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Erna G. Onhaizer
Erna Goehring Onhaizer, 93, of Cuero, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003.
She was born January 23, 1910, in Cuero, to the late F. M. "Fritz" and Olga Roessler Goehring. She was a longtime receptionist at Don Dixon's Veterinary Clinic. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and of St Michael's Altar Society. She is survived by her sister, Corinne G. Perrin King of Cuero.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Onhaizer; and brothers, Wayne Goehring and Carlos Goehring. Visitation was Thursday, July 31 at Freund Funeral Home chapel. A rosary was recited Thursday evening at the funeral home chapel. Services were Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Rev. Kirby Hlaverty officiated. Burial was at Hillside Cemetery. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. Pallbearers: Vernon Onhaizer, "Bill" Braden, J.G. Hunnam, John Ortmann, Mike Ortmann, and Al King. Honorary pallbearers: Don and Janet Smith, John and Erna Braden, Robert Perrin, Willard King, and Jean Hunnam. Memorials: St. Michael's Building Fund.

August Odom Jr.
August Odom Jr., 71, of Cuero, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003.
He was born April 11, 1932 in Cuero to the late August Odom Sr. and Margaret Burden. He was a laborer and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a Methodist. He is survived by his wife, Lora B. Odom of Cuero; daughter, Elizabeth Mulkey of San Antonio; step-daughter, Deborah Haynes of Cuero; step sons, Donnel Gray Jr. and WIllie Brown, both of Cuero, and Irvin Brown Jr. of Victoria; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ora Gusta Campbell; step-sons, Walter Anthony Franklin, Elroy Franklin III, and John Riley Franklin; and his parents. Visitation was Sunday, August 3 at Jamison Funeral Home Chapel in Yoakum. Graveside services were Monday at Hillside Cemetery in Cuero, Rev. William J. Campbell officiated. Jamison Funeral Home, Yoakum, 361-293-3121. Pallbearers: friends.

Georgie Pevestorff
Georgie Pevestorff, 86, of Nordheim, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003.
She was born July 18, 1917, in Nordheim, to the late Noah and Ernestine Wuensch Alexander. She was a member of the Young at Heart Club. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Nordheim. She is survived by her husband, Edgar Pevestorff of Nordheim; daughters, Dianna Simmons and husband, Henry, of Houston, and Mary Smorol and husband, Michael, of La Fayette, New York; and three grandchildren, Rachel, Jason, and Stephen Simmons. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mary Esther Alexander, Lillian Seiler, Allie Homeyer, and Helen Byrom; brothers, Walter Alexander and Homer Alexander. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6 at Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6 at Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 7 at Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home, with Pastor Edwina Baethge officiating. Interment will follow at Nordheim Cemetery. Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home, Yorktown, 361-564-2277. Pallbearers: Jason Simmons, Stephen Simmons, Davis Schuenemann, Pat Hull, Travis Smith, and Marvin Pilsner. Honorary Pallbearers: Michael Smorol and Henry Simmons.
Memorials: St. Paul Lutheran Church - Nordheim, or Donor's choice.

Howard Webster
Howard M. Webster, 45, of Victoria, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2003.
He was born May 14, 1958, in Jennings, Louisiana, to A. G. Webster Sr. of Victoria and Clara Dale Mullins Burow of Cuero. He served in the U. S. Army and was a local musician in Victoria. He was a Consultant for PPI in Houston. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Yorktown. He is survived by his parents; daughters, Wendy Webster of Cuero, Tiphany Webster of Yorktown, Alison and Ashley Webster of Victoria; son, Wade Webster of Bay City; sisters, Elain Baker of Gonzales, Connie Bristol of George West, Sandy Modisette of Fort Worth, and Dana Dobbs and Rosie Rodriguez, both of Victoria; brothers, Gilbert Perez of Victoria and Roy Sanders of Cuero; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, A. G. Webster Jr. and baby Roby.
Visitation was held Tuesday, July 29 at Freund Funeral Home Chapel. Services were Wednesday at the funeral home chapel, Rev. Bill Gleason officiated. Interment followed at Westside Cemetery in Yorktown. Pallbearers: Danny Amador, 'Bubba' Cox, Louis Brewer, Kenneth Tate, Robert Bristol, Ricky Powell, and Joseph Sanders.L

Mary E. Arnold
Mary E. Arnold died November 7, 2003.
Mary Emily Arnold was born May 6, 1918 in Nursery to Peter and Selma Boehm Forster She married James K. Arnold in 1938 and they were blessed with six children. She was a homemaker and a wonderful seamstress. Mary and James were the owners of K.N. Drive-In from 1960 to 1980. She was a very loving and devoted mother and wife. Mary stayed active throughout her life, always putting others first. She was preceded in death by husband, James K. Arnold; son, Ken Arnold; granddaughters, De De Koenig, Kathleen Kacir, and Avery Apodackis; parents; and brother, Peter Forster Jr. Mary and James have left behind a loving family, Dorothy and Don Koenig, Anna and Mike Frers, Mary Beth Arnold and Terry Stock, Susie and Jerry Dreyer, Chrissie and Kenneth West; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Olga Pruitt, Agnes Forster, Edith Gilmore, and Ella May Barber. She was be missed by many and remembered by all who knew her. May we all follow in her footsteps and make James and Mary proud. A rosary was recited Sunday, Nov. 9 at Freund Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Rev. Kirby Hlavaty officiated. Burial was at Hillside Cemetery. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero 361-275-2343. Pallbearers: Jimmy Koenig, Johnny Koenig, Chad Frers, Tracy Fox, Matt Fox, Jeromy West, Jared West, Donna Hoffman, Mickey DeDear, Nikki Apodackis, Summer Self, Kristen Stock, Taryn Marriott, Courtney Kacir, Kelly Arnold, and Jennifer West.

Lindsay B. Musser
Lindsay B. Musser, 2, of Yorktown, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003.
Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 9 at Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home Chapel. Services were Monday at the funeral home chapel. Burial was at Westside Cemetery. Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home, Yorktown, 361-564-2277. Pallbearers: Joe Weaver, Bill Weaver Jr., Rob Wyatt, and Frank Blake.
Honorary pallbearers: Brian Smith and Alex Campbell.
Memorials: The Kevin Musser, Christina Musser and Lindsay Belle Musser Memorial Fund at First Capital Bank, Yorktown.

Ida Koenning
Ida Koenning, 92, of Westhoff, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003.
She was born Dec. 9, 1910 in Sample, Gonzales County, to the late Alvin and Janie Frels Koehler. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Westhoff and the St. John’s Ladies Aid Society. Ida is survived by her daughter, Margie Ann Dickerson of Victoria; son and daughter-in-law, Otto Lee and Delores Koenning of Westhoff; sister, Edna Hattenbach of Westhoff; granddaughters, Rhonda Scheffel, Dee Dee Canion, Debbie Dickerson, and Denice Lambert; and great-grandchildren, Stephanie Charbula, Briana Griffin, Kayln Griffin, and Clayton Canion. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Otto Fred Koenning; and her sisters, Lillie Hilbrich, Lena Pakebusch Mueller, and Lillian Koehler. Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Freund Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Westhoff, with Rev. William Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Westhoff Cemetery under the direction of Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. Pallbearers will be Darwin Koenning, Roy Allen Koenning, Alton Schubert, Justin Lambert, Craig Charbula, and John Scheffel. Honorary pallbearers are Rhonda Scheffel, Dee Dee Canion, Debbie Dickerson, and Denice Lambert. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Westhoff or the Westhoff Cemetery Association.

Robert “Bob” Frank Pustejovsky
Robert “Bob” Frank Pustejovsky, 87, of Cuero, died November 4, 2003.
He was born on February 4, 1916 in Lavaca County to the late John and Mary Tesar Pustejovsky. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a maintenance repairman for Hotel Supply Co. and helped repair the concrete at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans of San Antonio and St. Michael Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Ludmilla Kneifel Pustejovsky of Cuero; sisters, Emily Petru and Lorene Hajek, both of Shiner, and Rose Bujnoch of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation was Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel. A rosary was also recited Wednesday at the funeral home chapel. Services were Thursday at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Rev. Robert Knippenberg officiated. Burial was at Shiner Catholic Cemetery. Buffington Funeral Home Chapel, Shiner, 361-594-3352. Pallbearers: Ben Mozisek, Adolph Welfel, Dennis Kneifel, Leroy Petru, Tom Clinkscales, and Roman Bujnoch Jr. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Dale R. Roby
Dale Ross Roby, 42, of Cuero, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003.
He was born Feb. 14, 1961, in Goldthwaite, to Weldon G. Roby and Delores Migura Weaver, both of Cuero. He was a painter and member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Survivors: daughters, Dale Leeann Roby of Pearland and Lana Kay Roby of Cuero; stepsister, Margie Schwartz; brothers, Alan Roby of Victoria and Justin Roby of Richmond; stepbrothers, Robert Weaver and Danny Weaver; and grandmother, Elna Biggs of Cuero. A rosary was recited Sunday, Nov. 9 at Freund Funeral Home Chapel. Services were Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Revs. Kirby Hlavaty and Johnson Owusu-Boateng officiated. Burial was at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Meyersville. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. Pallbearers: Alan Roby, Justin Roby, Matt Migura, Alvin Machalec, Leo Gonzales, and Philip John. Memorials: Building Fund or School Endowment Fund at St. Michael's Catholic Church or donor's choice.

Jimmie D. Dodds
Jimmie Dee Dodds, 74, of Nordheim, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003.
He was born Oct. 7, 1929, in Edna, to the late William and Lela Gregory Dodds. He was a retired oilfield supervisor and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors: daughters, Kathy Sutton of Victoria and Tina McDonald of Edna; sons, Ricky Dodds and Jimmie Dodds Jr., both of Victoria, Michael Dodds of Seguin, Tim Dodds of Nordheim and Craig Dodds of Edna; sisters, Laura Faye Hasenkamp of New Braunfels and Ella Mae Brock of Alvin; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: wife, Lorene F. Cleveland Dodds; daughter, Theresa Lynn Dodds; and brothers, William Bill Dodds, Barney Ray Dodds and Sam Dodds. Visitation was Monday, Nov. 10 at Oaklawn Funeral Home Chapel. Services were Tuesday at the funeral home chapel, Mr. Sherrel Mercer officiated. Burial was at Memory Gardens of Edna. Oaklawn Funeral Home, Edna, 361-782-2221.

Elo A. Leck
Elo A. Leck, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003.
He was born on February 20, 1915, in Shiner to the late Dick and Emily Winkler Leck. Elo married Emma Dornak on Sept. 7, 1939. He worked at the Cotton Mill, City of Cuero and Gulf Coast Wood Products. He was a gifted antiques repairman, a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Elo is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Emma Leck; a son and daughter-in-law, Gus and Connie Adickes Leck of Cuero; grandsons, Michael Leck of Cuero, Kevin Leck of Houston, and Darren Leck of New Braunfels; granddaughter, Patty May of Cuero; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sisters, Elsia Flessner, Louisa Flessner, Annie Rippen, Emma Jarish, and Adela Gawlik; and brothers, Edmund Leck, Rudy Leck, Alvin Leck, Henry Leck, and Willie Leck. Visitation was held Thursday, Oct. 23 at Freund Funeral Home Chapel. A rosary was also held Thursday. Funeral services were held Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Kirby Hlavaty officiated. Burial was at Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. Pallbearers: Michael Leck, Kevin Leck, Darren Leck, Shawn Rust, Rudy Michalek, Ronnie Leck, and Sammy Leck. Memorials may be made to St. Michael’s Building Fund or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Bill E. Williams
Bill Eugene Williams, 76, of Weesatche, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003. He was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Poteau, Oklahoma, to the late William Marion and Ruie Ruth Reid Williams. He served as a radioman on PBY flying boats for the U.S. Navy and graduated with a degree in Geology from TCU. He was a mud logger in the oil field service. Survivors: sons, Bill Eugene Williams Jr. of San Antonio, Bruce Elliot Williams of Denton, and Bryan Eady Williams of Bandera; brother, Bobby Lee Williams of Fort Worth; and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by: brother, Glenn Williams.
Graveside services were held Monday, October 27 at Sandy Creek Cemetery near Rockdale, the Rev. Jason Anderson officiated. Pallbearers were: Bill Williams, Bruce Williams, Bryan Williams, Gregg Williams, Darwyn Duderstadt, and Jim Ingram.

Clare K. Thomas
Clare K. Thomas, 103, of Cuero, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003.
She was born Jan. 7, 1900, in Germany. She was a homemaker and member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Preceded in death by: husband, Herman C. Thomas.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 1 at Freund Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Stephen Byrne officiated. Burial was at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Richmond, Indiana. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. Memorials: St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Iris Lee Nesrsta
Iris Lee Nesrsta, 77, of Cuero, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003.
She was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Meyersville, to the late Oscar and Ella Dreier Adickes. She was an office manager for Adickes Lumber Company and Valedictorian of Cuero High School Class of 1943. She was a member of Cuero VFW Auxiliary, AARP, Women of the ELC, and St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Survivors: nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: husband, Julius Nesrsta; and parents. Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 30 at Freund Funeral Home Chapel. Services were Friday at the funeral home chapel, the Rev. Steve Byrne officiated. Burial was at Hillside Cemetery. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. Pallbearers: Dale Murray, Jeff Adickes, Leslie Rabke, Ben Prause, Bobby Osterloh, and Lanny Havemann. Honorary pallbearer: Michael Champaine.
Memorials: St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Charlyn Joyce Kueker
Charlyn Joyce Kueker, 72, of Cuero, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003.
She was born March 16, 1931, in Westhoff, to the late Charles and Rosalie Goehring Rau. She was an operator for Southwestern Bell and worked at Bohman Clinic. She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Meyersville and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. Survivors: husband, Albert Kueker; sons, Michael Kueker of Wharton and Gary Wayne Kueker and Charles Robert Kueker, both of Cuero; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation was Friday, Oct. 31 at Freund Funeral Home Chapel. Services were Saturday at the funeral home chapel, the Revs. Nick Wagner and John Kueker officiated. Burial was at Lindenau Community Cemetery. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. Memorials: Lindenau Community Cemetery Fund.

Emil F. Wild
Emil F. Wild, 89, of Cuero, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003.
He was born on March 22, 1914, in Cuero, to the late William and Dora Kuester Wild. He was a farmer and rancher. He was an electrician. He worked for Keseling and Benton Metal Works as a Tinner. He was a member of the Sons of Hermann. He married Johanna Schlinke on Sept. 4, 1940 in Lindenau. He is survived by his wife, Johanna; one daughter, Margaret Haas and husband Ed of League City; son, Jerome Wild and wife Iris of Cuero; three grandchildren, Melinda and husband Russell Byrne, Jonathan Wild, and Kathleen Wild; and sister, Gertrude Wolter of Cuero. Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 2 at Freund Funeral Home. Services were Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lindenau, the Rev. William Hill officiated. Burial was at Lindenau Community Cemetery. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. Pallbearers: Kenneth Flessner, Larry Oehlke, Kathleen Wild, Melinda Haas-Byrne, Russell Byrne, and Jonathan Wild. Honorary pallbearers: William Flessner and Gerry Flessner.
Memorials may be made to the Lindenau Community Cemetery fund or donor's choice.

Ruth Hardung
Ruth Hardung, 78, of Cuero, and formerly of Palacios, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003. She was born in Hufsmith on April 30, 1925 to the late Rev. John Frank and Valletta Amanda Guinn Bentley. She was a foster parent for 40 years. She worked for the Child Welfare Department. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her daughters, Patsy Parent of Kiowa, Oklahoma, Norma Sue Collier of Bauou La Batre, Alabama, Wanda Faye Thompson of Chunchula, Alabama, and Lucy Earlene Hardung and Elizabeth Ann Clifton, both of Cuero; son Robert Hardung Swanson of Carrolton, Georgia; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Caldonia “Donie” Polk of Clarksville, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren “Buck” George Hardung; son, Robert “Bob” E. Kupka; parents; sisters, Floy Christmas, Maple Young, Annie Cronin, Alta Brunner, George Sanders, and Lucy Martins; and brothers, Claude McMillian Bentley, Earl Frank Bentley, John Daniel Bentley, Wilke Bentley. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 6 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Palacios Church of Christ, 516 Rorem in Palacios. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Palacios Church of Christ, with Rev. Nathan Burrows officiating. Burial will be at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.

Nat C. Alewine
Nat C. Alewine, 76, died Saturday, October 25, 2003 after a long illness. He was born on December 3, 1926, in Boswell, Oklahoma, to the late Clovis K. and Willie M. Thompson Alewine. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and earned his Master’s degree in Music from the University of Texas. He started out as the band director of the San Benito Junior High School, created the band program at the Los Fresnos High School, and came to Cuero High School in 1960 and served as band director until 1977. After retiring as band director, he taught Government and History at Cuero High School and coached the golf team. He was a member of the Outstanding Band Directors of Texas and First United Methodist Church. We believe he is continuing his career directing a heavenly band of angels. Nat is survived by a daughter, Nancy Alexander and husband Rudy of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Tracie Hastings and husband Joe of Corpus Christi, Cheryl Atkinson and husband Jeff of Portland, Texas, and Richard D. Alexander and wife Patsy of Corpus Christi; mother-in-law, Norma Harrison or Corpus Christi; six great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Hughston of San Antonio; and his loving friend, Joyce Hilbrich. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Harrison Alewine; sister, Evelyn Olive; and brother, C. K. Alewine. Visitation was Tuesday, October 28 at Freund Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 29, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Ron Welborn officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Gladys M. P. Wendel
Gladys Melba Preiss Wendel of Goliad passed away October 19, 2003. She was a homemaker and a very active member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Schroeder. She committed her life to loving and caring for her family. She is survived by her husband, Alonzo Wendel of Goliad; daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Alan Carroll; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Twila Wendel; grandchildren, Matthew Wendel, Kira Wendel, Lori Shaffer and husband Albie, Brian Bruns and wife Audrey, and Dawn Rocha and husband Joe; and great-grandchildren, Adam Shaffer, Avery Bruns, Alexandra and Madelyn Rocha. She was preceded in death by her son, Warren Wendel, and her brother, Lee Delvin Preiss. Services were held Tuesday, October 21 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Schroeder. Rev. Daniel L. Zellmer officiated. Burial was at St Luke's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Schroeder. Colonial Funeral Home in Goliad was in charge of arrangements, 361-645-3216. Pallbearers: Brian Bruns, Matthew Wendel, Albie Shaffer, Randy Barr, Bill Groll, Daniel Hentschel, and Bruce Bednorz. Honorary Pallbearers: Employees of Whispering Oaks Nursing Home in Cuero that loved and cared for her. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or Hospice of South Texas.

Gladys M. Finto
Gladys Meta Finto, 88 of Rockport and formerly of Yorktown, passed away on Oct. 22. Born May 28, 1915 to the late Adolph G. and Meta Friedrichks Riemenschneider at Dobskyville. Gladys was a retired Nurse for Goliad County Hospital. Survived by sisters, Ailene Reitz of Goliad, Lou Gruetzmacher of Weesatche, Verline Yoast of Fulton, Ruby Sterns of Sinton, and Virginia Potcinske of Yorktown; four brothers, Adolph C. Reimenschneider of Miles, Leroy Riemenschneider of Wimberly, Dixon Riemenschneider of Seguin, and Charles Riemenschneider of Weesatche; special nieces, Brandy Henry of Rockport and Vickie Borgfeld of Weesatche; and nephew, Chris Danysch of Rockport. Graveside services were Friday, October 24 in Weesatche Cemetery in Weesatche, C. B. Suggs S.A.M. officiated. Colonial Funeral Home, Goliad, 361-645-3216. Memorials may be made to the Family at P.O. Box 221 Weesatche, Texas 77993.

Edmund C. Buchhorn
Edmund C. Buchhorn, 88, of Cuero, died Saturday, October 25, 2003.
He was born on January 22, 1915, in DeWitt County to Edmund Buchhorn and Alma Schlinke Buchhorn. He was a rancher and farmer. Ed is survived by his wife Gladys Knoche Buchhorn; daughter, Sandra Oehlke and husband Melvin; son, Roy A. Buchhorn and wife Sue; granddaughters, Katheryn Gips and husband Jimmy of Yorktown, Leslie and husband Steve Breeden of Whitehouse; and two great-grandchildren. Preceded by parents and grandson Bruce Allen Buchhorn.
Visitation was held Sunday, October 26 at the Freund Funeral Home. Funeral services were Monday, October 27 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lindenau, Rev. William Hill officiated. Burial was in Lindenau Community Cemetery. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. Pallbearers: Robert Wood, Steve Breeden, Jimmy Gips, Weldon Buchhorn, Oscar Schlinke III, and Leslie Buchhorn. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Hospice of South Texas.

James H. Rector
James H. Rector, 75, of Yorktown, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003.
He was born March 11, 1928, in Royston, to the late T.W. and Emma Lucile Barnes Rector. He was a welder and served in the Army Air Force. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Yorktown. Survivors: wife, Doris Rector; daughters, Chrys Bennett of Rotan and Robin Jenkins of Portland; sons, James Rector Jr. of Richardson and Rodger Rector of Ingleside; brothers, Kelly Rector of Cedar Creek and Dale Rector of Whitesboro; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services were Wednesday, Oct. 14 at First Baptist Church, the Rev. Billy Koinm officiated. Memorials: Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 90, Yoakum, Texas 77995.

Willard F. Marshall
Willard F. Marshall, 91, of Cuero, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003.
She was born March 3, 1912, in Cuero, to the late Walter and Gertrude Harris Fryer. She was a nurse's aid and a Baptist. Survivors: daughter, Laura Odom of Cuero; son, Hobson Brown of Cuero; 13 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her son, Clifton W. Brown, and parents.
Visitation was Friday, Oct. 17 at Freund Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services were Friday at Woodmen Cemetery, the Rev. Chester Polk officiated. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343.

Luciano Cavazos
Luciano Cavazos, 92, of Goliad and formerly of Yorktown, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003. He was born Dec. 13, 1910, in Yorktown, to the late Esavel Cavazos and Anita Rodriguez. He was a member of San Luis Catholic Church. Survivors: wife, Trinidad G. Cavazos; daughters, Anita Hernandez of Goliad, Sally A. Cavazos of Lamesa, Odelia Avalos of Mesquite, Candy Cardona of Corpus Christi, and Hisidra Hilburn of Arlington; sons, Esavel Cavazos of Big Springs, Luciano Cavazos Jr. of Austin, and Jesus Cavazos of Faben; sister, Cleofas Augliar of Corpus Christi; 29 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: five sisters; and three brothers.
A vigil was held Friday, Oct. 17 at Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home Chapel. Services were Saturday at San Luis Catholic Church. Burial was at San Luis Catholic Cemetery. Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home, Yorktown, 361-564-2277.

Carmen G. Garcia
Carmen G. Garcia, 83, of Nordheim, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003.
She was born May 28, 1920, in Yorktown, to the late Juan and Abelina Gonzales. She was a homemaker and member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors: daughters, Stella Baggett of Houston and Eva Dueser of Yorktown; sons, Emilio Garcia of Runge, Celso Garcia of Nordheim, Erasmo Garcia of Pasadena, Geraldo Garcia of Lake Jackson, Raymond Garcia of Yorktown, Antonio Garcia of Alvin, Brigidio Garcia Jr. of Pearland, Juan Garcia of LaFeria, Alejandro Garcia of Deerpark, and David Garcia of Victoria; sisters, Benita Torres, Genoveva Morales, and Evelyn Benevidez, all of Port Lavaca; brother, Rocky Gonzales; 25 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: husband, Brigido Garcia; son, Enrique Garcia; and two grandsons. Visitation was Friday, Oct. 17 at Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home Chapel. Services were Saturday at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at Nordheim Cemetery. Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home, Yorktown, 361-564-2277. Memorials: Yorktown Manor.


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