Edwin Henry Keller, 84, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2001 at his home in Blanco.
Edwin was born on August 12, 1916 in Fredericksburg.
He was survived by two daughters; Joyce Graves of Blanco, Peggy Keller of San Antonio, one brother; Frank Keller of San Antonio, and two grandchildren.
A graveside service was held on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Blanco Cemetery.
Fred Burns Wagenfehr, 74, of Blanco passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital.
Fred was born January 24, 1927 in San Antonio.
Services will be held Friday, July 27, 2001 at Crofts Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00a.m-8:00p.m. at Crofts Funeral Home. The family will be gathering from 6 - 8 p.m.
Interment will follow at the Jones Cemetery in Kendalia.
Fred is survived by his close companion; Laverne Grantham of Kerrville, step-daughter; June and husband Cliff Baird of Blanco, two step-sons; Roger and wife Nancy Byler of Brownwood, Terry and wife Denise Byler of Boerne, one daughter; Linda and husband John L. Dechert of Blanco, two sons; Buster and wife Karen Wagenfehr of Blanco, Vernon and wife Dianne Wagenfehr of LaVeta, Co., 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 10 step-great grandchildren, and 2 step-great great grand children.
Pallbearers will be Jason Wagenfehr, Mike Dechert, Terryl Byler, Doyle Byler, Paul Adams, Jimmy Klepec, Ricky Haenel and Joe D. Riba. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Wagner, Arvin Weber, Dugie Mobley, Wesley Joe Dechert and Delman Barker.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Blanco E.M.S. or a charity of your choice.
STEELE ARNESS CRAWFORD
On Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, in the image of the song he loved, the spirit of Steele Arness Crawford rose to climb the “Stairway to Heaven” at the age of 35.
Steele was born Jan. 25, 1968, in Great Lakes, Illinois. He grew up in Puget Sound, Washington State. He and his family enjoyed many camping events in the Cascade Mountains.
Family from the Northwest moved to Texas to join other family members, and he joined them in the ’90s. Family closeness was his drive. Strong and independent, he was a loving father, husband, son, brother and grandpa. He truly lived life to the fullest, doing what he loved to do.
He loved the outdoors (hiking, camping and fishing) and spending time barbecuing with family and friends. Steele was well known for his love of music and cooking.
He is survived by his wife Tammy Crawford, parents Wes and Lois Waugh and Jack and Mary Crawford, son Steele Calvin Crawford, sister Sebrina and husband John Verburgt, stepdaughter Michelle Preston, stepson Hooter and wife Sonya Preston, grandchildren McKenzie, Mckayla and Slaton Preston.
Services were held Wednesday, October 29 at Croft Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernest Topper officiating.
Steele will be laid to rest in the Sandy cemetery.
Steele will be missed by those who he touch throughout his short life.
Susan Hendrick Trotter
Susan Hendrick Trotter went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ September 25, 2001. Susan was born in Mexico City on July 27, 1949. She graduated from Lamar High School in Houston and from the University of Texas. She is survived by her husband Clayton, her mother Susan, her sister Carroll Read, and her brothers Angus and Charles. Susan gave life to and was the loving mother of six children; Fred, Frances, Susie, Ricky, Alma, and Byron. Byron and wife Michele expect Susan’s first grandbaby. Her life was an investment in love and devotion to her family. She left surrounded by the love that she gave to others. She was a true friend to her children and husband. She was a gentle and quiet spirit with eyes full of laughter. She will be greatly missed. “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust” Psalm 91:2.
Visitation was held Thursday at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home in San Antonio. Funeral Services were held Friday, September 28, 2001 at the Cornerstone Church Chapel, San Antonio. Interment was in the Houston Memorial Oaks Cemetery Saturday, September 29, 2001. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Ronald McDonald House, 227 Lewis St. San Antonio, Tx 78212.
Gertrude Knibbe Sattler of Kendalia passed away Sunday, September 30, 2001 at the age of 89 years 29 days, at the Blanco HealthCare Center.
Mrs. Sattler was born September 1, 1912 to the late Richard and Tillie (Knibbe) Stahl at Boerne, Texas.
Gertrude was married on October 7, 1936 to her late husband Benno Hugo Sattler. She is survived by her daughter Cindy Reed and husband, Bob of Dripping Springs, close friends and neighbors; Tom and Wilma Boyd, numerous cousins and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at 3p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blanco with Rev. Anamae Storbeck officiating. Interment followed at the Weidner Family Cemetery in Spring Branch.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, Blanco, Tx.
EDNA MAE DECHERT
Edna Mae Dechert went to be with her Lord Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003. Edna was born Jan. 17, 1916, and passed away at the age of 87 at the Stonebridge Health Center.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at Crofts Funeral Home. Rev Sharon Freeto officiated.
Edna is survived by her sons, Curtis Dechert of Stephenville, Wallace Dechert of Henly; one brother, Alton Dyer and one sister, Violet Leoper, both from Lockhart.
Four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive her.
Edna was laid to rest in the Blanco Cemetery in Blanco.
JULIUS M. BLUHM
Julius M. Bluhm was born May 1, 1909, in Runge to James and Emma Klare Bluhm. Julius left this earth Sept. 23, 2003, at the age of 94.
He was a former resident of Chapman Ranch but was a resident of Goliad.
His parents, one sister, Olga B. Crowley, and his wife, Pauline Haas Bluhm, preceded Julius in death.
Two daughters, Darnelle Robbins of Corpus Christi and Wanda Faurier of Blanco, and two sons, Wilton Bluhm of Goliad and Dudley Bluhm of Corpus Christi, survive him. Seven great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren also survive him.
Funeral services were held at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in Goliad Saturday, Sept. 26, 21003. Burial followed at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Goliad.
KENNETH DEAN WEISINGER
Kenneth Dean Weisinger, director of UC-Berkeley’s Education Abroad Program and professor emeritus of German and comparative literature, died at his San Francisco home July 28, 2003, after battling cancer for the past year. He was 60.
Professor Weisinger began teaching at UC Berkeley in 1970. He retired in June.
He enjoyed teaching students how to appreciate literary and musical forms that were new to them.
In addition to teaching, Professor Weisinger was the director of UC Berkeley’s Education Abroad Program since 1998 and oversaw that program’s expansion.
Professor Weisinger was a native of Blanco. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford in 1964. While at Stanford, he became interested in German and the classics and participated in the university’s overseas program in Germany.
In 1967, he earned his master’s degree at UC Berkeley in comparative literature, and his Ph.D. in the same field in 1971.
Professor Weisinger was a reader and reviewer for many academic presses and journals. His own book, The Classical Facade: A Non-Classical Reading of Goethe’s Criticism, was published in 1988 by Pennsylvania State University Press.
He wrote many letters to the editors of local newspapers, including The Chronicle, in which he shared his observations and political opinions and paid particular attention to language.
He twice served as chair of UC Berkeley’s comparative literature department.
Professor Weisinger served on numerous university committees, was a member of eight academic societies and many environmental groups and was a life member of the Mechanics’ Institute Library in San Francisco, the oldest library on the West Coast.
He made arrangements for his estate to establish the Weisinger Fund in the Education Abroad Program at UC Berkeley, said longtime friend Richard Yee of San Francisco.
Professor Weisinger is survived by his mother, Ruby Weisinger, of Austin. As per his wishes, his ashes were buried in the Blanco Cemetery in his family’s plot.
A memorial celebrating his life was held at University of California, Berkeley, California Sept. 21, 2003.
He will be missed by many whose lives he touched.