WALTER PAUL “BUTCH” HORVATH
Walter Paul Horvath, known to his friends and family as “Butch,” was born Jan. 14, 1941, in San Antonio and passed away Nov. 29, 2003.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Pauline Horvath.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbra J. Horvath; daughters, Debra K and Tim H. Horny, Tracy L and Danny Adams, Cynthia A. Horvath and Billy D. Petri, Tammie M and Aaron D. Terry and son Russel P. Horvath and Kathy Vargas. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren T.J., Kalyn, Justin, Holly, Hannah, Wesley, Gracy, Matthew, Zach, Tanner, Kyle and Ashley.
Butch loved the outdoors, especially fishing in Rockport, or hunting at the family ranch in Rio Medina.
He really loved the coconut pie and enchiladas at the Blanco Bowling Club.
A rosary was recited Monday Dec. 1, 2003, and funeral services were held Dec. 2, 2003, at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church.
Memorial contributions can be made to Vista Health Care of Texas at 5430 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio Texas 78229.
Herbert J. Konze, 89, of Taylor passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, in a local nursing home. Herbert was born in Kendalia Texas Oct. 11, 1913, the son of Louis J and Laura (Ranzau) Konze. Herbert married Alma Roznovak Oct. 26, 1940.
He was a retired warrant officer with the U.S. Army having served as a supply sergeant with the 69th Division of the 724th Field Artillery Battalion. He retired from the Army in Houston after 32 years as administrative supply officer. He received many awards from the Army in his years of service. He volunteered 27 years of his time also with his wife at the Veteran’s Hospital in Houston.
In 1975 he became a resident of Taylor, where he was a member of the Highway 95 Church of Christ and a 51-year member of the American Legion.
He and his wife, Alma, participated in may civic projects. Together they worked with the Easter Seals projects and helped victims during many hurricanes. They won the “Outstanding Couple Award” as volunteers in Texas. Herbert and his wife were also awarded by the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas as “Community Builders.”
His funeral was conducted with full military honors in Pflugerville.
He is survived by his wife, Alma Konze of Taylor, a sister, Irene and Walter Weber of San Antonio; and a brother, Louis J. Joan Konze of San Antonio.
BERTHA MAE KLEPAC
Bertha Mae Klepac was born May 18, 1910, in Gem, Idaho, and passed away at the age of 93 Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at Kirkwood Manor in New Braunfels.
Bertha is survived by two grandsons, Joe “Buttons” Gastring of Odessa and Matt Gastring of Alger, Al.; one granddaughter, Maggie Wilke of New Braunfels, and five great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lucy Gastring, son-in-law, Dr. Joe Gastring, husbands Landon Gist and John Klepac.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 9 2003, at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery on FM 473 East. Deacon Jack Murrell was the officiating clergy.
LORENA M. McCABE
Lorena M. McCabe of Boerne passed away Nov. 27, 2003, at the age of 75. She is former resident of Johnson City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Ross Toot and Florence Opal Toot; her husband of 51 years of marriage, LeRoy McCabe Sr. and son-in-law, Johnny Wolfe Sr.
She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Ann Scott and husband Thomas of San Antonio, and Frances Jean Wolfe of Somerset; son, LeRoy McCabe Jr. and wife Lynn of La Vernia; sister, Glenda Jean Musgrove and husband Harold of Blanco; grandchildren, Mike, Jeff, Johnny Jr., Ronnie, Tracy, Misty, and Carrie, and 12 great-grandchildren, one niece and three nephews.
Viewing was held Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Interment followed at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Arrangements with Mission Park Funeral Chapels South.
HAZEL RUTH ADAMS
Hazel Ruth Adams was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Gillespie County to Claude Augusta Waugh and Lillly Lou Anner (Robbins) Waugh. She married Rollie Martin in April 1946, and they were happily married for 48 years. After a lengthy illness, Hazel was united with her heavenly Father and returned to her eternal home Friday night, Oct. 10, 2003.
Hazel is survived by daughter, Janis Christensen, and three grandchildren, Casey, Scott and Keith Christensen. Hazel was a devoted mother and the proudest Grannie imaginable! She faithfully attended every activity of her grandchildren as long as her health allowed her to do so.
Hazel was proud to be a resident of Johnson City, where she was very active throughout her productive years. She worked alongside her husband in their business, Adams Cleaners and Adams Insurance Agency.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Johnson City Women’s Civic Club; Johnson City PTA, and a staunch supporter of the LBJ Eagle Band and Athletics. She enjoyed playing bridge, sewing, fishing, baking and oil painting.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Johnson City, to the LBJ High School Band Booster Club, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Pallbearers were Dave Adams, Mark Ivy, James Ross Leonard, John Wright, Charles Haley, Bill Hyatt, Charles Matus, and Duane Zurovec. Honorary pallbearer was George Weirich.
After the internment, everybody is invited to visit with the family at the Wesley Hall of First Methodist Church Johnson City.
DOROTHY “DOT” MAE DOUSAY
Dorothy “Dot” Mae Dousay was born to Roy Lee Walker Sr. and Mattie Mae Stone Feb. 12, 1928, in Luling. Dorothy passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, in Fredericksburg at the age of 75.
She is survived by one son, Bruce Blackwell of Johnson City; one sister, Pat Hruby of League City; and two brothers, Roy Lee Walker of Hollywood, LA and Willie Walker of Woodville. She is survived by two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Crofts Funeral Home. Bro. Ernest Topper will be the officiating clergy.
FELIX ADOLPH SULTEMEIER
Felix Adolph Sultemeier was born Jan. 3, 1909, in the home of his maternal Grandmother Rech in the Post Oak Community of Blanco County to Adolph D “Arthur” and Emma (Rech) Sultemeier.
He was the second child and eldest son of 11 children and was reared in the Sandy Community. He passed away Oct. 7, 2003, at the age of 94 ¾ years at the LBJ Medical Center in Johnson City.
Felix married Jewell Ruth Stewart of Sandy June 2, 1933, and they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner this year. They resided at their ranch in the Rocky Creek-Pleasant Hill community of Blanco County, where they had farmed and ranched since their marriage.
He attended Upper Spring Creek School through the seventh grade, later working for the railroad and the telephone company before purchasing his own land, where he and his wife raised breeder turkeys, sheep, angora goats and cattle.
In 1960, Felix was ordained a deacon in the First Baptist Church in Johnson City, the church his father-in-law was instrumental in building. He was active in Sunday school and in the church choir for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Jewell, and five children and spouses: Jarrell G. and Pamela Sultemeier of Marble Falls, Carrol A. and Sue Sultemeier of Fredericksburg, George W. and Jean Sultemeier of Fort McKavett, Mary Ruth and Walter Wallis of Llano and James A. and Donna Sultemeier of Johnson City. Also survived are 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, a brother Otto R. and Maxine Sultemeier, sisters Addie Matilda Lindig and Mary Viola Lindig of Johnson City and Emma Lue and Paul H. Mohle of Lockhart, sister-in-law Elsie Sultemeier of Fredericksburg, Margaret Wood of Granite Shoals, Lillian Stewart of Sandy, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Felix was preceded in death by siblings Henry Wesley Sultemeier who died in infancy, Annie Beyer, Edwin A. Sultemeier, Lillie Amy Bell, Louise Ahrns, and Wesley Arthur Sultemeier as well as one grandson, Gregory Scott Sultemeier.
His life will be celebrated at a memorial service in First Baptist Church, Johnson City, Thursday, Oct 9, at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Max Copeland and the Rev. Larry Howard officiating, followed by interment in the Rocky Community Cemetery. Arrangements were directed by Crofts Funeral Home, Johnson City, where visitation was held Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.
His 16 grandchildren (14 boys, two girls) served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the men’s Sunday school class and deacons of the First Baptist Church.
Memorials my be made to First Baptist Church of Johnson City, Rocky Community Cemetery Association or the charity of your choice.
OLIVER R. JOHNS
Oliver R. Johns entered eternal life Sept. 8, 2003.
He was born Oct. 29, 1923, in Lancaster County, Rapho Township, Pennsylvania. Oliver moved to San Antonio in 1967 and served as the deputy director of Aerospace Fuels at Kelly AFB. Prior to coming to San Antonio, he was employed at Olmstead Air Force Base in Middletown, Pa. He was a lieutenant colonel in the Reserves, entered the Air Force in 1942 and served as a radio operator in a C-47 during World War II in Europe. He enjoyed people very much and served on the Red Carpet Committee of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Upon retiring from the Civil Service and Air Force Reserves after 46½ years, he moved to Johnson City.
He was a Master Mason in the Elizabeth Town, Pa. Lodge and a member of Alzafar Shrine Temple in San Antonio.
He had six brothers and a sister. His parents, David H. and Bess M. Johns, preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was a sister Margaret Kirtchner and two brothers, Sam Johns and Bob Johns.
He is survived by his wife Alberta Franklin Johns, his step-daughter Mary Louise Buller, his two step-sons Kenny Joe Franklin and wife Kay and Dr. James E. Franklin and wife Lynn, step-grandchildren, Rev. Ken Buller and wife Sherri, Kimberly, Hank, Chuck, Jonathan and Jamie Franklin; step- great-grandchildren Richelle, AJ, Kaci and Christiana.
He is survived by three brothers, Kenneth R. Johns and wife Dorothy, Frank M. Johns, and William W. Johns and wife Avis, as well as sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Tracy and Ray Heikes, Lillian and Leon Strealy, Esta and Rodney Pickwell, Jimmy and Helen Witten and Loraine Witten, and numerous nieces, nephews, family and dear friends.
Visitation was held at Sunset Funeral Home Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003.
Funeral services were conducted Friday Sept. 12, 2003, at 3 p.m. in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jimmy Ray Heikes officiated. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.