Miscellaneous Comal County, Texas Obituaries


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Jerry Milton Cross, 45, fought a long, hard battle with cancer for 4 years. He passed away Sept. 15, 2002, in La Grange, Texas, while in the care of his sister, Susan Kuehler. 
He is the son of the late James Milton and Ruby Cross of New Braunfels. Jerry was an architect by trade and an avid fisherman at heart. He will be greatly missed by all. 
He is survived by two daughters, Sarah, 18, and Carly, 12, of San Antonio; four brothers, Terry, Chris, Michael and Jim and two sisters, Susan and Karon. 
Funeral services will be at Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels at 2 p.m. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. at the church. Catch a big one, Jerry. We love you.
Zoeller Funeral Home

Kermit “Blackie” Krause of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at McKenna Memorial Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas, at the age of 74 years.
Mr. Krause was born on Oct. 5, 1927, in Guadalupe County, Texas, to Eugene W. Krause and Dorthea (Klein) Krause. Kermit Krause married Mildred Dreibrodt on June 21, 1949 in Frieden’s United Church of Christ in Geronimo, Texas.
Mr. Krause owned and operated Krause’s Cafe for over 40 years. He was a member of the First Protestant Church in New Braunfels, Texas. Mr. Krause was a charter member of the Eagles Lodge and the Elks Lodge and the American Legion Post no. 179, one of the original founders of Wurstfest, was named Grossa Opa in 1970, lifetime member of Mission Valley Bowling Club and a volunteer fireman. Having owned and operated Krause’s Cafe for over 40 years, Mr. Krause was also involved in the food catering end of the business. Mr. Krause served in the United States Marine Corps and later in the National Guard for several years, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant.
Mr. Krause is survived by his wife, Mildred Krause, of New Braunfels; daughters, Karen Sue Brehmer and husband, Lorin, of New Braunfels, Kay Lynn Gass and husband, Doug, of New Braunfels and Karla Jean Krause of New Braunfels; son, Kraig Kermit Krause and wife, Jerisa. of Dripping Springs, Texas; sister, Evelyn Weiderstein, and husband, Maurice, of Marion, Texas; grandchildren, Vanessa Gass, Nataly Brehmer, Kaitlin and Koby Krause. Mr. Krause was preceded in death by his sister, Elvira Triesch, and brother-in-law, Randolph Triesch.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at First Protestant Church with the Rev. Richard Carse assisted by Rev. Bill Arnold officiating. Burial will be at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

Florencia R. Saiz went to be with our Lord Sept. 19, 2002, at age 87.
She was born Nov. 7, 1914, in New Braunfels to Dionicio and Tiburcia Rodriguez.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose, her daughter, Mary Armondi, two sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her sister, Nicolasa Monceballez, her brother and his wife, Vicente and Guadalupe Rodriguez, her son and his wife, Paul and Sandra Saiz of Georgia, her daughter and daughter’s husband, Janie and Joe Smith; her son-in-law, Albert Armondi; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services include visitation from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, and Holy Mass will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Burial will be in Comal Cemetery.
Arrangements with: Puente and Sons Funeral Chapels

Wiley Bernard Hedge Jr.
6/6/1950 - 9/18/2002
(Ripper) (The Doodle)
Soldier, beloved husband and father. Born in Crystal City, Texas, he is survived by his wife of 27 years, Beth; two children, Austin Hedge of New Braunfels and Sarah Hedge Keller of Colorado Springs, Co. “Adopted” children, Stephanie Hart of Denver, Co., and Gabe Vitukinas of Canon City, Co.
Three grandchildren, Ethan, Seth and Shelby; siblings, Nancy Flanagan Hedge Hartke (Jack), Elizabeth Hedge Moorefield, Michael S. Hedge and Cynthia J. Hedge Batista (Hector); and numerous nieces nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rip and Robbie, and his beloved brother, Patrick.
A retired Army veteran, Wiley served 22 years — including two tours in Vietnam as a tank commander. While in the military he served in fields from artillery to medical. He was a popular instructor at Fort Sam Houston in the field medic program and also worked three challenging years at the Institute of Surgical Research (the Army’s burn unit).
After retirement, he completed his nursing degree and worked in geriatrics. His great compassion for those who are in pain and suffering always shined brightly. Wiley was an avid reader, historian and storyteller extraordinaire.
He cheered and entertained all with his unique sense of humor. He no longer is in pain, but will be sorely missed and always remembered by his family, friends and others who knew him.
He will be buried with full military honors Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, 2:30 p.m. at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Memorial service is pending. Arrangements entrusted to: Puente and Sons Funeral Chapels

Alton Walter Wuest of Bracken passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Kirkwood Manor at age 86.
Mr. Wuest was born Aug. 24, 1916, to Alfred Otto and Meta (Mueller) Wuest, and was married to Viola Sassmanshausen on June 1, 1939, in Cibolo, Texas.
He was a member of the Bracken United Methodist Church and the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Wuest is survived by his daughter, Janice Rose, of New Braunfels; son, Dennis Wuest and his wife, Kathleen, of Bracken; grandchildren, Kimberly Wuest, Kevin Wuest, Lori Rose and Brandon Rose; sisters, Viola Bueche of Schertz and Pearl Seiler of New Braunfels; son-in-law, Kenney Rose of Seguin.
Preceding him in death are his wife, Viola Wuest, and a granddaughter, Shannon Wuest.
Visitation will begin at noon Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, and will continue until 1:30 p.m. Monday with the family present to receive visitors from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 23, 2002 at 3 p.m. at Bracken United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Bracken Community Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Bracken United Methodist Church.
Zoeller Funeral Home

Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Doris White, 68, who passed away at the Colonial Manor Care Center in New Braunfels on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002.
Memorial services will be conducted Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home.
It was Mrs. White’s wishes to be cremated.
Zoeller Funeral Home 

Max Verne Murphey was born Jan. 24, 1904, in Marshall, Texas. He succumbed to pneumonia Sept. 21, 2002, in New Braunfels. 
He married Odessa Spears in January 1930, in San Saba, Texas. They moved to New Braunfels in 1935 and Max worked for the New Braunfels newspaper until retiring in 1985. Interests after retiring were gardening and reading.
He is survived by his wife, Odessa Murphey, son, Merlyn, and daughter in law, Linda Murphey.
Graveside services and burial will be through Howell-Doran Funeral Home in San Saba, Texas, at 2 p.m. on Sept. 24, 2002, at the San Saba City Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Christ Presbyterian Church in New Braunfels or to the charity of donor’s choice. Funeral services are under direction of: 
Howell-Doran Funeral Home

Lee Flowers passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at age 79. He was an avid race car driver. He drove big cars, stock cars and midget cars and was the 1948 AAA Midget Champion for the Southwest. Later, he owned Lee’s Ice and Grocery for 16 years. 
He is survived by his children, Wayne Flowers, Melvin Flowers, Shirley Flowers Claycomb and Brenda Flowers, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Sept 25, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. in Sunet Memorial Park.
Sunset Funeral Home

Ursula Robinson, 75 of New Braunfels, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Morningside Manor Nursing Home in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Zoeller Fuenral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
Zoeller Fuenral Home 

Mrs. Clara “Ruth” Smart passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Mrs. Smart was born in Baytown, TX. She moved to Ankeny from New Hampshire. She had spent 13 years in New Braunfels, Texas, leaving in 1990. Mrs. Smart was a former Water Laboratory Manager for the New Braunfels Public Utilities.
Mrs. Smart enjoyed traveling, seeing nature’s beauty and caring for her family.
Mrs. Smart is survived by her sons, Kent and Karen Des Rochers of Wimberly, Texas, Daniel and Jean Des Rochers of Roanoke, Va., and Thomas and Angela Smart of Ankeny, Iowa; brothers, Richard and Lorraine Baggett of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Ronald and Betty Bruce Baggett of Houston, Texas, and five grandchildren, Sean, Natashia and Stuart Des Rochers and Alexander and Katherine Smart.
There will be no memorial services. It was Mrs. Smart’s wishes to be cremated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Fuenral arranegments are under the direction of:
Dunn’s Funeral Home
Des Moines, Iowa

Ursula Maria Panthen Robinson, known as “Pat” to her many friends, left us on Sept. 27, 2002. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Drew in 1993.
She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Cook with husband Ron, of San Antonio, by her son, John Robinson with wife Ellen, also of San Antonio and by her two beloved grandchildren, Rachel and Reid.
In keeping with her heritage, there will be no visitation.
A memorial service honoring her life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Zoeller Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to Ursula’s church home: Community of Christ, 1138 Dunlap Drive, New Braunfels, TX, 78130.
Please note any donations are in memory of Pat or Ursula Robinson.
Arrangements are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.
Zoeller Funeral Home

Marvin L. Kendrick passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at the Kirkwood Manor in New Braunfels at the age of 86 years.
Mr. Kendrick served during World War II in the U.S. Army and worked civil service at Kelly Air Force Base from 1946 until 1977.
Mr. Kendrick is survived by his wife, Della M. Kendrick of New Braunfels; one son, Gary Kendrick and Margaret of Austin; three grandchildren, Sara, Adam and Kyle Kendrick, all of Austin; three brothers, Vester Kendrick and wife Mae of Pleasanton, Tommy Kendrick and wife Myrtle of Pleasanton and Roy Kendrick and wife Marinell of Abbieville, La.; and two sisters, Maye Whitley and Geneva Hayes both of Dallas.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until service time Tuesday. The family will be present from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday to greet friends at the funeral home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zoeller Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be his son, two grandsons and Pat Ramsey. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Tatum, Ralph Wheat and Wilber Wieding.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the American Cancer Society.
Zoeller Funeral Home

Ida Biesenbach, age 89 of New Braunfels, went to be with her Lord on Friday, Sept. 26, 2002.
Ida was born on Jan. 19, 1913, to William Rehfeld and Elizabeth Klietz Rehfeld. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Biesenbach and one son, Elroy Biesenbach;
She is survived by one son, LeRoy Biesenbach, wife Ruth, six daughters, Hilda Blackstock, husband Y´Kenneth, Dorothy Coulter, husband Rubble, Alice Williams, husband Roy, Jane Overturf, husband Y´Lonnie, Bernice Merz and Esther Ramey, husband Rodney; 29 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, and continue until service time.
Service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Zoeller Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at Salado Cemetery in San Antonio.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.
Zoeller Funeral Home 

A memorial service was held for Paul Valverde-Raines, at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2002, at Cranes Mill Baptist Church Youth Building with Rev. Tim Headin officiating.
He was born in Denver, Co. on Nov. 25, 1955 and chose to leave this life on Sept. 17, 2002.

Edward “Ed” E. Langham, age 72, of New Braunfels, passed away, Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at the Kirkwood Manor. Mr. Langham was born Jan. 3, 1930, to Frank W. Langham and Bobbye Burts Langham in Palestine, Texas. 
A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Braunfels. 
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home 

Mary Fleemer passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002. 
Services will be held in Tahoka, Texas.

Richard Ainsley Wyatt, 78 of New Braunfels, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at McKenna Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
Zoeller Funeral Home

Edward “Ed” E. Langham, age 72 of New Braunfels, Texas died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Kirkwood Manor. He was born in Palestine, Texas, on Jan. 3, 1930, to Frank W. and Bobbye (Burts) Langham. 
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member and former Vestry Committee member at St John’s Episcopal Church in New Braunfels. He married Verna Victoria Scroggins on Dec. 27, 1978, in Lubbock, Texas. 
Survivors include his wife, Vicki Langham of New Braunfels; children, Robyn Thrailkill and husband, Marc, of Alabama, Eric Langham and wife, Cynthia, of Alabama, Gene Langham of Austin, Texas, Martha Soliz and husband, Julian of New Braunfels, Travis Howard Jr. of Houston, Texas, and Paula Howard of New Braunfels; grandchildren, Marcus and Houston Thrailkill, Amber, Christopher, Summer, Perry Wyman Langham and Jessica Richter and numerous cousins. 
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Braunfels with The Rev. Chuck Thebeau officiating. 
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home 

In loving memory of Gregory A. Tomko the beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend who died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2002. 
He is survived by his wife Bernardine; children, Gregg, Gordon (deceased), Gwenn, Glenn, Genise, Gale, Georgette, Greer, Geline, Geen, Genett, Gerric; grandchildren, Nicole, Aron, Melissa, Natalie, Adria, Kirk, Lauren, Branden, Ryan, Joseph, Jacob, Andrea, Jariah; his father, Anthony; mother, Ethel (deceased); sister Sheila; brothers, Jack, Terry, Tony, Louis and by his nieces and nephews. 
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at St. Michael Church, 14327 Highland Avenue, Orland Park, Ill. 
Gregory was building a retirement home at Canyon Lake where he was fatally injured. 

The Lord has called Andrew Sohoski home. He was 49 years old. He loved sports and life itself. His family knows that he enjoyed the short life that God gave him. He was loving, trusting and still so innocent. 
“We love him and he will be greatly missed.” 
He is survived by his parents Primativo and Connie Narvaez, sisters: Marie (and her husband Tom) Kroll, and Virginia, nephews: Chris, Ty and Chad, plus numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation is Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m. There will be a prayer service Friday at 1 p.m. Burial will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
Services entrusted to: Puente and Sons Funeral Chapels.

Ronald A. Johnson, major, U.S. Army, retired, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003. 
Memorial service will be held Sunday, 2 p.m. Feb. 16, 2003, at The Elks Lodge No. 2279 in New Braunfels, Texas. Please send memorials to The Alzheimer’s Association or charity of choice. 

Clamidel G. Delgado, 88, of New Braunfels, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at Zoeller Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Martinez officiating. Interment will follow at Hidalgo Cemetery. Clamidel was born on March 24, 1914, to Julian and Conception Delgado in Eagle Pass, Texas.
The Lord extended his hand for a family reunion in heaven for Clamidel. Arrangements are under the direction of: 
Zoeller Funeral Home

Charlotte Filis Lyon, 78, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2003. She died at home near her loving family after a brief illness. 
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edwin C. Tharp, and her late husband, Lon Lyon. 
Charlotte is survived by her son, Daniel Tharp, and wife, Mikki, and daughter, Margaret Tharp; grandchildren, David Buchanan, Cristian Clark and husband, Tom, Daniel Tharp and wife, Jennifer, Russell Hull and Mary-Katherine Hull; and great-grandchildren Sydney and Kirby Clark.
She was a loving mother, gardener, chef and artist. She taught us how to love the beautiful things that life offers. It turns out she was one of these things. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice.
Puente & Sons Funeral Chapels 

Our much loved Ronald A. Johnson, Major, U.S. Army, Ret., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at McKenna Memorial at the age of 80. 
Major Ronald A. Johnson is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Pauline (Polly) E. Johnson; son, Ronald A. Johnson Jr. and wife, Joanne, of Mechanicsville, Va.; daughter, Pamela A. del Bosque and husband, Tom, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; grandchildren, Lisa M. Parrish and husband, Jason, of Austin, Texas, Kimberly A. Johnson of Austin, Texas, and Joseph Johnson and Jennifer of Mechanicsville, Va.; great-grandchildren, Sydney, Gabrielle and Jude, children of Lisa and Jason Parrish, Trevor and Erika, children of Joseph and Jennifer Johnson; sister, Linda Reed of Denver, Colo. Major Ronald A. Johnson was preceded in death by his son, Rodney L. Johnson. 
Memorial Service will be held Sunday, 2 p.m. on Feb. 16, 2003, at The Elks Lodge No. 2279 in New Braunfels, Texas.
Survived by many loved by all. 

Emma McGuire McMahan, 95, of New Braunfels, died Feb. 14, 2003. 
Graveside services for the family will be held at Forest Park West in Hosuton, Texas. 
Emma McMahan was born on May 16, 1907, to Joseph Eubank and Pearl Dickson McGuire in Palacios, Texas. She taught for 35 years in Houston and moved to New Braunfels in 1972. Here she served the community through her volunteer work including Red Cross, Children’s Shelter, Teen Connection, Oakwood Manor, Lamar School and Children’s Museum. 
Emma McMahan was preceded in death by her husband, Emmet Kyle McMahan II, in 1958. She is survived by her brother, Jess McGuire, her son, Emmet McMahan III, and her daughter, Janet Orsag. She has five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sunshine Cottage, 103 Tuleta Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78212.
Zoeller Funeral Home

Arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels for James A. Wenzel, who died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Normandy Terrace Southeast Nursing Home in San Antonio at the age of 84 years.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home 

F. Daniel Foley, father, grandfather, physician, student, teacher and friend 
to many, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, in New Braunfels, Texas. 
Although we deeply mourn his loss, it is with the surest knowledge that he is in the hands of the Lord that we are able to celebrate his life. “For to his angels he has given command about you, that they guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91.
Daniel was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, March 3, 1933, to William Nelson and Gertrude Foley of Staten Island, New York. 
He is survived by his five children: Karyn Rivara and her husband Juan, and their children, Carolina and Danny; Kevin Foley and his wife, Mary, and their children Michael and Kaitlyn; Erin Almanza and her husband, Boone, as well as their children, Albert, Madalena, and Isabella; Gillian Coates and her husband, Will, and their children, Henry, Tess, and Frank; Chris Foley and his wife Kim, along with their daughter, Camryn. He has a brother Raymond who he loved very much. He is survived by his best friend and fiance, Jeannie P. Mayo, and her sons Nicholas and Neel Mayo.
Daniel attended high school at Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey and was recently inducted into the Delbarton Hall of Honor. He attended St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, New Jersey and received a degree in bachelor’s arts. Following graduate work at Seton Hall University, he attended Creighton University School of Medicine. He graduated cum laude from Creighton in 1959. While attending Creighton he was a member of the Phi Roh Honors Society, and received the Hoffman-LaRoche Award, the Dr. Adolph Sachs Award, as well as the C.V. Mosby Award. Daniel completed his internship at the Columbia Medical Division at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, and then his residency in pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Daniel was honored to receive a fellowship offered through Harvard Medical School to study lung pathology at York University in Newcastle Upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England. From 1965-67, Daniel served as a captain in the United States Army and worked as Chief in the Experimental Studies Branch at the Institute of Surgical Research Burn Unit at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio. He stayed on as a civilian at the Burn Unit before accepting a permanent position as Director of Pathology at McKenna Memorial Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas. Dr. Foley directed the lab at McKenna for 33 years, until last year when he retired to spend more time with his beloved children and grandchildren. Daniel’s career is filled with noted accomplishments. He was a member of numerous professional societies and his research and publications continue to be referenced in medical journals and schools.
Daniel Foley dedicated his life to the medical profession and his commitment to family and God. In pursuit of his understanding of holy scripture, he studied the Bible daily, alone and with others he loved. He attended religious retreats and was a daily communicant at Saints Peter & Paul Church in New Braunfels, Texas. He felt great love and pride for his children. He cherished time with his family, spending summers with them at the Texas beach. Upon retirement he bought a house on Lake McQueeney in order to spend more time with his 11 grandchildren. His grandchildren affectionately called him “Grandpa Doc.”
He is admired by his friends and colleagues for his knowledge, honesty, humility, sincerity, and sense of humor. He was an avid Spurs fan, a season ticket holder since the first season the Spurs played in the NBA. He supported the San Antonio Symphony Society for over 30 years. He was an athlete, having participated in several marathons, and was in training for a triathalon at the time of his death. He faced adversity in illness with courage. Daniel was a guiding force in the many lives he touched and will be missed, but never forgotten.
Pallbearers include his sons-in-law: Juan Rivara, Boone Almanza, and Will Coates, along with Mauro Garza, Bill Davis, and Nicholas Mayo. Honarary pallbearers are friends Hilmer Karbach, Mark Knueper, and Paul Bradford. 
Visitation at Saints Peter & Paul Church in New Braunfels will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, from 5 to 6 p.m., with the rosary beginning at 6 p.m. Funeral service and mass will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Saints Peter & Paul Church at 3:30 p.m. Entombment will follow at Saints Peter & Paul Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Diabetes Association.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

Joseph P. Hartnett of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Eden Home at the age of 80 years.
Joseph was born on Jan. 4, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., to Patrick Joseph Hartnett and Nora (Leahy) Hartnett. He married Dorothy L. Harden on Aug. 8, 1955, in Rochester, Minn. Mr. Hartnett was the owner of Hartnett Oil Bulk Plant. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Mr. Hartnett served in the United States Army during World War II.
Mr. Hartnett is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Hartnett; children, Cathy A. Ellis, Susan N. Haase, Mary Jo Meier, Patrick J. Hartnett and Michael J. Hartnett; grandchildren, Kerry M. Ellis, Steven Haase, Michael Haase, Amy Haase, Luke Meir, Evan Meier, Jacob Meier, Alicia Hartnett, Andon Hartnett and Megan Hartnett; and his brother, John Hartnett.
Mr. Hatrnett’s cremains will be inurned at Fort Sam Houston National Cemertery. A memorial services will follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to NAMI Waukesha S22 W 22660 Brodway, Suite #5S Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

The Rev. Dr. Albert H. Buhl passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 94. 
Rev. Buhl is survived by his wife, Agnes Lehmann Buhl; sons, Paul C. Buhl and Richard R. Buhl and wife, Arlene, of New Braunfels, Texas; grandsons, Mark D. Buhl and wife, Am,y of Palatine, Ill., and Dillon P. Buhl of Austin, Texas; great-grandsons, Nathan and Christian Buhl; sister, Bertha Covell and husband, Woodrow, of New York; brothers, Walter Buhl and wife, Esther, of North Carolina, and Robert Buhl and wife, Virgini,a of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rev. Buhl was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Catherine Buhl, and son, Albert J. Buhl; his brother, Richard Buhl and wife, Reta. Rev. Buhl was ordained to the Lutheran ministry in 1932. He served churches in Bellmore, N.Y.; in Denver, Colo.; and in Akron, Ohio. He then served as the director of Home Missions for the Ohio Synod, founding 39 new mission Lutheran churches throughout Ohio. In 1959 he was granted an honorary Doctorate of Divinity by Wittenberg University. After retiring to New Braunfels in 1990, Rev. Buhl was very active at Peace Lutheran Church, as a volunteer at Eden Home and enjoyed singing in the New Braunfels Gemischter Chor Harmonie. A memorial service will be held Sunday Feb. 23, 2003, at 3 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in New Braunfels, Texas. Memorial contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran Church. Rev. Buhl will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Zoeller Funeral Home 

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