Obituaries

Thu
13
Mar

Clinton Rudolph Bippert

Clinton Rudolph Bippert, 79, of La Grange, died on Monday, March 10, 2014 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home. Family received friends from 4 to 7 p.m. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, La Grange, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Burial followed in the La Grange City Cemetery. Clinton was born in La Coste, on March 13, 1934, the son of Rudolph and Edna (Haby) Bippert. He married Evelyn Marie Friesenhahn  on September 1, 1953 in LaCoste. Clinton was the Fayette County Extension Agent in La Grange and retired after 33 years of service. He was also the hunting safety instructor for Fayette County since 1972. He was a 1955 graduate of
Texas A&M University with a BA and MA degree in Ag Education. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Mon
10
Mar

Nina Dean (Schellberg) Blaha

Nina Dean (Schellberg) Blaha, 76, of La Grange, died Monday, March 3, 2014 at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.
Mon
10
Mar

Gilbert Fred Hartmann

Mon
10
Mar

Elgin Leonard Kasper

Mon
10
Mar

Paul Joseph Walla

 Paul Joseph Walla, Jr., 83, of Plum died Thursday, March 6, 2014. Paul was born in Plum on Sept. 5, 1930, the son of Paul J. Walla, Sr. and Agnes (Kubecka) Walla. Paul worked as a carpenter until his retirement. He is survived by his son, Gary Walla of La Grange; sister, Edith Muzny and husband, Gene, of Plum; brother, Ladd Walla and wife, Elsie, of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, David Brian Walla. Visitation was held on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 12 to 7 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home. Family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m.
Thu
06
Mar

Judson “Jud” Landa Stahl

Judson “Jud” Landa Stahl, 45, of Bastrop, died Saturday, March 1, 2014. Jud was born in Houston on Jan. 23, 1969, the son of Dr. David M. Stahl and Lois “Bobbie” (Sabrsula) Stahl. He married Michele Gilmore on March 11, 1995 in Houston.
Thu
06
Mar

Agnes Veronica Miller

Funeral Mass for Agnes Veronica Miller, 84, of Round Top, was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10 a.m., at
the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fayetteville. A visitation was held Monday March 3, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange with a Rosary starting at 7 p.m. An interment will be held at the Corpus Christi Catholic Cemetery in Atchison, Kan. at a later date. Agnes was born Oct. 26,  1929 in Stanberry, Gentry County, Mo. as the third child to Anthony John and Honora Ella Handley Steinhauser. She married Leo Edwin Miller, son 
Mon
03
Mar

Bettye Mica Rutledge

Bettye Mica Rutledge, 67, and lifelong resident of Flatonia, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Feb. 23, 2014. She is survived by her mother, Ella Mica; brothers, John Mica and wife Marcie and Harvey Mica and wife Vickie; sister, Patricia Prihoda and husband Carl; son, Brent Etlinger and wife Janet; and Bettye’s two favorite people in the world,
Mon
03
Mar

Rebekah Diann (Eilers) Heideman

Thu
27
Feb

David P. Allen

David P. Allen, son of David Pillsbury Allen and Mary Rolfe Allen, died Feb. 24, 2014 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange. David was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 14, 1919, and moved several times due to his father’s work. He graduated from McKinley High School in Washington, D.C. in 1937, a licensed HAM radio operator at age 16 and member of the high school R.O.T.C. Both he and his father marched in FDR’s first inauguration parade: he played
clarinet in his high school band while his father played in his company’s band. Dave Allen kept up with his HAM radio
friends around the world for most of his life, and used his radio to help in emergencies and with the Houston-Austin MS
150. He graduated from PurdueUniversity in 1941 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and went right to work for
Clark Bros. in Olean, NY, as “Lieutenant Allen”. As a member of the U.S. Army Air Force, he worked as a test engineer,

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