Obituaries

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30
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Eva Marie (Melcher) Roitsch

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30
Dec

Melvin Edmund Roeder

Melvin Edmund Roeder, 77, of Shiner died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church with interment in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery. He was born Jan. 6, 1936 in Shiner, the son of Edmund and Dorothea (Blier) Roeder. He married Janet Janicek Sept. 17. 1956 in Shiner. He was coowner of Roeder’s Mobile Feed Mill for 12 years and worked as a controller for Purina Mills in Gonzales for 27  years. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Janet; son, Mark Roeder (Nancy) of Round Rock; two daughters, Sherry Schena (Angelo) of Bastrop and Gwen Seiley (Terry) of Shiner; one sister, Edwarda Roeder of Shiner; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Buffington Funeral Home of Shiner was in charge of arrangements. 
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23
Dec

Dorothy Catherine Brahm Froehlich

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23
Dec

Jessie Ray Helm

Ray Helm, 80, of La Grange, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at St. Mark’s Medical Center. Jessie was born in Chandler,
Oklahoma on Nov. 30, 1933, the son of Odas and Lottie (Wakely) Helm. Jessie married Francis “LaFern” Burchett on Oct. 3, 1958 at the First Baptist Church in Chandler, Okla. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1960. He worked for Conoco Oil as a Chemist and as a Marketing Executive and retired after 36 years of service. He continued as a consultant through 2012. Jessie was ordained as a minister in 1993. He is survived by his wife of 55 years; three daughters: Sherry Schmidt and husband, Wayne; Alicia Wich and husband, Christopher, all of La Grange; Tina Helm-Brom and husband, Tony, of Brenham; two sons: Orlando Vargas and wife, Patricia, of Austin; Kip Helm and wife, Jennifer, of Houston; brother, Jack Helm and wife, Susan, of Chandler, Okla.; 10 grandchildren and 
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23
Dec

Wilhelm Bernhard “Bill” Domasch

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23
Dec

Kathy Annette (Nelson) Hemeon,

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23
Dec

Dennis Divin

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23
Dec

Melvin Mitschke

Melvin Mitschke, 76, of Winchester, died unexpectedly Dec. 18, 2013 at Seton Medical Center in Austin. Melvin August Mitschke was born on March 2, 1937 in Winchester to Martin O. and Magdalena M. (Reinhardt) Mitschke. He was  baptized at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on March 14, 1937 by Rev. Louis Trinklein and confirmed on Feb. 28, 1953 by Rev. Walter Streicher also at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. He was a lifelong farmer and rancher and member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church where he had been a usher and served on the finance committee for many years. He loved to go fishing and walking the land with his dogs, April and Bear. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester. The Rev. Nate Hill officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings was in charge of arrangements. 
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19
Dec

Edna (Knebel) Kruppa

Edna (Knebel) Kruppa, 93, of La Grange, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 at Monument Hill Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Edna was born July 4, 1920, the daughter of Emil and Agnes (Janak) Knebel. She married Henry Kruppa Sept. 28, 1943 in Holman. She operated the Kruppa Store for many years. She was a wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family very much. Edna was a sports enthusiast and you could always find her cheering for the Astros, Rockets, Cowboys, and at all of her greatgreat- grandchildren’s games.She is survived by son, David Kruppa (Mary), of Huntsville; son-in-law, Harvey Oeding (Gloria), of La Grange; four grandchildren: Amy House (Bubba); Jason Kruppa  (Carrie); Kevin Oeding (Katherine); and Kelly Oeding (Ryan); seven great-grandchildren; special niece and caregiver, Mary White (John), and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry,
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19
Dec

Jerry V. Kallus

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