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HUNT
Clydeine S. Hunt passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 76 years. Mrs. Hunt loved her family, tennis and traveling the most in her life.
She worked from 1972 until 1996 at the Newk’s Tennis Ranch as a secretary.
She is survived by one son, Stewart Hunt and his wife, Patsy, of San Antonio; one daughter, Karen Smithson and her husband, Harris, of San Antonio; five grandchildren, Christine Petr of Austin, Wade Burchard of San Marcos, Brock Burchard of Lubbock, Dustin Hunt of San Antonio and Kevin Hunt of San Antonio; four sisters, Floreine Brzowskie of Seguin, Jean Ward of Odessa, Gladys Towns of Waelder and Margaret Sue Foley and her husband, John, of Corpus Christi; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation began at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Zoeller Funeral Home. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Zoeller Funeral Home, with interment to follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. The family has requested memorial contributions be given to the Ronald McDonald House, the First United Methodist Church of New Braunfels or the American Lung Association.
Zoeller Funeral Home

PRATT
Harry B. Pratt Sr., age 85, of Georgetown and formerly of Canyon Lake, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Georgetown. Harry was born Aug. 16, 1916, to Lellsworth hall and Grace Elizabeth Benney Pratt in Wilmingon, Del.
Harry was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Army Air Corp. He married his wife, Catherine Cade in 1940. He retired after 29 years from the San Antonio Independent School District.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Cade Pratt.
His survivors include three sons, Harry Ben Pratt of Humble, Texas, Charles Cade Pratt and his wife, Christie, of Atlanta, Ga., and George Miller Pratt and his wife, Suzanne, of Georgetown; sister, Betty Jane Tury of Addison, Ill., Mary Pratt of Houston, Texas, and five grandchildren, Christopher, Christen, Charlton, Carolyn and Miller
The family will receive guests for visitation from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, in the Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Mission Park South Cemetery in San Antonio with Dr. Tim Bruster, Pastor of United Methodist Church officiating.
In place of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in memory of Harry B. Pratt to New Life Children’s Center c/o Lutheran Social Services, P.O. Box 49589, Austin, Texas, 78756; (512) 204-5773.
Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home

KANZ
Annie Falkenberg Kanz, of New Braunfels, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at Eden Home at the age of 89. She was a member of First Protestant Church of New Braunfels. Mrs. Kanz is survived by her granddaughter, Jo Ann Mayer; sister, Selma Schuman; and daughter-in-law, Helen Kanz. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Zoeller Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Those wishing to make memorial contributions can make them to First Protestant Church of New Braunfels.
Zoeller Funeral Home

BOLTON
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Roger Edward Bolton, who passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in Hillsboro, Texas, at the age of 76 years.
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WADE
Arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Sarah Evangeline Wade of Marion. She passed away at her residence Friday at age 70.
Zoeller Funeral Home

GRANADOS
Our precious baby daughter McKenzie Alexis Granados, age 16 months, became an angel of the Lord on November 16, 2001, at the Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio.
She is survived by her parents Alex and Misty Granados, Universal City, Texas; maternal grandparents Beatrice and Valdemar Cavazos, Corpus Christi, Texas; paternal grandparents Estebana and Juan Granados, New Braunfels, Texas and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home. A funeral procession will depart Zoeller Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19 for a 10:00 a.m. mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Braunfels with interment at Guadalupe Memorial Park Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home is located at 615 Landa Street. 
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MORALES
Albert C. Morales of San Antonio passed away on Nov. 2, 2001, age 59. Funeral was held on Nov. 6, 2001, in San Antonio, Texas.
He is survived by his wife Maria; daughters Cindy and her husband Robert, Barbra and her husband Joem and Patricia (Sister Madonna); son Benito and his wife Dolores; his mother Maria; sister Mary Ortunio and her husband Ramon; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Felipe and two brothers, Ernest and Benito. 

DENMARK
Jennie Marie (Staats) Denmark, age 77, of New Braunfels, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at the University Hospital in San Antonio.
Jennie Marie Staats Denmark was born Jan. 20, 1924, in New Braunfels to Alfred Henry Staats and Katie (Hartmann) Staats. She was a lifelong resident of New Braunfels where she was a housewife. She was a member of Cross Lutheran Church.
She is survived by son Mike Denmark and wife Ginny of Roanoke, Texas; daughters Becky Denmark of New Braunfels and Patti Denmark of New Braunfels; sisters Barbara Thoms and husband Stanford (Tommy) of New Braunfels and Edna Mae Staats of New Braunfels; sister-in-law Hazel Staats of San Antonio; grandchildren Amy Denmark Miller and husband Brian of Richardson, Texas, and Kristin Denmark of Roanoke, Texas; nieces Emily Staats, Lynn Little, Bobby Lou Schwab and Lynn Sue Franklin; and nephews Al Staats and James Staats.
Mrs. Denmark was preceded in death by her husband Velma Jesse (Denny) Denmark in 1980; her parents; and two brothers, Marvin Emil Staats and Ben Joe Staats.
A chapel service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Interment will follow in the Comal Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

MONTGOMERY
Fredra Lucille Montgomery, 80, of New Braunfels, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at Zoeller Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Still officiating.
Fredra Montgomery was born on Dec. 9, 1920, to John and Rose Roach in Rising Star, Texas.
Fredrea Montgomery was preceded in death by her husband Milton E. Montgomery; parents John and Rose Roach; and three brothers.
Fredra Lucille Montgomery is survived by her son, Michael Montgomery and his wife Carolyn of Round Rock, Texas; daughter Sandra Barker and her husband Scott of New Braunfels; brother Merle Roach and his wife Eunice of Midland, Texas; sister Edra Lucille Butler of Rising Star, Texas; grandsons, Mark Byron Koeppen and his wife Sheila of New Braunfels and Michael David Koeppen and his wife Kitty of Ponca City, Okla.; granddaughters, Kathlyn Lowree Moore and her husband Rob of Ponca City, Okla., Kara Leigh Montgomery of Round Rock, Texas, and Kimberly Lavren Montgomery of Round Rock, Texas; nine great grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.
Zoeller Funeral Home

REDDELL
Ike Reddell passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 22 years. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until service time Wednesday. Services will be Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
Zoeller Funeral Home

SMITH-GREEN
Jeanne (Smith) Green, 42, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 25, 2001, surrounded by family and friends. 
She was born October 28, 1959, in San Antonio, Texas. She is survived by her husband, Terry Green, and four children, Lindsey, Ashley, Zachary and Ty Green of Buda, Texas; her parents Morris B. and Frankie Jeanne Smith of New Braunfels, Texas; her siblings and their spouses, Terri and Pat Chesney and their children David, Christi, Michele, Michael and Deborah of Waco, Texas; Laurie and Mark Wible and their children Luke, Jon, Joy, and Noah of Waco; Clark Smith and children Bobbye and Kendal of New Braunfels; Raye Ann and Audie Henk and their children Josh Abel, Audie Raye and Gunnar Henk of New Braunfels; Terry’s brother Bill Green and his wife Georgie and their children Suzie Benton, Scott, Jill and Andy Green; and Terry’s sister Beverly and husband Bob Shelton and their children Trace, Ryan, Clay and Megan, all of Buda.
Jeanne and her family are members of Hays Hills Baptist Church in Buda, Texas. She was a Sunday School teacher and Vacation Bible School director for many years and helped start the Mother’s-Day-Out program at church.
Jeanne graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1978 and Howard Payne University in 1982. She was a teacher and coach at Hays Consolidated School District. 
Her life was a blessing and testimony to all who knew her. Her last wishes were to bring glory to God and her last words expressed love and concern for others in spite of her illness. 
Services will be at First Baptist Church, Kyle, Texas, Wednesday, November 28, 2001, at 3 p.m. Graveside service at Barton Cemetery. Family requests memorials in honor of her life be made to Hays Hills Baptist Church. 

HOPKINS
Harry Louis Hopkins, 83, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2001. He is survived by his wife Hazel of more than 57 years; son Bruce and wife Karen; three granddaughters: Jennifer and husband Rafael, Laurie and husband Wesley, and Melissa; three great granddaughters: Lindsey, Alyssa and Dessiree; and one great grandson Mateo. He is also survived by one brother Claude and wife Louise and a sister-in-law Mary Hopkins. He was retired from the Air Force and U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Hopkins was a letter carrier in New Braunfels for more than 20 years. 
Services are scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of American Heritage Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Houston National Cemetery at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to the charity of your choice. 
American Heritage Funeral Home

IVERSON
Alice Iverson of New Braunfels died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001 at Aterra Sterling Houise at the age of 92. Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 at Zoeller Funeral Home. Private graveside services will be Monday at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
Zoeller Funeral Home

MANNING
Lucille Browning Manning, 88, passed away in Houston on November 26, 2001. Mrs. Manning, the eldest of five daughters, was born to Eugene Baines and Mary Cage Browning in Blanco, Texas, on November 5, 1913. Mrs. Manning graduated from Bishop High School and Texas A&M at Kingsville with a teaching degree in history and music. After her marriage to John Elmo Manning, she was very active in the United Methodist Church of Bishop, including serving as church organist. She was president of the Bishop PTA, Classroom Teachers, Music Club and History Club, and held state offices in Delta Kappa Gamma and the Association for Retired Teachers. After teaching history in Bishop for 20 years, she and Mr. Manning moved to New Braunfels, where Mrs. Manning was a substitute teacher, president of the New Braunfels First United Methodist Church’s Administrative Board and Methodist Women and was instrumental in the design and creation of their Christmas tree. She was a member of DAR and Zeta Tau Alpha. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sisters Corrinne, Mary and Ruth. She is survived by her son, Baines Manning and wife Anne of Houston; daughter, Linda Spiegelhauer and husband Milton of Houston; son, Carl Manning of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Leslie Manning Francis and husband Dick, John Manning and wife Nicole, Kevin Spiegelhauer and wife Celena, Derek Spiegelhauer and Amy Spiegelhauer Pope and husband Lewis, all of Houston; great-grandchildren, Richard, Jennifer and Jordan Francis, Kyle and Riley Spiegelhauer, and Ryan Pope of Houston; and sister Doris Browning Miller and husband Kenneth of Bishop. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 29, 2001, at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park, 29151 FM 46 South Visitation with the family will be held after the service at the Manning family home, 1401 Edwards. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elmo and Lucille Manning Memorial Fund at the First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San Antonio, New Braunfels, TX 78130.
Zoeller Funeral Home 

THOMS
Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at New Braunfels for Barbara Louise Thoms, age 83 years, who passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2001, at Kirkwood Manor in New Braunfels.

ZUSCHLAG
Conrad P. Zuschlag, devoted husband, father and grandfather, died Nov. 26, 2001, in New Braunfels, Texas. Conrad, also known as “Connie,” was born Aug. 24, 1911, in East Texas. He married Ola Mae Littell July, 10, 1937. He was active in retail in San Antonio, where he operated a family-owned grocery store. When he sold the family business, his family moved to New Braunfels, where he worked for an independent Western Auto store and then for Starke’s in Seguin. During this same time, he also operated Zuschlag’s Appliance Sales and Service.
He was preceded in death by his wife and one sister, Annie Ahrens.
He is survived by one sister, Dr. Ella Zuschlag-Fischer, San Antonio, Texas; his son, Kenneth H. Zuschlag and his wife Mary, San Antonio, Texas; his son, John H. Zuschlag, New Braunfels, Texas; his daughter, Carolyn E. Hawk and her husband, Joel, Forestburg, Texas; his daughter, Janet Fischer and her husband, Ray, New Braunfels, Texas; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at First United Methodist Church in New Braunfels. Visitation will begin 8 a.m. Thursday and continue until noon Friday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Interment will be at Mission South Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to a charity of choice.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

HERRY
Chris E. Herry, of New Braunfels, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at McKenna Memorial Hospital, at the age of 75. Mr. Herry was born July 25, 1926, to Christian Herry and Anna Preiss in New Braunfels. He was retired from the United States Air Force and was a member of the First Protestant Church. He also was a member of the New Braunfels Evening Lions, the Fair Weather Flyers and the Randolph Skeet Club.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Herry of New Braunfels; daughters, Barbara Herry and husband Brian Cole of Seattle, Wash., and Kimberly Herry and husband, Doug Smith of Aberdeen, Wash.; sister, Annie Rose Salerno of Statham, Ga.; and grandchildren, Emma Herry and Benjamin Herry.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Protestant Church with the Rev. Richard Carse officiating. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. There will be no public visitation at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be given to First Protestant Church, New Braunfels Hope Hospice or to the Lions Eye Bank of Central Texas.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

MANNING
Lucille Browning Manning, 88, passed away in Houston on Nov. 26, 2001. Mrs. Manning, the eldest of five daughters, was born to Eugene Baines and Mary Cage Browning in Blanco, Texas, on Nov. 5, 1913. Mrs. Manning graduated from Bishop High School and Texas A&M at Kingsville with a teaching degree in history and music. After her marriage to John Elmo Manning, she was very active in the United Methodist Church of Bishop, including serving as church organist. She was president of the Bishop PTA, Classroom Teachers, Music Club, History Club and held state offices in Delta Kappa Gamma and the Association for Retired Teachers. After teaching history in Bishop for 20 years, she and Mr. Manning moved to New Braunfels, where Mrs. Manning was a substitute teacher, president of the New Braunfels First United Methodist Church’s Administrative Board and Methodist Women and was instrumental in the design and creation of their Chrismon tree. She was a member of DAR and Zeta Tau Alpha. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sisters, Corrine, Mary and Ruth. She is survived by her son, Baines Manning and wife Anne of Houston; son, Carl of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Leslie Manning Francis and husband Dick, John Manning and wife Nicole, Kevin Spiegelhauer and wife Celena, Derek Spiegelhauer, and Amy Spiegelhauer Pope and husband Lewis, all of Houston; great-grandchildren, Richard, Jennifer and Jordan Francis, Kyle and Riley Spiegelhauer, and Ryan Pope of Houston; and sister, Doris Browning Miller and husband Kenneth of Bishop.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park, 29151 Farm-to-Market Road 46 S. Visitation with the family will be held after the service at the Manning family home, 1401 Edwards. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Elmo and Lucille Manning Memorial Fund at the First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San Antonio, New Braunfels, Texas 78130.
Zoeller Funeral Home

FABER
Richard A. Faber, of New Braunfels, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at McKenna Memorial Hospital, at the age of 93. Mr. Faber was born March 23, 1908, in Sandusky, Ohio. He married Mary Kathryn Moore Faber in 1938 in Sandusky, Ohio, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He worked as a conductor for New York Central Railroad and was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels. He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, Brittany Nicole Faber.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kathryn Moore Faber.
Survivors include his son, Richard T. Faber and wife, Jana of New Braunfels; daughter, Kathleen Hoffman and husband Jack of Dallas; and granddaughter, Brittany Nicole Faber of New Braunfels.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Eugene O’Callaghan, celebrant.
Interment will be at a later date in Florida.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the charity of one’s choice.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

RAMBO
Jeffrey Von Rambo went to God’s house at 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 26, 2001.
He leaves behind his wife, Lori Rambo of New Braunfels, Texas, and his parents, Jerald and Ruth Rambo of LaPlace, La. 
He is also survived by two brothers and one sister; Rick Rambo of Houston, Texas, Jerry Rambo of Reserve, La., and Lisa Marse of LaPlace, La. 
Jeff died at 38 years old. 
When he was feeling better, Jeff was continuing to work on a baccalaureate in computer science from Texas Lutheran University. Due to his increased illness, Jeff had to withdraw from TLU in the Fall of 2000, when he was put on another liver transplant list.
Jeff continued to do the best he could to do small jobs around the house until all he could do was sleep most of the day and night, only getting up to eat and take pills.
Jeff was admitted to University Hospital on Nov. 26, 2001, at which time he met his death.
He now lives and works for and with Jesus. 
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until 11 a.m. Thursday. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Randolph AFB Chapel No. 1 at the Randolph AFB in San Antonio, Texas, with interment to follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. 
The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the family of Jeffrey Rambo.
Zoeller Funeral Home

ZUERCHER
Alfred Charles Zuercher, age 88, of Cibolo passed away Nov. 27, 2001, in Seguin, Texas. 
Mr. Zuercher is survived by his wife Cora Lee Zuercher of Cibolo, Texas and his brother Eugene Zuercher of Marion, Texas. 
Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2001, at Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until 1 p.m. Saturday. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zoeller Funeral Home with Rev. James Witschorke officiating. Interment will be at Comal Cemetery. 
The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to St. John Lutheran Church, Marion, Texas.
Zoeller Funeral Home 

FRIBERG
Oscar Gunard John Friberg, 76, of Cameron, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at McKenna Hospital in New Braunfels. A memorial service will be held in Pittsburg, Texas, at a later date.
Gunard Friberg was born Oct. 31, 1925, to Gunard and Ivah Friberg in Frederic, Wis.
Gunard Friberg was preceded in death by his wife, Marth Friberg.
Oscar Gunard John Friberg is survived by his son, John Friberg and wife Jody of Pilot Point, Texas; son, Bill Friberg and wife Anita of Pittsburg, Texas; son Charles Friberg and wife Janie of Cameron, Texas; son Carl Friberg of New Braunfels, Texas; daughter, Judy Freeman and husband Delbert of Ore City, Texas; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the Holy Cross Church Building Fund in Pittsburg, Texas.
Zoeller Funeral Home

WESCH
Clarence (Shrimpy) Wesch passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at his residence in New Braunfels at the age of 68 years.
Shrimpy was a New Braunfels firefighter for 34 years and also the Proprietor of Wesch Electric for 18 years.
He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Wesch of New Braunfels; two sons, Russell Wesch of New Braunfels and Darrell Wesch and wife Suzanne of New Braunfels; sister Dorothy Valenta of New Braunfels; sister-in-law, Vivian Wesch of New Braunfels; brother, Rudy Wesch and wife Geraldine of New Braunfels; and five grandchildren. Mr. Wesch was preceded in death by his father and mother, Daniel Henry Wesch Sr. and Helen nee Muehl Wesch and one brother, Daniel Wesch Jr.
Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and will continue until service time Friday. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with interment to follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
The family has requested memorial contributions be given to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels or the First Protestant Church.
Zoeller Funeral Home

HERRY
Chris E. Herry, of New Braunfels, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at McKenna Memorial Hospital, at the age of 75. Mr. Herry was born July 25, 1926, to Christian Herry and Anna Preiss in New Braunfels. He was retired from the United States Air Force and was a member of the First Protestant Church. He also was a member of the New Braunfels Evening Lions, the Fair Weather Flyers and the Randolph Skeet Club.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Herry of New Braunfels; daughters, Barbara Herry and husband Brian Cole of Seattle, Wash., and Kimberly Herry and husband, Doug Smith of Aberdeen, Wash.; sister, Annie Rose Salerno of Statham, Ga.; and grandchildren, Emma Herry and Benjamin Herry. Mr. Herry was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Cason Herry in 1997; and son, Stephen Chris Herry in 1971.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Protestant Church with the Rev. Richard Carse officiating. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. There will be no public visitation at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be given to First Protestant Church, New Braunfels Hope Hospice or to the Lions Eye Bank of Central Texas.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

ZUSCHLAG
Conrad P. Zuschlag, devoted husband, father and grandfather, died Nov. 26, 2001, in New Braunfels, Texas. Conrad, also known as “Connie,” was born Aug. 24, 1911, in East Texas. He married Ola Mae Littell July, 10, 1937. He was active in retail in San Antonio, where he operated a family-owned grocery store. When he sold the family business, his family moved to New Braunfels, where he worked for an independent Western Auto store and then for Starke’s in Seguin. During this same time, he also operated Zuschlag’s Appliance Sales and Service.
He was preceded in death by his wife and one sister, Annie Ahrens.
He is survived by one sister, Dr. Ella Zuschlag-Fischer, San Antonio, Texas; his son, Kenneth H. Zuschlag and his wife Mary, San Antonio, Texas; his son, John H. Zuschlag, New Braunfels, Texas; his daughter, Carolyn E. Hawk and her husband, Joel, Forestburg, Texas; his daughter, Janet Fischer and her husband, Ray, New Braunfels, Texas; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at First United Methodist Church in New Braunfels. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until noon Friday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Interment will be at Mission South Cemetery in San Antonio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to a charity of choice.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

RICE
Heber H. Rice, Jr., age 82, of New Braunfels passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001. He is survived by his brother, Craig, daughter Ellen and granddaughter, Ruth. Heber served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Lieutenant (Junior Grade). He was also a panel member of the Board of U.S. Civil Service Examiners. Visitation will be held Wednesday and Thursday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at Cranes Mill Cemetery at Canyon Lake. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

ANDERSON
Robert “Uncle Bob” Anderson passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at the Eden Home Inc. in New Braunfels, at the age of 82 years.
Mr. Anderson was retired from Randolph AFB, Civil Service, where he was a fire fighter. He also was a member of the Texas Trail Riders Association. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels, with graveside services at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at the Blanco City Cemetery in Blanco, Texas.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the American Diabetes Foundation. 
Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Lorene Anderson of New Braunfels; one daughter, Barbara Hopper of San Antonio; one step-daughter, Susan McNear and husband Alan of Helotes, Texas; one step-son, Russell Bell and wife Beth of Spring Branch, Texas; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, James I. Anderson and wife Wanda of Cibolo, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
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LeMASTER
Kelley LeMaster passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at the McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 39 Years. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until service time Friday. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel, with private graveside services at the Comal Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home

HEARD
Willie “Dennis” Heard, Jr. passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at the McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 53 years. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until noon Friday. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Tree of Life Church, with interment to follow in the Comal Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home

TURNER
Cloyce Turner, 91, of New Braunfels, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at McKenna Memorial Hospital Inc.
Visitation will begin at noon Friday and continue until service time on Saturday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Eden Home.

SPELMAN
Zulie Spelman, born January 1, 1909, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at the age of 92. Mrs. Spelman was a native of Wilson County, a former longtime resident of Seguin, Texas, and had lived in the Spring Branch area for the past four years. She was a member of the St. Ann’s Circle. 
Her husband, Thomas A. Spelman preceded her in death in 1975. Survivors include her son Joseph T. Spelman of Spring Branch; daughter-in-law Laurie Lamoureaux; granddaughters Tracey Flowers and husband Shannon, and Jaime Stevens; great-grandson Ethan Flowers and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Floresville, Texas. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

GASKINS
Virgil W. Gaskins of New Braunfels, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 80. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church with interment to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Public visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and will continue until 10 a.m. Monday at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, New Braunfels.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

GASKINS
Virgil W. Gaskins of New Braunfels died Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at the age of 80 years.
He was born February 15, 1921 in Dade City, Florida, to William Math and Nora (Walker) Gaskins.
Mr. Gaskins was Past Master of New Braunfels Masonic Lodge A.F.&A.M. #1109; Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter # 771; Past District Deputy of Masonic District 39-B; 32nd Degree Scottish Rite; Active in the Rainbow Girls chapter; Past Commander of the American Legion Post #179 and the VFW #7110.
He was also a member of First United Methodist Church in New Braunfels. 
He is survived by his loving wife Elaine J. Gaskins of New Braunfels; daughter Theresa Sawyer and husband Leeman “Buzz” Sawyer of New Braunfels; grandson Michael Wiley and wife Beverly of New Braunfels; sister Ola Storch of Homosassa Springs, Florida; great-grandchildren Kayla Lea Wiley, Baleigh Madison Wiley, Allyson Denby-Kama, and Dylan Denby-Kama, and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Carmen J. Gaskins in 1985, and by two brothers and five sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jon D. Lowry officiating. 
Interment will follow t Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. 
Visitation will continue until 10 a.m., Monday, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

JOHNSON
Bertha Johnson, born July 14, 1921, passed away Friday, December 7, 2001 at the age of 80. 
Her husband Robert Johnson, her parents Byrd and Frankie Bagley and her brother T.A. Bagley precedes her in death. 
Survivors include her daughters Gloria and husband George Preusser, Carolyn and husband Willie Guenther; brothers and sisters Eugene Bagley, B.L. Bagley, Eva Maxwell and Margi Nix; her grandchildren Sherial and Gary Herfurth, Donna Preusser, Karla Balogac, Robert and Nancy Guenther, Michele Shamrock; her great-grandchildren Chris and Ashley Herfurth, Ryan and Chelsea Bologac; and good friend Leonard Micalewicz.
The family will receive friends at the Zoeller Funeral Home on Sunday, December 9, 2001 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2001 at Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel. 
Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
Zoeller Funeral Home

BUCK
Greydon Lonis Buck, 84, of New Braunfels, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2001, at Zoeller Funeral Home with Chad Massie officiating. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. 
Greydon Buck was born on May 1, 1917, in Pipe Creek, Texas, to Daniel and Emma Buck. 
Mr. Buck served with the First Cavalry Division in the United States Army.
Greydon Buck was preceded in death by his wife, Jocille Buck; parents Daniel and Emma Buck; two brothers and two sisters. 
Greydon Lonis Buck is survived by his sons, Harold Buck and his wife Kathy of New Braunfels and Lonnie Buck Sr. and his wife Sarah of San Antonio; grandchildren JoAnn Buck of San Antonio, Joy Bosquez and her husband Frank of San Antonio, Angel Lynn Buck of San Antonio, Ginger Buck of New York City, Heather Buck of San Antonio, Lonnie Buck Jr. and his wife Jennifer of San Antonio, Jana Buck of New York City and Joshua Daniel Buck of New Braunfels; great-grandchildren George Richel IV of San Antonio, Seth Aaron Bosquez of San Antonio and Lonnie Buck III of San Antonio; sisters-in-law Leona and Edna Buck of Bandera; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association and the New Braunfels Church of Christ Building Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.
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BROYLES
Barbara Ann Broyles, 62, of Whitney, Texas, passed away on December 12, 2001, at her residence. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at the Fort Graham Baptist Church in Whitney with Dr. Allan Lane officiating.
Mrs. Broyles, daughter of Roger E. and Montez V. (Porter) Jones, was born on August 22, 1939, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas, and San Jacinto High School in Houston, where she graduated in 1957. She married George Donald Broyles on October 18, 1957, and worked as a cost accountant for several years. In 1972, they went into the automobile business in Houston, and in 1977, they moved to New Braunfels and operated an automobile business until 1987.
During this time, Barbara was very active in FFA, 4-H, baseball, football and many civic affairs in New Braunfels. In 1987, they moved to Hamilton and began raising show lambs for FFA and 4-H stock show projects. She also went to work at the Hamilton Public Library as an assistant Librarian. They moved to Whitney in 1996, where she volunteered as librarian for her church, Fort Graham Baptist Church. She was the Historian for the Whitney Cancer Support Group.
Barbara Ann Broyles is survived by her husband, Don Broyles of Whitney; daughter, Duchess Ann Broyles Weiner of Miami, Florida; son, Cody B. Newcomb of Greenville, Texas; stepdaughters, Alisa Dawn McAnulty of Cottonwood, Alabama, and Wanda Kaye of Dothan, Alabama; stepson, George Donald Broyles Jr. of Headland, Alabama; sister, Betty Marie Bartlett and her husband Alan of New Braunfels; four grandsons, Max, Jake, Jonathan and Geoffrey; two granddaughters, Candace and Carly Jo; nephews, Troy Bartlett and his wife Susan and Brad Bartlett; aunt and uncle, Roscoe and Ruth Jones of Houston.
Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors, 201 N. Bosque, P.O. Box 273, Whitney, Texas 76692.
Memorials may be made to the Barbara Broyles Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund c/o First National Bank P.O. Box 793 Hamilton, Texas 76531.
Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors

Powell
Mildred M. Powell, age 83 years, of New Braunfels, passed away Dec. 11, 2001, at the Southwest Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
Midred was born July 24, 1918, at Neodesha, Kansas. She was married to Leonard Powell May 12, 1941, at Chetopa, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.
Mildred and her husband of 61 years, Leonard Powell, have lived in New Braunfels for 23 years. She is survived by her husband of the home, one son, Ronald Harmison and wife Shirley of Daytona Beach, Florida; grandson, Scot Harmison and wife Cynthia of Lenexa, Kansas; one granddaughter, Shelley Week and husband Jeffrey of Carol Stream, Ill. She also was survived by five great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until service time Saturday. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with interment to follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be give to the charity of one’s choice.
Zoeller Funeral Home

McKINNEY
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Faye McKinney, who passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at the Eden Home Inc. at age 92. 
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BYERLY
Clarence Byerly passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 at the McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 72 years.
Mr. Byerly is survived by his wife, Lynne A. Byerly of Canyon Lake, Texas; one daughter, Deborah Byerly of New Braunfels; one son, Kevin K. Byerly of Canyon Lake; grandchildren, Stephanie and Stephen Byerly and two sisters.
It was Mr. Byerly’s wish to be cremated.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church.
Zoeller Funeral Home

DAVIS
Alice Davis, 94, of New Braunfels, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001 at Eden Home in New Braunfels.
Visitation will take place at Live Oak Baptist Church at 355. N. Washington Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17.
Graveside services will be conducted at Comal Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Monday, the Rev. James Matthews officiating.
Memorials may be made to Eden Home.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

ZERCHER
Gilbert “Popo” Walter Zercher, age 93, of Blanco, Texas, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2001. He was born on February 19, 1908 in San Antonio to Adolph and Alvina (Kreger) Zercher. 
He is survived by his wife, Paula “Emmie” Zercher; sons, Roger Zercher of Blanco and Leroy Zercher of Greenville, South Carolina; daughter, Laverne Piehl of Houston; sisters, Vera Hilbert of San Antonio and Edna Elbel of New Braunfels; eight grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday, December 17, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blanco, Texas. Pastor Anamae Storbeck of Blanco will officiate. Interment will be at the Blanco Cemetery in Blanco. Pall bearers will be his great-grandsons, Vernon Piehl, Jordon Piehl, Clayton Zercher, Craig Gourley, Randolph Doyer, and Roger Zercher.

ESCAMILLA
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Harold Escamilla, age 77 years, who passed away at the Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001.
Zoeller Funeral Home

PFULLMANN
Sandra Pfullmann, 55 of Seguin, died December 16, 2001. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in Goetz Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ralph Ludwig officiating. 
Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home


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