professional.  She took pride in her work.  She often talked about her time working for Kleinguenther in Seguin Texas.  When the family moved to Luling she took a job at Luling Independent School District.  She loved her job and made many memories and close friends that were close to her heart.  Her passion was her grandchildren.  She lived for them and showed her love to them every moment that she could.  Joyce was known for her beauty, grace, heart and her will to live.  She loved time spent with her family; laughing.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Leo David, William “Bill” Joseph, and Patrick James Sekula.  Survivors include her loving husband of 41 years, Jay Crowell; daughters, Dana (Matt) McNabb and Kristen Crowell; grandchildren, Kendall Cox, Carson and Kash McNabb; brother, Kenneth (Ibbie) Sekula; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, many other loving family and friends.   Serving as pallbearers will be Bubba Broussard, Eddie Nunez, Delton Hendricks, Clifford Igal, Nolan Alexander and Ronnie Via.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ibbie Sekula, Janet Burt, Kathy Langford, Judy Magallanez and Cora Pawelek.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Catholic Church, 500 East Travis, Luling, Texas, 78648.  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. 

Esther Schraub Mann, age 92 of Seguin, passed away on September 14, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p. m.   Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Interment will follow in the Christ Lutheran of Elm Creek Cemetery.  Esther was born on August 5, 1921 in Seguin, Texas to Theodore and Agnes Hufft Schraub.  She will be remembered as a loving care-giver to many in Guadalupe County, both through her work at nursing homes and individually.  Her greatest joy was the love she had caring for her family.  She enjoyed playing bingo and dominoes.  Esther is preceded in death by her husband S. L. Mann, her daughter Carolyn Nicholson, her son Randy Mann, her parents, her brothers Ted Schraub and Edmond Schraub and his wife Joyce, her sister, Adeline Schmidt and her husband Jessie, and her infant sister Annie Mae Schraub and her sister-in-law Iris Schraub.  Survivors include her children, Shirley Vela and husband Bob, Sam Mann and wife Doris, Mary Chapman and husband John, Janis Krueger –Jones, Ronald Mann, and Rodney Mann; brother, Ernest Schraub; sister-in-law, Lorene Schraub; ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Schmidt, Tim Schmidt, Kevin Schmidt, Teddy Olsovsky, Wesley Krueger, Joe Miller, and Larry Routh.  The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center for their loving care of Esther the past four years.  Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, 3305 Church Road, 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. 

Irma Lewis, age 79, passed away on September 16, 2013. A memorial service celebrating Irma’s life will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Goldie Harris Gymnasium with Rev. Karen Horan and Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.  A reception will follow and the location will be announced.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers and because of Irma’s love for children, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, 1865 East US Hwy. 90, 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, Texaxs, 78155, 830-549-5912.

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September 16th, 2013

Herbert Wilson Taylor, formerly of Seguin, died recently at the age of 67.  Arrangements are pending at Crenshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include sister, Joann Taylor Spears; and stepfather, James Sonny Shelby. 

Esther Schraub Mann, age 92 of Seguin, passed away on September 14, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p. m.   Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Interment will follow in the Christ Lutheran of Elm Creek Cemetery.  Esther was born on August 5, 1921 in Seguin, Texas to Theodore and Agnes Hufft Schraub.  She will be remembered as a loving care-giver to many in Guadalupe County, both through her work at nursing homes and individually.  Her greatest joy was the love she had caring for her family.  She enjoyed playing bingo and dominoes.  Esther is preceded in death by her husband S. L. Mann, her daughter Carolyn Nicholson, her son Randy Mann, her parents, her brothers Ted Schraub and Edmond Schraub and his wife Joyce, her sister, Adeline Schmidt and her husband Jessie, and her infant sister Annie Mae Schraub and her sister-in-law Iris Schraub.  Survivors include her children, Shirley Vela and husband Bob, Sam Mann and wife Doris, Mary Chapman and husband John, Janis Krueger –Jones, Ronald Mann, and Rodney Mann; brother, Ernest Schraub; sister-in-law, Lorene Schraub; ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Schmidt, Tim Schmidt, Teddy Olsovsky, Wesley Krueger, Joe Miller, and Larry Routh.  The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center for their loving care of Esther the past four years.  Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, 3305 Church 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.

Joyce Ann Sekula Crowell, age 61 of Luling, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend died September 13, 2013 after a valiant battle with cancer.  Visitation will begin on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 5 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by a vigil service at 7 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Johns Catholic Church in Luling with Rev. Howard Goertz officiating.  Interment will follow in the McNeil Cemetery.  Joyce was born on January 29, 1952 in Nixon, Texas to Fred and Annie Felux Sekula, a beautiful little girl in a family of 3 brothers.  She was beautiful inside and out the moment she entered this world.  She was a 1970 graduate of Gonzales High School where she met a Luling boy named Jay Crowell.  She attended the University of Texas at Austin and married Jay in 1972.  Their love was the kind you could see, especially on the dance floor.  They had two daughters, Dana and Kristen, whom she loved like no other.  She made a home that everyone wanted to come to.  Joyce loved being a professional.  She took pride in her work.  She often talked about her time working for Kleinguenther in Seguin Texas.  When the family moved to Luling she took a job at Luling Independent School District.  She loved her job and made many memories and close friends that were close to her heart.  Her passion was her grandchildren.  She lived for them and showed her love to them every moment that she could.  Joyce was known for her beauty, grace, heart and her will to live.  She loved time spent with her family; laughing.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Leo David, William “Bill” Joseph, and Patrick James Sekula.  Survivors include her loving husband of 41 years, Jay Crowell; daughters, Dana (Matt) McNabb and Kristen Crowell; grandchildren, Kendall Cox, Carson and Kash McNabb; brother, Kenneth (Ibbie) Sekula; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, many other loving family and friends.   Serving as pallbearers will be Bubba Broussard, Eddie Nunez, Delton Hendricks, Clifford Igal, Nolan Alexander and Ronnie Via.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ibbie Sekula, Janet Burt, Kathy Langford, Judy Magallanez and Cora Pawelek.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Catholic Church, 500 East Travis, Luling, Texas, 78648.  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 16th, 2013

Esther Schraub Mann, age 92 of Seguin, passed away on September 14, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p. m.   Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Price officiating.  Interment will follow in the Christ Lutheran of Elm Creek Cemetery.  Esther was born on August 5, 1921 in Seguin, Texas to Theodore and Agnes Hufft Schraub.  She will be remembered as a loving care-giver to many in Guadalupe County, both through her work at nursing homes and individually.  Her greatest joy was the love she had caring for her family.  She enjoyed playing bingo and dominoes.  Esther is preceded in death by her husband S. L. Mann, her daughter Carolyn Nicholson, her son Randy Mann, her parents, her brothers Ted Schraub and Edmond Schraub and his wife Joyce, her sister, Adeline Schmidt and her husband Jessie, and her infant sister Annie Mae Schraub and her sister-in-law Iris Schraub.  Survivors include her children, Shirley Vela and husband Bob, Sam Mann and wife Doris, Mary Chapman and husband John, Janis Krueger –Jones, Ronald Mann, and Rodney Mann; brother, Ernest Schraub; sister-in-law, Lorene Schraub; ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Schmidt, Tim Schmidt, Teddy Olsovsky, Wesley Krueger, Joe Miller, and Larry Routh.  The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center for their loving care of Esther the past four years.  Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, 3305 Church 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. 

Joyce Ann Sekula Crowell, age 61 of Luling, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend died September 13, 2013 after a valiant battle with cancer.  Visitation will begin on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 5 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel followed by a vigil service at 7 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Johns Catholic Church in Luling with Rev. Howard Goertz officiating.  Interment will follow in the McNeil Cemetery.  Joyce was born on January 29, 1952 in Nixon, Texas to Fred and Annie Felux Sekula, a beautiful little girl in a family of 3 brothers.  She was beautiful inside and out the moment she entered this world.  She was a 1970 graduate of Gonzales High School where she met a Luling boy named Jay Crowell.  She attended the University of Texas at Austin and married Jay in 1972.  Their love was the kind you could see, especially on the dance floor.  They had two daughters, Dana and Kristen, whom she loved like no other.  She made a home that everyone wanted to come to.  Joyce loved being a professional.  She took pride in her work.  She often talked about her time working for Kleinguenther in Seguin Texas.  When the family moved to Luling she took a job at Luling Independent School District.  She loved her job and made many memories and close friends that were close to her heart.  Her passion was her grandchildren.  She lived for them and showed her love to them every moment that she could.  Joyce was known for her beauty, grace, heart and her will to live.  She loved time spent with her family; laughing.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Leo David, William “Bill” Joseph, and Patrick James Sekula.  Survivors include her loving husband of 41 years, Jay Crowell; daughters, Dana (Matt) McNabb and Kristen Crowell; grandchildren, Kendall Cox, Carson and Kash McNabb; brother, Kenneth (Ibbie) Sekula; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, many other loving family and friends.   Serving as pallbearers will be Bubba Broussard, Eddie Nunez, Delton Hendricks, Clifford Igal, Nolan Alexander and Ronnie Via.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ibbie Sekula, Janet Burt, Kathy Langford, Judy Magallanez and Cora Pawelek.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Catholic Church, 500 East Travis, Luling, Texas, 78648.  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 13th, 2013

The Reverend John Russell “J.R.” Westerfield was born April 5, 1950 in Vancouver, WA to Hugh and Eula Largent Westerfield.  He was Baptized and Confirmed November 27, 1966 at Streams in the Desert, Tucson AZ.  J.R. and Rhonda Jo Davis were married on May 19, 1973 at the Chapel of the Abiding Presence, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX.  J.R. and Rhonda were blessed with two sons, Noah John and Adam Joseph Westerfield. J.R. graduated from Catalina High School 1969, Tucson, AZ; Texas Lutheran University 1972 BA Theology and Philosophy, Seguin, Texas; and Pacific Lutheran Theological seminary 1978 Masters of Divinity, Berkeley, CA.  He was ordained a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America February 13, 1979 at Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church.  Pastor J.R. served Saron, Hoquiam, WA; Holy Trinity, Portland, OR; St. Paul, Nordheim and Runge, TX; Zion, Moulton, TX and Evangelical, Witting, TX; and congregations of the Tri-County Cooperative Ministries: St. Peter, Hallettsville; United Dr. Martin Luther, Shiner; Zion, Moulton; Evangelical, Witting; Zion, Sublime; Faith, Weimar; and St. Peter, Prairie Valley.  After retirement he was a member of Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Seguin, TX.  J.R. was a husband, father, pastor, storyteller, Boy Scout leader, dog lover and humorist.  J.R. died on September 11, 2013 in Seguin at the age of 63.  He was preceded in death by his parents; premature son, Micah James; and brother, Ardell.  He is survived by wife, Rhonda; sons, Noah and his wife, Heather of Seguin and Adam and his wife, Sarah of Seguin; sister, Eileen Lehman of Vancouver, WA.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel of the Abiding Presence at Texas Lutheran University on Sunday September 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Tim Bauerkemper officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sprit of Joy Lutheran Church, 562 S. Hwy. 123 Bypass, #250, 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.
 
Renee Raquel Kelemen, of Seguin, passed away on September 5, 2013 at the age of 43. She is survived by her mother, Judy Keating; father, David Maurer; brothers, Timothy Maurer (Celestina) and Daniel Maurer (Dusti), aunt, Patty Juisto (Joe); uncle, Bill Baker (Sonia), as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. She is now with her Soul Mate, Robert and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:00 p. m. at Amazing Grace Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family is gratefully accepting donations to help cover expenses; you can drop off or mail donations on behalf of Renee to Goetz Funeral Home 713 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Tx 78155.
 
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, 830-549-5912.
 
Allen Arthur Achterberg, age 50, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the Baylor University Hospital in Dallas, Texas after an extended illness. He was born on March 6, 1963 in Seguin, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joyce Barbara (Koenig) and Herbert Gus Achterberg, and by his maternal and paternal grandparents. He is survived by his sister Katherine Ruth Achterberg, brother Robert Lee Achterberg and brother David Anton Achterberg; nieces Elaine Rose Pereira (Wesley) and Barbara Lynn Achterberg (partner Carl) and nephew Robert “Robbie” Lee Achterberg, Jr.;  great nieces Lesley and Lilly and great nephews Christian and Robbie; cousins Kenneth Hacker (Robin), Douglas Hacker and Carolyn Agado (John). Allen graduated from Southwest Texas State (now Texas State University) in 1986 and spent the next 25 years teaching. He was most recently employed by the Dallas Independent School District and was the DISD Teacher of the Year in 2007. Visitation will be held at the Goetz Memorial Chapel in Seguin on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM, with interment at 5:00PM, at the Achterberg Cemetery near Olmos. The family wishes to acknowledge the friendship, support and assistance provided by his extended Dallas family over the course of his lifetime and by the doctors and staff of the Baylor University Hospital in Dallas over the past few weeks. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one's choice.

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September 12th, 2013

Allen Arthur Achterberg, age 50, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the Baylor University Hospital in Dallas, Texas after an extended illness. He was born on March 6, 1963 in Seguin, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joyce Barbara (Koenig) and Herbert Gus Achterberg, and by his maternal and paternal grandparents. He is survived by his sister Katherine Ruth Achterberg, brother Robert Lee Achterberg and brother David Anton Achterberg; nieces Elaine Rose Pereira (Wesley) and Barbara Lynn Achterberg (partner Carl) and nephew Robert “Robbie” Lee Achterberg, Jr.;  great nieces Lesley and Lilly and great nephews Christian and Robbie; cousins Kenneth Hacker (Robin), Douglas Hacker and Carolyn Agado (John). Allen graduated from Southwest Texas State (now Texas State University) in 1986 and spent the next 25 years teaching. He was most recently employed by the Dallas Independent School District and was the DISD Teacher of the Year in 2007. Visitation will be held at the Goetz Memorial Chapel in Seguin on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM, with interment at 5:00PM, at the Achterberg Cemetery near Olmos. The family wishes to acknowledge the friendship, support and assistance provided by his extended Dallas family over the course of his lifetime and by the doctors and staff of the Baylor University Hospital in Dallas over the past few weeks. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one's choice.
 
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, 830-549-5912.

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September 10th, 2013

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, 830-549-5912.

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September 6th, 2013

Dolly Tilleman, of Seguin, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at the age of 82. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:30 a. m. at St. James Catholic Church. Interment will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1:45 p. m. Arrangements are under the care of Goetz Funeral Home.

Dr. Harold Dean Bier, age 82 of Seguin, passed away on September 5, 2013. Dr. Bier was born in Milton-Freewater Oregon on May 19, 1931. He grew up in the East Side Community and attended elementary school there. He was a graduate of McLaughlin High School Class of 1949. With the start of the Korean War he volunteered for Air Force service. He was stationed on Okinawa with the 20th air force headquarters for two years. That was followed by a year and a half at Altus, Oklahoma. After the service he attended West Texas State College where he received a BS degree in Chemistry. Dr. Bier next worked for the Food and Drug Administration in New Orleans, La. Graduate school at Texas A & M University came next. There he received a MA and a PHD in Physical Chemistry. Texas Lutheran College (Texas Lutheran University) was his employer for over 30 years. There he served as Chemistry department chairman and advisor to pre-med students. While there he was made a full professor and received an academic chair. He retired in 1996. During his tenure at TLC he did summer work at the University of Oklahoma, Montana State, University of Wisconsin, University of Colorado (twice), University of South Carolina and did a sabbatical the University of Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Anna Bier and his youngest daughter Sandy Oakley. He is survived by Lucille Bier, his wife of 60 years; daughters, Sue Hutchins and husband Jimmy and Deana Schepp; son-in-law, Tracy Oakley; brothers, Jim Bier and wife Pauline and Bud Bier; grandchildren, Andrew Komm and wife Sarah, Brian Schepp and wife Elizabeth, Kevin Schepp and companion Shayna, Erica Schepp, Monica Schepp, Cindy Schepp, Austin Oakley, Wyatt Oakley and Ian Oakley; numerous nieces and nephews. Dr. Bier enjoyed traveling and had visited every state in the United States and 39 foreign countries. Among his favorite hobbies were working with his cattle and fly fishing. He loved the mountains and wilderness areas. His proudest moments came from the achievements of his children, grandchildren and ex-students. The love of his family was the light of his life. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of the Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center for the loving tender care they gave Dr. Bier. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at McQueeney Baptist Church in McQueeney with Rev. Jim Muse officiating. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Harold Dean Bier Scholarship Fund, c/o Texas Lutheran University Development Office, 1000 West Court Street, Seguin, Texas, 78155-9989, McQueeney Baptist Church, P. O. Box 44, McQueeney, Texas, 78123 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.

Karl Mark Crider, born Dec. 12 1913 in Marble Falls, TX passed away September 1, 2013 at his home in Seguin, TX. He is survived by his sister Selma Becka of Corpus Christi, TX, son Mark Crider of Corpus Christi, TX, daughter, Deborah Crider of Seguin, TX and grandchildren Larry Crider of Corpus Christi, TX, Marquetta Pitts of Kerrville, TX and Steve Crider stationed in Rota, Spain. Seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also survive him. Graveside services will be held at 2PM on September 8, 2013 at Dugger Cemetery in Sequin, TX. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Karl’s name to For The Love of Strays at www.fortheloveofstrays.com. Arrangements entrusted to Collins Funeral Home - 6867 Montgomery Dr. San Antonio, Texas 78239. For further information you may contact the funeral home at 210-657-2273.

Clarence Earl Faulkner of San Antonio, Texas passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013.  He met the challenge of fighting cardiac disease and malignancy with courage and perseverance.  Earl was born in Leakey, Texas on August 3, 1940.  His parents were Clarence Leonard Faulkner and Maida Christine Haby Faulkner.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Bob Suttle and Bill Suttle. He is survived by a daughter, Cristyn Marie Park and her husband Gordon Park, grandsons, Garrett Armstrong and Evin Earl Park of Boerne, Texas and sisters Jerrie Pletcher of San Antonio, Texas and Billie Jean Davis of Uvalde, Texas. Earl is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and a special friend Pat Norman.
A service celebrating his life will be held at Bethel Methodist Church, 39002 FM 3159, New Braunfels, Texas on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 13431 Blanco Road, San Antonio, Texas 78216, The American Heart Association, or The American Cancer Society.

Alova J. Wohlfahrt, age 84, passed away on September 2, 2013. 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.

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, 830-549-5912.

Mary Tillman, age 87 of Seguin passed away on August 26, 2013. Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m. at Genesis Christian with burial to follow at Everything Jesus Ranch. Survivors include daughter, Gina Tillman-Young and son, James Tillmann III. Arrangements are under the direction of Crenshaw Funeral Home.

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September 5th, 2013

Karl Mark Crider, born Dec. 12 1913 in Marble Falls, TX passed away September 1, 2013 at his home in Seguin, TX.  He is survived by his sister Selma Becka of Corpus Christi, TX, son Mark Crider of Corpus Christi, TX, daughter, Deborah Crider of Seguin, TX and grandchildren Larry Crider of Corpus Christi, TX, Marquetta Pitts of Kerrville, TX and Steve Crider stationed in Rota, Spain.  Seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also survive him.  Graveside services will be held at 2PM on September 8, 2013 at Dugger Cemetery in Sequin, TX.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Karl’s name to For The Love of Strays @ www.fortheloveofstrays.com. Arrangements entrusted to Collins Funeral Home - 6867 Montgomery Dr. San Antonio, Texas 78239. For further information you may contact the funeral home at 210-657-2273. 
 
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.      

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, 830-549-5912.

Clarence Earl Faulkner of San Antonio, Texas passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013.  He met the challenge of fighting cardiac disease and malignancy with courage and perseverance. Earl was born in Leakey, Texas on August 3, 1940.  His parents were Clarence Leonard Faulkner and Maida Christine Haby Faulkner.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Bob Suttle and Bill Suttle.  He is survived by a daughter, Cristyn Marie Park and her husband Gordon Park, grandsons, Garrett Armstrong and Evin Earl Park of Boerne, Texas and sisters Jerrie Pletcher of San Antonio, Texas and Billie Jean Davis of Uvalde, Texas. Earl is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and a special friend Pat Norman.  A service celebrating his life will be held at Bethel Methodist Church, 39002 FM 3159, New Braunfels, Texas on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.  Memorials may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 13431 Blanco Road, San Antonio, Texas 78216, The American Heart Association, or The American Cancer Society.

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