Murray C. Marie
Murray C. Marie, 75, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and formerly of Cuero, died August 7, 2002.
He was born September 8, 1926 in Cuero to the late Archie and Merle Murray Marie. He graduated from Cuero High School with the class of 1943 and attended Northwestern University in Denton. He was raised in the Baptist faith and served his country with the United States Navy during World War II. He was employed with Sun Oil Company for a number of years. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and a past commander of the American Legion Post #353 in Carthage. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Lodge in Hot Springs. He served as Chairman of the Board of the First National Bank, served on the Panola County Appraisal District Board, the Carthage Independent School District Board, and the Board of Directors for the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. He enjoyed hunting and travelling.
He is preceded in death by a wife, Beverly Kyle Marie; son, Kyle Matthews Marie; parents; and sister, Mary Genevia Marie.
He is survived by his wife, Margie Marie of Hot Springs, AR; step-sons, Danny Leon Miller and wife Marilyn of Carthage and Dudley Miller and wife Lisa of Cleveland, OH; step-daughters, Dixilyn Miller of Hot Springs, AR, and Debra Hunter and Dean of Greenville, SC; brother, J. K. Marie and wife Sandra of Cuero; sisters, Melba McGlothlin and husband Charles of Cuero and Clairece Barnes of Cuero; special friends, Riley and Linda Boothe of Cuero; 5 step-grandchildren; 4 step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host f friends.
Services were Saturday, August 10 at Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel in Carthage, Rev. Freddy Mason officiated. Interment was at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, 903-693-3816.
Pallbearers: Riley Boothe, Basil Gibbs, Wayne Kyle, Glenn Gill, Mitch Davis, and Dennis LaGrone.
Honorary Pallbearers: Bill Reynolds and Ken Turner.
Memorials: donor’s choice.
Wheeler Daniel Edwards Jr.
Wheeler Daniel Edwards, Jr., with his wife at his side, joined his Heavenly Father on Monday at the age of 41 after a hard-fought battle with colon cancer. He was welcomed into the loving arms of his mother and grandfather who preceded him in death.
Wheeler was born on January 8, 1961 in Cuero, Texas to Jewell Lovern King and Wheeler D. Edwards Sr. Wheeler is the oldest of three sons. He was a member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church. Wheeler attended Victoria High School where he excelled as a star athlete in football and baseball. He went on to earn junior college all-American honors in baseball at Alvin Community College in 1981 when he hit .326. Wheeler concluded his college career at Prairie View, where he led the team with 26 home runs as a junior.
Wheeler took great pride in his health and personal appearance. He could often be found working out at the local gym, lifting weights to maintain his physique. It was there that he met his kindred soul, Derise. True love quickly blossomed and they were wed on December 30, 1999.
At this point, Wheeler took on the final role of his life, which of devoted husband and father. Spending time with his family became paramount, as well as his renewed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Having lived through adversity, a previous bout with cancer and the deaths of his beloved mother and grandfather, Wheeler's faith, and the love and devotion of his family, pulled him through.
Anyone fortunate enough to have met Wheeler was touched by his generosity, strength and beauty of spirit. He enjoyed golf and the love of his family. Wheeler's life should be celebrated as an inspiration to all and especially those who have faced uncertainty and darkness. He chose to live his life joyfully without bitterness. A lesser man would surely have succumbed much sooner. His life is a testament to God's enduring faith and abiding love.
Wheeler leaves behind his wife Derise, children Natasha, Kenard, Mason, Tia and Tyler, and two step-children Emily and R. J. Saenz; brothers Jentri Edwards and William Henderson and his father Wheeler D. Edwards, Sr. and a multitude of loving relatives and friends.
Viewing was at Mount Nebo Baptist Church on Thursday, Aug 8. Services were held at Mount Nebo Baptist Church on Friday, with intermenty at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
A video memorial of Wheeler's life was presented Friday evening at the JC Hall.
Active Pallbearers: Jay Hardeman, Sam Sevier, Dwayne Lewis, Manny Villarreal, Clyde Underwood, Marlon Bates, Isaac Hayes and Aristis Hughes.
Honorary Pallbearers: Wilkinson Pontiac/Buick.
Fred A. Wendel
Fred Arlen “Freddie” Wendel, 66, of Meyersville, died Thursday, October 24, 2002.
He was born January 18, 1936, in Cuero, to the late Victor George and Regina Kornfuehrer Wendel. He was an heavy equipment operator with Union Carbide for 42 years and a rancher. He was a member of the Independent Cattleman's Association and had served as president for the Meyersville ISD Board. He was a 25-year member of the St. Michael's K of C Council No. 1682 and of the Meyersville Volunteer Fire Department. He was a charter member and First Grand Knight of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church K of C. Council No. 13010. He was a member of the Meyersville Country Club and had served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years.
Survivors: wife, Burma Lee Buschermihle Wendel; daughter, Sharon Foerster of Meyersville; sons, Mark Wendel, Collin Wendel, Alan Wendel and Karl Wendel, all of Meyersville; sister, Patty Thieme of Victoria; brother, Talbert Wendel of Cuero; and 14 grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: parents; and twin granddaughters.
Visitation was held Saturday, October 28 at Freund Funeral Home chapel. A rosary was recited Saturday at the funeral home chapel. Services were Sunday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Meyersville, Revs. Michael Petering and Dominic Antwi-Boasiako officiated. Burial was at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343.
Pallbearers: Kevin Thieme, Kenneth Thieme, Gordon Wendel, Jason Wendel, Donny Horton, and Charles Horton.
Honorary pallbearers: grandchildren, maintenance and heavy equipment operators of Union Carbide and Monroe Rieger.
Memorials: Sts. Peter & Paul Building Fund; Hospice of South Texas or donor's choice.
Patrice Moore May
Patrice Moore May, 42, of Cuero, died Saturday, October 20, 2002.
She was born December 1, 1959, in Houston, to Jerry Moore Parker of Cuero and the late Glenn R. Moore Sr. She was a salesperson for Rebel Welding of Zapata and was a nurse. She had worked as a waitress at the Doll House Cafe.
Survivors: husband, James W. May; daughter, Patrice Tara Moore Cruz of Rosenberg; step-daughter, Cheyenne May of Weesatche; son, George Moore Cruz III of Rosenberg; step-son, Dustin May of Weesatche; mother; sisters, Kim Orsini of Chicago and Kelly Hranicky of Yorktown; and brothers, Glenn R. More Jr. and Thomas Edward Moore, both of Cuero.
Visitation was Wednesday, October 23 at Freund Funeral Home chapel. Services were Thursday at the funeral home chapel, Rev. Glenn R. Moore Jr. officiated. Burial was at Moore Family Cemetery in Ratcliff. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343.
Pallbearers: Mike Atkinson, Floyd Sullivan, Odell White Jr., Bobby Hranicky, Leo Gonzales, Darrell Spellman, and John May.
Memorials: Chisholm Trail Church.
Alice Anna Augusta Mehnert Mayer
Alice Anna Augusta Mehnert Mayer, 93, passed away October 23, 2002.
She was born on a farm near Yorktown on May 5,1909 to Paul and Emma Sasse Mehnert. She married June Mayer on December 6, 1933.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Mary Ester Mehnert Kelch and Mildred Mehnert; brothers, Winfred (Cap) Mehnert and Louis Mehnert; and nephew, Max A. Kelch Jr.
She is survived by niece and nephew, Joyce and Norman Eichhorn of Yorktown; great-nieces, Loys Feldhousen of Cuero, Margaret Krause and Kristine Albrecht, both of Yorktown, and Barbara Jaramillo of Houston; great-nephew, Carl Eichhorn of Cuero; and 11 great-great nephews, Matthew Jaramillo, Mitchell Ahrens, Brian Ahrens, Anthony Ahrens, Ethan Krause, Jonathon Albrecht, Evan Krause, Ryan Eichhorn, Eran Krause, Justin Albrecht, and Travis Eichhorn.
Visitation was Thursday, October 24 at Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home. Funeral services were Friday at Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home, Pastor Patti Byrne officiated. Burial followed at Westside Cemetery. Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home, Yorktown, 361-564-2277.
Active pallbearers will be Carl Eichhorn, Michael Albrecht, H. R. Krause, Mitchell Ahrens, Brian Ahrens, and Kenneth Ahrens.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Matthew Jaramillo, Anthony Ahrens, Ethan Krause, Jonathon Albrecht, Evan Krause, Ryan Eichhorn, Eran Krause, Justin Albrecht, and Travis Eichhorn.
Memorials: donations to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Yorktown E. M. S., or donor’s choice.
Lawrence L. Keseling
Lawrence L. Keseling, 81, of Cuero, died Tuesday, October 22, 2002.
He was born March 2, 1921, in Cuero, to the late Herman G. and Julia Binz Keseling. He was a cattle rancher and had retired from the dairy business after 50-plus years. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea and was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Order of the Sons of Hermann.
Survivors: wife of 51 years, Frances Boldt Keseling; son, Edward Leroy Keseling and wife Melissa Keseling of Cuero; sister, Agnes K. Peebles of Victoria; granddaughter, Emilie Frances Keseling; one niece; and three nephews.
Preceded in death by: parents; sister, Hazel K. Benton; brother, Herman George Keseling Jr.; and two nieces.
Visitation was Thursday, October 24 at Freund Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services were Friday at the funeral home chapel, Pastor Steve Byrne officiated. Burial followed at Hillside Cemetery. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343.
Pallbearers: Bennie Jendrzey, Benjamin Hahn, Charlie Schlinke, Terry Brown, Hilmer Wagener Jr., and Arturo Pompa.
Honorary Pallbearers: Herbert Hahn, Frank Sheppard, Roy Binz, Milton Binz, Edgar Lee Goebel, Leo Galindo III, Leo Galindo Jr., and William Carnes III.
Memorials: St. Mark's Endowment Fund or donor's choice.
George Andrew Glauberg
George Andrew Glauberg born July 28, 1921 in Cuero, Texas went to his pain-free home in heaven on Tuesday, October 22, 2002.
George was a beloved member of Grace Lutheran Church. He was known for the genuine love he had for others. He was truly "his brothers' keeper." He never knew a stranger and helped so many people throughout his life. He started working when he was just 8 years old and managed to work 51 jobs throughout his 81 years. He served his country at Fort Sam Houston during World War II. He retired when he was 52 years old from 35 years as a grocer in Weimar and Schulenburg. He and his wife, Bernice, moved to Victoria in 1987 to be closer to family. He was an avid baseball fan, a dynamic domino player, and known as Gorgeous George for his captivating smile radiating from his heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents Olga Marie Hildebrandt Glauberg and George Bert Glauberg and his brother, Melvin Glauberg.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Bernice Brown Glauberg; daughter, Yvonne Guenther and her husband, Frank Guenther of Seguin; daughter, Dianne Mayfield and her husband, Darrell Mayfield of Victoria; grandson, Andrew Joseph Guenther of Dallas; father-in-law, Royal T. Brown of Victoria; sister, Joyce Callendar of Canyon Lake; step-grandson, Darrell Mayfield, Jr. and his wife, Amber Mayfield of Austin; and step-granddaughter, Lori Mayfield of Victoria.
Family visitation was at Rosewood Funeral Chapels on Wednesday, October 23. Funeral services were at Grace Lutheran Church, 605 East Locust, on Thursday, Rev. Jay Simonsen presided. Graveside services followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery with Military Honors presented by VFW Post No. 4146.
Pallbearers are Ken Epley, Dr. Randy Froehlich, Alfred Gabler, Philip Imes, Gus Kroos, Bill Matthys, and Frankie Neiser.
Honorary pallbearers are all of his brothers in Christ.
George's prayer is for everyone to love Jesus first and others second. Please carry his legacy of love on with all whole lives YOU touch. Remember, GOD loves you and so does George!
Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Jaylen C. Taylor
Jaylen Christopher Taylor, infant son of Valencia Taylor of Cuero, died Sunday, October 27, 2002.
Services are pending at Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343.
Andrea Gallegos, 82, of Yorktown, died Sunday, October 27, 2002.
Services are pending at Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home, Yorktown, 361-564-2277.
R. S. “Bo” Shults
R. S. “Bo” Shults, 81, of Fort Worth, died Friday, October 25, 2002.
Robert Stuart “Bo” Shults was born on August 11, 1921 in Cuero to the late Libbie and Thomas Shults. He attended Texas A&M University and served in the U. S. Army as Capt. with the 289th Combat Engineer Battalion in the European Theater during World War II. He remained in Germany as the Military Governor of the City of Karlsruhe for several years before returning to Texas. Mr. Shults spent most of his business career in the oil field supply business in West Texas and Ft. Worth.
He is survived by his wife, Nada Shults of Fort Worth; son, John Shults and wife, Bernadette, of Arlington; daughter, Anne Shults of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Tyler Shults and Elisabeth Shults; sister, Ruth Koenig of Atlanta, Georgia; sister-in-law, Jessie Shults of Cuero; and numerous family and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, October 27 at the Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Services were Monday at the funeral home chapel. Burial was Monday at the Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel, Fort Worth, 871-451-3333.
Florentino Ramirez, 83, of Cuero, died Sunday, October 27, 2002.
Services are pending at Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343.
Roland R. Dieringer
Roland R. Dieringer, 81, of Cuero, died Saturday, October 26, 2002.
He was born March 4, 1921, in DeWitt County to the late Severin and Emilia Fussel Dieringer. He was a retired serviceman for Arkla Gas and a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. He served on the church council and was a member of St. Mark's Brotherhood, Cuero Fire Department Auxiliary, the American Legion and Travelers Protective Association. He was an U.S. Army veteran (having served three years) and had worked in the Oil Field and Railroad.
Survivors: wife, Gladys Goehring Dieringer of Cuero; sons, Donald Dieringer of Cuero and Billy Ray Dieringer of Dripping Springs; sister, Melanie Buenger of Cuero; and four grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: parents; sisters, Emilie Meyer, Rosie Dieringer and Meta Sturm; and brothers, Hugo Dieringer, William Dieringer, Edwin Dieringer, and Emil Dieringer.
Visitation was Monday, October 28 at Freund Funeral Home chapel. Services were Tuesday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Cuero, Rev. Steve Byrne officiated. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343.
Pallbearers: Ray Dieringer, Gary Dieringer, David Buenger, Michael Sturm, Jimmy Dieringer, and William Sturm.
Honorary pallbearers: grandsons, Jeffrey, Brian, Justin, and Ryan.
Memorials: St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
John W. Phillips
John William Phillips, 77, of Houston, and formerly of Cuero, died Friday, October 25, 2002.
He was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Cuero, to the late August John and Elise Head Phillips.
Survivors: daughters, Glenna Klueh, Donna Flanagan and Tracy Burgess, all of Houston; son, Larry Phillips of Houston; sisters, Wanda Weber and Anne Kuehl, both of Victoria; and brother, Charles Phillips of Brazoria.
Preceded in death by: parents.
Visitation was Monday, October 28 at Waltrip Funeral Home chapel in Spring Branch. Services were Tuesday at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston. Waltrip Funeral Home, Spring Branch, 713-465-2525.