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Bonnie Marie Parker
Bonnie Marie (Roberts) Parker, 79, of the Belmont area, died early Monday morning, June 24, 2002, in San Antonio, Texas, with friends and family at her side. 
Bonnie was the only child born to Clayton F. and Vivian Frances (Burke) Roberts. She was born and grew up to be quite a cattle woman on the Yel Roberts family ranch east of Seguin on the Guadalupe River. 
In 1951, she and Curdy N. Parker were married in Bandera, Texas, and together they enjoyed their family and ranching and traveled the western United States until 1989. 
Bonnie cared for Curdy for 10 years until his death in 2000 from the effects of a stroke. An incredibly strong woman, she will be missed by her loving family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Connie, and son-in-law, David Kenda, and grandson, Wade David Kenda.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Goetz Memorial Chapel, with Will Rippen and James Ranft officiating with burial at the Belmont Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at Goetz Funeral Home, with the family-receiving friends from 5-7 p.m.
Memorials can be made to the World Wide Preaching Work, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1367 Eastwood Drive, Seguin, Texas 78155.
Arrangements under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin, Seguin, Texas 78155, (830) 379-2313.

Lillian Ruth Womble
Lillian Ruth Womble, 87, passed away in her home Saturday evening, June 22, 2002, in Seguin. 
She was born December 12, 1914, in Powhattan, Kansas, to Keever Edwin and Carrie McGinnis Wharton. She was a member of Beta Rho Master of Beta Sigma Phi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Byrle Burton Womble; her parents; and her brother, William Wharton. 
Survivors include daughters, Janice Jarutowicz and Judy Peschel; son-in-law, Dwight Peschel; grandchildren, John, Shelly, Eric, Evan and Ryan; sister, Mabel Rinard of Castle Rock, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at Goetz Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lonnie Phillips and the Rev. Frankie Rivers officiating. 
Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2002, in the Powhattan Cemetery in Powhattan, Kansas. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 8918 Tesoro Dr., Suite 590, San Antonio, Texas 78217 or to the charity of choice. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin, Seguin, Texas, 78155, (830) 379-2313.

Benny R. Richardson
Benny R. Richardson, of Luling, 81, died Friday, June 14, 2002, in Seguin.
Mr. Richardson was born April 18, 1921, in Forreston, Texas, and graduated from high school in Mildred, Texas, in 1939. He served in the armed forces during World War II.
On April 10, 1948, he was married to Eleanor Ruth Ranft. He retired from civil service, where he worked as an aircraft mechanic. Mr. Richardson was a 50-year Mason and belonged to the Kingsbury Lodge.
He is survived by one daughter, Robin Beth Ellington of Luling; two sons, Mark Henry Richardson of Luling and Stephen Ross Richardson and wife Dulce of Guam; two grandchildren, Charles Ross Ellington and Holly Shea Ellington of Luling; two brothers, Billy R. 
Richardson and wife Jennie of Corsicana and Ralph H. Richardson Jr. of Mabank; and two sisters, Lea Ross of Corsicana and Bonnie Vaughn and husband Robert of Dallas.
Mr. Richardson was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Ranft Richardson, his parents, Ralph Hayden Richardson Sr. and Ina Pearl Bailey Richardson and three sisters, Mary L. Crider, Maurice Wilson and Betty Richardson.
Visitation was held Sunday, June 16, from 6-8 p.m., at O’Bannon Funeral Home in Luling, Texas.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 17, 2002, at Oak Hill Church of Christ in Luling, with Seth Lockwood conducting the service.
Pallbearers were Jack Monroe, Jack Ethridge, Billy Cheshire, Edward Young, Roger Hurt and Donald Brady. Burial was in the Luling City Cemetery.

Maximina G. Hernandez
Maximina G. Hernandez, 83, of Seguin, died Monday, June 24, 2002.
Visitation will be held from noon until 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Palmer Funeral Chapel.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 27, 2002, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.
Arrangements by Palmer Mortuary. 

Lino Medina Torres
Lino Medina Torres, 75, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002.
Survivors include his wife, Julia R. Torres; children, Alicia Gonzales and husband Juan, Emma Moreno and husband Alfred, CSM Louis Torres, Sr., USA and wife Tina, Enedina Torres and Christina Torres-Garza and husband Isaac; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Felix Torres and wife Genoveva and Seferino Torres; sisters, Virginia Suarez, Valentina Camareno and Florencia Saenz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from noon to 9 p.m., Friday June 28, 2002, at Goetz Funeral Home, from with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. at the Goetz Chapel.
Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday June 29, 2002, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. 
Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery. 
Arrangements under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin, Seguin, Texas, 78155, (830) 379-2313. 

Maria R. Rivera
Maria R. Rivera was born March 8, 1944, in Gonzales, Texas. She died June 26, 2002, in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 58.
She is survived by husband Liborio Rivera and children Yolanda Alvarez and Rosie Pond of Seguin, Texas, Freddie Alvarez Jr. of Mesquite, Texas and Chris Alvarez of Iowa; mother, Juana O. Ramirez of Gonzales, Texas; sisters Gloria Riojas, Diane Garza, JoAnn Garza, Mary Ann Villanueva, Martina Aguero and Janie Rosales; brothers Roy, LeeRoy, Jimmy, Ruben, Rick, Tony, Richard, Rudy, Inez and Domingo Jr. Ramirez; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Maria is preceded in death by her father, Domingo T. Ramirez.
A rosary will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2002, and funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Hughes Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas.

Francisco “Frank” Moreno Sr.
Francisco “Frank” Moreno Sr. of Seguin, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2002 at the age of 76.
Mr. Moreno is survived by his wife, Antonia Moreno; mother, Jacinta Moreno; daughters, Lydia Castilleja and husband Ralphel, Irene Moreno and Jose Ramon, Maria M. Juarez and husband Felix; sons, Frank Moreno Jr. and wife Maria, Trinidad moreno and wife Mary; sisters, Ernestina Bustos, Estella Monauez, Aurora Lopez, Angelica Rodriguez, Lupe Hiracheta and Susie Moreno; brother, Willie Moreno; daughter-in-law, Rosemary Moreno; eighteen grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Moreno was preceded in death by his father, Alfredo Moreno; daughter, Josephine Moreno; son, Jose M. Moreno; two sisters and two brothers.
Visitation took place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, June 8, 2002, with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. at Palmer Mortuary Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2002, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.
Arrangements by Palmer Mortuary.

Ronald K.C. “Chris” Wramp
Ronald K.C. “Chris” Wramp died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Arneita Wramp; children Alan, Ian and Erin; four grandchildren; brother, Eric Wramp; sisters, Beverly Pars and Barbara Smith. 
Mr. Wramp was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and George Wramp. Mr. Wramp resided in Kingsbury, Texas, at the time of his death.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at St. james Catholic Church in Seguin, Texas. Holy Rosary will be recited at noon, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection.
Arrangements by Puente and Sons Funeral Chapels.

Pedro Valdez
Pedro Valdez of Seguin, Texas, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at the age of 88.
Mr. Valdez is survived by his wife, Juanita Valdez; daughters, Lupe Villarreal and Felicia Tierney, both of San Antonio; sons Nacho Valdez, Esequiel Valdez and Pete Valdez Jr., all of Seguin; Eighteen grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Maximo and Marcelina Valdez; and son, Cruz Valdez.
Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Palmer Mortuary Chapel with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
A church service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at New Life Fellowship Church. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Palmer Mortuary.

Inez Mueller Kyzar
Inez Mueller Kyzar, 79, of Seguin, died July 7, 2002, in Seguin. 
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 11, 2002, in Goetz Memorial Chapel.
Interment will follow at 3 p.m., in Rupert Cemetery in Gonzales County.
Visitation will be at Goetz Funeral Home from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2002, at Goetz Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m.
Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home.

Rosa Trappe
Rosa Trappe passed away July 7, 2002, in Seguin. 
Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Goetz Memorial Chapel with Msgr. Gerald Hubertus officiating.
A rosary service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2002, prior to the funeral service.
A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. at St. james Cemetery. 
Visitation was held from 5-9 p.m., Monday, at Goetz Funeral Home.

Elsie Mattke Moltz
Elsie Mattke Moltz, 90, of Seguin, died Sunday, July 7, 2002.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kevin Haug officiating. 
Interment will follow in Boecker Cemetery. 
Mrs. Moltz was born October 6, 1911, in New Berlin to Albert Mattke, Sr. and Ida Koepp Mattke. 
On October 23, 1935, she married Reno Moltz at Christ Lutheran Church at Elm Creek.
Survivors include sons, David Moltz and wife Betty, and Larry Moltz and wife Alice, all of Seguin; daughter, Judy Moltz of Austin; grandchildren and their families: Zan Moltz and children, Eric, Hannah and Alexander of McKinney; Toni Morgan, husband Brad and daughter Abigail of Seguin; Phillip Moltz and wife Alison of College Station; RuthAnn Gaede and husband Kyle of Austin; Travis Moltz of San Marcos; sisters-in-law, Frieda Mattke and Dorothy Calentine and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Mrs. Moltz was preceded in death by her husband Reno Moltz; parents, Albert Mattke, Sr. and Ida Mattke; brothers, Alfred, Louis, Emil, Albert Jr. and Walter Mattke; and sister, Hilda Mattke.
Pallbearers will be Allen Wiederstein, Travis Moltz, John Germann, Phillip Moltz, Alton Mattke and Zan Moltz. 
Memorials may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church or Hospice of Guadalupe Valley Hospital.
Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home.

Mary “Beth” Reed
Mary "Beth" Reed (nee Harris) passed away July 8, 2002, in San Antonio. 
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2002, at First Baptist Church in Seguin with Brother Neil Kibbe, Brother Brice Mandaville and Brother Otha Aishman officiating. 
Interment will follow at Luling City Cemetery in Luling.
Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m., Thursday, with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. at Goetz Funeral Home.
Mrs. Reed was born November 2, 1926, in Rotan to Dr. Carroll and Ethel Harris. 
She graduated from Luling High School, Baylor University, where she received Bachelor's Degrees in Education and Theology and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where she received Master's Degrees in Education and Theology. 
She married William H. Reed November 1, 1952. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Seguin.
Mary Beth is survived by her daughter Carol Marquis and husband Ken of Seguin; son, David A. Reed and wife Twila of Cleburne; grandchildren, Sarah Renee Reed, Katy Lynn Reed, James Warren Cromwell-Reed and Dayna Leigh Reed; and numerous family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Retired Lieutenant Colonel Chaplain William H. Reed and her parents Dr. Carroll and Ethel Harris.
For those interested, the family requests memorials to be made to First Baptist Church in Seguin and/or the Leukemia Society of America.
Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home, 830-379-2313.

Fredlein Joseph Schroeder Sr.
Fredlein Joseph Schroeder Sr., born October 16, 1914, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2002. 
He was born in Seguin and, except for his mililitary service, spent rest of his life in his home town. He is survived by his wife of 63 years and high school sweetheart, Marie Grace Schroeder; daughter Julie and husband Neal Pearson of Portland, Ore.; sons, Fredlein Jr. and wife Susan Schroeder of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas and Paul and wife Karen Schroeder of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Mark Pearson, Kim Anderson, Rob and Kourtney Schroeder; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen Elizabeth Fleming and Frances Schroeder. 
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2002, at St. James Catholic Church. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2002, at St. James Catholic Church. 
Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery. 
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2002, at Goetz Funeral Home, with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. 
Mr. Schroeder was exceptionally active in church serving as President of the Parish Council, Past Chairman of the Building Committee, Lay Reader and member of Knights of Columbus. 
He also served in community organizations such as Rotary Club, Exalted Ruler and past District Deputy of Texas Southwest Elks Lodge; Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Seguin ISD Board of Trustees, American Legion, Co-chairman and organizer of Guadalupe County United Fund, Board of Directors and Treasurer of Seguin Guadalupe County Library, charter member of Seguin High School Graduation Party Night, TLC Fund Drive Chairman and Board of Development, Board Member of Texas Hereford Association, Board Member of Texas Pecan Growers Association, past President of Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas, President of Seguin Band Boosters and associated with the Girl Scouts as Fund Drive Chairman and Assistant Troop Leader with his wife. 
Later he served as Chairman of the Building Committee for Guadalupe County Coliseum Complex, President of Stein Collectors International and Board of Directors of Nolte National Bank (Wells-Fargo). 
Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Library, Conservation Society, St. James Catholic School, Outdoor Learning Center, TLU Fredlein and Marie Scholarship Fund or charity of choice.
Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home.

Helen A. Simank
Helen A. Simank, 80, of San Antonio, died July 7, 2002. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2002, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home.

Sherman Chester Brown
Sherman Chester Brown, 59, of Kingsbury, died July 7, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Kingsbury Baptist Church; interment will follow in Kingsbury Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2002, at Goetz Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home.

Braden Willie Jechow
Braden Willie Jechow, 74, of Barksdale, died July 9, 2002.
He was born in Seguin on Feb. 4, 1928, and married Doris Boone on March 19, 1949.
Mr. Jechow tstarted in the geophysical business in 1947 before starting his own business, Basin Geophysical, in 1969. He retired to his ranch near Vance, Texas, in 1977.
He is survived by his wife of Barksdale, daughter Diane Patterson and husband Doug of Sunnyvale, son Steven Jechow of Camp Wood, daughter-in-law Susie Jechow of Del Rio, brother Nelson Jechow and wife Lorraine of Uvalde and grandchildren Brittany Lea and Mitchell Reed Patterson and Katherine Ruth and Andrew Curtis Jechow.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Rushing-Estes Knowles Chapel in Uvalde. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park, with Brother Pete Steigerwald officating.
Memorials may be made to Nueces Canyon EMS, P.O. Box 460, Camp Wood, TX 78833.
Pallbearers are Michael Jechow, Madison Jechow, Luke Jechow, Steven Jechow, Doug Patterson and Mitchell Patterson.
Arrangements by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, Uvalde, Texas, (830) 278-5611.

Elder Rehberg
Elder Rehberg, 96, of Seguin, died Monday, July 8, 2002.
Mrs. Rehberg was born in New Iberia, La., on Jan. 25, 1906. She married John Henry Rehberg, who preceded her in death in 1943. 
Mrs. Rehberg loved cooking, gardening (roses were her specialty) and her greatest joy was caring for her family.
She is survived by daughter Stella McNutt of Seguin; grandchildren Reba Martinez and husband Larry, Wade Glen McNutt, William Edward McNutt and wife Tracie; and great-grandchildren Larissa Martinez and Garrett Wade McNutt.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Hillcrest Assembly of God, with Pastor Don K. Wiehe officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hill crest Assembly of God of Seguin or donor’s choice.
Arrangements by Palmer Mortuary.

Hugo Henry Wessels
Hugo Henry Wessels, 83, of Seguin, passed away July 10, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2002, at Central Assembly of God, with interment to follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Central Assembly of God. Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home.

Patricia James
Patricia James, 67, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, after a short illness.
She was a lifelong resident of Seguin. She is survived by her husband, George C. James; five children, Vicki Viddler, Terry and Sherry Wetz, Robin Hansen and Jim Wetz; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Cremation services were held July 10, 2002, under the direction of FuneralCaring USA Funeral Home in San Antonio, Texas, (210) 822-4445. 

Olivia Martha Zipp Barber
Olivia Martha Zipp Barber, 83, passed away after a lengthy illness July 20, 2002, in Houston.
She was born, raised and married in Seguin, graduating from Seguin High School in 1936. She worked for approximately 30 years with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, as did her late husband, Ted.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Alton Zipp, and parents, Anita and Edgar Zipp.
Olivia and Ted lived in Seguin, Hondo, Kenedy and 
Brownsville, Texas, before retiring to Seguin in 1981. 
Olivia was quite active with the Ladies Aide and quilting groups at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, and volunteered in various other church areas.
Several years after the death of her beloved Ted, Olivia moved to Houston in 1996 to be nearer to their only child, Larry Marshall Barber, who survives her. She is also survived by her dear granddaughters, Kristin Jane Barber of Houston, and Heather Elizabeth Barber Kuhlken and husband David, of Austin, and by her treasured 1-year-old great-grandchild, Andrew Lief Kuhlken.
Other survivors include sister-in-law, Maxine Zipp Kinney; nieces, Annette and Kathleen Zipp; nephew, Daryl Zipp and wife Antoinette and daughter, Emily Zipp, all of San Antonio; niece, Jacquelyn Zipp of Spring, Texas; ex-daughter-in-law, Carolyn Barber Cromwell of Kingsland, Texas; cousins, and many friends.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2002, at Goetz Funeral Home in Seguin, with viewing immediately prior to services. Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make a donation in her memory to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis St., Seguin, Texas, 78155; the American Cancer Society; or Hospice at the Texas Medical Center, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas, 77030.
“Mom,” “Granny,” “GG” you will be missed so very much for your beautiful sewing and quilting, wonderful home cooking, but most of all, for your courage, kindness and thoughtfulness. God Bless!
Arrangements under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home. 

James F. “Jimmy” Johnson
James F. “Jimmy” Johnson, 58, died July 25, 2002, in San Antonio.
Visitation was held Friday, July 26, 2002, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, with service immediately following.
Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio.
Arrangements by Finch Funeral Chapel, La Vernia, (830) 779-1090.

Leon Reuben Harborth
Leon Reuben Harborth, 80, died Thursday, July 25, 2002, in Refugio.
Visitation was held Saturday, July 27, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 29, 2002, at Kingsbury Lutheran Church.
Interment will follow at Kingsbury Cemetery.
Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Refugio, Texas, (361) 526-4347. 

Felix Herrera
Felix Herrera, 95, of Seguin, died July 27, 2002. 
A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church; interment will follow in San Juan Cemetery in Geronimo. 
A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in Goetz Memorial Chapel. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2002.
Mr. Herrera was born March 31, 1907, in Guadalupe County to Inez and Efijena (Gonzales) Herrera. In January 1936 he married Longina Peña in Seguin. 
Mr. Herrera was a farmer and an employee of Guadalupe County. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. 
Survivors include three children, Avelina H. Mendoza and husband Marcelino of San Antonio, Eugene Herrera of San Antonio and Alex Herrera of Geronimo; four sisters and three brothers from California, Arizona and San Antonio; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives in the Seguin area. 
Mr. Herrera was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home.

Thomas T. Dozier
Msgt. Thomas T. Dozier, USA (ret.), age 82, died July 28, 2002. He was born on Aug. 7, 1919 to Thomas W. and Myrtle Bond Dozier in Fouke, Arkansas. 
He served his country in the United States Army during World War II until his retirement in 1961. He enjoyed wood-working, gardening and ranching. He was a member of the Kingsbury United Methodist Church and the Kingsbury Masonic Lodge #887 A.F. and A.M. 
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Naida Dozier; son, Thomas W. Dozier and wife Drew; granddaughter, Sarah Kathryn Dozier; nephew, Jerry Dozier; several brothers. 
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Kingsbury United Methodist Church in Kingsbury with the Rev. Sue Abold officiating. 
Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. 
Military and masonic graveside services and interment under the auspices of Kingsbury Lodge #887 A.F. and A.M. and the American Legion Post #245 Honors Detail will follow in the Kingsbury Cemetery. 
For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsbury United Methodist Church or the Kingsbury Masonic Lodge #887. 
Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home.

Letress Idella Roberts
Letress Idella Roberts entered this world on January 14, 1918, and entered eternal life July 22, 2002. Letress was married to the love of her life, Emmett D. Roberts, a Baptist preacher who answered his master’s call to glory on December 19, 1992.
She is survived by her three daughters, Patricia Ragsdale, Helen Adair and Loretta Clarkson; sisters Hezzie Cheatam and Jeroline Hubbard; brothers James Cochran, Doc Cochran and William Bural Cochran; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation viewing was held from 2-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, at Hurley’s Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 25, at Leming Baptist Church.

Fidencio Hernandez Sr.
Fidencio Hernandez Sr., of Seguin, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2002, at the age of 72.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, July 29, 2002, at Palmer Mortuary with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Our lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and interment will follow in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements by Palmer Mortuary. 

Dr. Andrew Raetzsch
Dr. Andrew Raetzsch, age 79, passed away on July 29, 2002. Dr. Raetzsch was born March 30, 1923, and was raised in Seguin, the youngest son of Dr. Carl William and Alice Raetzsch. He graduated from Seguin High School in 1941. After attending Texas Lutheran College and Tulane University, he received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston in 1948. He Served as an intern at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio and as a resident at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.
After starting his private medical practice in Seguin, Dr. Raetzsch was called to active duty in the medical service of the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. While stationed at Anacostia Naval Air Station, he met his future wife, Ellen Hays. They were married August 15, 1953, at Walter Reed Memorial Chapel in Washington, D.C. After completing his second tour of duty, Andrew returned to Seguin with his wife where he resumed private practice following in the footsteps of his father, a physician who practiced in Seguin until his death in 1947. In addition to many other civic and professional activities, he was the first Chief of Staff of Guadalupe Valley Hospital when it opened in 1965 and was Health Officer for Guadalupe County for many years. In 1991, after successfully battling pancreatic cancer, Dr. Raetzsch retired, after 43 years of practicing medicine.
Dr. Raetzsch was a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Guadalupe County Medical Society, and a Diplomat of the American Academy of Family Practice.
In addition to being a physician, Dr. Raetzsch was a longtime Guadalupe County rancher and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen, his sons, A. Robert Raetzsch and his wife Donna, Thomas Raetzsch, M.D. and his wife Beth, and his daughter, Kathleen Elizabeth Raetzsch Taddy and her husband John of Seguin. He is also survived by a brother, Carl William Raetzsch, Jr., of Seguin, and grandchildren, Laura Marie, Amy Beth, A. Theodore (Ted), Michael Thomas, and Andrew. Dr. Raetzsch was preceded in death by his parents and brother Alvin Thomas Raetzsch.
Dr. Raetzsch was a lifelong member of Emanuel’s Lutheran church, which he served in various capacities, including being President of the Church Council. He was a member of the Men’s Bible class for many years. He was a devout Christian and devoted to his wife and children.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at Goetz Funeral Home from 2pm to 9 pm with the family receiving friends from 5pm to 7pm. Visitation will resume Thursday August 1, 2002 until 12 noon. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday August 1, 2002 at 2:30 pm at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Vayda and Rev. Kevin Haug officiating.
Memorials may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, Texas Lutheran University or Lifegate Christian School. 
Arrangements under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home.

Shirley Marie Onnen
Shirley Marie Onnen, 65, of Edge, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on July 28, 2002, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Onnen was born November 28, 1936 in Westfield, Iowa, the daughter of Florence and Elmer Mook. She attended Akron High School where she was active in basketball. 
She married Alfred Onnen on Sept. 11, 1953, in Luverne, Minn. 
Throughout his military career they were stationed in many different countries. They have been in Texas for the last 25 years.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred Onnen of Edge, Texas; daughters, Carol Rogers of Edge, Texas, and Linda Onnen and boyfriend Rob Mulholland of San Antonio, Texas; son, Rocky Onnen of Converse, Texas; daughter-in-law, Gail Kay of Bryan, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. 
Shirley is also survived by a brother, Bob Mook and his wife Paulette of Lockhart, Texas; four sisters, Lois Welch of Lockhart, Texas, Norma Aaland and husband Phil of Castaic, Calif., Darlis Myron and husband Craig of Vermillion, S.D. and Sheryl Pyle and husband Dave of Jefferson, S.D.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Onnen; her parents and two brothers.
The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. 
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas, with Wayne Wylie, minister, officiating.
Arrangements by Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas.

Thomas T. Dozier
Msgt. Thomas T. Dozier, USA (ret.), age 82, died July 28, 2002. He was born on Aug. 7, 1919 to Thomas W. and Myrtle Bond Dozier in Fouke, Arkansas. 
He served his country in the United States Army during World War II until his retirement in 1961. He enjoyed wood-working, gardening and ranching. He was a member of the Kingsbury United Methodist Church and the Kingsbury Masonic Lodge #887 A.F. and A.M. 
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Naida Dozier; son, Thomas W. Dozier and wife Drew; granddaughter, Sarah Kathryn Dozier; nephew, Jerry Dozier; several brothers. 
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Kingsbury United Methodist Church in Kingsbury with the Rev. Sue Abold officiating. 
Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. 
Military and masonic graveside services and interment under the auspices of Kingsbury Lodge #887 A.F. and A.M. and the American Legion Post #245 Honors Detail will follow in the Kingsbury Cemetery. 
For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsbury United Methodist Church or the Kingsbury Masonic Lodge #887. 
Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home.

Dr. Andrew Raetzsch
Dr. Andrew Raetzsch, age 79, passed away on July 29, 2002. Dr. Raetzsch was born March 30, 1923, and was raised in Seguin, the youngest son of Dr. Carl William and Alice Raetzsch. He graduated from Seguin High School in 1941. After attending Texas Lutheran College and Tulane University, he received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston in 1948. He Served as an intern at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio and as a resident at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.
After starting his private medical practice in Seguin, Dr. Raetzsch was called to active duty in the medical service of the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. While stationed at Anacostia Naval Air Station, he met his future wife, Ellen Hays. They were married August 15, 1953, at Walter Reed Memorial Chapel in Washington, D.C. After completing his second tour of duty, Andrew returned to Seguin with his wife where he resumed private practice following in the footsteps of his father, a physician who practiced in Seguin until his death in 1947. In addition to many other civic and professional activities, he was the first Chief of Staff of Guadalupe Valley Hospital when it opened in 1965 and was Health Officer for Guadalupe County for many years. In 1991, after successfully battling pancreatic cancer, Dr. Raetzsch retired, after 43 years of practicing medicine.
Dr. Raetzsch was a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Guadalupe County Medical Society, and a Diplomat of the American Academy of Family Practice.
In addition to being a physician, Dr. Raetzsch was a longtime Guadalupe County rancher and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen, his sons, A. Robert Raetzsch and his wife Donna, Thomas Raetzsch, M.D. and his wife Beth, and his daughter, Kathleen Elizabeth Raetzsch Taddy and her husband John of Seguin. He is also survived by a brother, Carl William Raetzsch, Jr., of Seguin, and grandchildren, Laura Marie, Amy Beth, A. Theodore (Ted), Michael Thomas, and Andrew. Dr. Raetzsch was preceded in death by his parents and brother Alvin Thomas Raetzsch.
Dr. Raetzsch was a lifelong member of Emanuel’s Lutheran church, which he served in various capacities, including being President of the Church Council. He was a member of the Men’s Bible class for many years. He was a devout Christian and devoted to his wife and children.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at Goetz Funeral Home from 2pm to 9 pm with the family receiving friends from 5pm to 7pm. Visitation will resume Thursday August 1, 2002 until 12 noon. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday August 1, 2002 at 2:30 pm at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Vayda and Rev. Kevin Haug officiating.
Memorials may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, Texas Lutheran University or Lifegate Christian School. 
Arrangements under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home.

Dean Arthur Sanford
Dean Arthur Sanford, 74, of Stockdale, Texas, died July 29, 2002. 
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale. 
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale with the Rev. Harry West officiating.
Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio. 

Vera Thomas
Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Vera Thomas, 94, who passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at her residence in Guadalupe County. 
Mrs. Thomas is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at the Zoeller Funeral Home, and will continue until service time.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with interment to follow in the Comal Cemetery.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the charity of one’s choice.


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