Our Obituaries

Charles Matthew Thompson

July 30, 1932 - January 28, 2018

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Vernetta M. Hapke

May 1, 1935 - January 27, 2018

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Donald Cletus Zimmerman

September 30, 1937 - January 27, 2018

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Robert Anthony Voss

March 18, 1943 - January 26, 2018

Robert Anthony "Bob, Butch" Voss, was called home by His Heavenly Father on Friday, January 26, 2018.Bob was born in Comal county on March 18, 1943 to Bianka (Schwab) and Rudolph Voss. He was one of five children.Bob was proceeded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Helen (Henk) Voss. His three children, Karen Nance (Scott), Michael Voss( Lisa) , and Matthew...
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Donna L. Holmes

October 8, 1942 - January 24, 2018

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Sammy Lee Darr Lt, USN

July 20, 1934 - January 24, 2018

Sammy Lee Darr, Lt, USN (Ret)Sammy Lee Darr passed away January 24, 2018 at the age of 83. He was born July 20th, 1934 at the home of his parents in Forney Texas and was the only child of Alvie and Thelma Jean Darr. Sam retired in 1976 at the Pentagon after a 25 year career with the US Navy where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant after proudly serving his country in Korea and Vietnam. Sam...
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Joyce Kelly

November 8, 1931 - January 22, 2018

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Mary Helen Cantu Camarillo

January 15, 1943 - January 18, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Helen Cantu Camarillo announces her passing on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the age of 75. She was born in New Braunfels, Texas to Roberto Cantu and Lucinda Cruz Cantu on January 15, 1943. She is survived by her daughters Jennifer Camarillo Chavarria and husband Herman, Melinda Camarillo Benbrook and husband Shawn; grandchild Emily Grace Chavarria...
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William Peter Anton

June 27, 1933 - January 17, 2018

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Dean Smith

December 28, 1929 - January 15, 2018

Dean Sanger Smith, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away in the comfort her home and surrounded by her family on the morning of January 15, 2018. Mrs. Smith was born to Stephen S. and Anita Frerking Sanger on December 28, 1929 in El Reno, Oklahoma and spent her formative years in Chickasha, Oklahoma, graduating from Chickasha High School in 1947. She then attended Oklahoma College for...
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Evelyn Elizabeth Silvers

March 14, 1922 - January 15, 2018

Evelyn Meckel Silvers passed away peacefully on January 15, 2018 at the age of 95. She was born in New Braunfels on March 14, 1922 to Ida Guenther Meckel and Willie Meckel. After graduating from New Braunfels High School, she married Ray Silvers on July 16, 1940. They lived a beautiful life together for 49 years. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ray Silvers. She is...
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Jacqueline Lee Merkle

October 25, 1950 - January 14, 2018

Jacqueline Lee Merkle, 67, sadly passed away on January 14, 2018, at Guadalupe Memorial Hospital in Seguin, Texas. She was born October 25, 1950, in Pocatello, Idaho, the daughter of Garth George and Mary George. Jacqueline grew up in Coupeville, Washington where she discovered her love for animals at an early age. She graduated from Oak Harbor High School in Washington State where she found her...
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Fernando Benavides

May 30, 1932 - January 14, 2018

Fernando "Benny" Benavides, age 85 of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Denver VA Hospital surrounded by family. He was born May 30, 1932 to the late Paul and Josefina Benavides. Fernando proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart Medal. After serving in the Marine Corps Reserve, he worked for National...
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Bernice Joy Burge

February 28, 1929 - January 14, 2018

Bernice (Bonnie) Burge died on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Memory Care of New Braunfels Assisted Living facility. Bonnie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Dixie Burge of New Braunfels, and three grandchildren, Natalie Burge, Jeremy Burge, and Joel Deborah, all of Austin, Texas. Bonnie was 88 years old.A native and long-time resident of Vidor, Texas, Bonnie lived for the past 7...
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Bonnie Ruth Cruse

September 16, 1936 - January 14, 2018

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Nina Jo Artzt

February 7, 1931 - January 13, 2018

Nina Jo Page Artzt passed away peacefully on the morning of January 13, 2018. She was born in Granger, Texas on February 7, 1931, to David Wayman Page and Lilly Opal Farr Page. Nina graduated from Blanco High School in Blanco, Texas and was a cheerleader which aided in her leadership qualities. After graduating from High School, she married Egon Gottlieb Artzt on June 5, 1949, at Trinity...
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Alice Brotze Staats

August 11, 1923 - January 13, 2018

Alice Pauline (Brotze) Staats of New Braunfels, went to be with her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ at 7:25 AM on January 13, 2018, in her daughter's home. Alice was born on August 11, 1923, to Max Brotze and wife Lizzie Kossaeth Brotze. She was the fourth and youngest of four children. She attended school at Converse, a rural three classroom schoolhouse, which was a distance of 2 1/2 miles from...
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Sandra Lee Shea

November 9, 1954 - January 12, 2018

Sandra Lee Shea, 63, of New Braunfels, Texas passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Jimmy Reynolds and Nancy Littlefield in San Antonio, Texas on November 9, 1954. Sandy graduated from John Jay high school in San Antonio. She worked in the banking business for over forty years. Sandy was married to...
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Edilia L. Olvera

October 28, 1946 - January 11, 2018

Edilia L. Olvera of Pasadena, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully surrounded by her family on January 11, 2018 at the youthful age of 71. She was born in New Braunfels, Texas to Eustacio and Virginia Luna on October 28, 1946. From the day that Edilia met George, she called him "Sweetness" and loved him eternally. On September 1, 1962 they were married in New Braunfels, Texas and...
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Mary Patricia Carmody

October 8, 1926 - January 10, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home, New Braunfels, TX.
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Daniel Irvin Helm

April 17, 1953 - January 10, 2018

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Emily J. Ott

May 4, 1931 - January 9, 2018

Emily Jean Ott of New Braunfels passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Sundance Inn at the age of 86. She was born May 4, 1931 to Egon H. Schriewer, Sr. and Alma Louise Seekatz Schriewer in Guadalupe County Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Wilfred E. Ott; sons Thomas H. Ott, Russell W. Ott; brother Egon Schriewer, Jr.; grandson Craig T. Ott; great...
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Carrie Arriaga Garcia

July 5, 1921 - January 8, 2018

Carlota Arriaga "aka Carrie A. Garcia" went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2018. She departed very peacefully, with family near her bedside at Sundance Inn Health Center in New Braunfels TX. She was born in Gruene TX July 5, 1921.She is preceded in death by her parents Dionicio and Gregoria Arriaga, two sons George A. Garcia, Gus A Garcia, sisters Pauline Bailey, Angelita Morales, brothers...
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Linda Anne Heynis

May 26, 1953 - January 8, 2018

Zoeller Funeral HomeHEYNISLinda Anne Heynis, 64 of New Braunfels, TX passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at her home. She was born to Joseph Patrick Cowin and Claire A. (Brumaghin) Cowin in Hackensack, New Jersey on May 26, 1953. Linda's passions were family, friends, fun, and food. She was the "sticky glue" of the family, and if you were in her life, you undoubtedly knew that she loved you. ...
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James L. Woods

December 1, 1942 - January 7, 2018

James Lionel Woods, 75, of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018, at his home peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and daughter.A private family service with military honors will be held at 9:00 am at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the flag pavilion and assembly area. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held the same...
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Ernesto Solis

April 20, 1937 - January 7, 2018

Ernesto (Ernie) Solis Sr. passed away on January 7th 2018 at the age of 80 at his home in Live Oak, Texas. He was born on April 20th 1937 in Seguin, Texas to Antonio and Isabel Solis. He was raised by his paternal Grandmother Maunela Solis. He is preceded in death by his parents; Brothers Antonio and Alfredo Solis and grandson Zachary Castillo.Ernie married the love of his life, Christina...
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Stephen J. Amicone

July 31, 1929 - January 7, 2018

Stephano Giuseppe Amicone, of Riverside, California passed away into the Lord's hands on Sunday, January 7th, 2017 at the age of 88. Steve was born on July 31, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan to Nicola and Lucia Amicone. Steve was the eldest of 2 children. Steve was inducted into the Riverside Sports Hall of Fame for his service to the young men and women of Riverside and cherished the time he spent...
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Susan Lynn Gladen

September 24, 1959 - January 4, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home, New Braunfels, TX.
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Jose V. Sanchez

February 7, 1949 - January 4, 2018

Jose V. Sanchez, Jr. 68, of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at his residence. He was born to Jose C. Sanchez, Sr. and Rufina Villanueva Sanchez in New Braunfels on February 7, 1949.Jose was a machinist for over 40 years at West Point Pepperell Mill & Motorola. He loved playing music with his family; Jose as a Bass Player, Chachi as Guitarist and Victor as the...
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Jane LaBarr

June 27, 1941 - January 2, 2018

Jane Heinemeyer LaBarr of San Antonio, TX passed away and went home to her Heavenly Father on January 2nd, 2018 at the age of 76. She was born to Percy Heinemeyer and Viola Boenig Heinemeyer in Seguin, TX on June 27th, 1941 and had an older brother, Ralph Heinemeyer. Jane grew up in New Braunfels, TX and graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1959. In 1962 Jane married David LaBarr, and in...
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Penny Lee Finn

December 13, 1943 - January 2, 2018

Penny Lee (Steed) Finn, formerly of Texas City, Texas and recently of New Braunfels, passed away on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 at the age of 74. She was born at St. Mary's Hospital in Galveston, Texas on December 13, 1943 to Jeff and Evelyn Steed. Penny and her family eventually relocated to Arkansas where she graduated from Forrest City High School. She later moved to Texas City where she...
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Roberto Partida

May 4, 1937 - January 1, 2018

Robert "Tito" Partida, 80, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away on Monday January 1, 2018 at Sodalis Memory Care Facility in New Braunfels, Texas. He endured a six year long battle to Alzheimer's disease. He fought hard until the very end. He was born to Tomas Partida and Estefana (Gonzales) Partida on May 4,1937 in New Braunfels. Robert graduated from New Braunfels Senior High...
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Lonny Ray Pendleton

December 27, 1956 - December 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home, New Braunfels, TX.
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Howard Thomas Trimble

December 25, 1946 - December 22, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Howard Thomas Trimble announces his passing on Friday, December 22, 2017, at the age of 70 years. Tom will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 21 years, Sally, his son, Chris, his sisters, Carol and Ellen, his brothers, Tim and Ted, and his many nieces, nephews, neighbors, friends and colleagues.Tom was born in 1946 in Springfield, IL, the son of...
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Charles L. Landis

July 23, 1937 - December 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home, New Braunfels, TX.
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Maria H. Medrano

April 12, 1920 - December 21, 2017

Maria H. Medrano, 97, of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at her home. She was born to Bonifacio Hernandez and Bernabe (Reyna) Hernandez in Bracken, Texas on April 12, 1920. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Cantu, Margarita Slusser, Mary Alice Ramirez and husband Felipe, Elizabeth Tuckler and husband Jorge; sons, Refugio Medrano, and Jesus Medrano; 23...
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Virginia Marylin Goetter

September 24, 1924 - December 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home, New Braunfels, TX.
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Martha J. Behrens

February 15, 1933 - December 16, 2017

Martha Kopplin Behrens passed away Saturday, December 16 at the age of 84. One of ten siblings, Martha was born February 15, 1933. Picking cotton, sneaking watermelons, and moving from Floresville to Miles to Seguin and more, are the memories shared of her childhood. On February 10, 1951 she married the love of her life, Nolan Behrens. Both worked for Mission Valley Mills. Many folks know Martha...
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Ben C. Munson

December 28, 1950 - December 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home, New Braunfels, TX.
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Claudia Jane Skoog

December 11, 1936 - December 13, 2017

CLAUDIA JANE MITTENDORF SKOOGAfter a long & courageous battle following a stroke and Alzheimer's disease, Claudia Jane Mittendorf Skoog passed away at Eden Hill Communities in New Braunfels on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the age of 81 years, 2 days. Claudia was born December 11, 1936 to Hugo and Lillian Mittendorf at the family farm near what was then called the Austin Hill. When the family...
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Gilbert K. Auyong

September 2, 1931 - December 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home, New Braunfels, TX.
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Floyd T. Bryant

December 10, 1946 - December 12, 2017

On December 12, 2017 after a long battle with Congestive Heart Failure, ATCS Floyd Therman Bryant, Jr. departed this world bound for his heavenly home with our Lord. He was born December 10, 1946 to Floyd Therman Bryant and Mary Louise Bolton Bryant in Mineral Wells, Texas where he grew up. Floyd was raised by his grandparents, Bill and Bessie Bryant of Mineral Wells. He graduated Mineral...
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Banks David Byrne

September 29, 1927 - December 11, 2017

Banks David Byrne, Jr., (Blackie), 90, of New Braunfels, Texas passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center in Seguin, Texas. He was born to Banks David Byrne, Sr. and Nettie Ruth Clary in Iola, Texas on September 29, 1927. A WW II veteran, brother, husband, father and grandpa; he was a friend to everyone he met, his laughter and twinkling blue eyes will be...
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Loren R. Hodge

July 28, 1938 - December 10, 2017

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Ira Lee Hadaway

February 7, 1927 - December 9, 2017

Ira Lee (Speedy) Hadaway was born in Greenville, Texas to Ollie and Ira B. Hadaway on February 7, 1927. He served as a Maine Corporal in World War II. He met and married his wife, Doris L. Hearn in Lubbock, Texas on Sept. 20, 1948. They had four children, Rolanda K., Vicky D., Dewana S., and Ira P. Hadaway. Ira worked as a CPA. The family moved to Odessa, Texas for a short while before...
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Gloria Alma Emma Ramsey

February 15, 1923 - December 7, 2017

Gloria Ramsey, born in Marion, February 15, 1923, finally went home to The Lord on December 7, 2017. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Hilda Krueger; her husband, John A. Ramsey; siblings: Russell Krueger, Pollyanna Staats, Peggy Perry, Aubrey Krueger and Neal Krueger Sr. She is survived by siblings: Clara Huebinger, Phyllis Frymire, and Ronald Krueger Sr. (All from New...
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Carol V. Auvenshine

October 20, 1916 - December 7, 2017

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Ascencion Silvas

May 26, 1924 - December 5, 2017

Ascension Silvas, 93, of Ralls, Texas passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. She was born to Juan and Maria Machuca in Guadalupe County, Texas on May 26, 1924. She is survived by daughters, Josie Farias and husband Reynaldo of New Braunfels and Beatrice DeLaGarza and husband Robert of Idalou; son, Robert Silvas of Idalou; brother, Baudelio Machuca and wife Celia of New Braunfels; 19...
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Mac Kirk Gough

October 15, 1946 - December 5, 2017

Lieutenant Colonel Mac K. Gough passed away on December 5, 2017 at the age of 71 in New Braunfels, Texas. He was born on October 15, 1946 in Williamsfield, Illinois to parents Dr. Glenn T. Gough and Leona Gough. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Washburn University in 1968 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. He also attending Air Command and Staff College in 1984, and Air War...
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Maria Luisa CRUZ

August 25, 1925 - December 5, 2017

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Hellen Lee Heidrich

October 29, 1924 - December 2, 2017

Hellen L. Heidrich passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital at the age of 93.Mrs. Heidrich is survived by her loving son Allen Heidrich and wife Marcie of New Braunfels, one granddaughter Casey Boos and husband Hayden, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Heidrich was preceded in death by her loving husband, Calvin Heidrich; son, Fredrick Heidrich; her parents,...
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December 11, 1934 - November 30, 2017

Linton Thomas Lipscomb, 82, of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Kirkwood Manor. He was born to Albert Lewis Lipscomb and Ellen Hall (Anderson) Lipscomb on December 11, 1934 in North Zulch, Texas. Linton and his family moved from North Zulch to Big Spring, Texas when he was age five, and later moved to Houston where he grew up. He graduated from Milby High...
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Frances L. Meneley

August 15, 1928 - November 26, 2017

Frances L. Meneley of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital at the age of 89. She was born August 15, 1928 in Belton, Texas to Frank Meadows and Ida Adams. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Alvin Kelly and John Meadows; sisters Edamae Crow, Ellen Cline, Bell Turner and loving husband Morris Meneley. She is survived by her...
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George W. Bunting

November 4, 1935 - November 26, 2017

George W. Bunting entered the nearer presence of God on Sunday 26, 2017. He was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on November 4, 1935. He enlisted in the USAF in 1954 and served honorably for twenty plus years as a firefighter and in data processing.Upon retirement from military service he was employed by the City of San Antonio's Data Processing Department. He also worked for both Flour Bluff ISD...
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Deann Charee Miller

September 20, 1947 - November 24, 2017

Deann Charee Miller, age 70, of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017, at Methodist Texsan. She was born September 20, 1947, in Hominy, Oklahoma to Clarence Atkinson and Norma Ree. She is preceded in death by her parents. She was a real estate agent. She is survived by her beloved husband Charles Miller; son Wayne Miller and his wife Veronica; daughter Lisa Gonzales;...
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Raquel Brianna Lee

November 19, 1990 - November 24, 2017

Raquel Briana Yarovinsky Lee was born in Long Beach, California on November 19th, 1990. Raquel was a lover of life and beauty of the world. Anything she touched turned into a masterpiece. She adored her Travis and building their dream home. She lived for spontaneous dance parties and midnight heart to hearts. Her creative being led her to design the perfect weddings for couples. She changed...
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Samuel E. Stocks

November 18, 1939 - November 23, 2017

Colonel Samuel (Sam) Everett Stocks (USAF, ret), age 78, joined The Church Triumphant on Nov. 23, 2017. Sam was born to Edgar G. Stocks, of Bayfield, CO and Ruth Keener of Galveston, TX on Nov. 18,1939 in Winslow, AZ. Sam graduated from Tempe Union High School in Tempe, AZ in 1957. In 1961, he graduated from Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ. Sam would eventually earn three more advanced...
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Marlin D. Brendsel

May 17, 1949 - November 17, 2017

Colonel Marlin Dale Brendsel (US Army Retired) passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at University Hospital in San Antonio at the age of 68. He was born to Rolland Brendsel and Neva (Kleppe) Brendsel on May 17, 1949 in Dell Rapids, SD. He is survived by his loving wife, Sherry Brendsel; daughter, Camille Brendsel; son, Erick Brendsel and wife Jennifer Floyd; grandchildren, Bret Mathews,...
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James Robert Brunson

December 3, 1921 - November 15, 2017

CMSGT James Robert (Jim or Bob) Brunson passed through death into eternal life on Nov. 15, 2017, just a couple of weeks short of his 96th birthday on Dec. 3. He lived a full life that included experiencing the Great Depression, Texas farm life, rescue and recovery service during WWII, a 29 year career in the United States Air Force in communications and security service, a loving family,...
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Sharon Lynn Jones

December 3, 1947 - November 10, 2017

Sharon "Boogie" Lynn Jones passed away peacefully on November 11, 2017, surrounded by family and friendsShe was born to Richard James "Freck" and Dola Midkiff, December 3 in San Antonio, She was raised in Gonzales, Texas, where she loved riding horses.She was a spunky tomboy who loved sports. She inherited her father's love for baseball. He was a renowned pitcher for the University of Texas...
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Carol Ann Darr

June 8, 1941 - November 10, 2017

Carol Ann Darr passed away surrounded by her loving family on November 10, 2017. Carol was born in Dallas on June 8th, 1941 to Deola Haire and SC Bradford, and married Sam L Darr on August 25th, 1962. Being the wife of a career Navy officer meant that Carol had to be a lot of things with their sons while dad proudly served our country on board many ships. After retirement from the Navy, they...
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Ernst M. Erdmann

December 18, 1926 - November 5, 2017

Ernst Martin Erdmann of New Braunfels died peacefully on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at the age of 90. A loving and devoted family man, Ernst is survived by Grace Eleanor Erdmann, his wife of 70 years, a son, Eric Erdmann, two daughters, Gretchen Weaver and Carla Levine, five grandchildren, Samantha Bethke, Laura Weaver, Ryan Weaver, Adam Levine, Jesse Levine and two great-grandchildren. The...
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Josephine R. Zapata

June 7, 1935 - November 5, 2017

Josephine R. Zapata went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the age of 82. She was born on June 7, 1935 to Santos and Lena Rogers. Josephine will always be remembered for her amazing cooking, gifted work as a seamstress, and being such a loving caregiver. She also enjoyed playing bingo and dressing up with her daughters for Halloween. Josephine was preceded in death by her...
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Charles Eugene Groenke

December 5, 1946 - November 3, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Eugene Groenke, 70, of Wimberly, Texas, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017. He was born to Martin Groenke and Garnet Litman Groenke in San Antonio, Texas on December 5, 1946.He is survived by his wife, Cindy Groenke; son, Tim Groenke and wife Emma of Brisbane, Australia; son Jonathan Groenke and wife Jody of San Antonio, TX; and daughter, Teresa Groenke of San Marcos, TX;...
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Virginia F. Tice

July 18, 1932 - November 2, 2017

Virginia F. Tice, 85, of New Braunfels, TX. passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in San Antonio, TX after a brief illness. Virginia F. Roach was born July 18, 1932 in Newburgh, New York to Edward and Virginia (Bracken) Roach. She grew up in New York and graduated from nursing school as a Registered Nurse in 1955.On May 5th, 1955 she married Ralph Tice...
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Dennis Wayne Meckel

August 28, 1935 - November 2, 2017

Dennis Wayne "Pete" Meckel went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 2, 2017. He passed peacefully at his home in New Braunfels, TX at the age of 82. Born to Frank and Ada (Schaefer) Meckel in Comal County, TX on August 28, 1935, Pete was the youngest of four children. He spent his childhood enjoying the great outdoors, camping, fishing, swimming, horseback riding and especially...
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Jacqueline Joy Pendleton

June 13, 1952 - November 1, 2017

On November 1, 2017, the Lord called home our loving wife and mother, Jacqueline Joy Pendleton. She was born June 13, 1952 and raised in McAllen, Texas. She settled in New Braunfels with her family, was actively involved in church and choir, was an active band booster mom with NB High School Band, and was loved by many. Jackie is preceded in death by her dad and mom, Willis and Esther Ford. ...
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Felix Isaiah Salazar

December 17, 1998 - October 30, 2017

Felix "Isaiah" Salazar, 18, of New Braunfels, went to be with our Lord on Monday, October 30, 2017. He was born in New Braunfels, Texas to Estevan, Jr. and Henrietta Salazar on December 17, 1998.Isaiah was an active son and athlete. He started off at the young age of 6, played football for CFPO for the Bears. Then started playing for New Braunfels Little League Baseball, where he earned a spot in...
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Joann C. Odenwelder

May 19, 1947 - October 29, 2017

Joann C. Odenwelder went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the age of 70. She was born in Allentown, PA on May 19, 1947. Joann graduated from A.C. Jones High School in Beeville, Texas and then worked at Chase Field Air Base in Beeville. Joann accepted a position at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran for almost 2 years. She then worked at Texas Parks Wildlife in Austin, Texas and...
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Kirby Lee Wilson,

February 15, 1942 - October 27, 2017

Kirby Lee Wilson, Sr. went to be with his Lord on October 27, 2017, at the age of 75, in New Braunfels, Texas. He was born in Kerrville, Texas, to Marvin Lee Wilson and Faye Cantwell Wilson on February 15, 1942. Kirby grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, and was a graduate of W.B. Ray High School in 1960. On July 27, 1963, he married the love of his life Irene Autry Wilson. Together, they raised...
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Donald McLeod

August 19, 1945 - October 27, 2017

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Reinhart P. Deschner

May 4, 1927 - October 24, 2017

Reinhart "Flip" Phillip Deschner 90, of New Braunfels, Texas went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017. He was born to Henry and Hannah Deschner on May 4, 1927 in Bebe, Texas. He grew up in Gonzales County during the depression with his 2 brothers, Hank and Arlye. They enjoyed swimming in the slough on the Guadalupe River near Gonzales. In 1933, they lost their farm and the family moved...
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Geneva May Keoghan

July 7, 1925 - October 24, 2017

Geneva May (nee Barth) Stoeltje Keoghan was born at home, here in New Braunfels, on July 7, 1925 to Urban Emil Barth and Thekla Elfrieda (nee Halm) Barth. She was baptized on October 6, 1929 at the Evangelical and Reformed Church (now the First Protestant Church). She grew up in New Braunfels but spent time with her family in Sattler and Hancock.She met the love of her life at the PX at Kelly...
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Donald Thomas Jorgensen

August 16, 1927 - October 24, 2017

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Irene Quintanilla

October 20, 1934 - October 18, 2017

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Steven F. Morris

July 9, 1966 - October 16, 2017

Deputy Steven F. Morris passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at the age of 51. He was born in Wichita, KS on July 9, 1966 to John and Rita Morris. Steve joined the Air Force after graduating from high school and served proudly from December of 1985 to August of 1992. After separating from the Air Force, Steve went into Law Enforcement, first at the Bexar County Correctional Facility, then at the...
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Chuck Engler

August 19, 1944 - October 13, 2017

"Coach" Chuck Engler passed away on Friday, October 13 at Resolute Hospital. He was born August 19, 1944 in New Braunfels, TX to Guswin and Ellen (Klobedans) Engler. His mother died when he was born and his dad was sent back to World War II, so Chuck was raised by his aunt and uncle, George and Edna Moeller. At age 8, Chuck started playing baseball for the Jaycee Little League Team, which...
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Emma Lou Bizer

September 28, 1921 - October 12, 2017

Mrs. Emma Lou Bizer (nee Niedermeyer) passed away peacefully in her sleep October 12, 2017 at the age of 96. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Rev. Raymond Bizer; 2 sons: Rev. Don Bizer (Priscilla) and Mr. David Bizer (Beth); her brother Lt. Col. (rtd) Fred Niedermeyer (Barbara); 4 grandchildren: Matt, Katie, Lianna and Jeremiah; and other nieces, nephews and families. She was...
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Michael Brett Leggett

December 22, 1967 - October 8, 2017

Michael B. Leggett, 49, entered into God's eternal care on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the South Texas Veterans' Community Living Center in San Antonio, TX, due to complications from ALS. Mike was born on December 22, 1967, in Panorama City, California to the late George and Gloria (DeBlanco) Leggett. He attended Granada Hills Senior High School near Los Angeles, CA. He enlisted in the US Army...
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Gertrude Wendler

July 8, 1919 - October 6, 2017

Trudy Wendler was called home to be with our Lord on, Friday, October 6, 2017. Trudy was born to Robert and Thelka Behrendt in Barbarossa, Texas on July 8, 1919. Trudy has been a member of Cross Lutheran Church since 1948. She served on many committees during those years. She was an officer of the Dorcas Guild, head of the Cheer Committee, and a money counter after she retired from Guaranty State...
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Veronica H. Racine

February 3, 1929 - October 5, 2017

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Tony De La Cruz

September 1, 1987 - October 4, 2017

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Frank P. Merryman

December 19, 1932 - October 3, 2017

Frank P. Merryman, Jr., age 84, of New Braunfels, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at home surrounded by family. BornDecember 19, 1932, in Easterly, Texas, he was the son of Frank P. Merryman, Sr. and Virginia (Scott) Merryman.Frank retired from the Air Force and then the City of San Antonio.He served as a deacon at many Baptist churches having beenordained in 1962. After retirement, he enjoyed...
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Ramon Caballero

July 14, 1958 - September 30, 2017

Ramon Caballero, 59, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Seguin, Texas. He loved live music, good beer, and above all else, his family. He gave the best hugs, had the warmest smile, the biggest laugh, and told the cheesiest jokes. He will be remembered by his generosity of spirit and unconditional love for his family and friends. He was born to Roman Caballero and...
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Joyce A. Brinkerhoff

October 25, 1938 - September 30, 2017

Joyce A. Brinkerhoff went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the age of 78. She was born in New Braunfels, Texas on October 25, 1938 to Thomas and Kate Woodall. In 1957 she married Morley P. Brinkerhoff at First Baptist Church of New Braunfels. Joyce and Morley were lifelong members of First Baptist. Joyce enjoyed attending Sunday School there. She was an avid Dallas Cowboy...
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Ronald Eldon Sodders

February 23, 1942 - September 30, 2017

Ronald "Ronnie" Sodders, 75, of New Braunfels, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at SAMC Hospital. He was born to William Pebble Sodders and Marjorie Ellen Boone in Richmond, MO on February 23, 1942.He is survived by his wife Debbie Sodders; brothers, Thomas E. Sodders and Richard P. Sodders and wife Donna; sister-in-law, Jackie Sodders; special friends who were like adopted daughters,...
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Kenneth R. Batey

March 30, 1939 - September 29, 2017

Kenneth Ray Batey went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the age of 78. He was born in Kingsbury, Texas on March 30, 1939 to Henry and Alice Batey. He joined the United States Air Force at the age of 16 and served our country for 20 years until his retirement. During that time he married Mary Frances Batey and together they traveled abroad, living in various parts of the...
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Donna Rae Orlowski Pigott

February 25, 1971 - September 28, 2017

DONNA RAE ORLOWSKI-PIGOTTFebruary 25, 1971- September 28, 2017Born in San Antonio, Texas. Donna graduated Marshall H.S. 1989. She grew up active in her church. She studied music and enjoyed playing woodwind instruments. Despite growing up in San Antonio she spent much of her time at Lake McQueeney enjoying lake activities and community where she eventually established permanent residence. She...
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Betty K. Rust

December 11, 1932 - September 28, 2017

Betty Larine Kneupper Rust, age 84, passed away on September 28, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. She was born December 11, 1932 in Kendalia, TX to Johnnie and Thelma Kneupper, the fourth of nine children. In 1950 she married Clarence Rust of Spring Branch, TX. Before moving to their beloved Canyon Lake home in 1972, they resided in Blanco and Marion where they had four children. ...
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Patricia Anne Poer

February 1, 1929 - September 28, 2017

Patricia Anne Storey Poer, 88, died after a long illness on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in New Braunfels, Texas. She was born on February 1, 1929 in Fort Worth, Texas to J E and Katrina Storey. She attended Abilene schools, and graduated from Abilene High School in 1945, and Hardin Simmons University in 1949 with a degree in Physical Education and English. In 1950 she married Roy H Poer and...
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Guadalupe M. Caballero

September 15, 1923 - September 25, 2017

Guadalupe "Lupe" M. Caballero,Born: September 15, 1923 in Hays County, Texas.Died: September 25, 2017, New Braunfels, TexasPreceded by: Parents; husband, Mateo Caballero, Sr.; son, Mateo Caballero, Jr.; infant daughter, Alberta Caballero; great-grandson, Travis Morgado.Survived by: daughters, Gloria Caballero and Juanita King and husband David; son, Juan Antonio Caballero and wife Olga; daughter,...
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Patricia Ann Valentine

June 16, 1950 - September 23, 2017

Patricia Ann (Riddle) Valentine (nee Brucks) age 67, died on Saturday, September 23rd, in the comfort of her family. Born in Seguin, Texas, 1950, she was one of seven children, the eldest daughter of George and Carolyn Brucks. Patricia grew up in a large, close family, with many cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents and considered family to be one of life's greatest gifts. She married Harry R...
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Allen Ray Townsend

January 16, 1961 - September 22, 2017

Allen R. Townsend, 56, of Spring Branch, Texas passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. He was born to Donald Townsend and Ann Jeanette (Brown) Townsend in Houston, Texas on January 16, 1961. He graduated from Northbrook High School in 1979 and shortly after enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served overseas. He married his high school sweetheart, Trudy Morgan and together celebrated 31 years...
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John Jay Graves

March 17, 1955 - September 22, 2017

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Diana Welch Powell

October 28, 1922 - September 21, 2017

Diana W. Powell went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 94 years young. She was a loving mother to her three children Sandy Tooley, William Blan and wife Linda Blan, Penny Conway and husband Dennis Conway. She was also a doting grandmother to her grandchildren Cindy Haro, Jennifer Russell, Kirsten Flores, Shannon McDuffy, William Blan, Jr., Christi Conway, Amber Bordano and...
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George Vogel

October 7, 1934 - September 21, 2017

GEORGE VOGEL OBITUARY1934-2017Born to be a scrapper, George Vogel entered this world on 7 October 1934 with a big heart, and a small, fragile frame which the doctors did not expect to live. When his mother, Jessie Ethel Bast, brought him back a few months later for a check-up, the doctor required verification before he would believe that this healthy baby boy was indeed the same one he had...
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John Stephen Farek

May 8, 1957 - September 20, 2017

John Stephen FarekMay 8, 1957 - September 20, 2017Steve departed this world peacefully on September 20, 2017. John Stephen Farek was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on May 8, 1957 to Henry Louis Farek and Anne Martin Farek, both of whom preceded him in death along with Grandparents, Joe and Mary Farek and Barney and Rosemary Martin. Steve was loved and survived by his wife, Cara and his children...
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Martha J. Christian

April 8, 1928 - September 19, 2017

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Wilburn B. Sanders

July 24, 1929 - September 18, 2017

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Tammie Raynee Dozier

November 19, 1965 - September 13, 2017

Tammie Raynee Dozier, of Canyon Lake, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the age of 51. She leaves behind her loving husband, 2 sisters, 3 children, 9 grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Tammie will always be remembered for her crazy ways and her loving heart.The Visitation will be held at Zoeller Funeral Home on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10...
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